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Heidelberg further expands volume-based contract business with Prinect software

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is further expanding its data-based contract business with Prinect software. The company recently reached a milestone with Essen-based media service provider druckpartner, when it installed the 1000th Prinect Production Manager since the product’s market launch at drupa 2016.

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Xeikon reinforces its go-to-market for IDERA

Xeikon has appointed Victor Ortiz as Sales Manager of their Corrugated Business Division. In his new role, Ortiz is first of all tasked with developing Xeikon’s IDERA business in France, Spain, Portugal and Italy. Victor Ortiz brings 20+ years of relevant experience working in the industrial digital printing industry as well as in the Sign and Display sector. The appointment is taking place with immediate effect.

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First AI-equipped visual inspection system in production line

Syntegon Technology recently installed the first fully validated visual inspection system utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in an automated inspection machine. The installation constitutes a major step in the company’s sustained effort to introduce AI to pharmaceutical visual inspection, thereby exploring largely uncharted territory in the industry.

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Succession plan at MABEG Systems GmbH

The traditional Swiss mechanical engineering company Gietz, Gossau, Switzerland, takes over the majority shares of MABEG Systems GmbH, Moerfelden-Walldorf, Germany, as part of a succession plan.

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Delivering high quality flexo services without compromise

One word sums up the approach that Krzysztof Malengowski, the owner of Polish prepress company Fleksograf studio prepress, takes to his business and to his customers: quality. It’s therefore no surprise that the word forms the foundation of the company’s logo, “When Quality Counts”, which he says, “best defines the way in which our company operates.”

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Green Packaging Showroom

The Green Packaging Showroom is an event organized by leading companies of the flexible packaging industry to present technology advantages of the solvent-less Electron Beam printing in a wide range of applications for sustainable and recyclable flexible packaging.

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Natural VOC-trapping Desvocant adsorbents

Welcome relief from VOCs: Clariant unveils an innovative line of new clay mineral-based Desvocant adsorbents to efficiently reduce the potential exposure of shipment handlers, merchants, and consumers to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from enclosed manufactured products.

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Entry deadline for Global Flexo Innovation Awards extended

Miraclon is announcing a new deadline for its Global Flexo Innovation Awards, allowing Kodak Flexcel NX users to submit their entries until March 26th, 2021, with an additional two months to finalize their submission afterwards.

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“This press reflects SDV's attitude to life”

In autumn last year, a new Rapida 106 X started production at SDV in Dresden. This high-end medium-format installation (max. sheet format 740/750 × 1,060 mm) is more than just a latest-generation sheetfed offset press: a fully equipped CutPRO X rotary die-cutter unit for creasing and cutting the print products has been integrated ahead of the printing units.

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New perspectives for the Print Media Academy in Heidelberg

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) continues to systematically implement its strategic agenda: As part of the planned site and structural optimization measures, the company is selling the Print Media Academy (PMA) in Heidelberg to a Luxembourg-based investment company. A corresponding purchase agreement has been signed. The sale paves the way for a new, forward-looking use of the building at a central location in the city.

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AkzoNobel becomes Official Supplier to the Tour de France

AkzoNobel has teamed up with one of the world’s most colorful sporting events by becoming Official Supplier to the Tour de France. The strategic three-year partnership will see the company offer support through its extensive portfolio of “pace-setting brands”, as well as creating opportunities to engage in projects with local communities.

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Paper in Motion

From Simancas to Fabriano, with the aim of reconstructing “le vie della carta” (the paper routes) in Mare Nostrum, the crossroads of populations and ideas since the dawn of time. Following the first workshop held in Simancas in Spain last January, the workshop “Paper in Motion” of COST Action PIMo (People in Motion) will be in Fabriano, the paper manufacturing city par excellence.

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