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Avery Dennison joins Sabic in its Trucircle initiative

Avery Dennison has taken an important step towards supplying a recycled polypropylene (rPP) label material, collaborating with Sabic in the Trucircle initiative, which encompasses circular materials and technologies to enable product manufacturers to reach their sustainability goals.

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Skanem Stavanger Acquires New FA-22 from Nilpeter

Skanem Stavanger, producer of self-adhesive labels in Norway, has acquired a new 9-colour FA-22 from Nilpeter. In addition to providing maximum levels of stability and excellent printing results on multiple substrates, the FA-22 is a perfect fit for Skanem's commitment to sustainability, renewable products, and reusable materials.

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Connect to a Smart Factory

With Finishing 4.0 and the Connex workflow system, Muller Martini is making smart factories a reality for customers around the world. The company will be presenting concrete business cases and inspiring examples at drupa in Düsseldorf.

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AR Packaging strengthens its operational footprint in Switzerland

AR Packaging is in a period of sustained expansion, with some latest acquisitions being rlc packaging group and K+D. As part of its strategy to hold leading market positions in  selected segments and continuously improve the operational excellence and cost-efficiency, the group now investigates actions to optimise its operational footprint in Switzerland.

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MPS Systems opens new Technology & Expertise Center in Philadelphia

MPS Systems North America Inc. is now officially operational in Philadelphia, PA. The North American subsidiary of the Dutch-based press builder celebrated the move with a packed Grand Opening event. On January 22 and 23, over 200 visitors attended the Grand Opening of MPS’ new North American Technology & Expertise Center. The two-day event included an official ribbon cutting ceremony, MPS customer testimonials, a tabletop exhibition and live demonstrations featuring connectivity and hybrid printing on the MPS EF SYMJET with an integrated Domino digital inkjet unit.

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Packaging Technologies praises Heaford for helping scoop multiple print awards

With steadily rising sales figures and an increasingly cramped trophy cabinet, Packaging Technologies Inc., a division of The Central Group from Concord, ON, Canada, has tipped 2020 to be one of its best years yet and has cited JM Heaford a key player in its success to date. Heaford, supplier of mounting and proofing solutions for the tag and label, flexible packaging, corrugated and gravure markets, has been a trusted technology partner of Packaging Technologies since the 1990s.

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Color-Logic expands Pattern-FX library

The Color-Logic library of Pattern-FX embellishments has been expanded to 80 different designs, all of which are readily available to Color-Logic designers and licensed Color-Logic printers. Commenting on the expanded library, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: “Preparing complex, recurring patterns has traditionally required many hours of effort by graphic designers, but the Pattern-FX feature in the Color-Logic software suite makes the job effortless and trial-and-error free. Using Color-Logic Pattern-FX, even relatively unskilled designers and prepress operators can confidently execute complex designs and offer print customers an astounding array of pattern choices.”

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Agfa introduces Oberon RTR3300

On Tuesday, Agfa announced a new addition to its large-format inkjet printer assortment. The Oberon RTR3300 is a dedicated 3.3 m high-end roll-to-roll machine that combines extreme productivity and quality with an extensive media scope and a unique ease of use.

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The Felix Schoeller Group is celebrating its 125th anniversary

The Felix Schoeller Group was founded 125 years ago this year. Founded in 1895 in Osnabrück, Germany, by Felix Hermann Maria Schoeller, the Felix Schoeller Group now has worldwide operations with around 3,600 employees at 12 sites producing specialty papers, including digital printing papers, decor papers and release liners. The company has a clear vision of its future and is resolute in its intent to turn that vision into reality.

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Asahi to demonstrate new water recycling unit at drupa

Asahi Photoproducts announced the latest development in its CleanPrint strategy, a water recycling unit incorporated in new Asahi platemaking systems as a standard feature. This recycling unit uses 2 litres of water per square meter, versus 10 litres in units without the recycling unit, a reduction in platemaking waste water of 80%. In addition, minimal waste from the system, in the form of dry cake and a highly concentrated liquid extract, can be incinerated, with the liquid contributing to the cooling of the incineration plant, resulting in even more water savings. Existing Asahi platemaking systems can be retrofitted with the recycling unit so that all Asahi platemaking processes are more in harmony with the environment.

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Ghent Workgroup announces new webinar

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) is happy to announce the new webinar about PDF transparency on Thursday March 26 at 4pm. This webinar will be presented by Andrew Bailes-Collins (Enfocus) and is intended to help designers better understand native transparency – the benefits and challenges – and the use of best practices to avoid common print problems associated with transparencies.

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The new Speedmaster generation is now available

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be presenting its full expertise at drupa 2020, taking place from 16 to 26 June 2020 in Düsseldorf, under the slogan “Unfold your Potential”. The main focus will be on the customer and their requirements, as well as optimally developing and exploiting their business potential through the latest technologies, innovative solutions, and new business models. With a view to the key factors such as process optimization and intelligent, operator-independent productivity, Heidelberg will be presenting the next stage in a smart printing business – the Smart Print Shop.

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