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Heidelberg and IST Metz extend partnership for UV-LED printing systems

Printing equipment manufacturer Heidelberg and curing specialist IST Metz are intensifying their relationship to include UV LED retrofitting on sheet-fed offset presses.
Heidelberg and IST Metz have been working together successfully in the UV printing sector for more than 20 years. Now, UV unit manufacturer IST Metz will cover the LED retrofit business for various Heidelberg Speedmaster series presses and manage the handling and installation of the systems directly. IST Metz will also supply LED curing systems for various new machines in the Speedmaster series for small and medium-size formats.
Heidelberg noted that Speedmaster machines are renowned for their high productivity and long service life. Retrofitting these printing presses with

Summa introduces the L1810 laser cutting system

Summa nv, one of the leading company of high-end cutting plotters and finishing systems, has developed a new in-house software platform to support its product range: GoSuite. The first software module within this GoSuite platform is called GoProduce. The software is bound to facilitate the operator’s work on the F Series flatbed and secure optimum rentability at the customer, partner, and installer production sites. The GoProduce software is ready for immediate release and implementation

Xaar sets sights on strategic investment

Xaar has canned its final dividend and posted a near-£15m loss after an annus horribilis for the business, with CEO Doug Edwards looking ahead to better times and aiming to sign up a strategic investor for its thin film printhead this year.
The impact of the serious decline in its legacy business for the ceramics market was writ large across the results for 2018, with group sales down 37% at £63.5m. The company posted a bottom line loss of £14.9m compared to the prior year’s pre-tax profit of

EUKALIN to present several new hotmelt pressure sensitive adhesives at the GPP 2019

EUKALIN will present several new hotmelt pressure sensitive adhesives at the GPP 2019 at the Printech Middle East stand no. 2F10. One of the highlights will be UV-curable PSA-hotmelts based on acrylic polymers.

EUKALIN is launching EUKALIN UV 2213, a newly developed UV-curable acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive for industrial tapes with outstanding high tack and peel values.

Furthermore EUKALIN UV 1230, a fully transparent adhesive for the production of No-Label- Look labels with excellent