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W&H Technology Wins PLGA Award

Windmoeller & Hoelscher's newly patented Registered Scan Preset (RSP) system has received the 2005 Technical Award for Suppliers from the Packaging and Label Gravure Assn. (

Adhesives and Specialty Monomers Studies Coming Soon

Skeist Inc. is planning to release two multi-client, techno-economic marketing studies: Adhesives VIII and Specialty Monomers V. (

Constantia Packaging Group Announces Bulgarian Acquisition

Duropack AG, a 60%-owned subsidiary of Constantia Packaging has agreed to acquire a 47.6% equity interest in Trakia Papir S.A., Bulgaria.

Metso to Supply Kraftliner Board Machine to China

Metso Paper will supply Lee & Man Paper Co. with a kraftliner board machine, scheduled to start up December 2006 in Changshu, China.

TWGA Presents Graphic Arts Printing Forecast 2006

TrendWatch Graphic Arts has released "Printing Forecast 2006: The TrendWatch Graphic Arts Perspective on the Challenges and Opportunities for the Printing Industry in the Next 12 Months and Beyond," its seventh annual forecast of the industry.

PRINT OUTLOOK Speakers Predict Good Times Despite Challenges

Despite print revenue loss due to Hurricane Katrina, PRINT OUTLOOK 06 claims that the industry has shown strong growth in 2005 and continues to rebound.

Nireco Wins Technical Award

The Packaging and Label Gravure Assn. (PLGA) has awarded Nireco America with a 2005 Technical Achievement Award for its new ICM1000 Online Color Measuring System.

Adhesives Research Announces New Business

Adhesives Research has formed a new business, ARmark Authentication Technologies, which focuses on anti-counterfeiting technology in the form of covert markers, a technology that can be combined with custom-developed delivery systems for application to a variety of goods.

Brown Machine Launches E-Newsletter

Brown Machine has introduced its new e-newsletter, "The Brown Informer," offering the latest news in thermoforming innovation, customer success stories, new product development, and services information.

Plastic Suppliers Launches EarthFirst PLA film-specific Web Site

Plastic Suppliers has launched a Web site specific to its EarthFirst PLA film, designed to be an informational resource to educate people on the characteristics and uses of EarthFirst PLA film.

New Plastic Bag Resource

A new consumer plastic bag Web site is the latest tool to be added to EPIC's growing list of plastic bag resources. The new site was designed specifically for the general public, providing residents with the tools they need to find out where they can recycle their plastic shopping bags.

Materials for Printable Electronics to Reach $1.9 Billion

The market for inks, substrates, and other materials used in printable electronics (PE) is expected to reach $1.9 billion by 2010, rising to $8.9 billion in 2013, according to a new report from NanoMarkets. The next few years represent a key period for the PE business of a whole.

Free E-Seminar For Taper Tension

MAGPOWR will host a live e-seminar on Wednesday, January 25, 2006, on taper tension.

Heidelberg Plans Larger Presses

Heidelberg is developing a new generation of sheetfed presses for larger formats, up to 63.8 inches.

Polytec Opens East Coast Office

Polytec has opened a dedicated East Coast regional office in Hopkinton, MA.

Hyatt's Launches Online Convex Resource

Hyatt's--All Things Creative, a distributor for Convex flexible materials for inkjet and thermal printing, now offers a Web-based resource to assist customers at The link introduces all available materials with product information and online purchasing.

Klockner Expands Asia/Pacific Rim Activities

Chemsulatnats Receives 13th Consecutive Honor

For the 13th consecutive year, Chemsultants Intl. has earned recognition as one of Ohio's fastest-growing companies.

Bobst & Advanced Die Cut Ribbon on Demo Center

Bobst Group and Advanced Die Supplies hosted the grand opening of Bobst's West Coast Demo and Training Center located at the Advanced Die Supplies' Santa Fe Sprints, CA, facility.

HP Installs Press at RIT

The Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) Printing Applications Laboratory Worldwide Media Center (WWMC) had added a seven-color HP Indigot press ws4050.

Labelexpo Asia a Success

Labelexpo Asia 2005 attracted 9,100 visitors from over 70 different countries, doubling in size from the last event in 2003.

BASF Raises Prices on Polyvinylpyrrolidone Products

As of the beginning of the year, BASF has raised prices by 10% in North America on all Luvitec and Luvicross polyvinylpyrrolidone products.

ICE 2005 Surpasses Past Show

ICE 2005 took place in Munich with over 3,000 visitors from 56 countries, up 70% from ICE 2003. (

Mohawk Receives Green Power Leadership Award

Mohawk Fine Papers has received the 2005 Green Power Leadership Award in the category of "Green Power Purchasing." This annual award honors U.S. organizations that make significant purchases of renewable energy. (

EGS Moves, Expands

EGS Gauging has relocated its headquarters to Wilmington, MA, in order to increase manufacturing capacity.

VantagePoint Moves Headquarters

VantagePoint Systems has moved to a new corporate headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Water Ink Technologies Moves Mid-Atlantic Branch

Water Ink Technologies' Mid-Atlantic branch has moved to Cinnamisnson, NJ.

GEW Expands Asia Operation

GEW plans to establish a sales, service, and manufacturing operation in Mumbai, India. The facility is intended to service the Indian sub-continent and the Southeast Asia markets.

Chinaplas 2006 Chooses Theme, Schedules Dates

Chinaplas 2006 (The 20th Intl. Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries) will be held April 26-29, 2006. The theme for this year’s show is “Shaping the Future for You.” (

PVC Production Increases

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin production in the U.S. rose 8.8% to 16 billion lbs. in 2004. (

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