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Lamar Advertising president and CEO Sean Reilly is joining the World Out of Home Organisation board. It means the three largest OOH companies in the US - Lamar, Outfront Media and Clear Channel - are now WOO members.

FaberExposize UK and sister company Northern Flags have welcomed a new Agfa Jeti Tauro H3300 printer they expand further into UV rigid and roll-to-roll applications. It’s the second new printer in three months for the companies, which installed an Agfa Avinci dye-sub machine in December.

Fujifilm Imaging Colorants Inc. is spending $28m on a new facility for the production of aqueous inkjet dispersions at its Delaware facility. The investment will double Fujifilm’s production capacity of pigment dispersions in the US to cater to a fast-growing demand for inkjet printing globally.

Two new features have been confirmed for Fespa Global (Berlin, 31 May - 3 June 2022) - Sustainability Spotlight and a Fespa Association Pavillion. Organisers have also confirmed that the third Fespa Print Census will be launched at the show, and that the Fespa Awards will be reinstated.

Metsa Board has started up operations at its new excellence centre in Aanekoski, Finland, with the aim of accelerating material and packaging innovation. It provides a collaboration platform for customers and technology partners globally.

Paper honeycomb manufacturer Dufaylite has launched a free design lab service for customers using its packaging products. The company has also developed a dedicated website for printers, offering technical help in the form of production ready, downloadable designs and cutting files which can be recreated with ease using its paper honeycomb board Ultra Board. The current designs are suitable POS, exhibitions and home offices.

British Coatings Federation (BCF) chief executive Tom Bowtell has been elected president of the World Coatings Council, a post he’ll hold for the next two years.

WTTB (wherethetradebuys) has unveiled a range of customised street-party products to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubliee. It includes a ‘sitee’ - a to scale, waist up, cardboard cut-out of Her Majesty.

The Independent Print Industry Association (IPIA) has three new council members: Tim Carter, a director at Ricoh; Matthew Ruff, sales and marketing director at Reliance Worldwide; and John Morley, a director at eProductivity Software (EPS). The newcomers take the number of council members to 17.

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