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Valmet to deliver machine vision system to ITC in India

Valmet will supply a new-generation machine vision system to ITC in India. The new Valmet IQ Web Inspection System (WIS) will be installed on ITC’s packaging board machine - BM7, replacing the existing WIS system. The new Valmet IQ WIS will enable the mill to inspect and improve paper quality in greater detail.

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B&K Offsetdruck invests in two Speedmaster XL 106 presses

B&K Offsetdruck GmbH based in Ottersweier has invested in a complete package from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) consisting of two of the latest 2020 generation of Speedmaster XL 106 presses and a Subscription Smart contract with supplied consignment warehouse. By doing so the company sees itself as well-positioned for the digitization of its processes, and altogether would like to increase its overall equipment efficiency (OEE). B&K has direct access to the various services via the Heidelberg Assistant digital portal.

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Flexo plate innovation from Miraclon improves sustainability, process efficiency and print quality

At U. Günther GmbH of Hamburg, Germany, the Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution is rapidly becoming an indispensable option for customers seeking premium flexo plates that combine high quality packaging printing with eco-friendly production. The Miraclon solution unites all of the quality and performance benefits of the well-established Kodak Flexcel solutions with solvent-free, VOC-free, water-based plate processing.

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Toscotec shaft pullers achieve top results at Lucart and Marutomi

Toscotec’s automatic shaft pullers met their goal with great results at Lucart’s mill in Porcari, Italy, and at Marutomi Paper’s mill in Fuji, Japan.

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Rapida 106 X – performance benchmark in industrial printing

With the Rapida 106 X, Koenig & Bauer is unveiling a new high-performance sheetfed offset press for the medium format 740 × 1060mm. It meets every conceivable demand that today’s market makes of a press in terms of automation, digitisation and workflow solutions, thereby making it the latest in a line of trendsetting developments defining the future of industrial offset.

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Zhi Sheng Bookbinding invests in KM 610.A Perfect Binder

Extraordinary situations require extraordinary (sales) measures: Following a successful live video demonstration of a KM 610.A transmitted from the Rahden plant to New Taipei City, Taiwan, located some 9,000 kilometers away, Zhi Sheng Bookbinding decided to purchase the 8,000-cycle perfect binder from Muller Martini.

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Voith and PTS Heidenau: New standard for measuring stickies and non-tacky contaminants

In collaboration with the research and service institute Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) Heidenau in Germany, Voith is introducing a new measuring method to detect unwanted tacky contaminants known as stickies. The measuring method, which uses a near-infrared (NIR) camera, allows the reliable detection of contaminants along the papermaking process and offers higher measuring accuracy and a wider range of applications compared to conventional methods. The associated technical rule was recently published as DIN SPEC 6745.

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A reliable partner for consolidating the production landscape

The Swedish printing group V-TAB is keeping pace with changes in the printing industry across the Scandinavian country. The production sites have had to constantly adapt to market requirements in recent years, which is always linked to changes in production possibilities. V-TAB enjoys an active partnership with Ferag – the preferred partner for mailroom technology.

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Second generation of Agfa’s Adamas chem-free printing plate

The latest version of Agfa’s Adamas chemistry-free offset printing plate boasts increased eco credits, in addition to extended run lengths for UV ink printing.

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Mondi upgrades paper bags facility in Hungary

Mondi has successfully completed the implementation of a new state-of-the-art paper sack converting machine at its Nyíregyháza site in Hungary. The machine – a Windmöller & Hölscher AD 8320 / AM 8115 – allows the plant to produce a new line of sophisticated paper sacks for food packaging. The site will be capable of producing more than 130 million sacks annually.

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Stimulating a fresh start

A virus, lockdown and a roadmap to a new normality: COVID-19 has monopolised world attention for the past few months. It has also had a severe impact on the world of advertising. Many industries have cancelled advertising activities and events have frequently had to be postponed or cancelled, including no less than 2500 trade fairs. Now that some countries are at last tentatively emerging from lockdown, we can cautiously begin to look forward to the future again.

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Heidelberg standardizes company pension scheme

The Management Board and employee representatives of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) and the IG Metall trade union today reached agreement on the restructuring of the company pension scheme for the employees in German companies. A collective bargaining agreement brings together the previous pension arrangements of the German Heidelberg Group.

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