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Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is setting new competitive standards in the global printing industry. By opening its new Innovation Center (IVC) at the Wiesloch-Walldorf headquarters in Baden-Württemberg, the company is stepping up its efforts to maintain its technology leadership and shape the digital transformation process in the printing sector.

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All American Label Enters Packaging Market

Originally known as "All American Label", the Dublin, California company recently installed three Heidelberg machines to add packaging services to their list of product offerings – inspiring their new name: All American Label and Packaging. The new equipment includes a Suprasetter A 106 CtP, Speedmaster CD 102-6+L, and Easymatrix 106 CS (produced by MK Masterwork and distributed by Heidelberg).

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Asahi: 45 Years of Innovation in the Label Industry

"As we look back over the last 45 years, we at Asahi Photoproducts are proud of our contributions to the label industry and flexographic technology. Both AFP and AWP plates, introduced in 1982 and 2000 respectively, represented significant innovation to flexography, and we’re not stopping now! Forty-five years is a long time, and much has changed. In this post, we share a little of the history of flexography in the label market and what it means for the future."

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Mimaki participates in "ADAPT" Consortium

President, Kazuaki Ikeda, has announced Mimaki’s participation in the "ADAPT (Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies)" consortium launched by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (hereinafter called MIT) as one of the founding members. ADAPT is a consortium directed by MIT professor John Hart, who leads MIT’s Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity. With the aim of supporting the advanced additive manufacturing industry, ADAPT will promote research and education for next-generation manufacturing technology based on AM processes, including 3D printing.

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Print shops expedite digital transformation

Görres-Druckerei und Verlag GmbH is based in the German town of Neuwied. The family business specializes in high-quality offset and digital commercial work, folding cartons, displays, and mailings. It deals with everything from very short, customized print runs to high six-figure runs. As Görres sees it, digitizing all the company’s processes and combining them with creative print solutions is the key factor in shaping its further growth.

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Feldmuehle strengthens its core competence

Feldmuehle GmbH will focus on the production of specialty papers in the future, i.e. wet- and alkali-resistant label papers as well as flexible packaging papers. On November 19, 2018, Feldmuehle GmbH filed for an application with the competent local court in Pinneberg to open insolvency proceedings under its own administration pursuant to Sections 270, 270 a para. 1 InsO (German Insolvency Act).

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New quality standards with K-Supply UV inks

Komori Europe and Siegwerk have successfully partnered since 2016, when the international manufacturer of printing presses selected Siegwerk, one of the global providers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, as its European partner to manufacture high sensitivity "K-Supply UV inks" exclusively designed for Komori’s innovative H-UV/ LED system. Together both are now successfully marketing the new inks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and have already built up a strong market position across the region with a continuously growing customer base.

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Esko launches Software Platform release 18.0.1

Esko has unveiled the latest update to the Esko Software Platform. This newest release delivers a host of platform-wide updates and continues Esko’s ongoing commitment to regularly and consistently enhancing the solutions portfolio customers rely on.

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Digital and rotary screen solutions

SPGPrints will showcase its digital and rotary screen printing solutions for home furnishing and interior decor markets at Heimtextil 2019 (Hall 3, Level 1, Stand B17), 8 – 11 January, Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.

more (12/04/2018 / sbr)

Drytac reveals new advertising product

Drytac®, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, announces the launch of the ArmourPrint™ Emerytex® and ArmourGrab™ combination counter mat solution. Having been previewed successfully at recent trade shows, the products are now available globally.

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DSM confirms two new product launches

DSM announces it will unveil two new Additive Manufacturing products. It does so on the eve of the kick-off of global trade fair Formnext, taking place in Frankfurt, which sees the world’s leading suppliers, manufacturers, innovators and influencers in Additive Manufacturing convene.

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DMK Relaunches Baby Nutrition in New Sealio® Packaging from Ar Packaging

The DMK Group is Germany’s largest dairy company and targets the growing infant milk formula (IMF) with its Humana brand. When investing in the conversion of its Strückhausen plant into a dedicated infant milk formula site, DMK chose to go for the Sealio packaging and a long term partnership with A&R Carton, a member of AR Packaging. The composite can’s superior product safety and ease of use for consumers are the key decisive factors for this strategic move.

more (11/07/2018 / sve)

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