SPAIN • After nearly a decade dedicated to commercializing gravure printing presses, Comexi has decided to focus its efforts on the design and sale of flexo, offset, and digital solutions and lamination and slitting equipment.
Belgium • St-Luc Labels & Packaging has acquired a Comexi L20000 water-based laminator to complement film products printed on its HP Indigo 20000 digital press.
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The L20000 is the result of a strategic agreement between HP Indigo and Comexi to respond the requests from flexible packaging field (Source: Comexi)
SWITZERLAND • Symbiex solventless fast curing adhesive introduced to the market at drupa 2016 together with Nordmeccanica’s Duplex SL One Shot lamination line, has been granted global food approval for use in the production of barrier laminates in Europe, the USA and China.
Why do we laminate and why has it, over the years, become such an increasingly important production process? The short answer, perhaps, is that lamination allows for an almost unlimited range of often very dissimilar materials and structures to be economically combined in order that unique performance benefits can be obtained that would be difficult…
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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)
SPAIN • The supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting industry opens a new office in Moscow, to enhance the support provided to customers in this region and in all CIS countries.
SWITZERLAND • The full-service provider offering pre-media, digital printing, laminating, and pouch making services will install an ebeam Core 100/760 EB curing unit, mounted on a Grafisk Maskinfabrik GM EB30 coating line at its Madison, Wisconsin, USA, site in Q3, 2018.
ePac Flexible Packaging will install an ebeam Technologies’s Core 100/760 EB curing unit, mounted on a Grafisk Maskinfabrik GM EB30 coating line (Sourece: ebeam Technologies)
USA n The supplier of flat-top-dot (FTD) and capped digital technology introduced the Lux In-the-Plate (ITP) Epic at InfoFlex 2018.
ITALY • Founded in 1978, Nordmeccanica has succeeded to achieve worldwide reputation for its coating and lamination machinery. At Print4All the company will present its latest developments. (Hall 18 Stand B02-C01)
The Nordmeccanica Duplex SL One Shot laminator uses the Symbiex solvent-free adhesive developed by Dow Chemical (Source: Nordmeccanica)
SWITZERLAND • The company has announced the official opening on 16 May 2018 of Bobst Changzhou Co. Ltd, its second production facility in China. Titled “China 4.0 – Beyond your packaging future” the formal inauguration will be followed by two days of open house events on 17 and 18 May.
3D view of the new Bobst Changzhou competence centre (Source: Bobst)
ITALY • The developer and manufacturer of electron beam solutions will be attending Print4All to promote its latest low energy, high-throughput curing solutions. (Hall 18 Stand K11)
The ebeam Compact is said to be the world’s most compact electron beam inkjet curing solution (Source: ebeam Technologies)
ITALY • Both companies invite guests to experience the closed material loop of PET first-hand from 28 to 31 May 2018. Washed post-consumer PET bottle flakes will be recycled live at the Amut headquarters in Novara, Italy, to make food contact grade thermoforming sheet in a direct process.
Michael Buchberger, sales manager, and Christoph Wöss, business development manager, in front of the Vacurema in the production hall at Erema (Source: Erema)
SWITZERLAND • Generally, the printing industry is dealing with the common problem of poor metal adhesion due to de-lamination. Traditional metallization, even with plasma treatment, can result in poor metal to polymer substrate bonding. This produces de-lamination which leads to packaging failure and results in product rejects and loss of reputation. Part of the problem is…
Bobst’s new AluBond provides high metal adhesion and surface energy levels through vaccum metalization (Source: Bobst)
ITALY • Canon and Agfa, among others, have recently confirmed their presence at the upcoming congress. Moreover, according to the organisers, many more major converting and package printing brands have also chosen to support the project. This helps ensure that, culminating in Print4All itself (taking place from 29 May to 1 June at Fiera Milano), the…
Print4All will take place at Fiera Milano (Source: Print4All)