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Printing Excellence in India by Flexure Print N Pack
July 25, 2019 | Flexure Print N Pack LLP
After years of running Indian make Flexo Presses, Flexure team was looking out for the next investment into a sophisticated, well-proven press that can deliver high quality results on a wide range of flexible packaging materials. KYMC was known to Flexure since a long time and having heard success stories of Indian customers with KYMC Presses, Flexure was keen to explore the possibilities. After witnessing a KYMC Press running High-quality commercial jobs with speeds in excess of 200mpm at KYMC’s well known customer in India, Flexure was convinced of the press stability, capabilities and its potential which was exactly what they were searching for. A well proven press coupled with total local support from KYMC India team assured Flexure peace of mind to go with an investment for their first imported press.
5 things to look for when selecting your production planning system for your factory
July 18, 2019 | Daywey Chen
System needs to be introduced to record daily operational information to help the staff make good decisions. At the same time providing data for future analysis and for future improvements. Some joke that the ultimate goal is to have a “monkey” to be operationally capable.
Want to save cost? Start with your work safety
July 12, 2019 | Daywey Chen
Under the competitive environment, companies have invested a large amount of time and resource into cost reduction. To reduce cost to increase profitability, to reduce cost to increase competitiveness. Companies look into areas like procurement to reduce the cost of material, to look into production planning to increase efficiencies, to look into human resource to cut unnecessary human resource budget. However, seldom do companies look into the financial benefit of work safety.
Color Consistency – starting with how accurate is your measurement system using a Gauge R&R study
June 24, 2019 | Daywey Chen
A global brand must have a consistent color regardless of the manufacturing location, and packaging must be produced using the same formula and action steps. There must be accurate reproduction on a variety of substrates, on multiple types of equipment, run by a variety of people. Using multiple different processes in all types of environment.
5 things to look for when choosing the ink supply and washing system for your printing press
June 6, 2019 | Alex Liao | Daywey Chen
The number of functions equipped into the ink supply and washing system can vary. The more function the more cost. At the end of the day, we are not trying to find the best inking system with the most function. Our goal is to find the most suitable system for your needs. Below are 5 things that you can look into to help you select your ink supply and washing system.
The Advent of the Flexible Electronics Market
May 28, 2019 | 陳岱蔚

The industry application for printed flexible electronic spans across many sectors. Sectors including automotive, logistics, wearable devices, healthcare, commercial display, consumer electronics, gaming, education, and packaging. These sectors have adopted the printing methodologies to develop HF & UHF RFID tags, functional substrates, flexible OLED lighting, flexible HMI panels and flexible sensors.

3 Scenarios where effective supply chain management increase value to the cycle
May 17, 2019 | Daywey Chen

Managing your supply chain is a difficult task. In today’s global economy where demands and supplies are at a global scale makes supply chain management even more challenging. However, there are technologies that exist today to help accomplish this challenge. According to IBM in 2017 alone, a typical supply chain accessed 50 times more data than just five years earlier. However, less than a quarter of this data is being analyzed. This means that many valuable insights are lost. As a result, making the supply chain less efficient than it could be otherwise.

Steps to help you reduce your production lead time
May 10, 2019 | Daywey Chen
The same sets of production machinery and tools can produce different results depending on how effectively you schedule your work. When we want to decrease the overall lead time. It is important to look at your production process as a whole. As a system that consists of multiple machines working together in designed order. You shouldn’t look at each machine or station individually. Looking at each machine individually will likely to lead you to bark up the wrong tree with no overall lead time improvement at the end of the day.
What web tension should I run at on a roll to roll solution?
April 16, 2019 | Daywey Chen
According to TAPPI testing guide (Technical Association of the pulp and paper industry) when controlling the web tension, a general guideline is to apply 5% ~ 25% of the maximum web strength, and around 0.5 ~ 1 PLI/mil of thickness.
KYMC establishes stronger presence in the Philippines
April 2, 2019 | KYMC Marketing

Last week, KYMC held an open house in the Philippines, where a seminar at the hotel was held in conjunction with a press demonstration at our client’s factory. The seminar was organized into two sections, with the first section focusing on environmental topics and industry trends. The second section focused on KYMC’s capabilities to support our customers through case studies sharing. How KYMC supported public traded companies to cut cost and increase production efficiencies to remain competitive on the market. How KYMC worked with our customers even long before the purchase of the machines to ensure the customers need was addressed and can be fulfilled... 

What’s the difference between SCADA and HMI?
March 25, 2019 | Daywey Chen
Industry 4.0 is about the connection and communication between machines and systems to ultimately reach decision making with the absence of a human. More and more data are gathered throughout the production process. The machines get smarter with the increasing amount of data to work with. As a result, the production process becomes more efficient and productive and less wasteful. The ideal situation is to form a network of these machines that are digitally connected with one another to create and share information that results in the full power of Industry 4.0
What is a Servo motor and how does it benefit your printing operation?
March 22, 2019 | Daywey Chen
When choosing a Servo motor there are a few specifications to select from. An AC current type or a DC current type servo motor. Is the motor brushed or brushless, and is the motor synchronous our asynchronous. 

Success is forming relationships and this begins well before a customer places an order with us
February 20, 2019 | Nick Coombes
Attention to detail is our USP and essential in today’s ultra-competitive market.  There are many manufacturers of quality machines – but we aim to stand out by the level of personal attention we bring to every project however large or small.  By playing to our strengths and choosing the best partners to work with, we can make and keep promises to our customers – and that allows us to take a long-term view of the business.  If you have belief in your supply chain, you can build success.
Flexo Market Application Study
February 14, 2019 | Daywey Chen
According to CI Flexo Tech Magazine, the flexo accounts for 10% flexible packaging printing process in the Asia Pacific region, 53% in the European region and 80% in the Americas. Flexo was able to proliferate quickly throughout the America region because...
How to Choose Your Digital Printhead?
January 18, 2019 | Daywey Chen

Nozzles, picoliter, thermal printhead, piezo-electric printhead, drop-on-demand(DoD), continuous inkjet, binary, greyscale are specification describing the digital printhead. Understanding the meaning of these terms will help you understand how the printer operates and will help you to select the right digital printhead for the right job. However, it is rare that for the supplier to stop and explain them. So here is where we stop and explain it to you.

2018 survey on the top 10 concerns of printing and packaging companies in China
January 10, 2019 | Daywey Chen
Through research conducted by CI Flexo Tech Magazine, 32.35% responded that 2018 was a much better year than 2017, 35.29% responded that 2018 was a better year than 2017, 26.47 % responded that 2018 and 2017 are about the same, and 5.88% responded that 2018 was a worst than 2017. The top concerns of the printers and packaging companies in China could be broken down into cost, labor skills, and technology maturity...
2017 China CI Flexo Press Market Report
January 4, 2019 | Daywey Chen

According to CI Flexo Tech Magazine, in China the estimated total number of CI presses installed increased from 218 in 2016 to 271 in 2017, a 24% increase. The future competition for the flexo press market lies in how efficient and the speed of changing jobs and not in how fast the press can run at...

How printers from different parts of the world are treating VOCs emission?
December 13, 2018 | Daywey Chen
The action trend taken to reduce the VOCs emission by printers across the globe varies depending on factors such as the regulation intensity of the region, the technology advancement of the region, the environmental consciousness level of the demographics. In some parts of the world, not much attention is being placed into VOCs emission reduction. In some parts of the world, aggressive measures are taking place. In general, there are three ways to treat VOCs. 1. Targeting the issue from the source (raw materials), for instance changing from solvent inks to water-based inks 2. Targeting the issue by adopting a more environmentally friendly printing process, for instance changing from rotogravure process to flexographic process. 3. To target the issue by installing VOC converting or recycling equipment.
KYMC @ All in Print China 2018
November 6, 2018 | KYMC Marketing
Flexo printing technology has been in China for over 30 years. Over the years flexographic process had only received minimal adoption in the China market when compared to the offset and rotogravure printing process. One of the main reasons is because of the poor image quality produced from the process when compared to offset and rotogravure.
KYMC @ Vietnam Plas 2018
November 6, 2018 | KYMC Marketing
The market in Vietnam is growing rapidly, with an estimated population of 96 million and with a median age of 30.9 years old, the country has a bright future in terms of its population. The GDP per capita in 2017 is estimated to be USD2,343 and with a GDP growth rate of 6.8%. with a healthy young workforce population and a healthy growth in GDP the domestic demands for goods and services are expected to rise
How to Choose a Flexographic Printing Plate ?
October 5, 2018 | Dr. Dieter Niederstadt

This week KYMC invited Asahi Kasei to share about the factors to consider when choosing a flexographic printing plate. To draw a case study demonstrating that choosing the right plate could impact the production efficiencies in terms of printing speed and machine downtime significantly: as much as 53% in overall equipment efficiency(OEE).

Printing Industry Survival Guide: Lifestyle
May 18, 2018 | Daywey Chen
How the change of consumer lifestyle can affect the printing industry and how you should react to it, discussing the topic from 3 points of view, including shorter consumer attention span, increased consumer price consciousness and the greater consumer voice.
Printing Industry Survival Guide: Demographics
May 3, 2018 | Daywey Chen
Be where the demand is! PCI Films Consulting has identified 13 emerging flexible packaging markets that have grown by almost 70% since 2006 and now account for 20% of total world demand. These markets are Poland, Russia, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Nigeria and South Africa.
How Controlling of The Water Based Ink Temperature Could Eliminate Ink Foams from Developing at The Containment Blade
February 27, 2018 | Ivan Lin
During printing as air travels back into the after the ink transfer onto the printing plate, if the blade pressure to anilox roller is too high, this will prevent the air and ink from reentering into the chamber. This will cause an imbalance of air and ink flow, leading to foam generation and buildup at the back blade.
The adoption of Industry 4.0 projects could lead to a 30% to 50 % reduction machine downtime.
December 8, 2017 | Ivan Lin
In the printing and converting industry, one of the Industry 4.0 ideas is the communication between the different parts of the printing and converting process, enabling companies to utilize the information gathered to produce valuable actionable items in its production process, customer services, inventory management, and supplier management.