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Gentili: The unilateral decision made by Interpack is unacceptable

After months of attempting to dialogue with the organisers of Interpack, up until now the “world’s most important exhibition of packaging technologies”, the Italian companies represented by Ucima recently received a communication from the event’s organiser Messe Düsseldorf, confirming them that the show is scheduled to take place from 25 February to 3 March 2021.

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Autonomous production proves its worth

In mid-October, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) showcased its latest product highlights and solutions in online presentations in a five-day Innovation Week. Back in September, an open house held at the company Finidr in Ceský Tešín in the Czech Republic showed a real-life example of how a complete process line with the latest innovations provides support. Over 40 attendees from the Czech media industry got to see highly productive and autonomous print production at the book manufacturer.

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Flint Group: Launch of regional service center in Barcelona

Flint Group Packaging Inks, a supplier of ink and coatings to the global packaging industry, has announced its investment in a newly optimised Regional Service Centre (RSC) in Barcelona, Spain, galvanising its commitment to customers in the region.

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Digital printing for flexible and extensible film

Koenig & Bauer has concluded a cooperation agreement for the further development of the RotaJET. With a new press for digitally printed flexible and extensible film, the company is strengthening its strategic focus on the growth market of flexible and extensible film and digital presses. The press is to be developed on the basis of the RotaJET and the first installations are expected to commence production of digitally printed flexible and extensible film in the coming year.

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“Microbe Protect” by Epple: Effectiveness confirmed

Since their market launch in June 2020, the new varnishes of the “Microbe Protect” product line have impressed many distributors and printing houses or aroused their interest. On the one hand, with a strong print result, and on the other hand with an antimicrobial and antiviral varnish additive. The varnishes have now positively passed antiviral tests on a strain of the corona family.

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Heidelberg Italy premiers Scodix Ultra 1000s series press

Scodix has announced the world’s first installation of its Ultra 1000’s Series of digital enhancement presses at the Heidelberg Italy Digital Experience Center. The inauguration of the Scodix Ultra 2000 press was celebrated with an exclusive Heidelberg Italy VIP Open House Event in late October.

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Koenig & Bauer Durst food safety inks achieve ECOLOGO Certification

Koenig & Bauer Durst has announced on Thursay that its food safety water-based printing inks have successfully achieved UL ECOLOGO® Certification, demonstrating third-party validation of the products’ sustainability performance.

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Agfa: InterioJet inkjet printing system for interior decoration

The InterioJet 3300 is a multi-pass, water-based inkjet system for printing on decor paper used for interior decoration, such as laminate floors and furniture. It boasts brilliant and consistent print quality and enables the creation of customized interior decorations, including brand logos, pictures or seasonal themes.

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ACME Graphics installs Kodak Flexcel NX System

In April 2020, Miraclon customer ACME Graphics opened a new flexo trade shop branch in Cape Town. With national lockdown restrictions being enforced across South Africa, it was vital for them to have operations up and running quickly, having been recognized as an essential supplier to the industry.

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Xaar's recirculation technology: Wide window of operation

The results of a series of lab experiments demonstrate why Xaar’s TF Technology ink recirculation, invented more than a decade ago, “still sets the benchmark for industrial inkjet recirculation techniques today” to deliver a wider window of operation for users.

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Meinders & Elstermann and Sappi count on Zaikio

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is starting the pilot phase of its digital industry platform Zaikio, which it launched this summer, in collaboration with printing company Meinders & Elstermann GmbH & Co. KG (M&E) and paper manufacturer Sappi.

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German media publisher secures ABB expertise for press management

Global technology company ABB has been awarded a contract to provide software system upgrades including its MPS Production and production data analysis system MPS Inform to Rheinisch-Bergische Druckerei GmbH.

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