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Hologram+Contactless IC Chip=Award

Toppan Print, Hitachi Ltd., and Hitachi Chemical partner in the production of an innovative RFID Crystagram label, considered the world’s first combination of hologram and contactless integrated-circuit (IC) chip

Mondi Invests in Turkey

Mondi Corrugated Packaging has increased production at its Izmit, Turkey, plant with a 2.8-m wide BHS Corrugator High-Speed

Preset, Print, Perfect Board

Heidelberg’s Speedmaster XL 105-P press with perfecting device can print and perfect at speeds to 15,000 sph

Water-Based Primer & Adhesion Promoter

Mica Corp. introduces CurePrime technology for converters using two-component urethanes for adhesive laminations

Space-Saving Two-Sided Contact Cleaner

Polymag Tek announces its new slim design, space-saving two-sided contact cleaner for narrow webs with spring-loaded gudgeons for quick tape replenishing, roll replacement, and easy additional cleaning

Metallized Polyester Film Has Improved Bonding

Toray Plastics (America) offers LumLife MK61, a thin, high-barrier metallized polyester film manufactured with a proprietary metal adhesion process

Insulation System Meets New FAA Requirements

A new lightweight thermal acoustic blanket (TAB) insulation system, constructed with Victrex APTIV PEEK-based covering film, meets the FAA fuselage “burn-through” barrier requirement for all aircraft manufactured after Sept. 1, 2009.

GHP Media Installs Bobst Die-Cutter

GHP Media reports it has added a new Bobst Commercial 106-E Autoplaten Die-Cutter with automatic stripper to take advantage of the latest die-cutting innovation and technology

Lange Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Lange GmbH, a dealer for second-hand boxmaking machinery, has modernized and internationalized its Internet presence in time for the firm’s 25th anniversary, reports Carl Ingolf Lange, founder and CEO

Learn UV/EB Benefits at RadTech Conference

RadTech Intl. will present uv.eb WEST 2009 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at LAX in Los Angeles, CA, February 17–18

NDC Celebrates Five Years in Japan

NDC is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the opening of its direct sales and service office in Tokyo, Japan

Visual Pak Makes Norka Acquisition

The Visual Pak Companies have acquired Norka Inc., a specialty packaging company that provides commercial printing and custom paper conversion

Oracle Packaging Sells TOLAS

Oracle Packaging has sold TOLAS Healthcare Packaging to Oliver Medical

Amplify the Tension Signal

Dover Flexo Electronics offers the TrueTension TI17C amplifier, which takes the tension signal to a PLC, drive, or controller when connected to tension transducers

Cylinder Coating Aids Yield

Nu Tech Coatings has introduced a patented PEC HD coating said to eliminate two major variables in flexo printing: the removal of cushion stickyback tape and impression setting of the plate to the substrate

Traction Tape Line Expanded

Jemmco has expanded its line of traction tape to include a rubberized cork traction tape

Converter Events

Visit our website for a full Calendar of Events for 2009 and beyond

Conference Examines Release Liner Issues, Opportunities

The 2009 Global Release Liner Industry Conference, to be held March 4–6, 2009, in Miami, FL, will explore both opportunities and issues in an industry that provides technical functionality across a variety of markets

TAPPI PLACE Flex-Pack Summit

The 2009 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Summit (Polymers, Laminations, Adhesives, Coatings and Extrusions) will be held April 28–30, 2009, in Columbus, OH

Packaging M&A Activity Slows

BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial, has released its third annual report on packaging M&A activity, entitled Mergers and Acquisitions in the Packaging Industry: 2008 Annual Deal Review

Bag-Shaped Carton Improves Sustainability

Chesapeake Corp., a specialty packaging manufacturer, teamed up with UK confectionery company Green & Black’s to reduce the packaging for its organic chocolate Easter egg by more than 60% compared to the previous egg-shaped package

Dieboards Achieve Precision

Broaden Print Client Base with More Materials

KBA North America’s Genius 52 UV press allows customers to broaden their client base by printing on a variety of paper, board, plastics (including lenticular surfaces), PVC, styrene, polyethylene, static-cling, vinyl, low-tack vinyl, and other materials

Enviro-Friendly Paperboard

AMAGIC Holographics introduces an Eco-Paperboard product that is repulpable and fully recyclable

Infra Red Ink Challenges Counterfeiters

Sun Chemical launches SunGuard Apollo infra red inks that use specialist pigments from a secure supply chain to offer an affordable, highly intelligent, unique combination of security features, says the company

Eliminate On-Site Press Approvals

The GMF Flexo Prepress Final Print Assurance (FPA) web-based color management technology eliminates on-site press approvals

Digital/Analog Hybrid Die-Cutter

Allen Datagraph Systems’ new i-Tech Fusion is a hybrid die-cutting system for short- and large-run label converting that combines digital and analog technology capable of continuous media flow at 50 fpm

Diamond Packaging is P&G Supplier of the Year

Diamond Packaging was named a “Supplier of the Year” by the Procter and Gamble Co. during P&G’s first-ever global Supplier Summit on October 15

Caraustar Consolidates Tube Converting Operations

Caraustar Industries has consolidated two operations in Saginaw, MI, into one new facility located at 3265 Commerce Centre

Shrink Bags Are Chlorine-Free

Curwood now offers Eco-Tite shrink bags for meats and cheeses

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