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)
USA • Accordingto the company’s own information, it has begun a process to sell its flexo packaging division (FPD) for more than USD 400 million. Currently there is no information available about the buyer of the division.
USA n Green Dragon flexo cleaner is an environmentally safe detergent for use in all flexo printing applications, where UV and water-based inks and UV coatings and varnishes are present.
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ITALY • InPrint Italy, exhibition for industrial print technologies is scheduled to take place at the MiCo Convention Centre in Milan 20 – 22 November 2018 with 85% of the exhibition space already been booked.
USA n Organised by the Association for Print Technologies (formerly NPES), every fall, the “Print” event takes place in Chicago, offering the opportunity for industry professionals to see vendor products and equipment. This year, the show will take place Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, 2018, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
USA • The business division of Baldwin Technology Company Inc., opened its new headquarters located at Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Baldwin Vision Systems’ new headquarters at Waukesha, Wisconsin/USA (Source: Baldwin)
USA • The “Inkjet Age of Materials Conference 2018” addresses the challenges, options, and opportunities associated with future inkjet materials requirements, technology choices, drivers & barriers, and other issues required to effectively implement inkjet ink and fluids technologies for applications expansion and diversification.
SWITZERLAND • The French packaging solutions company CPC has invested in three flatbed die-cutters and a rotogravure machine from Bobst.
The RS 6003C HS gravure printing press (Source: Bobst)
UK • The global market for inkjet printing will grow at an annual rate of 9.4% and will be worth USD 109 billion in 2023, according to “The Future of Inkjet Printing to 2023”, a brand new market report from Smithers Pira. This contrasts positively with the general outlook for the print industry where growth is…
Many packaging printers consider the idea of investing in digital printing. It is therefore initially helpful when making an investment decision to take a close look at the technologies and current market trends.
The clogging of the cells of laser-engraved ceramic anilox rollers with contaminants and dried ink impairs the printing quality. This means that contaminated rollers need to be cleaned as soon as possible after printing. Different procedures are available for this purpose.
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Digital printing technologies are revolutionizing the interior décor business. Not only can these items be produced more rapidly and with less waste than with traditional manufacturing processes, digital printing offers the ability to customize – or even personalize – interior décor.
The Toyobo Cosmolight water washable flexo plate supports print shops in stabilizing the production process, while also bringing additional benefits. Processed in water with only a small amount of mild detergent, the plate does not absorb water. Therefore, it does not swell, which keeps the plates stable throughout the entire plate making process by providing…
The Toyobo Cosmolight water washable flexo plate (Source: Toyobo)
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…
RK Print Coat’s Rotary Coater is able to undertake hot melt extrusion coating using two different methods depending upon the viscosity of the hot melt