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Muller Martini: Publica PRO Perfect Binder

Even though softcover products are no longer printed in runs of hundreds of thousands, even millions of copies as they were a decade ago, high-performance perfect binding is still very important. Because Muller Martini believes in the future of high-quality leaflets and brochures, the company is launching a new generation of perfect binders in three performance classes with the Publica PRO.

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BASF and BillerudKorsnäs: Home-compostable paper laminate for flexible packaging

BASF and Swedish packaging manufacturer BillerudKorsnäs have cooperated to develop a home-compostable paper laminate for flexible packaging. The multi-layer film consists of three basic components: BillerudKorsnäs‘ paper ConFlex® Silk, a sealing layer made of BASF’s certified home compostable and partly bio-based biopolymer ecovio® and BASF’s water-based adhesive Epotal® Eco 3675 X which joins the film to the paper.

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drupa

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drupa 2021 to be cancelled!

Following close consultation with exhibitors and partners, the 2021 edition of drupa, the world’s leading trade fair for Printing Technologies, will be cancelled due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The next event will take place as scheduled from 28 May to 7 June 2024. To maintain the momentum until then, the organisers will be holding a four-day digital event titled ‘virtual.drupa’, to take place from 20 to 23 April 2021 during the time frame drupa was originally scheduled for.

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InterPack

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Covid-19: interpack and components 2021 cancelled!

In agreement with its partners in associations and the industry, and with the trade fair advisory committee, Messe Düsseldorf has decided to cancel both interpack and components 2021, scheduled to take place from 25 February to 3 March, due to the restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Heidelberg: Production joint venture with Masterwork

Heidelberg aims to further strengthen its position in the growth market of China and has therefore set up a production joint venture with its long-standing partner and strategic anchor shareholder Masterwork Group Co. Ltd. (Masterwork). Heidelberg will benefit from the closer cooperation in the value-added chain between the two companies, particularly at its production site near Shanghai.

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Mondi: First paper bags plant in Colombia

Mondi, global packaging and paper manufacturer, will open its new state-of-the-art paper bags plant in Cartagena, Colombia in January 2021. It will be Mondi’s first operation in South America, reinforcing the group’s strength as a global paper bags supplier with a wide local footprint. The new plant will enable Mondi to improve and grow its services to better serve customers in the region.

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Experience and trust win contract for Voith in major rebuild project at Oji Papéis Especiais

Voith Paper, supplier of strategic solutions for paper manufacturers worldwide, has been commissioned by Oji Papéis Especiais (Oji Specialty Papers) to modernize its PM 2 and Coater PC 3 installed at the papermaker’s mill in Piracicaba, a country city in the state of São Paulo. The project also includes the rebuild and transfer of a VariPlus winder from the company’s Tomioka mill in Japan.

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AR Packaging completes acquisition of Kroha

Following customary closing conditions and local regulatory approvals, AR Packaging announces the completion of the acquisition of Kroha GmbH. This latest strategic move elevates the group’s position in healthcare packaging.

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Durst will launch P5 350 HS printer at virtual event

Durst is launching the newest family member of its highly successful P5 technology platform for the large format printing market. The P5 350 HS new high performance printer will be unveiled in a virtual presentation at the Customer Experience Center Durst’s headquarters in Brixen, Italy, on December 3 at 16.00 CET. Registration is possible here.

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ABB unveils new features with upgrades to Felt Moisture and Permeability Meters for paper mills

ABB has upgraded its industry-leading L&W Felt Moisture and Felt Permeability Meters with new software, unlocking new features that improve their value for paper mill customers as a key process measurement solution to optimize press section performance.

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Interactive online print exhibition experience

Resolve Business Management (RBM), organisers of the Printing Expo virtual Exhibition are pleased to announce the launch of their fully interactive 3D online experience. Starting Monday 30th November 2020, the online event will be available 365 days of the year. The show opens with Zone 1 as a preview and includes the Muller Martini Showroom and the HP Indigo Digital Pouch Factory. Zone 2 is scheduled to open in the very near future.

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Paper industry supports European Parliament call for new Industrial Strategy

Last week, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the New Industrial Strategy for Europe, a report by Italian Member of the European Parliament Carlo Calenda (S&D – Envi Committee).

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