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DuPont and Celanese Announce Price Increases

As of March 15, 2005, DuPont Teijin Films US branded PET polyester films increased by a minimum of $0.80/lb, Celanese Chemicals’ PVAc homopolymer and VAE co-polymers in North America by $0.03/wet lb. And acrylic and vinyl-acrylic emulsions by $0.06/wet lb.

NJPEC Hosts 3rd Annual Hall of Fame Dinner

The New Jersey Packaging Hall of Fame will honor packaging professionals with more than 25 years of experience who have made significant contributions to packaging at the 3rd Annual NJPEC Hall of Fame Awards Dinner May 19, 2005, at the Manor in West Orange, NJ.

Rick Hocking Named "Converter of the Year"

Rick Hocking, plant manager at Banner Packaging, a div. of Bemis Co., has been selected as the 2005 "Converter of the Year." Hocking will be presented with the prestigious award during a special ceremony at CMM Intl. Monday, April 18.

CPP Expo 2005 Continues to "Pack 'Em In"

Ashe Converting, Black Clawson, Deacro, ITW Dynatec, MacDermid, Mini-Grip Zip Pack, Pillar, Simco, and Valeron Strength Films are the latest additions to join the dozens of converting/ package printing equipment and supply companies that have previously committed to exhibit at CPP Expo 2005.

Esko-Graphics' Customers Excel at 1st Asian Flexo Awards

Esko-Graphics customers earned five awards at the first Asian Flexo Award ceremony, held in conjunction with the Asian Flexographic Technical Assn. (AFTA) annual conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bosch Rexroth AG Acquires Oil Control Group, Invests in China

Bosch Rexroth has acquired the majority of shares in Oil Control Group S.p.A., Milan, Italy, a manufacturer of hydraulic cartridge valves and minifolds. Additonally, over the next three years, Bosch Rexrother AG will invest 83 million euros to expand its production capacities in China, beginning with the construction of new factories in Beijing and Wujin.

Kroenert Opens Hamburg Facilities to Public

Maschinenfabrik Max Kroenert (MMK) hosted an opening ceremony for the new 5300 fpm, 51 inch wide trial line on November 18, 2004. Over 300 guests comprising customers, suppliers and friends attended the day long event at the company grounds.

Omet Enders Latin America and China

Omet has installed the first Flexy machine for eight-color stretch and shrink-label production in Brazil in response to the expanding label market there and on account of a cooperation between Omet Iberica and the Brazilan agent Gammerler.

Ashe Converting Equipment Sees Record Sales

Sixty Ashe Converting Equipment have been sold since Drupa to customers in the US, UK, Germany, South Africa, Canada, Russia, Thailand, and China. One order alone was valued at 1.5 million pounds.

CMM Expects Jump in International Visitors

Due to the current weakness of the US dollar, a strong US manufacturing sector, bargain airfares, and inexpensive hotel rooms, organizers of CMM Intl. 2005expect to see a surge in visitors from Europe and other countries.

EMA Releases Industry Awareness Tool

The EMA Foundation for Paper-Based Communications has released an industry awareness educational CD-ROM for the envelope industry as well as an envelope-specific simulator program.

Ask "The Gluer Guy"

American Intl. Machinery has updated their new question-and-answer column, "The Gluer Guy." Written by Jeff Wilcox, AIM’s senior technical advisor, the column will address various folding and gluing questions submitted by customers.

Keller and Heckman Opens Shanghai Representative Office

Keller and Heckman opens an office in Shanghai, China. The office will concentrate on advising clients in Asian regulation of foods and food packaging, drugs, dietary supplements, medical devices, cosmetics, pesticides, consumer products, toys, and industrial and specialty chemicals.

PPA Launches Online Resource

The Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) has launched a new Web site to be an online resource for marketers, package designers, retailers, and consumers interested in understanding paperboard packaging value.

The ABCs of Retort Packaging

PFFC contributor Stanley Sacharow and his company, The Packaging Group, present the Retort Pouch/Tray/Lid 2005 Conference, April 12-14, 2005.

APR Appointed North American Distributor for Bieffebi

Bieffebi SPA and All Printing Resources (APR) announce that APR has been appointed Bieffebi’s sole distributor for North America.

SERCOS Organizations Display Servo Interoperability Demo

The SERCOS interface trade associations demonstrated interoperability of controls and servo drives with their Pack Profile interoperability demo during Pack Expo 2004 and SPS/IPC/Drives show. The demo is oriented towards the packaging industry, but also is of interest in many other industries, including converting.

Mondi Inaugurates Flex-Pack Line in Poland

Mondi Packaging Solec (formerly Frantschach Flexible Packaging Poland) added a new flexible packaging line at its Solec facilities.

Alcan Packaging Wins Flexo Grand Slam

Alcan Packaging has won the first ever Flexo Grand Slam Award for sweeping the three most prestigious awards for flexo package printing in the 2003/2004 season.

EDANA Launches the Nonwovens Research Academy

EDANA’s Nonwovens Research Academy will provide an exchange of ideas and research results to encourage the development of technical knowledge that will support growth in the industry.

Skeist Offers a Series of Industry Studies

Polymer industries consultants Skeist Inc., Whippany, NJ, announce several multi-client, techno-economic marketing studies: Inks II, Polyeurethanes VI, Specialty Polymers V, Coatings VII, and Photopolymers V.

TAPPI's Coating Conference and Exhibit Features Compelling Keynote Speakers

As of January 31, 2005, the exhibitor list for TAPPI's Coating Conference and Exhibit April 17-20, 2005 in Toronto, Canada, includes several prominent companies and a line-up of compelling keynote speakers.

FFTA's Info*Flex is Sold Out

FFTA's Info*Flex Ehibition is completely sold out. More than 180 exhibitors occupying more than 200 exhibit spaces will display new technologies and products to over 1,800 expected attendees.

ICE and CMM Announce Transatlantic Alliance

ICE and CMM have announced an alliance to market each other’s events to their respective audiences around the world.

Supreme Court Restricts Right to See Contribution Under Superfund

In the case of Cooper Industries v. Avial Services, the Supreme Court has limited the ability of parties who clean up contaminated property to obtain reimbursement from those who caused the contamination.

2005 VUE/POINT Conference Topics Stress Trends that Create Opportunities

The 2005 VUE/POINT Conference is moving to a new venue in Orlando, FL, opening with a conference that will discuss "What Kind of Business Do I Want to Be?" and the closing with "Putting What you Learned at VUE/POINT into Practice." The three-day conference will offer tabletop displays, roundtable discussions, and general sessions.

interpack 2005 Offers Reduced Ticket Prices and Guided Tours

interpack 2005 will offer admission tickets and show directories online at reduced prices. The show will also offer small group tours based on individual thematic areas.

Graphics of the Americas Draws Crowds

An improving economy may have played a role in the increased foot traffic at this year’s Graphics of the Americas, held February 4-6 at the Miami Beach Convention Ctr. in Miami Beach, FL. Show organizers report increased attendance by as much as 15% from last year’s attendee list of 20,000.

Innovative Packaging Sets Two Production Records

Innovative Packaging Corp.’s (IPC) second shift team set a production record on its 98-in. BHS corrugator. The third shift team also set a time record, going over six consecutive shifts with zero downtime.

CMM 2005's Conference Program Guide is Here!

The CMM Intl. 2005 Conference Program Guide is on its way to your mailbox! Inside are almost 150 insightful conference presentations featuring over 100 industry experts covering the latest trends and technologies driving today's converting and package printing marketplace.

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