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ABB Helps Out Katrina-Devastated Elementary School

St. Clare Elementary, a Mississippi school that was leveled during Hurricane Katrina, re-opened November 1, 2005, thanks ABB's donation of 18 completely assembled circuit breaker panels. (www.abb.com)

Stora Enso Raises Prices

Forbes Recognizes Multi-Color Corp.

Multi-Color Corp. has ranked 41st in Forbes Magazine's listing of America's best small companies.

ICC Introduces New Website

The Intl. Color Consortium (ICC) has introduced a new Web site at www.color.org, designed to make information more accessible and easier to use.

PIA/GATF Renames Premier Meeting

PIA/GATF has renamed its annual meeting for top industry executives. The Premier Meeting now is called the Executive Leadership Conference. (gain.net)

Muller Martini Redesigns Web Site

Muller Martini has redesigned its Web site, which can still be accessed at the same URL. (mullermartiniusa.com)

Sherwood Plans Expansion to U.S. Marketplace

Sherwood Technology has announced intentions to expand into the U.S. market in early 2006. The expansion will see the opening of a new Eastern U.S. headquarters which will support customers and partners in North America.

Resin Price Increases Continue, Leveling Off Seen

At its Executive Forum, Resin Technology Inc. advised that the the quality of imported resin is as good or better than those produced domestically, and soon will fill the gap left by production shortages, stemming the rate of price increases.

KBA, AVT Issue Q3 Figures

KBA is in the black for the first time this year, while AVT reports its 15th consecutive quarter of growth.

GOA's Wide-Format Hall Grows

Graphics of the Americas has announced its renewed emphasis on wide-format with the return of the Wide-Format Hall (hall D in the Miami Convention Center). Now in its second year, it will occupy 61,000 sq.-ft.

MLP USA Joins Print Council

Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses has joined The Print Council, and industry coalition dedicated to building the market for print. (mlpusa.com)

MACtac Supplies Stamp Material

MACtac supplied pressure-sensitive label materials for 200 million of the USPS’ 2005 holiday stamps. (mactac.com)

GMG Americas Announces Canadian Distributor

Unisource Canada will distribute GMG Americas' products exclusively in Canada. The two companies launched their partnership during Graphics Canada.

Kodak Exhibits at Graphics Canada

Graphics Canada is the first time Kodak exhibited its full graphic communications portfolio in Canada, following the completion of its acquisition of Creo in June.

FVTC Updates Narrow Web Technology

Fox Valley Technical College has replaced its seven-inch Comco Cadet with a six-color, seven-inch Mark Andy 2200. (fvtc.edu)

Paragon Updates Web Site

Paragon's Web site has been redesigned and offers information on products, company history, product literature, press releases, and more. (paragonfilms.com)

TAPPI President to Retire

TAPPI president Wayne H. Gross, CAE, has announced his retirement effective January 1, 2006, ending a 30-year career with the association.

B&K Exhibits 5 Machines

Brandtjen & Kluge exhibited five machine at PRINT & CONVERTING 05, all of which were sold prior to the show.

PLGA Hosts Gravure Operational Conference

The Packaging and Label Gravure Assn. (PLGA) Global announces its ninth annual Operation Conference: Gravure Leads the Way, taking place March 1-3, 2006.

Kodak Installs 500th Prinergy Evo System

Flint Ink and XSYS Transaction Complete

The acquisition of Flint Ink by German-based XSYS Print Solutions was completed on September 30, 2005. The transaction closed following the August approval of the acquisition and subsequent merger by regulatory authorities in Europe and the U.S. (xsys-printsolutions.com)

Toray Launches New Site

Toray Plastics has launched its redesigned, simplified, customer-focused Web site. See torayfilms.com.

Harper Passes Blind Quality Control Study

Harper Corp. of America has completed a blind quality control study where its operations in Charlotte, NC, Green Bay, WI, and Bangkok, Thailand, received and filled fictitious anilox roll orders without the awareness of manufacturing equipment.

Examining Biocides in Plastics

The Biocides in Plastics report examines the use of biocides in plastics with reference to material types and application requirements. As well as biocidal performance, the in-process stability, migration, leachability, light, and heat stability all may be factors.

GretagMacbeth Customer Support Help Center Goes Online

GretagMacbeth has an online help center at its Web site. Users will find an easy-to-use searchable knowledge base of FAQs, tip sheets, and technicques on how to get the best possible color. (gretagmacbeth.com/helpcenter)

QurTech Becomes Fusion UV Systems Distributor

Fusion UV Systems has appointed QurTech SA as its exclusive distributor in several European countries as of January 1, 2006. (fusionuv.com)

Stora Enso Raises Prices

Stora Enso Specialty Papers has increased prices for its European customers for its wet strength label and flexible packaging papers.

ASC Call for Speakers

The Adhesive Sealant Council (ASC) has announced its Call for Speakers for the ASC Sprint 2006 Convention and Exposition in Norfolk, VA, April 2-5, 2006. The abstract submission deadline is Monday, January 9, 2006.

EFTA and ADCCAT Support ICE

The European Flexographic Technical Assn. (EFTA) and the Assn. of Distributors, Coaters, and Converters of Adhesive Tapes (ADCCAT) have agreed to support ICE UK.

Stork Cellramic Launches New Web Site

Stork Cellramic has opened an new online store for supplies used by flexographic printers, including anilox rolls, anilox care and cleaning supplies, safety materials, measureing and inspection equipment, and pressroom supplies.

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