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Natural VOC-trapping Desvocant adsorbents

Welcome relief from VOCs: Clariant unveils an innovative line of new clay mineral-based Desvocant adsorbents to efficiently reduce the potential exposure of shipment handlers, merchants, and consumers to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from enclosed manufactured products.

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Toscotec introduces TT Defender for effective protection of steel Yankee dryer

Toscotec has launched TT Defender, a groundbreaking innovation in the tissue market that consists of a special coating for the internal surface of its TT SYD steel Yankee dryer for protection against corrosive steam. TT Defender has been successfully applied on a TT SYD that is operating at Lucart’s Diecimo tissue mill in Italy.

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Optima and Voith establish development partnership

At the end of 2020, the Optima Group entered a development partnership with the technology group Voith. The objective of the alliance is to develop sustainable paper packaging solutions. It is the first time that two companies from different phases in the supply chain will be working together on developing environmentally compatible alternatives to plastic packaging.

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Entry deadline for Global Flexo Innovation Awards extended

Miraclon is announcing a new deadline for its Global Flexo Innovation Awards, allowing Kodak Flexcel NX users to submit their entries until March 26th, 2021, with an additional two months to finalize their submission afterwards.

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“This press reflects SDV's attitude to life”

In autumn last year, a new Rapida 106 X started production at SDV in Dresden. This high-end medium-format installation (max. sheet format 740/750 × 1,060 mm) is more than just a latest-generation sheetfed offset press: a fully equipped CutPRO X rotary die-cutter unit for creasing and cutting the print products has been integrated ahead of the printing units.

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New perspectives for the Print Media Academy in Heidelberg

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) continues to systematically implement its strategic agenda: As part of the planned site and structural optimization measures, the company is selling the Print Media Academy (PMA) in Heidelberg to a Luxembourg-based investment company. A corresponding purchase agreement has been signed. The sale paves the way for a new, forward-looking use of the building at a central location in the city.

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Production started at Stora Enso’s Oulu Mill

Stora Enso has completed the conversion of its Oulu paper mill for production of packaging board. The pulp mill has been in production since mid-January and the newly converted machine is in a start-up phase. The project began in May 2019 following a decision to invest EUR 350 million, and it was completed within the budget frame. The packaging machine will now be ramped up during the first quarter and is expected to reach its designed production capacity by the end of this year.

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AkzoNobel becomes Official Supplier to the Tour de France

AkzoNobel has teamed up with one of the world’s most colorful sporting events by becoming Official Supplier to the Tour de France. The strategic three-year partnership will see the company offer support through its extensive portfolio of “pace-setting brands”, as well as creating opportunities to engage in projects with local communities.

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Paper in Motion

From Simancas to Fabriano, with the aim of reconstructing “le vie della carta” (the paper routes) in Mare Nostrum, the crossroads of populations and ideas since the dawn of time. Following the first workshop held in Simancas in Spain last January, the workshop “Paper in Motion” of COST Action PIMo (People in Motion) will be in Fabriano, the paper manufacturing city par excellence.

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AFRY awarded engineering assignment for SCA’s new pulp production line project in Sweden

SCA has awarded AFRY a piping engineering assignment for the Chemical Thermomechanical Pulp (CTMP) production project in Ortviken, Sweden. The assignment includes piping design of the CTMP processes, dewatering, drying and baling. The value of SCA’s investment is SEK 1.45 billion and production is expected to start at the beginning of 2023.

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New distributor for Kodacolor RDTG series inks

Eastman Kodak Company announces a partnership with Pigment.inc B.V Europe to distribute Kodak’s Kodacolor RDTG Series Direct to Garment (DTG) inks.

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Sale of Gallus Group to benpac not completed

The sale of the Gallus Group by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) to the Swiss company benpac holding ag has not been completed. benpac holding ag did not make the purchase price payment of EUR 120 million agreed at today's closing, although all the necessary conditions were met. Heidelberg had to assume until the very end that the transaction would be completed successfully. Heidelberg will assert its rights.

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