FMN | July 23rd, 2018

Bobst Hosts Event In Mexico


In mid-June, Bobst and 11 partners welcomed more than 100 representatives from Mexico’s label and packaging industry to an event showcasing the bene- fits of digitizing the flexographic printing process. The roadshow at the Intercontinental Presidente (Polanco) hotel in Mexico City put forward how the simplicity of digital printing can be applied to flexo labels and packaging. Atlas Titan, AVT, Coim, Daetwyler Mexico, Dow, Esko, Kodak, Macro, Rossini, Siegwerk and tesa Twin- lock also participated in the roadshow. The topics covered ranged from next-generation flexo platemak- ing workflows, high-efficiency lamination and pack- aging technologies, and value creation across the value chain. Innovations and trends in flexible pack- aging, and maximizing CI press ROI with innovative flexo plate technology were also covered. Mouvent, the digital printing competence center of Bobst Group, also introduced its digital offering at the roadshow. In other news, Constantia Flexibles Group has in- vested in a Bobst CL 850D duplex laminator to ex- pand the operations of Oai Hung Manufacturing Joint Stock Co., the production site in Vietnam, that’s been a part of its pharma division since 2016.The CL 850D is due for delivery and installation in the cleanroom of the company’s production facility in Ho-Chi-Minh City in the second half of 2018. Esko has acquired BLUE Software, LLC, a label and artwork management software company based in Chicago, Illinois, from Diversis Capital and Schawk Digital Solutions. This acquisition is said to join two complementary teams to unlock product packaging development, management and execution efficiencies for brand owners in the consumer packaged goods, life sci- ences and retail industries and for a variety of suppli- ers in the packaging value chain. Spera Receives FlexoExpert Certification Spera, formerly Reprographic Systems, participat- ed in Flint Group’s FlexoExpert program and was certified in February 2018 and are currently in the process of certifying their Lurgan Plant in Northern Ireland. Esko Acquires Blue Software

Eaglewood Technologies, LLC

Eaglewood Technologies provides the award-winning Sitex- co Laser Systems, Sanilox ™ Systems and Sani-Blast ™ Mobile Service. Sitexco Laser Systems are the latest technology in anilox roll cleaning and are perfect for packaging and label printers. Sanilox ™ Systems are the global standard of reli- able, environmentally safe anilox roll cleaning. Sani-Blast ™ cleaning service has been cleaning rolls for over 20 years and offer several cleaning options to minimize downtime. Flint Group Flexographic Products develops, manufactur- ers and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consum- ables, including: nyloflex ® photopolymer printing plates and processing equipment, and dayCorr ® die-cutting blankets and anvil covers. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Flint Group

Harper Corporation of America

We’ve made ceramic anilox rolls longer than anyone in the world and pride ourselves on being the best in the world. Whether wide web, narrow web, newspaper, or cor- rugated markets, Harper continuously strives to bring new flexographic products and services to the printing industry that will improve the quality of your graphics.

J I MacWilliam Co., Inc.

Used equipment for flexible packaging, folding carton, paper, film, foil and non-woven industries. Professional, knowledgeable service for more than 30 years.

KBA-Flexotecnica – Get the Edge

Flexotecnica’s patented Safe Sleeve Change ® system and Speedy Clean ® auto washup system are designed to give converters a competitive edge through Flexotecnica’s commitment to research and development. Sales, service and support for Flexotecnica presses is provided by KBA North America, Inc. in Dallas, Texas with U.S. resident technicians, an extensive spare parts inventory and an ex- perienced, dedicated service staff. Mark Andy, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of nar- row and mid-web printing and converting equipment. The company has a rich history of delivering solutions to in- crease productivity and profitability for the label and pack- aging markets. The company supplies leading global brands including Comco printing/converting machinery, Mark Andy printing/converting machinery and UVTechnolo- gy curing systems and replacement parts. Mark Andy, Inc. is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, with sales and dis- tribution offices in France, Switzerland, and the UK. Mark Andy, Inc.

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