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New UK Sales Manager at MPS

MPS announces the appointment of Sebastian Bolingbroke as the new UK Sales Manager. With a wealth of experience and a passion for driving success, Sebastian brings a unique perspective to the MPS team. Sebastian Bolingbroke joins MPS with a strong background in print and production management, having closely collaborated with the company for many years. His decision to join MPS was inspired by the company's commitment to technology, innovation, and print performance, distinguishing MPS machines as “standouts in the market”.

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EU packaging regulation: unrealistic requirements are a burden on the mechanical engineering industry

The mechanical and plant engineering industry sees the EU packaging regulation recently adopted by the member states as fundamentally positive. However, the industry continues to be burdened by technical weaknesses and, in some cases, unrealistic requirements.

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Changes to the Supervisory Board of Heidelberg at the next Annual General Meeting 2024

There will be changes on the shareholder side of the Supervisory Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG in the coming financial year 2024/2025. Dr. Fritz Oesterle will not stand for another term due to reaching the age limit. His appointment will end at the end of the Annual General Meeting on July 25, 2024. Ferdinand Rüesch will also leave the Supervisory Board at this time. He has informed the Supervisory Board that he wishes to retire and successively step down from all offices. He will hand over his position in sales at the Gallus Group at the end of the calendar year.

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The entire spectrum for curing

The newly formed Business Unit Curing of Dr. Hönle AG, consisting of printing specialists Hönle, Eltosch Grafix, PrintConcept, and GEPA Coating Solutions, stands for highly efficient customized curing and drying solutions in printing applications. Their extensive product portfolio includes not only LED-UV but also conventional UV, inertUV, and IR systems. This unique selection, combined with decades of experience, enables individual, tailor-made solutions for every printing application, ensuring process security and first-class product quality for printers.

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UPM Raflatac at FESPA

In a “significant move” to address the evolving needs of the graphics industry, UPM Raflatac is pleased to announce the expansion of its Graphics Solutions product range. Designed to meet growing customer demands for high quality, durable and versatile materials, the expansion includes the launch of a range of new, self-adhesive products. The new innovations within the extended product portfolio will be showcased on UPM Raflatac’s stand (5-H49) during FESPA Global Print Expo 2024, taking place from 19th – 22nd March in Amsterdam.

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DuPont announces price increase for Cyrel® products

DuPont™ Cyrel® Flexographic Solutions is implementing up to 7% price increase on selected Cyrel® plates, Round photopolymer sleeves and Flexosol-i washout solvent starting from April 15th, 2024.

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Ticket Shop open for Chemspec Europe 2024

Taking place from 19 - 20 June 2024 at the Messe Düsseldorf exhibition centre in Germany, Chemspec Europe is the meeting point to find new suppliers, enhance existing business relationships, network with industry experts and discover the trends and innovations driving the fine and speciality chemical industry forwards.

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XSYS honored with FPPA Award

XSYS, specialist for the global flexographic printing industry, is proud to announce that it has been awarded the FPPA Innovation Excellence Award 2024 for the fully automatic ThermoFlexX Catena+ platemaking line. Received during the association’s 25th annual conference, which was held on 26 February, in Indian Wells, California, the award recognizes the continued commitment of XSYS to providing groundbreaking innovations that allow prepress operations and converters to produce brilliant results.

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LegoDigit installs HP Indigo 15K and HP PageWide 2200

Based in Lavis in the province of Trento, Italy, book manufacturer LegoDigit was founded in 2013 and has since become a reliable player in the production of books across Italy. LegoDigit prides itself on its vision that technological innovation drives value for its customers. By installing the HP Indigo 15K and HP PageWide Advantage 2200, LegoDigit drives forward technological innovation whilst simultaneously delivering on sustainability.

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OE-A Business Climate Survey: Industry remains positive but cautious in 2024

The results of the latest OE-A Business Climate Survey show slightly lower expectations for 2024 compared to the projections made in the 2023 surveys. However, the decline is at a high level: For 2024, responding association members expect a 13 percent increase in revenue for the flexible and printed electronics industry.

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Closing the loop with paper carrier bags

Less raw material, less waste, fewer emissions – the circular economy is at the top of the agenda. Choosing fibre-based packaging such as paper carrier bags is one piece of the puzzle that retailers and brand owners can complete to take the next step in contributing to the bio-based circular economy. Paper carrier bags are a welcome resource in the paper recycling mix. A member of the initiative “The Paper Bag” explains how paper carrier bags are recycled into new fibre-based products. An infographic shows the cycle of paper carrier bags.

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Color-Logic certifies Ricoh Pro C7500 printer with Fiery RIP

Color-Logic, global player in metallic color systems and print embellishments, has announced the certification of the Ricoh Pro C7500 multifunction printer with Fiery RIP.

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