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RadTech Survey Says Energy Curable Apps to Grow

According to RadTech International North America's biennial survey North American Market Update, "suppliers of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technology are bullish on near-term growth."

Sonoco Ups Paperboard (NA) & Tube/Core Prices (Europe)

Sonoco (NYSE:SON) reports it will increase prices for paper-based engineered carriers in Continental Europe. The company will also increase uncoated recycled paperboard prices in the US and Canada.

Boston Gear Celebrates 125th

Boston Gear, a member of the Colfax Power Transmission Group, reports the celebration its 125th anniversary this year. Boston Gear says it's been a pioneer and premiere provider in the power transmission industry since 1877, and with its innovative products, "continues to advance the industry to new levels," adds co.

Unilux Adds Reps in Spain,Portugal, and Brazil

SADDLEBROOK, NJ -- Unilux Inc., the designer and manufacturer of stroboscopic surface inspection systems worldwide, reports it's added (to its current

Yupo Internal Changes to Better Serve Converters & Package Printers

Yupo Corp. reports a restructuring of internal technical and sales resources in order "to provide package printers and converters with the highest levels of direct service.

FTA Needs Flexo Judges

Think you can undoubtedly decipher the difference between flexo and offset? You may be surprised to see what flexo can do these days.

Agfa Calls Young Creatives for Packaging Contest

Agfa is asking students to submit entries to its "The TIME of Your Life" package and label design contest.

Corrugated 2002: The Right Mix

Corrugated 2002 organizer, Reed Exhibitions, reports the international show for boxmakers and converters "broght the right mix of machinery and equipment."

LatinPack 2002 Signals Thumps Up

LatinPack 2002 gives its annual conference, LatinPack 2002, a big thumbs up, says a recent release from the industry firm.

SYSCO Chooses Southern Graphic Systems for Package Design

Southern Graphic Systems recently announced it has been selected the "Supplier of Choice" for packaging design and prepress services by SYSCO Corp., the largest foodservice marketer and distributor in North America, according to a company release.

FFTA Announces Call for Papers: Forum 2003 "Reaching New Heights"

The Foundation for the Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) announces the annual call for papers for its Forum 2003, slated for May 4 - 7, 2002, Salt Lake City, UT.

Galileo Vacuum Uses ei3 for 24/7 Technical Support

Galileo Vacuum Systems reports it has expanded its relationship with ei3 and now offers its customers in North and South America technical support 24 hr/day, 7 days/wk. According to Galileo, this new round-the-clock plan will help customers improve equipment uptime, performance, protection, and cost savings.

Creo & KBA Partnership to Continue Digital Printing Development

Creo reports it has signed a multi-year contract with Koenig & Bauer (KBA) for on-press thermal imaging technology.

APG Announces Sale of Business

YOUNGSTOWN, OH -- American Paper Group Inc. (APG) officials announce the sale of the envelope-producing operation. According to the company's recent announcement,

Flint Ink & Gebruder Schmidt M&A Done

WOLVERHAMPTON, U.K. -- Flint Ink Corp. and German ink maker Gebrüder Schmidt GmbH report the successful closing of the two companies' merger and acquisition

CIP4 Tech Groups to Further JDF

CIP4, the International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress, reports the formation of work groups to further expand the JDF workflow.

W&H Corp. Celebrates 25th

Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. reports it will celebrate the 25th year of its incorporation as a US company in early December this year.

US National Parks Using EarthShell 'Environmentally Preferred' Packaging

EarthShell announces US National Park System use of its "environmentally preferable" sandwich wraps. Packaging utilizes limestone, starch, and other biodegradable materials.

InteliCoat (Formerly Rexam Image) Buy Done by Sun Capital Partners

InteliCoat Technologies, LLC, formerly Rexam Image Products, LLC, the precision coating div. of Rexam PLC, announces the completion of the company's acquisition by private investment firm Sun Capital Partners, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.

Printcafe IPO to Yield Creo Repayment

VANCOUVER, B.C. CANADACreo Inc. reports its strategic partner, Printcafe Software, Inc., priced its initial public offering (IPO) of 3.75 million shares.

Pliant Reports Organizational Changes

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- Pliant Corp. recently reported Jack Knott has been named chief executive officer of the corporation. According to the co., Richard P.

MeadWestvaco and EastPrint Start Packaging Venture in Moscow

STAMFORD, CT -- MeadWestvaco Corp. reports a joint venture with EastPrint Ltd., resulting in the creation of a new consumer packaging company in Russia.

3M Label Biz to Add Emtech Emulsion

3M's acquisition of Emtech Emulsion Technologies, producer of emulsion adhesive technologies and label film materials, expands 3M's line of products and services for the label converting industry.

Jefferson-Smurfit to Go with MDP Bid

Jefferson-Smurfit has agreed to accept the leveraged buyout bid from the Chicago-based private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners LLC, sources disclosed earlier this week.

Flex-Pack Giant Bemis to Buy DuPont Shrink Film Biz

DuPont reports it has reached an agreement to sell its global Clysar shrink film business and manufacturing assets to Bemis Company, Inc.

Doyle Has Exclusive NA Distribution of Alphasonics Anilox Cleaning Systems

RICHFIELD, OH -- Doyle Systems, a supplier of cleaning and quality-control systems for converters, printers, and paper mills, reports it has been awarded

Drupa Info Available at Graph Expo

According to Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA), it will participate in Graph Expo 2002 in order to promote Drupa 2004. Slated for May 6–19, 2004, at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany, Drupa will feature the entire spectrum of printing machinery, equipment and accessories, prepress, and print processing technologies.

Mail-Well Unveils Rub-n-Reveal Direct-Mail Envelope Technology

Mail-Well, Inc., reports it recently introduced the advertising industry's first invisible interactive direct mail technology. According to the envelope manufacturer, the "Rub-n-Reveal" technology "magically reveals hidden messages, images, or graphics on an envelope when activated by the recipient.

AVT Expands into Labels with Geiger

Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) reports it has acquired Geiger Vision Systems (GVS) GmbH. GVS specializes in automatic print defect detection equipment for the label printing industry.

Fasson Unveils Adhesives for Electronic Labeling Market

"Fasson® S8010 and S8015 adhesives are clear, acrylic with good initial tack, high shear, and excellent adhesion virtually to any subtrate used in electronics devices," says Avery Dennison.

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