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Members in the News – November/December 2023

By AICC Staff

November 13, 2023

Baldwin Textile Technologist Yiannis Vasilonikolos (left). and Rudolf’s Norbert Haberer showcase TexCoat G4 lab unit at Rudolf’s Geretsried, Germany-based Customer Solution Center.

Baldwin Technology Inc.’s TexCoat™ G4 lab-scale unit was recently delivered to Rudolf GmbH, a German textile industry chemical provider.


The new TexCoat lab-scale unit at Rudolf’s Customer Solution Center tests the sprayability of chemicals on fabrics as an additional tool to help the market transition to precision spray “with confidence in the performance and sustainability of the end result,” according to a Baldwin news release.


“The commissioning of Baldwin’s lab-scale TexCoat in Rudolf’s Customer Solution Center further strengthens the partnership of our two companies and provides the technical expertise to the textile industry in transitioning from pad to TexCoat G4 precision spray finishing,” said Rick Stanford, Baldwin’s vice president of global business development, textiles.


In other Baldwin news, the company highlighted its new printing inspection software, Guardian PQV 4.0 for labels and narrow web, at the FTA Fall Technical Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, in October.


Lastly, Baldwin presented a session at the FEFCO Technical Seminar in Lyon, France, in late October.


The session, titled “Fool’s Gold. Why All That’s Gold Doesn’t Glitter. – Adopt the ‘Diamond Standard’ for Efficiency” and led by the company’s Germany-based engineering and R&D leader, Dennis Behnisch, was centered on how “users of its combination of Diamond IR and FlexoCleanerBrush can glean value from these technology advancements.”


Jamestown Container Cos. recently announced its participation in the Paper and Packaging Board’s Box to Nature program, which promotes responsible recycling practices and aims to enhance environmental sustainability among consumers.


“We believe it’s our responsibility to ensure that our products contribute to a greener, more sustainable planet,” said Joseph M. Palmeri, president of corrugated packaging at Jamestown Container. “The Box to Nature program aligns perfectly with our values and commitment to environmental stewardship. We hope other packaging companies will also participate in this program, so we can achieve higher recovery rates for recyclable materials.”

DS Smith Lift Up is the company’s solution to replace plastic handles for 1.5 liter PET soft drink multipacks.

DS Smith PLC has collaborated with Coca-Cola HBC Austria to replace plastic handles for 1.5 liter PET soft drink multipacks with 100% corrugated handles.


DS Smith Lift Up, according to a company news release, “ improves carry functionality for consumers and is designed to contribute together with other partners to the kraft paper and cardboard-based solution that reduces around 200 tons of plastic each year for Coca-Cola HBC Austria.”


“We are proud to partner on this innovative packaging solution, driving out unnecessary waste and single-use plastic,” said Stefano Rossi, CEO of DS Smith’s packaging solutions division. “The DS Smith Lift Up concept was designed using DS Smith’s Circular Design Metrics approach, so it uses the least amount of material possible, reduces impact on the environment, and looks fantastic in stores and supermarkets.


In late September, Zünd America held a two-day open house to highlight its brand-new generation of digital cutting systems, the Q-Line with BHS180.


The event, titled Digital Cutting Days, included live demonstrations and featured other recent Zünd innovations for various industries and applications.

Dylan Baker-Flynn

Geo M. Martin Co. promoted Dylan Baker-Flynn to western regional sales manager.


In his new role, Baker-Flynn will assume the responsibilities and territories for the western United States and British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.


“We look forward to having Dylan as part of our sales team,” said Jason Smith, vice president of sales at Geo. M. Martin. “His proven experience, knowledge, and dedication to our customer base are assets that will significantly benefit our customers as well as the Geo. M. Martin Co.”

Durst’s P5 Tex iSub printer.

Durst recently installed its P5 Tex iSub industrial-grade dye-sublimation printer at Portland, Oregon-based Infinity Images.


“We had a long list of features we wanted in a new fabric press,” explained George Gross, CEO and founder of Infinity Images. “We wanted excellent resolution, very dense solid color coverage, no pin holes, color fidelity, the option to print directly to fabric or to transfer paper, and the highest reliability a printer can offer.”


This printer joins six others, as well as Durst’s Software Solutions at Infinity Image’s shop. Larry D’Amico, director of LFP and fabric sales at Durst, said, “This is the second printer installation in just over a year at Infinity, and we were grateful for another opportunity to help develop their business. After over a decade of partnership, our understanding of their core business, and their trust in our products only grows deeper. Their success is our success, and we look forward to many more decades of it.”

Vanguard’s new VK3220T-HS printer.

Vanguard Digital Printings Systems, a Durst Group company, added a new printer to its portfolio, the VK3220T-HS.


According to a company news release, the printer is a “ultra-high production UV-LED flatbed redefines productivity” and offers “a larger bed size, up to three rows of industrial printheads for maximum productivity, an electromagnetic carriage drive system for speed and precise drop placement … as well as field-upgradeability …”

SUN Automation Group’s SUN625® rotary die cutter.

SUN Automation Group exhibited at the FEFCO Technical Seminar in Lyon, France, in late October.


According to a company news release, it highlighted several pieces of equipment, its Helios solution, an “advanced machine learning and IIoT platform,” and its Electra-Flow™ electric ink pump, an electrically powered double-diaphragm ink pump “designed to deliver consistent and efficient ink flow.”


“We take great pride in our breadth of capabilities,” said SUN Executive Vice President Greg Jones prior to the event. “By combining our capabilities with strategic partnerships, we are able to offer individualized solutions for our customers’ exact needs. We look forward to demonstrating how our expanded knowledge, experience, and global presence can serve the corrugated community at FEFCO.”