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MDC Online Store is Open for Business

Max Daetwyler Corp. has opened an online store at for ordering flexo consumables, polishmaster tools, ultrasonic and prepress chemistry, and prepress parts for tanks/polishmasters.

Reinhold Holds Open House

Windmoeller & Hoelscher subsidiary Reinhold will host an open house at W&H's extrusion lab in Lengerich, Germany, on July 19-20, 2006.

Keller and Heckman Moves

Keller and Heckman has moved to new offices at the Bund Center to accommodate its expanding office.

Seminar Helps Label Printers Transition to Film

Product Authentication and Brand Security Conference

PABS 06 North America, the Product Authentication & Brand Security Conference & RFID Forum, will take place September 14-15 in Chicago and is jointly organized by AWA Conferences & Events and the Brand Protection Alliance.

Portable IR Thermometer

Two new models of Cyclops portable infrared thermometers from Land Instruments Intl. are available. Both provide wired RS232C serial communications.

Flatbed UV Inkjet Printer

Durst Phototechnik has introduced its new low-priced Rho 600 pictor flatbed UV inkjet printer, a fully featured printer with a small footprint, reportedly ideal for virtually any commercial imager that produces output wider than 24 inches.

Shorewood Packaging Named Supplier of the Year

Shorewood Packaging has been named Supplier of the Year by Revolon.

Trident Partners with iTi

Trident Industrial InkJet has partnered with imaging Technology international to integrate Trident's industrial inkjet printhead technology into digital manufacturing and printing solutions.

WS Packaging Named WI Manufacturer of the Year

WS Packaging Group received the 2005 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Grand Award in the High-Tech category for innovation and leadership in high-technology manufacturing.

Suction Cups for Paper Handling Equipment

Anver Corp. has introduced a full line of rubber vacuum suction cups for use in sorting and collating machines, inserters, printing, packaging, and other paper handling equipment.

Mario Cotta Announces New Representative

Mario Cotta has appointed Patrick Industrial Sales as the exclusive representative for its full line of slitting equipment in a portion of the Midwest.

Specialty Blades Gain Performance and Supply Chain Advantages

Blue Blade Steel offers a seamless process for steel edging and pre-tempering that reportedly increases performance, reduces time-to-market delays, eliminates a secondary heat treating process, and provides cost savings when manufacturing saw blades, doctor blades, and scoring knives.

EMA Announces Jobs Study in Canada

The Envelope Mfrs. Assn. Foundation for Paper-Based Communications has launched an economic jobs study for the mailing industry in Canada.

Nipson's VaryPress Celebrates Milestone

Nipson Digital Printing Systems marks 15 years since it launched its VaryPress high-speed tension web digital printing system.

Connect with the Asian Flexible Packaging Market

The AsiaPLACE Symposium is designed to attract professionals from the Asian flexible packaging industry and will provide new technologies and techniques within converting operations, as well as practical tips for troubleshooting related to resins, film extrusion, and extrusion coating.

AWA Publishes Global Beer Label Markets Study

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has published the first of its kind Global Beer Label Markets: Product Decoration Market & Technology Study 2005. This report presents a market overview and opportunities for product decoration technologies in the global beer sector.

BASF Increases Prices

BASF increases prices for its coating and polymer immediates in North America.

PMMI Announces New Awards Program, Calls for Entries

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) has launched a new awards program to be unveiled at PACK EXPO International 2006: PACK EXPO Selects, where attendees vote on the most innovative package.

Biodegradable Plastics in Packaging Applications

Bioplastic packaging materials offer some exciting possibilities, but do they make commercial sense? How far advanced is the technology and how are they performing in the real world? Found out at the Biodegradable Plastics in Packaging Applications Conference July 12-13, 2006.

Dow Expands Relationship with Entec

Entec Polymers has become an authorized distributor of Dow Chemical Co.'s thermoplastics portfolio in the United States and Canada.

Accessorize Your Inline Press

Mondi Packaging accessorized its Bobst Masterflex inline flexographic press with InkSpec's inline ink viscosity measuring and control system.

Harper Kicks Off Road Show

Harper Corp. of America kicked off its 2006 Solutions Tour at the Harper Campus of Central Piedmont Community College. The tour hits five more cities this summer with free day-long seminars.

PLGA Seeks Entries for Achievement Awards

The Packaging and Label Gravure Assn. (PLGA) requests entries for the 2006 Technical Achievement Awards for suppliers to the gravure industry for packaging and labels. Entries are due by August 1, 2006.

Esko Has a Strong Start in 2006

Esko's consolidated net revenues increased by 20% in the first quarter of 2006, and all product line sales were above expectations.

Harper Announces College of the Year

Harper Corp. of America has named Dunwoody College of Technology as the winner of the 2006 Harper Flexo College of the Year Award.

P-S Graphic Arts Film Outlook

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has published a new edition of its market report on the North American pressure-sensitive graphic arts market.

PackPrint Taking Shape

PackPrint will take place September 9-12, 2007, in Chicago's McCormick Place in conjunction with Graph Expo 2007.

Camera-Based Web Monitoring

Honeywell has launched ProWeb camera-based web monitoring technology for newsprint, fine paper producers, and printing houses. ProWeb provides a real-time window into the cause of paper breaks, enabling the mill reportedly to improve machine uptime, process stability and product quality.

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