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 ...

A printing technology bull's eye: The new book about Zlatan Ibrahimović

A heavyweight of the football world certainly deserves a weighty book: “I am Football” is the title of the latest publication about Zlatan Ibrahimović, the Swedish footballing superstar. The sporting book can boast a proud weight of 1,770 grams. Printed in Latvia by Livonia Print, the book scores with an elegant design, heavy in pictures, which are in addition to the CMY colours in particular printed in black and gold printing inks from Epple. Quality print promotes sales.

Labiink from Riga who is Epple Druckfarben AG’s sales partner in the Baltic States, expended enormous energy in the printing project “I am Football” and the corresponding ink supplies. Because many tons of sheet offset printing inks from Epple had to be ready for implementation in printing the initial print run of 200,000 books. The production of the book lasted 4 weeks. The central colours for the print on uncoated natural paper were a special CMY colour palette from the Livonia printing house, seven tons of black printing ink and 260 kilograms of Pantone Gold 871. The metallic tones had to be present as they were used for the 2011 biography “I am Zlatan Ibrahimović” which became a bestseller worldwide, with its black/gold cover. Not only does the footballer stand out from the crowd by scoring unbelievable goals, he can now expect to be a candidate for Book of the Year with “I am Football”.

 

Published by the Bonnier Fakta publishing house in Stockholm, the book initially went into the starting blocks in November 2018 in eight languages in eight markets: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, France, ...

Two new SENOFLEX® WB OPAQUE WHITES from WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, based in Gerhardshofen, Franconia, has now developed two new opaque white products to provide its offset and flexo printing customers with solutions for the ongoing trend towards low-cost and recycled substrates with non-white surfaces.

SENOFLEX® WB OPAQUE WHITE 395800 is an opaque white specially formulated for application via a coating unit in offset printing. Depending on the press configuration, this opaque white can be applied inline in an upstream coating unit or offline via a first press run prior to actual printing. This opaque white has been developed to meet the highest demands and offers excellent opacity and a brilliant white even with a single pass. The degree of whiteness can be controlled by the amount of ink to be applied, depending on the requirements of the design and the substrate used. The increasingly used uncoated, single-coated and open-pored substrates become very good and dot-sharp overprintable due to the flat application of the opaque white.

 

SENOFLEX® WB OPAQUE WHITE 395802 is an opaque white that was developed for flexographic printing, in particular for corrugated post-printing, and enables printers to reproduce monochrome white information and designs, especially for grey and brown board. This flexo opaque white is currently not intended for overprinting or use in a mixing circuit with other ink systems, such as the various SENOFLEX® ink serie ...

The 14. Franconian Lacquer Specialties of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH

The coating, adhesive and flexo ink specialist for the graphic industry, WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, based in Gerhardshofen Franconia, invited again this year to the annually organized Franconian Lacquer Specialties.

Also this year the event was a great success again. More than sixty invited guests accepted the invitation on October 25th and were treated to the latest trends and developments in the packaging industry in a relaxed atmosphere by top-class guest speakers and company employees.

 

The detailed program:

 

09:30          Welcoming the guests,

                   Günter Korbacher, Arno Dürr,

                   WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH

 

10:00          Lecture „Neuromarketing study“,

                   Prof. Dr. Kai-Markus Müller,

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Official inauguration ceremony of TroFilms GmbH

TroFilms GmbH, based in Georgensgmünd, Germany, moved into its new company building in the summer of 2017. Now, after a good year, the film specialist invited to its official inauguration ceremony.

More than 50 invited customers, business partners and competitors accepted the personal invitation and congratulated Ralf Troyer, Managing Director of TroFilms GmbH and his team, on their successful move into the futuristic new company building.


After the obligatory champagne reception and an extensive welcoming ceremony, at which Ralf Troyer did not miss the opportunity to welcome all guests personally, a guided tour through the new halls followed. Ralf Troyer used this opportunity to introduce his guests to the new production and storage capacities of TroFilms GmbH, the new administration tract as well as the new laboratory, which all had been greatly expanded from the former location. Ralf Troyer concluded the company tour with an impressive live demonstration of the company's possibilities for quality assurance as well as research and development of new products using a 3D microscope and many other measuring and testing systems. During dinner, the successful entrepreneur did not miss the opportunity to introduce his international guests to each other and to point out that in the film industry you have to operate more like a family than as a fierce compe ...

New Coating Quantity Calculator from WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, a globally renowned manufacturer of coatings, water based flexo inks and adhesives based in Gerhardshofen, Franconia, has now put a new coating quantity calculator online.

The coating quantity calculator enables the company's customers to calculate the coating quantities required for print jobs quickly and easily using given print job parameters. In addition to the sheet format, the area coverage for coating and the running length, including make ready and expected waste sheets, the anilox rollers used are also considered. The most common anilox rollers with GTT, Hexagonal, Hashur and ART gravures were taken into account. The coating quantity calculator also offers the option of calculating the required coating quantities for straight and perfecting jobs, if these are to be produced with the same coating and the same anilox roller, in just one calculation run. With different coatings and/or anilox rollers for perfecting, the user can also easily calculate these quantities by means of a second calculation run - without having to re-enter all parameters. Only the additional amount of coating required for filling and circulation per print run must be added by the calculator's user, as this varies depending on the system and the peripherals used - such as coating temperature control, for example. However, WEILBURGER Graphics expressly points t ...