Project Update March 2019

The Roto-Hybrid team have recently delivered a technology update at the Gravure Association of the Americas (GAA) Conference in Clearwater, Florida. The project has been progressing to schedule and entering into the second phase, a series of technology trials have been undertaken. The Roth-Hybrid EU Project For those not familiar with the project, the [...]

Project Update October 2018

The Roto-Hybrid team have recently delivered a technology update at the Gravure Association of the Americas (GAA) Technical Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. The European Commission have funded our 24 month, €3m EC grant to bring to market the state-of-the-art Roto-Hybrid Process and we were pleased to give the GAA, future customers and project stakeholders [...]

Year 1 Project review with the European Commission completed

The Roto-Hybrid team have recently completed the first project review with the European Commission of our 24 month, €3m EC grant to bring to market the state-of-the-art Roto-Hybrid Process. The process combines two novel pre-press gravure printing cylinder process technologies; namely the Hybrid Cylinder technology to enable an upscaled size variable printing cylinder production [...]

The future of gravure and gravure cylinders

The future of gravure and its various markets from flexible packaging, tobacco, decorative and publication holds many possibilities, but also many challenges. Whilst there has been a decline in gravure publication printing, other markets such as flexible packaging have strengthend and new innovations, technical advances and cost reductions have been instrumental to this. [...]

Roto-Hybrid talk at GAA Gravure Association, Clearwater US

The Roto-Hybrid team have returned from speaking at the recent 2018 Gravure Global Summit ‘Opening the Door to Opportunity’ in Clearwater, Florida USA. In addition to an update on the Hybrid Cylinder and chrome replacement cylinder coating technology, other sessions covered topics from Managing and Exceeding Brand Owner Expectations, Ink Management, the Gravure [...]

The question of Chrome Free Gravure

Since 2007, the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) Directive has been in force across the EU and its aim and purpose is to ensure the safe use of chemicals throughout not just the flexible packaging supply chain and its uses in gravure and flexo printing, but other industries so as [...]

Year 1 of the European Commission funded Green Gravure Grant completed

The Roto-Hybrid technology team from Karm Research Group (KRG) have recently completed the first year of its €3m European Commission funded 24 month grant to bring to market the innovative Roto-Hybrid Process. The process brings together two innovative pre-press gravure printing cylinder technologies which combine to provide the gravure industry with a size variable [...]

RotoHybrid Present at European Rotogravure Association

RotoHybrid recently attended and spoke at the ERA Paper and the ERA Environment, Health and Safety Commissions meeting in Würzburg, Germany In addition to RotoHybrid giving an update on its Hybrid Chrome Replacement technology which will bring to market in 2018 a viable gravure cylinder technology without the use of chromium, additional presentations [...]

RotoHybrid Present at 2017 GAA technical forum

Roto-Hybrid recently attended the Gravure Association of the Americas Technical Forum in Clearwater, Florida. Opening the event was a keynote speech on ‘The Opportunity for Transformative Breakthrough in Gravure’ by Professor Robert Eller of the Rochester Institute of Technology and as part of the innovation Incubator session RotoHybrid gave an update on the business [...]

The Green Gravure EU Funded Project has commenced

2016 was an active year which saw the introduction of the Roto-Hybrid Process® to allow the simultaenous development of complementary gravure and gravure cylinder technologies to better address the current and future needs of various gravure markets over and above the innovative Hybrid Cylinder. The Roto-Hybrid Process is the culmination of several years [...]