The latest achievements in flexographic technology took center stage during the Flexographic Technical Association's annual Forum, which was held May 5-8 in New Orleans. Additionally, the future of flexo and its place in the packaging industry were key themes throughout the event.
Lockport, N.Y.-based Bison Bag has placed an order for a 10-color MIRAFLEX II M. The device will be Bison Bag’s fourth flexographic press and its first from Windmöller & Hölscher. The press is scheduled for start-up in fourth quarter 2019.
The Flexographic Technical Association honored this year's Hall of Fame inductee and its 2019 Award Winners at its Awards Banquet held in conjunction with Forum & INFOFLEX 2019.
OMET Americas will be hosting an upcoming open house with the tagline "When Digital Meets Flexo." The event is taking place May 22 and 23 in Elk Grove Village, Ill. In addition to live equipment demonstrations, OMET will be making an announcement during the event.
Kiliper Corp., an Ames, Iowa-based producer of stretch sleeves and polyethylene bags, has ordered a new MIRAFLEX II flexographic press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher, which is scheduled for start-up in Q4 2019.
With the theme "Experience the Future of Flexo," Windmöller & Hölscher demonstrated its new NOVOFLEX II high-performance flexo press at an open house event at its headquarters in Lengerich, Germany.
BOBST, Mouvent and 12 REVO partners hosted an open house recently at BOBST's facility in Florence, Italy. During the event, BOBST showcased its new Ink-on-Demand system and DigiColor system, while Mouvent demonstrated its LB702-UV digital press.
Retroflex Inc. has announced its plans for a $1.5 million addition to its Wrightstown, Wis. facility, which will add 12,500 sq. ft. The expansion is set to begin in the first quarter of 2019 and will increase the physical space of several Retroflex departments.
Effective February 18, Walt Mesik has taken the lead on sales and partner support for Nilpeter in the Northeast region of the United States. Mesik has more than 25 years of experience in the narrow-web industry, including a previous stint with Nilpeter.
Newport, Ky.-based Steinhauser recently added the company's first ever MPS flexo press, installing a 12-color EF 530 in January. Steinhauser opted for the MPS press due to its ability to print pressure-sensitive labels and shrink sleeves at high speeds.
Great American Packaging, a Los Angeles-based flexible packaging manufacturer, has invested in a Koenig & Bauer-Flexotecnica EVO-XD Press. The press will provide an opportunity to meet increasing customer demand, and produce higher-quality printed output.
OMET Americas is hosting its first open house at Clemson’s Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics on February 6-7. The event will feature speaker presentations, OMET press demonstrations and opportunities to meet with additional industry vendors.
Harper Corp. of America has officially announced the addition of the QD Printer to its flatbed equipment offerings. The QD Printer was designed for the ink environment with lab safety in mind. Built using modular construction with heavy duty components, it is extremely durable.
The Chicago branch of corrugated converter Welch Packaging achieved a record number of setups in a single shift, logging 103 setups of its BOBST FFG 8.20 DISCOVERY over the course of eight hours.
The OMET X6 provides the possibility of positioning the rotary screen-printing unit on a rail instead placing it on the printing station. This ensures printers will not lose a flexo station and saves space in a printing facility.
BOBST showcased the abilities of the REVO Digital Flexo technology during Labelexpo Americas through demonstrations of the M1 and M6 in-line presses and quality checks of their outputs.
To meet demands from brand owners seeking higher quality printing at a lower cost and label printers seeking to deliver superior output while reducing waste, EDALE will showcase AiiR technology, its autonomous flexo printing technology, during Labelexpo Americas 2018.