Apex International unveils new FlexoKITE Asia Pacific Live-Demo Centre

By Nick Harvey | Jul 7, 2021 11:05:34 AM

NASHIK, India — With the recent installation of a full-featured Bobst M5 narrow-web press to complement the DuPont fast plate-making system and a full Esko software suite, Apex International and its partners are set for an August opening of their Asia-Pacific FlexoKITE experience centre. Employing the latest flexo technology and state-of-the-art equipment, FlexoKITE offers live training, support, and education from its impressive purpose-built production facility in India. Live-streamed webinars featuring real-time flexo operations and problem-solving workshops will be broadcast from the FlexoKITE centre near Mumbai.

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Apex and BFM join forces to unveil innovative flexo stack press

By Silvia Caldiroli | Jul 1, 2021 8:35:54 AM

Free Registration is NOW OPEN for the July 8, 2021 live digital event unveiling BFM’s Sirio S-Plus equipped with Apex anilox sleeves

Broadcasting live from BFM’s Solbiate Olona headquarters in Italy, the unique technological innovations of the Sirio S-Plus will be unveiled, including:

  1. Consistently higher print quality;
  2. Better workflow efficiency and productivity through easy and precision-register job changes;
  3. Greater substrate flexibility thanks to the machine’s ability to process various types of polymeric or paper materials — including raw organic origin;
  4. Compact footprint, ergonomic lay-out, and modern design.

    The Sirio S-Plus press is a 6/8-color “stack type” machine designed for packaging printing on different plastic materials but also suitable for paper materials — either in-line with the extruder, or from reel-to-reel.
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Apex International Names Anderson & Vreeland Canada as Partner

By Farrah Nuzzo | Jun 7, 2021 10:17:08 AM

Apex International, the globally leading manufacturer of anilox and metering solutions, is proud to announce their partnership with Anderson & Vreeland in Canada.

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Apex International to Exhibit at INFOFLEX 2021

By Farrah Nuzzo | Apr 29, 2021 12:48:54 PM

Apex International has announced it will be exhibiting at INFOFLEX 2021, taking place May 12-13 and May 18-20 in FTA’s Virtual Conference Center. Visitors to Apex International’s booth will be able to connect via video with Apex team members to receive details of their products, services, and solutions. In addition, team members will be on hand to assist with any questions or to assist with individual needs.

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Apex International Unveils Global Manufacturing Expansion and Staffing Growth

By Apex International | Apr 1, 2021 1:38:39 PM

Ambitious “Vision: 2020s” Plan Boosts Capacity and Speed to Meet Demand

HAPERT, the Netherlands — Apex International, the world’s leading producer of anilox and ink metering technologies, is pleased to announce the implementation of its long-range “Vision: 2020s” plan with significant expansion in each of its five global manufacturing facilities. As part of it's phased growth strategy, new buildings, new production equipment, and new personnel will enable Apex to scale up production capacity while elevating industry benchmarks for quality. Apex is better positioned to meet increased demand from its flexo, label, and corrugated customer base for reliable, predictable, and durable metering products.

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Apex Delivers 3,000th GTT Anilox Coating Roll for Offset Market

By Joris Cabri, VP Sales, EMEA | Mar 12, 2021 3:13:53 PM

Milestone marks offset industry embrace of higher-quality, low-consumption coating rolls

HAPERT, the Netherlands — Apex International today announced delivery of its 3,000th GTT anilox coating roll to the global offset market. VOB Hardenberg, a renowned Dutch offset printer, received its “GTT-M” coating roll to better serve its customers with higher-quality in-line lacquer coatings — while enabling overall reduction in material consumption and changeover time. Apex’s GTT (Genetic Transfer Technology) anilox engravings employ an open-channel liquid-transfer geometry that improves liquid transfer mechanics better than its closed-cell anilox predecessors. 

“To put it simply the GTT roller delivers in production all the benefits that are promised,” notes Vincent Wellenberg, VOB Hardenberg’s Production Manager. “It doesn’t surprise VOB that Apex has delivered 3,000 offset GTT rolls.”

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FlexoKITE Launches 2021 Problem-Solving Webinar Series

By Dan Pulling | Jan 21, 2021 6:23:34 PM

Flexo Print Quality Challenges Top the List of 2021 How-to Webinars

HAPERT, the Netherlands — FlexoKITE, a collaboration of leading flexo industry manufacturers, eagerly announces a series of technical problem-solving webinars in 2021, beginning with a February 3 deep-dive into White Ink Opacity Challenges. FlexoKITE’s mission is to empower its global webinar audience to examine and solve real-world print problems converters are facing today. FlexoKITE’s mission is the promotion of flexo methods that reduce product waste and press downtime. 

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Apex International Launches FlexoKITE in the Netherlands and India

By Dan Pulling | Nov 6, 2020 4:32:11 PM

Leading Flexo Technology Suppliers Convene for Knowledge-Sharing and Live-Demo Collaboration

HAPERT, the Netherlands — Delivering a “New, Better Normal” to flexo users seeking insight into workflow mastery and print perfection is the mission of five industry leaders who’ve created FlexoKITE, an Experience Center where end-to-end product and procedural harmony is made practical. Packaging suppliers, brands, and retailers gain instant access to best practices in the full flexo print process via in-person demos and live webinars. Apex launched FlexoKITE with its partners to demonstrate state-of-the-art equipment at work — in real-time — from Experience Centers in the Netherlands and India. FlexoKITE runs a fully-equipped integrated workflow of the latest-version equipment from Apex International (anilox), BOBST (inline flexo press), DuPont (plate), ESKO (prepress), and MacDermid (plate).

“Knowledge, Innovation, Technology, and Exploration” (KITE) are the driving forces that unify these companies to deliver real-world technical content not limited to a single product area. FlexoKITE provides print converters and brands a comprehensive view of the entire plate-to-print process, focusing on the finished printed product. An optimum printed product is achieved through synchronizing the plate-imaging, plate-processing, anilox, and press — all under one roof, presented step-by-step, and delivered to your computer screen, or in-real-life as health regulations permit.

What is FlexoKITE?

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Apex International Presenting at FTA’s Virtual Exhibit on October 5-14

By Anne de Roo - Huguenin | Sep 22, 2020 11:52:33 AM

Pittsburgh, September 21st—Apex International is pleased to announce its presence at the Virtual Exhibit at FTA’s Virtual Fall Conference 2020 from October 5 -14.

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Apex appoints Phill Rogers as Market Area Sales Manager

By Babette Maessen | Nov 18, 2019 4:00:00 AM

Apex International is the leading manufacturer of anilox and metering roll solutions in the world. With 5 production facilities on 4 continents, a strong portfolio of clients in over 80 countries and a high-performance continuous improvement culture, Apex’s value proposition is founded on developing solutions to satisfy the complex print challenges our customers face every day. Apex products are used in the Flexographic printing industry as well as the Offset, Industrial Coating and the Corrugated industries. As of November 1st, Phill Rogers has been appointed as the Market Area Sales Manager in Ireland and the UK.

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