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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.“


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 contributed to this success, where we had the pleasure to present our goods as well as the other members of PrintCity at our common both. However also our new corporate identity presented at drupa as well as our latest products and systems were highly appreciated and our 22-man-team had barely time to ...

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 characteristics:

  • The rub resistance of the inks is greatly improved when they are combined with this extender instead of with a conventional extender
  • This means that in many cases a subsequent over-coating can be spared



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 help of samples it will be explained: WHAT can be done and WHY should a brand owner do it?
The presentation will be followed by more technical seminars with details about HOW the techniques can be successfully implemented.


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 inks

·   excellent bonding

·   tested for migration properties by an independent institution


Successful FachPack debut for WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH

By its own statements, WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH based in Gerhardshofen, Franconia can look back on a very successful FachPack-exhibition debut. For the first time this year, they presented together with members of the PrintCity Allianz their comprehensive product and service range within the range of water-based dispersion coatings and UV-curing lacquers, flexo inks and adhesives for the graphic industry to an interested audience of experts.

This year, the exhibition was able to register more than 43.000 visitors primarily from Germany and the surrounding neighboring countries. With a total of 1.565 companies, the number of exhibitors could also be increased by almost 10 % compared with the previous year.


Arno Dürr, Sales Director of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH about the participation in the exhibition: “After we always combined the FachPack only with a special framework programme for our customers, we were represented as exhibitor at Nuremberg for the first time this year and can register this as great success for our company. There were enormous crowds at our stand on all three days and the spectrum of the technically experienced interested people ranged from creative people to packaging printers, finisher and converters as well as great brand owners.” Günter Korbacher, Managing Director of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH complemented: “The participation in the exhibition together with the members of the PrintCity was paying off doubly for us: In addition to the slightly lower costs, of course we also could offer a much greater range of information around the packaging ...

WEILBURGER Graphics invited its worldwide partners

For the second time, WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH invited from 28th until 29th of September its worldwide partners to it premises at Gerhardshofen, Franconia. Also in this year more than thirty partners from twenty-five nations accepted the invitation. These included: Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Finland, Israel, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand and Turkey.

Also in this year, the basis of the meeting was to advise an even closer cooperation with all partners, to present in detail the extensive portfolio with more than 3,000 products and to highlight the trends and opportunities of the current market in order to effectively maximize the success of all partners.

After the event’s official greeting and an overview about the sales activities in the two previous years by Arno Dürr, Sales Director of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH as well as the company presentation by Günter Korbacher, Managing Director of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, the following topics were dealt with:



For the first time, WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH exhibit together with their Thai sales partner K.W.S. Supply Co. LTD. at the PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL in Bangkok from 26th until 29th of August this year.


The Pack Print International (PPI) is an international exhibition for the packaging and printing technology organized by the Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and tries to operate the packaging and printing industry particular in Southeast Asia and neighboring countries. The fair pays special attention on the integration of packaging and printing technology whereby processes can be simplified and more efficient. Since its debut in 2007, the Pack Print International has developed to the most important exhibition for the printing and packaging in Asia and takes place every two years.


K.W.S. Supply Co. LTD. is the sales partner of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH for the Thai market since 2014 and specifically focused on the packaging sector. The company is known for its excellent customer and delivery service and provides together with the WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH a comprehensive training service. K.W.S. Supply Co. LTD. distributes the whole ...

PrintCity - Lifestyle muesli on the breakfast table with 3D printing

First presented at the Packaging Inspiration Forum in Hamburg (report to follow), the existing samples have now been expanded to include a tray produced by 3D printing. The latest PrintCity Alliance project illustrates every aspect of a food packaging on the basis of an intelligent system solution for cereals: food safety and protective mechanisms, handling, branding, finishing and production. As a result, all the participants in the value chain are equally addressed: brandowners, agencies and designers, printers and converters.

Visualisation and rapid prototyping
3D printing is ideally suited not only to visualising complete concepts in their entirety on a monitor, but also to turning them into "hands-on" reality.
"We've only just begun to sound out the possibilities this technology offers in packaging development," says Alexander Dort, Head Designer of the PrintCity Alliance who was also responsible for the production of these trays on its own 3D printers. "But even this first example demonstrates the enormous potential. The folding cartons only develop their full impact in conjunction with the tray, and the interplay of packaging and tray can already be optimised during the design phase and fine-tuned for subsequent industrial production."

Multisensory approach and packaging concept
Different kinds of finishing were skilfully combined in production.
This deliberately high degree of finishing shows how the intrinsic value of a product presentation can be enhanced by upgrading the product packaging, thus making it possible to attract greater attention at the POS. Cost-efficient production ensures suitability for the mass marke ...

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH at the FachPack 2015 in Nuremberg

This year, WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH exhibits together with the PrintCity Alliance at the FachPack 2015 from 29th September until 01st October in Nuremberg. The shared stand will be located in hall 7A at booth 236.


In 2015 the FachPack writes the 36th year of exhibition and can look back on a fantastic success story. It all started in 1979 at the Nuremberg Exhibition centre with 80 exhibitors. Approximately 2.000 visitors came to the former packaging exhibition, which was named FachPack from 1982 on. There were 1.440 exhibitors and 34.598 visitors in 2013 and therefore the FachPack has become one of the leading European trade fairs all around packaging. A look back on the year 2013 makes you look forward to the FachPack 2015:

  • 92 % of the exhibitors were able to establish new business contacts
  • 95 % of the exhibitors were able to reach their most important target groups
  • 95 % of the exhibitors were satisfied with the organization and the services
  • 96 % of the visitors were satisfied with the information and contact opportunities at the booths

Arno Dürr, Sales Director of WEILBURGER Gr ...

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