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Rotocontrol: RSC 2.0 High-Speed Inspection Slitter Rewinder

Rotocontrol has launched the RSC 2.0, its next-generation RSC-Series inspection slitter rewinder. With higher speeds and larger roll handling capacity, the RSC 2.0 will help meet demanding requirements in today’s label market.

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Cepi: New 2030 climate plan presents forests as golden egg

Last week, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gave her first state of the union speech and proposed a revision of the EU emissions reduction target from 40% to 55% by 2030. This target is the central piece of the EU’s 2030 Climate Target Plan, together with the revised ETS state aid rules.

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Nulogy's Josephine Coombe appointed to the board of the European Co-Packers Association

Josephine Coombe, managing director of Nulogy in Europe, has been appointed to the board of the European Co-Packers Association (ECPA). The move comes as the ECPA sees increased demand for contract packing and contract manufacturing services from brands across Europe.

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AR Packaging wins German Packaging Award 2020 in the sustainability category

The focus at AR Packaging to develop sustainable packaging solutions is once again confirmed by winning the German Packaging Award in the sustainability category. A clever construction for a complex medical-technical application reduces the use of plastics and simplifies disposal after use.

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Sappi supports one of the first Graphic Arts Industry Hackathons

Sappi has joined forces with VIGC (Flemish Innovation Center for the Graphic Communication) and EY in their endeavor to launch one of the first Graphic Arts Industry Hackathons. A Hackathon is a method of creative problem solving designed to boost disruptive innovation. The target of this event is to create synergies, foster innovation and trigger ideas that will future-proof the print industry by tackling and contributing solutions to its most pressing challenges.

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Global Flexo Innovation Awards: Open for entries

Miraclon announces that the Global Flexo Innovation Awards – to honor businesses that are pioneering the transformation of the flexo industry – are open for submissions from companies wishing to be recognized for their exciting, creative and innovative commercial packaging projects printed using Kodak Flexcel NX Plates.

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Toscotec-supplied hoods achieve top performance at WEPA Mainz

Toscotec successfully completed a hood rebuild on PM 1 at WEPA Mainz in Germany. After a tight shutdown timeframe, PM 1 started up on schedule last year. Following a period of stable running conditions, it successfully completed the performance test, and outperformed the technical guarantees of the rebuild by having excellent results for drying capacity and gas consumption.

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FESPA Awards 2020 winners announced

FESPA has announced the winners of this year’s FESPA Awards, its annual celebration of excellence in the global speciality print and visual communications community.

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New range of Linx thermal transfer printers

Linx Printing Technologies has launched a new series of TT (Thermal Transfer) overprinters, designed to deliver a low total cost of ownership and to increase customers’ production line output with an easy to use coding and marking solution.

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Hunkeler: Solution to non-stop production in digital printing

Quantum Design, owner of the KTI product line and manufacturer of automatic splicers and turret rewinders, announced an agreement with Hunkeler AG, actor in digital print finishing solutions based in Wikon, Switzerland. This agreement will make Quantum Design the exclusive supplier of automatic splicing and rewinding equipment for Hunkeler AG.

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Stora Enso plans to shut down standard newsprint paper machine in Sweden

Stora Enso will start codetermination negotiations with employees at its Hylte Mill in Sweden regarding a plan to reorganise the mill, including permanent closure of paper machine PM3 and the deinking plant (DIP). After the planned restructuring, the mill would run on 100% thermomechanical pulp (TMP), improving the competitiveness of the mill. The planned closure of PM3 and the reorganisation of the mill would impact a maximum of 140 persons. PM3 is planned to be closed by the end of 2020 and the DIP latest in Q2 2021.

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Bonifatius looking forward to a Rapida 106 X

The printing and publishing house Bonifatius in Paderborn/Germany recently ordered a new Rapida 106 X. Its installation is scheduled for early 2021. By investing in this highly automated eight-colour perfector press for 4-over-4 production with additional inline coating, the company has doubled down on its commitment to the medium of print, even in these currently troubled times. Moreover, it is one of the first printing houses in Germany to opt for the new Rapida generation, which was only recently unveiled at the virtual trade fair “Koenig & Bauer Live”.

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