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MPS Systems opens new Technology & Expertise Center in Philadelphia

MPS Systems North America Inc. is now officially operational in Philadelphia, PA. The North American subsidiary of the Dutch-based press builder celebrated the move with a packed Grand Opening event. On January 22 and 23, over 200 visitors attended the Grand Opening of MPS’ new North American Technology & Expertise Center. The two-day event included an official ribbon cutting ceremony, MPS customer testimonials, a tabletop exhibition and live demonstrations featuring connectivity and hybrid printing on the MPS EF SYMJET with an integrated Domino digital inkjet unit.

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ANDRITZ at INDEX 2020

International technology Group ANDRITZ will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production and textile solutions at INDEX 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland, from March 31 to April 3 (booth 2114). The broad ANDRITZ product portfolio covers state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile production technologies such as air-through bonding, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid, converting and textile finishing.

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Packaging Technologies praises Heaford for helping scoop multiple print awards

With steadily rising sales figures and an increasingly cramped trophy cabinet, Packaging Technologies Inc., a division of The Central Group from Concord, ON, Canada, has tipped 2020 to be one of its best years yet and has cited JM Heaford a key player in its success to date. Heaford, supplier of mounting and proofing solutions for the tag and label, flexible packaging, corrugated and gravure markets, has been a trusted technology partner of Packaging Technologies since the 1990s.

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Veolia to deliver cutting-edge chemical recovery at one of the largest pulp mills in the world

The state-of-the-art chloride removal system is designed by Veolia Water Technologies to optimize the recovery process in the industry of transformation of hardwood cellulose into pulp for textile fibers and fine paper making. Rising paper consumption in Asia and growing global demand for more environmentally friendly fibers for the apparel industry are driving the increase in pulp making capacity to convert renewable fibers into a variety of fine paper products and viscose staple.

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Color-Logic expands Pattern-FX library

The Color-Logic library of Pattern-FX embellishments has been expanded to 80 different designs, all of which are readily available to Color-Logic designers and licensed Color-Logic printers. Commenting on the expanded library, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: “Preparing complex, recurring patterns has traditionally required many hours of effort by graphic designers, but the Pattern-FX feature in the Color-Logic software suite makes the job effortless and trial-and-error free. Using Color-Logic Pattern-FX, even relatively unskilled designers and prepress operators can confidently execute complex designs and offer print customers an astounding array of pattern choices.”

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Agfa introduces Oberon RTR3300

On Tuesday, Agfa announced a new addition to its large-format inkjet printer assortment. The Oberon RTR3300 is a dedicated 3.3 m high-end roll-to-roll machine that combines extreme productivity and quality with an extensive media scope and a unique ease of use.

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Clyde Industries supplies boiler efficiency equipment for Bracell

Clyde Industries, a provider of boiler efficiency solutions for the pulp & paper industries, has received an order from ANDRITZ to supply boiler cleaning equipment for Bracell’s Project “STAR” in Lençóis Paulista, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

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Mondi’s BarrierPack Recyclable helps consumer goods brands advance their circular economy goals

Mondi, global player in sustainable packaging and paper, had its award-winning BarrierPack Recyclable all-polyethylene film certified for recyclability. This lightweight mono-material offers a more sustainable packaging solution for diverse applications ranging from stand-up pouches for dishwasher tablets to resealable pouches for organic dog food.

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The Felix Schoeller Group is celebrating its 125th anniversary

The Felix Schoeller Group was founded 125 years ago this year. Founded in 1895 in Osnabrück, Germany, by Felix Hermann Maria Schoeller, the Felix Schoeller Group now has worldwide operations with around 3,600 employees at 12 sites producing specialty papers, including digital printing papers, decor papers and release liners. The company has a clear vision of its future and is resolute in its intent to turn that vision into reality.

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Asahi to demonstrate new water recycling unit at drupa

Asahi Photoproducts announced the latest development in its CleanPrint strategy, a water recycling unit incorporated in new Asahi platemaking systems as a standard feature. This recycling unit uses 2 litres of water per square meter, versus 10 litres in units without the recycling unit, a reduction in platemaking waste water of 80%. In addition, minimal waste from the system, in the form of dry cake and a highly concentrated liquid extract, can be incinerated, with the liquid contributing to the cooling of the incineration plant, resulting in even more water savings. Existing Asahi platemaking systems can be retrofitted with the recycling unit so that all Asahi platemaking processes are more in harmony with the environment.

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Valmet introduces a full range of Industrial Internet solutions to pulp, board, paper, tissue and energy producers

Valmet introduces a full range of new, data-driven Industrial Internet solutions to pulp, board, paper, tissue and energy producers. The Valmet Industrial Internet (VII) solutions combine advanced monitoring and prediction applications, Advanced Process Controls (APC), dynamic process simulators and remote services from Valmet Performance Centers into comprehensive solutions that provide tangible benefits to customers.

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Ignazio Capuano started as the new Chairman of Cepi

As of January 2020, the new Cepi Chairman is Mr Ignazio Capuano, CEO of the Italian firm Burgo Group Spa and Vice President of the Italian paper manufacturers’ association Assocarta. Mr Capuano, who holds an Engineering degree and a Master's degree in Economy from the University of New York, has been working for the paper industry since 1991 as general manager of Saffa, CEO of Reno de Medici and presently, since 2016, as CEO of Burgo Group.

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