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Nulogy's Josephine Coombe appointed to the board of the European Co-Packers Association

Josephine Coombe, managing director of Nulogy in Europe, has been appointed to the board of the European Co-Packers Association (ECPA). The move comes as the ECPA sees increased demand for contract packing and contract manufacturing services from brands across Europe.

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AR Packaging wins German Packaging Award 2020 in the sustainability category

The focus at AR Packaging to develop sustainable packaging solutions is once again confirmed by winning the German Packaging Award in the sustainability category. A clever construction for a complex medical-technical application reduces the use of plastics and simplifies disposal after use.

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Global Flexo Innovation Awards: Open for entries

Miraclon announces that the Global Flexo Innovation Awards – to honor businesses that are pioneering the transformation of the flexo industry – are open for submissions from companies wishing to be recognized for their exciting, creative and innovative commercial packaging projects printed using Kodak Flexcel NX Plates.

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FESPA Awards 2020 winners announced

FESPA has announced the winners of this year’s FESPA Awards, its annual celebration of excellence in the global speciality print and visual communications community.

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Hunkeler: Solution to non-stop production in digital printing

Quantum Design, owner of the KTI product line and manufacturer of automatic splicers and turret rewinders, announced an agreement with Hunkeler AG, actor in digital print finishing solutions based in Wikon, Switzerland. This agreement will make Quantum Design the exclusive supplier of automatic splicing and rewinding equipment for Hunkeler AG.

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Bonifatius looking forward to a Rapida 106 X

The printing and publishing house Bonifatius in Paderborn/Germany recently ordered a new Rapida 106 X. Its installation is scheduled for early 2021. By investing in this highly automated eight-colour perfector press for 4-over-4 production with additional inline coating, the company has doubled down on its commitment to the medium of print, even in these currently troubled times. Moreover, it is one of the first printing houses in Germany to opt for the new Rapida generation, which was only recently unveiled at the virtual trade fair “Koenig & Bauer Live”.

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Kodak boosts integration of AI into Prinergy On Demand Workflow

Kodak and PerfectPattern GmbH, a specialist in innovative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for manufacturing industries, announced a new agreement by which Kodak will take a license for the source code of PerfectPattern’s sPrint One software. This will allow Kodak to further develop the version of sPrint One used in the Kodak Prinergy On Demand Workflow.

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Durst Tau 330 RSC E helps Colorscan take giant step forward in labels

Colorscan Imaging Products Ltd has taken a significant step forward with expansion within the labels market after investing in a Tau 330 RSC E UV inkjet single-pass press and software from Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies.

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LEGO Group to invest up to US$400 million over three years to accelerate sustainability efforts

The LEGO Group announced plans to invest up to US$400 million over three years to accelerate sustainability and social responsibility initiatives. The investment will cover both long-term investments and ongoing costs. The company, which has made a series of moves over the past 10 years to build a better planet for future generations, believes it’s increasingly urgent and important to prioritise environmental and social activity.

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Agfa to host virtual event for inkjet printing companies

Agfa has announced Studio 5D10, a three-day virtual event featuring broadcast sessions focused on inkjet printing in order to support printing companies worldwide through their current business challenges and help them thrive in the future. The event will run from 6 to 8 October, coinciding with the rescheduled FESPA time frame.

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Colourform and Maison Ruinart think outside the box for champagne market

Following two years of research and design, James Cropper Colourform™, working with Pusterla 1880, will see its first eco-responsible packaging for champagne brand Maison Ruinart showcased in Selfridges as part of the store’s ‘Project Earth’ sustainable initiative both in-store and online.

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Barthel Gruppe: First EcoLeaf™ metallization unit on a digital hybrid press

Actega Metal Print GmbH announced that the specialist high-quality labels printer, Barthel Gruppe – a large labels printer in Germany and the Netherlands – has joined its beta program with the world’s first installation of an Actega EcoLeaf™ Metallization unit on a digital and flexo hybrid press.

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