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      Hotpack to build packaging                                                               World Book
                                                                                               Capital 2023

      production plant in KSA                                                                    UNESCO’s Director-

                                                                                               General Audrey Azoulay has
                                                                                               named Accra, the capital city
        Hotpack Global, the UAE-                                         the project will address the   of Ghana, as the UNESCO
      based global leader in food                                        expected surge in demand for   World Book Capital for 2023,
      packaging products, has                                            sustainable packaging in the   following the evaluation of
      announced its plan to build                                        Kingdom. It will also aug-  the World Book Capital advi-
      one of the world’s largest sus-                                    ment the country’s food secu-  sory committee. Succeeding
      tainable packaging plants at                                       rity plans and support a   Mexico’s Guadalajara, the
      an estimated investment of                                         robust food system. Hotpack   2022 World Book Capital,
      SAR 1 billion in the Kingdom                                       will develop the state-of-the-  Accra was selected for its
      of Saudi Arabia. The com-                                          art manufacturing plant,   strong focus on young people
      pany has signed a                                                  spreading over a land of land   and their potential to con-
      Memorandum        of                                               2.4 million sq.ft, with   tribute to the culture and
      Understanding (MoU) for                                            advanced machinery and by   wealth of Ghana, using the
      this investment with the   Hotpack signs an MoU with KSA Government for this investment  deploying industry 4.0 tech-  power of books as an effective
                                                                                               way of skilling up the next
      Kingdom’s Ministry of  Industry and Minerals; HE   Suhas KA, Operations   nologies that integrate   generation.
      Investment and the Ministry  Fahad Alnaeem, Deputy   Director - KSA, and   Internet of Things (IoT),   UNESCO’s theme for
      of Industry and Minerals,  Minister  of Investment;   Muhammed Sherief,   Artificial Intelligence (AI),   2023 will focus on
      respectively.         Abdul Jebbar PB, CEO and   General Manager – KSA.    machine learning, cloud   Indigenous Languages, as
        The agreement has been   Group Managing Director of   The investment is in line   computing and analytics into   part of UN’s priority to
      signed at a grand ceremony   Hotpack Global, and senior   with Hotpack’s vision to   its production and operation   uphold and promote linguis-
      held at the Ministry of   officials from both the minis-  become the world’s top pro-  system.   tic diversity and multilingual-
                            tries. The delegation from
      Investment headquarters in   Hotpack Global included   ducer of packaging products   The project will enable   ism. 23 April was a date of
      Riyadh in the presence of HE   Suhail Abdullah, Group Vice   for the food, agriculture and  Hotpack to achieve scalable   natural choice for UNESCO’s
      Khalid Al Falih, Minister of   President; Dr. Mike   retail industries. The project   capacity while focusing on   1995 Paris General
      Investment; HE Osamah  Cheetham, Global Business   is envisaged in multiple   sustainability and innova-  Conference to observe the
      Alzamil, Deputy Minister of  Development Director,   phases and upon completion,   tion.  day.
      Canon’s latest EOS R System                                        WS print introduces

      firmware update                                                    Silko ® PF

                                                                          WS print GmbH & CO.
        Canon Middle East has                                            KG, the European market
      announced firmware                                                 leader for silicone emulsions,
      updates for the EOS R3 and                                         has announced the launch of
      EOS R5 in response to feed-                                        Silko ® PF, a new and envi-
      back and requests from                                             ronmentally friendly silicone
      users. For the EOS R3, firm-                                       range. The new Silko ® PF
      ware v1.40 means capturing                                         range is equipped with a
      fast-moving subjects is eas-                                       unique plastic-free scuff pro-  Innovative Silicone Range
      ier than ever before with                                          tection, making it the first of
      Panning Assist, while firm-                                        its kind in the market.   new products. Silko ® PF is
      ware v1.81 for the EOS R5   Canon’s latest EOS R System update unlocks breathtaking resolution  Acquired by Contiweb in   the result of this commit-
      offers enhanced resolution.   function that is unique to   It’s not just lightning-fast   2022, this development fur-  ment to environmental pro-
      Canon also announces new   Canon, image stabilisation  motorsport shots that this   ther expands the company’s   tection, achieved through the
      features coming to its   and subject blur correction  upgrade supports. EOS R3   integrated solutions offering.
      Mobile File Transfer app,   can be applied during expo-  users can now pre-register   WS print is a specialist and   intelligent selection of vari-
      making it even more user-  sure. This improves the  up to 10 people so that their   market leader in Silko ® sili-  ous additives. The result is an
      friendly and adaptable to   number of successful pan-  faces can be detected and   cone emulsions for web off-  anti-abrasive emulsion free
      workflows.             ning shots a photographer  tracked based on a priority   set printing and alco down ®   of microplastics, which is
        With the v1.40 firmware,   can capture, while using  set in the camerai . This is   dampening solutions. As a   impressively innovative.
      the EOS R3 continues to   shutter speeds up to two  especially useful when   responsible company, it has
      raise the bar when it comes   stops slower than previously  shooting groups of people at   always taken ecological and   Silko ® PF is also free of
      to action photography. With   possible, with the ability to  special events such as wed-  sustainable aspects into   labelling, making it easy to
      the new Panning Assist   retain sharp details.   dings.            account when developing   store without any problems.                                                                      May 2023 PrintWeek MENA 09
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