Solvent safety - a video guide
We have been alerted to this excellent video concerning solvent safety in the workplace. It contains critical information and well worth a watch. Read more...
Cyber-attack against Marabu
During the night from 28 November to 29 November 2019, Marabu was the victim of a targeted cyber-attack. The company’s defined security routines subsequently caused all systems, including those of subsidiaries, to be shut down worldwide. As a result, the organisation was essentially cut off from the outside world for six days, as not only email and the Internet but also telephones and faxes were unable to operate without network connectivity.
"Although our well-prepared emergency plans and security systems worked effectively, there was no preventing some of the data on our servers from being encrypted and therefore initially unusable for us,” explains Stefan Wurtemberger, Marabu CIO.
The German Federal Criminal Investigation Agency (Bundeskriminalamt, BKA) was notified immediately, and is providing advice and assistance throughout. Investigations are continuing.
"For us, it was a matter of principle that we would not cede to potential demands for ransom payments; instead we did everything we could to recover the systems ourselves. This meant we knowingly accepted that we would have to work manually in many areas where it is normal to have IT process support,” emphasised York Boeder, Marabu CEO.
Production and development employees were largely able to continue with their work. They were able to make do with paper lists and copies. "The willingness of the entire workforce to improvise and to roll up their sleeves was overwhelming”, stated Rolf Simon, Managing Partner at Marabu.
Marabu and its IT service providers will need some time to recover all data. In particular, reestablishing connectivity to subsidiaries is ongoing. "The past few days have been immensely stressful for both internal and external staff. But we are now confident that the hard work everyone put in day and night has been worthwhile, and that we will manage this challenge with our own resources,” highlighted Wurtemberger. "And we have learned some valuable lessons. Even if there is no such thing as 100% security, we are convinced that an attack of this kind would not be possible a second time.”
Plastics - free to choose what you need
“People should be free to choose the packaging they do and do not need.” British Plastics Federation (BPF) Read more...
Marabu Inks - we're everywhere!
Everybody in the world has the chance to encounter, daily, at least five products which were decorated with Marabu inks and paints.
Want to know what they are? Read more...
Protect your skin video
A new short film made by NAPO - a European consortium which produces health and safety videos - has been released, focussing on the dangers of exposing the skin to harmful substances. Read more...
MaraTech MGO - The King of Ink
There is little wonder one of the latest additions to the Marabu portfolio has been described as 'The King of Ink' - MaraTech MGO's' excellent adhesion on glass and metal has already convinced customers in many different segments to make the switch. Read more...
Printing of Conductive Elements
A rapidly-developing area of screen printing, in which our experience and expertise is being requested more and more, is the printing of conductive elements. Here are a few things that need to be carefully considered to achieve a successful outcome... Read more...
PinS offers wealth of experience
Marabu has joined forces with two other UK companies, involved in different aspects of screen printing, to make their knowledge and experience available to companies using the process in their production. Read more...
Are you looking for a 'Supplier' or 'Partner'?
In the highly complex world of industrial screen printing it is the companies who take a more strategic look at their supplier relationships, and adopt a partnership approach, who are the ones who gain. Read more...
New video for partners Kissel + Wolf
Our partners Kissel + Wolf have just releaed a new company video. Read more...
Chemicals in workplace - new tips
A new guide has been published, aimed at users of chemicals in the workplace. Read more...
Safety Data Sheets and Exposure Scenarios
ECHA has produced an interactive guide on Safety Data Sheets and exposure scenarios. Read more...
ASTL demonstrate screen supremacy
1 December 2017
Our partners, ASTL have been setting the standard for high quality printing screens over many years. Read more...
Marabu UK at InPrint
3 November 2017
Marabu UK will be represented at InPrint in Munich (November 14-16) with Technical and Sales Manager Lee Wood in attendance throughout the event Read more...
New brochure from EMS
4 September 2017
Our partner EMS (Engineered Material Systems) has just published a new brochure, offering details of their extensive range of adheisives, inks and encapsulants. Read more...
Greater sustainability worldwide
15 August 2017
As the number one manufacturer of printing inks for specialist printing processes, and of paints and inks for arts and crafts, Marabu takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously. Read more...
Congratulations to FIMOR
2 June 2017
Congratulations! Our partner and leading screen printing squeegee manufacturer FIMOR celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Read more...
Daring to be different at FESPA
8 May 2017
'Dare to Print Different' is the theme for this year's FESPA in Hamburg Read more...
Lee joins the team
9 March 2017
Another 33 years' print experience has been added to our team at Milton Keynes Read more...
Distribution deal with Colenso
1 February 2017
A well-known and respected name in UK screen printing has become the latest distributor of Marabu product. Read more...
Haptic effects on glass
30 January 2017
With UltraGlass UVGL-RH/-RL a high build text or motif, normally achieved from the glass mould, can be printed. Due to the infinitely variable mixing ratios a whole range of different effects can be printed. Read more...
KIWO - industrial screen print
24 January 2017
Optical or functional printing - industrial screen-printing offers an amazing diversity of versions for both of them, according to our partner KIWO. Read more...
Printing Operator Control Panels
At a recent event staged by Natgraph for their distributors from all over the world, we were very pleased to be asked to deliver one of the key presentations of the three-day event. Read more...
CCD camera sheet alignment
Excellent screen printing action courtesy of Sakurai and their MS80SD and CCD
camera sheet alignment system. Read more...
Who is a Downstream User?
Companies or individual workers who use chemicals are called downstream users in REACH and CLP. Read more...
Poison Centres - new online tool
Under a draft CLP Implementing Regulation, importers and downstream users placing hazardous mixtures on the market will be responsible for submitting information. Read more...
Improving communications on chemicals
ECHA have provided an interactive PDF page on their website relevant for both registrants and downstream users of chemicals. Read more...
Advancing inks and coatings
Marabu is committed to advancing inks and coatings. Read more...
Screen printing always on the move
Reports of the death of screen printing are well wide of the mark. Read more...
Making of a limited edition screen print
This stunning limited edition screen print was created specially for delegates at FESPA UK Association's Screen Printing Now conference. Read more...
Screen printing knowledge must be shared
Marabu UK's Karsten Soerensen believes the sector's main players have a duty to pass on their screen printing knowledge. Read more...