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Ciba Provides Overview for 2005

Ciba Specialty Chemicals reports operational improvements during a challenging year. Armin Meyer, Chairman of the Board and CEO, summarizes as follows.

Stora Enso Receives FSC Certification

The Wood Supply U.S. unit of Stora Enso has been third-party-certified for Forest Stewardship Council chain of custody for all its purchases of raw wood fiber.

Davis-Standard Feedscrews on Sale

To reduce its feedscrew inventory, Davis-Standard, LLC is offering more than 25 feedscrew designs at significantly reduced prices.

MDC Receives ERA Award

The European Rotogravure Assn. presented an Innovtaion Award to Max Daetwyler Corp. for its Starbase Cylinder System.

Compac Launches New Web site

Compac Corp. has redesigned its Web site and revamped its corporate logo.

A&V Distributes Plate Processors

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

Dalim Joins GWG

Dalim Software has become a member of the Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG).

Esko-Graphics Closes on a Successful 2005

Esko-Graphics announces a revenue growth of 15% over 2004, with an expected EBITDA of 7%.

Another Record Year for AVT

Advanced Vision Technology reports another successful year, ending December 31, 2005, with increased sales of $25.1 million, a 17.7% increase over 2005.

TAPPI Conference Call for Papers

TAPPI is looking for volunteers to share their real-life experiences in troubleshooting case studies, traditional paper presentations, and basic understanding "primer" sessions.

Cal Poly Conducts Research at LAgraphico

LAgraphico opened its doors to a team of Cal Poly graphic communication students to conduct research on printing press "fingerprinting."

Mecmesin Sells to U.S.

Mecmesin Limited, a European supplier of testing solutions, now markets its line of force and torque measurement products directly in the U.S. and Canada.

Graftalia and Converflex Europe Boast More Space, Market Upturn

Graftalia and Converflex 2006 will take place May 9-13, 2006, as of January 10, already 710 companies have signed up to exhibit, 37% of which are from abroad.

Circonix Partners with Propack

Circonix Technologies, a systems integrator in the converting, film, and web conveyance industries, welcomes ProPack Services as its Southeast sales representative.

Mohawk Now Authorized to Use Green-e Symbol

Mohawk Fine Papers has received certification from Green-e for its paper grades produced with wind-generated electricity.

AWA Announces Global Release Liner Conference

AWA Alexander Watson and Assoc. will hold its Global Release Liner Industry Conference and round table forum March 8-10, 2006, at the NH Barbizon Palace Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

HealthPack 2006 Offers Online Discount

Innovative Technology Conferences has finalized the program for HealthPack 2006, taking place March 14-15, 2006, in Dallas, TX, at the Crown Plaza Market Center.

Crush Cut Holder Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Dienes Group is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Model PQAS Crush Cut pneumatic knife holders.

MOCON Announces Seminar Series

MOCON is hosting a free monthly internet seminar on a variety of packaging material testing and performance topics.

Polyshow 2006 Dedicated to Curtain Coating Technology

Polyshow 2006 will bring together a mix of customers, equipment suppliers, and Polytype presentations around a theme of curtain coating technology.

UV/EB Technology Conference

Learn "why" and "how" converters and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are transitioning to UV and EB technology at e|5: UV & EB Technology Expo & Conference, April 24-26, 2006, at Lakeside Center, McCormick Place, in Chicago, IL.

Bring Your Users to IPEX

The Ipex 2006 team will help organize group visits to the show by booking hospitality suites and meeting rooms at the NEC, arranging catering and AV on your behalf, and put you in contact with the Ipex travel partner who will help you arrange your visit.

Omet Exhibits in Shangai

Omet exhibited at Labelexpo Asia in Shanghai, and reported great success with a heavy visitor flow.

Rotomec Launches New Gravure Press

Rotomec unveiled its RS 40003 MP multi-purpose press for flexible materials, developed for gravure printing.

Miltec Donates $10,000 to Red Cross

Miltec Corp. has donated a portion of its September 2005 sales to the Red Cross Katrina Disaster Relief Fund.

SPI Co-Sponsors Intl. Symposium

The Society of the Plastics Industry plans its second international symposium on degradable and biobased polymers and the technologies used to produce them. It will preceed NPE 2006.

Inkjet Proofing Solution Receives SWOP Certification

Kodak's Matchprint Inkjet Desktop, 400 and 800 Proofing Solutions earned SWOP (Specifications for Web Offset Publications) Certification just three months after being launched at Print 05.

First ICC Conference Draws Crowd

More than 130 professionals took parting the first Developer's Conference on color management presented by the Intl. Color Consortium (ICC) in mid-November in Scottsdale, AZ.

MonoSol Announces Expansions

MonoSol plans to expand its laboratory and relocate its world headquarters.

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