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Live Demonstration for Customers from the Blue Salon in Rahden

Using Skype for Business, Muller Martini presented the benefits of its KM 610.A perfect binding line via live video to one of its customers who was unable to travel to Rahden for a machine demonstration due to the current travel restrictions.

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Voith’s new double unwind TwinDrive significantly boosts winding capacity

Voith strengthens its winder product portfolio with the introduction of the new TwinDrive double unwind, another solution for significantly boosting winding capacity. The system was specifically developed for paper manufacturers that impose the most stringent efficiency requirements on their production process. Following the successful developments of the VariFlex Performance winder, with a set change time of less than 25 seconds, and SmoothRun, the active drum damping system to minimize vibrations, TwinDrive complements these solutions ideally to meet the highest capacity and customer requirements.

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Fabio Perini and MTC: prompt delivery for converting and packaging machines and lines

The fear generated by the coronavirus and the closures in several countries to fight the pandemic have triggered a rush to buy, or "panic buying" as the British call it. Not only food products such as pasta, milk, flour, eggs, water, but also toilet paper and tissue products are disappearing from the shelves. Many companies in the Tissue industry around the world have increased production to the maximum, however exposing machines to high risk of failure, and some of them do not have the ability to produce more.

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Latest ABB lab data management system cuts data collection and reporting time in half

ABB has launched its newest automated data acquisition and lab reporting solution, offering pulp and paper manufacturers rapid analysis of lab quality information, with reliable data storage, management and reporting. Purpose built for paper testing labs, the scalable, web-based L&W Lab Management System replaces ABB and other legacy systems, halves procedure times, and tailors lab reporting to users’ specific workflow preferences.

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Trioplast Nyborg invests in Evo XG 8 LR from Koenig & Bauer

Trioplast Nyborg is investing in an Evo XG 8 LR from Koenig & Bauer for printing polyethylene films for industrial packaging. The tailor-made flexo printing machine with a maximum repeat length of up to 1400mm and print width of max. 1650mm prints in high quality on wide web. It is designed for large print jobs for industrial packaging applications and scheduled to start production Q2 2021.

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Valmet to supply new reeling and winding technology for Metsä Board in Finland

Valmet will supply new reel and winding technology and surrounding equipment for Metsä Board Kyro mill in Finland. In the rebuild, new reel and winder with an automatic transfer rail connection will be installed to modernize the board machine KK 1. The start-up is scheduled for the second half of 2021. The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2020. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 10-20 million.

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Domino: New UV97BK food packaging compliant black ink for K600i printer

Domino Digital Printing Solutions is delighted to announce the launch of UV97BK, a new food packaging compliant UV-curable black ink available for use with Domino’s K600i high resolution digital ink jet printer.

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Multiple awards for extreme requirements

Picofilm O-60 White XM1 from Sihl‘s Facestock range receives its 7th award with its certification to BS5609 section 3 for the HP PageWide.

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Valmet to supply a mill-wide distributed control system to JK Paper Limited in India

Valmet will supply a complete mill-wide Valmet DNA Distributed Control System (DCS) to JK Paper Limited for their upcoming board project at Fort Songadh Mill in India. JK Paper selected Valmet’s automation system based on good references in technology, service support and low ownership costs. The installation is scheduled to start by May 2020. The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2020. The value of the order is not disclosed.

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LogiMAT

LogiMAT China 2020 postponed due to Covid 19 pandemic

Scheduled to be held in Shanghai in June 2020, LogiMAT China as well as transport logistic China 2020 will be cancelled due to the dynamically developing Covid 19 pandemic worldwide. At this time, the local government in Shanghai cannot guarantee to release the Fairground for major events in June. The health of visitors and exhibitors must take priority. The organizers had to take this decision now, to avoid exhibitors and visitors taking efforts and risk a last minute cancellation ordered by the government.

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In trying times, we must still celebrate

It may be a time of upheaval for our work and families, but it’s important to celebrate the good things. Miraclon is one year old this month. And the past 12 months have given us so much to be thankful for …

(By Chris Payne, Miraclon CEO)

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VTT and 52 companies to cooperate to reduce need for plastics by using natural fibres

Materials based on natural fibres are an interesting alternative to replace fossil-derived plastics. In the future, they may replace plastics in, for example, packaging, hygiene products, building materials and textiles. The Piloting Alternatives for Plastics project brings together a wide range of Finnish and international companies to take materials developed in laboratories towards more industrial production. The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, VTT and companies.

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