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Harper Celebrates 1st Anniversary of Flexo Training

Harper Corporation of America is marking the completion of the first year of its "Basics of Flexo" class. With a format that includes both lectures and hands-on training, the class covers the entire flexography process, from pre-press through cleaning the press at the end of a run.

Ashe Chinese Exports Raise

Ashe Converting Equipment has sold 21 machines to China, primarily standard and bespoke Sapphire slitters, but also several rewinder machines and a Jade primary film slitter.

Phoenix Foundation Addresses ICPF's CorrAlliance

Bettylyn Krafft, chairman of the Phoenix Challenge Foundation, addressed the Intl. Corrugated Packaging Foundation's (ICPF) CorrAlliance Partners. Expands Consultant Directory has expanded its consultant directory outside of the US.

US Specialty Film Demand Expected to Increase

Scitex Appoints Canadian Agent and US Dealer

Scitex Vision America has appointed Cascades Resources as the exclusive Canadian distributor for its line of digital printing equipment and consumables for wide-format graphic-arts and packaging applications. The company also names Alpha Imaging Technologies its first US dealer.

UV Flexo Press Eliminates Press Adjustments During Changeovers

GIDUE SpA’s six color Combat 370 UV flexo press for labels is designed for speeds up to 150mt/min and features the Flower printing head to facilitate job changes.

Bruckner Opens Moscow Office

Bruckner, a supplier of film stretching lines, opened an office in Moscow at the beginning of the year.

See FTA at CMM

Visit Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) at CMM and check out the latest products and offerings from the technical society dedicated to the flexographic printing process.

Kodak Nexpress Hits the Road

NexPress Solutions is hitting the road for a 23-city tour to highlight the power of its digital printing solutions to print service providers across the US. No Limits Express will showcase a KODAK NEXPRESS 2100 digital production color press with its unique fifth imaging unit and a KODAK NEXGLOSSER glossing unit.

IP Sells Industrial Papers Business

International Paper has signed an agreement to sell its Industrial Papers Business to Kohlberg and Co., LLC for approximately $180 million.

AIMCAL Sponsors Supplier Pavilion at CPP Expo 2005

AIMCAL Pavilion at CPP Expo 2005 will provide AIMCAL supplier members with a cost-effective presence on the exhibit floor offering optimal exposure before, during and after the event.

Vacumet Acquires Proma

Vacumet Corp. has acquired the assets of Proma Technologies.

Jetrion Names National and European Distributors

Jetrion LLC has named Think Ink a national distributor for Jetrion’s lines of continuous inkjet (CIJ) and drop-on-demand (DOD) ink products while GRE Engineering Products AG will offer Jetrion’s 3025 inkjet system and inks.

Jim Casey Speaks at AWA Release Liner Conference

FLEXcon’s VP of technology, Jim Casey, will present "Film Release Liner Trends" on Tuesday, April 12, at the AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference 2005.

Pilot Coating Offers Versatility

InteliCoat Technologies is a specialist roll to roll coating company that offers extremely versatile coating capability in terms of both technology and size—from large-scale operations down to small-scale lab and pilot trial facilities.

Enfocus Instant PDF 3.0 Available in 5 Languages

Enfocus Software Instant PDF 3.0 is now available in French, Italian, Spanish and German as well as English.

Intl. Dispensing China (ID China) Formed

Sino Link will become IDC’s (Intl. Dispensing Corp.) exclusive agent in China, operating under a new subsidiary called Intl. Dispensing China (ID China).

Glenro and TRCM Consolidate Operations

Glenro Inc. and TRCM have consolidated operations. The name of the consolidated entity is Glenro Inc. and the manufacturing operations in Maysville will be the TRCM Division of Glenro Inc.

Ashland Increases Prices on P-S Adhesives

Ashland Specialty Polymers and Adhesives will increase prices by 5%-10% on all p-s adhesives on April 15, 2005.

3 Tips for Better RFID Label Printing

These three tips can help de-mystify RFID and assist in correct RFID implementation.

Kroenert Represents Kelva and Vetaphone

Kroenert Corp. has reached an agreement to provide sales and service for AB Kelva and Vetaphone A/S in North America.

Biocides in Plastics Global Report

The Biocides in Plastics global report includes market analyses, discussions of industry trends, assessments of the impact of current and emerging regulations, and forecasts for biocides from 2004 through 2009.

Creo's South African Operations Certified for Quality Management

Creo's manufacturing operations in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, are now certified to ISO 9001:2000 standards for quality management. (

New Venue for CMM International

CMM International will move its 2007 event to the newly renovated Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, to reduce the total cost of exhibiting. The new dates for the biennial event are June 4-7, 2007.

New Anti-Counterfeiting Technology

Document Security Systems introduces AuthentiGuard, a new line of anti-copy and authentication technologies that are geared to combat the escalating costs attributed to counterfeiting of valuable documents and other items of intrinsic value, such as commercial checks, gift certificates, titles of ownership, birth certificates, ID cards, dollar-off coupons, and ticketing, as well as package and label products.

Paperloop Announces New Mangement Team

Paperloop has announced a new senior management team headed by Rod Young, formerly senior VP of the company’s Information Products group. He replaces Ian Johnston as president and CEO.

EDI Appoints ZAO Axiom Polybag Agent in Russia and Ukraine

ZAO Axiom Polybag will be the sales agent in Russia and Ukraine for the complete line of flat-die systems from Extusion Dies Industries (EDI).

CMM Sells Out All Expo Hall Pavilions

CMM management has announced that all six of its pavilions have sold out. Four of these are new processed-focused pavilions and two are international pavilions.

MAN Roland Introduces On-Site Back-Up Parts Program

Assembled by MAN Roland’s Rapid Response Team (RRT), Press Pack is a back-p bundle of electronic parts. The objective is to ensure that the proper component is on-hand for immediate repair and minimum production disruption.

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