Video - Have a look inside Apex International

By Jeanine Graat | Feb 1, 2018 5:28:30 AM

Apex International’s headquarters is based in Hapert, the Netherlands. Apex is the world's largest manufacturer of precision flexographic ink-to-plate transfer technology including anilox rolls and sleeves for narrow- and wide-web, corrugated, offset and coating applications. Have a look inside our state-of-the art facility.

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VIV aims for short run flexible packaging with ‘Smart Digital Flexo’

By Jeanine Graat | Jan 8, 2018 3:00:00 AM

Apex and VIV take flexo to the next level: Going digital on a flexo press may sound like a contradiction to many people. Weinand Van Kesteren however has been perfecting his ‘Smart Digital Flexo’ concept for over a year now. And he is convinced it will enable his company VIV to become a leader in producing high quality flexible packaging in short and very short runs: “We like to do things just a little different here.”

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St-Luc Labels & Packaging Resolves UV Ink Spitting Issues with Apex Anilox technology

By Jeanine Graat | Nov 14, 2017 9:34:47 AM

The family-owned company, St-Luc Labels & Packaging has over 200 employees, 3 plants in 3 countries (Belgium, the Netherlands and France), and 25 presses (6 flexo, 12 digital, 5 letterpress, and 2 offset). For over 25 years, St-Luc has focused on the production of a variety of packaging products, such as self-adhesive labels, shrink sleeves, folding carton and flexible packaging. Recently St. Luc faced UV Spitting, a common issue in the Label flexoprinting industry.

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Apex International taps into trends at Labelexpo Europe

By Jeanine Graat | Nov 6, 2017 4:18:31 AM

Labelexpo Europe 2017 celebrated its biggest-ever edition at the Brussels Expo, occupying nine exhibition halls – 12% bigger than 2015 – and attracting 37,742 visitors (up 5.6%). Apex International tapped into all major trends that headlined the show, welcoming the audience to its Knowledge Center in Hall 11 – close to Labelexpo’s Automation Arena.

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Apex joins MPS connectivity platform ‘talk to me’ with Smart Anilox

By Jeanine Graat | Sep 19, 2017 10:55:22 AM

As ‘automation’ is set to be one of the headline themes during Labelexpo Europe, Apex International is gearing up to present its innovative ‘Smart Anilox’. This RFID-equipped anilox roll will be a key part of the connectivity platform ‘talk to me’, created by press manufacturer MPS. The newly developed platform enables interaction between MPS printing presses and Management Information Systems (MIS) in order to automate various processes, from pre-press to printing through to the final post-press stages.

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