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Techkon Offers Premium Color Scanning

The Techkon SpectroDens Premium allows operators to do short scan measurements of color control bars with wireless capability and improved intuition

German Label Converter Expands into Flex-Packs, Cartons with OMET Press

Illert Etiketten invests in a eight-color OMET VaryFlex-F1 press to expand its converted offerings to include flex-pack and cartons

Meech Strengthens International Presence in China

Meech Intl. continues to expand its global presence with the formation in China of a wholly owned subsidiary–Meech Static Eliminators (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

PPI Offers NextLife Certified HDPE PCR Bags & Film

NextLife Packaging Group (NPG) partner Pine Poly Inc. (PPI), Lynnfield, MA, is introducing a new line of sustainable, NextLife Certified, high molecular weight HDPE bags and film that include 50% post consumer recycled plastic from reclaimed water, milk. and juice containers

Pinnacle XL Relocating Headquarters

Pinnacle XL, a consulting firm that specializes in assisting domestic and international companies expand market share in the global marketplace, will relocate its US headquarters to downtown Milwaukee, WI

ACTEGA WIT & ACTEGA Radcure To Combine Operations

ACTEGA Coatings and Sealants, a div. of Altana, has announced that it is combining the operations of two of its divisions, ACTEGA WIT and ACTEGA Radcure. ACTEGA WIT, formerly Water Ink Technologies, is a leading producer of water-based and UV flexo inks and coatings

Study Documents Opportunities in European Medical Packaging

The specialty medical packaging is documented in a new study from AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. (www.awa-bv.com), European Specialty Packaging Market Outlook 2008, an overview of the market and the opportunities it presents for medical packaging companies and their suppliers.

Dow Increases Prices on Polyglycols

Dow Chemical Co. announces that its Polyglycols and Surfactants business has increased the North American off-list prices

RotoMetics Celebrates 50 Years

This year, RotoMetrics celebrates its 50th anniversary in business

FTA Calls for Excellence in Flexography Submissions

Alcan Packaging Wins Right Workplace Award

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and Right Management Consultants announce that Alcan Packaging Food Americas has won the 2007 Right Workplace Award

FFTA's 2008 INFO*FLEX Exhibition is 75% Sold

Foundation of Flexographic Technical Assn.'s (FFTA) 2008 INFO*FLEX Exhibition is already 75 percent sold. More than 135 companies have contracted

Drupa Innovation Parc Presented by HP 2008

Messe D├╝sseldorf has significantly expanded the showcase and concept of the drupa innovation parc (dip) presented by HP for the 2008 show

Reduce Energy Costs with Effective Air Storage

Kaeser Compressors has released the redesigned Kaeser Flow Controller (KFC) to create more effective storage

2007 PIA/GATF Color Management Conference

Bobst InTouch Exceeds $25 Million in Sales

Ink Control System Literature Available in Spanish

Gear Up for Converters Expo 2008

Yupo Launches Web Site

Yupo Corp. of America has launched a new Web site that offers design tips, application insights, technical resources, and printing recommendations.

FTA Seeks Entries for Excellence in Flexography Awards

The Flexographic Technical Assn. invites printers, converters, prepress providers, suppliers, graphic designers, or students to submit their best print samples for judging in the annual Excellence in Flexography awards competition. Deadline is January 11, 2008.

Spear Opens Facility in South Africa

Spear has begun operations at its new facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 5,500-sq.-m. facility will produce pressure-sensitive, cut-stack, and OPP wrap labels.

Profits and Revenue Grow at AVT

Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) completed Q3 2007 with revenue of $8.2 million, up 13% compared to the same period in 2006 ($7.2 million). Revenues for the nine months to September 30 totaled $24.1 million, up 14.4% over the same period in 2006 ($21.1 million).

Montalvo Offers Data Sheet for U-Series Load Cell

Montalvo Corp. offers a free data sheet about its newly-redesigned U-Series load cell, designed to replace the company's UPB Series but with a lower profile.

2008 TAPPI PLACE Conference Calls for Papers

TAPPI invites all industry professionals to participate in the 2008 PLACE Conference Technical Program, September 14-17, 2008 in Portsmouth, VA. Individuals interested in presenting at the conference should submit an abstract or technical paper online before January 25, 2008. Opportunities are available for individual papers, panel discussions, tutorial, and workshop sessions.

In-Mold Label Event

IMLCON07, the 15th Intl. In-Mold Labeling Conference, organized was held October 10-12 at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort. This year's program focused on the key developments in the industry in terms of new materials, technologies, applications, and market trends, and featured a strong program of international speakers.

Find the Best Digital Paper from Mohawk

Mohawk Fine Papers has released a new Digital Guide to enable printers, designers, and other specifiers to see instantly the full range of Mohawk's 300+ papers optimized to provide offset-quality across all printing platforms.

KBA and xpedx Form Marketing Agreement

KBA North America and xpedx have formed a joint marketing agreement under which KBA will use printing papers from xpedx and include xpedx products in its press demonstrations, education and training seminars, and print tests.

SVC Plans TechCon 2008

The 2008 of the Society of Vacuum Cleaners' (SVC) 51st TechCon will take place April 21-22, in Chicago. The program will address a number of technological breakthroughs and point to the most important, promising, and attractive developments for the future.

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