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Koenig & Bauer has already transformed the world of print on any number of occasions. It has long since transitioned from a classic manufacturing company into an agile technology provider, and numerous digital products and offers complement its printing machinery. With a new group-wide unit focussed on the digital transformation, Koenig & Bauer is now intensifying its development of new business models and digital solutions covering the full lifecycle of print products.

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Turkish packaging printer Printpark invests in Speedmaster XL

Printpark Premium Folding Carton is a Turkish family business with around 100 employees that has been operating in Istanbul for 48 years. It is currently run by second generation owners Ferit Dansik and Turan Dansik. Printpark exports its offset printing products to more than 25 countries and is one of the well-known major companies in the Turkish packaging industry and also a winner of several international packaging awards. Its products, whose production and R&D activities are carried out entirely within the company, include high-quality cardboard packaging for the cosmetics, food, chocolate, beverage and textile industries.

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Prada Spring/Summer 2023 Womenswear Show

The Prada Spring/Summer 2023 women’s collection by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons presents a sequence of realities - reflections, refractions, observations. Acts of reality. There is an interrelationship between the raw and the sensual, between delicacy and roughness, an emulsification of contrasts. The collection plays constantly with dissimilitude and paradox, shifting between different visions, separate realities. Mirroring the décor of the show space - a black paper panopticon, itself a sublimation of a domestic sphere, a reality – a paper-based fabric is used for a series of dresses, torn against the body, intimate and impulsive.

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UPM Raflatac and Logopak announce collaboration on linerless solution in print

Label manufacturer UPM Raflatac and industrial labeling and identification solutions provider Logopak have agreed on a collaboration, which provides their customers a robust linerless solution in print and apply labeling. With linerless labeling, omitting the label liner significantly increases the running length and capacity of the label rolls, saves costs, and benefits the environment by reducing the CO2 footprint in production and logistics. As a first step the collaboration will improve especially the automatic labeling of secondary packaging.

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Elif Cairo and Istanbul complete Certification Program for Flexcel NX Plates

Elif, a Huhtamaki company focused on producing flexible packaging, has successfully completed the Miraclon Certification Program for Flexcel NX Plates. Designed to evaluate Kodak Flexcel NX System users’ ability to meet international standards, the certification program represents a feature set that drives efficiency, repeatability, and consistent quality flexo plate production. The certification process is also supported with comprehensive data measurement and analysis.

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Sappi Europe announces price rises for its Coated Mechanical Reel products

Due to continuing high cost and volatility in raw materials, energy and transportation, Sappi Europe has announced a price increase to its Coated Mechanical reels. The adjustment will range between 6-9% and will be implemented during the month of October. Sappi’s European sales team will be in further contact directly with customers to discuss the details of the implementation.

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James Cropper partners with sustainable fragrance challenger

Papermaker James Cropper has partnered with a new player in the fragrance market to deliver a circular packaging solution. Complementing BelRebel’s vision of creating a fully eco conscious offer, the fragrance challenger brand selected James Cropper’s Vanguard range of paper to create the boxes for its seven fragrances, as well as the absorbent tester blotters for fragrance evaluation. Containing 30% upcycled fibre, the Vanguard paper gives a second life to recovered fibre and is blended with fresh fibre from sustainable forestry sources to deliver beautiful papers without any compromise on performance or beauty.

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Scodix and Müller Korea form packaging-focused partnership

Scodix, provider of digital embellishment solutions for the graphic arts industry, announces the signing of a new partnership agreement with Müller Korea Co. Ltd., facilitating Müller’s distribution of Scodix solutions in South Korea. Founded in 2019, Müller Korea is a dynamic distributor of Muller Martini, Kolbus, Prati, MBO group, Bograma and mps. The new partnership will strengthen the healthy presence that Scodix already has in the Korean packaging market and will serve as a complementary addition to the existing partnership with Screen HD Korea Co., Ltd, which has been a successful collaboration since 2011.

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Koenig & Bauer Celmacch: Closing successfully completed

With the official approval for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Italy, the partnership and acquisition of 49 percent of the shares in the Italian Celmacch Group S.r.l. by the German Koenig & Bauer AG, announced on July 22, 2022, has now been completed. The partnership with the Desenzano del Garda-based manufacturer of high-board line flexo presses and rotary die cutters for the corrugated industry expands the Koenig & Bauer Group's extensive portfolio. The new partnership combines over 40 years of experience in the corrugated printing and converting market and more than 200 years of printing technology on various substrates.

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Huhtamaki invests in Emerald Technology Ventures’ sustainable packaging fund

Huhtamaki, a global advanced manufacturer of sustainable packaging solutions, announces its investment in Emerald Technology Ventures’ sustainable packaging fund. As a limited partner, Huhtamaki will help to foster next-generation sustainable packaging solutions and tap into nascent innovation of start-ups.

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Stämpfli Kommunikation benefits from Sonora Xtra Process Free Plates

Stämpfli Kommunikation (Stämpfli AG) supplies the Swiss market with a comprehensive range of services for print, digital and cross-media communication. This family business was established in 1799 and currently employs 300 people. In addition to its headquarters in Bern, where all sheetfed and web offset printing activities take place, Stämpfli Kommunikation also operates a digital printing site in Wallisellen, 100 km away on the other side of Zurich.

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Sappi Europe temporarily reduces capacity at Carmignano Mill

Sappi Europe temporarily reduces capacity at its Carmignano Mill in Italy, due to the continuing and sharp escalation of energy costs. The energy crisis adds to the already high costs for raw materials and transportation, presenting an extraordinary challenge not only for Sappi but also the industry as a whole.

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