“Flexo Goes Green” – Corrugated Post Printing in China

SHANGHI, China—In a successful cooperation, Bobst, Esko and Flint Group recently achieved a real break­through in corrugated post printing by starting the initiative “Flexo Goes Green”, which stands for sustainability, productivity and quality. All the project partners keep driving for more advanced corrugated post printing, in order to serve and support the vast needs of […]

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Deluxe Packages Contracts for Nordmeccanica Laminator

YUBA CITY, CA—Deluxe Packages, and Nordmeccanica Spa, the Italian coating and laminating machinery manufacturer, jointly released the news that the two companies came into agreement for the supply of a new, innovative, coater-laminato—a Nordmeccanica Duplex Combi Horizontal Two. The machine selected by Deluxe is top of the line in the conversion of substrates for flexible […]

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BASF Expands Production, Modernizes Facilities

CHARLOTTE, NC—BASF announced plans to expand manufacturing capabilities for products marketed under the Joncryl trade name at plants located in Wyandotte, MI; and Monaca, PA; to support customer growth in the printing, packaging, and industrial coating markets. These investments will provide additional capacity, operational flexibility and reliability as BASF continues to invest in the industry’s […]

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Eskoworld Shatters Attendance Records

PHOENIX, AZ—Records were shattered as 600 attendees—including 450 users—turned out for Eskoworld 2013. Mark Quinlan, president Americas, prognosticated that, ”Trendlines point to hitting 1,000 attendees in four years. “ The three day event offered nearly 100 sessions—70 educational sessions, 20 in Spanish, seven customer presentations, and two partner panels. Some 90 Esko representatives were on […]

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Omet Celebrates 50 Years of Passion & Excellence

LECCO, Italy—More than 300 people were guests of Omet, May 10-12, for celebrations of its 50th anniversary. Among them were customers from all over the world, national and international journalists, agents, suppliers, collaborators and local authorities. Official presentation of the monograph of OMET “50 Years of Passion and Excellence took place at the Villa Cipressi […]

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Crease & Fold Analyzer: Quality Control Tool for Folding Cartons

CARLSTADT, NJ—Beta Industries recently introduced the BetaFold Crease & Fold Analyzer, the first quality control tool for the folding carton industry. Until now, this large sector of the packaging industry hasn’t had the benefit of process control devices/analyzers for the production operator commonly found in other segments of the printing industry. The BetaFold Crease & […]

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DuPont Survey Reveals Packaging That Changed Our Lives

WILMINGTON, DE—Recloseable packaging and microwaveable plastic trays were named top packaging breakthroughs that most impacted peoples’ lives over the last 25 years in an online survey hosted by DuPont. Together the two categories of invention captured 48 percent of the votes. The online survey was available to industry professionals from April 9 through May 10, […]

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BCM Inks, Close the Loop, Win Packaging Innovation Award

CINCINNATI, OH—BCM Inks, along with its collaborative partner, Close the Loop, Hebron, KY have been named Gold award winners at the 25th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. The announcement was made by DuPont President Bill Harvey during the awards banquet Thursday evening, May 16th at the Hotel DuPont Wilmington, DE. The DuPont Awards for Packaging […]

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Esko Releases Full HD Flexo for Flexible Packaging

GENT, Belgium—Full HD Flexo by Esko, just introduced for flexible packaging, moves flexo to an unseen level of quality and consistency with no need for compromises. The unique, patented technology stretches the possibilities of flexo printing, allowing it to perfectly match gravure and offset quality, according to Jürgen Andresen, vice president, Flexo Business. “Since the […]

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Creative Labels of Vermont Buys A Xeikon ThermoFlexX 30 Digital Imager

ITASCA, IL—Xeikon NV, an innovator in digital color printing technology, announced that Creative Labels of Vermont, a Winooski, VT-based label printing company, has purchased a Xeikon ThermoFlexX 30 digital imager. The ThermoFlexX 30 is a reliable, high-quality solution for flexographic platemaking to serve a wide and growing group of customers. Dwayne Wall, owner of Creative […]

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