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           PSG’s solutions at Labelexpo                                                            Polyart group

                                                                                                   gets medals
           Southeast Asia 2023                                                                     ity Arjobex Polyart in
                                                                                                     Polyart Group’s UK facil-

                                                                                                   Clacton on Sea has received
                                                                                                   a gold medal for its
            Press Systems Group                                              dies, Alpha-Cure for UV   Corporate  Social
           (PSG)  has  confirmed  its                                        lamps, and Rotometal’s   Responsibility performance
           participation at Labelexpo                                        magnetic and print cylin-
           Southeast Asia 2023.                                              ders.                 from Ecovadis, one of the
           Labelexpo Southeast Asia                                            Richard Quirk, Labelexpo   major rating organizations
           takes place at BITEC                                              Southeast Asia 2023 show   for sustainability and CSR.
           Thailand 9-11 February                                            manager, said: ‘As one of the     This result ranks
           2023. PSG will demonstrate                                        leading distributors of global   Arjobex Polyart among the
           the curing performance of                                         industry suppliers in the   top five percent of compa-
           LED-UV inks using both lab                                        wider Thailand and    nies globally and in the top
           units and on an actual press                                      Southeast Asia region, PSG   two percent of companies
           run with a Rhyguan finish-  Press Systems Group (PSG) to show a wide range of technology   within the plastic manufac-
           ing machine.                                                      brings a range of cutting edge   turing sector audited by
            The demonstrations will   TOP-330-2 semi/full-rotary   sented by PSG, including   label converting equipment   Ecovadis.
           showcase GEW’s latest air-  die-cutting and inspection   GEW LED-UV curing sys-  and consumables to
           cooled Aeroled LED-UV   system and the WON 370   tems, Sandon Anilox roll,   Labelexpo Southeast Asia. A   Other facilities of the
           curing system in combina-  automatic slitter rewinder.  Swedcut doctor blade and   strong focus on the benefits   group achieved silver med-
           tion with UV and LED-UV         The TOP-330PLUS will   Innova mounting tape.  of sustainable LED-UV pro-  als, including Arjobex
           inks from Zeller & Gmelin.   be configured with one   Other suppliers repre-  duction and automated fin-  America in Charlotte, NC,
            In total PSG will be show-  flexo printing unit and will   sented by PSG include   ishing solutions will make   Arjobex Rives in France,
           casing three Rhyguan   incorporate equipment   Universal Engraving for hot   the PSG stand a must-see for   MDV Karlstein in Germany
           machines, including the   from leading brands repre-  stamping and embossing   show visitors.’  and TechFolien in UK.

           UPM papers certified industrially  XSYS to hike price of

           compostable                                                       nyloflex products

            Seven UPM packaging                                                XSYS has announced an
           papers have been certified as                                     upcoming increase in prices
           industrially compostable,                                         across its nyloflex product
           according to the EN13432                                          range, which reflects the rise
           standard.   These include bar-                                    of input costs the industry
           rier papers – UPM Prego,                                          experienced throughout
           UPM Asendo; coated one                                            2022. Effective February 1,
           side papers – UPM FlexPack,                                       2023, the company will   Plates will cost 6 to 9 % more
           UPM UniquePack, UPM                                               implement a price increase
           UniquePack Strong;                                                ranging from 6 to 9 percent   ket,’ commented Friedrich
           Specialty kraft papers – UPM                                      on nyloflex flexographic   von Rechteren, global com-
           Solide Lucent.                                                    printing plates.      mercial VP at XSYS.
            The new compostability   Seven UPM packaging papers have been certified   According to Xsys, the   ‘At the same time, our
           certification gives fiber-based   six months, and disintegrates  have another certified and   industry is facing a perfect   operations and procurement
           packaging an edge compared   in less than 12 weeks in the   sustainable way to dispose of   storm with record inflation
           to fossil-based  packaging.   temperature of 58 degree   the material.’   and continuous supply chain   teams have turned around
           While it is estimated that fos-  Celsius ± 2 degree Celsius.    Susanna Hyrkäs, sustaina-  constraints.  every stone to offset the input
           sil-based materials typically   ‘Compostability is some-  bility manager at UPM   ‘During these exceptional   cost increases without jeop-
           take hundreds of years to   thing that consumers, brand   Specialty Papers, said: ‘From   ardizing our quality and ser-
           decompose,  fiber-based   owners and converters highly   responsibly managed forests   times, it has been our priority   vice levels. Due to the success
           materials may turn into soil   appreciate,’ Dirk Ryckaert,   – the basis for our business –   to stick to our commitments:   of these initiatives, the
           within weeks.  EN13432   sales director at UPM   we produce high-performing   Deliver the highest quality   announced  price  increase
           standard requires that an   Specialty Papers, pointed   fiber-based packaging solu-  products to our customers in   reflects just a fraction of the
           industrially compostable   out. In some cases where   tions. Our papers are fully   time and in full. We are   input cost increases we are
           material turns into fertile   recycling of a packaging is   recyclable in existing fiber   proud to be one of the most   facing,’ added von
           soil, biodegrades in less than   not possible, it is valued to   recycling streams.’  reliable suppliers in the mar-  Rechteren.
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