Market

Financial Results

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen achieves targets for the year 2016/2017

Sales after 12 months were slightly up at 2.524 billion euro (previous year: 2.512 billion euro). In the final quarter alone, sales increased by just under 20 percent to 845 million euro (previous year: 710 million euro).

In the final quarter of financial year 2016/2017 (January 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017), Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) recorded its best sales and result since 2008.

Chinese market

Clariant has invested in new Additives’ facilities in China

With this investment, Business Unit (BU) Additives adds its first two fully-owned production facilities to the company’s long-standing regional network of commercial and technical support.

Clariant underscores its commitment to Asia with a multi-million CHF investment by its Additives business to ensure local manufacturing in China of customized, high-end solutions for the Plastics, Coatings & Inks industries. «This…

Agreements

Commercial alliance between Sun Chemical and Sapici

Now Sun Chemical can market Sapici’s lamination adhesives exclusively in North and South America, the Middle East and North and South Africa.

Sun Chemical has formed a commercial alliance with Sapici S.p.A. to market Sapici’s lamination adhesives portfolio under the Sun Chemical commercial brand name.

Agreements

RR Donnelley and Xeikon extend their partnership

The Dutch company offers a comprehensive array of variable digital print and online communications solutions; recently RR Donnelley has added two Xeikon 9800s , the first to be installed in the Netherlands.

RR Donnelley, company based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and Xeikon extend their successful partnership.

Market

Kodak will retain its Prosper inkjet business

«Prosper performed well in 2016 with a 40% increase in annuity sales for the full year. We expect our Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division (EISD) to be profitable this year, including our next-generation Ultrastream investment», said Jeff Clarke, Kodak Chief Executive Officer.

Eastman Kodak Company has announced it will retain its Prosper inkjet business. The decision was made following in-depth management review of business operations and multiple discussions with prospective buyers.

Acquisition

Halm Industries is now part of Winkler+Dünnebier

Frank Eichhorn, Managing Director of W+D said: «Halm’s new four-color digital inkjet envelope overprinting press, will be a perfect complement to W+D’s short-run, highly flexible and easy-to-use line of envelope converting, inserting and printing solutions».

Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D), a Barry-Wehmiller company, is strengthening its position as a long-term technology and service-solutions partner for the envelope and printed mail market with the acquisition of Halm Industries, a leading manufacturer…

Markets

Saudi Arabia: joint venture between Sun Chemical and Alliance Holding Company

«This partnership reinforces Sun Chemical’s commitment to the growing package printing markets across the Middle East», said Rudi Lenz, President and CEO of Sun Chemical.

Sun Chemical has formed a joint venture with Alliance Holding Company, which is the parent company of Ink Products Company, a leading manufacturer of printing inks in the Arabian Peninsula.

Market

Goss has announced the acquisition of Graphic Automation Controls

The acquisition will provide benefits for both Goss and GAC customers by unifying their aftermarket services network.

As part of its ongoing strategy to establish industry partnerships that deliver value-added solutions for its customers, Goss International has announced the acquisition of Graphic Automation Controls, Inc. (GAC) in an asset transaction.

Sothern Europe and Latin America markets

Vianord signs agreement to consolidate its position in Spain and Latin America

Under the deal, Ferpa Graphic will supply and support the full range of Vianord’s EVO equipment and systems in Spain, the Dominican Republic and Cuba.

Vianord Engineering, provider of Advanced Automated Flexo Platemaking Systems, exhibited at PacGraf Cuba,  international platform for printing, packaging and graphic arts industries, from the 7th to 9th of February 2017, and announced it…

Markets

Screen has appointed NLC as distributor for its PlateRite FX series in Russia and CIS

There are three models in the range: the entry-level FX870II, the FX1200 and the FX1524 suitable for a variety of markets from narrow label through to carton board.

Screen has announced that it has appointed NLC Ltd, Moscow, as distributor  for its PlateRite FX series of flexo computer-to-plate solutions (CtP) in Russia and the CIS (Russian Commonwealth of Independent States).

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