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Drewsen Spezialpapiere to increase prices significantly, effective July 1st

Sustained increasing costs for pulp, auxiliary materials and energy are forcing Drewsen Spezialpapiere to raise its prices significantly for deliveries starting from 01 July 2022. Customers will be contacted directly by the Drewsen sales team.

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Agfa to increase price of its aluminum offset printing plates

Agfa announces that it will increase its offset plate prices worldwide, effective July 1, 2022. Since Q2 last year, Agfa has been implementing quarterly price increases and surcharges to compensate for the significant cost increases it has been facing in raw materials, logistics, energy, packaging material and labor.

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Mutoh EMEA celebrates 70 years of innovation

2022 is a special anniversary year for the Mutoh Group. Mutoh Japan is 70 years old, Mutoh Deutschland is 50 years old and Mutoh Europe is 30 years old. Few technology companies have been innovating for 70 years. This year, the Mutoh group are not only celebrating this incredible milestone, but doing so in style with two product premieres and a new trendsetting GBL-free, quick dry non-hazardous sign & display ink, exclusively at Fespa.

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Miraclon partners with PCMC in new Packaging Innovation Center

Miraclon, home of Kodak Flexcel Solutions, has become Paper Converting Machine Company’s (PCMC) sole plate technology partner in the company’s new Packaging Innovation Center. Officially opened in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 26th, the new center is now home to a Kodak Flexcel NX System with Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Processing Solution to support PCMC’s goal of creating a completely solvent-free environment.

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Koenig & Bauer makes press hall centrepiece fit for the future

A Commander press purchased from Koenig & Bauer has been the centrepiece of the print centre operated by Oberösterreichische Nachrichten in Pasching since 2003. Over the next few months, Koenig & Bauer will be performing a comprehensive retrofit to prepare the press for future challenges. The reelstands, printing towers, folders, press control system and operating consoles of the Commander will be brought into line with the latest state-of-the-art technology – both mechanically and in regard to their electronics.

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The Alegro increases competitiveness

The Polish company Books, whose printing division operates under the brand name Koninska Drukarnia Dzielowa (KDD), is implementing an investment package in the softcover sector end of 2022. Muller Martini's Alegro perfect binder will help the company achieve the required productivity even for short runs.

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Chemspec Europe 2022 starts next week

Next week, from 31 May – 1 June 2022, the 35th International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals will take place as a live event at Messe Frankfurt, Germany. With a highly specialised exhibition profile, the event will gather the fine and speciality chemicals industry, offering a marketplace for products sourcing, networking opportunities and an extensive conference programme.

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VDMA founds Additive Manufacturing trade association

Additive manufacturing (AM) processes are playing an increasingly important role in industrial production both nationally and internationally. In many branches of industry, the production of complex parts and structures is only made possible by 3D printing and all its variations. German and European companies are at the forefront of technological development here - and the members of the VDMA reflect this. In order to exploit their potential even further and to strengthen the network of companies, the VDMA is now founding an Additive Manufacturing Association specifically for this purpose, headed by Dr Markus Heering as Managing Director.

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Mineral oil hydrocarbons in foodstuffs - contaminant legislation as useful regulatory approach to prevent contaminations

The Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SC PAFF) of the European Commission has published maximum concentration levels for aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) in food for an EU-wide harmonized assessment of these food contaminants at the end of April 2022. This means that the regulation of MOAH as contaminants is de facto set. The regulation of MOAH from fcm paper containing recovered paper within a national mineral oil regulation, which is questionable in parts anyway, is now outdated and became redundant.

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Flint Group Flexible Packaging implements further price increase

Flint Group Flexible Packaging Europe will increase prices effective from June 2022. Escalating costs continue to be seen across a number of raw material categories with no sign of improvement – binders, additives, pigments, solvents and other materials continue to rise in cost. Inflation is now worsening across multiple spend categories and an already problematic supply chain climate continues to experience significant disruption.

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Italian-German team work

The new organisational structure for the business with CI flexo presses is starting to bear fruit – the first two CI flexo presses assembled in Würzburg have left the factory after successful acceptance testing. Within the framework of the P24x efficiency program, and as part of the plan to establish dedicated competence centres, Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica’s assembly operations were relocated from Tavazzano to Würzburg. The management offices of Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica will remain in Tavazzano, as will the research and development, sales and service, and various administrative units.

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Fujifilm launches Activ Hybrid LED UV retrofit system

Fujifilm today announces the launch of the Activ Hybrid LED UV curing system, which can be installed on new presses or retrofit to existing equipment by label and packaging converters. The system combines the latest, high power, low heat LED UV curing technologies with Fujifilm’s ink expertise to improve label production on narrow web presses.

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