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Cross-sector collaboration launches trial on Holmen's site in Workington

17 organisations, including global manufacturing giants, universities, and innovation experts, are working together in the unprecedented collaboration Flue2chem to examine the potential for using biogenic carbon emissions as an alternative source of carbon in the manufacture of household products.

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Bobst Application Management: A new hands-on consulting service

A brand owner at a medium sized snack company sits in her office and signs off on a new brand of peanuts. A year later, a man walks into a shop, browses the shelves for a snack, likes the look of the packaging and chooses the new brand.

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George Berg to lead Barry-Wehmiller Enterprise Supply Chain

Barry-Wehmiller is pleased to announce the appointment of George Berg as the Vice President of Global Supply Chain. In this critical new role, Berg will lead and develop a team to serve as the primary contact between Barry-Wehmiller and its suppliers throughout the world.

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Kodak celebrates 20 years of process free plates

2024 marks Kodak’s 20-year anniversary as manufacturer and supplier of true process free printing plates in the world. The current Kodak Sonora Xtra Process Free Plate is the result of Kodak's continued efforts to drive the sustainable transformation of plate technology through extensive investment in materials research and plate formulation development.

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Cepi Update

Cepi welcomes EU Parliament vote on Carbon Removals, but calls for a definition of renewable carbon

The EU Parliament put today its stamp of approval on the EU’s carbon removal certification framework. The regulation provides guiding principles for a set of methodologies, still in development, to certify processes to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. Much still needs to be defined through a dedicated expert group. Such definitions should include ‘renewable carbon’, the missing link to a circular, climate-friendly economic model.

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Study shows benefits of recycling paper sacks

The 4evergreen alliance sets out to increase the recycling rate of fibre-based packaging to 90% by 20301. Accessing industrial packaging such as paper sacks as new fibre source can be part of the solution. The European sack kraft paper and paper sack industry commissioned independent research in the recyclability of paper sacks. The study2 concludes that not only are used and unused paper sacks perfectly recyclable. They also offer product and process benefits when incorporated into the recovered fibre furnish. A white paper presents the outcome in detail.

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Print 2 Media uses Drytac Polar Grip to educate youngsters with colourful wall graphics

Cornwall-based wide-format printing specialist Print 2 Media worked with Drytac Polar Grip to produce a series of eye-catching and educational wall graphics for a local school. Established in 2006, Print 2 Media is located in the ancient Cornish town of Liskeard, delivering print services to customers in the local area and further afield. Print 2 Media initially focused on exhibition work but since the pandemic has expanded its offering into other areas, picking up a range of new customers in the process.

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GAW receives order from Shandong Jin Tian He Paper for coating colour preparation

Shandong Jin Tian He Paper Co., Ltd. awarded GAW technologies GmbH with an order for the coating colour preparation and working stations to the new PM13 in China. The 6,320 mm wide PM13 will produce food grade folding boxboard (food quality packaging material) with a basis weight range of 170 to 400 g/m2 at a production speed of 800 m/min.

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Drupa Print Horizons Report

The Print Horizons Report, published in March, is a brief guide to the most important topics that printers and suppliers need to research when preparing for drupa. The findings are based on additional questions from the 9th drupa Global Trends Survey on the key technical and market developments likely to dominate drupa 2024. The report provides valuable insights and helps prepare all printers for the changes in the industry, with a large part focused on digitalisation but also sustainability and ai.

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Andritz to supply a pressurized refining system for production of sustainable insulation to Switzerland

International technology group Andritz has received an order from Lignatherm AG to supply a pressurized refining system for a new insulation board production plant in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland. This greenfield plant will use exclusively wood chips from local forests to produce eco-friendly insulation board.

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Kyocera unveils its printing capabilities at drupa

Kyocera Document Solutions Europe Management B.V. is pleased to share that it will showcase at the largest international trade fair for the print and media industry, drupa 2024. The event will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany from Tuesday, May 28th to Friday, June 7th, 2024.

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Valmet to deliver a wide range of shutdown services to Ittihad Paper Mill

Ittihad Paper Mill (IPM) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has again selected Valmet as the main supplier of field services to its annual shutdown in 2024. The shutdown will take place at the end of July 2024. The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the fourth quarter 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

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