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AM industry confident in a tense economic situation

“In the current very difficult market environment across all sectors, our member companies are proving surprisingly robust,” explains Dr. Markus Heering, Managing Director of the VDMA's Additive Manufacturing Working Group. Despite the tense situation, only a third of companies reported declining sales in the spring survey.

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Bobst partners with and invests in Packitoo

Bobst announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Packitoo, a French company developing digital solutions in the packaging industry. Packitoo’s Hipe is a web-based sales tool tailored for the packaging industry, automating quotations, managing packaging projects, and supporting web-to-pack e-shops for printers and converters.

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UPM Raflatac unveils Carbon Action portfolio

According to the UN, today only 15% of the Sustainable Development Goal targets are on track. In September 2023, UPM joined the UN Global Compact Forward Faster initiative to accelerate this pace. To demonstrate its commitment to the Climate Action initiative and help its customers reduce the carbon footprint of their packaging materials and drive action, UPM Raflatac is proud to announce the launch of its Carbon Action Plastic Labels portfolio.

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Xeikon unveils new 1200 dpi inkjet press for high-end label segment

Xeikon has announced details of the next evolution Panther inkjet technology as the press manufacturer prepares for the world premiere of the Xeikon PX3300HD, a new 1200 dpi digital press that will be launched at drupa 2024. Developed for high quality labels, the five-color machine offers a 330mm printing width and speeds up to 70 m/min, even when printing with high opacity white. In addition, Xeikon PX3300HD utilizes a newly developed ink series, PX-Cure LED HD, to ensure perfect curing, while supporting sustainability targets for converters.

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Sappi Europe announces price rises for its Packaging & Speciality products

Sappi Europe will increase prices for its Packaging & Speciality products effective on deliveries as from June 2024. This increase is necessary to maintain the viability of Sappi’s business, the actual amount will depend on the product group. Flexible Packaging: 15%, Release Liner (CCK & Glassine): 15%, Label Papers: 10%.

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XSYS launches EcoFillX in support of extended sustainability commitment

XSYS has announced the introduction of EcoFillX, an innovative software feature developed for ThermoFlexX imagers, which promises to significantly reduce washout solvent usage. Targeting the non-image areas of photopolymer printing plates, EcoFillX represents another important step towards improving the sustainability of the flexographic platemaking process.

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Miraclon and Bobst reinforce strategic partnership

Miraclon and Bobst have reinforced their strategic partnership, with Miraclon named as the plate technology partner in Bobst’s new Competence Center in Atlanta. Officially opening this week, the center is home to a Flexcel NX System and Flexcel NX Ultra Processing Solution to support Bobst’s goal to produce plates that maximize the performance of their presses.

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Scodix: New product lineup at drupa

Scodix, provider of digital embellishment solutions, gears up for a display at drupa as it announces that two new presses will be launched at the show, the Scodix Ultra 2500 SHD and the Scodix Ultra 6500 SHD. In addition to Scodix SHD (Smart High Definition) technology, the two new presses also see the debut of Scodix MLE (Multi-layer Enhancement) and Scodix AI, an automated embellishment creator tool.

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Changes in the Management Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

Jürgen Otto (59, photo) will become the new CEO of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) on July 1, 2024. He succeeds Dr. Ludwin Monz, who will resign from his position as Chairman of the Management Board at his own request and in agreement with the Supervisory Board. At the end of June 30, 2024, Monz will step down from the Management Board of Heidelberg. The Supervisory Board passed a resolution to this effect on April 19, 2024.

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Bobst Application Management: A new hands-on consulting service

A brand owner at a medium sized snack company sits in her office and signs off on a new brand of peanuts. A year later, a man walks into a shop, browses the shelves for a snack, likes the look of the packaging and chooses the new brand.

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Kodak celebrates 20 years of process free plates

2024 marks Kodak’s 20-year anniversary as manufacturer and supplier of true process free printing plates in the world. The current Kodak Sonora Xtra Process Free Plate is the result of Kodak's continued efforts to drive the sustainable transformation of plate technology through extensive investment in materials research and plate formulation development.

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Heidelberg: Up to 20 percent increase in overall productivity

Cost pressure, the skills shortage, and sustainability – print shops worldwide need to contend with all these issues and yet remain competitive. Throughout the printing industry, the costs per printed sheet are a measure of how competitive a print shop is. Boasting numerous innovative features, the new machine generation from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) cuts costs, helps alleviate the skills shortage, and improves print shops’ sustainability.

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