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Philipp Eißner is the new Key Account Manager at Epple Druckfarben AG since 01 October 2019. Epple Druckfarben AG are strenghtening the support of their European Packaging Printing customers with this step.

Philipp Eißner (38), Packaging Technician graduate has intensive experience in Consulting of large Printing customers and branded companies which he collected while working for renowned names in the Printing sector like Altana AG and the Flint Group. As Key Account Manager, Philipp Eißner convinces with his broad range of professional Know-how on Packaging developments, the Printing products market and R&D. He is delighted with his new task: "I have become familiar with the innovative ink systems from Epple and I am convinced that I can offer my customers fututre-oriented and successful Packaging Printing solutions." Gunther Gerlach, Chairman of the Board at Epple Druckfarben AG, is also sure: "Philipp Eißner will provide the European Packaging Printing customers with new ideas and possibilities to keep them on the path to success, thanks to his expertise."

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WEILBURGER Graphics at the PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2019 in Bangkok

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, a world-renowned manufacturer of varnished, adhesives and flexo inks for the graphic industry, was once again an exhibitor at this year’s PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2019 in Bangkok.

The company exhibited together with KWS GRAPHIC, a long-standing local sales partner and established supplier to the Thai printing industry, from September 18th – 21st at the seventh exhibition for the printing industry in Thailand. Almost 30,000 trade visitors found their way to the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) this year and found out more about the latest trends in the printing industry.

 

Arno Dürr, Sales Director at WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, who was on site together with Udo Hartmann, Technical Sales at WEILBURGER Graphics about the fair impressions: “This year, we are exhibiting for the third time together with KWS GRAPHIC at the PACK PRINT in Bangkok. Every time we are enthused again, how strong the interest in our products and also the technical knowledge of trade visitors is. Especially our new and probably world’s most modern production plant for water-based coatings received a great attention at the exhibition visitors this year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Wirat Kongsiriphisan and his team at KWS GRAPHIC for the successful exhibition as well as excellent cooperation and we are already looking ...

WEILBURGER Graphics brings world’s most modern production plant for SENOLITH® WB coatings into service

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH in the Franconian town of Gerhardshofen, a globally renowned coatings, adhesive and flexo inks manufacturer for the graphic industry, brings its new, future-oriented and probably world’s most modern production plant for water-based coatings into service.

Just in time for its 140 years anniversary the new production plant was brought into action a few weeks ago after only 24 months of planning, developing and construction. More than 30,000 tons of water-based coatings can additionally be manufactured in the new plant by the coating specialist each year, in this way backing up the long-term growing plans from this global player. A higher production capacity was not the top priority in the new plant’s job profile. Production flexibility, highest food safety and environmentally sound manufacturing processes with resource maximization and energy efficiency for the SENOLITH® WB coatings were the main criteria for the new installation, according to the management and planning team. 

 

In order to achieve these requirements, only modern high-tech components from the highest quality and accuracy were used, so that no contamination risks during production can occur, which would be against international food safety standards.  In this way the company can maximize the food safety of all the coatings to be produced in this plant as well as increase the quality and improve the operating ...

WEILBURGER Graphics becomes European blister coating partner for DSM

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, Germany, a world-renowned manufacturer of coatings, adhesives and flexo inks for the graphic arts industry today announces that, by the end of 2019 at the latest, it will become the European blister coating production partner of Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living.

An important element of becoming the production partner for DSM’s blister coatings adhesives is the WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH production plant for water-based coatings, which went into full operation this year and is one of the most modern, efficient and groundbreaking facilities of its kind in the world. The full automation of this plant according to Industry 4.0 Standard makes it possible to produce economically, ecologically and in highest quality a wide variety of water-based coating systems in large quantities at the push of a button. Through this partnership, the two companies will combine their skills and expertise. Specifically, DSM will contribute its strong resin technology experience, while WEILBURGER Graphics will provide its formulation and application know-how. As part of this partnership SOLUCOTE® products will from now on be distributed by WEILBURGER Graphics under its own well-established SENOLITH® WB BLISTER COATING product class. In the future, product optimizations will be made with the knowledge and experience of WEILBURGER Graphics in close coordination with their customers. ...

TroFilms GmbH successfully certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001

TroFilms GmbH, a medium-sized globally active specialist for high-quality special laminating films for the graphic arts industry based in Georgensgmünd, Germany, has been officially certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management by the Deutschen Gesellschaft zur Zertifizierung von Managementsystemen (DQS), following the scheduled two-day certification audit 10 - 11 July, 2019.

The external auditor for DQS, Dipl. Ing. Knut Roland Popp, who also performed the preliminary audit for the company in April this year, was very satisfied with the implementation of all tasks. He was able to confirm that all regulations had been fully complied with, plus he found no deviations from the quality system. Mr. Popp mentioned the extensive production documentation and quality records, which will enable comprehensive traceability of product quality in future years, as an extra positive aspect of the certification audit.

TroFilms GmbH was supervised by Dipl. Ing. Jörg P. Schmitt, working as an external project manager during the introduction of the globally important industrial management system. After the audit, Mr. Schmitt once again thanked the management of the company, Mr. Ralf Troyer and Ms. Nicole Schwörer, for the trust they had placed in him and emphasized that the successful introduction of this quality management system, including successful certification in only six months, would not have been possible without the acceptance and excellent input of all employees. In particular, he congratulated Mr. Stefan Strauß, plant and production ...

WEILBURGER Graphics as exhibitor at the ninth IST UV-Days

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, based in Gerhardshofen, Franconia, will be exhibiting at the biannual UV-Days of IST METZ GmbH in Nürtingen from May 13th – 16th this year.

The company will be presenting its latest range of SENOLITH® UV and SENOLITH® UV LED lacquer series as well as a groundbreaking new UV lacquer under the new SENOLITH® UV FP PLUS product class, which is no longer based on “classic” photoinitiators. The UV lacquer technology optimized by WEILBURGER Graphics for this PLUS lacquer series and being used for the first time in this new product class dispenses with the use of low-molecular photoinitiators such as benzophenone or 4-methylbenzphenon, which minimize the migration of fission products. The use of low molecular weight compounds < 1000 Dalton is dispended with. The UV radiation initiates a self-crosslinking process which leads to a high crosslinking density of the polymer matrix.

 

Thanks to this new crosslinking technology, the new SENOLITH® UV GLOSS LACQUER INLINE FP NDC PLUS 360430 is particularly low migration and thus ideally suited for use in the food industry.

The SENOLITH® UV FP PLUS lacquers can be processed inline as well as offline with all common standard UV lamp systems.

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TroTEMPTATION®-X – Ground breaking new film quality from TroFilms GmbH

TroFilms GmbH, based in Georgensgmünd in Germany, is launching a completely new film quality on the market under the product name TroTEMPTATION®-X with immediate effect. TroTEMPTATION®-X impresses with its appearance, special feel and the very high processing quality that is typical for TroFilms products.

Through a comprehensive research and development process, the company has succeeded in optimising the complex combination of the new production process and the coating materials used in it. This is done in such a way that an ultra-matt film quality with an extremely soft feel and a very high and uniform degree of mattness can be produced without the use of matting agents. Production tolerances can almost no longer be measured due to continuous process optimization. TroTEMPTATION®-X offers very high scratch and abrasion resistance, very good tear resistance, high resistance to sweat and fingerprints and - like almost all film qualities from TroFilms GmbH - can be overcoated with radically curing UV varnishes, hot-foil embossed and bonded (pre-tests are recommended for all further processing processes). In addition, the company has provided this film quality with a specially modified reverse side for better adhesion during the laminating process. It has optimised the coating in such a way that the ghosting images usual for such matt films in double-sided printed jobs are avoided.

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PrintCity - Food safety and premium finshing techniques at the 9th UV Days event

The members of the PrintCity Alliance are looking forward to participating in the 9th annual “UV Days” event held by their newest member, IST Metz. Two seminars will explore how to meet strict food safety requirements while using premium finishing techniques.

Tradition meets Modernity

This will be the theme of the 9th UV Days, an event which has grown to become the largest in-house trade fair for UV and LED technologies in the world. From 13 to 16 May 2019, IST Metz company grounds will once again be transformed into a hub of the UV printing industry for transferring know-how and exchanging experiences.
IST Metz joined the PrintCity Alliance last year and has now issued invitations to all members to support the UV Days 2019.
“Since its introduction in 2002 as more of a seminar with about 100 invited guests, the UV Days event has developed into the world’s largest in-house trade fair for optical systems.  We are looking forward to welcoming over 40 exhibitors and some 1,000 international visitors to our company grounds in Nürtingen, Germany. For years now, the UV Days have no longer been just an in-house fair, but rather a guarantee of first-hand expertise, a diverse programme of events, leading industry contacts, award-winning print products and a well-coordinated overall concept,” says Holger Kühn, Managing Director of Sales at IST Metz, explaining the significance of the even ...

TroFilms GmbH applying for DIN EN ISO 9001 certification

TroFilms GmbH, a medium-sized and globally operating specialist for high-quality special laminating films for the graphic arts industry based in Georgensgmünd, Germany, began preparations last summer for certification according to the DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System. Right at the beginning of the new 2019 fiscal year, the planning committee met for the first meetings, for inventory analysis and for general project planning.

This analysis and planning work should be completed by the end of January and the integration process of the QM system should start. The successful certification is planned for summer 2019. 

Ralf Troyer, Managing Director of TroFilms GmbH, on the planned measure: "The decision to have us certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001 was not really difficult for us. We have been producing high quality products since our company was founded in 2012, as entrepreneurial success is not possible without it. Managing and documenting this quality according to a new system should therefore not be a problem. Many of our major customers are also obliged in the long term to purchase exclusively from certified suppliers due to th ...

Haptic effect varnishes from WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH

Recent studies show that consumers seem to increasingly respond to haptic stimuli in product packaging and other high-quality printed products.

The harmonious finishing increases the use of tactile efforts both the brand experience and the subjective value of the product and increase the credibility of the brand as well as the attention and buying motivation of the customers. According to the recently published neuroscientific study on the effectiveness of print finishing and fine paper issued by the “Verband Druck und Medien Bayern e. V.”, it does not matter how as previously believed how harmonious and discreetly finishing are used, but only how strong and conspicuous. The study uses eye-tracking and electroencephalogram analysis (EEG) based on specially designed printing samples on different substrates and with different degrees of finishing and comes to the conclusion that with increasing degree of finishing and addressing of many senses as possible among the test persons, the attention purchase motivation, credibility and subjective value of the product increase.

 

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, based in Gerhardshofen, Franconia, is regarded as a world-renowned specialist for varnishes, flexo inks and adhesives for the graphics industry and has a very broad product range for effect a ...