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Chinaplas 2002: Plastics and Rubber Industries Event

Chinaplas 2002, the 16th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries, "facilitates market information and technology exchanges [for the industry]."

Sun Chemical Site Design for NA Market

NORTHLAKE, IL -- Sun Chemical Ink reports the implementation of its updated web site for the North American market. "We recognize most visitors to Sun

Internet and Catalog Orders to Boost Protective Packaging

Protective packaging demand is projected to increase nearly five percent to $3 billion in 2006 says The Freedonia Group's recent study, "Protective Packaging."

Digital Packaging World: PIRA Conference to Meet in UK

Digital Packaging World, set for July 2 and 3, 2002, in Birmingham, UK, "aims to provide you with up-to-date information on how digital has developed over the last year," says event sponsor Pira International.

Toxic Release Inventory: AIMCAL Urges Members that Report Deadline Imminent

Toxics Release Inventory reports are required by EPA by July 1 every year. New rules stipulate companies handling more than 100 pounds of lead or lead compounds during any calendar year, starting 2001, must file a TRI.

FFTA 'FIRST' Road Show: Toronto

FTA (Flexographic Technical Association) encourages those involved with flexography to attend its "FIRST" Road Show, slated for June 19, 2002, in Toronto, ON, Canada.

Waldan Wins Pechiney Award

OSHKOSH, WI -- According to Waldan Paper Services, Inc., it has received an award from Pechiney Plastics Packaging (formerly Phoenix Health Care Products),

Q1 2002 Reports a Mixed Bag for Some of Converting Sector in Manufacturing

Converting industry economic news: Converting and related supplier companies—like Pactiv, Sappi Ltd., Rayonier, Stora Enso, Smurfit-Stone, CFC International, Meadwestvaco, and Mail-Well —report a mixed bag of results for quarter one 2002.

FREE Prepress Seminar for Flexo

Printers and converters wanting to get the most out of their flexo process will want to check out a FREE prepress conference June 13, 2002, in Arlington, TX.

Rexam Image Now Part of Florida Firm

Rexam Image Products, soon-to-be the former Rexam PLC precision coating business unit, reports its planned purchase by Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

PET Film: Mitsubishi Increases Price

GREER, SC, USAMitsubishi Polyester Film LLC (Americas) says it's increasing the price for all grades of Mitsubishi PET film in its North and Latin American

Sonoco Paper Tube and Core Cost Increase Now in Effect

Sonoco reports it will increase prices for its paper-based engineered carriers (tubes and cores) by 7.5 percent to 12 percent in Europe, effective June 10, 2002.

Latest Industry Info at LatinPack

LatinPack, slated for June 24 and 25, 2002, is set to deliver the latest on plastic converting and packaging, says event organzier LatinPack Inc.

IMLCon2002/ASIA: New Technology to Accelerate IML

The 11th Annual International In-Mold Labeling Conference (September 23–25, 2002, at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai) in China will bring a wealth of IML technology and information to the Asian labeling and packaging industries, say event sponsors RBS Technologies, Inc. and Abacus Corp. Ltd.

Valmet Inaugurates Italian Tech Center

Valmet, a member of the Metso Corp., reports the successful inauguration of its new Technology Center at Valmet Rotomec SpA, San Giorgio Monferrato in northern Italy.

AmeriStar Call for Entry Extended

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) has announced an entry extension for its 2002 AmeriStar Package Awards; the submission deadline July 15, 2002.

FPA Urgent Request for Input for Proposed EPA Revision

The Flexible Packaging Assn. (FPA) is requesting information from its members regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed revision "to 'cover' mixing operations in the web coating MACT."

Need Practical, Usable Solutions? Go to AIMCAL Summer School

Converting challenges affecting your bottom line? If so, then AIMCAL's summer school (July 22 through 25, 2002, Charlotte Marriott Executive Park, Charlotte, NC) is for you and your operation.

High Definition Flexo Consortium Directors Close the Non-Profit Group

The board of directors of the High Definition Flexo Consortium (HDFC) reports the close of the non-profit organization as of May 15, 2002.

Davis-Standard & Coperian Alliance Good for Customers

PAWCATUCK, CT RAMSEY, NJ, USADavis-Standard Corp. (a extrusion equipment manufacturer) and Coperion Corp. (a compounding equipment manufacturer) report

Atofina to Outline Metallocene MDPE Niche at MetCon 2002

According to Atofina Petrochemicals, a company representative will present a paper entitled "Creating a Market Niche for Metallocene MDPE" at MetCon 2002.

BST Pro Mark Studies Register Control Benefits for CI Flexo

Bst Pro Mark reported the results of its year-long study on "setting register on flexo CI presses" recently, which, according to the co., shows "CI register control technology substantially reduces flexo CI make-ready time [as well as reduces the amount of] material used."

Mail-Well Sells Label Div. for $75 Mil

Mail-Well, Inc., recently announced the sale of its Mail-Well Label Div. for $75 million (US), subject to post-closing adjustments, to Renaissance Mark, Inc., Denver, CO.

AWA Label Conference to Explore Industry Dynamics around Globe

Labeling Technologies Conference, September 26 - 28, 2002; Golden Tulip Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The Standard Standards

From FTA's FIRST to ISO certification to CIP4's new JDF spec, industry standards are all the rage. Find out what these standards mean, why the industry is turning to them to deliver quality and service, and how to get info from the various industry-related standard-making organizations.

Pactiv to Buy Winkler Forming

Pactiv Corp. reports an agreement to purchase Winkler Forming, Inc. Pactiv says it will purchase the thermoformer of amorphous polyethylene terephthalate (APET) for food packaging for $72.5 million (approximately 7 times EBITDA)

Avery Completes Jackstadt Acquisition

Avery Dennison Corp. recently announced the completion of its acquisition of Jackstädt GmbH. The transaction, for which the definitive agreement was announced early last September, had a purchase price of approx. $295 million, including assumption of debt.

Applied Films: German Operations One

Applied Films Corp. reports on March 1, 2002, the company celebrated the production commencement of its first chamber of its vacuum web coating system in its new manufacturing facility in Alzenau, Germany

Protective Packaging Study Says Demand to Expand Due to E-Commerce

According to Freedonia Group, an industrial market research firm, "Protective packaging demand is projected to increase nearly five percent annually to $3 billion (US) in 2006, benefitting from expanding Internet and mail-order catalog sales and the highly customized requirements of end-use packaging applications." Freedonia says its study, Protective Packaging (published 05/2002, 170 pgs) is available for $3,700.

Smurfit's New KBA Offset Press Capable of 12 Colors

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. reports the successful start-up of a new 64-inch KBA Rapida offset sheet-fed, eight-color, plus coating, press at its St. Charles, IL, litho label facility.

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