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Continuous improvement of environmental footprint of paper sacks

The European kraft paper and paper sack industry has a long tradition of tracking and communicating its environmental impact. Between 2007 and 2021, the carbon intensity of a single paper sack was reduced by 28%. This is the result of the latest carbon footprint analysis on European paper sacks. It was conducted by the Swedish research institute RISE on behalf of the European Paper Sack Research Group (ESG), a collaboration between EUROSAC and CEPI Eurokraft. Also, the fossil carbon impact per tonne of sack kraft paper was reduced by 26% during the same time. The most important findings are summarised in an infographic.

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Drewsen invests €1.4 million in state-of-the-art turbo blower to increase energy efficiency

Drewsen Spezialpapiere is consistently pursuing its course towards CO2-neutral paper production. As part of the multistage transformation plan, with which 80% of the target is to be realised by 2030, the focus is not only on expanding renewable energies but also on increasing energy efficiency. For this purpose, Drewsen is investing €1.4 million in a state-of-the-art turbo blower for vacuum generation in the paper manufacturing process.

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Koenig & Bauer Lauvic becomes a 100 percent Koenig & Bauer subsidiary

Press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer will be operating through a branch office of its own in Spain in future. With immediate effect, the current agency Koenig & Bauer Lauvic in Barcelona is being taken over and transformed into a 100-percent group subsidiary. Sascha Fischer has been appointed as new managing director.

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Watershed becomes proud owner of 1000th MPS machine

MPS is thrilled to announce the sale of their 1000th machine to their customer Watershed, a respected family-owned business based in Leeds, with an additional facility in Wales. This milestone marks a significant moment in both companies' histories and reaffirms Watershed's unwavering trust in MPS's cutting-edge technology.

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Screen develops Truepress Jet 560HDX

Screen Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd. (Screen GA) has finalized the development of its new Truepress Jet 560HDX roll-fed digital inkjet press. The system will join Screen GA’s lineup for the commercial printing, direct mail, and publishing printing markets.

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Agfa and EFI forge strategic partnership to propel digital print transformation

Agfa and EFI proudly announce that they have entered into a global strategic partnership aimed at leveraging each other’s technologies. The collaboration marks a significant milestone in the wide-format inkjet printing arena.

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Kodak: Prinergy Insite Portals Version 10.0

Kodak has launched version 10.0 of web-based Kodak Prinergy Insite Portals that provide authorized users with 24/7 access from anywhere. With version 10.0, Kodak has upgraded the Kodak Prinergy Insite Prepress Portal (IPP) and the Kodak Prinergy Insite Creative Workflow (ICW) with multiple new enhancements. This includes improved usability thanks to collapsible Job Group lists in IPP to reduce the amount of scrolling.

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Driving the Digital Transformation

Muller Martini will be presenting four highly automated, industrial production lines that are integrated in the Connex workflow under the motto “Driving the Digital Transformation” at the 1400 m2 drupa trade fair stand 1B50 in Düsseldorf from May 28 to June 7, 2024. “We use the latest equipment to demonstrate why we are capable to accompany our customers on their individual journeys into the increasingly digitalized future and how, with our solutions, they can consistently use the potential of new technologies,” says Bruno Müller.

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Druckzentrum Zurich (DZZ): Successful revision for sustained top performance

Ferag AG recently carried out a successful revision for Druckzentrum Zürich (DZZ) in order to extend the service life of its production facilities. The focus of this revision was the replacement of the control drum on an MSD inserting drum. The component was in operation since 2001 and needed to be replaced now.

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Drewsen Spezialpapiere restarts sales of new Proseal Heat Sealable Paper

Sustainability and environmentally friendly solutions are increasingly influencing our everyday lives. Brand owners, consumers and the European Parliament are demanding alternatives to plastic. In line with the changing requirements from the customers Drewsen is focussed on developing new grades that are fit for the future as sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic. Besides the existing grades Probarrier PFAS free Greaseproof Paper and Prostraw Paper for manufacturing Drinking Straws the company is now pleased to re-introduce the quality Proseal after a forced pause following a lack of raw materials.

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Agfa launches next-generation hybrid Anapurna H3200 inkjet printer

Agfa introduces the next generation of its Anapurna H3200 wide-format hybrid printer, representing a significant leap forward in speed and print quality. Boasting an almost 70% increase in printing speed compared to its predecessor (in Production Mode), the newest version of the 3.2 m Anapurna H3200 emerges as a serious step-up for sign shops and digital printers, empowering them to swiftly tackle a wide range of print jobs.

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Progress in sustainable packaging: Voith and the 4evergreen alliance drive innovative projects forward

Full-line supplier Voith is intensifying its commitment to the 4evergreen alliance with a number of pioneering projects. Among other things, the focus is on innovative processes for dissolving barrier papers on an industrial scale. The alliance consists of over 110 members representing the entire life cycle of fiber-based packaging – from forest owners to producers, designers, brand owners and recyclers. Together, they share their expertise to develop tools and guidelines for an even more sustainable sector. As a member of the “Novel Recycling Technologies” Working Group within 4evergreen’s Innovation Workstream, Voith is instrumental in developing new solutions. Members from other workstreams also draw on Voith's expertise in stock preparation and recycling concepts.

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