News archive 2015



2 October 2015

BIRKAN GROUP makes a successful debut at FachPack

The first joint exhibit at the Nuremberg FachPack since BIRKAN and HANS KAPPL became partners proved to be extremely successful.

BIRKAN GROUP booth at FachPack 2015This was the first time that the two firms now operating under the umbrella of the BIRKAN GROUP had shared a booth at a trade show. FachPack, which was staged from September 29 to October 1, 2015, offered excellent conditions for this new collaboration. For one thing, the highly diversified packaging manufacturing and printing products in the companies’ respective portfolios complement each other perfectly. For another, the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre is situated more or less on HANS KAPPL’s doorstep. This is probably one reason why so many customers from the local region – plus a good few more from farther afield, of course – accepted the invitation to visit the BIRKAN GROUP’s maiden stand in the Centre’s modern, spacious Hall 7A.

The carefully planned concept for the trade fair provided a fitting framework: Each partner’s corporate design was visually integrated (Motto 1: "Diversity meets precision") and a strong spotlight was cast on core products. The joint exhibit was brought to life by a short, but cleverly designed, laser show above visitors’ heads, brand new printing plate samples to take away, a broad selection of packaging printing blankets and packaging samples – not just for looking at but also to feel – and last but not least a cheerful "mixed" crew representing both Upper Bavaria and Franconia.

The subject of the laser show, which could be clearly seen even from a distance, was laser engraved elastomer plates – one of the highlights of the product presentation (Motto 2: "On-the-dot solutions. Excellent flexo plates."). Interested visitors had a chance to see for themselves what amazing precision they achieve from a foil sample produced specially for FachPack as well as from various original plates.

The teams from both companies were able to report numerous new contacts and a lot of positive feedback from existing clients. They are already looking forward to joining forces again at Drupa 2016!


Foil roll FachPack 2015

Foil roll printed in flexo and manufactured with Laserline plates. Copy of this sample on request (contact).



Andreas Schambeck
1 June 2015

HANS KAPPL's new Managing Director

On 1st June 2015, Andreas Schambeck has taken over the management of the Nuremberg-based flexo plate manufacturer

Andreas Schambeck is the successor to Johannes Singer, who will retire at the end of this year. HANS KAPPL is part of the BIRKAN Group since January 2014 (see news 2014).



15 April 2015

The smallest pearls in the world

Just imagine 7,000 minuscule glass beads per square centimetre, each with exactly the same diameter: that's Black Pearl, the new glass bead blanket made in Germany.

Black Pearl is extremely resilient and durable as well as antistatic and heat resistant. We are proud to be able to offer you this patented, redesigned and now also ISEGA certified glass bead printing blanket. There's currently no better product in the market when it comes to finishes like hot foil stamping or cold foil laminating (More informations)



Glass bead blanket


16 March 2015

New self-adhesive underpacking foil Folabase H48

Folabase 48 replaces H45. For a quarter of a century now, Folabase underpacking foils have been taking the international cylinder market by storm. Folex have just launched an upgrade for their classic self-adhesive Folabase H45 and H45 RB foils: Folabase H48 and Folabase H48 RB. The new foils are protected by corrosion-inhibiting additives and feature a revolutionary red adhesive that makes applying and removing them to and from the cylinder easier than ever – at unchanged prices. A new thickness system with smaller increments additionally helps optimise your processes.
 
Find more informations here: Folabase H48 and Folabase H48 RB.

new underpacking foils H48 and H48 RB