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Counterfeit-proof identification shows authenticity of products

Counterfeit-proof product protection and resilient supply chains are the goals of the Fraunhofer SmartID project. The Fraunhofer Institutes IAP, SIT and FOKUS are developing a novel marking system that can determine the authenticity of products via smart devices even while being offline, i.e. without access to a database. SmartID will be embedded in existing track & trace infrastructures and can be printed on products or their packaging using commercially available printing processes.

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Label printing press optimised at all levels

The Gallus Labelmaster is now being delivered with extensive new and optimised features. The new operating concept not only ensures greater user convenience for the machine operator, but also less waste in the daily production.

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Neuefeind unlocks the full potential of the Flexcel NX System

Neuefeind GmbH of Ochtendung, Germany, provides flexographic technology services encompassing all aspects of the packaging process, not just prepress and platemaking. The family-run firm employs 20 specialists, with its business roughly breaking down to 60% for direct printing on corrugated board, 20% for preprint corrugated and 20% for flexible packaging.

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Robotics for the printing and packaging industry

Otto Motors, the industrial division of Clearpath Robotics and a provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for production, has signed a partnership agreement with Significans Automation Inc. to bring AMR material handling technology to the Printing and Packaging space in the Americas.

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SIG invests in a new Tech Center Europe

SIG is investing €12 million in a pilot plant of its new Tech Center Europe, which will be located close to SIG’s packaging plants in Linnich, Germany.

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Hubert von Carnap launches production on a Rapida 145

It has only been a few days since the packaging and cardboard processing company Hubert von Carnap, which is based in Windeck, North Rhine-Westphalia, officially launched production on its new sheetfed offset press together with its customers and others who have played a role in the company’s success. And that’s not all: the ceremony provided an occasion to finally celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary, with the celebration that was originally planned having been cancelled following damage due to a fire.

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Xaar: Ultra High Viscosity technology

Xaar says the advanced capabilities of its Ultra High Viscosity technology demonstrates the significant difference that inkjet printing can make to labels and packaging. Part of Xaar’s ImagineX platform, Ultra High Viscosity technology ensures Xaar’s printheads deliver high impact, productive and efficient results for volume digital label and packaging printing applications.

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Prepare your visit to FachPack 2021

The countdown has begun! It’s now only a few more days till FachPack takes place at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 28 to 30 September 2021. If you don’t want to miss out on the first major reunion of the packaging industry after two years, now’s the time to quickly get a ticket and start preparing your visit using the myFachPack tool. The packaging community is overjoyed that the leading European trade fair for packaging, processing and technology can take place as a live event.

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Mondi: Hat trick at Austrian Green Packaging Star Awards

Mondi has won three awards for sustainable packaging at the Austrian Green Packaging Star Awards. The annual Green Packaging Star Awards recognise environmentally-friendly packaging and recycling solutions, as well as packaging-related improvements in operational processes in production, logistics, and distribution. The award is presented by Kompack magazine and the Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology.

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Collaboration between Marabu and Koenig & Bauer

Digital printing enables sophisticated designs and a high degree of personalisation at low cost. However, this process was, until recently, not suitable for three-dimensional decorations on standard glass products – instead, a costly made-to-measure mould had to be created for each item. Now, Marabu and Koenig & Bauer have joined forces to create a pioneering solution to this problem. It offers glass product manufacturers an attractive alternative to traditional embossing techniques.

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Heidelberg is one of Germany's best training companies

Vocational training at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is among the best in the whole of Germany. The daily newspaper “Die Welt” published the results of the evaluation at the end of August. Of the 4,000 companies surveyed across all sectors and regions, Heidelberg's training program was rated among the best, with the rating “very attractive”.

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Flint Group announces sale of XSYS to Lone Star affiliate

Flint Group announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its XSYS division (“XSYS”), which specializes in the development and supply of printing plates, sleeves and adapters, and pre-press equipment to the packaging industry, to an affiliate of Lone Star Funds, a global private equity firm (“Lone Star”). The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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