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Confidex Launches Testing and Coding System

Confidex has launched MR01, a testing system for UHF RFID inlays and labels. It is the first industrial testing and coding system in the market to offer quality control for the manufacture of Gen 2 labels.

Be There or Be Square

CPP (Converting & Package Printing Expo) will take place at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, October 29-November 2, 2006. It will showcase almost 100,000 sq. ft. of converting/package printing equipment, supplies, and solutions.

Info on 3 Packaging Trade Fairs at Pack Expo 2006

Messe Dusseldorf North America will participate at Pack Expo 2006 in order to promote three international trade fairs for the packaging industry: interpack 2008, UPAKOVKA 2007, and Pack Print Intl. 2007.

DataLase PACKMARK Tested by American Bakers

DataLase PACKMARK laser marking solution has been trialed successfully by the American Bakers Assn. (ABA) for the marking of variable information on polyethylene bread bags.

WMU Offers Flexo Class

Western Michigan University has developed a flexo course for customer service and sales reps, quality control managers, and new production supervisors working in packaging. The two-day course is designed to provide them with the tools they need to ensure their pressrooms can deliver the promised results.

P-S Film Market Outlook

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has released the "North American Pressure-Sensitive Graphic Arts Film Market Outlook 2006," a new prospectus providing a market overview and opportunities in the North American p-s market.

TAPPI's PLACE Conference Coming in September

The TAPPI PLACE conference will take place September 17-21, 2006, and will showcase innovations in materials, equipment, and processes in the flexible packaging and converting industry.

Flexo Concepts Chooses Representative

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.

DataLase Launches Print-and-Apply Labels

DataLase has launched a cost-effective label replacement solution for outer case secondary packaging.

Winter, Bell Named Outstanding Vendor

Winter, Bell received the 2005 Outstanding Vendor Award from Lorillard Tobacco Co.

Komatsu America Moves to New Headquarters

Komatsu America will celebrate the company's move to its new headquarters in Rolling Meadows, IL with a ribbon cutting ceremony July 20, 2006.

ProtecPac Acquires TAP in Germany

ProtecPac has acquired TAP Telion-Air-Pac Gesellschaft fur Moderne Verpackungen mbH in Braunschweig, German, from Sweden-based Fagerdala World Foams AB.

Electrostatic Separation of Mixed Plastic Resins

A new report provides insight into a series of experiments that were conducted to determine the feasibility of expanding sorting technologies to a range of rigid plastics (after removal of PET and HDPE bottles) in order to reduce sorting costs and increase revenue.

Specialty Papers Market Report

According to a new market report from Pira Intl. entitled "The Future of Specialty Papers: Global Forecasts to 2011," global consumption of specialty papers to reach 23.7 millions tons by 2011.

Loparex Acquires Douglas-Hanson

Loparex Group has acquired the Douglas-Hanson, Hammond, WI. Douglas-Hanson.

Apex Appoints South African Rep

Apex has appointed Allied Graphic Technologies as its new representative company in Southern Africa.

More Space at K 2007

More space will be available at K 2007, the Intl. Trade Fair for Plastics + Rubber, with a new hall recently built.

TLMI Redesigns Web Site

Modernistic Under One Roof

Modernistic has moved its entire operation to a single, more spacious facility in Stillwater, MN.

Pacovent Cancelled

Pacovent, originally scheduled to take place November 6-10, 2006, in Cologne, Germany, has been cancelled.

"Tell It Like It Is" at Executive Outlook 2006

What are the next “disruptive technologies” lurking in the wings waiting to stir up the printing business? Where should printers direct their investment dollars today to enhance their success tomorrow and stay ahead of their competitors? These are among the questions that will be answered for attendees by the conclusion of the annual Executive Outlook Conference on Saturday, October 14, 2006, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

MetalFX Receives Awards

MetalFX has been Highly Commended in the “Best Industry Supplier” category of the Printing World Awards.

Multi-Color Listed on FSB 100

Multi-Color Corp. has been listed on the FSB 100, the 2006 presentation of America's fasted-growing small public companies, published by FORTUNE Small Business magazine.

Converted Flex-Pack to Grow

Demand for converted flexible packaging is expected to increase more than 4%/yr to $14.4 billion in 2009, says a new study from The Freedonia Group.

Amerikal Launches New Web Site

Amerikal Products Corp. has launched a new Web site with a focus on Genesis pressroom chemistry, a div. of Amerikal, at

Consolidator Module Speeds Receiving, Helps Ensure Shipment Accuracy

A shipment consolidator module that automates and speeds the receiving process at consolidator locations and helps ensure compliance with C-TPAT requirements for tracking goods now is available as part of the Avery Dennison InfoChain Express supply chain management solution.

Preco Expands Laser Packaging Services

Preco has expanded by 60% to keep pace with the rapidly growing packaging markets that require convenient, easy-open scored products, perforated film, and containers.

Two Companies Succeed with HP Digital Printing

After installing the HP Indigo ws4050, both The Glennon Group and Model Graphics have improved their product offerings.

Degrava and Graphic Resources Form Alliance

Degrava Systems has announced a strategic alliance with Graphic Resources to service the North, Central, South American, Canadian, and Caribbean regions.

Klockner Displays New Packaging Materials

Klockner Pentaplast will display a range of new packaging materials during Pack Expo 2006, October 29-November 2 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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