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…

Lohmann/Flint Group – Collaboration for technology centre

Left to right: Thomas Holzer und Silvia Casellato, Market Manager Graphics at Lohmann und Lars Keldebäk, Print Shop Manager Flint Group Sweden (Slource: Lohmann)
SWEDEN • In the spring of 2017, the Flint Group, Packaging & Narrow Web Division, Segment Paper & Board opened its new Global Innovation Centre (GIC) in Malmö, Sweden. In October 2016, Lohmann‘s “Bonding Engineers” opened their Technology Centre (TEC) at the company headquarters in Neuwied, Germany.

Soma – Five presses sold at drupa, new sale negotiations

The company hosted several customers at its technology centre after a successful drupa
CZECH REPUBLIC • Soma reported on a very successful drupa 2016 with more than 1,500 visitors coming to see demonstrations of the new Optima 2 flexographic printing press. It was officially launched at the show, and the demos showed wide-web production running the Arun plate mounting system developed in cooperation with the press maker, Allstein.

3M – Mounting tape advances help avoid plate damage

The fibre-free construction of the tapes can minimize contamination-related production interruptions and clean-ups and reduce printing defects
GERMANY • 3M showcased its new adhesive advancements that it said can give flexo printers confidence at any speed. Its Splittable Flying Splice Tapes have a breakout mechanism that is free of tissue fibre so instead of releasing debris that will contaminate presses, the company says its tapes separate cleanly. This can reduce contamination of…