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Kodak boosts integration of AI into Prinergy On Demand Workflow

Kodak and PerfectPattern GmbH, a specialist in innovative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for manufacturing industries, announced a new agreement by which Kodak will take a license for the source code of PerfectPattern’s sPrint One software. This will allow Kodak to further develop the version of sPrint One used in the Kodak Prinergy On Demand Workflow.

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Sappi announces a significant step towards climate neutrality through the upgrade of boiler 11 at its SEU Gratkorn mill

As part of Sappi’s global long term commitment to sustainability and the focus it has on climate action, a decision has been reached to invest in a complete modernisation of boiler 11 at the Sappi Europe Gratkorn production site. This investment into state-of-the-art technology will see a shift from a coal boiler to a multi fuel boiler in two phases with the goal to finally use only sustainable and renewable fuels.

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Durst Tau 330 RSC E helps Colorscan take giant step forward in labels

Colorscan Imaging Products Ltd has taken a significant step forward with expansion within the labels market after investing in a Tau 330 RSC E UV inkjet single-pass press and software from Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies.

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LEGO Group to invest up to US$400 million over three years to accelerate sustainability efforts

The LEGO Group announced plans to invest up to US$400 million over three years to accelerate sustainability and social responsibility initiatives. The investment will cover both long-term investments and ongoing costs. The company, which has made a series of moves over the past 10 years to build a better planet for future generations, believes it’s increasingly urgent and important to prioritise environmental and social activity.

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Valmet strengthens its business by acquiring PMP Group

On September 11, Valmet has entered into an agreement to acquire PMP Group in Poland. The enterprise value of the acquisition is approximately EUR 64 million, plus a conditional and capped earn-out component. The acquisition is estimated to be completed on October 1, 2020 at the earliest.

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Rethink Paper: Emtec Electronic at MIAC 2020

The German company emtec Electronic GmbH develops, produces and sells testing technologies worldwide and celebrates its 25th anniversary, starting at MIAC 2020 in October in Lucca, Italy, at booth no. 103. The company is proud of what has been achieved over the past few decades and looks back on successful businesses as well as great partnerships.

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GSE: Compact Colorsat FCS manual ink dispenser

GSE has introduced a compact, manual ink dispenser for fast accurate and efficient colour preparation, helping small label or packaging printing enterprises to reduce ink-related costs, achieve consistent colour quality and provide traceability of ink in the supply chain.

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ANDRITZ to supply four PrimeLine Compact M 1600 tissue machines to Guangdong Hengan in China

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Guangdong Hengan Paper Co., Ltd. (Hengan) to supply four tissue machines to its new mill in Yunfu, Guangdong, China, for the production of high-quality facial, toilet, handkerchief and napkin tissue grades made of virgin market pulp.

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Toscotec launches new Optima rewinders for top winding quality and efficiency

Following a complete design upgrade of its rewinder line, Toscotec launched the new Optima rewinders. The new line has achieved recognition in the market with eight rewinders already sold in Europe, North America and Asia, including single and double width machines.

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Agfa to host virtual event for inkjet printing companies

Agfa has announced Studio 5D10, a three-day virtual event featuring broadcast sessions focused on inkjet printing in order to support printing companies worldwide through their current business challenges and help them thrive in the future. The event will run from 6 to 8 October, coinciding with the rescheduled FESPA time frame.

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Colourform and Maison Ruinart think outside the box for champagne market

Following two years of research and design, James Cropper Colourform™, working with Pusterla 1880, will see its first eco-responsible packaging for champagne brand Maison Ruinart showcased in Selfridges as part of the store’s ‘Project Earth’ sustainable initiative both in-store and online.

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Barthel Gruppe: First EcoLeaf™ metallization unit on a digital hybrid press

Actega Metal Print GmbH announced that the specialist high-quality labels printer, Barthel Gruppe – a large labels printer in Germany and the Netherlands – has joined its beta program with the world’s first installation of an Actega EcoLeaf™ Metallization unit on a digital and flexo hybrid press.

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