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A reinterpretation of Picasso's Guernica

A world-famous painting reworked by celebrated Spanish photographer and artist José Manuel Ballester and printed by Durst is the star attraction at a special exhibition. For the first time, a modified Guernica - originally painted by artist Pablo Picasso - has been printed full-size using advanced digital printing and production technologies from Durst.

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AR Packaging: New smartly constructed snack boxes

To meet the increasing needs of packaging tailored for take away and home delivery, AR Packaging is developing a full range of sustainable solutions. Two different snack boxes are good examples of patented carton-based packaging which are ideal for these applications and can help reducing the use of plastic packaging.

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The Navigator Company increases paper prices

The Navigator Company announced that it will increase paper prices in Europe from 4% to 6%, setting a minimum of 30 euros net per tonne. This increase will be effective for all dispatches from 1st February, and the Company will inform shortly about the details of the new prices to be applied by grade.

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Merry Christmas!

Dear readers,

we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

In case of urgent messages: You will find them on our websites even between the years. Otherwise we'll meet again in January. Have a good time!

(Image: chocolat01  / pixelio.de)

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Iggesund: Launch of this year’s season’s greetings card

A highly sophisticated design and advanced finishing techniques were used to make Iggesund Paperboard’s 2020 season’s greetings card, designed by the Marianne Guély Studio in Paris. The card’s message, however, is a simple one reflecting nature and people growing together at a time when this is needed more than ever.

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Mondi sponsors Bristol Gulls to raise awareness for plastic pollution

Mondi, global packaging and paper manufacturer, is the main sponsor for the Bristol Gulls, a four-woman team taking on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. They will be rowing an Eco Boat for the 4,800 km race and consuming food freeze dried in recyclable packaging provided by Mondi.

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drupa

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drupa 2021 to be cancelled!

Following close consultation with exhibitors and partners, the 2021 edition of drupa, the world’s leading trade fair for Printing Technologies, will be cancelled due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The next event will take place as scheduled from 28 May to 7 June 2024. To maintain the momentum until then, the organisers will be holding a four-day digital event titled ‘virtual.drupa’, to take place from 20 to 23 April 2021 during the time frame drupa was originally scheduled for.

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InterPack

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Covid-19: interpack and components 2021 cancelled!

In agreement with its partners in associations and the industry, and with the trade fair advisory committee, Messe Düsseldorf has decided to cancel both interpack and components 2021, scheduled to take place from 25 February to 3 March, due to the restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Körber: Surgical masks and biodegradable bamboo masks

Increasing the protective effectiveness of surgical masks by ensuring 99.8% bacterial filtration and a surface that is always clean on the outer side: this is what is achieved through the combined use of two masks, a “traditional” surgery and a biodegradable bamboo single-sheet, made with a Körber Tissue patent, which guarantees greater protection in the most crowded environments such as airports, transport vehicles, shopping malls, and school settings.

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“Microbe Protect” by Epple: Effectiveness confirmed

Since their market launch in June 2020, the new varnishes of the “Microbe Protect” product line have impressed many distributors and printing houses or aroused their interest. On the one hand, with a strong print result, and on the other hand with an antimicrobial and antiviral varnish additive. The varnishes have now positively passed antiviral tests on a strain of the corona family.

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Sappi Europe announces a price increase for the Fine Paper range for Overseas markets

The decrease in consumption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has triggered strong pressure on prices. In combination with cost increases in paper production and transport this has led to unsustainable profitability levels, especially felt in our overseas markets.

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Innovation discussions on the Blue Couch

The global paper manufacturer Sappi is launching “Blue Couch” – a new monthly video format featuring exciting guests discussing innovation, hot topics and strategies in the world of packaging and speciality papers. The first episode will be streamed at 10 a.m. (CET) on 4 November 2020 at www.sappi-bluecouch.com.

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