USA • Baldwin Technology Company has reached an agreement with Quad/Graphics Inc. to acquire the intellectual property rights for the Digital Ink System. Baldwin provides process automation solutions, consumables and services for the print, packaging, textile and corrugated industries.
(Left to right:) John Woolley, Herman Gnuechtel and Brent Becker (all Baldwin Technology) with Karl Fritchen (QuadTech) (Source: Baldwin Technologies)
FRANCE • The company is expanding its factory in Bron near Lyon and will open a new competence center in 2018. The construction of this new facility spanning 2,000 square metres, began in October 2017.
(Left to right:) Emmanuel Roquet, president of Bobst Lyon and Adrien Fournier, project manager (Source: Bobst)
ITALY • During a press conference on 18 April 2018 at the ConverDrome, the company rolled out the new hybrid Sapphire EVO package printing press, provided with a Kodak Stream inkjet system.
The new Uteco Sapphire EVO hybrid printing press. The four digital print units are positioned on top of the middle section of the machine (Source: Uteco)
In late 2017 and early 2018, Flexo & Gravure Global asked several package print shops and converters about their opinion on the past year and their estimations on trends and challenges for 2018. In the ninth and last part of this survey, Jens Adrio, head of corporate development at Siegwerk, talks about unstable supply situation…
Head of corporate development - Siegwerk (Source: Siegwerk)
GERMANY • In 2017, manufacturer of machinery and converting equipment for the production of flexible packaging, expanded its leading market position in all three of its product areas: extrusion, printing and converting.
(From left to right:) The Board of the W&H Group: Dr. Jürgen Vutz, managing partner and CEO; Peter Steinbeck, managing partner and chief sales officer; and Theodor Determann, chief financial officer. (Source: W&H)
ITALY • The subsidiary of BST eltromat International will be presenting a portfolio of quality assurance systems for the web-processing industries at this year’s Print4All show in Milan (Hall 18 Stand L02/M01).
Thorsten Ulonska www.ulonska.net
At Print4All, different quality assurance systems including the CompactGuide will be shown on a running Prati rewinder. (Source: BST eltromat International)
In late 2017 and early 2018, Flexo & Gravure Global asked several package print shops and converters about their opinion on the past year and their estimations on trends and challenges for 2018. In the eight part of this survey, Mark Kay, group leader performance films for Nova Chemicals talks about the new and sometimes…
Group leader performance films Nova Chemicals (Source: Nova Chemicals)
In late 2017 and early 2018, Flexo & Gravure Global asked several package print shops and converters about their opinion on the past year and their estimations on trends and challenges for 2018. In the seventh part of this survey, Arica Drake, gobal marketing manager flexible packaging for Michelman expresses her delight and surprise about…
Global marketing manager flexible packaging Michelman (Source: Michelman)
USA n John O’Grady, current president of the consumer and film division and former general manager of world-wide sales for print systems division, has become President of this division. O’Grady will replace Brad Kruchten who is retiring after 36 years with Kodak.
John O’Grady has become president of Kodak’s print systems division (Source: Kodak)
Flint’s paper & board business has entered into a new partnership with X-Rite to deliver a colour solution that leverages the eXact spectrophotometer and NetProfiler software to meet colour management needs.
Valued at USD 839 billion in 2015, the worldwide packaging market could account for USD 998 billion in 2020 with compound average growth of 5% per year, rising to USD 1,100 billion by 2024.
GERMANY • FlexoControl 3D Plus is a mobile plate measuring device for the analysis of production parameters during flexo plate production. It measures screen rulings on flexo plates in a fineness between 30 and 85/cm (80-216 lpi).
Sibress FlexoControl 3D Plus is a measuring device for flexo plates, to observe and measure in 2D and 3D as well as for illustrated LAMS plates. (Source: Sibress)
The Indonesian International Plastics, Processing, Packaging and Printing Exhibition will take place 19 – 22 Sep 2018 at JI Expo, Jakarta.
In late 2017 and early 2018, Flexo & Gravure Global asked several package print shops and converters about their opinion on the past year and their estimations on trends and challenges for 2018. In the sixth part of this survey, Steve Langstaff, product development manager for Innovia Films talks about the ever increasing plastic packaging…
Steve Langstaff (Product Development Manager Innovia Films) (Source: Innovia Films)
With all the impressive technological advances that are enhancing the performance of flexographic printing, old fashioned care of anilox rollers is still at the heart of successful printing. While experts have differing view points on which methods offer the best results, there is no question that maintaining a steady cleaning regimen is key. In part…