News Ticker – June 25, 2010

Six machines to premiere at Bobst Competence 10 open house

Bobst Mastercut diecutter

The Bobst Mastercut diecutter will be one of the many folding-carton converting machines demonstrated during Competence 10.

“Towards Zero-Fault Packaging!” is the theme of Bobst Group’s Competence 10, the packaging converting-machinery maker’s annual product-demonstration extravaganza and open house. Set for Sept. 22-28 at the main manufacturing facility near Lausanne, Switzerland, this year’s event will feature 30 machines serving the folding-carton, commercial-printing and corrugated-packaging industries.

Six of the machines will be “world premiere” introductions, shown in public for the first time. They include the SP 76-BM (with four independent advance shafts); a top-of-the-line hot-foil stamper; a mid-range, 118-in.-wide folder/gluer operating with the LOGIPACK corrugated-box packer; an entirely new flexographic-printing press with integrated QC for high-definition corrugated printing; a new mid-range, small-footprint Autoplaten® diecutter for corrugated board; and the Power Aligner next-generation inline laminator. To register: 888-226-8800, ext. 5288;

Alma Monta strengthens market position with buy of Evotape Group
The South American investment firm acquired Italy’s Evotape Group for €19 million on Monday from the Luxembourg-based investment fund bluO. A converter of masking and packaging tapes with annual sales of €60 million, Evotape has production sites in San Pietro Mosezzo and SS. Cosma e Damiano (Italy). Its major clients include Beiersdorf (Tesa) and Henkel. More info

Best Workplace in the Americas entries due Sept. 30
Printing Industries of America is now accepting entries for the 2010 Best Workplace in the Americas (BWA) award. The program recognizes companies that commit to their workforce through sound HR practices and policies that go above and beyond the industry average. Any US or Canadian graphic communications company, or supplier to the graphic communication industry, can enter by completing the two-part survey form found at Entries must be submitted by Sept. 30.

Omet chooses Weldon Celloplast to expand its market to India
The Italian label-press manufacturer has appointed New Delhi-based Weldon Celloplast Ltd. as its agent in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Weldon Celloplast is a converter of pressure-sensitive labelstocks, tamper-evident label solutions and specialty tapes. It now also represents many leading international names in consumables, materials and equipment. More info or

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