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Screen Print India gears up for its New Delhi edition in August 2022

India’s trade fair for screen, textile and digital printing solutions – Screen Print India – is set to attract business back at its show floors in New Delhi this August. Organised alongside Gartex Texprocess India, Denim Show as well as Fabrics and Trims Show, the platform will gather more than 100 exhibitors under its venue.

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AkzoNobel appoints Roger Jakeman as CTO

Roger Jakeman has been appointed as AkzoNobel’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), succeeding Klaas Kruithof, who retired as of July 1, 2022. In his new role, Roger will lead the company’s Research and Development (R&D) function, driving the innovation and sustainability agenda. He will also continue to head up the Product Management Center of Excellence.

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Bobst Connect is ready to launch

Bobst has announced the launch of the first subscription plan of Bobst Connect, the user-centric platform which connects converters and brand owners to a digitalized and automated workflow, giving them clear visibility and control of the production process. The new package – Bobst Connect Essential – is available since 01 July 2022 and offers a host of features and functionalities to help customers optimize their packaging production at every stage. By linking different steps of the process, Bobst Connect improves efficiency, control, and data knowledge, driving quality and productivity across the value chain.

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Drewsen Spezialpapiere invests in three wind turbines close to the plant

As the first step in a long-term plan to use locally generated renewable energy, Drewsen is investing in three wind turbines. These are located approximately two kilometres from the mill and become property of Drewsen today, 1st July.

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Cepi Update

Circularity on a new level: 2030 recycling rate target

Representatives of the European paper value chain gathered in Brussels on Wednesday have pledged to recycle 76% of all paper consumed by 2030. The commitment was taken during the 8th edition of the European Paper Recycling Awards which saw two projects, breaking new ground for how far paper recycling can go, receiving the highest distinction in the European paper recycling community. The video recording of the event is available online.

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InterPack

The halls are packed: This is Interpack 2023

Interpack is back! After six years and a forced absence during the pandemic, the trade fair for the packaging industry and related process industries is up and running again. From May 4 to 10 2023, Düsseldorf will once again become a business platform and future technology workshop. Interpack has already been fully booked out.

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Ecovadis Platinum: Fedrigoni among sustainability champions

Fedrigoni among sustainability champions: The Group was awarded the Platinum Medal by the international ESG rating agency Ecovadis, which annually examines 75,000 companies of all sizes and from 200 manufacturing sectors around the world, evaluating their operations and management systems from the standpoint of environmental care and social responsibility. This result places the Group in the top 1% of companies in the same industry worldwide for ESG performance.

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Siemens Xcelerator: An open digital business platform

Siemens AG has launched an open digital business platform, Siemens Xcelerator, to accelerate digital transformation and value creation for customers of all sizes in industry, buildings, grids and mobility. The business platform makes digital transformation easier, faster and scalable. Siemens Xcelerator includes a curated portfolio of internet of things (IoT) enabled hardware, software and digital services from across Siemens and certified third parties; a growing ecosystem of partners; and an evolving marketplace to facilitate interactions and transactions between customers, partners and developers.

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Kurz Label Weeks: Large-scale in-house trade fair

This spring, after more than two years without live events and face-to-face exchange, the label and packaging industry was excited at the prospect of getting together at Labelexpo in Brussels. The disappointment was all the greater when the show was cancelled just weeks before its scheduled start due to increasingly uncertain supply chains and the unpredictable development in Ukraine, according to a statement of the Labelexpo team.

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Germark chooses Bobst inkjet and flexo printing technology

Germark has optimized its production floor with the investment in a Bobst Mouvent LB702-UV digital inkjet press and a Bobst Master M5 inline flexo press. These strategic investments will give the leading Spanish label specialist more flexibility to address the widest range of applications and offer faster delivery times for customers in the health & beauty, pharma, and industrial sectors.

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AkzoNobel announces Gregoire Poux-Guillaume as new CEO as of November 1, 2022

AkzoNobel has announced that Gregoire Poux-Guillaume will become the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as of November 1, 2022. He will succeed Thierry Vanlancker, who has been CEO and member of the Board of Management since 2017, and whose term of office is coming to an end.

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Ghent Workgroup welcomes new association member

Association members are very important to the Ghent Workgroup as they represent printers, publishers, design agencies and prepress houses. Ghent Workgroup is happy to announce that the Italian Association of Graphic Arts Technicians, TAGA, has become its newest association member, giving their members the opportunity to have insight in future developments and influence standardization in the industry.

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