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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.

MECA Expands Print Sleeve Offering

MECA & Technology Machine has announced several additions to its current line of print sleeve offerings.

Specialty & Technical Papers Conference Adds Speakers

The Specialty & Technical Papers Conference will take place July 11-12, 2006, and has added two new speakers to the program.

Parker Launches Self-Grounding Isolator

Parker EPS Div. has launched the ProTech SG bearing isolator, which excludes contaminants and dissipates electrical shaft voltage in a single seal.

JAFZA Honors Flex Middle East FZE

JAFZA (Jebel Ali Free Zone, an upcoming big industrial zone in India) has honored Flex Middle East FZE of Dubai, India, for its contribution to the environmental well-being.

Emphasis on Education at SVC

The Society of Vacuum Coaters held its 49th Annual Technical Conference, featuring a full agenda including technical presentations, short courses, and tutorials, as well as an exhibit hall with more than 150 booths.

Ampacet Completes Global Lab Network

Ampact has completed its global network of technical support laboratories to serve those who make blow or injection molded and other forms of rigid packaging.

IoPP Introduces Environmental Electronics Packaging Certificate

"Environmental Electronics Packaging" is a new self-study certificate program offered the Institute of Packaging Professionals designed to help participants gain improved positioning by learning how to reduce materials costs, shipping costs, and environmental risks.

BASF to Increase Prices

BASF raises prices on straight acrylic and styrene-acrylic latex products, as well as Styrolux and Styroclear styrene-butadiene copolymers.

AWA Publishes Glue Report

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. will publish a new report on the global glue applied label market.

4 Events, 1 Location

For the 2009 edition of Graftalia-Converflex, the show will be co-located with Ipack-Ima and Plast.

Harper Donates Anilox Rolls

Harper Corp. of America has donated four Platinum XLT anilox rolls to Centro de Investigacion Grafica Juan Gutenberg, a nonprofit education institution.

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