Epple Druckfarben AG: Joachim Erlach resigns from the Executive Board

Joachim Erlach resigned from the executive board of Epple Druckfarben AG, Neusäß/Germany, with the fulfillment of his contract on August 31, 2016 as al-ready announced. His field of responsibility will be taken over by Gunther Gerlach as Chairman of the Executive Board.

With the fulfillment of his contract on August 31, 2016 Joachim Erlach resigned from the Executive Board of Epple Druckfarben AG, Neusäß/Germany. For more than 20 years he created a successful sales performance on national and international markets for the manufacturer of printing inks. On this challenging market he primed Epple in an excellent way for the future.

The supervisory board appointed Gunther Gerlach to the Chairman of the Executive Board; thereby Epple continues its generational change. Gunther Gerlach takes over with his experienced sales organization the field of responsibility of Joachim Erlach und therewith his operative tasks and customer contacts. Michael Berz, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, actively attended the assignment of duties and thanks Joachim Erlach for his tireless commitment: “His path breaking decisions and immense market knowledge are decisive for Epple Druckfarben AG being market leader for printing inks in the sheetfed offset sector in Germany. In the name of the family shareholders and the Supervisory Board I thank Joachim Erlach for his successful and sustainable contribution to the company Epple.“

Gunther Gerlach is going to enhance his extended field of tasks in the international markets and the realignment of Epple Druckfarben AG: “On the one hand we have established our new brand ide... [read more]


WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH: end results at drupa 2016

Weilburger can confirm after evaluation and care of all data of drupa 2016 that this year’s participation is again the most successful trade show of the company since drupa-debut in 1995. So that the company can look back on a continuously rising performance over now total 6 drupa-participations.

At the mid-term of drupa Weilburger could already greet more than 500 prospects and visitors to our stand. Amongst them were represented all EU countries as well as visitors from China, Australia, Iran, Taiwan, USA, Vietnam, Japan, India, Ukraine, Russia, Thailand, Latvia, Lithuania, South Africa, Israel, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Morocco, Lebanon, El Salvador, Hong Kong, UAE and south Korea. The second drupa-week could not only be confirmed but also expanded. Thus, the company came to over than 1.200 visitors from 65 countries.


Günter Korbacher about this success: “To be honest, we were overwhelmed from this enormous encouragement of our customers and prospects all over the world. Therefore our initial doubts due to our new location at hall 12 were quickly flown away. Especially the direct proximity to drupa Touchpoint Packaging certainly con... [read more]

New SENOFLEX® Inks and Coatings from WEILBURGER Graphics

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, based in Franconia (Germany) presents four new products and series from the SENOFLEX® Product range of inks and coatings for corrugated flexo.


Universal gloss coating for post-print flexo applications. 


This system has been proven in the market for a long time and distinguishes itself through the following features: 

  • Quick drying with good gloss results
  • High speed production even with low drying power
  • Outstanding for inline die-cutting processes
  • Excellent wet block resistance
  • Suitable for non-direct food contact applications
  • Superior rub and abrasion resistance



This extender was developed for applications where no varnish is applied but rub resistance above average is required.


The product stands out through the following charac... [read more]

Future Technologies and Inspiration: 5th joint appearance of the PrintCity Alliance at drupa

Under the headline Inspirational Packaging for an Attractive Future, the Alliance will showcase future technologies and solutions for the packaging industry.

Visitors will be given inspiration and a glimpse into the future of Value Added Packaging. The Alliance is seeking to continue spearheading innovation and development. Whilst the focus is on packaging, many solutions can be applied to commercial printing as well.


New location to meet brand owners and creatives

The stand will be positioned directly next to the Packaging Touchpoint in Hall 12, Stand C51 and C43.

The move from the traditional Hall 6 to this new location was made to strengthen the focus on the packaging market and to meet brand owners and creatives.


Presentations and seminars at the Packaging Touchpoint

This claim will also be underlined by the massive presence at the Touchpoint.

A presentation will show future technologies and give inspiration for creative packaging. With the he... [read more]

New low migration UV lacquers for non-absorbent substrates from WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, located in Gehardshofen (Germany) presented two new low migration UV lacquers for food packaging.


The SENOLITH® UV FP NDC product family contains UV coating systems that are certified (ISEGA/FABES) for non-direct food contact (dry, greasy, humid) The coatings are low migration and low odor.



The SENOLITH® UV FP NDC product family contains UV coating systems that are certified (ISEGA/FABES) for non-direct food contact (dry, greasy, humid) The coatings are low migration and low odor.


The products distinguish themselves through the following characteristics:

·   very good gloss level in the case of the 360447

·   very good matt level in the case of the 360446

·   good wetting over the substrate and the printing ... [read more]

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