DS Smith is to acquire the business and certain assets and liabilities of the Macfarlane Group’s corrugated packaging operations at Dundee, Govan and North Shields, UK. They employ 108 people and had a turnover of £7.3M in the nine months to September, 2003.
Recently formed CPL Solutions is now the sole agent in the UK converting markets for: Polywest sleeve systems, BHS gearless in-line flexo presses; Softal corona treating systems; and IBD Wickeltechnik shafts and chucks.
Heidelberg has renamed its die cutters ‘Dymatrix’. Earlier this year, the company acquired the WPM die cutting and Diana folding box gluer divisions from Jagenberg Group. The Diana will be retained.
Sullivan Machinery is to market Italian manufacturer FBF’s range of equipment in the British Isles. The range includes spread rollers, airshafts in steel, aluminium and carbon fibre, and hot and cold microperforators.
Hull based Harlands Labels has announced a management buyout from holding company Grenadier. The management team will remain, led by md Ian Wright.
M6 Papers has launched a Graphical & Packaging Board Division in the UK, headed by John Turner.
Slitting specialist Dienes has opened a new company in Brussels, headed by Gabriele Goenen, to serve the Belgian and French markets.
PCMC has appointed Pre-Print Technology as its UK and Ireland agent for eXtreme dryer technology.
Topsyn Flexible Packaging, of Winnipeg, Canada, has ordered a Uteco 8C-CI Emerald gearless flexo press. It will feature a top speed of 300m/min and a BST Genius video inspection system.
Fuji Hunt Photographic Chemicals and Cork Industries have formed a strategic partnership to manufacture aqueous coatings for the global sheet-fed litho market.
Bobst has launched a flexo post print and die cutting line for corrugated. It comprises the new Flexo 160-Vision two colour press and an SPO 160-Vision flat bed die cutter. Top speed is 5,500sheets/hour.
A semi automatic version of the CDI Advance platesetter is now available from Esko-Graphics. It has a trolley and lift system for easy plate mounting on the drum.
Eastman Chemical has consoli- dated its offices from The Hague and Rotterdam in one new regional HQ for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The address is: PO Box 778, 2900 AT, Capelle aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 10 2402 111. www.eastman.com
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