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Hot Melt Adhesives Now a Recycling Solution at Channeled Resources

The Channeled Resources Group has added hot melt adhesives to the solutions it offers for recycling and second use of the components of p-s label stocks.

Paperboard Packaging Council Bestows Top Award to Graphic Packaging

Graphic Packaging Intl. (GPI) was named Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) winner of the top Paperboard Package of the Year, Folding Carton Package of the Year, and Innovation Award at its recently held annual meeting held October14 in Orlando, FL.

Screen Printing Added to Color-Logic’s Process Metallic Color System

Color-Logic has broadened its Process Metallic Color System to include screen printing.

Facestock Is APR-Approved for Recycling Thermoform Containers

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials reports Fasson Direct-Thermal 200HD label facestock with S490 adhesive has been approved by the Assn. Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) for the recycling of PET thermoform containers.

AIMCAL to Offer Dual Coating Conference in Europe

The Assn. of Intl. Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators (AIMCAL) will hold its first major technical program in Europe, dual web coating and web handling conferences, June 10–15, 2012 , at the Diplomat Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic.

Kabra Gloucester (India) JV Unveils KAGE 5-Layer Film Line

Dunetha-Daman, India, is the site for the new Kabra Gloucester Engineering joint venture with US-based Gloucester Engineering out of Massachusetts.

Double H Plastics’ Cores Available in Reprocessed and Virgin HDPE

Double H Plastics now produces precision, extruded plastic cores in reprocessed as well as virgin HDPE. Sizes offered handle the full range of lengths to 84 in.

Lifting Device from Konecranes is Alternative to Traditional Hoists

Konecranes offers the AirBalancer, a lifting device with a floating load unit, that aids in the picking, lifting, moving, and precise placement of items by hand.

David Bankson Named President of Label Technology

Label Technology Inc. has named David Bankson as its new president. Bankson, VP of research and development, will succeed his father, John Bankson, who will remain as CEO and chairman of the board.

Matteucci Award Recognizes Four Exceptional Presenters at AIMCAL Fall 2011 TechCon

In keeping with tradition, the Assn. of Intl. Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators (AIMCAL), Ft. Mill, SC, recognized exceptional presenters with its coveted Matteucci Award at its annual fall technical conference, this year held on October 23--26 at the Peppermill Resort.

HP Indigo Introduces WS4600 Digital Press

The HP Indigo WS4600 digital press is said to offer a full ecosystem solution for label production.

Acucote Installs Martin Automatic Splicer

Custom coating and laminating converter ACUCOTE has recently installed a Martin Automatic ECPF splicer and reportedly is well on course for an 18-month payback on the investment.

US Converting Bought by Advanced Web Technologies

Advanced Web Technologies LLC has acquired the assets of US Converting Inc., South Elgin, IL, a wide web flexible packaging converter established in 1985.

Bagmaking Equipment from Gloucester Adds Capacity at Laddawn

Gloucester Engineering has received multiple orders from Laddawn to provide equipment to Laddawn's new facility in Sparks, NV. Laddawn, a privately owned manufacturer of PE bags, film, and tubes headquartered in Devens, MA, purchased a new 104-in.-wide blown film line from Gloucester in August.

Fixed Point Web Gauge from NDC Suited for Entry-Level Use

NDC Infrared Engineering’s new fixed-point 8000-F web gauging system, which is part of the TDi family, features architecture built upon intelligent measurements and controls and is said to provide a cost-effective, entry-level solution for web gauging.

HP Indigo Digital Press Pushes Crossover Point

Alpharetta, GA | The HP Indigo WS6600 digital press for labels and packaging is said to push the crossover point of digital vs conventional processes by up to 50%.

Martin Automatic Signs New Rep in Middle East and North Africa

Martin Automatic Inc. has signed a cooperation agreement with XOL Automation to distribute Martin’s automatic splicing, rewinding, and tension control equipment.

Cortec Corp. Offers Biodegradable Film with Corrosion Inhibitor

Eco-Corr Film from Cortec Corp. is a biobased and biodegradable film utilizing Cortec's patented VpCI (Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor) technology.

AkzoNobel Specialty Plastics Announces Full Commercialization of Soliant Bright Film

AkzoNobel Specialty Plastics has announced the full commercialization of Soliant Bright Film.

New Custom High-Performance Rollstock Program from Rollprint

A new stock program is announced by Rollprint Packaging Products that’s suited for custom, high-performance, engineered rollstock products, allowing lower volume orders.

CPP Gets Converters on Track with Conference Program

CPP Expo, HA Bruno's Converting & Package Printing Exposition, to offer a comprehensive conference track for converters at the upcoming show co-located with Pack Expo

Mohawk Buys Synthetic & Paper Supplier Bravo Solutions

Mohawk Fine Papers, manufacturer of fine papers for commercial and digital printing, finalizes the purchase of Bravo Solutions, a supplier of specialty synthetic and paper substrates for digital printing

Advanced Labels NW Buys Its 1st HP Indigo WS6000

Advanced Labels NW, a custom label manufacturer celebrating 20 years of business, adds to its existing flexographic label portfolio with the installation of its first HP IndigoWS6000 digital offset press

NDC Diversifies into Metals Business

NDC Infrared Engineering, a leading manufacturer of web gauging equipment, acquires the IRM Group, manufacturers of measuring systems for the metals industries

SVC To Explore Future Innovation at Annual Symposia

SVC announces its vacuum coating education tutorial courses and technical program for its upcoming TechCon 2012, slated for April 28—May 3 at the Santa Clara Convention Ctr., Santa Clara, CA

GSI Noted for Medical Sensor Manufacturing

GSI Technologies, a leading printed electronics specialty manufacturer, is recognized in Frost & Sullivan’s recently published “World Printed Electronics Market” report

Heidelberg To Distribute EFI VUTEk Superwide Printers

Heidelberg Canada agrees with EFI to distribute EFI VUTEk GS series superwide format digital printers with Saphira brand inks, parts, consumables, accessories, and upgrades

In-Mold Decorating Assn. Names Competition Winners

The In-Mold Decorating Assn. announces the winners of its fifth Annual Awards Competition. Entries will receive awards, on November 16—17 at the annual IMLCON & IMDCON meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix

$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

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