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  • The World Printers Forum Board consists of 18 members, half of them representing publishing and printing companies, the other half representing materials and equipment suppliers. New Board members have been added early 2018. The recent meeting of the new Board was on 27 March 2018 at UPM in Helsinki, Finland, on kind invitation of Anu Ahola, Senior Vice President, News & Retail, UPM Communication Papers.
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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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  • 2015-06-08 14:16
    (UPM, Helsinki, 5 June 2015 at 13:30 EET) - WWF’s Check-your-paper (CYP) tool is a public database for pulp and paper products with high environmental standards. The CYP method focuses on a limited number of environmental parameters including how well forests supplying fibre are managed, use of recycled fibre, fossil CO2 emissions, waste going to landfills and water pollution from mills. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-08 13:08
    Mortsel, Belgium, 05 June 2015 – Agfa Graphics today introduced the new high-speed platesetter for the high-volume newspaper market. The Advantage N TR VHS (Trolley Load, Very High-Speed) produces up to 400 plates per hour, which is 50 plates faster than the Advantage N TR HS. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-02 15:09
    Sud Ouest, Bordeaux (France), 1st June 2015 – Newspaper Sud Ouest in Bordeaux, France, has brought a 15-year-old mailroom into shape with a UniMail production control from Realcom, the Norwegian software developer. It was clear project planning and a transparent solution that won the day for Realcom. The open UniMail system allows Sud Ouest to extend the mailroom with components from all manufacturers. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-01 15:22
    Oosterhout, 1st June 2015 – Al-Qasswa Development Est. has been named as the new agent for Q.I. Press Controls and EAE in Saudi Arabia. This appointment comes as no surprise, since Al-Qasswa continues to build on its successes wherever the printing industry is concerned. Al-Qasswa is a serious player in the Saudi printing world and over the years has acquired experience with several generations of top management. QIPC – EAE has complete confidence in Al-Qasswa. Read more ...
  • 2015-05-29 09:52
    Ahrensburg, 28. Mai 2015 – Effizienz und Wirtschaftlichkeit der Zeitungsproduktion – der Erörterung dieser ständig aktuellen Aspekte auf hohem fachlichen Niveau hat die EAE Engineering Automation Electronics GmbH den im Jahr 2001 ins Leben gerufenen OPS Solution Club gewidmet. Die neunte Auflage des Informations- und Diskussionsforums fand in diesem Jahr in Erkrath bei Düsseldorf statt. Als Themenschwerpunkt standen Herausforderungen, Perspektiven und Strategien für die Zukunft der Zeitung auf der Agenda. 70 Teilnehmer von mehr als 30 renommierten Unternehmen waren der Einladung gefolgt, um von hochkarätigen Referenten Anregungen und Lösungsansätze für ihre Unternehmenspraxis zu erfahren und Erfahrungen mit Branchenkollegen auszutauschen. Read more ...
  • 2015-05-28 12:52
    27.05.2015 - Since the Westfalen-Blatt newspaper group continues to believe in print, it has commissioned an entirely new printing center, featuring a state-of-the-art mailroom system from Muller Martini. Read more ...
  • 2015-05-28 11:22
    28.05.2015 - The printing plant belonging to media group Aschendorff in Münster, Germany, has been in operation for over 250 years. An important new chapter is set to begin there in spring 2016 with the production start-up of a Commander CL ordered recently from Koenig & Bauer (KBA). Read more ...
  • 2015-05-28 10:20
    Baden, Switzerland, May 26, 2015 – ABB, one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for the newspaper industry, has announced a further success for its retrofit solution for Wifag reelstands. Druckzentrum Südwest GmbH in Villingen-Schwenningen in Southwestern Germany, which prints newspapers like the well-known Schwarzwälder Bote, has selected ABB to replace the obsolete WCON controls and drives on six of its reelstands. Read more ...
  • 2015-05-28 09:38
    Wake Forest, N.C., 27 May 2015 – Southern Lithoplate (SLP) has positioned itself as a true solutions provider to printing operations that are in a growth mode and seeking easy access to capital funding. Read more ...
  • 2015-05-22 11:26
    Würzburg, 21.05.2015 - At the Koenig & Bauer (KBA) AGM on 21 May Baldwin Knauf (75) and Reinhart Siewert (77) resigned their seats on the supervisory board at their own request, one year before the five-year term of office expires. Prior to this the AGM discharged the duties of both shareholder representatives for the previous business year. The former longstanding KBA CFO and CEO Reinhart Siewert has been deputy chairman for the past twelve years. Successful entrepreneur Baldwin Knauf, a managing partner for many years and currently deputy chairman of the shareholders’ committee at Knauf Gips KG in Iphofen, has been a member of the KBA supervisory board since June 2006. Supervisory board chairman Dr Martin Hoyos thanked these longstanding board members for their unflagging commitment to the success of the company. Read more ...

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