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Fourth Anapurna wide-format inkjet printer at Die Keure

With the recent investment in an Anapurna H2500i LED hybrid printer, offset and digital printing company Die Keure sets the counter to four. Denis Rau, large-format manager: “Excellent print quality, but also the ease of use and versatility of these robust printers were once again decisive.”

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Mondi and Beck Packautomaten launch FunctionalBarrier Paper solution

Mondi has collaborated with German machine supplier Beck Packautomaten to create a functional paper solution that has the “potential to revolutionise eCommerce” by replacing plastic packaging and creating right-sized packaging for a wide range of products.

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Workflow is the selling point

In the highly competitive commercial print market, The QMC Group continues to thrive. One of their secrets to success is that, as they expand organically, they also acquire complementary companies. Those acquisitions bring new capabilities, talent, and the requirement to integrate everyone into a single culture as quickly as possible. And that secret sauce is their workflow.

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Drewsen withdraws from envelope paper production

Due to the expansion of the sustainable paper portfolio, and the ongoing development of technical speciality papers, Drewsen Spezialpapiere will discontinue the production of its Procuverto grades with effect from 1 July 2022. For Drewsen, this is the next logical step in the desire to focus on sustainable, future-oriented paper solutions and to facilitate further growth.

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Chemspec Europe: High-level networking and learning opportunities

Successful restart: From 31 May to 1 June 2022, Chemspec Europe attracted 5,122 industry experts from 57 countries, of which 3,162 were trade visitors. A total of 287 exhibitors from 26 countries presented their product portfolio on a net exhibition space of 5,300 m2 at Messe Frankfurt, Germany. With topics such as sustainable innovations, regulatory compliances, circular bio-economy, green chemistry, digitalisation, and the flourishing startup scene, the 35th International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals highlighted insights of current and future developments within the industry.

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Siemens acquires Senseye: Predictive maintenance for industrial companies

Siemens is further expanding its portfolio in the field of innovative predictive maintenance and asset intelligence with the acquisition of Senseye. The global industrial analytics software company is headquartered in Southampton, in the UK. Senseye is a provider of outcome-oriented predictive maintenance solutions for manufacturing and industrial companies. Senseye’s predictive maintenance solution enables a reduction in unplanned machine downtimes by up to 50%, increased maintenance staff productivity by up to 30%.

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UPM Raflatac acquires AMC AG

UPM Raflatac has signed an agreement to acquire AMC AG (Advanced Methods of Coating), a Germany-based company. This acquisition accelerates growth and expands the product offering of UPM Raflatac. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price or other transaction details. The transaction is expected to be closed latest in Q3, 2022. The closing of the acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals.

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New Tresu H5i G3 coating circulator

Tresu, provider of flexographic printing technology and coating solutions with 40 years of proven performance in the printing industry, now introduces a new variant of the third-generation L-series coating circulator: Tresu H5i G3 for high performance circulation in special applications. The H5i G3 is designed for automation of coating applications with high viscosity, high flow, high pressure, high speed, or high temperatures enabling sheet-fed and web offset printers to save resources in special coating applications while exploiting high speed coating with full control and no risk of micro-foaming and blisters.

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Stora Enso launches premium white top kraftliner for demanding packaging end-uses

Stora Enso’s new 100% virgin fiber-based kraftliner, AvantForte WhiteTop, is now commercially available. The white top kraftliner targets demanding premium segments, such as fresh food, e-commerce, and shelf-ready packaging.

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Adobe PDF Print Engine 6 expands the color horizon

Adobe announced Adobe PDF Print Engine 6. The new release builds on Adobe’s 40-year history of transforming the graphic arts. Version 6 includes new features that will unleash the power of emerging technologies, standards and workflows. While commercial printing continues its recovery from the business impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, industrial printing continues its rapid growth with the development of innovative applications that harness the power of inkjet in new ways. The capabilities in PDF Print Engine 6 will empower all print segments, delivering exceptional print quality, maximum efficiency and increased automation with print-time decisions based on job intelligence.

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Durst Group to showcase "Production Excellence" at FESPA

Durst will present its P5 large-format printing systems and software solutions at FESPA in Berlin under the motto “Production Excellence”. With the new introduction of the Durst P5 500, the company is setting a benchmark in the top class of digital large-format printing and will be showing a printing system with a printing width of 5.25 meters. In parallel, Durst is boosting the productivity of the existing P5 UV-LED series to a new performance level with the new Double 4 technology. In addition, new Vanguard LFP printing systems will celebrate their European premiere.

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Agfa-Gevaert Group closes acquisition of Inca Digital Printers

The Agfa-Gevaert Group announced that it has closed the acquisition of Inca Digital Printers, which was announced on April 20. This acquisition is an important step towards the achievement of Agfa’s ambitious growth targets and strengthens the Group’s position in the sign & display and industrial printing markets.

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