ITALY • During a press conference on 18 April 2018 at the ConverDrome, Uteco will roll out the new hybrid Sapphire EVO package printing press, provided with a Kodak inkjet system.
Technical drawing of the new Uteco Sapphire EVO hybrid package printing press (Source: Uteco)
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)
SPAIN • The global supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector, closed 2017 beating its own records for its laminating line.
(From left to right:) Laminating brand manager, Carles Rodríguez, and laminating business unit director, Albert Chicote, at Comexi’s headquarters in Girona (Source: Comexi)
USA • Located in central Mumbai, the Centre is designed to allow all members of the packaging value chain to participate in the design and production of sustainable packaging. Backed by over 70 years of water-based coating expertise, and outfitted with new state-of-the-art equipment, the Michelman Innovation Centre for Coating (MICC) is strategically designed for fast…
Michelman plans to help shape the future of packaging in India (Source: Michelman)
SOUTH KOREA • Established in 1981 by CEO Mr Jae-Gil Yoo, Shin Han has expanded to become a supplier of complete extrusion and laminating lines. Initially specialising in cast extrusion before moving into lamination in 1984, the company also began to manufacture rotogravure printing presses in 1987 and exported its first machine in the early 90s…
Yong Wan Kim, managing director at Shin Han, chose Vetaphone to help the company develop its sales in Europe and North America (Source: Shin Han)
INDIA • Extrusion Lamination is becoming increasingly popular due to the alleviation of solvents and compounds used in adhesives. This rules out white base ink-printing of the ensuing laminate by using master-batch in the extrudate that renders it white thereby bringing immense cost savings to the convertor. According to Uflex this also enhances bond strength while…
Uflex will be featuring its co-extrusion lamination machine at this year’s PLASTINDIA running from 7 to 12 February in Ahmedabad (Source, Uflex)
The Comexi ML2 is a state-of-the-art laminator designed to offer versatility and productivity. Therefore, it can work with solvent-based, water-based or solvent-free adhesives.
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The Comexi ML2 laminator is a suitable solution for frequent job changes (Source: Comexi)
SPAIN • The new ML2 multipurpose laminating and coating machine goes a step beyond Comexi’s Dual Laminator which is the group’s top seller and in the past three years has doubled the sales of this specific machine.
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The new ML2 multipurpose laminating and coating machine (Source: Comexi)
SPAIN • The supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging industry, has registered a strong first half-year in the CIS and Russia markets with solid performance in flexo and offset printing, laminating and slitting lines.
Members of Tiko Plastic at Comexi’s facilities after having acquired a new FPLUS flexo press (Source: Comexi)
USA • Established 30 years ago and still under family ownership, Acucote Inc. of Graham, North Carolina has five regional slitting and distribution plants around the US and currently employs 140 people including a national sales network.
Acucote’s newest RMAP rewinder from Martin Automatic rewinds siliconised rolls of film, paper and paperboard—and even supports the dryer of the coating line
(Source: Nick Coombes)
INDIA • The maker of films for packaging, labeling and lamination applications now offers a comprehensive range of overwrap films which include high shrink tight wrap, medium shrink, general overwrap and cable overwrap films. The overwrap films offered are untreated both side heat sealable BOPP based films which not only offer protection to products packed inside…
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SPAIN • The Chinese firm has just acquired a new Comexi CI8 offset press which joins a fleet of Comexi’s laminators and slitters at its headquarters in near Shanghai. Though this is Caihua’s first offset printing press, three years ago the company acquired three other Spainish-made Comexi machines as well.
The Chinese printing firm, Caihua, has acquired its first CI8 offset press, that now joins a fleet of Comexi press machines (Source, Comexi)
USA • After a year of near continuous service, a second 1920 mm (76”) Vetaphone VE1B corona treater has been installed on another of Worthen Industries’ specially adapted coating lines. Requiring treatment performance with superior dyne levels that doesn’t create pinholes, the company prints across a range of substrates from foam run at 9 m/min (30…
The 1920 mm (76") VE1B corona treater is installed at Worthen’s plant in Nashua, NH (Source, Vetaphone)