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Sibress launches new FADS3D flexo plate measuring device

Sibress, manufacturer of measuring and analysis systems for quality control in flexographic and packaging printing, has launched the new Fads3D mobile measuring device for two- and three-dimensional analysis of flexographic plates. This latest Sibress innovation can additionally be used in semi-automatic mode for measuring metal-backed photopolymer printing plates (letterpress plates). Deployable anywhere and easy to use, Sibress Fads3D is a measurement solution combining full-featured capabilities in an exceptionally compact package.

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Palsgaard to showcase full range of plant-based polymer additives at K 2022

Palsgaard, producer of plant-based emulsifiers and polymer additives for the global food, packaging and plastics industries, will take the opportunity of K 2022 in Düsseldorf, Germany, to position itself as a supplier to polymer producers, masterbatch manufacturers and compounders seeking to lower their carbon footprint and go renewable. At the world’s largest plastics trade fair in Hall 7, Level 1, Booth D20, Palsgaard will present its complete portfolio of sustainable polymer additives and offer first-hand insight in new developments.

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XSYS introduces faster troubleshooting with Flexo Solution Finder

XSYS has launched Flexo Solution Finder, a new innovative online tool which helps printers and platemakers find solutions to help them optimize production and increase Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) in the prepress department and in the press room. Tailored to each market segment, Flexo Solution Finder will guide users to the optimal printing plate or combination of plate, equipment, and surface screening software, from the comprehensive XSYS portfolio.

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Very high demand for trials for sustainable packaging papers

One year ago, Voith started up a modern pilot coater in its Technology Center in Heidenheim, Germany, after an extensive rebuild. Since then, the demand for pilot trials for coated and sized paper grades has increased enormously. In particular, barrier coatings for sustainable packaging papers are being explored by numerous customers from countries around the world. Together with the other pilot machines, all production steps throughout the entire papermaking process are covered – from stock preparation to coating and calendering.

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Asahi appoints Emmanuel Mougenot as International Sales Manager

Asahi Photoproducts announced that experienced flexographic professional Emmanuel Mougenot is joining the company as International Sales Manager, responsible for managing sales and distributor resources in Benelux, France, Spain, and other countries to be determined moving forward. Mougenot has a strong background in sales in the world of flexography, including ten years working with the TKM Group, a provider of doctor blades for flexography, culminating in his appointment as Managing Director. He subsequently joined Dantex, a distributor of flexo plates and other products, where he served as Sales Manager for seven years.

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Mondi and Beck Packautomaten launch FunctionalBarrier Paper solution

Mondi has collaborated with German machine supplier Beck Packautomaten to create a functional paper solution that has the “potential to revolutionise eCommerce” by replacing plastic packaging and creating right-sized packaging for a wide range of products.

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Drewsen withdraws from envelope paper production

Due to the expansion of the sustainable paper portfolio, and the ongoing development of technical speciality papers, Drewsen Spezialpapiere will discontinue the production of its Procuverto grades with effect from 1 July 2022. For Drewsen, this is the next logical step in the desire to focus on sustainable, future-oriented paper solutions and to facilitate further growth.

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UPM Raflatac acquires AMC AG

UPM Raflatac has signed an agreement to acquire AMC AG (Advanced Methods of Coating), a Germany-based company. This acquisition accelerates growth and expands the product offering of UPM Raflatac. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price or other transaction details. The transaction is expected to be closed latest in Q3, 2022. The closing of the acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals.

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New Tresu H5i G3 coating circulator

Tresu, provider of flexographic printing technology and coating solutions with 40 years of proven performance in the printing industry, now introduces a new variant of the third-generation L-series coating circulator: Tresu H5i G3 for high performance circulation in special applications. The H5i G3 is designed for automation of coating applications with high viscosity, high flow, high pressure, high speed, or high temperatures enabling sheet-fed and web offset printers to save resources in special coating applications while exploiting high speed coating with full control and no risk of micro-foaming and blisters.

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Stora Enso launches premium white top kraftliner for demanding packaging end-uses

Stora Enso’s new 100% virgin fiber-based kraftliner, AvantForte WhiteTop, is now commercially available. The white top kraftliner targets demanding premium segments, such as fresh food, e-commerce, and shelf-ready packaging.

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Durst Group to showcase "Production Excellence" at FESPA

Durst will present its P5 large-format printing systems and software solutions at FESPA in Berlin under the motto “Production Excellence”. With the new introduction of the Durst P5 500, the company is setting a benchmark in the top class of digital large-format printing and will be showing a printing system with a printing width of 5.25 meters. In parallel, Durst is boosting the productivity of the existing P5 UV-LED series to a new performance level with the new Double 4 technology. In addition, new Vanguard LFP printing systems will celebrate their European premiere.

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Miraclon partners with PCMC in new Packaging Innovation Center

Miraclon, home of Kodak Flexcel Solutions, has become Paper Converting Machine Company’s (PCMC) sole plate technology partner in the company’s new Packaging Innovation Center. Officially opened in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 26th, the new center is now home to a Kodak Flexcel NX System with Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Processing Solution to support PCMC’s goal of creating a completely solvent-free environment.

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