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Koenig & Bauer has already transformed the world of print on any number of occasions. It has long since transitioned from a classic manufacturing company into an agile technology provider, and numerous digital products and offers complement its printing machinery. With a new group-wide unit focussed on the digital transformation, Koenig & Bauer is now intensifying its development of new business models and digital solutions covering the full lifecycle of print products.

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Voith launches the first DIN CERTCO-certified bio-based guide roll cover

With the AiroGuide Tune Green, Voith is setting a new standard in the field of papermaking products made of renewable raw materials. As the latest member of the AiroGuide guide roll cover family, AiroGuide Tune Green is certified according to the internationally recognized DIN CERTCO for bio-based products. The guide roll cover combines all the advantages of the proven AiroGuide technology while enabling the reduction of the carbon footprint. The new innovation aligns with Voith's long-time commitment and ambitious goals to accelerate sustainability for papermakers as well as in its own production.

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Toscotec supports sustainability festival Pianeta Terra in Lucca

Toscotec will sponsor Pianeta Terra Festival, a celebration of sustainability in all its shapes and forms running from 6th to 9th October in Lucca, Italy. Organized by publisher Laterza and directed by internationally renowned plant neurobiologist and author Stefano Mancuso, this first edition of the festival offers insightful conferences, talks, and joyful night music, featuring multidisciplinary experts and creatives. Sustainability is explored far and wide to offer a 360-degree view that spans from ecology to literature, sociology, economics, finance, art, nutrition, and more.

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ABB launches pulp and paper-specific instrumentation business portal

ABB is launching an industry-first solution in the form of an L&W-specific extension of the existing myABB portal. By taking the best of the current tool and synchronizing it with customers’ L&W installed base, myABB for L&W will help mills manage the maintenance, calibration and lifecycle requirements of ABB’s lab devices. It for L&W provides 24/7 access to ABB experts via a self-service, web-based tool that provides a real-time, 360-degree view of all the detailed documentation and lab interaction about the service and lifecycle management of the L&W installed base. This is accessed through an easy-to-use, customizable interface that also provides visibility of other ABB equipment across a mill’s larger installed base, such as their control system.

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Andritz introduces performing technology solutions at MIAC

International technology group Andritz will be presenting its innovative technologies for sustainable paper production at MIAC 2022, booth #72, in Lucca, Italy, October 12-14, 2022. The Andritz main motto for this year's MIAC is “Sustainability in Practice”. Andritz will be presenting innovative technologies that enable customers to save energy, water and raw materials. The product portfolio ranges from specific solutions for the entire paper and board production process – from fiber preparation to the paper and board machine – that help to reduce production costs and increase output and product quality.

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Turkish packaging printer Printpark invests in Speedmaster XL

Printpark Premium Folding Carton is a Turkish family business with around 100 employees that has been operating in Istanbul for 48 years. It is currently run by second generation owners Ferit Dansik and Turan Dansik. Printpark exports its offset printing products to more than 25 countries and is one of the well-known major companies in the Turkish packaging industry and also a winner of several international packaging awards. Its products, whose production and R&D activities are carried out entirely within the company, include high-quality cardboard packaging for the cosmetics, food, chocolate, beverage and textile industries.

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Prada Spring/Summer 2023 Womenswear Show

The Prada Spring/Summer 2023 women’s collection by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons presents a sequence of realities - reflections, refractions, observations. Acts of reality. There is an interrelationship between the raw and the sensual, between delicacy and roughness, an emulsification of contrasts. The collection plays constantly with dissimilitude and paradox, shifting between different visions, separate realities. Mirroring the décor of the show space - a black paper panopticon, itself a sublimation of a domestic sphere, a reality – a paper-based fabric is used for a series of dresses, torn against the body, intimate and impulsive.

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Sappi’s Gratkorn Mill ushers in new energy era

Modernisation of the power plant boiler at Sappi’ s production site in Gratkorn, Austria, is finally completed. As of now, more sustainable fuels will be used instead of coal to power the paper machines at the company’s largest mill in Europe. During a transitional phase, the new state-of-the-art boiler will run on natural gas and biomass. In the future, predominantly biomass will be used. “Our ultimate goal is to use only sustainable and renewable fuels. This will make us more independent in the future, especially in times of gas shortages and uncertainty on the energy market,” explains Sappi Gratkorn Managing Director Max Oberhumer.

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Metsä Board starts pre-engineering for new folding boxboard mill in Kaskinen, Finland

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, announced on 15 September 2022 that it starts pre-engineering for a new folding boxboard mill in Kaskinen, Finland. Metsä Board announced in May 2022 that it explores possibilities to increase folding boxboard capacity in Finland or Sweden in order to support its customers’ growth and to strengthen its service capability. As result of the study, the company starts pre-engineering for a new folding boxboard mill with an annual capacity of approximately 800,000 tonnes at the Kaskinen mill site in Finland.

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Körber Business Area Tissue’s Tissue Innovation Days to start again on September 27 and October 4

Over the course of these two days customers and partners will be able to discover the innovations that Körber Business Area Tissue is developing in the automation and digital fields. In order to meet the needs of all customers and partners there are two sessions scheduled by Körber Business Area Tissue for each of the themed days of September 27 and October 4.

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New C-bar HerculeXX screen basket from Voith meets highest stability requirements

Screen baskets are essential in paper production to remove contaminants from the suspension in the screening process. Since high stresses occur here, Voith developed the C-bar HerculeX screen basket in 2017, which combines maximum stability with the proven C-bar technology. These screen baskets are characterized by their overlapping profile bar design that protects the slots from high wear and keeps the slot widths constant over the entire service life. Meanwhile, Voith is celebrating the success of 1,000 HerculeX screen baskets delivered and at the same time launches the newest member of the Voith screen basket family: the C-bar HerculeXX.

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UPM Raflatac and Logopak announce collaboration on linerless solution in print

Label manufacturer UPM Raflatac and industrial labeling and identification solutions provider Logopak have agreed on a collaboration, which provides their customers a robust linerless solution in print and apply labeling. With linerless labeling, omitting the label liner significantly increases the running length and capacity of the label rolls, saves costs, and benefits the environment by reducing the CO2 footprint in production and logistics. As a first step the collaboration will improve especially the automatic labeling of secondary packaging.

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