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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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Ferag at drupa 2024

From May 28 to June 7, 2024, the global print and media industry will gather at drupa 2024 in Düsseldorf. Ferag, provider of conveying and processing solutions, will take advantage of this event to present itself and its solutions. This year's trade fair appearance is all about the needs of its customers. The new strategic partnership between the Swiss family-owned company and MakroSolutions is an essential part of the alignment of Ferag's solutions, products and services.

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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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Tecnau at drupa

Tecnau is pleased to preview its broad showcase at drupa 2024, highlighting our collaborations with leading printing and finishing technology providers. Under the theme "Tomorrow’s Finishing, Today. Connect with the future," Tecnau is set to demonstrate the synergy between our state-of-the-art finishing solutions and the technologies of both long-established as well as new partners.

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Heubach GmbH required to file for insolvency

Heubach GmbH filed an application today for the opening of regular insolvency proceedings over its assets with the competent insolvency court in Braunschweig and, at the same time, applied for the jurisdiction of the Braunschweig insolvency court as the group court for the German subgroup of the Heubach Group. The court is expected to appoint an insolvency administrator to examine the possibility of continuing business operations and possible options for restructuring and/or selling the business in due course.

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Study shows skills shortage is a reality for nine out of ten German SMEs

German SMEs are suffering a massive skills and workforce shortage – a fact highlighted by a representative survey among SME decision-makers that the F.A.Z. Institute conducted for Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). According to this survey, nine out of ten German SMEs do not have enough staff. Just under half (49 percent) said they were badly or very badly affected by the skills and workforce shortage.

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Smart Factories need smart service

A smart factory designed for productivity also needs an innovative service approach. Müller Martini recognized this early on, proactively configuring its service offering to tap into the full potential of its machines in operation. The extensive, modular offering is combined into MMServices and accompanies the finishing solutions from Müller Martini throughout their entire life cycle. The company will be demonstrating exactly how this works at drupa booth 1B50.

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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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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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Drewsen Spezialpapiere invests €1.9 million in film press for PM1

Paper Machine 1 (PM1), which specialises in the production of security papers, has been operating with a new film press since February. The €1.9 million investment replaced the existing size press. The planning and realisation of this project took 12 months in total.

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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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