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.
This 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 printed in flexo and manufactured with Laserline plates. Copy of this sample on request (contact).
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)
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.
- 18/12/2014 Stefanie Klein is new Co-Managing Director
- 01/12/2014 New Corporate Design, new company name
- 06/11/2014 BIRKAN is mourning the loss of Managing Director Susanne Klein
- 07/04/2014 BIRKAN invests in a bigger, faster Hell laser
- 01/01/2014 BIRKAN takes over HANS KAPPL
- 24/09/2013 BIRKAN’s début at Labelexpo
- 09.08.2013 Local politicians visiting BIRKAN production