HOFHEIM, GERMANY—04/22/08—Polar, a manufacturer of high-speed cutters worldwide, will be represented at the drupa 2008 with an innovative and complete line of machines in Hall 1, Stand A 02, a total of 48 machines with 7 gripper systems, of which 11 are high-speed cutters as well as 2 automated cutters. This equipment will be shown on approximately 1,000 square metres. The machines and systems are divided into four areas: • Ideas for cutting/trimming • Ideas for automation • Ideas for label production • Ideas for networking for various applications. POLAR therefore addresses customers with different technical requirements and supports them with new ideas. When

Americans Tour German Facilities Ludwigsburg, GERMANY—Customers from the U.S. recently visited the Postpress Inforum and various manufacturing sites of Heidelberg Postpress, as well as the Polar Mohr manufacturing location. The trip started at the Polar facility in Hofheim, where a demonstration of the PACE (Polar Automated Cutting Efficiency) system and Polar’s newly finished Logistics and Parts Center were the focal points. The group then proceeded to Ludwigsburg, the main manufacturing site for folders and mailer equipment. Stahlfolder demonstrated various extended folder applications, such as mailing and in-line punching/diecutting. A whole section of the Inforum was dedicated to automation in the bindery. A changeover demonstration on a

Jehovah’s Witnesses Gain Efficiencies Wallkill, NY—The Watchtower Printing Center recently put a new 350,000-square-foot production facility into operation. Central to this new manufacturing system is a Muller Martini Corona/Diamant production line. Among the machinery recently put into operation is a fully automatic hardcover book line from Muller Martini. At the heart of the new system, on which 10 million hardcover books will be produced annually, are a Corona perfect binding line, a fully automatic buffer system and two Diamant book lines downstream. These technologies are complemented by two addressing and packaging/cartoning systems, followed by two Cohiba palletizers. Polar Celebrates Centennial Year HOFHEIM, GERMANY—Founded

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