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FESPA 2020 events postponed!

In light of the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 in mainland Europe, and in close dialogue with its national Associations and exhibitors, FESPA has today taken the decision to postpone FESPA Global Print Expo 2020, European Sign Expo 2020 and Sportswear Pro 2020, originally scheduled to take place at IFEMA Madrid from 24 to 27 March 2020. Based on feedback from exhibitors, FESPA will now seek to reschedule the events for a later date, precise timing and venue still to be determined based on venue availability.

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Corona Virus - Communication from Ucima Chairman

“At this time of uncertainty amid the escalating coronavirus outbreak in manycountries, Ucima (Italian Automatic Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association) believes it is essential to inform customers worldwide that our companies have adopted all the necessary measures to protect the health and safety of their employees.”

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Marabu and Roland DG deliver digital flatbed solution

The new Roland VS-300iS-GO flatbed printer is at the heart of a close partnership between two technology leaders: ink specialist Marabu and printer manufacturer Roland DG have combined their skills, and created a specially developed solution for operator control panels, graphic overlays and front-panel foils. The water-based Maqua® Jet DA-RGO digital printing ink and VS-300iS-GO flatbed printer make a dynamic duo: together, they meet the exacting requirements of industrial printing applications in terms of image quality, colour gamut and durability. Moreover, the printer and inks are designed to complement commonly used media, screen printing techniques and production processes.

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SIG ranked among top 1% for Corporate Responsibility

SIG has maintained its elite position among the top 1% of participating companies with a platinum rating in the latest EcoVadis assessment on corporate social responsibility (CSR). The EcoVadis assessment process is designed to improve transparency and promote continuous improvement on sustainability in the supply chain, enabling customers to monitor performance and identify high performing partners. The assessment methodology is based on international sustainability standards and supervised by a scientific committee of CSR and supply chain experts.

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Altana Completes Acquisition of Schmid Rhyner AG

The specialty chemicals group Altana has completed the acquisition of the overprint varnish specialist Schmid Rhyner AG, which was previously part of the Swiss Conzzeta Group. The acquisition was announced on December 20, 2019. Schmid Rhyner AG will be integrated into Altana's Actega division, which will thus be strategically expanded.

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Successful debut for Packaging Speaks Green

The packaging world responded positively to the call of Packaging Speaks Green, the international forum dedicated to sustainability in the packaging sector, organised by UCIMA and the FICO Foundation. Two days of debates, discussions and proposals on the need to make the packaging industry more sustainable, with 35 speakers from all continents, 450 participants from twenty countries and 40 accredited journalists.

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Nazdar Ink Technologies to reveal latest ink innovations at FESPA

Nazdar Ink Technologies will exhibit brand-new and established inkjet, screen, and flexo inks, as well as examples of its special effects portfolio, on stand C75 at the forthcoming FESPA 2020 show. Taking place in Madrid, Spain, from March 24-27 2020, the FESPA Global Print Expo is an all-encompassing event for the wide-format, textile printing and signage markets which typically attracts over 20,000 visitors from across the world. March's event will be co-located with the 2020 European Sign Expo.

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Color Label Opts for Rotocontrol Ecoline RSI

Rotocontrol confirms another Ecoline RSI slitting inspection and rewinder sale in Denmark, sold to Color Label. Leading the sale was Nortech-Solutions, the recently appointed local agent for Rotocontrol in Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Established in 1980 by Erik Grønning, Color Labels is today a leading Danish supplier of self-adhesive labels and other printed products for food and chemical industries, as well as the retail trade.

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Agfa to demo Oberon and Jeti Tauro wide-format engines at FESPA 2020

Visitors to Agfa’s FESPA Global Print Expo booth will be able to discuss their business needs in detail with Agfa’s experts, while seeing two versatile workhorses pair extreme productivity with extreme quality: the brand-new Oberon RTR3300 roll-to-roll printer and the award-winning Jeti Tauro H3300 LED hybrid engine.

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Efficient connectivity

Kodak has announced the integration between Kodak Prinergy Workflow 8.4 and Canon’s Prismasync Print Server starting with v7.2. This new integration provides Prinergy users a quick, seamless, and efficient method to set up, control, and monitor print jobs.

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Process chain of additive manufacturing

Two teams of top-class experts in additive manufacturing met in Blomberg at the Protiq company in February. The experts on plastic powder laser sintering and metal powder laser melting discussed and worked on the state of the art and the steps to automate these additive manufacturing processes.

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Watch demonstration of Domino’s UV95 Food Packaging Compliant Ink Set

Domino Digital Printing Solutions launched their new seven colour UV95 food packaging compliant digital ink set at Labelexpo Europe 2019. In the video link below, watch Louise Adcock, Domino’s N-Series Product Manager, walk you through a demonstration of this robust and reliable ink set on Domino’s N610i digital ink jet label press filmed during the show. Visit: https://go.domino-printing.com/UV95launchLabelexpo2019.

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