News Eclips

Smurfit-Stone Earns Safety Awards

Three Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. box plants earned safety awards as a result of their ranking in the Fibre Box Assn. 2008 Corrugated Container Industry Annual Injuries and Illness Report.

ASC Unveils Adhesive CAD Symbol

The Adhesive and Sealant Council, in collaboration with ASTM, has released a new ASTM International standard, D7447-08, Standard Practice for Symbolizing Adhesive Applications

TAPPI Accepting Abstracts For 2010 PLACE Conference

TAPPI invites all industry professionals to participate in the 2010 PLACE Conference Technical Program, April 18-21, 2010, in Albuquerque, NM.

Slit/Rewind a Variety of Materials Economically

The Dusenbery Genesis 700 center driven duplex slitter/rewinder offers high performance in a compact package that saves factory floor space.

Aerosol Procedure Combines Treating, Coating

Lectro Engineering offers Calvatron corona treating systems from Kalwar Group that include an aerosol misting device that works in conjunction with corona treatment.

Flexo Press Has Linear Drives & Motors

Converting Technology’s Flexo Elite Series flexographic printing press is equipped with patented Linearset Positioning System that utilizes linear motor technology

Mario Cotta Acquires Sigmala, To Offer New Product Line

After Mario Cotta recently acquired UK-based Sigmala Technology, it announced it will now offer a new line of lower-cost, easy to use, all-electronic slitting and winding products.

Golf Balls by the Dozen

Caraustar Industries is cited by DuPont with a Noteworthy Accomplishment Award in the DuPont Packaging Awards for Caraustar’s redesign of Callaway’s Dozen Pak golf ball packaging.

Understand Linerboard & Medium Manufacture & Properties

TAPPI will host an introductory course on linerboard and medium manufacture on August 5–6 at the North American headquarters of Kemira.

Agnati Finalizes Reorganization, Includes New Investor

Agnati S.p.A., established in 1932, has agreed to finalize its corporate reorganization and include the entrance of a new Italian investor, Messrs. Gruppo Brivio Pierino & C.

New Tray Erector Has Dual Functionality

Matik Inc. announces the introduction in North America of Spain-based Boix Maquinaria’s combination tray erector

Programmable Core Cutter Increases Productivity

Appleton Mfg Div.’s P510 Programmable Core Cutter offers automated core feeding and advanced programmable control for enhanced cut-to-length performance and integrated automation options.

Enhance Quality Assurance for Adhesive Lamination

Mica’s CurePrime technology is a water-based primer and adhesion promoter that can be applied to plain and printed films prior to the adhesive lamination process.

Unprecedented Gravure Waste Reduction

Rotomec’s TAPS (Total-Automatic-Pre-Register-Setting) system is claimed unique to the gravure industry for reducing waste at makeready and changeover.

ISO Poly Films Adds Two W&H Blown Film Lines

ISO Poly Films, a Sigma Plastics Group co. has added two new VAREX blown film extrusion lines from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp.

Tidland President Retires

Tidland Corp. announces the retirement of its president, Quino Lorente, after 24 years of contributions to the industry.

Modular Folder/Gluer Is Versatile

Adtech-Bernhardt offers the FKB 610 Series folder/gluer for small box production.

Reclosable Packaging in Pre-Zippered Rollstock

Hudson-Sharp Pour & Lok resealable packaging is available in pre-zippered rollstock for f/f/s applications

Beta Sensor Unaffected by Flutter

Mahlo America’s DFI (Dynamic Flutter Independent) Beta Sensor reportedly will sense, log, and control web process quality in spite of changes in loft, density, or thickness.

PSA Is Eco-Friendly

Toyo Ink Mfg. America launched a line of environmentally friendly pressure-sensitive adhesives under the Oribain brand.

Web Measurement Carrier Holds Five Sensor Types

Indev Precision Measurement Gauging introduces Smart Frame for continuous web measurement at a lower cost.

Charter Films Increases Coextrusion Capacity

Charter Films announces that the new Windmoeller & Hoelscher coextrusion line it installed late December 2008 will increase its capacity to meet demanding delivery requirements.

Flexo Forum Fervor

The hope of learning new strategies and technology that would sustain business despite a turbulent economy inspired approximately 1,200 fervent attendees to descend upon the Flexographic Technical Foundation’s Flexo Forum 2009

Class 10 Certified Clean Pouch Zips Close

Fisher Container Corp. introduces Precision Zip Clean Pouches, believed to be the fiarst and only certified clean (Class 10) zip-lock pouch manufactured internationally.

Recycled Kraft Papers Meet Sustainability Requirements

Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, Inc. (LFPPI) introduces two versions of FibreGreen, a recycled kraft paper made with post-consumer and post-industrial waste to meet industry and consumer sustainability requirements.

Utah Paperbox Names New President

Utah Paperbox (UPB)names Steve Keyser president to become the fourth generation to lead the 95-yr-old company.

Water-Based Barrier Coatings for Corrugated Meat Packaging

Michelman can help meat packaging customers convert from waxed boxes to coated boxes with a variety of repulpable coatings

Predict, Produce Printed Packages Cost Effectively

Kodak’s Flexcel NX Digital Flexographic System is said to reproduce predictably and consistently printed labels, sleeves, pouches, and cartons utilizing different presses even at different suppliers in different countries, while being cost effective.

Concentrated Roller Wash Exceeds EPA Requirements

Printers Shopper announces the introduction of a new concentrated Miracle Blue roller wash–that meets or exceeds EPA regulatory requirements

Narrow Web Transducer Measures Light/Heavy Tension

Dover Flexo Electronics releases the NW Narrow Web line of tension transducers to measure light to heavy running tension for printing presses and converting machinery with 6–20-in. web widths.

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