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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.

Exhibit at CMM 2007

Over 15,000 people attended CMM 2005, 86% of which were part of the buying process, 30% having final decision authority.

Kodak Announces Consumables Price Increase

Kodak's Graphic Communications Group (GCG) announces that they are implementing a double-digit price increase worldwide for prepress consumables.

Multi-Station A-Frame Winding

Menzel's Roll Jack or Powered Truck simplifies moving the A-Frame to the next process.

IP Sells Forestland

International Paper has signed an agreement with the Lyme Timber Co. for the sale of approximately 275,000 acres of forestland in New York's Adirondack Park.

ACA Launches Web site

Akron Coating and Adhesives’ newly-launched Web site,, provides information about their water-based, heat-activated, and pressure-sensitive adhesives and coatings.

Speakers Announced for TAPPI RFID Symposium

Joseph V. LeBlanc, VP of research and development for Smurfit-Stone Container Enterprises, will deliver the keynote address at the 2006 TAPPI Boot Camp and RFID Symposium on June 7, 2006.

Harper Corp. Hits the Road

Harper Corp.'s GraphicSolutions team will hit the road for a tour of free one-day seminars with a new focus on troubleshooting during the 2006 Harper Flexographic Solutions Tour.

Flexotenica to Hold Open House, Exhibit at INFO*FLEX

Flexotecnica will hold an Open House showing its 10-color Chronos at its headquarters in Italy. Also, at this year's INFO*FLEX exhibition, Flexotechnica will showcase its line of flexographic printing presses and new generation of gearless presses.

Metallized Papers and Films: A New Focus for Global Growth

Corey M. Reardon, president and CEO of AWA Alexander Watson Assoc., provides highlights from the paper he presented at the winter management meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

Richmond Technology Redesigns Web Site

ITW Richmond Technology, a specialized flexible packaging products manufacturer for custom cleanroom bags and performance laminations, has launched their new Web site,, to serve as an all-inclusive guide to their product line.

New CPP Pavilions Announced

CPP Expo will feature two new, focused pavilions, Adhesive & Sealant Pavilion (sponsored by ASC) and CSiA (Control System Integrators Assn.), October 29-November 2, 2006 at the McCormick Place in Chicago.

Dalim Partners with GretagMacbeth

Dalim Software and GretagMacbeth have entered into a strategic agreement to integrate GretagMacbeth's color management engine into Dalim's line of automated premedia production solutions.

Jetrion Moves to Larger Facility

Jetrion launched operations in March at its new world headquarters in Ypsilanti, MI.

Packaging Execs to Deliver Keynote Speeches at Pack Expo

Top executives, including Harris DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president, and CEO of Sonoco Products and Dennis McGrew, president and CEO of NatureWorks LLC, will be among the keynote speakers at Pack Expo Intl., October 30-November 1, 2006.

FMS, Louis P. Batson Sign Exclusive Sales Contract

Louis P. Batson Co. has signed an exclusive sales contract to represent FMS USA.

Web Guiding E-Seminar

Milliken Features Enhanced Lineup of Polymer Additives at NPE 2006

New technology for enhancing the performance and value of polyethylene (PE), coupled with industry-leading innovations in polymer additives and colorants for polypropylene (PP), will highlight Milliken Chemical’s participation in NPE 2006, June 19-23, 2006, in Chicago.

Get 5% Off HarperScientific Online Orders

To celebrate the launch of it's new online storefront, HarperScientific customers will enjoy a 5% discount on all credit card purchases made at through June 30, 2006.

DataLase Re-Launches Web Site

DataLase, formerly Sherwood Technology, has launched its newly designed Web site, which has been updated to provide a comprehensive overview of the company and its new market-ready solutions.

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