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New possibilities for AI-based clustering and classification
Cloud Xperience is a completely new online software platform for Isra Vision’s SMASH inspection systems. For the first time, it combines the benefits of cloud computing with intelligent analytics tools.
Gravure and sustainability
Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK) presented study
“Gravure printing offers great potential for the circular economy: its major ecological advantages are the re-usability of the printing cylinder and closed material cycles which enhance the sustainability of the gravure process and give it an edge compared with other processes.”
Another record year for sales
As the global market slowly recovers from the effect of the Covid pandemic, Danish surface treatment manufacturer, Vetaphone, reports 2022 being another record year for sales. Although travel became easier than in 2021, this year has brought other challenges for manufacturers in all sectors of the industry.
Flexible packaging market forecast to 2027
The consulting and market research company MarketsandMarkets recently published the research report “Flexible Packaging Market by Packaging Type (Pouches, Bags, Roll Stock, Films & Wraps), Printing Processes (Flexography, Rotogravure, Digital Printing), End-user Industry, Material (Paper, Plastic, Metal) and Region – Global Forecast to 2027”.
The possibilities in package prepress through the use of artificial intelligence
German company Saueressig has been dealing with the topics of Machine Learning and Computer Vision for some time. But what is the potential behind artificial intelligence (AI) in print and media production?
Third investment by Indonesian converter
Since 2009, a major flexible packaging converter in Indonesia has repeatedly invested in printing and laminating machines packages of the Bobst One complete solution offerings.
Hell Gravure Systems
Productivity comparison of engraving systems
Hell Gravure Systems, a member company of the Heliograph Holding, is an innovation leader in the manufacture of prepress engraving systems. This includes the systems K2, K5, K5 Smart and K 500 Twain for electromechanical cylinder engraving.
New Heliostar for Kentucky plant
Takigawa Corporation, an international producer of flexible packaging, has added a second Heliostar gravure press from Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) to their Bardstown, Kentucky facility.
Versatile gravure printing units
Gravure is almost synonymous with excellence in metallic inks printing and high coverage of opaque backgrounds at the highest speeds. In general, it is the most suitable printing technology for packaging and labels with metallic effects.
It’s all about the perfect print result
Schattdecor is an internationally leading German family owned manufacturer of surface decorations located in Bavaria. To meet the challenges of the increased quality requirements of the world markets it upgraded its gravure printing presses with the latest generation of BST inspection and web monitoring systems.
Cooperation for Aluminium foil applications
During the first quarter of 2022, Aluminium foil rolling and converting company Symetal put into service their new Bobst Master CO 5000 coating machine in its production facility in Mandra, Greece. The coater is expected to deliver the converting capacity increase the company anticipates from its existing capacity of 24,000 tons/year.
A commitment to automation lamination processes
In a highly competitive environment with fierce competition and no tolerance for human error, not only are losses paid for at a high price, but traceability is essential as well.
ERA (European Rotogravure Association)
Study on “Gravure and Sustainability”
“Gravure printing offers great potential for the circular economy: its major ecological advantages are the re-usability of the printing cylinder and closed material cyles which enhances the sustainabilty of the gravure process.” These are the most relevant conclusions of a survey on the sustainability of the gravure process carried out by the Leipzig University of…
ERA (European Rotogravure Association)
Packaging/Decorative Gravure Conference
The European gravure industry met at ERA’s Packaging/Decorative Gravure Conference in Baveno, Italy from 21 to 23 September. The event was held in conjunction with the ERA General Assembly on 21 September which elected Davide Garavaglia, CEO of Bobst Italia, as new ERA President.
New gravure press with cutting edge technologies
The printing and packaging market is set on its way to profound changes driven by customers’ expectation for faster time-to-market, less energy consumption with sustainable solutions.