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Enprom emphasises innovation and seeks investors for expansion plan
  Tuesday 11 December 2018, Companies/Markets
  The renowned company Enprom Packaging (Sant Julià de Ramis, Spain), specialised in the design and manufacture of machinery for the converting, labelling and packaging sector, has tackled a series of technological improvements to enhance its position in the mentioned fields. Currently, Enprom pursues an expansion plan that includes the opening of commercial subsidiaries in the United States, Europe and Asia.  read more >>

Donations instead of gifts: Marbach supports charities
  Monday 10 December 2018, Companies/Markets
  Karl Marbach GmbH & Co. KG (Heilbronn, Germany) looks back on an eventful year. It is a tradition for the die-cutting and thermal tool manufacturer to donate at Christmas instead of giving presents to customers. When selecting the recipients, it is important to the Marbach management to split the money between internationally renowned and regionally respected institutions. This year Marbach donated €7000 to Burkina Faso and also supports the frostbite protection of the Aufbaugilde Heilbronn with a donation of €3000.  read more >>

Comexi hosts conference in Sao Paulo
  Friday 7 December 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  Comexi (Girona, Spain), a global leader in the flexible packaging industry, further underlined the importance of the Brazilian market for the company. The machinery suppliers held a seminar in the city of São Paulo, which was a resounding success, with the participation of almost one hundred professionals from 32 renowned companies in the sector. The event was led by Comexi and the Manel Xifra Boada Technology Center (CTec).  read more >>

Equal partnership: Paul & Co and Nippon Paper Core renew their alliance
  Wednesday 5 December 2018, Companies/Markets
  A long-term intercultural partnership requires mutual trust and the harmony of corporate values. At Paul & Co GmbH & Co. KG (Wildflecken, Germany) and Nippon Paper Core, this is not different. One is a renowned German specialist for hard paper cores, the other is the largest Japanese core manufacturer.  read more >>

Zanders: New ownership from 1 December
  Monday 3 December 2018, Companies/Markets
  The traditional company Zanders from Bergisch-Gladbach will continue to produce high-quality specialty papers and boards in the future. The company was taken over by the new "Zanders-Paper GmbH" on 1 December 2018. Dr Marc d'Avoine, insolvency administrator at Zanders, announced the successful conclusion of the negotiations  read more >>

Mondon celebrates workshop extension
  Friday 30 November 2018, Companies/Markets
  The machinery experts at Mondon SAS (Saint-Pal-de-Mons, France) are well-known for their winding and converting lines. While the company started out in 1983 with machinery designed mainly for the plastic market, Mondon has broadened its portfolio to include nonwovens since 2000, and rubber and gum since 2010.  read more >>

iT.CONnect 2018: Illusions become reality
  Monday 26 November 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  At this year's iT.CONnect, organised by T.CON GmbH & Co. KG (Plattling, Germany) everything happened under the motto "IT'S MAGIC - IT is magic". The approximately 120 participants were supposed to rediscover the "magic" inherent in technical innovations.  read more >>

Change in management at GOEBEL Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH
  Friday 23 November 2018, Appointments
  With effect from 15 October, Dr Ralf Holz is the new managing director of GOEBEL Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH. The long-established German company, which belongs to the Italian IMS TECHNOLOGIES Group, is pleased to welcome with Dr Holz a strategist with extensive leadership experience.  read more >>

GEPP and AMUT: Strategic cooperation in Mexico
  Thursday 22 November 2018, Companies/Markets
  AMUT DOLCI EXTRUSION (Novara, Italy) and the Mexican company GEPP have announced their collaboration in the field of flexible packaging machines.  read more >>

Herrmann Ultraschall: Funding goes to Freiburg, Germany
  Wednesday 21 November 2018, Companies/Markets
  "A lot of good things have happened to us – we want to give something back," say Walter and Ingeborg Herrmann. The Pforzheim entrepreneurs, through their Walter and Ingeborg Herrmann Foundation, will donate €500 000 to the Institute for Sustainable Technical Systems (INATECH) at the University of Freiburg over the next five years – with the option of increasing the term and doubling the funding sum to a total of €1M.  read more >>

MKVS 2018 with 255 participants
  Tuesday 20 November 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  Since 1976, the annual Munich Adhesives and Finishing Symposium (MKVS) has addressed product and machine manufacturers as well as formulators and users in the adhesives, printing and converting industries. And so the industry once again gathered with around 255 participants from 14 countries at the conference centre of the Sheraton München Arabellapark Hotel from 22 to 24 October 2018.  read more >>

LAEvent 2018: Digital engineering solutions
  Friday 9 November 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  LAE Engineering GmbH, which focuses on customer-specific solutions, wanted to bring transparency to the topic of "digital engineering solutions" – and had invited customers, business friends and partners to the 3rd LAEvent in the company's new premises in Wiesloch, Germany: Eight speakers gave lectures and discussed the state-of-the-art of digital solutions in various areas with the 50 or so listeners. They came from industry, energy and building management, trade, the public sector and health and brought with them sound expert knowledge.  read more >>

ANDRITZ to supply a complete needlepunch line to Grupo SARI in Spain
  Thursday 8 November 2018, Companies/Markets
  The international technology Group ANDRITZ (Graz, Austria) has received an order from Grupo SARI (Rubi Industrial), to supply a neXline needlepunch line for the production of needlepunched felts. The line will process several types of raw material such as polyester, polypropylene, bi-component fibres, and viscose, and will produce needlepunched felts for technical markets (automotive, construction, filtration, etc). The line is scheduled for start-up towards the end of 2018.  read more >>

Nordson to build global hub for its extrusion and fluid coating die business
  Wednesday 7 November 2018, Companies/Markets
  On 1 November 2018, the Nordson Corporation celebrated the groundbreaking for a new world headquarters for its EDI extrusion and Premier fluid coating product lines, one that will include advanced equipment for enhancing die quality and more efficient systems for serving customers.  read more >>

Matthews International acquires Frost Converting Systems
  Tuesday 6 November 2018, Companies/Markets
  Matthews International Corporation (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) has announced the signing of a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Frost Converting Systems, Inc. FROST, headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance rotary technical tools for embossing, punching and cutting cardboard and other web materials. With long-term profitable synergies such as industry expertise, corporate culture and complementary capabilities, the acquisition is expected to benefit both companies and their customers, partners and employees.  read more >>

Pfeiffer Vacuum opens new building in the United States
  Friday 2 November 2018, Companies/Markets
  Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH (Asslar, Germany), one of the world's leading suppliers of high-tech vacuum solutions for the semiconductor, industrial, coating, analytical, and research and development markets, opened a new corporate building in Nashua, New Hampshire, North America, on 25 October. The modern, two-storey building with approximately 2500 square metres accommodates the North American headquarters with administration, sales, product management, marketing and customer service.  read more >>

TRESU and Lohmann collaborate to show quality of flexo on carton packaging
  Thursday 1 November 2018, Companies/Markets
  The flexo machine and equipment provider TRESU Group (Kolding, Denmark) and the mounting tape manufacturer Lohmann (Neuwied, Germany) have collaborated to show how flexo printing can efficiently meet brand-owners’ expectations for high-quality, impactful folding carton packaging.  read more >>

Sensory Analytics appoints new industry manager for films and flexible packaging
  Wednesday 31 October 2018, Appointments
  Sensory Analytics (Greensboro, North Carolina), manufacturer of the highly precise and award-winning SpecMetrix coating thickness and film layer measurement systems, has welcomed Mike Loesher as the new industry manager for films and flexible packaging.  read more >>

Cosmo Films launches metallized velvet lamination films
  Tuesday 30 October 2018, Products and Innovations
  Cosmo Films (New Delhi, India), a leader in speciality films for flexible packaging, lamination and labelling applications as well as synthetic paper, recently launched a metallized velvet lamination film for the luxury packaging segment. The newly developed film has been engineered to offer intense silver colour along with rich velvet touch to the laminated paper/paperboard or package.  read more >>

Erhardt+Leimer devices receive ODVA certification
  Monday 29 October 2018, Products and Innovations
  The Ethernet/IP interfaces for the web tension measuring amplifier PA 62 and the control card RK 4030 from Erhardt+Leimer Group (Stadtbergen, Germany) have recently received ODVA certification.  read more >>

Comexi’s CTec trainings to be expanded
  Friday 26 October 2018, Companies/Markets
  The Manel Xifra Boada Technology Center, Comexi CTec (Girona, Spain), a specialist in consultancy and technical service for the printing and converting industry for flexible packaging, expands its training range for 2019 with the inclusion of a new course focused on flexographic prepresses. This new advanced technical session has been added after the great demand of the sector. The training programme of this new course is currently being finalised and the dates for the first edition will be published shortly.  read more >>

European Bioplastics: “Reduction of single-use plastics needs to tie in with circular economy consumption realities in Europe”
  Thursday 25 October 2018, Companies/Markets
  The European Parliament recently approved its report on the draft Directive on Marine Pollution and Single-use Plastics. “European Bioplastics fully supports the transition from a linear to a circular economy. Bioplastics enable more sustainable solutions for a range of products,” says François de Bie, chairman of EUBP, the European association that represents the interests of the bioplastics industry.  read more >>

Apex International continues growth in Mexican market
  Tuesday 23 October 2018, Appointments
  Apex International (Hapert, The Netherlands) has appointed Gustavo Soto as direct technical representative & sales for Mexico. Soto is joining the Apex North America team from Flexi-Vel, which has been the Apex representative in that region for several years. Apex extended thanks to Flexi-Vel for their support and working with Apex in the Mexican market.  read more >>

EyeC receives positive feedback for its participation at Labelexpo Americas 2018
  Monday 22 October 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  At this year's Labelexpo Americas in Chicago, Hamburg-based EyeC GmbH presented a wide range of print image inspection systems for labels and flexible packaging. Together with Deacro Industries, an inline inspection solution was also presented for the first time. Both the ProofRunner and the Proofiler Graphic attracted many visitors to the exhibition stands.  read more >>

GEW reports record number of systems at Labelexpo Americas 2018
  Friday 19 October 2018, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  GEW (EC) Limited (Crawley, UK) has reported that a record number of its UV Curing Systems were in operation at Labelexpo Americas 2018, with GEW lampheads running on the majority of the leading manufacturers’ presses at the show.  read more >>

Impressive triple for the automation experts of Lebbing
  Thursday 18 October 2018, Companies/Markets
  Just recently, Lebbing engineering & consulting GmbH, based in Bocholt, Germany, had no less than three very good reasons to party: Firstly, the automation experts celebrated the 20th company anniversary. Secondly, for already 10 years, Lebbing has been part of the renowned Jagenberg AG.  read more >>

Polytec unveils new DIC system for compact measurement fields
  Wednesday 17 October 2018, Products and Innovations
  Polytec GmbH (Waldbronn, Germany), specialist for optical metrology, presents the new StrainMaster Compact strain and deformation measuring system from the German manufacturer LaVision. The measuring head of the digital 3D image correlation system consists of two permanently integrated USB3 cameras and a bright LED light source in a compact housing.  read more >>

H.B. Fuller presents Lunamelt PS 4015 for courier bags and tapes at Labelexpo India 2018
  Tuesday 16 October 2018, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  H. B. Fuller Europe GmbH (Zurich, Switzerland) introduces to the Indian market a versatile, fast bonding and high performance hot melt PSA that can be applied to a variety of substrates.  read more >>

BST eltromat appoints new technical managing director
  Monday 15 October 2018, Appointments
  Dr Jürgen Dillmann was appointed managing director of BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany) on 1 June 2018 and is responsible for the Technology Division. The mechanical engineer succeeds Dr Johann-Carsten Kipp, who retired at the end of August.  read more >>

EyeC opens new office in Mexico and gains new local partner in Uruguay
  Friday 12 October 2018, Companies/Markets
  Hamburg-based EyeC GmbH, supplier of artwork inspection and print image inspection systems, is expanding its network of sales and service partners in America. The print image inspection expert now has an office in Mexico and a local partner for Uruguay and Paraguay.  read more >>

Heaford makes new appointments to manage increased demand and commitment to customer service
  Thursday 11 October 2018, Appointments
  JM Heaford (Manchester, UK), a supplier of mounting and proofing solutions for the tag and label, flexible packaging, corrugated and gravure markets, has made two new appointments to meet continued growth across all major markets. The recent appointment of an additional service engineer and new design engineer will help meet current demand while also maintaining the company’s long-term commitment to the diversifying needs of its customers.  read more >>

OM-Klebetechnik moves headquarters to Neumarkt, Germany
  Wednesday 10 October 2018, Companies/Markets
  The adhesive technology specialist OM-Klebetechnik GmbH starts the last quarter with good prospects. Only a few kilometres away from the previous company headquarters in Seligenporten, Germany, in the Neumarkt district of Woffenbach, the construction of the new administration and of larger production facilities is just beginning.  read more >>

Klöckner Pentaplast announces $25M investment in capacity expansion in North America
  Tuesday 9 October 2018, Companies/Markets
  Klöckner Pentaplast’s Pharma & Medical Device Division (kp PMD) recently announced that it will add to its global production capacity in North America.  read more >>

Maxcess appoints new VP of global supply chain
  Monday 8 October 2018, Appointments
  Maxcess (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), a specialist in innovative products and services for web handling applications, has named Tim Quinn as vice president of global supply chain.  read more >>

FachPack 2018 sets new records
  Tuesday 2 October 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  FachPack 2018 brought about 45 000 trade visitors (2016: 41 014) to Nuremberg, Germany, from 25 to 27 September to learn about innovations and trends in the packaging industry. This represents an increase of more than eight percent compared to the previous event in the series.  read more >>

New portal Packaging360 celebrates its launch
  Monday 1 October 2018, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The packaging-360.com platform went online just in time for the start of the FachPack trade fair (Nuremberg, Germany) on 25 September 2018. Anyone looking for a packaging solution for a product will find informative and inspiring news here in the future. The portal offers an all-round view of the subject of packaging along the entire value chain.  read more >>

A4Labels.com installs Daco D350S laser label sheet production line
  Monday 24 September 2018, Companies/Markets
  A4Labels.com (Brighton, UK), has installed a Daco D350S sheeting line for the production of A4 laser / inkjet labels. A4Labels.com manufactures short run, sometimes as little as 500 sheets and long run sheet labels.  read more >>

GEW RHINO PSU achieves ETL Listing
  Friday 21 September 2018, Products and Innovations
  GEW, the UK-based manufacturer of UV curing systems, announces that the company’s premium RHINO Power Supply has achieved the prestigious ETL Listing from Intertek, a nationally recognised testing laboratory approved by OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration).  read more >>

Baumer hhs showcases Xfeed central adhesive supply system at Fachpack 2018
  Thursday 20 September 2018, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Baumer hhs GmbH (Krefeld, Germany) has expanded its product range for glue application and quality assurance with the Xfeed, a centralised adhesive supply system for hot melt units that offers a number of unique features.  read more >>

PCMC to bring its advanced Meridian laser anilox cleaner to Labelexpo Americas 2018
  Tuesday 18 September 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC; Green Bay, Wisconsin), part of Barry-Wehmiller, showcases its Meridian laser anilox cleaner at Labelexpo Americas 2018 from 25-27 September in Rosemont, Illinois.  read more >>

GSE enhances Ink manager software
  Monday 17 September 2018, Products and Innovations
  The Dutch ink logistics provider GSE Dispensing has enhanced its Ink manager software by introducing an optional module that brings improved control of job procedures and costs, as well as better traceability in label and packaging printing.  read more >>

Vishal Containers acquires Comexi F2 MP hybrid flexo machine
  Friday 14 September 2018, Companies/Markets
  Comexi (Girona, Spain), supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector, and Vishal Containers LTD, a packaging solutions company from India, have strengthened their commercial relationship with the order for a Comexi F2 MP, a hybrid flexo machine suitable for flexible packaging.  read more >>

Leonhard Kurz: Hidden authenticity feature applied by thermal transfer printing
  Thursday 13 September 2018, Products and Innovations
  They look totally inconspicuous: barcodes printed by TTR (thermal transfer printing) in the usual black, on machine, automotive and replacement parts, on chemicals and building materials, on printed circuit boards and pharmaceutical packaging. But these barcodes might have secret inner workings. Now they can be equipped with hidden, machine-readable authenticity features.  read more >>

New head of sales & marketing at Brigl & Bergmeister
  Wednesday 12 September 2018, Appointments
  On 1 September 2018, Jost Orichel joined the sales team of Brigl & Bergmeister GmbH (Niklasdorf, Österreich). He will be responsible for the entire sales & marketing activities of the B&B Group.  read more >>

Polytec adds spectral X-ray cameras to its imaging portfolio
  Tuesday 11 September 2018, Products and Innovations
  Polytec GmbH (Waldbronn, Germany) now offers spectral X-ray cameras from the Czech-Finnish manufacturer Advacam. The cameras are directly converting single photon counting pixel detectors and should represent the top of the current radiation image technology. The detector technology was developed in international cooperation under the direction of CERN.  read more >>

SONOTRONIC presents new ultrasonic welding machine at Fakuma 2018
  Monday 10 September 2018, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  With the NC iSONIC, Sonotronic Nagel GmbH (Karlsbad, Germany) is launching its new ultrasonic series welding machine with servo drive and future-oriented automation concept. At the forefront of the development was the modular design of the machine, which, depending on application and component size, makes a very compact and elegant impression.  read more >>

RHEINTACHO enhances product portfolio of Auto-sync stroboscopes
  Friday 7 September 2018, Products and Innovations
  The Auto-sync function of RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH (Freiburg, Germany) uses a laser beam to determine the synchronisation frequency – without manual adjustment or external sensor signals. A reflex mark is simply applied to the object to be measured.  read more >>

AMUT DOLCI EXTRUSION supplies line to Malaysia
  Thursday 6 September 2018, Companies/Markets
  AMUT DOLCI EXTRUSION (Novara, Italy) recently supplied to EB Packaging SDN. BHD a cast line for the production of stretch film in the factory located in Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia. EB Packaging has been involved in the manufacturing and trading of packaging materials such as stretch film, plastic bags, PE foam, air bubble films and all kinds of adhesive tapes since 1995.  read more >>

Toray Plastics expands Torayfan white films portfolio
  Wednesday 5 September 2018, Products and Innovations
  Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (North Kingstown, Rhode Island) has expanded its portfolio of white films and now offers consumer product goods companies and converters five new Torayfan white-pigmented metallized BOPP films. The new films encompass sealable and non-sealable versions and are available in a variety of heat-seal strengths.  read more >>

Erhardt + Leimer at Labelexpo Americas 2018
  Tuesday 4 September 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  At this year’s Labelexpo Americas, held in Chicago between 25 and 27 September, Erhardt+Leimer will be showcasing a cross-section of their broad portfolio for the label industry: equipment for web guiding and tension control as well as video and inspection systems for quality assurance.  read more >>

Labelexpo Americas formalises FTA partnership
  Monday 3 September 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  The organisers of the Labelexpo Global Series have formalised their partnership with the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) for this year’s edition of Labelexpo Americas, the biggest of its kind in the region.  read more >>

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper welcomes 25 new apprentices
  Friday 31 August 2018, Appointments
  On 1 August 2018, twenty-five new trainees launched their professional career at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper’s mills in Bielefeld and Flensburg. Among them are eleven paper technologists, six machine and plant operators, two industrial clerks, three industrial mechanics, two electronics technicians and one electronic for automation technology.  read more >>

KROENERT and Coatema under one umbrella company
  Thursday 30 August 2018, Companies/Markets
  Hamburg-based ATH Altonaer-Technologie-Holding GmbH – owner of KROENERT GmbH & Co KG – and Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH (Dormagen, Germany), have announced that they have signed an agreement under which ATH will take over all shares of Coatema.  read more >>

New Era Converting Machinery wins 3M’s Supplier of the Year Award
  Wednesday 29 August 2018, Companies/Markets
  New Era Converting Machinery, Inc., a leading manufacturer of purpose-built web converting equipment based in Paterson, New Jersey, was honoured with the 2017 3M Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of the company’s contribution to improving 3M’s competitiveness.  read more >>

BST North America to showcase complete range of solutions for the narrow-web market at Labelexpo Americas
  Tuesday 28 August 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  BST North America will showcase its comprehensive range of quality assurance products for label printing and the narrow web market at Labelexpo Americas 2018. This large event for the label and package printing industry will take place from 25-27 September 2018 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.  read more >>

Karl Knauer wins German Packaging Award with Black Panther film promotion
  Monday 27 August 2018, Products and Innovations
  Packaging specialist Karl Knauer KG (Biberach, Germany) wins the German Packaging Award 2018 with a particularly exciting promotional packaging for the film launch of the blockbuster "Black Panther" from Marvel Studios, and the spectacular packaging of the iced tea "Brisk" that was developed on behalf of PepsiCo (USA).  read more >>

Leonhard Kurz presents single-step process for complex 3D geometries
  Friday 24 August 2018, Products and Innovations
  Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG (Fürth, Germany) has developed an IMD Varioform process that can be used to manufacture and decorate, in a single step, components for which no efficient decoration solution was previously available due to their particularly three-dimensional geometry.  read more >>

European Bioplastics: Microbes fully metabolise biodegradable plastics
  Thursday 23 August 2018, Companies/Markets
  Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) succeeded in an interdisciplinary study to demonstrate that soil microorganisms metabolically utilised the carbon in the PBAT polymer both for energy production and also to build up microbial biomass.  read more >>

Anton Debatin and Riba found Deriba Group
  Wednesday 22 August 2018, Companies/Markets
  Two traditional companies in the packaging industry merge: The packaging manufacturers Anton Debatin GmbH (Bruchsal, Germany) and Riba GmbH (Hamm, Germany) have founded Deriba Group GmbH. The new group acts as the holding company for six highly specialised individual companies and bundles their competencies.  read more >>

PWH Plasmawerk Hamburg and Neuenhauser Maschinenbau form alliance
  Tuesday 21 August 2018, Companies/Markets
  The established German mechanical engineering company Neuenhauser Maschinenbau GmbH has become a strategic partner of Plasmawerk Hamburg – supplier of corona and plasma systems – with retroactive effect from 1 July 2018. Neuenhauser acquires a minority stake in the company.  read more >>

Change of leadership at FMP Technology GmbH
  Monday 20 August 2018, Appointments
  Since its foundation in 2006, FMP Technology GmbH has been managed by its current main shareholder Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Franz Durst in an executive function. The company is a spin-off from the university chair of fluid mechanics in Erlangen, Germany, and has so far developed products in the fields of coating and drying technology as well as injection nozzle technology for internal combustion engines.  read more >>

ANDRITZ highlights its state-of-the-art technologies at CINTE 2018
  Friday 10 August 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  The international technology Group ANDRITZ (Graz, Austria) will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production processes and textile finishing technologies at CINTE 2018, to be held in the Shanghai New International Expo Center, China, from 4-6 September 2018. As one of the global market leaders in advanced technologies for drylaid, spunjet, thermobonding, wetlaid, and converting processes for absorbent hygiene products, ANDRITZ offers reliable solutions tailored to each customer’s individual needs.  read more >>

Dow’s SYMBIEX lamination technology obtains global food approval for barrier applications
  Thursday 9 August 2018, Products and Innovations
  The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Michigan) has been granted global food approval for its SYMBIEX solventless adhesives. This ultra-fast curing adhesive solution was first introduced to the market at drupa 2016 together with Nordmeccanica’s Duplex SL One Shot lamination line and it is now approved for use in the production of barrier laminates in Europe, the USA and China.  read more >>

Treofan: Jindal Films acquires European business
  Wednesday 8 August 2018, Companies/Markets
  M&C S.P.A., the owner of Treofan Holdings GmbH (Raunheim, Germany), has sold its majority stake in Treofan Europe to Jindal Films, an Indian film and label manufacturer.  read more >>

PCMC appoints new aftermarket sales representative
  Tuesday 7 August 2018, Appointments
  Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC; Green Bay, Wisconsin), a division of Barry-Wehmiller and a leading supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package printing industries, has named Adam Servais as aftermarket upgrade and rebuild sales representative printing, coating and laminating.  read more >>

KROENERT: “Machinery companies need open markets”
  Monday 6 August 2018, Companies/Markets
  Open markets and free trade without barriers are of decisive importance for mechanical and plant engineering companies. Globally active medium-sized companies in particular, including the frequently quoted "hidden champions", are dependent on functioning free trade. Only in this way can they assume a strong position in international competition and make an important contribution to jobs and prosperity in their region. During a tour of the plant, the Hamburg-based coating equipment manufacturer KROENERT GmbH & Co KG and the VDMA discussed these and other topics together with Dr Matthias Bartke, member of the Bundestag.  read more >>

Leonhard Kurz presents new methods of plastics decoration and sensor integration at Fakuma
  Friday 3 August 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  Seamless automotive cockpits controllable by touch or gestures, household appliances with a stylish dead front look and hidden control panel, plain surface finishes that reveal mood-setting backlit designs when approached – Leonhard Kurz (Fürth, Germany) will be presenting latest generation HMI applications at Fakuma. Visitors to the Kurz booth will be able to see a comprehensive range of surface decoration solutions, sensor technologies, and industrial sensor integration applications that offer scope for innovative HMI design and functionality.  read more >>

AMUT DOLCI EXTRUSION supplies PA-PE cast-laminating line with three sections
  Thursday 2 August 2018, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The brand new line from AMUT DOLCI EXTRUSION (Novara, Italy), delivered to a European customer, will produce PA-PE film to be converted into vacuum pouches / envelopes or trays for sliced foodstuff. Food applications need multilayer films with barrier properties against gas, fats and flavourings.  read more >>

Label Industry Global Awards 2018 names PCMC finalist for Innovation Award
  Wednesday 1 August 2018, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC; based in Green Bay, Wisconsin), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has been named a finalist for the Award for Innovation, one of the key categories of the Label Industry Global Awards 2018.  read more >>

KIEFEL regroups its packaging activities
  Tuesday 31 July 2018, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  Following several acquisitions and steep organic growth in recent years, KIEFEL GmbH, the Germany-based specialist for plastic film material processing machines, is announcing organisational changes in its packaging activities. The aim is to ensure a strong customer focus in the rigid plastic packaging market and to take full advantage of upcoming market opportunities.  read more >>

Rahil (CPP) Films invests in BOBST K5 VISION
  Monday 30 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  Rahil (CPP) Films Pvt. Ltd, which is based in Gujarat, India, has purchased a BOBST K5 VISION 2450mm – the first vacuum metallizer for the company out of the portfolio of the Swiss traditional machinery supplier.  read more >>

RHEINTACHO presents innovation in pocket format
  Friday 27 July 2018, Products and Innovations
  RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH (Freiburg, Germany) has for the first time equipped a small portable pocket stroboscope with auto-sync laser function: The new RT STROBE pocketLED laser is reported to set new standards in functionality and operability.  read more >>

Eurolaser: Speed and precision through customised systems
  Thursday 26 July 2018, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  CO2 laser systems from eurolaser GmbH (Lüneburg, Germany) are reported to be ideally suited for cutting and engraving extruded or cast acrylics, films and other plastics. Non-contact laser cutting is fast and precise and instantly produces clear, smooth edges, without chips and post-processing. There is claimed to be no product adhesion when machining adhesive films.  read more >>

KROENERT’s LabCo can be tested in India now
  Wednesday 25 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  KROENERT GmbH & Co KG (Hamburg, Germany), a global leader in the manufacture of customised coating and laminating systems, delivered a multifunctional coating system for research- and test purposes to the Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings (MICC) in Mumbai, India – a dedicated space for rapid prototyping of new innovative packaging structures.  read more >>

Successful BST eltromat product launches at Print4All
  Tuesday 24 July 2018, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany) successfully launched two new products at Print4All 2018 in Milan: the FVG POS 100 sensor positioner and the ekr 500 digital Unit Touch controller, which feature a completely new commander for web guiding. Both are based on existing BST eltromat products that have already proven themselves in the field and are used by customers around the world.  read more >>

Internationalisation, new headquarters, marketing: ACIMGA pursues growth strategy
  Monday 23 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  At its annual meeting, ACIMGA (the Italian manufacturers association of machinery for the graphic, converting and paper industry) announced encouraging figures on the market and at the Milan-based exhibition Print4All.  read more >>

EMS joins European Rotogravure Association (ERA)
  Friday 20 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  EMS B.V. (Almelo, The Netherlands) is now a member of the European Rotogravure Association (ERA). On 1 July, the manufacturer of modern CFRP rolls joined the trade association in order to expand its network in the areas of printing, film and paper production as well as in the processing industry.  read more >>

Dr. Noll GmbH celebrates 25 years of precision measuring technology
  Thursday 19 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  Dr. Noll GmbH (Bad Kreuznach, Germany), part of the Erhardt+Leimer corporate group, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. On this occasion, Matthias Ess, VP of the Koblenz Chamber of Industry and Commerce, presented Christian Lantzsch, head of the Dr. Noll subsidiary, with a Chamber of Industry and Commerce commemorative certificate. In the 25 years since it was founded by Dr. Albrecht Noll, the organisation has developed into a world-leading provider of optical measuring systems. Its main customers are large tire manufacturers; Dr. Noll also supplies its products to customers in the film/foil industry.  read more >>

Verico Technology announces new headquarters to support expansion
  Wednesday 18 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  Verico Technology, leading provider for waterless printing solutions and various coating technologies, today announced its plan to move its corporate offices from Nashua, New Hampshire, to Enfield, Connecticut, to accommodate for company growth.  read more >>

BST eltromat to showcase quality assurance solutions at IGAS 2018 in Japan
  Tuesday 17 July 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  BST eltromat Japan, a subsidiary of BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany), will be presenting solutions for quality assurance systems in the web-processing industries at this year’s IGAS 2018. The exhibition is an international trade show, which showcases the latest products, technology and services related to printing, converting, packaging and much more. BST eltromat Japan will show highlights for web guiding, 100% inspection, web monitoring, register control and colour management.  read more >>

SchäferRolls expands with second production site in the USA
  Monday 16 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  SchaeferRolls Inc. a manufacturer of high-performance roll covers made of elastomer and composite materials based in Farmington, New Hampshire, USA and a subsidiary of SchäferRolls GmbH & Co. KG from Renningen, Germany, is expanding with a new production facility in Covington, Virginia, USA.  read more >>

BOBST supplies CL 850D laminator to Vietnam
  Friday 13 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  The BOBST CL 850D duplex laminator is part of the Constantia Flexibles Group investment to expand the operations of Oai Hung Manufacturing Joint Stock Co., the production site in Vietnam, that it is part of its pharma division since 2016. The CL 850D from the machinery manufacturer based in Lausanne, Switzerland, is due for delivery and installation in the cleanroom of the company’s state-of-the-art production facility in Ho-Chi-Minh City in the second half of 2018.  read more >>

ANDRITZ acquires Diatec, Italy
  Thursday 12 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  The international technology group ANDRITZ (Graz, Austria) has acquired a 70% stake in Diatec S.R.L., a leading manufacturer of converting machines for the hygiene and food packaging industries based in Collecorvino in the region of Pescara, Italy.  read more >>

Infiana extends extrusion competence
  Tuesday 10 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  As part of an investment package worth millions of euros, the Infiana Group from Forchheim, Germany, has further strengthened its machine bank. In future, the multi-award-winning specialty film manufacturer will manufacture its products in an ultra-modern 9-layer extruder with integrated inline stretching.  read more >>

RHEINTACHO calculates without wear when it comes to its rotational speed measuring devices
  Monday 9 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  Products age and wear; many of which stop working today right after the guarantee period ends, either planned or due to careless development – something which is very annoying for users. RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH (Freiburg, Germany), on the other hand, promises its customers a long, functional life.  read more >>

GEW to highlight its UV solutions at Labelexpo Americas
  Friday 6 July 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  At Labelexpo Americas 2018 (25-27 September in Chicago, Illinois), GEW (EC) Limited (Crawley, UK) will showcase its comprehensive range of UV curing systems comprising mercury arc, LED and hybrid systems. Alongside these will be the fully hybrid RHINO ArcLED electronic power supply, which has very recently been awarded an ETL Listing for the North American market.  read more >>

FIBOPE PORTUGUESA commissions two machines for converting shrink film – a common project of GOEBEL IMS and LAEM System
  Thursday 5 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  In May 2018, IMS TECHNOLOGIES S.p.A. (Bergamo, Italy), disclosed a strategic partnership between its brands GOEBEL IMS and Laem System at Print4All. Now, only shortly after, the two partnering machine manufacturers have announced the commissioning of two machines by FIBOPE PORTUGUESA.  read more >>

BOBST looks back at successful open house COMPETENCE 18
  Tuesday 3 July 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  COMPETENCE 18, this year’s Open House event at BOBST, attracted over 600 visitors, including many of the leading packaging and label manufacturers and converters in the industry. The event, which took place on 5-8 June 2018 at the Competence Center of Bobst Mex, Switzerland, promised to show the “Solutions for the challenge of tomorrow,” addressing key trends facing packaging converters, such as the need for shorter runs, greater versatility, e-commerce and constant innovation.  read more >>

Afera looks back at successful 1st Global Adhesive Tape Summit, launches adhesive tape industry annual conference in Greece
  Monday 2 July 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  Afera, the European Adhesive Tape Association, recently announced the resounding success of its 1st Global Adhesive Tape Summit in Munich, Germany, which boasted a sold-out programme of market and technical lectures, a company visit of Neenah Gessner GmbH, and biennial international test method and standards committee meetings.  read more >>

GOEBEL IMS reinforces sales team
  Wednesday 27 June 2018, Appointments
  GOEBEL IMS, renowned manufacturer of slitting and winding solutions headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany, has been recording an increase in international orders across all industries for many years, including the American market, which is quite significant. Therefore, GOEBEL IMS is extending its activities and expands its sales team with the experienced sales manager Maurens Amaral Gomes.  read more >>

DIENES successful at German Brand Award
  Tuesday 26 June 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  The managing director of DIENES Werke für Maschinenteile GmbH & Co KG (Overath, Germany) Rudolf Supe-Dienes, and Miriam Supe-Dienes (marketing) received the "Special Mention" award of the German Brand Awards in Berlin on 21 June 2018. The "Special Mention" category honours special aspects of brand management – an award that recognises the commitment to the competitiveness of German brands.  read more >>

Insolvent paper manufacturer Feldmuehle Uetersen is reorganised
  Monday 25 June 2018, Companies/Markets
  The German paper company Feldmuehle Uetersen GmbH will be transferred to a subsidiary of the Berlin-based Beteiligungsgesellschaft Kairos Industries AG with effect from 15 June 2018 and will be continued in full. Feldmuehle GmbH was founded specifically for the transfer.  read more >>

Great success for Print4All 2018
  Friday 15 June 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  The first edition of Print4All, the new exhibition format born of the cooperation between Acimga, Argi and Fiera Milano, which from 28 May to 1 June showcased the whole converting, package printing, labelling, commercial and industrial printing production chain, was a full success. Not just in terms of figures – which exceeded the expectations – but also when it comes to climate and prospects, fundamental in assessing the results of a fair.  read more >>

BW Papersystems acquires QUESTEC technology
  Thursday 14 June 2018, Companies/Markets
  BW Papersystems (Phillips, Wisconsin), part of Barry-Wehmiller and a leading manufacturer for the corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries, has acquired the QUESTEC technology from Ph-QUESTEC, based in Germany. Adding this specialised, innovative rotary crosscutting technology—which serves the printing industry, and has special lightweight paper and film applications—is expected to perfectly complement BW Papersystems’ already robust sheeting and paper-converting product and technology offerings. The transaction, Barry-Wehmiller’s 106th acquisition, became final on 1 June 2018.  read more >>

FINAT Awards: Schreiner MediPharm and Schreiner ProTech Each Win Recognition for Two Developments
  Wednesday 13 June 2018, Companies/Markets
  Several entries submitted by the Schreiner Group high-tech company (Oberschleißheim, Germany) convinced the FINAT judging panel this year: The Schreiner MediPharm and Schreiner ProTech business units each received two awards for their developments for the pharmaceutical and engineering-based industries respectively. The accolades were presented on the occasion of the European Label Forum in Dublin in early June. For nearly two decades, Schreiner Group with its innovative solutions has been among the annual award winners of the FINAT Label Competition, an international competition of the European association for the self-adhesive label industry (FINAT).  read more >>

KROENERT expands its portfolio with a coating unit for simultaneous double-sided siliconizing
  Tuesday 12 June 2018, Companies/Markets
  KROENERT GmbH & Co KG (Hamburg, Germany), a global leader in the manufacture of customised coating, printing and laminating systems, is introducing the first coating unit for simultaneously siliconizing both sides of a web with solvent-free silicones.  read more >>

Coatema and OPTIMA present COMEDCO – the complete solution for transdermal dressings and oral dispersible films
  Monday 11 June 2018, Companies/Markets
  The new COMEDCO alliance assists pharmaceutical companies with their start into the manufacturing and packaging process of transdermal dressings and oral dispersible films. The technology leaders Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH (Dormagen, Germany) and OPTIMA life science GmbH (Schwäbisch Hall, Germany) are behind COMEDCO with their expertise in converting and coating with pharmaceutical medicines.  read more >>

Maxcess announces new load cell amplifiers with networking capabilities from MAGPOWR
  Friday 8 June 2018, Products and Innovations
  Maxcess (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), a leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications, announced the release of three tension amplifiers from MAGPOWR with advanced networking capabilities. Announced are the DLCA NET, DLCA NET-Slim and DLCA NET-IP65, with the slim catering to applications where panel space is crucial and the IP65 to applications where tension values can be converted to communications on the machine itself without going back to a control panel.  read more >>

Polytype Converting appoints new sales & business development manager
  Thursday 7 June 2018, Appointments
  Germany and Switzerland-based Polytype Converting, a leading designer and manufacturer of machinery for the converting industry, has announced the appointment of Alexandre David as sales & business development manager, effective from 1 March 2018.  read more >>

Afera to hold 1st Global Adhesive Tape Summit in Munich, Germany
  Wednesday 6 June 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  Afera, the European Adhesive Tape Association, announced its launch of the 1st Global Adhesive Tape Summit, a unique event bringing together companies along the adhesive tape value chain of not only Europe, but Asia, North America and the Middle East, for 4 days of learning about current technical advancements and market conditions, meeting on standardisation issues, and networking with industry leaders.  read more >>

BST eltromat to showcase quality assurance in the nonwoven market at ANEX2018
  Tuesday 5 June 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  The BST Group, especially BST eltromat International, BST eltromat Japan, BST eltromat Shanghai and BXD, an agent of BST eltromat Shanghai, will be presenting several highlights for quality assurance systems for the nonwoven industry at this year’s ANEX2018 at booth 124 in Tokyo, Japan. The company will show reliable solutions and products for web guiding and 100% inspection. Visitors can also learn more about the other product segments: register control, web monitoring, colour measurement, surface inspection, colour management, workflow, automation, thickness measurement and basis weight measurement.  read more >>

IMS TECHNOLOGIES S.p.A. and Laem System S.r.l. launch a strategic alliance
  Tuesday 29 May 2018, Companies/Markets
  Bergamo-based leading mechanical engineering company IMS TECHNOLOGIES S.p.A. announces at Print4All on May 29, 2018, that the group enters into a strategic partnership with Laem System S.r.l  read more >>

BST eltromat appoints new head of the BST ProControl business unit
  Friday 25 May 2018, Appointments
  Siegfried Steggemann took over control of BST eltromat’s (Bielefeld, Germany) BST ProControl business unit on 1 April 2018. Even during his engineering degree, Steggemann focused on design technology as well as measurement and control technology. After completing his degree, the engineer started his career at BST eltromat’s parent company EMG Automation GmbH in the strip guiding unit in metal manufacturing.  read more >>

IMS Deltamatic S.p.A. changes its corporate name into IMS TECHNOLOGIES S.p.A.
  Thursday 24 May 2018, Companies/Markets
  IMS Deltamatic S.p.A., headquarted in Calcinate, Italy, one of the world’s leading companies in the designing, manufacturing and trading of high technology automatic special machineries for converting, packaging and automotive industries, announces the change of its corporate name into IMS TECHNOLOGIES S.p.A., with immediate effect.  read more >>

T.CON finalises system conversion to SAP S/4HANA at Perlen Packaging
  Wednesday 23 May 2018, Companies/Markets
  T.CON GmbH & Co. KG from Plattling, Germany, an SAP Gold Partner, carried out the system conversion from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA version 1709 in only one step at Perlen Packaging, a subsidiary of Chemie + Papier Holding AG (CPH). This one-step approach enabled significant time and cost savings and only one downtime was necessary. Thanks to this and T.CON's know-how and structured approach, the project was completed within seven months.  read more >>

Zeller+Gmelin completes successful Uvaflex colour series
  Tuesday 22 May 2018, Products and Innovations
  Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co. KG recently added new products to its colour series Uvaflex FCM Y81. In addition to its newly developed gloss varnish, these also include five different types of black for various applications. They complete the current FCM generation introduced to the market by the Eislingen-based printing ink manufacturer at Labelexpo 2017. Like the entire series, the new products have typical features such as low migration potential and good printing properties.  read more >>

RHEINTACHO’s “Black Box” – The measurement of infinite light
  Friday 18 May 2018, Companies/Markets
  The final assembly of the stroboscopes at RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH (Freiburg, Germany) is probably unique worldwide. Thanks to this system, the luminous intensity of the RHEINTACHO stroboscopes is measured and displayed graphically.  read more >>

GEW to showcase major UV technology advances at Gallus Innovation Days 2018
  Thursday 17 May 2018, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  GEW (EC) Limited from Crawley, UK, will provide a glimpse at the future of UV curing technology during the Gallus Innovations Days taking place 26 to 28 June 2018 at the Gallus Print Media Center Label in St Gallen, Switzerland. Over recent years GEW has heavily invested in dedicated resources to accelerate the development of advanced UV curing technologies that will benefit businesses in the printing and converting industries.  read more >>

JHT appoints new head of sales
  Wednesday 16 May 2018, Appointments
  JHT Jakobs-Houben Technologie GmbH (Geilenkirchen, Germany), known as an innovative manufacturer of coating, laminating and impregnating systems for web-like materials, has strengthened its management team with Stefan Essing to take on the newly created position of head of sales.  read more >>

Peter Frei, CEO of the PANTEC print decoration business, has passed away
  Wednesday 9 May 2018, Appointments
  The PANTEC Group (Ruggell, Liechtenstein) is sad to announce that Peter Frei, CEO of the PANTEC print decoration business, has passed away unexpectedly due to an accident on 29 April 2018. The company extends its deepest condolences to his wife and three children, as well as his relatives.  read more >>

H.B. Fuller gives green light to UV light fluorescing adhesives
  Tuesday 8 May 2018, Products and Innovations
  H.B. Fuller Europe GmbH (Zurich, Switzerland) confirms it is helping converters achieve zero-defects production with its expanded range of UV light fluorescing adhesives. Designed to perform with some of the most challenging packaging substrates, these innovative adhesive solutions offer the additional reassurance of fulfilling food safety requirements.  read more >>

Lüraflex looks back at a successful strengthening of its distribution
  Monday 7 May 2018, Appointments
  Lüraflex GmbH (Neuss, Germany), a well-known supplier to the paper, converting and plastic film industry, has confirmed its strategic sales orientation. According to the company, the number of developments, inquiries and orders has risen steadily.  read more >>

Treofan develops thermally stable separator foil for e-mobility
  Friday 4 May 2018, Products and Innovations
  The BOPP film specialist Treofan Germany GmbH & Co. KG from Raunheim develops a low-loss, thermally stable and safe separator for lithium-ion battery cells (LIBZ) based on its proven microporous separator film TreoPore. This makes Treofan a partner of the research project "HiT-Cell" (HighTemperature-Cell). The aim is to develop a temperature-stable lithium-ion battery for all mobile and stationary applications.  read more >>

Comexi announces sale of four slitters to a Pakistani group
  Thursday 3 May 2018, Companies/Markets
  Comexi (Girona, Spain), a global supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging, printing and converting sectors, strengthens its strategic alliance with Universal Packaging Company (Pvt) Ltd. and International Packaging Films (Pvt) Ltd., two leading sister companies in Pakistan. This new acquisition is expected to allow the companies an increase in their product portfolio, better performance, and a wider application offer in packaging.  read more >>

Cosmo Films wins prestigious SAP ACE Award 2018
  Wednesday 2 May 2018, Companies/Markets
  Cosmo Films Limited (New Delhi, India) has received the prestigious SAP ACE Award for the year 2018 for being the front-runner in digital transformation and cloud adoption. Cosmo Films is a leading global brand, offering value added BOPP and CPP films for packaging, labelling, lamination and industrial applications.  read more >>

Meech launches the most powerful DC power supply for Hyperion electrostatic systems
  Friday 27 April 2018, Products and Innovations
  Meech International (Witney, UK) has been developing electrostatic systems for the printing, packaging and plastics industries for over 20 years. Now the company announces the latest addition to its successful and innovative Hyperion series – the 233v4 DC power supply. The 233v4 is suitable for use in a wide range of applications and is a compact and powerful device that controls the ionisation power.  read more >>

Jowat SE appoints new head of solution partner support
  Thursday 26 April 2018, Appointments
  On 1 June 2018, Tim Görder will take over as global director of solution partner support at Jowat SE (Detmold, Germany). He succeeds Manfred Kubo, who has headed the department since it was established two years ago and who will retire after over 17 years with the company. Tim Görder previously served six years as product manager for the Paper/Packaging division.  read more >>

Rockwell Automation becomes part of the OPC UA Time-Sensitive-Networking Initiative
  Tuesday 24 April 2018, Companies/Markets
  Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) joins industry leaders ABB, Belden, Bosch Rexroth, B&R, Cisco, Hilscher, KUKA, National Instruments, Phoenix Contact, Pilz, Schneider Electric, TTTech and WAGO (collectively known as “Shapers”) to develop a communications solution for real-time and sensor-to-cloud industrial applications.  read more >>

GOEBEL IMS opens new Customer Innovation and Application Center in Italy
  Monday 23 April 2018, Companies/Markets
  The commissioning of new machinery and mechanical equipment constitutes a resource intensive process with heavy investments and long-term commitments. Producers and converters thus need to ensure a seamless integration of their new slitting and winding machines into their machine bank and production line. GOEBEL IMS (Darmstadt, Germany), one of the global leaders in innovative slitting and winding solutions with more than 165 years of expertise, is now substantially expanding its service portfolio with the introduction of MyLab@GOEBEL IMS (Calcinate, Italy).  read more >>

Bimec to showcase its technology at Print4All in Milan and at a parallel open house event
  Friday 20 April 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  Bimec s.r l (Vanzaghello, Italy), specialised in the design and construction of slitter rewinders for plastic films, paper, laminates, and flexible packaging, will participate in two major events in the next few weeks: From 29 May to 1 June, the company will exhibit at the international converting show Print4All, which takes place at the Milano-Rho exhibition centre in Italy.  read more >>

New marketing manager at KROENERT
  Thursday 19 April 2018, Appointments
  KROENERT GmbH & Co KG (Hamburg, Germany), one of the world leaders in coating lines for web-like materials, strengthens its management team by implementing a marketing manager. This new position will be occupied by Nina Kessler.  read more >>

New Era Converting Machinery enters into agreement with Adept Converting
  Wednesday 18 April 2018, Companies/Markets
  New Era Converting Machinery, Inc. (Paterson, New Jersey) has entered into an agreement with Adept Converting Equipment, Inc. whereby Bruno Raynes, Adept’s owner, will join with New Era to service Adepts’ clients’ web converting equipment needs. Adept Converting is a manufacturer’s representative organisation based in Peterborough, New Hampshire.  read more >>

eurolaser – new demo centre opens in Italy
  Tuesday 17 April 2018, Companies/Markets
  High-tech CO2 laser systems are in high demand worldwide. In response, eurolaser GmbH (Lüneburg, Germany) is now opening an application centre in Italy. Laser systems for automated and large-format textile cutting are particularly sought after. On the heels of this trend, eurolaser is opening new centres of expertise across Europe.  read more >>

GEW warns against potential patent infringements
  Monday 16 April 2018, Companies/Markets
  GEW (EC) Limited (Crawley, UK), a renowned manufacturer of UV curing systems for printing, coating and converting applications, recently pronounced a stern warning against potential patent infringements.  read more >>

BST eltromat Italia at Print4All – New exhibition focus fits perfectly to the BST eltromat product range
  Friday 13 April 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  BST eltromat Italia, a subsidiary of BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany), will be presenting a portfolio of unique width for quality assurance systems for the web-processing industries at this year's Print4All (former Converflex) in Hall 18 (Booth L02 M01) from 29 May to 1 June in Milan. The long-time exhibition has changed from focusing purely on converting to packaging printing, labelling, extrusion and much more. This means the wide product range from BST eltromat Italia now fits the expo even better. Presentations will feature the product segments web guiding, 100% inspection, register control, web monitoring, colour measurement and management, as well as workflow and measurement of thickness and basis weight.  read more >>

Sibress unveils innovative precision measuring device for quality control of flexo plates
  Tuesday 10 April 2018, Products and Innovations
  Sibress, manufacturer of measuring and analysis systems for the quality control of flexographic and packaging printing from Starnberg, Germany, brings an innovative plate measuring device on the market with the mobile FlexoControl 3D Plus for the analysis of production parameters during flexographic plate production. The easy to use system can measure grids on flexographic plates as fine as between 30 and 85/cm (80-216 lpi).  read more >>

VPF mourns Dr Rainer Rauberger
  Monday 9 April 2018, Appointments
  Dr Rainer Rauberger, who joined the paper and film finishing company VPF GmbH & Co. KG (Sprockhövel, Germany) three years ago as sales manager, died unexpectedly at the age of 49.  read more >>

GEW launches next-generation UV monitor
  Thursday 29 March 2018, Products and Innovations
  GEW (EC) Limited (Crawley, UK), announced a major innovation for UV curing installations: the multi-point UV monitor, or mUVm. Effective ink curing depends upon a guaranteed output from the lamp and reflector system and GEW’s new mUVm is a set of one or up to five UV sensors which give continuous monitoring of UV output on a press.  read more >>

BST eltromat strengthens market position in Australia and New Zealand
  Wednesday 28 March 2018, Companies/Markets
  With Maxteq Pty Ltd. as a new partner in Australia and New Zealand, BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany) has optimised its presence in these regions. Maxteq, which has its headquarters in Melbourne, is already a sales partner in Australia and New Zealand for a number of leading manufacturers of equipment for the printing, flexible packaging and label industries.  read more >>

Comexi’s slitting business unit increases its sales figure significantly
  Tuesday 27 March 2018, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group from Girona, Spain, specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, has registered an increase of more than 50% of sales in its slitting business unit over the last three years. Specifically during 2017, Comexi’s slitting line has recorded a remarkable growth in its turnover, expanding its presence in strategic markets such as the USA and the Middle East.  read more >>

IPACK-IMA in full preparation
  Monday 26 March 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  IPACK-IMA and MEAT-TECH, due to be held from 29 May to 1 June, are nearly sold out and are expecting to see greater numbers of international visitors. New services and a focus on topical issues are attracting the attention of industry players.  read more >>

BANDERA announces programme for its participation at PLAST 2018
  Friday 23 March 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  Preparations and arrangements are in full swing at the Luigi Bandera SpA workshops in Busto Arsizio, Italy, for the build-up of PLAST 2018, to be held at Fiera Milano in Rho-Pero, from Tuesday 29 May to Friday 1 June 2018.  read more >>

GIS appoints new head of customer experience
  Thursday 22 March 2018, Appointments
  GIS (Global Inkjet Systems) from Cambridge, UK, has appointed Laura Able in the new position of head of customer experience. This role is expected to strengthen the company’s continued commitment to excellent account management and technical support for its customers in the industrial inkjet sector.  read more >>

RHEINTACHO Group announces turnover record in 2017
  Wednesday 21 March 2018, Companies/Markets
  After an already very good year in 2016, both RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH in Freiburg, Germany, and its subsidiary RHEINTACHO UK in Leeds increased sales by over 25% in 2017.  read more >>

Follmann first-time exhibitor at FESPA
  Tuesday 20 March 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  After Follmann GmbH & Co. KG took over the business field of aqueous coatings for digital print media from com2C on 1 March this year, the family company from Minden, Germany, will be presenting its new product range at FESPA in Berlin from 15 to 18 May 2018. At Stand E10 in Hall 6.2, interested trade fair visitors can find out all about the ready-to-use and water-based ink receptive layers for digital print media.  read more >>

Treofan sells America business to CCL Industries
  Monday 19 March 2018, Companies/Markets
  The owner of Treofan Holdings GmbH (Raunheim, Germany), the Italian M&C, has announced the sale of the Treofan American business to the Canadian label manufacturer CCL Industries. The legally binding agreement was signed on Thursday 8 March. The acquisition of Treofan Americas by CCL Industries is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2018, subject to all regulatory approval and closing procedures.  read more >>

LOPEC 2018: Printed electronics moves into everyday life
  Friday 16 March 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  From OLEDs to intelligent packaging: From 13 to 15 March, LOPEC in Munich showcased groundbreaking developments in flexible electronics. The LOPEC Conference provided important stimuli for application, research and development. The topic of well-being was a recurring theme throughout exhibition, conference and supporting programme.  read more >>

BOBST presents itself at Print4All and at an Open House in Italy
  Friday 9 March 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  At the Print4All 2018 trade fair (29 May to 1 June in Milan, Italy), the Swiss Bobst Group (Lausanne) will be showcasing an expanded range of printing and finishing technologies for all market segments. At its booth in Hall 18 (E23/D24) BOBST will present a wide range of innovative and efficient solutions as well as applications for the production of flexible packaging, folding boxes and corrugated board packaging.  read more >>

Apex International collaborates with DewaFlex to broaden market support in France and Belgium
  Thursday 8 March 2018, Companies/Markets
  Apex International (Hapert, The Netherlands), a leading manufacturer of precision coating and ink transfer technology products, has entered into a collaboration with DewaFlex to enhance market support in France and Belgium.  read more >>

Laufenberg launches pilot production line for individual coatings
  Wednesday 7 March 2018, Products and Innovations
  Laufenberg GmbH (Krefeld, Germany) manufactures release papers and films used in the production of various applications, such as adhesive tape for the automobile industry, self-adhesive products for the health sector and for the aviation industry.  read more >>

A triplet in Eastern Europe for Bandera Extrusion
  Tuesday 6 March 2018, Products and Innovations
  Three rigid film/ sheet extrusion projects are coming up for delivery soon to very important converters operating in the area of Eastern Europe, one confirming time and again their client loyalty, the others selecting Luigi Bandera SpA as their new technological partner.  read more >>

Treofan launches new IML label film EWR50 to the market
  Monday 5 March 2018, Products and Innovations
  The new version of the IML label film EWR from BOPP specialist Treofan Group (Raunheim, Germany) is now even thinner. With a thickness of 50μm, it offers greater efficiency and larger surface yield – with the same product properties. This greatly benefits brand manufacturers and converters in the food and packaging industry.  read more >>

Tomorrow’s technology today – OE-A presents the most innovative ideas and outlooks at LOPEC 2018
  Friday 2 March 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  Already in its eighth year, the OE-A Competition is open for its members from all sectors of organic and printed electronics. Numerous international companies, research institutes and universities take part in this annual showcase to present their ideas, prototypes, and concepts. Prizes will be awarded for the best submission in each of the four categories – “Products & New Prototypes”, “Freestyle Exhibitor”, “Publicly Funded Project Exhibitor”, and “Printed Electronics Vision” – at LOPEC 2018 in Munich, Germany.  read more >>

Maxcess acquires Componex
  Thursday 1 March 2018, Companies/Markets
  Maxcess International (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications, has acquired Componex. Headquartered in Edgerton, Wisconsin, Componex will join Menges Roller, Valley Roller, Webex, Fife, Tidland and MAGPOWR under the Maxcess International umbrella of companies.  read more >>

ANDRITZ to supply a complete needlepunch line for geotextiles to Manifattura Fontana, Italy
  Wednesday 28 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  ANDRITZ Group (Graz, Austria) received an order from Manifattura Fontana, based in Valstagna, Italy, and part of the Belgian technical textile company Sioen Industries, to supply a neXline needlepunch eXcelle line for the production of geotextiles. Start-up of the line is scheduled for October 2018.  read more >>

Windmöller & Hölscher belongs to the best employers of 2018
  Tuesday 27 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  The mechanical engineering company Windmöller & Hölscher Group, headquartered in Lengerich, was once again named one of Germany's best employers in the sixth ranking of the weekly magazine FOCUS. W&H ranked 7th among the top ten in the industry ranking for mechanical and plant engineering. The family-owned company scored particularly well with its working atmosphere.  read more >>

IBD Wickeltechnik partners with Re S.p.A.
  Monday 26 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  From 1 March 2018 IBD Wickeltechnik GmbH (Bad Oeynhausen, Germany) will be the official distribution partner of the Italian company Re S. p. A. Controlli Industrial. The product range of the Italian specialist for web tension control systems has been extended to include IBD's portfolio.  read more >>

Investment in Comexi technologies enhances production at Tropic Plastic & Packaging
  Friday 23 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  As a leading flexible packaging producer in the high-growth African region, Tropic Plastic & Packaging has grown to be one of the most modern and well-equipped plastic packaging companies in Southern Africa. Nowadays, the enterprise is well positioned to take advantage of new requirements and developments in African flexible packaging market, thanks to its investment, innovation and production strategy developed with Comexi (Girona, Spain) technologies.  read more >>

Mondon presents MA-2400 electromagnetic punching equipment
  Thursday 22 February 2018, Products and Innovations
  Mainly used in agriculture and packaging markets, the punching machine MA-2400 from Mondon SAS (Saint-Pal-de-Mons, France) allows continuous perforation from 3-90mm diameter with speeds up to 150m/min.  read more >>

Karl Knauer raises eyebrows with “Black Panther” packaging
  Wednesday 21 February 2018, Products and Innovations
  When the worldwide release of "Black Panther" by Marvel Studios from the USA was celebrated on 15 February, packaging played one of the leading roles: With a spectacular packaging of the iced tea "Brisk", film sponsor PepsiCo (USA) made the event appealing to his opinion leaders.  read more >>

PlasticsEurope opposes “plastics fasting”
  Tuesday 20 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  PlasticsEurope Deutschland e. V., the Association of Plastics Manufacturers in Germany, and the Gesamtverband Kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie (GKV; Association of the Plastics Processing Industry) have issued a joint press release concerning the appeal of the German BUND consumer association, which asks consumers to refrain as far as possible from using plastics. The two associations consider the so-called "plastics fasting" to be enormously misleading and false, since it is of no use to the environment or to nature – to the contrary.  read more >>

Flint Group Narrow Web introduces UV LED Flexo Ink System for shrink sleeves
  Monday 19 February 2018, Products and Innovations
  The Flint Group (Luxembourg) has globally launched EkoCure XS – a UV LED ink series with good adhesion and post shrink performance on shrink substrates, that is also dual-cure, and provides consistent cure at the highest printing speeds.  read more >>

ZVEI: Export growth of lithium-ion batteries
  Friday 16 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  “The export of lithium-ion batteries assembled in Germany is on a steady growth course,” said Otmar Frey, managing director of the Batteries Association of the ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association, at a press conference on the subject of "Battery Location Germany".  read more >>

Menges Roller Company completes multi-million Dollar expansion
  Thursday 15 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications, announced the completion of Menges Roller Company’s multi-million-dollar expansion.  read more >>

Follmann enters the digital print market
  Wednesday 14 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  Whether for paper, foils, nonwovens or textiles – with the takeover of the coatings business unit for digital printing at com2C from Porta Westfalica, Germany, the Follmann Group will be offering its customers a comprehensive range of ready-to-use, waterborne coatings for digital printing from March this year.  read more >>

University of St. Gallen names IST METZ as world market leader for UV curing systems
  Tuesday 13 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  The UV specialist IST METZ GmbH (Nürtingen, Germany) has been awarded the title of "World market leader 2018" in the sector "Machinery and Plant Engineering" in the field of "UV curing systems based on ultraviolet light (UV), infrared (IR) and warm air (WA)". A ranking by the University of St. Gallen determined the world market leader index 2018, in which a total of 461 companies are listed.  read more >>

Feldmuehle completes portfolio with standard label paper EmbaSet
  Monday 12 February 2018, Products and Innovations
  German-based Feldmuehle Uetersen GmbH continues its operations unimpeded during the provisional insolvency proceedings. This is evidenced by the introduction of the new product EmbaSet – a high-quality and high-gloss paper for standard labels. The product development at the paper mill continues to operate at full speed and has announced further innovations for the current business year.  read more >>

BST eltromat International acquires stake in Nyquist Systems
  Friday 9 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  After four years of intensive sales cooperation, BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany) has acquired a stake in Nyquist Systems GmbH from Landsberg, Germany. With the inspection systems of the TubeScan family from Nyquist Systems, BST eltromat rounds off its comprehensive portfolio of solutions for quality assurance in packaging and label printing.  read more >>

Durst and OMET unveil XJET hybrid printing solution
  Thursday 8 February 2018, Products and Innovations
  The Durst Group (Brixen, Italy), manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, together with OMET S.r.l. (Lecco, Italy), manufacturer of printing and converting machines, have strengthened their collaboration with the introduction of the new OMET XJet. The integrated hybrid solution for a wide range of high-performance labels and packaging printing is reported to guarantee flexibility and cost savings.  read more >>

BOBST announces breakthrough in high metal adhesion
  Wednesday 7 February 2018, Products and Innovations
  The AluBond process developed by the Bobst Group (Lausanne, Switzerland) is reported to provide high metal adhesion and surface energy levels through vacuum metallization. Traditional metallization, even with plasma treatment, can result in poor metal to polymer substrate bonding, this produces de-lamination which leads to packaging failure and results in product rejects and loss of reputation.  read more >>

Maxcess China celebrates ten years, expands into new facility
  Tuesday 6 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  The Chinese division of Maxcess International (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications, celebrated its 10-year-anniverary in China by unveiling an additional facility in Zhuhai.  read more >>

Cosmo Films commissions a new CPP line and a metalizer
  Monday 5 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  Cosmo Films Limited (New Delhi, India), a global leader in films for packaging, lamination and labelling applications has announced commissioning of its second Cast Polypropylene (CPP) Line and fourth metalizer.  read more >>

Comexi achieves record for its laminating unit
  Friday 2 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group (Girona, Spain), global supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector, closed 2017 beating its own records for its laminating product line. From 2015, this business unit has consecutively surpassed its historical marks, experiencing an annual growth of more than 20% and consolidating itself in the laminating market with a turnover of approximately €30M.  read more >>

Zecher looks back at successful year 2017
  Thursday 1 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  Zecher GmbH (Paderborn, Germany) looks back at a year full of changes as well as major advances. Already in the first half of the year, the anilox roller manufacturer reported on a significant growth in orders and was able to continue this trend over the last few months.  read more >>

Multilayer allrounders in the focus of PE and PP Film Days at Innoform
  Wednesday 31 January 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  Multilayer films have become an integral part of everyday life. Constant price pressure and growing quality requirements, increasing legal and customer requirements as well as the urge for recycling management require new innovations. The focus of this year's PE and PP Film Days in Osnabrück on 12/13 April 2018 will be on product and production improvements with coextruded films.  read more >>

Zeller+Gmelin appoints new head of global marketing
  Tuesday 30 January 2018, Appointments
  Since October 2017, Andreas Rascher has been responsible for global marketing at Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co. KG (Eislingen, Germany). The group, which has 16 subsidiaries worldwide, supplies lubricants, printing inks and industrial chemicals in more than 80 countries.  read more >>

Paper manufacturer Feldmuehle in Uetersen files for insolvency proceedings
  Monday 29 January 2018, Companies/Markets
  The paper mill Feldmuehle Uetersen GmbH from Germany filed for insolvency at the Pinneberg district court on January 24, 2018. The court has appointed the Hamburg-based attorney-at-law and restructuring- expert Dr Tjark Thies of Reimer Rechtsanwälte as the preliminary insolvency administrator.  read more >>

Worldwide user organisation founded for open IoT platform MindSphere
  Friday 26 January 2018, Companies/Markets
  Working hand in hand with 18 partner companies, Siemens AG is founding “MindSphere World”, a worldwide user organisation for the cloud-based open IoT operating system MindSphere. Its aim is to expand the global reach of the ecosystem based on MindSphere. The organisation is also designed to afford support to its individual members in developing and improving IoT solutions on the MindSphere platform and in tapping new markets in the digital economy.  read more >>

Infiana joins MD&M West as first-time exhibitor
  Thursday 25 January 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  The specialty films manufacturer Infiana Group (Forchheim, Germany) will present tailored customer solutions for the healthcare market at MD&M West, the leading tradeshow for medical technology. The event takes place from 6-8 February in the Anaheim Convention Center in California.  read more >>

Hönle unveils compact LED-UV flood unit with high intensities
  Wednesday 24 January 2018, Products and Innovations
  The UV specialist Dr. Hönle AG (Gräfelfing/Munich, Germany) develops the LED Spot 40 IC for the curing of smaller areas. The LED Spot 40 IC (Integrated Controller) was designed for applications, where the emitted light of an LED point source is just not enough for a completely uniform cure, but a standard flood unit would be oversized.  read more >>

Apex International strengthens local service in the UK through partnership with Draychem
  Tuesday 23 January 2018, Companies/Markets
  Apex International (Hapert, The Netherlands), a large manufacturer of precision coating and ink transfer technology products, has joined forces with Draychem Ltd in the UK to provide a complete hardware and maintenance supply service to the printing industry in Great Britain.  read more >>

Nordson appoints new technical sales manager for extrusion dies
  Monday 22 January 2018, Appointments
  The Nordson Corporation (Westlake, Ohio) has appointed Jürgen Hauser as technical sales manager for extrusion dies. In this position, Hauser will provide technical support for customers in Europe, with a special focus on Austria and Switzerland.  read more >>

DSM introduces new feel experience for graphic and packaging design via Skins
  Friday 19 January 2018, Products and Innovations
  DSM Coating Resins (Waalwijk, The Netherlands) announces the latest addition to its coating resins portfolio: Skins by DSM is a special series of resins that enhances a key element for graphic and packaging design; touch.  read more >>

EU Commission presents European plastics strategy
  Thursday 18 January 2018, Companies/Markets
  Europeans produce 25M tonnes of plastic waste per year. The EU Commission has outlined in a first European strategy how to deal with plastics in the EU in the future.  read more >>

ICE Europe 2019 with Special Film & Extrusion Area
  Wednesday 17 January 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  After the successful 10th edition of the leading international exhibition for the converting industry last year, ICE Europe continues to be a key trend barometer for innovative converting technologies. For its next edition, from 12-14 March 2019, in Munich, Germany, ICE Europe 2019 is focussing on the important growth market for special films.  read more >>

Bandera looks back at more than 10 years of partnership with South American producer
  Tuesday 16 January 2018, Companies/Markets
  Costruzioni Meccaniche Luigi Bandera SpA from Busto Arsizio, Italy, has several loyal customers, among them a primary South American producer, who has built, through the years, a strong relationship with Bandera and keeps investing in new machineries for the production of agrifilm and geomembrane.  read more >>

Hop-Syn Blockout Synthetic Paper is claimed to be the market’s most economical, environmentally-friendly substrate
  Monday 15 January 2018, Products and Innovations
  Hop Industries (Lyndhurst, New Jersey), manufacturer of the durable Hop-Syn synthetic paper, announces that its TO synthetic paper grade is the market’s most economical and environmentally friendly blockout substrate available today. Hop-Syn TO, an opaque durable synthetic paper, is used by retailers across the US for vivid point-of-purchase displays, banners, window posters, and more.  read more >>

Zecher establishes anilox roller cooperation with Daetwyler USA
  Friday 12 January 2018, Companies/Markets
  With a growing distribution network, the anilox roller manufacturer Zecher GmbH(Paderborn, Germany) is continuously expanding into new regions and is driving the growth of the company forward. “The USA offers a high level of sales potential with the world’s largest flexographic printing market, which we haven’t proactively explored until now. This will now change,” says Zecher’s sales manager, Thomas Reinking.  read more >>

H.B Fuller poised for global growth with acquisition of Royal Adhesives & Sealants
  Thursday 11 January 2018, Companies/Markets
  Boosting H.B. Fuller’s (St. Paul, Minnesota) problem-solving potential, the company recently announced it has finalised its acquisition of Royal Adhesives & Sealants for US$1.575bn. H.B. Fuller, combined with Royal, deepens its expertise in specialty and high-value applications used in a range of sectors, including electronics, hygiene, medical, transportation, clean energy, construction, and more.  read more >>

Techsil introduces new medical grade potting epoxy
  Wednesday 10 January 2018, Products and Innovations
  Techsil Limited (Bidford on Avon, UK) adds the epoxy-based adhesive Structalit 8801 to its portfolio of medical grade adhesives.  read more >>

SAM Ltd. appoints new director of sales & marketing
  Tuesday 9 January 2018, Appointments
  Korean-based SAM (Sung An Machinery Co., Ltd.), a leading designer and manufacturer of machinery for the printing and converting industry, has announced the appointment of Frank Schäfer as director of sales & marketing, effective from 1 January 2018.  read more >>

NORTEC: Modular approaches and multi-sector solutions for the focus topic “4.0 – practice for medium-sized companies”
  Monday 8 January 2018, Exhibitions and Events
  Thanks to innovative systems and connected production processes, a multitude of new added value opportunities arises within production. Especially small and medium-sized companies can profit from these new digitalisation solutions. In order to recognise the relevant facts and filter them out of the flood of information, NORTEC as trade fair for production offers a comprehensive overview about trend topics, start-ups and tailored industry solutions.  read more >>

HAEHNE presents sensors in redundant design
  Friday 5 January 2018, Products and Innovations
  For the risk assessment according to the DIN EN ISO 13849-1 machinery directive, HAEHNE Elektronische Messgeräte GmbH (Erkrath, Germany) enables its customers the calculation of the probability of failure, which corresponds, in the normal case, to performance level d.  read more >>

Reliable counterfeiting protection: Schreiner MediPharm presents digital and analog pharma-security solutions
  Thursday 4 January 2018, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The countdown is on: On 9 February 2019, EU Directive 2011/62/EU will come into effect. It aims at stopping illegal trade in falsified medicines. From then onwards, pharmaceutical manufacturers have to provide secondary packaging of all medicines placed on the market with an individual serial number as well as an anti-tampering device to ensure the integrity of the medicinal packaging: a challenge that should not be underestimated and demands customised and efficient solutions.  read more >>

Wipak Group acquires four Comexi S1 DT slitters
  Wednesday 3 January 2018, Companies/Markets
  Comexi (Girona, Spain), specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, and Wipak Group (Bomlitz, Germany), manufacturers of highly innovative premium-quality packaging solutions, reinforce their strategic alliance. Wipak Group has just acquired four Comexi S1 DT slitters, which join a selection of Comexi slitters and laminators that the firm has already installed at its several production plants all around the world.  read more >>

Karl Knauer KG wins Promotional Gift Award 2018 for illuminated Coca-Cola label
  Tuesday 2 January 2018, Products and Innovations
  A technical revolution for Coca-Cola delighted the expert jury of the Promotional Gift Award 2018 – and incidentally heralded a new era of brand staging at the point of sale (POS). The packaging specialist Karl Knauer KG (Biberach, Germany) and their partner Inuru GmbH were awarded a prize for the illuminated label in the category “Refinement technology”.  read more >>

TRESU appoints new area sales manager, EMEA, for solutions division
  Friday 22 December 2017, Appointments
  TRESU Group (Kolding, Denmark), a leading supplier of flexo presses and equipment to the global packaging and industrial printing markets, strengthens its commercial team with the appointment of Ronni Nielsen.  read more >>

ANDRITZ announces successful start-up of the neXline needlepunch line supplied to Eco Technilin, Poland
  Thursday 21 December 2017, Companies/Markets
  ANDRITZ Nonwoven, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ (Graz, Austria), has successfully started up a complete, high-capacity needlepunch eXcelle line – from webforming to needlepunching – supplied to Eco Technilin, Poland.  read more >>

10 years of Packaging Excellence Center
  Wednesday 6 December 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Packaging Excellence Center (PEC) celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017. Since its foundation, PEC has developed from a regional into a nationwide network in Germany with international reputation. From originally 36 founding members, the industry network has grown to 70 members and partners today.  read more >>

Comexi’s ML2 combines versatility and high productivity
  Tuesday 5 December 2017, Products and Innovations
  Comexi (Girona, Spain), specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting industry, launches its latest lamination technology: the Comexi ML2. A top-range laminator designed under two key concepts: versatility and the highest productivity.  read more >>

DR. GUNTHER KAST restructures sales department for products in industrial bookbinding, print and packaging
  Monday 4 December 2017, Appointments
  Dr. Günther Kast GmbH & Co. Technische Gewebe Spezial-Fasererzeugnisse KG, based in Sonthofen, Germany, restructures its sales department for multi-layer paper and tissue products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Dr. Alfred Wassermann retires and hands over his responsibilities to Angela Tamasko.  read more >>

Sun Chemical to increase prices of flexible packaging products
  Friday 1 December 2017, Companies/Markets
  Sun Chemical (Parsippany, New Jersey) will increase prices on liquid inks and coatings for flexible packaging for its customers across all regions, effective 1 January 2018.  read more >>

Steinbach AG manufactures seamless seals in XXL format
  Thursday 30 November 2017, Companies/Markets
  Steinbach AG from Detmold, Germany, enters new dimensions. With its new vulcanisation line Rotcure D320, it produces seamless seals up to 3m in diameter for its customers.  read more >>

Growing global network of ColorTrack dealers leads to expanded partnership between QuadTech and ColorConsulting
  Wednesday 29 November 2017, Companies/Markets
  QuadTech Inc. (Sussex, Wisconsin) and ColorConsulting S.r.l. (Saronno, Italy) recently announced an expanded partnership for managing the growth of QuadTech’s global network of ColorTrack dealers. Under the formal agreement, ColorConsulting will leverage their colour workflow expertise and relationships with ink manufacturers to prepare and support regional ColorTrack dealers, ultimately helping individual printers get the most out of QuadTech’s technology and software.  read more >>

DIENES celebrates employees’ anniversaries
  Tuesday 28 November 2017, Appointments
  On 24 November 2017, DIENES Werke für Maschinenteile GmbH & Co. KG (Overath, Germany) hosted a ceremony for its employees’ anniversaries. The long-term employees Hubert Plett (50 years), Harald Kürten and Thomas Scholz (40 years) were honoured with a certificate from the IHK (Chamber of Industry and Commerce) as well as a present from DIENES.  read more >>

Third InPrint in Germany ends with thoroughly positive results
  Monday 27 November 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  The third edition of InPrint in Germany was held from 14-16 November 2017 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre. The exhibition was, once again,able to attract some 3000 high-profile industry professionals, including inventors and integrators as well as printing and production specialists from various industry sectors. A comprehensive conference programme provided insight into the latest developments and market potential of this emerging industry sector.  read more >>

USTER JOSSI VISION SHIELD removes contamination and minimises wastes for spunlace nonwovens
  Friday 24 November 2017, Products and Innovations
  When textile products are intended for critical end-uses, there can be no compromises on quality. Nonwovens manufacturers, for example, must deliver the highest levels of quality when supplying fabrics for medical, personal care and hygiene applications. So, any contamination in these fabrics is a potentially disastrous quality risk, leading to claims and returned rejects.  read more >>

VERMES Microdispensing announces new investor group and expansion of business activities
  Thursday 23 November 2017, Companies/Markets
  VERMES Microdispensing GmbH (Otterfing, Germany), a renowned supplier of innovative microdispensing concepts and systems for adhesives, silicones, greases, solvents and other fluids, is pleased to announce a new investor group and the expansion of its business activities.  read more >>

iT.CONnect 2017: “Yes, we want to digitalise!”
  Wednesday 22 November 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  “Together into the digital future” was the motto of the iT.CONnect in early November at Hotel ASAM in Straubing, Germany. In a fully occupied room, host Markus Kammermeier, head of HR solutions and member of the board of Straubing-based T.CON GmbH & Co. KG, presented an exciting programme with diverse and creative lectures.  read more >>

Zecher strengthens cooperation with machine manufacturers
  Tuesday 21 November 2017, Companies/Markets
  For many years, Zecher GmbH (Paderborn, Germany) has worked intensively together with numerous well-known machine manufacturers from the areas of flexible packaging, label printing, offset, coating and corrugated cardboard. Three years ago, Zecher established a Key Account Management especially for this customer segment in order to offer in-depth support which is adapted to the special requirements of the OEM business.  read more >>

Folding without creasing: Coated fine paper from Feldmuehle now with processing advantage for printing houses
  Monday 20 November 2017, Products and Innovations
  Feldmuehle Uetersen GmbH (Uetersen, Germany) now offers its coated fine papers with improved features for the converting process in printing houses: the paper with a grammage up to 250g/m² can now be folded without prior creasing of the end product.  read more >>

Hubergroup and Comexi present latest developments at Flexo Innovation Day
  Wednesday 15 November 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  With a resounding success in attendance, the Comexi Group (Girona, Spain) and hubergroup (Kirchheim, Germany) presented their latest innovations and solutions in a busy Open House called Flexo Innovation Day, which was held on 24 October at Comexi’s and Comexi’s CTec facilities.  read more >>

Infiana ranks 4th among German SMEs according to Munich Strategy Group
  Tuesday 14 November 2017, Companies/Markets
  In 2017, the Infiana Group once again belongs to Germany’s most successful small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In an Innovation Ranking compiled by the Munich Strategy Group on behalf of finance and management magazine WirtschaftsWoche, the Forchheim-based film producer ranked fourth among 3500 businesses assessed by the Group.  read more >>

IMS Deltamatic opens new production site in Italy
  Monday 13 November 2017, Companies/Markets
  IMS Deltamatic Group (Calcinate, Italy) has recently started the production in its new, state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Seriate, Italy.  read more >>

DIENES hosts System Days on 6 and 7 December
  Friday 10 November 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  DIENES Werke GmbH & Co. KG (Overath, Germany) will once again open its doors in early December to present slitting systems in different versions. The requirements of the end customers for the slitting of their materials become more and more complex. Slitting quality, the avoiding of dust, safe knife changes, as well as quick and reproducible slitting width changes are topics that users are often confronted with.  read more >>

Schreiner Group hosts climate protection and energy efficiency day
  Thursday 9 November 2017, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  On 7 November, the Schreiner Group from Oberschleißheim, Germany, hosted an energy efficiency day on the occasion of the German action week “Climate Protection Wins”, which takes place simultaneously with the UN climate conference in Bonn.  read more >>

Flint Group fully acquires Continental Printing Inks/Eagle Ink Systems in South Africa
  Wednesday 8 November 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Flint Group from Luxembourg has announced another expansion to its African business with the acquisition of the remaining shares in Continental Printing Inks and Eagle Ink Systems.  read more >>

Mark Andy Digital One celebrates one year in market
  Tuesday 7 November 2017, Products and Innovations
  September 2017 was an important milestone for Mark Andy Inc. (Saint Louis, Missouri), marking one year since the Digital One was released into the market. Debuting at Labelexpo Americas 2016, the press has continued to captivate label producers in a variety of industries and segments.  read more >>

Apex International grows sales force in France
  Monday 6 November 2017, Appointments
  The anilox rolls and sleeves manufacturer Apex International (Hapert, The Netherlands) has increased its presence in France with the appointment of Carole Binczyk as sales representative, joining the existing Apex France team of José Moreira and Jean-Pierre Verne.  read more >>

Macro Engineering appoints new agent in Spain and Portugal
  Friday 3 November 2017, Appointments
  Macro Engineering and Technology, a leading supplier of film and sheet extrusion systems headquartered in Mississauga, Canada, is pleased to announce the expansion of its sales channel by adding Innopack as the newest agent for Macro Engineering in Spain and Portugal.  read more >>

Maxcess acquires Menges Roller Company
  Thursday 2 November 2017, Companies/Markets
  Maxcess International (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications, has acquired Menges Roller Company.  read more >>

Zecher invests in laser engraving systems
  Wednesday 1 November 2017, Companies/Markets
  In the first half year of 2017, the anilox roller manufacturer Zecher GmbH (Paderborn, Germany) has increased the order receipt value by 10% compared to last year. Due to the increase in the number of orders, as well as growing customer requirements, the company is currently extending its capacities and technological capabilities in the field of laser engraving.  read more >>

InPrint 2017 Innovation Awards: Industrial Print is moving to the next level
  Friday 27 October 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  Voting has now closed for the new Innovation Awards acknowledging progressive developments and partnerships that drive important changes in industrial print and manufacturing. The winners will be announced at the InPrint 2017 exhibition taking place from 14 - 16 November 2017 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany.  read more >>

DELO establishes subsidiary in Japan
  Thursday 26 October 2017, Companies/Markets
  The industrial adhesives supplier DELO Industrie Klebstoffe from Windach, Germany, continues its strategy of internationalisation and is from now on represented by a subsidiary in Japan. The manufacturer of high-tech adhesives wants to better fulfil the requirements of its Japanese customers and expand distribution for specialty adhesives.  read more >>

Comexi expands presence and increases sales in CIS and Russia markets
  Wednesday 25 October 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group from Girona, Spain, specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, has registered a strong first half-year in the CIS and Russia markets following the positive trend of 2016, with solid performance in flexographic printing, offset printing, laminating and slitting lines.  read more >>

Savaré Specialty Adhesives expands R&D capacities
  Tuesday 24 October 2017, Companies/Markets
  Savaré Specialty Adhesives, based in Milan, Italy, underlines its R&D capabilities with new investments. Every year, the company invests more than 4% of its revenue in the R&D segment, where 15% of its employees are active.  read more >>

Sun Chemical demonstrates its capabilities in industrial print applications at InPrint 2017
  Monday 23 October 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  Sun Chemical will be presenting a unique range of products and expertise for functional, industrial and specialty print applications at InPrint 2017, 14-16 November in Munich, Germany.  read more >>

Martin Hoather confirmed as GIS Chief Operating Officer
  Friday 20 October 2017, Appointments
  Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), a leader in the development of software and system components for industrial printing applications, has confirmed the appointment of Martin Hoather as Chief Operating Officer (COO), strengthening the company’s focus on operational control and processes.  read more >>

RODEPA enhances washing system capacities with further line from Herbold Meckesheim
  Thursday 19 October 2017, Companies/Markets
  RODEPA Plastics B.V. from Hengelo, The Netherlands, has ordered a further washing system for the treatment of post-consumer plastic wastes at Herbold Meckesheim GmbH.  read more >>

Adventures and high-tech: First job training day at Polytec
  Wednesday 18 October 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  Motivational lessons by an extreme athlete and insights into an international company – recently, future trainees experienced the first job training day at Polytec GmbH. Under the slogan “Adventure Job Training”, the company from Waldbronn, Germany, which is specialised in optical measuring systems and components, offered an extraordinary programme to the young people:  read more >>

Atlas Converting increases its sales presence in Eastern Europe
  Tuesday 17 October 2017, Appointments
  Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. (Bedford, UK) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sergey Krasnoshtan in the role of regional sales manager responsible for sales of Atlas and Titan products throughout Eastern Europe.  read more >>

VPF presents innovative acrylate security films
  Monday 16 October 2017, Products and Innovations
  Labels made of ultra-destructible security films provide optimal protection from product tampering and the counterfeiting of branded articles. Once attached, they cannot be removed without tearing into tiny pieces. However, there are problems with their production and application.  read more >>

Polykote purchases custom coating and laminating line from New Era Converting Machinery Inc.
  Friday 13 October 2017, Companies/Markets
  At the ICE USA show in April 2017, New Era Converting Machinery Inc. (Paterson, New Jersey) showed a coating and laminating line that had been custom ordered for Polykote Corp. (Easton, Pennsylvania). That coating and laminating line is now up and running, and it is meeting the expectations the specialty coating company had for its new equipment.  read more >>

GEW showcases new LED UV system at InPrint 2017 in Munich
  Thursday 12 October 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  At InPrint 2017 in Munich, Germany, the tradeshow for industrial printing technologies, GEW (EC) Limited from Sussex, UK, will display its proven range of arc lamp and LED UV curing systems for printing and coating applications available in widths from 10cm up to 2.5m from a single lamp.  read more >>

LOPEC 2018: 3D-printed circuits and more
  Wednesday 11 October 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  Printed electronics and 3D-printing systems are coming together and enabling new applications. The current state of this technology and its potential are a hot topic at LOPEC, the international exhibition and conference for the printed-electronics industry, which will be held from 13 to 15March 2018, at the Messe München exhibition grounds (Munich, Germany).  read more >>

Comexi expands its position in Africa
  Tuesday 10 October 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group from Girona, Spain, specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, is expanding its presence in Africa. The group has installed a new Comexi F2 MB at Natpak's facilities in Zimbabwe, a clear example of the overall growth strategy that the group is developing.  read more >>

Dow to introduce new silicone slip additive for BOPP film
  Monday 9 October 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Dow Performance Silicones, a global business unit of DowDuPont Materials Sciences division (Midland, Michigan), will introduce at Fakuma 2017 (17-21 October in Friedrichshafen, Germany) a unique new technology based on the heritage Dow Corning silicone technology platform, for bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film production, and highlight recent additions to its expanding portfolio of materials.  read more >>

InPrint 2017: Online vote for the Innovation Awards now open
  Friday 6 October 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  InPrint 2017, the Exhibition for Industrial Print Technology, will be held from 14 - 16 November 2017 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. This year, the show presents the Innovation Awards sponsored by Ricoh, to reward product innovations in two categories. With the new Innovation Awards, InPrint 2017 will acknowledge the progression within the industry and will award innovative and forward-thinking entrepreneurship.  read more >>

Brückner promotes e-mobility
  Thursday 5 October 2017, Companies/Markets
  Lithium-Ion batteries are important building blocks for the growing e-mobility sector, especially for e-bikes, e-cars, e-scooters or as energy storage devices, for instance in portable electronics such as notebooks or smartphones. Within the batteries, in turn, the separator foils are decisive when it comes to functionality, capacity, charging times and lifetime. For Brückner Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG (Siegsdorf, Germany), this technical foil type is a relatively “young” and interesting business field in a very dynamic future market.  read more >>

Avery Dennison makes capital investment in liquid crystal specialty films developer Gauzy
  Wednesday 4 October 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Avery Dennison Corporation (Glendale, California), a global materials science and manufacturing company specialising in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials, has made an investment in Gauzy, an Israeli-based developer and manufacturer of liquid-crystal-based materials, films, applications and solutions for a variety of end markets including construction, automotive, consumer electronics, home appliances, the solar industry and more.  read more >>

RHEINTACHO unveils innovative “stroboscope plus camera” solution at Labelexpo Europe
  Friday 29 September 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  On 1 April 2017, RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH from Freiburg, Germany, has acquired the activities of ERGECA (RGK Video Systems). The business has been moved over to the newly founded RHEINTACHO Vision Systems. At the recently concluded Labelexpo Europe 2017 in Brussels, the two companies presented themselves for the first time in a joint booth.  read more >>

Labelexpo Europe 2017: COE and BST eltromat extend their cooperation
  Thursday 28 September 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Integration of pre-press, print and spectral inline color measurement: Pre-press specialist Carl Ostermann Erben GmbH (COE; Stuhr, Germany) and BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany) had introduced a joint system at the 2015 LABELEXPO EUROPE exhibition, in which all the necessary data for the spectral inline colour measurement is already prepared in the pre-press for iPQ-Spectral. The quality assurance system is later automatically set up and managed in the production process based on this data. Now this system has been extended with the 100% print inspection with BST eltromat iPQ-Check.  read more >>

FachPack 2018: European trade fair for packaging with a new look
  Monday 25 September 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  Just over a year from now, it will once again be time for the European packaging sector to meet in Nuremberg, Germany, where they can discuss the latest trends and developments in the packaging market and develop solutions for the entire sector.  read more >>

Zecher unveils new cleaning agent for rollers
  Friday 22 September 2017, Products and Innovations
  Zecher GmbH (Paderborn, Germany) will from now on also supply cleaning agents to its customers from the print industry. The available products for roller cleaning on the market are diverse and it becomes more and more difficult for users to find the right brand for their applications.  read more >>

New managing directors at Reifenhäuser Holding
  Thursday 21 September 2017, Appointments
  Effective from 1 July 2017, Dr Bernd Kunze and Karsten Kratz have been appointed into the managing board of Reifenhäuser Holding (Troisdorf, Germany). Dr Bernd Kunze will become CTO and therefore technical head of the group. Moreover, he will be co-responsible for the digital transformation of the company.  read more >>

Maxcess to Announce Two New Sensors at Labelexpo Europe
  Wednesday 20 September 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, announced plans to unveil two new Fife sensors at Labelexpo Europe.  read more >>

Bobst Meerbusch to host expert days 2017 in October
  Wednesday 13 September 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  Under the slogan “experts meet experts”, Bobst Meerbusch will invite packaging producers to its expert days 2017 from 18 to 20 Octoer at its German Competence Center in Meerbusch. On 18 and 20 October, the programme will cater to the folding carton industry, while 19 October will be dedicated to the corrugated sector.  read more >>

Baldwin to acquire Ahlbrandt System GmbH
  Tuesday 12 September 2017, Companies/Markets
  Baldwin Technology Company Inc., a world leader in providing process automation solutions, consumables and services to the print, textile and film industries, announced that an agreement has been reached to acquire Ahlbrandt System GmbH. The acquisition is pending German government approval, with a target closing date of 30 September 2017.  read more >>

Sun Chemical working to assess the market impact of Hurricane Harvey
  Friday 8 September 2017, Companies/Markets
  Due to the unprecedented impact and devastation in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, several of Sun Chemical’s (Parsippany, New Jersey) feedstock suppliers have announced a force majeure and many other raw materials suppliers are reviewing allocations.  read more >>

Eagle Systems Europe names new technical director
  Thursday 7 September 2017, Appointments
  Eagle Systems, Inc., a U.S. based developer and manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment with headquarters in New Jersey, announced the appointment of Thomas S. Andersen as technical director of Eagle Europe.  read more >>

LOPEC 2018 and drinktec 2017: Intelligent packaging for the beverage industry
  Wednesday 6 September 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  The global market for intelligent packaging with printed electronic components is growing rapidly. Messe München is focusing on this topic with two events: drinktec, the world’s leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry, will take place from 11 to 15 September 2017. The drinktec Forum on 14 September will provide information about printed electronics applications in the beverage industry.  read more >>

Siegwerk appoints new member of the board
  Tuesday 5 September 2017, Appointments
  Change in the board of management of Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA: Effective 1 September 2017, Dr Jan Breitkopf will join the board of the globally positioned packaging ink manufacturer to oversee the packaging business of the European, Middle East and African (EMEA) region.  read more >>

GDA reports positive production figures for H1 2017 in the German aluminium industry
  Monday 4 September 2017, Companies/Markets
  So far this year, business activity in the German aluminium sector has shown a largely positive trend. Aluminium producers (plus 5.7%) and converters (plus three per cent) both increased production in the first half of 2017, although there was a slight decline (minus 1%) in the production of semis.  read more >>

7th edition of the OE-A Roadmap White Paper shows trends and challenges of printed electronics
  Friday 1 September 2017, Companies/Markets
  The White Paper “OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics”, 7th Edition, looks ahead at the future and presents key trends, various application examples and challenges in the field of organic and printed electronics.  read more >>

UPM Raflatac joins sustainable packaging coalition
  Thursday 31 August 2017, Companies/Markets
  UPM Raflatac (Helsinki, Finland), a global leader in the production of self-adhesive labelling solutions, has reinforced its commitment to sustainability by joining the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC).  read more >>

MULTIVAC is expanding capacity at its Enger production site
  Wednesday 30 August 2017, Companies/Markets
  The production capacity of MULTIVAC Marking & Inspection in Enger, which is part of the company group MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG (Wolfertschwenden, Germany), is to be expanded with a modern extension to the production hall – and this will also enable the logistics and assembly processes to be optimised. The building work has already begun, and the planned date for putting the new production hall into operation is April 2018. The investment amounts to €2.5M.  read more >>

Change in the management of KraussMaffei Group
  Tuesday 29 August 2017, Appointments
  Matthias Sieverding has taken over the management of KraussMaffei Group’s (Munich, Germany) extrusion segment, effective from 15 August. The 47-year old engineer and trained tool maker has been working for KraussMaffei Group for almost two decades with just one short interruption in between.  read more >>

Pilz appoints new vice president of sales international
  Monday 28 August 2017, Appointments
  The automation company Pilz from Ostfildern, Germany, has completed the reorganisation of its international sales department. As new vice president of sales international, Christian Erles works at the forefront of international sales activities.  read more >>

Kiefel set for more growth
  Friday 25 August 2017, Companies/Markets
  Kiefel GmbH (Freilassing, Germany), a global leader in machinery for plastics processing, looks back at a successful year 2016. Also in 2017, the company expects significant growth increases.  read more >>

Landa appoints new CFO
  Thursday 24 August 2017, Appointments
  The renowned printing company Landa Group has announced the appointment of Dafna Gruber as CFO of Landa Digital Printing. She comes to Landa with over 20 years of a successful track record in the financial and operational management of global public hi-tech companies.  read more >>

Maxcess names Webex global product manager
  Wednesday 23 August 2017, Appointments
  Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, named Darren Irons as global product manager for Webex Precision Rolls.  read more >>

Tesla hot melt application heads from Baumer hhs demonstrate their advantages in practice
  Tuesday 22 August 2017, Products and Innovations
  BayPack GmbH, based in Stetten, southern Germany, became the world’s first packaging manufacturer in February 2016 to put the new tesla-line of electromagnetic hot melt application heads from Baumer hhs (Krefeld, Germany) into operation.  read more >>

Mark Andy Digital One Receives BS 5609 durability certification
  Monday 21 August 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Mark Andy Digital One, a CMYK dry-toner device with inline decorating and converting from the manufacturer based in St. Louis, Missouri, has received a BS 5609 certification on Avery Dennison substrate.  read more >>

VPF celebrates 50th anniversary at the company headquarters in Sprockhövel
  Friday 11 August 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  As specialist for individual solutions in adhesive bonding, VPF GmbH & Co. KG dedicates itself to an intensive, friendly cooperation with its customers. This became also evident due to the friendly atmosphere at the recent open house event on the occasion of the company’s 50th anniversary, which took place at the company headquarters in Sprockhövel, Germany.  read more >>

Polytec presents new product family for UV curing
  Thursday 10 August 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Polytec GmbH (Waldbronn, Germany), enhances its competences in UV light technology with the OminCure product lines from Excelitas Technologies for applications in industrial UV curing.  read more >>

SOCIPACK renews its confidence in Comexi
  Wednesday 9 August 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group (Girona, Spain), a global provider of flexible packaging solutions, and SOCIPACK, a flexible packaging leader from the Ivory Coast, have strengthened their partnership.  read more >>

Successful Recycling & Compounding TecDay at KraussMaffei Berstorff
  Tuesday 8 August 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  About 60 visitors to the Recycling & Compounding TecDay organised by KraussMaffei Berstorff GmbH (Hanover, Germany) and EREMA Group (Ansfelden, Austria) received insider information about state-of-the-art technologies, innovative machinery and unparalleled services around plastics recycling.  read more >>

Bandera to install blown film technology for bio materials in France
  Monday 7 August 2017, Companies/Markets
  In 2016, a new law entered into force in France, prohibiting the sale and distribution of non-biodegradable PE-based disposable bags with thicknesses lower than 50 microns. Consequently, a French converter decided to invest in a new project, which includes the purchase of a SmartFlex Bio line from Costruzioni Meccaniche Luigi Bandera SpA (Busto Arsizio, Italy)  read more >>

Obility occupies two additional key positions in consulting
  Friday 4 August 2017, Appointments
  With Marko Ruschin and Marcus Silber, Obility GmbH (Koblenz, Germany) has occupied two further key positions in consulting and service with experienced professionals. Both new team members join Obility from efi and boast a profound know-how in terms of automation of business processes within the print and media business.  read more >>

Infiana further expands innovation capabilities with appointment of new VP innovation
  Thursday 3 August 2017, Appointments
  Dr. Herbert Bader will be responsible for leading innovation efforts at the specialty films manufacturer Infiana Group (Forchheim, Germany). In this role, he will be responsible for Infiana’s entire spectrum of research and development activities.  read more >>

Nordson appoints new application expert for fluid coating systems
  Wednesday 2 August 2017, Appointments
  Tyrone Ning (Ning Tie) has joined the Nordson Corporation (Westlake, Ohio), a leading provider of products and systems for the precision dispensing of adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials, polymers, plastics, and other materials, as an application expert for fluid coating systems.  read more >>

Cosmo Films to showcase specialty PSA labelling films at Labelexpo Europe
  Tuesday 1 August 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Cosmo Films Limited (Delhi, India), a global leader in films for packaging, labelling and lamination applications, will be showcasing its specialty PSA labelling products at the upcoming Labelexpo Europe tradeshow from 25-28 September 2017 at Brussels Expo, Belgium.  read more >>

New managing director at Baumüller
  Monday 31 July 2017, Appointments
  On 1 July 2017, Reinhold Rückel took over the position of commercial director at Baumüller Nürnberg GmbH. Together with Andreas Baumüller, he is now managing the renowned automation expert from Nuremberg, Germany.  read more >>

Isimat becomes part of the Kurz Group
  Friday 28 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG (Fürth, Germany), a specialist for print finishing solutions, has acquired the screen printing machinery supplier Isimat, which is based in Ellwangen, Germany. Isimat develops and builds high-performance printing lines for the decoration of complexly formed glass and plastic packaging.  read more >>

HuntsmanClariant merger on track
  Thursday 27 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland) and the Huntsman Corporation (Salt Lake City, Utah) presented a first update on the planned merger of equals. The preparations to create HuntsmanClariant, a leading global specialty chemicals company, are showing continued strong progress and are proceeding as planned with an unchanged closing targeted for December 2017 / January 2018.  read more >>

Innovative sleeve packaging from Follmann enables scented coatings in the cosmetics industry
  Wednesday 26 July 2017, Products and Innovations
  With the scented coatings from Follmann GmbH & Co. KG (Minden, Germany), it is now possible to trigger olfactory stimuli exactly upon contact with the accordingly coated area of the packaging. The scented coatings release the previously micro-encapsulated scent after being touched.  read more >>

Univar appoints new vice president Focused Industries for EMEA
  Tuesday 25 July 2017, Appointments
  Univar BV, a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (Downers Grove, Illinois), a global chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services, has named Matthew Ottaway as vice president Focused Industries, EMEA.  read more >>

ANDRITZ to supply a complete needlepunch line to Autoneum in Mexico
  Monday 24 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  The international technology corporation ANDRITZ (Graz, Austria) has received an order from Autoneum, headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, to supply an ANDRITZ neXline needlepunch eXcelle line to its plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, for the production of needlepunched velour felts from 300 to 900gsm for the automotive market.  read more >>

42nd Munich Adhesives and Finishing Symposium (MKVS) 2017 under the motto “Gluing – Converting – Printing”
  Friday 21 July 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  This year’s MKVS Symposium in Munich, Germany (23-25 October) will, just like every three years, highlight the latest developments and trends in gluing, finishing and printing with solvent-based, water-based and reactive systems as well as hotmelts into 28 highly topical, and even controversial lectures.  read more >>

“Long night of industries” at KAMPF
  Thursday 20 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  On 29 June 2017, the “Long nicht of industries” took place in the German Oberberg region. KAMPF Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG from Wiehl participated in this event for the first time and welcomed about 100 registered visitors.  read more >>

Labels Unlimited brings digital printing in-house with Mark Andy Digital One
  Wednesday 19 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  The pressure sensitive label and hang tag manufacturer Labels Unlimited has recently installed a Mark Andy Digital One in a push to bring digital label production in-house.  read more >>

Constantia Flexibles sells Labels Division
  Tuesday 18 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  Constantia Flexibles GmbH from Vienna, Austria, has signed a sales agreement for its Labels Division with the American Multi-Color Corporation. The value of the company ranges at €1.15bn (US$1.3bn). The deal is subject to approval by the authorities and is expected to be finalised in the fourth quarter of 2017.  read more >>

Poligal trusts in new eS2D slitter from Enprom
  Monday 17 July 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Enprom Packaging, a converting, labelling and packaging machinery specialist based in Girona, Spain, has just installed a new double drum central surface slitter in the facilities of Poligal in Portugal that will allow the company to increase the capacity in slitting and rewinding for secondary products.  read more >>

DEP Ltd appoints industry expert to drive business development
  Friday 14 July 2017, Appointments
  The British coating experts from DEP Ltd (Chessington, Surrey) have announced the appointment of Ian Turnbull to drive sales of their Synplas range of printable materials for a wide range of printing methods, including inkjet, and for their bespoke contract coating business.  read more >>

Bandera supplies four silo-stretch and stretch film extrusion lines
  Thursday 13 July 2017, Products and Innovations
  The Italian extrusion machinery expert Costruzioni Meccaniche Luigi Bandera SpA (Busto Arsizio) has received four orders for the supply of plants for the production of silo-stretch and stretch film in the first quarter of 2017.  read more >>

BOBST and Radex launch digital printing joint venture
  Wednesday 12 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  The leading Swiss machinery company Bobst Group (Lausanne) and Radex, a start-up company owned by multiple stakeholders with a long track record in the field of DOD inkjet digital printing, announced the launch of Mouvent, a joint venture that will become the digital printing competence centre and solutions provider of BOBST.  read more >>

Smart surfaces from Continental open up more options for personalisation of vehicles
  Tuesday 11 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  The trend toward autonomous or driverless vehicles will have significant impacts on vehicle interiors.  read more >>

ZELLCHEMING-Expo 2017: Successful result in new hall
  Friday 7 July 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  After three intensive event days, ZELLCHEMING-Expo 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany, has released positive results: The move from hall 11 to hall 4.1 at the tradeshow grounds in Frankfurt has paid off.  read more >>

Comexi expands its technical service team in the USA, Canada and Southeast Asia
  Thursday 6 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  Comexi (Girona, Spain), specialist in machinery solutions for the printing and converting industry of flexible packaging, continues to strengthen its presence in the United States, Canada and Southeast Asia. Recently the group has reinforced its Service and Technical Assistance Department (SAT) in these regions to offer a faster and closer response to the customer.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein receives FlexoExpert certification
  Wednesday 5 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Bischof + Klein Group (Lengerich, Germany) is one of the leading European complete solution providers for flexible packaging and technical films from plastic and composites. The product programme comprises the entire portfolio of flexible packaging – from traditional industrial packaging to consumer packaging and specialty films for technical applications.  read more >>

GSE to introduce ink manager software at Labelexpo Europe 2017
  Tuesday 4 July 2017, Products and Innovations
  At Labelexpo Europe 2017, GSE B.V. (Brummen, The Netherlands) will present ink management software, dispensing equipment and proofing solutions that enable label and packaging printers to reduce costs throughout the workflow and achieve repeatable colour on-demand.  read more >>

Three years of BST eltromat International
  Monday 3 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  In June 2017, BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany) has celebrated the three-year anniversary of the merger of the former BST International GmbH and eltromat GmbH.  read more >>

PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017 to kick off in autumn
  Tuesday 27 June 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  Returning for its 6th edition, PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL will present an impressive display of the best in machinery, technologies and solutions from the packaging and printing sectors. Modelled after the world’s leading trade exhibitions in their sectors – drupa and interpack, PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL is jointly organised by The Thai Packaging Association, The Thai Printing Association and Messe Düsseldorf Asia.  read more >>

Maxcess announces innovative tension control solutions from MAGPOWR
  Monday 26 June 2017, Products and Innovations
  Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, announced the release of three advanced tension control products from MAGPOWR.  read more >>

Successful interpack for Comexi
  Wednesday 21 June 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  The Comexi Group (Girona, Spain), a specialist in in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, closes its participation at the interpack trade fair with new business successes resulting from the hundreds of visits received at its booth as well as the closure of trade agreements.  read more >>

ZELLCHEMING-Expo 2017: Tradeshow focuses on Industry 4.0
  Tuesday 20 June 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  At ZELLCHEMING-Expo, which will take place from 4-6 July at Messe Frankfurt, Germany, visitors will gain exclusive and current insights into future challenges and new approaches along the entire value chain of pulp and paper making. Especially at the show forum, participants will not only be informed about the main topic “Industry 4.0”, but also inspired for new development opportunities in their companies.  read more >>

Bandera sets up new spare parts centre in Beijing
  Monday 19 June 2017, Companies/Markets
  In early May 2017, the existing technical and commercial cooperation between the extrusion machinery expert Costruzioni Meccaniche Luigi Bandera SpA (Busto Arsizio, Italy) and Nanjing Yangzi Plastic & Chemical Company was further strengthened. This relationship has been existing for sixteen years – mainly in the field of extrusion of blown film for industrial sacks (HDB).  read more >>

FINAT Award for the ((rfid)) Parking Permit of Schreiner Group
  Wednesday 14 June 2017, Products and Innovations
  Schreiner Group (Oberschleißheim, Germany), manufacturer of innovative functional labels, has won the first prize in the category “Innovation” at the FINAT Label Competition 2017 for its electronic ((rfid)) Parking Permit.  read more >>

ILIUM Technologies announces distribution agreement with Titan Technologies
  Tuesday 13 June 2017, Companies/Markets
  ILIUM Technologies Inc., a leader in wide-range / ultra-low liquid conductivity measurement based in Medford, Massachusetts, announced that it has entered into a distributor agreement with Titan Technologies, K.K. of Japan to address demand in East Asia for its Model 2100 Conductivity Meter.  read more >>

Cosmo Films expands its range of Direct Thermal Printable Products
  Monday 12 June 2017, Products and Innovations
  Cosmo Films Limited (Delhi, India), a leader in films for packaging, labelling, and lamination applications, will from now on offer an extended range of direct thermal printable (DTP) products. This will include standard DTP films, top coated DTP films, high temperatures DTP films and DTP paper.  read more >>

Successful interpack 2017 for Mondi
  Friday 9 June 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  Mondi, an international packaging and paper group headquartered in South Africa, welcomed more than 2000 visitors to its booth during the recent interpack 2017 packaging trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany. Dozens of Mondi experts from all areas of the business manned the booth throughout the seven days to greet visitors, discuss the latest packaging trends and demonstrate how Mondi solutions can add value to their businesses and customers.  read more >>

EREMA extends production capacities and optimises fabrication
  Thursday 8 June 2017, Companies/Markets
  EREMA Group, a manufacturer of recycling systems based in Ansfelden, Austria, is relying on new production processes with the optimum use of resources in its production of assembly groups. The new approach enables reduced production lead times for the individual assembly groups, such as melt filters and pelletisers, while at the same time increasing product quality.  read more >>

Labelexpo Europe heralds fourth industrial revolution with feature area
  Wednesday 7 June 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  The organisers of Labelexpo Europe have announced full details of a ground-breaking new feature for 2017. The Automation Arena will debut at this year’s exhibition as Labelexpo Europe returns to Brussels, Belgium, on 25-28 September.  read more >>

NRC Group and Olin: Cooperation renewed
  Tuesday 6 June 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Hamburg-based specialty chemicals and additive supplier NRC Group and the Olin Group have agreed to renew their cooperation. Effective from 1 April 2017, the NRC Group has extended its portfolio with the epoxy resins “D.E.R.” and “D.E.N.” as well as the curing agent “D.E.H.” from Olin for use in the coating, adhesives, construction, and composites industries.  read more >>

Schreiner Group acquires HAWE building in Dorfen, Germany
  Friday 2 June 2017, Companies/Markets
  Schreiner Group (Oberschleißheim, Germany), a leading specialist for functional labels, security solutions, RFID and printed electronics, wants to realise further growth and moves into a new production site in Dorfen near Erding. Karl Haeusgen and Wolfgang Sochor, board members of the previous owner HAWE Hydraulik SE, handed over the keys to managing director Roland Schreiner.  read more >>

JEC Innovation Awards to honour composites innovations in building and construction
  Thursday 1 June 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  The JEC Group, the largest composite organisation in the world, will highlight composites use in building and construction at its newest event dedicated to this specific composites industry on 20-22 June 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.  read more >>

Innovia introduces new high speed BOPP film
  Wednesday 31 May 2017, Products and Innovations
  Innovia Films Ltd, a major producer of specialty BOPP films based in Wigton, UK, recognises that today’s competitive market place demands packaging films that perform on a variety of machines, at the highest possible speeds. As overall production costs are scrutinised, achieving high efficiencies is becoming increasingly vital.  read more >>

Heraeus Noblelight opens state-of-the-art UV LED module production
  Tuesday 30 May 2017, Companies/Markets
  Heraeus Noblelight, a leading supplier of UV LED systems based in Hanau, Germany, has recently opened a new production line, which is said to fulfil the latest technological requirements. The state-of-the-art line for the production of UV LED modules offers high-quality tailored solutions for industrial curing and drying applications.  read more >>

Techsil announces agreement with fluid dispensing systems specialist Nordson EFD
  Monday 29 May 2017, Companies/Markets
  Techsil Ltd (Warwickshire, UK) has entered an agreement with the fluid dispensing systems specialist Nordson EFD. Techsil will become distributor of Nordson EFD’s vast array of high performance application equipment, precision fluid dispensing systems and accessories.  read more >>

Bandera secures a new order in Egypt
  Wednesday 24 May 2017, Companies/Markets
  Costruzioni Meccaniche Luigi Bandera SpA (Busto Arsizio, Italy), a leading supplier of machinery for the blown film sector, strengthens its presence in the Egyptian market by selling a high-quality blown film line SmartFlex 22 Plus series for the production of agricultural film.  read more >>

Dienes expert receives honorary certificate
  Tuesday 23 May 2017, Appointments
  During the tradeshow ICE USA 2017, which recently took place in Orlando, Florida, the Dienes Corporation has handed out a honorary certificate to its managing director Bill Shea on the occasion of his 30th anniversary in the company.  read more >>

Enprom presents new line of labelling machines
  Monday 22 May 2017, Products and Innovations
  ENPROM PACKAGING, based in Girona, Spain, a leading supplier of solutions for industrial packaging machinery, has unveiled its new line of machinery for the narrow band sector and specifically for the labelling market.  read more >>

Vink Chemicals offers comprehensive support in the product registration of biocide formulations
  Friday 19 May 2017, Products and Innovations
  Biocides are a crucial auxiliary material in many industrial applications, but their approval and introduction to the markets is connected with complicated legal requirements and expensive approval processes. Vink Chemicals GmbH & Co. KG from Kakenstorf, Germany, therefore offers an economical and complete service for biocide users.  read more >>

Adolf Müller presents new Eco-Slitter
  Thursday 18 May 2017, Products and Innovations
  Adolf Müller GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik, which is based in Scheeßel, Germany, is a leading supplier of automatic winders and rewinders, narrow tape slitting and spooling machines, as well as inspection and doctor machines.  read more >>

Packaging law in Germany: Manufacturer responsibility, competition and innovation to lead to more climate-saving recycling
  Wednesday 17 May 2017, Companies/Markets
  The German Working Group Packaging and Environment (AGVU) has explicitly welcomed the decision of the German Federal Council (Bundesrat) to approve the packaging law. The legislation has already been passed in the Bundestag at the end of March and will come into effect in January 2019. The packaging law is claimed to be a milestone towards more transparency and stability in household recycling and climate protection.  read more >>

Zecher and Heidelberg present SteppedHex engraving for optimised finishings and spot-varnishing
  Tuesday 16 May 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Ever since its founding in 1948, Zecher GmbH (Paderborn, Germany) - a manufacturer of premium quality anilox rollers - has been the driving force behind numerous innovations. These include its SteppedHex technology, developed in-house and thoroughly tried and tested. Based on an application of the parameters of 60° engraving, it offers both an alternative to it and additional benefits.  read more >>

Techtextil and Texprocess 2017: Visitor and exhibitor records
  Monday 15 May 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  “Although we had extra personnel on our exhibition stand, visitors still had to queue on occasions. For us, the fair was fantastic”, said Dr Jan Zimmermann of Techtextil exhibitor Forster Rohner from Switzerland. Many of the 1789 exhibitors of Techtextil and Texprocess had similar experiences.  read more >>

ANDRITZ to supply a complete needlepunch line to TTL
  Friday 12 May 2017, Companies/Markets
  ANDRITZ Nonwoven, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ (Graz, Austria), has received an order from TTL, Germany, to supply a complete needlepunch line. Start-up of the line is scheduled for summer 2017.  read more >>

Heliatek welcomes EU-Commissioner Oettinger and Dr Rößler, the president of the Saxon parliament
  Thursday 11 May 2017, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The President of the Saxon parliament, Dr Matthias Rößler, received the EU Commissioner for budget and personnel, Günther H. Oettinger in Dresden. Together they visited Heliatek and got a view of the production facility. Dr Martin Pfeiffer, one of the Founders, and Dr Ralph Wichtendahl, vice Ppresident operations, shared the latest information on technical and sales developments of the company.  read more >>

TLS Anilox GmbH appoints new head of business development
  Tuesday 9 May 2017, Appointments
  Recently, TLS Anilox GmbH, a leading roller manufacturer based in Salzkotten, Germany, appointed Rainer Schroers as its new head of business development.  read more >>

DEP commissions new coating line in the UK
  Friday 5 May 2017, Companies/Markets
  Digital Electronic Products Ltd (DEP), which is based in Surrey, UK, recently commissioned a new coating line in its Runcorn facility to meet growing demand for DEP coated print products and to offer an enhanced capability to its contract coating customers.  read more >>

Coherent Rofin to showcase innovative solutions for product packaging at interpack 2017
  Wednesday 3 May 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Coherent Rofin, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, will showcase several innovative solutions for packaging at interpack 2017. The StarPack CW Hybrid system covers the needs of medium size production for cross web and web direction processing.  read more >>

Montalvo celebrates 70th anniversary
  Tuesday 2 May 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Montalvo Corporation (Gorham, Maine), an international specialist in web tension control, is celebrating its 70th Anniversary. Since 1947 Montalvo has had one goal: provide better web control; through its products, service, and support.  read more >>

IST METZ celebrates 40th anniversary
  Friday 28 April 2017, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  For more than four decades IST METZ GmbH (Nürtingen, Germany) has been producing lines for the curing of prints and coatings by means of UV light. The 40th anniversary of the company will be celebrated on 15 May during the company’s in-house event UV DAYS.  read more >>

RHEINTACHO Group is expanding with the foundation of RHEINTACHO Vision Systems S.A.S.
  Thursday 27 April 2017, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH, a leading measuring technology specialist based in Freiburg, Germany, has taken over the activities of ERGECA (RGK Video Systems) on 1 April 2017. The business activities will be transferred to the newly founded company RHEINTACHO Vision Systems S.A.S. with its Headquarters in Buhl, France.  read more >>

Comexi at interpack 2017: the latest printing and converting solutions in flexible packaging
  Wednesday 26 April 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The flexible packaging specialist Comexi Group (Girona, Spain) will be presenting its wide range of printing and converting solutions at interpack 2017 trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany (4-10 May).  read more >>

Henkel showcases product innovations and its food safety commitment at interpack 2017
  Tuesday 25 April 2017, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Protecting brands and consumers is at the heart of Düsseldorf-based Henkel AG & Co. KGaA’s packaging adhesives business. With its Food Safe Packaging Initiative, Henkel takes a closer look at adhesive-related aspects of food packaging.  read more >>

Maxcess to introduce Fife D-MAX enhanced triple drive web guide controller at ICE USA
  Monday 24 April 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, will release its D-MAX Enhanced Triple Drive Web Guide Controller at ICE USA 2017.  read more >>

Leonhard Kurz offers foil requirements calculation via mouse click
  Thursday 13 April 2017, Products and Innovations
  LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG (Fürth, Germany), a leading provider of hot stamping and coating technology, will be presenting its Foilconnect programme for calculating foil requirements at this year's Interpack, from 4-10 May in Düsseldorf. The purpose of the programme is to provide print finishers with a particularly fast and easy means of optimising their hot stamping foil usage.  read more >>

LOPEC 2017 in Munich: Printed electronics are revolutionising vehicle manufacturing
  Wednesday 12 April 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  Printed and organic electronic components give vehicle designers previously unimagined possibilities, enable a higher level of sustainability, and also help to reduce the automotive industry’s manufacturing costs. This is the conclusion reached by this year’s LOPEC Panel Discussion, which took place on 29 March 2017, as part of the international exhibition and conference for printed electronics in Munich, Germany.  read more >>

Cosmo Films to set up new production line for specialty polyester (BOPET) films
  Tuesday 11 April 2017, Companies/Markets
  Cosmo Films Limited, a leading global specialty films company based in New Delhi, India, announced plans to install a new production line for specialty polyester (BOPET) films by the third quarter of 2018-19.  read more >>

GOEBEL IMS‘ slitter rewinder RAPID D1 delights visitors at ICE Europe 2017
  Monday 10 April 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  GOEBEL IMS from Darmstadt, Germany, reports a successful appearance at ICE Europe 2017 in Munich. The slitting and winding machinery company welcomed a high number of qualified visitors at the booth and noted a great sum of in-depth talks.  read more >>

New Era Converting Machinery to feature complete coating and laminating line at ICE USA
  Friday 7 April 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  New Era Converting Machinery Inc. (Paterson, New Jersey) will show a complete coating and laminating line in its booth at the upcoming ICE USA show in Orlando, Florida, 25-27 April. The coating line is a purpose-built machine capable of running at 152.4m/min under constant, closed loop tension control.  read more >>

Plasmatreat and KUKA become system partners
  Thursday 6 April 2017, Companies/Markets
  Integrating technologies at the interface and automating processes in a flexible yet simpler way. This is what the plasma systems engineer Plasmatreat GmbH (Steinhagen, Germany) and the industrial robot manufacturer and systems engineer KUKA AG (Augsburg, Germany) aim to achieve with their system partnership.  read more >>

Organic and printed electronics industry expects an increase of 8% in sales revenue in 2017
  Wednesday 5 April 2017, Companies/Markets
  The signs are still set for growth in the organic and printed electronics industry. This is the clear message to result from the latest business climate survey conducted by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association). 80% of survey participants expect the industry to continue its positive development in the coming year.  read more >>

Unilux to introduce new LED strobes at ICE USA
  Tuesday 4 April 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Unilux, a leading designer and manufacturer of inspection strobe lights based in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, will demonstrate new LED strobes for the inspection of surface and print quality at ICE USA (25-27 April) in Orlando, Florida. Visitors to the Unilux booth will be able to demo the new strobes and learn how these inspection tools can be put to use in their application.  read more >>

Strategic partnership: T.CON enhances product portfolio with cloud solution from FACTOR.E
  Monday 3 April 2017, Companies/Markets
  T.CON GmbH & Co. KG, a SAP Gold partner and consultant based in Plattling, Germany, has entered a strategic partnership with Factor-E Analytics GmbH (FACTOR.E) from Berlin. The cooperation aims at enabling a quick, simple and cost-effective entry into Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) especially for medium-sized production companies.  read more >>

LOPEC 2017 in Munich: Printed electronics reaches new dimensions
  Friday 31 March 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  From March 28 to 30, 2017, LOPEC proved in Munich, Germany, that the interest in printed electronics continues to grow. The ninth edition of the international exhibition for printed electronics set new records across the board, while also showcasing numerous world-firsts.  read more >>

ICE Europe 2017 closes with increase in international audience
  Tuesday 28 March 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  The 10th International Converting Exhibition, ICE Europe 2017, closed its doors last Thursday, after three successful show days full of international business activities, networking and live demonstrations of the latest converting solutions.  read more >>

BST eltromat and Euromac continue their partnership
  Monday 27 March 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  BST eltromat International GmbH from Bielefeld, Germany, a leading producer of quality assurance systems for the web converting industry, and the Italian company Euromac Costruzioni Meccaniche s.r.l., manufacturer of slitting and winding machinery, have announced at ICE Europe that they will continue their partnership.  read more >>

H.B. Fuller to showcase new solutions for the tapes and labels industry at ICE Europe 2017
  Monday 20 March 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The American company H.B. Fuller will present its full range of high cohesion, solvent-based acrylic and rubber-based adhesive solutions for the tapes, labels and protective film markets at ICE Europe 2017 in Munich, Germany.  read more >>

Draabe extends capacities with new building
  Friday 17 March 2017, Companies/Markets
  The air humidification expert Draabe Industrietechnik GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) will move to a new building directly at the Hamburg Airport in May 2017.  read more >>

ICE Europe 2017 offers large scope of innovations
  Thursday 16 March 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  The converting industry’s leading tradeshow, ICE Europe, will be held from 21 to 23 March 2017 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. For its 10th edition the exhibition will, once again, present a large variety of new and enhanced products and services.  read more >>

DIENES to highlight new DS 4 knife holder at ICE Europe 2017
  Wednesday 15 March 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  At ICE Europe 2017, which will kick off on 21 March, DIENES Werke für Maschinenteile GmbH & Co. KG, a leading slitting technology supplier based in Overath, Germany, will present a new knife holfer of the DS series.  read more >>

Comexi reinforces its commercial structure in Italy and Southeast Europe
  Tuesday 14 March 2017, Appointments
  The Comexi Group (Girona, Spain), a leader in solutions for the flexible packaging converting industry, strengthens its commercial team in Italy and Southeast Europe with the addition of Andrea Campani as the company’s area manager in this zone.  read more >>

Klöckner Pentaplast highlights new Pentafood Hotfill PET film
  Monday 13 March 2017, Products and Innovations
  The Klöckner Pentaplast Group (Montabaur, Germany) has unveiled its new film solution Pentafood Hotfill PET.  read more >>

BST eltromat presents web guiding and quality assurance for the requirements of the nonwoven industry
  Friday 10 March 2017, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  With its presence at index17 (April 4 - 7 in Geneva) BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany) complies with the increasing demand for its solutions for ensuring production quality.  read more >>

ROTOCONTROL appoints agent in Scandinavia
  Thursday 9 March 2017, Appointments
  ROTOCONTROL GmbH (Linau, Germany), a manufacturer of leading-edge label slitter/rewinder inspection and finishing machines, has named Nordic Media (No-me) as its local agent for Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.  read more >>

Fraunhofer FEP and VON ARDENNE introduce solution for coating flexible glass in a roll-to-roll process
  Wednesday 8 March 2017, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, which is based in Dresden, Germany, and the machinery company VON ARDENNE, also based in Dresden, will intensify their cooperation in the field of the coating of flexible glass.  read more >>

ESWE-FLEX appoints new sales and marketing director
  Tuesday 7 March 2017, Appointments
  The roller manufacturer ESWE-FLEX Walzen GmbH, based in Langenfeld, Germany, appointed a new member of the management on 1 March 2017.  read more >>

Fraunhofer FEP enhances its facilities for coating plastic films
  Monday 6 March 2017, Companies/Markets
  A leader in thin-film technology R&D, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP in Dresden, Germany, has significantly enhanced its capabilities with the so-called atmoFlex system.  read more >>

Wacker expands silicones production in Brazil
  Friday 3 March 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Munich-based chemistry corporation Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its silicone production at its Jandira site near São Paulo, Brazil. Wacker is currently building a multi-purpose facility to manufacture antifoam compounds and functional silicone fluids.  read more >>

ANDRITZ successfully starts up neXline wetlace production line for Turkey
  Thursday 2 March 2017, Companies/Markets
  ANDRITZ Nonwoven, part of the international technology group ANDRITZ (Graz, Austria), has successfully completed start-up of the neXline wetlace line supplied to Akinal Sentetik Tekstil, the leading Turkish producer of nonwovens.  read more >>

Global Inkjet Systems co-founder passes away
  Wednesday 1 March 2017, Companies/Markets
  Jim Brotton, co-founder and director of the leading industrial printing software and system components provider Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), which is based in Cambridge, UK, has passed away aged 69. He died on Saturday, 4 February 2017.  read more >>

TRESU presents new iTape adhesive
  Tuesday 28 February 2017, Products and Innovations
  The TRESU Group, a leading specialist for flexible, customized solutions for flexo printing machines based in Kolding, Denmark, introduces iTape, an adhesive tape specially formulated to optimise stability, print quality and efficiency when used with sleeves on flexo coaters that are integrated with digital folding carton printing lines.  read more >>

Polypropylene outperforms polymer demand in Europe
  Monday 27 February 2017, Companies/Markets
  According to a recently published study by the industry consultants Applied Market Information Ltd (AMI Consulting), which are based in Bristol, UK, the last 5 years have seen demand growth for polypropylene (PP) outstrip the polymer market in Europe.  read more >>

Competence centre Schreiner PrinTronics presents itself at LOPEC 2017
  Friday 24 February 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Schreiner Printronics, the German-based Schreiner Group’s competence centre for printed electronics, will be part of the “Innovation Showcase” of LOPEC 2017 in Munich, Germany, on 29 and 30 March. The company will be presenting a world first: a printed RFID sensor platform featuring a complex label with electrical functions.  read more >>

Steinemann introduces new option for digital foil stamping
  Thursday 23 February 2017, Products and Innovations
  Steinemann Technology AG, a supplier of coating systems for finishing print products headquartered in St. Gallen, Switzerland, unveils its dfoil technology, a unique option for its dmax line of digital coating systems that supports digital foil stamping without the use of dies.  read more >>

FKuR presents new Bio-Flex blends for home-compostable films and packaging
  Wednesday 22 February 2017, Products and Innovations
  The bioplastics specialist FKuR Kunststoff GmbH (Willich, Germany) has developed new Bio-Flex blends for the production of low gauge films which will biodegrade completely in garden compost at low, variable temperatures.  read more >>

Infiana and Fraunhofer IFAM continue their cooperation in 2017
  Tuesday 21 February 2017, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Infiana Group (Forchheim, Germany), the world-leading producer of specialty films, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) enter their third year of cooperation.  read more >>

Polytype Converting expects further growth thanks to new shareholders
  Monday 20 February 2017, Companies/Markets
  After the acquisition of Polytype Converting by Jagenberg AG in December 2016, the restructuring and strengthening of the converting activities in Hamburg, Germany, and Fribourg, Switzerland, will continue.  read more >>

Ground-breaking ceremony at Herrmann Ultraschall
  Friday 17 February 2017, Companies/Markets
  The ultrasound technology provider Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG, which is based in Karlsbad, Germany, has celebrated the ground-breaking of its third large site expansion on 8 February 2017.  read more >>

Monta brings new “low-noise” adhesive tapes on the market
  Thursday 16 February 2017, Products and Innovations
  Monta Klebebandwerk GmbH (Immenstadt, Germany) has launched a series of new BOPP natural rubber adhesive tapes, which are reported to include special low-noise properties.  read more >>

ICE Europe 2017 Jubilee Awards: Online voting now open
  Wednesday 15 February 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  The world’s leading converting exhibition, ICE Europe, will take place for the 10th time from 21 to 23 March 2017 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany. To celebrate this jubilee event, the organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions presents the ICE Europe 2017 Jubilee Awards for best practice, excellence, innovation and extraordinary performance in the converting industry.  read more >>

Perstorp launches cationic curing boosters at European Coatings Show
  Tuesday 14 February 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  At the European Coatings Show, which will take place from 4-6 April 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany, the Swedish Perstorp Group will launch Curalite, its range of boosters for cationic UV curing formulations, that can increase reaction speeds up to 15 times.  read more >>

Hartchromwerk Brunner AG extends management
  Monday 13 February 2017, Appointments
  Hartchromwerk Brunner AG, a specialist in the fields of technical hard chrome plating, chemical nickel plating, tin coating, circular grinding and dehydrating based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, has extended its management.  read more >>

Cosmo Films commissions significant capacity expansion
  Friday 10 February 2017, Companies/Markets
  Cosmo Films Ltd., a leading manufacturer of BOPP films based in Delhi, India, announced the launch of its tenth, 10.4m wide BOPP line. With the installation of this new line, the company will increase its annual capacity by 40%.  read more >>

Pulse Roll Label Products announces further expansion in Europe
  Thursday 9 February 2017, Appointments
  The narrow web ink and varnish specialist Pulse Roll Label Products Ltd (Bristol, UK) recently appointed Matt Turner as European sales manager as the company continues to expand its sales team to support its partner and customer network in Europe and drive further growth in the region.  read more >>

Shrinkflex invests in inspection technology from BST eltromat
  Wednesday 8 February 2017, Products and Innovations
  In the context of investing in a new 10-colour gravure press from Worldly, packaging producer Shrinkflex (Thailand) Co., Ltd. decided to equip it with a high-end register control system and high-performance inspection technology from BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany).  read more >>

Sappi and Felix Schoeller announce development cooperation
  Thursday 2 February 2017, Companies/Markets
  The paper manufacturers Sappi Europe (Brussels, Belgium) and Felix Schoeller Group (Osnabrück, Germany) signed a cooperation agreement. The collaboration entails – among other things – the joint development of sustainable barrier paper solutions for applications in flexible packaging.  read more >>

Maxcess China expands into new facility
  Wednesday 1 February 2017, Companies/Markets
  Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications based in Oklahoma City (OK), USA, announced the expansion of its Maxcess China Division, opening a new facility in Zhuhai.  read more >>

Eltex presents new flexion R60 discharge electrode at ICE Europe 2017
  Tuesday 31 January 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Eltex Elektrostatik GmbH (Weil am Rhein, Germany), a leading supplier of solutions for static electricity, focuses its tradeshow appearance at ICE Europe, which takes place from 21 to 23 March in Munich, Germany, on the topics efficiency and increased performance. Under the motto “Experienced at innovation – performance for tomorrow” several novelties will be showcased.  read more >>

FAES SRT AG becomes member of Edelmann Technology Group
  Monday 30 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  The FAES Group (Wollerau, Switzerland) has sold its subsidiary FAES SRT AG to Edelmann Technology Group, which is based in Kleinwallstadt, Germany. With this step, FAES SRT is expected to have the perfect conditions to further develop the company together with other members of the group that are also globally active in slitting and winding technology.  read more >>

SCHAWK JÜLICH receives FlexoExpert certification
  Friday 27 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  The FlexoExpert certification programme of Flint Group, a leading provider of consumables and devices for the print and packaging industry based in Luxembourg, is intended to support sustainable optimisation of printing production. Now, the print and prepress company SCHAWK JÜLICH, part of the SGK Group, has been awarded with the title.  read more >>

Eltosch Grafix America announces new managing director
  Thursday 26 January 2017, Appointments
  Effective 1 January 2017, Jon Surch was appointed managing director for Eltosch Grafix America, a member of the Hönle Group (Gräfelfing, Germany).  read more >>

SAM presents new high speed automatic unwind and winder, announces award for CEO
  Wednesday 25 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  Korean-based SAM (Sung An Machinery Co., Ltd.), a leader in the manufacture of converting and web fed printing machinery, announced its new Model SFF line of unwinds and winders for speeds up to 1000m/min.  read more >>

Cosmo Films enhances portfolio with ultra-high barrier films
  Tuesday 24 January 2017, Products and Innovations
  Cosmo Films Limited, a leading manufacturer of specialty BOPP films with headquarters in Delhi, India, just introduced several additions to its range of barrier films and now boasts a significant portfolio of transparent as well as metallized varieties.  read more >>

GOEBEL Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH announces change in management
  Monday 23 January 2017, Appointments
  GOEBEL Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH kicks off the New Year with a change in management. Daniele Vaglietti, CEO of IMS Deltamatic S.p.A., has been appointed CEO of GOEBEL Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH effective from 1 January 2017.  read more >>

Zecher records 12% rise in sales
  Friday 20 January 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The 2016 fiscal year has been a highly successful period for the anilox-roller manufacturer Zecher GmbH (Paderborn, Germany), with sales of €22M representing a rise of 12% with respect to the previous year’s figure. This has included growth in all segments of the market.  read more >>

RHEINTACHO strengthens marketing department
  Thursday 19 January 2017, Appointments
  Effective from November 2016, Melanie Nübling strengthens the marketing/sales department at the measuring technology specialist RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH, which is based in Freiburg, Germany.  read more >>

MWM Group appoints new sales and project manager
  Wednesday 18 January 2017, Appointments
  The Swedish MWM Group, a leading developer of modular software packages and consulting services for the print and publishing industries, has presented Björn Nickau as its new sales and project manager.  read more >>

ICE Europe 2017 focuses on diversification of converting techniques
  Tuesday 17 January 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  From 21-23 March 2017, ICE Europe will celebrate its jubilee at the Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany. For the 10th time, the world’s leading converting exhibition presents technological innovations and the latest manufacturing trends for the conversion of flexible, web-based materials, such as paper, film, foil and nonwovens.  read more >>

Icma strengthens its presence in France
  Monday 16 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  France is a strategic market for luxury, having been served for a long time by Icma Srl, a leading specialist for the finishing of paper and cardboard for packaging based in Mandello del Lario, Italy, with its collections of paper for packaging and publications.  read more >>

Techtextil on a growth curve
  Friday 13 January 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  Visitors and exhibitors can look forward to an even bigger event and a completely new trade fair experience at the coming Techtextil from 9-12 May 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. With around four months still to go before the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens opens its doors, the booked space already exceeds the total area of the last edition in 2015.  read more >>

LOPEC 2017: Printed electronics for the car of tomorrow
  Thursday 12 January 2017, Exhibitions and Events
  The tradeshow LOPEC will take place at the trade fair centre in Munich, Germany, from 28-30 March 2017, providing information on the latest products, technologies and trends in printed electronics. This year, the automotive industry will be one of the focal points of the international exhibition and conference.  read more >>

Westland acquires Impreglon Oberflächentechnik in Coesfeld, Germany
  Wednesday 11 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  Effective from 1 January 2017, the Westland Group (Melle, Germany) has acquired the Coesfeld-site of Impreglon Oberflächentechnik GmbH (formerly known under the name “von Bronk Gummi- und Kunststoffwerk GmbH”).  read more >>

Artimelt presents new CEO
  Tuesday 10 January 2017, Appointments
  On 1 January 2017, Walter Stampfli was appointed CEO of the Swiss hotmelt specialist artimelt AG, which is based in Sursee. Stampfli has 19 years of experience in the global adhesives industry.  read more >>

Comexi recognised with WoldStar Award
  Monday 9 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group from Girona, Spain, a specialist in machinery for the flexible packaging converting industry, is going to receive a WorldStar Award 2017. The group has been awarded for its innovative combination of the Cingular Laser technology and lamination in register.  read more >>

Nordson presents new valve assembly for extrusion coating applications
  Friday 6 January 2017, Products and Innovations
  The adhesives and coating technology experts of the Nordson Corporation, which is based in Westlake (OH), USA, have unveiled the new PolyStream assembly – a hands-free system that uses closed-loop control to maintain back pressure within a desired range for coating and laminating.  read more >>

Vetaphone to more than double its size
  Thursday 5 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  As part of its ambitious expansion programme, Vetaphone A/S, the Danish inventor of corona and pioneer of surface treatment, claims to be well on course to meet its 2020 target.  read more >>

Global bioplastics market continues to grow despite low oil price
  Wednesday 4 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update for 2016 have been published by the association that represents the interests of the bioplastics industry in Europe.  read more >>

Coeclerici invests in IMS Deltamatic Group and becomes majority stakeholder
  Tuesday 3 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  IMS Deltamatic S.p.A., which is based in Bergamo, Italy, strengthens its capital structure thanks to the investment by Coeclerici S.p.A. in a majority stake (67%) that is expected to enable growth and leadership reinforcement on a global scale.  read more >>

CCL Industries to acquire Innovia Group
  Monday 2 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Smithfield Group, managing shareholder of Innovia Group, a global leader in specialty BOPP films, announced that it has agreed an offer from CCL Industries Inc., a global specialty industrial business, to acquire the company from Wigton, UK, for €810M.  read more >>

Merry Christmas and a successful new year
  Friday 16 December 2016, Companies/Markets
  The C2 team and all employees of the department for technical magazines at dfv Media Group wish you, Dear Readers, Merry Christmas and a successful new year!  read more >>

ZELLCHEMING-Expo 2017: Proven venue, new hall
  Friday 16 December 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  The trade fair centre in Frankfurt, Germany, will remain the venue of the pulp and paper production tradeshow ZELLCHEMING-Expo. The organiser Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH and the conceptual sponsor ZELLCHEMING e.V. have jointly made the decision in favour of the current site.  read more >>

Dr. Ralf Enderle, long-time CEO of GOEBEL Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH, retires
  Thursday 15 December 2016, Appointments
  Dr. Ralf Enderle, former CEO and current vice president of GOEBEL Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH, part of the Italian IMS Deltamatic Group, retires by the end of the year 2016. He has been with the company from Darmstadt, Germany, for almost 32 years and has substantially contributed to its success.  read more >>

Avery Dennison to acquire Hanita Coatings
  Wednesday 14 December 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Avery Dennison Corporation (Pasadena (CA), USA), a global leader in labelling and packaging materials, announced it has agreed to acquire Hanita Coatings RCA Ltd (Kibbuz Hanita, Israel), a pressure-sensitive materials manufacturer of specialty films and laminates, for the purchase price of $75M, subject to customary adjustments.  read more >>

KAMPF supplies four machines to Vacmet, India Ltd.
  Tuesday 13 December 2016, Companies/Markets
  The leading Indian plastic film manufacturer Vacmet, India Ltd. is planning to set up a new plant for the production of BOPP films in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, at its Ujjaini site at the end of 2017. The new BOPP line will produce films for the packaging industry.  read more >>

Quality and innovation at the heart of InPrint Italy
  Monday 12 December 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  The first InPrint Italy, the only exhibition dedicated exclusively to industrial print technology in Italy, concluded successfully on 17 November at the MiCo Milano Congressi exhibition centre. A total of 2900 visitors came to meet 118 exhibitors from 13 countries to discover the latest and best in the three sectors of industrial printing: functional, decorative and packaging.  read more >>

Herrmann Ultraschall donates several components to Hochschule Karlsruhe
  Friday 9 December 2016, Companies/Markets
  Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG (Karlsbad, Germany) will donate several ultrasound components worth €20 000 to the faculty for machinery construction and mechatronics of Hochschule Karlsruhe, a local university for technology and science.  read more >>

Multivac supports international research project for food safety
  Thursday 8 December 2016, Companies/Markets
  In a three-level process, five project partners from economy and science, including MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG (Wolfertschwenden, Germany), will examine the interplay between packaging materials and packed goods under the leadership of Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) in Austria.  read more >>

Infiana expands leadership in Asian market
  Wednesday 7 December 2016, Appointments
  The Infiana Group, a leading specialty films producer headquartered in Forchheim, Germany, announced the appointment of Chairat Teekhasaenee as the new general manager of its Infiana (Thailand) Limited subsidiary.  read more >>

SIEB & MEYER unveils servo amplifier for Industry 4.0
  Tuesday 6 December 2016, Products and Innovations
  The servo amplifier SD3 of the drive experts SIEB & MEYER AG (Lüneburg, Germany) is now available as serial device with different performance classes. By means of the provided development tool, comprehensive function libraries for the general drive and control functions of a modern drive amplifier are available.  read more >>

Zircon Technologies invests in SPGPrints rotaLEN direct laser engraver
  Monday 5 December 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Indian self-adhesive label converter Zircon Technologies has acquired an SPGPrints rotaLEN direct laser engraver to provide a digital, efficient prepress workflow for imaging high volumes of rotary screens at its Dehradun factory.  read more >>

Global Inkjet Systems celebrates 10 years of growth and innovation
  Friday 2 December 2016, Companies/Markets
  Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) Ltd, a leading developer of software, electronics, and ink supply components for industrial inkjet systems based in Cambridge, UK, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.  read more >>

Uflex orders Comexi holographic laminator at K 2016
  Thursday 1 December 2016, Companies/Markets
  Comexi, a leading specialist for flexible packaging conversion machinery based in Girona, Spain, announced the sale of a new Comexi Futura to Uflex Limited, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solutions company. The deal has been closed at the K show in Düsseldorf, Germany.  read more >>

Eisele unveils MULTILINE configurator and novelties at MULTILINE E
  Wednesday 30 November 2016, Products and Innovations
  Eisele Pneumatics GmbH & Co. KG from Waiblingen, Germany, a leading provider of high-quality connectors, is very successful on the market with its multiple and multi-media connectors of the MULTILINE E series – a novel modular system for the unification of compressed air, vacuum, gases, cooling water, liquids, electronics, and electricity in a single coupling body.  read more >>

Contrinex presents UV optosensor for capturing transparent objects
  Tuesday 29 November 2016, Products and Innovations
  Contrinex Sensor GmbH (Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany), an internationally active sensor manufacturer, showcased its latest innovations at the automation tradeshow SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, Germany. For the very first time, the sensor specialist displayed its optosensor TRU-C23 with UV light.  read more >>

ANDRITZ to supply two spunlace lines to NanFang Textile
  Monday 28 November 2016, Companies/Markets
  ANDRITZ Nonwoven, part of the international technology group ANDRITZ (Graz, Austria), received two orders from the Chinese company Fujian NanFang Textile Co., Ltd to supply two new neXline spunlace nonwoven lines for its new plant in Nan Ping (Fujian province).  read more >>

ACHENBACH BUSCHHÜTTEN and GOEBEL IMS cooperate in the field of aluminium foils
  Friday 25 November 2016, Companies/Markets
  At this year’s ALUMINIUM tradeshow in Düsseldorf, Germany, ACHENBACH BUSCHHÜTTEN GmbH & Co. KG (Kreuztal, Germany) and Goebel IMS (Darmstadt, Germany), two market leaders in the aluminium industry, will present their first joint development. Resulting from a successful strategic cooperation, the NovaSlit S is a next-generation aluminium foil slitter, combining decades of expertise in the manufacturing of machine solutions for the aluminium industry.  read more >>

Jagenberg AG acquires Polytype Converting
  Thursday 24 November 2016, Companies/Markets
  For more than a year, WIFAG-Polytye Holding based in Fribourg, Switzerland, has planned to sell its converting business unit. Now, with Jagenberg AG from Krefeld, Germany, a new owner for the renowned manufacturer of coating lines has been found.  read more >>

Matthews International Corporation signs definitive agreement for the purchase of UNGRICHT and Dornbusch
  Wednesday 23 November 2016, Companies/Markets
  Matthews International Corporation (Pittsburgh (PA), USA) announced that the company, through its affiliate SAUERESSIG GmbH + Co. KG (Vreden, Germany), has signed definitive agreements for the purchase of A. + E. Ungricht GmbH + Co KG (Mönchengladbach, Germany) and Dornbusch Engraving GmbH (Kempen, Germany).  read more >>

Pilz unveils configurable control system with even more connectivity options
  Tuesday 22 November 2016, Products and Innovations
  The basic device of the configurable control system PNOZmulti 2 of the automation specialist Pilz GmbH & Co. KG (Ostfildern, Germany) has been enhanced. Now, up to 12 secure expansion modules can be connected on the right side. Additionally, a new output module with 14 semiconductor outputs for standard applications is available.  read more >>

Comexi awarded for its commitment to sustainability
  Monday 21 November 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  The Comexi Group from Girona, Spain, a specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, was recently awarded at the EMAS Catalunya Awards. This recognition endorses the group’s commitment to sustainability.  read more >>

DELO honoured as “Hidden Champion”
  Thursday 17 November 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  DELO Industrie Klebstoffe GmbH (Windach, Germany) has won the title “Hidden Champion 2016”. The news channel n-tv and the German Association of Middle-sized Companies (BVMW) awarded the company in the category “Innovation”.  read more >>

Windmöller & Hölscher presents new Filmex II and Aquarex lines at open house event
  Wednesday 16 November 2016, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  On 20 and 21 October as well as on 24 and 25 October, the machinery supplier Windmöller & Hölscher KG opened its extrusion technology centre at the company headquarters in Lengerich, Germany, for its open house event “W&H Expo 2016”.  read more >>

QuadTech appoints agent for Greece and Cyprus
  Tuesday 15 November 2016, Companies/Markets
  QuadTech, Inc., a leading innovator of advanced colour and inspection technology for the printing industry based in Sussex (WI), USA, further expanded its global sales network with the appointment of Development Ltd. to support packaging printers in Greece and Cyprus.  read more >>

Cosmo Films launches universal lidding films for all thermoformed plastic containers
  Monday 14 November 2016, Products and Innovations
  Cosmo Films Limited, a leading manufacturer of specialty BOPP films based in Delhi, India, announced the launch of BOPP-based universal lidding films that are suitable for heat sealing to any of the rigid thermoformed cups/containers made up of PP/HIPS/PET/PVCor, and PE.  read more >>

About 250 participants from all over the world at the 41st MKVS in Munich
  Friday 11 November 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  The 41st Munich Adhesives and Finishing Symposium brought together about 250 participants from 18 countries from 17 to 19 October at the conference centre of the Sheraton München Arabellapark Hotel.  read more >>

JEC International Conference on Automotive Technology discusses remarkable breakthrough of composite materials
  Thursday 10 November 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  On 14 October, the JEC International Conference on Automotive Technology, organised by the globally leading composite organisation JEC Group, wrapped up its very first session with very good feedback and attendance in Knoxville, Tennessee.  read more >>

Algro Design from Sappi makes the Christmas time even sweeter
  Wednesday 9 November 2016, Products and Innovations
  In the highly competitive chocolate sector, extraordinary designs are a must-have: outstanding quality and 100% sustainability are not negotiable. Season offerings with high-quality messages are the icing on the cake. The Christmas calendar by Fabian Rimann fulfills all these requirements with elegance and impresses with clear lines and a choice of the most scenic mountain tops of the Swiss Alps.  read more >>

Plug & Glue concept from Baumer hhs promises tangible advantages in hotmelt application
  Tuesday 8 November 2016, Products and Innovations
  The industrial gluing systems manufacturer Baumer hhs, based in Krefeld, Germany, is attracting considerable attention in the market with its Plug & Glue concept, developed for its Xmelt family of hotmelt systems for the purpose of system optimisation and preventive maintenance.  read more >>

Comexi strengthens its position in the Russian market
  Monday 7 November 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group, a specialist providing flexible packaging industry solutions with headquarters in Girona, Spain, continues to expand its position in Russia. The group closed a new strategic agreement with the local supplier Polyprint, therefore reasserting its growing implementation in southern Russia.  read more >>

Organic and printed electronics industry expects an increase of 17% in sales revenue in 2017
  Friday 4 November 2016, Companies/Markets
  The signs continue to be set for growth in the organic and printed electronics industry. This is the clear message of the latest business climate survey conducted by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a working group within VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association).  read more >>

ROTOCONTROL appoints agent in Poland
  Tuesday 1 November 2016, Companies/Markets
  ROTOCONTROL GmbH, a manufacturer of leading-edge label slitter/rewinder inspection and finishing machines based in Linau, Germany, has expanded its worldwide distribution network with the appointment of Reprograf SA as the local agent in Poland.  read more >>

Kongskilde Industries sells its grass and soil businesses to CNH Industrial
  Monday 31 October 2016, Companies/Markets
  Kongskilde Industries A/S, a leading supplier of system solutions for industry and agriculture located in Soro, Denmark, has entered a sales agreement for its grass and soil businesses, but will retain its industry and grain business. The grass and soil business has been acquired by CNH Industrial N.V., a market leader in production goods.  read more >>

Enprom presents versatile slitting and winding line
  Monday 31 October 2016, Products and Innovations
  Enprom Packaging S.L., a leading manufacturer of slitting and winding machinery based in Girona, Spain, aims at improving the production process in order to enable customers to adapt to new products.  read more >>

Ready for digital transformation – T.CON hosts its customer day
  Friday 28 October 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  “Marathon Digital Transformation” – this was the motto of the annual customer day at the renowned consulting firm T.CON GmbH & Co. KG (Plattling, Germany), which took place last week at the Hotel ASAM in Straubing. Everybody wants to profit from the digital opportunities. While the chances are oftentimes estimated higher than the risks, many companies still don’t know exactly how the project “Digital Future” could look like in detail in their own businesses.  read more >>

Excellent mood at K 2016
  Thursday 27 October 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  230 000 investment-oriented visitors and noticeably more guests from overseas – this is the positive summary that the organisers of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH have published at the end of the tradeshow K 2016. The international plastics and rubber industry presents itself in top shape.  read more >>

Rejuvenation cure for historic GOEBEL IMS machine
  Wednesday 26 October 2016, Companies/Markets
  At the world’s leading plastics tradeshow K 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the slitting and winding machinery supplier GOEBEL IMS (Darmstadt, Germany) raised eyebrows with an extraordinary “rejuvenation cure”. At the booth of the leading manufacturer, a precision roll slitting and winding machine RWO was on display, which was developed in the 1930s by Maschinenbaufabrik GOEBEL AG for the processing of cinema and roll films as well as cellophane and other foils.  read more >>

BST ProControl presents transmission sensor based on non-ionising technology
  Friday 21 October 2016, Products and Innovations
  With the brand new PC16S-wave transmission sensor, BST ProControl (Wenden, Germany), a subsidiary of BST eltromat International, is expanding its extensive sensor offerings for layer thickness and basis weight measurement with a new highlight for K 2016.  read more >>

K 2016 is about to kick off
  Tuesday 18 October 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  From 19-26 October, all eyes in the world of plastics will once again look at Düsseldorf, Germany. This is when K 2016 will be presenting the industry’s innovations and world premieres.  read more >>

Schreiner MediPharm develops multi-functional labels for SHL medical auto injectors
  Monday 17 October 2016, Products and Innovations
  Schreiner MediPharm, a division of the label and marking specialist Schreiner Group (Oberschleißheim, Germany), has developed specialty labels for demo devices of various SHL Medical auto injector models, in which safety and patient ease-of-use are paramount.  read more >>

Treofan: Changes in ownership structure
  Friday 14 October 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Milan-based investor M&C, previously the majority shareholder in the leading global BOPP film manufacturer Treofan Holdings GmbH (Raunheim, Germany), is acquiring all other shareholders’ shares in the company.  read more >>

KAMPF expands its management
  Thursday 13 October 2016, Appointments
  With effect from October 1, 2016 Dr. Stephan Witt is appointed as additional managing director of Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Wiehl/Germany.  read more >>

Winder Works presents a new gneraton of high-tech slitting and winding machines
  Wednesday 12 October 2016, Products and Innovations
  Last week, the preliminary acceptance of the first model of the new slitting and winding series AOS-N (automatic offline system-nonwovens) took place at the production site of Winder Works Maschinenbau GmbH in Senden near Münster, Germany.  read more >>

ROFIN-BAASEL Lasertech moves into new headquarters
  Tuesday 11 October 2016, Companies/Markets
  The industrial laser specialist ROFIN-BAASEL Lasertech GmbH & Co. KG and its more than 260 employees are moving to the Gilching business park in Germany.  read more >>

33 jobs saved at DORNBUSCH GRAVUREN GmbH
  Monday 10 October 2016, Companies/Markets
  The three managing partners of the renowned roller manufacturer A. + E. UNGRICHT GmbH + Co. KG (Mönchengladbach, Germany), will take over the company Dornbusch Gravuren (from now on DORNBUSCH ENGRAVING GmbH), which has declared insolvency on 30 May 2016.  read more >>

Davis-Standard Germany appoints new aftermarket and business development leader
  Friday 7 October 2016, Appointments
  Davis-Standard Germany (ER-WE-PA GmbH, Erkrath), the German subsidiary of the extrusion and converting technology provider Davis Standard, LLC, has appointed Paul Knorsch as aftermarket group and business development leader.  read more >>

Innovia extends BOPP portfolio
  Wednesday 5 October 2016, Products and Innovations
  Innovia Films Ltd, a major producer of specialty BOPP films based in Wigton, UK, is expanding its portfolio of peelable BOPP films. Its Propafilm RCP is now available in 52 and 60 microns.  read more >>

LOPEC has new exhibition director
  Tuesday 4 October 2016, Exhibitions and Events,Appointments
  On 1 October 2016, Barbara Ismaier took on the role of exhibition director for LOPEC, the international exhibition and conference for printed electronics in Munich, Germany.  read more >>

FachPack 2016: Signpost to new products and a guide through the innovation jungle
  Monday 26 September 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  Be it the product, process or service – innovations are an elementary component of the packaging sector and this year a central theme of FachPack, the European trade fair for the packaging industry.  read more >>

Cosmo Films to showcase extended range of barrier films at FachPack 2016
  Friday 23 September 2016, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Cosmo Films Limited, a leading manufacturer of specialty BOPP films based in Delhi, India, will be showcasing its range of specialty packaging films – especially barrier films – at the upcoming FachPack 2016 tradeshow from 27 to 29 September in Nuremberg, Germany.  read more >>

T.CON to host “Marathon Digital Transformation”
  Thursday 22 September 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  T.CON GmbH & Co. KG (Plattling, Germany), a complete solution provider for efficient software in the SAP framework, will host a customer day in Straubing on 19 and 20 October. Motto of the event will be “Marathon Digital Transformation”.  read more >>

Pulse Roll Label Products expands senior sales team in Asia
  Wednesday 21 September 2016, Appointments
  The narrow web ink and varnish specialist Pulse Roll Label Products Ltd (Bristol, UK) has appointed Anthony Tan as sales director Asia as it expands its senior team to drive further growth in the region.  read more >>

Sun Chemical and SunJet collaborate for industrial applications
  Tuesday 20 September 2016, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  SunChemical Corporation, headquartered in Parsippany (NJ), USA, and its specialist global inkjet division SunJet will be presenting their unique approach to collaborative product development in ink solutions and inkjet chemistry for functional, industrial and specialty print applications at the tradeshow InPrint 2016 from 15-17 November in Milan, Italy.  read more >>

BOBST unveils new K5 Expert metallization line
  Monday 19 September 2016, Products and Innovations
  During the upcoming plastics tradeshow K 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the leading Swiss machinery company Bobst Group (Lausanne) will unveil its K5 Expert metallization line for the first time in public.  read more >>

JEC Group to host EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES event
  Thursday 15 September 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  Augsburg, Germany, will be the site of the premiere of the international “EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES – powered by JEC Group” event. This new event for composites professionals and end users is organised by the largest composites organisation in the world, JEC Group, alongside Messe Augsburg and Carbon Composites.  read more >>

Henkel emphasises safety and sustainability as factors for success in the packaging industry
  Wednesday 14 September 2016, Products and Innovations
  For Henkel AG, based in Düsseldorf, Germany, safety and sustainability in packaging are a multi-faceted topic, which cannot be treated in isolation from questions of process efficiency.  read more >>

Mark Andy introduces Performance Series for narrow-web flexible packaging
  Tuesday 13 September 2016, Products and Innovations
  Mark Andy Inc., a total solutions partner to the label and packaging industry based in St. Louis (MO), USA, will introduce its latest Performance Series press, supporting the high-speed, narrow-web flexible packaging market, at Labelexpo Americas.  read more >>

Avery Dennison to strengthen pressure-sensitive manufacturing footprint in Europe
  Monday 12 September 2016, Companies/Markets
  Demand for pressure-sensitive materials continues to grow in Europe. To meet future demand, Avery Dennison (Glendale (CA), USA), a leading provider of labelling and packaging solutions, is strengthening its European manufacturing footprint with a US$65M investment to expand its Rodange, Luxembourg, production facility.  read more >>

Comexi presents solutions to enhance the added value of packaging
  Friday 9 September 2016, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The Comexi Group (Girona, Spain), a specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, will present its most innovative solutions at the next edition of the K tradeshow in Düsseldorf, Germany. In lamination, attending to new trends and market needs, visitors will have the opportunity to discover the different solutions in laminators with and without solvents, like Comexi ML1 and Comexi SL2.  read more >>

Windmöller & Hölscher receives 2016 German Packaging Award
  Thursday 8 September 2016, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The newly developed TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E environmentally friendly inking and ink wash-up system for flexographic printing presses earned Windmöller & Hölscher KG (Lengerich, Germany) the top prize in the Packaging Machinery category at the 2016 German Packaging Awards.  read more >>

2016FLEX Europe to present innovations in flexible, printed and hybrid electronics
  Wednesday 7 September 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  The focus of the SEMICON Europa 2016 is materials and equipment for the semiconductor industry. The most significant European industry gathering will take place this year from 25 to 27 October in Grenoble, France.  read more >>

Vetaphone boosts its American sales team
  Tuesday 6 September 2016, Appointments
  Vetaphone A/S, a leading Danish manufacturer of surface treatment solutions and the inventor of corona technology, has appointed Theodore Wolski as area sales manager for North America.  read more >>

Feldmuehle Uetersen presents MediaLiner under new brand name
  Monday 5 September 2016, Products and Innovations
  Since September 2016, the MediaLiner of the specialty paper manufacturer Feldmuehle Uetersen GmbH (Uetersen, Germany) is being produced and sold under the new brand name VivaLiner.  read more >>

OLBRICH GmbH extends the competence team in Hamburg
  Thursday 1 September 2016, Appointments
  The OLBRICH GmbH in Bocholt, Germany, a leading company for machinery and equipment for the processing of web-shaped products, is further strengthening its activities in the paper, film and foil business by another enlargement of the competence team in Hamburg known as OLBRICH CTH (Coating Technology Hamburg).  read more >>

Kiefel GmbH presents innovative generator technology
  Wednesday 31 August 2016, Products and Innovations
  The latest generation of high-frequency generators for the processing of medical plastic films makes use of semiconductor technology.  read more >>

Heliatek successfully implements second phase of BIOPV pilot project in Singapore
  Tuesday 30 August 2016, Products and Innovations
  The Heliatek GmbH (Dresden, Germany) has reached an important milestone in its pilot project in Singapore. The organic solar film HeliaFilm is being rigorously tested under the tropical weather conditions of Singapore to provide new urban-fit energy solutions for the ever growing cities of Asia.  read more >>

DELO presents new adhesives for die-coating
  Monday 29 August 2016, Products and Innovations
  The DELO Industrie Klebstoffe GmbH (Windach, Germany) has developed new adhesives for glob tops with optimised flow properties.  read more >>

Leonhard Kurz acquires Burg Design
  Wednesday 10 August 2016, Companies/Markets
  The LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG (Fürth, Germany), a leading provider of hot foil stamping and coating technologies, has acquired the design-oriented production company Burg Design from the Spanish automotive supplier Grupo Antolin, in order to extend its design and decorative options for customers worldwide.  read more >>

Nordson aligns all melt delivery systems under one product brand name
  Tuesday 9 August 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The BKG product brand of the Nordson Corporation (Westlake (OH), USA), well known around the world for underwater pelletiser systems, is now also the group brand name for the company’s diverse range of polymer melt delivery equipment, including filtration systems, ovens, gear pumps, and valves.  read more >>

Neschen sells 100th self-produced laminator
  Monday 8 August 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  A real sales success is the new laminator made by NESCHEN AG from Bückeburg, Germany. After the world premiere at FESPA Amsterdam in March, the British machine supplier Atech acquired the 100th unit of the laminator series, which was developed and self-produced by NESCHEN.  read more >>

Bandera builds extrusion line in India
  Friday 5 August 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Indian company AVI Global Plast based in Mumbai has recently signed its first order for an extrusion line from Bandera SpA (Busto Arsizio, Italy). AVI Global Plast is one of the largest Indian producers of PET sheets and thermoformed clamshell punnets and trays for fresh produce packaging.  read more >>

Maxcess introduces enhanced web guide controller
  Thursday 4 August 2016, Products and Innovations
  Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications headquartered in Oklahoma City (OK), USA, has announced the release of its new D-MAX Enhanced Web Guide Controller.  read more >>

3D printing association engages dialogue
  Tuesday 2 August 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  On 26 August 2016, the Verband 3DDruck, the German 3D printing association, will host a kick-off workshop at Industriesalon Schönweide. The event caters to companies, institutes and organisations that are active in 3D printing technology as well as interested guests. The association claims to have an interdisciplinary approach.  read more >>

Hatzopoulos hosts packaging & converting school
  Monday 1 August 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  From 9 to 10 June, the first Packaging and Converting School workshops, organised by A. Hatzopoulos S.A., took place in Thessaloniki, Greece. The event brought together packaging professionals from across Europe and specifically aimed at providing a physical forum for know-how and information sharing in flexible packaging.  read more >>

Reifenhäuser Blown Film presents EVOLUTION Ultra Flat during an open house event
  Friday 29 July 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  Reifenhäuser Blown Film, a division of the Reifenhäuser Group, hosted an open house at the company headquarters in Troisdorf, Germany, during the drupa tradeshow. A multitude of customers from around the world attended the event to learn about new opportunities in the application of film extrusion technologies.  read more >>

European Bioplastics stresses importance of improving waste management to combat marine litter
  Wednesday 27 July 2016, Companies/Markets
  In a recent report on ‘marine plastic debris and microplastics’, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) describes the sources and effects of plastics and microplastics in the oceans and outlines potential solutions.  read more >>

HAEHNE offers complete measuring station from one source
  Tuesday 26 July 2016, Products and Innovations
  The new portable 3-roller measuring system (P3RM) from HAEHNE Elektronische Messgeräte GmbH (Erkrath, Germany) is suitable for the temporary measurement of web tension in an existing machine without major retrofitting.  read more >>

Unilux names VP of sales for the Americas
  Monday 25 July 2016, Appointments
  Unilux, Inc. (Saddle Brook (NJ), USA), a leading manufacturer of strobe lights for surface inspection in the metals, printing/converting and papermaking industries, named Tom Herold as the company’s vice president of sales for the Americas.  read more >>

Flint Group Flexographic products appoints new global marketing director
  Friday 22 July 2016, Appointments
  The Luxembourg-based Flint Group, a leading supplier of consumables and devices for the print industry, has appointed Yunuén Sánchez as global marketing director Flexographic Products, and as a member of the senior leadership team Flexographic Products.  read more >>

AMI Consulting publishes report on high performance collation shrink films
  Thursday 21 July 2016, Companies/Markets
  AMI Consulting (Bristol, UK), a division of Applied Market Information Ltd., has just published a new report on the collation shrink film market, analysing the latest trends in the use of these packaging films, along with developments in raw material technology, innovation and changing film formulations.  read more >>

New coating line makes its debut at the Avery Dennison site in Schwelm, Germany
  Wednesday 20 July 2016, Companies/Markets
  An investment worth €17M at the Avery Dennison plant in Schwelm, Germany, opens up access to more than 7600 product variants of the leading labelling and packaging materials supplier headquartered in Glendale (CA), USA, for customers from all over Europe.  read more >>

Panacol presents new plastics adhesive with different viscosities
  Tuesday 19 July 2016, Products and Innovations
  The Panacol-Elosol GmbH (Steinbach im Taunus, Germany), part of the Hönle Group, has developed a new UV adhesive, which is especially suited to the bonding of plastics. Vitralit 7311 is available in three different viscosities.  read more >>

Evonik presents results of life cycle analyses
  Tuesday 19 July 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Evonik Industries AG, a leading specialty chemicals corporation based in Essen, Germany, has already conducted life cycle analyses of around 70% of external sales generated by its three chemical segments as part of the sustainability analysis of its business. The aim is to extend this to 80 percent.  read more >>

Neubronner to showcase new tape dispenser at FachPack
  Friday 15 July 2016, Products and Innovations
  The NEUBRONNER GmbH & Co. KG (Oberursel, Germany), specialised in paper and fibre-reinforced wet adhesive strips, will present the completely new developed tape dispenser “alpha” at this year’s FachPack tradeshow in Nuremberg.  read more >>

Infiana sites ready themselves for global expansion in capacity
  Thursday 14 July 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Infiana Group is investing some €20M in the expansion of its operations at their sites in Forchheim, Germany, and Malvern, Pennsylvania. The construction and commissioning of the two coating facilities is scheduled for the first half of 2017.  read more >>

Innovia presents new strategy focusing on BOPP
  Wednesday 13 July 2016, Companies/Markets
  Earlier this year, the Innovia Group (Wigton, UK) announced the sale of its cellulose films business. Now, three months later with the deal closed, the company is refocusing its strategy clearly upon building and strengthening its specialty biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films business.  read more >>

R+E Automation Technology GmbH becomes part of OPTIMA Packaging Group
  Monday 11 July 2016, Companies/Markets
  R+E Automation Technology GmbH, which is based in Fellbach, Germany, has become a part of Optima Packaging Group (Schwäbisch Hall, Germany) effective from 1 July. The more than 30 employees will remain independent and under the same management.  read more >>

GSE Dispensing introduces IECEx-certified solvent dispensing solutions for flexo and gravure inks
  Tuesday 5 July 2016, Products and Innovations
  GSE Dispensing B.V., a leading ink logistics provider based in Brummen, The Netherlands, has introduced grounding solutions that enable safe dispensing of solvent flexo and gravure inks for packaging and labels.  read more >>

ATP develops innovative smartphone app
  Monday 4 July 2016, Companies/Markets
  The ATP adhesive systems AG has unveiled a smartphone app with roll calculator and pallet optimiser.  read more >>

Achilles presents new film generation X-treme Matt
  Friday 1 July 2016, Products and Innovations
  The Achilles Group, a leading paper finishing specialist based in Celle, Germany, has introduced X-treme Matt, an innovative, scratch-resistant matte film.  read more >>

Avery Dennison extends its KROENERT lines
  Thursday 30 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Avery Dennison Corporation with headquarters in Pasadena (CA), USA, a leading producer of labelling systems, has upgraded its plant in Gotha, Germany. The site is specialised in emulsion-based acrylic adhesives and has also been equipped with various KROENERT lines for a long time.  read more >>

BST eltromat extends portfolio for 100% print inspection
  Wednesday 29 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  The BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany) has showcased its entire product portfolio at the world’s leading print tradeshow drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf. Among other things, the full-service supplier for quality assurance and production optimisation in web processing industries also presented a complete offering for 100% print inspection.  read more >>

Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik belongs to the German TOP 100
  Tuesday 28 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG has made it into the TOP 100, Germany’s most innovative medium-sized companies. Already for the second time, the company from Karlsbad is part of the innovation elite, which is evaluated in a demanding, scientific process.  read more >>

Infiana signs a cooperation agreement in China
  Monday 27 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Infiana Group, the films solution specialist headquartered in Forchheim, Germany, has signed a cooperation agreement with Guangxi Golden Umbrella Waterproofing Co. Ltd. in the course of the 8th Sino-German Forum for Economic and Technological Cooperation in Beijing.  read more >>

Bandera secures order in the Malaysian market
  Wednesday 22 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Luigi Bandera SpA, a leading manufacturer of blown film machinery based in Busto Arsizio, Italy, strengthens its presence in the South-East Asian market by selling a blown film line for flexible packaging in Malaysia.  read more >>

Sappi reinforces release liner business
  Tuesday 21 June 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Sappi Europe, the leading European producer of coated fine paper with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, has been successful on the markets with its Algro Sol silicone base papers for the last four decades.  read more >>

Oracle Packaging finds immediate success with Davis-Standard line
  Monday 20 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  A new Davis-Standard extrusion coating line at Oracle Packaging is exceeding throughput expectations, enabling Oracle to get products to market more quickly than anticipated.  read more >>

VPF presents new portfolio of seawater-resistant inkjet adhesive materials
  Friday 17 June 2016, Products and Innovations
  The VPF GmbH & Co. KG (Sprockhövel, Germany) has managed to bring to market an inkjet PP film that can be printed with water-based inks, which is seawater-resistant according to the internationally recognised norm BS 5609 and suited for all conventional pigment printing systems.  read more >>

DELO supports “fast” university projects
  Thursday 16 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  The industrial adhesives manufacturer DELO Industrie Klebstoffe GmbH from Windach, Germany, sponsors the racing teams “TUfast Eco” and “TUfast Racing” of TU Munich, DHBW “Engineering” Stuttgart and the team “Starkstrom” of the University Augsburg. The adhesive technology of the company enables lightweight construction and faster race cars.  read more >>

Outstanding business climate at drupa 2016
  Wednesday 15 June 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  According to the organisers of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, drupa 2016, the world’s biggest and most important trade fair for print and crossmedia solutions, was a great success. The investment climate was extremely good and has far exceeded all expectations.  read more >>

Mendel acts against pirated machine
  Monday 13 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Mendel RG-Systems GmbH, a leading producer of foil stamping presses based in Wangen, Germany, has defended itself legally against a Chinese machine copy.  read more >>

Flint signs agreement to become key distributor partner of the Folex Group in Europe
  Friday 10 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Luxembourg-based Flint Group and the Folex Coating GmbH from Cologne, Germany, have signed a partnership agreement at drupa 2016 making the Flint Group Sheetfed Division a key supplier of Folex pressroom products in Europe.  read more >>

Infiana invests millions worldwide
  Thursday 9 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  With an investment of around €20M, the Infiana Group is strengthening its global strategy to focus on the development and manufacture of specialty film solutions.  read more >>

drupa sticks to proven four-year cycle
  Wednesday 8 June 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  The next edition of drupa, the world’s biggest tradeshow for print and cross-media solutions, will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 23 June to 3 July 2020. With this decision Messe Düsseldorf is responding to the numerous demands voiced by exhibiting industry players.  read more >>

Comexi and Folmex extend their strategic partnership
  Monday 6 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group, a specialist from Girona, Spain, providing flexible packaging industry solutions, and the Mexican company Folmex have strengthened their cooperation.  read more >>

Dow and Nordmeccanica announce a revolutionary solvent-less lamination technology
  Friday 3 June 2016, Products and Innovations
  Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (Midland (MI), USA) and the converting machinery supplier Nordmeccanica SpA (Piacenza, Italy) have launched a revolutionary lamination technology, using both adhesive and machinery hardware advancements.  read more >>

BST eltromat presents TubeScan at drupa 2016
  Thursday 2 June 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany), a leading full-service provider for quality assurance and production optimisation in the web-processing industries, showcases its complete offering for 100% print inspection at drupa 2016. One of the highlights at the trade fair booth is the TubeScan eagle view of BST’s cooperation partner Nyquist Systems GmbH, which is based in Landsberg am Lech, Germany.  read more >>

Fraunhofer FEP develops steam sterilisable barrier films for packaging
  Monday 30 May 2016, Products and Innovations
  The Dresden-based Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, one of the leading research and development partners for the development of surface technologies, together with Applied Materials, Inc. is exhibiting innovative technologies for the production of transparent and hot steam sterilisable packaging films at AIMCAL 2016 from 30 May to 2 June 2016 in Dresden, Germany.  read more >>

Investments and a new business field at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper
  Wednesday 25 May 2016, Companies/Markets
  As manufacturer of high-quality coated specialty papers, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper continues its path of innovation and investments. With increased activities in research & development, the implementation of new working methods and production processes, as well as the concentration on new products, the company from Bielefeld, Germany, shapes its future.  read more >>

Neschen AG concludes successful reorganisation
  Tuesday 24 May 2016, Companies/Markets
  Through its subsidiary BlueCap 07 GmbH, the Munich-based industrial holding company BlueCap AG has acquired the significant assets and operating business of the film coating company Neschen AG (Bückeburg, Germany), as well as its subsidiaries that trade in book protection and digital print media under the Filmolux brand in Germany, Italy, Benelux, France and Austria.  read more >>

iFLEX Labels acquires Mark Andy performance series press
  Friday 20 May 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  iFLEX Labels, the trade name of Fantasia Printing Ltd. (Saint-Laurent, Canada), is celebrating 40 years of business success with the acquisition of a 13in, 8-colour Mark Andy Performance Series P5 press.  read more >>

OPM deploys GEW’s hybrid ArcLED UV system
  Wednesday 18 May 2016, Products and Innovations
  The OPM Group, a labels and packaging specialist based in Leeds, UK, has installed an additional Nilpeter printing press with GEW hybrid UV curing to boost energy savings and to extend its commercial offer.  read more >>

Sappi presents new paper with high barrier functionality
  Tuesday 17 May 2016, Products and Innovations
  Sappi Europe, a leading manufacturer of coated paper based in Brussels, Belgium, has unveiled Algro Guard OHG – an innovative, paper-based packaging solution with high barrier functionality.  read more >>

Monta presents thermoformable splice band
  Friday 13 May 2016, Products and Innovations
  The monta Klebebandwerk GmbH, an adhesive tape manufacturer based in Immenstadt, Germany, has unveiled a new product for packaging in the pharmaceutical and food industries.  read more >>

Kalwar Group unveils new narrow-web corona system
  Thursday 12 May 2016, Products and Innovations
  Under the brand name calvasmart, the kalwar group from Halle/Westfalen, Germany, will present its new SD11-series, which will enter into mass production right in time for drupa 2016.  read more >>

ENPROM & VELA to host open house event
  Wednesday 11 May 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  The converting, labelling and packaging machinery specialist Enprom & Vela has scheduled an open house event in its facilities in Girona, Spain, from 23-26 May 2016.  read more >>

JURMET appoints new agent in Germany
  Tuesday 10 May 2016, Companies/Markets
  The slitting and rewinding specialist JURMET Sp. z o.o. Sp.K., which is based in Lubicz, Poland, has recently signed a new agent agreement with Eccotec for the distribution of its product line in Germany.  read more >>

Event in Hamburg highlights “Innovations in Logistics”
  Monday 9 May 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  On 19 May 2016, the Logistics and Science Forum will take place in Hamburg, Germany. The organisers of this renowned event are the Hamburger Logistik Institut (HLI) and the Logistics Initiative Hamburg.  read more >>

Atlas Converting demonstrates the Titan SR800 at drupa
  Wednesday 4 May 2016, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The UK-based slitting and winding machinery manufacturer Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. will present its range of primary and secondary slitter rewinders as well as demonstrating the latest generation of the TITAN SR800 Series slitting and rewinding technology at drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 31 May to 10 June.  read more >>

ANDRITZ to supply three nonwovens production lines to Turkey
  Tuesday 3 May 2016, Companies/Markets
  ANDRITZ Nonwoven, part of the Austrian technology group ANDRITZ, has received orders from the Turkish company Mogul to supply two complete spunlace lines and one spunjet line (combination of spunlaid and hydroentanglement processes).  read more >>

SAM Open House at new R&D Center & Solution Coating Lab
  Monday 2 May 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  The printing and converting machinery supplier SAM (Sung An Machinery Co., Ltd.) recently held its inaugural open house at its new R & D Center located at the company headquarters in South Korea.  read more >>

Temporary change in executive board of Schweizer Electronic AG
  Tuesday 26 April 2016, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  Dr Maren Schweizer, CEO of Schweizer Electronic AG, producer of printed circuit boards for the automotive, solar, industrial and aerospace electronics sectors based in Schramberg, Germany, will only be available for the company to a very limited extent due to health reasons.  read more >>

Winners of Alufoil Trophy 2016 announced
  Monday 25 April 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Once again, the Alufoil Trophy, which is handed out by the European Aluminium Foil Association, has underlined the versatility and practical advantages of aluminium foil to create highly original new developments as well as fresh ideas to enhance existing products.  read more >>

DELO continues to grow
  Friday 22 April 2016, Companies/Markets
  The DELO Industrie Klebstoffe GmbH (Windach, Germany), a manufacturer of industrial adhesives, has concluded its business year with a significant surplus.  read more >>

Rockwell Automation announces leadership changes
  Thursday 21 April 2016, Appointments
  Rockwell Automation, Inc., a leading manufacturer of automation and information solutions for the industrial production based in Milwaukee (WI), USA, has presented Blake D. Moret, a 30-year veteran of the company, as president and CEO, effective 1 July 2016.  read more >>

Treofan streamlines European management structure
  Wednesday 20 April 2016, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  The leading BOPP film manufacturer Treofan Group (Raunheim, Germany) is combining the responsibility for its European plants into a single corporate function: Chief Operations Officer Europe (COO Europe). This role will be filled by Luigi Martinese), who has been with Treofan since 1995 and has been responsible for the Group’s Italian sites for over 15 years.  read more >>

EREMA posts record turnover once again
  Tuesday 19 April 2016, Companies/Markets
  With sales reaching 122M Euros (+5%), the Austrian recycling system manufacturer EREMA Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H. has once again achieved the highest turnover in the company’s history.  read more >>

Converting Competence Center presents itself for the first time at drupa
  Monday 18 April 2016, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The new Converting Competence Center (CCC) sees itself as a network of products, services and know-how and will be present at the leading print tradeshow drupa for the very first time this year.  read more >>

Relaunch at monta – one year after the fire
  Friday 15 April 2016, Companies/Markets
  About a year ago, on 11 April 2015, a fire had destroyed the production lines at the adhesive tape cutting plant of monta Klebebandwerk GmbH in Immenstadt, Germany. The fire broke out early in the morning and could only be extinguished after a massive fire brigade operation.  read more >>

OLBRICH strengthens management team at Coating Technology Hamburg (OLBRICH CTH)
  Thursday 14 April 2016, Appointments
  The OLBRICH GmbH from Bocholt, Germany, a leading company for machines and lines for processing web-shaped materials will continue to expand and intensify their activities in the field of paper, film and foil.  read more >>

Innovia Group sells Cellophane business and focuses on polymer banknotes and films
  Wednesday 13 April 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Innovia Group, a leader in high-tech film products for industrial applications based in Cumbria, UK, has announced an agreement to sell its Cellophane business and assets to Futamura Chemicals Co., Ltd.  read more >>

LOPEC 2016 – Printed electronics as a key technology of the future
  Tuesday 12 April 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  From 5 to 7 April 2016, LOPEC displayed pioneering and innovative products from the field of printed electronics in Munich, Germany. 148 companies made their way from 18 countries to exhibit at the International Exhibition and Conference for the printed electronics industry.  read more >>

Preco-Europe appoints new director
  Monday 11 April 2016, Appointments
  Preco-Europe, Inc., a leader in laser processing and die cutting solutions based in Canterbury, UK, has announced that Salvatore Scarvaci has joined the firm to further develop its growing portfolio of national accounts in Europe.  read more >>

Bobst Group and WIFAG-Polytype Group start exclusive negotiations
  Monday 4 April 2016, Companies/Markets
  The two Swiss machinery companies Bobst Group SA (Mex) and WIFAG-Polytype Group (Bern) have started exclusive negotiations concerning a possible acquisition of the business unit coating technology from WIFAG-Polytype.  read more >>

Infiana receives AIMCAL Award
  Thursday 24 March 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) has for the first time given one of its coveted awards to the Infiana Group (Forchheim, Germany), thus singling out the international developer and producer of specialty films for its unique contribution to the industry.  read more >>

tesa with stable result and good growth perspectives
  Wednesday 23 March 2016, Companies/Markets
  On 22 March 2016, the annual press conference of tesa SE, a leading manufacturer of technical adhesive tapes and self-adhesive system solutions, has been held at the new company headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, where the company has also installed a research and technology centre.  read more >>

“Grand Opening for Schreiner ProTech in China
  Tuesday 22 March 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  Under the motto “Inspired by Tradition – Built for Innovation”, Schreiner ProTech, a business unit of the family-run company Schreiner Group (Oberschleißheim, Germany), has inaugurated a new production site in China.  read more >>

Poligal purchases first BOBST AlOx metallizer for European BOPP market
  Monday 21 March 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Poligal, a leading European BOPP film producer based in Narón, Spain, has chosen the Swiss-based machinery company BOBST Group as its partner for a new metallizer to be installed at its site in Portugal.  read more >>

Schwäbisch Hall hosts “Packaging Valley Days”
  Friday 18 March 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  On 23 and 24 June, the Packaging Valley Days will take place in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. For the third time, the association “Packaging Valley Germany e.v.” will host a two-day event, which will attract visitors from all over the world.  read more >>

Henkel Adhesive Technologies appoints new director for Europe
  Thursday 17 March 2016, Appointments
  Effective from January 2016, Oliver Bossmann has been appointed as new corporate vice president in the business unit packaging and consumer goods adhesives at Henkel AG & Co. KGaA in Düsseldorf, Germany.  read more >>

Steinemann Technology presents new digital varnishing machinery
  Wednesday 16 March 2016, Products and Innovations
  In the weeks leading up to drupa 2016,Steinemann Technology AG, a leading producer of varnishing lines for the finishing of print products with headquarters in St. Gallen, Switzerland, has extended its portfolio for UV varnishing.  read more >>

KAMPF to deliver four machines for new BOPET plant in India
  Tuesday 15 March 2016, Companies/Markets
  SRF Limited, a leading supplier for technical textiles, fluorine chemicals, specialty chemicals, engineering plastics and packaging films is setting up a new BOPET plant in India with technology from the slitting and winding machinery provider Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG (Wiehl, Germany).  read more >>

Neubronner invests in micro gas turbine
  Monday 14 March 2016, Companies/Markets
  About €500 000 were invested by Neubronner GmbH & Co. KG, which is based in Oberursel, Germany and manufactures paper products and machinery for the packaging and corrugated industries, into the installation of a highly-efficient micro gas turbine.  read more >>

Custom Labels invests in Mark Andy Performance Series P5
  Friday 11 March 2016, Companies/Markets
  Custom Labels has recently installed one of Mark Andy’s Performance Series P5 presses in its new double-size production facility in New Jersey.  read more >>

Techtextil and Texprocess 2017 with new sequence of days
  Thursday 10 March 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  Functional fibres in Frankfurt: the 17th Techtextil, a leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, and the 4th Texprocess, which focuses on the processing of textile and flexible materials, will show just how flexibly textiles can be used and processed from 9 to 12 May 2017.  read more >>

Coveris and Comexi extend their collaboration
  Wednesday 9 March 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Comexi Group, a leading specialist in machine solutions for the flexible packaging industry based in Girona, Spain, will install a Comexi ML1 laminator in the Coveris facilities in Spartanburg (SC), USA.  read more >>

Flint Group Flexographic Products wins 2016 FTA Technical Innovation Award
  Tuesday 8 March 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Luxembourg-based Flint Group Flexographic Products has accepted the 2016 FTA Technical Innovation Award for its nyloflex FTF Digital plate, which is reported to offer printers and trade shops an easy way to achieve flat top dots on flexo printing plates.  read more >>

Market report on palletisation films highlights key role in reducing the cost of damaged goods
  Monday 7 March 2016, Companies/Markets
  AMI Consulting, a division of Applied Market Information Ltd., which is based in Bristol, UK, has recently published a new report on the palletisation films market analysing the latest trends in the use of pallet stretch wrap, shrink hoods and stretch hoods, along with developments in technology, innovation, changing film formulation and supply chain.  read more >>

Ashe Converting Equipment invests in additional machining capabilities
  Wednesday 2 March 2016, Companies/Markets
  ASHE Converting Equipment Ltd., a leading supplier of slitting and rewinding machinery based in Ipswich, UK, has recently made significant investments in additional machine tools to expand the percentage of machine parts manufactured within the company.  read more >>

Dscoop appoints new member of the global board of directors
  Tuesday 1 March 2016, Appointments
  The Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop), a cooperative of HP digital print technologies users, has appointed Keith Ferrel to its board of global directors.  read more >>

50 years of Fujifilm in Europe
  Monday 29 February 2016, Companies/Markets
  In this year, the Japanese technology corporation Fujifilm celebrates 50 years of presence in Europe. Since its foundation as a manufacturer of photo films, the company has diversified into a leading international corporation in various fields.  read more >>

Fraunhofer IVV presents study on improved shelf-life in food retail stores
  Friday 26 February 2016, Companies/Markets
  In order to be able to reduce food losses, the Fraunhofer Institute for process technology and packaging (IVV) in Freising, Germany, has teamed up with Technische Hochschule Deggendorf and the University of Stuttgart. The partners examined the effects of select active packaging systems on boiled ham and champignons.  read more >>

Infiana and Fraunhofer IFAM present expanded FlexPLAS release film portfolio
  Thursday 25 February 2016, Products and Innovations
  The successful partnership between the specialty film manufacturer Infiana Group (Forchheim, Germany) and the Bremen-based Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) in developing and marketing the FlexPLAS release film is continuing to expand.  read more >>

Baumer hhs opens subsidiary in Spain
  Wednesday 24 February 2016, Companies/Markets
  Effective from 1 March 2016, Baumer hhs, specialist for adhesive application, quality assurance and camera control systems based in Krefeld, Germany, will establish a new subsidiary in Spain.  read more >>

SAM’s new Solution Coating Technology Center to open in April
  Tuesday 23 February 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  A few days before Chinaplas, the leading plastics tradeshow for the Asian market, Korean-based Sung An Machinery Co., Ltd. (SAM) will open its new SAM Lab 3 - Solution Coating Technology Center.  read more >>

Flint Group issues binding offer to purchase Siegwerk’s web offset business
  Monday 22 February 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Flint Group, a global provider of consumables for the print industry with headquarters in Luxembourg, has announced that it has issued a binding offer to Siegwerk Druckfarben AG, which is based in Siegburg, Germany, to acquire their web offset business.  read more >>

Dr. Hönle AG celebrates 40th anniversary
  Friday 19 February 2016, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The UV specialist Dr. Hönle AG, based in Gräfelfing, Germany, has kicked off its 40th anniversary festivities with a private birthday party for the staff.  read more >>

SCHMID FlexBlue successfully transferred to production
  Thursday 18 February 2016, Products and Innovations
  The SCHMID Vacuum Technology GmbH from Karlstein, Germany, which is specialised in high-vacuum machine manufacturing and part of the SCHMID Group, has successfully completed the final acceptance test of its first high-vacuum web coating system FlexBlue.  read more >>

French decree supports bio-based and home-compostable bags
  Wednesday 17 February 2016, Companies/Markets
  European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the bioplastics industry in Europe, welcomes the approval of the French implementation decree on single-use plastic bags, which was published by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy on 1 February 2016.  read more >>

Heidelberg increases turnover and records profit after taxes
  Tuesday 16 February 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, a leading manufacturer of printing machinery based in Heidelberg, Germany, has ended the last business year with a positive result after taxes and reached the profit threshold before taxes after nine months (1 April to 31 December 2015). Therefore, the company is on target to achieve a positive result after taxes for the business year 2015/2016 and to sustainably return to the profit zone.  read more >>

Lundberg Tech strengthens presence in Germany with local technician
  Monday 15 February 2016, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  Lundberg Tech A/S, a leading expert for waste handling systems, has announced its intention to further support its strong presence on the German market by founding Lundberg Tech GmbH as a subsidiary.  read more >>

Moscow’s tradeshows UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA and interplastica end with visitor increase
  Friday 12 February 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  From 26 to 29 January, about 20 900 trade visitors from Russia and its neighbouring countries came to the exhibition venue Expocentre in Moscow, Russia, to witness UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA and interplastica 2016. This marks an increase by 1900 visitors compared to 2015.  read more >>

Innovia launches new high-barrier BOPP label facestock films
  Thursday 11 February 2016, Products and Innovations
  Innovia Films Ltd, a major producer of BOPP and cellulose films based in Wigton, UK, has developed and launched two new high-barrier films for labelling applications – UltraFoil CXFA (clear) and WXFA (white), which both have EU and FDA food contact compliance.  read more >>

Infiana sells its site in Brazil
  Wednesday 10 February 2016, Companies/Markets
  On 1 February, the Infiana Group, a leading producer of films for the consumer market and several industries with headquarters in Forchheim, Germany, has sold its production facility in Bahia to the Brazilian film manufacturer Packing Group.  read more >>

Constantia Flexibles extends capacities in Spain
  Tuesday 9 February 2016, Companies/Markets
  Constantia Flexibles, a leading producer of flexible packaging based in Vienna, Austria, will upgrade its production capacities at the branch in Burgos, Spain.  read more >>

LeoMat rebranded as ROTOCONTROL
  Monday 8 February 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The ROTOCONTROL GmbH, a manufacturer of label slitter/rewinder inspection and finishing machines based in Linau, Germany, has announced the LeoMat line of finishing machines are now rebranded as ROTOCONTROL.  read more >>

University of South Australia’s contact lens to bring vision to the small screen
  Friday 5 February 2016, Products and Innovations
  A polymer film coating with the ability to turn contact lenses into computer screens is set to transform the wearable visual aids into the next generation of consumer electronics.  read more >>

TC Transcontinental Packaging expands its fleet of Titan slitter rewinders
  Wednesday 3 February 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  TC Transcontinental based in Vaughan, Ontario, is Canada’s largest printer with operations in print, flexible packaging, publishing and digital media and boasts over 8000 employees.  read more >>

GOEBEL appoints new management
  Tuesday 2 February 2016, Appointments
  The slitting and winding machinery experts at GOEBEL Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH, based in Darmstadt, Germany, and part of the Italian IMS Deltamatic Group, have presented their new management board. As of 14 January, three managing directors will conduct the business.  read more >>

European Bioplastics welcomes report by the World Economic Forum on circular plastics economy
  Monday 1 February 2016, Companies/Markets
  European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the bioplastics industry in Europe, has commented on a new report by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on ‘The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics’. According to EUBP, the report provides an overarching vision of a global circular plastics economy in which bioplastics play an essential role in decoupling the economy from fossil resources and help to return nutrients to the soil.  read more >>

Universal Converting Equipment invests in US showroom
  Friday 29 January 2016, Companies/Markets
  Universal Converting Equipment, a supplier of slitting machines and other converting equipment based in Ipswich, UK, has recently secured a dedicated facility for a showroom and a service centre in North America.  read more >>

BOBST presents solution for selective vacuum metallization
  Thursday 28 January 2016, Products and Innovations
  The Bobst Group, a leading provider of machinery for flexible packaging based in Lausanne, Switzerland, has unveiled the SelectMet system as a new line concept for vacuum metallization. The technology integrates the traditional BOBST F&K flexo technology in a vacuum metallization machine.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein hosts recycling workshop
  Wednesday 27 January 2016, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The film and flexible packaging specialist Bischof + Klein SE & Co. KG, which is based in Lengerich, Germany, has hosted a workshop for development engineers, as well as employees from sales, production, environmental protection and regulatory affairs. The seminar discussed the question how used plastic packaging can become a new raw material within the recycling cycle.  read more >>

Sonoco opens Innovative Packaging Solutions Studio
  Tuesday 26 January 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Sonoco Products Company, a diversified global packaging provider based in Hartsville (SC), USA, has recently held the grand opening of its state-of-the-art Innovative Packaging Solutions Studio (iPS), hosting more than 100 guests including state officials, customers and community leaders.  read more >>

BÜHNEN GmbH acquires Termolan
  Monday 25 January 2016, Companies/Markets
  Effective from 10 December 2015, BÜHNEN International GmbH, producer of hotmelt adhesives and application systems based in Bremen, Germany, has acquired all assets of the Polish adhesive manufacturer Termolan Sp. z o.o.  read more >>

Rotoflex redesigns Vericut platform for digital label finishing
  Friday 22 January 2016, Products and Innovations
  Rotoflex, a leading provider of inspection, slitting, rewinding and die-cutting equipment based in St. Louis (MO), USA, has released Vericut3, the next generation of its offline finishing solution for digital and conventional printed web.  read more >>

SAVE FOOD initiative welcomes first Chinese member
  Thursday 21 January 2016, Companies/Markets
  The initiative SAVE FOOD, a cooperation between the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Messe Düsseldorf GmbH to avoid food losses and wastage, has been joined by its first Chinese member.  read more >>

WACKER enhances production capacities for high-quality silicon oils
  Tuesday 19 January 2016, Companies/Markets
  The WACKER corporation, which is based in Munich, Germany, has upgraded its production capacities for functional silicon oils at its site in Burghausen, Germany. With the extension that was commissioned at the beginning of January, the global chemistry company reacts to the increasing demand for specialty oils and silicon emulsions in the lacquer, paper, textile, cosmetics and body care industries.  read more >>

NDC Technologies welcomes Dirk Irle as regional sales manager
  Monday 18 January 2016, Appointments
  NDC Technologies, a worldwide leader of precision measurement and control technology based in Dayton (OH), USA, has appointed Dirk Irle as regional sales manager packaging technology for Northern Germany, the Czech Republic and Scandinavia.  read more >>

Michael Hecht announces self-employment and founds measurement system provider
  Friday 15 January 2016, Companies/Markets
  With the beginning of the New Year, Michael Hecht began his self-employment, drawing from over 35 years of experience in the field of thickness and basis-weight measurement and 23 years as managing director in a leading company.  read more >>

Amut Dolci Bielloni looks back at successful open house event
  Thursday 14 January 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  Amut Dolci Bielloni Srl, a leading extrusion technology provider based in Biassono, Italy, has hosted an open house event during the first week of December to present its double stage “Extrusion lamination” line.  read more >>

Xeikon invests in contact-free CyClean web cleaning systems from Meech
  Wednesday 13 January 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Xeikon, a leading manufacturer of roll-based digital printing lines with headquarters in Eede, The Netherlands, has optimised its digital printing systems with contact-free CyClean web cleaning systems from the British provider Meech International.  read more >>

DIENES enhances portfolio with LED knifeholder
  Tuesday 12 January 2016, Products and Innovations
  The DIENES Werke für Maschinenteile GmbH & Co. KG based in Overath, Germany, a leading specialist for industrial knife technologies, has presented its latest knifeholder PSGs-DF 50 LED.  read more >>

Menges Roller celebrates 50th anniversary
  Monday 11 January 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Menges Roller Company, which is based in Wacaunda (IL), USA, is celebrating its 50th year of business in 2016. The company was founded in 1966 as a rubber covering company and has since expanded into core fabrication.  read more >>

Barry-Wehmiller acquires Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH and POEM GmbH
  Thursday 7 January 2016, Companies/Markets
  On 30 December 2015, Robert H. Chapman, chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, announced a major acquisition for the global manufacturing supplier to the packaging and converting industries, which is based in St. Louis, (MO) USA: The operations of Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH, including POEM (W+D), headquartered in Neuwied and Löhne, Germany, have been added to Barry-Wehmiller’s portfolio.  read more >>

Winder Works appoints new project manager
  Wednesday 6 January 2016, Appointments
  The slitting and winding machinery company Winder Works Gmbh from Graulinster, Luxembourg, as well as its subsidiary Winder Works Maschinenbau GmbH (based in Senden, Germany), have presented Josef Sander as their new project manager.  read more >>

Huhtamaki to acquire Czech flexible packaging manufacturer
  Tuesday 5 January 2016, Companies/Markets
  Huhtamaki Oyj, a global specialist in packaging for food and drinks based in Espoo, Finland, has entered into an agreement to acquire FIOMO, a.s., a privately owned manufacturer of flexible packaging foils and labels in the Czech Republic.  read more >>

BOBST looks back at successful Open House at Clear Lam Packaging
  Monday 4 January 2016, Exhibitions and Events
  On 20 and 21 October 2015, the BOBST Group from Lausanne, Switzerland, presented an open house programme dedicated to the laminating technologies of the future.  read more >>

ANDRITZ to supply a complete needlepunch line to India
  Tuesday 22 December 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  ANDRITZ Asselin-Thibeau, part of the Austrian-based ANDRITZ Group, has received an order from AUTOTECH Nonwovens, India, to supply a complete needlepunch line for the flexible production of nonwovens for automotive, filtration, and coating substrate applications.  read more >>

10th European Bioplastics Conference attracts more than 350 experts from around the world
  Friday 18 December 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  The 10th European Bioplastics Conference took place on 5 and 6 November 2015 in Berlin, with more than 350 participants from industry, policy, research, and media.  read more >>

Rani Plast to install largest Davis-Standard blown film die in the world
  Thursday 17 December 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Finnish film supplier Rani Plast is adding large-scale blown film capabilities with a new Davis-Standard line equipped with a 2.3m 7-layer Centrex IBC die.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein plans record investments
  Wednesday 16 December 2015, Companies/Markets
  “The good year 2014 will be followed by a good year 2015,” underlined Dr Volker Pfennig, managing board member of Bischof + Klein SE & Co. KG, which is based in Lengerich, Germany.  read more >>

NOVEXX Solutions unveils new multifunctional labelling system
  Tuesday 15 December 2015, Products and Innovations
  The Novexx Solutions GmbH, provider of labelling and identification equipment based in Eching, Germany, has presented the new labelling system ALS 209 as solution for extra-wide labels that are mostly used in the chemical, construction and cosmetics industries.  read more >>

Labelexpo Asia 2015 highlights growth and efficiency prospects
  Friday 11 December 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  Labelexpo Asia 2015 closed on a high recently after attracting a record-breaking attendance of 22 104 visitors from 1 to 4 December at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, which marks an increase of 3.2% compared to 2013.  read more >>

Xaar and Lawter collaborate to deliver silver nano-ink printing
  Thursday 10 December 2015, Companies/Markets
  Xaar plc, a leading provider of industrial inkjet technology based in Cambridge, UK, and Lawter from Chicago (IL), USA, a global specialist for resins, emulsions, additives and lacquers for the print industry, have declared their intention to cooperate in the optimisation of a range of nano-silver conductive inks in the Xaar 1002 industrial inkjet printhead.  read more >>

BOBST hosts successful Large Format Hotfoil Stamping Days in Switzerland
  Wednesday 9 December 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  The BOBST Group, a leading provider of packaging and labelling technology based in Lausanne, Switzerland, has been satisfied with the outcome of its Large Format Hotfoil Stamping Days, which took place from 16-18 November at the Competence Center in Mex, Switzerland.  read more >>

Bodo Möller Chemie opens branch in China
  Tuesday 8 December 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Bodo Möller Chemie Group, a leading specialist in the field of industrial adhesives with headquarters in Offenbach, Germany, has inaugurated a branch in China.  read more >>

Sun Chemical creates new advanced materials division
  Monday 7 December 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Sun Chemical Corporation, a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies based in Parsippany (NJ), USA, has formed a new advanced materials division, which features an expanded portfolio of technologies from both Sun Chemical and DIC, its parent company.  read more >>

Colbert Packaging installs new Mark Andy label press
  Friday 4 December 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Colbert Packaging Corporation, based in Lake Forest (IL), USA, has recently installed a Mark Andy Performance Series P5 for pressure-sensitive roll label applications.  read more >>

Atlas Converting Equipment appoints new marketing & communications manager
  Thursday 3 December 2015, Appointments
  Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd., a leading supplier of slitting and winding machinery from Bedford, UK, has announced the appointment of Philip Nichols as its new marketing & communications manager for both the Atlas and Titan brands of slitter rewinders.  read more >>

UPM Raflatac opens slitting and distribution terminal in China
  Wednesday 2 December 2015, Companies/Markets
  Recently, UPM Raflatac, a leading Finnish producer of paper, cellulose, and wood products based in Helsinki, has opened a new self-adhesive label stock slitting and distribution terminal in Chengdu, China.  read more >>

Sihl GmbH appoints new managing director
  Tuesday 1 December 2015, Appointments
  Siegfried Zilliger is new managing director of Sihl GmbH, a leading provider of coating and finishing solutions for paper, films and tissues based in Düren, Germany, as well as its sales organisation Sihl Direct.  read more >>

IST METZ reorganises management
  Monday 30 November 2015, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  The IST METZ GmbH from Nürtingen, Germany, reacts to the increasing business with LED-UV-systems. Already in May, the company had acquired the majority shares of Integration Technology Ltd. Now, the company’s management was reorganised as well.  read more >>

Heraeus and ITRI announce ground breaking improvements in touch screen production
  Friday 27 November 2015, Products and Innovations
  Together with the Taiwanese Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), German-based Heraeus has developed a stable process for the mass production of its Clevios-coated films.  read more >>

Pasaban launches new sheeter design for converters and printers
  Thursday 26 November 2015, Products and Innovations
  At the start of 2016, Pasaban, a leading supplier of paper and cardboard converting machinery based in Tolosa, Spain, will introduce to the market a new design for its Compact sheeter series.  read more >>

Kopafilm Elektrofolien GmbH announces successful re-certification
  Wednesday 25 November 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Kopafilm Elektrofolien GmbH from Nidda/Ober-Schmitten, Germany, manufacturer of very thin BOPP films for electric condensators, has received the ISO certifications 9001, 14001, 22000 and 50001 from the certification authority TÜV Süd.  read more >>

InPrint 2015 ends with convincing results
  Tuesday 24 November 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  On 12 November, the second InPrint trade show for industrial print ended after three successful exhibition and conference days in Munich.  read more >>

Flint Group acquires Xeikon
  Monday 23 November 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Flint Group, a Luxembourg-based printing inks and chemicals supplier, has announced the acquisition of Xeikon, a leading digital solutions provider to the packaging and commercial printing markets.  read more >>

ANDRITZ commissions spunlace production equipment for CMC
  Friday 20 November 2015, Companies/Markets
  The ANDRITZ group, a leading manufacturer of lines for the processing of nonwovens, paper and cellulose based in Graz, Austria, has successfully commissioned a new spunlace line for the German company CMC Consumer Medical Care.  read more >>

KAMPF receives order for two BOPP lines in China
  Wednesday 18 November 2015, Products and Innovations
  Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG, a leading provider of slitting and winding machinery based in Wiehl, Germany, will be delivering two Universal slitting lines to the Chinese company Zhejiang Jinrui plastics products Co., Ltd.  read more >>

Innovia develops bio-based packaging laminate
  Tuesday 17 November 2015, Products and Innovations
  A partnership between Innovia Films Ltd, a major BOPP and cellulose film producer with headquarters in Cumbria, UK, and the German company Bio4Pack GmbH, Rheine, has resulted in a bio-based packaging laminate structure.  read more >>

Edelmann presents further development of PEAK technology
  Monday 16 November 2015, Products and Innovations
  The Edelmann Group, system provider for pharma packaging based in Heidenheim, Germany, has cooperated with the Munich-based technology corporation Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, in order to improve the production of the so-called PEAK technology.  read more >>

Sandon launches anilox technology for flexo HD
  Friday 13 November 2015, Products and Innovations
  The anilox roll manufacturer Sandon Global Engraving, based in Cheshire, UK, has announced the development of Fluid, a new anilox roll technology consisting of a semi-channelled engraving which allows an easier and controlled flow of ink between cells.  read more >>

Medical Adhesive Revolution wins Falling Walls Venture science competition
  Thursday 12 November 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The start-up Medical Adhesive Revolution, based in Aachen, Germany, has been elected as “Science Start-up of the Year 2015” in Berlin. With its product, a synthetic and biodegradable wound adhesive for medical purposes, it is possible for the very first time to close big wounds inside the body and simultaneously stop strong bleedings of organs.  read more >>

InPrint 2015 to focus on functional, decorative and packaging printing
  Monday 9 November 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  On Tuesday, 10 November, the InPrint 2015 show and conference for industrial specialty, screen, digital, inkjet and 3D printing will kick off at the Munich Trade Fair Centre.  read more >>

Avery Dennison presents new Diamond films with gloss effects
  Friday 6 November 2015, Products and Innovations
  Avery Dennison Graphic Solutions, subsidiary of the leading label and packaging material supplier Avery Dennison Corporation (Glendale (CA), USA), has recently announced the market introduction of its new line “Supreme Wrapping Film Diamond”.  read more >>

Shorter setup times discussed at Bobst Meerbusch
  Thursday 5 November 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  The Folding Carton Days at Bobst Meerbusch, German subsidiary of the Swiss Bobst Group, were received very positively by packaging producers from Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.  read more >>

Emerell extends distribution
  Wednesday 4 November 2015, Appointments
  The Emerell AG from Sempach-Station, Switzerland, contract manufacturer of specialty polymer products, adhesives, coating materials and specialty films, has strengthened its distribution organisation.  read more >>

Drupa presents special exhibition on the packaging of tomorrow
  Tuesday 3 November 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  One of the highlight topics of drupa 2016, the Düsseldorf-based world-leading trade show for packaging and cross media solutions, will be packaging production.  read more >>

Greater awareness takes alufoil container recycling to new high
  Monday 2 November 2015, Companies/Markets
  New data released by the EAFA, the European Aluminium Foil Association, confirms that recycling rates in Europe for alufoil trays and semi-rigid containers in 2013 reached about 55%.  read more >>

Atlas Converting Equipment implements new Enterprise Resources Planning System
  Friday 30 October 2015, Companies/Markets
  In collaboration with the Swedish-based suppliers, IFS Applications, Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd., a leading slitting and winding machinery provider from Bedford, UK, has implemented a group-wide Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) system.  read more >>

VPF presents new premium adhesive papers
  Thursday 29 October 2015, Products and Innovations
  Together with the renowned handmade paper factory Gmund, VPF GmbH & Co. KG from Sprockhövel, Germany, has developed a new collection of unique adhesive laminates.  read more >>

NDC Technologies receives recertification for quality management system
  Wednesday 28 October 2015, Companies/Markets
  NDC Technologies, a leading provider of precision measurement and control solutions, has announced the recertification for ISO 9001:2008 of its quality management system (QMS).  read more >>

DTS Systemoberflächen GmbH appoints new assistant to the managing director
  Tuesday 27 October 2015, Appointments
  The DTS Systemoberflächen GmbH, manufacturer of electron beam-cured surfaces based in Möckern, Germany, has presented Sarah Taubert as new assistant to the managing director.  read more >>

KAMPF appoints new head of technology
  Monday 26 October 2015, Appointments
  Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG, a leading manufacturer of slitting and winding machines based in Wiehl, Germany, has presented Dr Stephan Witt as new head of technology with effect from 1 October 2015.  read more >>

Comexi and AVT collaborate on next generation press control
  Friday 23 October 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Comexi Group, a leading company specialising in machinery for flexible packaging with headquarters in Girona, Spain, continues its cooperation with the Israeli company AVT (Advanced Vision Technology), a leading provider of print inspection and quality assurance.  read more >>

OE-A to host seminar at productronica
  Thursday 22 October 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  “Printed Electronics – Future Technology in Daily life” is the title of a seminar on 11 November 2015, which will be held by the Organic Electronics Association (OE-A; a working group of the VDMA dedicated to organic and printed electronics) at the tradeshow productronica 2015.  read more >>

Flint Group appoints new key account manager
  Wednesday 21 October 2015, Appointments
  The Flint Group, a leading producer of consumables for printing and packaging with headquarters in Luxembourg, has presented Martina Nast as its new key account manager for flexographic products.  read more >>

InovisCoat celebrates 10th anniversary
  Tuesday 20 October 2015, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  At the beginning of October, InovisCoat GmbH, which is based in Monheim, Germany, has celebrated its 10th company anniversary. Dr Jörg Siegel, founder of the company, gave a speech, remembering the history of his business.  read more >>

Applied Materials ships advanced TopMet system to Jindal Poly Films
  Monday 19 October 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Alzenau-based German subsidiary of Applied Materials, Inc., a leading provider of roll-to-roll metallization systems, has shipped a TopMet system to Indian-based Jindal Poly Films, a global leader in PET and BOPP films for flexible packaging and labelling applications.  read more >>

Top position for Infiana at WirtschaftsWoche ranking
  Thursday 15 October 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Forchheim-based Infiana Group has been named one of the most successful medium-sized companies in Germany.  read more >>

Treofan celebrates new line
  Wednesday 14 October 2015, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Together with 250 guests, the BOPP film specialist Treofan GmbH has officially inaugurated its new high-performance line at its site in Neunkirchen, Germany.  read more >>

ITW Dynatec welcomes new market manager
  Tuesday 13 October 2015, Appointments
  ITW Dynatec GmbH from Mettmann, Germany, has hired Guido Schuermann to become the new market manager for the coating & lamination and product assembly segment in the EMEA region.  read more >>

Opening ceremony at Winder Works
  Monday 12 October 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  The Winder Works GmbH, which is based in Graulinster, Luxembourg, has opened its new subsidiary, Winder Works Maschinenbau GmbH, on 1 October 2015 together with its cooperation partner, Graute Nonwoven Machinery GmbH.  read more >>

Gerd Wolff joins Edelmann Technology Group
  Thursday 8 October 2015, Companies/Markets
  As of 1 September 2015, Gerd Wolff Maschinenfabrik, based in the German city of Hagen, joined the Edelmann Technology Group, Kleinwallstadt, Germany. The company, which was founded in 1954, established itself as a supplier of bkm strip lines. Just recently, Wolff presented the patented divisible braking stand for this technology.  read more >>

tesa SE announces new chairman of the executive board
  Monday 5 October 2015, Companies/Markets
  As of January 31, 2016, Thomas Schlegel will step down as the chair of the tesa SE executive board after more than seven years in the role, and will leave the company to devote himself to a new stage in his life. The supervisory board has appointed Dr Robert Gereke, currently tesa’s head of industrial business, as his successor.  read more >>

Esko intensifies partnership with Comexi
  Friday 2 October 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group, a leading machinery provider for the flexible packaging industry with headquarters in Girona, Spain, has extended its partnership with Esko, a prepress software and hardware provider based in Ghent, Belgium.  read more >>

American Starlinger-Sahm opens new headquarters
  Thursday 1 October 2015, Companies/Markets
  On 23 and 24 September, 2015 American Starlinger-Sahm, Inc. celebrated the official opening of the new US headquarters in Fountain Inn in the Greenville Metropolitan Area, South Carolina, during a two-day Open House.  read more >>

dfv Media Group acquires publication rights for C2 Magazines
  Wednesday 30 September 2015, Companies/Markets
  Effective from 1 January 2016, the dfv Media Group acquires the publication rights for the trade magazines Coating & Converting (C2) from nimble shows & media GmbH.  read more >>

Flint Group publishes 2015 Sustainability Report
  Monday 28 September 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Flint Group, a leading consumables producer for the printing and packaging industries with headquarters in Plymouth (MI), USA, has released its 2015 Sustainability Report.  read more >>

Mark Andy Print Products appoints sales leadership
  Thursday 24 September 2015, Appointments
  Mark Andy Print Products (MAPP), the supplies and consumables division of the leading printing machinery supplier Mark Andy Inc., which Is based in St. Louis (MO), USA, has announced the promotion of Joe Ray to sales manager in North America.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein publishes fifth report on sustainability
  Wednesday 23 September 2015, Companies/Markets
  The packaging and film specialist Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG from Lengerich, Germany, has presented its fifth report on sustainability according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).  read more >>

Vetaphone strengthens its team
  Tuesday 22 September 2015, Appointments
  In response to a period of sustained and extensive growth, the Danish-based corona pioneers at Vetaphone A/S have appointed Camilla Petersen as new head of order processing.  read more >>

Atlas selects representation in Pakistan and commissions line in Portugal
  Monday 21 September 2015, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd., based in Bedford, UK, has confirmed the appointment of Unique Sales Corporation as its new agent to represent the range of Titan slitter rewinders for sales and customer support in Pakistan.  read more >>

UPM Raflatac launches ultra-thin VANISH label in Europe
  Friday 18 September 2015, Products and Innovations
  UPM Raflatac, a leading producer of self-adhesive label materials based in Tampere, Finland, has enhanced its product portfolio with the VANISH range of ultra-thin, clear PET label faces.  read more >>

UNGRICHT commissions world’s largest direct laser machine
  Thursday 17 September 2015, Companies/Markets
  A few weeks ago, A. + E. UNGRICHT GmbH + Co. KG Roller + Engraving Technology, which is based in Mönchengladbach, Germany, has been delivered a new direct laser machine for the processing and engraving of rollers.  read more >>

Ashe signs agreement with Parkland International
  Wednesday 16 September 2015, Companies/Markets
  Ashe Converting Equipment, a leading provider of slitting and winding machinery based in Ipswich, UK, has announced an agreement with Parkland International to sell their range of core cutters worldwide through its existing sales network, that operates through its own personnel, as well as appointed agents throughout the world.  read more >>

Davis-Standard expands Fulton operations with new facility
  Tuesday 15 September 2015, Companies/Markets
  Davis-Standard, LLC, a leader in the development and distribution of extrusion and converting technology based in Pawcatuck (CT), USA, has announced the opening of a new facility in Fulton, New York, to house the company’s blow moulding business.  read more >>

Maria Soell Group looks confident into the future
  Monday 14 September 2015, Companies/Markets
  The district court in Friedberg has resolved the insolvency process for Maria Soell GmbH from Nidda, Germany, and its subsidiary, Maria Soell High Technology Films GmbH.  read more >>

LEONHARD KURZ hosts Ricoh Open House
  Friday 11 September 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  The LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG, a leading manufacturer of hot foil stamping and coating technologies, will host an open house on 27 October in Fürth, Germany, together with the printing machinery company Ricoh.  read more >>

Kalfany extends print capabilities with HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press
  Thursday 10 September 2015, Products and Innovations
  Based in Herbolzheim, Germany, converter Kalfany Süße Werbung GmbH & Co. KG has extended its range of print capabilities with the addition of a narrow web HP Indigo WS6800 digital press to its portfolio.  read more >>

Winder Works delivers first machines
  Wednesday 9 September 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Winder Works GmbH, which is based in Graulinster, Luxembourg, and was founded in July 2014, has recently delivered its first two slitting and winding machines to two renowned nonwovens companies.  read more >>

Sales expert joins management of NOVEXX Solutions
  Tuesday 8 September 2015, Appointments
  On 1 June 2015, the NOVEXX Solutions GmbH with its business unit “Industrial Labelling Solutions” has been launched as an independent company – separate from its former mother, Avery Dennison.  read more >>

Drupa World Tour starts in September
  Friday 4 September 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  The drupa 2016 World Tour will debut with a series of presentations, press conferences and trade press interviews in Asia, Europe, and the United States. This has been announced by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, the organisers of drupa 2016, the world’s largest print trade show, which will take place from 31 May to 10 June 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany.  read more >>

Macro installs a 9-layer system in Europe
  Thursday 3 September 2015, Products and Innovations
  The film and sheet extrusion machinery supplier Macro Engineering & Technology Inc., which is based in Mississauga (ON), Canada, has recently installed a state-of-the-art 9-layer system at a European customer.  read more >>

SAM North America strengthens its team
  Wednesday 2 September 2015, Appointments
  SAM North America, LLC, subsidiary of the Korean printing and converting machinery supplier Sung An Machinery Co., Ltd., has announced the addition of two key members to its team located in Phoenix, New York.  read more >>

FINAT sees positive future for label business at the first European Label Forum
  Tuesday 1 September 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  The rapid changes on the market for label products have been the core topic of the first FINAT European Label Forum (ELF), which hosted more than 300 participants from the entire world in Amsterdam from 11 to 13 June.  read more >>

IST METZ wins Red Dot Award
  Monday 31 August 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The IST METZ GmbH, a leading manufacturer of UV systems based in Nürtingen, Germany, has won the Red Dot Award 2015 for Communication Design.  read more >>

Dr Wolfgang Neumann, former head of KROENERT’s Technology Center, died
  Friday 28 August 2015, Companies/Markets
  After a long illness, Dr. Wolfgang Neumann, former head of the Technology Center of the Hamburg based KROENERT GmbH & Co. KG, died on 7 August 2015. Neumann, who guided the fortunes of the prestigious coating centre and helped to steer it to its current worldwide significance, has been retired at the end of 2013. Since then, he worked as a freelance consultant.  read more >>

Kiefel to build new logistics centre
  Thursday 27 August 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Kiefel GmbH reacts to the strong growth on the international markets with a large construction project.  read more >>

Kroschke addresses customer needs with HP Indigo digital press
  Wednesday 26 August 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Kroschke Signs International GmbH, one of the largest manufacturers of signs and technical labels in Europe, which is based in Braunschweig, Germany, has purchased a new HP Indigo WS6800 digital press.  read more >>

Alpha Converting unveils new multi-head slit spooler
  Tuesday 25 August 2015, Products and Innovations
  Alpha Converting Equipment Limited, a leading supplier of slitter-rewinders, spoolers and winders based in Bedfordshire, UK, has presented its new ALPHASPOOL-6 modular spooling system.  read more >>

Ashe Converting appoints agent for Australia
  Monday 24 August 2015, Companies/Markets
  Ashe Converting Equipment, a provider of slitting and winding equipment based in Ipswich, UK, has presented Aldus Engineering as new agents for Australia and New Zealand.  read more >>

Bimec upgrades narrow web slitter
  Friday 7 August 2015, Products and Innovations
  BIMEC S.r.l, a leading designer and manufacturer of slitter rewinders based in Vanzaghello, Italy, has recently upgraded its TBS model, which is dedicated to narrow web converting.  read more >>

PRÜFTECHNIK Group merges two business units
  Thursday 6 August 2015, Companies/Markets
  PRÜFTECHNIK Dieter Busch AG, a provider of laser alignment and vibration measurement technology based in Ismaning, Germany, merges ist business units Alignment Systems and Condition Monitoring under the umbrella of PRÜFTECHNIK Condition Monitoring GmbH. Managing directors are Dr Sebsastian Busch (CEO) and Dr Thomas Rohe (COO).  read more >>

Heliatek awarded by World Economic Forum
  Wednesday 5 August 2015, Companies/Markets
  Heliatek GmbH, the Dresden-based company that produces ultra-light, flexible and less than 1mm thick photovoltaic solar films, was awarded as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers”, a selection of the world’s most innovative companies.  read more >>

Comexi Group to unveil new water-based laminating machine
  Tuesday 4 August 2015, Products and Innovations
  The Comexi Group, a leading company specialising in machinery solutions for the flexible packaging industry based in Girona, Spain, will present its new NEXUS L20000 laminating machine at the upcoming Labelexpo Europe trade show in Brussels, Belgium. The line is designed for flexible packaging applications and complements the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press.  read more >>

Panacol presents new dual-curing adhesive
  Monday 3 August 2015, Products and Innovations
  The Panacol-Elosol GmbH, producer of industrial and specialty adhesives based in Steinbach, Germany, and part of the Hönle Group, now offers its adhesive Vitralit UD 2018 in a dual-curing version. After the initial UV-curing, the adhesive can now be cured again thermally even in shadow zones.  read more >>

Hans-Lenze-Foundation celebrates 25th anniversary
  Friday 31 July 2015, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  At the moment, the Hans-Lenze-Foundation, named after the founder of the family-run Lenze SE, celebrates its 25th anniversary. The foundation supports dedicated and talented young people, who want to improve their qualifications, but don’t dispose of the necessary financial means.  read more >>

Centrexpo reorganises trade show portfolio
  Thursday 30 July 2015, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The Italian trade show organiser Centrexpo S.P.A. has announced the sale of the processing and packaging technology exhibiton Ipack-Ima to Fiera Milano SpA and at the same time intents to strengthen its presence in graphics, packaging, printing and converting by further promoting the renowned Converflex and Grafitalia trade shows for packaging, processing and printing.  read more >>

Davis-Standard unveils new dsX flex-film line
  Wednesday 29 July 2015, Products and Innovations
  Davis-Standard, LLC, a leading extrusion and converting equipment supplier based in Pawcatuck (CT), USA, has announced the introduction of its new dsX flex-film line for blown film applications.  read more >>

Windmöller & Hölscher lines receive TÜV-certification
  Tuesday 28 July 2015, Products and Innovations
  TÜV Süd has certified the blown film lines and flexo printing presses of Windmöller & Hölscher Group from Lengerich, Germany, for their energy efficiency. The label will be awarded to all W&H blown film lines of the OPTIMEX and VAREX series with 3-ply to 9-ply versions.  read more >>

Mondi Group sells consumer packaging plant in Osterburken
  Monday 27 July 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Mondi Group, a South African leader in packaging solutions, has signed an agreement with POLIFILM Extrusion GmbH, an extrusion film manufacturer which is based in Wermelskirchen, Germany, to sell its film manufacturing site in Osterburken, Germany.  read more >>

New Era pushes into equipment market for flexible glass substrates
  Friday 24 July 2015, Products and Innovations
  What began as a conceptual idea several years ago between a known leader in the glass industry and New Era Converting Machinery, Inc. from Paterson (NJ), USA, has now become a complete, clean-room ready turnkey system for conveying and processing flexible glass substrates.  read more >>

BASF inaugurates new research building
  Thursday 23 July 2015, Companies/Markets
  BASF SE, a leading chemical, plastics and performance products company, has inaugurated a new research building at its headquarters in Ludwigshafen, Germany, after two years of construction. The building accommodates around 200 employees of the research division Advanced Materials & Systems Research, who have so far worked in different buildings in Ludwigshafen.  read more >>

Infiana invests into American extrusion capacities
  Wednesday 22 July 2015, Companies/Markets
  For the Infiana Group, a producer of specialty films headquartered in Forchheim, Germany, the first six months as independent company have been very successful worldwide. Now, the film experts have announced the first step in the implementation of their global growth plan.  read more >>

Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating sells Europe’s widest cast sheet line
  Tuesday 21 July 2015, Products and Innovations
  In this summer, Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating, a business unit of the extrusion line manufacturer Reifenhäuser Group from Troisdorf, Germany, will commission a 5300mm wide MIDEX cast sheet line at a Portuguese film manufacturer.  read more >>

Barry-Wehmiller working to acquire Bielomatik Group
  Monday 20 July 2015, Companies/Markets
  Barry-Wehmiller Cos., Inc., a capital equipment and engineering solutions leader based in St. Louis (MO), USA, is moving toward acquiring the Bielomatik Group associated with the paper processing product line of Bielomatik Leuze GmbH + Co. KG, which is based in Neuffen, Germany.  read more >>

BOBST receives representatives of the Pakistani packaging industry in Karachi
  Friday 17 July 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  The Swiss BOBST Group, a leading machinery supplier for the flexible packaging industry, has hosted a two-day roadshow on package printing in the Pakistani metropolis Karachi.  read more >>

Herrmann Ultraschall looks back at successful Technology Days 2015
  Thursday 16 July 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  This year’s Technology Days at the company headquarters of Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG in Karlsbad, Germany, featured the slogan “360° Ultrasonic Engineering”.  read more >>

TER Plastics establishes distribution office in Poland
  Wednesday 15 July 2015, Companies/Markets
  Only a few months after the founding of the new compound company TEREZ PERFORMANCE POLYMERS in the southeast of the Polish town Rzeszow, the TER Plastics POLYMER GROUP, a leading producer of technical plastics based in Herne, Germany, has introduced a new distribution branch for Central and Eastern Europe.  read more >>

Lenze announces cooperation with HSW College
  Tuesday 14 July 2015, Companies/Markets
  “Theory meets practice” – this is the motto of the cooperation agreement that Lenze SE, a leading automation specialist based in Aerzen, Germany, has signed together with the Hochschule Weserbergland (HSW), a college located in the Hameln area.  read more >>

SML launches world’s largest stretch film line
  Monday 13 July 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The SML Maschinengesellschaft mbH, a specialist in manufacturing extrusion equipment, has celebrated its 20th anniversary with an in-house exhibition at the company headquarters in Lenzing, Austria.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein hosts workshop of Centre for Sustainable Corporate Management
  Friday 10 July 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  How will food be packaged in the future? -Most certainly lighter! This was one of the answers at the workshop of the Centre for Sustainable Corporate Management (ZNU), which was conducted at the packaging and film specialist Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG in Lengerich, Germany.  read more >>

LAMILUX commissions new production line
  Thursday 9 July 2015, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The LAMILUX Composites GmbH, manufacturer of high-quality fibre-strengthened plastics, has constructed a new production line and a new office building at its headquarters in Rehau, Germany.  read more >>

Lohmann inaugurates new High Performance Coating Line
  Wednesday 8 July 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG, a leading manufacturer of adhesive products based in Neuwied, Germany, has commissioned a new coating line at its company headquarters.  read more >>

Innovative conference programme at drupa 2016
  Tuesday 7 July 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  The drupa cube – the conference and event programme at drupa 2016, the world’s leading trade show for print and cross media solutions – has been given a new concept by the organisers at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH.  read more >>

Insolvency proceedings opened at Neschen AG
  Monday 6 July 2015, Companies/Markets
  The District Court of Bückeburg, Germany, resolved to open the insolvency proceedings for Neschen AG, a manufacturer of functional coatings for web-type materials, and confirmed the self-administration of the company as well as Arndt Geiwitz as trustee.  read more >>

Schreiner Group honoured as “Innovator of the Year 2015”
  Tuesday 30 June 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Schreiner Group from Oberschleißheim, Germany, manufacturer of marking solutions and self-adhesive specialty labels, has won the German innovation competition “Top 100” and can now call itself “Innovator of the Year 2015”.  read more >>

ALTANA’s management board repositions itself for the future
  Monday 29 June 2015, Appointments
  The supervisory board of the specialty chemicals company ALTANA AG from Wesel, Germany, has appointed Martin Babilas to become CEO. On 1 January 2016 he will succeed Dr Matthias L. Wolfgruber, who will retire.  read more >>

MKVS celebrates 40th anniversary with attractive conference programme
  Friday 26 June 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  From 26 to 28 October 2015, the 40th edition of the Munich Adhesives and Finishing Symposium (MKVS) will take place at Sheraton München Arabellapark Hotel in Munich, Germany.  read more >>

Visitor record at IST METZ UV Days
  Thursday 25 June 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  The seventh UV Days of IST METZ GmbH from 15 to 18 June in Nürtingen, Germany, have been a full success according to the organisers: More space, more visitors and more exhibitors have come to the event, which took place under the motto “UV rocks”.  read more >>

Nordson appoints BGM Makina Teknik as agent in Turkey
  Wednesday 24 June 2015, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  The Nordson Corporation from Chippewa Falls (WI), USA, manufacturer of dispension systems for adhesives, coatings, polymers and other materials, has appointed BGM Makina Teknik as its agent in Turkey for the fluid coating product line of Nordson EDI.  read more >>

Brigl & Bergmeister appoints new managing director
  Tuesday 23 June 2015, Appointments
  The Brigl & Bergmeister Group, a leading manufacturer of labels and flexible packaging papers based in Niklasdorf, Austria, has recently announced the upcoming retirement of Ahmad Porkar from his position in the operative management of the company.  read more >>

KROENERT’s technology centre under new management
  Monday 22 June 2015, Appointments
  Effective from January 2015, Marco Schubert has been appointed to the position of director of the technology centre of the coating machinery manufacturers at KROENERT Group in Hamburg, Germany.  read more >>

Montalvo names new director of engineering
  Wednesday 17 June 2015, Appointments
  The Montalvo Corporation, international specialists in web tension control based in Gorham (ME), USA, has promoted Chris Osgood to the position of director of engineering.  read more >>

IST Metz spices UV Days with “Rock’n’Roll”
  Tuesday 16 June 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  Until 18 June 2015, Nürtingen, Germany, will be the site of IST Metz’s UV Days. According to the company, it is the world’s largest open house event for UV technology in printing processes. Customers and industry experts will be able to witness several live demonstrations and expert talks – and maybe discover their inner rock star.  read more >>

KERSTEN Elektrostatik presents new touch-safe discharging bar
  Monday 15 June 2015, Products and Innovations
  KERSTEN Elektrostatik GmbH from Freiburg, Germany, manufacturer of solutions for the control and elimination of static charges in production processes, has developed a touch-safe discharging bar with new circuit board technology.  read more >>

InPrint organisers to host Industrial Print Forum
  Friday 12 June 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  On 24 June 2015, the organisers of the InPrint trade show, British-based Mack Brooks Exhibitons Ltd, will host an Industrial Print Forum in Munich, Germany.  read more >>

Iggesund expands services for Russia
  Thursday 11 June 2015, Companies/Markets
  Iggesund Paperboard AB, part of the Swedish forest industry group Holmen, is set to upgrade its presence in Eastern Europe by establishing a new freight terminal in Riga, Latvia, and a sales office in Moscow to boost Russian sales.  read more >>

Plasma Converting Partners launch new surface treatment platform
  Wednesday 10 June 2015, Products and Innovations
  Plasma Converting Partners (PCP), surface treatment specialists with headquarters in Chevigny-Saint-Saveur, France, have announced the launch of a new industrial-scale atmospheric plasma surface treatment platform.  read more >>

Color-Logic provides alternative to hot foil stamping
  Tuesday 9 June 2015, Products and Innovations
  The Process Metallic Color System developed by Color Logic Inc, a leading provider of metallic and decorative effect colour communication systems based in West Chester (OH), USA, is reported to provide a low-cost and time-saving alternative to traditional hot foil stamping.  read more >>

New Era Converting Machinery hires representative for Central and South America
  Monday 8 June 2015, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  New Era Converting Machinery Inc., a leading web handling machinery supplier based in Paterson (NJ), USA, has entered into a representative agreement with Plasto International LLC to have their director, German Laverde, represent them in Central and South America.  read more >>

BYK Additives & Instruments appoints new business unit director
  Wednesday 3 June 2015, Appointments
  On 1 July 2015, Dr Stephan Glander will be appointed as new managing director of BYK Chemie GmbH, which is headquartered in Wesel, Germany, and will also become worldwide director of BYK Additives & Instruments, the business unit of the specialty chemistry corporation ALTANA with the highest turnover.  read more >>

Comexi North America strengthens its sales team
  Monday 1 June 2015, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  The Comexi Group, a leading machinery provider for the flexible packaging industry based in Riudellots de la Selva, Spain, takes a step forward to reinforce its presence on the US market.  read more >>

Davis-Standard Suzhou welcomes industry to medical tubing open house
  Friday 29 May 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  An open house at Davis-Standard (Suzhou) Plastic Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd.’s lab facility in Suzhou, China, welcomed nearly 60 industry leaders from different companies from the region.  read more >>

Élan Award for Schreiner PrinTrust
  Thursday 28 May 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Schreiner PrinTrust, a business unit of the marking solutions and specialty labels provider Schreiner Group (Oberschleißheim, Germany), has received the Élan Award of the International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA). In the category of technical innovations, the NFC sticker “Ceska Debit Black” was honoured as best product.  read more >>

Mark Andy expands presence in Poland
  Wednesday 27 May 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  Mark Andy Inc., a total solutions partner to the label and packaging industries based in St. Louis (MO), USA, has celebrated the extension of its market presence across Central and Eastern Europe with an open house at its newly opened facility in the Polish capital Warsaw.  read more >>

Robatech honoured with Green Packaging Star Award
  Tuesday 26 May 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The Robatech AG, a leading provider of adhesive application systems headquartered in Muri, Switzerland, has received the Green Packaging Star Award in the category “company philosophy”.  read more >>

Bobst Group takes a majority stake in Nuova Gidue
  Friday 22 May 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Swiss-based Bobst Group, a leading machinery supplier for printing, cutting, folding and gluing, has signed an agreement with Nuova Gidue Srl, an Italian manufacturer of narrow and mid-web printing presses.  read more >>

Aluminium foil demand starts weaker in first quarter of 2015
  Thursday 21 May 2015, Companies/Markets
  Deliveries of aluminium foil products have fallen by 2.5% to 218 500t in the first three months of 2015 compared with the first quarter of 2014 (224 000t), claims a survey published by EAFA, the European Aluminium Foil Association. The organisation unites companies engaged in the rolling and rewinding of aluminium foil, the manufacture of aluminium closures, semi-rigid containers and flexible packaging.  read more >>

Erhardt + Leimer and AVT form strategic alliance
  Wednesday 20 May 2015, Companies/Markets
  Erhardt + Leimer GmbH, a leading provider of system solutions and process control equipment to web-based industries with headquarters in Stadtbergen, Germany, and AVT (Advanced Vision Technology) Ltd. (Hod-Hasharon, Israel) have announced their intention to form an alliance.  read more >>

Nestlé hosts SAVE FOOD initiative
  Tuesday 19 May 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  The SAVE FOOD initiative, a project of the United Nations and Messe Düsseldorf GmbH seeking to reduce food losses worldwide, has recently met at the food giant Nestlé in Vevey, Switzerland. International participants from industry, politics and science as well as representatives of NGOs were very pleased with the turnout of the event.  read more >>

EREMA finishes business year with strong turnover increase
  Monday 18 May 2015, Companies/Markets
  EREMA GesmbH, headquartered in Ansfelden, Austria, has achieved a record turnover figure of €115M for the 2014/15 fiscal year. This corresponds to a 21% turnover surplus compared to the year before for the manufacturers of plastic recycling lines.  read more >>

Sibress presents new microscope for rollers and printing plates
  Wednesday 13 May 2015, Products and Innovations
  Sibress from Starnberg, Germany, manufacturer of measuring and analysis systems for quality assurance in flexo and packaging print, has introduced its new SibScope microscope and the matching software SibView to the market. SibScope is reported to examine objects like anilox rollers, gravure and flexo printing plates with highest image qualities.  read more >>

Techtextil and Texprocess end with visitor and exhibitor record
  Tuesday 12 May 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  About 42 000 visitors from 116 countries – with these record numbers, Messe Frankfurt looks back in a satisfied manner at the trade shows Techtextil and Texprocess 2015, which boast the world’s largest offering in materials, processes and technologies along the entire supply chain for textiles.  read more >>

Treofan finishes strategic transformation process as far as possible
  Monday 11 May 2015, Companies/Markets
  The BOPP film producer Treofan GmbH & Co. KG has further promoted its strategic transformation towards a customer-oriented, innovation-driven premium producer with highly efficient processes in the business year 2014. This was announced by CEO Dr Walter Bickel during the company’s annual press conference in Frankfurt.  read more >>

VDMA hosts textile machinery symposium in Iran
  Friday 8 May 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  On 21 and 22 April, the German machinery association VDMA hosted a textile machinery symposium in the Iranian capital Teheran. It was the first German event of this kind on Iranian soil in the last ten years. With about 600 guests per day, the conference was well-frequented.  read more >>

Manroland and News International certify cores from Paul & Co
  Thursday 7 May 2015, Products and Innovations
  The GP Premium 7.50 cores of the hard paper core producer Paul & Co GmbH & Co. KG from Wildflecken, Germany, have been certified successfully by the Augsburg-based printing machinery manufacturer Manroland and the British media corporation News International.  read more >>

SAM Group announces expansion of development capabilities
  Wednesday 6 May 2015, Companies/Markets
  The SAM Group, a leading manufacturer of extrusion, coating and printing machinery, is scheduled to open its SAMLab 3 – Solution Coating Technical Center at its headquarters in South Korea by the end of the year.  read more >>

Vetaphone strengthens its network in Australia and The Philippines
  Tuesday 5 May 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Danish corona treatment pioneers at Vetaphone A/S haven taken steps to further boost their support for customers in the Asia-Pacific wide-web market by entering into cooperative agreements with experienced partners in Australia and the Philippines.  read more >>

New BOPP film with oil migration barrier enhances Innovia’s portfolio
  Monday 4 May 2015, Products and Innovations
  Innovia Films Ltd., a leading BOPP and cellulose film producer based in Wigton, UK, has recently introduced a new product to the market. The Propafilm RCU BOPP film is reported to provide up to 1.5 years of protection against oil migration.  read more >>

Reifenhäuser opens office in Italy
  Thursday 30 April 2015, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  The extrusion machinery experts of the Reifenhäuser Group (Troisdorf, Germany), are now able to offer their Italian customers a more direct and local service. A few days ago, the company opened a new sales and service office in Sumirago near Varese.  read more >>

German environmental organisation demands 22 Cent tax on disposable plastic bags
  Tuesday 28 April 2015, Companies/Markets
  In this week, the European parliament votes on the new directive for packaging and packaging wastes (94/62/EG). In the wake of the upcoming decision in Strasbourg, the DUH, a German environmental organisation, has demanded the German minister for the environment, Barbara Hendricks, to introduce legislation for a tax of 22 Cents for every plastic bag, in order to reduce consumption of the one-way product.  read more >>

Mark Andy wins Technical Innovation Award
  Monday 27 April 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Mark Andy Inc., a total solutions provider to the label and packaging industry based in St. Louis (MO), USA, has been honoured as part of the winning team of suppliers at the coveted Technical Innovation Award. The prize was handed out at the recent European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) event in the UK.  read more >>

CaPlast enhances SmartSkin series
  Friday 24 April 2015, Products and Innovations
  The plastics processing experts at CaPlast GmbH from Nordkirchen, Germany, have added two novelties to their SmartSkin product series. With the variants Smart Skin Décor and Exterieur, the company upgrades the applications of the intelligent interior film with decoration functions and outdoor resilience.  read more >>

Schreiner Group honours suppliers
  Thursday 23 April 2015, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  For the third time, the Schreiner Group from Oberschleißheim, Germany, has named its Supplier of the Year. This time, the specialists for labels, marking and anti-counterfeiting have chosen Ritrama S.p.A as winner. The Italian company supplies Schreiner with its self-adhesive films and transfer tapes.  read more >>

GLAFRI joins SAVE FOOD initiative
  Wednesday 22 April 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI), global association coordinating action on sustainability in order to support foil market growth, has become a member of the SAVE FOOD initiative, which intends to make a contribution to the fight against global food losses.  read more >>

Comexi Group unveils new laminating machine at open house event
  Tuesday 21 April 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The Spanish Comexi Group, specialised in manufacturing machinery for flexible packaging, has recently opened its doors for an open house event at the company headquarters in Riudellots de la Selva, which saw the introduction of the new NEXUS L20000 water-based laminating machine.  read more >>

Reifenhäuser acquires Enka Tecnica
  Monday 20 April 2015, Companies/Markets
  Effective 16 April 2015, the extrusion technology provider Reifenhäuser Group (Troisdorf, Germany) has acquired the German spinneret manufacturer and longstanding supplier Enka Tecnica from Heinsberg. Uwe Gaedike will continue as CEO of the company, which will operate as an independent business unit within the Reifenhäuser Group.  read more >>

Vetaphone and CPI co-host educational seminar
  Friday 17 April 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The cooperative partnership between the Danish corona treatment pioneers Vetaphone A/S and Coating Plasma Industrie (CPI) was taken a stage further recently with an educational seminar at the French company’s headquarters near Aix-en-Provence, France.  read more >>

Novamelt to transfer to Henkel
  Thursday 16 April 2015, Companies/Markets
  In order to guarantee a secure and sustainable succession process, the owners of the hotmelt producer Novamelt GmbH (Wehr, Germany) decided to sell the company to the consumer goods corporation Henkel, which is based in Düsseldorf, Germany. Both parties signed an agreement on 14 April 2015.  read more >>

Apex announces new corporate identity
  Wednesday 15 April 2015, Companies/Markets
  In order to unify its global business activities under a common name, the Apex Group of Companies, a leading producer of anilox rollers based in Hapert, The Netherlands, has announced an important restructuring of its corporate identity.  read more >>

Davis-Standard promotes Rick Keller and nominates Rich Kanarski to the SPE board
  Tuesday 14 April 2015, Appointments
  Davis-Standard, LLC, a leading provider of extrusion and converting technology with headquarters in Pawcatuck (CT), USA, has promoted Rick Keller to the position of vice president extrusion coating and solution coating. He previously held the position of vice president for the company’s blown film business and established Davis-Standard as a market leader in barrier agricultural films, membranes and agri-stretch films.  read more >>

MDV Group acquires Reisewitz GmbH
  Monday 13 April 2015, Companies/Markets
  The MDV Group, a leading coater of paper and plastic films with headquarters in Karlstein, Germany, enhances its broad portfolio with the acquisition of the specialty coater Reisewitz GmbH, which is based in Penig, Germany. By adding the Saxonian company, MDV wants to strengthen its competence in the finishing of diverse substrates.  read more >>

Amcor acquires Nampak Flexibles
  Thursday 2 April 2015, Companies/Markets
  Australian-based packaging producer Amcor Limited has acquired Nampak Flexibles from South Africa in a move intended to allow it to strengthen its activities on the African market.  read more >>

Daesung Packing equips new plant with machinery from Comexi
  Tuesday 31 March 2015, Products and Innovations
  The Comexi Group, a leading specialist in machinery solutions for the flexible packaging industry based in Riudellots de la Selva, Spain, has recently reached an agreement to install the Comexi OFFSET CI8 at the Korean-based Daesung Packing company.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein wins renowned flexo printing award
  Monday 30 March 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The film and packaging producers at Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG in Lengerich, Germany, have won the DFTA Award in the category of flexible large packaging. It is the second time in a row that the company has been honoured for its outstanding high-definition flexo print.  read more >>

HAVERKAMP intensifies China business
  Friday 27 March 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The security films specialist HAVERKAMP GmbH from Münster, Germany, enhances its cooperation with the Chinese partner company Beijing Yinjing Glass Co., Ltd. (BYIJ). From now on, BYIJ will not only distribute the PROFILON automotive films, but also the OPALFILM flat glass films and automotive films of the SL product series.  read more >>

Lenze appoints new managing director for its service subsidiary
  Thursday 26 March 2015, Appointments
  Effective from 1 October 2014, Hartmut Pleyer has been appointed as new managing director of Lenze Service GmbH, which is based in Extertal, Germany. Together with Harald Müller, he leads the aftersales business of Lenze SE, headquartered in Aerzen, Germany.  read more >>

SAM North America wins AIMCAL Award
  Wednesday 25 March 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) has honoured SAM North America, subsidiary of the Korean Sung An Machinery Co. Ltd., with its 2015 Technology of the Year Award. The manufacturers of solution coating, extrusion, laminating and gravure printing machinery have received the award for the SDC-Series slot-die coating system.  read more >>

B&R opens new subsidiary in Singapore
  Tuesday 24 March 2015, Companies/Markets
  The B&R Industrie-Elektronik GmbH, a leading provider of industrial automation solutions based in Eggelsberg, Austria, has inaugurated its 25th subsidiary in Singapore. The strategically located office is reported to serve the entire Southeast Asia region, and is spearheaded by general manager Mark Meng.  read more >>

WIFAG-Polytype Technologies AG names new head of sales digital printing
  Monday 23 March 2015, Appointments
  The WIFAG-Polytype Technologies AG, a leading supplier of coating and digital printing machinery from Fribourg, Switzerland, is strengthening its sales team. Michael Steggemann has been appointed as head of sales digital printing effective from 1 March 2015.  read more >>

GOEBEL and IMS announce merger
  Friday 20 March 2015, Companies/Markets
  The GOEBEL Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH from Darmstadt, Germany, and IMS Deltamatic S.P.A. from Calcinate, Italy, have merged effective from 9 March 2015. The new company carries the name GOEBEL IMS.  read more >>

Ups and downs for aluminium foil industry in 2014
  Thursday 19 March 2015, Companies/Markets
  Despite 2014 providing a very mixed set of results in the aluminium foil sector, the industry is all in all satisfied about its results, affirms the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) in its recent Alufoil Statistics 2014 report. The total production in Europe reached 852 685t in the past year, just 0.3% below the previous result of 855 510t.  read more >>

CCE International 2015 with a significant visitor plus
  Wednesday 18 March 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  With an increase of 18% in visitor numbers, the specialised trade show CCE International 2015 was a great success. A total of 2410 visitors from 62 countries discovered a comprehensive range of raw materials, machines, accessories and services for the production and conversion of corrugated and cardboard at this year’s show at the Munich Trade Fair Centre.  read more >>

ICE Europe 2015 – Converting community celebrates another record event
  Tuesday 17 March 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  A total of 7040 visitors from 71 countries and 439 exhibitors from 26 countries on a net exhibition space of 11 000m2 – the results of the 9th edition of ICE Europe add another record to the success story of the world’s leading exhibition for paper, film and foil converting.  read more >>

LOPEC 2015 records further growth
  Monday 16 March 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  After three show days, the LOPEC, the leading European trade show for printed electronics, has ended with a significant visitor growth.  read more >>

ICE USA 2015 sets new attendance record
  Friday 6 March 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  The ICE USA 2015, the leading North American trade fair for the coating and converting industry, goes on record as the busiest event in its six-year history. Despite the well-publicised travel disruption caused by heavy snow in the North East, some 2319 visitors from 42 states and 33 countries roamed the aisles at the event in Orlando, Florida, from 10-12 February.  read more >>

OE-A predicts further growth for printed electronics
  Thursday 5 March 2015, Companies/Markets
  At the LOPEC trade show, the leading European event for organic and printed electronics, which takes place in Munich, Germany, the Organic Electronics Association (OE-A) has published its latest business climate survey as well as the sixth edition of its Roadmap. The OE-A Roadmap is updated biannually and represents the knowledge and opinions of the world’s leading printed and flexible electronics experts.  read more >>

German paper processing industry records growing turnovers only domestically
  Tuesday 3 March 2015, Companies/Markets
  Especially the stagnant demand from the European Union has caused the German paper processing industry a sales decline by -1.0% in the past year to €18.06bn, claims the economic report of the WPV, the German economic association of the paper processing industry.  read more >>

ISRA VISION AG enhances management
  Monday 2 March 2015, Appointments
  The ISRA VISION AG, a leading provider of industrial image processing and surface inspection solutions for web-type materials with headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, has enhanced its management. Andreas Gerecke will become a new member of the executive board and be responsible for worldwide operations.  read more >>

ALTANA publishes study “Industry Innovation Index 2015”
  Friday 27 February 2015, Companies/Markets
  The economic success of an industrial company is highly connected with innovative capabilities, say German managers. This is the result of the “Industry Innovation Index 2015” – an intersectoral study provided by the specialty chemicals corporation ALTANA (Wesel, Germany) and conducted by the German market research institute Forsa. The survey includes the opinions of 250 executives and 250 young professionals in German industrial companies.  read more >>

British Prime Minister visits Spooner
  Thursday 26 February 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  The visit of Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne to Spooner Industries in Ilkley, UK, certainly will be a day to remember for many at the manufacturing and engineering firm that is best known for its drying and curing solutions.  read more >>

Henkel enhances cooperation with tewipack
  Wednesday 25 February 2015, Companies/Markets
  Henkel Adhesive Technologies, a division of the German-based consumer goods corporation Henkel, has been working together with the adhesives producer tewipack Uhl GmbH, which is based in Althengstett, Germany.  read more >>

New Era wins C2 American Innovation Award
  Tuesday 24 February 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  At the recent ICE USA 2015 converting trade show in Orlando, a trade jury has announced the winner of this year’s coveted C2 American Innovation Award.  read more >>

Robatech celebrates 40th anniversary
  Monday 23 February 2015, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The Robatech AG, which is based in Muri, Switzerland, has been active in the development and production of efficient adhesive application systems for more than 40 years.  read more >>

Uetersen Paper Mill continues as an independent company under the name Feldmuehle Uetersen GmbH
  Wednesday 18 February 2015, Companies/Markets
  Stora Enso Oyj has sold its Uetersen speciality and graphic paper mill to the European private equity fund Perusa Partners Fund 2. As of 18 February 2015, the long-established paper mill will operate under the name Feldmuehle Uetersen GmbH.  read more >>

Drupa switches into a three-year cycle
  Thursday 12 February 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  The drupa, the world’s leading trade fair for print and cross-media solutions, will switch to a three-year cycle after 2016, when it runs from 31 May to 10 June. Therefore the next drupa shows will take place in May of 2019, 2022 and 2025. This decision was taken by the drupe committee at a recent meeting in Düsseldorf.  read more >>

ICE USA starts successfully
  Wednesday 11 February 2015, Exhibitions and Events
  The first show day of ICE USA, the leading North American trade fair for the finishing and processing of web-type materials, has ended with a new visitor record.  read more >>

Maxcess redesigns East Coast facility
  Tuesday 10 February 2015, Companies/Markets
  Maxcess, a global provider of innovative products and services for the web handling industry with headquarters in Oklahoma City, USA, has recently unveiled a new facility in Chicopee, Massachusetts.  read more >>

ALFA Klebstoffe wins KMU Award of the Zürcher Kantonalbank
  Friday 6 February 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The ALFA Klebstoffe AG, manufacturer of solvent-free dispersion adhesives based in Rafz, Switzerland, has received the KMU Award of the Zürcher Kantonalbank. With the prize, small and medium-sized Swiss companies are rewarded for outstanding efforts for more sustainability.  read more >>

Comexi appoints David Centelles as corporate marketing director and presents new sales representative for the UK and Ireland
  Thursday 5 February 2015, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  The Comexi Group, flexible packaging machinery specialist from Riudellots de la Selva, Spain, has presented David Centelles as new corporate marketing director.  read more >>

German industry association for paper and film packaging names new board spokesman
  Wednesday 4 February 2015, Appointments
  On 1 January 2015, Klaus Jahn has been appointed as board spokesman of the German industry association for paper and film packaging (IPV). The managing director of Weber Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG in Wickede, Germany, is known as an industry expert and has been part of the board of the IPV for many years.  read more >>

SAM announces construction of new Technical Center in Korea
  Tuesday 3 February 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Sung An Machinery Co., Ltd. (SAM), a leading manufacturer of solution coating, extrusion, laminating and gravure printing machinery based in Hwaesong-si, Korea, has announced the construction of a new Pilot Solution Coating Line. This new state-of-the-art pilot machine will be installed in the company’s new SAMLab 3 Solution Coating Technology Lab at SAM in Korea.  read more >>

Maria Soell announces to continue business as usual
  Monday 2 February 2015, Companies/Markets
  The business at the film and paper finishers Maria Soell GmbH from Nidda, Germany, will continue without changes, announced the company. The insolvency money for the employees has been pre-financed, the salaries are safe through March 2015.  read more >>

Brückner builds first production line for BOPP films in Algeria
  Friday 30 January 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Algerian company Biaxial Films Packaging SpA (BFP) and the German film machinery supplier Brückner Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG (Siegsdorf) have teamed up for the very first production line for biaxially oriented plastics films in Algerian and the entire Maghreb.  read more >>

Novamelt grants commercial procuration
  Thursday 29 January 2015, Appointments
  The Novamelt GmbH, a leading producer of Hotmelt pressure-sensitive adhesives based on rubber and acrylics with headquarters in Wehr, Germany, has conferred commercial procuration upon Andreas Käuflin, commercial director, and Dr Stefan Mundt, technical director, with immediate effect.  read more >>

Job training at Lenze receives “Best Place to Learn” seal of approval
  Wednesday 28 January 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Lenze Group, globally active supplier of drive and automation technology with headquarters in Aerzen, Germany, has finished an audit for its job training and education programme in Germany and was awarded the “Best Place to Learn” certification.  read more >>

Poligal kicks off project for construction of a new greenfield BOPP plant in Poland
  Tuesday 27 January 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Spanish BOPP film manufacturer Poligal, part of the Barcelona-based Peralada Group, has announced to start a €30M investment project for the installation of its next BOPP extrusion line in a new greenfield plant in Skarbimierz, Poland.  read more >>

Maria Soell initiates insolvency proceedings
  Monday 26 January 2015, Companies/Markets
  The film and paper finisher Maria Soell GmbH with headquarters in Nidda, Germany, has filed an application for insolvency at the local court in Friedberg. The company has 141 employees and generates an annual turnover of about €30M.  read more >>

New CEO at Treofan Group
  Friday 23 January 2015, Appointments
  Peter Vanacker, CEO at Treofan Group, a leading BOPP film producer with headquarters in Raunheim, Germany, will leave the company on 28 February at his own request.  read more >>

New owner at Matti Technology AG
  Thursday 22 January 2015, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  On 13 January 2015, Thomas Anrein has taken over the ownership of Matti Technology AG, producer of integrated digital printing solutions based in Sulgen, Switzerland, and will also lead the company himself.  read more >>

Coveris announces new board members
  Wednesday 21 January 2015, Appointments
  Coveris S.A., a leading flexible packaging producer with headquarters in Chicago (IL), USA, has recently installed three new independent members to its Board of Directors: Richard Passov, Luis Bach and Fernando Aguirre.  read more >>

TRESU unveils integrated pouch printing solution to enable detergent industry compliance with safety directives
  Tuesday 20 January 2015, Products and Innovations
  The flexo technology provider TRESU Group from Kolding, Denmark, has introduced a customised flexo printing solution for the integration into a water-soluble detergent pouch filling and converting line.  read more >>

Reifenhäuser Kiefel Extrusion renamed Reifenhäuser Blown Film
  Monday 19 January 2015, Companies/Markets
  Reifenhäuser Kiefel Extrusion, a leading producer of blown film lines for plastic extrusion and part of the Reifenhäuser Gruppe from Troisdorf, Germany, has received a new name on 1 January 2015.  read more >>

Huhtamaki Films becomes Infiana Group
  Thursday 15 January 2015, Companies/Markets
  Since 15 January, Huhtamaki Films has been operating under the name Infiana Group. The company based in Forchheim, Germany, has been acquired by the Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) last year.  read more >>

Strong development in the emerging markets of the flexible packaging industry
  Thursday 15 January 2015, Companies/Markets
  In a new study, PCI Films Consulting, a consulting service provider for the flexible packaging industry based in Guilsborough, UK, analysed 15 emerging flexible packaging markets, which currently account for over 20% of global demand.  read more >>

Henkel to advertise at the Super Bowl
  Wednesday 14 January 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The consumer goods corporation Henkel, which is based in Düsseldorf, Germany, is planning a spectacular appearance at the final of the US sports league NFL.  read more >>

Algro Design from Sappi wins Pro Carton / ECMA Award
  Tuesday 13 January 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The creative usage of pleated elements on the packaging of the women’s perfume Pleats Please L’Élixier by Issey Miyake has convinced the jury at this year’s Pro Carton / ECMA awards, the leading European prize for carton packaging.  read more >>

Barry-Wehmiller promotes William Kuhn to vice president of finance
  Monday 12 January 2015, Appointments
  Barry-Wehmiller, a leading packaging and converting technology supplier based in St. Louis (MO), USA, has announced the promotion of William Kuhn to vice president of finance.  read more >>

Jagenberg presents new technical director
  Friday 9 January 2015, Appointments
  Effective from 1 January 2015, Andreas Koronai is new technical director for winding technology at Jagenberg Paper Systems GmbH from Krefeld, Germany.  read more >>

Anke Bodora is new head of ESWE-FLEX’ field service
  Thursday 8 January 2015, Appointments
  The German ESWE-FLEX Walzen GmbH, based in Langenfeld, which supplies e.g. roller coverings, anilox rollers, calender, chill and profile rollers, rubberized GFK rollers as well as steel and aluminium cores, strengthen its sales team by introducing Anke Bodora as new head of company’s field service.  read more >>

Polytype Converting becomes part of WIFAG-Polytype Technologies AG / Pablo Bagiella joins sales team
  Wednesday 7 January 2015, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  Polytype Converting AG, a leading provider of coating, printing and converting solutions based in Fribourg, Switzerland, has been integrated into WIFAG-Polytype Technologies AG effective from 1 January 2015.  read more >>

The sale of Huhtamaki Films to DBAG is finally approved
  Friday 2 January 2015, Companies/Markets
  Just recently, the German Federal Cartel Office has approved the sale of Huhtamaki FIlms to the private equity company Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) and the DBAG Fund VI, a fund advised by DBAG. The purchase price amounts to 141M Euro.  read more >>

Sappi Europe appoints new sales and marketing director
  Monday 22 December 2014, Appointments
  Sappi Europe SA, a leading manufacturer of coated fine papers for high-end print products based in Brussels, Belgium, has presented Thomas Kratochwill as its new sales and marketing director.  read more >>

SICK establishes subsidiary in Malaysia
  Friday 19 December 2014, Companies/Markets
  The sensor manufacturer SICK AG (Waldkirch, Germany), has founded a new sales subsidiary in Malaysia. The South East Asian country boasts attractive markets for the company, which are reported to become even more important in the future.  read more >>

BOBST and PAK Torun host road show in Poland
  Thursday 18 December 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  The BOBST Group, a leading manufacturer of machinery for the production of folding cartons, corrugated and flexible materials with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, has invited representatives of numerous leading Polish print and converting companies to a road show in cooperation with PAK Torun.  read more >>

Universal Converting Equipment appoints slitter sales executive
  Wednesday 17 December 2014, Appointments
  Universal Converting Equipment Ltd. from Ipswich, UK, manufacturer of slitter rewinders, core cutters and hot melt coating equipment, has announced the appointment of Mike Wilkinson as sales executive.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein receives certifications for high hygiene standards
  Tuesday 16 December 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Bischof + Klein GmbH, producer of films and packaging solutions, fulfils the high hygiene requirements, which are needed in the manufacture of packaging for food and sensitive goods.  read more >>

Montalvo and Coast Controls announce strategic partnership
  Monday 15 December 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Montalvo Corporation, specialised in tension control products for the web processing industries and based in Gorham (ME), USA, and Coast Controls, Inc., manufacturer of web guidining systems used in various roll to roll converting industries with headquarters in Sarasota (FL), USA, have created a new strategic partnership.  read more >>

Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific partners with Nordmeccanica
  Friday 12 December 2014, Companies/Markets
  Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific (AFAP), a business group of the flexible packaging solutions provider Amcor Limited (Melbourne, Australia), has signed a preferred vendor agreement with the lamination and metallization machines supplier Nordmeccanica Group from Piacenza, Italy.  read more >>

Hans Reifenhäuser honoured posthumously in the USA
  Thursday 11 December 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  Hans Reifenhäuser, as entrepreneur and long-time president responsible for the development of the Reifenhäuser Group from Troisdorf, Germany, into a leading machinery company in the plastics industry, has been inducted posthumously into the Hall of Fame of the American plastics industry.  read more >>

SICK receives environmental award of Baden-Wurttemberg
  Wednesday 10 December 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  SICK AG, manufacturer of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications with headquarters in Waldkirch, Germany, has won the environmental award of the German Bundesland Baden-Wurttemberg in the category of industrial enterprises with more than 250 employees.  read more >>

EtherCAT Technology Group launches German-speaking homepage and welcomes its 3000th member
  Tuesday 9 December 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The EtherCAT Technology Group, the international association of users and manufacturers to promote the industrial Ethernet technology EtherCAT, may have its headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, but until recently did not include a German version on its web pages.  read more >>

Avery Dennison upgrades site in Gotha, Germany
  Monday 8 December 2014, Companies/Markets
  Avery Dennison, a leading supplier of label and packaging materials with headquarters in Glendale (CA), USA, has extended its capacities for film coating and laminating at its German site in Gotha.  read more >>

Nordson appoints new sales manager
  Friday 5 December 2014, Appointments
  The Nordson Corporation, manufacturer of systems for the application of adhesives, coatings, polymers and other materials with headquarters in Westlake (OH), USA, has created the new position of European area sales manager for fluid coating systems and occupied it with Jörg Weidauer.  read more >>

Dolci and Bielloni announce merger
  Thursday 4 December 2014, Companies/Markets
  Dolci Extrusion Srl, manufacturer of extrusion coating and laminating lines with headquarters in Biassono, Italy, and Bielloni Converting SpA, provider of flexo printing, sliting and winding and extrusion coating and laminating lines, which is also located in Biassono, have merged.  read more >>

Moretto launches unusual road show
  Wednesday 3 December 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  Moretto S.p.A., manufacturer of peripheral equipment and systems for process optimisation in plastics processing with headquarters in Massanzago, Italy, uses an extraordinary strategy to acquire new customers.  read more >>

Treofan introduces software-based innovation management
  Tuesday 2 December 2014, Products and Innovations
  The BOPP film producer Treofan Germany GmbH & Co. KG from Raunheim will from now on use integrated, software-based innovation management.  read more >>

Preparations for ICE Europe 2015 are in full swing
  Monday 1 December 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  ICE Europe 2015, the 9th edition of the international trade fair for the finishing and processing of paper, film, foil and nonwovens, is right around the corner.  read more >>

Follmann introduces new scented coatings for sheet and roll offset applications
  Friday 28 November 2014, Products and Innovations
  Follmann & Co. GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the processing industry with headquarters in Minden, Germany, has developed new oil-based scented coatings suited to sheet and roll offset printing, which do not require additional curing substances.  read more >>

SPS IPC Drives remains successful in its anniversary year
  Thursday 27 November 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  The SPS IPC Drives, Europe’s leading trade fair for automation, boasts an impressive interim result after two of three exhibition days.  read more >>

DBAG acquires Huhtamaki Films
  Wednesday 26 November 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Finnish Huhtamaki Group, a leading manufacturer of consumer and speciality packaging, has sold its special and industrial films subsidiary Huhtamaki Films to the Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG).  read more >>

Neschen presents new production manager
  Tuesday 25 November 2014, Appointments
  Kai Tittgemeyer has been appointed as production manager at the Neschen AG from Bückeburg, Germany, a leading provider of functional coatings as well as adhesive and protective layers.  read more >>

New acceleration world record for electric cars
  Monday 24 November 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Swiss students of ETH Zurich and the University of Luzern have broken the acceleration world record with their electric race car “grimsel”.  read more >>

RotoMetrics acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners
  Friday 21 November 2014, Companies/Markets
  Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in New York, has announced the acquisition of RotoMetrics International Ltd., a leading supplier of precision rotary tooling for the printing and converting industries with headquarters in St. Louis (MO), USA.  read more >>

Barry-Wehmilller appoints new vice president
  Thursday 20 November 2014, Appointments
  Barry-Wehmiller, a global supplier of technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper converting industries with headquarters in St. Louis (MO), USA, has announced the appointment of Carol O’Neill as new vice president of strategy, technology and key initiatives.  read more >>

Nordson appoints new agent in Greece
  Wednesday 19 November 2014, Companies/Markets
  Technimat, an engineering company with expertise in systems for film and sheet extrusion, has become the agent in Greece and Cyprus for Nordson Extrusion Dies Industries N.V., Temse, Belgium based subsidiary of the adhesive, coating, sealant and polymer dispension specialist Nordson Corporation, which is based in Westlake (OH), USA.  read more >>

IST Metz mourns loss of its founder
  Tuesday 18 November 2014, Companies/Markets
  Gerhard Metz, founder of the UV-curing specialist IST Metz GmbH, has died after a short illness a few days ago.  read more >>

EREMA hosts “Discovery Day” with focus on in-house recycling
  Monday 17 November 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  More than 130 international customers and partners followed the invitation of EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H., a leading provider of recycling solutions for flexible plastic packaging, and learned about technologies and innovations in in-house recycling at the “Discovery Day 2014”.  read more >>

Kelheim Fibres strengthens its short cut fibre business
  Friday 14 November 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Kelheim Fibres GmbH, a leading producer of viscose speciality fibres based in Kelheim, Germany, has expanded its production line 1 for the production of wet tow and wet short cut fibres in addition to the current capability of dry tow and therefore dry short cut fibres.  read more >>

Kiefel manufactures riveting machines for external airbags
  Thursday 13 November 2014, Products and Innovations
  A leading automotive company has partnered with the Kiefel GmbH, provider of machinery for the processing of plastic films from Freilassing, Germany, in order to produce ASC riveting machines for innovative external airbags.  read more >>

Bobst Meerbusch reorganises management
  Wednesday 12 November 2014, Appointments
  Bobst Meerbusch and Bobst Benelux, subsidiaries of the Lausanne, Switzerland-based BOBST Group, have reorganised their management on 1 November 2014.  read more >>

Metsä Group unveils new label paper series
  Tuesday 11 November 2014, Products and Innovations
  Metsä Board Zanders, a leading producer of virgin fibre board, coated White Top kraft liners as well as diverse paper types and subsidiary of the Metsä Group from Helsinki, Finland, has updated its label papers of the Zanlabel series.  read more >>

Davis-Standard’s CEO resigns
  Monday 10 November 2014, Appointments
  Davis-Standard, LLC, a global supplier of extrusion and converting technology with headquarters in Pawcatuck (CT), USA, has announced the transitioning of Bob Preston from company CEO to vice-chairman of the board of directors.  read more >>

Reifenhäuser celebrates topping-out ceremony for new company headquarters
  Friday 7 November 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  The Reifenhäuser Group, specialized in manufacturing plastic extrusion lines and equipment, is currently renovating its company headquarters in Troisdorf, Germany.  read more >>

Brückner China showcases its technologies at open house event
  Thursday 6 November 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  Brückner Servtec, the service affiliate within the German film machinery producer Brückner Group (Siegsdorf), and Brückner Technology (Suzhou) recently hosted a joint open house which focused on adding value to film production today and in the future.  read more >>

New CEO named at GOEBEL
  Wednesday 5 November 2014, Appointments
  Effective from 4 November 2014, Andreas Hollmann has been named new CEO of GOEBEL Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH (Darmstadt, Germany), a leading provider of slitter/winders for the processing of paper, films and special materials.  read more >>

BYK Additives & Instruments signs marketing agreement with ITENE
  Tuesday 4 November 2014, Companies/Markets
  The business unit Additives & Instruments of the German BYK-Chemie GmbH from Wesel, a producer of chemical additives for the lacquer, ink and plastics industries, will from now on partner with the Spanish technology research centre ITENE in Valencia.  read more >>

Inometa strengthens sales activities in Turkey
  Monday 3 November 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Inometa GmbH & Co. KG, a leading manufacturer of highly precise rollers and surface technologies as well as CFK components with headquarters in Herford, Germany, expands its presence in Turkey.  read more >>

Derichs presents new management
  Friday 31 October 2014, Appointments
  The Derichs GmbH from Krefeld, Germany, manufacturer of precision, heat and cooling rollers, has introduced its new management to the public.  read more >>

MULTIVAC builds new logistics centre
  Thursday 30 October 2014, Companies/Markets
  The management of MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller GmbH & Co. KG has celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for its new logistics centre at the company headquarters in Wolfertschwenden, Germany.  read more >>

Reifenhäuser Extrusioneers Summit presents cooling concepts for high blown film output in tropical climates
  Wednesday 29 October 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The challenges and opportunities of the booming Indonesian blown film market were the main topic at the second Extrusioneers Summit of the Reifenhäuser Group in Jakarta.  read more >>

German environmentalists demand legislation for plastic bags without loopholes
  Tuesday 28 October 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Currently, the EU commission and the European Parliament are debating about measures for the reduction of plastic bag consumption in Europe. In this context, the German environmental group “Deutsche Umwelthilfe” (DUH) has underlined its demand to exclude existing exceptions for biodegradable plastic bags from the EU guidelines.  read more >>

EtherCAT becomes national standard in China
  Friday 24 October 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  On 21 October 2014, Dr Wie Sun of the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) has announced during a festive ceremony that the industrial Ethernet technology EtherCAT has been named national standard in China.  read more >>

BOBST Italia announces international conference and open house
  Wednesday 22 October 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  Bobst Italia, subsidiary of the Swiss BOBST Group from Lausanne, will host an open house event on 28 and 29 October 2014 at its site in San Giorgio Monferrato, Italy.  read more >>

Reinhausen Plasma becomes relyon plasma after management buyout
  Wednesday 22 October 2014, Companies/Markets
  Following a management buyout, on 1 July 2014 Dr Stefan Nettesheim and Klaus Forster took over Reinhausen Plasma GmbH, including all assets and patents.  read more >>

Starkraft wins PPI Award
  Tuesday 21 October 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The Zellstoff Pöls AG, a paper and pulp producing subsidiary of the Vienna, Austria-based Heinzel Group, has won a Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Award in the category “Business Strategy of the Year” with its “Starkraft” brand.  read more >>

B&R opens new office in Manchester
  Monday 20 October 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Austrian automation specialist B&R Ges.m.b.H has announced the opening of a new office in Manchester, UK.  read more >>

Double nomination for Kelheim Fibres at ITMA Future Material Awards
  Friday 17 October 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The Kelheim Fibres GmbH (Kelheim, Germany), a leading producer of viscose specialty fibres, has reached the final of the ITMA Future Material Awards in two categories.  read more >>

Mondi's "BarrierFilm" wins PPI Award
  Thursday 16 October 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The Mondi corporation, a South African supplier of packaging and paper solutions, has been honoured with an award at the annual Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Awards in Boston (MA), USA.  read more >>

ASHE appoints two regional sales managers
  Wednesday 15 October 2014, Appointments
  ASHE Converting Equipment, a leading slitting/rewinding machinery manufacturer headquartered in Ipswich, UK, has announced the appointment of two new sales executives.  read more >>

Tianjin University opens Technology Promotion Center for POWERLINK
  Tuesday 14 October 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The POWERLINK Tianjin Technology Promotion Center is the latest addition to the Fieldbus Control Technology Center of the Chinese Tianjin University of Technology and Education.  read more >>

Grass GmbH extends consulting portfolio
  Monday 13 October 2014, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  The Grass GmbH, an independent provider of manufacturing execution systems and consulting services located in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, has upgraded its consulting portfolio with the business unit Tech-Consulting.  read more >>

Comexi Group appoints new managing director
  Friday 10 October 2014, Appointments
  The Comexi Group, a leading machinery manufacturer for the flexible packaging industry with headquarters in Riudellots de la Selva, Spain, has announced the appointment of Jeroen van der Meer as its new managing director.  read more >>

Kiefel welcomes industry experts to adhesive application technology day
  Thursday 9 October 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  More than 50 guests seized the opportunity to inform themselves on the new VACFLOW laminating procedure at an event held by the plastic film machinery manufacturer Kiefel GmbH at its site in Freilassing.  read more >>

ALTANA enhances management board
  Wednesday 8 October 2014, Appointments
  The specialty chemicals company ALTANA AG from Wesel, Germany, has decided to add a new member to its management board. As of 1 November 2014, Dr Christoph Schlünken, formerly president of the BYK Additives & Instruments division, will become member of the board.  read more >>

Davis-Standard unveils new air ring with improved cooling and performance
  Tuesday 7 October 2014, Products and Innovations
  Davis-Standard, LLC, a renowned manufacturer of plastics and rubber processing equipment, extrusion technology and converting systems with headquarters in Pawcatuck (CT), USA, has introduced a new high-performance air ring system for blown film processes.  read more >>

NÜRMONT presents new managing director
  Monday 6 October 2014, Appointments
  The NÜRMONT Installations GmbH & Co. KG, subsidiary of Nuremberg, Germany-based Baumüller Group specialised in providing industrial system services, has made changes in its management team.  read more >>

Edale and Müller Martini collaborate to cover the markets in Central and Eastern Europe
  Thursday 2 October 2014, Companies/Markets
  Edale Ltd from Whiteley, UK, a leading manufacturer of narrow web flexographic printing presses and converting machinery, has formed a strategic partnership with Müller Martini AG, a leading supplier of print finishing systems and machines for web-offset printing with headquarters in Zofingen, Switzerland.  read more >>

Ahlbrandt welcomes coating and surface finishing experts from all over Europe
  Wednesday 1 October 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  The Lauterbach, Germany-based Ahlbrandt System GmbH, manufacturer of systems for surface finishing of plastics and other materials, has welcomed more than 150 visitors from more than 10 countries to its “Technology Days”.  read more >>

Maxcess appoints new chief financial officer
  Tuesday 30 September 2014, Appointments
  Oklahoma City (OK), USA-based Maxcess, a leading producer of innovative products for the web handling industry, has appointed Robert Sweet as chief financial officer (CFO).  read more >>

Titan slitter rewinders celebrate 50th anniversary at open house
  Monday 29 September 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd, a leading manufacturer of slitting and rewinding machinery, has celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Titan series of slitter rewinders during an open house event at the company headquarters in Bedford, UK.  read more >>

Plastic bag producers lose lawsuit against German environmental organisation
  Friday 26 September 2014, Products and Innovations
  The plastic bag manufacturers Victor Güthoff & Partner GmbH (Frechen, Germany) and the Ruppiner Papier- und Folienwerke GmbH (Ruppin, Germany), have lost a lawsuit on biodegradable plastic bags.  read more >>

Huhtamaki Films celebrates 160 years
  Thursday 25 September 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  The Forchheim-based Huhtamaki Films Germany GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of the Finnish Huhtamaki Corporation which specialises in special films and packaging, looks back at 160 years of company history at its North Bavarian site.  read more >>

Neschen looks back at 125 years of company history
  Wednesday 24 September 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  With an open house event, the Bückeburg, Germany-based Neschen AG, producer of functional coatings for web-type materials, has recently celebrated its 125th anniversary.  read more >>

Henkel Adhesives honours select suppliers
  Tuesday 23 September 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Henkel Adhesive Technologies, subsidiary of the Düsseldorf, Germany-based Henkel AG, has announced the winners of its 2014 Supplier Awards.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein receives award from the German government
  Monday 22 September 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG from Lengerich, Germany, manufacturer of flexible packaging made from plastics and composites as well as technical films, has received the “Corporate and Social Responsibility” (CSR) Award.  read more >>

Significant growth for ICE ASIA / Winners of C2 Innovation Awards announced
  Thursday 18 September 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  With a visitor increase by 20% this year’s ICE ASIA, which takes place from 17 to 19 September at Shanghai Mart Exhibition Centre, has made a successful start.  read more >>

SPGPrints presents new, low-migration UV inkjet inks for packaging
  Wednesday 17 September 2014, Products and Innovations
  SPGPrints, a leading provider of digital printing lines and rotary screen printing machines, as well as colours and inks with headquarters in Boxmeer, The Netherlands, has introduced to the market a new line-up of low-migration UV inkjet inks.  read more >>

Coatema hosts 14th international Coating Symposium
  Tuesday 16 September 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  Lecturers from industry, science and commerce are expected at the company headquarters of Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH in Dormagen, Germany, for the 14th international Coating Symposium.  read more >>

ATP adhesive systems celebrates ground breaking ceremony on German site
  Monday 15 September 2014, Companies/Markets
  With a symbolic ground breaking ceremony, the ATP adhesive systems AG, manufacturer of technical and graphic adhesive systems with headquarters in Wollerau, Switzerland, has started the construction of a new production hall on its German site in Mihla-Buchenau.  read more >>

B&R opens subsidiary in Japan
  Friday 12 September 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Eggelsberg, Austrian-based automation provider B&R Industrie-Elektronik GmbH has introduced its 24th subsidiary overall, B&R Japan.  read more >>

Smag partners with Spartanics
  Thursday 11 September 2014, Companies/Markets
  Smag Graphique, supplier of reeling machines for flatbed silk screen printing, as well as slitting, winding and inspection systems from Savigny-sur-Orge in France, has announced its close cooperation with the Rolling Meadows (IL), USA-based producer of laser solutions for die-cutting and slitting, Spartanics.  read more >>

Felga Etiketten sends plant into space
  Wednesday 10 September 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Philip Grimm, managing director of Felga Etiketten, a manufacturer of weather-resistant labels for gardening and industry with headquarters in Bad Zwischenahn, Germany, has made headlines with an unusual marketing campaign.  read more >>

Plastics 2020 partners take on recycling challenge
  Tuesday 9 September 2014, Companies/Markets
  The partner organisations of the initiative Plastics 2020, the British Plastics Federation (BPF), Packaging and Film Association (PAFA) and Plastics Europe (the European association of plastics manufacturers) intend to adopt the work programme known as PIRAP (Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan).  read more >>

TER Plastics Polymer Group acquires Polimarky Performance Polymers
  Monday 8 September 2014, Companies/Markets
  Effective from 1 April 2014, the TER Plastics Polymer Group, a provider of technical plastics and compounds based in Herne, Germany, has acquired the majority of the Polish Polimarky Performance Polymers, Rogoznica.  read more >>

German energy bars wrapped in metallised compostable packaging film by Innovia
  Thursday 4 September 2014, Products and Innovations
  Innovia Films, a major producer of BOPP and cellulose films with headquarters in Wigton, UK, has been chosen as packaging supplier for the new German energy bar brand “Jäger und Sammler” (“hunters and collectors”).  read more >>

Increased significance of individual solutions in the printing industry
  Wednesday 3 September 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Messe Düsseldorf GmbH has recently published the first results of its “drupa Global Insights” report on “The repercussions of the internet on printing – the digital flood.”  read more >>

IST METZ produces 250 000th UV lamp
  Tuesday 2 September 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The IST METZ GmbH from Nürtingen, Germany, manufacturer of UV systems for the curing of inks, lacquers, silicones and adhesives, has recently produced its 250 000th UV lamp.  read more >>

Neschen to host open house event
  Monday 1 September 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  The Neschen AG, a leading provider of functional coatings for web-type materials, will host an open house event on 12 September at its company headquarters in Bückeburg, Germany, to celebrate its 125th anniversary.  read more >>

Starlinger builds new North American headquarters
  Friday 29 August 2014, Companies/Markets
  American Starlinger-Sahm, Inc., based in Greenville (SC), USA, subsidiary of the Vienna, Austria-based machinery company Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H., has held the ground breaking ceremony for its new North American headquarters in Fountain Inn (SC).  read more >>

Polyrema's long-term managing director retires
  Thursday 28 August 2014, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  Polyrema, a subsidiary of the Troisdorf, Germany-based Reifenhäuser Group, which specialises in smaller coextrusion blown film lines, has announced the retirement of its long-term managing director and co-partner, Hartmut Halter.  read more >>

SOMA strengthens brand presence in the Middle East
  Wednesday 27 August 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  SOMA Engineering, a manufacturer of CI flexographic presses, slitter/rewinders and laminators with headquarters in Lanskroun, Czech Republic, has installed a 1600mm wide Pluto III slitter rewinder at the Printing Training and Exhibition Centre (PTEC) of its agent, Iran Rotative, Tehran.  read more >>

DIENES hosts its first open house event
  Tuesday 26 August 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  The DIENES WERKE GmbH & Co. KG, a leading German producer of industrial slitting tools, has organised its first open house event at the company headquarters in Overath.  read more >>

Mark Andy announces company sale
  Monday 25 August 2014, Companies/Markets
  Mark Andy Inc., a global supplier of flexographic and digital printing presses with headquarters in St. Louis (MO), USA, has been purchased by an investment group formed by P.J. Desai, the company's former CEO, and the current management team of the company.  read more >>

GOEBEL names interim CEO
  Monday 18 August 2014, Appointments
  GOEBEL Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH, a German producer of slitter rewinders for converting paper, plastic film and special materials, has just announced that effective from 1 August 2014 Roberta Ghilardi will lead the company as interim CEO.  read more >>

HSM-technology and SOCAPS Asia cooperate
  Friday 15 August 2014, Companies/Markets
  HSM Technology GmbH, a German producer of converting systems, has signed an agreement with the international service provider SOCAPS Asia, Singapore, in order to offer extensive services to its customers in China, Australia, India and Southeast Asia.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein wins seal of approval for research
  Friday 8 August 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG from Lengerich, Germany, specialised in the manufacture of packaging and films, has received the seal of approval for research "Innovativ durch Forschung" (innovative by research) of the Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft (foundation for science in Germany).  read more >>

Agricultural film market in Europe driven by value rather than volume
  Thursday 7 August 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Bristol, UK-based AMI Consulting, a division of Applied Market Information Ltd., has recently published a new report on the agricultural film market in Europe 2014 analysing the latest trends in the use of silage, mulch and greenhouse films, along with developments in technology, innovation, supply chain and post-use plastic waste management.  read more >>

Comexi China opens Demo Center specialised in solventless laminating
  Wednesday 6 August 2014, Companies/Markets
  Comexi China, subsidiary of the Spanish Comexi Group, machinery specialists for the flexible packaging industry with headquarters in Riudellots de la Selva, Spain, will open a Demo Center in Shanghai this September.  read more >>

ITW Dynatec named finalist at Label Industry Global Awards
  Tuesday 5 August 2014, Products and Innovations
  For the 11th time the Label Industry Global Awards will recognise innovations that are impacting the label printing industry on 9 September in Chicago (IL), USA.  read more >>

Lenze appoints new distribution manager for Germany
  Monday 4 August 2014, Appointments
  Effective from 1 August 2014, Steffen Schwerd has been appointed new managing director of Lenze Vertriebs GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany), subsidiary for distribution of the Aerzen, Germany-based automation specialist Lenze SE.  read more >>

KAMPF acquires LSF
  Friday 1 August 2014, Companies/Markets
  Effective from 1 August 2014, the Wiehl, Germany-based slitting and winding machinery specialist KAMPF Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG, part of the German machinery corporation Jagenberg AG, has acquired all shares of the LSF Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG from Laußig, Germany.  read more >>

Atlas celebrates 50 years of Titan slitting and winding machines
  Thursday 31 July 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd, a leading producer of slitting and winding lines, will host an Open House at its headquarters in Bedford, UK, in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Titan series.  read more >>

Baumüller recognises mechatronics students with master and student awards
  Wednesday 30 July 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  The Baumüller Holding GmbH & Co. KG, a leading manufacturer of automation and drive systems with headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, has celebrated the winners of its 2014 student and master awards for mechatronics at the University of Erlangen and Nuremberg.  read more >>

Henkel builds first academy for lamination techniques in India
  Tuesday 29 July 2014, Companies/Markets
  Henkel India, subsidiary of the Düsseldorf, Germany-based Henkel Corporation, has announced the construction of an academy for lamination techniques in Mumbai, India.  read more >>

Mark Andy appoints new agents for Germany
  Monday 28 July 2014, Appointments
  As part of its plans to grow market shares in Europe, Mark Andy Inc., a leading manufacturer of narrow web technology with headquarters in St. Louis (MO), USA, has appointed two new sales agencies for Germany.  read more >>

Comexi Group renovates the NEXUS One laminating line
  Friday 25 July 2014, Products and Innovations
  The Comexi Group, a leading specialist in machinery solutions for the flexible packaging industry with headquarters in Riudellots de la Selva, Spain, has redefined its NEXUS One laminating machine to adapt it to new market requirements.  read more >>

Growth slows in Europe's flexible packaging market
  Thursday 24 July 2014, Companies/Markets
  Declining demand in a number of national markets, principally France and Italy, and the continuing lack of significant inflationary pressures, are the main factors behind growth in Europe's flexible packaging market slowing to 1.3% in both value and volume terms in 2013, down from 2.1% and 1.8% respectively in 2012.  read more >>

AVT names new president of the Americas
  Wednesday 23 July 2014, Appointments
  Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) Ltd, a leading provider of print inspection, process control and quality assurance systems with headquarters in Hod-Hasharon, Israel, has appointed Windell McGill as president of the Americas.  read more >>

Edelmann invests in Hungary
  Tuesday 22 July 2014, Companies/Markets
  At the end of the year 2014 the Carl Edelmann GmbH, a leading provider of packaging solutions for the health and beauty care markets, will open a new production facility in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary.  read more >>

Jagenberg Paper Systems presents new sales director
  Monday 21 July 2014, Appointments
  Franz-Josef Otto has been appointed as new sales director at Jagenberg Paper Systems GmbH from Krefeld, Germany, on 21 July 2014.  read more >>

Leonhard Kurz develops system for digitally-printed metallic effects
  Friday 18 July 2014, Products and Innovations
  The Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG from Fürth, Germany, a producer of decorative and functional layers for packaging, print products, automotive parts and numerous further applications, has presented its new Digital Metal system for the application of metallic layers in a digital printing process.  read more >>

BOBST presents Detlef Merklinger as new member of the management team of the web-fed unit
  Thursday 17 July 2014, Appointments
  The BOBST Group SA, a leading supplier of machinery solutions for cardboard, folding carton and flexible packaging, will further extend and intensify its activities in coating technology.  read more >>

3M recognises Edelmann Group as best supplier
  Wednesday 16 July 2014, Companies/Markets
  The American technology corporation 3M, specialised in manufacturing adhesive tapes, security labels and a range of adhesive products, has awarded the Edelmann Group from Heidenheim, Germany, as its best supplier 2013 in the business unit dental care "3M Espe".  read more >>

Windmöller & Hölscher delivers 300th MIRAFLEX line
  Monday 14 July 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Lengerich, Germany-based Windmöller & Hölscher KG, a leading manufacturer of blown and cast film, as well as flexo and gravure printing lines, has sold its 300th flexo printing machine of the MIRAFLEX series.  read more >>

New agency for Robatech in the UK and Ireland
  Friday 11 July 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Swiss-based Robatech AG (Muri), a leading provider of adhesive application systems, has appointed the British W.H. Leary as its official agency in the United Kingdom and Ireland.  read more >>

Montalvo names new global marketing manager
  Thursday 10 July 2014, Appointments
  The Montalvo Corporation, a supplier of a wide range of web tension control products for the converting industry with headquarters in Gorham (ME), USA, has promoted Bryon Williams to global marketing manager.  read more >>

KRAFFT appoints new sales manager
  Wednesday 9 July 2014, Appointments
  Carl KRAFFT & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG, manufacturer of rollers and rotationally symmetric parts with headquarters in Düren, Germany, has appointed a new sales manager on 1 July 2014.  read more >>

BOBST to debut new blank separating die-cutter
  Tuesday 8 July 2014, Products and Innovations
  The Swiss-based BOBST Group, a leading supplier of machinery and services to packaging manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible material industries, will premiere a brand new die-cutter for in-line die-cutting with blank separation at the upcoming trade fair ExpoPrint 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil (July 16-22).  read more >>

NDC Infrared Engineering merges with Beta LaserMike
  Monday 7 July 2014, Companies/Markets
  NDC Infrared Engineering with headquarters in Irwindale (CA), USA, and Beta LaserMike from Dayton (OH), USA, have merged to become NDC Technologies.  read more >>

BST International and eltromat join forces
  Friday 4 July 2014, Companies/Markets
  BST International GmbH, a leading provider of quality assurance, web guidance and web inspection systems with headquarters in Bielefeld, Germany, has merged with eltromat GmbH.  read more >>

A new face in slitting and winding machinery construction: Höltker and Meyer present Winder Works GmbH
  Wednesday 2 July 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Norbert Höltker, managing director of Graute GmbH from Coesfeld, Germany, and Holger Meyer, sales director of the company, which is specialised in nonwovens lines, have caused quite a sensation in the slitting and winding industry.  read more >>

Delta Industrial unveils new portable laser module
  Monday 30 June 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Delta Industrial Services, manufacturer of web converting, packaging and laser machinery with headquarters in Minneapolis (MN), USA, has welcomed more than 150 guests at its Delta Technology Showcase 2014 event.  read more >>

B+K expects record year
  Friday 27 June 2014, Companies/Markets
  In 2014, the packaging and film specialist Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG from Lengerich, Germany, is anticipating sales growths of around 5%, enabling it to crack the €500M mark.  read more >>

Vetaphone names sales agent of the year
  Thursday 26 June 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Vetaphone A/S, a leading manufacturer of corona and plasma systems, has welcomed sales agents from Europe, the Middle East and Asia to a three-day conference at its company headquarters in Kolding, Denmark.  read more >>

Montalvo announces new managing director for Chinese branch
  Wednesday 25 June 2014, Appointments
  The Montalvo Corporation, manufacturer of tension control products for the converting industry with headquarters in Gorham (ME), USA, has appointed Jason Yang as new managing director for its Asian branch, Montalvo Shanghai.  read more >>

BST ProControl unveils new system for contact-free thickness measurement
  Tuesday 24 June 2014, Products and Innovations
  The BST ProControl GmbH (Wenden, Germany), supplier of measurement and quality assurance systems for web-type materials, has extended its sensor portfolio.  read more >>

wifag//polytype demonstrates know-how in digital printing at open house
  Monday 23 June 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The wifag//polytype Group, Swiss machinery specialists for printing, coating and finishing processes, has recently welcomed about 50 partners and customers to an open house event at the company headquarters in Fribourg.  read more >>

Schreiner Group wins awards for product innovations
  Wednesday 18 June 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  FINAT, the international association of the self-adhesive label industry, has recently recognised the most innovative products of the industry at an event in Monaco. The Schreiner Group, a supplier of self-adhesive labels and security technologies, was awarded two of the coveted prizes by the expert jury.  read more >>

SOMA presents new sales director
  Tuesday 17 June 2014, Appointments
  Effective from 1 May 2014, SOMA Engineering, a manufacturer of printing and converting machinery with headquarters in Lanskroun, Czech Republic, has appointed Dr Peter Lechner as its new sales director.  read more >>

Clariant extends production capacities in Southeast Asia
  Monday 16 June 2014, Companies/Markets
  Clariant, a leading specialty chemicals corporation with headquarters in Muttenz, Switzerland, has recently officially celebrated the upgrade of its production capacities in Tangerang, Indonesia.  read more >>

Nordson appoints new distribution agent for UK and Ireland
  Friday 13 June 2014, Companies/Markets
  Nordson EDI Europe, producer of flat dies and coextrusion equipment with headquarters in Temse, Belgium, has appointed Regis Machinery (Sales) Ltd. from Chichester, UK, as its agent in the United Kingdom and Ireland.  read more >>

OE-A business climate survey: Industry expects further growth
  Thursday 12 June 2014, Companies/Markets
  The German OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a working group within VDMA, has just released its first business climate survey, which signals a significant growth in sales turnover for this year.  read more >>

Rockwell Automation appoints new country sales director for Germany
  Tuesday 10 June 2014, Appointments
  Rockwell Automation, Inc., a leading provider of drive, control and information solutions for industrial automation, has presented Christopher Stürmer as new country sales director Germany.  read more >>

Spartanics cooperates with Chromos
  Friday 6 June 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Chromos GmbH (Friedberg, Germany), producer of labelling and package printing machinery, has acquired the exclusive distribution rights of the American company Spartanics for the German-speaking part of Europe.  read more >>

Comexi looks back open house event aimed at Chinese customers
  Wednesday 4 June 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  The Comexi Group, provider of machinery solutions for the flexible packaging industry with headquarters in Riudellots de la Selva, Spain, has shown its facilities and latest technological innovations to representatives of leading companies from the Chinese converting industry.  read more >>

IST METZ offers new recreational lounges
  Tuesday 3 June 2014, Companies/Markets
  The IST METZ GmbH (Nürtingen, Germany), manufacturer of UV curing lines for colours, lacquers, silicones and adhesives, has upgraded its company headquarters with a modern recreational lounge.  read more >>

KROENERT supplies production line for organic photovoltaics to Brazil
  Monday 2 June 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Hamburg-based KROENERT GmbH & Co. KG, a leading manufacturer of coating and laminating lines for web materials, is about to finish the construction of the biggest production line for printed electronics and organic photovoltaics (OPV) in the Americas.  read more >>

Vetaphone strengthens its international sales team
  Friday 30 May 2014, Appointments
  Danish Vetaphone A/S, one of the leading manufacturer of corona and plasma treatment technology, has announced a raft of new appointments that will strengthen it sales representation and market coverage in key areas.  read more >>

EREMA and TECHNO PLASTIC look back at successful open house event in Italy
  Tuesday 27 May 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  The EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H. (Ansfelden, Austria), specialised in plastic recycling systems, and TECHNO PLASTIC srl, producer of monofilament extrusion and cutting lines, have invited more than 60 international guests to their "Open House Inline Strapping".  read more >>

Reifenhäuser intensifies activities on the Chinese market
  Monday 26 May 2014, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  The Reifenhäuser Plastic Machinery Co. Ltd., Suzhou, Chinese branch of the Reifenhäuser Group (Troisdorf, Germany), has presented Eberhard Wenger as new sales & service director.  read more >>

TZT creates new communication and process structures
  Friday 23 May 2014, Companies/Markets
  The TZT Wilbring GmbH (Ahaus-Ottenstein, Germany), specialist for the manufacture of rotationally symmetric parts, has reorganised itself and additionally received a certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.  read more >>

Robatech appoints new marketing manager
  Thursday 22 May 2014, Appointments
  The Robatech AG (Muri, Switzerland), a leading producer of adhesive application systems, has presented Kevin Ahlers as new marketing manager.  read more >>

Panacol strengthens distribution team
  Wednesday 21 May 2014, Appointments
  The Panacol-Elosol GmbH (Steinbach, Germany), provider of industrial adhesives, has presented Eike Leipold as new distribution engineer.  read more >>

Lenze's logistics centre in France celebrates anniversary
  Tuesday 20 May 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  The Lenze Group, provider of automation solutions with headquarters in Aerzen, Germany, celebrates the 10th anniversary of its logistics centre in Ruitz, France.  read more >>

Erhardt + Leimer expands portfolio with acquisition of Theta Print
  Monday 19 May 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  As part of an "asset deal", the Erhardt + Leimer GmbH (Stadtbergen, Germany), a leading supplier of web control, guiding and inspection systems, has acquired the Theta Print product segment from the digital image processing specialist Theta System Elektronik GmbH (Gröbenzell, Germany).  read more >>

ASLAN presents new digital printing film
  Friday 16 May 2014, Products and Innovations
  ASLAN, Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG from Erkrath, Germany, producer of self-adhesive films for commercial and industrial applications, has developed a polymeric digital printing film with especially high adhesive strength on difficult surfaces.  read more >>

interpack more international than ever
  Thursday 15 May 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  interpack 2014 (8 – 14 May in Düsseldorf) according to organiser Messe Düsseldorf was able to confirm its position as the world’s most important trade fair for the packaging sector. More than 175 000 trade visitors took the chance to visit the stands of the 2 700 visitors in the 19 halls.  read more >>

Innovia Group announces change of ownership
  Tuesday 13 May 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Innovia Group, producer of BOPP and cellulose films as well as banknote substrates with headquarters in Wigton, UK, has been acquired by Arle Capital, London, an international private equity investor.  read more >>

wifag//polytype builds competence team for inkjet inks and functional layers
  Monday 12 May 2014, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  The wifag//polytype Group, machinery specialists for printing, coating and converting with headquarters in Fribourg, Switzerland, has upgraded its know-how in research and development.  read more >>

GOEBEL's former managing director retires
  Friday 9 May 2014, Appointments
  GOEBEL Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH (Darmstadt, Germany) has given its retirement farewell to the long-term employee and former managing director Heinz Jung.  read more >>

SINGLE presents new managing director
  Thursday 8 May 2014, Appointments
  SINGLE Temperiertechnik GmbH, manufacturer of water and oil operated temperature control systems with headquarters in Hochdorf, Germany, has appointed Karsten Sauer as new managing director.  read more >>

Stora Enso introduces new kraft paper on the market
  Wednesday 7 May 2014, Products and Innovations
  The Finnish paper and packaging manufacturer Stora Enso Oyj (Helsinki) has broadened its packaging paper portfolio with the product series LennoKraft.  read more >>

Organisers pleased with success of CHINAPLAS 2014
  Tuesday 6 May 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  CHINAPLAS, Asia's largest plastics and rubber fair, has attracted 130 370 trade visitors in its 2014 edition from 23-26 April in Shanghai.  read more >>

Devastating fire at Rhein-Plast
  Monday 5 May 2014, Companies/Markets
  The company grounds of the PE film manufacturer Rhein-Plast GmbH (Bad Dürkheim, Germany) were partially destroyed by a large fire during the past weekend.  read more >>

ALTANA Group significantly expands presence in China
  Wednesday 30 April 2014, Companies/Markets
  ALTANA, the specialty chemicals group based in Wesel, Germany, is significantly expanding its presence in China. In April, the ACTEGA division opened a new laboratory building for coatings and sealants at its production site in Foshan.  read more >>

Merger of Eltosch and Grafix
  Tuesday 29 April 2014, Companies/Markets
  Under die umbrella of Hönle Group, Hamburg-based drying specialist Eltosch and sheet-fed offset printing expert Grafix come together to form Eltosch Grafix GmbH. The newly established company will be specialised in the fields of thermal air, infrared and UV technology, as well as powder and cooling.  read more >>

Flint Group appoints new General Manager Sleeves
  Friday 25 April 2014, Appointments
  Flint Group has appointed Inken Steinhauser as General Manager Sleeves. As part of her new role she will also be a member of the Leadership Team for the Flint Group Flexographic Products division.  read more >>

CHINAPLAS 2014 continues to grow
  Thursday 24 April 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  On 23 April 2014 the 28th CHINAPLAS, Asia’s most important plastics and rubber exhibition, opened its gates in the Shanghai New Exhibition Centre, China. Until 26 April more than 3 000 exhibitors will show their products and solutions on an exhibition space of around 230 000m2. The organiser Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. expects 120 000 trade visitors at the event.  read more >>

wifag//polytype expands its automation and retrofitting activities
  Wednesday 23 April 2014, Companies/Markets
  wifag//polytype, specialist for printing, coating and converting technology with headquarters in Fribourg (Switzerland), is strengthening its presence in Germany.  read more >>

European Parliament aims at 80% reduction of plastic bag consumption
  Tuesday 22 April 2014, Companies/Markets
  The consumption of plastic bags needs to be reduced significantly, states a new policy of the European Commission, which was now also affirmed by the European Parliament. The majority of the MPs voted for an 80% reduction in the consumption of light plastic bags by 2019.  read more >>

ICE USA one of North America's fastest growing trade shows
  Thursday 17 April 2014, Exhibitions and Events
  ICE USA, the "sister event" of the International Converting Exhibition Europe, has recently been recognised by two of the trade show industry's leading organisations as one of North America's fastest growing trade shows.  read more >>

New structures at KRAFFT Rollers
  Wednesday 16 April 2014, Companies/Markets
  Carl KRAFFT & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG, roller manufacturer with headquarters in Düren, Germany, has conducted comprehensive restructuring measures.  read more >>

Mark Andy strengthens market presence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  Tuesday 15 April 2014, Companies/Markets
  Mark Andy Inc., manufacturer of flexo printing lines with headquarters in St. Louis (MO), USA, has formed an alliance with Print Concept Grafische Maschinen (Kohlberg, Germany), provider of surface cleaning solutions for label printing, and Graphic Team GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany), specialised in retrofitting of offset sheeters with LED-UV dryers, inline measuring systems and roll feeders.  read more >>

Lohmann builds new technology centre
  Monday 14 April 2014, Companies/Markets
  Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG, supplier of adhesive tapes, transfer films and reactive adhesive systems, builds a new technology centre ("TEC-CENTER") at the company grounds in Neuwied, Germany.  read more >>

Flint Group presents new president flexographic products
  Friday 11 April 2014, Appointments
  The Flint Group, producer of consumables for the printing industry with headquarters in Luxembourg, has appointed Aryan Moelker as new president flexographic products.  read more >>

Mark Andy appoints new vice president, Rotoflex
  Thursday 10 April 2014, Appointments
  Mark Andy Inc., producer of flexographic and digital printing presses for the label and packaging industry with headquarters in St. Louis (MO), USA, has announced the appointment of Kevin Gourlay to vice president, Rotoflex.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein wins award in the USA
  Wednesday 9 April 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The film and packaging specialist Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG (Lengerich, Germany), has been recognised as best new supplier of the American corporation Avery Dennison, producer of laminates for the manufacture of self-adhesive labels with headquarters in Pasadena (CA), USA.  read more >>

Lenze strengthens business field consumer goods
  Tuesday 8 April 2014, Appointments
  The Lenze Group, provider of drive and automation solutions from Aerzen, Germany, has extended its department consumer goods.  read more >>

ISORG and Plastic Logic honoured with IDTechEx product development award
  Monday 7 April 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  ISORG, manufacturer and developer of organic photodetectors and large area image sensors with headquarters in Grenoble, France, and Plastic Logic Ltd. (Cambridge, UK), manufacturer of ultra-thin displays, have jointly won the IDTechEx product development award at the Printed Electronics trade show in Berlin.  read more >>

Amcor Flexibles wins two Alufoil Trophies
  Friday 4 April 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas, packaging supplier with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, and subsidiary of the Australian company Amcor Limited, Melbourne, has been recognised with two 2014 Alufoil Trophies.  read more >>

EREMA upgrades technology centres
  Thursday 3 April 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H. with headquarters in Ansfelden, Austria, manufacturer of plastic recycling systems, has equipped its trial centres in Ansfelden, the Middle East and Ipswich (MA), USA, with new technology.  read more >>

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