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EkoCure® Dual Cure ink puts Flint Group and All4Labels on shared path to success

19 Jan 2024
  • All4Labels
  • EkoCure
  • Flint Group
  • inks
  • Mercury UV
  • UV LED

Hamburg-headquartered All4Labels is already reaping the benefits of more energy-efficient curing after switching to Flint Group’s EkoCure® Dual Cure ink technology. Flint Group is supporting the leading label manufacturer to improve i...

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Service recovery – What customers want when things go wrong

18 Jan 2024
  • Consumer Psychology Lab
  • Customer Experience
  • Customer loyalty
  • CX
  • Service recovery

By Liezel Jonkheid, Director and Founder of the Consumer Psychology Lab Even when your customers love you, your products, the services you offer or your staff, at some point you may be faced with an unhappy, disappointed or dissatisfied customer. It...

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Narrowing down forklift choices

17 Jan 2024
  • Battery
  • Forklifts
  • Internal combustion
  • Kion Group
  • Smith Power Equipment

Choosing the right forklift for a particular application is a tough decision that has become even tougher with the introduction of modern battery technology that allows electric machines to go toe-to-toe with the best internal combustion engine (IC) ...

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Esko partners with Packitoo on new automated packaging sales tool

17 Jan 2024
  • Esko
  • Packitoo
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Web-to-pack

Esko has announced a technology partnership with French startup, Packitoo, with its market-leading software ArtiosCAD, Automation Engine and Share & Approve integrated into the Packitoo HIPE web-to-pack solution. The move sees Esko’s world...

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Müller Martini and Hunkeler join forces for the future

16 Jan 2024
  • finishing equipment
  • Hunkeler AG
  • Merger
  • Müller Martini AG
  • New acquisition
  • post-print paper processing

After careful consideration, the owner families have decided to merge the Hunkeler Group with the Müller Martini Group. Müller Martini Holding AG has acquired all of the shares of the Hunkeler Group. With this transaction, the Hunkeler fami...

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GMG announces three software updates for more productivity in packaging printing

16 Jan 2024
  • Colour management
  • GMG
  • packaging printing
  • Software
  • Technology

With GMG ColorServer 5.5, GMG OpenColor 3.1 and GMG ColorProof 5.15, GMG’s colour experts show how innovative software can significantly increase productivity in print production. The new MXN Color Engine now provides a significant performance...

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$13.5 trillion investment needed to fast-track decarbonisation of key hard-to-abate industry sectors

20 Dec 2023
  • Accenture
  • carbon emissions
  • Net-Zero Industry Tracker 2023
  • Sustainability
  • World Economic Forum

Transitioning to a more sustainable and carbon-neutral future, $13.5 trillion in investments will be needed by 2050, particularly in the production, energy and transport sectors, according to a new World Economic Forum report. The Net-Zero Indu...

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The road towards solvent ZERO

19 Dec 2023
  • Asahi Photoproducts
  • Photopolymer platemaking
  • Solvent ZERO
  • Sustainability journey
  • VOC Solvents

By Dieter Niederstadt, Technical Marketing Manager at Asahi Photoproducts I remember a colleague, visiting a photopolymer platemaking company and he saw the owners baby sleeping quietly in a room next to the plate production room. There was the smel...

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ECO3 takes newspaper production automation to the next level

19 Dec 2023
  • Arkitex
  • ECO3
  • Newspaper printing
  • Technology
  • Workflow solution

Building on 20 years of investment, ECO3 continues its mission to advance automation in newspaper production with the Arkitex workflow solution, which integrates multiple advanced functionalities to optimise and streamline the process fully. With the...

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Intamarket Graphics expands product portfolio with the addition of Textek

18 Dec 2023
  • Intamarket Graphics
  • Inkjet technology
  • Intamarket Graphics
  • Large Format Printing
  • Textek
  • Textile printing

Intamarket Graphics, a leading provider of innovative printing and graphics solutions, is pleased to announce the latest addition to its comprehensive product portfolio: Textek, a cutting-edge direct-to-film printing technology. This strategic move u...

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Flint Group Evolution launch brings recycling-friendly coatings to the global market

18 Dec 2023

Following its successful European launch, Flint Group’s award-winning Evolution products are now available for narrow web printers worldwide. The latest innovation includes Food Contact Material (FCM) compliant technologies that enhance shrink ...

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TotalEnergies Lubrifiants is accelerating the incorporation of recycled plastics into its lubricant bottles

14 Dec 2023
  • 50% PCR polyethylene
  • Post-consumer recycled
  • Recycled packs
  • Sustainability
  • TotalEnergies Lubrifiants

The premium product range of TotalEnergies Lubrifiants in Europe is now packaged in platinum-coloured bottles containing 50% post-consumer recycled (PCR) polyethylene. Following a pilot started in 2021 on the Quartz Xtra product bottles, TotalEnergi...

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Climate change ranks among top three concerns for South Africans: Epson Climate Barometer 2023

14 Dec 2023
  • carbon footprint
  • Climate change
  • COP28
  • Epson South Africa
  • Epson’s Climate Barometer
  • Sustainability

Epson’s latest Climate Barometer survey – the third edition since the survey began in 2021 – has revealed new insights around South Africans’ attitudes and behaviours towards climate change, an imminent climate crisis and taki...

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Reproflex expands “best in class” platemaking offering

11 Dec 2023
  • CDI Crystal 5080 XPS
  • Esko
  • Flexo printing
  • Platemaking
  • Reproflex

Reproflex Scandinavia A/S (Reproflex) has boosted its production capacity with the latest developments in hardware and software technology from Esko, adding a second CDI Crystal 5080 XPS to its platemaking facility in Denmark. Reproflex, the first p...

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Kyocera South Africa envisions a bright future amid rapid industry changes

06 Dec 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, Paul Wendlandt, General Manager of Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa, has shared his inspiring vision for the future of the company. With a clear focus on enhancing sales and profitability in their core business, foste...

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GMG presents a proofing solution that fits HP Indigo like no other

04 Dec 2023
  • Colour management
  • GMG
  • HP DesignJet Z9+
  • HP Indigo
  • Proofing

GMG is recognised worldwide as the standard in proofing and colour management, while HP has significantly shaped digital printing. GMG felt it was about time to develop a proofing solution specifically created for HP Indigo users. Until now, produci...

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Flint Group shines spotlight on UV LED curing technology in new whitepaper

28 Nov 2023

As the adoption of UV LED curing gains momentum among narrow web printers due to its numerous benefits, Flint Group has introduced a new whitepaper that closely examines this technology and the role of dual cure inks. The whitepaper, tailored to ass...

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Graphix Supply World brings HYBRID Software to the South African market

28 Nov 2023
  • Graphix Supply World
  • GSW
  • Hybrid Software
  • iC3D
  • MyCLOUDFLOW
  • PACKZ

Graphix Supply World has announced its partnership with HYBRID Software, an enterprise software development company focused on innovative productivity tools for the graphic arts, print and packaging industries. HYBRID Software’s MyCLOUDFLOW wo...

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Three BOBST installs in two years – inside the remarkable growth of Manor Packaging

24 Nov 2023
  • Bobst
  • EXPERTFOLD 165
  • Fencor Packaging Group
  • Manor Packaging
  • Packaging technology

Experience is the best base for building up trust. This proved to be the case in the partnership between Manor Packaging, part of the Fencor Packaging Group, and BOBST, a world-leading Swiss packaging technology company. In January 2020, the UK-base...

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Canon announces expansion of its series of B3 sheetfed inkjet presses with the varioPRINT iX1700

21 Nov 2023

Canon, a leader in production inkjet presses, announced a technology preview of the Canon varioPRINT iX1700, a new 170 A4 images per minute, sheetfed inkjet press, at Canon Expo in Yokohama, Japan (19th-20th October 2023). Engineered for high produc...

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