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Agfa and EFI forge strategic partnership to propel digital print transformation

Agfa and EFI proudly announce that they have entered into a global strategic partnership aimed at leveraging each other’s technologies. The collaboration marks a significant milestone in the wide-format inkjet printing arena.

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Driving the Digital Transformation

Muller Martini will be presenting four highly automated, industrial production lines that are integrated in the Connex workflow under the motto “Driving the Digital Transformation” at the 1400 m2 drupa trade fair stand 1B50 in Düsseldorf from May 28 to June 7, 2024. “We use the latest equipment to demonstrate why we are capable to accompany our customers on their individual journeys into the increasingly digitalized future and how, with our solutions, they can consistently use the potential of new technologies,” says Bruno Müller.

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Druckzentrum Zurich (DZZ): Successful revision for sustained top performance

Ferag AG recently carried out a successful revision for Druckzentrum Zürich (DZZ) in order to extend the service life of its production facilities. The focus of this revision was the replacement of the control drum on an MSD inserting drum. The component was in operation since 2001 and needed to be replaced now.

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Progress in sustainable packaging: Voith and the 4evergreen alliance drive innovative projects forward

Full-line supplier Voith is intensifying its commitment to the 4evergreen alliance with a number of pioneering projects. Among other things, the focus is on innovative processes for dissolving barrier papers on an industrial scale. The alliance consists of over 110 members representing the entire life cycle of fiber-based packaging – from forest owners to producers, designers, brand owners and recyclers. Together, they share their expertise to develop tools and guidelines for an even more sustainable sector. As a member of the “Novel Recycling Technologies” Working Group within 4evergreen’s Innovation Workstream, Voith is instrumental in developing new solutions. Members from other workstreams also draw on Voith's expertise in stock preparation and recycling concepts.

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Orda Print purchases Scodix Ultra 6000, powered by SHD

Scodix is pleased to announce the sale of the Scodix Ultra 6000, powered by SHD Digital Enhancement Press to Orda Print, the leading printing solutions company in Israel. The press is already providing significant value with a seamless integration into Orda’s print production process.

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Promo postcards: The cinematic magic of Poor Things

A collaboration between film production company Searchlight Pictures and Kodak married cutting-edge Prosper Ultra inkjet printing technology with dazzling photography to create promotional postcards for the cinema release of the multi-award-winning movie Poor Things. The goal was to showcase the beauty of director and producer Yorgos Lanthimos' filmmaking and offer cinemagoers a tangible piece of the movie's magic to take home, leveraging the quality and productivity benefits of the Prosper Ultra Prosper Ultra 520 Press.

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Management change at the top of hubergroup

The management of MHM Holding GmbH is being reorganised. The previous CEO, Heiner Klokkers, has left the company. Two long-standing top managers are moving up to the management of the holding company. Taner Bicer, responsible for the Group's Chemicals Division, and Carsten Zölzer, Head of the Offset Division, are joining the Management Board of MHM Holding GmbH. Both will also remain Managing Directors of hubergroup Deutschland GmbH and retain their current responsibilities. Together with Britta Hübner, responsible for the transformation of the group, they will form the Management Board of MHM Holding GmbH.

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Mondi Neusiedler reduces greenhouse gas emissions from its pulp production by over 20%

In April 2023, Mondi announced an investment programme for its uncoated fine paper mill in Lower Austria, Mondi Neusiedler, to increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase operational safety at the mill. “We are happy to confirm that projects totalling €20 million have now been clearly defined and approved with work already in progress. These upgrades will help Mondi Neusiedler to reduce the pulp mill´s greenhouse gas emissions by over 20%, while also reducing NOx emissions by up to 10% and gas consumption by around 25%,” explains Sakari Eloranta, Technical Director Uncoated Fine Paper at Mondi.

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ERA invites members to share news and announces upcoming activities for 2024

The European Rotogravure Association (ERA) is excited to start 2024 with a call to its members to share their news on the ERA website. In an effort to highlight the achievements and updates from its members, ERA encourages submissions to the “Member News” section. Members can send their stories in PDF format or as a link, accompanied by a picture or logo. ERA's public relations department is dedicated to featuring a diverse array of member stories on the website.

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4evergreen announces new Chair and Co-Chair

4evergreen, Europe’s value chain alliance of over 110 members building a toolbox to propel fibre-based packaging towards a 90% recycling rate by 2030, appoints a new Chair and Co-Chair to lead the alliance. Chair Sarah Price, Director of Sustainability at Sappi and Co-Chair Andreas Walser, Managing Director at Hamburger Recycling , Member of Prinzhorn Group, will help drive the alliance’s strategy towards perfecting fibre-based packaging circularity from the design and manufacture phase to the collection, sorting and recycling of packaging materials.

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ERA welcomes Midwest Print Solutions as a new member

The European Rotogravure Association (ERA) is delighted to announce the addition of Midwest Print Solutions to its network of industry leaders. This new membership marks an expansion of ERA's influence into the North American market, further solidifying its position as a global authority in the field of printing and packaging.

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Sappi concludes consultation process at Lanaken Mill; ceases paper production

The persistent global economic downturn is proving to be much tougher than anticipated with depressed markets, geopolitical instability and weak economic growth combining to put significant pressure on Sappi, particularly in Europe.

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