Industry News

Drewsen Spezialpapiere to increase prices significantly

Due to the substantial and continuous cost increases for raw materials especially pulp by approx. 30 %, Drewsen Spezialpapiere will be increasing their prices significantly for uncoated woodfree papers for deliveries from April 1st 2021 onwards.

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MPS Systems extends production floorspace

MPS Systems extends their floorspace with a 1,600 m2 building across the street from their headquarters based in Arnhem, Netherlands. The additional space will be used to extend production capacity, warehouse logistics, and secure space for future growth.

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EasySert – an efficient addition to existing Ferag technology

Thanks to a new EasySert inserting line, the increasing insert volumes seen at the newspaper printing plant at Medienhaus Aachen can now be processed much more efficiently. Compared to the previously used system from another provider, advertising freesheets or preprints can now be filled twice as quickly with up to 24 inserts and processed ready for delivery.

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The three pillars of virtual.drupa are gaining momentum

As virtual.drupa, taking place from 20 to 23 April, is approaching, exhibitors are starting to design their online showrooms; video and live presentations as well as virtual meeting rooms are in preparation. Registration for exhibitors has been open since the end of January, and the current booking status is very positive, with around 100 exhibitors from 23 countries, as well as 5,000 pre-registered visitors from all around the world already preparing for the virtual industry event.

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Envases Mexico receives “High Performance Metal Decorator of the Year 2020” award

Ever since 2013, Koenig & Bauer has presented an annual “High Performance Metal Decorator of the Year” award. The award was established to honour customers who use the company’s products to demonstrate achievement beyond the scope of everyday performance in the field of metal decorating. Over the years, the coveted prize was picked up by companies such as PT United Can Company from Indonesia, Glud & Marstrand from Denmark, Ball Corporation from the USA and LITALSA from Spain, to name just a few.

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OE-A hosts printed electronics competition

What do an artificial triceps, a smart gear selector and an indoor air quality meter have in common? Essential parts consist of organic and printed electronics. And they are among the 22 entries taking part in the “OE-A Competition 2021”, which the international VDMA working group OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) organizes every year.

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Indian packaging printer aims to grow significantly with Heidelberg

UFlex Limited, multinational flexible packaging and polymer science company and the first Indian manufacturer of aseptic liquid packaging, announces to double its production capacity from 3.5 bn packs per annum to 7 bn packs per annum. To achieve this, the company decided to invest in second printing line from the Heidelberg Web Carton Converting GmbH.

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Drewsen invests in its format equipment

In order to maintain the continuous growth of the last few years in demand for speciality paper formats, Drewsen is investing in a highly efficient Questec small volume sheeter from BW Papersystems. A wide range of paper weights from 30-300 gsm can be cut into sheets in a single layer, at speeds of up to 400 m/min. Security papers with cut to register watermarks can also be precisely cut.

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New flexoprinting machine in Jatne

The demand for flexible packaging materials is growing amid the transition towards sustainable food packaging. Walki has answered to this need by investing in a brand new flexo printing machine in its Jatne plant in Poland.

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Color-Logic certifies swissQprint

Color-Logic has announced the certification of the swissQprint Impala 3 printer, at Shawmut Communications Group in the Boston suburb of Danvers, Massachusetts.

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Passion for pharmaceutical packaging

Papierwerk Landshut Mittler (plm), whose high-quality packagings are found the world over, can be summed up in three words: quality, reliability, and passion. Targeting further growth, the company was the first folding carton printer last year to invest in a Speedmaster XL 75-7+L from the new 2020 generation.

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Paper, board and tissue in food contact: New legal developments, products and analytical requirements

On 03 March to 04 March 2021, the established PTS conference “Paper & Board for Food Contact” will take place again - this time with two innovations. Firstly, the conference language will be English and secondly, the event will be online.

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