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Narrow Web Transducer Measures Light/Heavy Tension

Dover Flexo Electronics releases the NW Narrow Web line of tension transducers to measure light to heavy running tension for printing presses and converting machinery with 6–20-in. web widths.

New Tool to Improve Large-Format Printing

Printing Industries of America’s Center for Technology and Research has developed two large-format offset press-test forms

Splicing Tape Enables Straight Line Pattern

tesa 51180 EasySplice BoardLine product from tesa tape is designed for paperboard printers, coaters, and converters.

Ampac's McFarland named CMM Converter of the Year

PennWell Corp. announces Dan McFarland, president of Ampac Flexibles Performance Printed Films, has been selected as CMM Intl.'s Converter of the Year for 2009.

Heidelberg To Distribute MacDermid Products in Canada

MacDermid Printing Solutions reports Heidelberg Canada Graphic Equipment Ltd. will distribute MacDermid’s sheet photopolymer plate products and equipment in Canada.

Laser Film for Flexo Plates Has Green Properties

Precision Coatings introduces its next generation Laser Point II thermal ablative film, which is a greener alternative to silver halide film used to image negatives and positives for conventional flexo printing plates or rotary screen.

Film Aids Medical Device Assembly

MACtac Medical Products offers TM1039 medical-grade-free adhesive film designed to address the needs of medical device OEMs and medical converters challenged with laminating various materials together during device assembly.

Cryovac Deli Package Wins AmeriStar Award

Sealed Air’s Cryovac Multi-Seal package will be honored with a 2008-2009 AmeriStar Award from the Inst. of Packaging Professionals

Domino Acquires Portugese Distributor

Domino Printing Sciences plc is has agreed to terms for the acquisition of Labeljet SA and its subsidiary Marque TDI, a full sales and service operation selling a wide range of coding and marking products in Portugal.

Edge Bead Reduction Training Helps Eliminate Waste

Optex Process Solutions now provides edge bead reduction training, giving manufacturing companies the knowledge and capabilities to capitalize on their bead reduction technology for dies.

Green Packaging Keeps Fish Fresh

Mondi and collaborative partners develop the Afcofish tray, a sustainable corrugated packaging solution for 6 kg of fresh fish packed on ice.

New Tool Improves Large-Format Printing

Printing Industries of America's Center for Technology & Research announces the development of two large format offset press-test forms, said to be critical for package printers.

Pamarco Global Graphics Installs Ink System

Pamarco Global Graphics has installed a Sentinel Ink Management System at White Tiger Printing, Huntsville, AL, for the company’s Heidelberg 40-in. five-color press.

Bobst Installs Die-Cutter & Folder/Gluer at Demo Ctr.

Bobst Group North America has announced the installation at the its West Coast Training and Demonstration Ctr. of a Commercial 106 E Autoplaten die-cutter

Solution Acrylic PSA for Transfer Tapes Is Reactive-Resistant

Henkel introduces DURO-TAK™ RRP adhesives, a new reactive-resistant solution acrylic PSA

UV Upgrade for Wide Format

GEW expands its UV offering to wide format printing through its recently launched IsoCure system

Mark Splices & Flaws on Roll Products

Roll-Aids bright orange vinyl strips, the size of a bandage, come with a release glue liner to allow quick slapping to the edge of a roll for marking a splice or flaw.

Must-Read Editorial Content in June

Don’t miss PFFC’s June 2009 issue where you’ll find the results of our exclusive research on the Critical Trends affecting our industry.

Film Minimizes Environmental Impact of Air Pillows

Pregis Corp. has introduced EP-FLEX Renew, a high performance low-density polyethylene air pillow film that is made with up to 50% less resin than other inflatable void-fill products.

Improve Folding Carton Bond Strength

Enercon Industries Corp. reports its Dyna-A-Mite IT atmospheric plasma surface treater increases adhesive bond strength for both hot melt and cold glue adhesives.

Smurfit-Stone Honors Three Plants

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. announces three recipients of its 2008 Plant of the Year Award, the company’s highest honor.

PIA CEOs Call for New Tax Relief

Printing Industries of America (PIA) has released a letter to Capitol Hill urging enactment of key tax relief that was significantly scaled back in the final $787 billion stimulus measure.

H.B. Fuller Acquires Nordic Adhesives Technology

H.B. Fuller Co. has acquired Nordic Adhesives Technology, Buxtehude, Germany, a developer and manufacturer of high quality polyurethane flexible packaging laminating adhesives.

PSA Ideal for Clear Film Applications

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers has developed Covinax 462, a permanent pressure-sensitive adhesive said to be ideal for clear film applications

New Photopolyer Plates Offered

MacDermid Printing Solutions introduces the MVP series of photopolymer printing plates.

Hot Foil Stamping Module Is Easy To Use

KAMA has developed a hot foil stamping system for the ProCut 53 flatbed A3 die-cutter.

Xeikon & Prism Enter Business Partnership

Xeikon, which is reported to have pioneered the first digital color presses, and Prism, a leading developer of MIS/ERP software products for the graphic arts industry, have entered into a joint referral partnership program.

Biodegradable Sandwich Wrap Earns Flex-Pack Nod

Robbie Mfg. is recognized by the Flexible Packaging Assn. with two Gold Awards for an innovative and environmentally conscious package utilizing NatureFlex NVS film

Elopak, Tetra Pak & Partners Cut Emissions by 50 Million Tons

Partnering global companies in World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Savers Program came together in the nation’s capital to announce an estimated 50 million tons of voluntary greenhouse gas emissions reductions by 2010 since the program’s inception in 1999.

Improve Anilox Performance, Simplify Surface Cleaning

ReNew Green anilox circulation system and general pressroom cleaner is said to improve anilox performance and simplify anilox and general surface cleaning for flexographic and sheetfed offset printers

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