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Japan’s Dainichiseika invests in flexo technology from KBA

One of Japan's leading ink manufacturers, Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd., has invested in the EVO XD flexo press system from KBA-Flexotecnica. The investment in to further advance the development of new inks for the printing of flexible packaging.

“With the EVO XD, we have found exactly the press we were looking for. The technology and quality of the press meet all our high demands,” said Naoki Tanimoto, technical division manager for Dainichiseika.

Dainichiseika is well established in numerous fields of ink manufacture, and today develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of both functional printing inks and offset inks for flyers, books and packaging materials, as well as inorganic, organic and prepared pigments for printing, paints and other applications.

The eight-colour CI flexo press EVO XD is to be used to test new water-based inks, specifically for printing on plastic films. At the same time, packaging printers will be able to run trials of innovative materials without interrupting their own production.

“We are moving forward nicely with KBA-Flexotecnica. The good cooperation with KBA-Digital & Web in the areas of design and development, production and service is bearing fruit. Together, we can implement new ideas and customer-specific solutions even better and faster,” added Christoph Müller, member of the executive board of Koenig & Bauer AG and CEO of KBA-Flexotecnica.

The EVO XD is set for commissioning at the production facility in Tokyo by September 2017.

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