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Kyocera develops 1200 dpi inkjet printheads with ink circulation system

New KJ4B-EX 1200 model offers higher speed, improved resolution and more stable performance
Kyocera announces the development of a new inkjet printhead for high-speed, high-resolution printing for a wide range of applications in the printing industry, primarily in the graphics sector. Called the Kyocera KJ4B-EX 1200, the printhead will be commercially available from December 2020.

Dow and Plastigaur announce the successful commercialization of collation shrink films using recycled plastic

Dow (NYSE: DOW) has today announced the first large-scale commercial use of its innovative resin AGILITYTM CE, made with 70% recycled plastic. Plastigaur, a leading film converter based in Spain, is using the AGILITYTM CE resin in its collation shrink film, typically used in the transportation of cans or PET bottles. The partnership marks an important step in Dow’s ambition to advance a circular economy for plastics.

INX introduces GelFlex-EB inks for Flexible Packaging

INX International Ink Co., the market leader in inks and color management technologies, has introduced GelFlex-EB gel-based inks for CI flexo printing. The surface print ink system has superior print quality similar to gravure and provides a cross-linked, durable ink film that eliminates the need for a lamination layer, reducing costs and total package weight. These eye-catching inks produce incredible print designs suitable for food packaging and other consumer applications.

RMGT announces UV LED partnership with GEW

RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology Ltd. (RMGT) has announced the introduction of GEW’s LeoLED system as its factory-fitted UV curing solution for new sheetfed offset machines, with immediate effect. RMGT pioneered UV LED technology and introduced the world’s first LED curing system for sheetfed printing at drupa in 2008. This original innovation started a slow revolution for the printing industry, one that is now gathering an ever-increasing pace.

Valmet to supply another OptiConcept M container board making line to Shanying Paper, Guangdong, in China

Valmet will supply a new OptiConcept M container board making line with extensive packages of automation and services to Shanying Paper, Guangdong at its Zhaoqing mill in China. The new board making line (PM 53) will produce test liner grades and continue the expanding of Shanying Paper’s business in Guangdong area. The start-up of PM 53 is scheduled for the first quarter of 2022.

TRESU XL5i G3: Building up a new pressure for sensitive and special coatings

TRESU XL5i G3: Building up a new pressure for sensitive and special coatings
The new TRESU XL5i G3 peristaltic coating circulator ensures precisely regulated and stable flow for uncontaminated coating with sensitive or special aqueous or UV coatings for all printing applications.
Introducing a new range of opportunities in automation, connectivity as well as level- and pressure control, the new XL5i G3 coating circulator builds up a new pressure in the industry and now enables full and automated control of a range of high-quality coating applications with sensitive and special coatings such as opaque white, gold and silver metalure, pearl luster, blister, high-gloss, scented or silky soft touch effects.

Valmet to supply an extensive tissue machine rebuild to Metsä Tissue’s Mänttä mill in Finland

Metsä Tissue has selected Valmet as the supplier of an extensive rebuild of their tissue machine PM 10, including control system, at the Mänttä mill in Finland. The investment is part of their Future Mill program with the target to improve the mill’s energy and production efficiency and increase its production capacity. It will also allow for improving product quality, according to consumer customers’ expectations.

SABIC’s new, breakthrough LNP COLORCOMP compound uses nanotechnology to enable differentiated foams

SABIC introduced LNP COLORCOMP WQ117945 compound, a breakthrough material based on advanced nanotechnology that facilitates efficient production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) foams for core materials in sandwich structures. This new compound improves control over nucleation and cell growth, resulting in decreased cell size and uniform, narrower cell size distribution.

Meech announces launch of SmartControl Touch: the latest static control monitoring solution for modern automated industries

Meech has formally unveiled its newest remote monitoring solution, SmartControl Touch. An advancement of Meech’s SmartControl device – the new unit allows users to monitor, control and adjust the performance of multiple connected Hyperion ionising bars and sensors via an integrated touchscreen; or remotely via a mobile phone, tablet, or desktop.

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