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Baldwin Visions Systems at Labelexpo

Baldwin Vision Systems (BVS) will bring new technical achievements to Stand 6E52 at Labelexpo Europe 2019 (24-27 September, Brussels Expo). BVS will be co-located at the show with AMS SpectralUV, another Baldwin Technology Company.

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Mahlo at K 2019

Worldwide known, at home in Germany. What applies to the K Show, which takes place from 16 to 23 October in Düsseldorf, also applies to Mahlo GmbH + Co. KG. The mechanical engineering company from the Bavarian hall will be presenting its renowned solutions for quality control and regulation of critical process parameters at Stand 10G21 at the world's most important trade fair for the plastics industry.

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Metsä Board aims for fossil free mills as part of company’s 2030 sustainability targets

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has today published its sustainability targets for 2030. One of the company’s targets is to achieve fossil free mills by 2030 with zero fossil CO2 emissions. This ambitious target includes both emissions from the company’s own energy production (scope 1) as well as purchased energy (scope 2). Currently, 82 % of the energy used at Metsä Board mills is fossil free.

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Factory acceptance for CorruCUT in Würzburg

The Klingele Group, an independent manufacturer of corrugated base paper and corrugated cardboard packaging, and Koenig & Bauer, the world's second largest manufacturer of printing machines, are setting new standards in printing technology for packaging within the framework of a development partnership. Both companies have now reached a new milestone with the successful factory acceptance testing of a newly developed CorruCUT high board line rotary die-cutter by Klingele after conducting a test phase with the prototype.

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The myth of the global print network

“I travel to many events as your self-appointed Intergalactic Ambassador! I have started to discern a pattern in the talk-tracks regarding the formation of an independent global print network, based on the foundation that all members are owners of the same print technology.”

A guest post by Deborah Corn.

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Memjet appoints Oscar Ibarra as Director GMC

Memjet (Memjet.com) announces the appointment of Oscar Ibarra as the company’s global marketing communications director. Ibarra will lead all facets of Memjet’s marketing communications strategy to enhance demand and build equity for the company’s technologies and its OEM partners printing solutions.

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Duran takes on sales responsibility

With effect from 1st June of this year, the baton of sales and service responsibility for products of the core business units of Koenig & Bauer on the Turkish market has passed to Koenig & Bauer Duran. This decision is seen as a logical next step after the acquisition of Duran’s folding carton business by Koenig & Bauer. It offers existing users and prospective customers for the group’s sheetfed and web presses, rotary or flatbed die-cutters and other products and services even closer and more direct access to the manufacturer.

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Voith supplies Papierfabrik Palm with complete BlueLine stock preparation line for new build project in Aalen

At the beginning of June 2019, the green light was given for the construction of the new Papierfabrik Palm paper mill for the production of testliner and corrugated baseboard. Voith will be supplying the stock preparation line for the project and has to this end designed one of the largest and most advanced BlueLine systems worldwide.

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Environmental Impact Study

A state-of-the-art environmental lifecycle assessment (LCA) has confirmed that single-use beverage cartons compare favourably with reusable glass bottles – and outperform single-use PET bottles – across the fresh milk, juice and UHT milk market segments. The results of the critically reviewed LCA study are based on an in-depth analysis of the German beverage packaging market, with expert review and oversight by the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA).

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Dr. Jan Klingele: First Vice Chairman ICCA

Dr. Jan Klingele, Managing Partner of the Klingele Group, is appointed First Vice Chairman of the International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA). The Klingele Group is a manufacturer of corrugated base paper and packaging made of corrugated board. The ICCA is the global association for the corrugated board industry; its goal is primarily to promote public awareness of the industry, represent its concerns and support the activities of its members. These include international global players in the industry, but also national and supranational associations, such as the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO), whose Chairman is Dr. Jan Klingele.

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Sappi chooses ABB to help boost output and ease environmental impact

Sappi has chosen ABB to supply engineering, procurement and construction for the electrical, control and instrumentation portion of their project Vulindlela. The project is an ambitious plan to increase mill production by approximately 14 percent while reducing the pulp mill’s environmental impact. Due for completion in the winter of 2020, the project includes the design, supply, installation and commissioning of all electrical and automation equipment at Sappi’s Saiccor Mill located in Umkomaas, South Africa.

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SupremeFilm: Voith launches new premium polyurethane roll cover for film presses

With SupremeFilm, Voith is enhancing its product range for film presses with a new high-performance roll cover made from polyurethane (PU). To positively influence paper characteristics like printability, coating and starch are applied to the paper in the coating and sizing section using applicator units. Voith’s new SupremeFilm roll cover works well in the Voith Speed Sizer AT, and is also suitable for challenging applications in film presses produced by other manufacturers.

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