Albrecht Bolza-Schünemann (57), president and CEO of German press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) since 2003, has resigned with immediate effect from all offices within the group. Bolza-Schünemann announced his decision at the March meeting of the company’s supervisory board, citing the substantial losses incurred by the sheetfed division in Radebeul near Dresden last year (financial results reported below). His brother Claus (53) is now the sole remaining representative of the founding family on the KBA board.

With the approval of the supervisory board, on 6 February 2009 Albrecht Bolza-Schünemann (56), president and CEO of German press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA), will hand his financial remit to Helge Hansen (61), a respected banker and business economist. Hansen, who was appointed managing director of Metronic AG (now KBA-Metronic) in July 2003, successfully restructured the company following its acquisition by KBA in 2004.

Last week IDTechEx covered Plastic Logic's opening ceremony in Dresden, Germany, where they previewed their large, thin and lightweight e-reader, aimed at the business market. Their impressive e-reader has the largest display of all commercially available e-reader products (the device is the size of an 8.5 x 11-inch piece of paper - although this includes the frame so the screen is slightly smaller). Now two more e-reader products have been launched with similar size screens.

DRESDEN, GERMANY—May 6, 2008—Kama GmbH will present the first automatic off-line flatbed diecutter for the A3 format at drupa 2008 in Booth D31/Hall D. Built on the same principle as the company’s trusted automatic Kama ProCut 74 die cutter, the ProCut 53 opens up new possibilities for the fast, precise finishing of A3 sheets. Job printers, book binders and, in particular, digital printers who want to add more value to their businesses should make a point of taking a look at this innovative off-line solution. “The finishing of print products is a mega trend,” says Kama CEO Marcus Tralau. “In the area of

Schreiner Group in Germany has made a great success of ac electroluminescent lighting and displays, screen printed with inorganic compounds. This Euro 100 million company with over 600 employees is now moving strongly into printed functional electronics, creating growth beyond its roots in static printing, traditional embossed seals, instruction booklets and labels. After all, printing electronics gives it the next generation of such things plus many new and exciting markets. The next steps were described by Christian Schreiner President of Schreiner VarioLight at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe conference in Dresden as such things as printed antennas, sensors and heaters. Schreiner is also

DRESDEN, GERMANY—23 April 2008—A world premier: the Dresden-based KAMA GmbH is presenting the first automatic flat-bed die cutter for the A3 format. On display from May 29 until June 11 at its booth (Hall 3/D31) at the industry trade fair “drupa 2008” in Düsseldorf, the brand new KAMA ProCut 53 is a true all-rounder for the 530 x 400 mm format. This die cutter carries out applications such as die cutting, creasing, perforating, kiss-cutting and finishing with cold embossing and Braille. A hot-foil stamping module is currently being developed. “The finishing of print products is becoming a mega trend,” says KAMA CEO Marcus Tralau

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