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TRESU L10i Aqua/UV and L30i Combi G3

TRESU, provider of flexographic printing technology and coating solutions with more than 35 years of proven performance, introduces the third-generation coating circulator enabling sheet-fed and web offset printers to save resources while exploiting high-speed coating, with full control and no the risk of micro-foaming and blisters.

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Experience sustainable packaging live

The new products have been fully developed, the trade fair stand is planned and the teams are looking forward to meeting customers and other interested parties – occasions enough for Sappi to put into practice a virtual trade fair instead of the real interpack 2020. On www.sappi-interpack.com the globally active company will present a wide range of new products and its comprehensive existing portfolio of packaging and speciality papers to the audience from 6th to 31th May.

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7th drupa Global Trends Report

The 7th drupa Global Trends Report will be published in April 2020. The results, from a survey conducted before the outbreak of the corona virus and the postponement of drupa to April 2021, show a global industry that remained positive but reflected more challenging global economic conditions. Packaging and Functional market sectors are better placed than Publishing and Commercial. North America remains buoyant but confidence has slipped in Europe and across all other regions.

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Innovative solutions for greater productivity in postpress

The various finishing processes still offer a lot of potential with regard to greater automation, higher productivity, and integrated processes. These are issues that need to be addressed by both commercial and packaging printers. Add to this the requirement for simpler and more user-friendly machines for compensating the skills shortage and reducing the level of physical work. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has listened to its customers and developed appropriate new solutions.

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Gravure’s strengths demanded in the corona crisis

Since practically all European countries have shut down public life and imposed a curfew economies and industries are heavily affected. This is valid also for the gravure industry. The machinery and equipment manufacturers are in a difficult situation as they e.g. cannot send their technicians to their worldwide customers operating their machines.

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Xeikon committed to providing ongoing critical support to all its customers during Corona crisis

Xeikon, provider of equipment, services and consumables for digitally printed labels and packaging, reconfirms its dedication to continuing to make critical consumables available for its presses. This enables customers to produce the documentation, labels and packaging required to get food, health and pharmaceutical products to market during the Corona crisis. As widely covered by the media, the coronavirus has impacted the health and well-being of many people in various countries around the world. Many businesses worldwide are impacted by production disturbances, supply and delivery interruptions, and Xeikon is committed to minimising these for its customers.

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Heidelberg Label Unit (Gallus) with new management

Dr. Frank Schaum (54) has headed the Label division (Gallus) of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) in Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) since the beginning of March 2020. He succeeds Christof Naier, who left the company at his own request.

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Statement from Horst Bittermann, President of Pro Carton

“The world is facing one of its biggest challenges of our lifetimes – the COVID-19 global humanitarian situation.  Now is the time to pull together, support each other and to abide by the guidance given by our local governments and health services.  The carton and cartonboard industry is doing its utmost to maintain the flow of essential goods, in particular packaging for foods, pharmaceuticals and hygiene products being aware of its crucial role to ensure security of supply.”

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Customer support has priority

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has responded as quickly as possible to the difficult conditions caused by the global coronavirus crisis, and provides its customers in the area of commercial, packaging and label printing with support at all levels. “Especially in these challenging times, our digital interfaces to print shops worldwide are proving their worth in helping our customers in their daily operations,” explains Rainer Hundsdörfer, Chief Executive Officer of Heidelberg. The company generates around 85 percent of its sales abroad, and supports its customers in the best possible way locally with its globally based and proven service and sales network in the graphics industry.

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Global PrintExpo launches as a fully virtual exhibition

Resolve Business Management has announced the launch of Global PrintExpo - the “world’s first Virtual Exhibition and conference facility for the printing industry”.  In developing this creative and innovative concept, Show Directors Wayne Beckett and Chris Watson of RBM have utilised their long standing technical experience managing cloud based products as well as expertise in running large-scale printing industry exhibitions.  The show will open in June 2020.

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Digitalize, automate and connect: the backbone of packaging production

The packaging business community is dealing with the unprecedented Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation with both urgency and a deep sense of care. It will come to an end. With many people working from home, we want to provide content about the equipment, systems and processes that we were due to showcase in the coming months, letting you know what is new and expected so that you can plan ahead for your own business.

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Siegwerk: Price surcharges on all solvent-based inks and varnishes in EMEA

Siegwerk, provider of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, will implement price surcharges for solvent-based packaging inks and varnishes in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) with immediate effect.

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