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Miraclon strengthens innovation leadership team

Miraclon announces the appointments of Dr. Reid Chesterfield as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer and Dr. Zaki Ali as Chief Technology Advisor to the CEO, affirming the company’s commitment to innovation and expanding the executive leadership of the Technology and Innovation organization.

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Danish printer opts for Agfa’s Adamas chem-free plate

KLS PurePrint is one of Denmark’s largest printing companies that lives up to the highest environmental standards. Agfa’s Adamas chem-free printing plate and Apogee workflow software proved a perfect match for their production.

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New managing director of Körber Tissue’s fold division

Giovacchino Giurlani is the new Managing Director of the Fold Division of Körbers Business Area Tissue. He has an in-depth knowledge of the tissue market and technologies. After graduating in Electronic Engineering at the University of Pisa, he began his professional career at Fabio Perini S.p.A. - a company that was already part of the Körber Group at that time - where he was in charge of sales as Area Sales Manager, and design in the role of Production Mechanical Technical Manager.

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Vision Foods & Packaging produces on a Rapida 106

At the end of last year, Vision Foods & Packaging in Lahore/Pakistan took delivery of a six-colour Rapida 106 with coater and extended delivery. With the installation of this highly automated sheetfed offset press for the 3b format, the company has significantly expanded its print capacity, just five years after its founding as part of a major local manufacturer from the FMCG sector. Food and confectionery packaging is supplied primarily to other companies within the group.

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Mondi expands release liner range

Global packaging and paper group Mondi is launching a range of new paper-based release liners which are created using recycled and light-weight materials and provide a more sustainable solution for a range of applications.

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Metsä Group builds a new bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has made the investment decision to build a new bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland. The value of the investment is EUR 1.6 billion and it is the “largest investment ever made by the Finnish forest industry in Finland”. The construction phase will take approximately two and a half years, and the mill will be completed during the third quarter of 2023.

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American print shops invest in high-tech equipment

Industrial processes are a growing feature of an ever more networked world, making systematic digitization and automation the order of the day at print shops and an essential prerequisite for sustainable success. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) supports these efforts by developing print solutions, like its Push-to-Stop technology, that help its customers significantly boost their productivity, expand their business, and further reduce complexity. In addition, other intelligent assistants ensure that the machine’s potential is unlocked, which increases overall performance, process reliability, and profitability.

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Sun Chemical releases Winter 2021 regulatory newsletter

Sun Chemical released its Winter 2021 Regulatory Newsletter for customers which is available for download at sunchemical.com/sustainability/regulatory-newsletters.

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Growing demand for packaging and hygiene papers

Despite the slowing down of the European economy and the sanitary restrictions, most of the mills ran without disruptions in 2020; even if some operated at reduced speed because of lower levels of demand.

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Successful start-up of Papel Aralar’s PM 5 for sustainable wet wipes

Voith and the nonwoven fabric expert Truetzschler Nonwovens have delivered a new system for specialty paper production to the Spanish paper factory Papel Aralar. In December, the PM 5 successfully started up and is now stably producing adult and baby wet wipes that are completely plastic-free, flushable and biodegradable, a characteristic that conventional wet wipes do not have. With the recent investment, Aralar now has two WLS lines with a total production capacity of 45,000 tons/year.

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drupa

Fourth drupa preview day

Before the digital platform drupa preview makes way for virtual.drupa, it will present a conference programme showcasing the printing industry’s hot topics one more time on 23 February 2021. Key international industry players such as Bobst, Heidelberg and Konica Minolta are taking part, confirming their commitment to drupa.

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Mondi launches AegisPaper

Mondi has successfully developed a new recyclable functional barrier paper range. Designed with protection in mind, this range of certified recyclable barrier paper solutions is fully integrated across Mondi’s value chain - from paper production to the barrier application - and can run on existing filling lines for form-fill-and-seal (FFS) applications.

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