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Surface treatment methods and the effectiveness of extraction systems

18.05.2020 Since March this year, V.I.T. PapierMaschinen-Service GmbH has been representing the Swiss company Hildebrand Technology with tailor-made solutions for dust removal for various applications, especially on paper machines. The systems are suitable for all kinds of materials – for large and small dust quantities as well as for slow and high substrate speed.

Regular maintenance is key

14.05.2020 With production equipment under increased pressure to meet the higher demand for printed packaging caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more vital than ever that it is kept in top condition to ensure maximum output. This includes every link in the chain, including surface treatment, as Vetaphone’s (Kolding, Denmark) Steen Clausen explains.
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UNCTAD sees decline in global trade triggered by Covid-19

13.05.2020 The coronavirus pandemic cut global trade values by 3% in the first quarter of this year, according to the latest UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) data published in a joint report by 36 international organisations.

Value-added products for Makoter

12.05.2020 Comexi (Girona, Spain), a global supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector, and Makoter, a company specialising in the production of polyethylene foils and bags, have established a strategic business partnership with the acquisition of a Comexi S1 DS slitter with laser technology. This allows Makoter to introduce new products into the market, as well as increase its competitiveness.

How digitalisation is transforming the packaging industry

11.05.2020 Digitalisation, defined as the use of digital technologies to change a business model and provide new value-producing opportunities, is transforming entire industries with varying speed and scope. The retail, media and banking sectors are examples of industries that have been shaken to their core over a relatively short period of time.

Recognition as cloud experts

07.05.2020 T.CON GmbH & Co. KG in Plattling, Germany, has been recognised for its cloud expertise by SAP Germany. The cloud experts were awarded the title "SAP Cloud Focus Partner" because of their special knowledge of SAP SuccessFactors and the SAP Cloud Platform.

Production of community masks at Brixen headquarters

28.04.2020 Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, is now producing “community masks” in its demo centre at the Brixen headquarters in South Tyrol, Italy. The masks are produced in the first step for employees of Durst Group and its sister company Alupress and afterwards the production capacity will also be available for other companies.

New technical paper on proper dyne testing methods to support corona treating operations

24.04.2020 Converters and film extruders rely on dyne measurements to reveal what their eyes cannot see: changes in a film’s surface energy after corona treating.
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Sharp drop in orders and cancellations hit mechanical engineering hard

23.04.2020 The mechanical engineering industry is increasingly feeling the consequences of the Corona pandemic. A third VDMA survey, which was answered by 790 member companies, paints an oppressive picture.

Dr Rüdiger Baunemann deceased

22.04.2020 Dr Rüdiger Baunemann died suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, 17 April 2020, in his home town of Leun. He was 58 years old. With Baunemann's death, the plastics industry loses a leading figure with great creative power, an innovator and pioneer who was committed to ensuring that the plastics industry was given the appropriate importance at both national and European level.

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