Welcome to FlexoNetwork, Manufacturers Representatives introducing the latest technology to the flexographic printing and converting industry.

Our intention is to provide knowledgeable expertise to those looking to improve their process and efficiency with the industries latest cutting edge technology. Within our pages, you will find sales support, news, documentation, and general information regarding the latest innovations available to the flexographic printer and converter.

In addition, we will be reporting on present applications being used by press operators, equipment manufacturers, supply experts, process engineers and plant managers who are actively improving upon their process.

In addition to being manufacturers representatives to the flexible converting market, FlexoNetwork is also intended as a platform for bringing flexography users and converters together online. We ask and encourage you to take part in discussions and utilize the resources made available. We welcome all questions or comments that you might have regarding any aspects of your past or present experiences with flexographic printing.

It is our hope to become a valuable resource point for discussions and shared information on present challenges, new technology, market trends and forecasts in the industry. We will provide a valuable forum for information and opinions to be exchanged between actual “end users” and the manufacturer's of equipment and supply products within the industry, without obligation or expectation of future sales.

Please feel free to contact us at any time for immediate information regarding our present line of equipment represented. We firmly believe that these companies are leading the way in the ongoing improvement and profitability of the converting industry. We are eager to prove it!

We thank you for your time and consideration as we look forward to your becoming part of FlexoNetwork.





Mar 03 2015

LaserSharp FlexPak Services & LasX Industries to join FlexoNetwork!

Published by under Printing Industry

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 This configuration uses four 40 watt LaserSharp® Down-web Modules (LDMs) designed for integration into existing roll fed production process, to deliver machine direction scoring.  Each LDM can be quickly moved to a new location for flexibility in production.  Additional modules can be added to meet future production needs

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LaserSharp FlexPak Services, LLC a leader in laser digital converting services and exclusive representative of LaserSharp® Equipment for the Flexible Packaging industry has joined FlexoNetwork to offer Laser processing solutions to the growing number of requests for laser perforating and scoring equipment and toll converting in the western region.

The LaserSharp® Platform is manufactured in Minnesota by LasX Industries, Inc. (link) sister company of LaserSharp FlexPak Services, LLC that was founded in 1998, providing their high performance laser digital perforating and scoring solutions to the Flexible Packaging industry.  The technology offers converters a standard laser processing solution that has been fundamentally changing the industry.  With digital micro-perforating, The LaserSharp® Equipment is able to consistently achieve and control delicate precision needed for specific oxygen/gas transfer for many agricultural packaging designs, or provide a more open perforation design for bakery goods as well, with the same system.

For easy open applications LaserSharp®  offers laser scoring process that ensures a controlled score depth while not affecting the barrier properties of the package.  Laser Scoring can be package types such as tear strips, pour sprouts, zipper bags, stand up pouches, microwavable packages and peel & reseal PrimePeel™(link)

LaserSharp FlexPak Services, LLC located in Vadnais Heights, MN offers in house toll converting and package design, meaning a turnkey solution where the converters have the opportunity to send their specific materials for testing, design, configuration and production runs. All done exclusively processed with the LaserSharp® Equipment. 

 This relationship between LasX Industries and FlexPak provides an opportunity for customers to achieve “track proven” results in order to quantify a return on investment before committing to any capital expenditure.

Recognized as a leader in the flexible packaging industry due to their capabilities of advanced laser processing technology, FlexPak offers controlled and accurate laser scoring(link) and laser perforating(link) methods, through the use of the LaserSharp® Equipment.  FlexPak provides complete technical support, from prototype development to full-scale production, resulting in an accelerated time to market and reduced development costs.

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For information regarding the LaserSharp® Equipment or LaserSharp FlexPak Services, LLC contact FlexoNetwork LLC or LaserSharp FlexPak Services directly. Learn more about FlexPak by visiting their website: www.flexpakservices.com

 

 

 

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Mar 22 2016

The worlds finest= Timmer GB to partner with FlexoNetwork

Published by under Printing Industry

imagesTimmer GmbH is the reliable performance solution for pneumatic pumps and dosing technology.

Celebrating more than 35 Years , Timmer GmbH employs a staff of over 120 technical staff in their Neuenkrichen facility, dedicated to developing, producing and selling an extensive product range in two separate factories.

Timmer products are known all over the world under the brand names Timmer and TIV Atec and are the Original Equipment Manufacturer preference to Windmoeller & Hoelscher as well as several other high performance press manufacturers.

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Timmer Headquarters, Neuenkirchen Germany

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The available STROKE COUNTING option available on the Timmer pumps allows for saving significantly on costs and time due to process monitoring

The stroke counter can be implemented
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Connected to a PLC the monitoring enables an easy process controlling of:

• Flowrate

• Maintenance schedule

• Operation adjustment

• Automated reporting

Take a moment to visit the Timmer Presentation Video here: imagesYou will see why Timmer leads the industry in pneumatic performance and reliability!

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Nov 17 2015

US pouch market to grow at ca 9% until 2019

Published by under Printing Industry

Research and Markets has published a study about the US

Pouch market.

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Analysts forecast pouch market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 8.93% over the period 2014-2019.

Pouches are made of flexible or easy-yielding materials and can be easily shaped into the required design based on the nature of the product being packaged. These flexible materials undergo printing, lamination, coating, and extrusion for the manufacture of pouches, which are then fitted with various add-ons such as zippers, pour spouts, slider closures, and release valves depending on the usage.

 

 

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Sep 16 2015

Global market for high-barrier pouch packaging poised for almost 3 billion dollars by 2020!

Published by under Printing Industry

Sebastian Reisig reports in his latest Flexible Packaging Technology Newsletter that global high-barrier pouch packaging totaled approximately 49 billion units and consumed 319,000 tonnes of polymer materials in 2014. Consumption is forecast to grow during the period 2015–20 at a compounded annual growth rate of 6.1% to 69 billion units and a market value of almost USD 3.0 billion (2014 prices). This is according to a new market study by Smithers Pira,  respected  global authority of packaging, print and paper supply chains.

 

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There has been an ongoing demand for better barrier materials for pouches as the “renaissance” of  stand up pouches continues to replace cans and jars on grocery store shelves worldwide, retort/non retort packaging becomes more demanding.

 

Demands are driven by  factors including:

* The ability to incorporate value-added features such as resealable zippers and sliders, spouts and handles.

* Technology improvements such as faster machinery speeds.

* Improvements in materials such as higher barrier film substrates and coatings with increased heat tolerance and strength.

This is why Modern Manufacturing Machinery has proven to be ahead of the curve.  For years, James Russel and his engineering staff have continually improved upon pouch making machines to meet these same demands that were obviously going to be needed.

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Available in both Pneumatic or Servo actuation, these machines offer features that put all other pouch machines in a class of “obsolete”. Moderns‘ thermal stability enhancements with variable watt density heating, offers total thermal stability  across the entire surface of the sealing heads, resulting in superior seals. In addition, a temperature rated expansion design has been built into every sealing head to ensure flatness and guaranteed seal quality.

Add to this the fact that MMS has the fastest changeover in the industry and you will see that this is not only a far superior pouch machine but also aligned perfectly with the issues points out Sebastian Reisig in his latest article.

If you are one of the many converters taking advantage of the stand up pouch market, it would be in your best interest to contact us at FlexoNetwork or contact Modern Machinery Services LLC directly. It will be a all that will serve you very well!

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