July Confidence Index Up for Equipment Finance

Today the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released its July 2011 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI), indicating that confidence in the equipment finance market is 56.2

New Material-Neutral Organization Focuses on Packaging & Environment

A new packaging trade organization has been formed called the American Inst. for Packaging & the Environment (AMERIPEN) that is modeled after EUROPEN and INCPEN

Second Half M&A Activity Expected Slower But Still Strong

Mesirow Financial issues a mid-year review and second half forecast for the packaging industry with regard to merger & acquisition activity

GPI Seeks New Packaging Ideas

MARIETTA, GA | Graphic Packaging Intl. (GPI) reports the launch of InnoGate, an open innovation portal for inventors, students, and vendors to share their

Experience Speaks: Myron Geiser

General Manager of Capri Packaging How did you get into the converting business? Schreiber Foods, a customer-brand dairy company, was challenged with

Catching Up with PFFC News

Sometimes I get so caught up in reporting on others' news about machinery, materials, products, and services, that I forget about promoting PFFC's own

Hear General Colin Powell at Pack Expo

ARLINGTON, VA | Attendees at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011, scheduled for September 26-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will have the opportunity to

Michelman Has New Unit

CINCINNATI, OH | Michelman has formally organized its growing chemical sales into the fibers and composites markets under a business unit umbrella. The

Atlas US Subsidiary Opens

BEDFORD, UK | Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. has completed the incorporation of its new USA-based subsidiary, Atlas Converting North America, which relocated

Simco Becomes Simco-Ion

HATFIELD, PA | Simco Industrial celebrates its 75th anniversary with a new corporate identity. Following its recent acquisition of Ion Systems and its

Graph Expo To Offer Education

RESTON, VA | Graph Expo 2011 convenes September 11-14 at Chicago's McCormick Pl. South, bringing not only an array of new technology and equipment but

R&D Center Adds Coating Line

PAWCATUCK, CT | Davis-Standard has installed a seven-layer cast coextrusion film and sheet pilot line at the Pasadena, TX, Research and Technical Center


Gary Edwards becomes CEO of Extrusion Dies Industries, Chippewa Falls, WI. At Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, CA, Sumeer Chandra and Francois Martin will

interpack a Success

DSSELDORF, GERMANY | The triennial interpack, held May 12-18, welcomed 2,700 exhibitors from 60 countries, and Messe Dsseldorf North America reports the

Innovation Award to MacDermid

INDIANAPOLIS, IN | The LUX plate processing technology from MacDermid won the 2011 Technical Innovation Award from the Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA)

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