PPCTS Opens Demo & Technology Center for HCI Pouch, Bag Machines; Slitter Rewinders

PEWAUKEE, WI—PPC Technologies & Solutions LLC (PPCTS), a U.S. and Canada distributor of HCI Converting Equipment Co. Ltd. (HCI), has just opened a new demo and Technology Center for HCI’s pouch and bag making machinery and slitter rewinders. The new demo and technology center is now operational with the recent installations of an HCI FTSC-V600 Pouch Making Machine as […]

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Sonic Solutions Posts Strong Fourth Quarter, Fueled by Improved Phoenix Series

MOKENA, IL—Sonic Solutions LLC, an anilox roll cleaning equipment specialist serving the flexographic printing and packaging industries, has announced strong fourth quarter sales, fueled by increased market awareness in the company’s Phoenix Series line of ultrasonic anilox cleaning systems. According to Sonic Solutions President Joe Walczak, the flexo industry is appreciating a slew of enhancements […]

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Omet Varyflex V2 at Printability & Graphic Communications Institute Opening

MONTREAL, Canada—On Nov. 6, the official opening of the print workshop of the Printability and Graphic Communications Institute (ICI) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada gave the invited guests the possibility to admire the newly installed Varyflex V2 multi process printing machine by Omet. More than 300 people attended the event, including many local authorities. During the opening, […]

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Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) Rebrands, Launches New Website

HOD-HASHARON, Israel—AVT (Advanced Vision Technology Ltd), a world leader in print automatic inspection, process control, quality assurance and color control for the packaging, label, folding carton, metal decoration and commercial print markets, has launched a top down company rebrand, including a completely revamped website. AVT’s pioneering leadership in inspection solutions has led to broad industry recognition. More […]

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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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RotoMetrics Acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners

EUREKA, MO—Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising companies, Wednesday announced its acquisition of RotoMetrics, a leading global provider of precision rotary tooling and accessories. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are extremely excited to partner with RotoMetrics, a company with a 57 year history of providing great products and […]

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FIRST 5.0 Available From the Amazon Kindle Store

BOHEMIA, NY – Nov. 19, 2014 – Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) recently revised perennial best seller, Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances (FIRST) 5.0, is now available as an eBook from Amazon’s Kindle Store. The Kindle Edition of FIRST 5.0 can be purchased for $49.00 and can be read on all Kindle tablets, Kindle for […]

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KBA Expands Service Organization With Personnel, New Initiatives

DALLAS, TX—KBA North America is focusing on its premiere service organization even further with many new technicians, a new apprentice program, and investing in a new training program, all to improve its overall customer satisfaction even higher. “As KBA has experienced exponential growth with our existing customer base as well as numerous new customers, it […]

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