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ITW Buys Contact Sheet & Web Cleaning Teknek

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) has acquired Glasgow, Scotland-based Teknek, a leading manufacturer of contact sheet and web cleaning solutions for the electronic and industrial markets

Second Half M&A Activity Expected Slower But Still Strong

Mesirow Financial issues a mid-year review and second half forecast for the packaging industry with regard to merger & acquisition activity

Blown Stretch Film Line To Boost Growth for Sigma

Sigma Stretch Film has purchased a three-layer Davis-Standard blown film line for its Shelbyville, KY, facility to support business growth. Planned for a mid-2011 installation

New Intl. Standard Gives Color Image Reference for Various Outputs

The International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 130 (ISO TC130) has published a reference of color images in electronic form for research, testing, and assessment of output systems

Update on World BOPET Market Trends

PCI Films Consulting, a leading specialist in oriented plastic film market intelligence, publishes its "World BOPET Film Market Trends Statistical Update 2011"

Educational Forum on US Label industry in Boston

Xeikon America, an innovator in digital color printing technology, is sponsoring a free forum for the label industry on July 12, titled the Executive Communication Exchange. The event will be held at the Museum of Science in Boston, MA

Independent Release Liner Mfr. ITASA Invests in Future

ITASA (Industrias de Transformación de Andoain), an independent producer of siliconized paper release liner in Spain’s Basque country, reports it is investing strongly in more capacity

Web Handling Workshop Includes Live Demos

TJWalker + Assoc. and Optimation Technology host a Web Handling Workshop at the Optimation Media Conveyance Facility on August 23–25 in Rochester, NY

How To Wind Defectless Hard, Round Rolls

Davis-Standard Converting Systems' Duane Smith, product manager, specialty winding, shares his expert insight on how to achieve round, hard rolls without defects—essentially the Holy Grail for all converters

Pharma Packaging Demand to Expand $62 Billion by 2015

According to industry market research firm Freedonia Group's new study, "World Pharmaceutical Packaging," demand for pharmaceutical packaging products will expand 5.5% annually to $62 billion in 2015

Menasha Packaging Installs Flexo/Folder/Gluer

Menasha Packaging installs a four-color Isowa flexo/folder/gluer at its Lakeville, MN, plant with the capability to perform quick setup and fast run speeds and support customers with a lean supply chain and inventory control

Pay Attention Now to Process-Heating Systems

Paratherm, a leading US manufacturer of specialized heat transfer fluids and system cleaners, advises that now is the time to pay attention to process-heating systems

Understanding Non-Contact Laser Measurement

Beta LaserMike, a global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, makes available its recorded 30-min free webinar titled, "Only the Accurate Survive: Understanding on-Contact Laser Measurement"

Mission-Critical Microchips Adopted for DOD Applications

Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) announces it has successfully completed a program to DNA-mark microchips for the Defense Logistics Agency of the US Dept. Of Defense

Exopack Recapitalizes Transactions

With the guidance and advice as co-manager and co-documentation agent of Mesirow Financial, Exopack Holding Corp., an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, is recapitalizing its transactions

Ahlstrom To Produce Lower Grammage Papers for Labels & Flexpacks

As a global high-performance materials company, Ahlstrom Corp., says it will invest €7 million at its Stenay plant in France to produce lower grammage grades

Speaking Out Against Extended Producer Responsibility

Taking an active role in opposing a proposed Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) resolution at the Chicopee City Hall in Chicopee, MA, on June 6, were Jeff Shinners, president of Pioneer Packaging and Kim Guarnaccia

PFFC Online Buyers Guide Goes LIVE!

Did ya see it, did ya see it? Even better-did you try it? Paper, Film & Foil Converter (PFFC) introduces its Online Buyers Guide providing converter visitors the most comprehensive listing of suppliers that offer equipment

Open House Features Gallus Rock Press Demo

It's not too late to drop in at All Printing Resources' open house on June 15 & 16 at APR’s headquarters at 140 W. Lake Dr. in Glendale Hts., IL, just west of Chicago

Superior Litho Offers QR Code Technology to Customers

Superior Lithographics, a leading large-format packaging printer, launched its FirstTouch all-in-one interactive packaging solution to slash the costs and complexity of marketing products to consumers by using Quick Response (QR) technology and the mobile Web

Crain's Uncovers How Contractors & Trade Associations Squeeze McCormick Place Exhibitors

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Polykar Installs EREMA Plastics Recycling System

Quebec-based Polykar, Inc., a leading manufacturer of polyethylene film, bags and packaging, has installed an EREMA TVEplus plastics recycling system

In-Mold Competition Deadline Extended

The In-Mold Decorating Assn. has extended the deadline to June 30th for entering its annual competition for in-mold labeled packaging and in-mold decorated durable products

MPI Release Projects 20% Sales Increase

MPI Release anticipates a 20% increase in sales for the next 12 months as a result of the introduction of new liner products for novel applications, quick response times, 4-6 weeks deliveries

AICC Expands To Focus on Independent Producers of Folding Cartons & Rigid Boxes

The Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters adds new member categories as it focuses further on "independent" producers. The association will have further relevance to independent producers of folding cartons and rigid boxes

Webinar on Steam Remoisturization for Paper-Based Labels

The Assn. of Intl. Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators and Paper, Film & Foil Converter (PFFC) are jointly sponsoring a free webinar scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, at 11 A.M. (Eastern) on the subject of Steam Remoisturization Technology

FSEA Names Best of Show Foil Stamped/Embossed Winner

Only a few days ago, news was posted here regarding foil stamping equipment supplier Gietz receiving seven awards attributed to its customers’ equipment used in the foil stamping process

FTA Is on the Move

Yes, Bohemia still exists-maybe not in Europe, but it does in the state of New York! The Flexographic Technical Assn. has picked up and moved its headquarters from Ronkonkoma to Bohemia, NY, as of June 2

Gietz Gets Seven FSEA Gold Leaf Honors

Gietz, a leader in foil stamping technology, walked away with seven awards at the Foil & Specialty Effects Assn. (FSEA) Gold Leaf Awards banquet held on May 5 in concert with the International Assn. of Diecutting & Diemaking’s (IADD) Odyssey event

US Bottled Water Volume Grows 3.5% in 2010

The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA), in conjunction with Beverage Marketing Corp. (BMC) releases 2010 bottled water statistics, compiled by BMC, a research, consulting, and financial services firm dedicated to the global beverage industry

 

 

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