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Rotary printing press manufacturer opts for environmentally friendly transport for engineers

Glymo-free adhesive range launched

HB Fuller has launched a series of products free of epoxy silane, commonly known as Glymo, within its Flextra range of adhesives for flexible packaging, whilst also confirming that this range does not contain organotin or BPA and specific grades are free of cyclic esters. This

modification gives converters and food

DG press, specialist in the field of rotary offset printing with its HQ in Hall, starts 2020 with a conscious choice for environmentally friendly transport for its field service engineers. In the coming years, the six DG press technicians will travel with an eco-friendly Toyota Corolla. Sustainability is high on the agenda at DG press; the organisation

strives to contribute to a better climate in all areas. When developing new machines, for example, modern techniques

are used that ensure less waste, fewer emissions and less use of solvents. In addition, the machines are extremely suitable for printing on biomaterials and environmentally friendly inks are used during the printing process. The choice for the Toyota Corolla hybrid fits perfectly with the company's objectives. “We are delighted with these new cars for our field service engineers,” said Remko Koolbergen, director of DG press. “Our engineers travel around the world to install new machines and to perform maintenance on the machines at our customers. Sustainability and the climate are very important to us. We see many similarities between our machines and Toyota cars.”

manufacturers confidence that when they use one of H.B. Fuller's Flextra adhesives for their flexible packaging, they are choosing a compliant and food safe adhesive solution that will give them the performance they're looking for. This reassurance is key at a time when converters and food manufacturers face

growing regulation and increased pressure from consumers. The Flextra range includes both solvent-based and solvent-free products for medium and high performance applications. Individual solutions also offer additional benefits such as room temperature curing, fast curing and PAA decay, as well as the option to use an aliphatic system to avoid PAA altogether. The announcement from H.B. Fuller is in-line with recommendations from FEICA,

the Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry, for members to replace Glymo in food packaging adhesives before mid-2020. This follows guidance from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that Glymo, which is typically used to improve adhesion to inorganic surfaces such as aluminium or SiOx coated films, has a genotoxic potential. It is expected that the regulatory classification will change from 10ppb to 0.15ppb shortly.

Valmet and Fabio Perini start Industrial Internet ecosystem partnership

Valmet and Fabio Perini have established an Industrial Internet ecosystem partnership to strengthen collaboration in the tissue industry. The target is to allow tissue producers and converters to work together more efficiently, and to exchange knowledge and resources for the benefit of their customers. The partnership combines Valmet's comprehensive tissue making technology and process optimisation know-how with Fabio Perini’s strong expertise in

complete solutions for converting and packaging machines as well as in the converting process and technology. The two companies’ solid expertise combined with data from tissue mills and converting plants will provide a new dimension to tissue mill optimisation. The collaboration aims at providing an unbroken chain of production data from the tissue machine to the converting line and using artificial intelligence-driven applications in the tissue production process to make the converting operations downstream more efficient. This will bring significant mill-level quality and efficiency improvements for tissue producers and converters. “Starting from customer needs, Valmet and Fabio Perini are now taking the first steps to develop solutions where innovation goes beyond company borders,

covering both tissue production and converting processes. Through collaboration with our common customers we can provide new digital solutions and services to help move tissue mills’ performance forward,” says Jari Almi, vice president, Industrial Internet, Valmet. “We believe an open innovation model is a key concept through which companies within tissue business can create different partnerships to make their

innovation process more efficient, as well as exchange knowledge and resources. By combining the strengths of our companies, we can facilitate broad innovation and fast adaptation,” says Oswaldo Cruz Junior, CEO of Körber's Business Area Tissue.

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