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Tidland’s next two Bladerunners slitting seminars in the UK will be held in Manchester (May 20) and Sittingbourne (May 23). For details call +44 (0)161 320 2000.

Pre-made pouches will be the topic for Comco’s next Educator Seminar, on May 14 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event will aim to give converters and end users a full understanding of the pouch market, and the printing and converting technologies that support it.

More information from Mark Andy UK on +44 (0)1625 500964, or www.comcointl.com

Ashe Converting Equipment has delivered a customized Sapphire triple-shaft automatic turret slitter to a converter in Israel. The machine is designed to handle stretchwrap in thicknesses of 11-25 micron, and is equipped with a folding frame and an integral core loader. The slitter operates at up to 700m/min and can accommodate web widths up to 1,300mm.

More information from Keith Fordham, Ashe Converting Equipment – EMAIL: sales@ashe.co.uk WEBSITE: www.ashe.co.uk

Flint Ink has acquired Sicpa’s worldwide heatset and coldset ink business, while Sicpa has acquired Flint’s worldwide business for security inks. The deal adds significantly to the heatset and coldset business for Flint-Schmidt in Europe – and to Flint’s market share in Australia and New Zealand.

More information from Rita Conrad, Flint Ink – TEL: +1 734 622 6362. EMAIL: rita.conrad@flintink.com; Internet: www.flintink.com

Rimor Ultimate Converting Technology has been appointed a UK and Ireland distributor for Boschert’s chucks, clutches and brakes. More information from Martin Armitage, Rimor –

TEL: +44 (0)23 9226 4063. EMAIL: martina@rimor.co.uk

Amcor Helio Folien has ordered a high speed dry laminating machine from Polytype Switzerland. It will be capable of handling low gauged film and foil down to 7 micron, for both solvent based and solventless lamination. Polytype has also received a Japanese order for a slot coating station.

More information from Polytype Converting – TEL: +41 26 426 11 11. EMAIL: converting@polytype.com WEBSITE: www.polytype.com

Slater Harrison and Tullis Russell Coaters have joined forces to create a new company specializing in the coating of synthetic substrates. JV Synthetic Coaters will process substrates ranging from PP to PE, PVC to polyester and non wovens. Each product can also be converted into self adhesive, and bespoke coatings can be developed. Rolls can be slit or sheeted, as required.

More information from Irene McIver, Slater Harrison – TEL: +44 (0)151 647 2323.

The new website for John Lack Equipment (www.johnlack.com) illustrates the company’s range of machines for converting adhesive tape and gaskets, paper and board, flexible packaging, laminated materials, till rolls, and graphic materials.

A Rotomec 10 colour 4000-2 ES press to be supplied by Valmet Converting to Alcan Packaging Lawson Mardon, Brasil, will be the fastest gravure press in Latin America.

More information from Valmet Rotomec – EMAIL: sales.rotomec@valmet.com

Pechiney Plastic Packaging has chosen a Manugistics global logistics management solution to automate its transportation planning and execution, and to monitor the network of carriers for its 24 North American plants.

More information from Manugistics – TEL: +44 (0)1344 354500.

TecScan has developed a fully automatic system that checks the integrity and identity of labels before they are finally despatched to the customer. It can be integrated in the rewinder zone of a slitter or press and will stop the machine when an incorrect label is detected – also if the right label is being run with wrong code.

More information from Malcolm Lear, TecScan – EMAIL: sales@tecscan.co.uk WEBSITE: www.tecscan.co.uk

Meech Static Eliminators has appointed Graphix & Co, based near Zurich, as distributor for the full Meech product range. Graphix contact details are: Tel: +41 (0) 56 631 89 14, email: ue@graphix-co.ch, www.graphix-co.ch