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Kodak to Sponsor Digital Printing Users Group Meeting

Kodak is a premier sponsor of the annual meeting of ICE (Indigo Customer Exhange). The digital printing users group will gather November 11-12, 2005, in Las Vegas.

Fictional Book Details Struggles of a Third Generation Printing Company

Larry Letteney, one of the founding members of BlueOcean Advisory Group, has published a book. "Sea Change: A Story of Graphics and Communications in the 21st Centurty" is a fictional book about a third generation printing company struggling to compete in a demanding business environment. The story is seen through the eyes of a proven sales professional.

Mohawk Changes Name, Makes EPA List of Top 25

Following the acquisition of International Paper's Fine Paper Business, Mohawk Paper Mills has changed its name to Mohawk Fine Papers. The company also has been added to the EPA list of the Top 25 U.S. Green Power Purchasers.

FTA Releases Market Research Study

Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA) has released it's first-ever market research study, "Converter Benchmarking & End-User Perspectives in North America."

BASF, Praxair Raise Prices

BASF has increased selling prices for oxo alcohols in North America, while Praxair has raised list prices on its Proline and Trio lines.

Paperloop Sells CMM Intl.

Paperloop has sold the Converting Machinery and Materials (CMM) Intl. conference and exposition business to PennWell Corp.

Former Creo Execs Launch Advisory Group

Larry Letteney, past president of Creo, and Ken Hanulec, former VP of marketing, have founded BlueOcean Advisory Group to help companies discover and develop new markets and untapped customer potential.

SGIA Digital Expo 05 Rescheduled

SGIA Digital Expo has been rescheduled for December 8-10, 2005 in Phoenix, AZ.

Esko-Graphics Transfers Ownership, Packaging Activities to Axcel

Esko-Graphics announces that its shareholder, Kirkbi A/S, has entered into an agreement with Axcel to transfer the ownership and all packaging-related activities of Esko-Graphics to Axcel. The transaction is expected to close by the end of September.

UV Process Supply Unveils New Website

UV Process Supply has premiered its newly designed Web site at

UV Ray Appoints North American Distributor

UV RAY has appointed UVDoctors to be its North American distributor.

Pace Systems Group Joins NGP

Pace Systems Group has become a member of the Networked Graphic Production organization (NGP).

curious Packaging Wins Fibermark's 'Best in Show'

Fibermark awarded Britney Spears' curious, from Elizabeth Arden, as "Best in Show" at its 12th Annual Specifer Awards. The Specifer Awards program spotlights the year's most innovative package designers using Fibermark materials.

Positive Reactions to P

According to a survey of exhibitors at P, the Intl. Trade Fair for Process-Oriented Packaging Production, 74% of exhibitors welcomed P as the new trade fair marketplace for the industry.

Kodak Wins 3 InterTech Technology Awards

Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group has been awarded three 2005 GATF InterTech Technology Awards from PIA/GATF.

Tidland Tech Tips for Air Shaft Training

Tidland's Tech Tips training tool provides step-by-step demonstration of routine maintenance for the Mill-Duty air shafts.

AWA Releases New Prospectus

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has released the first edition of The Global Beer Label Market Products Decoration Market & Technology Study 2005 AWAreness Report, as well as Labeling Markets: Asian Market Study & Sourcebook 2005.

GPA Adds Member in India

The Global Packaging Alliance has added a new partner in India by signing an agreement with Kumar Printers.

Aquaflex Selects UK/Ireland Sales Agent

Aquaflex has appointed LPP Limited as sales agent for all products in the UK and Ireland.

W&H Wins Excellence in Flexography Awards

More than fifty per cent of all Excellence in Flexography Awards in the Wide Web Flexo category went to print designs produced on central impression (CI) flexographic printing presses from Windmoeller & Hoelscher.

AVT Reports 2005 Q2 Results

AVT's revenues for the second quarter reached $6.2 million, an increase of 20% compared to the same quarter the previous years, and an increase of 3.5% over the first quarter of 2005.

Total Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Katrina Effort

The U.S.-based affiliates of Total S.A. have donated $1 million to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund. This contribution will aid Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in the states of Louisiana and Mississippi, where several Total affiliates conduct business. (

Packaging Machinery Demand in China to Grow 8.6% Through 2009

By 2014, packaging equipment demand in China will exceed that in Japan, making China the second largest market in the world behind the US. These and other trends are presented in a new study from The Freedonia Group. (

Totani Establishes U.S. Subsidiary

Totani Corp. has established Totani America for the sale and service of Totani machinery and replacement parts in Green Bay, WI.

PLGA Hosts 3rd Biennial Technical Conference

PLGA will host its 3rd Biennial Technical Conference Oct. 19-21, 2005, at Adam's Mark Hotel, Charlotte, NC.

CCTI Fall Meeting to Feature VTS Workshop

The Composite Can and Tube Institute (CCTI) will hold its 2005 Fall Meeting Sept. 27-29, 2005, at the Flamingo Las Vegas hotel. "The Do's and Don’ts of Product Knowledge will be the first Vendor Training Subcommittee (VTS) workshop for manufacturers of tubes, cores, and composite cans.

UV/EB Technology Helps Reduce VOCs

Reductions of volatile organic compound (VOC) and greenhouse gas emissions go hand in hand with ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technologies, according to a position paper just released by RadTech—The Assn. for UV and EB Technology.

AVT Workflow at Labelexpo Europe 2005

AVT will present workflow solutions running live at its Labelexpo Europe stand, as well as at the stands of several of the company's partners.

Food Processing Machinery Expo Takes Place Alongside Pack Expo 2005

Food Processing Machinery Expo 2005 exhibitors will demonstrate processing technologies in the fruit and vegetable, beverage, fresh produce, prepared foods, meat, bakery, confectionery, grain mill/cereal, dairy, and snack food industries.

NatureWorks PLA Makes Pack Expo Plans

NatureWorks LLC will showcase the on-shelf retailer success of nature-based packaging at Pack Expo 2005.

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