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Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions Europe has formed a strategic partnership with Lampe Textiles, and will become the sole distributor of Squid printable, self-adhesive textile window films to the graphics industry in Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA). The films will be available via Avery Dennison from September 2020.

Ink provider Siegwerk has become a strategic partner of Project ‘Stop’, an initiative that designs, implements and scales circular economy solutions to cut down marine plastic pollution in Southeast Asia.

The ongoing Covid-19 situation has prompted Fespa to cancel its show scheduled to run alongside Sign Africa this September.

Following its appointment as exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for Portugal-based WID Innovations, Graphtec GB has now added the latest WID C Series of dual laser engraving/cutting systems to its offering.

A fifth of small firms expect performance to be ‘much worse’ over the next three months. But, one in ten expect the opposite according to new data from the Federation of Small Businesses, which surveyed 1,486 small businesses for the Q2 2020 Small Business Index at the end of June 2020.

Custom workwear and safety signage company HiVis.co.uk has seen its in-house large-format print operation take-off since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with anticipated turnover jumping from around £300,000 in 2019 to “at least £1.5m” of a total £5.5m in 2020. It is looking for print staff to help it cope with the increased volume of work.

Koenig and Bauer Durst plans to bring the VariJet 106 to market with the first installation of the single-pass digital printing press at a customer site early 2021, prior to a formal unveiling at the rearranged Drupa next April.

Antalis has a new major shareholder and a new chairman. Kokusai Pulp and Paper (KPP) has bought all of the shares formerly held by Sequana and Bpifrance Participations, representing 83.7% of the share capital of Antalis. KPP appointee Madoka Tanabe has become chairman.

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