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Advocacy success: Products causing deforestation banned from being sold in the EU

The European Parliament and Council have reached historic agreement on a new EU law on deforestation-free products. All operators placing commodities on the European market that can generate global deforestation will now be subject to mandatory due diligence rules. This closes an important loophole that allowed products linked to the degradation and destruction of forests to be sold in the EU. Intergraf and our members have called for printed products to be included in the scope of this legislation for over a decade. We are delighted to see our efforts succeed.

(An Intergraf statement)

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“PPWR proposal does not follow science, falls short on climate”

The European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA) is concerned about the proposal that the Commission put on the table today because it is not supported by scientific evidence and it is not focused on solutions that achieve the best environmental outcome. On the contrary, the proposal goes against the CO2 reduction target set by the Commission within the EU Green Deal and accelerate water stress and resource depletion.

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BST TubeScan XL: 100% inspection for printing and slitting machines up to 1,700 mm

The successful TubeScan digital strobe inspection system is now available in XL format for wide web applications on printing and slitting machines (slitters): BST’s TubeScan XL inspects 100 percent of web widths between 900 and 1,700 millimeters and detects even the finest of printing defects such as splashes, register deviations and color changes at high web speeds. This means less waste during printing processes, and effective quality assurance at the slitter. Thanks to its compact mounting frame made of extruded aluminum profiles, TubeScan XL can be integrated easily into new and existing machines.

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GSE’s hazard warning software provides a safer way of working with packaging inks

GSE Dispensing introduces a software module for tracing and labelling hazardous chemicals in ink ingredients of spot colours – promoting a safer working environment for label and packaging converters. GSE Hazard symbol printing software solves the problem of tracing and communicating the occasional presence of hazardous chemicals in special brand colours that are made by blending ‘base components’ of inks, varnishes and additives together. When a base component contains hazardous chemicals, these are labelled on the supplier’s packaging. However, this information can be lost when the components are dispensed for new formulations, or returned from the press for eventual reuse.

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Color-Logic certifies Ricoh flatbed printers

Color-Logic has announced certification of three Ricoh flatbed printers: The Ricoh Pro™ TF6250, the Ricoh Pro™ TF6251, and the Ricoh Pro™ T7210. All three printers feature white ink and are particularly well-suited for use with the Color-Logic metallic print system.

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Duma Druck embraces digital finishing with Tecnau

Until 2021, Duma Druck GmbH, based in Wolfschlugen, Germany, had used offset printing almost exclusively, upgrading several times their printer base to more than 20 units. But changing market demands and new business possibilities drove the company to take the next step in production digital printing and finishing. For the task, Duma Druck Managing Directors, Frank Illi and Volker Lück, invested in a Tecnau Stack 2328 automated cut and stack solution inline to a Xeikon SX30000 press specifically designed for high-quality and demanding print applications.

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Mondi launches Color Copy in US letter size

Mondi launches Color Copy original customized for the North American market. The digital color printing paper was specifically adapted for Canadian merchant Multiplex Solutions. “We are really excited to bring the Color Copy brand to North America!” says Jeffrey Lovely, President at Multiplex Solutions.

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Stora Enso received approval for the acquisition of De Jong Packaging Group

Stora Enso has received regulatory approval from the EU Commission to proceed with the acquisition of De Jong Packaging Group, announced in September 2022. Closure of the transaction is still ongoing and expected to be finalised at the beginning of 2023.

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Bosisio invests in PureFlexo™ Printing from Miraclon

Bosisio has become the first company in Argentina to offer its customers the increased productivity and reduced downtime enabled by PureFlexo Printing from Miraclon. The recent Global Flexo Innovation Award winner that received Highest Honors in addition to their Gold Award, has been utilizing Kodak Flexcel NX Technology since 2013 to differentiate themselves from other trade shops.

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ICE Europe: Key industry event returns in 2023

After the show’s success in 2022, ICE Europe will be back from 14 – 16 March 2023 in Munich, Germany. The 13th International Converting Exhibition will offer further contemporary expertise revolving around bespoke product and processing solutions, investment opportunities, and other exciting affairs.

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Lessebo Paper is launching Lessebo Colours™ to grow in luxury packaging

Lessebo Paper is launching their new series Lessebo Colours™ to meet the expanding demand for high-quality coloured papers in the luxury packaging market. Lessebo Paper, located in the forests in the south of Sweden, has been producing high-quality paper since 1693.

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Agfa to increase prices in its Digital Print & Chemicals portfolio

Agfa announced that it will implement double-digit price increases across its Digital Print & Chemicals portfolio worldwide, effective January 1st, 2023. Despite sustained efforts in improving efficiency and constant sourcing optimization, these price increases are necessary to compensate for continuing high inflationary pressure on energy, raw material, logistics and salary costs.

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