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The World Printers Forum (WPF) is an organisation of newspaper printers and suppliers within WAN-IFRA. Its objective is to encourage innovation and productivity as well as product development that can be instrumental for publishers to exploit future oriented news media products. It promotes the power of print and the sustainability of print production.

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  • 2020-02-12 15:34
    (UPM, Helsinki, 12 January 2020 at 11:00 EET) – UPM has signed a long-term Wind Power Purchase agreement with German wind park development company wpd. The use of renewable wind power for UPM’s paper mills will help reduce CO2 emissions by 200,000 tonnes annually as of 2022, representing 5% of UPM’s total CO2 emissions. For UPM, this is an important step towards achieving the company’s ambitious 65% CO2 emission reduction target by 2030. Read more ...
  • 2020-02-11 14:20
    04.02.2020 – British media group News UK has pledged to remove all single-use plastic in its newspaper products by mid-2020. This was the reason for Ferag bringing in an additional EasySert inserting drum for the Newsprinters production site at Knowsley, near Liverpool. The high-circulation Sun TV Magazine with inserts is now being packaged as a supplement to The Sun daily newspaper, rather than shipping separately in polywrapped bundles. Read more ...
  • 2020-02-11 12:02
    Würzburg, 11.02.2020 – A new Commander CL for Druckhaus Delmenhorst: The floor-mounted Commander CL comprises three four-high towers, two KF 5 jaw folders and three Pastomat reelstands with a stripping station and Patras A paper-reel transport system. It is scheduled to come on stream in the fourth quarter of 2020. Read more ...
  • 2020-02-07 11:04
    Oosterhout, 6th February 2020 – The printing company of the German newspaper Main-Post is expanding its press automation with the systems of Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) in response to earlier convincing results. The mRC-3D and IDS-3D systems of the Dutch specialist in measurement and control equipment for the printing industry will be installed in Würzburg, in central Germany. The QIPC systems will make the press more reliable, efficient and of higher quality. Read more ...
  • 2020-02-03 10:32
    Montréal, Jan. 30, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today reported a net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2019, of $71 million, or $0.79 per share, compared to net income of $36 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, in the same period in 2018. Sales were $668 million in the quarter, a decrease of $264 million from the year-ago period. The fourth quarter of 2018 included sales from the Catawba (South Carolina) and Fairmont (West Virginia) facilities, which were sold in that period. Excluding special items, the company reported a net loss of $53 million, or $0.59 per share, compared to net income of $4 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2018. Read more ...
  • 2020-01-31 12:19
    30.01.2020 – Nikkan Pro Sports Newspaper Co., Ltd. launched the first sport newspaper in Japan in 1947. Since then, the company has been focused on publishing and selling track cycling newspapers and later on by also providing the same information to the web. Read more ...
  • 2020-01-29 14:59
    21.01.2020 – Ten years after starting operations, semi-commercial business is a growing factor for Botnia Print in central Finland. So to keep pace with changing requirements, this joint venture between two regional publishing houses has invested in a second Ferag SNT-50 trimming drum and a conversion of its bundling line. Read more ...
  • 2020-01-28 11:58
    (UPM, Helsinki, 28.1.2020 at 11:00 EET) – Earlier, in September 2019, UPM announced the intention to sell its Chapelle newsprint mill in Grand-Couronne, France. It was communicated at the same time, that a process for the potential closure of the mill would be opened in case no credible offer would be received until mid-January 2020. Read more ...
  • 2020-01-23 15:03
    Oosterhout, 23th January 2020 – Cellesche Zeitung is using the necessary update of its Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) automation systems to further intensify its collaboration with the Dutch specialist in measurement and control equipment for the printing industry. The local German newspaper will further enhance the automation of their press. "It was logical for us to choose QIPC automation again." Read more ...
  • 2020-01-20 15:03
    Waldbrunn, Germany, 15 January 2020 – Two years ago, Mosca introduced a service concept that is unique in the industry. Under the name One Service, the strapping machine specialists offer customers globally standardized maintenance, repairs, installations and support for machine relocations. Mosca has now drawn some initial conclusions about One Service’s effectiveness. In Germany, where over 2,000 machines are covered by maintenance contracts, there were hardly any ad-hoc troubleshooting calls. One Service also ensures easier planning and more reliability at the end of the packaging line. Read more ...

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