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October 8, 2012
Flexo Markt News
AIMCAL Issues ‘Call for Papers’
For ICE USA 2013 Conference
Submissions are now being accepted for the Associ-
ation of International Metallizers, Coaters and Lami-
nators’ (AIMCAL) technical programs to be presented
at ICE USA 2013, April 9-11, 2013, at the Orange
County Convention Center in Orlando.
AIMCAL is seeking non-commercial presentations
for the educational sessions covering current re-
search, new technology or best practices in the areas
of: Web Coating/Laminating; Web Handling/Convert-
ing; and Adhesives and Adhesion.
For more information about the AIMCAL technical
programs at ICE USA 2013 or to submit entries visit
Flint Group Flexographic Products To Raise
Prices For Photopolymer Printing Plates
Effective the 1st of January 2013, Flint Group will raise
prices for photopolymer printing plates by 3 percent to
recover general cost increases. Energy costs have risen
by more than 20 percent since 2007; additionally, major
increases are expected due to the move to renewable
energies. Transportation and logistic costs have con-
stantly gone up during recent years, and future increas-
es are already becoming evident, said the company.
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CGS Partners With Esko
At Packaging Innovations Event
CGS and Esko extended their partnership by team-
ing up at last week’s Packaging Innovations show,
held October 4-5 in London. CGS used the event to
showcase its Oris Flex Pack Web Contract proofing
system for packaging proofs. According to CGS, the
package ties together its colour management software
with a customized interface for Roland VersaCammVS
machines. This supports the printer’s multi-pass and
print-and-cut functionality as well as the option to
connect to Esko’s color engine spot color library.
Matthews International Signs Definitive
Agreement For Purchase of Wetzel Group
Matthews International Corporation, Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, has signed a definitive agreement for
the purchase of Wetzel Holding AG,Wetzel GmbH and
certain related affiliates. Wetzel is a European
provider of pre-press services and gravure printing
forms, headquartered in Muenchenstein/BL, Switzer-
land, with principal manufacturing operations in Ger-
many and Poland.
The purchase price for Wetzel will be US$55 mil-
lion on a cash-free, debt-free basis, plus potential ad-
ditional consideration based on operating results.