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T.CON receives SAP Award for excellent mill expertise in Germany
  Tuesday 25 June 2019, Companies/Markets
  For the first time, SAP SE has recognised the excellent industry expertise of T.CON GmbH & Co. KG (Plattling, Germany) in the mill industry sector in Germany. T.CON can now use the certificate "SAP Recognised Expertise in the mill products industry in Germany".  read more >>

T.CON is expanding to Asia – in partnership with Pacific Textiles
  Thursday 13 June 2019, Companies/Markets
  T.CON GmbH & Co. KG (Plattling, Germany) has acquired a new implementation partner for products like its TRIM Suite: Chinese textile manufacturer Pacific Textiles. Businesses in the region generate considerable demand for specialised industry expertise for their SAP projects.  read more >>

Leonhard Kurz acquires finishing machinery business from Steinemann
  Friday 7 June 2019, Companies/Markets
  The coating manufacturer Leonhard Kurz (Fürth, Germany) has taken over the print finishing division of the Swiss mechanical engineering company Steinemann Technology. In future, the division will be managed as an independent subsidiary under the Kurz umbrella. Kurz intends to maintain and expand its location in St. Gallen; products will continue to be sold under the Steinemann brand and complement the Kurz Digital Metal product family. The Steinemann range of finishing machines is to be continued in its entirety and supplemented by additional services. The current range includes the Colibri full-surface coating system with roller unit for UV coating and the dmax digital inkjet coating system for spot and relief coating, which can be expanded to include the dfoil module for digital metallization.  read more >>

Four new KAMPF machines for Fujian Billion in China
  Tuesday 28 May 2019, Companies/Markets
  2019 got off to a successful start for Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik's (Wiehl, Germany) long-standing partnership with Fujian Billion High-tech Material Industry CO. LTD. Fujian Billion invested in four new BOPET lines and once more relies on KAMPF for its slitting and winding technology. After challenging negotiations, the contract between KAMPF and Fujian Billion for the supply of four Universal 89/12 slitting machines was signed. The slitters will be delivered in the middle of 2020.  read more >>

ROTOCONTROL joins forces with Screen Graphic Solutions in hybrid label printing and finishing
  Monday 27 May 2019, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  ROTOCONTROL International GmbH (Linau, Germany) has teamed up with Screen Graphic Solutions, a subsidiary of SCREEN Holdings (Kyoto, Japan) to combine digital and flexo label print and finishing technologies into a singly hybrid solution. This joint initiative was introduced during Screen Europe's inaugural LabelFest open house held 15-16 May in Amstelveen, The Netherlands.  read more >>

BOBST: Labels as outriders in the development of the packaging sector
  Friday 24 May 2019, Companies/Markets
  The BOBST Group (Lausanne, Switzerland) – one of the world's leading suppliers of equipment and services for packaging and label manufacturers – wants to stay one step ahead of the latest trends in the label market and other segments of the packaging market. This is possible because the company claims to listen very carefully to its customers, understand the needs of brand manufacturers and is said to be able to produce the most competitive solutions in the world.  read more >>

Comexi receives 2019 FTA Sustainability Excellence Award for its life cycle analysis
  Tuesday 21 May 2019, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Comexi (Girona, Spain), a specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting industry, has received a 2019 FTA Sustainability Excellence Award in the Innovations in Sustainability category for the life cycle analysis (LCA) of its Comexi F2 MC flexographic press. Organised by FTA (Flexographic Technical Association), the 2019 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards were presented on 5 May at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside (USA), where 39 gold prizes, 41 silver prizes, 40 bronze prizes and 6 Best of Show Awards were handed out.  read more >>

Bimec equips cutting department of new Huhtamaki plant in Egypt
  Friday 17 May 2019, Companies/Markets
  In the end of 2018, Bimec S.R.L. (Vanzaghello, Italy) was able to finalise a sales agreement with Huhtamaki, a global specialist in packaging for food and beverages. The transaction was a major cornerstone on the way towards the opening of a new plant in Egypt, which is expected to allow a greater focus on the company's exports into European and African countries.  read more >>

Erhardt+Leimer celebrates its 100th anniversary
  Thursday 16 May 2019, Companies/Markets
  Erhardt+Leimer GmbH (Stadtbergen, Germany) is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Founded as a workshop in Augsburg in 1919, over the years the company has grown into an international high-tech industrial business with more than 1600 employees and now very successfully occupies a special niche in automation technology worldwide: the guiding and inspection of all materials that are produced and processed in the form of moving webs.  read more >>

Fraunhofer IVV – Calculation and measurement of the lag-time of barrier multilayer films with an an Ultra-Permeation Accumulation (UPA) Device
  Tuesday 14 May 2019, Companies/Markets
  Encapsulation films for organic electronics must have very low permeabilities, be transparent and flexible. To achieve this, alternating organic and inorganic layers are combined. A hurdle in the development of these materials is the complex and time-consuming barrier measurements. Fraunhofer IVV (Freising, Germany) has developed an Ultra-Permeation Accumulation (UPA) Device to simplify these problems.  read more >>

IST Metz and Heidelberg to intensify LED curing cooperation
  Saturday 13 April 2019, Companies/Markets
  The renowned German companies IST Metz (Nürtingen) and Heidelberg are further expanding their cooperation in the sheetfed offset printing sector. UV unit manufacturer IST Metz will cover the LED retrofit business for various Heidelberg Speedmaster series and manage the handling and installation of the systems directly. IST Metz will also supply LED curing systems for various new machines in the Speedmaster series for small and medium-size formats.  read more >>

Polytec extends competences in fibre optic sensor technology
  Thursday 4 April 2019, Companies/Markets
  Polytec GmbH (Waldbronn, Germany) takes over the distribution of the US company Micron Optics for Germany. Micron Optics is a leading manufacturer of optical sensors based on Fibre Bragg technology. The company was recently acquired by the US company Luna with the aim of bundling and expanding competences and potential in fibre optic measurement technology.  read more >>

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper continues to invest
  Tuesday 2 April 2019, Companies/Markets
  Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH, an experienced manufacturer of high-quality coated specialty papers, continues on its path of innovation and investment. As part of the "New Business Development" programme, a new quality control system has now been successfully put into operation at the SM 21 in Bielefeld, Germany.  read more >>

Comexi Technological Center records increase in value-added services
  Monday 1 April 2019, Companies/Markets
  The year 2018 was particularly positive for the Manel Xifra Boada Technological Center, Comexi CTec, as it experienced an increase in specialised high value added services performed in its facility in Girona, Spain. In 2018, CTec, a specialist in advice and technical services for the printing and converting of flexible packaging, carried out 262 demonstrations and industrial tests, 63 training measures (of which 31 were performed at CTec), and 31 service advisories and trainings.  read more >>

BST eltromat acquires a majority stake in Nyquist Systems
  Friday 15 March 2019, Companies/Markets
  BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany) has increased its stake in Nyquist Systems GmbH (Landsberg am Lech, Germany) through its parent company elexis AG. The company now holds a majority interest in the company which makes inspection systems for narrow web printing processes.  read more >>

Infiana starts 2019 with innovative coating technology
  Wednesday 6 March 2019, Companies/Markets
  With the commissioning of the new "Coater 6" coating system at the Infiana Group in Forchheim, Germany, an important technological gap has been closed with the possibility of double-sided solvent-based silicone coating of films. Infiana is now able to produce all possible combinations of thermosetting, solvent-containing and solvent-free silicone systems in a single step.  read more >>

we-ma-co strengthens Spanntec’s sales team
  Tuesday 5 March 2019, Companies/Markets
  The ConvertingCompetenceCenter of Spanntec Wickelsysteme GmbH (Bad Iburg, Germany) has been extended by a strong sales partner since the beginning of 2019: we-ma-co GmbH from Ahaus, Germany. we-ma-co is an experienced specialist in winding technology for web materials.  read more >>

Pronexos and Apex International join forces
  Monday 4 March 2019, Companies/Markets
  Pronexos (Almelo, The Netherlands) and Apex International combine their know-how and capacities in the field of advanced carbon fibre rollers. A cooperation contract was signed at the Apex headquarters in Hapert, The Netherlands. By teaming up, both companies will put themselves in an even stronger position to jointly support their customers in the printing and packaging industries.  read more >>

Lamina and Baumer hhs expand partnership
  Monday 25 February 2019, Companies/Markets
  Lamina System AB, manufacturer of laminating and gluing machines based in Boras, near Gothenburg, Sweden, and Baumer hhs GmbH, international manufacturer of industrial glue application and quality assurance systems with headquarters in Krefeld, Germany, plan to expand their global collaboration.  read more >>

Dosch+Sturm changes its name to Printing Technology Wache due to the Brexit
  Wednesday 13 February 2019, Companies/Markets
  Dosch+Sturm Ltd., formerly Fasnacht AG Salesoffice Nauen, will be renamed in the course of the upcoming Brexit and the foreseeable legal consequences for the business form. The business form of British-Limited with headquarters in Germany will therefore be liquidated as of 31 March 2019.  read more >>

Loparex selects Sung An Machinery (SAM) for new high-performance tandem extrusion machine
  Friday 8 February 2019, Companies/Markets
  Loparex (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands), a global leader in release liner solutions, announces the purchase of a new high-speed tandem extrusion coating machine from the Korean manufacturer Sung An Machinery Co. Ltd (SAM), which will enhance Loparex’s capability to provide high quality release liner solutions to the market.  read more >>

Plasticos del Segura installs new slitter rewinder from Enprom
  Thursday 7 February 2019, Companies/Markets
  The company Plasticos del Segura has recently received a new automatic non-stop double turret slitting and rewinding machine, model e2TCA 140, designed and manufactured by Enprom Packaging (Girona, Spain).  read more >>

SML gets into lamination lines for aseptic packaging
  Monday 4 February 2019, Companies/Markets
  With the development of the new triplex extrusion lamination line for aseptic board packaging, SML Maschinengesellschaft mbH (Lenzing, Austria) wants to take the production of aseptic materials for beverage cartons and flexible pouches to the next level.  read more >>

KROENERT expands its service portfolio and introduces training sessions open to all customers
  Wednesday 30 January 2019, Companies/Markets
  KROENERT GmbH & Co KG (Hamburg, Germany), a leader in the manufacture of customised coating and laminating systems, has expanded its service portfolio and conducted its first open training session for customers. The training sessions, each of which focuses on a single topic, are held at the KROENERT premises. They are designed for all customers who use KROENERT systems and are interested in expanding their knowledge to increase productivity and the competitive advantage of their production plant.  read more >>

Treofan closes branch in Battipaglia, Italy
  Monday 28 January 2019, Companies/Markets
  The BOPP film manufacturer Treofan GmbH (Raunheim, Germany) has announced the planned closure of its production site in Battipaglia, Italy. The main reason for the decision is the unfavourable general conditions, which also make a profitable operation of the production site seem hopeless in the long run.  read more >>

RHEINTACHO extends management and reaches record turnover in 2018
  Friday 25 January 2019, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH in Freiburg, Germany, set a new sales record in 2017. According to the company, this has now been increased by a further 14 % in 2018. Christoph Mozer, managing partner: "We are of course very proud to have achieved this growth. My special thanks go to the entire workforce and also to our suppliers, without whose cooperation this would not have been possible."  read more >>

Generational change in the management of Horn & Bauer film technology
  Thursday 24 January 2019, Companies/Markets
  Horn & Bauer GmbH & Co. KG (Schwalmstadt, Germany) starts the year 2019 with a generation change in the management. After more than 40 years as managing director, Reinhard Bauer retires from active management. However, Bauer will continue to support the company with his extensive experience and expertise in business activities.  read more >>

LÜRAFLEX celebrates 70th anniversary
  Friday 18 January 2019, Companies/Markets
  LÜRAFLEX GmbH (Neuss, Germany) is celebrating its 70th anniversary these days. The company, which was initially based in Ratingen, was founded by Gerhard Lückenotto in 1949 as a retailer for rubberised articles.  read more >>

Bandera with threefold success in South Korea in 2018
  Thursday 17 January 2019, Companies/Markets
  The South Korean market is moving fast towards new challenges in the packaging and converting industries. After one complete extrusion line for flat die technology and one for PVC pelletizing, 2018 ended for Luigi Bandera SpA (Busto Arsizio, Italy) with a third complete line to be installed soon in South Korea.  read more >>

Reed Exhibitions acquires Mack Brooks Exhibitions, the organisers of ICE Europe
  Wednesday 16 January 2019, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX Group, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mack Brooks Exhibitions in a move that will add an outstanding line-up of industry-leading brands to its global portfolio. It also promises access to innovation and new value in both face-to-face and digital formats for the more than 175 000 Mack Brooks customers around the world.  read more >>

DIENES Group invests in new facilities in Germany and Poland
  Friday 11 January 2019, Companies/Markets
  The DIENES Group from Overath, Germany, a leading manufacturer of long and round knives, knife holders and cutting systems for industrial applications, has invested around €5M in a new production building.  read more >>

VDMA welcomes EU framework for cybersecurity certificates
  Monday 7 January 2019, Companies/Markets
  Only one certificate in all of Europe to prove the cyber security of an IT product: This possibility is created by the "Cybersecurity Act", on which the EU Parliament, member states and European Commission agreed in December. In the political process of recent months, the original proposal has been significantly improved – especially with regard to transparency and industry participation.  read more >>

Two new Bandera Geo FutureFilm lines in the USA
  Thursday 13 December 2018, Companies/Markets
  The global demand for lines dedicated to the production of geomembrane systems for the waterproofing industry is constantly increasing. The extrusion machinery experts at Costruzioni Meccaniche Luigi Bandera SpA (Busto Arsizio, Italy) have now further increased their presence in this sector as a leading supplier.  read more >>

BST eltromat supports charities
  Wednesday 12 December 2018, Companies/Markets
  BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany), a leading manufacturer of quality assurance systems for web processing industries, is donating revenues from its so-called residual cent campaign to Mukoviszidose e.V., Bonn, and to the Bielefeld-based "Fruchtalarm" project (“fruit alert”)of the von Laer Foundation. BST eltromat launched this residual cent donation in 2013.  read more >>

Enprom emphasises innovation and seeks investors for expansion plan
  Tuesday 11 December 2018, Companies/Markets
  The renowned company Enprom Packaging (Sant Julià de Ramis, Spain), specialised in the design and manufacture of machinery for the converting, labelling and packaging sector, has tackled a series of technological improvements to enhance its position in the mentioned fields. Currently, Enprom pursues an expansion plan that includes the opening of commercial subsidiaries in the United States, Europe and Asia.  read more >>

Donations instead of gifts: Marbach supports charities
  Monday 10 December 2018, Companies/Markets
  Karl Marbach GmbH & Co. KG (Heilbronn, Germany) looks back on an eventful year. It is a tradition for the die-cutting and thermal tool manufacturer to donate at Christmas instead of giving presents to customers. When selecting the recipients, it is important to the Marbach management to split the money between internationally renowned and regionally respected institutions. This year Marbach donated €7000 to Burkina Faso and also supports the frostbite protection of the Aufbaugilde Heilbronn with a donation of €3000.  read more >>

Equal partnership: Paul & Co and Nippon Paper Core renew their alliance
  Wednesday 5 December 2018, Companies/Markets
  A long-term intercultural partnership requires mutual trust and the harmony of corporate values. At Paul & Co GmbH & Co. KG (Wildflecken, Germany) and Nippon Paper Core, this is not different. One is a renowned German specialist for hard paper cores, the other is the largest Japanese core manufacturer.  read more >>

Zanders: New ownership from 1 December
  Monday 3 December 2018, Companies/Markets
  The traditional company Zanders from Bergisch-Gladbach will continue to produce high-quality specialty papers and boards in the future. The company was taken over by the new "Zanders-Paper GmbH" on 1 December 2018. Dr Marc d'Avoine, insolvency administrator at Zanders, announced the successful conclusion of the negotiations  read more >>

Mondon celebrates workshop extension
  Friday 30 November 2018, Companies/Markets
  The machinery experts at Mondon SAS (Saint-Pal-de-Mons, France) are well-known for their winding and converting lines. While the company started out in 1983 with machinery designed mainly for the plastic market, Mondon has broadened its portfolio to include nonwovens since 2000, and rubber and gum since 2010.  read more >>

GEPP and AMUT: Strategic cooperation in Mexico
  Thursday 22 November 2018, Companies/Markets
  AMUT DOLCI EXTRUSION (Novara, Italy) and the Mexican company GEPP have announced their collaboration in the field of flexible packaging machines.  read more >>

Herrmann Ultraschall: Funding goes to Freiburg, Germany
  Wednesday 21 November 2018, Companies/Markets
  "A lot of good things have happened to us – we want to give something back," say Walter and Ingeborg Herrmann. The Pforzheim entrepreneurs, through their Walter and Ingeborg Herrmann Foundation, will donate €500 000 to the Institute for Sustainable Technical Systems (INATECH) at the University of Freiburg over the next five years – with the option of increasing the term and doubling the funding sum to a total of €1M.  read more >>

ANDRITZ to supply a complete needlepunch line to Grupo SARI in Spain
  Thursday 8 November 2018, Companies/Markets
  The international technology Group ANDRITZ (Graz, Austria) has received an order from Grupo SARI (Rubi Industrial), to supply a neXline needlepunch line for the production of needlepunched felts. The line will process several types of raw material such as polyester, polypropylene, bi-component fibres, and viscose, and will produce needlepunched felts for technical markets (automotive, construction, filtration, etc). The line is scheduled for start-up towards the end of 2018.  read more >>

Nordson to build global hub for its extrusion and fluid coating die business
  Wednesday 7 November 2018, Companies/Markets
  On 1 November 2018, the Nordson Corporation celebrated the groundbreaking for a new world headquarters for its EDI extrusion and Premier fluid coating product lines, one that will include advanced equipment for enhancing die quality and more efficient systems for serving customers.  read more >>

Matthews International acquires Frost Converting Systems
  Tuesday 6 November 2018, Companies/Markets
  Matthews International Corporation (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) has announced the signing of a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Frost Converting Systems, Inc. FROST, headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance rotary technical tools for embossing, punching and cutting cardboard and other web materials. With long-term profitable synergies such as industry expertise, corporate culture and complementary capabilities, the acquisition is expected to benefit both companies and their customers, partners and employees.  read more >>

Pfeiffer Vacuum opens new building in the United States
  Friday 2 November 2018, Companies/Markets
  Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH (Asslar, Germany), one of the world's leading suppliers of high-tech vacuum solutions for the semiconductor, industrial, coating, analytical, and research and development markets, opened a new corporate building in Nashua, New Hampshire, North America, on 25 October. The modern, two-storey building with approximately 2500 square metres accommodates the North American headquarters with administration, sales, product management, marketing and customer service.  read more >>

TRESU and Lohmann collaborate to show quality of flexo on carton packaging
  Thursday 1 November 2018, Companies/Markets
  The flexo machine and equipment provider TRESU Group (Kolding, Denmark) and the mounting tape manufacturer Lohmann (Neuwied, Germany) have collaborated to show how flexo printing can efficiently meet brand-owners’ expectations for high-quality, impactful folding carton packaging.  read more >>

Comexi’s CTec trainings to be expanded
  Friday 26 October 2018, Companies/Markets
  The Manel Xifra Boada Technology Center, Comexi CTec (Girona, Spain), a specialist in consultancy and technical service for the printing and converting industry for flexible packaging, expands its training range for 2019 with the inclusion of a new course focused on flexographic prepresses. This new advanced technical session has been added after the great demand of the sector. The training programme of this new course is currently being finalised and the dates for the first edition will be published shortly.  read more >>

European Bioplastics: “Reduction of single-use plastics needs to tie in with circular economy consumption realities in Europe”
  Thursday 25 October 2018, Companies/Markets
  The European Parliament recently approved its report on the draft Directive on Marine Pollution and Single-use Plastics. “European Bioplastics fully supports the transition from a linear to a circular economy. Bioplastics enable more sustainable solutions for a range of products,” says François de Bie, chairman of EUBP, the European association that represents the interests of the bioplastics industry.  read more >>

Impressive triple for the automation experts of Lebbing
  Thursday 18 October 2018, Companies/Markets
  Just recently, Lebbing engineering & consulting GmbH, based in Bocholt, Germany, had no less than three very good reasons to party: Firstly, the automation experts celebrated the 20th company anniversary. Secondly, for already 10 years, Lebbing has been part of the renowned Jagenberg AG.  read more >>

EyeC opens new office in Mexico and gains new local partner in Uruguay
  Friday 12 October 2018, Companies/Markets
  Hamburg-based EyeC GmbH, supplier of artwork inspection and print image inspection systems, is expanding its network of sales and service partners in America. The print image inspection expert now has an office in Mexico and a local partner for Uruguay and Paraguay.  read more >>

OM-Klebetechnik moves headquarters to Neumarkt, Germany
  Wednesday 10 October 2018, Companies/Markets
  The adhesive technology specialist OM-Klebetechnik GmbH starts the last quarter with good prospects. Only a few kilometres away from the previous company headquarters in Seligenporten, Germany, in the Neumarkt district of Woffenbach, the construction of the new administration and of larger production facilities is just beginning.  read more >>

Klöckner Pentaplast announces $25M investment in capacity expansion in North America
  Tuesday 9 October 2018, Companies/Markets
  Klöckner Pentaplast’s Pharma & Medical Device Division (kp PMD) recently announced that it will add to its global production capacity in North America.  read more >>

New portal Packaging360 celebrates its launch
  Monday 1 October 2018, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The platform went online just in time for the start of the FachPack trade fair (Nuremberg, Germany) on 25 September 2018. Anyone looking for a packaging solution for a product will find informative and inspiring news here in the future. The portal offers an all-round view of the subject of packaging along the entire value chain.  read more >> installs Daco D350S laser label sheet production line
  Monday 24 September 2018, Companies/Markets (Brighton, UK), has installed a Daco D350S sheeting line for the production of A4 laser / inkjet labels. manufactures short run, sometimes as little as 500 sheets and long run sheet labels.  read more >>

Vishal Containers acquires Comexi F2 MP hybrid flexo machine
  Friday 14 September 2018, Companies/Markets
  Comexi (Girona, Spain), supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector, and Vishal Containers LTD, a packaging solutions company from India, have strengthened their commercial relationship with the order for a Comexi F2 MP, a hybrid flexo machine suitable for flexible packaging.  read more >>

AMUT DOLCI EXTRUSION supplies line to Malaysia
  Thursday 6 September 2018, Companies/Markets
  AMUT DOLCI EXTRUSION (Novara, Italy) recently supplied to EB Packaging SDN. BHD a cast line for the production of stretch film in the factory located in Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia. EB Packaging has been involved in the manufacturing and trading of packaging materials such as stretch film, plastic bags, PE foam, air bubble films and all kinds of adhesive tapes since 1995.  read more >>

KROENERT and Coatema under one umbrella company
  Thursday 30 August 2018, Companies/Markets
  Hamburg-based ATH Altonaer-Technologie-Holding GmbH – owner of KROENERT GmbH & Co KG – and Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH (Dormagen, Germany), have announced that they have signed an agreement under which ATH will take over all shares of Coatema.  read more >>

New Era Converting Machinery wins 3M’s Supplier of the Year Award
  Wednesday 29 August 2018, Companies/Markets
  New Era Converting Machinery, Inc., a leading manufacturer of purpose-built web converting equipment based in Paterson, New Jersey, was honoured with the 2017 3M Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of the company’s contribution to improving 3M’s competitiveness.  read more >>

European Bioplastics: Microbes fully metabolise biodegradable plastics
  Thursday 23 August 2018, Companies/Markets
  Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) succeeded in an interdisciplinary study to demonstrate that soil microorganisms metabolically utilised the carbon in the PBAT polymer both for energy production and also to build up microbial biomass.  read more >>

Anton Debatin and Riba found Deriba Group
  Wednesday 22 August 2018, Companies/Markets
  Two traditional companies in the packaging industry merge: The packaging manufacturers Anton Debatin GmbH (Bruchsal, Germany) and Riba GmbH (Hamm, Germany) have founded Deriba Group GmbH. The new group acts as the holding company for six highly specialised individual companies and bundles their competencies.  read more >>

PWH Plasmawerk Hamburg and Neuenhauser Maschinenbau form alliance
  Tuesday 21 August 2018, Companies/Markets
  The established German mechanical engineering company Neuenhauser Maschinenbau GmbH has become a strategic partner of Plasmawerk Hamburg – supplier of corona and plasma systems – with retroactive effect from 1 July 2018. Neuenhauser acquires a minority stake in the company.  read more >>

Treofan: Jindal Films acquires European business
  Wednesday 8 August 2018, Companies/Markets
  M&C S.P.A., the owner of Treofan Holdings GmbH (Raunheim, Germany), has sold its majority stake in Treofan Europe to Jindal Films, an Indian film and label manufacturer.  read more >>

KROENERT: “Machinery companies need open markets”
  Monday 6 August 2018, Companies/Markets
  Open markets and free trade without barriers are of decisive importance for mechanical and plant engineering companies. Globally active medium-sized companies in particular, including the frequently quoted "hidden champions", are dependent on functioning free trade. Only in this way can they assume a strong position in international competition and make an important contribution to jobs and prosperity in their region. During a tour of the plant, the Hamburg-based coating equipment manufacturer KROENERT GmbH & Co KG and the VDMA discussed these and other topics together with Dr Matthias Bartke, member of the Bundestag.  read more >>

AMUT DOLCI EXTRUSION supplies PA-PE cast-laminating line with three sections
  Thursday 2 August 2018, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The brand new line from AMUT DOLCI EXTRUSION (Novara, Italy), delivered to a European customer, will produce PA-PE film to be converted into vacuum pouches / envelopes or trays for sliced foodstuff. Food applications need multilayer films with barrier properties against gas, fats and flavourings.  read more >>

KIEFEL regroups its packaging activities
  Tuesday 31 July 2018, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  Following several acquisitions and steep organic growth in recent years, KIEFEL GmbH, the Germany-based specialist for plastic film material processing machines, is announcing organisational changes in its packaging activities. The aim is to ensure a strong customer focus in the rigid plastic packaging market and to take full advantage of upcoming market opportunities.  read more >>

Rahil (CPP) Films invests in BOBST K5 VISION
  Monday 30 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  Rahil (CPP) Films Pvt. Ltd, which is based in Gujarat, India, has purchased a BOBST K5 VISION 2450mm – the first vacuum metallizer for the company out of the portfolio of the Swiss traditional machinery supplier.  read more >>

KROENERT’s LabCo can be tested in India now
  Wednesday 25 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  KROENERT GmbH & Co KG (Hamburg, Germany), a global leader in the manufacture of customised coating and laminating systems, delivered a multifunctional coating system for research- and test purposes to the Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings (MICC) in Mumbai, India – a dedicated space for rapid prototyping of new innovative packaging structures.  read more >>

Internationalisation, new headquarters, marketing: ACIMGA pursues growth strategy
  Monday 23 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  At its annual meeting, ACIMGA (the Italian manufacturers association of machinery for the graphic, converting and paper industry) announced encouraging figures on the market and at the Milan-based exhibition Print4All.  read more >>

EMS joins European Rotogravure Association (ERA)
  Friday 20 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  EMS B.V. (Almelo, The Netherlands) is now a member of the European Rotogravure Association (ERA). On 1 July, the manufacturer of modern CFRP rolls joined the trade association in order to expand its network in the areas of printing, film and paper production as well as in the processing industry.  read more >>

Dr. Noll GmbH celebrates 25 years of precision measuring technology
  Thursday 19 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  Dr. Noll GmbH (Bad Kreuznach, Germany), part of the Erhardt+Leimer corporate group, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. On this occasion, Matthias Ess, VP of the Koblenz Chamber of Industry and Commerce, presented Christian Lantzsch, head of the Dr. Noll subsidiary, with a Chamber of Industry and Commerce commemorative certificate. In the 25 years since it was founded by Dr. Albrecht Noll, the organisation has developed into a world-leading provider of optical measuring systems. Its main customers are large tire manufacturers; Dr. Noll also supplies its products to customers in the film/foil industry.  read more >>

Verico Technology announces new headquarters to support expansion
  Wednesday 18 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  Verico Technology, leading provider for waterless printing solutions and various coating technologies, today announced its plan to move its corporate offices from Nashua, New Hampshire, to Enfield, Connecticut, to accommodate for company growth.  read more >>

SchäferRolls expands with second production site in the USA
  Monday 16 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  SchaeferRolls Inc. a manufacturer of high-performance roll covers made of elastomer and composite materials based in Farmington, New Hampshire, USA and a subsidiary of SchäferRolls GmbH & Co. KG from Renningen, Germany, is expanding with a new production facility in Covington, Virginia, USA.  read more >>

BOBST supplies CL 850D laminator to Vietnam
  Friday 13 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  The BOBST CL 850D duplex laminator is part of the Constantia Flexibles Group investment to expand the operations of Oai Hung Manufacturing Joint Stock Co., the production site in Vietnam, that it is part of its pharma division since 2016. The CL 850D from the machinery manufacturer based in Lausanne, Switzerland, is due for delivery and installation in the cleanroom of the company’s state-of-the-art production facility in Ho-Chi-Minh City in the second half of 2018.  read more >>

ANDRITZ acquires Diatec, Italy
  Thursday 12 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  The international technology group ANDRITZ (Graz, Austria) has acquired a 70% stake in Diatec S.R.L., a leading manufacturer of converting machines for the hygiene and food packaging industries based in Collecorvino in the region of Pescara, Italy.  read more >>

Infiana extends extrusion competence
  Tuesday 10 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  As part of an investment package worth millions of euros, the Infiana Group from Forchheim, Germany, has further strengthened its machine bank. In future, the multi-award-winning specialty film manufacturer will manufacture its products in an ultra-modern 9-layer extruder with integrated inline stretching.  read more >>

RHEINTACHO calculates without wear when it comes to its rotational speed measuring devices
  Monday 9 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  Products age and wear; many of which stop working today right after the guarantee period ends, either planned or due to careless development – something which is very annoying for users. RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH (Freiburg, Germany), on the other hand, promises its customers a long, functional life.  read more >>

FIBOPE PORTUGUESA commissions two machines for converting shrink film – a common project of GOEBEL IMS and LAEM System
  Thursday 5 July 2018, Companies/Markets
  In May 2018, IMS TECHNOLOGIES S.p.A. (Bergamo, Italy), disclosed a strategic partnership between its brands GOEBEL IMS and Laem System at Print4All. Now, only shortly after, the two partnering machine manufacturers have announced the commissioning of two machines by FIBOPE PORTUGUESA.  read more >>

Insolvent paper manufacturer Feldmuehle Uetersen is reorganised
  Monday 25 June 2018, Companies/Markets
  The German paper company Feldmuehle Uetersen GmbH will be transferred to a subsidiary of the Berlin-based Beteiligungsgesellschaft Kairos Industries AG with effect from 15 June 2018 and will be continued in full. Feldmuehle GmbH was founded specifically for the transfer.  read more >>

BW Papersystems acquires QUESTEC technology
  Thursday 14 June 2018, Companies/Markets
  BW Papersystems (Phillips, Wisconsin), part of Barry-Wehmiller and a leading manufacturer for the corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries, has acquired the QUESTEC technology from Ph-QUESTEC, based in Germany. Adding this specialised, innovative rotary crosscutting technology—which serves the printing industry, and has special lightweight paper and film applications—is expected to perfectly complement BW Papersystems’ already robust sheeting and paper-converting product and technology offerings. The transaction, Barry-Wehmiller’s 106th acquisition, became final on 1 June 2018.  read more >>

FINAT Awards: Schreiner MediPharm and Schreiner ProTech Each Win Recognition for Two Developments
  Wednesday 13 June 2018, Companies/Markets
  Several entries submitted by the Schreiner Group high-tech company (Oberschleißheim, Germany) convinced the FINAT judging panel this year: The Schreiner MediPharm and Schreiner ProTech business units each received two awards for their developments for the pharmaceutical and engineering-based industries respectively. The accolades were presented on the occasion of the European Label Forum in Dublin in early June. For nearly two decades, Schreiner Group with its innovative solutions has been among the annual award winners of the FINAT Label Competition, an international competition of the European association for the self-adhesive label industry (FINAT).  read more >>

KROENERT expands its portfolio with a coating unit for simultaneous double-sided siliconizing
  Tuesday 12 June 2018, Companies/Markets
  KROENERT GmbH & Co KG (Hamburg, Germany), a global leader in the manufacture of customised coating, printing and laminating systems, is introducing the first coating unit for simultaneously siliconizing both sides of a web with solvent-free silicones.  read more >>

Coatema and OPTIMA present COMEDCO – the complete solution for transdermal dressings and oral dispersible films
  Monday 11 June 2018, Companies/Markets
  The new COMEDCO alliance assists pharmaceutical companies with their start into the manufacturing and packaging process of transdermal dressings and oral dispersible films. The technology leaders Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH (Dormagen, Germany) and OPTIMA life science GmbH (Schwäbisch Hall, Germany) are behind COMEDCO with their expertise in converting and coating with pharmaceutical medicines.  read more >>

IMS TECHNOLOGIES S.p.A. and Laem System S.r.l. launch a strategic alliance
  Tuesday 29 May 2018, Companies/Markets
  Bergamo-based leading mechanical engineering company IMS TECHNOLOGIES S.p.A. announces at Print4All on May 29, 2018, that the group enters into a strategic partnership with Laem System S.r.l  read more >>

IMS Deltamatic S.p.A. changes its corporate name into IMS TECHNOLOGIES S.p.A.
  Thursday 24 May 2018, Companies/Markets
  IMS Deltamatic S.p.A., headquarted in Calcinate, Italy, one of the world’s leading companies in the designing, manufacturing and trading of high technology automatic special machineries for converting, packaging and automotive industries, announces the change of its corporate name into IMS TECHNOLOGIES S.p.A., with immediate effect.  read more >>

T.CON finalises system conversion to SAP S/4HANA at Perlen Packaging
  Wednesday 23 May 2018, Companies/Markets
  T.CON GmbH & Co. KG from Plattling, Germany, an SAP Gold Partner, carried out the system conversion from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA version 1709 in only one step at Perlen Packaging, a subsidiary of Chemie + Papier Holding AG (CPH). This one-step approach enabled significant time and cost savings and only one downtime was necessary. Thanks to this and T.CON's know-how and structured approach, the project was completed within seven months.  read more >>

RHEINTACHO’s “Black Box” – The measurement of infinite light
  Friday 18 May 2018, Companies/Markets
  The final assembly of the stroboscopes at RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH (Freiburg, Germany) is probably unique worldwide. Thanks to this system, the luminous intensity of the RHEINTACHO stroboscopes is measured and displayed graphically.  read more >>

Comexi announces sale of four slitters to a Pakistani group
  Thursday 3 May 2018, Companies/Markets
  Comexi (Girona, Spain), a global supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging, printing and converting sectors, strengthens its strategic alliance with Universal Packaging Company (Pvt) Ltd. and International Packaging Films (Pvt) Ltd., two leading sister companies in Pakistan. This new acquisition is expected to allow the companies an increase in their product portfolio, better performance, and a wider application offer in packaging.  read more >>

Cosmo Films wins prestigious SAP ACE Award 2018
  Wednesday 2 May 2018, Companies/Markets
  Cosmo Films Limited (New Delhi, India) has received the prestigious SAP ACE Award for the year 2018 for being the front-runner in digital transformation and cloud adoption. Cosmo Films is a leading global brand, offering value added BOPP and CPP films for packaging, labelling, lamination and industrial applications.  read more >>

Rockwell Automation becomes part of the OPC UA Time-Sensitive-Networking Initiative
  Tuesday 24 April 2018, Companies/Markets
  Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) joins industry leaders ABB, Belden, Bosch Rexroth, B&R, Cisco, Hilscher, KUKA, National Instruments, Phoenix Contact, Pilz, Schneider Electric, TTTech and WAGO (collectively known as “Shapers”) to develop a communications solution for real-time and sensor-to-cloud industrial applications.  read more >>

GOEBEL IMS opens new Customer Innovation and Application Center in Italy
  Monday 23 April 2018, Companies/Markets
  The commissioning of new machinery and mechanical equipment constitutes a resource intensive process with heavy investments and long-term commitments. Producers and converters thus need to ensure a seamless integration of their new slitting and winding machines into their machine bank and production line. GOEBEL IMS (Darmstadt, Germany), one of the global leaders in innovative slitting and winding solutions with more than 165 years of expertise, is now substantially expanding its service portfolio with the introduction of MyLab@GOEBEL IMS (Calcinate, Italy).  read more >>

New Era Converting Machinery enters into agreement with Adept Converting
  Wednesday 18 April 2018, Companies/Markets
  New Era Converting Machinery, Inc. (Paterson, New Jersey) has entered into an agreement with Adept Converting Equipment, Inc. whereby Bruno Raynes, Adept’s owner, will join with New Era to service Adepts’ clients’ web converting equipment needs. Adept Converting is a manufacturer’s representative organisation based in Peterborough, New Hampshire.  read more >>

eurolaser – new demo centre opens in Italy
  Tuesday 17 April 2018, Companies/Markets
  High-tech CO2 laser systems are in high demand worldwide. In response, eurolaser GmbH (Lüneburg, Germany) is now opening an application centre in Italy. Laser systems for automated and large-format textile cutting are particularly sought after. On the heels of this trend, eurolaser is opening new centres of expertise across Europe.  read more >>

GEW warns against potential patent infringements
  Monday 16 April 2018, Companies/Markets
  GEW (EC) Limited (Crawley, UK), a renowned manufacturer of UV curing systems for printing, coating and converting applications, recently pronounced a stern warning against potential patent infringements.  read more >>

BST eltromat strengthens market position in Australia and New Zealand
  Wednesday 28 March 2018, Companies/Markets
  With Maxteq Pty Ltd. as a new partner in Australia and New Zealand, BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany) has optimised its presence in these regions. Maxteq, which has its headquarters in Melbourne, is already a sales partner in Australia and New Zealand for a number of leading manufacturers of equipment for the printing, flexible packaging and label industries.  read more >>

Comexi’s slitting business unit increases its sales figure significantly
  Tuesday 27 March 2018, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group from Girona, Spain, specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, has registered an increase of more than 50% of sales in its slitting business unit over the last three years. Specifically during 2017, Comexi’s slitting line has recorded a remarkable growth in its turnover, expanding its presence in strategic markets such as the USA and the Middle East.  read more >>

RHEINTACHO Group announces turnover record in 2017
  Wednesday 21 March 2018, Companies/Markets
  After an already very good year in 2016, both RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH in Freiburg, Germany, and its subsidiary RHEINTACHO UK in Leeds increased sales by over 25% in 2017.  read more >>

Treofan sells America business to CCL Industries
  Monday 19 March 2018, Companies/Markets
  The owner of Treofan Holdings GmbH (Raunheim, Germany), the Italian M&C, has announced the sale of the Treofan American business to the Canadian label manufacturer CCL Industries. The legally binding agreement was signed on Thursday 8 March. The acquisition of Treofan Americas by CCL Industries is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2018, subject to all regulatory approval and closing procedures.  read more >>

Apex International collaborates with DewaFlex to broaden market support in France and Belgium
  Thursday 8 March 2018, Companies/Markets
  Apex International (Hapert, The Netherlands), a leading manufacturer of precision coating and ink transfer technology products, has entered into a collaboration with DewaFlex to enhance market support in France and Belgium.  read more >>

Maxcess acquires Componex
  Thursday 1 March 2018, Companies/Markets
  Maxcess International (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications, has acquired Componex. Headquartered in Edgerton, Wisconsin, Componex will join Menges Roller, Valley Roller, Webex, Fife, Tidland and MAGPOWR under the Maxcess International umbrella of companies.  read more >>

ANDRITZ to supply a complete needlepunch line for geotextiles to Manifattura Fontana, Italy
  Wednesday 28 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  ANDRITZ Group (Graz, Austria) received an order from Manifattura Fontana, based in Valstagna, Italy, and part of the Belgian technical textile company Sioen Industries, to supply a neXline needlepunch eXcelle line for the production of geotextiles. Start-up of the line is scheduled for October 2018.  read more >>

Windmöller & Hölscher belongs to the best employers of 2018
  Tuesday 27 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  The mechanical engineering company Windmöller & Hölscher Group, headquartered in Lengerich, was once again named one of Germany's best employers in the sixth ranking of the weekly magazine FOCUS. W&H ranked 7th among the top ten in the industry ranking for mechanical and plant engineering. The family-owned company scored particularly well with its working atmosphere.  read more >>

IBD Wickeltechnik partners with Re S.p.A.
  Monday 26 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  From 1 March 2018 IBD Wickeltechnik GmbH (Bad Oeynhausen, Germany) will be the official distribution partner of the Italian company Re S. p. A. Controlli Industrial. The product range of the Italian specialist for web tension control systems has been extended to include IBD's portfolio.  read more >>

Investment in Comexi technologies enhances production at Tropic Plastic & Packaging
  Friday 23 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  As a leading flexible packaging producer in the high-growth African region, Tropic Plastic & Packaging has grown to be one of the most modern and well-equipped plastic packaging companies in Southern Africa. Nowadays, the enterprise is well positioned to take advantage of new requirements and developments in African flexible packaging market, thanks to its investment, innovation and production strategy developed with Comexi (Girona, Spain) technologies.  read more >>

PlasticsEurope opposes “plastics fasting”
  Tuesday 20 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  PlasticsEurope Deutschland e. V., the Association of Plastics Manufacturers in Germany, and the Gesamtverband Kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie (GKV; Association of the Plastics Processing Industry) have issued a joint press release concerning the appeal of the German BUND consumer association, which asks consumers to refrain as far as possible from using plastics. The two associations consider the so-called "plastics fasting" to be enormously misleading and false, since it is of no use to the environment or to nature – to the contrary.  read more >>

ZVEI: Export growth of lithium-ion batteries
  Friday 16 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  “The export of lithium-ion batteries assembled in Germany is on a steady growth course,” said Otmar Frey, managing director of the Batteries Association of the ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association, at a press conference on the subject of "Battery Location Germany".  read more >>

Menges Roller Company completes multi-million Dollar expansion
  Thursday 15 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications, announced the completion of Menges Roller Company’s multi-million-dollar expansion.  read more >>

Follmann enters the digital print market
  Wednesday 14 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  Whether for paper, foils, nonwovens or textiles – with the takeover of the coatings business unit for digital printing at com2C from Porta Westfalica, Germany, the Follmann Group will be offering its customers a comprehensive range of ready-to-use, waterborne coatings for digital printing from March this year.  read more >>

University of St. Gallen names IST METZ as world market leader for UV curing systems
  Tuesday 13 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  The UV specialist IST METZ GmbH (Nürtingen, Germany) has been awarded the title of "World market leader 2018" in the sector "Machinery and Plant Engineering" in the field of "UV curing systems based on ultraviolet light (UV), infrared (IR) and warm air (WA)". A ranking by the University of St. Gallen determined the world market leader index 2018, in which a total of 461 companies are listed.  read more >>

BST eltromat International acquires stake in Nyquist Systems
  Friday 9 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  After four years of intensive sales cooperation, BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany) has acquired a stake in Nyquist Systems GmbH from Landsberg, Germany. With the inspection systems of the TubeScan family from Nyquist Systems, BST eltromat rounds off its comprehensive portfolio of solutions for quality assurance in packaging and label printing.  read more >>

Maxcess China celebrates ten years, expands into new facility
  Tuesday 6 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  The Chinese division of Maxcess International (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications, celebrated its 10-year-anniverary in China by unveiling an additional facility in Zhuhai.  read more >>

Cosmo Films commissions a new CPP line and a metalizer
  Monday 5 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  Cosmo Films Limited (New Delhi, India), a global leader in films for packaging, lamination and labelling applications has announced commissioning of its second Cast Polypropylene (CPP) Line and fourth metalizer.  read more >>

Comexi achieves record for its laminating unit
  Friday 2 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group (Girona, Spain), global supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector, closed 2017 beating its own records for its laminating product line. From 2015, this business unit has consecutively surpassed its historical marks, experiencing an annual growth of more than 20% and consolidating itself in the laminating market with a turnover of approximately €30M.  read more >>

Zecher looks back at successful year 2017
  Thursday 1 February 2018, Companies/Markets
  Zecher GmbH (Paderborn, Germany) looks back at a year full of changes as well as major advances. Already in the first half of the year, the anilox roller manufacturer reported on a significant growth in orders and was able to continue this trend over the last few months.  read more >>

Paper manufacturer Feldmuehle in Uetersen files for insolvency proceedings
  Monday 29 January 2018, Companies/Markets
  The paper mill Feldmuehle Uetersen GmbH from Germany filed for insolvency at the Pinneberg district court on January 24, 2018. The court has appointed the Hamburg-based attorney-at-law and restructuring- expert Dr Tjark Thies of Reimer Rechtsanwälte as the preliminary insolvency administrator.  read more >>

Worldwide user organisation founded for open IoT platform MindSphere
  Friday 26 January 2018, Companies/Markets
  Working hand in hand with 18 partner companies, Siemens AG is founding “MindSphere World”, a worldwide user organisation for the cloud-based open IoT operating system MindSphere. Its aim is to expand the global reach of the ecosystem based on MindSphere. The organisation is also designed to afford support to its individual members in developing and improving IoT solutions on the MindSphere platform and in tapping new markets in the digital economy.  read more >>

Apex International strengthens local service in the UK through partnership with Draychem
  Tuesday 23 January 2018, Companies/Markets
  Apex International (Hapert, The Netherlands), a large manufacturer of precision coating and ink transfer technology products, has joined forces with Draychem Ltd in the UK to provide a complete hardware and maintenance supply service to the printing industry in Great Britain.  read more >>

EU Commission presents European plastics strategy
  Thursday 18 January 2018, Companies/Markets
  Europeans produce 25M tonnes of plastic waste per year. The EU Commission has outlined in a first European strategy how to deal with plastics in the EU in the future.  read more >>

Bandera looks back at more than 10 years of partnership with South American producer
  Tuesday 16 January 2018, Companies/Markets
  Costruzioni Meccaniche Luigi Bandera SpA from Busto Arsizio, Italy, has several loyal customers, among them a primary South American producer, who has built, through the years, a strong relationship with Bandera and keeps investing in new machineries for the production of agrifilm and geomembrane.  read more >>

Zecher establishes anilox roller cooperation with Daetwyler USA
  Friday 12 January 2018, Companies/Markets
  With a growing distribution network, the anilox roller manufacturer Zecher GmbH(Paderborn, Germany) is continuously expanding into new regions and is driving the growth of the company forward. “The USA offers a high level of sales potential with the world’s largest flexographic printing market, which we haven’t proactively explored until now. This will now change,” says Zecher’s sales manager, Thomas Reinking.  read more >>

H.B Fuller poised for global growth with acquisition of Royal Adhesives & Sealants
  Thursday 11 January 2018, Companies/Markets
  Boosting H.B. Fuller’s (St. Paul, Minnesota) problem-solving potential, the company recently announced it has finalised its acquisition of Royal Adhesives & Sealants for US$1.575bn. H.B. Fuller, combined with Royal, deepens its expertise in specialty and high-value applications used in a range of sectors, including electronics, hygiene, medical, transportation, clean energy, construction, and more.  read more >>

Wipak Group acquires four Comexi S1 DT slitters
  Wednesday 3 January 2018, Companies/Markets
  Comexi (Girona, Spain), specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, and Wipak Group (Bomlitz, Germany), manufacturers of highly innovative premium-quality packaging solutions, reinforce their strategic alliance. Wipak Group has just acquired four Comexi S1 DT slitters, which join a selection of Comexi slitters and laminators that the firm has already installed at its several production plants all around the world.  read more >>

ANDRITZ announces successful start-up of the neXline needlepunch line supplied to Eco Technilin, Poland
  Thursday 21 December 2017, Companies/Markets
  ANDRITZ Nonwoven, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ (Graz, Austria), has successfully started up a complete, high-capacity needlepunch eXcelle line – from webforming to needlepunching – supplied to Eco Technilin, Poland.  read more >>

10 years of Packaging Excellence Center
  Wednesday 6 December 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Packaging Excellence Center (PEC) celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017. Since its foundation, PEC has developed from a regional into a nationwide network in Germany with international reputation. From originally 36 founding members, the industry network has grown to 70 members and partners today.  read more >>

Sun Chemical to increase prices of flexible packaging products
  Friday 1 December 2017, Companies/Markets
  Sun Chemical (Parsippany, New Jersey) will increase prices on liquid inks and coatings for flexible packaging for its customers across all regions, effective 1 January 2018.  read more >>

Steinbach AG manufactures seamless seals in XXL format
  Thursday 30 November 2017, Companies/Markets
  Steinbach AG from Detmold, Germany, enters new dimensions. With its new vulcanisation line Rotcure D320, it produces seamless seals up to 3m in diameter for its customers.  read more >>

Growing global network of ColorTrack dealers leads to expanded partnership between QuadTech and ColorConsulting
  Wednesday 29 November 2017, Companies/Markets
  QuadTech Inc. (Sussex, Wisconsin) and ColorConsulting S.r.l. (Saronno, Italy) recently announced an expanded partnership for managing the growth of QuadTech’s global network of ColorTrack dealers. Under the formal agreement, ColorConsulting will leverage their colour workflow expertise and relationships with ink manufacturers to prepare and support regional ColorTrack dealers, ultimately helping individual printers get the most out of QuadTech’s technology and software.  read more >>

VERMES Microdispensing announces new investor group and expansion of business activities
  Thursday 23 November 2017, Companies/Markets
  VERMES Microdispensing GmbH (Otterfing, Germany), a renowned supplier of innovative microdispensing concepts and systems for adhesives, silicones, greases, solvents and other fluids, is pleased to announce a new investor group and the expansion of its business activities.  read more >>

Zecher strengthens cooperation with machine manufacturers
  Tuesday 21 November 2017, Companies/Markets
  For many years, Zecher GmbH (Paderborn, Germany) has worked intensively together with numerous well-known machine manufacturers from the areas of flexible packaging, label printing, offset, coating and corrugated cardboard. Three years ago, Zecher established a Key Account Management especially for this customer segment in order to offer in-depth support which is adapted to the special requirements of the OEM business.  read more >>

Infiana ranks 4th among German SMEs according to Munich Strategy Group
  Tuesday 14 November 2017, Companies/Markets
  In 2017, the Infiana Group once again belongs to Germany’s most successful small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In an Innovation Ranking compiled by the Munich Strategy Group on behalf of finance and management magazine WirtschaftsWoche, the Forchheim-based film producer ranked fourth among 3500 businesses assessed by the Group.  read more >>

IMS Deltamatic opens new production site in Italy
  Monday 13 November 2017, Companies/Markets
  IMS Deltamatic Group (Calcinate, Italy) has recently started the production in its new, state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Seriate, Italy.  read more >>

Schreiner Group hosts climate protection and energy efficiency day
  Thursday 9 November 2017, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  On 7 November, the Schreiner Group from Oberschleißheim, Germany, hosted an energy efficiency day on the occasion of the German action week “Climate Protection Wins”, which takes place simultaneously with the UN climate conference in Bonn.  read more >>

Flint Group fully acquires Continental Printing Inks/Eagle Ink Systems in South Africa
  Wednesday 8 November 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Flint Group from Luxembourg has announced another expansion to its African business with the acquisition of the remaining shares in Continental Printing Inks and Eagle Ink Systems.  read more >>

Maxcess acquires Menges Roller Company
  Thursday 2 November 2017, Companies/Markets
  Maxcess International (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications, has acquired Menges Roller Company.  read more >>

Zecher invests in laser engraving systems
  Wednesday 1 November 2017, Companies/Markets
  In the first half year of 2017, the anilox roller manufacturer Zecher GmbH (Paderborn, Germany) has increased the order receipt value by 10% compared to last year. Due to the increase in the number of orders, as well as growing customer requirements, the company is currently extending its capacities and technological capabilities in the field of laser engraving.  read more >>

DELO establishes subsidiary in Japan
  Thursday 26 October 2017, Companies/Markets
  The industrial adhesives supplier DELO Industrie Klebstoffe from Windach, Germany, continues its strategy of internationalisation and is from now on represented by a subsidiary in Japan. The manufacturer of high-tech adhesives wants to better fulfil the requirements of its Japanese customers and expand distribution for specialty adhesives.  read more >>

Comexi expands presence and increases sales in CIS and Russia markets
  Wednesday 25 October 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group from Girona, Spain, specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, has registered a strong first half-year in the CIS and Russia markets following the positive trend of 2016, with solid performance in flexographic printing, offset printing, laminating and slitting lines.  read more >>

Savaré Specialty Adhesives expands R&D capacities
  Tuesday 24 October 2017, Companies/Markets
  Savaré Specialty Adhesives, based in Milan, Italy, underlines its R&D capabilities with new investments. Every year, the company invests more than 4% of its revenue in the R&D segment, where 15% of its employees are active.  read more >>

RODEPA enhances washing system capacities with further line from Herbold Meckesheim
  Thursday 19 October 2017, Companies/Markets
  RODEPA Plastics B.V. from Hengelo, The Netherlands, has ordered a further washing system for the treatment of post-consumer plastic wastes at Herbold Meckesheim GmbH.  read more >>

Polykote purchases custom coating and laminating line from New Era Converting Machinery Inc.
  Friday 13 October 2017, Companies/Markets
  At the ICE USA show in April 2017, New Era Converting Machinery Inc. (Paterson, New Jersey) showed a coating and laminating line that had been custom ordered for Polykote Corp. (Easton, Pennsylvania). That coating and laminating line is now up and running, and it is meeting the expectations the specialty coating company had for its new equipment.  read more >>

Comexi expands its position in Africa
  Tuesday 10 October 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group from Girona, Spain, specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, is expanding its presence in Africa. The group has installed a new Comexi F2 MB at Natpak's facilities in Zimbabwe, a clear example of the overall growth strategy that the group is developing.  read more >>

Brückner promotes e-mobility
  Thursday 5 October 2017, Companies/Markets
  Lithium-Ion batteries are important building blocks for the growing e-mobility sector, especially for e-bikes, e-cars, e-scooters or as energy storage devices, for instance in portable electronics such as notebooks or smartphones. Within the batteries, in turn, the separator foils are decisive when it comes to functionality, capacity, charging times and lifetime. For Brückner Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG (Siegsdorf, Germany), this technical foil type is a relatively “young” and interesting business field in a very dynamic future market.  read more >>

Avery Dennison makes capital investment in liquid crystal specialty films developer Gauzy
  Wednesday 4 October 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Avery Dennison Corporation (Glendale, California), a global materials science and manufacturing company specialising in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials, has made an investment in Gauzy, an Israeli-based developer and manufacturer of liquid-crystal-based materials, films, applications and solutions for a variety of end markets including construction, automotive, consumer electronics, home appliances, the solar industry and more.  read more >>

RHEINTACHO unveils innovative “stroboscope plus camera” solution at Labelexpo Europe
  Friday 29 September 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  On 1 April 2017, RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH from Freiburg, Germany, has acquired the activities of ERGECA (RGK Video Systems). The business has been moved over to the newly founded RHEINTACHO Vision Systems. At the recently concluded Labelexpo Europe 2017 in Brussels, the two companies presented themselves for the first time in a joint booth.  read more >>

Baldwin to acquire Ahlbrandt System GmbH
  Tuesday 12 September 2017, Companies/Markets
  Baldwin Technology Company Inc., a world leader in providing process automation solutions, consumables and services to the print, textile and film industries, announced that an agreement has been reached to acquire Ahlbrandt System GmbH. The acquisition is pending German government approval, with a target closing date of 30 September 2017.  read more >>

Sun Chemical working to assess the market impact of Hurricane Harvey
  Friday 8 September 2017, Companies/Markets
  Due to the unprecedented impact and devastation in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, several of Sun Chemical’s (Parsippany, New Jersey) feedstock suppliers have announced a force majeure and many other raw materials suppliers are reviewing allocations.  read more >>

GDA reports positive production figures for H1 2017 in the German aluminium industry
  Monday 4 September 2017, Companies/Markets
  So far this year, business activity in the German aluminium sector has shown a largely positive trend. Aluminium producers (plus 5.7%) and converters (plus three per cent) both increased production in the first half of 2017, although there was a slight decline (minus 1%) in the production of semis.  read more >>

7th edition of the OE-A Roadmap White Paper shows trends and challenges of printed electronics
  Friday 1 September 2017, Companies/Markets
  The White Paper “OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics”, 7th Edition, looks ahead at the future and presents key trends, various application examples and challenges in the field of organic and printed electronics.  read more >>

UPM Raflatac joins sustainable packaging coalition
  Thursday 31 August 2017, Companies/Markets
  UPM Raflatac (Helsinki, Finland), a global leader in the production of self-adhesive labelling solutions, has reinforced its commitment to sustainability by joining the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC).  read more >>

MULTIVAC is expanding capacity at its Enger production site
  Wednesday 30 August 2017, Companies/Markets
  The production capacity of MULTIVAC Marking & Inspection in Enger, which is part of the company group MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG (Wolfertschwenden, Germany), is to be expanded with a modern extension to the production hall – and this will also enable the logistics and assembly processes to be optimised. The building work has already begun, and the planned date for putting the new production hall into operation is April 2018. The investment amounts to €2.5M.  read more >>

Kiefel set for more growth
  Friday 25 August 2017, Companies/Markets
  Kiefel GmbH (Freilassing, Germany), a global leader in machinery for plastics processing, looks back at a successful year 2016. Also in 2017, the company expects significant growth increases.  read more >>

Mark Andy Digital One Receives BS 5609 durability certification
  Monday 21 August 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Mark Andy Digital One, a CMYK dry-toner device with inline decorating and converting from the manufacturer based in St. Louis, Missouri, has received a BS 5609 certification on Avery Dennison substrate.  read more >>

Polytec presents new product family for UV curing
  Thursday 10 August 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Polytec GmbH (Waldbronn, Germany), enhances its competences in UV light technology with the OminCure product lines from Excelitas Technologies for applications in industrial UV curing.  read more >>

SOCIPACK renews its confidence in Comexi
  Wednesday 9 August 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group (Girona, Spain), a global provider of flexible packaging solutions, and SOCIPACK, a flexible packaging leader from the Ivory Coast, have strengthened their partnership.  read more >>

Bandera to install blown film technology for bio materials in France
  Monday 7 August 2017, Companies/Markets
  In 2016, a new law entered into force in France, prohibiting the sale and distribution of non-biodegradable PE-based disposable bags with thicknesses lower than 50 microns. Consequently, a French converter decided to invest in a new project, which includes the purchase of a SmartFlex Bio line from Costruzioni Meccaniche Luigi Bandera SpA (Busto Arsizio, Italy)  read more >>

Isimat becomes part of the Kurz Group
  Friday 28 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG (Fürth, Germany), a specialist for print finishing solutions, has acquired the screen printing machinery supplier Isimat, which is based in Ellwangen, Germany. Isimat develops and builds high-performance printing lines for the decoration of complexly formed glass and plastic packaging.  read more >>

HuntsmanClariant merger on track
  Thursday 27 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland) and the Huntsman Corporation (Salt Lake City, Utah) presented a first update on the planned merger of equals. The preparations to create HuntsmanClariant, a leading global specialty chemicals company, are showing continued strong progress and are proceeding as planned with an unchanged closing targeted for December 2017 / January 2018.  read more >>

ANDRITZ to supply a complete needlepunch line to Autoneum in Mexico
  Monday 24 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  The international technology corporation ANDRITZ (Graz, Austria) has received an order from Autoneum, headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, to supply an ANDRITZ neXline needlepunch eXcelle line to its plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, for the production of needlepunched velour felts from 300 to 900gsm for the automotive market.  read more >>

“Long night of industries” at KAMPF
  Thursday 20 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  On 29 June 2017, the “Long nicht of industries” took place in the German Oberberg region. KAMPF Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG from Wiehl participated in this event for the first time and welcomed about 100 registered visitors.  read more >>

Labels Unlimited brings digital printing in-house with Mark Andy Digital One
  Wednesday 19 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  The pressure sensitive label and hang tag manufacturer Labels Unlimited has recently installed a Mark Andy Digital One in a push to bring digital label production in-house.  read more >>

Constantia Flexibles sells Labels Division
  Tuesday 18 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  Constantia Flexibles GmbH from Vienna, Austria, has signed a sales agreement for its Labels Division with the American Multi-Color Corporation. The value of the company ranges at €1.15bn (US$1.3bn). The deal is subject to approval by the authorities and is expected to be finalised in the fourth quarter of 2017.  read more >>

Poligal trusts in new eS2D slitter from Enprom
  Monday 17 July 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Enprom Packaging, a converting, labelling and packaging machinery specialist based in Girona, Spain, has just installed a new double drum central surface slitter in the facilities of Poligal in Portugal that will allow the company to increase the capacity in slitting and rewinding for secondary products.  read more >>

BOBST and Radex launch digital printing joint venture
  Wednesday 12 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  The leading Swiss machinery company Bobst Group (Lausanne) and Radex, a start-up company owned by multiple stakeholders with a long track record in the field of DOD inkjet digital printing, announced the launch of Mouvent, a joint venture that will become the digital printing competence centre and solutions provider of BOBST.  read more >>

Smart surfaces from Continental open up more options for personalisation of vehicles
  Tuesday 11 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  The trend toward autonomous or driverless vehicles will have significant impacts on vehicle interiors.  read more >>

Comexi expands its technical service team in the USA, Canada and Southeast Asia
  Thursday 6 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  Comexi (Girona, Spain), specialist in machinery solutions for the printing and converting industry of flexible packaging, continues to strengthen its presence in the United States, Canada and Southeast Asia. Recently the group has reinforced its Service and Technical Assistance Department (SAT) in these regions to offer a faster and closer response to the customer.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein receives FlexoExpert certification
  Wednesday 5 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Bischof + Klein Group (Lengerich, Germany) is one of the leading European complete solution providers for flexible packaging and technical films from plastic and composites. The product programme comprises the entire portfolio of flexible packaging – from traditional industrial packaging to consumer packaging and specialty films for technical applications.  read more >>

Three years of BST eltromat International
  Monday 3 July 2017, Companies/Markets
  In June 2017, BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany) has celebrated the three-year anniversary of the merger of the former BST International GmbH and eltromat GmbH.  read more >>

Bandera sets up new spare parts centre in Beijing
  Monday 19 June 2017, Companies/Markets
  In early May 2017, the existing technical and commercial cooperation between the extrusion machinery expert Costruzioni Meccaniche Luigi Bandera SpA (Busto Arsizio, Italy) and Nanjing Yangzi Plastic & Chemical Company was further strengthened. This relationship has been existing for sixteen years – mainly in the field of extrusion of blown film for industrial sacks (HDB).  read more >>

ILIUM Technologies announces distribution agreement with Titan Technologies
  Tuesday 13 June 2017, Companies/Markets
  ILIUM Technologies Inc., a leader in wide-range / ultra-low liquid conductivity measurement based in Medford, Massachusetts, announced that it has entered into a distributor agreement with Titan Technologies, K.K. of Japan to address demand in East Asia for its Model 2100 Conductivity Meter.  read more >>

EREMA extends production capacities and optimises fabrication
  Thursday 8 June 2017, Companies/Markets
  EREMA Group, a manufacturer of recycling systems based in Ansfelden, Austria, is relying on new production processes with the optimum use of resources in its production of assembly groups. The new approach enables reduced production lead times for the individual assembly groups, such as melt filters and pelletisers, while at the same time increasing product quality.  read more >>

NRC Group and Olin: Cooperation renewed
  Tuesday 6 June 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Hamburg-based specialty chemicals and additive supplier NRC Group and the Olin Group have agreed to renew their cooperation. Effective from 1 April 2017, the NRC Group has extended its portfolio with the epoxy resins “D.E.R.” and “D.E.N.” as well as the curing agent “D.E.H.” from Olin for use in the coating, adhesives, construction, and composites industries.  read more >>

Schreiner Group acquires HAWE building in Dorfen, Germany
  Friday 2 June 2017, Companies/Markets
  Schreiner Group (Oberschleißheim, Germany), a leading specialist for functional labels, security solutions, RFID and printed electronics, wants to realise further growth and moves into a new production site in Dorfen near Erding. Karl Haeusgen and Wolfgang Sochor, board members of the previous owner HAWE Hydraulik SE, handed over the keys to managing director Roland Schreiner.  read more >>

Heraeus Noblelight opens state-of-the-art UV LED module production
  Tuesday 30 May 2017, Companies/Markets
  Heraeus Noblelight, a leading supplier of UV LED systems based in Hanau, Germany, has recently opened a new production line, which is said to fulfil the latest technological requirements. The state-of-the-art line for the production of UV LED modules offers high-quality tailored solutions for industrial curing and drying applications.  read more >>

Techsil announces agreement with fluid dispensing systems specialist Nordson EFD
  Monday 29 May 2017, Companies/Markets
  Techsil Ltd (Warwickshire, UK) has entered an agreement with the fluid dispensing systems specialist Nordson EFD. Techsil will become distributor of Nordson EFD’s vast array of high performance application equipment, precision fluid dispensing systems and accessories.  read more >>

Bandera secures a new order in Egypt
  Wednesday 24 May 2017, Companies/Markets
  Costruzioni Meccaniche Luigi Bandera SpA (Busto Arsizio, Italy), a leading supplier of machinery for the blown film sector, strengthens its presence in the Egyptian market by selling a high-quality blown film line SmartFlex 22 Plus series for the production of agricultural film.  read more >>

Packaging law in Germany: Manufacturer responsibility, competition and innovation to lead to more climate-saving recycling
  Wednesday 17 May 2017, Companies/Markets
  The German Working Group Packaging and Environment (AGVU) has explicitly welcomed the decision of the German Federal Council (Bundesrat) to approve the packaging law. The legislation has already been passed in the Bundestag at the end of March and will come into effect in January 2019. The packaging law is claimed to be a milestone towards more transparency and stability in household recycling and climate protection.  read more >>

Zecher and Heidelberg present SteppedHex engraving for optimised finishings and spot-varnishing
  Tuesday 16 May 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Ever since its founding in 1948, Zecher GmbH (Paderborn, Germany) - a manufacturer of premium quality anilox rollers - has been the driving force behind numerous innovations. These include its SteppedHex technology, developed in-house and thoroughly tried and tested. Based on an application of the parameters of 60° engraving, it offers both an alternative to it and additional benefits.  read more >>

ANDRITZ to supply a complete needlepunch line to TTL
  Friday 12 May 2017, Companies/Markets
  ANDRITZ Nonwoven, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ (Graz, Austria), has received an order from TTL, Germany, to supply a complete needlepunch line. Start-up of the line is scheduled for summer 2017.  read more >>

Heliatek welcomes EU-Commissioner Oettinger and Dr Rößler, the president of the Saxon parliament
  Thursday 11 May 2017, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The President of the Saxon parliament, Dr Matthias Rößler, received the EU Commissioner for budget and personnel, Günther H. Oettinger in Dresden. Together they visited Heliatek and got a view of the production facility. Dr Martin Pfeiffer, one of the Founders, and Dr Ralph Wichtendahl, vice Ppresident operations, shared the latest information on technical and sales developments of the company.  read more >>

DEP commissions new coating line in the UK
  Friday 5 May 2017, Companies/Markets
  Digital Electronic Products Ltd (DEP), which is based in Surrey, UK, recently commissioned a new coating line in its Runcorn facility to meet growing demand for DEP coated print products and to offer an enhanced capability to its contract coating customers.  read more >>

Montalvo celebrates 70th anniversary
  Tuesday 2 May 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Montalvo Corporation (Gorham, Maine), an international specialist in web tension control, is celebrating its 70th Anniversary. Since 1947 Montalvo has had one goal: provide better web control; through its products, service, and support.  read more >>

IST METZ celebrates 40th anniversary
  Friday 28 April 2017, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  For more than four decades IST METZ GmbH (Nürtingen, Germany) has been producing lines for the curing of prints and coatings by means of UV light. The 40th anniversary of the company will be celebrated on 15 May during the company’s in-house event UV DAYS.  read more >>

RHEINTACHO Group is expanding with the foundation of RHEINTACHO Vision Systems S.A.S.
  Thursday 27 April 2017, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH, a leading measuring technology specialist based in Freiburg, Germany, has taken over the activities of ERGECA (RGK Video Systems) on 1 April 2017. The business activities will be transferred to the newly founded company RHEINTACHO Vision Systems S.A.S. with its Headquarters in Buhl, France.  read more >>

Henkel showcases product innovations and its food safety commitment at interpack 2017
  Tuesday 25 April 2017, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Protecting brands and consumers is at the heart of Düsseldorf-based Henkel AG & Co. KGaA’s packaging adhesives business. With its Food Safe Packaging Initiative, Henkel takes a closer look at adhesive-related aspects of food packaging.  read more >>

Cosmo Films to set up new production line for specialty polyester (BOPET) films
  Tuesday 11 April 2017, Companies/Markets
  Cosmo Films Limited, a leading global specialty films company based in New Delhi, India, announced plans to install a new production line for specialty polyester (BOPET) films by the third quarter of 2018-19.  read more >>

Plasmatreat and KUKA become system partners
  Thursday 6 April 2017, Companies/Markets
  Integrating technologies at the interface and automating processes in a flexible yet simpler way. This is what the plasma systems engineer Plasmatreat GmbH (Steinhagen, Germany) and the industrial robot manufacturer and systems engineer KUKA AG (Augsburg, Germany) aim to achieve with their system partnership.  read more >>

Organic and printed electronics industry expects an increase of 8% in sales revenue in 2017
  Wednesday 5 April 2017, Companies/Markets
  The signs are still set for growth in the organic and printed electronics industry. This is the clear message to result from the latest business climate survey conducted by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association). 80% of survey participants expect the industry to continue its positive development in the coming year.  read more >>

Strategic partnership: T.CON enhances product portfolio with cloud solution from FACTOR.E
  Monday 3 April 2017, Companies/Markets
  T.CON GmbH & Co. KG, a SAP Gold partner and consultant based in Plattling, Germany, has entered a strategic partnership with Factor-E Analytics GmbH (FACTOR.E) from Berlin. The cooperation aims at enabling a quick, simple and cost-effective entry into Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) especially for medium-sized production companies.  read more >>

BST eltromat and Euromac continue their partnership
  Monday 27 March 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  BST eltromat International GmbH from Bielefeld, Germany, a leading producer of quality assurance systems for the web converting industry, and the Italian company Euromac Costruzioni Meccaniche s.r.l., manufacturer of slitting and winding machinery, have announced at ICE Europe that they will continue their partnership.  read more >>

Draabe extends capacities with new building
  Friday 17 March 2017, Companies/Markets
  The air humidification expert Draabe Industrietechnik GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) will move to a new building directly at the Hamburg Airport in May 2017.  read more >>

BST eltromat presents web guiding and quality assurance for the requirements of the nonwoven industry
  Friday 10 March 2017, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  With its presence at index17 (April 4 - 7 in Geneva) BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany) complies with the increasing demand for its solutions for ensuring production quality.  read more >>

Fraunhofer FEP and VON ARDENNE introduce solution for coating flexible glass in a roll-to-roll process
  Wednesday 8 March 2017, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, which is based in Dresden, Germany, and the machinery company VON ARDENNE, also based in Dresden, will intensify their cooperation in the field of the coating of flexible glass.  read more >>

Fraunhofer FEP enhances its facilities for coating plastic films
  Monday 6 March 2017, Companies/Markets
  A leader in thin-film technology R&D, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP in Dresden, Germany, has significantly enhanced its capabilities with the so-called atmoFlex system.  read more >>

Wacker expands silicones production in Brazil
  Friday 3 March 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Munich-based chemistry corporation Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its silicone production at its Jandira site near São Paulo, Brazil. Wacker is currently building a multi-purpose facility to manufacture antifoam compounds and functional silicone fluids.  read more >>

ANDRITZ successfully starts up neXline wetlace production line for Turkey
  Thursday 2 March 2017, Companies/Markets
  ANDRITZ Nonwoven, part of the international technology group ANDRITZ (Graz, Austria), has successfully completed start-up of the neXline wetlace line supplied to Akinal Sentetik Tekstil, the leading Turkish producer of nonwovens.  read more >>

Global Inkjet Systems co-founder passes away
  Wednesday 1 March 2017, Companies/Markets
  Jim Brotton, co-founder and director of the leading industrial printing software and system components provider Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), which is based in Cambridge, UK, has passed away aged 69. He died on Saturday, 4 February 2017.  read more >>

Polypropylene outperforms polymer demand in Europe
  Monday 27 February 2017, Companies/Markets
  According to a recently published study by the industry consultants Applied Market Information Ltd (AMI Consulting), which are based in Bristol, UK, the last 5 years have seen demand growth for polypropylene (PP) outstrip the polymer market in Europe.  read more >>

Infiana and Fraunhofer IFAM continue their cooperation in 2017
  Tuesday 21 February 2017, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Infiana Group (Forchheim, Germany), the world-leading producer of specialty films, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) enter their third year of cooperation.  read more >>

Polytype Converting expects further growth thanks to new shareholders
  Monday 20 February 2017, Companies/Markets
  After the acquisition of Polytype Converting by Jagenberg AG in December 2016, the restructuring and strengthening of the converting activities in Hamburg, Germany, and Fribourg, Switzerland, will continue.  read more >>

Ground-breaking ceremony at Herrmann Ultraschall
  Friday 17 February 2017, Companies/Markets
  The ultrasound technology provider Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG, which is based in Karlsbad, Germany, has celebrated the ground-breaking of its third large site expansion on 8 February 2017.  read more >>

Cosmo Films commissions significant capacity expansion
  Friday 10 February 2017, Companies/Markets
  Cosmo Films Ltd., a leading manufacturer of BOPP films based in Delhi, India, announced the launch of its tenth, 10.4m wide BOPP line. With the installation of this new line, the company will increase its annual capacity by 40%.  read more >>

Sappi and Felix Schoeller announce development cooperation
  Thursday 2 February 2017, Companies/Markets
  The paper manufacturers Sappi Europe (Brussels, Belgium) and Felix Schoeller Group (Osnabrück, Germany) signed a cooperation agreement. The collaboration entails – among other things – the joint development of sustainable barrier paper solutions for applications in flexible packaging.  read more >>

Maxcess China expands into new facility
  Wednesday 1 February 2017, Companies/Markets
  Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications based in Oklahoma City (OK), USA, announced the expansion of its Maxcess China Division, opening a new facility in Zhuhai.  read more >>

FAES SRT AG becomes member of Edelmann Technology Group
  Monday 30 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  The FAES Group (Wollerau, Switzerland) has sold its subsidiary FAES SRT AG to Edelmann Technology Group, which is based in Kleinwallstadt, Germany. With this step, FAES SRT is expected to have the perfect conditions to further develop the company together with other members of the group that are also globally active in slitting and winding technology.  read more >>

SCHAWK JÜLICH receives FlexoExpert certification
  Friday 27 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  The FlexoExpert certification programme of Flint Group, a leading provider of consumables and devices for the print and packaging industry based in Luxembourg, is intended to support sustainable optimisation of printing production. Now, the print and prepress company SCHAWK JÜLICH, part of the SGK Group, has been awarded with the title.  read more >>

SAM presents new high speed automatic unwind and winder, announces award for CEO
  Wednesday 25 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  Korean-based SAM (Sung An Machinery Co., Ltd.), a leader in the manufacture of converting and web fed printing machinery, announced its new Model SFF line of unwinds and winders for speeds up to 1000m/min.  read more >>

Zecher records 12% rise in sales
  Friday 20 January 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The 2016 fiscal year has been a highly successful period for the anilox-roller manufacturer Zecher GmbH (Paderborn, Germany), with sales of €22M representing a rise of 12% with respect to the previous year’s figure. This has included growth in all segments of the market.  read more >>

Icma strengthens its presence in France
  Monday 16 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  France is a strategic market for luxury, having been served for a long time by Icma Srl, a leading specialist for the finishing of paper and cardboard for packaging based in Mandello del Lario, Italy, with its collections of paper for packaging and publications.  read more >>

Westland acquires Impreglon Oberflächentechnik in Coesfeld, Germany
  Wednesday 11 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  Effective from 1 January 2017, the Westland Group (Melle, Germany) has acquired the Coesfeld-site of Impreglon Oberflächentechnik GmbH (formerly known under the name “von Bronk Gummi- und Kunststoffwerk GmbH”).  read more >>

Comexi recognised with WoldStar Award
  Monday 9 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group from Girona, Spain, a specialist in machinery for the flexible packaging converting industry, is going to receive a WorldStar Award 2017. The group has been awarded for its innovative combination of the Cingular Laser technology and lamination in register.  read more >>

Vetaphone to more than double its size
  Thursday 5 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  As part of its ambitious expansion programme, Vetaphone A/S, the Danish inventor of corona and pioneer of surface treatment, claims to be well on course to meet its 2020 target.  read more >>

Global bioplastics market continues to grow despite low oil price
  Wednesday 4 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update for 2016 have been published by the association that represents the interests of the bioplastics industry in Europe.  read more >>

Coeclerici invests in IMS Deltamatic Group and becomes majority stakeholder
  Tuesday 3 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  IMS Deltamatic S.p.A., which is based in Bergamo, Italy, strengthens its capital structure thanks to the investment by Coeclerici S.p.A. in a majority stake (67%) that is expected to enable growth and leadership reinforcement on a global scale.  read more >>

CCL Industries to acquire Innovia Group
  Monday 2 January 2017, Companies/Markets
  The Smithfield Group, managing shareholder of Innovia Group, a global leader in specialty BOPP films, announced that it has agreed an offer from CCL Industries Inc., a global specialty industrial business, to acquire the company from Wigton, UK, for €810M.  read more >>

Merry Christmas and a successful new year
  Friday 16 December 2016, Companies/Markets
  The C2 team and all employees of the department for technical magazines at dfv Media Group wish you, Dear Readers, Merry Christmas and a successful new year!  read more >>

Avery Dennison to acquire Hanita Coatings
  Wednesday 14 December 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Avery Dennison Corporation (Pasadena (CA), USA), a global leader in labelling and packaging materials, announced it has agreed to acquire Hanita Coatings RCA Ltd (Kibbuz Hanita, Israel), a pressure-sensitive materials manufacturer of specialty films and laminates, for the purchase price of $75M, subject to customary adjustments.  read more >>

KAMPF supplies four machines to Vacmet, India Ltd.
  Tuesday 13 December 2016, Companies/Markets
  The leading Indian plastic film manufacturer Vacmet, India Ltd. is planning to set up a new plant for the production of BOPP films in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, at its Ujjaini site at the end of 2017. The new BOPP line will produce films for the packaging industry.  read more >>

Herrmann Ultraschall donates several components to Hochschule Karlsruhe
  Friday 9 December 2016, Companies/Markets
  Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG (Karlsbad, Germany) will donate several ultrasound components worth €20 000 to the faculty for machinery construction and mechatronics of Hochschule Karlsruhe, a local university for technology and science.  read more >>

Multivac supports international research project for food safety
  Thursday 8 December 2016, Companies/Markets
  In a three-level process, five project partners from economy and science, including MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG (Wolfertschwenden, Germany), will examine the interplay between packaging materials and packed goods under the leadership of Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) in Austria.  read more >>

Zircon Technologies invests in SPGPrints rotaLEN direct laser engraver
  Monday 5 December 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Indian self-adhesive label converter Zircon Technologies has acquired an SPGPrints rotaLEN direct laser engraver to provide a digital, efficient prepress workflow for imaging high volumes of rotary screens at its Dehradun factory.  read more >>

Global Inkjet Systems celebrates 10 years of growth and innovation
  Friday 2 December 2016, Companies/Markets
  Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) Ltd, a leading developer of software, electronics, and ink supply components for industrial inkjet systems based in Cambridge, UK, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.  read more >>

Uflex orders Comexi holographic laminator at K 2016
  Thursday 1 December 2016, Companies/Markets
  Comexi, a leading specialist for flexible packaging conversion machinery based in Girona, Spain, announced the sale of a new Comexi Futura to Uflex Limited, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solutions company. The deal has been closed at the K show in Düsseldorf, Germany.  read more >>

ANDRITZ to supply two spunlace lines to NanFang Textile
  Monday 28 November 2016, Companies/Markets
  ANDRITZ Nonwoven, part of the international technology group ANDRITZ (Graz, Austria), received two orders from the Chinese company Fujian NanFang Textile Co., Ltd to supply two new neXline spunlace nonwoven lines for its new plant in Nan Ping (Fujian province).  read more >>

ACHENBACH BUSCHHÜTTEN and GOEBEL IMS cooperate in the field of aluminium foils
  Friday 25 November 2016, Companies/Markets
  At this year’s ALUMINIUM tradeshow in Düsseldorf, Germany, ACHENBACH BUSCHHÜTTEN GmbH & Co. KG (Kreuztal, Germany) and Goebel IMS (Darmstadt, Germany), two market leaders in the aluminium industry, will present their first joint development. Resulting from a successful strategic cooperation, the NovaSlit S is a next-generation aluminium foil slitter, combining decades of expertise in the manufacturing of machine solutions for the aluminium industry.  read more >>

Jagenberg AG acquires Polytype Converting
  Thursday 24 November 2016, Companies/Markets
  For more than a year, WIFAG-Polytye Holding based in Fribourg, Switzerland, has planned to sell its converting business unit. Now, with Jagenberg AG from Krefeld, Germany, a new owner for the renowned manufacturer of coating lines has been found.  read more >>

Matthews International Corporation signs definitive agreement for the purchase of UNGRICHT and Dornbusch
  Wednesday 23 November 2016, Companies/Markets
  Matthews International Corporation (Pittsburgh (PA), USA) announced that the company, through its affiliate SAUERESSIG GmbH + Co. KG (Vreden, Germany), has signed definitive agreements for the purchase of A. + E. Ungricht GmbH + Co KG (Mönchengladbach, Germany) and Dornbusch Engraving GmbH (Kempen, Germany).  read more >>

QuadTech appoints agent for Greece and Cyprus
  Tuesday 15 November 2016, Companies/Markets
  QuadTech, Inc., a leading innovator of advanced colour and inspection technology for the printing industry based in Sussex (WI), USA, further expanded its global sales network with the appointment of Development Ltd. to support packaging printers in Greece and Cyprus.  read more >>

Comexi strengthens its position in the Russian market
  Monday 7 November 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group, a specialist providing flexible packaging industry solutions with headquarters in Girona, Spain, continues to expand its position in Russia. The group closed a new strategic agreement with the local supplier Polyprint, therefore reasserting its growing implementation in southern Russia.  read more >>

Organic and printed electronics industry expects an increase of 17% in sales revenue in 2017
  Friday 4 November 2016, Companies/Markets
  The signs continue to be set for growth in the organic and printed electronics industry. This is the clear message of the latest business climate survey conducted by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a working group within VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association).  read more >>

ROTOCONTROL appoints agent in Poland
  Tuesday 1 November 2016, Companies/Markets
  ROTOCONTROL GmbH, a manufacturer of leading-edge label slitter/rewinder inspection and finishing machines based in Linau, Germany, has expanded its worldwide distribution network with the appointment of Reprograf SA as the local agent in Poland.  read more >>

Kongskilde Industries sells its grass and soil businesses to CNH Industrial
  Monday 31 October 2016, Companies/Markets
  Kongskilde Industries A/S, a leading supplier of system solutions for industry and agriculture located in Soro, Denmark, has entered a sales agreement for its grass and soil businesses, but will retain its industry and grain business. The grass and soil business has been acquired by CNH Industrial N.V., a market leader in production goods.  read more >>

Rejuvenation cure for historic GOEBEL IMS machine
  Wednesday 26 October 2016, Companies/Markets
  At the world’s leading plastics tradeshow K 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the slitting and winding machinery supplier GOEBEL IMS (Darmstadt, Germany) raised eyebrows with an extraordinary “rejuvenation cure”. At the booth of the leading manufacturer, a precision roll slitting and winding machine RWO was on display, which was developed in the 1930s by Maschinenbaufabrik GOEBEL AG for the processing of cinema and roll films as well as cellophane and other foils.  read more >>

Treofan: Changes in ownership structure
  Friday 14 October 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Milan-based investor M&C, previously the majority shareholder in the leading global BOPP film manufacturer Treofan Holdings GmbH (Raunheim, Germany), is acquiring all other shareholders’ shares in the company.  read more >>

ROFIN-BAASEL Lasertech moves into new headquarters
  Tuesday 11 October 2016, Companies/Markets
  The industrial laser specialist ROFIN-BAASEL Lasertech GmbH & Co. KG and its more than 260 employees are moving to the Gilching business park in Germany.  read more >>

33 jobs saved at DORNBUSCH GRAVUREN GmbH
  Monday 10 October 2016, Companies/Markets
  The three managing partners of the renowned roller manufacturer A. + E. UNGRICHT GmbH + Co. KG (Mönchengladbach, Germany), will take over the company Dornbusch Gravuren (from now on DORNBUSCH ENGRAVING GmbH), which has declared insolvency on 30 May 2016.  read more >>

Avery Dennison to strengthen pressure-sensitive manufacturing footprint in Europe
  Monday 12 September 2016, Companies/Markets
  Demand for pressure-sensitive materials continues to grow in Europe. To meet future demand, Avery Dennison (Glendale (CA), USA), a leading provider of labelling and packaging solutions, is strengthening its European manufacturing footprint with a US$65M investment to expand its Rodange, Luxembourg, production facility.  read more >>

Leonhard Kurz acquires Burg Design
  Wednesday 10 August 2016, Companies/Markets
  The LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG (Fürth, Germany), a leading provider of hot foil stamping and coating technologies, has acquired the design-oriented production company Burg Design from the Spanish automotive supplier Grupo Antolin, in order to extend its design and decorative options for customers worldwide.  read more >>

Nordson aligns all melt delivery systems under one product brand name
  Tuesday 9 August 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The BKG product brand of the Nordson Corporation (Westlake (OH), USA), well known around the world for underwater pelletiser systems, is now also the group brand name for the company’s diverse range of polymer melt delivery equipment, including filtration systems, ovens, gear pumps, and valves.  read more >>

Neschen sells 100th self-produced laminator
  Monday 8 August 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  A real sales success is the new laminator made by NESCHEN AG from Bückeburg, Germany. After the world premiere at FESPA Amsterdam in March, the British machine supplier Atech acquired the 100th unit of the laminator series, which was developed and self-produced by NESCHEN.  read more >>

Bandera builds extrusion line in India
  Friday 5 August 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Indian company AVI Global Plast based in Mumbai has recently signed its first order for an extrusion line from Bandera SpA (Busto Arsizio, Italy). AVI Global Plast is one of the largest Indian producers of PET sheets and thermoformed clamshell punnets and trays for fresh produce packaging.  read more >>

European Bioplastics stresses importance of improving waste management to combat marine litter
  Wednesday 27 July 2016, Companies/Markets
  In a recent report on ‘marine plastic debris and microplastics’, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) describes the sources and effects of plastics and microplastics in the oceans and outlines potential solutions.  read more >>

AMI Consulting publishes report on high performance collation shrink films
  Thursday 21 July 2016, Companies/Markets
  AMI Consulting (Bristol, UK), a division of Applied Market Information Ltd., has just published a new report on the collation shrink film market, analysing the latest trends in the use of these packaging films, along with developments in raw material technology, innovation and changing film formulations.  read more >>

New coating line makes its debut at the Avery Dennison site in Schwelm, Germany
  Wednesday 20 July 2016, Companies/Markets
  An investment worth €17M at the Avery Dennison plant in Schwelm, Germany, opens up access to more than 7600 product variants of the leading labelling and packaging materials supplier headquartered in Glendale (CA), USA, for customers from all over Europe.  read more >>

Evonik presents results of life cycle analyses
  Tuesday 19 July 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Evonik Industries AG, a leading specialty chemicals corporation based in Essen, Germany, has already conducted life cycle analyses of around 70% of external sales generated by its three chemical segments as part of the sustainability analysis of its business. The aim is to extend this to 80 percent.  read more >>

Infiana sites ready themselves for global expansion in capacity
  Thursday 14 July 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Infiana Group is investing some €20M in the expansion of its operations at their sites in Forchheim, Germany, and Malvern, Pennsylvania. The construction and commissioning of the two coating facilities is scheduled for the first half of 2017.  read more >>

Innovia presents new strategy focusing on BOPP
  Wednesday 13 July 2016, Companies/Markets
  Earlier this year, the Innovia Group (Wigton, UK) announced the sale of its cellulose films business. Now, three months later with the deal closed, the company is refocusing its strategy clearly upon building and strengthening its specialty biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films business.  read more >>

R+E Automation Technology GmbH becomes part of OPTIMA Packaging Group
  Monday 11 July 2016, Companies/Markets
  R+E Automation Technology GmbH, which is based in Fellbach, Germany, has become a part of Optima Packaging Group (Schwäbisch Hall, Germany) effective from 1 July. The more than 30 employees will remain independent and under the same management.  read more >>

ATP develops innovative smartphone app
  Monday 4 July 2016, Companies/Markets
  The ATP adhesive systems AG has unveiled a smartphone app with roll calculator and pallet optimiser.  read more >>

Avery Dennison extends its KROENERT lines
  Thursday 30 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Avery Dennison Corporation with headquarters in Pasadena (CA), USA, a leading producer of labelling systems, has upgraded its plant in Gotha, Germany. The site is specialised in emulsion-based acrylic adhesives and has also been equipped with various KROENERT lines for a long time.  read more >>

BST eltromat extends portfolio for 100% print inspection
  Wednesday 29 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  The BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany) has showcased its entire product portfolio at the world’s leading print tradeshow drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf. Among other things, the full-service supplier for quality assurance and production optimisation in web processing industries also presented a complete offering for 100% print inspection.  read more >>

Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik belongs to the German TOP 100
  Tuesday 28 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG has made it into the TOP 100, Germany’s most innovative medium-sized companies. Already for the second time, the company from Karlsbad is part of the innovation elite, which is evaluated in a demanding, scientific process.  read more >>

Infiana signs a cooperation agreement in China
  Monday 27 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Infiana Group, the films solution specialist headquartered in Forchheim, Germany, has signed a cooperation agreement with Guangxi Golden Umbrella Waterproofing Co. Ltd. in the course of the 8th Sino-German Forum for Economic and Technological Cooperation in Beijing.  read more >>

Bandera secures order in the Malaysian market
  Wednesday 22 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Luigi Bandera SpA, a leading manufacturer of blown film machinery based in Busto Arsizio, Italy, strengthens its presence in the South-East Asian market by selling a blown film line for flexible packaging in Malaysia.  read more >>

Sappi reinforces release liner business
  Tuesday 21 June 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Sappi Europe, the leading European producer of coated fine paper with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, has been successful on the markets with its Algro Sol silicone base papers for the last four decades.  read more >>

Oracle Packaging finds immediate success with Davis-Standard line
  Monday 20 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  A new Davis-Standard extrusion coating line at Oracle Packaging is exceeding throughput expectations, enabling Oracle to get products to market more quickly than anticipated.  read more >>

DELO supports “fast” university projects
  Thursday 16 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  The industrial adhesives manufacturer DELO Industrie Klebstoffe GmbH from Windach, Germany, sponsors the racing teams “TUfast Eco” and “TUfast Racing” of TU Munich, DHBW “Engineering” Stuttgart and the team “Starkstrom” of the University Augsburg. The adhesive technology of the company enables lightweight construction and faster race cars.  read more >>

Mendel acts against pirated machine
  Monday 13 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Mendel RG-Systems GmbH, a leading producer of foil stamping presses based in Wangen, Germany, has defended itself legally against a Chinese machine copy.  read more >>

Flint signs agreement to become key distributor partner of the Folex Group in Europe
  Friday 10 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Luxembourg-based Flint Group and the Folex Coating GmbH from Cologne, Germany, have signed a partnership agreement at drupa 2016 making the Flint Group Sheetfed Division a key supplier of Folex pressroom products in Europe.  read more >>

Infiana invests millions worldwide
  Thursday 9 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  With an investment of around €20M, the Infiana Group is strengthening its global strategy to focus on the development and manufacture of specialty film solutions.  read more >>

Comexi and Folmex extend their strategic partnership
  Monday 6 June 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group, a specialist from Girona, Spain, providing flexible packaging industry solutions, and the Mexican company Folmex have strengthened their cooperation.  read more >>

BST eltromat presents TubeScan at drupa 2016
  Thursday 2 June 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany), a leading full-service provider for quality assurance and production optimisation in the web-processing industries, showcases its complete offering for 100% print inspection at drupa 2016. One of the highlights at the trade fair booth is the TubeScan eagle view of BST’s cooperation partner Nyquist Systems GmbH, which is based in Landsberg am Lech, Germany.  read more >>

Investments and a new business field at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper
  Wednesday 25 May 2016, Companies/Markets
  As manufacturer of high-quality coated specialty papers, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper continues its path of innovation and investments. With increased activities in research & development, the implementation of new working methods and production processes, as well as the concentration on new products, the company from Bielefeld, Germany, shapes its future.  read more >>

Neschen AG concludes successful reorganisation
  Tuesday 24 May 2016, Companies/Markets
  Through its subsidiary BlueCap 07 GmbH, the Munich-based industrial holding company BlueCap AG has acquired the significant assets and operating business of the film coating company Neschen AG (Bückeburg, Germany), as well as its subsidiaries that trade in book protection and digital print media under the Filmolux brand in Germany, Italy, Benelux, France and Austria.  read more >>

iFLEX Labels acquires Mark Andy performance series press
  Friday 20 May 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  iFLEX Labels, the trade name of Fantasia Printing Ltd. (Saint-Laurent, Canada), is celebrating 40 years of business success with the acquisition of a 13in, 8-colour Mark Andy Performance Series P5 press.  read more >>

JURMET appoints new agent in Germany
  Tuesday 10 May 2016, Companies/Markets
  The slitting and rewinding specialist JURMET Sp. z o.o. Sp.K., which is based in Lubicz, Poland, has recently signed a new agent agreement with Eccotec for the distribution of its product line in Germany.  read more >>

ANDRITZ to supply three nonwovens production lines to Turkey
  Tuesday 3 May 2016, Companies/Markets
  ANDRITZ Nonwoven, part of the Austrian technology group ANDRITZ, has received orders from the Turkish company Mogul to supply two complete spunlace lines and one spunjet line (combination of spunlaid and hydroentanglement processes).  read more >>

Temporary change in executive board of Schweizer Electronic AG
  Tuesday 26 April 2016, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  Dr Maren Schweizer, CEO of Schweizer Electronic AG, producer of printed circuit boards for the automotive, solar, industrial and aerospace electronics sectors based in Schramberg, Germany, will only be available for the company to a very limited extent due to health reasons.  read more >>

Winners of Alufoil Trophy 2016 announced
  Monday 25 April 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Once again, the Alufoil Trophy, which is handed out by the European Aluminium Foil Association, has underlined the versatility and practical advantages of aluminium foil to create highly original new developments as well as fresh ideas to enhance existing products.  read more >>

DELO continues to grow
  Friday 22 April 2016, Companies/Markets
  The DELO Industrie Klebstoffe GmbH (Windach, Germany), a manufacturer of industrial adhesives, has concluded its business year with a significant surplus.  read more >>

Treofan streamlines European management structure
  Wednesday 20 April 2016, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  The leading BOPP film manufacturer Treofan Group (Raunheim, Germany) is combining the responsibility for its European plants into a single corporate function: Chief Operations Officer Europe (COO Europe). This role will be filled by Luigi Martinese), who has been with Treofan since 1995 and has been responsible for the Group’s Italian sites for over 15 years.  read more >>

EREMA posts record turnover once again
  Tuesday 19 April 2016, Companies/Markets
  With sales reaching 122M Euros (+5%), the Austrian recycling system manufacturer EREMA Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H. has once again achieved the highest turnover in the company’s history.  read more >>

Converting Competence Center presents itself for the first time at drupa
  Monday 18 April 2016, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The new Converting Competence Center (CCC) sees itself as a network of products, services and know-how and will be present at the leading print tradeshow drupa for the very first time this year.  read more >>

Relaunch at monta – one year after the fire
  Friday 15 April 2016, Companies/Markets
  About a year ago, on 11 April 2015, a fire had destroyed the production lines at the adhesive tape cutting plant of monta Klebebandwerk GmbH in Immenstadt, Germany. The fire broke out early in the morning and could only be extinguished after a massive fire brigade operation.  read more >>

Innovia Group sells Cellophane business and focuses on polymer banknotes and films
  Wednesday 13 April 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Innovia Group, a leader in high-tech film products for industrial applications based in Cumbria, UK, has announced an agreement to sell its Cellophane business and assets to Futamura Chemicals Co., Ltd.  read more >>

Bobst Group and WIFAG-Polytype Group start exclusive negotiations
  Monday 4 April 2016, Companies/Markets
  The two Swiss machinery companies Bobst Group SA (Mex) and WIFAG-Polytype Group (Bern) have started exclusive negotiations concerning a possible acquisition of the business unit coating technology from WIFAG-Polytype.  read more >>

Infiana receives AIMCAL Award
  Thursday 24 March 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) has for the first time given one of its coveted awards to the Infiana Group (Forchheim, Germany), thus singling out the international developer and producer of specialty films for its unique contribution to the industry.  read more >>

tesa with stable result and good growth perspectives
  Wednesday 23 March 2016, Companies/Markets
  On 22 March 2016, the annual press conference of tesa SE, a leading manufacturer of technical adhesive tapes and self-adhesive system solutions, has been held at the new company headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, where the company has also installed a research and technology centre.  read more >>

Poligal purchases first BOBST AlOx metallizer for European BOPP market
  Monday 21 March 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Poligal, a leading European BOPP film producer based in Narón, Spain, has chosen the Swiss-based machinery company BOBST Group as its partner for a new metallizer to be installed at its site in Portugal.  read more >>

KAMPF to deliver four machines for new BOPET plant in India
  Tuesday 15 March 2016, Companies/Markets
  SRF Limited, a leading supplier for technical textiles, fluorine chemicals, specialty chemicals, engineering plastics and packaging films is setting up a new BOPET plant in India with technology from the slitting and winding machinery provider Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG (Wiehl, Germany).  read more >>

Neubronner invests in micro gas turbine
  Monday 14 March 2016, Companies/Markets
  About €500 000 were invested by Neubronner GmbH & Co. KG, which is based in Oberursel, Germany and manufactures paper products and machinery for the packaging and corrugated industries, into the installation of a highly-efficient micro gas turbine.  read more >>

Custom Labels invests in Mark Andy Performance Series P5
  Friday 11 March 2016, Companies/Markets
  Custom Labels has recently installed one of Mark Andy’s Performance Series P5 presses in its new double-size production facility in New Jersey.  read more >>

Coveris and Comexi extend their collaboration
  Wednesday 9 March 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Comexi Group, a leading specialist in machine solutions for the flexible packaging industry based in Girona, Spain, will install a Comexi ML1 laminator in the Coveris facilities in Spartanburg (SC), USA.  read more >>

Flint Group Flexographic Products wins 2016 FTA Technical Innovation Award
  Tuesday 8 March 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Luxembourg-based Flint Group Flexographic Products has accepted the 2016 FTA Technical Innovation Award for its nyloflex FTF Digital plate, which is reported to offer printers and trade shops an easy way to achieve flat top dots on flexo printing plates.  read more >>

Market report on palletisation films highlights key role in reducing the cost of damaged goods
  Monday 7 March 2016, Companies/Markets
  AMI Consulting, a division of Applied Market Information Ltd., which is based in Bristol, UK, has recently published a new report on the palletisation films market analysing the latest trends in the use of pallet stretch wrap, shrink hoods and stretch hoods, along with developments in technology, innovation, changing film formulation and supply chain.  read more >>

Ashe Converting Equipment invests in additional machining capabilities
  Wednesday 2 March 2016, Companies/Markets
  ASHE Converting Equipment Ltd., a leading supplier of slitting and rewinding machinery based in Ipswich, UK, has recently made significant investments in additional machine tools to expand the percentage of machine parts manufactured within the company.  read more >>

50 years of Fujifilm in Europe
  Monday 29 February 2016, Companies/Markets
  In this year, the Japanese technology corporation Fujifilm celebrates 50 years of presence in Europe. Since its foundation as a manufacturer of photo films, the company has diversified into a leading international corporation in various fields.  read more >>

Fraunhofer IVV presents study on improved shelf-life in food retail stores
  Friday 26 February 2016, Companies/Markets
  In order to be able to reduce food losses, the Fraunhofer Institute for process technology and packaging (IVV) in Freising, Germany, has teamed up with Technische Hochschule Deggendorf and the University of Stuttgart. The partners examined the effects of select active packaging systems on boiled ham and champignons.  read more >>

Baumer hhs opens subsidiary in Spain
  Wednesday 24 February 2016, Companies/Markets
  Effective from 1 March 2016, Baumer hhs, specialist for adhesive application, quality assurance and camera control systems based in Krefeld, Germany, will establish a new subsidiary in Spain.  read more >>

Flint Group issues binding offer to purchase Siegwerk’s web offset business
  Monday 22 February 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Flint Group, a global provider of consumables for the print industry with headquarters in Luxembourg, has announced that it has issued a binding offer to Siegwerk Druckfarben AG, which is based in Siegburg, Germany, to acquire their web offset business.  read more >>

Dr. Hönle AG celebrates 40th anniversary
  Friday 19 February 2016, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The UV specialist Dr. Hönle AG, based in Gräfelfing, Germany, has kicked off its 40th anniversary festivities with a private birthday party for the staff.  read more >>

French decree supports bio-based and home-compostable bags
  Wednesday 17 February 2016, Companies/Markets
  European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the bioplastics industry in Europe, welcomes the approval of the French implementation decree on single-use plastic bags, which was published by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy on 1 February 2016.  read more >>

Heidelberg increases turnover and records profit after taxes
  Tuesday 16 February 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, a leading manufacturer of printing machinery based in Heidelberg, Germany, has ended the last business year with a positive result after taxes and reached the profit threshold before taxes after nine months (1 April to 31 December 2015). Therefore, the company is on target to achieve a positive result after taxes for the business year 2015/2016 and to sustainably return to the profit zone.  read more >>

Lundberg Tech strengthens presence in Germany with local technician
  Monday 15 February 2016, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  Lundberg Tech A/S, a leading expert for waste handling systems, has announced its intention to further support its strong presence on the German market by founding Lundberg Tech GmbH as a subsidiary.  read more >>

Infiana sells its site in Brazil
  Wednesday 10 February 2016, Companies/Markets
  On 1 February, the Infiana Group, a leading producer of films for the consumer market and several industries with headquarters in Forchheim, Germany, has sold its production facility in Bahia to the Brazilian film manufacturer Packing Group.  read more >>

Constantia Flexibles extends capacities in Spain
  Tuesday 9 February 2016, Companies/Markets
  Constantia Flexibles, a leading producer of flexible packaging based in Vienna, Austria, will upgrade its production capacities at the branch in Burgos, Spain.  read more >>

LeoMat rebranded as ROTOCONTROL
  Monday 8 February 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The ROTOCONTROL GmbH, a manufacturer of label slitter/rewinder inspection and finishing machines based in Linau, Germany, has announced the LeoMat line of finishing machines are now rebranded as ROTOCONTROL.  read more >>

TC Transcontinental Packaging expands its fleet of Titan slitter rewinders
  Wednesday 3 February 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  TC Transcontinental based in Vaughan, Ontario, is Canada’s largest printer with operations in print, flexible packaging, publishing and digital media and boasts over 8000 employees.  read more >>

European Bioplastics welcomes report by the World Economic Forum on circular plastics economy
  Monday 1 February 2016, Companies/Markets
  European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the bioplastics industry in Europe, has commented on a new report by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on ‘The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics’. According to EUBP, the report provides an overarching vision of a global circular plastics economy in which bioplastics play an essential role in decoupling the economy from fossil resources and help to return nutrients to the soil.  read more >>

Universal Converting Equipment invests in US showroom
  Friday 29 January 2016, Companies/Markets
  Universal Converting Equipment, a supplier of slitting machines and other converting equipment based in Ipswich, UK, has recently secured a dedicated facility for a showroom and a service centre in North America.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein hosts recycling workshop
  Wednesday 27 January 2016, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The film and flexible packaging specialist Bischof + Klein SE & Co. KG, which is based in Lengerich, Germany, has hosted a workshop for development engineers, as well as employees from sales, production, environmental protection and regulatory affairs. The seminar discussed the question how used plastic packaging can become a new raw material within the recycling cycle.  read more >>

Sonoco opens Innovative Packaging Solutions Studio
  Tuesday 26 January 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Sonoco Products Company, a diversified global packaging provider based in Hartsville (SC), USA, has recently held the grand opening of its state-of-the-art Innovative Packaging Solutions Studio (iPS), hosting more than 100 guests including state officials, customers and community leaders.  read more >>

BÜHNEN GmbH acquires Termolan
  Monday 25 January 2016, Companies/Markets
  Effective from 10 December 2015, BÜHNEN International GmbH, producer of hotmelt adhesives and application systems based in Bremen, Germany, has acquired all assets of the Polish adhesive manufacturer Termolan Sp. z o.o.  read more >>

SAVE FOOD initiative welcomes first Chinese member
  Thursday 21 January 2016, Companies/Markets
  The initiative SAVE FOOD, a cooperation between the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Messe Düsseldorf GmbH to avoid food losses and wastage, has been joined by its first Chinese member.  read more >>

WACKER enhances production capacities for high-quality silicon oils
  Tuesday 19 January 2016, Companies/Markets
  The WACKER corporation, which is based in Munich, Germany, has upgraded its production capacities for functional silicon oils at its site in Burghausen, Germany. With the extension that was commissioned at the beginning of January, the global chemistry company reacts to the increasing demand for specialty oils and silicon emulsions in the lacquer, paper, textile, cosmetics and body care industries.  read more >>

Michael Hecht announces self-employment and founds measurement system provider
  Friday 15 January 2016, Companies/Markets
  With the beginning of the New Year, Michael Hecht began his self-employment, drawing from over 35 years of experience in the field of thickness and basis-weight measurement and 23 years as managing director in a leading company.  read more >>

Xeikon invests in contact-free CyClean web cleaning systems from Meech
  Wednesday 13 January 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Xeikon, a leading manufacturer of roll-based digital printing lines with headquarters in Eede, The Netherlands, has optimised its digital printing systems with contact-free CyClean web cleaning systems from the British provider Meech International.  read more >>

Menges Roller celebrates 50th anniversary
  Monday 11 January 2016, Companies/Markets
  The Menges Roller Company, which is based in Wacaunda (IL), USA, is celebrating its 50th year of business in 2016. The company was founded in 1966 as a rubber covering company and has since expanded into core fabrication.  read more >>

Barry-Wehmiller acquires Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH and POEM GmbH
  Thursday 7 January 2016, Companies/Markets
  On 30 December 2015, Robert H. Chapman, chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, announced a major acquisition for the global manufacturing supplier to the packaging and converting industries, which is based in St. Louis, (MO) USA: The operations of Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH, including POEM (W+D), headquartered in Neuwied and Löhne, Germany, have been added to Barry-Wehmiller’s portfolio.  read more >>

Huhtamaki to acquire Czech flexible packaging manufacturer
  Tuesday 5 January 2016, Companies/Markets
  Huhtamaki Oyj, a global specialist in packaging for food and drinks based in Espoo, Finland, has entered into an agreement to acquire FIOMO, a.s., a privately owned manufacturer of flexible packaging foils and labels in the Czech Republic.  read more >>

ANDRITZ to supply a complete needlepunch line to India
  Tuesday 22 December 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  ANDRITZ Asselin-Thibeau, part of the Austrian-based ANDRITZ Group, has received an order from AUTOTECH Nonwovens, India, to supply a complete needlepunch line for the flexible production of nonwovens for automotive, filtration, and coating substrate applications.  read more >>

Rani Plast to install largest Davis-Standard blown film die in the world
  Thursday 17 December 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Finnish film supplier Rani Plast is adding large-scale blown film capabilities with a new Davis-Standard line equipped with a 2.3m 7-layer Centrex IBC die.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein plans record investments
  Wednesday 16 December 2015, Companies/Markets
  “The good year 2014 will be followed by a good year 2015,” underlined Dr Volker Pfennig, managing board member of Bischof + Klein SE & Co. KG, which is based in Lengerich, Germany.  read more >>

Xaar and Lawter collaborate to deliver silver nano-ink printing
  Thursday 10 December 2015, Companies/Markets
  Xaar plc, a leading provider of industrial inkjet technology based in Cambridge, UK, and Lawter from Chicago (IL), USA, a global specialist for resins, emulsions, additives and lacquers for the print industry, have declared their intention to cooperate in the optimisation of a range of nano-silver conductive inks in the Xaar 1002 industrial inkjet printhead.  read more >>

Bodo Möller Chemie opens branch in China
  Tuesday 8 December 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Bodo Möller Chemie Group, a leading specialist in the field of industrial adhesives with headquarters in Offenbach, Germany, has inaugurated a branch in China.  read more >>

Sun Chemical creates new advanced materials division
  Monday 7 December 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Sun Chemical Corporation, a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies based in Parsippany (NJ), USA, has formed a new advanced materials division, which features an expanded portfolio of technologies from both Sun Chemical and DIC, its parent company.  read more >>

Colbert Packaging installs new Mark Andy label press
  Friday 4 December 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Colbert Packaging Corporation, based in Lake Forest (IL), USA, has recently installed a Mark Andy Performance Series P5 for pressure-sensitive roll label applications.  read more >>

UPM Raflatac opens slitting and distribution terminal in China
  Wednesday 2 December 2015, Companies/Markets
  Recently, UPM Raflatac, a leading Finnish producer of paper, cellulose, and wood products based in Helsinki, has opened a new self-adhesive label stock slitting and distribution terminal in Chengdu, China.  read more >>

IST METZ reorganises management
  Monday 30 November 2015, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  The IST METZ GmbH from Nürtingen, Germany, reacts to the increasing business with LED-UV-systems. Already in May, the company had acquired the majority shares of Integration Technology Ltd. Now, the company’s management was reorganised as well.  read more >>

Kopafilm Elektrofolien GmbH announces successful re-certification
  Wednesday 25 November 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Kopafilm Elektrofolien GmbH from Nidda/Ober-Schmitten, Germany, manufacturer of very thin BOPP films for electric condensators, has received the ISO certifications 9001, 14001, 22000 and 50001 from the certification authority TÜV Süd.  read more >>

Flint Group acquires Xeikon
  Monday 23 November 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Flint Group, a Luxembourg-based printing inks and chemicals supplier, has announced the acquisition of Xeikon, a leading digital solutions provider to the packaging and commercial printing markets.  read more >>

ANDRITZ commissions spunlace production equipment for CMC
  Friday 20 November 2015, Companies/Markets
  The ANDRITZ group, a leading manufacturer of lines for the processing of nonwovens, paper and cellulose based in Graz, Austria, has successfully commissioned a new spunlace line for the German company CMC Consumer Medical Care.  read more >>

Greater awareness takes alufoil container recycling to new high
  Monday 2 November 2015, Companies/Markets
  New data released by the EAFA, the European Aluminium Foil Association, confirms that recycling rates in Europe for alufoil trays and semi-rigid containers in 2013 reached about 55%.  read more >>

Atlas Converting Equipment implements new Enterprise Resources Planning System
  Friday 30 October 2015, Companies/Markets
  In collaboration with the Swedish-based suppliers, IFS Applications, Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd., a leading slitting and winding machinery provider from Bedford, UK, has implemented a group-wide Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) system.  read more >>

NDC Technologies receives recertification for quality management system
  Wednesday 28 October 2015, Companies/Markets
  NDC Technologies, a leading provider of precision measurement and control solutions, has announced the recertification for ISO 9001:2008 of its quality management system (QMS).  read more >>

Comexi and AVT collaborate on next generation press control
  Friday 23 October 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Comexi Group, a leading company specialising in machinery for flexible packaging with headquarters in Girona, Spain, continues its cooperation with the Israeli company AVT (Advanced Vision Technology), a leading provider of print inspection and quality assurance.  read more >>

InovisCoat celebrates 10th anniversary
  Tuesday 20 October 2015, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  At the beginning of October, InovisCoat GmbH, which is based in Monheim, Germany, has celebrated its 10th company anniversary. Dr Jörg Siegel, founder of the company, gave a speech, remembering the history of his business.  read more >>

Applied Materials ships advanced TopMet system to Jindal Poly Films
  Monday 19 October 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Alzenau-based German subsidiary of Applied Materials, Inc., a leading provider of roll-to-roll metallization systems, has shipped a TopMet system to Indian-based Jindal Poly Films, a global leader in PET and BOPP films for flexible packaging and labelling applications.  read more >>

Top position for Infiana at WirtschaftsWoche ranking
  Thursday 15 October 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Forchheim-based Infiana Group has been named one of the most successful medium-sized companies in Germany.  read more >>

Treofan celebrates new line
  Wednesday 14 October 2015, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Together with 250 guests, the BOPP film specialist Treofan GmbH has officially inaugurated its new high-performance line at its site in Neunkirchen, Germany.  read more >>

Gerd Wolff joins Edelmann Technology Group
  Thursday 8 October 2015, Companies/Markets
  As of 1 September 2015, Gerd Wolff Maschinenfabrik, based in the German city of Hagen, joined the Edelmann Technology Group, Kleinwallstadt, Germany. The company, which was founded in 1954, established itself as a supplier of bkm strip lines. Just recently, Wolff presented the patented divisible braking stand for this technology.  read more >>

tesa SE announces new chairman of the executive board
  Monday 5 October 2015, Companies/Markets
  As of January 31, 2016, Thomas Schlegel will step down as the chair of the tesa SE executive board after more than seven years in the role, and will leave the company to devote himself to a new stage in his life. The supervisory board has appointed Dr Robert Gereke, currently tesa’s head of industrial business, as his successor.  read more >>

Esko intensifies partnership with Comexi
  Friday 2 October 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group, a leading machinery provider for the flexible packaging industry with headquarters in Girona, Spain, has extended its partnership with Esko, a prepress software and hardware provider based in Ghent, Belgium.  read more >>

American Starlinger-Sahm opens new headquarters
  Thursday 1 October 2015, Companies/Markets
  On 23 and 24 September, 2015 American Starlinger-Sahm, Inc. celebrated the official opening of the new US headquarters in Fountain Inn in the Greenville Metropolitan Area, South Carolina, during a two-day Open House.  read more >>

dfv Media Group acquires publication rights for C2 Magazines
  Wednesday 30 September 2015, Companies/Markets
  Effective from 1 January 2016, the dfv Media Group acquires the publication rights for the trade magazines Coating & Converting (C2) from nimble shows & media GmbH.  read more >>

Flint Group publishes 2015 Sustainability Report
  Monday 28 September 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Flint Group, a leading consumables producer for the printing and packaging industries with headquarters in Plymouth (MI), USA, has released its 2015 Sustainability Report.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein publishes fifth report on sustainability
  Wednesday 23 September 2015, Companies/Markets
  The packaging and film specialist Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG from Lengerich, Germany, has presented its fifth report on sustainability according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).  read more >>

Atlas selects representation in Pakistan and commissions line in Portugal
  Monday 21 September 2015, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd., based in Bedford, UK, has confirmed the appointment of Unique Sales Corporation as its new agent to represent the range of Titan slitter rewinders for sales and customer support in Pakistan.  read more >>

UNGRICHT commissions world’s largest direct laser machine
  Thursday 17 September 2015, Companies/Markets
  A few weeks ago, A. + E. UNGRICHT GmbH + Co. KG Roller + Engraving Technology, which is based in Mönchengladbach, Germany, has been delivered a new direct laser machine for the processing and engraving of rollers.  read more >>

Ashe signs agreement with Parkland International
  Wednesday 16 September 2015, Companies/Markets
  Ashe Converting Equipment, a leading provider of slitting and winding machinery based in Ipswich, UK, has announced an agreement with Parkland International to sell their range of core cutters worldwide through its existing sales network, that operates through its own personnel, as well as appointed agents throughout the world.  read more >>

Davis-Standard expands Fulton operations with new facility
  Tuesday 15 September 2015, Companies/Markets
  Davis-Standard, LLC, a leader in the development and distribution of extrusion and converting technology based in Pawcatuck (CT), USA, has announced the opening of a new facility in Fulton, New York, to house the company’s blow moulding business.  read more >>

Maria Soell Group looks confident into the future
  Monday 14 September 2015, Companies/Markets
  The district court in Friedberg has resolved the insolvency process for Maria Soell GmbH from Nidda, Germany, and its subsidiary, Maria Soell High Technology Films GmbH.  read more >>

Winder Works delivers first machines
  Wednesday 9 September 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Winder Works GmbH, which is based in Graulinster, Luxembourg, and was founded in July 2014, has recently delivered its first two slitting and winding machines to two renowned nonwovens companies.  read more >>

Dr Wolfgang Neumann, former head of KROENERT’s Technology Center, died
  Friday 28 August 2015, Companies/Markets
  After a long illness, Dr. Wolfgang Neumann, former head of the Technology Center of the Hamburg based KROENERT GmbH & Co. KG, died on 7 August 2015. Neumann, who guided the fortunes of the prestigious coating centre and helped to steer it to its current worldwide significance, has been retired at the end of 2013. Since then, he worked as a freelance consultant.  read more >>

Kiefel to build new logistics centre
  Thursday 27 August 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Kiefel GmbH reacts to the strong growth on the international markets with a large construction project.  read more >>

Kroschke addresses customer needs with HP Indigo digital press
  Wednesday 26 August 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Kroschke Signs International GmbH, one of the largest manufacturers of signs and technical labels in Europe, which is based in Braunschweig, Germany, has purchased a new HP Indigo WS6800 digital press.  read more >>

Ashe Converting appoints agent for Australia
  Monday 24 August 2015, Companies/Markets
  Ashe Converting Equipment, a provider of slitting and winding equipment based in Ipswich, UK, has presented Aldus Engineering as new agents for Australia and New Zealand.  read more >>

PRÜFTECHNIK Group merges two business units
  Thursday 6 August 2015, Companies/Markets
  PRÜFTECHNIK Dieter Busch AG, a provider of laser alignment and vibration measurement technology based in Ismaning, Germany, merges ist business units Alignment Systems and Condition Monitoring under the umbrella of PRÜFTECHNIK Condition Monitoring GmbH. Managing directors are Dr Sebsastian Busch (CEO) and Dr Thomas Rohe (COO).  read more >>

Heliatek awarded by World Economic Forum
  Wednesday 5 August 2015, Companies/Markets
  Heliatek GmbH, the Dresden-based company that produces ultra-light, flexible and less than 1mm thick photovoltaic solar films, was awarded as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers”, a selection of the world’s most innovative companies.  read more >>

Hans-Lenze-Foundation celebrates 25th anniversary
  Friday 31 July 2015, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  At the moment, the Hans-Lenze-Foundation, named after the founder of the family-run Lenze SE, celebrates its 25th anniversary. The foundation supports dedicated and talented young people, who want to improve their qualifications, but don’t dispose of the necessary financial means.  read more >>

Centrexpo reorganises trade show portfolio
  Thursday 30 July 2015, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The Italian trade show organiser Centrexpo S.P.A. has announced the sale of the processing and packaging technology exhibiton Ipack-Ima to Fiera Milano SpA and at the same time intents to strengthen its presence in graphics, packaging, printing and converting by further promoting the renowned Converflex and Grafitalia trade shows for packaging, processing and printing.  read more >>

Mondi Group sells consumer packaging plant in Osterburken
  Monday 27 July 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Mondi Group, a South African leader in packaging solutions, has signed an agreement with POLIFILM Extrusion GmbH, an extrusion film manufacturer which is based in Wermelskirchen, Germany, to sell its film manufacturing site in Osterburken, Germany.  read more >>

BASF inaugurates new research building
  Thursday 23 July 2015, Companies/Markets
  BASF SE, a leading chemical, plastics and performance products company, has inaugurated a new research building at its headquarters in Ludwigshafen, Germany, after two years of construction. The building accommodates around 200 employees of the research division Advanced Materials & Systems Research, who have so far worked in different buildings in Ludwigshafen.  read more >>

Infiana invests into American extrusion capacities
  Wednesday 22 July 2015, Companies/Markets
  For the Infiana Group, a producer of specialty films headquartered in Forchheim, Germany, the first six months as independent company have been very successful worldwide. Now, the film experts have announced the first step in the implementation of their global growth plan.  read more >>

Barry-Wehmiller working to acquire Bielomatik Group
  Monday 20 July 2015, Companies/Markets
  Barry-Wehmiller Cos., Inc., a capital equipment and engineering solutions leader based in St. Louis (MO), USA, is moving toward acquiring the Bielomatik Group associated with the paper processing product line of Bielomatik Leuze GmbH + Co. KG, which is based in Neuffen, Germany.  read more >>

TER Plastics establishes distribution office in Poland
  Wednesday 15 July 2015, Companies/Markets
  Only a few months after the founding of the new compound company TEREZ PERFORMANCE POLYMERS in the southeast of the Polish town Rzeszow, the TER Plastics POLYMER GROUP, a leading producer of technical plastics based in Herne, Germany, has introduced a new distribution branch for Central and Eastern Europe.  read more >>

Lenze announces cooperation with HSW College
  Tuesday 14 July 2015, Companies/Markets
  “Theory meets practice” – this is the motto of the cooperation agreement that Lenze SE, a leading automation specialist based in Aerzen, Germany, has signed together with the Hochschule Weserbergland (HSW), a college located in the Hameln area.  read more >>

LAMILUX commissions new production line
  Thursday 9 July 2015, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The LAMILUX Composites GmbH, manufacturer of high-quality fibre-strengthened plastics, has constructed a new production line and a new office building at its headquarters in Rehau, Germany.  read more >>

Lohmann inaugurates new High Performance Coating Line
  Wednesday 8 July 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG, a leading manufacturer of adhesive products based in Neuwied, Germany, has commissioned a new coating line at its company headquarters.  read more >>

Insolvency proceedings opened at Neschen AG
  Monday 6 July 2015, Companies/Markets
  The District Court of Bückeburg, Germany, resolved to open the insolvency proceedings for Neschen AG, a manufacturer of functional coatings for web-type materials, and confirmed the self-administration of the company as well as Arndt Geiwitz as trustee.  read more >>

Schreiner Group honoured as “Innovator of the Year 2015”
  Tuesday 30 June 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Schreiner Group from Oberschleißheim, Germany, manufacturer of marking solutions and self-adhesive specialty labels, has won the German innovation competition “Top 100” and can now call itself “Innovator of the Year 2015”.  read more >>

Nordson appoints BGM Makina Teknik as agent in Turkey
  Wednesday 24 June 2015, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  The Nordson Corporation from Chippewa Falls (WI), USA, manufacturer of dispension systems for adhesives, coatings, polymers and other materials, has appointed BGM Makina Teknik as its agent in Turkey for the fluid coating product line of Nordson EDI.  read more >>

Iggesund expands services for Russia
  Thursday 11 June 2015, Companies/Markets
  Iggesund Paperboard AB, part of the Swedish forest industry group Holmen, is set to upgrade its presence in Eastern Europe by establishing a new freight terminal in Riga, Latvia, and a sales office in Moscow to boost Russian sales.  read more >>

New Era Converting Machinery hires representative for Central and South America
  Monday 8 June 2015, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  New Era Converting Machinery Inc., a leading web handling machinery supplier based in Paterson (NJ), USA, has entered into a representative agreement with Plasto International LLC to have their director, German Laverde, represent them in Central and South America.  read more >>

Comexi North America strengthens its sales team
  Monday 1 June 2015, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  The Comexi Group, a leading machinery provider for the flexible packaging industry based in Riudellots de la Selva, Spain, takes a step forward to reinforce its presence on the US market.  read more >>

Bobst Group takes a majority stake in Nuova Gidue
  Friday 22 May 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Swiss-based Bobst Group, a leading machinery supplier for printing, cutting, folding and gluing, has signed an agreement with Nuova Gidue Srl, an Italian manufacturer of narrow and mid-web printing presses.  read more >>

Aluminium foil demand starts weaker in first quarter of 2015
  Thursday 21 May 2015, Companies/Markets
  Deliveries of aluminium foil products have fallen by 2.5% to 218 500t in the first three months of 2015 compared with the first quarter of 2014 (224 000t), claims a survey published by EAFA, the European Aluminium Foil Association. The organisation unites companies engaged in the rolling and rewinding of aluminium foil, the manufacture of aluminium closures, semi-rigid containers and flexible packaging.  read more >>

Erhardt + Leimer and AVT form strategic alliance
  Wednesday 20 May 2015, Companies/Markets
  Erhardt + Leimer GmbH, a leading provider of system solutions and process control equipment to web-based industries with headquarters in Stadtbergen, Germany, and AVT (Advanced Vision Technology) Ltd. (Hod-Hasharon, Israel) have announced their intention to form an alliance.  read more >>

EREMA finishes business year with strong turnover increase
  Monday 18 May 2015, Companies/Markets
  EREMA GesmbH, headquartered in Ansfelden, Austria, has achieved a record turnover figure of €115M for the 2014/15 fiscal year. This corresponds to a 21% turnover surplus compared to the year before for the manufacturers of plastic recycling lines.  read more >>

Treofan finishes strategic transformation process as far as possible
  Monday 11 May 2015, Companies/Markets
  The BOPP film producer Treofan GmbH & Co. KG has further promoted its strategic transformation towards a customer-oriented, innovation-driven premium producer with highly efficient processes in the business year 2014. This was announced by CEO Dr Walter Bickel during the company’s annual press conference in Frankfurt.  read more >>

SAM Group announces expansion of development capabilities
  Wednesday 6 May 2015, Companies/Markets
  The SAM Group, a leading manufacturer of extrusion, coating and printing machinery, is scheduled to open its SAMLab 3 – Solution Coating Technical Center at its headquarters in South Korea by the end of the year.  read more >>

Vetaphone strengthens its network in Australia and The Philippines
  Tuesday 5 May 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Danish corona treatment pioneers at Vetaphone A/S haven taken steps to further boost their support for customers in the Asia-Pacific wide-web market by entering into cooperative agreements with experienced partners in Australia and the Philippines.  read more >>

Reifenhäuser opens office in Italy
  Thursday 30 April 2015, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  The extrusion machinery experts of the Reifenhäuser Group (Troisdorf, Germany), are now able to offer their Italian customers a more direct and local service. A few days ago, the company opened a new sales and service office in Sumirago near Varese.  read more >>

German environmental organisation demands 22 Cent tax on disposable plastic bags
  Tuesday 28 April 2015, Companies/Markets
  In this week, the European parliament votes on the new directive for packaging and packaging wastes (94/62/EG). In the wake of the upcoming decision in Strasbourg, the DUH, a German environmental organisation, has demanded the German minister for the environment, Barbara Hendricks, to introduce legislation for a tax of 22 Cents for every plastic bag, in order to reduce consumption of the one-way product.  read more >>

Schreiner Group honours suppliers
  Thursday 23 April 2015, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  For the third time, the Schreiner Group from Oberschleißheim, Germany, has named its Supplier of the Year. This time, the specialists for labels, marking and anti-counterfeiting have chosen Ritrama S.p.A as winner. The Italian company supplies Schreiner with its self-adhesive films and transfer tapes.  read more >>

GLAFRI joins SAVE FOOD initiative
  Wednesday 22 April 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI), global association coordinating action on sustainability in order to support foil market growth, has become a member of the SAVE FOOD initiative, which intends to make a contribution to the fight against global food losses.  read more >>

Reifenhäuser acquires Enka Tecnica
  Monday 20 April 2015, Companies/Markets
  Effective 16 April 2015, the extrusion technology provider Reifenhäuser Group (Troisdorf, Germany) has acquired the German spinneret manufacturer and longstanding supplier Enka Tecnica from Heinsberg. Uwe Gaedike will continue as CEO of the company, which will operate as an independent business unit within the Reifenhäuser Group.  read more >>

Novamelt to transfer to Henkel
  Thursday 16 April 2015, Companies/Markets
  In order to guarantee a secure and sustainable succession process, the owners of the hotmelt producer Novamelt GmbH (Wehr, Germany) decided to sell the company to the consumer goods corporation Henkel, which is based in Düsseldorf, Germany. Both parties signed an agreement on 14 April 2015.  read more >>

Apex announces new corporate identity
  Wednesday 15 April 2015, Companies/Markets
  In order to unify its global business activities under a common name, the Apex Group of Companies, a leading producer of anilox rollers based in Hapert, The Netherlands, has announced an important restructuring of its corporate identity.  read more >>

MDV Group acquires Reisewitz GmbH
  Monday 13 April 2015, Companies/Markets
  The MDV Group, a leading coater of paper and plastic films with headquarters in Karlstein, Germany, enhances its broad portfolio with the acquisition of the specialty coater Reisewitz GmbH, which is based in Penig, Germany. By adding the Saxonian company, MDV wants to strengthen its competence in the finishing of diverse substrates.  read more >>

Amcor acquires Nampak Flexibles
  Thursday 2 April 2015, Companies/Markets
  Australian-based packaging producer Amcor Limited has acquired Nampak Flexibles from South Africa in a move intended to allow it to strengthen its activities on the African market.  read more >>

HAVERKAMP intensifies China business
  Friday 27 March 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The security films specialist HAVERKAMP GmbH from Münster, Germany, enhances its cooperation with the Chinese partner company Beijing Yinjing Glass Co., Ltd. (BYIJ). From now on, BYIJ will not only distribute the PROFILON automotive films, but also the OPALFILM flat glass films and automotive films of the SL product series.  read more >>

SAM North America wins AIMCAL Award
  Wednesday 25 March 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) has honoured SAM North America, subsidiary of the Korean Sung An Machinery Co. Ltd., with its 2015 Technology of the Year Award. The manufacturers of solution coating, extrusion, laminating and gravure printing machinery have received the award for the SDC-Series slot-die coating system.  read more >>

B&R opens new subsidiary in Singapore
  Tuesday 24 March 2015, Companies/Markets
  The B&R Industrie-Elektronik GmbH, a leading provider of industrial automation solutions based in Eggelsberg, Austria, has inaugurated its 25th subsidiary in Singapore. The strategically located office is reported to serve the entire Southeast Asia region, and is spearheaded by general manager Mark Meng.  read more >>

GOEBEL and IMS announce merger
  Friday 20 March 2015, Companies/Markets
  The GOEBEL Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH from Darmstadt, Germany, and IMS Deltamatic S.P.A. from Calcinate, Italy, have merged effective from 9 March 2015. The new company carries the name GOEBEL IMS.  read more >>

Ups and downs for aluminium foil industry in 2014
  Thursday 19 March 2015, Companies/Markets
  Despite 2014 providing a very mixed set of results in the aluminium foil sector, the industry is all in all satisfied about its results, affirms the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) in its recent Alufoil Statistics 2014 report. The total production in Europe reached 852 685t in the past year, just 0.3% below the previous result of 855 510t.  read more >>

OE-A predicts further growth for printed electronics
  Thursday 5 March 2015, Companies/Markets
  At the LOPEC trade show, the leading European event for organic and printed electronics, which takes place in Munich, Germany, the Organic Electronics Association (OE-A) has published its latest business climate survey as well as the sixth edition of its Roadmap. The OE-A Roadmap is updated biannually and represents the knowledge and opinions of the world’s leading printed and flexible electronics experts.  read more >>

German paper processing industry records growing turnovers only domestically
  Tuesday 3 March 2015, Companies/Markets
  Especially the stagnant demand from the European Union has caused the German paper processing industry a sales decline by -1.0% in the past year to €18.06bn, claims the economic report of the WPV, the German economic association of the paper processing industry.  read more >>

ALTANA publishes study “Industry Innovation Index 2015”
  Friday 27 February 2015, Companies/Markets
  The economic success of an industrial company is highly connected with innovative capabilities, say German managers. This is the result of the “Industry Innovation Index 2015” – an intersectoral study provided by the specialty chemicals corporation ALTANA (Wesel, Germany) and conducted by the German market research institute Forsa. The survey includes the opinions of 250 executives and 250 young professionals in German industrial companies.  read more >>

Henkel enhances cooperation with tewipack
  Wednesday 25 February 2015, Companies/Markets
  Henkel Adhesive Technologies, a division of the German-based consumer goods corporation Henkel, has been working together with the adhesives producer tewipack Uhl GmbH, which is based in Althengstett, Germany.  read more >>

Robatech celebrates 40th anniversary
  Monday 23 February 2015, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The Robatech AG, which is based in Muri, Switzerland, has been active in the development and production of efficient adhesive application systems for more than 40 years.  read more >>

Uetersen Paper Mill continues as an independent company under the name Feldmuehle Uetersen GmbH
  Wednesday 18 February 2015, Companies/Markets
  Stora Enso Oyj has sold its Uetersen speciality and graphic paper mill to the European private equity fund Perusa Partners Fund 2. As of 18 February 2015, the long-established paper mill will operate under the name Feldmuehle Uetersen GmbH.  read more >>

Maxcess redesigns East Coast facility
  Tuesday 10 February 2015, Companies/Markets
  Maxcess, a global provider of innovative products and services for the web handling industry with headquarters in Oklahoma City, USA, has recently unveiled a new facility in Chicopee, Massachusetts.  read more >>

Comexi appoints David Centelles as corporate marketing director and presents new sales representative for the UK and Ireland
  Thursday 5 February 2015, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  The Comexi Group, flexible packaging machinery specialist from Riudellots de la Selva, Spain, has presented David Centelles as new corporate marketing director.  read more >>

SAM announces construction of new Technical Center in Korea
  Tuesday 3 February 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Sung An Machinery Co., Ltd. (SAM), a leading manufacturer of solution coating, extrusion, laminating and gravure printing machinery based in Hwaesong-si, Korea, has announced the construction of a new Pilot Solution Coating Line. This new state-of-the-art pilot machine will be installed in the company’s new SAMLab 3 Solution Coating Technology Lab at SAM in Korea.  read more >>

Maria Soell announces to continue business as usual
  Monday 2 February 2015, Companies/Markets
  The business at the film and paper finishers Maria Soell GmbH from Nidda, Germany, will continue without changes, announced the company. The insolvency money for the employees has been pre-financed, the salaries are safe through March 2015.  read more >>

Brückner builds first production line for BOPP films in Algeria
  Friday 30 January 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Algerian company Biaxial Films Packaging SpA (BFP) and the German film machinery supplier Brückner Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG (Siegsdorf) have teamed up for the very first production line for biaxially oriented plastics films in Algerian and the entire Maghreb.  read more >>

Job training at Lenze receives “Best Place to Learn” seal of approval
  Wednesday 28 January 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Lenze Group, globally active supplier of drive and automation technology with headquarters in Aerzen, Germany, has finished an audit for its job training and education programme in Germany and was awarded the “Best Place to Learn” certification.  read more >>

Poligal kicks off project for construction of a new greenfield BOPP plant in Poland
  Tuesday 27 January 2015, Companies/Markets
  The Spanish BOPP film manufacturer Poligal, part of the Barcelona-based Peralada Group, has announced to start a €30M investment project for the installation of its next BOPP extrusion line in a new greenfield plant in Skarbimierz, Poland.  read more >>

Maria Soell initiates insolvency proceedings
  Monday 26 January 2015, Companies/Markets
  The film and paper finisher Maria Soell GmbH with headquarters in Nidda, Germany, has filed an application for insolvency at the local court in Friedberg. The company has 141 employees and generates an annual turnover of about €30M.  read more >>

New owner at Matti Technology AG
  Thursday 22 January 2015, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  On 13 January 2015, Thomas Anrein has taken over the ownership of Matti Technology AG, producer of integrated digital printing solutions based in Sulgen, Switzerland, and will also lead the company himself.  read more >>

Reifenhäuser Kiefel Extrusion renamed Reifenhäuser Blown Film
  Monday 19 January 2015, Companies/Markets
  Reifenhäuser Kiefel Extrusion, a leading producer of blown film lines for plastic extrusion and part of the Reifenhäuser Gruppe from Troisdorf, Germany, has received a new name on 1 January 2015.  read more >>

Huhtamaki Films becomes Infiana Group
  Thursday 15 January 2015, Companies/Markets
  Since 15 January, Huhtamaki Films has been operating under the name Infiana Group. The company based in Forchheim, Germany, has been acquired by the Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) last year.  read more >>

Strong development in the emerging markets of the flexible packaging industry
  Thursday 15 January 2015, Companies/Markets
  In a new study, PCI Films Consulting, a consulting service provider for the flexible packaging industry based in Guilsborough, UK, analysed 15 emerging flexible packaging markets, which currently account for over 20% of global demand.  read more >>

Henkel to advertise at the Super Bowl
  Wednesday 14 January 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The consumer goods corporation Henkel, which is based in Düsseldorf, Germany, is planning a spectacular appearance at the final of the US sports league NFL.  read more >>

Polytype Converting becomes part of WIFAG-Polytype Technologies AG / Pablo Bagiella joins sales team
  Wednesday 7 January 2015, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  Polytype Converting AG, a leading provider of coating, printing and converting solutions based in Fribourg, Switzerland, has been integrated into WIFAG-Polytype Technologies AG effective from 1 January 2015.  read more >>

The sale of Huhtamaki Films to DBAG is finally approved
  Friday 2 January 2015, Companies/Markets
  Just recently, the German Federal Cartel Office has approved the sale of Huhtamaki FIlms to the private equity company Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) and the DBAG Fund VI, a fund advised by DBAG. The purchase price amounts to 141M Euro.  read more >>

SICK establishes subsidiary in Malaysia
  Friday 19 December 2014, Companies/Markets
  The sensor manufacturer SICK AG (Waldkirch, Germany), has founded a new sales subsidiary in Malaysia. The South East Asian country boasts attractive markets for the company, which are reported to become even more important in the future.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein receives certifications for high hygiene standards
  Tuesday 16 December 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Bischof + Klein GmbH, producer of films and packaging solutions, fulfils the high hygiene requirements, which are needed in the manufacture of packaging for food and sensitive goods.  read more >>

Montalvo and Coast Controls announce strategic partnership
  Monday 15 December 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Montalvo Corporation, specialised in tension control products for the web processing industries and based in Gorham (ME), USA, and Coast Controls, Inc., manufacturer of web guidining systems used in various roll to roll converting industries with headquarters in Sarasota (FL), USA, have created a new strategic partnership.  read more >>

Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific partners with Nordmeccanica
  Friday 12 December 2014, Companies/Markets
  Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific (AFAP), a business group of the flexible packaging solutions provider Amcor Limited (Melbourne, Australia), has signed a preferred vendor agreement with the lamination and metallization machines supplier Nordmeccanica Group from Piacenza, Italy.  read more >>

EtherCAT Technology Group launches German-speaking homepage and welcomes its 3000th member
  Tuesday 9 December 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The EtherCAT Technology Group, the international association of users and manufacturers to promote the industrial Ethernet technology EtherCAT, may have its headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, but until recently did not include a German version on its web pages.  read more >>

Avery Dennison upgrades site in Gotha, Germany
  Monday 8 December 2014, Companies/Markets
  Avery Dennison, a leading supplier of label and packaging materials with headquarters in Glendale (CA), USA, has extended its capacities for film coating and laminating at its German site in Gotha.  read more >>

Dolci and Bielloni announce merger
  Thursday 4 December 2014, Companies/Markets
  Dolci Extrusion Srl, manufacturer of extrusion coating and laminating lines with headquarters in Biassono, Italy, and Bielloni Converting SpA, provider of flexo printing, sliting and winding and extrusion coating and laminating lines, which is also located in Biassono, have merged.  read more >>

DBAG acquires Huhtamaki Films
  Wednesday 26 November 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Finnish Huhtamaki Group, a leading manufacturer of consumer and speciality packaging, has sold its special and industrial films subsidiary Huhtamaki Films to the Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG).  read more >>

RotoMetrics acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners
  Friday 21 November 2014, Companies/Markets
  Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in New York, has announced the acquisition of RotoMetrics International Ltd., a leading supplier of precision rotary tooling for the printing and converting industries with headquarters in St. Louis (MO), USA.  read more >>

Nordson appoints new agent in Greece
  Wednesday 19 November 2014, Companies/Markets
  Technimat, an engineering company with expertise in systems for film and sheet extrusion, has become the agent in Greece and Cyprus for Nordson Extrusion Dies Industries N.V., Temse, Belgium based subsidiary of the adhesive, coating, sealant and polymer dispension specialist Nordson Corporation, which is based in Westlake (OH), USA.  read more >>

IST Metz mourns loss of its founder
  Tuesday 18 November 2014, Companies/Markets
  Gerhard Metz, founder of the UV-curing specialist IST Metz GmbH, has died after a short illness a few days ago.  read more >>

Kelheim Fibres strengthens its short cut fibre business
  Friday 14 November 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Kelheim Fibres GmbH, a leading producer of viscose speciality fibres based in Kelheim, Germany, has expanded its production line 1 for the production of wet tow and wet short cut fibres in addition to the current capability of dry tow and therefore dry short cut fibres.  read more >>

BYK Additives & Instruments signs marketing agreement with ITENE
  Tuesday 4 November 2014, Companies/Markets
  The business unit Additives & Instruments of the German BYK-Chemie GmbH from Wesel, a producer of chemical additives for the lacquer, ink and plastics industries, will from now on partner with the Spanish technology research centre ITENE in Valencia.  read more >>

Inometa strengthens sales activities in Turkey
  Monday 3 November 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Inometa GmbH & Co. KG, a leading manufacturer of highly precise rollers and surface technologies as well as CFK components with headquarters in Herford, Germany, expands its presence in Turkey.  read more >>

MULTIVAC builds new logistics centre
  Thursday 30 October 2014, Companies/Markets
  The management of MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller GmbH & Co. KG has celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for its new logistics centre at the company headquarters in Wolfertschwenden, Germany.  read more >>

German environmentalists demand legislation for plastic bags without loopholes
  Tuesday 28 October 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Currently, the EU commission and the European Parliament are debating about measures for the reduction of plastic bag consumption in Europe. In this context, the German environmental group “Deutsche Umwelthilfe” (DUH) has underlined its demand to exclude existing exceptions for biodegradable plastic bags from the EU guidelines.  read more >>

EtherCAT becomes national standard in China
  Friday 24 October 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  On 21 October 2014, Dr Wie Sun of the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) has announced during a festive ceremony that the industrial Ethernet technology EtherCAT has been named national standard in China.  read more >>

Reinhausen Plasma becomes relyon plasma after management buyout
  Wednesday 22 October 2014, Companies/Markets
  Following a management buyout, on 1 July 2014 Dr Stefan Nettesheim and Klaus Forster took over Reinhausen Plasma GmbH, including all assets and patents.  read more >>

Starkraft wins PPI Award
  Tuesday 21 October 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The Zellstoff Pöls AG, a paper and pulp producing subsidiary of the Vienna, Austria-based Heinzel Group, has won a Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Award in the category “Business Strategy of the Year” with its “Starkraft” brand.  read more >>

B&R opens new office in Manchester
  Monday 20 October 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Austrian automation specialist B&R Ges.m.b.H has announced the opening of a new office in Manchester, UK.  read more >>

Double nomination for Kelheim Fibres at ITMA Future Material Awards
  Friday 17 October 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The Kelheim Fibres GmbH (Kelheim, Germany), a leading producer of viscose specialty fibres, has reached the final of the ITMA Future Material Awards in two categories.  read more >>

Tianjin University opens Technology Promotion Center for POWERLINK
  Tuesday 14 October 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The POWERLINK Tianjin Technology Promotion Center is the latest addition to the Fieldbus Control Technology Center of the Chinese Tianjin University of Technology and Education.  read more >>

Grass GmbH extends consulting portfolio
  Monday 13 October 2014, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  The Grass GmbH, an independent provider of manufacturing execution systems and consulting services located in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, has upgraded its consulting portfolio with the business unit Tech-Consulting.  read more >>

Edale and Müller Martini collaborate to cover the markets in Central and Eastern Europe
  Thursday 2 October 2014, Companies/Markets
  Edale Ltd from Whiteley, UK, a leading manufacturer of narrow web flexographic printing presses and converting machinery, has formed a strategic partnership with Müller Martini AG, a leading supplier of print finishing systems and machines for web-offset printing with headquarters in Zofingen, Switzerland.  read more >>

Henkel Adhesives honours select suppliers
  Tuesday 23 September 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Henkel Adhesive Technologies, subsidiary of the Düsseldorf, Germany-based Henkel AG, has announced the winners of its 2014 Supplier Awards.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein receives award from the German government
  Monday 22 September 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG from Lengerich, Germany, manufacturer of flexible packaging made from plastics and composites as well as technical films, has received the “Corporate and Social Responsibility” (CSR) Award.  read more >>

ATP adhesive systems celebrates ground breaking ceremony on German site
  Monday 15 September 2014, Companies/Markets
  With a symbolic ground breaking ceremony, the ATP adhesive systems AG, manufacturer of technical and graphic adhesive systems with headquarters in Wollerau, Switzerland, has started the construction of a new production hall on its German site in Mihla-Buchenau.  read more >>

B&R opens subsidiary in Japan
  Friday 12 September 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Eggelsberg, Austrian-based automation provider B&R Industrie-Elektronik GmbH has introduced its 24th subsidiary overall, B&R Japan.  read more >>

Smag partners with Spartanics
  Thursday 11 September 2014, Companies/Markets
  Smag Graphique, supplier of reeling machines for flatbed silk screen printing, as well as slitting, winding and inspection systems from Savigny-sur-Orge in France, has announced its close cooperation with the Rolling Meadows (IL), USA-based producer of laser solutions for die-cutting and slitting, Spartanics.  read more >>

Plastics 2020 partners take on recycling challenge
  Tuesday 9 September 2014, Companies/Markets
  The partner organisations of the initiative Plastics 2020, the British Plastics Federation (BPF), Packaging and Film Association (PAFA) and Plastics Europe (the European association of plastics manufacturers) intend to adopt the work programme known as PIRAP (Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan).  read more >>

TER Plastics Polymer Group acquires Polimarky Performance Polymers
  Monday 8 September 2014, Companies/Markets
  Effective from 1 April 2014, the TER Plastics Polymer Group, a provider of technical plastics and compounds based in Herne, Germany, has acquired the majority of the Polish Polimarky Performance Polymers, Rogoznica.  read more >>

Increased significance of individual solutions in the printing industry
  Wednesday 3 September 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Messe Düsseldorf GmbH has recently published the first results of its “drupa Global Insights” report on “The repercussions of the internet on printing – the digital flood.”  read more >>

IST METZ produces 250 000th UV lamp
  Tuesday 2 September 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The IST METZ GmbH from Nürtingen, Germany, manufacturer of UV systems for the curing of inks, lacquers, silicones and adhesives, has recently produced its 250 000th UV lamp.  read more >>

Starlinger builds new North American headquarters
  Friday 29 August 2014, Companies/Markets
  American Starlinger-Sahm, Inc., based in Greenville (SC), USA, subsidiary of the Vienna, Austria-based machinery company Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H., has held the ground breaking ceremony for its new North American headquarters in Fountain Inn (SC).  read more >>

Polyrema's long-term managing director retires
  Thursday 28 August 2014, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  Polyrema, a subsidiary of the Troisdorf, Germany-based Reifenhäuser Group, which specialises in smaller coextrusion blown film lines, has announced the retirement of its long-term managing director and co-partner, Hartmut Halter.  read more >>

SOMA strengthens brand presence in the Middle East
  Wednesday 27 August 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  SOMA Engineering, a manufacturer of CI flexographic presses, slitter/rewinders and laminators with headquarters in Lanskroun, Czech Republic, has installed a 1600mm wide Pluto III slitter rewinder at the Printing Training and Exhibition Centre (PTEC) of its agent, Iran Rotative, Tehran.  read more >>

Mark Andy announces company sale
  Monday 25 August 2014, Companies/Markets
  Mark Andy Inc., a global supplier of flexographic and digital printing presses with headquarters in St. Louis (MO), USA, has been purchased by an investment group formed by P.J. Desai, the company's former CEO, and the current management team of the company.  read more >>

HSM-technology and SOCAPS Asia cooperate
  Friday 15 August 2014, Companies/Markets
  HSM Technology GmbH, a German producer of converting systems, has signed an agreement with the international service provider SOCAPS Asia, Singapore, in order to offer extensive services to its customers in China, Australia, India and Southeast Asia.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein wins seal of approval for research
  Friday 8 August 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG from Lengerich, Germany, specialised in the manufacture of packaging and films, has received the seal of approval for research "Innovativ durch Forschung" (innovative by research) of the Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft (foundation for science in Germany).  read more >>

Agricultural film market in Europe driven by value rather than volume
  Thursday 7 August 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Bristol, UK-based AMI Consulting, a division of Applied Market Information Ltd., has recently published a new report on the agricultural film market in Europe 2014 analysing the latest trends in the use of silage, mulch and greenhouse films, along with developments in technology, innovation, supply chain and post-use plastic waste management.  read more >>

Comexi China opens Demo Center specialised in solventless laminating
  Wednesday 6 August 2014, Companies/Markets
  Comexi China, subsidiary of the Spanish Comexi Group, machinery specialists for the flexible packaging industry with headquarters in Riudellots de la Selva, Spain, will open a Demo Center in Shanghai this September.  read more >>

KAMPF acquires LSF
  Friday 1 August 2014, Companies/Markets
  Effective from 1 August 2014, the Wiehl, Germany-based slitting and winding machinery specialist KAMPF Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG, part of the German machinery corporation Jagenberg AG, has acquired all shares of the LSF Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG from Laußig, Germany.  read more >>

Henkel builds first academy for lamination techniques in India
  Tuesday 29 July 2014, Companies/Markets
  Henkel India, subsidiary of the Düsseldorf, Germany-based Henkel Corporation, has announced the construction of an academy for lamination techniques in Mumbai, India.  read more >>

Growth slows in Europe's flexible packaging market
  Thursday 24 July 2014, Companies/Markets
  Declining demand in a number of national markets, principally France and Italy, and the continuing lack of significant inflationary pressures, are the main factors behind growth in Europe's flexible packaging market slowing to 1.3% in both value and volume terms in 2013, down from 2.1% and 1.8% respectively in 2012.  read more >>

Edelmann invests in Hungary
  Tuesday 22 July 2014, Companies/Markets
  At the end of the year 2014 the Carl Edelmann GmbH, a leading provider of packaging solutions for the health and beauty care markets, will open a new production facility in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary.  read more >>

3M recognises Edelmann Group as best supplier
  Wednesday 16 July 2014, Companies/Markets
  The American technology corporation 3M, specialised in manufacturing adhesive tapes, security labels and a range of adhesive products, has awarded the Edelmann Group from Heidenheim, Germany, as its best supplier 2013 in the business unit dental care "3M Espe".  read more >>

Windmöller & Hölscher delivers 300th MIRAFLEX line
  Monday 14 July 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Lengerich, Germany-based Windmöller & Hölscher KG, a leading manufacturer of blown and cast film, as well as flexo and gravure printing lines, has sold its 300th flexo printing machine of the MIRAFLEX series.  read more >>

New agency for Robatech in the UK and Ireland
  Friday 11 July 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Swiss-based Robatech AG (Muri), a leading provider of adhesive application systems, has appointed the British W.H. Leary as its official agency in the United Kingdom and Ireland.  read more >>

NDC Infrared Engineering merges with Beta LaserMike
  Monday 7 July 2014, Companies/Markets
  NDC Infrared Engineering with headquarters in Irwindale (CA), USA, and Beta LaserMike from Dayton (OH), USA, have merged to become NDC Technologies.  read more >>

BST International and eltromat join forces
  Friday 4 July 2014, Companies/Markets
  BST International GmbH, a leading provider of quality assurance, web guidance and web inspection systems with headquarters in Bielefeld, Germany, has merged with eltromat GmbH.  read more >>

A new face in slitting and winding machinery construction: Höltker and Meyer present Winder Works GmbH
  Wednesday 2 July 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Norbert Höltker, managing director of Graute GmbH from Coesfeld, Germany, and Holger Meyer, sales director of the company, which is specialised in nonwovens lines, have caused quite a sensation in the slitting and winding industry.  read more >>

B+K expects record year
  Friday 27 June 2014, Companies/Markets
  In 2014, the packaging and film specialist Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG from Lengerich, Germany, is anticipating sales growths of around 5%, enabling it to crack the €500M mark.  read more >>

Vetaphone names sales agent of the year
  Thursday 26 June 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Vetaphone A/S, a leading manufacturer of corona and plasma systems, has welcomed sales agents from Europe, the Middle East and Asia to a three-day conference at its company headquarters in Kolding, Denmark.  read more >>

wifag//polytype demonstrates know-how in digital printing at open house
  Monday 23 June 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The wifag//polytype Group, Swiss machinery specialists for printing, coating and finishing processes, has recently welcomed about 50 partners and customers to an open house event at the company headquarters in Fribourg.  read more >>

Schreiner Group wins awards for product innovations
  Wednesday 18 June 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  FINAT, the international association of the self-adhesive label industry, has recently recognised the most innovative products of the industry at an event in Monaco. The Schreiner Group, a supplier of self-adhesive labels and security technologies, was awarded two of the coveted prizes by the expert jury.  read more >>

Clariant extends production capacities in Southeast Asia
  Monday 16 June 2014, Companies/Markets
  Clariant, a leading specialty chemicals corporation with headquarters in Muttenz, Switzerland, has recently officially celebrated the upgrade of its production capacities in Tangerang, Indonesia.  read more >>

Nordson appoints new distribution agent for UK and Ireland
  Friday 13 June 2014, Companies/Markets
  Nordson EDI Europe, producer of flat dies and coextrusion equipment with headquarters in Temse, Belgium, has appointed Regis Machinery (Sales) Ltd. from Chichester, UK, as its agent in the United Kingdom and Ireland.  read more >>

OE-A business climate survey: Industry expects further growth
  Thursday 12 June 2014, Companies/Markets
  The German OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a working group within VDMA, has just released its first business climate survey, which signals a significant growth in sales turnover for this year.  read more >>

Spartanics cooperates with Chromos
  Friday 6 June 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Chromos GmbH (Friedberg, Germany), producer of labelling and package printing machinery, has acquired the exclusive distribution rights of the American company Spartanics for the German-speaking part of Europe.  read more >>

IST METZ offers new recreational lounges
  Tuesday 3 June 2014, Companies/Markets
  The IST METZ GmbH (Nürtingen, Germany), manufacturer of UV curing lines for colours, lacquers, silicones and adhesives, has upgraded its company headquarters with a modern recreational lounge.  read more >>

KROENERT supplies production line for organic photovoltaics to Brazil
  Monday 2 June 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Hamburg-based KROENERT GmbH & Co. KG, a leading manufacturer of coating and laminating lines for web materials, is about to finish the construction of the biggest production line for printed electronics and organic photovoltaics (OPV) in the Americas.  read more >>

Reifenhäuser intensifies activities on the Chinese market
  Monday 26 May 2014, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  The Reifenhäuser Plastic Machinery Co. Ltd., Suzhou, Chinese branch of the Reifenhäuser Group (Troisdorf, Germany), has presented Eberhard Wenger as new sales & service director.  read more >>

TZT creates new communication and process structures
  Friday 23 May 2014, Companies/Markets
  The TZT Wilbring GmbH (Ahaus-Ottenstein, Germany), specialist for the manufacture of rotationally symmetric parts, has reorganised itself and additionally received a certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.  read more >>

Erhardt + Leimer expands portfolio with acquisition of Theta Print
  Monday 19 May 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  As part of an "asset deal", the Erhardt + Leimer GmbH (Stadtbergen, Germany), a leading supplier of web control, guiding and inspection systems, has acquired the Theta Print product segment from the digital image processing specialist Theta System Elektronik GmbH (Gröbenzell, Germany).  read more >>

Innovia Group announces change of ownership
  Tuesday 13 May 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Innovia Group, producer of BOPP and cellulose films as well as banknote substrates with headquarters in Wigton, UK, has been acquired by Arle Capital, London, an international private equity investor.  read more >>

wifag//polytype builds competence team for inkjet inks and functional layers
  Monday 12 May 2014, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  The wifag//polytype Group, machinery specialists for printing, coating and converting with headquarters in Fribourg, Switzerland, has upgraded its know-how in research and development.  read more >>

Devastating fire at Rhein-Plast
  Monday 5 May 2014, Companies/Markets
  The company grounds of the PE film manufacturer Rhein-Plast GmbH (Bad Dürkheim, Germany) were partially destroyed by a large fire during the past weekend.  read more >>

ALTANA Group significantly expands presence in China
  Wednesday 30 April 2014, Companies/Markets
  ALTANA, the specialty chemicals group based in Wesel, Germany, is significantly expanding its presence in China. In April, the ACTEGA division opened a new laboratory building for coatings and sealants at its production site in Foshan.  read more >>

Merger of Eltosch and Grafix
  Tuesday 29 April 2014, Companies/Markets
  Under die umbrella of Hönle Group, Hamburg-based drying specialist Eltosch and sheet-fed offset printing expert Grafix come together to form Eltosch Grafix GmbH. The newly established company will be specialised in the fields of thermal air, infrared and UV technology, as well as powder and cooling.  read more >>

wifag//polytype expands its automation and retrofitting activities
  Wednesday 23 April 2014, Companies/Markets
  wifag//polytype, specialist for printing, coating and converting technology with headquarters in Fribourg (Switzerland), is strengthening its presence in Germany.  read more >>

European Parliament aims at 80% reduction of plastic bag consumption
  Tuesday 22 April 2014, Companies/Markets
  The consumption of plastic bags needs to be reduced significantly, states a new policy of the European Commission, which was now also affirmed by the European Parliament. The majority of the MPs voted for an 80% reduction in the consumption of light plastic bags by 2019.  read more >>

New structures at KRAFFT Rollers
  Wednesday 16 April 2014, Companies/Markets
  Carl KRAFFT & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG, roller manufacturer with headquarters in Düren, Germany, has conducted comprehensive restructuring measures.  read more >>

Mark Andy strengthens market presence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  Tuesday 15 April 2014, Companies/Markets
  Mark Andy Inc., manufacturer of flexo printing lines with headquarters in St. Louis (MO), USA, has formed an alliance with Print Concept Grafische Maschinen (Kohlberg, Germany), provider of surface cleaning solutions for label printing, and Graphic Team GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany), specialised in retrofitting of offset sheeters with LED-UV dryers, inline measuring systems and roll feeders.  read more >>

Lohmann builds new technology centre
  Monday 14 April 2014, Companies/Markets
  Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG, supplier of adhesive tapes, transfer films and reactive adhesive systems, builds a new technology centre ("TEC-CENTER") at the company grounds in Neuwied, Germany.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein wins award in the USA
  Wednesday 9 April 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The film and packaging specialist Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG (Lengerich, Germany), has been recognised as best new supplier of the American corporation Avery Dennison, producer of laminates for the manufacture of self-adhesive labels with headquarters in Pasadena (CA), USA.  read more >>

EREMA upgrades technology centres
  Thursday 3 April 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H. with headquarters in Ansfelden, Austria, manufacturer of plastic recycling systems, has equipped its trial centres in Ansfelden, the Middle East and Ipswich (MA), USA, with new technology.  read more >>

IST METZ establishes new sales office in Japan
  Tuesday 1 April 2014, Companies/Markets
  IST METZ GmbH, supplier of UV curing systems with headquarters in Nürtingen, Germany, has opened a new sales office in Tokyo, Japan.  read more >>

MarquipWardUnited to acquire Papersystems
  Thursday 27 March 2014, Companies/Markets
  MarquipWardUnited, Inc., a leading manufacturer of advanced corrugating, sheeting and finishing machinery with headquarters in Phillips (WI), USA, has executed a definitive agreement to acquire the operations of Papersystems Holding from Körber AG, Hamburg, Germany, a technology corporation with over 40 member companies from the sectors of tobacco, automation, logistics, mailing, tool machinery and pharmaceutical packaging.  read more >>

LAEM merges with Eutro Log
  Friday 21 March 2014, Companies/Markets
  LAEM Systems Srl, Casale Monferrato, Italy, specialised in slitting and rewinding machinery, has merged with the automation and robotics provider Eutro Log S.r.l., Cantù, Italy.  read more >>

Pagendarm BTT GmbH renamed WIFAG-Polytype GmbH
  Monday 17 March 2014, Companies/Markets
  In the course of the restructuring measures at wifag//polytype Group (Fribourg, Switzerland), Pagendarm BTT GmbH (Hamburg, Germany), part of the company group since 2007, has been renamed into WIFAG-Polytype GmbH on 15 March 2014.  read more >>

Folex and Schaffner intensify cooperation
  Tuesday 11 March 2014, Companies/Markets
  Folex Coating GmbH (Cologne), German branch of the Swiss Folex AG, which is specialised in film coating and finishing, and Schaffner AG (Luterbach, Switzerland), specialist for EMC filters, electronic motor control and electro-magnetic parts, will intensify their partnership.  read more >>

Gallus and Prati form alliance in the US
  Monday 10 March 2014, Companies/Markets
  Gallus, Inc., Philadelphia (PA), USA, subsidiary of the Swiss Gallus Group and specialised in label printing and process technology, has formed a strategic partnership with the Italian Prati Company (Faenza), manufacturer of high-quality equipment for the label printing business.  read more >>

Comexi presents new distribution partner for Mexico
  Friday 7 March 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group, specialist in machinery solutions for the flexible packaging conversion industry with headquarters in Riudellots de la Selva, Spain, has reached a representation agreement with Creagraphics in Mexico.  read more >>

Italian graphic and converting machinery industry optimistic
  Monday 3 March 2014, Companies/Markets
  ACIMGA, the Italian manufacturers association of machinery for the graphic, converting and paper industry, has published its market survey for the fourth quarter of 2013. The study reveals optimism from market players, but also emphasises the stagnation of the Italian market.  read more >>

Positive evolution in recycling rates in Europe
  Monday 24 February 2014, Companies/Markets
  Packaging recycling rates are increasing and packaging waste going to landfill is on a steady decline, claims a report recently published by EUROPEN, the European Organisation for Packaging and the Environment (Brussels, Belgium).  read more >>

Titan slitter rewinders celebrate 50th anniversary
  Thursday 20 February 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Titan range of slitting and rewinding products. To mark the occasion, special open house events will be held during the autumn of 2014 at the company's headquarters in Bedford, UK, and at Atlas Converting North America, Inc. in Charlotte (NC), USA.  read more >>

Mink bürsten recognised with formation and training award
  Wednesday 19 February 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Mink Bürsten, August Mink KG, developer of innovative brush solutions (e.g. for web cleaning applications) from Göppingen, Germany, has recently won the "IHK Bildungspreis" (German chamber of industry and commerce award for innovation and training) for outstanding performance in formation and training within the company.  read more >>

SOMA appoints distribution agent for France
  Friday 14 February 2014, Companies/Markets
  SOMA Engineering, manufacturer of printing and converting machines from Lanskroun, Czech Republic, has announced the appointment of AP Graphics as new distribution agent for France.  read more >>

Lenze recognised as 'top national employer' in Germany
  Thursday 13 February 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Lenze Group, supplier of automation solutions for machine builders from Aerzen, Germany, has been awarded the title 'top national employer' by the German news magazine Focus for the second time in a row.  read more >>

Emerell strengthens presence in Germany
  Wednesday 12 February 2014, Companies/Markets
  Emerell AG from Switzerland, supplier of polymer specialties and adhesives, has enhanced its technical sales department.  read more >>

Aging population in Germany influences packaging innovations
  Tuesday 11 February 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The growing demand for lightweight, protective packaging solutions in the food and personal care sectors by elder people will sustain the growth of the plastics industry in Germany, claims a study by the British market research institute Canadean.  read more >>

Asian distribution office of Papersystems Group renamed
  Monday 10 February 2014, Companies/Markets
  The Asian distribution office of the paper converting machinery companies of the Papersystems Group, E.C.H. Will GmbH (Wedel, Germany), Kugler-Womako GmbH (Nürtingen, Germany) and Pemco Inc. (Sheboygan (WI), USA), have recently been renamed to Papersystems Asia.  read more >>

Less developed countries face massive problems with spoiled food
  Monday 3 February 2014, Companies/Markets
  40% of all foods produced in the less developed countries spoil every day before they reach the consumers. This statistic was published by SAVE FOOD, a joint initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and Messe Düsseldorf GmbH against worldwide food loss and waste.  read more >>

European Bioplastics publishes study on compostable plastics
  Wednesday 29 January 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Up to 10% compostable plastics mixing with conventional plastics in post-consumer recycling streams show no or negligible impact on the mechanical performance of recyclates. This is the key finding of a meta-study published by European Bioplastics, the interest group of the European bioplastics industry.  read more >>

Harper now servicing Europe from the United States
  Tuesday 28 January 2014, Companies/Markets
  The anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America will from now on process all European orders directly from its corporate headquarters in Charlotte (NC), USA.  read more >>

Wink appoints distribution partner for South Africa
  Monday 27 January 2014, Companies/Markets
  Wink Stanzwerkzeuge GmbH & Co. KG (Neuenhaus, Germany), manufacturer of cutting tools for the graphic industry, has agreed on a distribution partnership with ROTOCON (Cape Town).  read more >>

SAM North America celebrates opening of Extrusion Technology Center
  Friday 24 January 2014, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  SAM North America LLC, a member of the Korean Sung An Machinery Group, which is specialised in supplying machinery for the printing and converting industry, recently held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Extrusion Technology Center at its new facility in Phoenix (NY), USA.  read more >>

Bodo Möller Chemie acquires adhesives business of Vink
  Thursday 23 January 2014, Companies/Markets
  The specialty chemicals company Bodo Müller Chemie GmbH (Offenbach, Germany)has acquired the adhesives business with Huntsman products of Vink Kunststoffe GmbH (Emmerich, Germany).  read more >>

Kurz Group purchases company shares of Adorsys
  Tuesday 21 January 2014, Companies/Markets
  Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG (Fürth, Germany), manufacturer of decorative and functional coatings, has acquired company shares of the IT specialist Adorsys (Nuremberg, Germany).  read more >>

Bertram Capital acquires Maxcess International
  Wednesday 15 January 2014, Companies/Markets
  The private equity firm Bertram Capital, San Mateo (CA), USA, has announced its acquisition of Maxcess International Holding Corporation, Oklahoma City (OK), USA, a provider of guiding, winding, slitting and tension control systems for web fed converting applications.  read more >>

Archroma appoints new chief operating officer
  Friday 20 December 2013, Companies/Markets
  Archroma, producer of colours and special chemicals and successor of the textile, paper and emulsions business of Clariant, has announced the appointment of Stephan Sielaff as chief operating officer (COO).  read more >>

Kelheim Fibres installs hygiene zones
  Wednesday 18 December 2013, Companies/Markets
  The viscose fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres (Kelheim, Germany) has recently ceremonially 'closed off' its newly designated 'hygiene zones'.  read more >>

Barry-Wehmiller acquires Arcil
  Thursday 12 December 2013, Companies/Markets
  Barry-Wehmiller Companies Inc., global supplier of packaging and paper converting solutions with headquarters in St. Louis (MO), USA, has announced the acquisition of the dairy and food packaging firm Arcil SA (Paris).  read more >>

Eltosch and Grafix unite North American distribution
  Tuesday 10 December 2013, Companies/Markets
  Eltosch Torsten Schmidt GmbH (Hamburg) and Grafix GmbH (Stuttgart), subsidiaries of Hönle Group from Gräfelfing, Germany, have founded a common subsidiary in North America effective from 01 December.  read more >>

Pilz expands to the Czech Republic
  Monday 9 December 2013, Companies/Markets
  Pilz GmbH & Co. KG from Ostfildern, Germany, has opened a new subsidiary in the Czech Republic. The providers of automation technology will from now on serve their Czech and Slovakian customers directly from Prague.  read more >>

Polytype wants to link coating and digital printing
  Friday 6 December 2013, Companies/Markets
  Jörgen Karlsson, managing director, and Reinhold Seher, area sales manager of Polytype Converting AG, have given insights into the new corporate strategy for the very first time in an exclusive interview with C2 Magazines.  read more >>

SAM appoints agent for Poland
  Tuesday 3 December 2013, Companies/Markets
  SAM (Sung An Machinery Co., Ltd.), Korean manufacturer of machines for roll to roll converting of paper, film and foil, continues to expand its presence in Europe and has appointed the printing service provider Technograph s.c., Krakow, as its exclusive agent for Poland.  read more >>

MTorres America hires new sales director
  Monday 2 December 2013, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  MTorres America, subsidiary of the Spanish converting, wind energy and aeronautics experts at MTorres Disenos Industriales S.A.U., has hired Michael Sellers as its new North American sales director for the web converting business.  read more >>

IST Metz hosted Industrial UV-Forum
  Friday 29 November 2013, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Possibilities and advantages of UV technology for metal coatings were discussed at the annual Industrial UV Forum, which took place recently at the headquarters of IST Metz GmbH in Nürtingen, Germany.  read more >>

wifag//polytype denies rumours of imminent closure of its converting unit, confirms staff reduction
  Wednesday 27 November 2013, Companies/Markets
  //polytype Converting AG from Fribourg, Switzerland, a leading manufacturer of high-end coating and laminating systems, will undergo significant restructuring measures. In an interview with C2, the company management explained that the aim of the realignment will be to "become more flexible and to come closer to the markets."  read more >>

B+K wins British packaging award
  Friday 22 November 2013, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG (B+K) from Lengerich, Germany, has won the coveted British packaging prize Star Pack Award of Excellence.  read more >>

KBA Latina appointed new sales partner of Steinemann in Mexico
  Thursday 21 November 2013, Companies/Markets
  The Mexican subsidiary of Koenig & Bauer Group, KBA Latina, SAPI de CV, Mexico City, becomes new sales and service partner in Mexico for the print finishing systems of Steinemann Technology AG from St. Gallen, Switzerland.  read more >>

KOBUSCH and Paccor rebranded to COVERIS
  Wednesday 20 November 2013, Companies/Markets
  Exopack Holdings S.A. with headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, USA, will rebrand to the new name COVERIS - together with the four leading packaging companies it acquired in May 2013.  read more >>

Holger Meyer leaves PSA
  Monday 18 November 2013, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  Effective from 11 November 2013, Holger Meyer, formerly sales manager of PSA Technology GmbH, Bitburg, Germany, has left the company.  read more >>

Montalvo opens branch in Hanover, Germany
  Thursday 14 November 2013, Companies/Markets
  The Montalvo Corporation, manufacturer of web control systems with headquarters in Gorham, Maine, USA, has expanded its European operations by opening a branch in Hanover, Germany.  read more >>

Erhardt + Leimer to build new site in China
  Wednesday 13 November 2013, Companies/Markets
  In celebration of the tenth anniversary of its Chinese subsidiary, the automation specialist Erhardt + Leimer GmbH from Stadtbergen, Germany, will further extend its business in China.  read more >>

Heidelberg and Fujifilm form strategic partnership in inkjet sector
  Tuesday 12 November 2013, Companies/Markets
  Fujifilm Global Graphics Systems Co., Ltd., subsidiary of Fujifilm Corporation from Tokyo, Japan, specialised on products and services for the printing industry, has agreed on a strategic partnership with Heidelberg Druckmaschinen AG, Heidelberg, Germany, in the inkjet printing sector.  read more >>

Schreiner ProTech becomes preferred supplier of Bosch
  Monday 11 November 2013, Companies/Markets
  Schreiner ProTech, film and label supplier and subsidiary of Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG from Oberschleißheim, Germany, was awarded as preferred supplier of Robert Bosch GmbH, Gerlingen, Germany.  read more >>

B+K commissions new cast film line for label films
  Friday 8 November 2013, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Film and packaging manufacturer Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG has commissioned a new cast film line for the production of label films at its headquarters in Lengerich.  read more >>

Inometa relocates Production from Warburg/Germany to Appleton/USA
  Thursday 7 November 2013, Companies/Markets
  Inometa Flexo Systems GmbH, manufacturer of plate mounting sleeves, adapters and TIR-polymer sleeves, subsidiary of Inometa GmbH & Co. KG from Herford, Germany, will relocate its production from Warburg, Germany, to Appleton, Wisconsin, USA.  read more >>

EU Commission wants to limit usage of plastic bags
  Wednesday 6 November 2013, Companies/Markets
  According to a new proposal of the EU Commission, European consumers should limit their consumption of plastic bags.  read more >>

Italian printing and converting industries show trend towards economic stability
  Tuesday 5 November 2013, Companies/Markets
  The Italian printing and converting industries are expected to remain stable in the fourth quarter of 2013, claims a survey carried out by ACIMGA, the Italian Manufacturers Association of Machinery for the Graphic, Converting and Paper Industry.  read more >>

CCL Industries acquires Advanced Packaging Films
  Monday 4 November 2013, Companies/Markets
  CCL Industries, Inc., converter of pressure sensitive and film materials with corporate offices in Toronto, Canada, has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Advanced Packaging Films from Schkopau, Germany, for approximately $9M.  read more >>

SAM opens technology centre in Fulton, USA
  Wednesday 30 October 2013, Companies/Markets
  SAM North America, LLC, subsidiary of SAM Sung An Machinery Co., Ltd., Korean manufacturer of machines for extrusion, print, coating and laminating, will open a new pilot line at its site in Fulton, New York, USA.  read more >>

Ralph Herre new managing director at Baumüller Reparaturwerk
  Monday 28 October 2013, Companies/Markets,Appointments
  Baumüller Reparaturwerk GmbH & Co. KG, subsidiary for customer service of German Baumüller Nürnberg GmbH, manufacturer of automation systems and drives, has appointed Ralph Herrle as new managing director.  read more >>

Kodak opens new European headquarters
  Thursday 24 October 2013, Companies/Markets
  Kodak Inc., technology corporation specialised in print and film with headquarters in Rochester, New York, USA, has opened its new European headquarters in Eysins, Switzerland.  read more >>

Mark Andy presents new film & flexible packaging press
  Wednesday 23 October 2013, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Mark Andy Inc., manufacturer of narrow web flexo presses with headquarters in Chesterfield, Missouri, USA, has launched a new print platform specifically for film and flexible packaging applications.  read more >>

Grafische Systeme cooperates with WASTECH
  Monday 21 October 2013, Companies/Markets
  Grafische Systeme GmbH, distributor of machinery for the printing industry with headquarters in Meerbusch, Germany, will cooperate with WASTECH, Canadian waste and recycling technology distributor.  read more >>

Martin Schmaußer new CFO of Planatol
  Monday 14 October 2013, Companies/Markets
  Martin Schmaußer is the new CFO of Planatol Group, adhesives specialist from Rohrdorf, Germany.  read more >>

Thimm wins German Packaging Award 2013
  Friday 11 October 2013, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Thimm Group, packaging specialist from Northeim, Germany, has won the German Packaging Award 2013 ("Deutscher Verpackungspreis") for its innovation "Flip-Pack".  read more >>

BOPP-film market in Western Europe set for growth
  Wednesday 9 October 2013, Companies/Markets
  The biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film market in Western Europe is expected to return to growth after several years of stagnation, according to a new study by PCI Films Consulting.  read more >>

Schmid Group builds photovoltaic factory in Argentina
  Tuesday 8 October 2013, Companies/Markets
  Schmid Group from Freudenstadt, Germany, specialised in printing, metallisation, meausring and automation, has annpunced the construction of a fully integrated factory for moncrystalline silicon ingot to module production in the Argentinean province of San Juan.  read more >>

Gundlack Automation intensifies partnership with Rockwell
  Monday 7 October 2013, Companies/Markets
  Gundlack Automation GmbH, automatin specialist from Verden, Germany, has agreed to become Global Solution Partner of automation system provider Rockwell Automation, Inc.  read more >>

Neschen disposes of US business
  Friday 4 October 2013, Companies/Markets
  Neschen AG from Bückeburg, Germany, producer of coated self-adhesive and digital print media, disposed of the main assets of its US subsidiary to an unknown US buyer on 01 October 2013.  read more >>

Further staff reductions at Voith
  Wednesday 2 October 2013, Companies/Markets
  Voith Group, a leading German machine builder, will drastically reduce its staff at the company headquarters in Heidenheim, Germany.  read more >>

Meech extends headquarters
  Tuesday 1 October 2013, Companies/Markets
  Meech International, developer and manufacturer of solutions for static control and web cleaning systems, has extended and reorganised its headquarters in Witney, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.  read more >>

Restructuring of Bolz GmbH completed
  Wednesday 25 September 2013, Companies/Markets
  The new founded Bolz Production GmbH located in Gronau, Germany, has taken over the company assets of Bolz GmbH from insolvency administrator Dr. Frank Kebekus, Düsseldorf, with retroactive effect from 01 August 2013.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein wins award for "best packaging supplier"
  Tuesday 24 September 2013, Companies/Markets
  Bischof + Klein Group from Lengerich, Germany, manufacturer of flexible plastic and film packaging, has been awarded as "best packaging supplier 2012" by its customer Wacker.  read more >>

Bobst subscribes to partnership with Kodak
  Monday 23 September 2013, Companies/Markets
  The Bobst Group from Lausanne, Switzerland, has formed a strategic development agreement with the technology corporation Kodak as a response to increasing demands for new solutions addressing flexible, folding carton and corrugated applications.  read more >>

Sappi modernises special paper production in Alfeld
  Friday 20 September 2013, Companies/Markets
  Sappi Fine Papers Europe, producer of coated fine paper and subsidiary of Sappi Ltd. from Johannesburg, South Africa, has modernised its Paper Machine 2 (PM2) in Alfeld, Germany.  read more >>

Henkel opens world's largest adhesives factory in China
  Thursday 19 September 2013, Companies/Markets
  The consumer goods producer Henkel AG from Düsseldorf, Germany, has inaugurated the world's largest adhesives factory in China.  read more >>

Edelmann expands its production to India
  Wednesday 18 September 2013, Companies/Markets
  The Edelmann Group from Heidenheim, Germany, producer of high quality carton and paper packaging solutions, has acquired the Indian packaging printer Janus Packaging (P) Ltd.  read more >>

Schreiner Group awarded for environment and resource management
  Monday 16 September 2013, Companies/Markets
  The Schreiner Group from Oberschleißheim, Germany, producer of special labels, printed electronics and multi-functional films, has been awarded with the "Lean & Green Efficiency Award" for small and medium sized companies in the category of mechanical engineering.  read more >>

Walki inaugurates new plant in Poland
  Friday 13 September 2013, Companies/Markets
  The Valkeakoski, Finland based Walki Group Oy, specialised in technical laminates and protective packaging materials, has inaugurated its new plant in Wroclaw, Poland.  read more >>

SAM Group partners with Block & Mohr GmbH
  Thursday 12 September 2013, Companies/Markets
  In July 2013, the Korean SAM Sung An Machinery CO., LTD based in Seoul has signed a contract for an exclusive partnership with Block & Mohr GmbH from Ibbenbühren, Germany.  read more >>

Reorganisation at Polytype Converting / Merklinger leaves the company
  Wednesday 11 September 2013, Companies/Markets
  With effect from 01 September 2013, the wifag / polytype Group, Swiss specialist for printing, coating and converting technologies with headquarters in Fribourg, has undergone a reorganisation.  read more >>

Reifenhäuser extends its Technology Centre in Troisdorf
  Wednesday 11 September 2013, Companies/Markets
  The Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik invests 20M Euros and extends research and development capacities at its headquarters in Troisdorf/Germany by about 30 percent.  read more >>

Esko to acquire CAPE Systems
  Tuesday 10 September 2013, Companies/Markets
  The Ghent, Belgium located Esko, a global supplier of integrated solutions for the packaging, labels and commercial printing industries, announced its intent to purchase the Allen, Texas (US) based CAPE Systems, a provider of software solutions for packaging design, pallet load optimisation and supply chain profitability.  read more >>

Comexi Group opens Centre dedicated to Research and Development
  Monday 9 September 2013, Companies/Markets
  The Comexi Group Industries S.A.U. from Riudellots de la Selva/Spain, a specialist in machinery solutions for the flexible packaging conversion industry, has opened a permanent space dedicated to the research and development of new products.  read more >>

Innovia invests £20 millions
  Wednesday 4 September 2013, Companies/Markets
  Innovia Films is to make a £20 million (US$31.2 million) investment at its UK facility in Wigton, Cumbria, which will provide capacity, environmental and research & development benefits.  read more >>

ALTANA Acquires Specialty Coatings Business from Henkel
  Tuesday 3 September 2013, Companies/Markets
  ALTANA takes the next step in its North American growth strategy. The German specialty chemicals group has now acquired the specialty coatings business of Henkel.  read more >>

IMS Deltamatic snaps up Goebel
  Monday 8 July 2013, Companies/Markets
  With effect from 1 July 2013 the Goebel Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, has been taken over by the Italian IMS Deltamatic Group Spa based in Calcinate Bergamo. This means that the long-established company now belongs to the same group of companies as IMS Deltamatic s.p.a. and the Rotomac s.p.a., Presezzo, which trade under the name IMS since the beginning of 2013.  read more >>

Soma Globe technology centre opens for business
  Thursday 20 June 2013, Companies/Markets
  Soma Engineering, one of the leading European suppliers of flexographic presses, slitter rewinders and laminators, has announced the official opening of its fully equipped Soma Globe technology and training centre at Lanskroun, Czech Republic.  read more >>

Planatol further strengthening packaging adhesives area
  Thursday 13 June 2013, Companies/Markets
  German Planatol Adhesive GmbH, manufacturer of adhesives from Rohrdorf (Bavaria), expanded its product portfolio in packaging adhesives area. In addition to specialised dispersion adhesives the new product range also includes packaging hotmelts.  read more >>

Reifenhäuser Group acquires Nuova Protex
  Tuesday 11 June 2013, Companies/Markets
  As of 1 June German Reifenhäuser Group from Troisdorf, a leading manufacturer of plastics processing machinery, acquired the winder manufacturer Nuova Protex SRL (Sumirago, Italy). The new company will operate under the name Reimotec Winding Technology as part of the business unit Reimotec.  read more >>

Siemens acquires Preactor
  Tuesday 4 June 2013, Companies/Markets
  German Siemens AG with headquarters in Munich and Berlin takes over the British Preactor-Group, Chippenham, and thereby further expands its leading position in the industry software market.  read more >>

New blow film extrusion line at Mondi Napiag
  Monday 3 June 2013, Companies/Markets
  Mondi Napiag GmbH from Zeltweg, Austria, has extended its machinery. The new installed blow film extrusion line enables the production of high-barrier films.  read more >>

Strategic alliance between Martignoni and Corona Dynamics
  Tuesday 28 May 2013, Companies/Markets
  Martignoni Elletrotecnica Srl., a manufacturer of surface treatment systems headquartered in Vanzaghello, Italy, and Corona Dynamics, LLC, a company from Rowlett, USA, specialised in the construction of corona plants, announced a strategic alliance for the US-market.  read more >>

New headquarters for ROTOCONTROL in Trittau
  Friday 24 May 2013, Companies/Markets
  German ROTOCONTROL GmbH, a manufacturer of inspection, slitting, rewinding and die cutting finishing machines, will move its headquarters from Ahrensburg to nearby Trittau at the end of this month. The new location provides additional office and manufacturing capacity.  read more >>

B+K extends clean room facility in Lengerich
  Wednesday 8 May 2013, Companies/Markets
  German Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG (B+K), a leading supplier of flexible plastic and paper packaging and technical films, has increased its clean room production facility at its headquarters in Lengerich (North Rhine-Westphalia). The company is responding to the increasing demand in the high-purity packaging market.  read more >>

Wacker opens up a new production plant
  Monday 22 April 2013, Companies/Markets
  Today, Wacker Chemie AG, based in Munich, has put a new production plant for VAE-dispersions in operation in Nanjing (China). Thus, the company doubled its capacity of VAE dispersions on-site, to 120,000 tons a year.  read more >>

Groundbreaking ceremony at Nowofol
  Monday 22 April 2013, Companies/Markets
  After one year of preparation, German based Nowofol GmbH, just recently celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of its production premises in Siegsdorf, Bavaria. Already at the end of this year, the new assembly hall and the new office building will be ready to move in.  read more >>

Yuman new exclusive agent for Sung An Machinery in Russia
  Friday 19 April 2013, Companies/Markets
  Yuman Ltd. from Saint Petersburg is new exclusive agent for South Korean machine builder Sung An Machinery Co., Ltd. from Hwaseong in Russia, Tatarstan, Ukraine, Belorussia and Kazakhstan.  read more >>

Plasmawerk Hamburg builds up expert team for the US market
  Monday 15 April 2013, Companies/Markets
  Plasmawerk Hamburg GmbH expands its team of experts for the US market. As of April 1, 2013, Ryan Parker Dye and Udo Skarke will represent Plasmawerk Hamburg and its products for surface treatment within the US and the Americas. Since its foundation in 2009, Plasmawerk designs and sells atmospheric-pressure plasma process machinery for efficient and cost-effective surface activation and functionalization.  read more >>

KEBA takes over DELEM
  Tuesday 12 March 2013, Companies/Markets
  KEBA AG, automation specialist from Linz (Austria), has acquired a majority share holding in Dutch DELEM B.V. Both companies signed the contract for this acquisition on February 26.  read more >>

Olbrich named Matik as exclusive agent for North America
  Monday 11 March 2013, Companies/Markets
  Olbrich GmbH with headquarters in Germany, has appointed Matik, Inc., West Hartford CT (USA), as their exclusive agent for North America. Matik plans to expand OLBRICH’s presence in North America as well as provide US based parts & service support to existing OLBRICH customers in the USA, Mexico & Canada.  read more >>

SAM opened new European subsidiary
  Wednesday 13 February 2013, Companies/Markets
  With SAM Europe srl., the Korean machine building company Sung An Machinery Co. Ltd (SAM), Hwaseong-City, now opened its new European subsidiary.  read more >>

Heraeus Noblelight takes over Fusion UV Systems
  Tuesday 12 February 2013, Companies/Markets
  Heraeus Noblelight, a business group for specialty light sources of the German precious metal and technology group Heraeus, has completed the acquisition of Fusion UV Systems on 31. January 2013.  read more >>

Neuenhauser-Vorwald and AR-Walzen extend their cooperation
  Monday 11 February 2013, Companies/Markets
  Neuenhauser Maschinenbau GmbH Division Vorwald, Neuenhaus-based manufacturer of expansion shafts, and roller specialist AR-Walzen GmbH from Bad Salzuflen decided to extend their collaboration.  read more >>

Bad news of Bolz
  Monday 4 February 2013, Companies/Markets
  German based Bolz GmbH, renowned manufacturer of technical rollers and rotogravure cylinders, had to declare insolvency.  read more >>

OLBRICH takes over SAM SUNGAN Pagendarm
  Monday 21 January 2013, Companies/Markets
  OLBRICH GmbH has announced the takeover of the employees and know-how of the insolvent SAM SUNGAN Pagendarm, with effect from 17 January 2013.  read more >>

Folex Group snaps up Regulus
  Monday 14 January 2013, Companies/Markets
  At the beginning of 2013, Folex group of companies, headquartered in Germany and Switzerland, acquired 100% of the shares in Regulus GmbH, based in Erlangen, Germany. With this, the coating company strengthens its position as a specialist for the finishing and coating of films and other materials, particularly in the field of digital and large format printing.  read more >>

Star Coating in Niederhasli will be closed down
  Wednesday 9 January 2013, Companies/Markets
  Recently, the Italian Diatec Group, headquartered in Cles, Italy, announced today its intention to consolidate its Swiss manufacturing activities into its Bern, Switzerland, facility. The Bern factory will take over the manufacturing activities of Star Coating located in Niederhasli, Switzerland.  read more >>

BST ProMark acquires US company Accuweb Inc.
  Friday 21 December 2012, Companies/Markets
  BST ProMark, a subsidiary of BST International GmbH, has acquired a 100 procent interest in Accuweb Inc., which is based in Madison (WI). Accuweb Inc. is a leading supplier of control technology for web processing industries. This shareholding further extends the BST Group's existing technology portfolio of control technologies.  read more >>

Reifenhäuser has acquired US Westland Corporation
  Thursday 20 December 2012, Companies/Markets
  The Reifenhäuser Group, leading global manufacturer of plastics processing machinery, has acquired the US company Westland Corporation, to further increase the market share of the subsidiary Reiloy Metall, manufacturer of screws and barrels. The acquisition will significantly expand the company's production capacities and strengthen engineering and service in the North American market.  read more >>

Matthews International snaps up Wetzel Group
  Tuesday 18 December 2012, Companies/Markets
  Matthews International Corporation, a company specialised in merchandising solutions, packaging services and marking products based in Pittsburg, has recently announced the completion of its purchase of Wetzel Holding AG, Wetzel GmbH and certain related affiliates.  read more >>

Harper Corp. and Inometa split amicably
  Tuesday 18 December 2012, Companies/Markets
  Anilox roll supplier Harper Corp. of America and Inometa GmbH, Harper's former European licensee based in Germany, have mutually decided to discontinue their partnership.  read more >>

Joint venture between API Holographics and IQ Structures announced
  Tuesday 18 December 2012, Companies/Markets
  API Holographics, a UK based manufacturer of specialised materials for packaging, recently announced the launch of API Optix s.r.o., a joint venture with IQ Structures s.r.o. to further promote and enhance API’s offering of high quality holographic originations for specialist security applications.  read more >>

SAM Sungan Pagendarm has filed for bankruptcy
  Tuesday 27 November 2012, Companies/Markets
  The Hamburg based SAM Sungan Pagendarm GmbH has filed for bankruptcy. The machine building company under the leadership of Ralph Pagendarm and Peter Belkowitz was founded in July 2010 as a joint venture with the Korean machine builder Sungan Machinery Co., Ltd. (SAM), Hwasung City.  read more >>

Davis-Standard snaps up Circonix Technologies
  Thursday 25 October 2012, Companies/Markets
  Extrusion and converting systems manufacturer Davis-Standard recently announced the acquisition of US based Circonix Technologies, a company specialised in drive and control system retrofits for converting and extrusion equipment.  read more >>

betacontrol and P2T Protagon Process become BST ProControl
  Wednesday 17 October 2012, Companies/Markets
  Following the acquisition by the German BST International GmbH the two companies betacontrol GmbH and P2T Protagon Process will from now on trade under the name BST ProControl.  read more >>

Fivefold growth of bioplastics market by 2016
  Monday 15 October 2012, Companies/Markets
  A current market forecast by the industry association European Bioplastics predicts the production volumes of bioplastics to grow from 1.2M t in 2011 to almost 6M t in 2016. This is the result of an above-average positive development in the past years.  read more >>

Plasmawerk founder honoured with German Federal Cross of Merit
  Thursday 11 October 2012, Companies/Markets
  Brigitte Lichtenauer-Blumenfeld, founder and shareholder of the Plasmawerk Hamburg GmbH, recently was rewarded the German “Federal Cross of Merit with Ribbon” from the hands of the Federal President of Germany Dr Joachim Gauck.  read more >>

Cooperation between Jürgens and Koch
  Wednesday 10 October 2012, Companies/Markets
  The German specialist for packaging equipment Jürgens Maschinenbau GmbH & Co KG and the robot systems company Koch Industrieanlagen GmbH, which is also based in Germany, will in future cooperate in the development, production and sales of handling and packaging systems.  read more >>

Chinese agency for TNT Maschinenbau
  Monday 17 September 2012, Companies/Markets
  The trading house Shanghai Cheerful Blossom Trading Co., Ltd. is the new agency of TNT Maschinenbau GmbH based in Germany. Since the signing of the agreement at Chinaplas 2012 the company represents TNT’s whole product range in China.  read more >>

DSKH and WACKER start partnership
  Friday 14 September 2012, Companies/Markets
  DSKH Management AG, a market expansion services group based in Switzerland that is specialised on Asia, and the German Wacker Chemie AG have agreed upon a strategic regional partnership covering the whole of South East Asia, Greater China, and parts of the Indian subcontinent.  read more >>

Robatech takes over Ikiler Ticaret S.A.
  Thursday 6 September 2012, Companies/Markets
  Swiss Robatech Group takes over Ikiler Ticaret S.A. in Izmit, Turkey. Robatech is one of the leading manufacturers of adhesive application systems for the most varied applications in hot melt and cold glue.  read more >>

print’n’pack and Cason cooperate
  Thursday 6 September 2012, Companies/Markets
  The German print’n’pack will from now on support the sales of the Slitters and Handling branches of the Italian Cason Spa, Mornago, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. print’n’pack already represents various renowned companies from the areas flexible packaging and coating.  read more >>

IBD celebrates grand jubilee
  Thursday 30 August 2012, Companies/Markets
  IBD Wickeltechnik GmbH, a leading producer of air shafts and clamping chucks based in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in October 2012.  read more >>

August Faller snaps up A.C. Schmidt
  Tuesday 21 August 2012, Companies/Markets
  August Faller KG, a leading producer of secondary pharmaceutical packaging materials, such as folding cartons, leaflets and adhesive labels based in Waldkirch, Germany, is taking over the folding carton manufacturer A.C. Schmidt a/s from Copenhagen.  read more >>

Business units of Reifenhäuser Extrusion transferred into independent companies
  Tuesday 24 July 2012, Companies/Markets
  As of 1 July 2012, the business units of Reifenhäuser Extrusion GmbH & Co. KG have been divided into independent companies to enable them to better meet the different market requirements.  read more >>

Schreiner Group puts new production site into operation
  Friday 20 July 2012, Companies/Markets
  Schreiner Group has enlarged main plant in Oberschleißheim, Germany, with an additional production site that will be mainly used for the manufacture of solutions for product and document protection.  read more >>

Ashe announces agency agreement in the U.A.E. and India
  Monday 16 July 2012, Companies/Markets
  Ashe Converting Equipment, a producer of slitter rewinders and converting machinery based in the UK, just announced an agency agreement with Fotedar Engineering Services.  read more >>

Mondi Group acquires Nordenia International
  Wednesday 11 July 2012, Companies/Markets
  As announced today, Oaktree Capital Management LLC, majority shareholder of Nordenia International AG, yesterday accepted the sale of Nordenia to the Mondi Group. Subject to approval by the relevant competition authorities, this seals one of the most spectacular acquisitions in the film producing and converting industry. The purchase price was set to 240M Euro cash plus the assumption of all liabilities which amount to 398M Euro (this makes a total of 638M Euro).  read more >>

betacontrol belongs to BST now
  Wednesday 23 May 2012, Companies/Markets
  As it become known now, Bielefeld-based BST International has taken 100% of the shares of betacontrol, Freudenberg, already at the beginning of the year.  read more >>

Comexi opened up a new technology center in Spain
  Wednesday 16 May 2012, Companies/Markets
  Comexi Group, a specialist in the manufacture of machinery for the flexible packaging converting industry, has inaugurated the Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre at the company’s main headquarters in Riudellots de la Selva, Girona, Spain.  read more >>

Heidelberg and Landa enter global partnership in digital printing
  Thursday 3 May 2012, Companies/Markets
  Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG of Heidelberg, Germany, and Landa Corporation of Rehovot, Israel, recently announced a global strategic partnership to collaborate on the development of nanographic printing presses to expand digital offerings for mainstream printing, including short-to-medium runs, variable data and quick turnaround printing.  read more >>

PAFA warns of inflationary trend affecting plastic packaging prizes
  Tuesday 24 April 2012, Companies/Markets
  The Packaging and Films Association (PAFA) representing UK plastic film, flexible and rigid packaging suppliers, has warned of an inflationary trend which is affecting prices of converted plastic packs in the retail supply chain.  read more >>

CaPlast founds subsidiary in Turkey
  Monday 16 April 2012, Companies/Markets
  CaPlast GmbH, a German company specialised in coatings, has founded CaPlast Türkiye Ltd. Sti., its first foreign subsidiary, in the beginning of April. CaPlast Türkiye will first be organised as a sales company and later be transformed into an extrusion plant.  read more >>

Trützschler takes over Bastian Winder Technologies
  Monday 16 April 2012, Companies/Markets
  The German Trützschler group has expanded its product portfolio by taking over the product range of Bastian Winder Technologies GmbH & Co. KG based in Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany.  read more >>

Taghleef Industries acquires AET Films
  Wednesday 11 April 2012, Companies/Markets
  Taghleef Industries L.L.C., one of the world’s biggest producers of BOPP and CPP films based in Dubai, plans to acquire Applied Extrusion Technologies, Inc. (AET Films), a leading supplier of OPP films in North America based in Wilmington, DE, USA.  read more >>

OFRU and Flexo Wash sign alliance
  Tuesday 27 March 2012, Companies/Markets
  OFRU Recycling GmbH & Co. KG based in Babenhausen, Germany, and Flexo Wash ApS from Skødstru, Denmark, have reached an agreement on a worldwide strategic alliance. OFRU is a leading supplier of recycling plants for soiled inflammable solvents, Flexo Wash is producing cleaning systems for different industry branches.  read more >>

EDI snaps up Premier Dies
  Friday 9 March 2012, Companies/Markets
  Extrusion Dies Industries, LLC (EDI) from Chippewa Falls, USA, a portfolio company of Bertram Capital, just announced the acquisition of Premier Dies Corporation, a provider of slot coating and flat polymer extrusion dies also based in Chippewa Falls.  read more >>

Rotocontrol announced the acquisition of LeoMat
  Thursday 8 March 2012, Companies/Markets
  Rotocontrol today announced the acquisition of Germany-based LeoMat, a major German supplier of processing machines for adhesive labels, films and paper. By that Rotocontrol continues its expansion strategy in the field of slitting rewinding, inspection and converting in the fourth year of existence.  read more >>

Michelin Group and Rockwell Automation sign long term agreement
  Wednesday 7 March 2012, Companies/Markets
  The Michelin Group, one of the world’s leading producers of tyres, has signed a four-year agreement that makes Rockwell Automation its preferred supplier of industrial automations and control solutions in its plants around the world.  read more >>

Reel & Shaft Handling Co. commences liquidation proceedings
  Monday 5 March 2012, Companies/Markets
  The directors of the Great Britain based Reel & and Shaft Handling Company Ltd. have decided to commence liquidation proceedings because of the company’s financial position. Marc Landsman of Carmichaels Insolvency Ltd. has been assigned as insolvency practitioner to assist the company until the meeting of creditors.  read more >>

Baumüller starts production in China
  Thursday 1 March 2012, Companies/Markets
  At the beginning of March 2012 Baumuller Automation (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. (BMS), a subsidiary of the Nuremberg based Baumüller group, will start its production in Wujing near Shanghai.  read more >>

M-real trades as Metsä Board in future
  Monday 27 February 2012, Companies/Markets
  Subject to agreement of the annual meeting M-real Corporation will operate under the name Metsä Board as of the end of March 2012.  read more >>

Körber divests Paper Systems to an Investment Group
  Thursday 23 February 2012, Companies/Markets
  In the wake of its realignment, Körber AG has reached an understanding with an investment group advised by Orlando Management AG (Munich, Germany) for the sale of Paper Systems. The investment group is set to buy the three companies E.C.H. Will GmbH, Pemco Inc. and Kugler-Womako GmbH, as well as two sales companies.  read more >>

Kroenert – BMB – Drytec group moves its winder production from Bülach to Hamburg
  Wednesday 22 February 2012, Companies/Markets
  Because of the lingering effects of the strong Swiss franc the Kroenert – BMB – drytec group decided to move the construction and manufacturing of its winders from Swiss Bülach to Hamburg until the end of 2012.  read more >>

BW Technology was founded
  Tuesday 14 February 2012, Companies/Markets
  On January 12th BW Technology has been founded as part of the corporate alliance of Edelmann Technology and PSA Technology. The company will be based in Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, 20 km Northwest of the city of Bielefeld, Germany.  read more >>

Major European investment for Loparex
  Monday 13 February 2012, Companies/Markets
  The Loparex Group is investing significantly in their European operation for release liner production. As part of an ongoing program of global investments to further enhance Loparex Group’s capability to serve the global release liner market, the Apeldoorn production facility in The Netherlands will be equipped with an extensive capacity and capability expansion by the third quarter of this year.  read more >>

“Avery Dennison” flourishes …
  Thursday 9 February 2012, Companies/Markets
  Avery Dennison’s long association with The Netherlands now has been charmingly recognised with the naming of a new tulip.  read more >>

Mondi Austria received the FSC certificate for responsible forestry
  Friday 3 February 2012, Companies/Markets
  Meeting Mondi’s commitment to responsible forestry, Mondi Release Liner Austria in Hilm, Austria became the first plant within Mondi’s Release Liner segment to be awarded FSC certification.  read more >>

Neschen closes Great Britain site
  Wednesday 1 February 2012, Companies/Markets
  The German Neschen AG will close its production site in Basildon, 40km north-east of London, by the middle of 2012. About 30 employees are producing self-adhesive products mainly meant for intercompany use in the Neschen AG or its American subsidiary.  read more >>

Burkhard Meyer Foundation boosts the independency of the Kroenert Group
  Wednesday 18 January 2012, Companies/Markets
  The board of management announced that the Burkhard Meyer Foundation plans to boost its shares in Kroenert Group – consisting of Kroenert GmbH & Co. KG (Hamburg), Bachofen+Meier AG (Bülach) and Drytec Trocknungs- und Befeuchtungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG (Hamburg-Norderstedt).  read more >>

Bad news from Bastian: recovery plans fail – regular liquidation proceedings opened
  Wednesday 11 January 2012, Companies/Markets
  The management of the German Bastian Winder Technologies GmbH & Co. KG from Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock has decided on December 2, 2011 to file for a termination of the previous debtor-in-possession arrangement in agreement with § 272, section 1, number 3 of German insolvency legislation.  read more >>

Planatol acquires former distribution partner SIFAG, Milano
  Tuesday 10 January 2012, Companies/Markets
  Planatol Adhesive, a leading supplier of adhesives for the graphical industry and a subsidiary of the Planatol Group headquartered in Rohrdorf near Rosenheim, Germany, has acquired its hitherto exclusive distribution partner for the graphical market in Italy, S.I.F.A.G. S.r.l.  read more >>

Novamelt acquires 100% shares of former Novamelt-Jowat LLC
  Monday 9 January 2012, Companies/Markets
  The German Novamelt GmbH, a producer of hotmelt adhesives, has acquired the remaining 49% of shares in the Novamelt-Jowat LLC company in High Point, North Carolina, from former joint venture partners Jowat Corporation and Jowat AG from Detmold, Germany.  read more >>

GEW delivers 10,000th UV curing system
  Tuesday 13 December 2011, Companies/Markets
  UK-based GEW Ltd. recently announced the delivery of its 10,000th UV curing system to a factory of AB Graphic International in Bridlington, Great Britain.  read more >>

B+K receives compliance certificate for GVK code of conduct
  Wednesday 7 December 2011, Companies/Markets
  On 5 December, the packaging and film manufacturer Bischof + Klein from Lengerich, Germany, received a certificate of compliance with the newly developed code of conduct by the German union of the plastic processing industry (GKV).  read more >>

InovisCoat to bundle production in InovisProject GmbH
  Friday 2 December 2011, Companies/Markets
  With effect from October 1, 2011 the Monheim-based InovisCoat GmbH, a specialist for functional coatings, is bundling its production in the newly founded InovisCoat GmbH as an individual company, which is headed by Dr. Jörg Siegel as chief executive officer.  read more >>

3DT is new North American agent for AFS
  Monday 28 November 2011, Companies/Markets
  3DT LLC, an American producer of three dimensional plasma and corona treatment technology from Germantown, Wisconsin, and the AFS Gmbh from Horgau, Germany, a global supplier of surface treatment systems, have entered into an exclusive contract which provides 3DT LLC sole rights to sell, service and supply spare parts for AFS perforator and corona treatment systems in the North American market.  read more >>

Polytype announces cooperation with Huaying
  Thursday 17 November 2011, Companies/Markets
  At ICE Europe (8 - 10 November 2011 in Munich) the management of the Swiss Polytype Converting AG and the Chinese Huaying Soft-Packing Equipment Plant Ltd. announced an recently signed joint venture.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein publish report on sustainability
  Wednesday 16 November 2011, Companies/Markets
  The German Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG, a Lengerich-based supplier of flexible packaging solutions and technical films, has now published a 80-page report on sustainability, which contains information on the economic, ecological and social production circumstances at the company’s German facilities.  read more >>

Reorganisation of Schreiner ProSecure
  Wednesday 16 November 2011, Companies/Markets
  Schreiner ProSecure, a business sector of the German-based Schreiner Group GmbH & Co KG, started to operate with a new organisational structure on 15 November 2011. The existing activities will be pursued in a two-pronged approach by the Schreiner ProSecure competence centre and the Schreiner PrinTrust business unit.  read more >>

Apex extends production facilities in North America
  Wednesday 16 November 2011, Companies/Markets
  Apex North America LLc, a producer of metering rolls, has extended its production facilities in Donora, Pennsylvania, by 8,000m2.  read more >>

Avery Dennison and Artmark Label Systems to open new Russian distribution center
  Tuesday 15 November 2011, Companies/Markets
  On 19 November, 2011, the American Avery Dennison Corporation, a globally active supplier of self-adhesive materials and labelling solutions, and the Russian trading company Artmark Label Systems will consecrate a new distribution center located in Podolsk, a suburb of Moscow.  read more >>

New hope for Bastian Winder Technologies
  Thursday 3 November 2011, Companies/Markets
  The local district court of Bielefeld today announced the opening of liquidation proceedings against the Bastian Winder Technologies GmbH & Co. KG from Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany. After the experienced lawyer and insolvency-expert Jörg Spies joined the management board and the company was able to present a convincing insolvency plan, the court permitted a debtor-in-possession arrangement for Bastian.  read more >>

PrintConcept partners with Polymag Tek
  Thursday 3 November 2011, Companies/Markets
  On 15 October 2011, the German PrintConcept Grafische Maschinen GmbH from Kohlberg, a supplier to the graphical industry, has signed a contract for an exclusive sales partnership with the American Polymag Tek Inc. from Rochester, New York.  read more >>

Siemens to build new plant for automation technology in China
  Monday 17 October 2011, Companies/Markets
  The Siemens-Division Industry Automation plans to extend its presence in Chengdu (Sichuan province).  read more >>

HSM establishes Pühler-HSM GmbH + Co KG for dehydration- and packaging presses
  Tuesday 11 October 2011, Companies/Markets
  The HSM GmbH + Co KG, a manufacturer of document shredders and baling presses headquartered in Frickingen close to Lake Constance, overtakes parts of the manufacturing equipment of the Bergneustadt-based Pühler GmbH und establishes new Pühler-HSM GmbH + Co KG.  read more >>

MACtac installs X9 slitter rewinder from Universal Converting Equipment
  Friday 30 September 2011, Companies/Markets
  U.K. based Universal Converting Equipment Ltd recently announced that the British MACtac U.K. Ltd, a renowned producer of self-adhesive solutions and member of the Bemis Group, has bought one of the company’s highly automated duplex centre wind slitters of the X9 series.  read more >>

Rhodia Engineering Plastics and Terhell Plastic partner in distribution
  Wednesday 28 September 2011, Companies/Markets
  The French chemical manufacturer Rhodia Engineering Plastics, which is based in Lyon and part of the Solvay Group, and the Terhell Plastic Gmbh from Herne, Germany, an internationally active distributor of plastics, have announced today a partnership in the distribution of polyamids.  read more >>

DuPont and Inometa cooperate
  Friday 23 September 2011, Companies/Markets
  DuPont Packaging Graphics has announced a global agreement to market print adapters and adapters for CDI imaging manufactured by the German Inometa GmbH, as part of the DuPont Cyrel round flexographic printing workflow.  read more >>

BST International and X-Rite announce strategic partnership
  Friday 16 September 2011, Companies/Markets
  The Bielefeld-based BST International GmbH, a German manufacturer of quality assurance systems for the web processing industry, and X-Rite, an American manufacturer of color management and measurement technologies from Grand Rapids, MI, have announced today a strategic partnership.  read more >>

TER HELL honored with German Foreign Trade Award
  Wednesday 14 September 2011, Companies/Markets
  The Hamburg-based TER HELL& CO GmbH, a supplier of chemical and natural raw materials like resins, plastics, waxes and special chemicals, was awarded with the second place of the German Foreign Trade Award in a ceremony in the Bremen city hall on the evening of September 13, 2011.  read more >>

Bastian Winder Technologies files for bankruptcy
  Tuesday 13 September 2011, Companies/Markets
  Bastian Winder Technologies GmbH & Co. KG from Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany, has filed for bankruptcy on 9 September 2011. Business operations will be continued nevertheless.  read more >>

SchäferRolls takes over Sava-Schäfer
  Monday 5 September 2011, Companies/Markets
  Roll cover manufacturer and roll systems supplier SchäferRolls GmbH & Co. KG from Renningen, Germany, has announced a share increase in the Sava-Schäfer d.o.o., based at Kranj, Slovenia, to a full 100%.  read more >>

DKSH acquires Tiger Chemicals Company
  Wednesday 31 August 2011, Companies/Markets
  The international Market Expansion Services Group DKSH has announced today the acquisition of the special chemicals distributor Tiger Chemicals Company from Melbourne, Australia.  read more >>

CTEL expand Research & Development services with Edale Lambda
  Friday 19 August 2011, Companies/Markets
  Edale, the UK manufacturers of narrow web printing and converting equipment has announced the installation of an Edale Lambda to CTEL technology centre based in Navarra, Spain.  read more >>

Mahlo GmbH & Co. KG celebrates its 66th year of existence
  Tuesday 16 August 2011, Companies/Markets
  Founded among the rubbles and debris of a destroyed and occupied Germany in 1945, the Mahlo GmbH & Co. KG from Saal an der Donau in Lower Bavaria, celebrates its 66th year of existence this August.  read more >>

ITW Dynatec snaps up INATEC
  Thursday 4 August 2011, Companies/Markets
  The ITW Dynatec Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of the Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), which is based in Glenview, USA, is acquiring the INATEC Innovative Auftragstechnologien GmbH, a company specialised in the development and production of hotmelt adhesive application systems located in Langenfeld Germany.  read more >>

WIKU Plastic GmbH represents Atlas & Titan slitter rewinders in Germany
  Tuesday 19 July 2011, Companies/Markets
  Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd., Bedford, now announced WIKU Plastic GmbH as its new agent to represent the range of Atlas & Titan slitter rewinders in Germany.  read more >>

Swiss Elag acquired by Ampac
  Monday 18 July 2011, Companies/Markets
  The flexible packaging firm Elag Verpackungen, based in Kirchberg, has been acquired by Ampac Holdings LLC.  read more >>

ITW acquires Teknek
  Wednesday 13 July 2011, Companies/Markets
  The American Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) from Glenview, Illinois, has announced today the acquisition of Teknek Web and Sheet Cleaning Ltd, whose European headquarters are located at Renfrewshire, Scotland.  read more >>

Multi-Color acquires Polish converter
  Wednesday 6 July 2011, Companies/Markets
  Multi-Color Corporation (MCC), a US-based producer of label solutions, has entered a share purchase agreement to acquire the Polish converter Warszawski Dom Handlowy (WDH). The purchase price is approximately €6.5M, payable in cash.  read more >>

Körber seeks a new owner for E.C.H. Will, Pemco and Kugler-Womako
  Wednesday 29 June 2011, Companies/Markets
  The Körber AG from Hamburg, Germany, recently announced that it is searching a new owner for E.C.H. Will GmbH, Pemco Inc. and Kugler-Womako GmbH, which are part of the Körber PaperLink Group and form the Paper Systems business unit. The company has not specified a time horizon for the sale yet.  read more >>

Südpack Medica and Sartorius Stedim Biotech sign cooperation agreement
  Tuesday 28 June 2011, Companies/Markets
  The pharma and biotech supplier Sartorius Stedim Biotech S.A. (SSB) from Aubagne, France, and Südpack Medica AG, a member of the Südpack Group based in Baar, Switzerland, have signed a cooperation agreement on the development, manufacture and supply of polymer plastic films for the biopharmaceutical market.  read more >>

Hönle establishes trading company in China
  Tuesday 21 June 2011, Companies/Markets
  The Dr. Hönle AG, a supplier for industrial UV technology based near Munich, Germany, has established a trading company in Shanghai.  read more >>

Nordenia expands its Osterburken site
  Thursday 9 June 2011, Companies/Markets
  The NORDENIA International AG, a worldwide operating manufacturer of flexible packaging, technical films and product components based in Greven, Germany, is investing approximately €3mio in its German site in Osterburken. An additional factory building for extrusion, which will measure 522m2 in area and 21m in height, is currently being constructed.  read more >>

Brückner Group is bunching its US activities
  Tuesday 7 June 2011, Companies/Markets
  With the opening of its new office in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, at 01 June the German Brückner Group will strengthen its activities in the USA, Canada and Mexico. For the first time all North American members of the Group will be based together in one location, with a total staff of 20 employees.  read more >>

Eni and Novamont join forces
  Monday 6 June 2011, Companies/Markets
  The Italian companies Eni S.p.A., an oil and energy company based in Rom, and Novamont S.p.A., a producer of bioplastics based in Novara, have announced the establishment of a joint venture named NewCo.  read more >>

Unilux opens European service centre
  Wednesday 1 June 2011, Companies/Markets
  Unilux Inc., a US-based specialist for stroboscopic inspection systems, has opened a service and repair centre for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in Düsseldorf, Germany.  read more >>

Rockwell Automation acquires Lektronix
  Friday 27 May 2011, Companies/Markets
  Automation specialist Rockwell Automation Inc. based in Wisconsin, USA, has announced the acquisition of the British Lektronix Ltd, an independent industrial automation repairs and service provider.  read more >>

ALTANA snaps up Color Chemie
  Thursday 19 May 2011, Companies/Markets
  The German specialty chemicals group ALTANA AG has signed an agreement to acquire the German producer of water-based specialty printing inks Color Chemie Druckfarben GmbH.  read more >>

Chinese-Swiss alliance in the production of slitting and rewinding machines
  Wednesday 18 May 2011, Companies/Markets
  A surprising liaison was the hot topic at the Chinaplas exhibition, Asia’s leading plastics trade fair, which started yesterday in Guangzhou:  read more >>

UPM aquired Brazilian Gumtac
  Thursday 12 May 2011, Companies/Markets
  UPM Raflatac, one of the world’s leading suppliers of self-adhesive labelstock, has closed its acquisition of Gumtac, the Brazilian labelstock coating and slitting business of BIC Group. Gumtac is located in Rio de Janeiro and employs approximately 35 people.  read more >>

Atlas incorporates US subsidiary
  Monday 2 May 2011, Companies/Markets
  Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. (UK) has recently completed the incorporation of its new USA based subsidiary, Atlas Converting North America, Inc., which has re-located to new premises in Charlotte, North Carolina following the company’s separation from Bobst Group in October of last year.  read more >>

Award for excellent print image
  Tuesday 19 April 2011, Companies/Markets
  Joy at Nordenia’s Barcelona plant: At the tenth National Flexography Competition of the ATEF (Agrupación Técnica Española de Flexografía) the Spanish subsidiary of the international film manufacturer and converter was awarded a prize for outstanding print quality.  read more >>

Smyth Companies snaps up Dow Industries
  Tuesday 19 April 2011, Companies/Markets
  US converter Smyth Companies, located in St Paul, Minnesota, has taken over Massachusetts based Dow Industries.  read more >>

Spooner's staff gets its revenge on management
  Thursday 24 March 2011, Companies/Markets
  Over £800 was raised by the employees at Spooner Industries head office at Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK, in support of Comic Relief as they took time out to celebrate Red Nose Day on Friday 18 March.  read more >>

Battenfeld wins product piracy trial
  Tuesday 22 March 2011, Companies/Markets
  Battenfeld-cincinnati Extrusion Systems, a Chinese subsidiary of the Austrian company battenfeld-cincinnati, finally won its intellectual property rights case concerning the PO 450 pipe extrusion line.  read more >>

Obituary: John R Martin
  Tuesday 8 March 2011, Companies/Markets
  Founder of Martin Automatic, John R Martin, has died at the age of 74 after a brief illness.  read more >>

SAM presents latest extrusion lines
  Wednesday 23 February 2011, Companies/Markets
  At its open house from 18-22 February the Korean manufacturer of converting and printing machinery, Sung An Machinery Co. Ltd. invited national and international customers and interested parties to join the debut of not less than three new extrusion lines.  read more >>

Major expansion in Asia
  Friday 18 February 2011, Companies/Markets
  The Scottish producer of contact cleaning Teknek has announced major expansion and reorganisation of its operations throughout Asia.  read more >>

Clariant plans acquisition of Süd-Chemie
  Wednesday 16 February 2011, Companies/Markets
  The Swiss chemical company Clariant is planning the acquisition of a controlling majority of the German company Süd-Chemie and has subsequently signed a contract with the majority of the shareholders.  read more >>

New owner for LSF
  Tuesday 1 February 2011, Companies/Markets
  Albrecht Bolza-Schünemann is the new owner of LSF Maschinen- und Anlagenbau based near Leipzig, Germany.  read more >>

Brückner Group acquires PackSys Global
  Monday 31 January 2011, Companies/Markets
  The German Brückner Group today acquired all shares of Swiss based PackSys Global.  read more >>

The SKY’s the limit for Rotocontrol
  Wednesday 19 January 2011, Companies/Markets
  Thailand based SKY Engineering has been appointed a Rotocontrol agent.  read more >>

Breathing easy in Bitburg as PSA is saved
  Thursday 13 January 2011, Companies/Markets
  At a press conference today it will be revealed that Jesus Lopez, the sole shareholder of Edelmann Technology in Kleinwallstadt, Germany, set up PSA Technology on 10 January to take over PSA.  read more >>

Comexi Group acquires Acom
  Tuesday 11 January 2011, Companies/Markets
  The Spanish based Comexi Group has completed its acquisition of Italian converting machinery maker Acom assets.  read more >>

New: "C2 Middle East" for the booming Arabian market
  Monday 10 January 2011, Companies/Markets
  The commercial development of the Middle East is becoming more and more important to European companies. The Deutsche Industrie- und Handelskammertag – the German chamber of commerce – is predicting above average growth for these regions in its external trade index for 2010-2011. The market offers great prospects for the converting industry.  read more >>

Teknoweb and Elsner get together
  Monday 10 January 2011, Companies/Markets
  Makers of converting machinery Teknoweb and Elsner Engineering Works have announced a co-operative partnership with the aim of broadening each company’s product ranges to the non-woven industry.  read more >>

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
  Friday 24 December 2010, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events,Appointments
  We would like to thank all of our readers, customers and partners for a interesting, exciting and successful year throughout 2010 and we wish you all merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  read more >>

Bertram Capital swallows EDI
  Thursday 23 December 2010, Companies/Markets
  US based Extrusion Dies Industries, a supplier of flat extrusion and coating dies, is to be acquired by the Californian company Bertram Capital.  read more >>

Exclusive Agreement
  Tuesday 21 December 2010, Companies/Markets
  Producers of converting machinery MTorres and Davis-Standard have announced a joint agreement that makes Davis-Standard the exclusive distributor of MTorres zero splice unwinding systems to customers in North, South and Latin America.  read more >>

Flexpol buys BOPP line
  Thursday 16 December 2010, Companies/Markets
  Following the K show in Düsseldorf, Flexpol – the largest Polish plastics film producer and Brückner Maschinenbau have agreed to finalise the contract for a 6.6m wide BOPP film production line.  read more >>

Plasmawerk names UK distributor
  Tuesday 30 November 2010, Companies/Markets
  Hamburg-based corona and plasma surface pre-treatment specialist Plasmawerk has appointed Merlion, Thame (Oxfordshire) as their distribution partner for the UK and Ireland.  read more >>

AIMCAL goes global
  Tuesday 23 November 2010, Companies/Markets
  The Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators will change its name to Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) on 1 January 2011.  read more >>

Mondi snaps up Pleasant Prairie plant
  Friday 19 November 2010, Companies/Markets
  Mondi Akrosil has successfully completed a deal with Nitto Americas regarding its facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, which is to be named Mondi Pleasant Prairie.  read more >>

Certification granted
  Thursday 18 November 2010, Companies/Markets
  UPM Raflatac has achieved ISO 14001, PEFC and FSC certifications for its labelstock manufacturing facility in Wrocław, Poland.  read more >>

PSA set to rise from its ashes
  Wednesday 10 November 2010, Companies/Markets
  Attorney Hans-Dieter Ehlenz was named preliminary insolvency administrator yesterday when PSA, based in Bitburg, Germany, filed for bankruptcy.  read more >>

Change of location
  Tuesday 9 November 2010, Companies/Markets
  Canada based maker of inspection and finishing equipment Rotoflex has moved its research and development team into a new technology centre.  read more >>

Drytac snaps up Teneka
  Wednesday 3 November 2010, Companies/Markets
  UK-based adhesive coater and manufacturer of products for the graphics finishing and display industry Drytac has acquired the assets of the German brand Teneka-Folien.  read more >>

Atlas and Titan go it alone
  Monday 1 November 2010, Companies/Markets
  Atlas Converting Equipment, based in Bedford, UK has split from the Bobst Group, Lausanne, Switzerland.  read more >>

New German distributor for Edale
  Friday 29 October 2010, Companies/Markets
  Edale, British manufacturer of narrow-web printing and converting solutions, have appointed print industry supplier Grafitech as their exclusive distributor for the German market.  read more >>

Expanded R+D capabilities
  Monday 18 October 2010, Companies/Markets
  Davis-Standard has expanded its R+D capabilities by installing a 1168mm HiFlow enclosed chamber by Harris & Bruno in its Fulton, New York, facility.  read more >>

Treofan sells Liège operation
  Monday 11 October 2010, Companies/Markets
  The Treofan Group has decided to sell Treofan Benelux to the Luxembourg based company, Crystal Amaranth.  read more >>

Pulse appoints new US distributor
  Friday 1 October 2010, Companies/Markets
  After the recent appointment of Graymills as their distributor for their Digitech range of UV varnishes throughout the US, British ink manufacturer Pulse Roll Label Products Ltd. has now appointed Minneapolis, MN, based Eaglewood Technologies as its distributor for its label inks and coatings for the USA.  read more >>

DSM and DuPont joint venture
  Thursday 23 September 2010, Companies/Markets
  Material Sciences company Royal DSM NV and DuPont have signed an agreement to jointly develop, manufacture and commercialize advanced surgical biomedical materials, pending European Union regulatory approval.  read more >>

New folio sheeter for Intercon
  Monday 20 September 2010, Companies/Markets
  Paper and board converter Intercon Paper recently installed a SheetWizard series folio sheeter made by American machine maker MarquipWardUnited.  read more >>

Circonix snaps up Fulton Machinery
  Thursday 16 September 2010, Companies/Markets
  US based producer of integrated drives and control systems Circonix Technologies has assimilated Fulton Machinery into its corporate structure to support the expansion of both companies’ offerings to the web conveyance industry.  read more >>

Treofan plans sale of Belgian site
  Tuesday 14 September 2010, Companies/Markets
  German producer of BOPP films Treofan is considering the sale of its operation, Treofan Benelux, located in Liège, Belgium.  read more >>

Novelis plans to close UK plant
  Monday 13 September 2010, Companies/Markets
  Novelis plans to close its Bridgnorth, UK, foil rolling and packaging operations in 2011 and the consolidation of those activities into other plants in its European system. The proposal is subject to consultation with Novelis employees at Bridgnorth, which currently number 319.  read more >>

Sales and service for North America
  Wednesday 8 September 2010, Companies/Markets
  Italian machine maker Prati has founded a subsidiary called Prati Automation that will manage the sales and service operations for Prati machines in the USA and Canada.  read more >>

Biomagnetics sets its sights on China
  Wednesday 1 September 2010, Companies/Markets
  San Francisco based producer of medical devices Biomagnetics Diagnostic has signed a letter of intent to acquire Lanzhou New Sunshine Plastics Industry.  read more >>

KBA-Metronic divisions to get independence
  Thursday 19 August 2010, Companies/Markets
  KBA-Metronic, a subsidiary of Koenig & Bauer, is converting its industrial ID system and UV offset press divisions into independently operating companies to create a higher customer focus.  read more >>

The $6bn deal
  Wednesday 18 August 2010, Companies/Markets
  Reynolds Group Holdings is planning to buy US packaging group Pactiv Corporation, the maker of Hefty trash bags for about $6bn.  read more >>

Avery Dennison smashes world record
  Thursday 12 August 2010, Companies/Markets
  Avery Dennison has set a new Guinness world record for the largest amount of school supplies donated in a 24-hour period. More than 8500 pounds of school supplies were delivered to an in-need New York City school.  read more >>

Alma Monta snaps up Evotape
  Wednesday 11 August 2010, Companies/Markets
  International group of investors Alma Monta has acquired the Italian tape producer Evotape from the Luxemburg based investment fund bluO for about €19M.  read more >>

Jarshire to represent Texo
  Friday 6 August 2010, Companies/Markets
  Jarshire, a supplier to the paper, board, film and foil industries, is to represent the Texo Group in the UK and Ireland.  read more >>

Bilcare to snap up Ineos films business
  Thursday 5 August 2010, Companies/Markets
  UK based chemical company Ineos has agreed to sell its global films business to the German subsidiary of the Indian pharmaceutical packaging company Bilcare for about €100M.  read more >>

Meech open for business in China
  Thursday 29 July 2010, Companies/Markets
  UK manufacturer of static control, air and web cleaning technologies Meech is about to open a wholly owned subsidiary, Meech Static Eliminators (Shanghai) in China, in order to strengthen its international presence.  read more >>

Constantia Flexibles acquires Tobepal
  Tuesday 27 July 2010, Companies/Markets
  Austrian company Constantia Flexibles Holding GmbH has acquired Amcor Flexible Hispania’s Tobepal to strengthen its position on the Iberian Peninsula.  read more >>

Fulwiler wins Lifetime Achievement Award
  Tuesday 13 July 2010, Companies/Markets
  CEO of WS Packaging Group, Inc. Terry Fulwiler has been awarded the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award by the international label industry judging panel at the FINAT congress in Valencia.  read more >>

Mondi to acquire US release liner facility
  Friday 9 July 2010, Companies/Markets
  Mondi Akrosil LLC has entered into an asset agreement with Nitto Americas about their recently discontinued facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, which will be named Mondi Kenosha.  read more >>

XOL Automation joins Enercon
  Thursday 8 July 2010, Companies/Markets
  Enercon Industries Corporation has added Beirut-based XOL Automation to its surface treatment sales network. The two companies serve the converting, flexible packaging and extruding industries.  read more >>

German and Korean joint venture launched
  Monday 5 July 2010, Companies/Markets
  Ralph Pagendarm and Peter Belkowitz, long time chief executive officers of Hamburg based Pagendarm BTT, have launched a new company, which they will lead as CEOs, earlier this month. Together with the Korean machine manufacturer Sungan Machinery (SAM), they have founded the German and Korean joint venture SAM PAGENDARM.  read more >>

Panflex to act for Edale in Czech and Slovak republics
  Friday 2 July 2010, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Edale, the UK based manufacturer of narrow web printing and converting presses, has signed Panflex as its new distributor for the Czech and the Slovak republics.  read more >>

Reifenhäuser to become sole shareholder of Reimotec and motech
  Monday 28 June 2010, Companies/Markets
  As from 1 July Reifenhäuser is to acquire all shares of German company Reimotec GmbH, manufacturer of extrusion lines for the production of technical monofilaments, artificial grass and strapping tapes. The same applies for the company motech GmbH.  read more >>

Baldwin to snap up Nordson UV
  Wednesday 23 June 2010, Companies/Markets
  Process automation supplier Baldwin Technology is to acquire Nordson UV, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nordson Corporation, which provides UV curing systems.  read more >>

Flint Group finalises swoop on Torda
  Tuesday 22 June 2010, Companies/Markets
  Yesterday, the Flint Group completed the acquisition of the packaging ink manufacturer Torda.  read more >>

SIG Combibloc builds packaging plant in Brazil
  Monday 21 June 2010, Companies/Markets
  Beverage and food carton packaging manufacturer SIG Combibloc is currently setting up a production site for carton packs in Campo Largo in the Brazilian Federal State of Paraná.  read more >>

Double E sells Mario Cotta slitting equipment
  Tuesday 15 June 2010, Companies/Markets
  Double E recently acquired the exclusive rights to sell and service Mario Cotta’s line of slitting systems, knife holders as well as knives in North America and Germany.  read more >>

Foederer receives PLACE award
  Wednesday 9 June 2010, Companies/Markets
  Optex Process Solutions principal engineer Beth Foederer has recently been presented with the PLACE Technical award and the Rohm and Haas prize during the TAPPI PLACE Conference in Albuquerque, US.  read more >>

New European HQ for SDI
  Monday 7 June 2010, Companies/Markets
  US manufacturer of contamination control equipment and consumables SDI has moved its European facilities to a new, larger location in Breda, Netherlands.  read more >>

‘Bio’ defies the crisis
  Friday 4 June 2010, Companies/Markets
  According to a poll conducted by the European Bioplastics Association, ‘green’ investments among its members showed considerable growth figures last year. In some cases they were significantly more than 5% up on the previous year.  read more >>

Flint Group to increase prices of narrow web inks
  Wednesday 2 June 2010, Companies/Markets
  The continuous increase in the costs of base chemicals since early 2009 has forced the Flint Group to announce price increases of 5-8% for narrow web inks in Europe from 1 July 2010.  read more >>

Nordenia gets the green light from VW
  Thursday 27 May 2010, Companies/Markets
  Car maker Volkswagen is to use Nordenia International’s NORShield Anti Corrosion for volatile corrosion inhibitor packaging.  read more >>

Klöckner Pentaplast expands in Asia and America
  Friday 21 May 2010, Companies/Markets
  German film manufacturer Klöckner Pentaplast will expand its capacities for shrink film at its site in Rayong, Thailand and Rural Retreat, USA. The Rayong facility will also see a capacity increase for PVC film.  read more >>

Loparex to double Chinese release liner capacity
  Wednesday 19 May 2010, Companies/Markets
  Chinese manufacturer of polycoated and silicone coated papers and films Loparex will invest in its Guanghzhou, China facility to double the site’s manufacturing capacity by the first quarter of 2011.  read more >>

Bemis finalises Dixie Toga purchase
  Tuesday 18 May 2010, Companies/Markets
  American packaging company Bemis Corporation is set to snap up the remaining shares of its Brazilian subsidiary, Dixie Toga.  read more >>

Mondi to sell Europapier
  Monday 10 May 2010, Companies/Markets
  The Mondi Group is about to part with its paper trade subsidiary and sell 100% of the shares of Austrian company Europapier to Vienna-based Heinzel Group for a total purchase price of €60M.  read more >>

Chesapeake snaps up Cezar
  Friday 7 May 2010, Companies/Markets
  Consumer packaging manufacturer Chesapeake has recently acquired Polish producer of labels and cartons Cezar SA to extend the company’s supply network for developing and supporting its presence in Central Europe.  read more >>

BASF to reposition pigment business
  Friday 16 April 2010, Companies/Markets
  Following the acquisition of Ciba, BASF is repositioning its global pigment business. This will include the elimination of specific products and the adaptation of product capacities to market developments.  read more >>

No-label look with a twist
  Wednesday 14 April 2010, Companies/Markets
  UPM Raflatac has introduced a transparent film that is said to add an extra effect to the so-called no-label look to provide premium visibility on the shelf.  read more >>

Neschen Benelux moves to Raalte
  Tuesday 13 April 2010, Companies/Markets
  The Dutch subsidiary of German manufacturer of self-adhesive products and coated media Neschen has moved to Raalte, Netherlands, where an open day will be held on 22 April.  read more >>

Energy-saving BOPP line
  Monday 12 April 2010, Companies/Markets
  Bulgarian OPP film manufacturer Plastchim-T and Brückner have started their second joint BOPP film project. The 6.6m wide and over 400m/min fast production line has an annual output of about 18,000t.  read more >>

Hydraulic system for precision cutting
  Friday 9 April 2010, Companies/Markets
  Appleton’s manufacturing division has launched a precision cutter designed for plastic cores. The A400P is said to make clean and accurate cuts because of its hydraulic-powered cut-off system.  read more >>

Mica expands Brazilian business
  Friday 26 March 2010, Companies/Markets
  US primer, coating and adhesive supplier Mica Corporation has recently expanded its operations in Brazil by contracting B.Y. Engenharia as the sole company representing their product line in the country.  read more >>

Altana acquires Aquaprint business
  Tuesday 23 March 2010, Companies/Markets
  Specialty chemicals group Altana is about to acquire the business of Aquaprint. The German company produces coatings for in-mould labels and other labels as well as water-borne overprint varnishes for use on paper, cardboard and foils.  read more >>

Sun Chemical opens plant in Frankfurt
  Wednesday 10 March 2010, Companies/Markets
  Printing ink and pigment maker, the Sun Chemical Corporation, has recently opened a new plant in Frankfurt/Main, Germany to produce pack printing inks for the food industry.  read more >>

Nordenia sells Moroccan shares
  Thursday 25 February 2010, Companies/Markets
  German-based Nordenia International is selling 83.4% of its shares in Nordenia Morocco Casablanca to the Massinissa Maroc and Massinissa Lux funds, which are managed by Almamed.  read more >>

BPI to close Cumbria site
  Tuesday 23 February 2010, Companies/Markets
  British Polythene Industries is going to stop production at its packaging films site in Brampton, Cumbria. The facility was planned for closure in January and will now be closed in April instead.  read more >>

New structure for Kiefel
  Friday 19 February 2010, Companies/Markets
  German-based Kiefel, the plastic processing machine makers, reorganised its structure on 1 February. The company is now divided into automotive, medical, and packaging industry and after sales service divisions.  read more >>

Cautious optimism for aluminium foil
  Wednesday 17 February 2010, Companies/Markets
  According to production figures for 2009 released by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA), recessionary influences, particularly for the thinner aluminium foil used in packaging, are softening.  read more >>

Flint Group to take over Torda
  Monday 15 February 2010, Companies/Markets
  The Flint Group is to take over Swedish company Torda Ink in its bid to develop packaging ink markets in Northern Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Torda’s turnover for 2009 was about €23M.  read more >>

Partnership for coreless rolls
  Friday 12 February 2010, Companies/Markets
  Davis-Standard and Italian NO.EL have signed an agreement to jointly supply inline coreless stretch film systems to the converting industry. This partnership combines NO.EL’s coreless winding technology with Davis-Standard’s extrusion and processing capabilities.  read more >>

New F&K line installed in the UK
  Thursday 11 February 2010, Companies/Markets
  Leeds-based Roberts Mart, flexographic printing and flexible film converting specialists, has expanded its machinery portfolio with a Fischer & Krecke flexographic printing press, model FP 14S.  read more >>

Results of a sticky investigation
  Friday 5 February 2010, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  The results of three years of investigative research work by the Migresives Project Consortium into the migration from adhesives into food packaging materials will be presented by FEICA, the European Association of Adhesives and Sealants Manufacturers on 27 and 28 of April 2010 in Ljubljana.  read more >>

Amcor completes Alcan acquisition
  Wednesday 3 February 2010, Companies/Markets
  Amcor has completed the acquisition of the Alcan Packaging businesses from Rio Tinto, which includes Alcan Packaging Global Pharmaceutical, Food Europe, Food Asia and Global Tobacco.  read more >>

Mark Andy snaps up Arpeco
  Tuesday 2 February 2010, Companies/Markets
  Mark Andy has acquired US-based specialist for inspection rewind equipment Arpeco as part of an ongoing plan to further develop Rotoflex market segments.  read more >>

Middle Eastern cooperation
  Monday 1 February 2010, Companies/Markets
  Czech manufacturer Soma Engineering has named Heidelberg ME as their partner for the sales of its range of printing and converting machines in the Middle East.  read more >>

Karvinen named CEO of the year
  Friday 22 January 2010, Companies/Markets
  Stora Enso CEO Jouko Karvinen has been named RISI’s European CEO of the Year for the pulp and paper industry for the second time after 2008. The award will be presented at RISI’s 12th European Pulp and Paper Outlook Conference in Amsterdam on 9-11 March.  read more >>

FMS announces Swedish distributor
  Tuesday 19 January 2010, Companies/Markets
  Swiss FMS Force Measuring Systems has appointed Nordela as a distributor for its web guidance and tension control.  read more >>

Flint Group expands Polish site
  Thursday 14 January 2010, Companies/Markets
  Flint Group is currently expanding its Polish site in Konstantynow Lodzki for liquid packaging and sheet fed inks to meet the increased demand in Eastern Europe and to improve the service for converters and printers in this market.  read more >>

Nordson snaps up GLT
  Wednesday 13 January 2010, Companies/Markets
  Nordson Corporation, based in Westlake, Ohio, has acquired German Gesellschaft für Löttechnik (GLT). The company has been a distributor of the company’s EFD brand dispensing systems and related products in Germany since 1977.  read more >>

Mondi expands British site
  Tuesday 12 January 2010, Companies/Markets
  Mondi Consumer Flexibles, Vienna, has opened a new centre for flexo printing in the UK at its site in Whitley, which has resulted in an expansion of 2500sqm.  read more >>

ACE appoints German representative
  Monday 11 January 2010, Companies/Markets
  ESWE-FLEX Walzen, based in Langenfeld, Germany, has taken over the representation and sales of ACE electrostatic and web cleaning systems in Germany and its neighbouring German-speaking countries.  read more >>

Roll Concept's new French connection
  Friday 8 January 2010, Companies/Markets
  French manufacturer of Alveotube technical rollers and winding cores Roll Concept has appointed Bobinov as its distributor for France. Bobinov has already registered a lot of new projects.  read more >>

Kemtek to distribute Flint products in SA
  Thursday 17 December 2009, Companies/Markets
  In a bid to add more value to customers and help to grow the flexo market in South Africa, Flint Group Flexographic Products has appointed Kemtek Print Solutions to distribute its complete product portfolio.  read more >>

Global trends in stretch and shrink film
  Monday 14 December 2009, Companies/Markets,Exhibitions and Events
  Consumption of stretch and shrink film is now in excess of 2.1M tonnes a year in Europe. The stretch and shrink film industry is among the fastest growing and most dynamic flexible packaging segments on the continent and has been studied exhaustively by Applied Market Information research director Andrew Reynolds.  read more >>

Ashe Converting in India
  Monday 14 December 2009, Companies/Markets
  In our May/June 2008 issue of C2 Europe, we published a number of inaccurate statements regarding the thoughts of Ashe Converting Equipment when conducting its business on the Indian subcontinent.  read more >>

Schäfer rolls up its sleeves
  Thursday 10 December 2009, Companies/Markets
  Schäfer Composites and parent company Schäfer & Co. are to merge on 1 January 2010 to form SchäferRolls & Co.  read more >>

Webtec appoints European distributor
  Monday 7 December 2009, Companies/Markets
  Taiwanese Webtec Industries has appointed Dutch EHW-Elektro as European distributor and service point for machines, parts and maintenance. The contract will take effect on 1 January 2010.  read more >>

A reunion to promote flexo
  Friday 20 November 2009, Companies/Markets
  Flexo4all, the international alliance of leading suppliers of the printing and packaging industries, will continue its promotion of flexography through a reunion of a selected number of suppliers.  read more >>

B+K honoured by Procter & Gamble
  Friday 20 November 2009, Companies/Markets
  For the second time in a row, German-based Bischof + Klein has been honoured with the ‘Supplier of Excellence Award’ by Procter & Gamble for being one of the their best suppliers worldwide.  read more >>

Parkland opens US facility
  Wednesday 18 November 2009, Companies/Markets
  Parkland International has opened a new North American facility, Parkland International Inc, near Portland, Maine.  read more >>

A new owner for Softal
  Tuesday 17 November 2009, Companies/Markets
  About four months after filing for insolvency, Hamburg-based Softal Electronic Erik Blumenfeld GmbH & Co. KG has a new owner. From 16 November 2009 all fixed and non-fixed equipment and manufacturing resources, as well as trade-mark, industrial property rights have been transferred to Softal Corona and Plasma.  read more >>

NDC appoints Turkish distributor
  Monday 16 November 2009, Companies/Markets
  NDC Infrared has appointed Plastteknik Ithalat Ihracat Ltd Sirketi as its distributor in Turkey for its range of measurement, scanning and control systems for the converting, extrusion, non-wovens, rubber calendaring and paper industries.  read more >>

betacontrol opens Belarus branch
  Thursday 12 November 2009, Companies/Markets
  German measurement and control specialist betacontrol has recently opened a subsidiary in the Belarusian capital Minsk.  read more >>

Release liner recycling
  Monday 9 November 2009, Companies/Markets
  US label manufacturer Avery Dennison is about to start a project on the recycling of used PET release liner material with customers from the UK, Germany, France and the Benelux countries.  read more >>

Indian lab partnership
  Friday 6 November 2009, Companies/Markets
  Mocon, supplier of test and measurement instruments is collaborating with Indian package testing and instrumentation representative Hemetek, based in Mumbai, to open a certified testing laboratory in January 2010.  read more >>

New management for Pagendarm
  Monday 2 November 2009, Companies/Markets
  With effect from 1 October 2009 Ralph Pagendarm and Peter Belkowitz have been replaced as managing directors of Hamburg-based Pagendarm BTT GmbH. Peter Ruth, who is also CEO of the Swiss parent company Polytype Converting AG, Fribourg, is the company’s new managing director. Dr Mechthild Wennemer will be in charge of management as Deputy Managing Director until further notice.  read more >>

BWIR strengthens its presence in Europe
  Monday 26 October 2009, Companies/Markets
  Barry-Wehmiller International Resources has signed an agreement with think3 of Bologna, Italy, for the transition of its India-based engineering services division serving the European market.  read more >>

Nordenia Deutschland growing fast
  Friday 23 October 2009, Companies/Markets
  Nordenia Deutschland Lohne now has three times as much space as it did at its former site. The subsidiary has moved into a new building in Steinfeld. The plant produces seat covers and masking films for the OEM market and for workshops and body shops.  read more >>

BFS roller factory outgrows premises
  Friday 23 October 2009, Companies/Markets
  BFS Pressroom Solutions, the Berkshire, UK-based roller supplier, has moved to much larger premises close by. The number of staff has also increased, all employed from the same locality.  read more >>

GEW brings low-cost UV curing to China
  Thursday 22 October 2009, Companies/Markets
  GEW is set to introduce its e-System range of UV curing lamp heads to the Chinese label printing market at Labelexpo Asia from 1-4 December 2009. 30% less electricity consumption, increased UV output and low carbon emissions are promised benefits from the system.  read more >>

Reorganisation at Bastian
  Tuesday 20 October 2009, Companies/Markets
  With effect from 1 January 2009, Bastian Wickeltechnik and Bastian GmbH & Co. KG merged with the newly founded Bastian Winder Technologies who will take over all rights and obligations of the two companies.  read more >>

Certified hygiene
  Friday 16 October 2009, Companies/Markets
  Nordenia’s plant in Barcelona is the latest of the company’s subsidiaries to be certified with the European norm DIN EN 15593 for hygiene management in the production of food packaging.  read more >>

Kampf looks to new born for growth
  Tuesday 13 October 2009, Companies/Markets
  Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik has given birth to KSM Sondermaschinen. Lutz Busch and Dr Alfons Boehm will be in charge of the new born 100% subsidiary of the German engineering specialists.  read more >>

Idem Papers officially launched
  Tuesday 13 October 2009, Companies/Markets
  Following the MBO of Arjowiggins’ carbonless division, an agreement with Sequana to take over Arjowiggins Belgium was confirmed on 1 October.  read more >>

New start for Spanntec
  Thursday 8 October 2009, Companies/Markets
  Last month Liescher purchased a significant interest in Spanntec, which had to file for insolvency in July of this year.  read more >>

BPI to pump £7M into Ardeer plant
  Tuesday 6 October 2009, Companies/Markets
  British Polythene Industries is investing £7M at its Scottish production facilities at Ardeer, Ayrshire. The Scottish government is supporting the project with a regional selective assistance grant of £730 000.  read more >>

KBA to enter new business sectors
  Thursday 1 October 2009, Companies/Markets
  Koenig & Bauer is seeking to achieve a better return than that experienced in the troubled press sector by considering entry into new business sectors.  read more >>

The future - some western promise
  Friday 25 September 2009, Companies/Markets
  A second quarter 2009 Economic Index report from AIMCAL reveals that current and forecasted general activity indexes have risen dramatically.  read more >>

UPM ramps up European investment
  Thursday 24 September 2009, Companies/Markets
  UPM Raflatac is to open a new slitting and distribution terminal in Istanbul, Turkey, at the start of 2010. The new terminal will supply the local labelling market with film and paper labelstock.  read more >>

Clariant opens Zhenjiang plant
  Thursday 17 September 2009, Companies/Markets
  Specialty chemical supplier Clariant has opened a surfactant production facility in Zhenjiang, Eastern China, to meet China’s growing demand for converting coatings.  read more >>

Ungricht and TeroLab collaborate
  Wednesday 16 September 2009, Companies/Markets
  German-based Ungricht and TeroLab Surface have decided to work closely together.  read more >>

Thiele Technologies snaps up Hudson-Sharp
  Monday 14 September 2009, Companies/Markets
  Larry Smith, president and CEO of Thiele Technologies, has announced the acquisition of The Hudson-Sharp Machine Company. This will be Thiele Technologies’ sixth acquisition in four years.  read more >>

PCMC notches up its 44th coup since '87
  Thursday 10 September 2009, Companies/Markets
  Paper Converting Machine Company president and CEO Timothy J. Sullivan has announced the acquisition of another US based company, printing and converting specialists F. L. Smithe Machine.  read more >>

Drytac predicts strong future for the laminating industry
  Wednesday 9 September 2009, Companies/Markets
  When C2 asked Drytac to comment on current recessionary trends, operations director Neil Gomez was buoyant about the prospects for the finishing market.  read more >>

Ryno license for Saudi company
  Tuesday 8 September 2009, Companies/Markets
  United Line Rollers of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia has been licensed to produce rollers using Ryno roller compounds.  read more >>

A closure in Germany opens up work in the UK
  Friday 4 September 2009, Companies/Markets
  US-based Elsner Engineering has appointed Calder Packaging Machinery in the UK as its contract field service office for its European customer base.  read more >>

Sold – one slitting and wrapping machine
  Wednesday 2 September 2009, Companies/Markets
  Eurograv, the UK and Ireland agents for Ghezzi & Annoni, have sold an FA300 automatic slitting machine with full wrapping and pick-and-place packaging line to Leicester-based Advance Tapes International.  read more >>

EDI names Turkish agent
  Friday 28 August 2009, Companies/Markets
  Extrusion Dies Industries has named Plastteknik İthalat İhracat as its new agent in Turkey.  read more >>

Elsner celebrates 75 years
  Wednesday 26 August 2009, Companies/Markets
  Elsner Engineering Works, based in Hanover, Pennsylvania, celebrates its 75th anniversary with the launch of several new machines.  read more >>

Reifenhäuser snaps up Kiefel
  Tuesday 25 August 2009, Companies/Markets
  Since the start of this year all equity interests in Kiefel Extrusion, renowned specialists in the blown film extrusion lines business, have been sold by Brückner to Reifenhäuser.  read more >>

Growing demand despite recession
  Friday 21 August 2009, Companies/Markets
  PCI Films Consulting has published a report on the European flexible packaging market saying that despite the challenging economic situation of the last twelve months, the demand for flexible packaging is growing.  read more >>

Afton is now Ryno Rollers
  Monday 17 August 2009, Companies/Markets
  Afton, US-based manufacturer of compounds used to produce roller compounds, has changed its name to Ryno Rollers.  read more >>

Strong future for liquid lamination
  Monday 17 August 2009, Companies/Markets
  A recent investment of about €174 000 into an advanced pressure chambered doctor blade coating unit is said to aid Drytac’s application of film coatings and to ensure an ultra smooth finish.  read more >>

Kelva buys Emcebee
  Monday 10 August 2009, Companies/Markets
  Swedish web cleaning company Kelva has bought assets and brands of the Dutch web cleaning and filter system manufacturer Emcebee Industrial Technologies.  read more >>

Altana sales in free fall
  Thursday 6 August 2009, Companies/Markets
  Speciality chemicals group Altana’s first-half sales and earnings took a dip compared to the same period last year.  read more >>

Acquisition pays off
  Wednesday 5 August 2009, Companies/Markets
  International Paper’s profits are said to have more than trebled in its packaging business after its acquisition of Weyerhaeuser and a tax rebate.  read more >>

Softal after insolvency: “Of course we will continue”
  Tuesday 28 July 2009, Companies/Markets
  On 22 July 2009 Hamburg-based Softal electronic GmbH filed for insolvency. This step came as a surprise because the surface treatment specialist has been a prominent supplier to the converting industry for more than 50 years.  read more >>

Uebach in insolvency
  Monday 27 July 2009, Companies/Markets
  German based Uebach Wickeltechnik, which was founded in 2006, has filed for insolvency, as has sister company Uebach Maschinenbau.  read more >>

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Just Rollers wins contract and award
  Friday 24 July 2009, Companies/Markets
  Just Rollers has secured a contract to supply the Russian steel industry with rollers in excess of about €462 300 (£400 000).  read more >>

Meech wins Queen’s Award
  Thursday 23 July 2009, Companies/Markets
  Meech International has won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise.  read more >>

Mondi to shut paper sack plants
  Wednesday 22 July 2009, Companies/Markets
  Within the restructuring of its European paper sack business the Mondi Group will close down four European plants, reducing its paper sack capacity by 200M sacks.  read more >>

TAPPI committee for young professionals
  Tuesday 21 July 2009, Companies/Markets
  TAPPI's newest committee will be aimed at helping industry students and those beginning their careers by linking industry newcomers with experienced professionals.  read more >>

Spanntec files for bankruptcy
  Monday 20 July 2009, Companies/Markets
  Losses in sales, mainly in the field of engineering, has forced German based Spanntec to file for bankruptcy.  read more >>

Altana snaps up Water Ink Technologies
  Friday 17 July 2009, Companies/Markets
  The specialty chemicals Group Altana has entered into an agreement to secure US-based Water Ink Technologies.  read more >>

3700 jobs go as BASF restructures
  Thursday 16 July 2009, Companies/Markets
  BASF's finalised plans for the integration of Ciba Holding, which it acquired in April 2009, will see the loss of 3700 jobs by 2013. The majority of these posts will go by the end of 2010. BASF has begun talks with local employee representatives.  read more >>

Montalvo trading company opened in Shanghai
  Monday 13 July 2009, Companies/Markets
  To meet customer demand in China, industrial web control specialist Montalvo has opened a trading company in Shanghai. In the future Montalvo (Shanghai) Trading will also serve customers throughout other Asian and Pacific-region countries.  read more >>

NPE reinforces drive to regrind
  Wednesday 8 July 2009, Companies/Markets
  According to TSM Control Systems, this year’s NPE saw many plastic producers and processors looking for ways to reduce, reuse and recycle materials. With new blending solutions, TSM aims to overcome obstacles in regrinding.  read more >>

Novamelt looks to new markets
  Tuesday 7 July 2009, Companies/Markets
  Novamelt global hot pressure business grew 16% in 2008. Consolidated group turnover was €29.6M. Novamelt global hot pressure business grew 16% in 2008. Consolidated group turnover was €29.6M.  read more >>

Quick-Med and Avery Dennison join forces
  Monday 6 July 2009, Companies/Markets
  Quick-Med Technologies and Avery Dennison Corporation have entered into a joint development and exclusive option agreement to co-operate in applying Quick-Med’s proprietary Nimbus technology to adhesives for medical device and industrial applications.  read more >>

Huhtamaki sells Australian unit
  Friday 3 July 2009, Companies/Markets
  Finnish packaging company Huhtamaki has sold its Australian polystyrene packaging business to the Australian Pact Group for €5M.  read more >>

Edale sells line to Vietnam
  Thursday 2 July 2009, Companies/Markets
  UK security printing and converting solutions supplier Edale has sold its second single-pass scratch telephone card printing line to a Vietnamese client.  read more >>

Blown and polyester film upgrade
  Thursday 2 July 2009, Companies/Markets
  Klöckner Pentaplast is going to upgrade its North American production capabilities for blown A/MA/B substrates, known as Barex barrier films, at it’s US facility and will also add a new polyester films extrusion line at its UK facility.  read more >>

Apex grabs FEFCO award
  Thursday 2 July 2009, Companies/Markets
  The Apex Group has won a bronze award for its product range UniCorr in the ‘Best Innovation’ category of the European Association for the Corrugated Industry awards.  read more >>

Financial turnaround for TAPPI
  Monday 29 June 2009, Companies/Markets
  The Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry has announced a $6.2M turnaround after 11 years of operating in the red. This is said to be the result of involvement and ideas from association staff, board members and volunteers.  read more >>

Mondi grabs Emballissimo award
  Friday 26 June 2009, Companies/Markets
  Mondi has received the Emballissimo award from the Austrian Paper Industry Association for its Airstream bag. It is said to combine fast filling speed, highly effective product protection and ideal bag dimensions.  read more >>

Fasson labels for Romania
  Wednesday 24 June 2009, Companies/Markets
  Avery Dennison Roll Materials Europe has opened a new distribution centre for Fasson-brand self-adhesive labelstocks in Timisoara, Romania.  read more >>

Henkel offers lamination expertise
  Monday 22 June 2009, Companies/Markets
  Henkel is now able to offer laminating technical courses accredited by the Düsseldorf Chamber of Commerce and Industry – 17 certificates have already been released.  read more >>

PolymerLatex ramps up prices
  Thursday 18 June 2009, Companies/Markets
  PolymerLatex is going to increase prices of its HS-SBR and XSBR lattices by a minimum of 10% from 1 July 2009.  read more >>

B&R snaps up integrated safety award
  Thursday 18 June 2009, Companies/Markets
  During Automaticon, an automation exhibition in Warsaw, B&R received an award for integrated safety technology from the Institute for Automation and Measurement Technology.  read more >>

Nordenia gets hygiene thumbs up
  Thursday 18 June 2009, Companies/Markets
  Nordenia International is to receive certification in accordance with the new norm DIN EN 15593 – ‘Hygiene management in the production of packaging for foodstuffs’.  read more >>

Innovia gives cellulose a boost
  Wednesday 10 June 2009, Companies/Markets
  Innovia has begun commercial cellulose film production at the company’s Wigton, UK site. The new line, a €10M investment, will replace two existing production lines, which have been operating since the late 40s.  read more >>

BPI closes Cowdenbeath down
  Friday 5 June 2009, Companies/Markets
  Film manufacturer British Polythene Industries, based in Greenock, UK, has announced the closure of its “small loss-making” site in Cowdenbeath, in April as part of the restructuring of the company’s UK industrial business.  read more >>


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