Flexo Market News
November 5, 2012
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Hosts Open House
On October 9 and 10, Bobst Bielefeld hosted an
Open House in its Technology Centre in Bielefeld,
Germany. This event was the first of a series of in-
house exhibitions, which Bobst’s business unit Web-
fed held for the first time over a short period of time
to present their wide range of printing and convert-
ing equipment for the flexible packaging industry.
Together with the new F&K 20SIX CI flexo press
launched at drupa this year, Bobst Bielefeld, formerly
Fischer & Krecke, provided comprehensive technical
presentations and demonstrations all related to
equipment and systems to enhance productivity.
Amongst the novelties presented was the new smart-
SET impression and registration system. Being an alter-
native to the smartGPS
offline system, smartSET is a
non-optical, semi-automatic ‘on-board’ system that is
said to significantly reduce waste and set-up time.
color matching system checks the
ink prior to introduction into the machine, prompts
necessary changes and makes sure the ink is truly
On the 10-color press on demonstration, the new
LEO (Low Energy Operation) system was demonstrat-
ed. The system is especially developed for the 20SIX
CI press series and includes a number of technologies
and features for reduced consumption of energy, ink,
and solvent thereby not only considerably reducing
the carbon footprint but at the same time significantly
reducing production costs, said the company.
Assets Of Falcontec
Group has acquired the assets of Falcontec
Ltd., headquartered in Halesowen,West Midlands.
Falcontec Ltd. is a rotary tooling manufacturer sup-
plying the growing pressure sensitive label markets
for Home & Personal Care, Food & Beverage,Wine &
Spirit and Healthcare industries. Falcontec will con-
tinue to operate in its Halesowen facility.