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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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Fedrigoni’s Paper Box: Essential tool for designers, marketing experts and printers

Design and practicality, minimalism and substance, cutting-edge and quality. Paper Box is an elegant, black container with an unexpectedly colourful, vibrant heart, ready to burst. The entire Fedrigoni range of papers is held in the easy-to-use sections, with nearly 900 different types of natural, coated, coloured, white, smooth and embossed papers of all weights, which will turn any paper-based creative project into a reality.

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Reusability of paper bags promoted by third European Paper Bag Day

With various activities throughout Europe, the European Paper Bag Day will take place for the third time on 18 October. The annual action day raises awareness of paper carrier bags as a sustainable and efficient packaging option that helps consumers to avoid littering and minimise negative impacts on the environment. This year’s edition will centre around the reusability of paper bags.

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Platinum level for Incada

Iggesund Paperboard’s mill in Workington, England, where the leading paperboard brand Incada is made, has been awarded the Platinum level by the international assessment company EcoVadis. EcoVadis assesses companies' sustainability achievements and has performed more than 65,000 assessments in over 200 sectors in 160 countries.

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AR Packaging wins German Packaging Award 2020 in the sustainability category

The focus at AR Packaging to develop sustainable packaging solutions is once again confirmed by winning the German Packaging Award in the sustainability category. A clever construction for a complex medical-technical application reduces the use of plastics and simplifies disposal after use.

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Sappi supports one of the first Graphic Arts Industry Hackathons

Sappi has joined forces with VIGC (Flemish Innovation Center for the Graphic Communication) and EY in their endeavor to launch one of the first Graphic Arts Industry Hackathons. A Hackathon is a method of creative problem solving designed to boost disruptive innovation. The target of this event is to create synergies, foster innovation and trigger ideas that will future-proof the print industry by tackling and contributing solutions to its most pressing challenges.

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Global Flexo Innovation Awards: Open for entries

Miraclon announces that the Global Flexo Innovation Awards – to honor businesses that are pioneering the transformation of the flexo industry – are open for submissions from companies wishing to be recognized for their exciting, creative and innovative commercial packaging projects printed using Kodak Flexcel NX Plates.

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