Flint Group – First Nyloflex Xpress thermal processing system in China

Left to right: Magenta Zheng and Guan Heng in front of the new nyloflexo Xpress thermal processing system (Source: Flint Group)
PRC • The German company Flint Group Flexographic installed its first nyloflex Xpress thermal processing system in China. At the end of April 2018, the first unit of nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processor was successfully installed at KECAI (Beijing) Technology Co. Ltd., China.

Flexographic Tech – Gold in FTA Excellence in Flexography award

Student Aaron Pitt (Computype) from Flexographic Tech’s 12-week press operator course produced the award-winning card. (Source: Flexographic Tech)
USA • The non-profit corporation dedicated to providing flexo press operators and others in the flexo industry hands-on training was honored to take home the Gold award for the College Student Category of Flexographic Technical Association’s 2018 Excellence in Flexography awards.

Flint – receives Expanded Gamut Printing partnership certificate from Marvaco

Kai Lankinen, Chairman of Marvaco congratulates Joelle Bédat, Business Development Manager OEM for receiving the EGP partnership certificate on behalf of Flint Group (Source: Marvaco)
GERMANY • The certificate recognises the company’s capability of delivering tools for successful implementation of Expanded Gamut Printing (EGP) processes. Flint Group supplies package printers with inks, coatings, and photopolymer plate raw materials to support the EGP process. The first Full HD EGP project between Flint Group and Marvaco was initiated 2015 and resulted an ultra-high-quality…

Flint Group – Reports success with tests of Flex-Punkt ITR photopolymer sleeves

ITR sleeves form an endless, round printing plate which creates no seams between the beginning and the end of the print (Source: Flint Group)
GERMANY • Various packaging applications need an all-rounder when it comes to flexographic printing forms. In this context, Flex-Punkt and Flint Group have been testing an ITR (in-the-round) photopolymer sleeve. The principle is that ITR sleeves form an endless printing plate. They are imaged as a round shape, which creates no seam between the beginning and…

hubergroup – Changes in management board

Heiner Klokkers took over as Chairman of the Management Board on 1 January 2018, one of several changes in the hubergroup’s leadership (Source, hubergroup)
GERMANY • Ursula Borgmann, who chaired hubergroup’s Management Board and headed the technology division, handed over her responsibilities to her successors at the beginning of 2018 after more than 30 years in a leadership position. During 2018 she will continue to be available in an advisory capacity before she will retire. Consequently there will be changes…

Flint Group – new rotec ULW Bridge launched

Flint Group claims that the new rotec ULW is 65% lighter compared to similar products on the marketplace (Source: Flint)
GERMANY • With increasing demand in the printing industry for equipment that enables more frequent and faster job changes on press, Flint Group has officially launched the new rotec ULW Bridge to join its lightweight group of sleeves and adapters. Flint claims that the rotec ULW Bridge is an ultra lightweight polyurethane adapter offering up to…

FTA – Fall Conference showcases innovation and best practices

Jazmin Siancas, Harper’s Marketing & Event Coordinator and the rest of the Harper America team staffs their booth at this year’s FTA Fall Conference in St. Louis (Source: G&K TechMedia)
From October 9-11, a group of 350 flexographers and industry insiders gathered at the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) Fall Conference 2017 in downtown St. Louis, MO, directly across from the storied Arch, celebrating the “Gateway to the American West.” This year’s event, appropriately themed “the Gateway to Technology,” delivered industry-trending education and many networking opportunities.