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April 17, 2019
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TC Transcontinental welcomes Magali Depras, Alex Hayden

TC Transcontinental is strengthening its leadership team with two executive appointments: Magali Depras and Alex Hayden.

Spotlight: Patrick Kerrigan of Alpha Poly

Last December, Alpha Poly ushered in a new wave of strategic investment with the installation of a Windmöller & Hölscher Miraflex II 10-colour press. PrintAction spoke with Patrick Kerrigan, President of Alpha Poly and successor to the business’ founder, his father Paul, to discuss this newest installation, his thoughts on the industry and the company’s strategic investment plan.

Bobst names Apex preferred partner for web-fed in Canada

Bobst North America has named Apex North America its preferred partner for web-fed division – flexible packaging, pre-print and narrow-web presses – in Canada and the United States.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö champions new flexible paper packaging

Fibre-based materials provider Ahlstrom-Munksjö has partnered with five companies to develop a new flexible paper-based packaging solution. The objective of the project is to develop a renewable, biodegradable and recyclable flexible paper‐based packaging material, by replacing current materials with more sustainable, bio-based ones.

Jet Label invests in one-pass RFID insertion

Jet Label & Packaging has installed a single-pass RFID inserting system involving an existing Mark Andy flexographic press and an RFID application unit from Tamarack.
Fujifilm Flenex

The New Industry Standard in Digital & Analog Flexo Printing

With exclusive Fujifilm water washable chemistry and innovative photopolymerization technology, the new Flenex FW provides the fastest, cleanest, highest-quality, most cost-effective flexo platemaking process in the industry. Now printers can maintain a stable environment with a consistent flat-top dot reproduction of 1% at 200 lpi without any additional equipment. Deliver more reliable, repeatable results in less time than ever before. » Learn more

Rootree now produces fully compostable flexible packaging

Rootree, a Canadian provider of digitally printed flexible packaging, is expanding its operations with a second HP digital printing press as it strives toward greener packaging. » Read full article

Produlith Packaging adds Komori GLX

Komcan Inc. and Komori have sold a new Komori GLX six-colour 41-inch press to Produlith Packaging in Montreal, Que. The new press was installed in the Boucherville facility early this year. » Read full article

HP reaches 1,000th HP Indigo Series 4 sold

In February HP Inc. reached a milestone 1,000 HP Indigo Series 4 presses sold as customer momentum for its 29-inch B2 platform across commercial and labels and packaging digital printing applications grows. Ryan Printing, a New York-based, print service provider, was recognized as the 1000th worldwide installation of an HP Indigo Series 4 press with its purchase of an HP Indigo 12000 HD Digital Press. » Read full article

Cosmo launches sterilizable conduction sealing film

Cosmo Films is introducing sterilizable conduction sealing film for wad and lidding applications for PP and PE containers, explaining the film can withstand high temperatures during the sterilization process, thus helping to increase product shelf-life. » Read full article

Xeikon develops digital printing solution for pouches

Xeikon says it has developed a digital printing solution for pouches that will result in reduced lead times, while also increasing the number of SKUs to better meet the demand from brand owners. » Read full article

PrintForum Tradeshow & Conference

Location: The International Centre, Mississauga, Ont.
Date: June 13, 2019
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AICC Canada Trade Show and Conference 2019

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: April 24-25, 2019
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FESPA 2019

Location: Munich, Germany
Date: May 14-17, 2019
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Packaging Première 2019

Location: Milan, Italy
Date: May 28-30, 2019
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