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Investment in laminator as well as flexo and gravure press
Indian packaging solution provider GLS Films Industries recently purchased a Bobst Nova D 800 Laminator with flexo trolley and a CI flexo printing press to enhance their portfolio and augment their capacity.
New representative for South Asia Region
ERA announce the appointment of Ashok Sethuram as its new representative for India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
New service and sales hub in Mexico
The supplier of machinery solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting industry, takes a new step in its internationalization strategy and announces the opening of its new service and sales hub in Monterrey, Mexico.
DotScope wide view: 3D analysis of coarse structures
In order to optimally measure structure sizes of embossing rolls or coarse coating rolls, a large field of view is required. With the mobile measuring microscope DotScope wide view, the latest development from SOPRIN GmbH, it has been possible to extend the field of view to 3290 x 2460 µm. This allows the analysis of…
Rotoflex exploits synergies and benefits from close partnership with Daetwyler SwissTec
Meeting serious market changes with “Rotoflexibility”
Rotoflex is a renowned and very agile supplier of inks for flexo and gravure priting. The Swiss company is reacting with great dynamism to the serious and ongoing market changes caused by Covid and the Ukraine war.
Jörg Günther retired after 38 years of service
On 31 August 2023, Jörg Günther, the long-standing managing director of the German manufacturer of printing formes and embossing cylinders, retired.
Efficient 3D analysis of structured roller surfaces
The new measuring microscope DotScope wide view by German company SOPRIN GmbH is characterised by its extended field of view, which is not only suitable for the precise measurement of cells, but also for the detection of coarse surface structures, such as those found on embossing and coating rollers.
Hell Gravure Systems
The wide range of applications for direct laser engraving
Hell Gravure Systems held its first Hell Laserday in June of this year at the company’s headquarters in Kiel. The remarkable thing about this event was not the presentation of a ”sensational” new technology, but the impressively high degree of maturity that laser direct engraving has already reached.
“Cylinder Trends” initiative launched
Member companies of the European Rotogravure Association (ERA) have come together to spearhead a new data-sharing initiative.
New European market leader in publication gravure printing
The France based Riccobono Group has completed the acquisition of the TSB Group, one of the leading independent publication gravure companies in Germany.
New process engineer for the plating & process division
The manufacturer of state-of-the-art electroplating systems for gravure cylinder production and developer of highly efficient process technologies as well as custom-fit solutions for system integration announces a highly welcome addition to its staff.
Graphische Technik und Handel Heimann
Finishing tapes for chrome surfaces
The generation of exact and reproducible roughness values on the chrome surface is a key factor in the production of gravure cylinders, as they directly influence the quality of the printed product.
Packz 9: All-in-one editor for packaging
Hybrid Software has released Version 9 of its Packz native PDF editor with significant enhancements in design automation, color management, 3D visualization, advanced trapping, and ganging of multiple jobs in a single print layout.
New member from Colombia
The European Gravure Association announces the admission of a new member. This is the company Minipak S.A.S., a manufacturer of flexible packaging based in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. This new membership is another example of the international orientation of the association.
Training academy session for Constantia Asas Turkey
In July 2023, a team from customer Constantia ASAS of Ankara, Turkey, took part in the training program at the K. Walter academy.