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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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Stephanie Skratulia Joins Anderson & Vreeland as Technical Sales Rep

BRYAN, OH—Stephanie Skratulia has been appointed technical sales representative for Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. Skratulia will provide technical sales and support, including introducing new, innovative solutions and technologies to Anderson & Vreeland customers in southern California. She brings to her new position substantial experience in direct sales and has a proven customer service track record. […]

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BST Group Buys eltromat

BIELEFELD, Germany—BST International has agreed to purchase eltromat. With the future BST eltromat combined company, two suppliers of quality assurance systems become one strong technology partner with customers worldwide. With the acquisition, the international BST group becomes a leading technology partner for all quality assurance and production optimization requirements of the web processing industries. With […]

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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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Nilpeter Press A “Game Changer” for G3 Enterprises

MODESTO, CA—G3 Enterprises in Modesto, CA has added an 11-color Nilpeter FA-4 multi substrate flexo press to their plant. The press features Nilpeter’s CLEANINKING quick change inking system as well as the “QC-Die” quick change die unit for fast job changeovers. For the latest in decorative technologies the press is also equipped with the FP-4 flatbed […]

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Working Group Innovation Pad Printing Meets at Flint Group

STUTTGART, Germany—At the end of April 2014, around a dozen attendees came together in Stuttgart, Germany for the second meeting of the working group Innovation Pad Printing. The event was hosted by Flint Group, one of the founding members of this community of interests. The target of the work group, which was newly established in […]

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Nilpeter to Host July 31 Seminar on Expanded Gamut Printing

CINCINNATI, OH—Nilpeter USA is hosting a seminar on one of the hottest topics being discussed in the industry today at its Technology Center in Cincinnati, OH on July 31 Nilpeter sets out to expand your horizons with an in depth overview of the 7-color expanded gamut printing process. Learn from industry professionals on how to […]

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Toray Plastics President Richard Schloesser Retires, Succeeded by Michael Brandmeier

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI—Toray Plastics (America), Inc., the only U.S. manufacturer of precision performance polypropylene, polyester, bio based and metallized films for packaging and industrial applications, announced that Richard Schloesser—president, CEO and adviser to the Toray Industries’ Board of Directors—has retired and is succeeded by Michael Brandmeier, effective July 1. Schloesser joined the company in 1990 […]

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Flint Group Narrow Web Commercializes Range of EkoCure UV LED Coatings

PLYMOUTH, MN—The market has asked for coatings that will provide value-added attributes – innovative products that bring increased productivity and lower maintenance, print solutions that are sustainable, and technology that is safe for handling and safe for the environment. Flint Group has responded with a new line of UV flexo coatings for UV LED curing […]

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