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Interview with Michael Wohlmuth

Michael Wohlmuth is co-founder of Simufact Engineering GmbH in Hamburg, whose Strategic Business Development he is responsible for today. In an interview he explains the role of simulation in additive manufacturing, its added value for users and the contribution that simulation data can make to fully automated AM Smart Factories.

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Fabio Perini presents the Tissue Performance Center

At MIAC, Fabio Perini presented the Tissue Performance Center, a next generation technologic environment where expert engineers, supported by company data scientists, continuously register and analyze customers’ data to supply information on the machines status and suggest improvements to maximize the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) of the production lines.

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AR Metallizing acquires Eurofoil Paper Coating

Global acting metallized paper manufacturer AR Metallizing announces today that it has secured a deal to acquire Eurofoil Paper Coating GmbH (hereinafter: Eurofoil) in Berlin. The closing of the transaction is subject to approval of the German Cartel authorities.

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KBA-NotaSys gets new name

A new name for the “world market leader” in high-security printing solutions: KBA-NotaSys announces the change of its corporate name to Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions as of 1 June 2020. The name change will harmonize brands within the Koenig & Bauer Group and has no influence on the organization and structure of KBA-NotaSys. A global overhaul of the logo, the website and related visuals will be presented during the first half of 2020.

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Geostick Group adds two Nilpeter FA-17

Long-standing Nilpeter partner, Geostick Group, has added two additional Nilpeter 17’’ FA presses to an already impressive line-up of seven Nilpeter presses in the company’s three production plants in Utihoorn, Heumen, and The Hague, Holland. The two new presses have been installed in The Hague plant. The addition of two new presses marks another big step for Geostick, adding standardization across group locations, as well as more flexibility and opportunities for the company's label, flexible packaging, and tag customers.

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Premier of ZELLCHEMING-Conference held prior to the ZELLCHEMING-Expo

Just before the start of the ZELLCHEMING-Expo, taking place from 24 - 25 June 2020 in Frankfurt am Main, the ZELLCHEMING e.V. will be holding a conference in Darmstadt for the first time. The new event complements the existing ZELLCHEMING event offering a science-focused platform.

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Consciously conveying a sign of strength

Implementation of new ideas, faster setup, high end product quality in all print runs, quieter production – when the Acoro A7 perfect binder is retired at bookbindery An der Reuss in Lucerne in a couple of weeks and is replaced with an Alegro A7 the traditional Swiss company will be able to play several trump cards and live out its print finishing dreams.

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Driving digital transformation: Voith launches e-learning platform DRIVE

Short for “Digital Readiness Ideation Velocity Engagement”, DRIVE is designed to future-proof manufacturing companies and to support them in harnessing the potential of digitalization to its fullest. Its programs are comprised of a wide range of web-based courses whose industry-specific and customizable contents offer a valuable tool set for upskilling employees at every stage of a company’s digital transformation.

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Valmet and Whakatane Mill renew their performance agreement in New Zealand

Valmet and Whakatane Mill Ltd have signed a multiyear agreement for continuous performance service for Whakatane PM3 board line in New Zealand. The value of the agreement will not be disclosed. The original performance agreement was signed in 2014 and was later extended for another three-year period. This renewal is the second extension with continuous and systematic development of Whakatane PM3’s productivity and quality with concrete targets regarding availability and optimization.

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New Rapida 106 at Siepmann in Hamburg

Last year, the Hamburg printing company founded and run by the Siepmann family implemented a generation change in more than one sense. Firstly, Mark Siepmann took over responsibility for day-to-day management from his father Thomas. And at the same time, the company replaced a Rapida 106 dating from 2008 with a similarly configured press of the current series. Thanks to its higher automation, the new press promises even greater productivity and is contributing to an expansion of the company’s capacities.

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In Memoriam - Frank Laughlin

“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Laughlin, Area Sales Manager of MPS Systems North America. Frank passed away on November 1st, at the age of 60. With MPS since June 2018, Frank was responsible for sales in the west and south of the USA. He was well-known and well-respected in the packaging printing industry, with many years of experience.”

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Guandong: The Specialitie Specialist

Guandong presents its new company claim and - to be even more in step with the times - chooses a hashtag: #theSpecialitieSpecialist. A clear and direct marketing message that the company wants to convey: Guandong's mission is to be the specialties specialist.

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