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BASF wants to promote more women in leadership positions

By 2030, BASF wants to increase the proportion of women in leadership positions to 30 percent worldwide. At the end of 2019, the proportion of female managers was 23.0 percent (2018: 21.7 percent). In 2015, BASF had set itself the target of increasing the proportion of women in leadership roles to 22 to 24 percent as of 2021, which it achieved ahead of schedule at the end of 2019.

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Show Postponement of Luxe Pack Shanghai 2020

Following the recent cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in China, the organizer of Luxe Pack Shanghai has taken the decision to postpone the event, originally scheduled for 8th - 9th April 2020, with the new dates confirmed for 7th - 8th  July 2020 at the Shanghai Exhibition Center.

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FESPA

For brilliant, sustainable print products

Captivating colours, optimum cost efficiency and a sustainable value chain: these are some of the typical features of Sappi’s Inkjet and Dye Sublimation Papers. The global manufacturer will showcase its diverse, high-quality product ranges at FESPA Madrid, in hall 3, stand D30.

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Innovation in an evolving sector

More than 80 delegates from across Europe met last week in Brussels at an event to discuss the future of the commercial print market. Shaping the Future of Print: Commercial Print 2020 was organised by Intergraf, the European federation for print and digital communication, with the support of Smithers and the Nordic Offset Printers Association (NOPA). The event was moderated by Cees Verweij, President of Intergraf.

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Commercial printing company substantially increases its productivity with service from Heidelberg

“We trust products from Heidelberg and in particular are very happy with the service,” confirms Rainer Grobe, Managing Partner of Print Media Group (PMG) based in Hamm in Westphalia. The partnership with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) goes back decades, and is continuously being expanded. Griebsch & Rochol Druck GmbH in Hamm, a member of the PMG Group, recently celebrated a special achievement: the Suprasetter 105 passed the one million mark for imaged plates. This is a European record and is surpassed only by two Suprasetter installations in Asia.

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FESPA

FESPA position re: COVID-19

FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 will take place as scheduled from 24-27 March 2020 at IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, Spain, along with the co-located exhibitions, European Sign Expo 2020 and Sportswear Pro 2020. FESPA takes the concerns of exhibitors, visitors and partners regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 (also known as novel coronavirus) very seriously. Safety is always first priority, and FESPA wishes to take proactive steps to minimise the risks to all participants at the March 2020 events in Madrid. As such, the FESPA Board and Senior Management Team is actively monitoring all developments relating to COVID-19, guided by latest information from WHO (World Health Organisation).

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Jumping across the Plata River

With the acquisition of an Alegro perfect binder from Muller Martini, Argentine full-service company Arcángel Maggio has created the basis for a successful branch in neighboring Uruguay. A wide estuary formed by the confluence of two South American rivers divides Argentina and Uruguay. But the Plata River is no barrier to the company in Buenos Aires on its way to becoming the largest exporter of books in the region. It opened a production complex in Colonia del Sacramento that occupies 4,000 m2, half the size of the company’s facility in Barracas, a neighborhood in the Argentine capital. An important part of the investment volume in Uruguay is a Muller Martini Alegro perfect binder with an 18-station 3694 gathering machine, a Book Data Center, a Frontero front trimmer, a Solit three-knife trimmer and a CB18 book stacker.

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AkzoNobel puts the cool into McLaren’s stylish new Formula 1 car, the MCL35

McLaren Racing’s 2020 Formula 1 car raced into view ahead of the new season, with AkzoNobel (AK again supplying hi-tech coatings technology for the stylish MCL35. As official paint and coatings partner of the McLaren Racing team, the company’s Sikkens brand has helped McLaren to stand out on the grid since 2008. With a new look and design for the 2020 season, all painted parts of the latest race car – as well as the team’s transport, garage and accessories – feature AkzoNobel’s high-performance products.

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Colordruck Baiersbronn reaches a milestone in building its new digital business model

Colordruck Baiersbronn, a packaging service provider operating throughout Europe, is an all-rounder known for its very high quality standards. Right from an early stage, the company started to build itself a new business model based around digital printing and counts among their customers industrial and commercial enterprises in the food, confectionery, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and non-food sectors. It has collaborated with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) on numerous projects, giving rise to a decades-long partnership.

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Sample products to discuss sustainable flexible packaging

Sustainability is an important, if not the most important driver in the flexible packaging market. Together with partners, the machine builder and specialist for the flexible packaging market W&H developed a whole spectrum of example products that are either fully recyclable or contain recycled material. The sample products include monomaterial laminates, films with recycled material and a high-barrier film, which uses water-soluble intermediate layers to separate incompatible materials.

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Agfa and TFL join forces in innovative inkjet printing project for genuine leather

Agfa and TFL have entered into a strategic partnership, focusing on the development of Alussa, a dedicated inkjet printing solution to decorate high-quality genuine leathers used by the fashion, upholstery, automotive, aviation and nautical industries.

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Xeikon launches REX

Xeikon has announced the launch of its REX program supporting printers looking for entry-level, affordable digital production solutions to fulfill their customers’ demands for shorter runs, just-in-time production and customisation. The investment threshold for professional digital printing solutions can be an issue for smaller companies wanting to step into this new market. The REX program will offer a range of remanufactured Xeikon presses providing an attractive and affordable option for printers and converters looking to expand their business with digital applications.

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