Max Daetwyler, founder of Max Daetwyler Corporation, died April 7 after a long illness. He was 89. His company, based in Switzerland, is a manufacturer of equipment to the flexographic and gravure industries.
He had an understanding of the graphics arts industry when he founded his first company to manufacture special copy frames in Dietikon-Zurich, Switzerland, in 1943. As a flight pioneer, he was also drawn to build airplanes and parts, so he moved his company to Bleienbach next to a small airfield. There he made his mark in the gravure form preparation arena. The first etching machine for producing gravure cylinders, the Gravomaster, was developed in 1965 and shortly after, the Polishmaster precision machining and measuring center made its debut. Max Daetwyler spurred his