Ensuring availability with PRA-Plus control

The Swedish regional newspaper market is in a state of constant change. Pressgrannar AB is a newspaper plant for the region around the capital Stockholm – from Uppsala in the north all the way down to Småland and Gotland in the south. The past 15 years have seen a range of local newspapers produced under the company umbrella. In order to ensure reliable production and supply for a region of this size, Pressgrannar relies on Ferag mailroom technology. Pressgrannar has now taken the next step in safeguarding this reliability and also opted to upgrade to the latest PRA Plus control technology.

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New possibilities for the packaging market

Successful commissioning of the first HP PageWide T1190 Press to be installed in Asia. Rengo Co., Ltd, a Japanese packaging supplier, celebrated the start of production with a grand ceremony in August. This was also the first time that the “widest digital printing press in the world” had been supplied in a six-colour version. “We are very satisfied with our press. The cooperation with HP and Koenig & Bauer was absolutely flawless. And since the commissioning, the press has been fulfilling all our prior expectations in terms of performance,” says Junjiro Watanabe, general manager for technical development at Rengo.

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Interview with Michael Wohlmuth

Michael Wohlmuth is co-founder of Simufact Engineering GmbH in Hamburg, whose Strategic Business Development he is responsible for today. In an interview he explains the role of simulation in additive manufacturing, its added value for users and the contribution that simulation data can make to fully automated AM Smart Factories.

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AR Metallizing acquires Eurofoil Paper Coating

Global acting metallized paper manufacturer AR Metallizing announces today that it has secured a deal to acquire Eurofoil Paper Coating GmbH (hereinafter: Eurofoil) in Berlin. The closing of the transaction is subject to approval of the German Cartel authorities.

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KBA-NotaSys gets new name

A new name for the “world market leader” in high-security printing solutions: KBA-NotaSys announces the change of its corporate name to Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions as of 1 June 2020. The name change will harmonize brands within the Koenig & Bauer Group and has no influence on the organization and structure of KBA-NotaSys. A global overhaul of the logo, the website and related visuals will be presented during the first half of 2020.

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Geostick Group adds two Nilpeter FA-17

Long-standing Nilpeter partner, Geostick Group, has added two additional Nilpeter 17’’ FA presses to an already impressive line-up of seven Nilpeter presses in the company’s three production plants in Utihoorn, Heumen, and The Hague, Holland. The two new presses have been installed in The Hague plant. The addition of two new presses marks another big step for Geostick, adding standardization across group locations, as well as more flexibility and opportunities for the company's label, flexible packaging, and tag customers.

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FOGRA approval for Millennium HSW-500 EU

Tower Products Europe, manufacturer of environmentally sensitive pressroom chemistry, has obtained an approval from FOGRA for Millennium HSW-500 EU, a first class fountain solution that maximizes the performance of printers running all types of plates, inks and fountain systems.

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Xeikon CX500 launched at Printing United 2019

It was hard to miss Xeikon at its prime location during the first Printing United trade show, held from October 23 to 25 in Dallas. The event marked the North American debut of the company’s CX500 product, and its Wall Deco Discovery solution.

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Sun Chemical at InPrint Munich 2019

Sun Chemical will exhibit its portfolio for functional, industrial and specialty print applications suitable for a broad range of market sectors at InPrint 2019, in Munich, Germany, from 12 to 14 November on stand 246 in Hall A6. SunJet, the global inkjet brand of Sun Chemical and DIC, will demonstrate its most recent developments in inkjet chemistry and its ability to collaborate on development projects with OEM partners, system integrators and printhead manufacturers for current and future applications across a number of market sectors, including graphics, décor, textile, industrial and packaging.

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Innovation for sustainable packaging solutions

With the increased global push for environmentally friendly and sustainable paper-based packaging solutions, Sappi has made great strides in developing breakthrough proprietary barrier technology to offer new opportunities to satisfy this need. These unique solutions enabled Sappi to closely collaborate with the world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé, to support the launch of the YES! snack bar wrapped in recyclable paper. Sappi worked in partnership with Nestlé and packaging supplier, Constantia Flexibles to develop solutions suitable for recyclable paper production processes.

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UL-certified flame-retardant PA6/66 material

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, today announced the release of a new flame-retardant filament material, Novamid® AM1030 FR, the first UL Blue Card-certified filament for open systems. The material enables new applications in the automotive and electronics sectors, amongst others.

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Breadth of ink solutions at InPrint Munich

Nazdar Ink Technologies will once again be exhibiting at InPrint - the industrial print show - this November, showcasing its wide range of UV-LED, traditional UV, solvent and aqueous ink formulations to attendees. The Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany, is the venue for this year's event which takes place between 12th and 14th November.

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