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    06.05.2014   Voith's shoe press technology – a 500th sale    ( Company news )

    Company news The NipcoFlex shoe press technology from Voith is a worldwide market success. Voith has now, for the 500th time, been able to support its customers with this press concept.
    The 500th press is part of a Tandem NipcoFlex which will be part of the new board machine that Voith is delivering to the Indian paper manufacturer Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Paper Ltd. The board machine will start up in 2015 and is designed for a wire width of 4,300 mm and a speed of 600 m/min. A very high dewatering capacity is available with the two Tandem NipcoFlex shoe presses. Voith sold the 400th shoe press to the Indian paper manufacturer in 2010, which runs in sum six NipcoFlex shoe presses from Voith.
    The first shoe press from Voith was put into operation in 1984. NipcoFlex shoe presses are used both for board and packaging paper as well as for graphic paper and tissue, and also in pulp drying machines. The technology is used in shoe calenders as well.
    For example, Voith offers the NipcoFlex T shoe press specifically for tissue production. Compared with conventional press rolls, the dry content obtained with the NipcoFlex T after the press is up to 5% higher. With unchanging paper quality and very uniform dry CD profiles, up to 20% of the thermal energy can be saved.
    (Voith Paper GmbH & Co KG)
     
    06.05.2014   Wausau Paper: Michael C. Burandt Appointed Chairman and CEO    ( Company news )

    Company news Matthew L. Urmanski Appointed President and Chief Operating Officer

    Photo: Michael C. Burandt

    Wausau Paper (NYSE:WPP) announced Michael C. Burandt has been appointed Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Burandt joined the Company as a Director in 2012 and has served as Interim CEO since April 2, 2014.
    The Company also announced that Matthew L. Urmanski has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Urmanski joined Wausau Paper Corp. in 2000. During his tenure at Wausau Paper, he has served in a variety of senior management positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently, Mr. Urmanski led the expansion of the Tissue business in his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager. As a result of Mr. Urmanski’s expanded role and Mr. Burandt’s continued involvement as Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Directors will not be conducting a formal search to replace the former president and chief executive officer.
    Mr. Burandt commented, “Matt’s business acumen, strong track record and leadership skills make him the ideal fit to serve as President and COO, where he will provide oversight and direction to ensure that Wausau Paper is well positioned for long term success. This new leadership structure ensures that the Company will have the continuity and experience to continue to pursue our tissue-focused strategy designed to drive growth, increase earnings, return cash to shareholders and create long-term value.”
    (Wausau Paper Towel & Tissue Products Corporate Office)
     
    06.05.2014   Xeikon shows innovative wall-coverings at Fespa Digital 2014    ( Company news )

    Company news Digital ultra-high quality wall-coverings open new possibilities and opportunities

    Xeikon will use Fespa Digital 2014 - 20th – 23rd May, Munich, Germany - as the official launch pad for its Document Suites which are designed for large format and wall decoration applications. Xeikon has continuously pushed forward the boundaries of what can be achieved in these areas and visitors to its stand at Fespa Digital (stand B2 – 271) will see wallpaper depicting images that are so realistic it is only by touching the flat surface that the illusion is revealed!

    “Xeikon has developed a suite of components - print media, equipment, software, tools and consumables - that has proved to be perfect for the creation of bespoke wall coverings that are at the leading edge of digital print quality,” says Danny Mertens, Xeikon’s director of segment marketing and business development document printing. “Wallpaper and wall decoration is an extremely exciting and growing market and digital printing opens up possibilities that would have been unthinkable only a few years ago.”

    To demonstrate that it is not solely ‘technology driven’ Xeikon is working closely with an innovative young North American designer called Hugo Diego who has helped to broaden the visual scope of the type of work produced.

    “Hugo, who already works with one of our customers in Canada, has produced some stunning effects by merging Xeikon technology with his extremely impressive artistic creativity in a collection called Creative Illusion and we’re delighted that samples of this collaboration will be shown on our stand at Fespa Digital. We’re certain these will be quite an ‘attention grabber’ amongst what will no doubt be many examples of eye-catching printed output. There is a strong and growing interest in ultra-high quality wall coverings printed digitally.”

    Xeikon Wall-Covering Suite

    Xeikon’s Document Suite includes the Wall-Covering Suite, which allows efficient production of personalized, high-quality wall decorations for commercial, retail and residential purposes. It’s an ‘all-in-one’ solution integrating four major components that customers can tailor to meet their own specific requirements. These four components consist of the Xeikon 3500 digital press with its ability to print on the widest media range available, dedicated workflows and software, application-specific toners and process optimization tools plus pre- and post-press equipment.

    The ability of the 3500 to print full-rotary and endless makes it ideal for producing any kind of wall coverings, from short run wallpapers of standard lengths to large murals. With an output speed of almost 20 m/min Xeikon’s 3500 is the fastest digital printing press on the market. The new Alpine fuser drum guarantees a “matte” finishing for the print needed for wall-covering applications. Xeikon toners are odor-free and comply with EN15102, while the inline finishing systems available with the Wall Covering Suite ensure accurate cutting in both process and cross directions.

    Xeikon Large Format Production Suite

    Also included within Xeikon’s Document Suite is the Large Format Production Suite, which provides a complete and totally flexible means of transforming a white roll of paper into a finished printed product whether it is within or outside standard formats. The printing engine in this scenario is the Xeikon 8000 Series.

    The cooperation with Xeikon Aura Partners, which are leading manufacturers in print media, software, consumables and equipment, has enabled it to provide turn-key solutions to meet the individual needs of customers operating across a wide spectrum of fields. Xeikon has worked with all its Aura Partners to ensure total compatibility between products and a standardization of quality at the highest level.
    (Xeikon Manufacturing NV)
     
    06.05.2014   ANDRITZ GROUP: results for the first quarter of 2014    ( Company news )

    Company news International technology Group ANDRITZ presented its results for the first quarter of 2014.

    The key financial figures developed as follows:
    -Sales amounted to 1,219.5 million euros (MEUR) and were thus 4.8% higher than the reference figure for the previous year (Q1 2013: 1,163.8 MEUR). This increase is due to the Schuler Group; excluding Schuler, sales would have decreased by 8.9% mainly as a result of the project-related low sales generation in several business areas.
    -The order intake, at 1,742.2 MEUR, saw a very favorable development, rising by 35.2% compared to the first quarter of 2013 (Q1 2013: 1,288.3 MEUR). The Schuler Group contributed 319.8 MEUR; excluding Schuler, the order intake would have increased by 19.3%, with the PULP & PAPER business area noting a very good order intake.
    -The order backlog as of March 31, 2014 increased to 7,734.7 MEUR compared to the end of last year (December 31, 2013: 7,388.5 MEUR).
    -The EBITA amounted to 48.6 MEUR (Q1 2013: 14.2 MEUR). Earnings were thus considerably above the very low reference figure of the previous year, which was strongly negatively impacted by high provisions booked for a pulp mill project in South America, but still failed to reach a satisfactory level, as did the EBITA margin at 4.0% (Q1 2013: 1.2%). This is attributable in particular to the project-related low sales generation and cost overruns on some projects in the PULP & PAPER, METALS (excluding Schuler), and SEPARATION business areas.
    -Net income (excluding non-controlling interests), at 20.7 MEUR, was significantly above the very low reference figure for the previous year (Q1 2013: 4.1 MEUR).

    On the basis of this business development, the order backlog, and the sales contribution by the Schuler Group, which was not included in the accounts for full twelve months in 2013, the ANDRITZ GROUP expects a slight rise in sales in the 2014 business year compared to the previous year. The net income is cur-rently expected to show a significant improvement compared to the low level in 2013.
    (Andritz AG)
     
    06.05.2014   Seven TSC label printers earn prestigious Cerner certification    ( Company news )

    Company news TSC Auto ID Technology Co., Ltd. (TSC), a leading manufacturer of thermal barcode printers announced five of TSC’s direct-thermal desktop printers and two of its thermal-transfer industrial printers have been certified by healthcare-systems giant Cerner Corporation for use by its worldwide customer base, which includes more than 2,700 hospitals and 4,150 physician practices.

    Receiving Cerner’s stamp of approval were the following TSC printers (Note all printers installed into Cerner environments require Ethernet capabilities):
    •TDP-225
    •TDP-225W wristband printer
    •TDP-244
    •TDP-247
    •TDP-345
    •ME240
    •ME340

    The certification process was extensive. The printers (all meeting Cerner’s Ethernet requirement), were subjected to rigorous testing by Cerner’s Technology Certification Lab (TCL), earning high marks that now qualify them for use in any health care facility using Cerner systems or software.

    "Earning the Cerner certification is a big achievement that underscores our continuing effort to expand our presence in the health care market, while reinforcing our reputation as a world-class supplier of barcode label printers," said Kevin Aie, CEO of TSC Auto ID Technology America Inc.

    For additional information, including a copy of the official Cerner certification letter, contact your TSC Sales Manager.
    (TSC Auto ID Technology EMEA GmbH)
     
    05.05.2014   PMT Italia to supply Key Paper Machine Sections to SinoCPMC for Zhejiang Chuancheng – China    ( Company news )

    Company news PMT Italia has signed a Cooperation Agreement with SinoCPMC for the
    Zhejiang Chuancheng Industrial Project, a 500 KTons HQ Packaging Grades
    Machine.

    PMT will supply ÆGO™STREAM S headbox, ÆGO™FLX SHOE press, ÆGO™WINDER and other advanced technology, equipment and services.

    SinoCPMC General Manager Mr. Zhou Houlian, Vice Manager Mr. Ji Junbiao, PMT Company Sales Director, Mr. Valter Canelli, Technical Director, Mr. Fabrizio Tonello and the people in charge on both sides attended the signing ceremony.
    (PMT Italia S.p.A.)
     
    05.05.2014   Drytac® Announces Custom Adhesive Coating Website, DrytacCoating.com     ( Company news )

    Company news Drytac®, an international manufacturer of adhesive-coated products with locations throughout North America and Europe, has recently launched a new website to promote its custom adhesive coating services.

    DrytacCoating.com provides detailed information on the adhesive coating, converting, slitting, and sheeting capabilities offered by Drytac as well as typical applications for which customized solutions can be developed. Furthermore, the website outlines coating specifications for hotmelt, emulsion and solvent-based pressure sensitive and heat reactive adhesive systems; substrates that can be utilized for custom coating purposes; and quality assurance and testing processes used throughout Drytac’s facilities.

    “There’s often a misconception that the volumes for custom coating a permanent or removable adhesive have to be huge,” notes Marc Oosterhuis, President of the Drytac Group. “However, Drytac can provide bespoke coating runs from 5,000 to 500,000 feet for potential customers.”

    To learn more about Drytac’s custom coating abilities and the markets it serves, please visit: http://www.drytaccoating.com/
    (Drytac Europe Limited)
     
    05.05.2014   Programme released for the Paper Square - new exciting feature at PulPaper 2014    ( Company news )

    Company news The industry worldwide is gearing up to the 8th edition of one of the world's premier and most influential events for the global pulp, paper, board, converting and bio-based industries taking place in the Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre, Helsinki on 3-5 June, 2014.

    A new feature of the exhibition floor is the Paper Square. Meet with the great pulp, paper and board producing companies! The Paper Square is a large stage and exhibition area in the middle of the exhibition hall, from where the top management of the four companies will take to the stage to update participants of the PulPaper event on trends and news in the industry and give their view and input on the industry’s future and development. Programme will run during the whole PulPaper event starting from mid day of Tuesday 3 June, right after the Event Opening Ceremony has been streamed live from the Congress Wing of Messukeskus to the big screen on the Paper Square for everyone to follow.

    Company and Product Presentations
    Participants of the PulPaper event also have the opportunity to hear exhibiting companies present their latest research results, new products and technical/market innovations relating to the global pulp and paper industry. On popular demand, Company and Product Presentations will be arranged in the exhibition hall.
    (Adforum AB)
     
    30.04.2014   Vitaliy Podolskiy appointed as acting CFO    ( Company news )

    Company news Picture: Acting Group CFO Vitaliy Podolskiy

    Kazakhstan Kagazy PLC (“the Company”) announces that Poul Bech has stepped down as CFO. In the interim and until a new permanent Group CFO is appointed, Vitaliy Podolskiy has agreed to take over as Acting Group CFO. Vitaliy will remain a member of the Company’s Board of Directors and Chairman of its Audit Committee.
    Vitaliy has a wealth of executive and professional experience, having previously worked for over six years as Group CFO of X5 Retail Group N.V., Russia’s largest retail chain. While in this position he was awarded ‘Best Retail CFO’ by the Russian Management Association for five consecutive years. Vitaliy has also held senior executive positions at companies including AT Kearney and Bankers Trust in New York, Ford Motors in Germany and Euroset in Russia.
    The Company thanks Poul for his brief but strong contribution during his time as CFO, and wishes him continued success in his professional career.
    (Kazakhstan Kagazy JSC)
     
    30.04.2014   SAG wins the HERMES AWARD 2014    ( Company news )

    Company news The SAG GmbH is the winner of the HERMES AWARDS in 2014. The jury presented the prestigious award for the solution nominated by SAG, the iNES - Intelligentes Verteilnetz-Management (Intelligent Distribution Grid Management System), with which a conventional low voltage grid can be converted in to a smart grid. "The award ceremony is, for us as a service provider for energy technical infrastructure, an excellent opportunity to introduce our solution, which has been developed in cooperation with science, industry and grid operators, to a much larger public" according to Joakim Olsson, CEO of SAG Group GmbH, when commenting the award ceremony on 6 April at the exhibition in Hannover.

    Picture: Prof. Wolfgang Wahlster, jury chairman and Managing Director of the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI); Georg Kürfgen, Head of the SAG Group Services Germany business unit; Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Federal Minster of Education and Research; Stephan Weil, Prime Minister of Lower Saxony and Dr. Jochen Köckler, Member of the Board, Deutsche Messe AG (v. l. n. r., ©Picture: Deutsche Messe)

    The HERMES AWARD was presented by the Federal Minister for Education and Research, Professor Johanna Wanka. "The energy revolution is a large scale project that encompasses the whole of society. To enable its implementation, ground breaking innovations are of great significance for the intelligent restructuring of networks, as they help protect the environment and its resources. The federal government drives sustainable energy research, while making a conscious effort to support the energy revolution", according to the minister in her honorific speech on the occasion of the prize ceremony.

    The jury's voting was unanimous at the HERMES AWARD. Professor Wolfgang Wahlster, Chairman of the jury and Chairman of the German Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) substantiated the award as follows: "SAG GmbH and co-operation partners have shown a migration path with iNES which, beginning with the existing components of the current distribution grid, allows for the gradual conversion in to a Smart Grid. It has proved to be convincing from an economic perspective, in addition to the technological solution it provides, as it allows for us to avoid a part of the cost-intensive grid expansion, thanks to the improved degree of capacity utilisation, without endangering the grid stability."

    In the build-up, the jury had already judged the SAG Product iNES to be "ground breaking" in terms of driving a decentralised, intelligent energy supply, and was, therefore, nominated for the prize. The modular, decentralised and self-sufficient measuring and control system platform iNES consists of a decentralised function to identify the grid state, through the use of decentralised intelligent software agents. The infeed and flow capacity situations are controlled in real time. On demand, critical deviations can be regulated, targeted and balanced out through the use of available control devices in the grid, as well as through associated generators and users. Available network capacities can be utilized to an optimal level and can be upgraded with iNES in three steps, from station monitoring, through to network monitoring and the network automation, reducing conventional expansion of the grid without endangering grid stability.

    More intelligence in the network
    "As a technical operating system for the Smart Grid, iNES forms the backbone of the energy revolution, as well as the basis Smart Market approaches as an impulse generator for further energy saving potential and the efficient use of energy, through the user of storage, Power-to-Gas etc.", Joakim Olsson explained. The next step now requires the gradual intelligent integration of iNES in to the grid. The advantage of this SAG product: "A maximum of 10 to 15 grid nodes need to be fitted with iNES hardware, to automatically register the grid condition and potential changes in the grid topology", emphasised Olsson. "With iNES, electrical conditions can be completely mapped out transparently at a local distribution system, allowing for the detection of errors which can then be counteracted in a self-sufficient, decentralised way."
    (SAG GmbH)
     
    30.04.2014   New from Atlantic Zeiser at Interpack 2014: Blister foil printing - flexible and simple    ( Company news )

    Company news -Near-line version of innovative DIGILINE Blister inkjet printing system now available.
    -Significant benefits compared with formerly predominant flexo printing, especially with small batch sizes.
    -Reduces setup times and operating costs while delivering superior print quality with small fonts in particular.

    The superior quality printing of blister foil with variable data is now being made more flexible and affordable, especially with small batches. Responsible for the innovation is Atlantic Zeiser, which is premiering the near-line version of its DIGILINE Blister printing system at the Interpack fair (hall 16, booth A47). Unlike the flexo printing method that has dominated the blister segment thus far, the new system relies entirely on high-quality, low-maintenance digital inkjet technology. Valuable setup time is reduced when changing jobs because essential operations associated with flexo printing are no longer required. Users can therefore significantly lower their material costs as well, including for consumables such as flexible printing mats and UV dryer bulbs.

    True to original and beneficial
    Users no longer need to accept compromises as regards print quality. DIGILINE Blister is capable of faithfully reproducing even Asian fonts thanks to a native PDF resolution of 600 x 600 dpi and an original PDF RIP process. Furthermore, the quantity of ink applied can be adapted to suit the requirements of the foil. The service life of the UV LED technology used for drying the ink is around ten times longer than that of the UV-C lamps utilized in flexography.

    End-to-end solution for serialization
    As an all-in-one system, DIGILINE Blister offers additional benefits: users need neither separate software nor an external PC for uploading images or codes to the system. The omission of critical interfaces simplifies both integration and operation. DIGILINE Blister is fully compatible with MEDTRACKER, Atlantic Zeiser's innovative track & trace software for generating, managing and printing the necessary codes for all international regulations. In combination with DIGILINE Blister, the company thus offers a future-proof end-to-end solution for reliable blister foil printing and drug serialization.
    (Atlantic Zeiser GmbH)
     
    30.04.2014   emtec Electronic at the CIDPEX 2014 in Chengdu, China    ( Company news )

    Company news Picture: Fiber Potential Analyzer

    emtec Electronic GmbH will participate at the “CIDPEX 2014” in Chengdu, China from May 14th until 16th, 2014. We will be present at the exhibition booth no. 6B01 together with Shanghai Forest & Paper Scientific Instrument – our representative for China.

    During the CIDPEX 2014 – the China International Disposable Paper Expo – emtec will present different testing instruments by which the complete production process from the pulp to the finished product can be controlled and guided in the right direction to get an efficient process and the best possible quality with the lowest possible cost.

    In the wet end it is extremely important to have detailed information about the charges of particles in the pulp suspension, which can be determined by CAS Charge Analyzing System. Also important is the knowledge about the surface charge of the pulp fibers, which can be measured with the FPA – Fiber Potential Analyzer. Furthermore, emtec Electronic developed a new Online measuring device FPO – Fiber Zeta Potential Analyzer Online, which measures the Zeta Potential of fibers directly during the production process and delivers immediately reliable and necessary information concerning the dosing of chemicals to the pulp.

    In the case of tissue production it is necessary to get an idea of the quality of base tissue after production and of finished products after converting. This can be realized by the TSA – Tissue Softness Analyzer, which gives reliable and objective information about the real softness, smoothness/ roughness, stiffness as well as the final hand feeling. The availability of these three parameters opens a huge amount of chances for the optimization of the tissue production and converting processes.
    (emtec Electronic GmbH)
     
    29.04.2014   KBA: Dr Andreas Plesske to press ahead with Fit@All programme as CRO    ( Company news )

    Company news KBA appoints experienced restructuring expert to management board

    The supervisory board of Koenig & Bauer (KBA) has appointed Dr Andreas Plesske (53) as management board member responsible for restructuring operations (CRO) with effect from 1 May 2014. His initial term of office is limited to 31.10.2015, with an option to extend this by a further six months.
    The restructuring expert shall push on with the extensive programme “Fit@All” approved in December 2013 to realign the world’s second-largest press manufacturer and thus also relieve the CEO of these tasks.
    The qualified lawyer and economist Dr Andreas Plesske has extensive experience in management and restructuring as CEO and CRO at German and international companies of varying sizes and from different industries. This includes companies similar to KBA active in machinery and plant engineering.
    “We are pleased to welcome such an experienced and distinguished expert to our company on the one hand to implement Fit@All consistently and swiftly, while also simultaneously guaranteeing an unrelenting focus on the market presence of our operating business”, the company explained.
    Given the fundamentally changed market environment within the print industry, in December 2013 KBA introduced a programme to strategically realign the group and a series of measures aimed at strengthening the profitability and competitiveness of the company. The programme’s priorities are the restructuring of the core business by sustainable capacity adjustments, optimisation and concentration of the depth of added value at the different sites as well as the focus on print-related business fields with potential for growth.
    (Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA))
     
    29.04.2014   BillerudKorsnäs strengthens leading position for Billerud Flute® through investment at the ...    ( Company news )

    Company news ... production unit in Gruvön

    BillerudKorsnäs´ Board of Directors has approved a 180 MSEK investment for paper machine 6 at the Gruvön production unit. The investment is an important part of the value growth strategy for the BillerudKorsnäs business area Containerboard. The objective of the investment is to further enhance the leading quality position of the fluting produced, particularly when it comes to strength parameters.
    The approved investment includes rebuilding the press part of the paper machine and sections of the pulping line and wood room. It is planned to be carried out mainly during 2015.The investment will, in addition to the enhanced quality properties, also allow for a higher production output, approximately 40 000 ton.
    ”Billerud Flute® is already today world leading with its unique strength properties. Through the investment and its product quality impact, we want to create further value for users of Billerud Flute® in demanding corrugated applications. This value creation is the core of the strategy for our business area Containerboard.”, explains Lennart Eberleh, SVP Containerboard.
    Paper machine 6 produces virgin fibre based fluting, Billerud Flute®, with unique strength properties, also under humid conditions. It is being used for corrugated solutions for transport of for example fruit and vegetables and for heavy duty goods. Billerud Flute® from PM6 at the Gruvön production unit is an example of the leading packaging materials supplied by BillerudKorsnäs that create value at customers all over the world through greater results, in the form of increased productivity or reduced waste, and that also contribute to a brighter future for us all.
    (BillerudKorsnäs AB (publ))
     
    29.04.2014   Celebrating 20 Years of Environmental Innovation     ( Company news )

    Company news We’re celebrating the 20th year of Georgia-Pacific’s Environmental Excellence Awards. The program showcases the best-of-the-best in environmental performance within Georgia-Pacific. Here are the highlights from this year’s award-winning, innovative projects:

    From Trash to Trays:
    As part of an ongoing effort to reduce its environmental footprint, Georgia-Pacific’s consumer products facility in Plattsburgh, N.Y., looked for ways to reduce the amount of paper mill waste fiber going to the local landfill. The facility soon realized it had a solution in its own back yard. It teamed up with a neighboring company that could use the fiber material, a byproduct from the mill’s water filtration process, for manufacturing molded coffee cup trays. This reuse initiative diverted more than 600 tons of residuals every year from the landfill to a beneficial use.

    GP’s Green Teams:
    Georgia-Pacific’s Building Products business sought to improve its process for creating a skilled talent pool of environmental professionals by implementing an Environmental Entry Level Professional (ELP) Program. ELP professionals go through a rigorous, year-long training program that simultaneously builds environmental compliance expertise and hands-on operational and leadership skills. The program enhanced mentor development and improved training processes for all incoming environmental professionals across the business. It not only improved environmental talent and enabled positions to be filled quickly, but more importantly, it also ensured compliance and consistent application of environmental performance standards across facilities.

    Pulp for Pets:
    For several years, the Brunswick, Ga., cellulose mill has been focused on operating strategies to reduce, recycle and reuse each of its manufacturing waste streams that have historically been routed to an onsite landfill. After investigating best practices at other mills and researching non-traditional uses for its residual materials, in 2013 the mill reduced waste going to the landfill by more than 90 percent. One solution included working with an animal bedding manufacturer to use leftover pulp fiber for its products. Other products being made from the mill’s residual waste include containerboard, water filters, fish aquarium filters, garden mulch, top soil and soil amendments. In 2014, the mill has a goal to recycle 100 percent of its residual materials.

    Gypsum’s Soil Solution:
    Employees from our gypsum business were tasked with reclaiming 77,000 cubic yards of waste gypsum from an idle facility in Utah. After hearing that a local farmer needed clean gypsum for soil amendment on a hay farm, employees began testing samples and working with local agencies to approve use of the product. The team also discovered that the gypsum could be used by cement manufacturers and for other land application uses, further diverting waste from the landfill.
    (Georgia-Pacific Corp.)
     
    29.04.2014   KÖRTEL & HIEKE boosts capacity by 40% with a BOBST EXPERTCUT 106 in-line blanker    ( Company news )

    Company news By installing a BOBST latest generation EXPERTCUT 106 LER flat bed die-cutter with dynamic in-line blank separation, KÖRTEL & HIEKE GmbH, Hainburg, has boosted production capacity for folding cartons and blister packs by about 40% since the end of 2013.
    "Our folder-gluer productivity saw a significant improvement when we installed a BOBST EXPERTFOLD 110 two and a half years ago. The logical consequence of this investment was to replace the non-BOBST die-cutter, which had been installed in 2005, with a new BOBST flat bed die-cutter with integrated blank separation," says Jörg Körtel, managing partner of the packaging plant which was established in 1958, explaining the background to the latest addition to his equipment. "Die-cutting performance is vastly improved by maximising speed on virtually all orders, but the in-line blank separation of the EXPERTCUT 106 LER also plays a big part."
    KÖRTEL & HIEKE was up and running at full capacity just three weeks after commissioning the machine – something that Jörg Körtel puts down to the expertise of the BOBST instructors: "The help we received in relation to minimising set-up times, especially in the blanking section, and in creating master tools was particularly effective". He also praises the extremely user-friendly design of the next-generation EXPERTCUT 106 LER with lateral register. This makes for quick turnarounds, not just with repeat orders but also for completely new jobs.
    The quick-change concept means that the tools are changed in a very short time. BOBST has introduced various other innovations to further reduce the set-up times for the new EXPERTCUT model. For example, the stripping and separating station has additional controls on the side opposite the operator's side, as well as new full-sheet delivery functions and improved fine adjustment during tool setup. The highlight on the delivery side is the newly designed non-stop grid with quick-set function. All of the non-stop fingers can be locked and unlocked at the push of a button, with set-up possible without additional tools. To save even more time, the fingers can be positioned while outside the machine and while jobs are running. Last but not least, the delivery point can quickly be reset from single to double cut blanking and changed to full sheet delivery. As Jörg Körtel explains, "this complements our own process perfectly".
    In day-to-day operations, KÖRTEL & HIEKE handles print runs of between 500 and 250,000 sheets, with average print runs of 30,000 sheets making up the lion's share of production. However, there are days in which up to five job changes take place. Here too, the EXPERTCUT 106 LER delivers supreme performance. For small jobs it is quick to set up. For large jobs it sometimes runs non-stop for days at its full speed of 9,000 sheets per hour.
    The EXPERTCUT 106 LER is a highly versatile and supremely reliable flat bed die-cutter that delivers high performance on paper, carton board, heavy solid cardboard, certain plastics and corrugated cardboard, in sizes of up to 760 x 1,060 mm. Whatever the material, the independent Smart Feeder guarantees continuous sheet feeding. The feed table evens out sheet delivery and reduces the number of sheets lost during machine stops.
    "With its innovative machines and accompanying service offerings, BOBST gave us an excellent price/performance ratio," says Jörg Körtel, summarising the investment decision.
    (Bobst Mex SA)
     
    29.04.2014   Public sector building stock has a 15–20% energy-efficiency potential    ( Company news )

    Company news VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is launching a project with the goal of taking Finnish know-how on the energy-efficiency of the built environment to China. VTT has built a network of eight universities in China, for which it will begin providing operating models developed on the Otaniemi ecocampus in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Based on the results from Otaniemi, public sector buildings have an average energy-saving potential of 15 to 20 per cent that can be utilised economically. In China, the number is likely to be even higher. The University of Tongji in Shanghai is the project's main partner.

    "We see universities as gateways to the business in their vicinity,” says Janne Peltonen, Senior Scientist at VTT. "The University of Tongji is one of the pioneers of ecocampus thinking in China."

    Peltonen is specialised in improving the energy-efficiency of old buildings and reducing their carbon footprint. Ten thousand data points have been installed at the Otaniemi ecocampus, and a new type of property remote management services is built over the mass of data generated by them. One of these services is Monitoring-Based Commissioning, MBCx.

    There are several different kinds of remote management service in the market, but according to Peltonen, their development is still at an early stage.

    ”A vast amount of data is collected, but no-one really seems to know what to do with it. Remote management companies have the technical expertise but too little analysing capacity. They have no Business Intelligence services.”

    Launched in June 2012, the Otaniemi ecocampus project has surveyed eight pilot properties with an average energy-saving potential of 15 per cent. Some of the savings can be achieved at no cost by merely adjusting the existing systems, such as the time control of ventilation. The rest can be achieved through investment with a short repayment period and high return.

    Based on experience amassed at Otaniemi and other similar projects, Janne Peltonen believes that the average energy-saving potential in public sector buildings in Finland that can be realised economically is 15 to 20 per cent. In China, the potential is likely to be even higher.

    "In Western countries, the building stock is renewed at a speed of just 1 to 1.5 per cent a year," Peltonen says. "So the impact of new construction is only marginal if you are talking about combating climate change. The potential lies in old buildings, and that's where we need to set our sights."
    (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)
     
    28.04.2014   Esko shows Sign & Display companies next-generation prepress, workflow and digital ...    ( Company news )

    Company news ... finishing solutions at Fespa Digital 2014

    Esko promises visitors to its stand at FESPA Digital 2014 a fast-paced experience full of innovative ideas for business growth. Esko will be located on stand B2-238 at the show, which is being held in Munich, Germany, 20-23 May. “FESPA Digital is always a high-energy show,” says Armand Gougay, Esko Vice President EMEA, “and we will add even more enthusiasm with a racing theme that fits perfectly with our ability to speed up sign and display graphics production – from prepress through finishing. Both cutting machines and software solutions will be on display in our stand, demonstrating the breadth of our offerings and our leadership position in this market. The racing theme also highlights the unique capabilities of our newly launched Kongsberg C Series cutting tables, the fastest digital finishing solution in the market for the widest range of materials.”

    Next-generation cutting tables to see European debut

    At FESPA Digital 2014, Esko will show the Kongsberg C64 cutting table for the first time in Europe following a successful launch last fall at SGIA in the U.S. This first-of-a-kind super-wide digital finishing system is a brand-new platform whose development is based on decades of engineering experience from Kongsberg, and is designed for 24/7 production and semi-industrial environments. Unique is its ability to handle materials up to 3.2 by 3.2 meters. Due to their robust design and the unique carbon traverse beam, the Kongsberg C Series cutting tables do not decelerate when cutting demanding materials and are capable of working with a broader array of materials than any other super-wide finisher, from paper and textiles to fluted board, plastics, aluminum composites and (unique to the Kongsberg C) corrugated up to triple-wall thickness. “With this next-generation cutting table,” adds Gougay, “our customers will truly be able to improve productivity and decrease time to market with excellent precision at high speeds and extreme fast acceleration. Visitors to our stand at FESPA Digital will see this clearly demonstrated, in a fun way!"

    Launch of Kongsberg V Serie

    Another family of cutting tables that Esko will showcase for the first time in Europe at FESPA Digital is the Kongsberg V-series. These Kongsberg tables have a standard design that delivers true Kongsberg production quality. Available in two configurations, the V-series tables are ideal for sign & display as well as packaging applications. “Initial market testing in Asia generated strong demand for these new tables,” explains Gougay. “We are now scaling up manufacturing to make these models available through all Esko channels.” The two new Kongsberg Series that Esko will showcase at FESPA Digital have broadened the market scope for Esko’s Kongsberg tables to meet the needs of customers who are producing base model packaging applications up to the most demanding super-wide and highly versatile sign & display or industrial applications producer. Esko experts will be on hand during the show to help visitors determine which table best meets their finishing needs.


    A complete software solution for prepress and finishing

    In addition to market leading digital finishing equipment, Esko also offers highly innovative prepress, workflow and finishing software specifically developed for this industry. Visitors to the Esko FESPA Digital stand will be able to view first-hand the new developments in layout functionality within the i-cut software suite – Esko i-cut Layout+, a re-developed 64-bit application that runs on both Mac and PC platforms and makes nesting and layout preparation extremely intuitive and productive. Esko will also be demonstrating ArtiosCAD and Studio structural design software for design of displays and other structures in 3D; workflow automation with Esko Automation Engine to streamline and automate high volume production; and exceptional color management capabilities with Esko Color Engine to deliver against the high expectations of brand owners for color integrity in their signs and display graphics. A new color module not only proves to be a great ink-saver, it can also be integrated in an automated workflow and thus saves job setup time. Lastly, online editing capabilities integrated within Esko's workflow solutions will also be demonstrated on the Esko booth by CHILI Publish.

    Learn from the application experts

    Esko’s expertise goes beyond the hard- and software solutions it offers to sign & display and large format printing professionals, with extensive know-how on applications translated into the wide range of tools and tool heads that guarantee the best and most productive cutting, creasing or milling results on the widest range of materials. At a dedicated desk with tools and applications, Esko experts will guide visitors in their search for the best-fit solution for specific application needs. “Esko is one of the few global suppliers to the sign & display industry with such a broad range of integrated software and hardware solutions,” concludes Gougay. “We are looking forward to welcoming visitors from all over the world to our stand at FESPA Digital. We will have Esko representatives and distribution partners from everywhere available to speak with visitors in their native tongues and to address region-specific questions.”
    (EskoArtwork Belgium)
     
    28.04.2014   Sulzer supplied Pumps and Mixers to a new Pulp Plant in Brazil    ( Company news )

    Company news Sulzer products equip the new greenfield pulp mill of Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., one of the largest forestry-based companies in Latin America. The plant is located in Imperatriz in the state of Maranhão in northeastern Brazil and was inaugurated in March 2014.
    Around 400 pumps and mixers were supplied by Sulzer to the plant. The scope of Sulzer’s supply also included testing, packaging and installation supervision along with commissioning and technical support after the operation startup.
    The pump package contained double suction pumps type Z22, AHLSTAR and BE process pumps, submersible pumps types ABS XFP, ABS AFP and Scavenger, Salomix and Scaba agitators as well as medium consistency pumps.
    Imperatriz, the sixth manufacturing plant of Suzano, will have a production capacity of 1.5 million tons of pulp per year for export.
    Sulzer products cover most of the processes in a pulp and paper plant, including water and wastewater applications. The ability to offer complete and high-efficient solutions for overall pumping and mixing needs in the pulp and paper industry together with the reliable services makes Sulzer a key partner for every new project in the industry.
    (Sulzer Pumps Ltd)
     
    28.04.2014   NewPage Introduces Second PAPER@WORK Brief On Specialty Paper Topic: C1S Or C2S.    ( Company news )

    Company news Finding The Best Label Paper Solution.

    NewPage Corporation (NewPage), a leading supplier of specialty papers, launched a second edition of its PAPER@WORK Brief series titled, C1S or C2S. Finding the best label paper solution. This new PAPER@WORK Brief explores the primary differences between coated one side (C1S) and coated two side (C2S) papers when used for the labeling of cans, jars and plastic containers; a product labeling format utilized extensively by food and beverage companies around the world.
    "Label printers and brand owners are faced with balancing operational efficiencies, print performance and cost savings when it comes to labeling products," said Jim Sheibley, NewPage director of business and product development for specialty papers. "Many times, label paper selection is called into question as a means to balance this equation. Our PAPER@WORK Brief provides an in-depth analysis of the most critical label paper attributes that will help customers optimize their label paper performance in production and on the shelf."
    PAPER@WORK is an ongoing series of briefings from NewPage detailing a spectrum of important topics impacting the world of specialty papers.
    (NewPage Corporation)
     
    28.04.2014   Domtar Corporation announces appointment of President of Domtar Pulp and Paper    ( Company news )

    Company news Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) announced the appointment of Michael D. Garcia to the position of President of Domtar Pulp and Paper, effective May 1, 2014. In this capacity, Mr. Garcia will oversee the operations of North America's largest producer of uncoated freesheet paper and top-three market pulp producers, through a network of thirteen mills in the United States and Canada. Mr. Garcia joins Domtar from his role as CEO of Evraz Highveld Steel & Vanadium Company in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
    "With over 20 years of international management experience in paper and steel and aluminum manufacturing and marketing on three continents, Michael brings a wealth of strategic and operational expertise to this key position at the helm of our core business," said Domtar President and CEO John D. Williams.
    "Bringing together management responsibility for both the manufacture and marketing of our diverse mix of pulp and paper products under a single executive is consistent with our establishment of a two-division structure for Domtar," said Williams. Domtar established a Personal Care division in 2011 to advance the company's growth strategy in absorbent hygiene products.
    Mr. Garcia holds an MBA from Harvard University's Graduate School of Business Administration and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.
    (Domtar Inc.)
     
    28.04.2014   WWF Recognizes Lecta’s Leadership in Transparency    ( Company news )

    Company news Lecta has been recognized by WWF for disclosing its ecological footprint in the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index 2013.

    Twenty-five of the world’s most important pulp and paper manufacturers have participated in the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index 2013, in which they voluntarily disclose the ecological footprint of 40 product categories, more than doubling those evaluated in the 2011 index.

    The companies recognized for their transparency in the launch of the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index (EPCI) 2013 together produce 14 per cent of the world´s paper and board, respectively 28 per cent of the world’s graphic paper, 29 per cent of the world’s newsprint, 14 per cent of the world’s tissue and 6 per cent of the world’s packaging. They also produce 14 per cent of the world’s pulp.

    WWF’s projections show that higher incomes and a growing population will increase demand for many commodities, including food, fuel, timber and fibres (1). Forest-based industries, which rely on resources that can be renewed, will be key to conserving forests in an age of resource scarcity and land-use competition. Even though the paper industry has shown some progress in recent decades, the globalized nature of the industry demands sector–wide, ambitious environmental goals for responsible sourcing, production and use of its products and maximum transparency. The WWF Environmental Paper Company Index can assist the pulp and paper industry on its path of continual improvement.

    Lecta is one of the largest manufacturers of coated woodfree paper worldwide and a leader in the European specialty papers market. It is made up of three companies with a long tradition in their home markets: Cartiere del Garda in Italy, Condat in France and Torraspapel in Spain.

    Currently, Lecta has eight mills with a total production capacity of approximately two million tons and is recognized worldwide as a reliable, flexible and customer-focused supplier.

    Lecta is firmly committed to protecting the environment. All of our manufacturing sites have secured the strictest environmental certifications – ISO 14001 and EMAS – and PEFC™ and FSC® chain of custody certification, thereby guaranteeing the wood and pulp used as raw materials have been sustainably sourced. Lecta has also successfully completed audits for ISO 50001 energy efficiency and ISO 9001 quality certification.
    (Lecta Group)
     
    28.04.2014   Xeikon Café on Packaging Innovations highlights potential of digital folding carton production    ( Company news )

    Company news Customer Colebourne & Partners complements event program to share first-hand experiences about the shift to digital production

    Picture: Xeikon 3500
    Xeikon and its Aura Partners will present how the digital production of folding cartons can transform the business of packaging printers and converters at the Xeikon Café on Packaging Innovations, taking place May 20 till 22. Attendees of the event will have the opportunity to see Xeikon’s label and packaging application suites in action and learn more about game-changing innovations in digital production. One of the suites highlighted will be the Folding Carton Suite.

    Packaging, especially folding carton, has become a powerful tool to maximize the product’s selling power, build a brand image and protect it. This has posed certain challenges for packaging printers and converters, of which the biggest challenges are ever-shorter runs, a much broader variety of SKUs and increasingly faster turnaround times. Despite the complexity of the folding carton supply chain, folding carton appears to be standing its ground. Filip Weymans, Xeikon’s Director of Segment Marketing Labels & Packaging, explains: “For brand owners pursuing customer intimacy, folding carton has more going for it than its cost. The perceived value of a quality full-color carton box is just so much higher than that of any other type of packaging. Folding carton is therefore ideal to grow and nurture that all-important customer loyalty.”

    Xeikon and its Aura Partners answer the needs of the challenged Folding Carton market

    In a market still dominated by offset printing, shorter runs and more different versions means more frequent make-readies of presses and converting equipment, which adds to the cost and does not improve turnaround times. Digital printing technology has the capability to make the folding carton supply chain more efficient and cost-effective. Because set-up and make-ready costs are minimal, small runs can be produced cost-effectively. Moreover, every print can be different, last-minute changes are no problem and updates can be made in short turnaround times. Xeikon digital printing technology has several unique advantages when it comes to meeting the market’s requirements in terms of format flexibility, cost, print quality, color accuracy and consistency, lightfastness, food safety and brand protection. This makes the Xeikon 3000 Series presses, that were specifically developed for label and packaging applications, ideally suited for folding carton printing.

    Because there is more to folding carton production than the printing, Xeikon has gone one step further by offering an integrated solution: the Folding Carton Suite. At the core of this suite is a Xeikon 3000 Series press, standard equipped with the four process colors CMYK and orange or Durable Clear toner, and complemented with four supporting components: (1) software, (2) print media, (3) consumables and (4) pre-and post-printing equipment. It is the result of a close collaboration between Xeikon and its Aura Partners. Together, they developed the most compact integrated solution that enables a single operator to not only print, but actually produce printed cartons ready to be folded and glued in one go.

    Integrated solutions on show at the Xeikon Café

    At the event a Xeikon 3000 Series press, equipped with CMYK and Durable Clear toner, will be printing packaging designs on Iggesund carton substrates, in roll-to-sheet mode. CHILI Publish will demonstrate how their dynamic online editing software enables last-minute changes to images or text. The prints produced on the press will be finished offline, on different systems that can be integrated with the Xeikon 3000 Series press. This set-up provides visitors with the opportunity to compare the advantages of each of the options shown. There will be live finishing on a Kama sheet-fed flatbed die-cutter and on a Bograma sheet-fed rotary die-cutter with Rotometrics cutting dies. Samples finished using a Highcon digital die-cutting machine will also be showcased.

    In addition, there will be live printing of paper cups on a special substrate from Stora Enso, with assembled examples of these paper cups on display. Argos Solutions will demonstrate its offline solution for applying a raised spot varnish. Visitors will also be able to assess the advantages of using web cleaning modules. Both Meech and Argos will have their modules on show. Finally, there will be demonstrations of the various software tools included in the Folding Carton Suite, such as Xeikon ColorControl.

    Aside from the live demonstrations and displays, Aura Partners attending the event will describe their contributions to the Folding Carton Suite in detail during several technical seminars, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

    Meet the Customer: Colebourne & Partners

    Weymans is convinced that conventional folding carton producers still hesitant about going digital will not hesitate any longer: “What better opportunity to find out how digital production could work for them than by listening and talking to someone who has actually made the move? We’re very pleased that one of our successful customers, Colebourne & Partners, has agreed to come and share their experiences.”

    Colebourne & Partners (www.candppackaging.co.uk, ‘C&P’) is a privately-owned packaging manufacturer, based in Melksham, Wiltshire in Southwest England. Established more than 35 years ago, the company set out as a carton converter, providing services to blue chip customers in the food and retail industries. Today it is being run by the second generation, with food packaging accounting for the best part of the company’s business. The majority of the food packaging produced is for direct food contact applications. Typical examples are lids used to cover aluminum trays or ovenable board trays for ready-made meals. The company currently produces about 75 million of these lids a year.

    Driven by its commitment to continually improve, C&P often sat down with its long-standing customers to identify points for improvement. Not surprisingly, the major issues usually turned out to be long lead times and large stocks. After careful consideration, C&P decided to move into digital printing and production, which meant a complete overhaul of its production workflow. Having installed a Xeikon 3500 digital press, C&P now prints roll-to-roll, converting the printed web using a separate offline converting and finishing solution. While C&P used to outsource the printing to other service providers, it can now keep the entire production in-house.

    The advantages of the new digital production workflow are huge: lead times have dropped from 8 or 12 weeks to 1 week and the required storage space for stocks has been reduced to a quarter. While in the past stick-on labels and standard printed cartons were used to mimic versions, printing different versions of a carton has now become extremely easy. And with food regulations changing every so often, being able to produce short-run versions at short notice avoids unused stock having to be shredded. Also, the minimum job order size used to be 12,000; but now jobs can be as small as 250.

    Easy and free registration

    Weymans sums up the reason to come to this Xeikon Café event: “To anyone thinking about attending, I’d say: You don’t often get the chance to learn from first-hand experiences, so grab it with both hands!” The Xeikon Café will take place at Xeikon’s production site in Lier, Belgium, from May 20 till May 22, with basically the same program each day, so participants can choose the date that best suits them. Attendance is free but registration is required online at www.xeikoncafe.com.
    (Xeikon Manufacturing NV)
     
    28.04.2014   Cue the celebration spotlight on Mimaki Europe at FESPA Digital 2014    ( Company news )

    Company news Picture: The JFX200-2513, a compact UV printer

    Theme of “Together We Create” expresses Mimaki Europe approach to the sign and display graphics Business

    Mimaki provides additional details about its presence at FESPA Digital 2014, scheduled for 20-23 May in Munich, Germany. Mimaki Europe will be located in Stand A1-110 at the show. With a theme of “Together We Create,” Mimaki Europe will be focused on using imagination to create a more inspirational, exciting and profitable business for customers, distributors and partners.

    Fun. Festive. FESPA!

    “We are very excited about our FESPA Digital 2014 plans,” said Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA for Mimaki Europe. “Not in the least as it marks the 10th Anniversary of the founding of Mimaki Europe, and we plan to celebrate that achievement in a big way.”

    The Digital Hub

    New at FESPA Digital 2014 this year are educational hubs that offer a blend of presentations, debates, networking and demonstrations. “We are extremely pleased to partner with FESPA Digital 2014 in presenting the Digital Hub,” said Horsten. “This special area will be a lot of fun. We have sales and technical people on site all the time to illustrate the possibilities with the Mimaki Europe equipment. There will be demonstrations round the clock.”

    The Digital Hub will offer presentations of market research, market entry tips, and specific discussions focusing on:
    - Business skills (sales and marketing, recruitment, finance);

    - Applications such as:
    ◦ Interiors (glass, wood, metal, wallpaper);
    ◦ In-store (personalisation, rapid turnaround);

    - Efficiency (across all aspects from print processes to logistics); and

    - Technical (design, colour profiling, finishing).

    “Visitors are also invited to experience demonstrations of key digital print technologies and connect with speakers and their peers in the VIP networking area. The Digital Hub includes everything visitors need to share ideas and strengthen relationships with customers, prospects and other like-minded individuals.”

    Young Designers Take Note

    Mimaki Europe is also sponsoring two awards at the show, the Home Furnishings Award and the Young Designer Award.

    “We are especially enthusiastic about the Young Designer Award,” Horsten added. “The Young Designer Award recipient will receive a 6-month internship at Mimaki Europe. They will be able to use this experience to put theory into practice and learn our products inside out. Last year we had an in-booth aquarium for on-site practice, but this year we want to take it one step further. At Mimaki Europe, we believe this type of investment in youth that encourages more talent and skills to enter the industry is extremely important.”

    Robust Portfolio Inspires Innovation

    Mimaki Europe will be featuring key products on the booth, so visitors can get first-hand experience and information on the realisations. “We truly understand that business success in the sign and display graphics business is so much more than simply purchasing equipment,” Horsten explained. “That’s why we devote a significant amount of resources to ensuring that we can offer a complete solution. Things like the Digital Hub are part of that, but the core still has to be printing equipment that is innovative, reliable and enables new applications and revenue streams. We believe visitors to our stand will find everything they need be inspired with new ideas they can take home from the show.”

    On display at FESPA Digital 2014 will be:
    - The JFX200-2513, a compact UV printer that can easily fit into facilities of almost any size and an affordable price to match. Its variable dot function ensures less granular and higher quality prints by jetting three ink dot sizes at once, and it features white ink for brilliant images, compelling backlits, and other items printed on transparent materials. It includes two different ink types that support a wide range of materials and applications:
    - LH-100, a hard UV cure ink with high rub and chemical resistance with excellent color fidelity;
    - LUS-150, a affordable UV cure ink with suppleness that extends to 150%.
    - The Tx500-1800DS direct sublimation printer is ideal for flags, sign, display, textile and soft signage segments. It features a new Sb300 ink that is more affordable than conventional ink, as well as increased print speed for polyester fabrics.

    Mimaki Europe experts will also be on hand to speak with visitors about their goals and objectives, and to help them match these needs to the most appropriate Mimaki Europe solutions so that “Together We Create” new business opportunities, improved operations, and the highest quality solutions in the marketplace.
    (Mimaki Europe B.V.)
     
    25.04.2014   Industry recognition for Esko Full HD Flexo     ( Company news )

    Company news Industry associations have recognized the high quality production capabilities of Esko Full HD Flexo by presenting adoptees with a number of prestigious awards.

    "Launched just over a year ago, Esko Full HD Flexo continues to conquer the industry and provides converters worldwide a unique way to achieve excellent flexo print quality results," comments Thomas Klein, Vice President Digital Flexo at Esko. "We congratulate our customers with their outstanding achievements and are very proud with the recognition of their work!"

    Most recent were the EFIA Print Awards. Along with packaging printers RKW Finland and Pa-Hu Full HD Flexo customer Marvaco, a leading prepress house in the Nordic region, won double gold for International Flexo Print on Paper, and Flexo Print on Film with the Hau Hau Champion and Koff Lite designs (Marvaco.fi). In addition, PPP Digital Imaging, a UK-based provider of quality flexographic repro, was recognized with a gold award in the Technical Innovation Supplier category for its PPP Fusion solution that combines the capabilities of Esko Full HD Flexo with PPP’s techniques to achieve the ultimate flexographic printing plate (PPP.co.uk).

    Earlier at the FlexoTech International Awards, JV Uniflex (Uniflex.by), one of the largest flexo packaging and self-adhesive label specialists in Belarus, was awarded the Supreme Award for their ‘Moskovskiy Kartofel’ entry, which was also recognized for Flexo Job Previously Printed By Another Process. "It demonstrates our advances in flexo printing, a breakthrough which was possible thanks to the Esko products, Full HD Flexo and Equinox we implemented," said Eugene Lungin of Uniflex.

    Even at the early beginnings of Full HD Flexo in 2013, two Esko customers were honored for their ground-breaking work at the DFTA Awards. Bischof + Klein (bk-international.com), one of Europe's leading full-service suppliers of flexible plastic and paper packaging and technology, won gold in the category for flexible packaging category pet food while Glatz Klischee (Glatz.at), a specialist in packaging prepress and plate production for flexo printing and corrugated board, was recognized with the gold award in the snacks and sweet category.
    (EskoArtwork Belgium)
     
    25.04.2014   PAP-FOR Russia 2014 New Exhibitors Program    ( Company news )

    Company news WELCOME TO PAP-FOR PROJECT!
    PAP-FOR is proud of its impressive list of professional exhibitors, the leading companies of pulp and paper, forestry, tissue, converting and packaging industries. More and more new Russian and international market players join the exhibition, approving its status of a major International Pulp and Paper event.
    We are glad to see new exhibitors at the largest PPI show in Eastern Europe and proud to introduce 35 first time participants who have joint the show by the moment!
    PAP-FOR 2014 newcomers will present their solutions in manufacturing, wholesaling and supplying of raw materials, equipment, chemicals, PPI measuring devices, etc.

    PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS WITH PAP-FOR NEW EXHIBITORS PROGRAM!
    PAP-FOR Russia 2014 team presents a special New Exhibitors Program enabling newcomers to make an eye-catching introduction of their business and participation in the show.

    DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO BE AMONG LEADERS!
    BOOK A BOOTH AT PAP-FOR!
    (Reed Exhibitions)
     
    25.04.2014   Addition to Metsä Board's Modo Northern Light Range    ( Company news )

    Company news Following the great reception for uncoated Modo Northern Light, Metsä Board has launched two new double-coated fully bleached liners in its lightweight range. Modo Northern Light Litho is specially developed for litholamination and it is also suitable for other offset applications; Modo Northern Light Flexo is recommended for flexo preprint.
    Both grades offer high whiteness, gloss and premium printing properties in lower substances. They are ideal for microflute, and provide new options in traditional corrugated applications. These liners are suitable for food packaging, including take-away foods, and other sensitive products such as beautycare and pharmaceuticals thanks to their use of pure fresh forest fibres. They are equally applicable for consumer packaging, point of sale, shopping bags, and any small or lightweight packs.
    “The new coated Modo Northern Light grades are a welcome addition to our lightweight linerboard portfolio offering excellent printability,” says Risto Auero, VP Linerboard Sales, Metsä Board. “It is possible to create a very light but strong corrugated structure by using both coated and uncoated Modo Northern Light in various combinations of top and reverse side liner, and the uncoated grade as fluting.”
    All Modo Northern Light grades have good strength characteristics, both in tensile strength/elasticity and compressibility, and have a low washboarding tendency thanks to their high bulk.
    Modo Northern Light linerboards are manufactured at Metsä Board’s Husum mill in Sweden, which holds PEFC and FSC chain of custody certification as well as environmental and quality certificates. They are made from fresh fibres grown in sustainably managed forests. The fibres are of known origin and Metsä Board can trace all other raw materials used in the liners’ manufacture.
    (Metsä Board Paper and Pulp Husum Mill)
     
    25.04.2014   UPM decreased work-related accidents by 60% in two years    ( Company news )

    Company news UPM's strong focus on improving workplace safety has produced great results. The Lost Time Accident Frequency (LTAF) decreased in 2012 and 2013 by a total of 60%. The total number of lost time accidents in all UPM sites globally decreased from over 550 in 2011 to 200 in 2013.
    Occupational safety has improved significantly in all UPM business areas. 12 production facilities have not had any lost time accidents in over a year.
    The results are due to the company-wide "Step Change in Safety 2012–2014" initiative that called on all UPM employees to improve workplace safety. Key success factors are management commitment, active employee participation, shared goals and operating models and encouragement.
    "We have made great progress in decreasing the number of work-related accidents. I'm especially glad to see that improvements have been made in all business areas and sites around the world. The goal for the final year of the workplace safety initiative is to further reduce the number of accidents and, above all, to ensure world-class safety performance in all our activities," says Jussi Pesonen, President and CEO of UPM.
    In 2013, UPM concentrated on proactively identifying and addressing safety risks. "We have improved employees' awareness of the risks by organising safety training, sharing information on near-miss situations and encouraging everyone to report all hazardous situations and safety deficiencies," says Kaisa Lehtipuro, Director of Occupational Health and Safety at UPM.
    "All businesses have performed very well. A good example of a very significant improvement is the Pellos 3 plywood mill in Mikkeli, Finland. In two years they succeeded in decreasing the number of work-related lost time accidents to less than one-tenth of the previous amount. That is an excellent result for a mechanical forest industry facility," Lehtipuro continues.
    UPM's safety themes for 2014 are health and well-being, supplier safety and preventing the most common cause of accidents: falling down and hurting yourself because of slipping or tripping.
    (UPM)
     
    25.04.2014   A quality paperboard reduced the total cost     ( Company news )

    Company news Picture: “Invercote is far from being the cheapest option if you only look at the price per kilo but its properties enabled us to save £14,000 by not having to laminate,” says Gary Peeling, CEO of Precision Printing. © Iggesund

    “Choosing the right paperboard reduced the cost of the entire production,” says Gary Peeling, CEO of the family-owned printers Precision Printing in Barking in east London. “Not only that — if we’d taken the cheap route in choosing a material, we couldn’t have done the job.”

    In the autumn of 2013 he was asked to do what must be the ultimate dream job for any digital printer. American Express planned to do a direct mailing to 280,000 customers in the UK. “Think Big — Shop Small” was the theme and aimed to persuade cardholders to make discounted purchases in small shops on a particular day. The date set was the 7 December and the 280,000 mailings had to reach Amex’s customers well in advance.

    The mailing was designed by Ogilvy, London and involved several challenges. It was in a concertina format and the background colour in the bleed area was also black, which can create considerable risk of cracking at the folds.

    “If we’d used a standard paperboard — any of them — we’d have been forced to laminate the paperboard at a cost of £14,000 to avoid cracks,” Gary explains. “By choosing Invercote Creato from Iggesund Paperboard we didn’t have to laminate because it doesn’t crack after you’ve creased it.”

    The benefits didn’t stop there. Lamination would also have made it impossible to machine fold the mailings because there would have been a stronger crease rebound. The alternative would have been to hand fold and hand pack the 280,000 units.

    “Then we would simply not have finished the job in time,” Gary says. “Invercote Creato functioned perfectly in our process and increased our productivity in an impressive way. Such effects are rarely visible in small jobs but with a bigger print run the effects on both productivity and overall economy become very obvious.”

    The question of why digital printing was chosen at all for a job with such a large edition size is itself interesting. Only a few years ago people said it was hardly worthwhile to digitally print editions over 500. In this case, one cause of the improved productivity was that Precision Printing decided early on to invest in an HP Indigo 10000 with a larger sheet size than the digital standard.

    “Now we can get five A4 sheets from a print sheet instead of just two, which of course reduces the total cost per unit. That, combined with the ability to personalise in four colours instead of doing a laser printing, was the key reason behind the decision to digitally print the edition,” Gary concludes.

    For more than a decade people have said that personalisation will become an important driver of digital printing’s development. Perhaps Precision Printing’s job for American Express proves that elegant personalisation can in fact be more important than constantly striving for the lowest unit cost.

    Caption:“Invercote is far from being the cheapest option if you only look at the price per kilo but its properties enabled us to save £14,000 by not having to laminate,” says Gary Peeling, CEO of Precision Printing, which digitally printed 280,000 copies of a mailing for an American Express campaign.
    (Iggesund Paperboard AB)
     
    25.04.2014   Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division Partners with Koch Industries Subsidiary to acquire ...    ( Company news )

    Company news ... Flint Group from CVC Capital Partners

    Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division announced that it has partnered with Koch Equity Development LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., to acquire shares representing 100% of Flint Group’s share capital from funds advised by private equity firm CVC Capital Partners. Koch Equity Development has agreed to invest with Goldman Sachs in a newly formed entity that will acquire Flint Group.
    Flint Group is a leading global supplier of inks and other print consumables such as flexographic printing plates, blankets, image transfer products and chemicals for press rooms, to the packaging and the print media industries. The company has a global footprint and is the number one or number two supplier in most of the market segments it serves. Flint Group operates 137 sites in 40 countries and employs some 6,600 people.
    “The management team of Flint Group is excited about this planned new ownership, and the opportunities this now presents,” says Antoine Fady, CEO of Flint Group. “The investment by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking and Koch is a clear vote of confidence in our vision, strategic plans, and ‘can do’ culture. Flint Group’s fundamental dedication to safety, sustainability, integrity and compliance will continue to form the foundation of all of our business activities.”
    Martin Hintze, Co-head of Corporate Equity Investing in Europe of Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division says: “The acquisition of Flint Group fits well into our strategy of investing in leading global franchises and growing them organically and through acquisitions. We look forward to working in partnership with Koch Equity Development and Flint Group’s strong management team to execute on their strategy.”
    “We believe Flint Group is uniquely positioned to capture growth in its attractive printed packaging markets while at the same time continuing to benefit from strong and resilient performance of its print media business. With a significantly improved capital structure, Flint Group is best positioned to pursue its ambitious growth plans to further strengthen its market leading positions,” adds Matthias Hieber, Head of Corporate Equity Investing in the German Speaking Region of Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division.
    “Flint Group is an exciting opportunity for Koch Equity Development,” says Brett Watson, managing director of Koch Equity Development. He adds, “Flint Group is a global leader with a clear strategy and a management team that has a consistent record of delivering results.”
    “Partnering with top-tier firms like Goldman Sachs and investing in competitively advantaged businesses with high quality management teams is consistent with Koch’s investment strategy,” adds Matt Flamini, president of Koch Equity Development. “We look forward to working with Goldman Sachs and Flint Group to assist the company in transitioning to its next phase of growth.”
    Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Koch Equity Development will support the strategy developed by the Flint Group’s management team as it pursues a targeted business mix evolution towards the more attractive and higher growth printed packaging market while maintaining Flint Group’s strong position in the resilient print media business.
    Chris Wildmoser, Partner of CVC, notes that “For almost 10 years, CVC has helped to build Flint Group through a series of acquisitions into the global leader it is today. We are pleased that, with Goldman Sachs and Koch Equity Development, we have found new owners who will continue to pursue this strategy in further developing the company."
    Mr. Fady concludes that “the transition will be seamless for Flint Group’s customers, employees and suppliers. Flint Group’s vision to be the print consumable supplier of choice to the global packaging and printing industries will remain firmly in place. With its unique product portfolio and market-focused approach, Flint Group will continue to provide exceptional value to customers around the world.”
    This sale remains subject to customary closing conditions and should be completed by the second half of 2014.
    (Flint Group Germany GmbH)
     
    25.04.2014   ATMOS machine strengthens market leadership - More flexibility for Wausau Paper    ( Company news )

    Company news Last year saw Wausau Paper start up a new tissue machine with the resource-saving ATMOS technology at its plant in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The new double width machine is designed for an annual production of 70,000 metric tons of paper and can produce both high-quality premium and standard tissue papers.
    The ATMOS technology was developed by Voith engineers in São Paulo and has already been successfully installed in existing machines on a number of occasions. At Wausau Paper in Harrodsburg, a completely new line equipped with ATMOS technology went into operation.

    Flexibly reacting to changes in demand
    The double-width tissue machine can be operated in either ATMOS mode or Crescent-Former mode. In the ATMOS mode, it produces high-quality, soft and fluffy premium quality from recovered fibers and uses up to 60% less energy than traditional production processes. The option of switching between the two processes was the deciding factor in opting for the Voith tissue machine, says Gary Rudemiller, Vice President of Operations at Wausau Paper. With the new tissue machine various qualities can be produced from 100% recycling fibers. This option allows Wausau Paper to react to a change in consumer habits. Particularly in North America, the trend is towards the purchase of high quality, soft and extra fluffy qualities. With its new machine, Wausau Paper can easily react to shifts towards the premium segment in market demand. At the same time, the company can strengthen and expand its leadership in the North American market as a manufacturer of certified “green tissue papers” thanks to the ATMOS technology.
    Wausau Paper is very satisfied with the performance of the system since its startup, both in Crescent Former mode and in the ATMOS process, as Gary Rudemiller confirms.
    (Voith Paper GmbH & Co KG)
     
    24.04.2014   PMT Italia S.p.A. and China Paper Machinery Co. have signed a strategic Cooperation Agreement    ( Company news )

    Company news On April the 11th 2014, PMT Italia and China Paper Machinery Co. (SinoCPMC) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement which includes SinoCPMC’s participation in the share capital of PMT Italia as well as technological and commercial cooperation. Both companies agree to share technology and trademarks, in order to provide an integrated complete service for the global paper making market jointly.
    The agreement was signed by Mr. Zhou Houlian, the Chairman of Board and General Manager of SinoCPMC and Mr. Luca Nugo, the Managing Director of PMT Italia. Mr. Ma Siyi, Vice President of Sinolight Group, Mr. Ji Junbiao, Vice President of SinoCPMC and Mr. Romano Nugo have witnessed the signing ceremony.
    SinoCPMC is wholly owned by Sinolight Group. During the past four years after establishment, it has achieved the acquisition of Sinolight Guotai Machinery Co. and constructed the Hebei branch company, which is equipped with the most advanced machinery and management. SinoCPMC intends to become “The leader of cutting-edge technology for Chinese paper machinery, the pioneer of advanced paper making machinery made in China and a national leading and international first class system integrator with ownership of key technology.”
    PMT Italia has been operating under this name since year 2000 and was, before this, the leading production facility in Europe for Beloit. PMT Italia owns the complete technology for various kinds of paper machines and the richest manufacturing, project management and service capabilities. It has served and will continue to provide the global market with complete machines and key section technology, from headbox to winder.
    The agreement is subject to the approval of the Chinese Authorities, which is expected within the next two months.
    (PMT Italia S.p.A.)
     
    24.04.2014   POLAR N 115 PRO is an important jigsaw piece    ( Company news )

    Company news Ravensburger Karton s.r.o. relies on the cutting quality ensured by POLAR for producing jigsaw puzzles and children's games. On the Czech site, POLAR's high-speed cutter N 115 PRO has been in use for some weeks.
    Since the previously used cutting machine was no longer meeting the higher quality requirements it was replaced by a high-speed cutter made by POLAR. Cutting the pasted and lined materials was a particular demand, because they tend to curl and do not lie flat.
    "For me, the excellent cutting quality was the priority criteria to favor the machine from POLAR. This quality improvement helped to reduce our spoilage and lowered the operating costs," says Peter Neff, the managing director of Ravensburger Karton s.r.o.

    The operator working with the POLAR high-speed cutter has various features at his disposal for safeguarding the high level of quality:
    -Swivel backgauge: If the printed image is not positioned straight on the printed sheet, you can rotate the material parallel to the desired cutting line using the motorized angle compensation feature.
    -Tilting backgauge: Overcut and undercut tolerances can be compensated by changing the vertical position of the backgauge with regard to the knife.
    -Hold-down clamp at the backgauge: If the uppermost sheets of the ream to be cut are not level, they may slip away when the material is laid against the backgauge. The hold-down clamp at the backgauge helps to lock these upper sheets on the ream.
    -Fixomat: Converts the surface lay mark to a point-type lay mark. This allows to improve the alignment of cutting material with convex edges preventing it from sliding out of place or tipping over.
    -Hold-down clamp in front of the knife: Prevents the cut products from getting mixed up or drifting away during the cutting process.
    (POLAR-MOHR Maschinenvertriebsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG)
     
    24.04.2014   Unique collaboration on Södra's bio-composite material - DuraPulp     ( Company news )

    Company news Södra has begun collaborating with Swt Paper to install a pilot machine for the production of wet-formed Durapulp. The aim is to customise the material and showcase Durapulp's potential. The pilot machine will make Durapulp for packaging and board products that are directly adapted to customer requirements.
    "This is an important step in completing the value chain and clears the way for future business. The pilot machine will involve the use of established production technology adapted to the properties of Durapulp, which will in turn impart unique qualities to the product," commented Anna Altner, Project Manager for Durapulp.
    Swt Paper is a small company based in Varberg, Sweden, with recognised experience of developing new businesses with a focus on the needs of customers. By combining Södra's know-how and expertise in DuraPulp with Swt Paper's entrepreneurial drive, Södra hopes to progress Durapulp to the market more rapidly.
    "We are combining the best of both worlds and, we are geographically close to each other which will make coordinating the project even easier," added Altner.
    The project is partly funded by Vinnova, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems.
    (Södra Cell AB)
     
    24.04.2014   Toscotec to supply a Steel Yankee Dryer to Japan's Oji Group    ( Company news )

    Company news Toscotec has received an order from Oji Paper Co., Ltd.Japan for a TT SYD (Steel Yankee Dryer) to be installed at its production site in Kasugai. The TT SYD has a diameter of 12ft and a face length of 5750mm and it will replace the existing deteriorated Yankee Dryer.
    Established in 1873, the Oji Group has been a leader in the pulp and paper industry in Japan for over a hundred years. The company has perceived the innovation linked to the TT SYD Second Generation born by the Toscotec experience. The new design provides an optimization of the internal grooves and the reduction of the nominal thickness of the cylinder involving a more efficient heat exchange, therefore the increased capacity of drying allows to increase the performance of the machine both in terms of production and speed . In addition field measurements, ensure that the insulation of the heads (Toscotec patent owner), reduces by 5% the consumption of steam atYankee due to less heat loss. Toscotec provide a very competitive, reliable rebuild solution for the tissue industry.
    Mr. Mennucci, CEO of Toscotec, states: “We are honored and thrilled to start a cooperation with the Oji Group. We are confident that we will achieve energy savings and drying capacity results”.
    The installation of the new TT SYD-12FT is scheduled for the end of 2014.
    (Toscotec S.p.A.)
     
    24.04.2014   Retail revolution    ( Company news )

    Company news In the coming years nothing will remain the same for the online business, particularly in the grocery sector. The UK market – which has led the market in Europe for a long time – is presently looking to find the perfect combination online and stationary. 2014 will be a crucial year in deciding who will come out ahead in future years. Pro Carton spoke to Lisa Byfield-Green, Senior Analyst at the renowned Institute of Grocery Distribution, about the future and about packaging.
    Online grocery shopping is growing rapidly and multichannel becoming more mainstream in the UK. What is driving this phenomenal growth? As store sales slow and online continues to soar, retailers are looking at new ways to capture a growing share of the evolving online and digital market.
    At 6.3 per cent, the UK market has the greatest online penetration, followed by 4.3 per cent in France. Online grocery shopping will at least double in many European markets over the coming five years.
    In advanced online markets, the opportunity to develop bespoke products just for online will challenge manufacturers to innovate like never before. Products that meet shopper needs that don't work in store could revolutionize consumer goods.

    Multichannel - a major focus for the big grocery retailers
    In the UK, development is advancing at a fast pace. Asda's CEO Andy Clarke spoke at length recently about the retailer's plans to boost multichannel growth and differentiate its proposition over the next few years through increased investment and leverage from parent Walmart.
    Meanwhile Tesco reiterated its desire to build multichannel leadership and revealed a £127m profit from online last year, despite the increased overheads and complexity involved in these operations.
    Sainsbury's highlighted the importance of its rapidly growing online and digital sales channel with the promotion of online director, Jon Rudoe to the position of Digital and Technology Director, with a seat on its board.
    Despite its late entry to the market, Morrisons is looking to grow its online presence quickly, with plans to work with Ocado to reach 50 per cent of the UK by the beginning of next year.

    Sustainability and convenience in packaging
    "Shopping online for groceries has been around for the last 14 or so years and is not new. However, what is new is the rate of change, in particular with the rapid uptake of mobile devices. Multichannel has now become mainstream and the expected norm for consumers. This has left retailers and suppliers largely playing catch-up to changing demands", says Lisa Byfield-Green, Senior Analyst of IGD.
    "As online retail becomes mainstream, there is a growing interest from shoppers and retailers to consider the environmental impact. On the retailers' part this has involved optimising supply chain processes and delivery routes to reduce costs and environmental impact. For example, UK retailer Sainsburys has been using fewer plastic bags for its online orders, sending bulkier items unpackaged in crates. The retailer also offers to recycle customers' plastic bags for them when delivering to home."
    Non-grocery retailers such as John Lewis, Amazon and House of Fraser are already seeing around half of their online traffic coming from mobile devices and this is set to ramp up the pace of change even further in the coming year.
    "Amazon has for some time been focused on packaging. It has a frustration free packaging initiative for its own brand Kindle products and has been working with manufacturers to make the initiative more widespread, after CEO Jeff Bezos encountered difficulties opening items he had ordered online."

    Seamless multichannel offer
    Few businesses have integrated online into a seamless multichannel offer. Developments in France point to a hybrid future model: Auchan has developed a fresh food emporium located next to a Drive, a good example of 'bricks and clicks' - as the British elegantly put it - working in tandem. Also in France, Leclerc has set up a central unit that picks grocery shopping for three remote collection points, located at high traffic destinations.
    Over the next year there will be an increased focus on making services more accessible and convenient. New entrants and different models of distribution – e.g. monthly subscription – will disrupt traditional grocers.
    This will involve rapid growth in the rollout and usage of "click & collect" including drive-thru facilities, as well as pick-up services from new locations such as commuter hubs and the workplace. At the same time delivery passes, shorter delivery slots and the bringing together of grocery and non-food are likely to shape developments in home delivery. 25 per cent of online grocery shoppers already used a "click & collect" service in January 2014.
    Ahold's expectation is that pick up points can be more profitable than home delivery. Shoppers in the Netherlands, who purchase before midday can collect after 1800 and spend typically between €75 and €100.
    Cecile Riverain, IGDs International Research Manager: "Scale is no longer an absolute advantage. With low start-up costs for online businesses, new models and ideas can come to life faster than ever before. Click and collect has become a popular channel with future focus on adding capacity and developing more efficient fulfilment models. Multiple retailers are looking to target shoppers during their daily journey to work. Asda, Tesco, Waitrose and Amazon are all looking to establish permanent click and collect facilities at underground stations across London, with same day collection for ultimate ease of ordering."
    However, Click & Collect shoppers are still at the experimental stage - 5 per cent only using this type of online grocery service, with 15 per cent of online grocery shoppers intending to use the service more in the future.
    "The more seamless and convenient the shopping experience – whatever the time of day and whatever the channel –, the more customer 'stickiness' retailers can expect to see", says Byfield-Green. Those shopping across multiple channels with a retailer are also likely to become its most loyal customers.
    Competition in the market will increase. Never one to sit on the sidelines, Amazon is innovating fast and threatening to steal market share with innovations such as Sunday deliveries, same-day delivery and anticipatory shipping. And in the grocery sector, Amazon Fresh is apparently ready to go.
    (Pro Carton)
     
    24.04.2014   ANDRITZ to upgrade three paper machines for MEPCO, Saudi Arabia    ( Company news )

    Company news International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Middle East Paper Co. (MEPCO), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to upgrade three paper machines.
    MEPCO is one of the leading packaging grades producers in the Middle East and North Africa and targets to increase production and improve paper quality with this order. The start-ups are scheduled for 2014 (PM1 and PM3) and 2015 (PM2).

    ANDRITZ’s scope of supply comprises:
    PM1:
    -New approach system
    -Rebuild of the wet section with a PrimeFlow SW headbox including flexible lamella technology and dilution profiling system; rebuild of the dewatering table

    PM2:
    -New approach screens and rebuild of the wet section as at PM1
    -Rebuild of the wire section to consist of two Fourdriniers and a PrimeForm HB hybrid former for higher drainage capacity and improved formation
    -Rebuild of the film press and the drying section: relocation of 10 dryers from the existing after-drying section to the pre-drying section; the PrimeCoat film press is designed for operation both as film press and size press, combining the advantages of both systems and opening up a broad manufacturing range
    -New air-driven air turn system (PrimeAir Glide) that changes the direction of a continuous web without any direct contact

    PM3:
    -Rebuild of the approach system and of the wet section, including dilution profiling system
    -Rebuild of the press section with a higher nip load for more efficient dewatering
    -The drying section is equipped with PrimeRun web stabilizers to enable a stable sheet run

    ANDRITZ will also install TwinFlo refiners in the OCC lines in order to improve the fiber properties. The OCC pulping plant will be upgraded by installing a modified FibreFlow drum pulper with a capacity of 1,400 tons per day in order to enhance the fiber quality and to reduce operating costs.
    (Andritz AG)
     
    24.04.2014   Jouko Karvinen decides to leave his position as CEO    ( Company news )

    Company news Stora Enso Chief Executive Officer Jouko Karvinen has expressed a desire to leave his position after heading the Company for seven years.
    “Jouko Karvinen initiated discussions with the Board of Directors late last year about his wish to retire from the Company during 2014. The Board regrets his decision and Jouko Karvinen will continue as CEO until a successor is found,” says Stora Enso Chairman Gunnar Brock.
    (Stora Enso Oyj)
     
    23.04.2014   Heidelberg invests in digital future    ( Company news )

    Company news -Company offers offset and digital technologies - parallel, integrated, and user-friendly
    -Focus on digital: Versatility, workflow integration, and new applications are the benchmarks of advanced digital solutions
    -Collaborations bring in expertise and accelerate development work
    -Digital label printing presses leveraging Fujifilm technology to be showcased in Autumn
    -Inkjet: Launching development actvities for commercial and packaging printing markets
    -Partnership with Ricoh gaining traction: More than 400 Linoprint C digital printing systems already sold
    -New "4D" printing solution opens up market potential

    Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is offering its customers the opportunity to run offset and digital technologies in parallel, using a user-friendly and integrated process. The company's digital portfolio already encompasses printing presses, consumables, software, and services for a whole range of market segments - and further expansion is on the way. As part of this growth, Heidelberg is collaborating with prestigious partners including Ricoh and Fujifilm. Furthermore, almost a third of the company's research and development resources focused on digital. This approach is the company's response to the factors that are critical for the printing industry's success, such as the use of new business models, maximum versatility, and end-to-end workflow integration with innovative technologies. "Our ability to offer integrated offset and digital solutions for a range of market segments is unique in the industry. This reflects our drive to remain the partner of choice in this sector moving into the future," says Heidelberg CEO Gerold Linzbach. "As part of our expansion in the digital sector, we are investing in technologies such as digital inkjet printing. We are also exploring printing on three-dimensional objects and thus breaking into market segments that are entirely new to Heidelberg. Overall, we estimate that the digital sector offers us sales potential of more than EUR 200 million per year in the medium term."

    Collaborations bring in expertise and accelerate development work
    To ensure that Heidelberg can also rapidly establish itself as a global player in the digital market, the company is primarily working to expand its collaborations. In terms of digital solutions for the printing industry, Heidelberg is widening its range of offerings with cooperation partners Ricoh and Fujifilm, to meet customer requirements with added efficiency and speed. The same applies to existing and future partnerships that will enable Heidelberg to break into new market segments. In pursuing this strategy, the company is bolstering its own expertise with that of its partners to develop an integrated system. One example of this is the printing of three-dimensional objects.

    Digital label printing presses leveraging Fujifilm technology to be showcased in Autumn - launch of development work using inkjet for commercial and packaging printing markets
    Heidelberg is announcing the first concrete steps in its collaboration with Fujifilm. In fall this year, Heidelberg and Gallus are presenting a new digital printing system for the label market that incorporates Fujifilm technology. This solution is designed to meet the growing demand for a cost-effective means of producing short runs and customized labels.
    In parallel with this development, Heidelberg and Fujifilm have initiated a joint project to develop a new highly productive industrialized inkjet-based digital printing system for use in commercial and packaging printing.

    Partnership with Ricoh gains traction: More than 400 Linoprint C digital printing systems already sold
    With more than 400 Linoprint C digital printing systems already sold worldwide, Heidelberg has highlighted its expertise as the only manufacturer in the industry to successfully market integrated digital and offset applications. The company is working closely with its Japanese partner Ricoh to broaden its offerings for this sector in the near future. Heidelberg currently generates sales of Linoprint products in the low eight-figure euro range, and these figures are set to grow, as more and more presses are installed and demand for the associated consumables continues to grow.

    Software offerings combine productivity with flexibility
    More and more customers want to be able to run highly productive offset printing solutions in parallel with versatile digital technologies. Heidelberg meets these demands with the comprehensive software portfolio of its Prinect print shop workflow. Prinect can integrate all the management and production processes in a print shop into one standardized workflow to ensure they are managed efficiently. Heidelberg already generates sales in the mid eight-figure euro range with these offerings and plans to expand this sector with new products, for example in web to print, and multi-channel publishing.

    New "4D" printing solution opens up market potential
    The Jetmaster Dimension from Heidelberg is an inkjet-based digital press for printing on three-dimensional objects. The very first application for this system is being implemented at one of Europe's leading online print shops - flyeralarm, where standard sports balls are to be embellished with personalized printing, based on customer requirements. The next step is to move into industrial applications in the automotive or aerospace industries, for example. Inkjet technology could be used to print customized full-color motifs on the cars, trucks, and even airplanes - thereby increasing flexibility, and dramatically reducing costly labor-intensive processes used today. The overall market volume for printing on objects - in the consumer goods and industrial sectors - is estimated at several hundred million euros in the medium and long term.
    (Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG)
     
    23.04.2014   Spain: Papel Aralar S.A. is choosing Voith as service partner    ( Company news )

    Company news Voith expands the market share for resident mill service in Spain by launching a new project. After years of close cooperation Papel Aralar S.A., located in Amezketa (Guipuzcóa) in the northern part of Spain, has decided to outsource the mill maintenance to Voith. The decision was based on the trust built up between the companies over the years. With this five years Residence Service contract Voith is taking full responsibility for the entire maintenance operation.
    Voith offers worldwide flexible service packages for servicing and maintenance that can be specifically adapted to the customer's production and maintenance needs. In Amezketa Voith will manage the entire maintenance crew to ensure that mechanical and electrical maintenance regimes, shutdown management, planning and scheduling, reliability maintenance as well as maintenance material sourcing are completed according to the Voith best practice maintenance concept.
    At Papel Aralar S.A. yearly 90,000 t of uncoated and coated special papers are produced on three paper machines. In order to reach maintenance best practice level Voith will redesign and expand the existing maintenance management system integrating the preventive and predictive maintenance processes. Parallel to this, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis will be performed to define the best fit maintenance concept for the complete equipment in the different process lines. The common target for the project is to improve overall equipment effectiveness and reduce the specific maintenance cost. The progress will be monitored by a number of commonly defined KPI’s.
    To optimize maintenance cost and efficiency Voith will synergize the resident service projects in several paper mills in North Spain with the Voith workshop in Tolosa, focusing on dynamic man powering, spare parts and knowledge management.
    (Voith Paper GmbH & Co KG)
     
    23.04.2014   Allen Coding to introduce two new thermal transfer printers at Interpack 2014    ( Company news )

    Company news Technology provides up to 40% cost savings and is specially designed for emerging markets

    Allen Coding will be announcing the global launch of two new thermal transfer printers designed for the unique challenges of developing markets in Hall 12 Booth E51 of Interpack 2014 (May 8-14, Dusseldorf, Germany).
    The 53XLc provides a new continuous print alternative for vertical and horizonal form fill and seal (VFFS & HFFS) packaging lines. The 25XLi utilizes miniature ribbon for precise printing in small areas at up to 40% cost savings compared to alternative 53mm thermal transfer systems. This cost-efficiency makes the 25XLi comparable in pricing to hot stamp date coding technologies but with all the added benefits of variable, digital print.
    The Allen Coding XL series consists of four thermal printer systems designed specifically to provide cost-effective, durable, Unicode performance in challenging environments. In addition to the 53XLc and 25XLi presented at Interpack 2014, the series also contains the 53XL80u and 53XL40u introduced in late 2013 that offer up to 35% cost savings compared to alternative thermal printers.
    (Allen Coding GmbH)
     
    23.04.2014   New innovative Valmet headbox starts up at Dong Il Paper in South Korea    ( Company news )

    Company news Dong Il Paper Manufacturing Co. Ltd has successfully started up its containerboard machine in its Wolsan mill in South Korea after a wet end rebuild in January 2014. Valmet's delivery covered the key components of the wet end rebuild: a new two-layer headbox and vacuum assisted forming board for middle ply. The rebuild increases the end product quality and enables the mill to produce four-ply containerboard with help of Valmet's new innovative headbox technology.

    First implementation of Valmet's OptiFlo headbox with Aqua layering technology
    "Valmet's new OptiFlo headbox with Aqua layering technology opens us new possibilities to develop our process and product. We have already seen the potential of the technology on how strength properties can be improved. Unlike with conventional technologies, a rapid starch feeding response can be measured when starch is fed through Aqua layer; in both cases 15% compression strength (RCT) improvement is achieved, but needed amount of starch is almost 30% lower with Aqua technology. Even in chemically challenging process conditions, the technology enables great results," Jin Doo Kim, Vice President, Dong Il Paper.
    "Dong Il Paper Group is a forerunner in adopting new technologies, and they have been actively involved in developing new solutions for the paper industry with us. We are delighted to see Dong Il Paper realize the benefits of the new Aqua layering technology as the first in the industry," Hannu T. Pietilä, Area President, Asia Pacific, says.

    Information about OptiFlo headbox with new Aqua layering technology
    Valmet's new OptiFlo headbox with innovative Aqua layering technology makes it possible to produce a two-layer sheet with very good layer coverage using only one headbox and forming unit. The Aqua layering technology is developed for the most challenging stratified solutions where layer purity is a key feature. It produces a perfect, disturbance free purely layered structure that boosts strength properties.
    In containerboard grades, this type of layering provides further possibilities to adjust the quality and strength properties. It enables the use of different furnish qualities, cheaper raw materials and functional additives between layers while giving flexibility to develop improved end products.
    (Valmet Corporation)
     
    23.04.2014   Esko at Interpack 2014: packaging preproduction solutions for the 21st century     ( Company news )

    Company news Esko (www.esko.com), the global leader in software solutions for packaging brand management, design and prepress, announces that it will be exhibiting at Interpack, the international trade show for the packaging industry and related process technologies. Esko will be located in hall 7A, stand B28 at the show, which is held in Düsseldorf, Germany, 8-14 May.

    “Esko is dedicated to solving the business issues faced by brand owners, pre-media companies and packaging converters as they work to meet the needs of a demanding and rapidly changing world of packaging,” says Christian Korte, Senior Vice President Sales, Marketing and Customer Services at Esko. “Together with our partners, we present a full range of innovative solutions that address today’s challenges of global packaging management and production supply chain. Amongst others, these challenges include avoiding recalls because of packaging misprints or non regulatory content; shortening long approval cycles; ensuring traceability and packaging protection; remaining sustainable and guaranteeing brand color consistency on different types of packaging. Esko's solutions tackle each of these challenges, enabling brands to gain full control of their packaging production."

    Smart software for world-class packaging development and production

    As the recognized leader in packaging design and prepress solutions, Esko will show unique, smart software that incorporates its wealth of expertise in the packaging arena. Esko solutions make it easier and more productive for brand owners as well as packaging converters to remain competitive while staying in tune with industry and consumer trends.

    Esko experts will detail how to enhance content management, shorten approval cycles and ensure regulatory compliance with WebCenter, a fully-featured online packaging management solution. They will inform brands how to manage brand color accuracy across the global supply chain – from proof to package to display – in a smart and comprehensive manner with dedicated color solutions such as PantoneLIVE™ and leverage the benefits of multi-color printing with Esko Equinox. Brand owners and retailers will experience the highest possible realism during the packaging development process using Esko's 3D technologies, including Studio and Store Visualizer, to present hyper-realistic 3D images of packages from design through positioning on store shelves.

    Visitors to the stand can also learn how to save costs with sustainable packaging, by using Esko Cape solutions to optimize packaging logistics throughout the supply chain – including secondary packaging, palletization, and loading of trucks and containers.

    Finally, Esko will also present its leading solutions for producing high quality, consistent print results with flexo printing, the most cost-effective print technology for the packaging industry. Packaging converters should visit the Esko stand to see the stunning results that are achieved for labels, flexible and corrugated packaging and folding cartons using Esko’s broad array of flexo tools and solutions.

    Better together

    Esko has also assembled a portfolio of market-leading partners that augment its packaging management and supply chain capabilities. Partners joining Esko at Interpack and showing integrated solutions that streamline the entire packaging development process include:

    - HP Indigo and HP Scitex (Hall 13, stands C77 and E94): showing digital and wide format printing solutions, powered by Esko software solutions, for the digital print production of folding carton, flexible packaging, labels and corrugated production.

    - Sun Chemical (Hall 7A, stands C6 and C10): one of the key ink partners to the PantoneLIVE ecosystem, showcasing the color management capabilities of PantoneLIVE on their stand.

    - Videojet (Hall 6, Stand A1): an Esko sister company within the Danaher Industrial Technologies Business Unit, showing a unique joint project where coding and marking of complete content blocks such as nutrition panels and regulatory content is applied to preprinted material. This is done through a workflow setup that combines the production data of flexible packaging with end of line added data. This concept opens new opportunities to add variable, regulatory data end of line on the finished and packaged product.

    “We look forward to attending Interpack,” concludes Korte. “and are excited about the opportunity to start conversations with brand and packaging professionals from all over the world on the range of Esko solutions that help them improve their operations. We will have brand management and product experts on hand to inform visitors how Esko and its partners address the challenges brands are facing with intelligent solutions for the 21st century.”
    (EskoArtwork Belgium)
     
    23.04.2014   INTER CORRUGATED EXPO 25 - 28 September 2014 at Jakarta Convention Centre     ( Company news )

    Company news The International Exhibition on Corrugated Technology, Folding Carton Industry, Packaging, Machinery, Equiptments & Supplies.

    During this opportunity, we would like to inform you that our upcoming " INTER CORRUGATED EXPO 2014 ", organized by PT. Kristamedia Pratama will be held:
    Date: 25 – 28 September 2014 ( 4 Days Exhibition )
    Venue: Jakarta Convention Centre, Senayan, Jakarta - Indonesia.
    Opening Hours: 10.00 am to 07.00 pm
    Open to: Trade and Business Visitors
    Official Website: www.intercorrugated.com

    Featuring :
    Corrugating & Ancillary Equipment, Converting & Ancillary Equipment, Converting & Ancillary Equipment for Honeycomb Paperboard & Pulp Molding, Corrugated & Base Papers, Factory Infrastructure & Services, Corrugated Testing Machines, Folding Carton, Machinery, Equipment, Packaging & Printing Technology.
    In conjunction With: - ALL PRINT INDONESIA 2014 – The 17th International Exhibition on Printing ( Pre-Press, Press, Post-press) and Paper Machinery, Equipment & Supplies.

    Visitors’ Profile :
    - Corrugated Board Plants and Sheet Plants
    - Corrugated Sheet Feeders
    - Corrugated Box Manufactures
    - Folding Carton Converters
    - Packaging Designers and Specifiers
    - Rigid Carton Manufacturers
    - Honeycomb Paperboard Manufacturers
    - Paperstock Models Manufacturers
    - Paper Pipe Manufacturers
    - Core Board and Core Tube Manufacturers
    - Trade Agencies
    - Printing Company
    (KristaMedia Pratama, PT)
     
    23.04.2014   Successful participation at TISSUE WORLD 2014 Exhibition in Miami, Florida, USA    ( Company news )

    Company news March 2014 saw OMET confirm its presence at Tissue World in Miami Beach, USA, where the tissue industry gathered for the event with 1931 delegates from 69 countries. OMET took the occasion to introduce to the market the newborn in OMET’s napkin folding machines manufacturing program.
    Addressing a crowded and attentive audience during the Technical Conference Program of Tissue World Miami, Alberto Redaelli, International Sales Director, officially presented the new "FV Line" series of tissue converting machines.
    The new platform marks the entrance of OMET into the segment of high output napkin folders using vacuum folding technology. "The Show proved to be the ideal spot to introduce this platform" states Alberto Redaelli, “the new machine is the ideal solution for the production of a variety of napkins used in the AFH market," he continues. "We are very happy with our results in the North and Latin American markets, and the new line will further reinforce our position there."
    Last year proved to be a very positive one for OMET, seeing several machine start-ups, including very interesting configurations installed in Mexico and Chile.
    "Our fast-growing base of North and Latin American customers showed to be very pleased with our US-based OMET service structure (www.ometamericasinc.com). Quick response on parts and service has been very appreciated" Mr. Redaelli concluded.
    (Omet S.r.l.)
     
    23.04.2014   PaperCon 2014 - Still Time to Register! Don't Miss the Paper, Board and Tissue Event of the Year!    ( Company news )

    Company news Make connections and get improvement ideas from the 1,800 attendees, 149 exhibitors, and over 200 speakers at PaperCon, the largest peer-reviewed paper, board and tissue making event in North America.

    See the program detail:
    • Papermaking
    • Coating & Graphic Arts
    • PIMA Management
    • OpEx Reliability Workshop
    • Tissue 360º Forum
    • RPTA P-T Seminar
    • NETInc Conference

    -Use the handy PaperCon mobile app on your smart phone to customize your schedule at the conference.
    -Tee up at the annual PaperCon Classic Golf Tournament on Sunday, April 27 at Nashville's beautiful Hermitage Golf Course.
    -Get access to the sessions you missed! The new TAPPI Live Learning Center connects you to recordings of our most informative sessions, so you can catch up on what you missed after the conference and review industry education year-round.
    -Select the Full PaperCon Registration with Session Recordings option when you register and take advantage of the TAPPI Live Learning Center. Prices will be higher at the conference.

    -Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course April 30-May 2, 2014
    -Pigmented Coating for Paper & Paperboard Course April 26-27, 2014
    (TAPPI Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry)
     
    22.04.2014   Minerals Technologies Inc. Signs Commercial Agreement with Major North American Papermaker ...    ( Company news )

    Company news ... to Deploy FulFill® E-325 Technology

    Unique High-Filler Technology Provides Significant Cost Savings in Reduced Fiber Consumption by Increasing PCC Filler Usage

    Minerals Technologies Inc., (NYSE: MTX) announced that it has signed a commercial agreement with a major North American paper company to provide Fulfill® E-325, a new, high-filler technology, at a paper mill in the United States. This is Minerals Technologies' fourth commercial agreement for the technology in North America.
    The Fulfill®E-325 series allows papermakers to increase loading levels of precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), replacing higher cost pulp, and increasing PCC usage without compromising paper quality or performance. The advancement of this new technology confirms the commercial progress of the Fulfill® brand, which offers papermakers a variety of efficient, flexible solutions that decreases dependency on natural fiber and reduces costs.
    "We are very pleased that this major papermaker, which has chosen to remain unnamed for competitive reasons, has adopted our new FulFill® technology at one of its major paper mills," said Joseph C. Muscari, chairman and chief executive officer of Minerals Technologies. "The 16 commercial agreements we have with papermakers around the world for this technology exemplify our commitment to advance our technology leadership to support papermakers throughout our global satellite network."
    (MTI Minerals Technologies Inc.)
     
    22.04.2014   Don't Miss the Paper, Board and Tissue Event of the Year!    ( Company news )

    Company news April 27-30, 2014 • Nashville, TN
    Make connections and get improvement ideas from the 1,800 attendees, 141 exhibitors, and over 200 speakers at PaperCon, the largest peer-reviewed paper, board and tissue making event in North America.

    -Use the handy PaperCon mobile app on your smart phone to customize your schedule at the conference.
    -Tee up at the annual PaperCon Classic Golf Tournament on Sunday, April 27 at Nashville's beautiful Hermitage Golf Course.
    -Get access to the sessions you missed! The new TAPPI Live Learning Center connects you to recordings of our most informative sessions, so you can catch up on what you missed after the conference and review industry education year-round.
    -Select the Full PaperCon Registration with Session Recordings option when you register and take advantage of the TAPPI Live Learning Center. Prices will be higher at the conference.

    See the program detail:
    • Papermaking
    • Coating & Graphic Arts
    • PIMA Management
    • OpEx Reliability Workshop
    • Tissue 360º Forum
    • RPTA P-T Seminar
    • NETInc Conference

    -Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course April 30-May 2, 2014
    -Pigmented Coating for Paper & Paperboard Course April 26-27, 2014
    -PPSA Workshop: What Works in Safety - Practical Information for Supervisors April 27, 2014
    (TAPPI Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry)
     
    22.04.2014   FutureMark Paper Launches an Environmental Paper Breakthrough: Future Vantage    ( Company news )

    Company news FutureMark launches Future VantageTM, North America’s first-ever 100% recycled 88 bright and 70 gloss coated #3 freesheet.
    For environmentally-conscious corporations, merchants, printers and designers looking to communicate their sustainability commitment to their customers, Future Vantage is the only 100% recycled coated #3
    paper option for high-end corporate marketing materials and magazine, catalog, book, direct mail and retail applications.
    Previously, recycled content in this premium paper category was only offered if specified by the buyer and the maximum available was 30%.
    This brightness and print quality breakthrough of Future Vantage was achieved through innovative green approaches including a unique coating design and enhancements made to the de-inking process.

    FutureMark® Paper Group, North America’s leading provider of responsibly made recycled printing papers, announced the launch of Future VantageTM, North America’s first 100% recycled coated #3 freesheet. Until now, there has not been a 100% recycled option for
    high-end corporate marketing materials and magazine, catalog, book, direct mail and retail applications. Previously, recycled content was only available if specified by the buyer and typically the maximum available was 30%.
    Future Vantage brings outstanding brightness, print gloss and print fidelity to the coated #3 freesheet market, for the first time equipping corporations, merchants, printers and designers with the ability to differentiate their print products through both superior environmental and paper performance.
    Future Vantage is ideally suited for a variety of print applications across a number of market sectors, including financial services, retail, fashion, travel, automotive and telecommunications.
    “Following the recent introduction of our recycled paper innovations in the book, digital inkjet and label markets, we are proud to deliver another breakthrough product to the coated freesheet market,” stated Steve Silver, President & CEO of FutureMark Paper Group.
    “With Future Vantage, there are no compromises – it is the first coated #3 freesheet with both 100% recycled content and excellent paper qualities some might traditionally as sociate with non-recycled products.”
    (FutureMark® Paper Group)
     
    22.04.2014   CITO Pertinax – the system: Creasing is our world    ( Company news )

    Company news Our world has revolved around creasing for more than 50 years, so make the most of our experience!

    CITO Pertinax – the system. A material that is uniquely tailored to the application. A new adhesive tape that allows residue-free removal of the matrices from the cutting plate. Milling tools developed by CITO that guarantee a significant improvement in quality which extends the life of the tools by up to 10 times.
    We provide you as a matter of course with the application expertise to optimise your processes.

    CITO Pertinax – offering you the following advantages:
    -material uniquely tailored to the application
    -new adhesive tape for residue-free removal of the matrices from the cutting plate
    -significant improvement in quality due to milling tools developed by CITO
    -longer life of the tools by up to 10 times
    (CITO-SYSTEM GmbH)
     

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