Printing 07/31 2009 08:48
Pittsburgh, PA, July 30, 2009 -- Printing Industries of America is pleased to present detailed information on the 2009 InterTech™ Technology Award recipients. Twenty-one nominations were submitted from eighteen domestic and international companies, and nine innovative technologies were selected to receive the award.
The independent panel of judges deliberated over technology submissions ranging from process control tools to MIS applications and digital and offset presses. A recurring theme in 2009 InterTech nominations was process efficiency, integration, and improved manufacturing performance through use of the innovative technologies. Great strides in technology were demonstrated in four primary areas in the form of innovative workflow integration and implementation, digital press design, color matching across devices and management of color data, and improved user operation resulting in reduced makeready time and cost.
The coveted InterTech stars, recognized as a symbol of technological innovation and excellence, will be presented before an impressive audience of industry leaders during the 2009 Printing Industries of America Premier Print Awards and InterTech Awards Gala, September 13, in Chicago, Illinois.°°» Read More
CONVERTING 07/29 2009 07:40
The German machine manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher (http://www.wuh-group.com/)announces that they are going to stage an in-house EXPO at their headquarters in Lengerich, Germany, from 10 to 12 November 2009. The engineering company which offers a broad spectrum of printing and finishing machines, film extrusion systems and converting equipment will be presenting its latest developments in these sectors.°°» Read More
Printing ≫ Screen Printing 07/29 2009 07:17
FESPA has enhanced it main website to connect with a number of key social media networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, helping the organisation capitalise on the communication opportunities that the rapidly evolving social media landscape provides. The site°«s overall layout has also been given a facelift, making its content clearer and more user-friendly. °°» Read More
LabelExpo 09 Preview---Spartanics Announces Unprecedented Speed Benchmark in High Speed Laser Die Cutting
Coating 07/29 2009 07:09
(http://www.spartanics.com/ , LabelExpo Europe 2009, Brussels, Stand 9F52) Spartanics announces a new speed benchmark of 125 meters/minute now possible with the Spartanics Finecut High-Speed Laser Die Cutting Machine, the world°«s only laser cutters with the single scan head design and software engineering that avoid defects and quality issues inevitable with multiple scan head laser cutters.°°» Read More
Coating 07/28 2009 17:06
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has developed a new structure for its organic electroluminescent (organic EL) devices, achieving approximately 40% in light output, which represents the highest level in the world. As a result, SDK has achieved a 30 lm/W emissive efficiency for its coated phosphorescent-polymer-based organic EL devices. (°»Emissive efficiency°… refers to the quantity of light emitted from light source, divided by electric power consumed.) The 30 lm/W emissive efficiency represents the highest level among coated-type organic EL devices that have been announced in the world.°°» Read More
Yataili Reproduction & Plate-making (Shenzhen, China) has installed the superior nyloflex® plate making system from Flint Group Flexographic Products
Printing ≫ Flexography 07/28 2009 06:31
Despite the world economic crisis and slowdown of China°«s economical growth, Yataili Reproduction & Plate-making has recently committed to put into place a strategy which is aimed at outperforming the current market trend. In June 2009, Yataili set up a new plant in Shezhen, South China and installed the superior nyloflex® plate making equipment from Flint Group Flexographic Products: nyloflex® Flowline Washer FIII along with the nyloflex® Combi Exposure FIII, which combines exposure, drying, post-exposure and light finishing.
Historically, Yataili have purchased plate making equipment from local manufactures, but for the new plant in Shenzhen, they have taken the decision to acquire first class equipment from Germany. Mr. Li Tian, General Manager of Yataili stated: °»In this fully competitive market environment, the strategy of differentiation through quality is to be the basis for our company°«s future developments. The plate making equipment from Flint Group Flexographic Products has a good reputation to provide this high quality, together with the reliable support and service from their technical team in China, we decided to choose these superior flexo plate making units from Flint Group.°»°°» Read More
St. Louis, Missouri, USA (July 20, 2009)
The family of leading brands under MAI Holdings (Mark Andy Inc.) will make a big impression on this year's Labelexpo Europe.
New from Mark Andy brand
The Mark Andy line of printing equipment will debut a groundbreaking new in-line printing and converting machine - Mark Andy Performance Series. Designed and engineered specifically for the converter, this new line of machines delivers the fastest changeover times, best-in-class registration technology and superior flexibility in an environmentally friendly solution designed to increase profits and save significant time and money. The new line consists of a series of three models, each featuring the completely new print station design. The Performance Series P7 featuring a 17" (510mm), dual-servo configuration will be on display. The 8-color, full UV with chill drum will be running unsupported film and film pressure sensitive applications. Live demonstrations will be held hourly each day. °°» Read More
Printing ≫ Flexography 07/18 2009 06:47
Fischer & Krecke is pleased to announce Mr. Kim-Regin Sustmann as the newly appointed Sales & Marketing Director of the Product Line Flexo. Mr. Sustmann succeeds Mr. Hartmut Roessler who previously held this position with great success for 30 years. Mr. Roessler will now gradually retire from the operational business after a total of 43 years of dedicated service to the company.°°» Read More
Flint Group Narrow Web offers full range of print solutions to solve the narrow web label and packaging puzzle
Visitors to Flint Group Narrow Web stand, 5B45, at this year's Labelexpo Europe in Brussels, 23-26 September, will be provided with a full insight into the wider world of label and narrow-web print. Flint Group Narrow Web is preparing an inspiring visit to the show as they are providing several solutions to piece together the increasingly complex puzzle of successful narrow web label printing.
Their comprehensive portfolio of narrow-web inks spans a wide range of decorative applications, from self-adhesive, wrap-around, and in-mould labels to sleeves, flexible packaging, and folding cartons. The Labelexpo stand will show a combination of innovative approaches to traditional topics, as well as new products that are expanding the opportunities in narrow-web printing.°°» Read More
Flint Group will host the 5th Annual Narrow Web Print Awards celebrating the excellence and entrepreneurship in the wider world of narrow web printing. Label converters from all over the world are invited to submit sample labels of their choice for evaluation by a panel of industry judges. Criteria for judging includes: registration, smoothness of dot/vignette, overall print quality, and degree of difficulty. New for the 2009 award is a special focus on the creative use of inks as the jury will be rewarding the aspect of making use of inks and colourful images.
Niklas Olsson Brand Manager, Flint Group Packaging & Narrow Web comments the direction with; °»We are of the firm belief that the right use of colours (i.e. inks) is an essential part of the overall marketing that the label / pack has to do. We know that the right inks can make a product °»stand out°… on any crowded shelf – and we would like to reward this in our own competition.
We are preparing several examples of Print Solutions that we hope can educate, inform and inspire marketers and printers to use printing inks better°…. Entries will be placed in categories relating to print technology and application.°°» Read More
Printing 07/17 2009 07:56
Pittsburgh, PA, July 16, 2009 -- Mark Stevens, CEO of management consulting and marketing firm MSCO and also a popular journalist and media commentator, will be one of two keynote speakers at the Printing Industries of America's upcoming Converge Conference. Stevens will share tactics to help graphic communications firms become marketing resources for their clients, especially as those clients are often lacking good marketing know-how.
The Converge Confernce takes place November 7-10, 2009, at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida.
Stevens is the author of many books, including Your Marketing Sucks, which challenges marketers' conventional wisdom in favor of new tactics and a step-by-step approach to analyzing a company's marketing efforts.Other books include Your Management Sucks, The Big Eight, King Icahn, and Sudden Death: The Rise and Fall of EF Hutton. His blog, "Unconventional Thinking," was recently named in the Top 10 of all marketing-related blogs.°°» Read More
Environment 07/17 2009 07:45
The Dow Chemical Company today issued its 2008 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Report with UN Global Compact Communication on Progress. The Report earned Dow an "A+" from the GRI for the second year in a row. Dow utilizes GRI's reporting guidelines to communicate the Company's sustainability efforts and achievements. This report presents a consistent and balanced summary of progress on Dow's 2015 Goals, and underscores the company's commitment to addressing energy, climate change and other world challenges.°°» Read More
Printing 07/17 2009 07:40
Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BLD), a leader in process automation technology for the global printing industry, announced today that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Q. I. Press Controls to represent the full range of Q. I. press control equipment in the Japanese market. The agreement covers all sectors but will initially focus on the newspaper market.
Q. I. Press Controls Chairman, Menno Jansen, said: °»This deal with Baldwin is unique for Q. I. Press Controls because in other countries around the world our sales have always been direct, even when there is a local agent. However, Baldwin°«s reputation in the industry and its already high standing among Japanese press manufacturers and printers gives us the confidence to hand over all elements of our business in Japan – sales, installation, maintenance, etc. to Baldwin. This approach, where printers are able to deal with one supplier, also suits the Japanese market.°°» Read More
Packaging 07/16 2009 18:17
PMMI, sponsor and producer of PACK EXPO, announces the agenda for the Conference at PACK EXPO (October 5-7; Las Vegas Convention Center). With a theme of °»Maximizing Performance, Sustainability & Economics,°… the program will feature leading retailers offering their unique perspectives on the private label sector, plus more than 50 sessions by industry experts exploring an array of issues affecting today°«s packaging professionals.
The conference will be held in conjunction with PACK EXPO 2009.
Conference sessions are organized into several tracks including Branding, Converting, Digital Package Printing, Economics, Intelligent Coding, Legal Landscape, Materials, Processing, Sustainability, Sustainable Operations and Vision Systems.
Each day°«s program features a keynote address at 10:00 am. Delivered by top executives from A&P, SUPERVALU and Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, the presentations will provide insight into why consumers are choosing private label brands and what retailers are doing to enhance the consumer°«s retail experience. For the remainder of each day's programming, sessions run concurrently in four time slots, allowing attendees to take up to four session per day and keep their show commitments.
Discounted registration for the Conference at PACK EXPO is currently available at http://www.packexpo.com/. Those who register for conference sessions before September 15, 2009, will be charged $55 per session. Fees go up to $75 per session for registrations received after September 15 or on-site. Attendees must register for PACK EXPO before they can sign up for conference sessions.°°» Read More
At this year°«s Labelexpo in Brussels Mimaki Europe will showcase its on-demand print and cut label production solutions at booth 9 F24.
Amsterdam, July 8, 2009
Mimaki Engineering, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting machines for the sign/graphics, textile/apparel and industrial markets is pleased to announce its participation at this years Labelexpo Europe in Brussels from September 23-26.
As many printers and converters are taking advantage of the new opportunities and markets this area provides, run lengths shorten and turnaround times decrease, digital print with its offerings of short run, short lead time and in addition variable data and added value propositions is primed to make more than an impact on this industry.°°» Read More
Printing 07/16 2009 12:52
Pittsburgh, PA, July 15, 2009 - Printing Industries of AmericaPrinting Industries of America is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009 InterTech™ Technology Awards. For over thirty years, recipients of this prestigious award have not only had a major impact on the graphic communications industry, but they also consistently prove to be successful in the commercial marketplace.
The independent panel of judges deliberated over technology submissions ranging from process control tools to MIS applications, to digital and offset presses. Recurring themes in 2009 InterTech nominations were process efficiency, integration, and improved manufacturing performance through use of the innovative technologies. Great strides in technology were demonstrated in four primary areas, in the form of innovative workflow integration and implementation, digital press design, color matching across devices and management of color data, and improved user operation resulting in reduced makeready time and cost.
Recipients were recognized from across a wide spectrum of printing processes and production areas. Twenty-one nominations were submitted, and nine innovative technologies were selected to receive the award.°°» Read More
July 2009. Bridlington, UK based AB Graphic International will feature the latest developments in its Omega and Vectra range of label converting and finishing lines on stand 6F70. Products on the HP stands 9G65/9G70 will include several Digicon systems converting digitally printed webs in combination with the HPWS4500 and new WS6000 print engines.
The company will launch the new Omega VSR vertical slitter rewinder that can be supplied with servo drive option for speeds of up to 400mt/min. Capable of winding films and delicate substrates, the VSR range is available in web widths 330mm, 430mm and 530mm. A new air assisted spreader bar will be demonstrated on a VSR530 model that allows unsupported films to be rewound on a single spindle without cross over.
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Printing ≫ Digital Printing 07/15 2009 16:32
Event is Huge Opportunity for PrintSmith, Pace, Hagen, Monarch, Logic, PSI and Digital StoreFront Customers to Help Set Product Direction; VUTEk, Fiery and Jetrion Technology Also on Display
Foster City, Calif. – July 15, 2009 – EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, will welcome customers to the 10th annual Connect users°« conference from August 2 to August 5 at the Wynn Las Vegas. Connect enables leaders from around the globe to attend more than 160 educational sessions, test drive the latest EFI products, voice their opinions at user group meetings, discuss industry trends, and network with peers.°°» Read More
Coating 07/15 2009 08:49
(www.spartanics.com, Print 09 McCormick Place, Chicago, Booth 3619) Printers, converters, and others seeking technology for high-precision cutting in both sheet-fed and web applications will be able to see the newly released Spartanics Finecut Hybrid Roll/Sheet Laser Die Cutting Machine at Print °«09, September 11 – 16, Booth 3619.
For a sneak preview of this breakthrough technology please see live video from North America°«s first user, Southern Coating and Nameplate at http://www.spartanics.com/announcements_detail.cgi?id_num=34&styleid=2.°°» Read More
Materials 07/15 2009 08:29
The comprehensive database of the European microtechnology, nanotechnology and advanced materials industries °»Nano Guide of Europe°… is available now from IVAM Research.
Due to a large interest in Japan, IVAM will present the comprehensive database during the Exhibition Micromachine/MEMS from July 29 to 31 in Tokyo.
If your are looking for micro or nano products and solutions in Europe, you will find them much easier and faster with the °»Nano Guide of Europe°…. You do not have to spend time for research in different directories or on the Internet. Throught the °»Nano Guide°…, you can identify suppliers, but also potential customers or project partners and contact them with just a few clicks.°°» Read More
Printing ≫ Flexography 07/13 2009 16:37
With the introduction of the new nyloflex® FSC Digital, Flint Group Flexographic Products offers a novel printing plate to the corrugated converting industry, which can contribute to lowering the total cost of ownership while increasing quality due to the unique low plate hardness of only 26 Shore A and finally making work life easier.
Particularly in the corrugated market the trend towards low cost liners has become accepted, this has resulted in special print requirements in order to obtain the high quality demanded by brand owners.
To print corrugated transit packaging, generally printing plates with a very low hardness are required to achieve sufficient ink transfer – previously this has only been possible with liquid plates. This meant that both the printer and the converter had to abstain from many advantages of a solid plate, such as the very low manufacturing tolerances. °°» Read More
Packaging 07/10 2009 17:26
Tetra Pak today announced the inauguration of its new packaging material plant in Hohhot, Northern China which operates completely on power from renewable resources - often referred to as °∆green electricity°«.
As one of Tetra Pak°«s most advanced manufacturing facilities for aseptic carton packages worldwide, the new plant in Hohhot marks a significant milestone in Tetra Pak°«s increasing presence in China. Tetra Pak invested €60 million to build the plant, bringing total investment in the country to €250 million, with a total capacity of approximately 50 billion packs a year in its four Chinese plants.°°» Read More
Dow to Achieve More Than $100 Million in Annual Savings via Additional Portfolio Management Actions to Streamline Manufacturing Footprint
Company Remains On Track to Reach $1.3 Billion in Cost Savings Related to Rohm and Haas Acquisition
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today that on June 30, its Board of Directors approved a restructuring plan which calls for the shutdown of a number of manufacturing assets, including ethylene and ethylene-derivative assets in the Company's basics portfolio.°°» Read More
Dow Announces Plan to Build and Operate a Pilot-Scale Algae-based Integrated Biorefinery with Algenol Biofuels
Environment ≫ Bioethanol 07/09 2009 09:01
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced that it plans to work with Algenol Biofuels, Inc. to build and operate a pilot-scale algae-based integrated biorefinery that will convert CO2 into ethanol. The facility is planned to be located at Dow's Freeport, Texas site.
"This project and the innovative technology involved offers great promise in the battle to help slow, stop and reverse the growth of greenhouse gas emissions," stated Andrew N. Liveris, Dow chairman and chief executive officer. "We are very excited to be part of this ground-breaking alternative energy project, which is a good example of Dow's holistic approach to CO2 capture and storage by adding value through chemistry."°°» Read More
Shanghai, China(July 7, 2009) FUJIFILM Dimatix launched the latest addition to its line of Spectra brand drop-on-demand inkjet printhead products with the introduction of the new Spectra Polaris PQ-512/15 printhead aimed at a wide range of demanding printing applications.
The Spectra Polaris PQ-512/15 printhead utilizes the binary operating capability of Dimatix°« VersaDropTM jetting technology and Q-Class hybrid construction to deliver ink drop sizes from 15 to 30 picoliters from 512 individually addressable inkjet nozzles at continuous frequencies up to 45 kHz fired at 8 meters/second velocity with exceptional straightness.
The new Spectra Polaris printhead is equipped with a flexible, fluid interface allowing single or two-color operation with a broad range of inks, including UV-curable inks and aggressive organic solvents, making it suitable for a broad range of commercial and industrial printing applications such as wide-format, label and package printing at resolutions to 1000 dpi.°°» Read More
Printing ≫ Flexography 07/09 2009 07:08
St. Louis, Missouri, USA (July 7, 2009) Mark Andy, Inc. , a world leader in narrow- and mid-web printing and converting equipment, is pleased to announce updates to their aftermarket service group in Europe. The company's extensive European customer base will now be serviced even more effectively and efficiently as Sacha Cerini joins the team as Director of Aftermarket Sales in Europe, located at the company's European headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.°°» Read More
All products using Stream Inkjet Technology now branded KODAK PROSPER
The commercial inkjet platform of the future is available today, as Kodak rapidly advances its breakthrough Stream Inkjet Technology. In commercializing the S10 Imprinting System, formerly referred to as the Stream Printhead, Kodak also announced it is branding all products using Stream Inkjet Technology under the KODAK PROSPER family name.°°» Read More
Coating 07/06 2009 10:55
Acquisition strengthens Tetra Pak°«s portfolio of complete solutions for food production.
Tetra Pak today announced that it has acquired the assets of Scanima A/S Mixer Division from Denmark-based Scanima A/S, a leading partner in the world of high-quality mixing solutions and spiral solutions – freezers, chillers, proofers and steamers.°°» Read More
MARUHO HATSUJYO KOGYO exhibited Mini Blister Packing Machine which can be used for childproof PTP sheets in INTERPHEX JAPAN
Due to an amendment to the Pharmaceuticals Affairs Law, retailers in Japan like convenience stores were permitted to sell certain over-the-counter drugs if they have registered sellers since June 1. Under such circumstances, MARUHO HATSUJYO KOGYO CO.,LTD(22 KYOTO SHIN-KOETSU MURA, URYUNO, SONOBE-CHO NANTAN-CITY, KYOTO-PREF, JAPAN, 6220021, Japan, TEL: 81-771-63-2022 ) exhibited Mini Blister Packing Machine PF-D1S in Pharma Pack 2009, exhibition featuring packaging machines and materials for the pharmaceutical industry, held inside 22nd INTERPHEX JAPAN. °°» Read More
Nippon Foil Mfg. Co., Ltd.(homat horaizon building 2,6-banchi,goban-cho,chiyoda-ku,tokyo japan, 1020076, Japan, TEL: 81-3-52121752 ) exhibited their technologies of PTP(Press Through Package) materials in Pharma Pack 2009, exhibition featuring packaging machines and materials for the pharmaceutical industry, held inside 22nd INTERPHEX JAPAN.°°» Read More
Coating 07/01 2009 21:18
Lorentzen & Wettre release L&W Fiber Quality Transmitter – a new fast fibre property analyzer for the pulp and paper industry.
The analyzer is developed for process control, to be mounted directly into the process pipe, and is prepared for connection to DCS systems. L&W Fiber Quality Transmitter measures fibre properties continuously in the process such as: fibre length, fibre width, deformations, fines, and can also predict other calculated properties.
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