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FLEXO Magazine : August 2012
Industry Indicators Accredo Packaging Places Print/Extrusion Order with Windmoeller & Hoelscher Accredo Packaging, located in Sugar Land, TX has placed a large order for flexographic printing and film extrusion equipment from Windmoeller & Hoelscher. Commercialized in 2009, Accredo specializes in the manu- facture of coextruded barrier films, towel & tissue overwrap film, shrink-bundling film, laminated, printed and unprinted roll stock, pouches and wicketed bags. “ We’re expanding in all the segments we identified as our target markets and need to add significant capacity to keep up with growth,” states Rex Varn, executive vice president, Accredo. Installation of a new MIRAFLEX CM 10 press with a print width of 41-in. and speeds of up to 1,650 fpm was recently completed and the press is now up and running. The com- pany has just placed an order for a second VISTAFLEX CL 10, with a print width of 67-in. and speeds of up to 2,600 fpm with the fastest changeovers. W&H designed the VISTAFLEX to run at extremely high speeds while at the same time being very easy to use. Four complete print jobs can be set up and stored while the press is running and changeovers are made automatically at the push of a button. The Sugar Land plant houses W&H 10 color NOVOFLEX CL presses as well. In addition, Accredo has also ordered two, five-layer VAREX blown film lines. Both lines are equipped with the high-output OPTICOOL air ring and are scheduled for 2013 installation. Accredo currently runs film on VAREX three-layer and nine- layer lines for both barrier films and internal consumption. Comexi Group Installs new Printer At Inplacsa Comexi Group, leading company in the manufacture of machinery for the flexible packaging, installs its first COMEXI OFFSET CI8 printer at Inplacsa, a Catalan company special- ist in plastic films flexographic printing. The companies’ agreement launches the COMEXI OFFSET CI8 printer after the interest shown at drupa’s Fair 2012 on the new product. The signing of the agreement entails the instal- lation of the first machine with these features. The new Comexi Group’s printer reinforces the company ’s compromise with the environment since it uses EB ink. This new cured ink eliminates the solvents and it’s more sustainable and efficient than the current technolo- gies. This innovation means an important step forward for the flexible packaging industry and Inplacsa will be the first com- pany to use it. Anderson & Vreeland Introduces Flexo TV Flexo TV, a new online resource for demonstration and instructional videos covering all facets of flexographic print- ing, is introduced by Anderson & Vreeland, Inc., leading manufacturer and distributor of flexographic plate processing equipment and materials. At the website www.AndersonVreeland.com/FlexoTV, visi- tors can watch and learn from dozens of videos covering flexo plate production, proper plate mounting techniques, how to set up a four-color process fingerprint run, color calibration instruments and techniques, direct laser engraving and doz- ens of other subjects, including an eight-minute video show- ing how AVantage® liquid photopolymer printing plates are produced. The online resource also offers videos introducing new products and technologies affecting flexography, includ- ing nyloflex® NExT, the high-intensity UV exposure technology introduced by Flint Group Flexographic Products. “ We wanted to offer informative, engaging video content as added value and support for our customers, especially as our industry continues to innovate with new technol- ogy and capabilities,” said Darin Lyon, vice president and general manager. Best ROI in the Industry. 1500 FPM CI Full Servo Auto Setup 600-2000mm 630-681-2521 email@example.com www.kymcamerica.com Modern. Fast. Affordable Solutions. 1500 FPM In-Line Modular Flexo Full Servo 600-2000mm Discover how our custom solutions can assist yours. Over 2000 installations in 80 countries worldwide 48 FLEXO august 2012 www.flexography.org PrEssInG IssuEs