FTA Issues Call for Abstracts for 2014 Forum

Proposals Accepted Online Through Sept. 20 Aug. 28, 2013—Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has issued a call for abstracts inviting experts, innovators, thought leaders, and other flexographic professionals to submit proposals to present at its 2014 Annual Forum. Next year’s event, chaired by Pepper Stokes, Robbie Fantastic Flexibles and Jessica Harkins, Anderson & Vreeland, Inc., will […]

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Domino Launches Digital Printing Solutions Microsite

GURNEE, IL—Domino Amjet recently introduced a microsite specifically for digital printing solutions. This new microsite dominodigitalprinting.com has been created to focus on products, videos and case studies from Domino’s new and exciting breadth of innovative technology that include the Domino N600i digital color label press, Domino K600i UV ink jet printer, Domino Bitjet solvent-based ink […]

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New HD Flexo Doctor Blade

CHARLOTTE, NC—FLXON Inc. reports the North American launch of MFLEX PLUS-HD, a new higher performing doctor blade introduced by SWEDEV AB, the Sweden-based steel technology firm responsible for developing the highly regarded SWEDCUT brand of precision doctor blades. According to FLXON spokesperson, Ryan Sharkey, this blade achieves tight metering on all anilox line counts allowing […]

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ALTANA Acquires Specialty Coatings Business From Henkel

WESEL, Germany—The specialty chemicals group ALTANA has acquired the specialty coatings business of Henkel. Products are sold under the brand names MiraFoil and Miracure and are mainly supplied to the packaging industry in North America. The business generated sales of around $15 million in 2012. Within the ALTANA group the business will be integrated into […]

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BASF Introduces Water-Based Emulsion for Metallic Inks

WYANDOTTE, MI—BASF has introduced Joncryl 2136-A, a low foaming, low gassing emulsion for brilliant metallic inks that are viscosity stable and resist hard settling. Joncryl2136-A enables the formulation of stable bronze and aluminum water-based printing inks with excellent printability and good resolubility. The film forming attributes of the polymer contributes adhesion and mar resistance properties […]

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DuPont Targets Brand Managers With Flexo Quality Campaign

WILMINGTON, DE—DuPont Packaging Graphics is taking a new approach and reaching a broader audience to raise awareness about its new DuPont Cyrel Performance Plates for flexible package printing. The new plates are specifically designed to deliver stronger shelf impact, vibrant colors and global brand consistency to benefit brand managers representing consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies […]

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The Provident Group Acquires Custom Flex, LLC

BRYAN, OH—The Provident Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anderson & Vreeland, Inc., has acquired Custom Flex, a leading manufacturer and distributor of doctor blades, end seals and innovative solutions for the printing industry. The acquisition is part of The Provident Group’s ongoing effort to provide continuous improvement in its product offering of doctor blades, end […]

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Mark Andy Announces A New Print Products Business Division

ST. LOUIS, MO—Mark Andy Inc. officially formed a new division called Mark Andy Print Products to meet customers’ needs for printing supplies, consumables and small equipment components. This new division of Mark Andy Inc. provides a broad offering of a variety of flexo and offset items including prepress, pressroom and post-press supplies–just about anything a […]

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AVCE Direct Engraving Material Receives Stork Prints Accreditation

BRYAN, OH—AVCE direct engraving material has received the Accredited Printing Plate Seal for direct laser engraving from Stork Prints, the technology leader in direct laser engraving. AVCE is offered exclusively by Anderson & Vreeland, Inc., leading manufacturer and distributor of flexographic plate processing equipment and materials, and is specifically designed for state-of-the-art laser engraving systems. […]

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Flexo Wash Donates Anilox Cleaning System to Eastern Kentucky University

LOUISVILLE, KY—Flexo Wash is excited to announce the installation of an Anilox Roll Cleaning System at the Eastern Kentucky University Graphics Communications Management Program in the Department of Applied Engineering & Technology. Eastern Kentucky is located in Richmond and has been providing graduates to the printing and publishing industry since the 1960s. David W. Dailey, […]

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