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IP Ranks #1 in Forest and Paper Products

International Paper has been named by Fortune magazine as the No. 1 company for the Forest and Paper Products sector in Fortune's annual report of "America's Most Admired Companies." The company also received the second-highest score of all companies surveyed in the area of Social Responsibility.

ExpoPrint Predicts Growth for the Brazilian Printing Indudstry

Brazil will host ExpoPrint Latin America 2006 May 31-June 6 and will present everything new in the printing segment of the Latin-American market.

Paper Specs Offers Paper Comparisons

PaperSpecs, an online provider of paper knowledge, has expanded services by offering paper comparisons of the site's more than 4,000 papers from over 65 mills and manufacturers.

Packaging Summit 2006 Covers All Bases

The Packaging Summit 2006, scheduled for May 16-18 at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, will feature a conference program, a Packaging Services Expo, and a Packaging Containers & Materials Expo.

Applied Films Receives Innovation Award

ICE (Intl. Converting Exhibition) honored Applied Films with its 2005 Innovation Award for Applied Films' Fabry Perot Filter, which produces color shift layers on plastic film by using electron-beam evaporation.

Issues in Barrier Packaging

TAPPI will present a symposium entitled “Innovations in Barrier Packaging” June 7-8, 2006, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Optimize Slitter Performance

Tidland will host a free e-seminar to help converters better utilize their existing slitting equipment. "Optimize Slitter Performance" will begin at 2 PM EST on Thursday, March 16th.

All About ESD

Cal Poly Packaging Assn. will present its annual one-day ESD seminar on May 11, 2006. Topics to be discussed include factory issues, general ESD practices, monitoring, ionization, machine considerations for ESD safety, ESD materials, and packaging inside and outside the ANSI/ESD S20.20-1999 ESD protective area (EPA).

Printing Plate Eliminates Dampener

A new printing plate and method reportedly eliminates the blanket cylinder and blanket on litho presses, thus simplifying litho press design and construct.

DuPont and Ominflex Finalize Sales Agreement

DuPont Engineering Polymers and Omniflex have finalized a sales agreement to expedite growth of DuPont Active Layer for use in performance apparel and healthcare products industries.

iTi Opens European Office

imaging Technology international (iTi) has opened an office in England and appointed Debbie Thorp as VP, EMEA Operations.

FTA Launches "Members Only" Site

The Flexographic Technical Assn. has launched a Web site specifically designed for its members at http://members.flexography.org.

Rock-Tenn Joins Mitsubishi's 300 Million Impressions Club

Rock-Tenn's Kimball, TN, facility has surpassed 300 million impressions on its 51-inch Mitsubishi folding carton press. To commemorate the occasion, Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses presented a special "300 Million Impressions Club" engraved statuette to Rock-Tenn.

Secap Becomes a Kodak Distributor

Through a new reseller agreement, Secap will resell the Kodak Versamark DS4350 UV printing system.

Trend Graphic Celebrates 10 Years

Trend Graphic Services, the used equipment div. of the Drent Goebel Group, celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Biopolymers May Lead to Zero-Waste Communities

The introduction of biopolymers, combined with a growing infrastructure for composting them, may reduce the estimated 94% of all plastic consumer products that currently end up in local disposal facilities in the U.S.

CA Litzler Launches New Site

Litzler Automation is the new line of services C.A. Litzler provides, specializing in custom automation applications for a variety of industries.

Montalvo Manuals Available Online

The Montalvo Corp. has put all the manuals for its web controllers online as a service to customers and potential customers.

Flex Essentials Represents Water-line SA

Flex Essentials has signed an agreement with Water-line SA to exclusively represent Water-line in Canada.

Covalence Launched as Private Company

Apollo Management has purchased Covalence and launched the new independent, private company as Covalence Specialty Materials Corp.

Time-Temp Indicator Monitors Package Freshness

Ciba Specialty Chemicals and FreshPoint present a new time-temperature indicator system that will show accumulated chill-chain history of perishables. The indicators are available as labels or as inks for printing on packaging.

Plastic Suppliers Receives Environmental Excellence Award

Plastic Suppliers has won the Flexographic Technical Assn.'s (FTA) Environmental Excellence Award in the category of Innovative Technology for its EarthFirst PLA film.

A&V Becomes Mekrom Distributor

Mekrom has appointed Anderson & Vreeland as its distributor in the U.S. and Canada.

Omniflex Expands into Asia, Open Sales Offices

Omniflex has established sales offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Taipei.

Tim Walker Answers your Questions Live

Tim Walker will host another LIVE blog event on convertingblog.com this Friday, March 3rd. Tim will answer any questions relating to the converting process as they are posted.

Print Council Reflects on 2005

Along with appointing Ben Cooper its new executive director, the Print Council had a successful 2005. (printcouncil.org)

TAPPI and RIT Present Symposium

TAPPI and the Rochester Institute of Technology will present the new 2006 Digital Printing Symposium: Emerging Trends and Technologies. The conference will be held June 6-8, 2006, on the RIT campus in Rochester, NY.

IPACK-IMA Increases Attendance

IPACK-IMA 2006, the international show dedicated to packaging and food processing, welcomed over 50,000 visitors during its five-day run, a 10% increase compared to the 2003 edition. The show also marked a 20% increase in foreign presence.

Stork Partners with AKL

Stork Prints and AKL Flexo Technik have formed a strategic partnership.

RIT Installs Inline Densitometer from GretagMacbeth

GretagMacbeth has installed a vipPAQ inline densitometric color measuring system at the Rochester Institute of Technology for use in its Printing Applications Laboratory.

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