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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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XSYS nyloprint® products subject to price increase in 2023

Following the continued sharp rise in the cost of raw materials and surcharges levied by suppliers, XSYS is forced to increase the prices for its nyloprint® letterpress plates.The company has sent a formal notice to customers informing them that effective on 1 January 2023, an increase of between 8% and 16% will be applied on the base prices of nyloprint® products.

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Fujifilm announces a change to its offset plate manufacturing in EMEA

Fujifilm is continually adapting its graphic communications business to ensure it can be sustained in a resilient and enduring way. This has required the company to find new ways of working to meet customer needs more effectively, and new ways of thinking about how it can continue to create value. As a result, the company will be closing its remaining offset plate production line in Tilburg, Netherlands. Production will be transferred to China and Japan.

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Drupa 2024: Exhibitors from 45 countries already on board

Some one and a half years before the start of the trade fair, drupa has reached an important milestone: over 100,000 sqm of net exhibition space have already been booked by around 900 exhibitors from 45 nations. This clearly underlines the relevance and the USP of drupa as the world’s No. 1 trade fair for print technologies.

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CCE International: Europe’s corrugated & carton calibre returns in 2023

The 6th International Exhibition for the Corrugated and Folding Carton Industry will be back from 14 - 16 March 2023 in Munich, Germany. As Europe’s only trade fair exhibition for manufacturing and converting of corrugated and cartonboard, CCE International is a crucial hot spot for industry experts. The show incorporates the offerings of InPrint Munich and will be co-located to ICE Europe, exhibition for the conversion of flexible, web-based materials, making it appealing to both exhibitors and visitors.

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Lean production meets photobook

With its investment in a Diamant MC Digital Photobook bookline from Muller Martini, Orwo in Bitterfeld-Wolfen in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt is on the one hand ensuring full integration of all processes in photo book production. On the other hand, the company will become more flexible with regard to customer needs in terms of formats and spine width of its extensive product range.

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MailStreet automates sheetfed printing with Tecnau Cut & Stack

Doing a good job means going the extra mile every time. While many companies have gone through a difficult period during the pandemic, MailStreet print volumes continued to increase due to a heavy focus on e-commerce marketing and custom applications for their clients, such as personalized items like menus in meal boxes. The company motto is to make data personal by conveying custom messages to specific audiences and increasing the value of communication.

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Solenis opens two new centers of excellence

Solenis, global producer of specialty chemicals, has opened two new international centers of excellence to help drive more sustainable solutions for the consumer paper packaging industry. One center is virtual, allowing customers to participate remotely in lab experiments, while the other center is in a new facility in Mönchengladbach, Germany. Both centers are designed to simulate and test customer processes, treatment programs and paper/paperboard properties to optimize performance, efficiency and costs while focusing on sustainability.

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UK pharmaceutical specialists adds FB-350 to their production line

Scottish CV Labels has recently added another Nilpeter press to their line-up. The new FB-350 is the latest add-on and expands the company’s Nilpeter presses to a total of three. Having worked with Pharmaceutical, Medical, and Healthcare labeling solutions for more than 30 years, CV labels is very well aware of the high standards they need to meet in order to deliver the best solutions to their customers. Investing in state-of-the-art technology is a key component of the company’s strategy. This rimes well to world-class engineering with Danish roots and Nilpeter.

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XSYS nyloprint® products subject to price increase in 2023

Following the continued sharp rise in the cost of raw materials and surcharges levied by suppliers, XSYS is forced to increase the prices for its nyloprint® letterpress plates.The company has sent a formal notice to customers informing them that effective on 1 January 2023, an increase of between 8% and 16% will be applied on the base prices of nyloprint® products.

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