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.

COF in Printed Packaging

Automatic packaging operations require a specific range of lubricity to process packaging products. Printing inks contribute to the package lubricity and affect both the static as well as kinetic coefficient of friction (COF).

Heat Transfer Gets More Precise

Talking to suppliers of heat transfer rolls is a little like listening to the weatherman. They both talk about temperatures quite a lot, but there is one big difference: When these suppliers talk about temperatures, they use precise measurements. And they guarantee them!

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.

PRINT & CONVERTER 05 New Product Digest

Catch a glimpse of the innovative equipment and materials that will be on display at the upcoming Print 05 & Converting 05 Expo.

Imitation of Life

The Gravure Assn. of America (GAA) gathered to celebrate its 21st Golden Cylinder Awards, which recognize the “best of the best” in gravure printing.

Smurfit-Stone Earns Awards from PPC and PLGA

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. has earned a Gold award and four Excellence awards in the PPC’s 2005 National Paperboard Packaging Competition, as well as two packaging awards and an honorable mention from the PLGA.

The Design Supply Chain

The packaging industry needs a comprehensive workflow that optimizes process efficiency throughout the entire supply chain.

Odor & Exempt Solvents

Requirements for low odor in flexible packaging change as new materials are introduced in printing and laminating operations. Retained solvent is the primary odor concern of the printer and converter, and tight odor standards are maintained for printed and laminated structures.

Under the Hood

To the automotive industry, a label isn’t just a label, it’s a "part," and it can be just as important as a mechanical or electronic component in the vehicles they manufacture.

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.

A Look at Laminating Inks

Packaging inks come in all shapes and sizes and usually must meet unique performance requirements.

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.

Which Ink for Which Substrate?

Every new ink project begins with an analysis of the substrate to be printed. In just minutes, the complexity of the project can be estimated from the surface tension characteristics of the substrate.
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