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Rapida 106 X – performance benchmark in industrial printing

With the Rapida 106 X, Koenig & Bauer is unveiling a new high-performance sheetfed offset press for the medium format 740 × 1060mm. It meets every conceivable demand that today’s market makes of a press in terms of automation, digitisation and workflow solutions, thereby making it the latest in a line of trendsetting developments defining the future of industrial offset.

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Zhi Sheng Bookbinding invests in KM 610.A Perfect Binder

Extraordinary situations require extraordinary (sales) measures: Following a successful live video demonstration of a KM 610.A transmitted from the Rahden plant to New Taipei City, Taiwan, located some 9,000 kilometers away, Zhi Sheng Bookbinding decided to purchase the 8,000-cycle perfect binder from Muller Martini.

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Voith and PTS Heidenau: New standard for measuring stickies and non-tacky contaminants

In collaboration with the research and service institute Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) Heidenau in Germany, Voith is introducing a new measuring method to detect unwanted tacky contaminants known as stickies. The measuring method, which uses a near-infrared (NIR) camera, allows the reliable detection of contaminants along the papermaking process and offers higher measuring accuracy and a wider range of applications compared to conventional methods. The associated technical rule was recently published as DIN SPEC 6745.

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A reliable partner for consolidating the production landscape

The Swedish printing group V-TAB is keeping pace with changes in the printing industry across the Scandinavian country. The production sites have had to constantly adapt to market requirements in recent years, which is always linked to changes in production possibilities. V-TAB enjoys an active partnership with Ferag – the preferred partner for mailroom technology.

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Second generation of Agfa’s Adamas chem-free printing plate

The latest version of Agfa’s Adamas chemistry-free offset printing plate boasts increased eco credits, in addition to extended run lengths for UV ink printing.

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Mondi upgrades paper bags facility in Hungary

Mondi has successfully completed the implementation of a new state-of-the-art paper sack converting machine at its Nyíregyháza site in Hungary. The machine – a Windmöller & Hölscher AD 8320 / AM 8115 – allows the plant to produce a new line of sophisticated paper sacks for food packaging. The site will be capable of producing more than 130 million sacks annually.

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Stimulating a fresh start

A virus, lockdown and a roadmap to a new normality: COVID-19 has monopolised world attention for the past few months. It has also had a severe impact on the world of advertising. Many industries have cancelled advertising activities and events have frequently had to be postponed or cancelled, including no less than 2500 trade fairs. Now that some countries are at last tentatively emerging from lockdown, we can cautiously begin to look forward to the future again.

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Heidelberg standardizes company pension scheme

The Management Board and employee representatives of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) and the IG Metall trade union today reached agreement on the restructuring of the company pension scheme for the employees in German companies. A collective bargaining agreement brings together the previous pension arrangements of the German Heidelberg Group.

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Agfa’s new Energy Verve pre-heat printing plate combines cost efficiency with high performance

Energy Verve is a pre-heat offset printing plate that achieves run lengths up to 1 million copies without baking. It has been developed to handle especially demanding print conditions.

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Impress takes next step in connectivity with second MPS press purchase

Russian printer Impress located in Barnaul, Siberia confirmed an order for their second, fully automated MPS EFA+ 430 presses via Microsoft Teams group video call.

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New ABB Strength Virtual Measurement enables mills to optimize quality with accurate, online strength prediction

ABB has launched Strength Virtual Measurement, an ABB Ability™ Performance Service that enables mills to predict strength properties through accurate online measurements – also known as a soft sensor – resulting in a stronger, lighter product that costs less to produce.

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Pure Performance by KM7

BillerudKorsnäs launches Pure Performance, a White Top Kraftliner that combines high strength, excellent printability and purity in one material. Pure Performance is a unique paper product that offers packaging material reduction thanks to its 3-ply construction.

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