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”
Bobst has announced a new series of inline flexo presses, the M8. This builds on the existing narrow web presses, but is really a mid-web press, with web widths up to 1070mm. As such this is aimed firmly at the packaging market or at least label printers that want to take on more packaging. Continue reading “Bobst announces M8 flexo press”
Hamillroad Software, which specializes in developing prepress software, is set to launch its Bellissima screening solution for flexo presses at this month’s Label Expo show in Brussel. Continue reading “Hamillroad launches Bellissima flexo screening”
Kodak has set up a new Flexo Packaging Technology Centre in Brussels, which it is calling the Kodak Flexo Hub. Continue reading “Kodak opens Brussels Flexo centre”
Flint Group has optimized the base sleeve of its new Rotec Smart sleeves, including the Premium version, by using advanced polyurethane materials. This has cut their weight down by up to 15 percent, which should make it easier to mount the sleeves. Continue reading “Flint optimises Rotec Smart sleeve construction”