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HIGH-TEC MODULAR LABELLING MACHINE FOR FARCHIONI OIL MILL

The new Farchioni Oli headquarters, located in Gualdo Cattaneo (near Perugia), in the heart of Umbria, is an innovative state of the art structure with an extremely low environmental impact. Harmoniously nested in this internal area of Umbria, this state of the art establishment has a covered surface of 16,000 sqm (40,000 sqm overall) and an overall extra-virgin olive oil storage capacity of 7,000 tons.The new plant is provided with six bottling lines, each with a maximum daily output of 120,000 packages. The Farchioni oil mill has been an established P.E. LABELLERS client for years. Since 2006, it has, in fact, purchased four labelling machines for the various bottling lines to label their entire range of products. The latest machine we have supplied is the MODULAR labelling machine with 5 labelling stations, installed in 2012 for the 5,000 B/H bottle and demijohn line. A labelling machine equipped with removable cold glue and self-adhesive peninsular units and with over 10 differen…

ROLAND DG CORPORATION OPENS OFFICIALLY FIRST MANUFACTURING FACTORY OUTSIDE OF JAPAN

Factory in the Kingdom of Thailand will serve as the Worldwide Export Hub for the GroupRoland DG Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers for sign and display markets, announced the official opening of its first manufacturing factory in the Kingdom of Thailand. The factory is also the first outside of Japan. Located in Sinsakhon Printing City & Industrial Estate Phase 2, Samutsakhon, this new factory is expected to become the region's major production center outside of Japan. It will serve as the worldwide export hub for the group. Mr. Masahiro Tomioka, President of Roland DG Corporation, Japan, said: "As the economic expansion in developing countries including Asia is expected to grow further in the mid to long term, we decided to establish a production base in Thailand so as to plan and manufacture products which meet the demand of developing countries. It was Thailand's good infrastructure and logistics, plus the availability…

CCL INDUSTRIES SIGNS AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE AVERY DENNISON LABEL CONVERTING BUSINESS

CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty packaging solutions for the consumer products and healthcare industries, announced today that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire the Office & Consumer Products and Designed & Engineered Solutions businesses of Avery Dennison on a debt free basis for $500 million cash subject to customary closing adjustments. A syndicate of banks has committed to provide debt financing to close the transaction. The two businesses had combined revenues of approximately $910 million with an estimated adjusted *EBITDA of $110 million in the calendar year of 2012. The transaction requires regulatory approval but subject to that is expected to close by mid-2013. Geoffrey Martin, President and CEO of CCL Industries, said, “This acquisition has the potential to transform our company at many levels. We are acquiring the Avery brand as part of the transaction to build on the franchise established for many decades for labels and other printable m…

Titan SR9-DT Dual Turret rewinder to boost production for CPC Packaging

The Titan SR9-DT Dual Turret slitter rewinderAtlas Converting Equipment Ltd. is pleased to confirm that it will provide a 'next generation' Titan SR9-DT Dual Turret slitter rewinder to CPC Packaging, part of the French CPC Group at its CPC Cotentin production facility in La Haye du Puits, approx. 40km south of Cherbourg in Normandy, northern France.The CPC Group has seven production sites in France and two in Germany which together produce a wide range of flexible materials, folding carton, packaging and label solutions for both food & non-food applications. Established in 1986 by Mr. Jacques Schor, the company has witnessed rapid expansion both through acquisitions and providing successful product packaging solutions for more than 25 years."We are delighted to have been selected as a new supplier of slitting & rewinding technology to CPC Cotentin," commented Mr. Barrie Homewood, Sales & Marketing Director for Titan. "We look forward to developing a …

Domino's first installation of its N600i digital at Reynders Labels

Domino N600i digital colour label printer in production at ReyndersWhen it comes to quality and perfection, Reynders Label Printing knows just how to deliver. From its humble beginnings over half a century ago, when Mr Emile Reynders founded the company in 1959 printing stationery in the family home, it has since expanded to become one of the leading label specialists in Europe. Headquartered in Boechout, Belgium with six specialised printing divisions and eight production facilities spread throughout Europe and Asia, Reynders Label Printing prides itself in its commitment to delivering the very best in design and label printing in which innovation, quality and customer service are of paramount importance.  Today, Reynders, which remains a family-run business, has over 60 printing presses and more than 450 printing stations covering flexography, offset, letterpress, screen, dry toner, wet toner and ink jet printing technologies, enabling the company to offer one of the broadest ranges…

Flint Group Launches UV Offset Ink for High-speed Printing in North America

High-quality performance and exceptional rub-resistanceFor folding carton and commercial applications Flint Group recently launched an offset UV ink series designed to excel on today’s high-speed presses. These versatile Arrowstar™ Plus UV 8000 inks are ideal for folding carton and commercial printing applications.
“Arrowstar Plus UV inks are extremely fast-curing, making them a great choice for print jobs that involve direct finishing, backside printing for non-food applications, and more,” notes Tyler Newsom, Sheetfed Product Manager. “Their performance and quality are unwavering, even on the most challenging, high-speed presses in the market.”
The secret behind the performance and functionality, including exceptional rub-resistance, is the unique resin and photoinitiator chemistry. According to Rodney Balmer, Flint Group’s Director of Global Research & Product Development, Sheetfed, “Arrowstar Plus UV 8000 inks use the latest raw material technology to push the limits of cure s…

NEW AVERY DENNISON PORTFOLIO UNCORKS PRESSURE-SENSITIVE LABELING FOR SPARKLING WINE AND CHAMPAGNE BOTTLES

Avery Dennison Corporation announced today at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium taking place in Sacramento, Calif., the introduction of the Aqua Stick™ Portfolio featuring Z3338—an advanced emulsion adhesive that enables sparkling wine and champagne brand owners to effectively utilize pressure-sensitive labeling materials on surfaces with heavy condensation.
The Aqua Stick Portfolio features eight of Avery Dennison’s most popular wine facestocks, each paired with Z3338 Adhesive and a recyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) liner.
Z3338 is the portfolio’s key differentiator. Compared to adhesives currently used today when labeling sparkling wine and champagne bottles, it provides in-line, wet-applied label positioning that improves operational efficiencies, including reduced line down-time and less product obsolescence.
“With Z3338, narrow-web converters can provide sparkling wine and champagne brand owners an adhesive that maintains packaging integrity throughout the value ch…

AVERY DENNISON ADDS DISTINCTIVE WOOD LABEL FACESTOCKS TO ITS WINE PORTFOLIO

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials today announced the addition of two unique facestocks to its broad wine portfolio, Fasson® Cherry Wood and Fasson Birch Wood. The two facestocks are part of a selection of five new substrates that were introduced at the 2013 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium being held in Sacramento, Calif.
“With new brands entering the market every day, vintners are competing for customers’ attention at the shelf,” said Matt Rompala, business development manager–Wine & Spirits, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials. “Having visually defining labels, such as Cherry Wood and Birch Wood, can help differentiate at shelf, creating a powerful brand presence.”
Avery Dennison continually expands its wine portfolio to meet the needs of narrow-web converters and brand owners. The additions of the Cherry Wood and Birch Wood facestocks address the market demand for all-natural, rustic appearing quality textures.
In addition to the new wood facestocks, the o…

Michelman Signs Agreement to Transfer Sales and Support of Digital Press Primers and Overprint Varnishes to LexJet Corporation

Michelman has entered into a partnership with LexJet Corporation, transferring responsibility for U.S. and Canadian sales and support of its line of digital press primers and overprint varnishes to the Sarasota, Florida based company. Those responsibilities were previously handled by Utopia Digital Technologies.Michelman digital press supplies now sold and supported by LexJet include DigiPrime®, Sapphire and Topaz primers; Michem® In-Line primers for presses with inline priming units; DigiGuard® overprint varnish; and Michem Indicator that detects the presence of a Michelman primer on dry substrates.LexJet has been serving the digital-printing community since 1994, and has increased sales and customer support staff in anticipation of the agreement. The company is also implementing an online ordering system to better serve customers, and will be adding strategically located warehouses to improve delivery time and cost.According to Ms. Ginger Cushing, Business Manager Americas, Flexible…

Brewlux(R), the First Disposable Tea Infuser by The Tea Spot, is Made From Cereplast Bioplastic Resin

Cereplast, Inc. a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased, sustainable bioplastics, today announced that The Tea Spot is launching Brewlux®, the first disposable tea infuser, which is made from Cereplast Biopropylene® 106D.Cereplast Biopropylene 106D offers a lower carbon footprint when compared to conventional resins, making it an ideal fit for the Brewlux® application. Winner of the World Tea Expo "Best New Product" Award, the Brewlux® brings the full teahouse experience to a to-go cup with its convenient and unique filter design. The first premium alternative to the teabag and paper filters for whole leaf tea, the large fixed volume of the Brewlux® filter allows tea leaves room to expand so tea drinkers can enjoy the full flavor of the tea leaves on-the-go. The infuser sits elevated in the cup, so tea stops steeping when the water dips below the filter. There's no wet bag to remove and it's durable enough to be reused for multiple infusions. With Brewlux®, te…

CCL INDUSTRIES AND JOHN WATSON & CO. END PLANS TO COMBINE UK SPIRIT LABEL BUSINESSES

CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty packaging solutions for the consumer products and healthcare industries, announced today that it will not acquire John Watson & Co. Ltd., a producer of labels for leading distillers of Scotch whisky and other spirits based in Glasgow. The proposed transaction was previously disclosed November 20, 2012, but the parties were subsequently unable to reach agreement on contractual terms, and jointly decided to terminate further discussions. CCL Label will continue to service the spirits industry in Scotland from its existing UK operations in East Kilbride and Castleford. With headquarters in Toronto, Canada, CCL Industries now employs approximately 6,600 people in 75 plants globally located to meet the sourcing needs of large international customers. CCL Label is the world’s largest converter of pressure sensitive and film materials for label applications and sells to leading global customers in the consumer packaging, healthcare, automo…

Successful Installation of ROTOCONTROL RSC Finishing Machine at Panprint

Award-winning converter in New Zealand, Panprint specializes in the production and supply of premium quality labels to the wine, food and beverage industries.ROTOCONTROL today announced a successful machine installation at Panprint, a converter located in New Zealand. Installed was a customized RSC slitter/rewinder finishing machine with Marco Aengenvoort, Managing Director of ROTOCONTROL on-site for the customer acceptance.Marco Aengenvoort (ROTOCONTROL), Abdia Haricombe, (Operator, Panprint), John Lowther (Panprint)Built with multiple web paths to manage different materials and processes as well as special consideration given to reducing wasted material, the new RSC provides Panprint with a unique and versatile finishing machine. Features include a vacuum splice table, multiple slitting cartridges, die cutting station, separate high capacity unwind, Nikka Research vision inspection system, and integrated with the ROTOCONTROL DRM semi-automatic turret capable of operating in dual rew…

Food approval requirements make BS Labels select Xeikon

Unique food approved Xeikon QA-I toner makes the differenceXeikon, an innovator in digital color printing, announced today that BS Labels invested in a Xeikon 3300. UK based (Leicestershire) BS Labels grew to be a leading supplier of high quality self-adhesive labels for the food, industrial, commercial and retail markets. With its vast production park of eight flexo and three letterpress presses, it sets itself apart with a rapid delivery of quality labels on a wide range of materials, offering all leading production techniques required. The main decision criteria for choosing to invest in the Xeikon 3300 were quality, availability of food approved toner technology and flexible performance.Flexible performance for short to medium runsBrand owners and their production managers require more and more flexibility of their label and packaging suppliers. They expect shorter runs of quality labels on a wide range of substrates for an ever larger number of SKU’s, a trend mainly driven by inc…

Sun Digital becomes an Esko Kongsberg finishing system and i-cut Suite reseller in Florida

Esko announces that Sun Digital has been appointed a reseller of Kongsberg digital finishing systems and the i-cut Suite in Florida, extending its territory from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.Sun Digital was founded in Mexico City in 2002 by Ricardo del Castillo, who had more than thirty years’ experience providing hardware and software to the graphic arts market. The company is valued for its excellence in customer service, competitive pricing and innovative solutions based on cutting-edge technology. Sun Digital, an HP Graphic Arts Elite Partner, has become an extremely strong distribution partner in Mexico and Central America for HP Indigo, HP Scitex and HP inkjet web presses. Sun Digital has already been a successful reseller of Esko Kongsberg digital finishing systems for several years throughout Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. The company will now extend its reach into Florida, where it currently operates a sales and distribution office in Weston, FL.“Sun …

RPC Partnership's a Winner for Adhesive Maker

RPC Containers Oakham and RPC Superfos in Lubien, Poland, have combined to ensure continuity for leading adhesives manufacturer Mapei.
Mapei was changing from its previous 16 litre rectangular printed pack to the new 17 litre container, which required in mould labelling (IML) to provide superior image quality for a high-value product.
RPC Oakham sourced the 17 litre container (mould 6170) from RPC Superfos, who had the technology needed to carry out the colourful IML process to give the pack real impact.
The containers are produced by RPC Superfos Lubien and imported to Mapei in the UK under the RPC Oakham banner.
RPC Oakham Business Development Manager, Andrew Cutler, says: "The good collaboration between the sites has enabled us to provide the right pack for the customer and meet their deadline, in a situation where timescales were very tight in phasing out old lines to bring in the new.
The containers are being used for Mapei’s 15kg Ultrabond Eco Tack, an adhesive which dries t…

Outstanding Performance in Offset and Flexo Printing Presented during MPS Open House

Visitors witnessed live demonstrations with design and material changes on MPS EXL410 UV full servo 14-colour offset and EF410 UV full servo 8-colour flexo presses. MPS has announced a successful open house held January 15th and 16th at the company’s headquarters in Didam, The Netherlands. Several customers, new contacts and suppliers from the package and printing industry braved snowy travel conditions to attend the open house for a tour of the MPS production facility and witness live demonstrations of the EXL410 UV full servo 14-colour offset and an EF410 UV full servo 8-colour flexo presses. Demonstrations on the EXL410 UV full servo 14-colour offset pressFour demonstrations of the vast 14-color offset and the efficient 8-colour flexo presses were held each day followed by one-on-one meetings to further discuss the MPS technology and benefits. The open house also provided an opportunity for visitors to personally meet the MPS sales and management team, and learn more first-hand abo…

AVERY DENNISON LABEL AND PACKAGING MATERIALS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE TO SHOWCASE INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP

The Label and Packaging Materials division of Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) today launched a new website for its North American region (www.label.averydennison.com). The easy-to-navigate site features film and paper product data and educational materials related to pressure-sensitive label converting and application, including white papers, case studies, videos, and in-depth information on the latest innovations.
“We are focused on improving access to pressure-sensitive label information for our customers, brand owners and designers,” said Schryse Williams, Vice President of Marketing for Label and Packaging Materials North America. “The site is built on a foundation of information to help our customers grow their business, improve their operational efficiency and target new business with our innovations.”
Label.AveryDennison.com delivers quick access to product information and customer tools to help improve operations, including video tutorials, reference materials and measurem…

Compostability of Waxed-Paper Packaging: the Proof

A recent in-depth study commissioned by EuroWaxPack, the European Association of Wax Paper Packaging Materials and performed by the independent laboratory OWS (Organic Waste Systems) in Ghent (Belgium), shows that a typical waxed paper packaging material is industrially compostable according to the strict tests of EN 13432 ‘Requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation’. For this study EuroWaxPack selected a widely-used twisting/folding paper coated with a formulated paraffin wax.EN 13432 complianceThe results confirmed that the wax coated paper material tested fulfills the evaluation criteria for material characteristics, biodegration (after 75 days), disintegration (after 12 weeks), and compost quality (the material did not cause a negative effect on compost quality), which are outlined in CEN norm EN 13432. It can be concluded that wax-coated paper as tested is fully compostable, and delivers high performance in packaging for confectionery such as sw…

Waxed papers: protect and preserve your products – and the environment

Waxed paper has been wrapping confectionery, cheese, and meat beautifully and naturally for a long time, and today there are even more good reasons for its continuing and increasing popularity. According to the European waxed paper packaging manufacturers’ association, EuroWaxPack, their product’s environmental credentials have recently been proven by tests at an independent expert laboratory. The tests add real value for users of this established and versatile packaging medium by declaring it to be compostable and biodegradable according to the European EN 13432 standard. A summary of the tests results are appended in a separate document.Paper: the heart of the productAt the heart of waxed paper packaging is the paper itself – usually a high-strength uncoated calendered grade, which may be printed according to the brand owner’s brief in up to ten colours (and metallics, if desired) on today’s leading-edge roll-to-roll presses, using inks approved for indirect food contact. In-line se…

Kodak Brings Innovation in Flexo Print Production to PACE

Kodak will discuss how its leading portfolio of solutions can help brands improve their printed package production at the 8th Annual Packaging and Converting Executive (PACE) Forum, held in Prague, Czech Republic, from February 13-15th.An invitation-only event, PACE brings together senior decision-makers from brand owners, packaging convertors and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers. Participants gather to share, learn and discuss the latest technology, materials, innovative design and regulatory and environmental developments. On this occasion the focus is on improving communication and encouraging increased collaboration and business continuity by helping supply chain stakeholders better align their capabilities with the needs of brand owners. “We work with numerous leading brands and global print service providers and are excited to share with PACE’s participants the benefits of our latest advances in flexographic print production,” comments Grant Blewett, Strategic Acc…

Instant cocoa moves on from cardboard to plastic

Getting hold of new distributor
To keep attracting customers and distributors and to offer a fresh, user-friendly packaging, Chocolates  Santa María decided to move on to a plastic pot from RPC Superfos, namely UniPak 1580 ml Ø 133 mm. General Manager Javier Morales explains:“Our product sold well before, but with UniPak we hope to increase the number of distributors and thereby get an increased market share. The former packaging was a cardboard box with a metal bag inside with 1 kg of our instant cocoa. Now, we have the same amount of instant cocoa directly versed into the plastic pot from RPC Superfos. It is practical and time saving at the filling line and easy to use at home, in cafés and in catering companies.”Javier Morales emphasises that the conical shape of UniPak means that it stacks easily whether full or empty and thereby stocking and transportation operations have been optimised. He is pleased to state that distributors have reacted positively, as they find UniPak more mod…

Mitsubishi, Ryobi Mull Business Alliance

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Printing & Packaging Machinery, Ltd. and Ryobi Ltd. have signed a letter of intent to study the possibility of establishing a joint venture company for sheetfed printing technology. The two Hiroshima, Japan-based press manufacturers made the announcement January 23, 2013. They set a June 30 deadline to conclude a final agreement on joining their sheetfed businesses. MLP U.S.A. is a group company of MHI.MHI and Ryobi face shrinking market demand for their sheetfed presses, particularly in developed countries, due to the recent global economic crisis. Both companies are committed to structural reforms designed to sustain competitiveness and financial strength.In the joint statement, MHI and Ryobi said they expect improvements in the commercial printing industry in the developing countries to fuel increased market demand for printing machinery. “The demand for higher specification products is expected to grow further in the global market,” the statem…

OMET Suzhou proudly presents its new Technology Center

OMET Suzhou Mechanical Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of the Italian company OMET Srl was founded in 2007 and is in charge for the sale of both printing presses and tissue converting machines in the territory of China, as well as a large production department dedicated to OMET systems in motion.
Since 2012 the Chinese plant has its own Printing Technology Center with presses on display.
The Technology Center and Showroom is strategic to the development of the relationship with customers and above all offers the possibility to show the machines at work by giving the clients an intuitive (and active!) grasp of the equipment potential. In OMET Suzhou technology centre work full time two skilled engineers that were trained in Italy.
The Center is about 200 square meters and has presently on display one XFlex X2 370, which has been sold already to Yanfeng Plastic Packing Co. Ltd., China. One XFlex X4 370 mm with 12 colours, 2 screen, 2 cold foil and 2 rewinders is on its way to China and is sche…

UPM Raflatac launches new RH15 freezer-grade adhesive solution

UPM Raflatac recently launched a range of products featuring RH15, a new freezer-grade hotmelt adhesive for the Americas market. RH15 is designed to adhere to frosty, wet or moist packaging. And, it can also be used for standard, unfrozen applications. Many adhesives will not stick to a product if it has been frozen during the packaging process. But, UPM Raflatac's RH15 products offer a solution to this labeling challenge. High initial tack and lasting adhesion allows these labelstocks to adhere to items with high condensation, moisture or frost – including corrugated cardboard. They’re ideal for food packaging and greenhouse/plant nursery environments, as well as retail information; and logistics and transport labeling. It’s even appropriate to use them for indirect poultry labeling; RH15 will stick to frozen and thawed poultry packaging, and it is compositionally compliant with FDA regulation 21 CFR 175.105 - Adhesives. “The multiple uses and benefits of RH15 adhesive are incomp…

Marks & Spencer Expands RFID Program with Avery Dennison

At the NRF 102nd Annual Convention & EXPO, Avery Dennison today announced an expansion of its nine-year RFID supply partnership with Marks & Spencer PLC (M&S), a leading U.K.-based apparel and food retailer. In order to provide an exceptional customer experience by ensuring that the correct product mix is available in-store and online, M&S has expanded its use of Avery Dennison’s RFID technology to all clothing and home wares in its stores. This roll out will take place throughout all departments in the course of 2013 and will be complete by Spring 2014. News FactsRFID partners since 2003, Marks & Spencer and Avery Dennison have worked together for 9 years to create specific RFID tags that are fully integrated into a complete range of labels and tickets. Prior to implementing RFID, M&S relied on optical scanners to track inventory – using barcodes to scan a maximum of 400-600 items per hour. RFID allows merchandise to be accurately scanned at up to 15,000 item…

Sierra Packaging & Converting purchases the Comexi FPLUS

Comexi Group, a specialist in solutions for the flexible package convertible industry, sold to Sierra Packaging & Converting the Flexographic Press Comexi FPlus 2510.
The American’s company, manufacturer of quality flexible packaging for retail and commodities markets, has announced their progression in the industry by securing a new Comexi FPlus 2510. This unit will be installed in the new state-of – the -art located in Reno, NV.
This sophisticated, sleeved, gearless press can achieve optimum printing speeds of 1600 FPM and provides for quick and easy changeovers. The combination of the new facility and the increased capabilities of this press line will assure that Sierra will achieve its goals of providing superior products and exceptional Customer Service.Source: www.comexi.com

Defi S.A. is appointed to represent Atlas & Titan slitter rewinders in France

Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd.  has recently appointed the company Defi S.A. as its new agent to represent the range of Atlas & Titan slitter rewinders in France. Defi S.A. is located in Saint Jean de Soudain, approx. 50km east of Lyon in eastern France and has been established in the flexible materials converting industry since 1990. The company specialises particularly in the sale of materials, machines & consumables for flexographic, rotogravure and off-set printers and has now added Atlas & Titan slitter rewinders to its portfolio."I am very pleased to be able to represent Atlas & Titan in France and to add their range of slitter rewinders to our product range," commented Mr. Gaëtan Gartemann, Managing Director of Defi S.A.. "We look forward to a successful partnership and to supporting these important and well established brands of slitter rewinders in our market area," he confirmed."We have been searching for the right partner to represe…

Retro-look container is a promotion tool

Certain shapes and colours evoke nostalgic memories of the good old days. Procter & Gamble tapped into this and rewarded loyal customers with a free gift from Clics Toys packed in a retro-look container from RPC Superfos.The container looks like something you have seen before. Suddenly, you recall pictures of washing powder from the sixties and seventies and it makes you feel good to take a walk down memory lane. Then you find out that it gets even better than that, because as a loyal customer you can actually have the container for free and there is an exciting free construction toy gift inside.This is more or less how a customer in a Belgian supermarket could have reacted in autumn 2012 when passing by an in-shop promotion area with products from Procter & Gamble (P&G), the multinational manufacturer of laundry detergents and more.Paintainer® for toys
What looks like a retro mini cardboard pot with washing powder is in fact a RPC Superfos plastic container from the Painta…

Hunkeler: The reflection of a dynamic development

From February 11 to 15, 2013, Hunkeler Innovationdays will be held for the 10th time at the Messe Lucerne exhibition facility. Growing interest from international visitors and suppliers has prompted Hunkeler to extend this industry event from four to five days. Approximately 70 exhibitors will present their latest products in a 7000 sqm (75,000 square-feet) Hall. And once again, a few of them will use the exclusive showcase of Hunkeler Innovationdays for world premiers. The printing sector is changing at a rapid pace, and no event reflects this dynamic activity better than Hunkeler Innovationdays. This biennial industry gathering has assumed international importance in the a fast-paced, ever-changing digital printing and finishing business. In a compact fashion, Hunkeler Innovationdays brings clarity to current trends, makes the latest developments understandable and shows new technology in real world applications. For thousands of experts and decision-makers from around the world, Hu…

100 % Inspection System installed in OTK

he Nyscan 100 % Inspection System has been installed in OTK company in last few weeks. This system from manufacturer E+L controls complete printed production, where all products are continuously scanned and each image is compared with a reference image. Even very small defects on print or material can be recognized by means of high frequency camera. The system is capable to read and evaluate quality of bar codes including variable bar codes. The customer gets report about inspection process of the whole production and quality of each product can be proved.Function of NYSCAN inspection system:100 % using colour line scan camera Continuous inspection of the entire width and length of the web Special TubeLight illumination for reflective, embossed and holographic products Digital roll reports for documentation of detected defects Delta E output for colour variations Barcode modules for the inspection of barcodes Distance measurement between freely definable points in the print image Numb…

Polyonics Antistatic Tapes Solve ESD Problems Before they Can Damage Static Sensitive Devices

Polyonics uniqueantistatic tapes and filmshave proven effective in helping prevent ESD events in static sensitive devices (SSD). The tapes offer surface resistances at the heart of the static dissipative range—10^5 to 10^9 Ohms—that help safely dissipate triboelectric charges before they can cause ESD events. In addition, the tapes also produce very low peel voltages (<100v) when their liners are removed further protecting components from static charges.View ourESD educational animationto learn more about theESD problemand the Polyonics solution.The engineered tapes and films are ultra-thin for todays' tightly toleranced components. Their durable, static dissipative topcoats allow the tapes to even protect wear surfaces from triboelectric charges. Polyonics antistatic tapes are offered in a variety of materials and constructions and in both single and double coated configurations; •Single coated—for protection, insulation and isolation of SSDs • Double coated—for bonding and at…