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December '19

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10 • December 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Trotec Laser Acquires Engravers Network Plymouth, Michigan-based laser maker Trotec Laser announces its acquisition of the assets of Arlington, Texas-based laser distributor Engravers Network. Effective immediately, the acquisition gives the laser manufacturer opportunities to extend its market reach and broaden the services and support for new and existing customers, Trotec says. Engravers Network is a distributor of lasers and mechanical marking and engraving systems and also provides accessories and supplies, training, technical support and used laser and engraving equipment. Since the business was started in 1985, Engravers Network offers a broad range of solutions and support in the laser industry. "We are thrilled about this partnership and the benefits it will provide to customers," says Warren Knipple, president at Trotec Laser. "Engravers Network brings valuable experience and knowledge to the table that will broaden our resources so we can provide our customers with the highest quality products, and the best technical, operational, and applications support." Knipple says that Engravers Network and Trotec are a great match because the two companies share a common vision and approach: to help customers succeed and grow by offering a complete range of products, services, and support. Trotec plans to maintain the laser distributor's physical locations in Arlington and Houston, where members of the Engravers Network staff will continue to support existing and new customers. Vycom Unveils New PVC Recycling Program Scranton, Pennsylvania-based Vycom, makers of graphic and display materials, announces its new PVC recycling program, which it has created to take back printed and unprinted PVC materials for recycling into Vycom products and other AZEK building products. The Chicago-based AZEK Co. is the parent company of Vycom and also several other affiliate companies that manufacture low- maintenance residential and commercial building materials. Vycom has demonstrated its commitment to stewarding sustainable practices previously through its substantial investment in recycling initiatives. But at a recent trade show it announced this new PVC recycling program, which, the company says, "provides an answer to the perpetual question 'what do I do with my used signage and scrap?'" The program is designed for print service providers and end-users to coordinate with an authorized distributor for drop-off or to collect used signage and scrap, which is then returned to Vycom for recycling into the company's PVC and HDPE products, ensuring these materials do not end up in landfills. Océ rebrands as Canon Production Printing Tokyo-based Canon Inc. and Océ Holding B.V. announce that the official corporate name of Océ will become Canon Production Printing, beginning Jan. 1, 2020. After joining the Canon Group in 2010, Océ continued to develop and manufacture its printing products under the Océ brand. By renaming Océ to Canon Production Printing and integrating the Océ products under the Canon brand, the company says, "we will create brand unity across all areas of our printing business, improve synergies across our portfolio and establish a clear end-to-end, go-to-market approach." "Since its establishment in (the Netherlands in) 1877, Océ has introduced a number of unique copying and printing technologies," Canon writes in its announcement. "Through further integration with the Canon Group, Océ will continue to develop its core technologies and grow its market share as Canon Production Printing, in order to accelerate the growth of the Canon Group's commercial printing business worldwide."

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