Printgraph and PCO highlight their innovations at China Print 2017 to draw the future of Printing

Printgraph and PCO will be taking part at China Print 2017 (May 9-13, 2017), in Beijing, to showcase its sustainable innovations in the printing sector at Hall #E3 | Booth #043.

china print logoPCO EastGate, a leading manufacturer and supplier of printing chemicals, and its parent company Printgraph, will be showcasing eco sustainable chemicals solutions and consumables for the graphic arts industry at China Print 2017, Beijing, Hall #E3 | Booth #043.

PCO EastGate will present a set of innovative and world class printing chemicals for the printing industry to help Print Service Providers to enhance their services and revenues.

A pressroom chemistry product range for all sectors of the offset litho market; heatset, sheetfed and coldset for newspapers.

PCO will introduce to the Far East market the new Dyna products range:

  • Dyna Concept: a super highly concentrated, superior fount, to maximize ink and water transport efficiencies and reduce waste;
  • Dyna Clear X-ion: environmental friendly water based cleaner;
  • Dyna Col: IPA eliminating sheet-fed fount, corrosion inhibited and UV/UV-LED compatible, and Dyna Kure: state of the art special effect UV varnishes.

“These products are the result of an accurate study of Research and Development held in Malaysia and Europe thanks to the contribution of PCO Europe B.V.”, commented Lean Siew Leng, PCO EastGate General Manager, “PCO is able to provide a tailored offering as well, following clients’ requirements, a set of products carefully produced in Malaysia and Thailand where PCO EastGate has two Plants.”

Printgraph, will present its range of consumables: Finito family of products, Finito, the revolutionary under-packing for all offset printing presses

  • Finito Gold: a special blanket to give more brightness and precision to hot stamping units
  • Finito No Stop and No Stop Hi: the new blankets that reduces down time and increases productivity;
  • Finito No Stick: a complete range of versatile and ready to use coating plates.

Printgraph will launch at the show a brand new coating plate, Finito No Stick Plus, developed to better fit the UV printing requirements.

“All our products represent a growing share of the value generated by a team of experts with a proven track record of extensive knowledge and experience in the offset printing industry”, stated Roberto Levi Acobas, CEO of Printgraph.

Printgraph Group boosts expansion plans with appointment of Peter van Dijk as new Group Commercial Director

Valuable competence for new disruptive technologies, special equipment and solutions for the printing industry, this is the dowry Peter van Dijk brings to Printgraph as new Group Commercial Director, to further support Printgraph and PCO’s growth.

Printgraph Group Peter van DijkPrintgraph Group the most innovative and fully automated manufacturer of consumables, printing chemicals and varnishes for the printing industry welcomes Peter van Dijk as new Group Commercial Director.

Peter van Dijk will be responsible for contributing to Printgraph and PCO overall strategy and increasing offering to both existing and new clients. He will oversee sales operations and strategic business reporting to Roberto Levi Acobas, CEO of Printgraph Group.

Prior to his appointment, Peter van Dijk dedicated his entire professional career to the printing industry, working in several printing houses, graphic chemical manufacture companies, and for a world leader manufacturer of graphic rubber rollers. He has a wide technical, sales and management experience, having held a Director role at Westland Gummiwerke GmbH & Co. KG. All this has made him the perfect choice to help fulfil Printgraph and PCO growth plans.

Commenting on his appointment, Peter van Dijk said: “I’m enthusiast to have been given this opportunity to strengthen and transform Printgraph Group into a truly global multi product and service company for the printing market.”

“Printgraph and PCO have different facilities and plants spread over Europe and Far East area to bring superior consumables, chemicals and varnishes to the printing industry”, said Roberto Levi Acobas, CEO of Printgraph Group, and Ben van Loon Managing Director PCO Europe B.V. “Peter brings a wealth of sales and management experience to our Group; there are several opportunities for expansion and, with the synergies among our brands, to offer considerable scope of development”.

PCO Printing Chemicals, INK Maloberti, and Trelleborg at Metpack 2017

logo_met2011_4c_logo01_eps_macThe three partners will showcase a complete metal decorating solution at Metpack 2017 Hall 1, Stand 1D51, from May 2 to 6 at Messe Essen, Germany.

At the booth, visitors will see a complete range of offset blanket solutions, inks and chemicals for metal decorating applications, the three companies will launch several products at the event for the international metal packaging industry.

At the show PCO Europe B.V. will present a new fountain solution for metal decorating applications along with a new wash up for rollers and blankets used with UV inks. Cold UV and LED UV inks are the future in this sector.

Visitors to booth 1D51 will be able to speak to key executives and technical experts from all three manufacturers.

Dyna Kure Effect BC 1924 Benzophenone-Free

vernice 3N4A5619Dyna Kure Effect BC 1924 Benzophenone-Free is the ideal offset UV-Curable Base-Coat, designed to achieve special effects like glossy and matt surfaces at the same time. Applied over regular printing it allows matt/textured surfaces when overprinted with Dyna Kure Effect 1114-50, Dyna Kure Effect 1124-50 BF or Dyna Kure Effect 1134-50 LM; which remains very glossy when applied directly on the inks. Dyna Kure Effect BC 1924BF has been formulated to achieve a very low odor of the coating without the use of benzophenone and none of its derivates and complies with Nestlé Guidelines.

Dyna Kure Effect BC 1924BF shows a very good printability and a high stability with different fount solutions systems. This product shows a very high curing speed.

Technical Data

  • Appearance: Whitish, viscous fluid
  • Solids: 100%
  • Viscosity: 150-300 Poise
  • Cure Speed (indicative): 50 m/min (Hg bulb 80W/cm)
  • Scratch Resistance: Good
  • Chemical resistance: High
  • Slip: 0,10-0,15 (Coefficient of friction “indicative”)

Suitable equipment:

  • Offset press UV/Hybrid with lacquer unit
  • Off-line process

Packaging:                                          

3 kg pails / 2.5 kg Cans / 20 kg Buckets / 200 kg Drums – Barrels

Printgraph and PCO exhibiting at China Print and Label Expo

china print logoPrintgraph and PCO will be exhibiting at China Print and Label Expo, two very important trade shows for the Printing Industry in 2017.

From May 9 to 13, Printgraph and PCO will be in Bejing, China for China Print at the New China International Exhibition Center (NCIEC).

 

label expoThe second date is Label Expo 2017, the most important labeling show in Europe, from September 25 to 28 at  Bruxelles Expo.

A preview of new products will come shortly, stay tuned.

After 4 years, Grafiche Milani’s Komori Lithrone is still new, thanks to Finito dress

Grafiche Milani is a company with a long story, 111 years made of expertise and dedication to the art or printing.
Milani’s most recent productions, which includes books, catalogs and refined finishings and bookbinding products, has increasingly focused throughout the years, to ensure excellence in quality: from the research of contemporary materials to the most sophisticated manufacturing techniques, to a leading-edge organization for worldwide delivery.

In 2012 Milani was one of the first print service providers to adopt Finito dress from Printgraph. Finito dress is a patented nanotechnology ink repellent film. It is characterized by a surface that shows high rejection of all kind of inks, overprint varnishes or adhesives used in the publication and advertising industry, in the packaging and converting sector and in visual communication, and which can be easily removed by the most common detergents.

Finito dress has been protecting for 4 years Milani’s Komori Lithrone G40 P. The film has been recently removed and the printing machine is still new with brilliant shell, as just delivered.

Finito dress, thanks to its special finishing, shows excellent characteristics of scratch and rub resistance to make unchanged the aesthetic aspect of the printing machine, either offset or web offset, flexo, gravure, silk screen or digital printing.

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Printgraph Group grows and consolidates its position as a Market Leader

printgraph-francesco-ferrari-e-lorenzo-benedettoMilano, Italy – January 10, 2017 – Printgraph, the most innovative and fully automated manufacturer of consumables for the printing industry presents a new and empowered team who will consistently provide its customers with high quality products.

The company, still led by CEO Roberto Levi Acobas, announces the entry of two new major resources: Lorenzo Benedetto, who will serve as Director of Organization and Francesco Ferrari, who joins the company as the new Technical Director of Printgraph / PCO.

Lorenzo Benedetto will have the mission to organize business processes rationalizing and optimizing the use of the resources in Italy and abroad.

With over 20 years of experience in management, reorganization and business development in various national and international sectors and manufacturing contexts, Lorenzo Benedetto has previously served as CEO of Neopost Italy and lately as General Director of Neopost Shipping in France.

Francesco Ferrari will have the responsibility to manage the Research and Development department to study new products of FINITO family, giving technical support to the Italian Sales Team and to the PCO products retailers network.

Francesco Ferrari has devoted his career to the world of print, with highly specialized roles in Trelleborg Engineered Systems Italy as Technical Service Manager and previously in the Officine Grafiche de Agostini Novara as Press Room Manager.

His expertise will enable Printgraph and PCO to launch new technically advanced products with the usual attention to quality that will remain at very high levels.

The appointment of Mr. Benedetto and Mr. Ferrari represents the company’s aim to continue its growth and be confirmed as a leading manufacturer and supplier of consumables products, chemicals and concentrated fountain solutions for the printing industry.

Roberto Levi Acobas, CEO of Printgraph Group, said: “The growth occurred in 2016 happened thanks to the three flagship products of FINITO line: No-Stick, Dress and No-Stop Hi, a success that is confirmed by the Italian result that remains stable despite the difficulties encountered by the sector.”

PCO B.V. a company of Printgraph Group, is registering an expansion: it has invested in 2016 opening two new branches in France and Germany, countries that weigh heavily on international sales.

PCO EastGate, the Malaysian subsidiary, consolidates its growth with a + 20% year on year; in the coming months, the company is expected to open a new factory in Thailand that will continue the business development in the Asian market.

Finito P the paper supported TPU

Finito P  is the paper supported TPU

Finito P is the paper supported TPU

Finito P is the paper supported TPU based under-packing version to approach the Finito advantages. Finito P guaranties better mechanical and chemical stability than conventional paper under-packing . It’s available in different thicknesses for sheetfed offset press without adhesive. Finito P can be used as single sheet or combining different thicknesses to achieve the desired one.






Benefits:

  • Average life longer than conventional paper under-packing
  • Better mechanical resistance
  • Easy setup
  • Minimum gauge loss
  • High stability
  • Better dot reproduction

Features

  • Nominal thickness (mm): 0.40 – 0.95 +/-0.01
  • Color: Yellow
  • Structure: Calibrate paper/TPU
  • Surface: Smooth
  • Hardness (Shore A): 83

Dyna Kure Effect BC 1924

dyna-kureDyna® Kure Effect BC 1924 is the ideal offset basecoat. It’s designed to achieve special effects like glossy and matt surfaces at the same time.

Applied over regular printing it allows matt/textured surfaces when overprinted with Dyna Kure Effect 1114-50, Dyna Kure Effect 1124-50 BF or Dyna Kure Effect 1134-50 LM; which remains very glossy when applied directly on the inks.

Dyna Kure Effect BC 1924 BF has been formulated to achieve a very low odor of the coating without the use of benzophenone and none of its derivatives and complies with the Nestlé Guidelines. Dyna Kure Effect BC 1924 BF shows a very good printability and a high stability with different fount solution systems. This product shows a very high curing speed.

Download the Specification Sheet