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The Prinova as a signal for the future

The new Prinova saddle stitcher from Muller Martini brings Goltze Druck GmbH & Co. KG in Göttingen, Germany, several benefits – first and foremost the newly developed Asir Pro camera system, which guarantees correct sheet sequencing.

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Chris Frank named Vice President, Operations for BW Flexible Systems

BW Flexible Systems, a Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Frank to the role of Vice President of Operations. As a member of BW Flexible Systems’ executive leadership team, Frank will direct leadership for the engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and field service teams across the company’s global locations. Frank has been with BW Flexible Systems for 15 years. He began his tenure with the company as Director of Supply Chain and was most recently Vice President of Customer Service.

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Print Against War: Delivering support to Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has triggered a catastrophic humanitarian crisis with lives being lost and thrown into turmoil, properties and infrastructures destroyed, and millions of livelihoods being threatened every day. It is our duty as humans to provide support and assistance as best we can to the citizens of Ukraine in their deepest time of need.

This new initiative, Print Against War, is calling upon printers and converters, publishers, influencers, and suppliers to the printing and packaging industry to join forces to support their colleagues during this incredibly difficult time. Beyond the war in Ukraine, the organization’s goals extend to an ongoing ability to help restore the socioeconomic fabric of printing in any region affected by war.

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UPM Raflatac qualifies with Epson’s liner-free compatible thermal label printer

UPM Raflatac, supplier of innovative and sustainable labeling materials, announced the UPM Raflatac OptiCut™ Direct Thermal (DT) Linerless product line has been qualified on the new Epson OmniLink® TM-L100 liner-free compatible thermal label printer. This will enable Epson and UPM Raflatac to offer improved linerless label performance for OmniLink TM-L100 users in the hospitality segment.

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Compelling trends driving digital transformation in corrugated markets

The challenges facing converters in the corrugated board market will come under the spotlight in Koenig & Bauer’s SPC Open House in Lienz, Austria, on 12 May. The drive where brand owner and retailers are dynamically moving towards a circular economy, digital transformation and sustainability will also be among topics under discussion at the live event.

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Packaging can make homecare more sustainable

Mondi has highlighted the power of packaging in creating a more sustainable homecare industry. Thomas Kahl, Head of Sustainable Packaging Solutions FMCG & Industrial Channels at Mondi Flexible Packaging, addressed industry leaders at the Smithers International Cleaning Products Conference in Prague on 29 and 30 March 2022 and discussed the ways in which packaging can help manufacturers become more proactive in their approach to the environment.

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A beautiful spine can be delightful

“We always want to offer our customers the highest level of quality,” says Gerhard Wittemann, Managing Partner of Großbuchbinderei Schiffmann GmbH & Co. KG in Rösrath near Cologne. This is why the company is using a new VFN 700 spine nipping press from Muller Martini to avoid the spine build-up of the book block that occurs during thread sewing.

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Miraclon expands PureFlexo™ Printing with support for spot color inks

Miraclon announces the launch of spot color support for PureFlexo Printing. Introduced in 2021 for process printing, PureFlexo Printing controls unwanted ink spread and allows for greater latitude on press to meet today’s high-quality expectations of brand clients while maximizing plant output and efficiency. It reduces unscheduled press stops and ultimately improves businesses’ financial bottom line.

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Sappi Europe announces further price increases for its Speciality Paper Portfolio

Sappi Europe informs customers about ongoing challenges to cope with further increases of pulp, energy, chemicals and transportation costs. Sappi Europe will therefore implement further price increases of between 6 and 12% across its entire Speciality Paper Portfolio. The increase will applied latest as of 1 June 2022, taking existing agreements into account. This will be in addition to the previously announced increases.

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Koenig & Bauer’s sustainability objectives remain on course

Koenig & Bauer has made significant progress towards its sustainability objectives in 2021. The press manufacturer intends to implement carbon-neutral operations in all its production plants by 2030. Now that all its power is now being purchased from renewable energy sources, its Scope 1 and Scope 2 CO2 emissions in 2021 have already been reduced by 58.5% at the Group’s major production sites in Würzburg and Radebeul in comparison to the base year 2019.

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Flint Group announce introduction of monthly surcharge

Flint Group's Commercial Publication Web (CPW) Division have announced their intention to introduce a monthly surcharge mechanism for those products supplied into the global web offset print markets. In a statement today, Tony Lord, President of Flint Group CPW said, “We recognise the primary responsibility to our partners is to maintain supply of high quality consumables which are fundamental to the printing process. In common with many industries we are experiencing previously unforeseen cost inflation and scarcity of raw materials. If we are to maintain supply, we have no choice other than to pass on these additional costs to our customers.”

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FESPA

Sun Chemical to showcase extensive product portfolio at FESPA

Sun Chemical will present its solutions for a variety of applications on stand A40 (Hall 6.2) at FESPA 2022 (31st May – 3rd June 2022, Messe Berlin, Germany) under the theme of ‘Solutions in Motion’, where solutions showcased focus on helping customers to innovate their businesses. Products on display include Sun Chemical’s wide format and super wide format inkjet inks, textile inkjet inks, screen and industrial inks, as well as solutions from SunJet – Sun Chemical’s digital inkjet brand.

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