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Asahi Photoproducts to Hold Open House in Brussels

BRUSSELS, Belgium—Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, is partnering with specialists in fixed palette color printing to showcase a plethora of technology advances at a customer open house. Being held in Brussels on Sept. 28, the day before LabelExpo, the event will focus on the enhanced quality and cost and time saving […]

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Omet Welcomes More Than 200 to Unveiling of iFLEX, Varyflex V2 Offset Presses

LECCO, Italy—Customers from every corner the world visited Omet‘s premises in Lecco on May 19 to welcome the company’s two new presses: iFLEX, a narrow web press for labels, and Varyflex V2 Offset mid web variable size press for flexible packaging printing. The afternoon event started with the visit of the Italian Minister of Social Affairs […]

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Robin Goodwin Promoted to CEO at Montalvo

GORHAM, ME—Montalvo, international specialists in web tension control, has promoted Robin Goodwin to CEO. As CEO, Goodwin will continue to expand Montalvo’s new product portfolio, international presence and sales growth, leveraging the work he has implemented since joining Montalvo in 2013 as its COO. Managing director Edwin Montalvo says, “Robin has brought a management dimension […]

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Sun Chemical Opens 6 Color Centers in Latin America

BOGOTÁ, Colombia—Sun Chemical reinforced its commitment to customers in Latin America with the opening of six color centers. Located in San Salvador, El Salvador; Mexico City, Mexico; Cali, Colombia; Lima, Peru; São Paulo, Brazil and Santiago, Chile, the color centers will build the foundation for customers in the region to implement a digitally color managed […]

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MeadWestvaco, Rock-Tenn Merger to Be Named WestRock Company

NORCROSS, GA—WestRock Company has been announced by MeadWestvaco Corp. and Rock-Tenn Co. as the name for the new company when the two packaging leaders complete their previously announced combination. WestRock will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WRK. “WestRock draws on the strongest elements from each of our legacy names,” said […]

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Phoenix Challenge College Competition Names 2015 Winners

NASHVILLE, TN—On May 2, 53 students from nine different colleges across the U.S. made music to the ears of judges at the Eighth Annual Phoenix Challenge College Competition. Each team showcased problem solving skills and knowledge of graphic arts and flexography, presenting months long projects in professional business presentations to a host of seven judges. […]

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Erhardt+Leimer, Advanced Vision Technology Announce Strategic Partnership

AUGSBURG, Germany & HOD-HASHARON, Israel—Erhardt+Leimer, a leader in system solutions and process control equipment to web based industries and AVT (Advanced Vision Technology), a leader in print inspection, print process control and quality assurance, have announced their intention to form an alliance that will broaden product portfolios and strengthen services for customers of both companies, including end users […]

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FTA Member Bemis Company Takes Silver in 2015 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation

WILMINGTON, DE—The 2015 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation will be remembered as the year of design as 77 percent of the winners are being honored for design excellence in enhancing the users’ experience. Canada based IPL, Inc., earned the Diamond Award, the program’s highest honor, for SkinnyPack Technology. This mono material package marries flexible and […]

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Yves Lafontaine Appointed Sales Agent at Maan Engineering

RAALTE, Netherlands—Beginning May 1, Yves Lafontaine started as exclusive sales agent for Maan Engineering Raalte in the North America region. Lafontaine will focus particularly on the label industry and will introduce the inlinerless module in North America. This innovation experienced a successful launch in the Netherlands. The promotion of this technology in Europe and North America […]

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Bobst Group to Acquire 65 Percent Share of Nuova GIDUE S.r.L.

FLORENCE, Italy—Bobst Group and the owner of Nuova GIDUE S.r.L., an Italian manufacturer of narrow and mid web printing presses, have signed an agreement by which Bobst Group acquires 65 percent of GIDUE, with the option to purchase the remaining shares. Federico d’Annunzio, the owner of Nuova GIDUE, will remain in the company as CEO and shareholder. […]

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