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Heubach GmbH required to file for insolvency

Heubach GmbH filed an application today for the opening of regular insolvency proceedings over its assets with the competent insolvency court in Braunschweig and, at the same time, applied for the jurisdiction of the Braunschweig insolvency court as the group court for the German subgroup of the Heubach Group. The court is expected to appoint an insolvency administrator to examine the possibility of continuing business operations and possible options for restructuring and/or selling the business in due course.

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XSYS launches EcoFillX in support of extended sustainability commitment

XSYS has announced the introduction of EcoFillX, an innovative software feature developed for ThermoFlexX imagers, which promises to significantly reduce washout solvent usage. Targeting the non-image areas of photopolymer printing plates, EcoFillX represents another important step towards improving the sustainability of the flexographic platemaking process.

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Study shows skills shortage is a reality for nine out of ten German SMEs

German SMEs are suffering a massive skills and workforce shortage – a fact highlighted by a representative survey among SME decision-makers that the F.A.Z. Institute conducted for Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). According to this survey, nine out of ten German SMEs do not have enough staff. Just under half (49 percent) said they were badly or very badly affected by the skills and workforce shortage.

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Smart Factories need smart service

A smart factory designed for productivity also needs an innovative service approach. Müller Martini recognized this early on, proactively configuring its service offering to tap into the full potential of its machines in operation. The extensive, modular offering is combined into MMServices and accompanies the finishing solutions from Müller Martini throughout their entire life cycle. The company will be demonstrating exactly how this works at drupa booth 1B50.

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Miraclon and Bobst reinforce strategic partnership

Miraclon and Bobst have reinforced their strategic partnership, with Miraclon named as the plate technology partner in Bobst’s new Competence Center in Atlanta. Officially opening this week, the center is home to a Flexcel NX System and Flexcel NX Ultra Processing Solution to support Bobst’s goal to produce plates that maximize the performance of their presses.

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Scodix: New product lineup at drupa

Scodix, provider of digital embellishment solutions, gears up for a display at drupa as it announces that two new presses will be launched at the show, the Scodix Ultra 2500 SHD and the Scodix Ultra 6500 SHD. In addition to Scodix SHD (Smart High Definition) technology, the two new presses also see the debut of Scodix MLE (Multi-layer Enhancement) and Scodix AI, an automated embellishment creator tool.

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Changes in the Management Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

Jürgen Otto (59, photo) will become the new CEO of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) on July 1, 2024. He succeeds Dr. Ludwin Monz, who will resign from his position as Chairman of the Management Board at his own request and in agreement with the Supervisory Board. At the end of June 30, 2024, Monz will step down from the Management Board of Heidelberg. The Supervisory Board passed a resolution to this effect on April 19, 2024.

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Drewsen Spezialpapiere invests €1.9 million in film press for PM1

Paper Machine 1 (PM1), which specialises in the production of security papers, has been operating with a new film press since February. The €1.9 million investment replaced the existing size press. The planning and realisation of this project took 12 months in total.

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Bobst Application Management: A new hands-on consulting service

A brand owner at a medium sized snack company sits in her office and signs off on a new brand of peanuts. A year later, a man walks into a shop, browses the shelves for a snack, likes the look of the packaging and chooses the new brand.

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Kodak celebrates 20 years of process free plates

2024 marks Kodak’s 20-year anniversary as manufacturer and supplier of true process free printing plates in the world. The current Kodak Sonora Xtra Process Free Plate is the result of Kodak's continued efforts to drive the sustainable transformation of plate technology through extensive investment in materials research and plate formulation development.

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Print 2 Media uses Drytac Polar Grip to educate youngsters with colourful wall graphics

Cornwall-based wide-format printing specialist Print 2 Media worked with Drytac Polar Grip to produce a series of eye-catching and educational wall graphics for a local school. Established in 2006, Print 2 Media is located in the ancient Cornish town of Liskeard, delivering print services to customers in the local area and further afield. Print 2 Media initially focused on exhibition work but since the pandemic has expanded its offering into other areas, picking up a range of new customers in the process.

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Drupa Print Horizons Report

The Print Horizons Report, published in March, is a brief guide to the most important topics that printers and suppliers need to research when preparing for drupa. The findings are based on additional questions from the 9th drupa Global Trends Survey on the key technical and market developments likely to dominate drupa 2024. The report provides valuable insights and helps prepare all printers for the changes in the industry, with a large part focused on digitalisation but also sustainability and ai.

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