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Fifth generation Alpha technology at ITMA 201919.06.2019

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, will be showcasing its proven Alpha comprehensive technology platform on Booth A210, Hall 3 at ITMA in Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via, Spain, from 20-26 June. Headlining will be the fifth generation Alpha printing systems delivered with Durst’s new software to meet increased demands of textile digital printing.

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DuPont at ITMA 201918.06.2019

DuPont Advanced Printing (DuPont) proudly celebrates 30 years of contributions to inkjet printing and its many significant product launches. To mark this momentous occasion, DuPont is launching a new series of Artistri® Roll-to-Roll (RTR) Pigment Inks at the ITMA show in Barcelona, Spain, June 20–26, 2019. Thanks to its improvement in workflow efficiency by eliminating the post-treat step, this Artistri® Xite pigment inks series enables sustainable printing, a point of discussion not only at the show, but in our world.

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Scodix launches multiple systems for Shutterfly17.06.2019

Scodix, provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, announced that Shutterfly deployed Scodix systems across a number of locations in the United States prior to the critical holiday peak in 2018. Scodix systems offer a broad range of beautiful and innovative personalization options, aligning with Shutterfly’s focus on high-quality personalized products. Scodix presses provide a variety of nine distinct effects, all available on one platform. The Scodix Ultra presses have introduced new effects, such as Scodix Foil™, to Shutterfly’s customizable offering.

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Bobst and Mouvent at Labelexpo 201914.06.2019

Bobst, along with its digital printing competence center Mouvent, are set to reveal a portfolio of “world-leading innovations” at the world’s largest label event, Labelexpo Europe. Visitors at the event, which takes place 24 to 27 September 2019 in Brussels, will be able to see four complete digitalized production processes across a digital native press, equipped with water-based inks, a new world premiere UV/Flexo hybrid printing machine and a DigiFlexo press.

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MPS to exhibit at RosuPack Moscow 201907.06.2019

This year, MPS will again exhibit at RosuPack, the largest international packaging industry exhibition in Russia and Eastern Europe. The exhibition takes place June 18 – 21 in Moscow, Russia.

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Rotocontrol joins forces with Screen03.06.2019

Rotocontrol has joined forces with Screen to combine digital and flexo label print and finishing technologies into a single hybrid solution. This joint initiative was introduced during Screen Europe's inaugural LabelFest open house held May 15-16 in Amstelveen, The Netherlands.

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New modular packaging design solutions30.05.2019

Creative Edge Software, developer of the award-winning all-in-one iC3D packaging design software, has introduced two new modular software products. iC3D Designer and iC3D Modeller offer essential design tools and next-step capabilities on monthly or annual subscription.

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Marabu Alternative Ink for TrueVIS printer29.05.2019

The German ink manufacturer Marabu offers a new solvent-based alternative ink for wide-format Roland® Print & Cut printer using the TrueVISTMINK. The Mara® Jet DI-TV alternative inkjet ink delivers brilliant and durable prints “at lower production costs and easier maintenance than the OEM ink”.

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Sappi packaging papers: improved properties28.05.2019

Sustainable materials that are easy to recycle have become decisive parameters in the choice of packaging for branded goods. Paper-based solutions play a decisive role and are increasingly replacing composite packaging. With its optimised Guard M and Guard MS papers, Sappi offers even more possibilities.

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Durst P5 350 wins EDP award23.05.2019

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has won a European Digital Press Association (EDP) award  for its P5 350 printing system for large format specialists. Launched at FESPA in Munich, Germany, (14-17 May) and based on the P5 technology platform, the Durst P5 350 triumphed in the EDP Flatbed/Hybrid Printer < 250 sqm/h category.

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Latest developments for security printers20.05.2019

From 11 – 13 June, DG press will exhibit at the Security Document World (SDW) 2019 fair in ExCeL, London. The SDW is the “industry-leading exhibition and conference for security document professionals”. It’s the key meeting place for government and industry, suppliers and buyers and all those involved in secure ID credentials and government-identity solutions.

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Flint Group introduces HexaCode ink range15.05.2019

Flint Group Paper & Board introduces HexaCode – a full range of water-based inks designed for best in class performance on corrugated board, paper bags and sacks, paper shopping bags and gift wraps. The HexaCode ink range has been designed to reduce converters’ overall total cost to print exhibiting critical key features such as optimised resolubility, excellent pH and viscosity stability, high colour strength and ease of use.

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High Performance Print Media at FESPA14.05.2019

Brett Martin (stand B5-G60, 14th – 17th May 2019), a specialist in the production of plastic products for the print, display and signage sectors, today announces the launch of the latest addition to its Foamalux range at FESPA 2019 in Munich.

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Avery Dennison® DOL 1400 Z: 220% elongation14.05.2019

Outstanding elongation properties offered by a new Avery Dennison film have set “new standards for premium overlaminates”. The new highly conformable and ultra-transparent DOL 1400 Z Series can elongate up to 220% (a 20% improvement on typical industry standards) ensuring excellent installation performance and visually arresting printed designs.

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Sun Chemical at IST UV Days 201910.05.2019

Sun Chemical will be exhibiting at IST Metz’s UV Days stand 42 in Nurtingen, Germany, between 13 and 16 May 2019. The event is the “world’s largest in-house exhibition for optical systems, organised by one of the leading global suppliers of UV curing systems”.

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FB8000PRO to be unveiled at FESPA09.05.2019

Intec Printing Solutions Limited, “innovators in digital imaging and finishing”, continues its expansion of unique solutions by introducing the ColorCut FB8000PRO as part of the ColorCut range of digital cutting and creasing equipment.

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Printing with process free plates08.05.2019

Kodak will be among the exhibitors at this year’s IST UV Days from May 13 to 16 in Nürtingen, Germany. The company will take advantage of this prestigious industry event to cast a spotlight on the options for UV offset printing that are opened up by the new Kodak Sonora X Process Free Plate.

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Flint Group: Thermal Flat Top Dot Plate07.05.2019

At a time when flexible packaging print quality is advancing rapidly with plate technologies such as flat top dots, specialized surfaces and screening techniques, Flint Group is proud to introduce a new thermal, flat top dot plate, nyloflex® XFH Digital. The plate was developed specifically for the wide web flexible packaging printer and is the latest addition to the portfolio of thermal plates designed to perform optimally in the nyloflex® Xpress thermal processor.

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New paperboard – brilliance meets function06.05.2019

In mid-April, Sappi launched its new Atelier paperboard, developed under the motto "brilliance meets function". The special feature of the new GC1 board lies in its unrivalled combination of visual and physical features. Atelier combines a large specific volume with a high stiffness, as well as a high surface quality with a unique 100-percent brightness. The folding boxboard GC1 is offered in grammages ranging from 240 to 350 g/m2.

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Inkcups highlights "Explosion of Possibilities"29.04.2019

Inkcups will demonstrate the high-performance output of three digital printers, two pad printers and laser plate-maker at FESPA Global Print Expo, held on May 14-17 at the Messe München Exhibition Center in Munich, Germany. Inkcups will be located in hall A5 at stand H70.

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Kornit Digital unveils the Kornit Presto System24.04.2019

Kornit Digital has announced the introduction of the new Kornit Presto, the "only industrial single-step solution for direct-to-fabric printing". The Kornit Presto solution eliminates the need for pre and post treatment of fabric and allows for high-quality printing on an extraordinarily broad variety of fabric types and applications. The Kornit Presto does not consume water in the printing process, making it the "most environmentally friendly solution available for direct-to-fabric textile printing today".

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Digital printing papers for highest demands24.04.2019

Printing textiles and hard substrates with impressive results: this is what Transjet dye sublimation papers from Sappi stand for. The new Transjet Drive is a sublimation paper optimised for industrial printers with a glue-belt system and will be showcased for the first time at FESPA trade fair in Munich. Sappi will also be presenting its inkjet papers for large-format applications, the Fusion Topliner containerboard and various silicone base papers at Stand B6-B30.

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Agfa to demo its Jeti Tauro H3300 LED flagship19.04.2019

The award-winning Jeti Tauro H3300 LED inkjet printing engine will be the centerpiece of Agfa’s FESPA booth (May 14-17, Munich), combining outstanding image quality with impressive productivity and cutting-edge automation. Other live demos on the booth: the Anapurna H3200i LED printer, and the latest version of Agfa’s Asanti workflow solution for sign & display.

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Heaford Sleeve Productivity Station16.04.2019

JM Heaford, supplier of mounting and proofing solutions for the tag and label, flexible packaging, corrugated and gravure markets, says its recently introduced multi-tasking Sleeve Productivity Station (SPS) has received a response beyond expectation from world markets. Following a soft launch in 2018, the solution is already installed on four continents and reflects the global drive towards improving efficiencies among companies of every size.

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Flint launches nyloflex® FTH Digital Plate15.04.2019

The newest member of Flint Group’s family of flat top dot plates, nyloflex® FTH Digital Plate, provides greater versatility for meeting the highest standards in flexible packaging printing. A solvent-processed plate with a smooth surface designed for use with surface screening, the new flexo plate provides high solid ink density and superb highlight performance for ultimate overall print results.

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Kornit reinvents industrial polyester printing03.04.2019

Kornit Digital Ltd., a global acting company in digital textile printing innovation, today unveiled the game-changing Kornit NeoPoly Technology, which is the industry’s first digital industrial process for high-quality printing on polyester.

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New RSI® III rotary screen integration module29.03.2019

SPGPrints’ new RSI® III – the third generation of its rotary screen printing integration module for label and packaging presses – features time, safety and ergonomic innovations for increased production efficiency. Operator safety has been augmented with the introduction of guards to prevent contact with the rotating screen, squeegee pipe and gear wheels, significantly reducing the risk of injury.

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Koenig & Bauer receives iF Design Award28.03.2019

"Complex and iconic at the same time" – those were the words of the iF Design Award jury when praising the VariJET 106 digital press from Koenig & Bauer. They were especially convinced by the modern design language and clear colour contrasts. Accordingly, Koenig & Bauer was able to take home a "Gold Winner" trophy in the category "Product" after the grand award ceremony in Munich on 15th March.

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Avery Dennison and Mactac at FESPA 201928.03.2019

Avery Dennison is set to ‘wow’ customers at this year’s FESPA 2019 with a stunning new display booth filled with a range of their latest creations, featuring the Avery Dennison and Mactac brands. Visitors to FESPA 2019 will discover cutting-edge products and materials in car wrapping, architecture and interior decoration, highlighting Avery Dennison and Mactac innovations that help to broaden and differentiate customers’ business offerings.

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Mosca showcases modern end-of-line system26.03.2019

Artificial intelligence is replacing gray matter and robotic arms are supplanting muscle power. Automation has arrived in Asia's corrugated board market. At this year’s SinoCorrugated in Shanghai from 8 to 11 April, Mosca is demonstrating what a fully automated end-of-line solution with robotic palletizing looks like at Stand N5A110. In cooperation with Fuji Yusoki Kogyo, the company is presenting a fully automatic system consisting of an MCB-2 XT strapping machine, a Fuji Ace EC-201 palletizing robot and LCU pallet packing press.

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New folder gluer Diana Go21.03.2019

In the middle of March, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) and MK Masterwork (MK) presented the new Diana Go folder gluer for the growing packaging market at an open house event in MK’s European factory in Nové Mesto, Slovakia. Among the European packaging printers taking part were representatives from the companies that have already signed the first contracts for three serial production machines.

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New 735 Bridge Series inks for UV inkjet printers18.03.2019

Nazdar Ink Technologies has launched a new high-quality alternative UV inkjet ink for printing-bridge industrial presses, HP Scitex FB7500 and FB7600. The new Nazdar 735 Ink Series for UV inkjet printing has been designed specifically to enable the creation of durable graphics where colour fidelity, adhesion and finishing are of primary importance.

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From pixel to output11.03.2019

Durst will be using the Corrugated and Carton Exhibition (CCE) at the Munich Trade Center Fair, Germany, from 12-14 March, to showcase latest developments in corrugated packaging and display printing. Software, sustainability and award-winning Durst Water Technology will all come under the microscope on its stand, Hall B6, Stand 570, where senior team members will be inviting printers and converters to discuss key pain points with conventional processes.

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Jowat SE at Empack 201911.03.2019

The adhesives specialist from Detmold will showcase a portfolio of bio-based and recycling-friendly hot melt adhesives at this year’s Empack trade fair in Dortmund (booth A23). The adhesives manufacturer’s established service concept is rounded off by sustainability and efficiency in the entire packaging process: Individual solutions for numerous bonding applications – for the last 100 years.

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Sihl at the FESPA 2019 trade fair07.03.2019

From 14 to 17 May 2019 in Munich (hall A5, booth J155), Sihl will be showing a selected range of POS products with fire safety certification to verify that they are flame retardant (building material class B1) to DIN 4102-1.

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New Pack 403 for medium to high speed07.03.2019

Bosch Packaging Technology has launched the first machine of its next generation of flow wrappers on the European and Asian markets – the Pack 403. As the successor of the Pack 401, the Pack 403 is a fully-automated horizontal flow wrapper for medium to high speed wrapping. The narrow machine is ideal for wrapping bars and biscuits, as well as chocolate, cookies and crackers.

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New Metallic Colors from Pantone06.03.2019

Pantone LLC, provider of professional color standards for the design industry, introduces Pantone Metallics for Graphic and Packaging Design, a collection of metallic spot colors intended for use on printed products, packaging, branding, and other collateral.

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Tresu exhibits at ICE Europe 201904.03.2019

At ICE Europe 2019, Tresu will exhibit custom-designed retrofittable flexographic units, for integrated coating, printing and gluing on manufacturing and converting lines (Hall A5, Stand 1014, Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany, 12-14 March).

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New BASF vinyl monomer01.03.2019

With vinyl methyl oxazolidinone (VMOX), BASF offers a new vinyl monomer in commercial quantities. VMOX is particularly suitable as a reactive diluent in UV curing inks and coatings, which can for example be used for digital UV printing. In these applications, the vinyl monomer has many technical benefits compared to conventional reactive diluents and allows innovative coatings formulations with a favorable toxicological profile. BASF will be presenting VMOX for the first time at the European Coatings Show, which will be held from March 19 to 21 in Nuremberg.

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Intec flatbed cutter wins playing cards deal26.02.2019

Intec Printing Solutions Limited, innovators in digital imaging and finishing, is delighted to publish glowing praise from a global producer of illustrated playing cards. After researching the market, Heritage Playing Card Company, a UK company with a global marketplace, dealt Intec a winning hand by picking a ColorCut flatbed cutter - and it revolutionised their business.

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Scodix at Hunkeler Innovationdays 201922.02.2019

Scodix will highlight the business-enhancing capabilities of its family of digital enhancement presses at Hunkeler innovationdays 2019 (February 25th-28th, stand B12). Tailored to provide print businesses of all sizes the tools to differentiate their offering with unique, attention-grabbing applications, the Ultra family comprises the business-generating Scodix Ultra 101 along with the ‘full feature’ Scodix Ultra 202.

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Laem System and Goebel IMS at ICE Europe21.02.2019

In May 2018, IMS Technologies S.p.A., parent group of the globally renowned brand Goebel IMS, and Laem System announced their strategic partnership. The goal of this synergy is to present to the market an expanded machine range for primary, secondary and converting industries as well as slitting and winding solutions. Nearly a year later both companies jointly present their comprehensive portfolio in hall A6, booth 344 at ICE Europe.

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Drewsen exhibiting at the Hunkeler Innovationdays20.02.2019

Drewsen Spezialpapiere will be exhibiting again at the Hunkeler Innovation Days in Lucerne, Switzerland, from 25th – 28th February (booth C11 in Hall 1). They will again focus on the "high-speed inkjet" sector from their wide product range.

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Strapping solutions for the corrugated industry20.02.2019

CCE International 2019 is where corrugated and folding carton manufacturers will find the right solutions for their strapping needs at the Mosca booth in Hall B6, Stand 430. Mosca’s UCB is the ideal choice for ultrasonically strapping corrugated stacks in line with the flute – a solution offered exclusively by Mosca. The fully automated Evolution SoniXs TRC-6 enables five-sided, precision alignment of products for strapping.

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Color-Logic Certifies Kernow Metalik Silver Media19.02.2019

Kernowprint Metalik silver media is the first Kernow substrate certified by Color-Logic for the Xerox Iridesse press. Discussing the certification, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: "The Iridesse Press with White Dry Ink consistently produces impressive images on Kernow Metalik silver media. The entire range of Color-Logic decorative effects, in addition to the 250 standard Color-Logic metallic colors, offer Iridesse users the ability to develop new markets and applications for their customers."

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Innovative slitting and winding solutions18.02.2019

Goebel IMS, a manufacturers of slitting and winding solutions, presents its broad portfolio of innovative machines for high-quality converting of film, paper and aluminum foil from March 12th to 14th, 2019 in hall A6, booth 344 at ICE Europe.

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Scodix strengthens digital enhancement14.02.2019

Scodix announced the commercial launch of the Scodix Ultra 101 and the Scodix Ultra 202 Digital Enhancement Presses. The Scodix family of presses was developed to meet the increased demand for business-generating digital enhancement and allow print service providers (PSPs) of all sizes to target new revenue opportunities.

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Flint Group introduces AquaCode13.02.2019

Introducing AquaCode, a full technology range that embodies the very heart of Flint Group Paper & Board – an ink system that goes beyond conventional chemistries to deliver 21st century print quality while providing industry-leading environmental stewardship opportunities.

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New thermal packaging solutions for e-food12.02.2019

The European e-commerce market for food and beverages was valued at € 15.06 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at an average rate of 11.3 % per year. Ranpak’s new WrapPak Protector solution is designed to support that growth, by providing the food cold chain market with a sustainable and reliable way of transporting food to customers.

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Creative Freedom for brands and designers11.02.2019

Kodak announced the introduction of the new Kodak Prosper Plus Imprinting Solutions for the packaging industry. These solutions include four new imprinting components as well as food safe packaging inks and pre-coatings for folding cartons, food wraps, paper cups & plates, and ream wraps.

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Write On / Wipe Off: Drytac's WipeErase Films09.02.2019

Drytac® has announced the global availability of two new additions to its WipeErase® range of films: Drytac ReTac® WipeErase and WipeErase White are both designed to be written on with standard dry-erase markers to create a whiteboard anywhere - an ideal practical solution for environments including schools, universities, offices, hospitals, retail stores and more. In addition, their anti-graffiti properties allow for easy removal of permanent markers, while they can both be branded or decorated using UV printing technology.

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Intec adds the BC480 Business Card Cutter05.02.2019

Intec Printing Solutions Limited, innovators in digital imaging and finishing, continues its expansion of unique solutions by introducing the ColorCut BC480 as part of the ColorCut range of digital cutting and creasing equipment.

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ProInkjet Silk range available in low substances04.02.2019

Drewsen presents a new Premium Inkjet alternative for high quality coated papers in Offset printing. This pigment coated grade ProInkjet Silk targets high-end, full colour applications such as book printing, mailings and other commercial print requirements. It combines a smooth touch with a rich, silky surface. Brilliant colour printing as well as excellent processing properties are the main advantages.

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Visatac presents PIN Mailer security label01.02.2019

Visatac is an international company, developing technologically advanced self-adhesive materials for web-finishing, tapes, labels and large format printing. The company collaborates intensively with clients and partners in the development of taylor made solutions. Having passed the highest demanding security tests, the innovative Visapin label not only facilitates evidence of a fraudulent manipulation of information sent via mail, it’s also a highly customizable solution adaptable to the needs of the issuing company.

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Folding carton food packaging printing ink30.01.2019

With increasingly strict and regionally variable regulation of printing inks for food packaging, printers have been required to use a variety of inks in order to meet regulatory demands for European and North American markets. This has made already complex supply chains even more complicated as printers strive to comply with specific regulatory requirements for ink migration limits and raw materials that are different from one region to another.

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Intec expands ColorFlare range25.01.2019

Intec Printing Solutions Limited, innovators in digital imaging and finishing, continues its expansion of unique solutions by introducing the ColorFlare CF350 and CF750 as part of the ColorFlare range of lamination and foiling equipment.

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Developers Corner: European Coatings Show 201925.01.2019

The meeting point for users of pigment preparations is booth 1-518 of prometho GmbH. The company from the Westerwald will be presenting its innovative Varionyl® pigment preparations for the first time at the ECS and invites discussions developer to developer in "Developers’ Corner". Users of low-viscosity colour dispersions can learn more about Varionyl® and its related services.

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Tractus3D introduces next level PEEK 3D Printer22.01.2019

Tractus3D is taking 3D printing high-performance materials to the next level with this month’s release of the T850P. A newly developed heated chamber provides thermal management in combination with a high temperature printhead.

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Durst: Tau 330 RSC E launch21.01.2019

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has launched the Tau 330 RSC E UV inkjet single-pass press that will bring affordable digital production to increasing numbers of converters.

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Sustainable barrier and composite materials21.01.2019

Focus is not just placed on sustainability and innovation at this year’s Packaging Innovations in Birmingham – these are also key issues at Walki, a producer of laminates and packaging solutions. The company is presenting paper- and board-based composite materials for food and non-food packaging right through to the luxury segment. Manufacturers and branded companies in the food and non-food sectors, packaging manufacturers and designers can get information at booth D46 and seek advice about individual solutions.

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Kornit Digital launches the Atlas16.01.2019

Kornit Digital has announced the introduction of the Kornit Atlas. Following the success of Kornit’s Storm HD6 and Avalanche HD6 / HDK, the Atlas is the first instance of the company’s next-generation direct-to-garment printing platform, providing garment decorators and screen printers a unique tool for mastering the current and future challenges of the textile supply chain.

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W&H: Spare Parts in Record Time11.01.2019

In the event of (imminent) machine downtime, machine spare parts are often required in record time. Windmöller & Hölscher has 90 percent of all required original spare parts directly available from stock. But there are also rare consumables or old machine parts that are not stored. The W&H express production closes this gap: Simple to medium complex machine components that have been manufactured to customer specifications (drawing parts), can be rebuilt and delivered in less than 24 hours.

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Xeikon qualifies Ahlstrom-Munksjö Wallstar Digital09.01.2019

Xeikon, a "market leader in digital colour printing technology for the labels and packaging as well as the graphic arts printing industry" and a subsidiary of the Flint Group, today reported that it has qualified Ahlstrom-Munksjö Wallstar Digital® nonwoven wallcovering media for use on Xeikon digital presses as part of the alliance between the two companies.

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Hunkeler has three new surprises in store09.01.2019

At Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019 Hunkeler Systeme AG presents three new developments: the cutting modules SSM-570, the HDDS 20 as well as the compact suction system HKU 2000-N.

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