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Heidelberg Hosts Packaging Event

Heidelberg recently hosted a two-day packaging event for key industry influencers at its U.S. headquarters. The event focused on showcasing the latest technologies and innovations in the packaging market.

DataLase Opens New US Headquarters

DataLase has opened its new North American headquarters in Atlanta, GA's Technology Park.

Web Spreading and Roll Handling Presentations

During CEMA's November 14-15, 2006, Slitting & Rewinding Seminars, Jeff DAmour, Converter Accessory Corp.'s engineering manager, will offer presentations of his web spreading white paper, "The Science of Web Spreading," and his recently published roll handling white paper.

Sun Chemical Named as Exclusive Distributor for NAMSA

Applications in Intelligent Chromatics (AiC), a div. of Sun Chemical, and NAMSA have announced a marketing agreement in which AiC will be the exclusive distributor of NAMSA's Sterilization Indicating Inks.

Brushfoil Expands Manufacturing Facilities

Brushfoil has completed the expansion of its only manufacturing plant to 15,000 sq. ft. from 10,000 sq. ft.

Comco Wins Packaging Print Award for Alaska

Alaska-Poligrafoformlenie has won the main award in the All-Russia contest for printed packaging. The winning entry was produced on Alaska's new 16-inch Comco ProGlide flexo from Mark Andy.

Meet the AIMCAL Blogmasters

This year's AIMCAL Fall Technical Conference and Intl. Vacuum Web Coating Conference, to be held October 22-25, 2006, will feature a blogmasters breakfast, an opportunity to meet and greet AIMCAL's experts, find out about their blogs, and discuss technical issues.

Harper Reports a Successful Road Show

On August 1, Harper Corp. of America and a group of suppliers updated, informed and entertained an audience of 90 flexo industry professionals with a full day of continuing flexo education at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C., during the final stop on this year’s Harper Flexographic Solutions Tour.

ABB Roadshow Reports Record Attendance

The "Results-Driven Power Control" ABB Low Voltage Products Roadshow was held June 23-24, 2006, and offered training courses, workshops, and multiple product lines on exhibit for more than 200 customers.

Jacob Flexographic Services to Represent Flexo Concepts

Flexo Concepts has selected Jacob Flexographic Services to represent the company's full line of products in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

AMT Opens New Office

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) has opened a new regional office in San Antonio, TX.

Fujifilm Performs at Highest Levels at IPA Color Proofing RoundUP

Fujifilm's FinalProof GxT digital halftone proofing device ranked in the highest categories at the recent IPA Color Proofing RoundUP, held June 6-8 during the 2006 IPA Technical Conference.

Plastisoft Ranked as One of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies

Plastisoft Corp., a provider of ERP solutions designed for the plastics flexible packaging industry, was named one of Canada's fastest growing companies.

Zip-Pak Exhibits at Pack Expo

Visitors to PACK EXPO Intl. 2006 can view Zip-Pak’s latest advancements in resealable technology and innovative applications at booth S-1214.

Inline P-S Label Printing Reduces Costs

Degussa Silicone RC silicones enable inline silconizing, adhesive coating, and laminate production of pressure-sensitive adhesives.

Dow to Close Plant

The Dow Chemical Company has announced its decision to close its polystyrene (PS) production facility in Ontario, Canada, at the end of 2006.

DRAABE Exhibits at Graph Expo

DRAABE will bring a full display of its humidification and water treatment systems to booth 3448.

Asian Release Liner Market Study

The new and expanded "Asian Release Liner Market Outlook" from AWA Alexander Watson Assoc., represents an up-to-the-minute assessment on the subject.

All in Print China Welcomed 50,000 Visitors

At the recent staging of All in Print China 2006, China Intl. Exhibition for All Printing Technology and Equipment, 671 exhibitors from 26 countries showcased their latest innovations and products for the printing industry to 50,000 trade visitors from 76 nations.

New Book on Coating and Drying Defects

"Coating and Drying Defects: Troubleshooting Operating Problems, 2nd ed.," by Edgar B. Gutoff and Edward D. Cohen, provides manufacturing and quality control personnel, equipment operators and supervisors, and plant engineers and scientists with the full complement of proven tools and techniques for detecting, defining, and eliminating coating defects and operating problems, and for ensuring they do not recur.

Laminations Revamps Web Site and Launches E-Newsletter

Laminations has revamped its Web site,, and launched e-Solutions, an e-newsletter to supplement the company's bi-annual printed newsletter.

Heidelberg Shows at Graph Expo

Heidelberg will help printers "Connect for Success" at the 2006 Graph Expo October 15-18, 2006, in Chicago's McCormick Place.

Esko Receives InterTech Award

Esko's WebCenter has received a 2006 PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award.

Ghent PDF Workgroup Holds Summit in Brussels

The Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG) held its quarterly summit in July to report and further progress its work to advance PDF standards for easy creation, processing, and international, intra-company exchange of graphic arts files for numerous applications.

EMA Launches Online Resource Library

The Envelope Mfrs. Assn. Foundation for Paper-Based Communications has launched an online resources library, citing research, statistics, articles, and more that are related to its industry awareness campaign, "Open for Business With a Personal Touch."

Emerging Technologies in Plastic Packaging Symposium

Innoplast Solutions presents "Emerging Technologies in Plastic Packaging," to be held October 30-31, 2006, in Chicago.

AWA Releases Global Wine Label Market

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. published its first report on the global wine label market in 2002, and recently it published the 2006 edition, which provides an updated understanding of the wine label market, describing trends in volume growth and materials technology by region, and identifying the main drivers for these trends.

Harper Graphics Welcomes New Team Members

Martin Heidemann and Daniel Yjord have joined Harper Graphics as customer service specialist and technical solutions specialist, respectively.

PIA/GATF and Kodak Release Results of Seminar Series

A series of eight PIA/GATF, sponsored by Kodak, seminars this summer discussed the importance of communicating the demands of printing early in the design phase. The content is available in a book from

Maxcess Launches Online Video Log

Maxcess Intl. has launched an online video log for customers who were unable to attend the Labelexpo show earlier this month. Content will include technology, interviews, and equipment demonstrations.

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