USA • The Fall Conference 2018 will take place 29-31 October at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland, OH, home to the world-renowned Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
USA • Accordingto the company’s own information, it has begun a process to sell its flexo packaging division (FPD) for more than USD 400 million. Currently there is no information available about the buyer of the division.
USA n Green Dragon flexo cleaner is an environmentally safe detergent for use in all flexo printing applications, where UV and water-based inks and UV coatings and varnishes are present.
UK • In response to recent media and consumer concern regarding packaging and the environment, the European Flexographic Association (EFIA) will be hosting a breakfast meeting to debate the sustainability challenges presented to the flexog supply chain.
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ITALY • Dr Peter Lechner is the new CEO at Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica, taking over from Christoph Müller, who moves to the company’s supervisory board as chairman.
Dr Peter Lechner has been at the helm of Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica as new CEO since May (Source: KBA Flexotecnica)
In order to address increasing concerns about plastic waste and food safety, several printers and suppliers in the UK and Ireland were asked for their thoughts on what many consider to be a growing crisis. The European Flexographic Industry Association approached its members about this topic and found that innovation is the dominant response to…
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JFM has worked hard to standardise the prepress process and implement technology to meet evolving customer needs
Many packaging printers consider the idea of investing in digital printing. It is therefore initially helpful when making an investment decision to take a close look at the technologies and current market trends.
The Toyobo Cosmolight water washable flexo plate supports print shops in stabilizing the production process, while also bringing additional benefits. Processed in water with only a small amount of mild detergent, the plate does not absorb water. Therefore, it does not swell, which keeps the plates stable throughout the entire plate making process by providing…
The Toyobo Cosmolight water washable flexo plate (Source: Toyobo)
GERMANY • The corrugated pre-print company will convert its entire stock of flexo printing sleeves at its Ilsenburg facility to tesa Twinlock technology. This one-of-a-kind technology allows printing plates to be mounted to cylinders and sleeves without the use of plate mounting tapes.
The tesa Twinlock sleeves are available with different surface hardness (Source: tesa Twinlock)
GERMANY • Since 2011 Polywest equipped most of the linerboard printing machines worldwide with flexo sleeves up to nearly 3 metre (10 ft) width. More than 2000 of these XXL-Sleeves have been supplied in the last seven years.
The editorial team of Flexo & Gravure took the chance to visit the booth of BST eltromat at the Print4All show in Milan. Watch our video below.
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At Print4All, different quality assurance systems including the CompactGuide have been shown on a running Prati rewinder. (Source: BST eltromat International)
USA • In Plymouth, the town that will soon commemorate the arrival of the Pilgrim Fathers 400 years ago, the company recently celebrated three decades of success as a global doctor blade manufacturer. Flexo Concepts treated its local business partners to a tour of its manufacturing facility followed by a sunset cruise on historic Plymouth Harbor…
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary, Flexo Concepts treated its local business partners to a cruise on historic Plymouth Harbor (Source: Flexo Concepts)
GERMANY • The presentation of the FTA “Europe Diamond Awards” took place during the recent Print4All trade fair in Milan/Italy and honours the best international results in flexo printing. More than 240 participants from the European flexographic printing community participated in this year’s awards in 14 categories.
With a total of 11 victories in various categories, Lohmann is involved in one third of all prizes at this year's FTA Diamond Award ceremony (Source: Lohmann)
SWITZERLAND • The company supplies a CL 850D laminator for cold-formed foil pharma packaging to Constantia Flexibles’ subsidiary Oai Hung of Vietnam.
The CL 850D laminator for cold-formed foil pharma packaging to be installed at Constantia Flexibles’ subsidiary Oai Hung of Vietnam (Source: Bobst)