Sappi is to acquire the speciality paper business of the Cham Paper Group (CPG) for CHF146.5m. The deal includes CPG’s Carmignano and Condino Mills in Italy, its digital imaging business in Cham, Switzerland, as well as all brands and know-how. The acquisition - expected to be finalised during the first calendar quarter of 2018 - will be funded through internal cash resources.
Sabur Digital Ink Systems has expanded its technical service team with the appointment of Andrew Harris. He is formerly of Roland DG, where he worked as a field service engineer for more than 15 years.
In a bid by the volunteer-run Telford Steam Railway to attract more paying visitors it has fashioned its site into a Polar Express winter wonderland, with Telford-based Western Signs and Printing having transformed an engine into The Polar Express and provided trackside graphics.
Preston-based Palmer Publicity Services (PPS) has been instrumental in the look of this years’ Mobo Awards ceremony after event partner Passion4Events approached the PSP to deliver branding and graphics for the VIP reception area.
Hop Industries, manufacturer of Hop-Syn synthetic paper, has a new website that highlights the product’s various applications, such as POP displays, banners, posters etc. The website features the company’s six synthetic paper grades - Hop-Syn G1, G2, XT, TO, DL and BL - along with converting services available.
Zund has added new functionality to its Cut Center production planning and job management software. Version 3.0 includes refined algorithms for capturing only those register marks essential for accurately determining position, skew and distortion. Consequently, the ICC camera targets only critical marks for capture, translating into productivity gains.