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  • The World Printers Forum Board consists of twelve members, half of them representing publishing and printing companies, the other half representing materials and equipment suppliers. New Board members have been elected in December 2016. The first meeting of the new Board was on 21 February 2017 at dmg in London on invitation of Rick Stunt, Group Paper Director, dmg-media, London, UK.
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  • WAN-IFRA publishes summary reports of important conferences. The reports summarise the content of presentations and panel discussions for attendees and those who were not able to attend. They also provide short biographies and photos of moderators and speakers. Please download the reports with the links at the end of the full article, share them with your colleagues and give us your feedback. We invite you to suggest interesting case studies and speakers for future conferences.
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World Printers Forum

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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  • 2017-11-14 13:54
    07.11.2017 – technotrans AG seamlessly maintained its business performance in the first nine months of the current financial year. The operating result (EBIT) for the group climbed 96.7 percent in the period under review to around EUR 12.8 million, representing an EBIT margin of 8.3 percent (previous year 6.3 percent). Revenue went up by 50.5 percent to EUR 155.5 million. Meanwhile the company reaffirmed the forecast for the full year. Board of Management member Dr Christof Soest is to leave technotrans AG after seven years. The Supervisory Board voices its thanks to Dr Soest for his work on the Board of Management. Read more ...
  • 2017-11-13 13:24
    13.11.2017 – This year’s meeting was already the 13th time that users of the Cortina waterless newspaper press had come together to gather information on technical developments, to share practical experiences and to elaborate joint strategies within the framework of an annual Cortina User Workshop. The event initiated by Koenig & Bauer is held at the location of a different user or supplier industry partner each year, with central organisation placed in the dependable hands of Peter Benz, project manager at KBA-Digital & Web Solutions and the driving force behind the workshop. The host for the 2017 meeting was APEX International, the world's largest manufacturer of anilox and metering rollers with headquarters in Hapert near Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Read more ...
  • 2017-11-08 14:20
    08.11.2017 – Following a good third quarter, the Koenig & Bauer group took a large step towards achieving its growth targets for revenue and earnings in 2017, the year in which it was celebrating its 200th anniversary. In the first nine months, order intake rose by 3.9% over the previous year (€869.8m) to €903.4m. “In addition to our expanding service business, the increase in new orders was underpinned by gains in the growth fields of packaging and digital printing,” said CFO Mathias Dähn. CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann reported on a first order for the newly developed digital CorruJET sheetfed press addressing the prospering market of corrugated printing, which attracted great customer interest at the trade event FEFCO in Vienna in October. Revenue rose by 2% to €847.7m. With the book-to-bill ratio of 1.07, the order backlog of €613.2m at the end of the quarter remained at the previous year’s high level. EBIT came to €36.4m in the first nine months. The previous year’s figure of €39.2m had been influenced by a catch-up effect of €4.9m from a security press project. Group net profit came to €29.5m (2016: €32.5m), equivalent to earnings per share of €1.79 (2016: €1.98). Read more ...
  • 2017-11-03 11:44
    Rochester, N.Y., 25. Oktober 2017 – Kodak hat seinen Corporate Responsibility Bericht für das Jahr 2016 veröffentlicht und sich in diesem Zusammenhang dazu bekannt, zehn neue ökologische und soziale Nachhaltigkeitsziele bis zum Jahr 2025 zu erreichen. Neben einer genauen Beschreibung der Ziele von Kodak gibt der Bericht mit dem Titel „See Us Now“ einen Überblick über die heutigen sozialen und umweltbezogenen Nachhaltigkeitsanstrengungen von Kodak im gesamtem Unternehmen und rund um den Globus. Der Bericht erläutert Maßnahmen, die Kodak bereits umsetzt oder geplant hat und die auf Abfallverringerung, Schaffung von Energieeffizienz, Senkung von Emissionen, Bewahrung der Wasservorräte und Verbesserung des Mitarbeiter- sowie des gemeinschaftlichen Engagements abzielen. Read more ...
  • 2017-11-03 10:51
    Montréal, Nov. 2, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today reported net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, of $24 million, or $0.26 per share, compared to net income of $14 million, or $0.15 per share, in the same period in 2016. Sales were $885 million in the quarter, essentially unchanged from the third quarter of 2016. Excluding special items, the company reported net income of $31 million, or $0.34 per share, compared to net income, excluding special items, of $15 million, or $0.17 per share, in the third quarter of 2016. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-26 10:22
    October 26, 2017 – Printing press producers are faced with a myriad of challenges currently: The presses running times are increasing, the technological support is becoming more intensive throughout the life cycle of web offset presses and down times and waste must be avoided with a view towards lean cost and time scheduling. Therefore a comprehensive service offering is required. manroland web systems’ remote access service through the TeleSupportCenter, or TSC for short, is one of the vital components involved. Pure Troubleshooting is, and has been, a thing of the past for a while now. What is required are new methods to ensure press availability. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-25 09:47
    Wake Forest, N.C., October 25, 2017 – Southern Lithoplate, Inc. (SLP), welcomes Martha Baltodano Whicker as the company’s Director, Latin American Sales. In making the announcement, Steven Mattingly, Senior Vice President said, “Martha is the consummate export expert. Her outstanding reputation in the graphic arts industry as a professional, customer-centric advocate will be immediately recognized by our current and future international customers.” Read more ...
  • 2017-10-24 14:18
    (UPM, Helsinki, 24 October 2017 at 16:00 EET) – In light of the global market situation for graphic papers, and to sustain its competitiveness and leading position in the market, UPM Paper ENA plans to: Read more ...
  • 2017-10-23 13:18
    23.10.2017 – During the festivities to mark the 200th anniversary of the company in September, the oldest printing press manufacturer in the world also presented its new logo and branding for the future, visually symbolising the strong common umbrella which the parent organisation Koenig & Bauer spans over the group's activities in many different print markets. This comprehensive brand relaunch is also reflected by the latest 51st issue of the customer magazine Report. First published back in 1994, KBA Report has now become Koenig & Bauer Report – with a new layout, typography and colour scheme. What has naturally remained unchanged, of course, is the diversity of informative reports from print companies in different countries and market segments, on technical and process innovations, trends in the branch and the most varied business philosophies. Read more ...
  • 2017-10-23 12:39
    23.10.2017 – The newspaper producer Pannon Lapok Társasága (PLT) as a part of Mediaworks Group located in the Hungarian town of Veszprem is investing in two Muller Martini FlexLiner inserting systems to handle its increasing insert volume. Read more ...

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