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Chemence Announces Product Rebranding Under Krylex

ALPHARETTA, GA—Chemence, a multinational leader in chemical technology with reach from Malaysia to London, is pleased to announce the awaited brand reinvention of Krylex. Chemence develops a diverse range of chemicals products, including 3-D printing solutions, consumer adhesives, sealant and impregnation systems, and a full range of medical devices. Slated for release in 2017, Chemence […]

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drupa 2020 Dates Moved to June 16-June 26

DÜSSELDORF, Germany—The drupa 2020 dates were moved by one week and the world’s most important trade fair for printing technologies will now be held from Tuesday, June 16 to Friday, June 26, 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany. This was agreed by the drupa Committee and Messe Düsseldorf at their meeting on Feb. 15. The key argument for this […]

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Don Duncan to Retire from Wikoff Color Corp., Evan Benbow to Lead R&D Center

FORT MILL, SC—Wikoff Color Corp. announces the official retirement of Don Duncan, Ph.D. as the director of research at Wikoff Color after 20 years of dedicated service to the printing industry. He joined Wikoff in November 1996 and took on his leadership role shortly after in 1997. During his time with Wikoff, Don was responsible for […]

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Baldwin Technology Company Acquires Air Motion Systems

ST. LOUIS, MO—Two major players in the UV curing systems industry, Air Motion Systems, Inc. (AMS) and Baldwin Technology Company, Inc., are merging their expertise to create a premier provider of UV and LED curing technology around the globe. Baldwin, a world leader in highly reactive UV, UV LED and IR drying systems, has acquired Air Motion Systems, […]

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Xeikon Founder Lucien De Schamphelaere Passes Away at 85

EEDE, Netherlands—Xeikon is sad to announce the death of its founder Lucien De Schamphelaere on Jan. 20. He was 85. After a 40 year career with Agfa-Gevaert, where he was instrumental in forming the company’s electronic imaging system department, Lucien wanted a new challenge. So, in August 1988 he established the limited liability company, Ellith NV, […]

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WestRock to Acquire Multi Packaging Solutions

NORCROSS, GA & NEW YORK, NY—WestRock Co. and Multi Packaging Solutions International Ltd. (MPS) announced today that a definitive agreement has been reached for WestRock to acquire all of the outstanding shares of MPS for $18 per share in cash and the assumption of an estimated $873 million in net debt, for a total enterprise value […]

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Flexography Forecasts for 2017: Economical, Versatile, Budget Friendly; Scientifically Proven Predictable

A Roundup of Flexography Forecasts, FTA Printer Member Thoughts & Poll Data Both flexography forecasts and overall market forecasts agree: Packaging is a powerhouse! It now accounts for 43 percent of the print market. As we enter 2017, its place in the spotlight is being fortified by its ability to create shelf appeal, maximize visibility, connect […]

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Fortis Solutions Group Acquires Action Packaging Systems, Inc.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA—Fortis Solutions Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Action Packaging Systems, Inc. Action Packaging Systems, Inc., with locations in Ellington, CT and High Point, NC, provides pressure sensitive prime, promotional and thermal labels to customers across the country. It will operate under the Fortis Solutions Group name. Fortis President and CEO John […]

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DataLase Acquired by SATO

TOKYO, Japan—SATO, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empowers workforces and streamlines operations, acquired a 100 percent share of U.K. based inline digital printing (IDP) leader, DataLase. The two companies first teamed in October 2015 to form the strategic partnership SpeciaLase to introduce the game changing DataLase IDP technology in Japan and the […]

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FLEXO Magazine Flash Poll Identifies Flexographic Printer Business Trends, Growth Opportunities

Robert Moran Two-thirds of Flexographic Technical Association printer members choosing to participate in a FLEXO Magazine Flash Poll on business prospects in 2017 are voicing expectations of significant sales growth in the next 12 months. Fifty-seven percent say business will improve somewhere between 5 and 10 percent, while another 9 percent see big boosts in […]

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