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Windmöller & Hölscher
Ulrich Harte – Retirement after more than 32 years with the company
Ulrich Harte has taken his well-deserved retirement on 1 July 2022 after more than 32 years with the German mechanical engineering company Windmöller & Hölscher.
A new ERA member from India
Indian company Pelican Rotoflex, based in Jamnagar/Gurajat, has joined the European Rotogravure Association.
New Plutus-9one8 coater/laminator
Kohli offers a wide range of gravure presses for different applications, but also equipment for the converting sector such as the solvent-free laminator Gaia-405, the winder Zeus-630 and the reversible inspection winder Eos-630. Regarding gravure presses, the product portfolio includes the Rhea series with mechanical shaft drive and the Thea series with electronic shaft drive.
New president of the rotogravure association
Davide Garavaglia, CEO of Bobst Italia and responsible for the company’s gravure printing, laminating, coating and vacuum product lines, was elected as new President of the European Rotogravure Association by the ERA General Assembly.
ERA/Stuttgart Media University (HdM)
Gravure at your fingertips – Part 2
On 6-18 November 2022, the European Rotogravure Association (ERA) will organise the second seminar “Gravure at your fingertips” at the Stuttgart Media University (HdM). This English language seminar is an introduction to gravure cylinder preparation and printing with demonstrations and practical exercises.
The AST 60 charging station is a non-contact system and ensures secure fixing between materials in preparation for lamination as well as splicing operations on Slitter/rewinders. It is designed to facilitate automatic reel changes in winding applications without the need for splice tapes. Instead, the web is electrostatically fixed to the core.
New Twinstar register control system for higher performance
According to BST, the main advantages of the new eltromat Twinstar register control system are fast set-up times, minimal waste and very easy handling.
Upgrade with state-of-the-art technology
As a manufacturer of high-quality wrapping paper and packaging, STEWO has the highest requirements on the production quality of its machines. Against this background, the Swiss company had its Lucerna Concorde Schiavi 6-coloor gravure printing press upgraded by Bobst with a Registron S6100-D register control system, and the latest drive and control technology.
AIMCAL Golden Cylinder Award for technical innovation
Bobst’s advanced register control for precision printing and ECG in Gravure has been judged “Best of the Best” in the Technical Innovation category of the 2022 AIMCAL Golden Cylinder Awards.
New engraving system now covers all application areas
HelioSprint 2 – One for All
With HelioSprint 2, improvements made over many years have resulted in a new universal broadband engraving system: One-for-All.
Extended colour gamut in gravure printing
Many people in packaging gravure are sceptical or even dismissive of “7-colour printing”. It is “technically not possible” or “our customers won’t accept it” are the arguments given.
Slitter-rewinder sale to AR Packaging Halmstad
Comexi, the supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting industry has sold a S1 DS slitter-rewinder to AR Packaging Halmstad, a Swedish company active in the fields of the cardboard and flexible packaging sector.
New solvent-free Laminating adhesives for metallized multilayer packaging
Toyo-Morton, Japan’s largest manufacturer of laminating adhesives and a member of the Toyo Ink Group, has developed the new ECOAD series of polyurethane solvent-free laminating adhesive systems for the food packaging and industrial markets primarily in Asia, where solvent-based systems are dominant.
Rigid metal to drive Indian packaging market
The Indian packaging market is set to grow from 373.6 billion units in 2021 to 521.9 billion units in 2026, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9%, driven by the increased use of rigid metal, forecasts GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
New Regional Technical Sales Manager
As new Regional Technical Sales Manager for Daetwyler USA, Ron King oversees sales and technical support for all equipment, accessories, cleaning resources, and other tools designed specifically for flexo and gravure printing, as well as for various coating applications.