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  • CONTI-AIR® Crystal HC
    Results in Practical Test ContiTech has developed a new premium product for high quality sheet offset printing CONTI AIR Crystal HC is the name of the climate friendly printing blanket which has just been launched on the market Pomp the Bottrop based printing company tested the blanket first of all and is extremely happy with it General manager Michael Amft reports on his experiences in our interview Mr Amft how did the new printing blanket CONTI AIR Crystal HC perform in the practical test It passed the test with flying colors We tested the blanket on a Heidelberg XL and immediately transferred it from testing to ongoing production What properties impressed you The printing blanket produces beautiful solid color prints It offers outstanding dot sharpness and reproduces ultra fine lines accurately with very low dot gain Fine contrasts particularly with of tones are transferred perfectly and the gray balancing is also very even The blanket also features good release How does the new blanket differ from the other products you use We have been working with the CONTI AIR Ebony HC for over ten years and are extremely happy with it as well The CONTI AIR Crystal HC is slightly softer and more sensitive in terms of handling but we found it easy to get used to and have achieved excellents with both blankets How happy are you with the working relationship with ContiTech As an environmentally conscious printing company we have been printing material on a climate friendly basis for many years now So it is only natural that our printing blankets are also to be produced on a climate friendly basis For this reason we have been purchasing our printing blankets exclusively from ContiTech for over ten years We appreciate the continuous reliable and thoroughly flexible working relationship

    Original URL path: http://www.contiair.com/pages/news/140414_crystal_hc_en.html (2016-02-11)
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  • Self-adhesive Printing Blankets for the Packaging Industry
    Navigation CONTI AIR Stickies Self adhesive Printing Blankets for the Packaging Industry Tube printing is now provided by stickies from CONTI AIR CONTI AIR is presenting self adhesive printing blankets for the packaging industry for the first time at METPACK in Essen CONTI AIR Black Sticky is the name of the new product from ContiTech It has been specially developed for printing using the DryOffset procedure It is used in high quality tin and plastic printing and prints tubes as well as beverage cans and bottle labels Self adhesive printing blankets are a small but well established market in the packaging industry a market that we want to tap into for the first time now With CONTI AIR Black Sticky we are adding a further interesting high tech product to our comprehensive printing blanket range declares Matthias Ostkamp who is in charge of marketing the new product in his role as Area Manager at CONTI AIR The quality of a printing blanket determines the quality of the printing For this reason the self adhesive printing blankets are manufactured using ContiTech s tried and tested technology They feature the innovative CONTI AIR compressible layer and are fitted with a shear resistant

    Original URL path: http://www.contiair.com/pages/news/140414_stickies_en.html (2016-02-11)
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  • Self-adhesive Printing Blankets for Metal Packaging - Press Releases - ContiTech AG
    for metal packaging for the first time Additional powerful printing blankets for metal packaging will also be on display Trade fair visitors from all over the world will find CONTI AIR in hall 1 0 booth number F53 The centerpiece of the presentation the self adhesive printing blanket CONTI AIR Black Sticky The new product from ContiTech has been specially developed for printing using the DryOffset procedure It is used in high quality sheet iron and plastic tube printing and prints cosmetic tubes as well as beverage cans and bottle labels New to the range The self adhesive printing blanket CONTI AIR Black Sticky for metal packaging has been specially developed for printing using the DryOffset procedure Photo ContiTech Image Download JPG 300dpi app 13x18cm 244KB Self adhesive printing blankets are a small but well established market in the packaging industry a market that we want to tap into for the first time now With CONTI AIR Black Sticky we are adding a further interesting high tech product to our comprehensive printing blanket range declares Matthias Ostkamp who is in charge of marketing the new product in his role as Area Manager at CONTI AIR Optimum abrasion resistance and electrostatic properties The quality of a printing blanket determines the quality of the printing For this reason the self adhesive printing blankets are manufactured using ContiTech s tried and tested technology They feature the innovative CONTI AIR compressible layer and are fitted with a shear resistant adhesive which can be removed without leaving any residue The self adhesive blankets ensure precise ink transfer and perfect printing Filled with carbon black the cover plate compound also optimizes the abrasion resistance and electrostatic properties The printing blankets are coated with a special adhesive on the company s own machines and finished off in

    Original URL path: http://www.contiair.com/pages/presse/2014/140414_metpack/presse_en.html (2016-02-11)
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  • ContiTech Plants 400 Trees in Northeim's Mittelwald Forest - Press Releases - ContiTech AG
    Northeim Mittelwald environmental project with proceeds from a Europe wide recycling campaign Pitching in to help protect nature ContiTech planted 400 trees in Northeim s Mittelwald forest assisted by students teachers and city representatives Photo ContiTech Image Download JPG RGB 300dpi app 17x13cm 734kB Nature preservation is part of the corporate philosophy Armed with spades and watering cans the helpers wasted no time in getting to work 400 saplings of the native tree types wild pear wild apple wild cherry wild service and service tree were provided for afforestation Luckily the city forestry office had already prepared the area in the fall and dug holes in the loamy forest soil in advance otherwise we would certainly have needed days for the planting says Heiko Eymer thanking the City of Northeim for its support Saving energy and resources manufacturing without solvents avoiding climate damaging emissions protecting the environment and nature have always been part of the corporate philosophy at ContiTech We are working intensively on solutions in all production material and processing areas to make sure that manufacturing printed products has less impact on the climate and environment As the leading manufacturer of printing blankets we want to lead the way in this area The decision to link the recycling of metal back blankets with support for the Northeim Mittelwald forest fits in well with our environmental commitment says Markus Gnass head of Metal Back Blankets at ContiTech Elastomer Coatings It was Gnass who had the idea for the campaign Metal based printing blankets are used for newspaper printing all over the world Since the blankets are still of value even after use in printing machines ContiTech collaborated with experts to develop a concept for the competent recycling of used metal back blankets On request the company provides its customers throughout

    Original URL path: http://www.contiair.com/pages/presse/2014/140311_mittelwald/presse_en.html (2016-02-11)
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  • ContiTech Growing with Printing Blankets – Above All in China - Press Releases - CONTI-AIR®
    NAFTA region Eco friendly printing blankets made in Germany are finding more and more fans in China ContiTech Elastomer Coatings has increased sales in China by more than ten percent in the last 12 months We are enjoying growth despite the slight slowdown in economic growth in China and the stagnation of the offset market worldwide says Dr Thomas Perkovic head of the printing blanket segment at ContiTech With sales topping the market average there by more than ten percent ContiTech also picked up ground in the NAFTA region Focusing on growth above all in China Dr Thomas Perkovic segment manager for printing blankets at ContiTech Photo ContiTech Image Download JPG RGB 300dpi app 11x15cm 470kB Performing above average in China products for sheet offset packaging print and metal decoration are a factor driving growth Another is a heightened awareness of quality and the environment Chinese printing shops are increasingly focusing on high quality premium products that create an even more compelling print image and are more economical because they last longer said Perkovic The heightened environmental awareness is boosting demand for climate friendly printing blankets such as those produced by ContiTech in particular The company not only refrains from using solvents in production It has also optimized its procedures to ensure that CO 2 emissions are much lower than with standard products Thanks to a dynamic sales policy on the ground and cooperation with a large dealer in Hong Kong ContiTech has managed to secure a market share of almost 15 percent in China in recent years We will continue to expand and strengthen our local presence says Perkovic In Shanghai ContiTech already has its own service center for the graphics industry Here CONTI AIR brand printing blankets are cut to size and prepared for use in printing machines

    Original URL path: http://www.contiair.com/pages/presse/2013/131024_china/presse_en.html (2016-02-11)
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  • Printing Blankets for Excellent Results - Press Releases - ContiTech AG
    contribute to sustainable and stable print production This achieves the optimal balance between feeding characteristics and energy consumption This is a bonus not least for extremely long service lives with extended washing intervals says Dr Thomas Perković head of the Printing Blanket segment at ContiTech The entire development and production process at ContiTech is designed to help the printing industry save costs This is why reducing spoilage is always a priority for us At the IFRA Expo ContiTech is presenting CONTI AIR STEEL metal back blankets which are customized for the precise requirements of each printing application Thanks to the further development of metal back blanket carcasses a neutral transport behavior can be achieved with improved printing These high quality metal back blankets produce less paper dust meaning fewer wash cycles are needed which in turn increases the service life of the blankets The ContiTech metal back blankets also impress with their excellent smash recovery low dot gain and constant quality over the whole service life Especially for rotary printing each customer receives an individual product from us that has been tailored to its specific application and to the machine in question says Markus Gnass head of the Metal Back Blankets business at ContiTech The application specialists at ContiTech are trained to use the relevant equipment and have many years of experience They support customers from the commissioning of the printing machine through day to day production This is the only way for us to hold a really professional dialog with the printing press operators and to constantly develop the blankets from a user s perspective Our production is certified to ISO 9001 and 14001 standards And as we are the only printing blanket manufacturer with production based exclusively in Germany the slogan MADE IN GERMANY also stands for high

    Original URL path: http://www.contiair.com/pages/presse/2013/130906_rollenpruefstand/presse_en.html (2016-02-11)
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  • ContiTech Sheds Light on the Future of Newspaper Printing - Press Releases - CONTI-AIR®
    another way for printing companies to reposition themselves in the market Unusual advertising methods such as adhesive advertising posters or booklets with discount coupons are ideas that could respark interest among advertising customers and consumers alike In his conclusion Manfred Werfel argued that there is one thing that makes newspapers virtually unbeatable You can take them with you wherever you go and read them anytime and anywhere in the world Manfred Werfel title Manfred Werfel Manfred Werfel from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers WAN IFRA gave illustrative examples of successful and innovative products in the newspaper printing industry Photo ContiTech Image Download JPG RGB 300dpi app 19x13cm 508kB Economic efficiency and quality go hand in hand Economic efficiency in modern newspaper printing from the preliminary stage through to printing was the topic handled by Oswald Grütter Owner of the Swiss consultancy firm quality more He explained that the name of the game is perfect quality assurance and process excellence The good quality appearance of a newspaper does not start with printing In fact it starts a lot earlier with good photography and suitable editing for the subject A modern layout must be aligned to the process the printing ink and the format Separation must be tailored to the process used In order to meet the requirements of their customers printing companies need to master all of their processes perfectly at each stage of production and produce high quality and cost efficient publications This includes standardizing work processes just as much as standardizing all output systems Economic efficiency and quality without doubt go hand in hand summarized Oswald Grütter And it is his argument that both must be achieved through hard work However it is not the technology itself that determines the quality but rather the employees who operate the technology And economic efficiency is achieved through excellent communication He left the forum with the parting words that this is a task for management Green production saves energy and resources The topic of energy savings potential in the newspaper printing industry was addressed by Manfred Janssens production manager at EPC one of the most cutting edge printing companies in Europe with its headquarters in Lokeren Belgium The company uses green newspaper production techniques With its waterless printing process and new technology internal optimization measures and the further industrialization of its processes the company has achieved huge savings on its water and energy costs For example cooling of the printing machines using compressors pumps and towers will be replaced by free cooling in a cooling tower outside temperatures permitting The air conditioning systems in the rotation hall were significantly down regulated after switching to direct cooling and water from a lake is being used instead of fresh water Further savings on maintenance costs as well as on the consumption of water energy and cleaning substances were achieved through waterless printing Waterless printing represents a new standard of printing and offers outstanding benefits and perfect printing quality summarized Manfred Janssens

    Original URL path: http://www.contiair.com/pages/presse/2013/130704_symposium/presse_en.html (2016-02-11)
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  • ContiTech Plants Trees in Northeim Mittelwald Forest - Press Releases - CONTI-AIR®
    ContiTech Elastomer Coatings is supporting the Northeim Mittelwald environmental project with proceeds from a Europe wide recycling campaign Photo ContiTech Image Download JPG RGB 300dpi app 18x13cm 2 7MB ContiTech Elastomer Coatings will present the campaign to the public at its printing blanket symposium at Hotel Freigeist in Northeim on June 14 2013 In fall the municipal forestry department will prepare the ground in the Northeim Mittelwald area for afforestation In the spring of 2014 ContiTech will plant native tree types that have become rare such as wild service and wild pear as part of a large planting initiative with students from Corvinianum Northeim high school Saving energy and resources manufacturing without solvents avoiding climate damaging emissions protecting the environment and nature have always been part of the corporate philosophy at ContiTech We are working intensively on solutions in all production material and processing areas to make sure that manufacturing printed products has less impact on the climate and environment As the leading manufacturer of printing blankets we want to lead the way in this area The decision to link the recycling of metal back blankets with support for the Northeim Mittelwald forest fits in well with our environmental commitment says Markus Gnass head of Metal Back Blankets at ContiTech Elastomer Coatings It was Gnass who had the idea for the campaign Metal based printing blankets are used for newspaper printing all over the world Since the blankets remain valuable even after their use in printing machines ContiTech collaborated with experts to develop a concept for the competent recycling of used metal printing blankets On request the company provides customers throughout Europe with robust transport boxes as collection containers for the metal based blankets This means they are fed back into the recycled substance cycle in a way that is

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