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End of the line for SCA publication paper

SCA will make its last reel of publication paper today as the group shuts down the last remaining paper machine at its Ortviken mill. Last August the Swedish forestry group announced that it would cease paper production at what is its last remaining publication grade mill. The Ortviken site will be converted [...]

By |2021-02-25T09:47:44-06:00February 25th, 2021|RSS News|0 Comments

Green-On upgrades with secondhand Speedmaster buy

Green-On has seen a boost in productivity after installing a secondhand Heidelberg Speedmaster 74-5PH. Supplied by Exel Printing Machinery, the 2000 Series five-colour 2/3 perfector was installed at the Tunbridge Wells-based business over the Christmas period and replaced an older Speedmaster 74 from 1999 that was part-exchanged with Exel. Green-On finished printing [...]

By |2021-02-21T15:39:19-06:00February 21st, 2021|RSS News|0 Comments

Arjowiggins launches cross-range colour matching tool

Arjowiggins has launched a new colour matching tool that aims to make it simple for designers and brands to combine products from its Keaykolour and Curious Metallics creative paper collections. Launched on Tuesday (9 February), the new tool, which was designed by Arjowiggins’ creative partner North, comes as a dual box set [...]

By |2021-02-17T21:24:56-06:00February 17th, 2021|RSS News|0 Comments

Agfa invests in new UK showroom

Agfa is setting up a new UK showroom in the midlands that will house equipment from its Inkjet Solutions and Radiology businesses. The Belgian-headquartered manufacturer had previously used space within its now-shuttered Leeds plate manufacturing site as a demonstration centre. Its new 325sqm facility at a refurbished industrial unit on Butlers Leap, [...]

By |2021-02-14T03:19:09-06:00February 14th, 2021|RSS News|0 Comments

Heidelberg reports 'faster progress' as shares spike

Heidelberg’s share price jumped by 25% after it reported a recovery in demand in China and Europe and upgraded its operating profit forecasts for the full year. In its Q3 and nine-month report, Heidelberg said that despite expecting an overall fall in sales year-on-year of as much as €500m (£438m), it was [...]

By |2021-02-10T09:18:19-06:00February 10th, 2021|RSS News|0 Comments

Packaging firm fined for environmental breach

Flexible packaging printer Arrow Film Converters has been fined over £17,500 for operating without an Environmental Permit and allowing harmful emissions to be released into the local environment. The Castleford, Wakefield, West Yorkshire-based business largely serves clients in the food packaging industry. Wakefield Council said that the company’s failure at the time [...]

By |2021-02-06T15:17:08-06:00February 6th, 2021|RSS News|0 Comments

ACA appoints finishing specialist to help business development

ACA Print Finishing & Packaging Solutions has taken on a finishing specialist with more than 40 years’ experience as its new business development manager. Jeremy (Jes) Crossley, who started in the newly created role on 1 December, has returned to print finishing after a 20-year stint with Heidelberg UK as a post-press specialist [...]

By |2021-02-02T21:13:48-06:00February 2nd, 2021|RSS News|0 Comments

BFE updates finishing with double Morgana purchase

Business Forms Express (BFE) has bolstered its existing portfolio of Morgana kit with the purchase of two more machines – an AutoFold Pro and an EBA 6660 guillotine. The company, based at a 3,250sqm factory in Temple Cloud, Bristol, took delivery of the new machines earlier this month. They have joined other [...]

By |2021-01-30T03:13:16-06:00January 30th, 2021|RSS News|0 Comments

EFI's Jacobson: 'It is more important than ever to adapt'

Chief executive Jeff Jacobson kicked off EFI’s Engage virtual conference by sharing his hopes for economic recovery and said it was “more important than ever to adapt” in order to seize the opportunities of the post-pandemic world. EFI Engage runs this week and next, with more than 200 sessions covering the manufacturer’s [...]

By |2021-01-26T09:02:59-06:00January 26th, 2021|RSS News|0 Comments