hubergroup – Changes in management board

Heiner Klokkers took over as Chairman of the Management Board on 1 January 2018, one of several changes in the hubergroup’s leadership (Source, hubergroup)
GERMANY • Ursula Borgmann, who chaired hubergroup’s Management Board and headed the technology division, handed over her responsibilities to her successors at the beginning of 2018 after more than 30 years in a leadership position. During 2018 she will continue to be available in an advisory capacity before she will retire. Consequently there will be changes…

Merck, Saueressig, Siegwerk and Vrijdag – present RGB printing process at PCD 2018

Merck, Saueressig, Siegwerk and Vrijdag have developed a new RGB printing process with pearlescent pigments that they will present at the PCD trade fair in Paris (Source, PCD)
GERMANY • As part of a joint development project, Merck, Saueressig, Siegwerk and Vrijdag – all suppliers to the packaging industry – have worked together on a new RGB printing process with pearlescent pigments. From January 31 to February 1, 2018, they will now present their new developments at the Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics &…

Temkin – Installs PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner

PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner uses a powerful laser to clean anilox cells without damaging them (Source, PCMC)
USA • Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced that Temkin International, a flexible film packager located in Payson, Utah, has completed its installation of PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner. Formerly known as the Graphbury laser anilox cleaner, the Meridian uses a powerful laser to clean anilox cells without damaging them by vaporizing…

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging – Welcomes first female engineering apprentice

Lauren Stone, Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury’s first female engineer, has joined the company on a three-year apprenticeship (Source, Clondalkin)
UK • The die-cut lid and shrink sleeve manufacturer Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury (formerly Chadwicks) has appointed Lauren Stone as an Engineering Apprentice. She joins the company on a three-year apprenticeship and is the company’s first female engineer. Working on a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance – EME Engineered Systems (Pathway E) Advanced Apprenticeship,…

Arteks – Cuts ink waste with GSE Colorsat Compact system

The GSE Colorsat Compact High ink dispensing system installed at Arteks, St. Petersburg, Russia (Source, GSE)
The NETHERLANDS • The Russian wallcovering manufacturer, Arteks, has installed a Colorsat compact high ink dispensing system from GSE Dispensing in order to better ensure repeatable quality, instant availability of water-based gravure colours in high volumes, and minimise waste at its new, rapidly expanding St. Petersburg plant. The installation is GSE’s 100th in Russia. Originally a…

W&H – Over 1000 installations of the Turboclean Advanced E

W&H claims Turboclean is able to optimize the inking unit and allow the ink to be changed more quickly (Source, W&H)
GERMANY • With over 1,000 systems already integrated into central cylinder machines worldwide, W&H has recently upgraded and supplemented the Turboclean Advanced with a new variant, the E, which features low-maintenance electric pumps. Around 50 units have already been sold since the Drupa 2016, which the company claims is further proof of the high interest in…

Cerutti – Finding success in Southeast Asia

Cerutti has made significant inroads in the growing Indonesian printing markets, selling machines to Plasindo Lestari and several other firms last year (Source, Cerutti)
INDONESIA • After beginning a successful relationship in 2012 with two eight and nine colour R981 Cerutti machines, Plasindo Lestari chose to purchase two additional new nine colour rotogravure model R98X air-chuck machines in 2017. Both are scheduled to be delivered in the second half of 2018 to its printing plant in Cikampek, Indonesia. The second…

Zecher – Establishes anilox roller cooperation with Daetwyler USA

Daetwyler’s North Carolina-based North American headquarters will be the launching point for the company’s partnership with Zecher (Source, Zecher)
GERMANY • The company has developed a partnership with Daetwyler, a manufacturer of premium doctor blades, that will also help supply customers in the United States and Canada with Zecher anilox rollers. “The USA offers a high level of sales potential with the world’s largest flexographic printing market, which we haven’t proactively explored until now. This…

Flint Group – new rotec ULW Bridge launched

Flint Group claims that the new rotec ULW is 65% lighter compared to similar products on the marketplace (Source: Flint)
GERMANY • With increasing demand in the printing industry for equipment that enables more frequent and faster job changes on press, Flint Group has officially launched the new rotec ULW Bridge to join its lightweight group of sleeves and adapters. Flint claims that the rotec ULW Bridge is an ultra lightweight polyurethane adapter offering up to…

Wipak Group – Acquires four S1 DT slitters from Comexi

Comexi’s S1 DT is a double turret slitting machine with regulating and control elements that provides the opportunity for high production rates Source: Comexi
SPAIN • Since their corporate alliance began in 2005, the global group has purchased and installed several laminators and slitters throughout its production facilities. Three of the new S1 DTs will be integrated with the other Comexi slitters in Wipak’s Walsrode, Germany plant as part of a push towards complete automation in its slitting section. The…

Schawk – Quality management solutions driving new ISO standards

The Schawk ColorDrive print quality programs and tools will add support for new ISO standards 20654 (SCTV, Spot Color Tone Value) and 20616 (PQX, Print Quality Exchange) in 2018 (Source: Schawk)
USA • Schawk, a part of the SGK Brand Solutions group of Matthews International Corporation, announced that their ColorDrive print quality programs and tools will add support for new ISO standards 20654 (SCTV, Spot Color Tone Value) and 20616 (PQX, Print Quality Exchange) in 2018.