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Koenig & Bauer classified as system-relevant in Italy

The Italian government has classified Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica as a system-relevant manufacturer. This means that the company is permitted to continue working at its facility in Tavazzano near Milan, despite the nationwide lockdown which currently applies. The reason for this decision: Packaging for food and pharmaceutical products is deemed an essential factor in the efforts to maintain reliable supplies to the population.

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Zahara Elite: The brand new Verico printing plate for waterless presses

Verico Technology LLC has have successfully launched the latest plate in the Zahara family, the Zahara Elite waterless plate. Zahara Elite plates are available in most sizes and gauges for waterless newspaper, sheetfed, narrow web label, security printing and CD / DVD applications. Elite is a drop-in product to the existing Zahara CTP settings and in will not require any adjustments in exposures. 

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DS Printech China debuts in Shenzhen to unlock business potential in South China

In response to the rising demand for screen and digital printing equipment, Messe Frankfurt’s new DS Printech China fair, to be held from 28 – 30 October 2020, will offer industry practitioners an invaluable opportunity to explore this market further. Furthermore, the fair will be relocated to a brand-new exhibition venue in Shenzhen, where a digital printing hub is located in nearby cities.

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Chemspec Europe postponed to November 2020

Mack Brooks Exhibitions has announced the postponement of Chemspec Europe, the International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals. The 35th edition of the event, which was planned to take place at Koelnmesse in Germany from 27 to 28 May 2020, is postponed to 11 – 12 November 2020 following the escalation of COVID-19 in Europe and globally.

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European pulp and paper sector maintains essential operations to help EU citizens tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

Cepi, the European paper industry association, and its members across Europe are shocked and saddened by the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacting people globally and in Europe, with a growing number of lives lost.

“We have taken the situation very seriously and implemented all necessary measures to guarantee the safety of our people: employees, transport operators and customers.”

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Hunkeler Innovationdays: Postponement by one year to 2022

The Hunkeler Innovationdays planned for 22-25 February 2021 will be postponed by one year to 21-24 February 2022. The reason for this is the postponement of the trade fair events due to the spread of the coronavirus. Since Drupa Düsseldorf is now postponed to April 2021, an adjustment of the industry meeting in Lucerne is the logical consequence. This decision was made in close cooperation with various printer and finishing exhibition partners.

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Cancellation of the conference AM4I - Additive Manufacturing for Industry

Due to the current situation due to COVID 19, it is not possible to hold the conference AM4I - Additive Manufacturing for Industry on 26 and 27 May in Ludwigsburg. Therefore the Working Group Additive Manufacturing (AG AM) of the VDMA is unfortunately forced to cancel the conference AM4I in May 2020. The VDMA will inform you in time if and when the conference can be revived.

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Pulp and Paper Products Council cancels International Pulp Week 2020

Given the uncertainty facing a large number of events around the world due to the progression of COVID-19, International Pulp Week 2020, that was scheduled to take place in Vancouver from June 14th – 16th, has unfortunately been cancelled.

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ABB to provide comprehensive automation and power solution for Project Columbia paper machine rebuild in South Carolina

New-Indy Containerboard has chosen technology leader ABB to provide the integrated electrical and automation systems and equipment for its Columbia paper machine rebuild in Catawba, South Carolina, USA. The leading supplier of high-quality recycled containerboard for the corrugated box industry is rebuilding its Number 3 paper machine to diversify its product capabilities.

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Ghent Workgroup creates dedicated Commercial Print landing page

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) announced a new Commercial Print landing page on the gwg.org web site. This area consolidates all relevant information for creatives, publishers and printers dealing with advertisements and commercial print work.

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Next level Push to Stop: Systematically unlocking OEE potential with intelligent digitization

In a global survey of over 1,000 customers, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) identified four key areas that sum up the challenges in the print industry: increasing complexity, skills shortages, competitive pressure, and the expansion of the value chain to include digital platforms. Heidelberg has comprehensive responses for all of these areas. In the area of printing presses, Heidelberg will be presenting the most intelligent and most highly automated Speedmaster yet with the new Speedmaster generation – a smart product that integrates seamlessly into a digitized smart print shop and even into a smart organized printing industry.

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Valmet to supply key containerboard machine technologies to Sri Andal in India

Valmet will supply key board making technologies to Sri Andal Paper Mills for its new containerboard making line, located in Tamil Nadu, India. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for the first half of 2021. The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2020. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of a project of this type and scope is typically around EUR 12-15 million.

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