Binding and converting

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bobst Group - Weedon Packaging new VISIONFOLD & VISIONCUT

Increased Business at Weedon PSC Drives Twin BOBST Purchase Including UK’s First VISIONFOLD Easyset

Weedon PSC, one of the UK’s leading corrugated packaging solution companies, has taken delivery of a new BOBST VISIONFOLD folder-gluer and a BOBST VISIONCUT diecutter. The machines are needed to meet strongly increased demand from discount retailers for Weedon PSC’s retail ready packaging. The VISIONFOLD is the first of its type in the UK and has replaced three existing machines.

“We have seen strong growth in demand for innovative corrugated packaging solutions over the past twelve months,” said John Weedon, Managing Director of Weedon PSC. “Within this growth there has been a noticeable increase in orders for retail ready packaging. To satisfy this increased level of business we need to expand our conversion capacity, which is why we have ordered a VISIONFOLD and VISIONCUT from BOBST.”

The VISIONFOLD is a 170 cm wide Easyset version of the folder-gluer, the first of its type to be installed in the UK. The Easyset system does away with the need for cranks and spindles to set the machine, the operator simply pushing the carriers into position by hand. The folder-gluer also features BOBST’s Accufeed ...

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG - Faster, More Efficient Production for Italian Print Shop with One of the First Diana X 115

  • Productivity boosted thanks to shorter makeready times and increased output
  • Unusual carton layouts create added value for end customers
  • Success for Heidelberg on the packaging market
Italian packaging print shop Cartotecnica Grafica Vicentina (CGV) is boosting its global production operations with one of the first Diana X 115 folder gluers from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). In comparative testing with a competitor's product, the Diana X 115 scored highly with its production of sophisticated folding cartons and high productivity. "Another reason we opted for this product is the professional advice and high level of service that Heidelberg can offer us," explains Luigi Campagnaro, owner of CGV after the machine has been installed. Thanks to intensive preparatory and on-the-job training provided by Heidelberg engineers, machine operators are now able to get the most out of the Diana X 115. ...

Müller Martini - UPP in Abu Dhabi Extends Its Three Newspaper Inserting Lines with a ValueLiner Card Gluer

Attractive Advertising Opportunities on Newspaper Products

As well as commissioning a third SLS3000 newspaper inserting system from Muller Martini, United Printing and Publishing in Abu Dhabi, is also getting ready to add a ValueLiner to its collection by the end of this year. The new card gluer from Muller Martini offers UPP some attractive opportunities for advertising on the front and back pages of newspaper products.

The ValueLiner will increase UPP's flexibility for publisher marketing, and promises the organization an attractive ROI as well as additional added value in the mailroom. The "eye-catcher" effect on the front or back page of a newspaper, generates high response rates and makes this form of advertising extremely attractive to advertisers. UPP also benefits from the fact that the ValueLiner can be integrated into an SLS3000 inserting line as a component of the modular mailroom concept from Muller Martini.

In 2007, Abu Dhabi's biggest newspaper publisher – producer of the Arabic newspaper “Al Ittihad” and the new English-language daily “The National” – opted for a Muller Martini solution as a replacement for its existi ...

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG - Up to 30 Percent Increase in Customer Productivity Thanks to Oblong Feeding for Folding

  • Available for buckle plate folders in the Stahlfolder TH and TD series
  • Optimum folding quality thanks to production at low sheet speed coupled with high cycle rate
  • Change in folding layout saves both paper and time
Customers now have the opportunity to significantly increase the productivity of their buckle plate folders in the Stahlfolder TH and TD series. This is possible thanks to two new steps introduced by developers at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) - the sheet to be folded is simply rotated 90 degrees at the feeder and a new pneumatic twin lay system has been implemented before the second folding unit. As a result of the sheet's shorter feed length at the same press speed, the performance is increased by around 30 percent depending on the sheet format.

Before the new pneumatic twin lay system was implemented, the problem of the extra speed generated by oblong feeding impacted on the second unit. Although the reduced feed length had a positive effect on the feeder and first parallel folding unit, the full feed length still had to be transported a ...

The BOBST REGISTRON S 5050 Register Data Analyser lets you monitor, analyze, and improve productivity

Inline printing and converting processes are subject to a number of factors which create peaks and troughs in both production and quality. These include variations in web tension, print settings, embossing cylinder settings, ink solvent levels, substrate types, and substrate quality. Most of the adjustments made on the press are carried out based on the operator’s experience, rather than by following a set of laid down procedures, making a clear understanding of which corrective actions have been successful difficult to gain. The majority of the process instabilities suffered have an impact on register, which is why BOBST Web-Fed Solutions has developed the REGISTRON S 5050 Register Data Analyzer. The system gives users a better understanding of the influence of these factors on register by providing a powerful process visualization tool.

Available as an optional feature for the S 5100 register control system, the system allows users to see, at a glance, press speed and lateral and longitudinal register variations in printing, embossing, and converting. Such data, which can be stored in the unit for more than seven d ...


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BOBST: New developments in the diecutting of corrugated board with the VISIONCUT

The latest BOBST Autoplaten® arrival is a flatbed diecutter designed to deliver quality diecutting for corrugated board, nano & microflute, double wall, and litho-laminate.

A number of features contribute to making the BOBST VISIONCUT the best flat-bed diecutter in its category, not least of which are its highly competitive price and its 4,800 sheets per hour production speed. In terms of job changeovers, the VISIONCUT has carefully thought out ergonomics that ensure a particularly productive workflow, and which makes it possible to change jobs in less than 10 minutes. Especially robust construction ensures maximum uptime and the cherry on the cake is its precise cut-to-print register, which can be further enhanced when equipped with the Power Register system. The design of BOBST corrugated diecutters has been extensively rethought and this new line benefits from developments made when The Next Generation machines were introduced in 2008.  ...
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