Contiweb’s cost-saving Fluid Applicator saves German printer 60% on silicone costs

Contiweb, a specialist in state-of-the-art technologies for printing, advanced drying and web-handling, have announced that global installations of its silicone-saving Contiweb Fluid Applicator (CFA) now number well over 50 since its commercial launch in 2015. Developed to overcome the high prices associated with ready-made silicone mixtures, the CFA uses a more cost-effective pure silicone oil … Read more →

Xerox releases paper kit for its Nuvera digital presses

Designed to enable digital printers to leverage their Xerox Nuvera presses “for jobs once dominated by offset printing”, a new Ultra Lightweight Stock Printing Kit for Xerox Nuvera Production Systems has now been made available worldwide by the OEM. “Black & white, large-volume printing may seem as nuanced as the original printing press, yet it … Read more →

Paper Excellence to purchase Catalyst Paper

Catalyst Paper Corporation (Richmond, British Columbia) has announced that Paper Excellence Canada Holdings Corporation (Paper Excellence, also located in Richmond, BC) and Catalyst have entered into an agreement under which Paper Excellence has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Catalyst. Paper Excellence processes almost two million tons of pulp yearly … Read more →

GPA debuts new 500-page swatchbook

Comprised of over 500 pages and weighing over four pounds, GPA’s comprehensive new swatchbook contains “an unprecedented compilation of papers, synthetics and specialty substrates perfect bound into one volume. Never before has a book of this size combined papers and synthetics and been perfect bound – which is an achievement that demonstrates GPA’s innovation in … Read more →

Mactac partners with Canon for approved products for Océ Colorado 1640 Printer

Pressure-sensitive adhesive supplier Mactac (Stow, Ohio) has announced a new collaboration with Canon Solutions America. Recently, with Canon’s rising customer demand for increased vendor options of roll-to-roll self-adhesive vinyl materials, the two companies have been working to build an approved, high-performance portfolio of products for use on the Canon Océ Colorado 1640 Printer. After thorough … Read more →

Sun Chemical to increase prices on energy-curable inks and coatings, solvent and water coatings

Sun Chemical (Parsippany, N.J.) will increase the prices of its energy-curable, solvent, and water coatings, as well as its energy-curable inks in North America, effective May 15, 2019. A global shortage of photo-initiators will cause prices of energy-curable coatings and energy-curable inks to increase, while cost escalations in energy and raw materials throughout the first … Read more →

Explosion at Chinese chemical plant spurs global tightening of raw materials for publication and UV inks

A recent deadly explosion at Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical in Xiangshui County in the Jiangsu Province of eastern China, is severely impacting the global raw material supply chain – including materials used in publication and UV printing inks. The March explosion, the worst in China in 4 years, also caused environmental damage and spread to adjacent … Read more →

DuPont Advanced Printing introduces Cyrel DLC Plate for corrugated

DuPont Advanced Printing (Wilmington, Delaware) has announced the commercial availability of the newest addition to its award-winning DuPont Cyrel plate platform – the DuPont Cyrel DLC, a soft digital plate that uses a new polymer formula developed especially for the corrugated printing market. Its low durometer is designed for better printing on lower quality recycled … Read more →

Nekoosa launches Trans-Ad Vinyl with air egress

Wisconsin-based Nekoosa Coated Products has expanded its line of auto and fleet transit vinyls, specifically its Mojave Digital Media auto and fleet transit portfolio, to include Trans-Ad with a #90 air egress liner, available in 54-inch x 50-yard, 60-inch x 50-yard, and 62-inch x 50-yard rolls. Extremely durable, Trans-Ad Vinyl is designed for temporary fleet … Read more →

Nazdar unveils new 735 Bridge Series Inks for UV inkjet printers

Nazdar Ink Technologies (Shawnee, Kansas) has launched a new high-quality alternative UV inkjet ink series for printing-bridge industrial presses, HP Scitex FB7500 and FB7600. The new Nazdar 735 Ink Series for UV inkjet printing “was designed specifically to enable the creation of durable graphics where colour fidelity, adhesion and finishing are of primary importance,” said … Read more →

Drytac appoints Newman to lead new Drytac Academy

Drytac (Bristol, UK), an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, is preparing to open a fully interactive training centre in Fishponds, Bristol called the the Drytac Academy. Gareth Newman has been appointed Academy Manager and, supported by Drytac’s Global Product Manager Shaun Holdom, is developing an extensive curriculum of … Read more →