Board Converting News, January 8, 2024

Reproflex3 Invests To Grow Corrugated Prepress Capacity BY GREG KISHBAUGH Reproflex3, a provider of prepress services to the global flexible pack- aging industry, has announced an investment of more than half a mil- lion pounds to increase the group’s production capabilities in corru- gated packaging. The strategic investment includes recruitment, new processing and production equipment, refits to its sites in New Zea- land and the creation of a dedicated corrugated studio at the compa- ny’s Cramlington, UK headquarters. The new hires, facilities and production equipment will allow for faster turnaround times, as well as improved accuracy and consistency in the production of corrugated packaging.

L9 World Label Associations Names Award Winners The L9 World Label Association (WLA) has presented the winners of the Best of the Best awards, which were judged by an internation- al panel of judges just before Labelexpo Eu- rope 2023.

The company’s investment in its New Zealand operations in Auck- land and Christchurch, is a major infrastructure project that includes the refurbishment of production areas and the installation of a new plate processing machine, two AV mounting tables and a washout fa- cility to take on bigger, wider format jobs and boost efficiency. This latest investment follows the company’s successful live trials of its five-color Vortex screening technology, which enables manufactur- ers in the corrugated and paper-based packaging industry to produce higher-quality print with much greater efficiency. Reproflex3 was launched in 1996 by co-founders Andrew Hewitson and Trevor Lowes. Today, the company operates sites in the UK, Dubai, India and New Zealand and deploys its corrugated and flexographic print technologies through technical partnerships in the United States and mainland Europe. Reproflex3 co-founders Andrew Hewitson and Trevor Lowes inside the company’s new corrugated studio at its UK headquarters.

Once the main WLA judging had been completed the winning labels are judged again in the following main printing process classes: Flexography, Letterpress, Offset Litho, Combination Printing and Digital Print- ing. This time even stricter criteria are applied as these labels, according to organizers. The plaques will be awarded at a future date to be announced shortly. The winning labels in the Flexographic Printing segment, submitted by TLMI, was produced by McDowell Label, a RLG Compa- ny, USA for Australian Gold, Adorably Black.


January 8, 2024

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