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:

 

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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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Follow-up from WEILBURGER Graphics at interpack and IST UV-Days

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, based in Gerhardshofen, Franconia, can look back successfully on two trade fairs as exhibitor. The company exhibit together with the PrintCity at interpack in Düsseldorf in hall 11 booth B04 from May 4th until 10th and at the UV-Days of IST METZ GmbH in Nürtingen from May 15th until 18th.

 

While the company presented its full range of most significant varnishes, flexo colours and adhesives at interpack, the main focus at UV-Days was on the latest products of the SENOLITH® UV and SENOLIT® UV LED series. The varnish specialist also showed on the basis of filigree elaborated varnish effect samples which is possible today in the field of high gloss finishing with perfect interaction of design and most significant varnish systems.

 

Both exhibitions broke visitor records again and show that the packaging industry have never been better than today.

 

Interpack 2017: 170.500 visitors ensure for full order books of the exhibitors – internationality at record level

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WEILBURGER Graphics at the international CFTA conference

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, based in Gerhardshofen, Franconia, successfully participated at the international CFTA conference which took place in the Zámeček hotel in Mikulov, Czech Republic from April 26th until 27th. The CFTA is the Czech daughter federation of the European FTA, the European umbrella organization of the flexo industry. The FTA Europe represent the common interest of the European flexo industry and also provides a joint platform for the European flexo associations to encourage European exchanges, cooperation and general orientation of the regional offshoots. As a longstanding member of the German DFTA, WEILBURGER Graphics was invited by the Czech CFTA to present their high-quality inks and varnishes of the SENOFLEX® product classes.

 

The main objective of the two-day conference under the motto “Colourful World in Flexoprint” was to discuss current trends and market developments in the flexo industry and to explain with dedicated presentations.

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Current exhibition participations of WEILBURGER Graphics

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH is also active at divers further national and international exhibitions besides to the interpack which is taking place in Dusseldorf from May 4th until 10th 2017. Thus, the company already exhibit from March 26th until 29th this year together with their local sales partner Anoop Plastic Products TRD. EST at the Gulf Print & Pack in Dubai. In addition to the overall programme of the Franconian varnish specialist, the company’s new Diamond Matt process was presented for the first time on a folding box especially produced for the fair. For the first-time Diamond Matt allowed an excellent scratch and rub resistance with a high matt level for carton based folding boxes. Additional to the Diamond Matt process this folding box was also used a foliation pure UV hybrid lacquer effects in the eight-color printing (at the company’s pure UV hybrid lacquer systems the printing unit is also a UV lacquer and therefore reduces the yellowing at the hybrid applications known from the common oil-based varnishes).

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Harris & Bruno Demonstrates ExcelCoat at China Print

Success Continues as More Chinese Printers Rely on ExcelCoat’s Throughput and Reliability

Harris & Bruno International announces they will demonstrate an ExcelCoat ZR30 offline coater for UV and AQ coatings at China Print May 9–13.

On display will be ExcelCoat’s chamber/anilox metering system that excels at applying UV, AQ, primer, soft touch, matte, and other high-end particulate coatings. An optional Corona Treatment Unit helps primers and coatings adhere to synthetics, metals, and other substrates or inks traditionally difficult for adhesion. The ability to save 50 jobs delivers easy repeatability and minimal downtime.

“We have many fully loaded, automatic ExcelCoats installed into the region,” said Ya-Ping Zhou, H&B Greater China Operations Director. “These customers have been able to take on new AQ soft touch applications, increase production capacity, and reduce operational costs. ExcelCoats have also enabled these customers to pre-treat all digital stock and enhance digital printing quality.”

As one of HP’s preferred partners, the ExcelCoat offline coater will be on demonstration in HP’s pavilion, Booth E1-001.

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Austria: dua Druckfarben now operates as Epple Druckfarben Österreich GmbH

As of now dua Druckfarben Produktions- und Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH, Wien, operates under the name Epple Druckfarben Österreich GmbH. The Austrian company distributes the complete product portfolio of printing inks and var-nishes of the brand Epple.

In the wake of their realignment Epple Druckfarben AG, Neusaess, want to strengthen clearly their position also in the Austrian market. In the course of a change of name therefore the company name of the Austrian subsidiary was unified corresponding to the German parent company. As of now “dua Druckfarben Produktions- und Ver-triebsgesellschaft mbH“, Wien, is „Epple Druckfarben Österreich GmbH“. Managing director Gunther Gerlach welcomes the step:”The Austrian printing market and the cus-tomers now identify us precisely as their distribution partner for the high-quality printing inks and varnishes of Epple. For our customers there is no change except the name. Our proven team of the former dua consults in the usual competent way on all ques-tions concerning ink systems and provides appropriate technical service”. The fast ser-vice also includes the prompt supply of the requested ink respectively varnish. Epple Druckfarben Österreich therefore uses an own mixing station for spot colours. Due to the quality-awareness and the innovative spirit of the Austrian sheetfed offset printers Epple also expects great interest in innovations such ...

The PrintCity Alliance will be at Interpack 2017 with a new partner and innovative samples

The members of the PrintCity Alliance will be exhibiting at their shared stand at Interpack under the theme “Food Safety and Finishing”. Appearing with them for the first time is Epple Druckfarben AG, a global printing ink supplier based in Neusäss, Germany, which is also joining the Alliance.

Food safety and print finishing


Food safety is becoming an increasingly important topic. Tightened European regulations heighten demands not only on the products used, but also on the production and logistics processes.
They impact both the food packaging itself and increasingly also print products with which children above all come into contact.
Numerous samples at the trade show demonstrate that such regulations are no obstacle to print finishing with strong visual and haptic effects, including the MÜESLOVE system solution for cereals presented in 2016 and brand-new packaging for sweets.
 


Epple Druckfarben AG joins the PrintCity Alliance


Epple Druckfarben AG will be appearing at Interpack for the first time and as part of the PrintCity Alliance.
“Inks for food packaging are non-migrating, organoleptically neutral and guarantee the highest quality standards in terms of colour intensity, precision and printability. We look forward to joining the PrintCity Alliance and welcoming brand-name manufacturers, printing companies and agencies to our shared stand,” said Gunther Gerlac ...

WEILBURGER Graphics reprint the product class manual

In the course of the Corporate Design relaunch of Weilburger at drupa 2016, WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, based in Gerhardshofen, has now reprint the proven and informative product class manual in a new design and with updated as well as complemented information.

Clearly structured in particular product classes from varnishes, flexo inks and adhesives, interested parties can obtain further information about applications, food suitability, possible applications and available products. In addition, the informative ident number system of WEILBURGER Graphics, which was introduced in 2011 and on the basis of the order number of the products also conclusions about its characteristics are to be drawn, will be again exactly explained. Extensive information about the certificate of conformity for low-migration products as well as further safety precautions of the company for the safe use in the food industry of its products up to planning and application security complete informative the manual.

 

Arno Dürr, Sales Director of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH about the new reprinted manual: “Since 2011, we have been circulating our product class manual and since that time our customers repeatedly signaled us that the manual is used by the purchaser and advisors from our customers as helpful tool, which makes us very happy. Thus it was clear that we will reprint this brochure also in the new corporate design with updated ...