Reprographic Systems – First in UK to adopt Esko’s Crystal technology

Paul Vaughan, managing director, overseeing Esko's XPS Crystal exposure unit at Reprographic Systems (Source: Esko)
BELGIUM • The new XPS Crystal 5080 is a digitally controlled exposure unit providing nearly simultaneous exposures supporting all major photopolymer flexo manufacturers. As part of an automated platemaking system linked to a CDI imaging unit, the system is said to offer plates capable of printing at the highest quality levels on diverse substrates. One of…

ERA – Forum over the status of industrial digital printing

The conference was moderated by ERA Secretary General James Siever, with (left to right) Jürgen Freier of HP and Dr Andreas Kraushaar of Fogra (Source, ERA)
GERMANY • Taking place in Munich, Germany on 19-20 June, the European Rotogravure Association (ERA) brought together representatives from the gravure printing and supply industry to discuss the current status of digital printing and give their perspectives about its impact on markets.
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Comexi – Successful Interpack and award winner

(Left to right): David Centelles (Comexi), Thomas Schneider (WPO President), Jeroen van der Meer, Gemma Bessa (both Comexi), and Comexi’s president, Manel Xifra receiving the WorldStar Award 2017 (Source: Comexi)
SPAIN • The provider of solutions for the flexible packaging industry closed its participation at the Interpack 2017 trade fair with 170,500 visitors from 168 countries and with more than 2760 exhibitors from the packaging process industry.

FTA Europe – “Flexo Best Practice Tool Box”

The “Flexo Best Practice Tool Box” will eventually cover all aspects of the flexo printing process (Source: FTA Europe)
ITALY • On May 2017, the first “Flexo Best Practice Tool Box Technical Meeting” took place in Milan at the ATIF offices. The technical meeting started the coordination of the works, aiming to prepare and finalise the project over the course of the next months. Representatives of supporting companies, experts from the icm.Print team, and the…
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Bobst – THQ FlexoCloud technology for corrugated post-printing

Bobst believes their new THQ FlexoCloud Technology can lead to a shift in corrugated post-printing (Source: Bobst)
FRANCE • More than 200 attendees from 120 customers attended Bobst’s technical seminar at the Lyon Competence Center about the new THQ (Très Haute Qualité) FlexoCloud technology. Developed by Graphilabel, a specialist in graphic solutions for narrow web, security and anti-counterfeit solutions, and adapted by Bobst, THQ can – according to the company – lead to…
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V&V Interflexo/Agraf Industrial – Awards from Andigraf accepted

Participants in the competition are shown above with their awards. From left to right: Gustavo Ruiz of Agraf Industrial, Erik Oliveros of V&V Interflexo, Vagn Knudsen of Agraf Industrial, and Mauricio Perez from V&V Interflexo, Source: Flint Group
COLOMBIA • Increased print quality gained from using nyloflex FTF Digital flexographic plates supplied by the Flint Group has enabled Agraf Industrial to win an award from Andigraf. According to Flint, Agraf has worked for years with the tradeshop V&V Interflexo, who introduced the technology to progress Agraf from using high definition with standard digital plates…

Klöckner Pentaplast/Linpac – Acquisition creates a rigid and flex film behemoth

Klöckner Pentaplast logo
GERMANY • The acquisition sees the Klöckner Pentaplast Group, a global producer of rigid plastic film and packaging solutions, combining with the UK-based Linpac Senior Holdings and its subsidiaries, a film producer and converter for food packaging in Europe. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Combined the two companies will have annual revenues of…

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.