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Metsä Board, a leading European producer of premium lightweight paperboards and part of Metsä Group, is glad to announce that its paperboards have now achieved DIN CERTCO certificates in industrial compostability complying with DIN EN 13432 and ASTM D6400 standards. In addition, Metsä Board’s eco-barrier paperboard MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB also holds a home compostability certificate. As one of the leading companies, Metsä Board provides certification across its product line helping customers choose packaging materials that comply with their requirements.

The ONE solution for highest dose and power in a small footprint
Phoseon Technology introduces the industry’s smallest, highest-powered member of their air-cooled product line, the FireJet™ ONE. These premium 20W/cm² UV LED curing lamps are designed primarily for the inkjet, flexographic and screen printing markets where high power in a compact form factor, is a key requirement.

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The international printing ink manufacturer hubergroup repositions itself. Effective immediately, the production and marketing of raw materials for printing inks and coatings will be handled by the Chemicals Division. The chemicals manufacturer is focusing on substances such as PU resins and UV oligomers, among others. With its extensive product portfolio, it is primarily aimed at the printing and packaging industry as well as the paint and coatings industry and chemical companies. To diversify and divide the business into two divisions - Print Solutions and Chemicals - is a strategic corporate decision. hubergroup is thus pursuing the goal of making its technological expertise available to a wider range of customers.

Muhammad Irfan Siddique Managing Director of DigiPrint technologies 622x600

Miraclon has partnered with DigiPrint Technologies, a Pakistani technology solutions provider for the print and packaging industries. DigiPrint, which is based in Islamabad, will be Miraclon’s local distribution partner; responsible for developing and implementing the sales and marketing of Miraclon’s products throughout Pakistan.

Kodak CTP and plate technology perfects FIBO Druck’s automation concept
Interconnected production steps, fewer manual touchpoints, automated and more agile processes – these are the goals that FIBO Druck has been actively pursuing with a whole series of new investments over the past several years. Based in Neuried, just outside Munich, FIBO employs 35 people and has a reputation in the market as a powerful and responsive full-service provider. In line with the motto “We can do anything – and we do it very well”, the printer tries to satisfy even the most unusual customer wishes. Apart from providing the typical range of commercial products and services, FIBO Druck also offers demanding finishing effects as well as complex mailroom and logistics services. Production mainly takes place on an eight-color sheetfed offset press in 750 x 1,060 mm format with an aqueous coater. A digital system that is used for short, high speed runs rounds off the printing capacity.

As flexo gains a bigger share of the flexible packaging market at the expense of gravure, the confidence behind the process keeps growing. At Colombian flexible packaging converter Plastilene, it’s fair to say that confidence is sky-high — witness this comment from General Manager Belinda Duran: “I say to people, ‘Do you see something we can’t do with flexo? Because I don’t.’”

Unusual surfaces and high-quality haptics with new Facestock materials

The Felix Schoeller Group from Osnabrück, manufacturer of numerous specialty papers for various industries, is now launching new products for creative label design. The comprehensive Facestock range called ATTRACT has been specially designed for the production of labels with high-quality surfaces and properties. The new papers are suitable for use in all digital printing technologies and serve the growing trend towards personalization and individualization with a high demand for individual labels.

Energy project "Future Energy Plant" in the home stretch
The commissioning of the ultra-modern boiler is a milestone in the course of the largest project in the history of the Nettingsdorf paper mill with an investment sum of around 134 million euros. With the innovative new boiler, the paper mill can further advance energy optimization at the site - a major contribution to increasing the sustainability and efficiency of the leading producer of corrugated base paper.

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