Industry News

“Microbe Protect” by Epple: Effectiveness confirmed

Since their market launch in June 2020, the new varnishes of the “Microbe Protect” product line have impressed many distributors and printing houses or aroused their interest. On the one hand, with a strong print result, and on the other hand with an antimicrobial and antiviral varnish additive. The varnishes have now positively passed antiviral tests on a strain of the corona family.

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Heidelberg Italy premiers Scodix Ultra 1000s series press

Scodix has announced the world’s first installation of its Ultra 1000’s Series of digital enhancement presses at the Heidelberg Italy Digital Experience Center. The inauguration of the Scodix Ultra 2000 press was celebrated with an exclusive Heidelberg Italy VIP Open House Event in late October.

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Koenig & Bauer Durst food safety inks achieve ECOLOGO Certification

Koenig & Bauer Durst has announced on Thursay that its food safety water-based printing inks have successfully achieved UL ECOLOGO® Certification, demonstrating third-party validation of the products’ sustainability performance.

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ACME Graphics installs Kodak Flexcel NX System

In April 2020, Miraclon customer ACME Graphics opened a new flexo trade shop branch in Cape Town. With national lockdown restrictions being enforced across South Africa, it was vital for them to have operations up and running quickly, having been recognized as an essential supplier to the industry.

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Xaar's recirculation technology: Wide window of operation

The results of a series of lab experiments demonstrate why Xaar’s TF Technology ink recirculation, invented more than a decade ago, “still sets the benchmark for industrial inkjet recirculation techniques today” to deliver a wider window of operation for users.

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Meinders & Elstermann and Sappi count on Zaikio

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is starting the pilot phase of its digital industry platform Zaikio, which it launched this summer, in collaboration with printing company Meinders & Elstermann GmbH & Co. KG (M&E) and paper manufacturer Sappi.

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German media publisher secures ABB expertise for press management

Global technology company ABB has been awarded a contract to provide software system upgrades including its MPS Production and production data analysis system MPS Inform to Rheinisch-Bergische Druckerei GmbH.

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Flint Group Flexographic welcomes Dr. Martin Čadek as VP Operations

Flint Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Martin Cadek to Vice President, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Flexographic. In Willstätt, Germany, Flint Group Flexographic produces high quality flexographic and letterpress printing plates.

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Tecnau opens new Experience Center

Tecnau announces the opening of the Tecnau Experience Center (TEC) at its corporate headquarters outside of Milan. The facility is available immediately for both live and virtual demonstrations of many of Tecnau’s feeding and finishing solutions for high-speed production digital presses. Aside from the equipment area, the modern facility includes a comfortable reception area, offices and meeting rooms to facilitate a variety of future customer events.

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Printafoil installs Eagle Systems’ Cold Foil on a Komori press

Eagle Systems, Inc., a U.S. based developer and manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment, announced that Printafoil (Pty) Ltd has installed an Eco-Eagle Cold Foil Module on their Komori press. The installation, which was just completed in October, is already creating a buzz among the company’s prominent retail and brand packaging clients.

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Q.I. Press Controls: Five new installations

Q.I. Press Controls - Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE) received no less than 5 orders for new measurement and control systems from India in the past period. The Dutch specialist for the printing industry continues to be an important partner for many companies during the current crisis period. Jyoti Book Depot, Hexagon Print & Pack, Sristi Graphics, Spenta Multimedia and NAPH Graphics all call on QIPC-EAE to further optimise the operation of their systems.

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Senning joins Optima group

Since October 2020, Senning GmbH has joined the Optima Group, based in Schwaebisch Hall. The Bremen-based company specializes in the production and packaging of paper and tissue products.

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