The InterTech Technology Awards, presented annually by the Printing Industries of America, honor the latest printing technologies that are poised to have a lasting impact on the industry moving forward. This year's winners provided a look at the key technologies impacting packaging's future.
Consumables-General - Plates
MacDermid Graphics Solutions, a division of MacDermid Performance Solutions, has announced the appointment of Melanie Galloway as senior VP and GM, effective immediately.
Esko has announced that five of the six best of show winners in the 2017 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards were printed using plates produced on Esko CDI digital flexo imagers. More than 70% of all awards were submitted by companies who are customers of Esko CDIs and/or software.
Kodak hosted customers and community leaders at an April 20 groundbreaking ceremony in Weatherford, Okla., to celebrate the expansion of its manufacturing facility in the area. The expansion will accommodate a new flexo plate line for the production of KODAK FLEXCEL NX plates.
Esko is keeping its promises to bring flexographic platemaking to new levels of quality, consistency and to dramatically simplify the platemaking operation. The first users of Esko's latest flexo platemaking products have reported positive printing and performance results.
Mark-Maker Company, which serves the web and sheetfed packaging industry, has added a ThermoFlexX 80 S imager. The state-of-the-art capabilities of the system and Flint Group's acquisition of Xeikon helped to steer the company's decision.
During FTA INFO*FLEX 2017, Sun Chemical will introduce a new portfolio of eco-friendly inks and showcase how its coatings, inks and HD plate technology can produce packaging that pops off the shelf while enhancing pressroom efficiency.
EskoWorld, held in June in ChampionsGate, Fla., borrowed the drupa 2016 theme of 'Packaging Simplified.' More than 600 people attended the event.
CRON-ECRM enjoyed substantial traffic and positive feedback at drupa 2016. The CRON Flexo HDI-900 flexographic platesetter was among the highlights, demonstrating its ability to image at resolutions up to 9,600 dpi.
The new TRESU iCut plate cutter, which debuted at drupa 2016, provides a fast, straightforward means of imaging flexo plates for the post-print spot coating of digitally printed folding cartons.