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Printer Trento – High quality standards in book production

For decades now, Printer Trento in the northern Italian city of the same name has been one of the largest and most cutting-edge book producers in Central Europe. Its five Rapida large-format presses from Koenig & Bauer produce 15 million books every year. Over 150 employees handle work for renowned publishers from home and abroad in the company’s two print centres, bookbinding shop and logistics centre.

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EU waste shipment proposals neither fair nor reasonable

Prices in Europe and the USA were quite stable during the latter months of 2022, staying at very low levels after declines in the previous quarter for OCC and deinking grades; very subdued demand for finished products seems to have been the reason behind this. Stock levels are quite high at most paper mills owing to low consumption whereas stocks in recyclers’ yards are perhaps lower as a result of reduced collection volumes. However, our main problem is the weak demand for recovered paper.

(by Francisco Donoso, DOLAF Servicios Verdes (Spain), President of the BIR Paper Division)

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Stratus Packaging embraces innovation and automation to deliver more than just labels

When you first visit Stratus Packaging, their claim is clear: “Dress up your packaging”. And when you engage with Isidore Leiser, their CEO, he will quickly tell you how they do it: “We invest in innovation to support our clients who want to do new things which require advanced technology,” he says.? “We not only deliver labels but services and customized advice.”

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Mondi expands range of FunctionalBarrier Papers with high barrier packaging solution

Mondi is expanding its range of medium, high and very high barrier paper-based packaging to support customers on their journey to use more sustainable packaging solutions. Thanks to Mondi’s extensive research and development activities, expertise in both paper and plastic as well as investments in new technology and increased capacity, the company has further evolved its portfolio and now offers a full range of FunctionalBarrier Papers to customers. By applying different barrier technologies, such as extrusion coatings, aqueous coatings and other very high barriers, this range of paper-based packaging solutions is fit for purpose and can be used for a variety of applications.

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New leadership duo for the marking and coding segment at Koenig & Bauer

Dr Stefan Balling has been appointed new joint managing director of Koenig & Bauer Coding with effect from the beginning of the year, and together with German Stuis now forms the leadership duo at the helm of the company. In this role, he is following in the footsteps of Oliver Volland, who passed away unexpectedly in April 2022.

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ColorDynamics invests in two Jeti Tauro systems

ColorDynamics is increasing its production speeds to 250% higher with the addition of two Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS LED inkjet printers. The company’s growth trajectory is pointed at capturing additional Point of Purchase/Point of Sale business with new, wide-format systems featuring expanded throughput and improved print quality. ColorDynamics’ substantial investment yields burst capacity for accommodating additional volume and last-minute project needs for its North America-based clients.

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Muller Martini Takes Over DGR Graphic GmbH

Effective March 1, 2023, Muller Martini will take over DGR Graphic GmbH, a German engineering company based in Espelkamp (in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia) that specializes in perfect binders and booklines. As part of an asset deal, Muller Martini will take over the new machine business of DGR on March 1, 2023. The company was founded in 1998 and specializes in the development of complete solutions for book production for both soft and hard covers. As part of the takeover, all assets from the new machine business with print finishing machines will be transferred to Muller Martini.

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More sustainability in the printing process

Back in 1997, the Kyoto Protocol stipulated that, by 2020, industrial processes should be at least 20 percent more efficient than they were in 1990. Today, due to the general trend for more sustainability across the whole of society, ambitious climate protection targets, and the present energy crisis, there is growing pressure on the print media industry to make the entire production process even more energy-efficient – and to do so quickly.

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Stanctechnik Kötészeti Kft. Reduces Set-up Times in Hardcover Production

With the installation of the RF 700 spine gluing and backlining machine from Muller Martini, Stanctechnik Kötészeti Kft. from the Hungarian capital of Budapest has raised its hardcover production to a previously unknown level of quality and productivity. The company concentrates on the production of short runs. The run length ranges from 200 to 1,500 copies, which are typically printed digitally. An important mainstay for Stanctechnik Kötészeti Kft. is the production of softcover and hardcover books.

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Mondi supports Noel Alimentaria to reduce plastic in fresh food packaging

Mondi has partnered with Noel Alimentaria, supporting them and their choice of a paper-based solution for food products that greatly reduces the use of plastic. Mondi worked closely with Noel Alimentaria to identify the best possible packaging solution for their range of plant-based and meat food. The collaboration resulted in Noel Alimentaria choosing Mondi’s PerFORMing paper-based tray to pack its rebranded range of sliced plant-based food and vegetarian burgers ‘Verday’. Verday is used by Marks and Spencer’s for its ‘Plant Kitchen’ range in the UK and supplied to Nordic markets for ham and charcuterie products.

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Retirement of James Siever as ERA Secretary General

The European Rotogravure Association (ERA) is announcing the retirement of its Secretary General, James Siever. Mr. Siever announced his intention to retire on December 31, 2022 to the Board of Directors at a November board meeting. The Association is pleased to announce that Stefani Dhami (photo) will serve as Secretary beginning January 1, 2023.

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Koenig & Bauer equips Rapida sheetfed offset presses with fully automatic plate logistics

More and more commercial printers are equipping their Rapida sheetfed offset presses with fully automatic plate logistics systems. Web-to-print providers are being particularly active when it comes to doing so. Several Koenig & Bauer systems are already in use in daily practice and further installations are expected to follow.

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