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Allstein Draws Crowds to Press Unveiling

STEINHAGEN, Germany—Allstein opened the doors of their new facilities in Steinhagen, Germany, to show their expanded facilities and demonstrate its latest Central Impression (CI) flexographic press. Numerous invited industry representatives from around the world attended the event. The main focus of the multi day event was the world premiere of a new generation flexo printing press. […]

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Uteco Celebrates New Plant, Strong Outlook for 2015

COLOGNOLA AI COLLI, Italy—On Oct. 30, the Uteco Group, in the presence of its Board of Directors and its workforce, held the inauguration of its new third plant in Italy, UT3, which sits adjacent to its headquarters in Colognola Ai Colli, Verona, and its new R&D Centre ConverDrome*, UT2. The investment of almost €10 million, with 7,000 […]

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Udo Panenka to Succeed Carsten Knudsen as President at Esko

GENT, Belgium—Esko Wednesday announced that Udo Panenka, senior vice president for global sales and marketing, will succeed Carsten Knudsen as president on Jan. 1, 2015. Over the near term, Knudsen will continue to support Esko and Danaher in an advisory role. “Under Carsten’s leadership, Esko has built a loyal and growing customer group, created world class […]

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Pollard Banknote Invests in 22-Station TRESU Flexo Line

KOLDING, Denmark—Pollard Banknote, a global supplier of instant lottery products and services, has signed a double digit million dollar agreement to purchase a 22 station TRESU flexo printing and converting line in order to meet a significant increase in demand for gaming solutions. To be installed at Pollard Banknote’s 90,000 sq. ft. production facility in […]

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C-P Flexible Packaging Acquires MRI Flexible Packaging

YORK, PA—In a move that generates greater production capacity and the ability to offer a broader array of packaging options, C-P Flexible Packaging has acquired MRI Flexible Packaging. “This is a strategic step forward for us,” said Tony Vaudo, C-P’s president/CEO. “We’re always looking for ways to offer our customers a higher level of value, […]

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Xeikon Trumpets ThermoFlexX Advancements at Ypres Event

YPRES, Belgium—With a nod to the past, an appreciation of history, an appetite for the future and the revelations it will bring, Xeikon Prepress welcomed a 10 member cadre of international journalists on July 2 to its factory. There they were briefed on technological breakthroughs, recorded in the past two years, culminating in the launch […]

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FTA Europe Is Born

BRUSSELS, Belgium—International Flexographic Technical Associations spread throughout Europe have announced intentions to join forces in promoting the advancement, growth and acceptance of the print process on both a regional and global basis. Delegates from Belgium, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Poland, France and Italy came together for a second time on June 25 to implement […]

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Packaging Sales to Top $288 Billion in 2017

RESTON, VA—Packaging ranks No. 1 on the list of print’s fastest growing business segments. Forecasted global sales growth is cited at 4 percent annually through 2017, when sales are projected to hit $288 billion worldwide. In the five year, 2012-2017 period, collective growth is projected at 7.8 percent with U.S. sales of package print rising […]

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Flexpack Tech Tour: Avery Dennison, DuPont, MPS & More Talk Shop

SOMERSET, NJ—The 2014 Flexpack Tech Tour made its stop in the Northeast Wednesday, bringing a collection of supply chain leaders and their customers together for a day of presentations that covered new technologies, trends, and methods to deliver better product and satisfy customers. Participating in the Tour were: Avery Dennison DuPont Cyrel MPS Zeller+Gmelin Karlville […]

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Heidelberg Acquires Gallus

The management board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), with the approval of its supervisory board, has elected to acquire Gallus Holding AG, parent company of Gallus, a leading supplier in the packaging industry for labels and folding boxes. The planned complete takeover of Gallus Holding AG accelerates the development and use of Heidelberg’s digital products in […]

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