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Mondi Steinfeld certified as CO2 neutral for its manufacturing operations

Mondi Steinfeld in Germany has been certified as CO2 neutral for its manufacturing processes by ClimatePartner, an organisation which supports companies in reducing and offsetting their CO2 emissions. This certification was awarded as a result of Mondi Steinfeld switching to renewable energy and supporting certain climate projects in 2020.

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Chemspec Europe postponed to September 2021

Mack-Brooks Exhibitions has announced the postponement of Chemspec Europe 2021, which was scheduled to take place at Messe Frankfurt in Germany from 19 to 20 May 2021. Instead, the International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals will run as an enhanced show from 29 to 30 September 2021, combining the physical event with an online platform. This decision was taken in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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HD4You: Partner to packaging printers

The growth market of packaging and especially the folding carton segment is part of the core business of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). The company offers the industry a trend-setting product portfolio here, with new innovations being added all the time to meet the requirements of customers and offer added benefits. As a partner, Heidelberg would like to use its digital platforms to share helpful information and also answers its customers’ individual questions in an interactive exchange.

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Miraclon strengthens innovation leadership team

Miraclon announces the appointments of Dr. Reid Chesterfield as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer and Dr. Zaki Ali as Chief Technology Advisor to the CEO, affirming the company’s commitment to innovation and expanding the executive leadership of the Technology and Innovation organization.

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Danish printer opts for Agfa’s Adamas chem-free plate

KLS PurePrint is one of Denmark’s largest printing companies that lives up to the highest environmental standards. Agfa’s Adamas chem-free printing plate and Apogee workflow software proved a perfect match for their production.

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Vision Foods & Packaging produces on a Rapida 106

At the end of last year, Vision Foods & Packaging in Lahore/Pakistan took delivery of a six-colour Rapida 106 with coater and extended delivery. With the installation of this highly automated sheetfed offset press for the 3b format, the company has significantly expanded its print capacity, just five years after its founding as part of a major local manufacturer from the FMCG sector. Food and confectionery packaging is supplied primarily to other companies within the group.

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Mondi expands release liner range

Global packaging and paper group Mondi is launching a range of new paper-based release liners which are created using recycled and light-weight materials and provide a more sustainable solution for a range of applications.

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American print shops invest in high-tech equipment

Industrial processes are a growing feature of an ever more networked world, making systematic digitization and automation the order of the day at print shops and an essential prerequisite for sustainable success. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) supports these efforts by developing print solutions, like its Push-to-Stop technology, that help its customers significantly boost their productivity, expand their business, and further reduce complexity. In addition, other intelligent assistants ensure that the machine’s potential is unlocked, which increases overall performance, process reliability, and profitability.

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Sun Chemical releases Winter 2021 regulatory newsletter

Sun Chemical released its Winter 2021 Regulatory Newsletter for customers which is available for download at sunchemical.com/sustainability/regulatory-newsletters.

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drupa

Fourth drupa preview day

Before the digital platform drupa preview makes way for virtual.drupa, it will present a conference programme showcasing the printing industry’s hot topics one more time on 23 February 2021. Key international industry players such as Bobst, Heidelberg and Konica Minolta are taking part, confirming their commitment to drupa.

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Mondi launches AegisPaper

Mondi has successfully developed a new recyclable functional barrier paper range. Designed with protection in mind, this range of certified recyclable barrier paper solutions is fully integrated across Mondi’s value chain - from paper production to the barrier application - and can run on existing filling lines for form-fill-and-seal (FFS) applications.

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“Think green” by increasing output by 50 per cent

The Arnold group, which is based in Großbeeren near Berlin, treated itself to a very special Christmas present at the end of last year. 23 December marked the start of production on a brand new Rapida 106 X from Koenig & Bauer. Right from the very first day, the eight-colour press with perfecting unit and an additional coater boosted output by 50 per cent and enabled makeready times to be slashed by half.

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