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New Sales Director for DG press

Rob Schellekens was appointed Sales Director at DG press on April 1st of this year. He has taken over Commercial responsibilities from Director Remko Koolbergen, who will focus more on technical matters and general policy.

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The Varioman machines and environmental protection go together like ink on paper

Sustainability is the future. Only a few years ago far too few printing companies were committed to environmental protection. Now manroland Goss is going to conquer the future of the printing industry with the convincing concept of the Varioman.

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Voith Group successfully completes the acquisition of Toscotec

Toscotec is pleased to announce that, following the obtainment of all required regulatory approvals, Voith has successfully completed its acquisition of Toscotec. Toscotec is now part of the Voith Group. Andreas Endters, President and CEO of Voith Paper, says: “Toscotec’s acquisition matches Voith’s targets of strategic growth in a perfect way. Toscotec’s range of products and services effectively supports our portfolio and further strengthens our position as a full-line supplier in important areas of the paper industry.”

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Valmet to supply automation to AustroCel’s new bioethanol plant in Hallein, Austria

Valmet will supply automation to AustroCel’s bioethanol plant currently under construction in Hallein, Austria. The advanced automation technology will provide the plant with high operational flexibility, reliability and availability in producing biofuel to replace fossil fuel. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2020. The value of the order is not disclosed. The delivery will take place in June 2020, and the plant will start its operation at the end of 2020.

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Vaisala unveils high-end industrial Indigo transmitter

Vaisala, a global supplier in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, introduced the new industrial level Vaisala Indigo 520 Transmitter, which has been designed to bring extensive benefits and ease of use to demanding industrial applications.

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Stora Enso launches Box Inc – a B2B marketplace for renewable packaging

Stora Enso introduces Box Inc, a digital B2B marketplace for corrugated packaging made of renewable materials. Box Inc is a new platform business designed to help companies source packaging easily online, while enabling suppliers to access new customers without having to create their own digital presence.

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Now available: New contract options from Heidelberg

The subscription model of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) – under which customers no longer pay for the equipment they use, but simply for the number of sheets produced – has now become successfully established in the graphic arts industry. The company is therefore further expanding its data-based contract business and adding to its existing Heidelberg Subscription portfolio, placing greater emphasis on its partnership-based approach.

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Valmet and Metsä Fibre have signed a preliminary agreement for key technology and automation delivery to the planned Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland

Valmet and Metsä Fibre, which is part of Metsä Group, have signed a preliminary agreement according to which Valmet will deliver key technology covering all main process islands and automation systems to Metsä Fibre's planned Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland. The final agreement is subject to Metsä Fibre's investment decision. Metsä Fibre has announced that the readiness for the decision is expected to be reached during autumn 2020. If materialized, the new bioproduct mill would have an annual pulp production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes and in addition produce various other bioproducts. The production of the new mill is scheduled to begin in 2023.

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Evonik launches implant-grade PEEK filament for medical applications in 3D printing

Evonik launches a 3D-printable PEEK (polyether ether ketone) filament as an implant-grade material for medical applications. In so doing, the specialty chemicals company is setting new standards for developing and manufacturing custom-made plastic implants, which can now be created using additive manufacturing processes that meet the requirements of ASTM F2026 (the standard specification for PEEK polymers for surgical implant applications).

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Muller Martini provides service for customers in Wuhan

Shortly after the measures to combat the Covid pandemic were eased in Hubei, the hardest hit of China’s provinces, Muller Martini began a free service program to support its customers in the region.

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Valmet to supply automation technology to Stora Enso in Finland

Valmet will supply automation technology to Stora Enso’s Oulu Mill in Finland. Valmet and Stora Enso share a long history of partnership and this delivery will strengthen the cooperation further. The automation orders are related to Stora Enso’s paper machine (PM 7) grade conversion project delivered by Valmet. The orders were included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2019 and the first quarter 2020. The automation technology will be delivered for the start-up of the rebuilt PM 7 which is scheduled for the end of 2020. The value of the orders is not disclosed.

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Large-format Rapidas from Koenig & Bauer in demand the world over

Large-format sheetfed offset presses manufactured in Radebeul have been quite literally a model for success on the global market for more than 50 years. Rapidas for sheet formats up to 106 x 145 cm (Rapida 145) and 120.5 x 164 cm (Rapida 164) print at speeds up to 18,000 sheets per hour and hold their own in all comparisons with their widely popular B1 counterparts when it comes to automation. Packaging and commercial printers, in particular, appreciate the large-format Rapida models for their performance, production availability and long service life. At the same time, countless online providers, book and poster printers, and many other highly specialised companies swear by their modern and economical large-format technology from Koenig & Bauer.

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