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Alkor – sustainable printing

Sustainability has been an important concern for printers and converters for years and will have a huge impact on printing in the near future. The packaging requirements are constantly changing due to stricter marketing regulations for food safety and environmentally friendly production. Printing on bio based and eco-friendly materials and less waste during production are also challenges that printers and converters have to deal with.

Flexprinter Gears Up for Label & FlexPack Production with P7E

One of the young and most dynamic narrow web converters in the Benelux, Flexprinter has chosen to grow its business with a Mark Andy P7E at its modern production facility in Nazareth, Belgium. This start-up operation, which is the brainchild of owner and Managing Director Michaёl Thorrez, has chosen to focus on the roll-to-roll production of labels, pouches, sachets, shrink sleeves, and flow packs, as well as other flexible packaging.

BARTHEL GROUP: With quality assurance systems of the BST Group on the way to zero-defect production I

In 2013, the BARTHEL GROUP was the first label printing company in the world to commission a TubeScan digital strobe from Nyquist Systems for web inspection at its headquarters in Essen, Germany. Nyquist Systems, manufacturer of inspection systems for narrow-web printing processes, introduced this system as an alternative to conventional stroboscope lamps. Since then, the BARTHEL GROUP, which specialises in the production of self-adhesive labels of various types for a number of industries, has followed every step of the development of TubeScan systems. In the meantime, several of their printing and packaging machines are equipped with these systems for 100% inspection. Since the beginning of 2019 Nyquist Systems is part of the BST Group. The group is responsible for the worldwide sales and service of the TubeScan portfolio.

Skanem Stavanger Acquires New FA-22 from Nilpeter

Skanem Stavanger, Norway's largest producer of self-adhesive labels, has acquired a new 9-colour FA-22 from Nilpeter. In addition to providing maximum levels of stability and excellent printing results on multiple substrates, the FA-22 is a perfect fit for Skanem's commitment to sustainability, renewable products, and reusable materials.

Innovation Award at the 2019 FlexoStars for the revolutionary BOBST THQ FlexoCloud printing technology

Every year, the Association Technique française de Flexographie (ATF Flexo) delivers awards, or FlexoStars, to the best flexographic print work in France. In 2019, the jury honored Bobst Group and its partner Graphilabel with a gold Star for their THQ FlexoCloud (Très Haute Qualité) flexographic process. Five of the brand’s customers also won awards in the competition.

With Customer Care the service of Bobst Meerbusch has become more accessible and efficient

Significantly improved accessibility, more efficient use of resources, shorter response times and better prepared contact persons - with Customer Care, Bobst Meerbusch has optimised its service organisation. Since mid-2019, a team of qualified employees has been available to customers in the folding carton and corrugated board industry under the central telephone number 02159-9190 and the e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from Monday to Friday to deal with their service concerns. These employees are located in Meerbusch next door to the specialist departments of BOBST, the world's second largest sales and service company.

Successful Year for Heidelberg’s Print Media Center Atlanta with Over 1,000 Visitors in 2019

In 2019, Heidelberg’s Print Media Center Atlanta (PMC Atlanta) educated, trained, and supported nearly 1,000 printers through events, trainings, and demonstrations. PMC Atlanta is the home to Heidelberg’s North American headquarters and is the largest print demonstration center outside of Heidelberg, Germany. PMC Atlanta has partnered with and attracted customers worldwide — focusing particularly on North America.

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