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Smurfit-Stone Sells Consumer Packaging Segment

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the assets of its consumer packaging segment to a company formed by Texas Pacific Group (TPG) for approximately $1.04 billion in cash.

CMM Call for Papers

CMM Intl. now is accepting abstract submittals for the 2007 conference program. Submit your abstract by September 1, 2006.

CFC, Graphic Packaging, Alcan, and InkSure Announce Q1 Results

CFC Intl.'s net income decreased to $1.2 million for the first quarter of 2006, down 23.2% from 2005. Graphic Packaging Corp. reported a net loss of $31.5 million for 2006, compared to a $29.6 million loss for 2005. Alcan income was $1.21 per share compared to $0.56 a year earlier and a loss of $.091 in Q4. InkSure Technologies increased revenues to approximately $538,000 in the first quarter of 2006, compared with revenues of $494,000 in the first quarter of 2005.

NPE Conference Discusses Cost Savings

A conference at NPE 2006 will discuss the says plastics processors can use commercial purging compounds to lower costs, reduce scrap, and cut downtime.

Whitlam Label Implements CRC System

Whitlam Label will implement CRC Information Systems' THE System business management software for the graphic arts industry.

Applied Materials to Acquire Applied Films

Applied Materials has entered into an agreement to acquire Applied Films Corp. as part of its strategy to expand its nanomanufacturing technology solutions and enter new businesses.

InkSure Web Conference Discusses Q1 and Year Plan

InkSure Technologies will host an investor conference call to discuss its first quarter operating results and the outlook for the remainder of the year at 2:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 11, 2006.

The Future of Printed Electronics

At Printed Electronics Europe 2006, it was revealed that inorganic electronic inks and materials are becoming more important.

WebAwards Call for Entries

The Web Marketing Assn. announces a call for entries for its 10th annual international WebAward competition. The deadline for entry is May 31, 2006.

Apex Appoints Russian Representative

Apex has appointed ZAO Elastic as its representing company for the Russian market.

Kluge Succeeds at Ipex

The Kluge UniFold ran a CD sleeve that proved to be a folding and gluing job of interest to a lot of finishers. Brandtjen & Kluge also demonstrated the TXR automatic blanking system.

Heidelberg and Bosch Rexroth Announce Year-End Results

Heidelberg reports several achievements, including a 73% increase in 20-inch format installations and a 58% increase in 40-inch format installations. Bosch Rexroth increased sales by 12.6% to approximately $5.7 billion.

ECRM Acquires Esko Product Line

ECRM has closed on an agreement with Esko Production A/S to acquire the assets and intellectual property of Esko's polyester computer-to-plate (CTP) line.

Comexi Hosts Open House

Comexi will host an Open House in Girona, Spain, May 30 through June 1, 2006, and will demonstrate its FW press with EB technology.

Who's Who at AWEB06

The following companies and consultants will be attending AIMCAL's new Applied Web Handling Conference (AWEB06) in Charlotte, NC, on May 7-10, 2006.

GMG Expanding U.S. Operations

GMG Americas is expanding its U.S. and Americas operations to provide greater customer and reseller support.

FTA Joins Ghent Workgroup

Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA) has joined the Ghent Workgroup (GWG).

CEMA Meeting Includes Product Liability Program

CEMA, the Converting Equipment Mfrs. Assn., has focused its annual meeting on bringing together some of the top experts in the OEM converting field to address the current laws and practices that are a must know for all equipment manufacturers.

NatureWorks Introduces Smart Care

To assist customers, brandowners, and retailers in handling its nature-based plastics, NatureWorks LLC has introduced Smart Care communications tools and materials, designed to educate and inform the supply chain on the care and handling of packaging and other materials made from NatureWorks PLA.

Kodak Exceeds Expectations at IPEX 2006

Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group beat its sales targets and booked more than twice as many orders as anticipated at the IPEX 2006 show.

Study Focuses on European Specialty Tape Market

AWA Alexander Watson Associates has published a new study, title "European Specialty Tape Market: Supply Side Analysis and Demand Side Assessment."

Jet Europe Relocates

Jet Europe, a supplier of water-washable polymer printing plates and processing systems, has relocated its European headquarters and production facilities.

Apex Appoints Sales Area Manager

Apex has appointed Mogens Lindstrom as sales area manager for Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.

Applied Films Opens Indonesia Office

Applied Films expanded its sales capacity by opening an office in Indonesia. This expansion is expected to improve its presence and customer service in South-East Asia.

200+ New Exhibitors to Participate in Pack Expo

Pack Expo Intl. 2006 will feature 216 new exhibitors. More than half of those companies will be highlighting advanced materials and containers to add brand differentiation, increase turnover at the retail shelf, and bring greater convenience to build stronger brand equity.

SMS Full Owner of China Extrusion Venture

The SMS group is now the sole owner of its extrusion business in the People's Republic of China, after purchasing the shares held by its partner, Chen Hsong Holdings Ltd., of Hong Kong.

Graftalia and Converflex Roadshows Find Succuss in Mediterranean

Graftalia and Converflex roadshows traveling to the Mediterranean basin received positive feedback for both exhibitions, to be held May 9-13, 2006.

Bobst to Participate in Supply Side Show

Bobst will exhibit at the 2006 Supply Side exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 60th annual National Stationery Show (NSS).

KBA Achieves Record Figure for Patent Applications

Last year, the German Patent and Trademark Office published 200 patent applications from KBA. The company ranks 22nd in Germany's overall patent application statistics.

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