Industry News

OE-A Competition 2022 launched

OE-A is looking for your new products, prototypes and designs related to flexible, organic, and printed electronics. Taking part in the annually run competition is now possible. All submissions will be showcased at LOPEC 2022 and beyond.

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Mondi announces uncoated fine paper price increase

Mondi, global company in packaging and paper, will implement price increases of between 8% and 15% across the majority of its uncoated fine paper grades produced in Austria and Slovakia as of 5 July 2021.

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Smart and sustainable packaging for monthly subscription box

Luxury packaging specialist Pollard Boxes has created a stylish, sustainable and smart presentation box for the Limited Edition lookfantastic® beauty subscription box in collaboration with the environmentally conscious REN Clean Skincare. Already proud to be cruelty free, REN’s current aim is to be waste free by the end of 2021; so lookfantastic® wanted a pack that was either recycled, recyclable or reusable to fit with the REN brand ethos.

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Publishing printer Wilco invests in eleven Speedmaster XL 106 presses

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG is experiencing steady investment growth in key market segments and regions. The company recently achieved a major sales success in the publishing sector, which constitutes one of the largest cultural industries in Europe with an estimated total market value of 36-38 billion euros.

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Live UV Days “on air” 2021 with over 1,000 viewers in 89 countries

At the UV Days “on air”, which was live streamed from a TV studio on 18th and 19th May, event organiser IST Metz reached 1,000 viewers and 19 industry partners in 89 countries.

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Drewsen invests in its reel cutting equipment

Plastic drinking straws are one of the many single-use plastic products that will be banned as the result of a European directive (2019/904) this year. Paper straws are a sustainable alternative. To produce drinking straws from paper, narrow reels, so-called bobbins, are required.

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New technology for printing jobs from Bremen

The Druckhaus Delmenhorst print house in northern Germany has seen its production capacity more than double in the past year. Among other equipment, a complete precollecting and inserting line from Ferag has been installed. Since December 2020, this has been used for processing the WESER-KURIER, Bremer Nachrichten and Verdener Nachrichten – all daily newspapers published by Bremer Tageszeitungen AG. This came after the publishing house decided to stop in-house production and outsource it elsewhere.

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Saica Pack Dublin starts up a Rapida 106 with 15 printing and finishing units

A few days ago, a new Rapida 106 went into production at Saica Pack Dublin. The press in question is an individually tailored medium-format installation (for sheet formats up to 740 x 1,060 mm) with a total of 15 printing and finishing units and an overall length of 32 metres.

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First textbook printing plant in Ethiopia with manroland Goss web offset presses

TBO Printing and Publishing S.C (TBO) in Addis Ababa celebrated the successful installation of the two manroland Goss CROMOMAN presses on May 31, 2021. The start-up of the fully installed ROTOMAN will follow shortly. The establishment of the first textbook production facility for East Africa is a very ambitious project for the country, wanting to utilize its own resources to meet the high demand for textbooks for a steadily growing number of young people. The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Abiy Ahmed, is also expected to attend the opening ceremony.

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Dario Urbinati is new Head of Sales at Gallus

Dario Urbinati took over as Head of Sales at Gallus, starting from 1st June 2021. The new Head of Sales is a familiar face at the Swiss long-established company. Dario Urbinati already worked for Gallus in his professional career, from June 2007 to August 2016, e.g. as Managing Director of the, at that time newly established, sales and service organization Gallus South East Asia.

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Indian Printers grow with Equipment from Heidelberg Shanghai

The Speedmaster CS 92 is popular with commercial and packaging printers in Asia and India. The sheet format, plate size and other features are the right answer to the needs of a printing market in which, print runs are smaller and job changes are becoming more frequent. Thanks to the investment in sheetfed offset technology from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg); the print shops in new and emerging markets are increasing their productivity and reducing production costs.

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W&H: Flexcel NX Ultra Solution moves to new home

Renovations at the Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) Technology Center in Lengerich, Germany, have been completed, and included moving their in-house prepress technology – a Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution from Miraclon – to a brand-new plate room for quicker and easier accessibility.

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