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FLEXO Magazine : November 2011
Industry Indicators november Launch for nyloflex nExT Market launch of the Flint Group Flexographic Products’ latest new tech- nology is planned for November 2011. nyloflex® NExT is a new, high intensity UV exposure technology which enables precise reproduction of the digital layout onto the finished printing plate by expos- ing the printing plates with UV-A-LEDs. This innovative way of exposing is said to offer great possibilities to establish a new quality standard for flexo platemaking. The high level of UV emission leads to a significant improvement of the reproduc- tion of finest relief elements. Reproduc- tion of high resolution surface screening provides superior print quality with much better ink laydown. Improved mechani- cal properties and the precisely defined surface of the flat top dots ensure a consistent high print quality and long print runs. In comparison to typical digital dots, the physical characteristics of flat top dots enable reduced dot gain toleranc- es, which are usually caused by varying impression settings. Due to the precise reproduction of image data a 1:1 image transfer onto the printing plate can be obtained, which clearly extends the color gamut and improves the contrast of the printed image. The nyloflex® NExT technology does not require any additional consum- ables, which is a huge advantage compared to competitive technologies. It is suitable for all standard digital flexo plates in all plate formats and plate thicknesses and can be easily inte- grated into an existing digital workflow. To benefit from this new technology, Flint Group Flexographic Products offers two types of nyloflex® NExT Exposure units: nyloflex®NExT Exposure F III, the mid size exposure unit with format 920 x 1200 mm (36-in. x 47-in); and nyloflex®NExT Exposure F V, the large size exposure unit with format 1320 x 2032 mm (52-in. x 80- in.) . For more information, please visit www.flintgrp.com or contact info. email@example.com. Jaume Martinez appointed as Comexi’s CEO Comexi Group, a world leader in flex- ible packaging technology, has taken a step toward professionalization and stronger growth by appointing Jaume Martinez as its new CEO. Martínez who had been acting managing director since January 2010, has been appointed by the Xifra family ’s group of compa- nies as part of an ambitious new stra- tegic plan to consolidate its position as a leading global supplier of equipment to the flexible packaging industry. He is an engineer with postgraduate business school qualifications in EADA and IESE and has extensive experience in the capital goods sector. “ The executive management tasks have now been designated to the CEO in order to promote the strategic plan that focuses primarily on expanding the range of products to existing customers and taking a leading role in the change toward more sustainable manufactur- ing,” says Martínez. Manel Xifra, who had previously occupied the positions of both chairman of the board and CEO, continuing on as chairman. Since its founding, in 1954, Comexi has been managed by members of the Xifra’s family and this is the first time that a non- family professional takes over as CEO. Aldred is President, Flint Group Packaging & Narrow Web Flint Group named Doug Aldred as president, Packaging & Narrow Web--Europe and North America. He will report directly to Antoine Fady, chief executive officer. Aldred joined Flint Ink in 1994 (one of the group of companies that merged to form Flint Group) as a manufacturing manager within Canada and in 1998 was appointed as general manager, sheetfed--Europe. He later became global vice president/sheetfed SEE PAGE 22 FOr FAll CONFErENCE WrAP-uP. www.flexography.org november 2011 FLEXO 17 Harper Anilox Roll Engineered for performance. Built to last. Guaranteed performance. From four locations across the globe. At Harper Corporation we do more than sell anilox rolls. We deliver confidence that comes with a 100% performance guarantee, backed by a team of graphic experts, and supported by a full compliment of products and accessories. With anilox roll manufacturing and restoration facilities in Charlotte, NC; Green Bay, WI; Herford Germany and Bangkok, Thailand; Harper Corporation delivers dependable consistency no matter where you print. To learn more, call 704.588.3371 or Toll Free at 800.438 .3111 Or visit our website. Anilox Roll Division HARPERi MAGE.Co M Americas • Europe • Asia ©2011 prEssIng IssuEs FLX_November11.indd 17 11/8/11 3:52 PM