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Mimaki to premiere latest innovations at C!Print

Mimaki Europe, manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, announced that it will exhibit its broad portfolio of cutting-edge digital print technologies at Salon C!Print (4 – 6 February, Lyon, France). This will include the first showing in France of the company’s brand-new SWJ-320EA large format solvent printer, JFX200-2513 EX large flatbed UV inkjet printer and two models of the recently launched Plus series.

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New company built around the RotaJet 225

The newly founded Spanish company Mimmetic was set up to implement a business plan built around use of a new RotaJet 225 press for decor printing. Mimmetic is a subsidiary of the Losán Group, one of the largest manufacturers of wood-based products in Spain. “With our new RotaJet from Koenig & Bauer, we are preparing to enter the market for decor printing. We believe in Digital Printing and we think that in the decor market, a new reality is possible. Given the specific market demands which apply in this segment, for example fast time-to-market production, individualized decors and short runs, we are certain that this press will secure the success of our business,” says Jonathan Caballero, Senior Manager at Mimmetic.

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New representative for customers in the Benelux

With manroland Goss web systems Benelux, the new subsidiary of the Netherlands based group company GWS Printing Systems, manroland Goss web systems is strengthening its presence in the Benelux region. „We rely on the close partnership and cooperation with our customers. As shown before in other key markets, we constantly expand our local service offerings. The new subsidiary works closely with experts from the production site in Augsburg. Main target is to offer a competitive local service to our customers”, explains Mr. Franz Kriechbaum, Managing Director at manroland Goss web systems.

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Consistent Concept – High Quality

Digital large-format printing, brilliant colours, iridescent foil effects for interior design, innovations in textile finishing and even a global premiere graced Europe’s Trade Show for Visual Communication in Düsseldorf. The concept focusing on interactive experiences plus the innovative layout went down well with both exhibitors and trade visitors alike. The high quality of conversations and number of business deals closed, however, could not hide the fact that attendance levels were down on last year. With 7,160 visitors roughly the same number attended as in 2017.

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Vogtland Kartonagen boosts efficiency

It could be said that Vogtland Kartonagen from Reichenbach in Eastern Germany already foresaw Koenig & Bauer’s recent activities and company acquisitions relating to the packaging market many years ago. The company has been using die-cutting equipment from Iberica since 1998. The original purchase was replaced with a newer model in 2005. One year later, the first folder-gluer from Duran was installed. In the meantime, both suppliers have been integrated into the Koenig & Bauer Group. Alongside these developments, large-format sheetfed offset presses from Koenig & Bauer have been the printing machines of choice since 2002.

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FESPA

Pit stop at FESPA 2020

At this year’s FESPA, Neschen Coating GmbH is presenting a creative bike café. In addition to its top sellers, the company is presenting product innovations such as a new hybrid mounting film for difficult substrates, currently the “only solution of this kind on the market”.

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DG press opts for environmentally friendly cars

DG press, specialist in the field of rotary offset printing with its HQ in Hall, starts 2020 with a conscious choice for environmentally friendly transport for its field service engineers. In the coming years, the six DG press technicians will travel with an eco-friendly Toyota Corolla.

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New Agfa engine increases profitability

Scunthorpe sign maker A Signs has invested in Agfa’s new Anapurna H1650i LED print engine and, just 10 months on, is enjoying increased profitability due to improved efficiencies. A Signs, established in 1998, produce a wide variety of signage, from external building signs, internal health & safety signs, vehicle wraps, exhibition display boards to more latterly huge pieces of wall art for its broad client base. The owner, Shaun Fisher, was looking to invest in a new print engine to speed up production time and reduce costs enabling him take on more work and increase efficiencies.

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Altana CO₂ neutral by 2025

By 2025 the specialty chemicals group Altana will reduce its CO2 impact from production and energy procurement worldwide to zero. Already in 2020, the company’s entire power supply will be converted to renewable energies. Altana will compensate for the unavoidable use of natural gas until 2025 by financing equivalent climate protection projects in the regions where CO2 emissions are generated. The same applies to offsetting CO2 emissions arising from necessary business trips, company cars, and the transport of goods. The specialty chemicals group will thus achieve climate neutrality in its direct sphere of influence by 2025.

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SIG drives climate agenda with new 1.5°C target

SIG has set a bold new climate target that is one of the first in its industry to be approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) as being in line with the latest climate science to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels to prevent the worst effects of climate change. SIG is committed to cutting its Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 60% by 2030 (from the 2016 baseline).

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drupa

Connect Your Business with Finishing 4.0

At drupa 2020, Muller Martini will be offering new solutions and business cases related to the topic of connectivity under the slogan “Connect...” It will also offer exciting ideas and recommendations for the cost-effective production of high-volume products.

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Walki licenses Earth Coating technology

Walki Group has entered into a license agreement with Smart Planet Technologies, for the use of Earth Coating™ in a number of next generation environmental packaging applications. Earth Coating™ is a plastic reduction technology providing superior performance and improved recyclability for all types of plastic, paper, and paperboard packaging applications.

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