New low-migration blister coating from WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH

The company has developed a new coating formulation for blister coatings with optimized processing parameters in close collaboration with its customers.

The resulting low migration coating is now available under the product identifier SENOLITH® WB BLISTER COATING FP NDC 359503.

 

Due to the new formulation, this coating can be processed at activation temperatures of 145 °C at high cycle rates in the blister process.

 

Further advantages of the SENOLITH® WB BLISTER COATING FP NDC 359503 are:

  • Sealability with all common blister foils
  • Good bond adhesion
  • Less influence of temperature on the blister film and the product
  • Energy saving due to low activation temperature
  • Potential increase in productivity by reducing cycle times
  • Safe inline processing on the printing machine

 

The SENOLITH® WB BLISTER COATING FP NDC 359503 was successfully tested by various customers of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH during the introductory phase and was approved. An official certificate of compliance by an independent testing institute for the use of the coating in indirect food contact is also already available and can be requested from WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH if required.

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TroPROTECT®-X MATT – Brand new film grades from TroFilms GmbH

The German TroFilms GmbH, based in Georgensgmünd in Central Franconia, is launching a new film quality with immediate effect. Under the product name TroPROTECT®-X MATT, the film specialist has developed and lead to market an excimer film, meeting all the requirements of modern film applications.

In addition to a very high scratch and abrasion resistance at high matt grades with only 4.5 gloss levels (measured at 60 ° and a manufacturing tolerance of less than ± 1 gloss points) and excellent feel, this film quality can also convince by good tear resistance and very good processing qualities. Furthermore, the TroPROTECT®-X MATT is basically hot foil stampable like almost all foils of the TroFilms GmbH, can be overcoated with radically curing UV lacquers and glued (preliminary tests are recommended for all processing processes).

 

Ralf Troyer, Managing Director of TroFilms GmbH on the new TroPROTECT®-X MATT film: "Based on the requirements of the market and special wishes of our customers, we have developed the TroPROTECT®-X MATT film, our first film in the excimer UV process. In contrast to conventional matting processes, this process does not involve the addition of matting agents but instead produces the mattness of the coating surface by means of excimer radiation optimally matched to the surface coating. As a result, a high degree of scratch and scrub resistance and excellent processability can be guarante ...

WEILBURGER Graphics launches new, low-migration UV lacquer line

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, based in Gerhardshofen, Franconia, has been succeeded a breakthrough in the production of low-migration UV lacquers.

The company is now launching an UV lacquer, which is no longer based on “classical photoinitiator”, under the new product class SENOLITH® UV FP PLUS. The UV lacquer technology used for the first time in this new product eliminates the need for low-molecular photoinitiators, e.g. benzophenone or 4-methylbenzphenon, which minimize the migration of fission products. The use of low-molecular compounds < 1000 Dalton is omitted here. The UV irradiation initiates a self-crosslinking process which results in to a high crosslinking density of the polymer matrix.

The new SENOLITH® UV GLOSS LACQUER INLINE FP NDC PLUS 360430 is particularly low migration due to this new crosslinking technology. The SENOLITH® UV FP PLUS lacquers can be processed inline as well as offline with all common standard UV lamp systems.

 

All classical advantages of UV lacquer systems such as:

  • Immediately curing
  • Immediately further processing possible (inline)
  • No powder application in sheetfed offset
  • 100 % systems (solvent-free, no VOC-emissions)
  • Very high gloss, higher mechanical and chemical ...

manroland web systems and Goss intend to combine

Business combination for global market presence, broad product range and comprehensive long-term stable customer support in the web printing market.

manroland web systems and Goss International’s printing press business (“Goss”), both manufacturers and service providers of web offset printing systems for newspapers, commercial products and packaging, are planning to combine their complementary businesses. The combined company will benefit from the companies’ complementary geographic footprints, create extensive synergies, ensure long-term viability, and provide value-oriented solutions, especially in the area of aftermarket ​​services. In the future, the new entity will be a strong business partner to all international web printers. Subject to regulatory approval, the merger is expected to be completed by the middle of 2018. The Contiweb business of Goss International is not included in this transaction.

 

Shaping the future through targeted consolidation of two strong companies

Alexander Wasserman, CEO of manroland: “manroland is on the path for continued success. We want to continue to develop this path by creating synergies, fostering the further development of our R&D activities and strengthening our innovation focus. Our customers will be able to c ...

WEILBURGER Graphics launches new film laminating adhesive

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, based in Gerhardshofen, Franconia, has developed a new, self-cross-linking film laminating adhesive for use in the indirect food packaging. In contrast to the previous two-component adhesives, this new generation of self-cross-linking film laminating adhesive guaranteed initial and final adhesive even without the addition of hardener. The adhesive is embossing-proof and creasing able and can be optionally processed for the application with special films. Another advantage of the new SENOBOND® WB FILM LAMINATING ADHESIVE FP NDC 375224 is the common chemical basis of the new adhesive with the already established SENOBOND® WB FILM LAMINATING ADHESIVE 375207. Thus, the expensive wash cycle can be omitted when converting the adhesive plant to packaging which are not suitable for food packaging which again saves time and money.

 

The new SENOBOND® WB FILM LAMINATING ADHESIVE FP NDC 375224 is available with immediate effect. Related data sheets, application instructions and the certificate of compliance for the adhesive can be requested over WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH.

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GGP Media replaces digital letterpress printing line in Pößneck with manroland web systems solutions

manroland web systems, the global market leader in web offset is setting the standards in digital finishing yet again. The Augsburg based manufacturer has proven this in the last few years, with successful installations of the FoldLine and FormerLine digital finishing lines. The systems are so effective and fast, they have convinced renowned digital printing companies like GGP Media, a subsidiary of the Bertelsman Printing Group. And that’s not all: In addition, manroland web systems provides software and workflow solutions for complete networking of the whole press room – even offset presses can be incorporated from now on. In Pößneck, the system of a competitor for a letterpress line is currently being replaced with a solution from Augsburg.

In the past few years, manroland web systems has successfully enhanced its practical competence for digital printing. With the help of its in-house know-how, the digital finishing modules FoldLine and FormerLine were developed. What’s more: With complete workflow solutions, manroland web systems is a trailblazer for total networking in many press rooms and in demand worldwide. At drupa 2016, manroland web systems demonstrated its growing capabilities and could consequently generate many new projects. GGP Media, for instance, now counts on the competence of the Augsburg based company in its plant in Pößneck and is replacing a complete competitor system with manroland web systems solutions.

“manroland web systems has not only produced a more productive and faster system with 1000 feet/min. – what convinces us most are the workflow solutions, which enable us to network the complete press room – and this does not only concern digital printing, but can also integrate offset”, says Martin Hawich, production/technology manager. “The integration of the complete plant offers our customers immense advantages. The trend is clearly mo ...

The 3rd Worldwide Partners Meeting of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH

Gerhardshofen, November 17th 2017 – From November 6th – 7th, WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, based in Gerhardshofen, Franconia, has now hosted its Worldwide Partners Meeting for the third time which takes place every two years. All of the company’s worldwide sales partners will be invited to a joint networking event to introduce new products from the globally operating specialist for varnishes, inks and adhesives for the printing industry and to exchange information on trends in the printing industry as well as the direct contact and to support the exchange of all sales partners. Also, this year the event was very well attended and only very few sales partners were unable to attend due to scheduling or political reasons.

This year, the partners came from Brazil, China, Finland, France, Iran, Israel, Italy, Columbia, Latvia, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Czech Republic, Hungary as well as United Arab Emirates.

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Heidelberg receives award as founding member of the DFTA at the ProFlex 2017

  • For 25 years Heidelberg is member of the DFTA
  • About € 1 million has already been donated to flexo projects by DFTA members
  • Customers benefit from the ongoing development of flexographic printing

Today flexographic printing is an accepted printing process that meets the highest requirements regarding print quality. The members of the DFTA association have certainly made a decisive contribution here. Especially the activities to develope flexographic printing and reach the image of a simple, cost-effective printing process for e.g. folding carton packaging and labels as a high-quality printing process.

Since more than 25 years Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is member of the DFTA association, which was founded in 1979. Since then, a contribution of almost 1 million € has been made by the members of the association to support the development, analysis of new techniques, support for education and training as well as general promotion of flexo research projects in flexographic printing.

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Successful fourth SENOFLEX®-Workshop of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH

This year, the fourth SENOFLEX®-Workshop of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, based in Gerhardshofen, Franconia, was again a great success. Almost forty participants attended the event and were able to discuss the latest trends, products and solutions in the range of the increasingly strong flexo printing.

Also, this year the company invited top-class guest lecturer in addition to their own lectures. A main theme of the event was finished and high-valued packaging. Trends from the online trading were highlighted, solutions and feasibility scenarios were demonstrated as well as possibilities for their qualitative implementation. Together with the production partner Flint, Göpfert, Metsä Board, PANFLEX and THIMM a high-valued dispatch packaging was particular produced for the workshop in double-sided flexo post print with overall five inks and two coatings as well as a high finished corrugated board poster in black and gold with gloss coating and a haptic SENOSOFT® WB matt coating. The latter was printed at Göpfert live on a Göpfert – Caseline Model CL 11/25 – P Evolution Flowbelt Technology with direct-drive technology and vacuum transport on the second day of the event.

 

The program of the workshop:

 

Thursday

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Slovenska Grafia orders further LITHOMAN commercial press for Bratislava

By ordering a 32 page long grain commercial press, Slovenska Grafia, which is the leading heatset printer in Slovakia, invests in the latest web offset technology. After a huge investment in two highly productive LITHOMAN presses in 2011, the new LTHOMAN now replaces an older 16-page press. This is a further step of the printing company towards high volume commercial printing and to secure their leading market position.

The highly automated 32 page printing system enables highest efficiency and offers flexible production possibilities, especially for the dynamic market sector of magazines and catalogs with small runs. For this, the new press is perfectly equipped: with a cylinder circumference of 1156 mm, a web width of 965 mm, a manroland web systems reel splicer RSC 15, 4 printing units and the fully automatic plate change APL. The manroland web systems Inline Control Systems for ink density (IDC m), color register (IRC) and cutoff register (ICC) ensure highest printing quality and lowest waste rates. As well part of the equipment: the latest generation of PECOM-X.

With the investment decision, Slovenska Grafia gives a clear statement for the future of their industrial print production in Bratislava. “We have been able to strengthen our market position steadily due to courageous investments during the last years. We are consequently continuing this journey now by investing in a premium product from the world market leader in web offset printing“, Rudolf Rosskopf, CEO of Slovenska Grafia comments on the decision for the LITHOMAN.

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