Köstlin Prepress Services, based in Ditzingen, Germany, has successfully completed the Miraclon Certification program for Kodak Flexcel NX Plates. The program evaluates Flexcel NX System users’ ability to meet stringent international flexo platemaking standards set by Miraclon. It represents a feature set that drives efficiency, repeatability, and consistent quality in flexo platemaking, and is also supported by extensive data measurement series and analyses.
The Global Recycling Foundation (GRF) has launched its 2030 Vision for a Green Africa at a reception in the Churchill Room, House of Commons, London. The reception, hosted by Lord Dholakia and attended by RT Hon. Dame Eleanor Laing, Gagan Mohindra MP – Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary, The Viscount Waverley and the Ambassador of Uganda , marked the start of GRF’s 6th annual Global Recycling Day, celebrated in more than 50 countries with a global outreach of over a billion people. The Green Economy has been recognised by the African Union as crucial to employment, economic growth, peace and prosperity, supporting the goals of the African Union’s agenda 2063.
For more than 32 years, printwerk has been offering consulting and project planning services, as well as printing, construction and assembly. It thus combines multiple trades under one roof. Printwerk started as a craft business in the areas of advertising and screen printing, yet gradually grew, leading to the expansion of its production area to 2,500 square meters with a new building in Erlangen in 2003. Today, the company utilizes various printing techniques and processes such as UV, solvent, dye, and sublimation in its production. The printwerk team is also responsible for the finishing and assembly of the final products.
Koenig & Bauer appoints long-serving and successful Sales Director, Chris Scully, as the new Managing and Sales Director of its UK subsidiary. Scully, who has headed up sales in the UK for 18 years will now take over the role of Managing Director from Andrew Pang in addition to his sales responsibilities.
From April 25-27, 2023, at one of the most prominent conventions for the pulp, paper, tissue, and board industries in Europe, the IMPS International Munich Paper Symposium, testing device manufacturer emtec Electronic GmbH will present its innovative technology designed to optimize process runnability and product quality.
MM Board & Paper, Austria, has successfully re-started its KM3 board machine at the Frohnleiten mill after Andritz completed a major rebuild. The rebuild included several upgrade measures to improve the machine’s performance in line with the customer’s targets.
As from now the folding machines and automation solutions of MBO Postpress Solutions GmbH will be distributed exclusively by Igepa Belux in Belgium and Luxembourg. Dirk Salens, CEO of Igepa Belux: “Igepa Belux strongly believes in the future of the printing industry. As a value-added wholesaler, we want to assist our customers with knowledge, information, excellent consumables and various media. We also offer strong technological solutions, both for offset and digital printing markets. We are therefore pleased to announce a new partnership with suppliers Komori and MBO. Their printing presses and finishing machines help our printing customers work more efficiently. Both brands strengthen Igepa Belux's technology range.”
Mexican prepress provider, FlexoPlatte, based in Guadalajara, has invested in PureFlexo Printing from Miraclon to offer its customers the increased productivity and reduced downtime enabled by the technology. Ferel Garay, FlexoPlatte owner, said: “When we saw the on-press efficiency benefits that PureFlexo Printing could deliver, it became essential for us to invest in the technology as we continually strive to push – and help our customers push – the boundaries of flexo. As with all Flexcel NX Technology, the opportunity with PureFlexo Printing to maximize the return on investment, including the ability to optimize ink usage, on-press performance and plate stability, is a game-changer for flexo printing.”
Scandinavian Biogas has awarded AFRY an engineering assignment for their new biogas production plant in Mönsterås, Sweden. AFRY’s assignment includes detail engineering services and special expertise services in process safety, for example. The biogas production plant is expected to be commissioned during the fourth quarter of 2024.
Tissue World, which has always been the sector's reference trade fair, is ready to welcome all the protagonists of such a specialized and constantly evolving supply chain as the Tissue one: from paper manufacturers, converting, packaging and stock preparation machinery, to chemical solutions and OEM manufacturers of sanitary products, all the most important players in the sector will be present to see first-hand the latest developments in the industry. The most significant news this year is the strategic location chosen for the event: the trade fair has in fact been moved to Düsseldorf and is scheduled from 28 to 30 March, in one of the world's most renowned exhibition centers.
Koenig & Bauer Celmacch offers the new technology of inside and outside printing in a single pass to all companies of the corrugated industry. The two-sides printing in one single working process allows not only a significant increase of efficiency, but also a considerable reduction of production costs.
Mondi has won the coveted PPI Award in the Product Innovation category for its Hug&Hold packaging solution. The Fastmarkets Forest Products PPI Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognising the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector. Hug&Hold is a paper packaging solution designed and developed to wrap and transport PET beverage bottles, replacing plastic shrink wrap. It is a recyclable 100% paper-based solution, comprising a kraft paper sleeve and a corrugated clip to secure the bottles and offer a comfortable handle for transportation.