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Very high demand for trials for sustainable packaging papers

One year ago, Voith started up a modern pilot coater in its Technology Center in Heidenheim, Germany, after an extensive rebuild. Since then, the demand for pilot trials for coated and sized paper grades has increased enormously. In particular, barrier coatings for sustainable packaging papers are being explored by numerous customers from countries around the world. Together with the other pilot machines, all production steps throughout the entire papermaking process are covered – from stock preparation to coating and calendering.

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More efficiency for production of gatefold brochures

The Polish company Drukarnia Normex in Gdansk has brought in reinforcements for the production of gatefolded brochures in the form of the FA 650 front trimming unit from Muller Martini. For the company, the quality of its end products is a top priority. For this reason, a quality management system was introduced several years ago in order to meet market requirements in the best possible way. Drukarnia Normex is broadly positioned and produces both commercial printing types as well as magazines, calendars and books in softcover and hardcover versions for its customers.

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Lessebo Paper portfolio now available in the US via Legion Paper

Lessebo Paper announces its partnership with Legion paper to represent its portfolio of environmentally friendly, high quality paper qualities in the United States. Lessebo Paper has been producing paper since 1693, making it one of the oldest paper manufacturers in Sweden. The company focuses on sustainable and innovative uncoated graphic paper in the premium segment, consisting of Lessebo Colours, Lessebo Design and Lessebo Digital.

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Huhtamaki: Expanded molded fiber manufacturing capacity in North America

Huhtamaki announced plans to expand its molded fiber product manufacturing unit in the city of Hammond, Indiana, as part of its investment in Fiber Solutions. The investment, which is expected to start ramping up towards the end of 2023, will enable Huhtamaki to better serve existing and new customers in North America with a broad range of sustainable, fully recyclable and compostable, fiber-based packaging solutions, manufactured from 100% recycled North American raw material.

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Print4All closes with about 21,000 visitors

246 companies and 20,922 operators: these are the numbers that concluded the second edition of Print4All, from 3 to 6 May at Fiera Milano, and that confirmed it as a reference point in Europe for print and converting professionals.

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Asahi appoints Emmanuel Mougenot as International Sales Manager

Asahi Photoproducts announced that experienced flexographic professional Emmanuel Mougenot is joining the company as International Sales Manager, responsible for managing sales and distributor resources in Benelux, France, Spain, and other countries to be determined moving forward. Mougenot has a strong background in sales in the world of flexography, including ten years working with the TKM Group, a provider of doctor blades for flexography, culminating in his appointment as Managing Director. He subsequently joined Dantex, a distributor of flexo plates and other products, where he served as Sales Manager for seven years.

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Valmet’s withdrawal from Russia is progressing

Valmet has progressed in reviewing its operations in Russia and implementing its exit plan. Already in the spring, the company decided not to make any new sales projects in Russia. In addition, it canceled EUR 70 million of its order backlog on March 31, 2022.

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Fourth Anapurna wide-format inkjet printer at Die Keure

With the recent investment in an Anapurna H2500i LED hybrid printer, offset and digital printing company Die Keure sets the counter to four. Denis Rau, large-format manager: “Excellent print quality, but also the ease of use and versatility of these robust printers were once again decisive.”

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Mondi and Beck Packautomaten launch FunctionalBarrier Paper solution

Mondi has collaborated with German machine supplier Beck Packautomaten to create a functional paper solution that has the “potential to revolutionise eCommerce” by replacing plastic packaging and creating right-sized packaging for a wide range of products.

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15 June 2022: Körber Italian Supplier Day

The pandemic has changed the dynamics of all markets, highlighting the criticalities issue of the economies but at the same time opening up new opportunities. Supply Chain is one of the business sectors that have been affected significantly and companies and suppliers alike are facing new challenges. Körber, thanks to its experience in the sector and its cutting-edge research and development center, is evolving from simple machinery supplier to strategic partner of technologically advanced solutions through the Körber ecosystem.

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Concern and hope at iT's Tissue after disappearance of helicopter with six passengers and pilot on board

Following the report that a helicopter carrying six tissue industry professionals in addition to the pilot went missing in the area between the provinces of Lucca and Modena yesterday, iT’s Tissue issued the following statement.

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Workflow is the selling point

In the highly competitive commercial print market, The QMC Group continues to thrive. One of their secrets to success is that, as they expand organically, they also acquire complementary companies. Those acquisitions bring new capabilities, talent, and the requirement to integrate everyone into a single culture as quickly as possible. And that secret sauce is their workflow.

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