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Agfa introduces fastest Jeti Tauro to date

The Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS LED is Agfa’s new flagship, targeted to the high end of the sign & display market. This UV LED inkjet engine prints media up to 3.3 m wide in four or six colors at a speed up to 600 m2/h. Like its siblings, it combines industry-leading print quality with all-round versatility, extreme productivity and cutting-edge automation, yet it is even sturdier and up to 30% faster.

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BASF: Projects and innovations for the entire life cycle of packaging products

At virtual events held from March 15 to 25, 2021, BASF experts provide an insight into projects along the entire life cycle of packaging products – from their manufacturing to their use to recycling options. The topics range from product innovations to new technologies and current customer projects.

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With a new Prinova into the saddle stitcher renaissance

Because its user-friendly touchscreen and motion control technology with servo drive of each individual feeder provide greater automation and the ASIR PRO camera system ensures great production reliability, F&W Druck und Medien in Kienberg, Germany, recently put a new Prinova saddle stitcher from Muller Martini into operation.

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LOPEC

Printed electronics for the management of Covid-19

In the fight against the global pandemic, printed electronics is proving to be a helper in time of need. Innovative solutions for healthcare, retail and other industry sectors will be showcased at LOPEC on the online platform of Messe München from March 23 to 25, 2021.

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Flint Group Packaging announces a global price increase

Flint Group Packaging announces the intention to increase the prices of its ink and coating products, effective 1st April 2021. The company is facing an extraordinarily turbulent set of supply chain conditions, exacerbated by the global pandemic. Costs are increasing and supply is tightening across almost all procurement categories: multiple petrochemical derivatives – such as resins & solvents; pigments, and freight, are three of the most volatile areas.

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Massilly chooses Koenig & Bauer MetalStar 3

Massilly North America Inc., a global metal packaging manufacturing and distribution company headquartered in Brantford, Ontario and serving North and South America, is investing in its first new Koenig & Bauer MetalStar 3 metal decorating press.

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Drewsen Spezialpapiere to increase prices significantly

Due to the substantial and continuous cost increases for raw materials especially pulp by approx. 30 %, Drewsen Spezialpapiere will be increasing their prices significantly for uncoated woodfree papers for deliveries from April 1st 2021 onwards.

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MPS Systems extends production floorspace

MPS Systems extends their floorspace with a 1,600 m2 building across the street from their headquarters based in Arnhem, Netherlands. The additional space will be used to extend production capacity, warehouse logistics, and secure space for future growth.

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New Saphira Eco portfolio by Heidelberg

In a recent study on life in Germany in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, 75 percent of the people who were surveyed said that sustainability was the key to health and security. Two thirds claimed that, in the future, they would choose suppliers who treat solidarity, social commitment, and sustainability as priorities. Based on these findings, it can be assumed that print products will also enjoy greater acceptance if they are clearly identifiable as products that have been created on a sustainable basis.

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Xeikon adds two new entry-level presses to its label printing portfolio

Xeikon has announced the addition of two new digital label presses – the Xeikon CX30 and Xeikon CX50. Building on its 6th generation platform and based on CHEETAH 2.0 technology with new generation interfaces and cloud connection, these new presses are designed to offer maximum OEE.

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Lecta introduces Adestor PET Laser MW

Lecta expands its portfolio of Adestor pressure-sensitive products for the industrial, logistics and healthcare industries with the launch of Adestor PET Laser MW. The new Adestor PET Laser Matt White facestock provides excellent performance for outdoor labelling and durable applications (high resistance to water, chemicals and fluctuating temperatures). This new product is HP Indigo certified and ideal for use with variable data printing technologies.

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PCMC launches fully modular ION digital conversion system

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced the launch of its ION digital conversion system.

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