ABN AMRO acquires MPS flexo

May 21, 2018

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”

Extended colour gamut printing

May 14, 2018

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.

Dr John Anderson, Director and vice president business development flexographic packaging division for Kodak.

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Bobst targets ECG with new 20Seven flexo press

March 5, 2018

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.

Bobst launched this 20Seven CI flexo press at the ‘We make it happen’ customer event at the Bobst Bielefeld factory in Germany.

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Bobst announces M8 flexo press

September 18, 2017

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”

Flint optimises Rotec Smart sleeve construction

July 20, 2017

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”