Flexography

Knowledge = Power = Success

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

Sweets Success

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

A Scrappy Competitor

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

Flexotecnica Demonstrates Chronos Press

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

Save 35% on FTA's Flexible Packaging Market Research Study

The Flexographic Technical Assn.'s (FTA) Packaging and Market Research Study provides a snapshot of the current and projected economic climate of the North American flexible packaging industry.

A Double Celebration

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

Flexo Concepts Unveils New Logo and Brand Identity System

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

Curing Cuts Co$ts

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

Omet Forms Flexo Project Team

Matik North America, Omet's North American distributor, has formed the Omet Flexo Project to provide information and support to Omet's Varyflex flexo presses.

Comco Wins Packaging Print Award for Alaska

Alaska-Poligrafoformlenie has won the main award in the All-Russia contest for printed packaging. The winning entry was produced on Alaska's new 16-inch Comco ProGlide flexo from Mark Andy.

Excelsior Achieves Record Print Speed

Making Advances

Innovation. It's the secret behind the longevity of some of the world's leading companies. Ford Motor Co. virtually launched the automobile industry with

Harper Donates Anilox Rolls

Harper Corp. of America has donated four Platinum XLT anilox rolls to Centro de Investigacion Grafica Juan Gutenberg, a nonprofit education institution.

Print Quality Sealed!

MFM turns to Bell-Mark to improve flexographic printing on its line of weather-resistant materials.

Holding the Dot

Combination printing continues to evolve due to technical advancements in the fast-paced flexographic environment. However, there are a handful of issues our industry faces on a daily basis.

Flexo is on Track

Subtitled "The Inside Track to Success," the Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA)'s annual Forum offered information on an impressive range of topics, including pressroom/production practices, supply chain management, color management, emerging technologies, sales/marketing, education/training, and RFID/printed electronics.

From Foil to Film

Fleksotisk Logar has purchased a six-color GIDUE F-Combat film press, the first sold in Slovenia. The 280-mm-wide flexographic press is equipped with six UV lampheads with integral chill rollers for heat management and joins a range of five existing flexo printing presses at the company.

FTA Launches "Members Only" Site

The Flexographic Technical Assn. has launched a Web site specifically designed for its members at http://members.flexography.org.

F&K Installs 3 Flexo Presses: Fourth Ordered

Excelsior Packaging Group has installed three Fischer & Krecke high-speed Flexpress Series ten-color central impression flexographic presses.

W&H Wins Excellence in Flexography Awards

More than fifty per cent of all Excellence in Flexography Awards in the Wide Web Flexo category went to print designs produced on central impression (CI) flexographic printing presses from Windmoeller & Hoelscher.

Pliant Purchases Two Infiniti Flexo Presses from PCMC

Pliant Corp. has purchased two 65-inch Infiniti gearless flexographic printing presses from Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC).

PRIMAFLEX C is W&H's Most Successful Flexo Press Introduction

In the 12 months following the introduction of the PRIMAFLEX CM and PRIMAFLEX CS flexographic sleeve presses, Windmoeller & Hoelscher has sold 35 presses worldwide, making it the most successful launch of any flexo press in the company's history.

Globally Speaking

With just a single plant located in Oaks, PA, Global Packaging may not appear to be a global reckoning at first glance, but the company’s diverse flexible packaging solutions, which include laminated and surface-printed roll stock and side-weld bags, are supplied to consumer product companies in the US and Canada.

Tech Specs

Is there a shiny new flexo press in your future? Then go ahead and drool. Here’s a sample of what’s waiting for you.

Flexo Goes to Florida

The 2005 Annual Forum of the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Assn. (FFTA), held March 20-23 at Orlando’s Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, got down to business.

UV Flexo Press Eliminates Press Adjustments During Changeovers

GIDUE SpA’s six color Combat 370 UV flexo press for labels is designed for speeds up to 150mt/min and features the Flower printing head to facilitate job changes.

Alcan Packaging Wins Flexo Grand Slam

Alcan Packaging has won the first ever Flexo Grand Slam Award for sweeping the three most prestigious awards for flexo package printing in the 2003/2004 season.

Notable & Flexible

For 55 years, the Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards, sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Assn., have honored packaging and converting excellence across a broad range of the flex-pack industry. This year’s contest saw a record 89 entries, 28 of which earn a total of 33 awards. Here’s a look at some of the top winners.

Complex & Capable

Located almost midway between Madrid and Barcelona in Zaragoza, Spain, Polibol is one of the "jewels" in the expanded Alcan family of flexible packaging converters.

The Gold Standard

Vibrant colors and shimmering foils receive high marks at the Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst. (TLMI) 2004 awards competition. Winners were announced October 26 during TLMI's 2004 annual meeting in LaQuinta, CA. A total of 107 awards were presented, including 47 first place, 22 second place, and 35 honorable mentions. Here are details on just a few of this year's winners.

 

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