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Stephens & George completes £16m investment programme

Stephens & George Print Group has rounded off its £16m investment programme with Heidelberg that kicked off in 2018. The Merthyr Tydfil-based business, which specialises in magazine and commercial printing, is set to take delivery of a new Speedmaster XL 106-5+LX3, which will be in operation in early 2022 and will replace [...]

By |2021-07-29T05:15:06-06:00July 29th, 2021|RSS News|0 Comments

Stora Enso CEO: turnaround is in sight for paper wing

Stora Enso said that demand for its products – with the exception of graphic paper – had recovered strongly in Q2. President and CEO Annica Bresky cited a number of improving figures that excluded the group’s paper wing.  “As the global economy recovers from the impacts of the pandemic, our strong performance [...]

By |2021-07-25T11:14:15-06:00July 25th, 2021|RSS News|0 Comments

Royal Mail updates on Q1

Royal Mail has reported strong sales in the three months to 30 June in a trading update alongside its AGM. The group has provided comparisons with its Q1 trading in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 financial years for context and trends pre- and during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Chairman Keith Williams said: “For Royal [...]

By |2021-07-21T17:07:11-06:00July 21st, 2021|RSS News|0 Comments

Taylor Brothers enhances bindery with new Stahlfolder

Taylor Brothers has bolstered its folding capacity after investing in a new Stahlfolder BH 66 6/4 and stacker from Heidelberg. The Bristol-based business, which has a longstanding relationship with Heidelberg, took delivery of the kit last month. The agreement also included the Lifecycle Smart version of Heidelberg’s Print Site Contract, which comprises [...]

By |2021-07-17T23:04:39-06:00July 17th, 2021|RSS News|0 Comments

Whistl expands Parcelhub with new Leicester depot

Whistl has expanded its Parcelhub business with the addition of a new 929sqm depot at Leicester’s Meridian Business Park, creating 10 new jobs. Opened earlier this month, the depot will support Parcelhub’s expansion of a single daily parcel collection service for SME and mid-market retailers, wholesalers, and brands throughout Leicestershire, Rutland, and [...]

By |2021-07-14T05:03:10-06:00July 14th, 2021|RSS News|0 Comments

Xeikon reveals first single-pass corrugated printer install

US company TriState Container Corporation is set to become the first business to install Xeikon’s new Idera single-pass corrugated inkjet printer. Based in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, TriState operates two divisions; TriState Container, and ProCorr Display and Packaging. Its Idera installation will begin in October. This press uses certified food-safe water-based inks on coated [...]

By |2021-07-10T11:01:31-06:00July 10th, 2021|RSS News|0 Comments

US group makes Ultimate purchase

ProAmpac has made its fourth UK acquisition of the year as it looks to continue its private equity-backed push into the European market. The deal for Ultimate Packaging means the US-headquartered group’s UK business now has sales of more than £160m. Grimsby, Lincolnshire-based Ultimate specialises in flexible food packaging. According to its [...]

By |2021-07-06T17:00:01-06:00July 6th, 2021|RSS News|0 Comments

MagnaColours acquired by Avient

Water-based textiles ink supplier MagnaColours has been acquired by US specialised and sustainable materials company Avient Corporation for $48m (£34.9m). The deal, which was completed yesterday (1 July) after Avient approached MagnaColours with the opportunity, will see the Barnsley-based company’s materials join Avient’s existing specialty inks portfolio, alongside brands such as Wilflex and [...]

By |2021-07-02T22:58:49-06:00July 2nd, 2021|RSS News|0 Comments