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Label Meets NASA Standards

A laser-engraved label from tesa tape meets the needs of NASA's International Space Station

Dion Label Buys HP Indigo WS6000 Digital Press

Dion Label expands its digital printing capacity with an HP Indigo WS6000 Digital Press to support continued growth of its label and packaging converting business

Hammer Installs New 64-in. KBA Press

Hammer Packaging is said to be the only packaging printer in North America owning a new KBA Rapida 162 64-in. eight-color sheetfed press plus coater

Sun Chemical Earns Strongest Sustainability Results from NAPIM

Sun Chemical's commercial conventional sheetfed inks have earned the highest average index ratings in the National Assn. of Printing Ink Manufacturers' (NAPIM) bio-renewable content (BRC) certification program to date

Mica Corp. Expands Operations in Brazil

Mica Corp. recently contracted B.Y. Engenharia as the sole company representing its product line in Brazil. Backed by the technical and administrative support of the US-based Mica team

AIMCAL Elects New Officers, Changes Name to AIMCAL

LA JOLLA, CA | Today at the management meeting of the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators, held at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, a new slate officers was elected along with new Board of Directors

US Corrugated & Paperboard Box Demand to Reach $36.4 Billion in 2014

According to market research firm Freedonia Group in a study titled “Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes,” demand for corrugated and paperboard boxes is projected to increase 2.4% annually through 2014 to $36.4 billion

Harper Offers Free Anilox Troubleshooting Guide

Harper GraphicSolutions, the technical service arm of global anilox supplier Harper Corp. of America, has produced an illustrated guide for troubleshooting anilox roll applications

Free AIMCAL-<I>PFFC</I>-EMA Webinar on Winding Webs in Vacuum

The Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators (AIMCAL) partners with Paper, Film & Foil Converter and the European Metallizers Assn. to host a free webinar with instructor Dr. Charles Bishop

AccuWeb Announces New Representation in the Southeast

AccuWeb announces the signing of an agency agreement with G2 Process Solutions, a manufacturers representative agency specializing in web handling systems. G2 Process Solutions, headquartered in Atlanta, GA

Diagraph Buys Laser Cutter

Unit allows trade house to economically process small quantity label jobs.

F&K Launches FLEXPRESS 15-Series at Open House

Fischer & Krecke is planning an open house to launch its new FP 15-S as part of the manufacturer's FLEXPRESS 15 series of compact, easy to operate, central-impression flexographic presses

TLMI Speaker Shares Tactics & Strategies for Greatest Economic Value

As part of the Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst. (TLMI) continuing emphasis on surviving the great recession at its annual Converter Meeting, held March 7–10 at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Jason Jennings

Western Shield Label Adds a Mark Andy LP3000 Press

Western Shield Label Co., a Southern California area label converter, recently acquired a 13-in. Mark Andy LP3000 10-color UV flexo press

TLMI's Singer Management Awards Announced

On March 9, at the Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst. (TLMI) converter meeting awards banquet held at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, winners were announced of the Eugene Singer Award

FLEXcon Dedicates Full-Time Resources to Photovoltaic Program

As the photovoltaic industry continues to ramp up technologies to harness the power of the sun, FLEXcon has dedicated full-time resources to meet the increasing demands from solar module and encapsulant producers

TLMI Guest Speakers Expect Improving Business Climate

Frank Gerace of MultiColor Corp. and president of the Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst. set the tone for the annual converter meeting on March 8, themed "You Survived the Great Recession, Now What?"

Prime Graphics Sold to Kollman Label & Packaging Group

Mesirow Financial, Inc., announces it has acted as exclusive financial advisor to Prime Graphics, Inc., Wood Dale, IL, in its sale to Kollman Label & Packaging Group, Yardley, PA

Coated Paper Imports from China & Indonesia Are Subsidized

According to an announcement issued by the American Forest & Paper Assn. (AF&PA), the US Dept. of Commerce recently issued its preliminary countervailing duty determinations that imports of certain coated paper suitable for high-quality print graphics

Bostik Installs Nordmeccanica Lab-Size Coater/Laminator

Bostik Inc. has installed a new Nordmeccanica Labo Combi 400 coater and laminator as well as a state-of-the-art World Mixer for two-component, solvent-free adhesives

Free Shrink Sleeve Seminar at Clemson Univ.

The Sonoco Packaging Inst. at Clemson Univ. will host a free shrink sleeve seminar, titled "Think Before You Shrink." Joint sponsors OMET (featuring the Varyflex Gearless-Shaftless-Sleeve press)

FTA Partners with CPP & Pack Expo Intl.

The Flexographic Technical Assn.'s Jay Kaible, director of business development, announces the organization's new role as co-sponsors of CPP Expo/Pack Expo Intl.

Bobst Group Realigns Business Units, Reorganizes

With the realignment of Bobst Group North America's three business units to include sheet fed, web fed, and services, the company also announces Bobst Group SA's Alain Jendly, formerly North American VP-Flexible Materials

Colbert Packaging Receives SFI & FSC Chain of Custody Certifications

Colbert Packaging Corp., a leading manufacturer of folding cartons, rigid paper boxes and paperboard specialty products, announced that it has received Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Chain of Custody Certification (NSF-SFICOC-C0038447)

PPC & NAPA Paperboard-Based Packaging Associations Merge

Effective February 19, the 81-year-old Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) and the North American Packaging Assn. (NAPA) merged, creating a united, North American-based packaging industry association

ROTOCONTROL Extends Coverage to South America

ROTOCONTROL has announced that it has signed another exclusive distribution agreement with Forpack Intl.l Trade, now representing ROTOCONTROL's leading edge inspection

SPI Offers Enhanced Exhibitor Support

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Assn. will put to use more than six decades of experience producing NPE by assisting companies that would like to take part in this or other major plastics shows

Menasha Packaging Launches New Website

Menasha Packaging, a leading provider of innovative packaging solutions, has announced the launch of its newly designed website at

Green Platemaking for Clemson

Asahi places environmentally friendly platemaking system at Sonoco Inst. of Packaging

US Packaging Inks, Coatings & Additives Demand to Reach $3 billion in 2013

According to The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland, OH-based industry research firm, US demand for packaging inks, coatings and additives is forecast to expand 2.5 percent annually to $3.0 billion in 2013



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