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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.

Vacuum Coated Papers & Films World Sourcebook 2007

AWA Alexander Watson Associates have published the Vacuum Coated Papers & Films World Sourcebook 2007. This report is the successor of the industry standard Metallized Papers and Films World Sourcebook 2004.

Redesigned DSD Units

Kaeser Compressors has redesigned its DSD direct drive series rotary screw compressors.

SMS Announces Sale of BGE

In a deal officially announced at K, SMS has sold off the last vestige of its plastics unit, Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering (BGE) to a group of senior managers plus two private investors who counted BGE as a longstanding customer from their previous venture.

Danfoss Named One of the World's Most Ethical Companies for 2007

Danfoss has been recognized by Ethisphere Magazine as one of 2007's most ethical companies, one of five to be recognized in the Industrial Manufacturing category.

MetalFX Announces Design and Printing Competition

MetalFX Technology, a Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp. subsidiary, has announced a design competition based on use of its MetalFXR software. Printers, graphic designers, and advertising agencies employing the process in a commercial product during 2007 are eligible to submit their designs and final printed products for consideration.

PLGA Announces Print Quality Award Competition

The Packaging & Label Gravure Assn. Print Awards program recognizes member printers and converters for outstanding achievement in gravure printing. Eligible companies can submit entries for any category and individual entries can be submitted for more than one category.

Heidelberg Hosts "Brats & Dots" Open House

Gidue to Take Part in Labelexpo Asia 2007

Compressed Air Treatment Guide

Kodak expands in China

Slitting & Rewinding Fundamentals for Converters

The CEMA Slitting & Rewinding Fundamentals for Converters Seminar will be held November 13 and 14

Global Sleeve Label Market and Technology Review

Alexander Watson Assoc. has released "Global Sleeve Label Market and Technology Review," a 2007 Global AWAreness Report

Clariant Shifts Specialty Polymers Distribution to Masterbatches Division

North American distribution of a range of specialty resins and polymer additives now will be handled by Clariant Masterbatches

Xitron Signs Metrix OEM Agreement with LithoTechnics

LithoTechnics, developer of Metrix workflow integration and automation software, has signed an OEM distribution agreement with Xitron, a provider of RIPs and supplier of RIP management software and workflow solutions.

Judges Gear Up for Yupo Wally Awards

Yupo Corp. of America has announced the panel of judges that will select the winning entires for Yupo's fifth annual Wally Awards on November 1, 2007.

Slitting & Rewinding Fundamentals for Converters

The CEMA Slitting & Rewinding Fundamentals for Converters Seminar will be held November 13 and 14, 2007, in Minneapolis, MN, and will take you step by step through the best practices techniques in such areas as winding, slitting, cores and cutting, retrofitting, chucks, shafts, spreading, and guiding.

Mohawk Updates Guide for Sustainable Paper Choices

Mohawk Fine Papers has reissued its popular print buyers guide, "Sense and Sustainability." First issued in 2005 as part of the "Ask Mohawk" series, "Sense and Sustainability" contains practical information on sustainable paper choices, how to calculate the environmental impact of your project, and up-to-date information on what the various environmental seals of approval mean.

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