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Prevent Print Mistakes Early

Riteapprove SE Ver.4.0 online automatic tool for Trueflow SE leverages the power of the Internet so printers can enjoy virtually 24/7 operation.

Flat Scanning System Reads Film Thickness

Macro Engineering's new D10 PROflat System blown film gauge control system can measure individual layer thicknesses

Heat Transfer Rolls Are Precision Engineered

PFE Rolls engineers each Thermal-Flo heat transfer roll with precision to provide the temperature control needed for converting, including flexible packaging applications.

Caraustar Introduces Printing Process for Tubes

Caraustar Industries Inc. has introduced Verti-Print, a printing capability for paperboard tubes and cores

Board Papers Designed for Digital Printing

GPA has introduced a collection of Ultra Digital C1S and C2S Board Papers for digital printers.

Compact Linear Strobe Delivers Exceptional Brightness

Electromatic Equipment Co. has introduced Checkline LS-5-12000 Linear Strobe said to mount easily on any machinery that utilizes a strobe for visual inspection.

A Ring Pull Cap for Beer Is Introduced

Finn-Korkki has begun manufacturing a new wide-mouth closure that is suitable for bottled beer.

Distribute Oil From One Location

Precision AirConvey Corp. offers a Central Oil Mist System that allows the efficient distribution of oil at each infeed

Slitter Modified To Handle New Cigarette Paper

Goebel has adapted its Rapid-d1 slitter to handle the modified texture of the new cigarette paper.

ISO Poly Films & Sigma Plastics Announce Strategic Partnership

ISO Poly Films Inc. and Sigma Plastics Group have entered a strategic partnership.

Sustainable Packaging Demo Scheduled for Earth Day

Rohm and Haas and Nordmeccanica will host daylong converting demonstrations for North American packaging converters on Wednesday, April 22, in conjunction with Earth Day 2009 celebrations.

Achieving Bubble-Free Labels

Labels that retain their readability, adhesion, and color quality for the life of the outdoor product also reinforce image durability and avoid sending a negative message.

TPMS, Creative Carton Partner Online

The Paper Mill Store (TPMS) has partnered with Creative Carton, Minneapolis, MN, to offer custom, 100% recycled shipping boxes through its online store, thepapermillstore.com.

Graphic Technologies Installs Stamping & Folder/Gluer Machinery

Graphic Technologies, a JohnsByrne company and leading graphic arts finisher(www.jbcgraphics.com), recently added a Bobst VisionFoil 104 hot-foil stamping press¯to replace three older foiling presses¬¯and a Bobst VisionFold 110-A2 CS high speed folder-gluer to its Chicago-metro area finishing facility.

Tools Analyze Pressroom Performance

Fujifilm Graphic Systems USA offers printers Taskero Universe, a suite of performance analysis tools designed to increase profitability and reduce waste.

Surface Winder Is Reversible

Macro Engineering & Technology’s latest addition to its family of surface winders includes the AUTOMAX-SBG Reversible Surface Winder.

Prevent Vibrations Stripes on CI Flexo Presses

Flint Group Flexographic Products introduces rotec Atlas Adapters with high-quality carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) structure combined with a polyurethane (PU) coating (with a hardness of 75 Shore D).

Cool Converted Product

Sigpack Systems, a Bosch Packaging Technology company, has developed an integrated packaging system for tea in Stickpacks

Elsner Reaches 75th Anniversary

Elsner Engineering Works is pleased to announce that 2009 marks the company’s 75th anniversary as a third-generation, family-owned and operated business

Roosevelt Paper Adds Second Kmec Sheeter

Kmec USA has installed a second twin synchronous knife folio sheeter at Roosevelt Paper Co.

Materials Waste Calculator Available Online

Rotary Technologies has launched a materials waste calculator on its website

Colbert Packaging Celebrates 50 Years

Colbert Packaging Corp. is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. In 1959, Charles “Bud” Colbert purchased Kroeck Paper Box

Smurfit-Stone Delisted as it Reorganizes

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. has received a “Staff Determination” notification from Nasdaq that its equity securities will be delisted from The Nasdaq Stock Market

High-Speed Registration Mark Sensors Available

Tri-Tronics Co. Inc. has introduced a line of ultra-fast, dual-function sensors said to offer the highest speed of response in the world

Unwind, Rewind Modules Improve Web Control

Converter Accessory Corp. introduces its SimpLok unwind and rewind modules designed to increase capacity

Auto Gasket Laminator is Offered

AGL announces a 64-in. laminator for the automotive gasket market

Studies to Examine Flexo, Packaging Trends

The Print Industries Market Information & Research Organization (PRIMIR) will benchmark 2007 and provide drivers for change in flexographic printing through 2012 by region

Press & Anilox Manufacturers Partner

MAX, the service and support team of Mark Andy, Inc., announces an expansion in its aftermarket offerings, providing another element of ongoing support for its customers

Colaboration Innovates Packaging, Improves Sustainability

Michigan State Univ. and The Coca-Cola Co. partner to help establish a new Center for Packaging Innovation & Sustainability at the school’s School of Packaging

Hologram+Contactless IC Chip=Award

Toppan Print, Hitachi Ltd., and Hitachi Chemical partner in the production of an innovative RFID Crystagram label, considered the world’s first combination of hologram and contactless integrated-circuit (IC) chip

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