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GAW technologies to supply chemical preparation systems to PM5 at Palm

GAW technologies GmbH in Graz / Austria was commissioned by Papierfabrik Palm with the supply of a chemical preparation and supply system for the new paper mill in Aalen / Germany. The new paper machine PM5 will double the capacity of the plant and replace three existing paper machines. It will produce lightweight and high-quality fluting and testliner grades from recycled fiber. The plant will be commissioned in 2021 and will have an annual capacity of 750,000 tons.

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ANDRITZ technologies achieve production record at Eldorado Brasil

The Eldorado Brasil pulp mill in Três Lagoas, Brazil, set an outstanding production record of 5,576 ADmt/d on September 21, 2019, with ANDRITZ technologies. In addition, production has been running for the past 200 consecutive days without a sheet break on the MS2 line.

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Heidelberg: Packaging Day at Shanghai plant

Packagings account for around 25 percent of all printed products. At the same time, the packaging market is the strongest growing market segment with around 3 percent on average. The most important region is Asia/Pacific with an annual growth rate of 4.6 percent. It’s the same picture the world over: brand owners have extremely demanding quality standards for folding cartons. The trends are ever declining runs, faster innovation cycles, shorter delivery times, increasing cost pressures, falling margins, more embellishments, zero defect production, and customized packagings.

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Image Magic installs 2 Kornit Avalanche systems

Kornit Digital announced that Tokyo-based Image Magic has installed two Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro systems, expanding its longstanding digital direct-to-garment capabilities to imprint polyester and poly-blend fabrics. The move supplements Image Magic’s continuous development of internal efficiencies, and increases capacity for an operation that has observed 40% year-over-year growth. The brand serves a mix of corporate clients, including some of Japan’s leading apparel brands, and general consumers via a predominantly internet-based sales model.

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Color-Logic at Printing United 2019

At Printing United 2019 in Dallas, Texas, October 23-25, Color-Logic will demonstrate its Process Metallic Color System.  In booth 10564, Color-Logic will show samples printed using digital, offset, inkjet, flexography, gravure, and screen.

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Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report rated among top ten globally

For the second year running, Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report 2018 has been included in the top ten sustainability reports globally according to the latest Reporting matters publication by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

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Solutions for Security Printing

Baldwin Vision Systems (BVS) will unveil its complete printing and inspection solution at the SecurityPrinters Banknotes + Identity conference, October 23-25 in Copenhagen, Denmark at Booth 100. “What makes our solution unique in the industry,” according to Isaam Lutfiyya, BVS Director of Global Sales & Marketing, “is that you can easily configure a complete system with components from the best technology manufacturers in our industry. Yet, you will have one single point of accountability for installation, training and support - rather than having to deal with multiple suppliers.”

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New universal dispersing agent for organic and inorganic pigments

BASF has recently launched a new high molecular weight dispersing agent: Dispex® Ultra PX 4290, which features excellent performance in pigment stabilization, outstanding color strength and brilliant viscosity reduction. Dispex® Ultra PX 4290 offers the benefits of higher pigment loadings while maintaining exceptional flow characteristics. Other highlights also include improved gloss, anti-flooding behaviour and excellent flocculation stability.

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Increased performance after maintenance

Feldmuehle GmbH, manufacturer of label and flexible packaging papers, has restarted production of paper machine 1 as planned after a 4-day maintenance shutdown. As part of the shutdown, various maintenance and improvement measures were carried out to further improve product quality.

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ABB adds new features to its innovative Web Imaging System to help paper makers enhance quality

ABB launched two new features as part of its Web Imaging System, designed to help manufacturers deliver on-specification paper as part of ABB’s commitment to providing end-to-end integrated solutions for the pulp and paper industry.

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Holmen introduces digital wood scanning

Holmen is now taking another step towards more resource-efficient and digital forestry. Through an advanced three-dimensional image analysis of the forest company’s wood deliveries, Holmen will be able to increase the efficiency of transport and boost the added value of the wood.

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Sun Chemical at K 2019

Sun Chemical and its German screen printing division, Coates Screen Inks GmbH, will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of specialty inks for numerous functional, industrial and graphic applications on stand C63-01, hall 4 at K 2019, which takes place from 16th to 23rd October in Dusseldorf Germany.

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