News Clips - June 2009

  • Piedmont Plastics, Charlotte, NC, entered a strategic partnership with LOFO High Tech Films, Weil am Rhein, Germany, to distribute LOFO's Tacphan, Aryphan, Pokalon, Vipophan, and Transphan brands.

  • Buschman Corp., Cleveland, OH, will provide aftermarket sales and service for Cincinnati-based Michelman's line of blade, rod, and spray coaters, slide angle testers, and James Machine COF tester. Buschman will handle all post-warranty replacement parts and service and will design preventive maintenance programs.

  • Interfilm Holdings, Greenville, SC, has signed an agreement with NanoPack, Wayne, PA, to distribute its NanoSeal barrier coated films in the US and Canada for three years.

  • Hymopack Ltd., Toronto, ON, Canada, has installed a new extrusion line from Kiefel Inc., Hampton, NH, to produce carryout bags.

  • Exopack, Spartanburg, SC, has entered a joint venture with Lebanon-based Indevco Group to manufacture coextruded PE film in the Middle East.

  • Harris & Ford, Indianapolis, IN, and Silco Intl., Portland OR, have joined forces to create Harris & Ford Silco LLC to market specialty chemicals for paper, corrugated, and industrial customers.

  • Mesirow Financial, Chicago, IL, served as advisor to Graphic Packaging Intl., Marietta, GA, in the sale of two coated recycled board mills to PaperWorks Industries Inc., Philadelphia, PA.

  • 3M, St. Paul, MN, has achieved Sustainable Forestry Initiative Chain-of-Custody Certification across all Post-it Note and Post-it Easel products that ship out of 3M's US facilities.

  • The Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators, Ft. Mill, SC, has added PFFC's “Web Lines” columnist, Timothy J. Walker of TJWalker+Assoc., St. Paul, MN, to the AIMCAL Converting School faculty.

  • Color Resolutions Intl., Fairfield, OH, donated $2,500 to help five Cal Poly students — Brenae Costa, Andrea Ho, Amy Laun, Deirdre Miller, and Nisse Noble — make the trip to Orlando, FL, to compete in the second annual Phoenix Challenge.

  • Novacel, Deville-les-Rouen, France, reports it has achieved ISO 14001 environmental certification.

  • NimCor, Nashua, NH, has a new website,, featuring on-line video showing how to salvage material with crushed or damaged cores.

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