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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 ...

PrintCity: FachPack 2018 – Design, Added Value & Production

The PrintCity Alliance will be further expanding its activities for FachPack 2018 and not only exhibiting at its shared stand in the PackBox, but also hosting a seminar on “Packaging design, finishing and production”. The Alliance’s two, newest members, epple and IST Metz, will be joining the team for the first time.

Innovations without having to go far

The Alliance will be exhibiting its latest joint project, a multi-part, highly finished luxury package for a cosmetic product, and a number of other current products and solutions:

Cartonboard with ecological barriers, digital finishing, brand protection, an extremely low-migration UV gloss lacquer, inks for inside package printing and a virtual reality headset produced with UV technology.

At the shared stand, visitors can see a complete range of innovations without having to go far.

 

Seminar: “Packaging design, finishing and production”

The seminar will address the following questions based on numerous samples and practical examples:

How can a brand be ideally positioned at the POS? What impact does e-commerce have on packaging? What new technologies can help me position my product more effectively? What options exist for communicating directly with customers? What role can digital printing play?

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UV specialist IST METZ strengthens PrintCity Alliance

UV specialist IST METZ has been a member of the PrintCity Alliance since 1 January 2018. The machine systems provider, based in Nürtingen, Germany, has already participated in the first few events of the year, including the 5th Packaging Inspiration Forum in Hamburg and Packaging Innovations in Warsaw and Zürich.

UV competence strengthens the Network

True to company slogan “energy in light”, IST METZ invests its energy in a range of systems all centred on special light sources. For over 40 years, IST METZ has been manufacturing systems for curing print products and coatings with UV light, though the organisation has long stood for more than just its traditional UV lamp technology. “By joining the PrintCity Alliance, we are looking forward to both strengthening and benefiting from its network and event partnership,” says Jens Langer, Sales Director at IST METZ. “What impressed us most about the PrintCity Alliance was the diverse possibilities it offers for keeping ourselves and our customers up-to-date on the market and current trends in the graphic arts industry,” Langer says.

 

IST METZ closes a gap in the portfolio of members

IST METZ has also contributed its expertise to the latest joint projects. In the interplay between substrates, inks, foils, coatings and pigments, the quality of the curing process has a critical impact on a number of things, including good downstream finishing. In joining the Allianc ...

The TroFilms GmbH at LUXE PACK Shanghai

TroFilms GmbH, based in Georgensgmünd in central Franconia, can look back on a very successful trade fair participation as an exhibitor at LUXE PACK Shanghai.

Together with the Chinese partner Leading Technologies Co., Ltd. (LEADINGTECH) and the company WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, an internationally renowned manufacturer of varnishes, flexo-inks and adhesives for the graphics industry from the Franconian town Gerhardshofen, TroFilms GmbH attended for the fourth time this year in China. The well-attended LUXE PACK Shanghai, which took place at the Shanghai Exhibition Center this year from 11 to 12 April, once again proved to be an excellent choice for talking to Asian printing companies, refiners, agencies and branded companies and for planning joint projects. At the two-day show, TroFilms presented its well-known and established film products, including TroPROTECT®, a scratch-resistant matt film and TroTEMPTATION®, a scratch and abrasion-reduced matt film with a special haptic effect; both are available for three different application methods (wet laminating, thermal laminating and thermal laminating for digital printing). Furthermore, the company presented its TroPURELINE® films with different structural effects as well as the newly developed TroPROTECT®-X excimer matt films, which are highly scratch-resistant with a gl ...

5th Packaging Inspiration Forum: Trends and Consumer Behaviour

Trends in the packaging industry and the increasingly rapid changes in consumer behaviour were the overriding themes at the 5th Packaging Inspiration Forum, held by the PrintCity Alliance in Hamburg on 26 and 27 February 2018.

The one-and-a-half days of the event offered an ideal opportunity for further discussion of the presentations, breakout and panel sessions. The event achieved 150 visitors, a record number. As in previous years, the Grand Elysée Hotel was the ideal venue.

 

Trends in the packaging industry and consumer behaviour

Trends in society are changing at a breathtaking rate, heading consistently in multiple, often seemingly contradictory, directions. It is consequently becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish between real trends and hypes. Technical development, very largely driven by digitisation, is likewise making rapid progress.

In a series of presentations, the speakers approached these topics from widely different angles, thus providing inspiration and ideas. The subjects addressed in this context included not only changes in society, but also e-commerce, digital printing, Industry 4.0 and new finishing technologies. Because there are no stock answers, ideas and options for business action could only emerge from a discussion of a broad range of viewpoints.

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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 ...

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