Kodak has announced a new iteration to its Flexcel NX flexo plate system with a new Flexcel NX Ultra solution, despite the fact that Kodak has already announced its intention to sell off its flexo division. Continue reading “Kodak to launch Flexcel NX Ultra”
The Flint Group is to launch two new plates, including Nyloflex XVH Digital, the latest addition to its Nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processing System or XTPS. Continue reading “Flint to launch two new flexible packaging plates”
Mark Andy has released three new flexo presses in its Performance Series of narrow web inline presses, including a wider width P9E model aimed at the packaging market. Continue reading “Mark Andy announces three new flexo presses”
Kodak is planning to sell off its Flexographic Packaging Division (FPD) in an effort to repay its outstanding debt, clearly signalling the company’s ongoing financial problems. Continue reading “Kodak to sell flexo packaging division”
ABN AMRO Participaties, the independently managed private equity business of ABN AMRO, has acquired the Dutch firm MPS, best known for its range of narrow web flexo presses. The company had been owned by majority shareholder Braver Investments, Oost NL as well as Bert van den Brink and Eric Hoendervangers, who founded the company back in 1996. Continue reading “ABN AMRO acquires MPS flexo”
The use of fixed palette printing or extended colour gamuts is becoming more widespread in flexo printing. Earlier this year I visited a customer event at Bobst Bielefeld and listened to some of the arguments in favour of printing with a seven colour inkset.
Flint Group has expanded its range of Rotec Compressible sleeves with a new Extra Firm version that offers a hardness level of 70 Shore A to complement the existing Medium (50 Shore A) and Firm (60 Shore A) hardness levels. Continue reading “Flint adds Extra Firm Rotec option”
Tresu is to introduce a new fast-change inking system for narrow-web flexo up to 800mm wide, the FlexiPrint Reservoir SaveInk chamber doctor blade, which should help cut down job changeover times. It’s suitable for use with both UV and water-based inks. Continue reading “Tresu announces new flexo inking system”
Bobst has been showing off its latest wide web flexo press, the 20Seven, which is based heavily on the existing 20Six but with a number of enhanced features designed specifically to tackle the growing interest in printing with extended colour gamut inksets.
Glunz & Jensen is to move its production and R&D activities, which are currently split across two sites, at Rosate in Italy and Ringe in Denmark, merging these activities at the new headquarters in Nyborg, Denmark, overlooking the harbour front. Continue reading “Glunz and Jensen moves headquarters”