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Ghent Workgroup announces new webinar

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) is happy to announce the new webinar about PDF transparency on Thursday March 26 at 4pm. This webinar will be presented by Andrew Bailes-Collins (Enfocus) and is intended to help designers better understand native transparency – the benefits and challenges – and the use of best practices to avoid common print problems associated with transparencies.

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The new Speedmaster generation is now available

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be presenting its full expertise at drupa 2020, taking place from 16 to 26 June 2020 in Düsseldorf, under the slogan “Unfold your Potential”. The main focus will be on the customer and their requirements, as well as optimally developing and exploiting their business potential through the latest technologies, innovative solutions, and new business models. With a view to the key factors such as process optimization and intelligent, operator-independent productivity, Heidelberg will be presenting the next stage in a smart printing business – the Smart Print Shop.

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Voith sets World Record with QualiFlex CrownT at Hayat Kimya Alabuga TM 4

Hayat Kimya Alabuga TM 4 sets a new world record by using Voith’s QualiFlex CrownT sleeve on the ViscoNip application in Russia. The paper mill produces virgin fiber-based toilet paper, paper napkins and kitchen towels. In December 2017, a QualiFlex CrownT sleeve was installed at Hayat Kimya TM 4 maintaining stable machine production during the entire sleeve lifetime. Voith’s QualiFlex CrownT sleeve reached a world record life of 661 days and 473,810,000 nip cycles. The former world record sleeve on such an application was set in China, achieving 585 days.

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Valmet to deliver defibrator system to Çamsan Entegre in Turkey

Valmet will supply a Defibrator™ system to Çamsan Entegre Agaç Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S in Turkey. The start-up of the system is planned for the middle of 2020. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed. An order with this scope of supply is usually valued in the range of EUR 2-5 million.

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Lars Idermark to leave Södra

After just over seven years as President and CEO, Lars Idermark has informed the Board that he will be leaving Södra. The Board will now initiate a recruitment process for a new President and CEO. “Now that a new Group strategy is in place for the coming years, it feels like the right time to leave Södra. I will also be turning 63 and would like time for other things in life after nearly 30 years as manager and CEO in various companies and industries. There are also private reasons for my decision,” said Lars Idermark.

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Brixen Water Light Festival

Once again, the Brixen Water Light Festival shines even bigger and brighter in May. The success of last year's edition as to the number of visitors, the wide coverage from the international press and the number of light events has led to a new, even more spectacular Brixen Water Light Festival this year. Many novelties this year start from the important partnership with Durst, which thanks to its philosophy is in ideal symbiosis with the festival. Durst Group is a manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies with its headquarters in Brixen.

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Avery Dennison and Mactac at FESPA 2020

Avery Dennison and Mactac brands will be making the most of FESPA in 2020, bringing colours alive and showcasing more than 10 new innovations across automotive, architectural, interior decoration and retail applications.

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GWG specification for Sign & Display market

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) today releases an innovative specification to address the Sign & Display segment. Given the diversity within this segment, the new specification incorporates the notion of viewing distance and scaling factor. This allows having one specification, but still to address the big differences in printing techniques within typical sign & display jobs.

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FlexoControl 3D Plus for controlling plate quality

A. Hatzopoulos S.A. of Thessaloniki, Greece, develops and manufactures innovative flexible packaging solutions for a wide range of industries: food & beverages, cosmetics, baby food, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and agrochemicals. The company employs 380 people and, with exports accounting for more than 70 percent of total sales, is one of the fastest growing packaging producers in Europe. Hatzopoulos uses flexo and rotogravure processes and maintains business relationships with customers in more than 35 countries.

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Valmet to supply a board machine rebuild to Umka in Serbia

Valmet will supply a board machine rebuild to Umka Cardboard Mill in Serbia. The main target of the rebuild is to increase the customer’s production capacity. The start-up of the rebuilt paper machine PM 1 is scheduled for the second half of 2021. The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the fourth quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 15-20 million.

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Toscotec presents high-performance Rebuild Solutions at PaperWeek Canada 2020

Toscotec will showcase its efficient, paper machine rebuilding solutions at PaperWeek Canada 2020 Booth 8, from February 4 through 6, in Montreal. On February 5 at 9:00 am, Fabrizio Charrier, Toscotec Paper & Board Area Sales Manager, will present “Toscotec’s dryer section rebuild: the in-depth analysis of case histories”. This presentation illustrates how TT SteelDryer and Toscotec’s beginning-to-end support ensures the successful outcome of dryer section rebuilds including the increase of production and the improvement of the sheet moisture profile.

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Subscription agreement with Heidelberg

Schumacher Packaging GmbH & Co. KG, one of Europe’s largest family-run packaging printers, with annual sales of approximately € 650 million, has signed a subscription contract with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) for its site in Forchheim (Bavaria). The company, which is “already a leader in productivity and technology in the corrugated and solid board packaging sector”, expects to significantly boost the productivity of sheetfed offset operations at its Bavarian site as a result of the move.

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