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Industry News Berlin Packaging acquires Verrerie Calvet in France


Berlin Packaging, the largest full-service supplier of glass, plastic and metal containers and closures, has acquired Verrerie Calvet, a packaging supplier strategically located in Aimargues, France. Verrerie Calvet brings extensive experience in packaging for wine, spirits, olive oil, gourmet seasonings, marinades and sauces. Verrerie Calvet has been an important supplier of packaging for more than 20 years. Last year, the company worked with more than 1,700 companies in France and across Europe. Verrerie Calvet offers glass bottles and jars along with a wide range of metal containers, closures and specialty boxes and bags for transporting and shipping wine and oil. The company also offers glass customisation and decoration, including an in-house screen-printing service. Berlin Packaging is a $2.6 billion global supplier of rigid packaging products and services to customers of all types across all sectors. The company has a


stronghold in North America, where it has operated since 1898. Berlin Packaging operates in Europe through its Bruni Glass division – with headquarters in Milan, Italy, and locations and warehouses through Italy, France and Spain – and its Bruni Erben division, with locations and warehouses in England, Scotland and South Africa. “Joining with Verrerie Calvet strengthens our enterprise in France and across Europe,” said Paolo Recrosio, managing director of Bruni Glass, a Berlin


Packaging company. “The team is talented and the product and service offerings are excellent.” “Berlin Packaging has enjoyed tremendous growth in North America and Europe,” added Andrew Berlin, chairman and CEO of Berlin Packaging. “As we


move forward, I see so many opportunities to continue our natural growth and also to acquire the best companies in the packaging space. Verrerie Calvet will be another avenue for us to create jobs, as we have done already around the world.” Verrerie Calvet marks Berlin’s ninth overall acquisition since 2010 and the third in Europe since 2016.


New printhead delivers speed and precision


The versatility and performance of the Xaar 1201 printhead is ensuring that the latest Pixeljet printer from Monotech Systems is delivering the speed and precision for graphics and wide-format media printing. Launched at India’s leading trade exhibition on indoor and outdoor advertising and signage solutions, Media Expo 2019 in Mumbai, the Pixeljet miniRTR 6 printer, equipped with Xaar 1201 printheads, can handle a broad scope of flexible media for indoor and outdoor applications.


IST Metz and Heidelberg to intensify LED curing cooperation


IST Metz and Heidelberg are further expanding their cooperation in the sheetfed offset printing sector. UV unit manufacturer IST Metz will cover the LED retrofit business for various Heidelberg Speedmaster series and manage the handling and installation of the systems directly. IST Metz will also supply LED curing systems for various new machines in the Speedmaster series for small and medium-size formats.


From the basic model to the peak performance class, Speedmaster machines are renowned


for their high productivity and long service life. Retrofitting these printing presses with the latest LED curing technology from IST Metz will accelerate the production process. The LEDcure high-performance LED system developed by IST offers outstanding curing performance and its flexibility makes it a perfect alternative for retrofitting Speedmaster machines (built in 2004 and onwards). Heidelberg and IST Metz have been working together successfully in the UV printing sector


This new printer is available in six colour and four colour plus white varnish versions, with the latter having the capability to print white in different modes. This improves the opacity of the printed material as well as increasing colour contrast and readability. The Pixeljet miniRTR has been designed for customers who are wanting to move from eco-solvent printing to UV printing and provides stability, high precision and speed within an entry-level solution, supported by the Xaar 1201 printhead.


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for more than 20 years. This has resulted in impressive quality, quick curing processes and therefore printed sheets that can be processed directly without any loss of time. The new LEDcure system from the UV unit manufacturer is ideal for printing companies that want to take advantage of LED printing in order to be able to react more flexibly to changing market requirements such as uncoated papers, gloss effects and extremely short turnaround times. LEDcure systems already form the backbone of various national and international Heidelberg customers' successful business models, i.e. printing companies that rely on the latest and most innovative technology to provide their customers with the best at all times. When it comes to the interaction between machine, LED dryer and consumables, optimum


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dryer integration determines the stability and productivity of the printing process. The installation and commissioning of curing systems in existing printing presses can be complex and have far-reaching repercussions. IST offers comprehensive consulting services and safe, professional retrofits of LED curing systems.


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