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3A Composites announced the successful acquisition of Athlone Extrusions Ltd. by its parent company Schweiter Technologies. Athlone Extrusions is based in Athlone, Ireland and is one of the leading manufacturers of coloured opaque multilayer plastic sheeting in Europe. The plastic sheets are primarily used by thermoformers who manufacture parts for the automotive industry (low series recreational, agriculture, and construction vehicles), sanitary ware industry (shower trays, bath panels), office equipment, point of sale and furniture industries.

"We’re very impressed with Your Print Partner’s commitment to UK manufacturing and its continued investment in Mimaki hardware.”
- Brett Platt, Textile Product Manager, Hybrid Services Ltd

Drytac Europe, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has expanded its SpotOn® range of printable, adhesive films with the introduction of SpotOn White M50. The product has been specifically developed to provide greater opacity than the standard version and is available throughout EMEA with immediate effect.

IMI Europe has released more detail on its Digital Printing Conference 2017, due to take place in Barcelona 20 - 21 September. The programme, the theme of which is ‘Vision 2020’, has been planned with input from the conference’s strategic advisory board, comprising: Martin Schoeppler, president and CEO, Fujifilm Dimatix; John Law, MD advanced materials, Sun Chemical; Marco Boer, VP, IT Strategies; Paul Morgavi, chief technology officer inkjet and novel printing, Xerox; and Mike Willis, chairman, IMI Europe and MD Pivotal Resources.

BASF is to establish a new group company - BASF 3D Printing Solutions - on 1 September. This wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF New Business will be headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, at the site of InnovationLab. It will work closely with researchers and application engineers from BASF and external partners, such as universities and potential customers, in order to develop solutions for a wide array of requirements.

HP has appointed Aylesbury-based RP Support (RPS) as a channel partner in the UK for its 3D printing technology. RPS will sell and service the HP Jet Fusion range of 3D printers and accessories to all industry sectors across the country. It will exhibit the machine at the TCT Show at the NEC, 26 - 28 September.

Antalis has added seven new finishes to its Coala WallDesign non-woven (NW) range. The move brings the range of 350g NW wallcoverings to a total of 10 - Smooth Matt, Sand, Fine Sand, Fibre, Canvas, Fine Canvas, Stucco, Leather, Brush and Plaster. They are compatible with most large format inkjet printers

The earlybird 25% discount on tickets to GlassPrint 2017 in Dusseldorf this autumn runs out on Monday, 31 July. The event takes place 29-130 November. The full programme can be found at: http://glassprint.org/programme. The cut price fee is 450 Euro (the conference programme, tabletop exhibition, lunches and networking dinner).

Neschen has expanded its range of printable PVC films with UV dot print ’n’ walk transparent, a R9 certificated film for POS floor graphics.

Wide-format print consumables supplier Innotech has appointed Tom Bennett as a regional sales manager as part of its expansion programme.

ArtSystems and its parent company Westcoast will hold an ‘Introduction to Industry 4.0’ event for its resellers and channel members on 13 September.

Sign and Digital UK has launched its 2018 show website at: https://www.signuk.com. It incorporates new imagery from agency EG Creative in line with the show theme ‘creativity brought to life’.

PressOn has completed a major package of work for the Crossrail project. The job required printing and installing 450m of hoarding graphics at construction sites throughout London, including at Bond Street, Paddington, Liverpool Street, Oxford Street, Moorgate, Farringdon, Custom House and Whitechapel stations.