Flexography

DuPont Patents Reach 600

WILMINGTON, DE DuPont Packaging Graphics recently achieved the registration milestone of 125 patent families comprising more than 600 patents and applications

Process Management: Drying Part 1: Liquid Inks

In the next three columns, we will cover the basic mechanisms of ink drying. This month we look at inks drying primarily by evaporation and absorption

Plying the Trade

With an internationally trained management team, complemented by highly experienced production personnel, Ultra Flex Packaging Corp. often leads in both

Barrier Wanted

Vacuum-coated papers and films are enjoying dynamic growth levels. Brand owners' demands for flexible packaging, label materials, cartons, and cigarette

FTA Calls for Excellence in Flexography Submissions

Opacity & White Ink

White ink is used extensively in printing plastic films for packaging. The role of the white print is to totally or partially block the package ingredients

Brand Booster

Andrews Decal Co. Inc., a Chicago-based converter of pressure-sensitive labels, proves that even a small company can be a major player in one of America's

Digital Flexo System

Kodak has introduced a computer-to-plate (CTP) print solution for package printing. The Kodak Flexcel NX digital flexographic system provides near offset print quality on a variety of substrates, including paper, flexible film, foil, and label stock.

The 7 Deadly (Converting) Sins

There are some basic problems that crop up over and over again, with costly results in wasted time and materials. Below are examples, in capsule form,

Flexo Press Adds Capacity, Quality

SHARONVILLE, OH Multi-Color Corp. reports the purchase of another Omet Varyflex flexo press to keep up with growing demand. The company has purchased

A Paradise of Print

Gathered in Hawaii for an annual meeting and awards ceremony, TLMI members prove how they excel at the art of creating narrow web tags, labels, and packaging.

Bobst Acquires Fischer & Krecke

The Grautoff family, majority shareholder of Fischer & Krecke, has signed an agreement concerning the sale of its shares to Bobst Group.

Wet on Wet

Uniprint Knauer (formerly UV-Flex) recently installed a Fischer & Krecke WetFlex ten-color Flexpress 16 S press. It features Sun Chemical’s WetFlex technology, Energy Sciences’ EZCure-I electron beam (EB) curing system, and Advanced Vision Technology’s PrintVision/Argus defect detection system. The flexographic printing process applies Sun Chemical’s UniQure inks wet-on-wet to the substrate; the inks are in-line EB cured, thereby reducing energy costs and improving quality.

Ready for Change

Expensive materials change attitudes at Gintzler Graphics, where automatic splicing capabilities from Martin Automatic reduce waste.

Mark Andy Expands in India

Mark Andy announces a long-term contract with a multinational engineering and software development firm based in Banglore, India.

Harper Donates Equipment to High School Flexo Program

Harper Corp. of America had made a major equipment donation to Fort Mill High School's graphic communications department, which received a FlexSys press simulator and a Macintosh computer with monitor.

Schulz Purchases Comexi EB Machine

Schulz recently purchased a Comexi FW 1508 EB and held an open house to demonstrate its new capabilities.

Flexo Forges Bond

With an eye on expansion into the wine label market, a South African converter buys its first flexographic press.

Automated Web Handling Reduces Costs

Germark finds automated web handling equipment from Martin Automatic boosts productivity while offering fast payback.

Oui to Flexo

The Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA) called its Forum 2007 “Crossing Borders: Flexo’s Global Gateway.” Very apropos; globalization was a big part of the agenda.

Farnell Installs W&H Press

Windmoeller & Hoelscher has sold a 52-inch, eight-color Primaflex CM printing press to Farnell Packaging.

Flexo Press for EB WetFlex Launched in Germany

UV-Flex GmbH held an open house event on April 18-19 to feature Fischer & Krecke's first CI flexo press designed to use Sun Chemical's EB curable WetFlex ink technology.

Knowledge = Power = Success

Training. It's as essential to the growth and vitality of a converting operation as air and water are to all living things. Many companies have in-depth,

Sweets Success

Located in the industrial left bank of Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine's bustling capital city, Ukrplastic is the nation's largest flexible packaging converter.

A Scrappy Competitor

Rich Shaw, general production manager of Mohawk Northern Plastics, says the 35-year-old company has enjoyed sustained success by operating state-of-the-art

Flexotecnica Demonstrates Chronos Press

Flexotecnica will have a 52-inch-wide, eigt-color Chronos sleeved gearless press available for print demonstrations March 28-30, 2007, at its global headquarters in Tavazzanao, Italy.

A Double Celebration

ST. LOUIS, MO October was a month of celebration for Mark Andy. As winner of the 2006 FlexoTech Innovation Award for RFID-enabled label technologies,

Flexo Concepts Unveils New Logo and Brand Identity System

Flexo Concepts has unveiled a new corporate logo and brand identity system for its MicroClean dry media roll cleaning equipment and TruPoint plastic and composite doctor blades.

Curing Cuts Co$ts

Label printer Wilkri-Etiketten is testing a UV system, launched by IST Metz, on a pilot application. The result: higher yields plus energy efficiency.

Sun Chemical HD Plates

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