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$2 MM Folding Carton Expansion at Menasha Includes Sheeting

A $2 million expansion at Menasha Packaging's Folding Carton Group in Neenah includes the addition of 20,000 sq ft, a new 65-in. precision sheeter, and an automated scrap removal system

Send EPA Comments on MSW & Sustainable Materials Management

The EPA solicits written comments regarding its role in the measurement of materials in municipal solid waste (MSW) by August 31

Prism Group Holdings Acquired by EFI

Global innovator of customer-focused digital printing EFI acquires Prism Group Holdings, worldwide provider of the Prism WIN MIS and Prism QTMS automated shop floor management solution

Facility Tests Carbon Fiber Composite Materials

Web Industries opens a new 10,000-sq-ft Composites Automation Development Ctr. in the Atlanta area to help its customers test new and emerging carbon fiber composite materials for qualification and use in the automated fiber placement manufacturing process.

German Label Converter Expands into Flex-Packs, Cartons with OMET Press

Illert Etiketten invests in a eight-color OMET VaryFlex-F1 press to expand its converted offerings to include flex-pack and cartons

FlexSol Packaging Grows with W&H Blown Film Line

The Nashville, TN, facility of FlexSol Packaging, a wholly-owned div. of Lyndhurst, NJ-based Sigma Plastics Group, will accommodate growth with the installation of a high-output, five-layer VAREX line from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp

Eco-One Plastic Additives To Be Used for Food Service Containers

EcoLogic, a worldwide technology organization that provides environmental solutions for plastics, has an exclusive supply agreement to provide Eco-One organic plastic additives to Letica Corp.

Report Examines Development of China's Paper Industries

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), among the leading manufacturers of paper in China, has invested in new technology as China's government forces inefficient, high-polluting paper mills to close

Metallic Color Technology Gets Assist from Anilox Roll Firm

Color-Logic is getting assistance from anilox roll products company Harper Corp. (Charlotte, NC) with its Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System

July Confidence Index Up for Equipment Finance

Today the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released its July 2011 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI), indicating that confidence in the equipment finance market is 56.2

New Offset Printing Press Expands Sales at Hammer Packaging

Hammer Packaging is reported the first US customer to install a Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102 press with production having started the first week in April

Containerboard June Operating Rate Up from May

The American Forest & Paper Assn. reports that while June 2011 US containerboard production was flat when compared to May 2011, month over month average daily production was up 3.3%

FTA Initiates Carbon Footprinting Project

The Flexographic Technical Assn. announces the formation of a subcommitttee of the FTA Sustainability Committee to work on a carbon footprinting guide for flexo printers

New Material-Neutral Organization Focuses on Packaging & Environment

A new packaging trade organization has been formed called the American Inst. for Packaging & the Environment (AMERIPEN) that is modeled after EUROPEN and INCPEN

ALOX Coater & CPP Film Line Debuting in Egypt

FLEX Group, and India-based manfuacturer of flexible packaging materials, will commision an aluminum oxide coater, dubbed ALOX, on Oct. 6, 2011

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

 

 

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