Wed, Jul

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has created an online resource of the history archives of the associations that make up its history. It marks the 110th year since the inaugural meeting of The National Federation of Associated Paint, Colour and Varnish Manufacturers of the United Kingdom. 

Your Print Specialists (YPS) has made two new appointments, with Lauren Randall becoming creative director after a six-year stint with the company, and its former administrative apprentice Megan Arkle becoming a full-time administrative assistant.

Denmaur Independent Papers has reached an agreement to acquire the business and assets of the Fine Paper and Conversion division (incorporating Vision Paper and Board) from Middleton Paper Company, with completion scheduled for mid-July.

The new Onyx 22 wide-format Rip and print workflow software previewed at Fespa Global is now available worldwide.

New research from iCompario has revealed that UK businesses could save £900+ p/a on fuel costs when switching a single company car to electric from petrol. Switching from a diesel model could save £775 per year. Even factoring in higher average leasing and insurance prices for EVs, many could save £460+ per year on day-to day-running costs shows the report.

UPM is selling off its UPM Kymmene-Austria subsidiary to the Heinzel Group, a pulp, packaging and paper producer and trader in central and Eastern Europe.

Preston-based Granthams Graphic Technology has formally changed its name to Granthams GT following its buyout by Manchester-based Entwistle group. The deal, completed last month, sees the operations retain their separate premises, management and staff and operate as separate companies.

Summa has become Brett Martin’s approved partner following trials at Summa’s demo centre in Belgium. A range of Brett Martin materials, including Foamalux, Marcryl FS, Marpet-g FS and Marlon FS materials, were successfully tested on Summa’s F Series flatbed cutter.

Innotech Digital and Display has created an online Eco Impact Rating Tool to help producers of printed displays evaluate and compare any print material’s overall environmental impact. 

Taya has brought out an upgraded version of its Kavalan Eco Calculator to help businesses to evaluate and understand the eco-reductions offered by the PVC-free banner and textiles media based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data.

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