Home' FLEXO Magazine : December 2015 Contents From left: Buster Westrum, maintenance
supervisor, Nosco; Kees Nijenhuis, vice president,
MPS North America; BJ Taipalus, MPS press
lead, Nosco; Brad Elledge, director of continuous
Best Label Purchases
Gallus ECS 340 Label Press
PHILADELPHIA, PA—Frank Hasselberg, Western regional sales manager at Gallus, Inc.,
announced the sale of a new Gallus ECS 340 label printing press to Best Label, Inc. with head-
quarters in Cerritos, CA.
Best Label has seven older Gallus R-160 rotary letterpresses, but this is the first Gallus ECS
340 the company has acquired. Said Gary Ingle, operations manager of Best Label, “The new
press will handle silkscreening on wider web labels than we could previously make. We do a
lot of business in the water bottles and cosmetics industries, where we lay down an opaque
background on supported film, then print with 4-color process. This new press will have three
screen stations plus eight UV flexo stations, enhancing our ability to produce greater volumes
of high quality labels for the consumer markets we serve.”
Emerald Packaging Invests in
EFI Packaging Productivity Suite
FREMONT, CA—Emerald Packaging, a privately held flexible packaging company based
in Union City, CA, has invested in the EFI Packaging Productivity Suite, including business
intelligence and inventory tracking components to optimize day to day operations and provide
greater accuracy in pricing. Part of Emerald Packaging’s relationship with EFI will include
training at the 2016 EFI Connect users’ group conference.
“Our company has gotten larger, and our jobs more complex. We wanted seamless integration
and business intelligence without having to write a program ourselves,” said Emerald Packag-
ing CEO Kevin Kelly. “ The business intelligence module is a big advantage providing real time
cause of its
ease of use.
Paper Converting Machine Company
Announces Fusion Compact Press
GREEN BAY, WI—PCMC, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of inline and
central impression presses, announced that it will unveil a new Fusion Compact press. The
new Fusion C press will be loaded with the same fast makeready and waste saving features as
PCMC’s Fusion family of products, but with a smaller footprint (44-ft. x 19-ft . x 14-ft.). The
new 8- or 10-color gearless sleeved press will have a 12-in. to 30-in. repeat range, 1,000 fpm
and 42-in. maximum web width. The first Fusion C will begin production in January, and
PCMC plans to have an open house to demonstrate the new machine in late July.
MEMBERS & MANEUVERS
DECEMBER 2015 | FLEXO 159
MPS Sells Second
EF Press in 3 Years
GREEN BAY, WI—MPS Systems North
America, Inc. (MPS) has announced Nosco
has purchased and installed an MPS EF press
for its Carrollton, TX facility. This is the
second EF press Nosco has purchased in the
past three years.
Nosco is a full service packaging solutions pro-
vider serving more than 350 customers in the
pharmaceutical, medical device, contract man-
ufacturing/packaging, animal health, natural
health, biotech and over the counter markets.
According to Denny McGee, president of MPS
America, Nosco purchased a 17-in., 8-color
EF press that includes an automatic unwind
and rewind system from Kocher & Beck.
Wikoff Color Corp.
Announces Photoflex III
FORT MILL, SC—Wikoff Color Corp.
announced the release of Photoflex III, the
newest addition to its UV flexo product lines.
This BENZO free, ITX free and HDODA free
system provides a high performance solution
to the pharmaceutical, personal care and
indirect food packaging markets.
Photoflex III exhibits controlled dot gains
and sharp print on a variety of substrates. Its
versatility is demonstrated by great transfer
properties on treated films, pressure sensitive
labels, inmold labels, BOPP and paper.
Photoflex III also has a low viscosity range for
optimum press performance and is capable of
running at press speeds up to 500 fpm with
300 wpi – 400 wpi bulbs.
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