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Ahlstrom To Produce Lower Grammage Papers for Labels & Flexpacks

As a global high-performance materials company, Ahlstrom Corp., says it will invest €7 million at its Stenay plant in France to produce lower grammage grades

Speaking Out Against Extended Producer Responsibility

Taking an active role in opposing a proposed Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) resolution at the Chicopee City Hall in Chicopee, MA, on June 6, were Jeff Shinners, president of Pioneer Packaging and Kim Guarnaccia

PFFC Online Buyers Guide Goes LIVE!

Did ya see it, did ya see it? Even better-did you try it? Paper, Film & Foil Converter (PFFC) introduces its Online Buyers Guide providing converter visitors the most comprehensive listing of suppliers that offer equipment

Open House Features Gallus Rock Press Demo

It's not too late to drop in at All Printing Resources' open house on June 15 & 16 at APR’s headquarters at 140 W. Lake Dr. in Glendale Hts., IL, just west of Chicago

Superior Litho Offers QR Code Technology to Customers

Superior Lithographics, a leading large-format packaging printer, launched its FirstTouch all-in-one interactive packaging solution to slash the costs and complexity of marketing products to consumers by using Quick Response (QR) technology and the mobile Web

Crain's Uncovers How Contractors & Trade Associations Squeeze McCormick Place Exhibitors

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Polykar Installs EREMA Plastics Recycling System

Quebec-based Polykar, Inc., a leading manufacturer of polyethylene film, bags and packaging, has installed an EREMA TVEplus plastics recycling system

In-Mold Competition Deadline Extended

The In-Mold Decorating Assn. has extended the deadline to June 30th for entering its annual competition for in-mold labeled packaging and in-mold decorated durable products

MPI Release Projects 20% Sales Increase

MPI Release anticipates a 20% increase in sales for the next 12 months as a result of the introduction of new liner products for novel applications, quick response times, 4-6 weeks deliveries

AICC Expands To Focus on Independent Producers of Folding Cartons & Rigid Boxes

The Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters adds new member categories as it focuses further on "independent" producers. The association will have further relevance to independent producers of folding cartons and rigid boxes

Webinar on Steam Remoisturization for Paper-Based Labels

The Assn. of Intl. Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators and Paper, Film & Foil Converter (PFFC) are jointly sponsoring a free webinar scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, at 11 A.M. (Eastern) on the subject of Steam Remoisturization Technology

FSEA Names Best of Show Foil Stamped/Embossed Winner

Only a few days ago, news was posted here regarding foil stamping equipment supplier Gietz receiving seven awards attributed to its customers’ equipment used in the foil stamping process

FTA Is on the Move

Yes, Bohemia still exists-maybe not in Europe, but it does in the state of New York! The Flexographic Technical Assn. has picked up and moved its headquarters from Ronkonkoma to Bohemia, NY, as of June 2

Gietz Gets Seven FSEA Gold Leaf Honors

Gietz, a leader in foil stamping technology, walked away with seven awards at the Foil & Specialty Effects Assn. (FSEA) Gold Leaf Awards banquet held on May 5 in concert with the International Assn. of Diecutting & Diemaking’s (IADD) Odyssey event

US Bottled Water Volume Grows 3.5% in 2010

The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA), in conjunction with Beverage Marketing Corp. (BMC) releases 2010 bottled water statistics, compiled by BMC, a research, consulting, and financial services firm dedicated to the global beverage industry

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

 

 

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