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Four-Color Edale Press Sold to Argentinian Mai S.A.

Mai S.A., a provider of tea bag packaging machinery with a separate department for printing tea bag labels and envelopes, has purchased an Edale Alpha compact 250-mm-wide four-color flexo press with water-based drying capabilities

Monster Energy Drink Gets Military Decoration

Starting with the Memorial Day holiday, Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI), the specialized ink company that provides temperature-changing colors on cans and labels of major beverage products

Event Promotes How To Develop Ideas into Products, Protect & Commercialize

Converting Influence opens a networking event to both members and nonmembers that promotes developing ideas into products while simultaneously protecting and commercializing those ideas

Interpack 2011 Claimed Most Successful Ever

A total of 2,700 exhibitors from 60 countries at the recently held interpack 2011 exhibition are reported to hale the show unanimously, says sources at Messe Düsseldorf North America, as one of the most successful events

FTA Annual Forum & Info*Flex Just Keep Getting Better

Last year I reported the Flexographic Technical Assn.'s Annual Forum and INFO*FLEX were significant successes. In fact, last year's Las Vegas rendition of the FTA’s annual event

Post Consumer Resin Gets New Life from Milk Jugs and Water Bottles

Consumer demands for preserving the environment is a trend leading converters like Hood Packaging are seriously confronting head on. The biggest challenge is simultaneously keeping upcharges for more sustainable converted products within reason

IHMA Endorses Holograms Being Covered under National Trademark Law

The International Hologram Mfrs. Assn. (IHMA) has welcomed a move which could lead to holograms being specifically covered under a national trademark law for the first time

Field Packaging Group Sold to Packaging Corp. of America

Mesirow Financial acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Field Packaging Group in its sale to Packaging Corp. of America (PCA)

Michelman Expands Corrugated Chemicals Distribution

Michelman announces that Corrugated Chemicals, headquartered in Knoxville, TN, is responsible for selling and distributing Michelman’s line of branded paper coatings in the Midwest, Central, South, Southeastern, and Eastern US

Hands-On Flexo Seminars & Golf Outing for Education Set for 2011

DiTrolio Flexographic Inst. (DFI) is kicking off the summer with new dates for the hands-on flexo seminars, encouraging companies to take advantage of the summer by having their employees brush up on their skills

Stone & Interactive Media-Enhanced Labels on Display at Interpack

Label converter Logotech will display labels made from stone material as well as interactive, media-enhanced labels at Interpack in Düsseldorf, Germany, from May 12–16. Logotech is part of The Tadbik Group

First DuPont Cyrel FAST System Installed in Bangladesh

DuPont Packaging Graphics has announced it has signed an agreement with PADMA Group to purchase a DuPont Cyrel FAST digital imaging system for in-house plate-making in Bangladesh. It is the first installation of a Cyrel FAST solventless thermal plate-processing

Simco-Ion Becomes New Name in Static Control Technology

Simco Industrial takes on a new corporate identity, as the result of its acquisition last year of Ion Systems, and adopts the new name of Simco-Ion

MacDermid Combines LUX Flat-Top Dots with LAVA Thermal Processing

MacDermid Printing Solutions announced at the Flexographic Technical Assn.’s INFO*FLEX held at the Indiana Convention Ctr. on May 1-4

Argraf Group Installs 10-Color Omet Press

Argraf Group, one of the leading Spanish and European label converting groups for the food and beverage market, with a particular interest in the wine sector, recently installed a 10-colour OMET X-Flex 430

Mark Andy Given FTA Technical Innovation Award

Mark Andy's Performance Series line of flexographic presses has been awarded the 2011 Technical Innovation Award by the Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA)

FTA Gets Flexo Engines Started at Forum/Info*Flex

The Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA) held its annual Forum and Info*Flex exhibition at the JW Marriott and Indiana Convention Center May 1-4

Harper Exhibits at Info*Flex

Graphics experts from global anilox supplier Harper Corp. will attend the Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Assn.'s INFO*FLEX 2011 in Indianapolis, IN

Pharmapack's 10th Edition a Success

The 10th edition of Pharmapack was held from Feb. 23–24, 2011, at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris, France. Building on the success of the 2010 event, over 2,600 visitors and 250 exhibitors

Rogers To Feature R/Bak Cushion Mounting Tapes at Info*Flex

Rogers Corp. will exhibit its broad range of R/bak® PSA2 and SA 2000 cushion mounting tapes for narrow and wide web applications at the upcoming INFO*FLEX 2011

DuPont Packaging Graphics Increases Price, Adds Fuel Surcharge

DuPont Packaging Graphics has announced a global price increase for all DuPont Cyrel products, effective May 16, 2011. The net increase is up to 7%, depending on the product

EMA Launches Information Series on Metallized Paper & Film

The European Metallizers Assn. (EMA) has published the first brochure of what it says will become a series of brochures that will deal with industry related topics

Ashland To Raise Prices on Vinac and Flexbond Emulsion Products

Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., will increase the North American price of emulsion products effective May 1, 2011. Products comprise those sold in the

Ampac to Relocate Pouch Plant, Purchases Totani Machine

Ampac, a global leader in the food, pet food, retail, security, and medical packaging markets, announces the relocation of its Elk Grove Village, IL, pouching facilityby October 1,2011

SVC Holds Ambitious Technical Conference

The Society of Vacuum Coaters held an ambitious TechCon Technical Conference April 16–21 at the Hyatt Regency on the Riverwalk. This year, in addition to traditional sessions, TechCon featured two symposia

Boxboard Production Increases

The American Forest & Paper Assn. has released its March 2011 US Paperboard Report that indicates total boxboard production increased by 2.2% compared to March 2010 and increased 11.1% from March 2011

Atlas Sells Titan Compact Slitter to Mexico-Based Plemsa

Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. (UK) has announced the sale of a Titan ER610 compact slitter off the booth at the ICE USA exhibition, held April 6–8, 2011, in Orlando, FL

DuPont to Sponsor Pack Expo Keynote: Colin L. Powell

PMMI, the producer of the Pack Expo trade shows, announces that DuPont will be one of the title sponsors for the Leadership Lecture at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011, to be held Sept. 26-28, 2011, Las Vegas, NV

Nordenia Receives National Flexography Competition Award

Nordenia's Barcelona plant was awarded a prize for outstanding print quality at the tenth National Flexography Competition of the ATEF (Agrupación Técnica Española de Flexografía)

Teknek Plans Major Expansion in Asia-Pacific

Teknek, a global leader in contact cleaning and yield improvement technology, has announced major expansion and reorganization of its operations throughout Asia

 

 

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