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24 Apr 2020

No Slowing Down at Creative Graphics as Third KODAK FLEXCEL NX System Comes on Stream

The remarkable expansion programme at Indian trade pre-press trade shop Creative Graphics Solutions shows no signs of slowing down, with another KODAK FLEXCEL NX installation entering production at the company’s Mumbai branch. This latest investment is...

14 Feb 2020

Kodak has recognised Asia Pacific printers for excellence in Sustainable Printing.

Kodak has awarded 52 printers from around the world, a record number, the 2019 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award. Amongst the winners were printers from the Asia Pacific region.

Primex Printers from the Philippines scored top from Southeast Asia, receiving spec...

28 Jan 2020

Competition for consumers’ attention has never been fiercer and packaging is an important tool in the kit. With connection, allegiance and loyalty to play for there’s plenty at stake. Miraclon explores the concerns driving brands’ decisions on packaging and how can print providers help.

As brands change how they talk to consumers, packag...

30 Oct 2019

Kodak Prosper press inkjet head exceeds 34,000 hours of production.

Japan’s Toppan Forms has returned a jetting module built with Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology for refurbishment after more than 34,000 hours of operation – a major milestone.

According to Kodak, this equates to printing non-stop for almost four years and printing enough A4...

2 Oct 2019

Kodak Flexcel NX product family expands with new integrated, solvent-free and VOC-free flexo plate making solution to enable a press-ready plate in less than an hour.

At Labelexpo, Miraclon announced the European launch of its next generation Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution.

Originally launched for the US market in 2018, the Kodak Fl...

20 Aug 2019

Based in Osaka, TOWA PRINTING based in Osaka has recently become the 500th customer in Japan to convert to KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates.

KODAK Japan held a commemorative ceremony, factory tour and media event on June 27 at TOWA PRINTING’s headquarters to celebrate the occasion. The event included the presentation of a commemorative p...

17 Jul 2019

This is an excerpt of the original article, "Miraclon - the New Face of Kodak's Flexo Division." Read the full feature in Labels and Packaging Innovation Asia Issue June 2019.  

In November 2018, it was announced that Kodak entered into an agreement with Montagu to sell its Flexographic Packaging division. In April 2019, t...

12 Apr 2019

New company Miraclon to meet packaging industry needs with KODAK FLEXCEL Solutions.

Eastman Kodak Company and Montagu Private Equity LLP announced the completion of the sale of Kodak’s Flexographic Packaging Division (FPD). Now part of Montagu’s portfolio, the division operates as a standalone company known as Miraclon. As previously ann...

14 Mar 2019

Kodak recently announced the 12 winners of the Global Flexo Innovation Awards. The awards recognize and honour companies that, through innovation, are driving the industry transformation of flexographic standards worldwide.

India’s Pentaflex Films LLP, was the only winner of the 12 hailing from Asia. The company was awarded a Silver with...

14 Mar 2019

The competition recognised 12 companies that are driving the industry transformation of flexographic standards worldwide.

Almost 100 companies from 26 countries submitted over 200 entries to the awards. The awards were introduced to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the launch of the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System and conceived as the first fle...

25 Feb 2019

After nearly five years at the helm, Jeff Clarke is leaving Kodak. The Board of Directors of Eastman Kodak Company has announced the appointment of Jim Continenza to take over as Executive Chairman, effective immediately.

Continenza has served as Chairman of Kodak's Board of Directors since 2013 and will continue as Board Chairman w...

22 Feb 2019

Kinyosha Co., Ltd is a Japanese industrial printing company. According to the company website, Kinyosha is a manufacturer of printing rubber rollers and blankets.

Uteco first introduced the Kodak Stream-powered Sapphire Evo in June 2018 as a production inkjet printing option using water-based inks at high speeds. The first unit was sold...

18 Feb 2019

Kodak introduced new KODAK PROSPER Plus Imprinting Solutions for the packaging industry. These solutions include four new imprinting components as well as food safe packaging inks and pre-coatings for folding cartons, food wraps, paper cups & plates, and ream wraps.

The new PROSPER Plus models will expand the capabilities for printers to...

1 Feb 2019

13 Winners of the Sixth Annual KODAK SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award Program for Excellence in Sustainable Printing announced; seven from Asia Pacific region.

Kodak announced the 2018 KODAK SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award winners, which includes 13 printers from around the world.  The program, now in its sixth year, celebrates printing indus...

13 Nov 2018

Eastman Kodak Company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Flexographic Packaging Division to Montagu Private Equity LLP, a leading private equity firm.

After closing, the business will operate as a new standalone company which will develop, manufacture and sell flexographic products, including the flagship KODAK FLEXCEL N...

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