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Smurfit-Stone Opens New High-Tech Plant

Smurfit-Stone celebrates the opening of its new Chicago-area container plant located in New Lenox, IL

Abrasion Resistance for Corrugated Shipping Containers

Michelman’s Nomar Series of abrasion resistant coatings meet market requirements for non-scuff performance for corrugated shipping containers

Blister Paperboard Is 100% Recyclable

Dura-Fibre adds Dura-Seal paperboard as a replacement for clamshell packaging to trap and fold-over blister packaging

Streamline Processing, Improve Print Quality

Screen adds Model FX1524 new large-format flexo CTP recorder to its PlateRite family for the package printing market

One-Pass Productivity for Large-Format Printing

The Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 debuted for the time at Graph Expo this past October 26–29 to optimize one-pass productivity for large-format printing

Press-Side, Sheet-Fed Inspection Scanner

Apollo Systems’ Marksman is claimed the first press-side full-sheet inspection scanner for sheet-fed presses that compares the printed sheet to approved proofsheets and identifies as well as highlights variances and defects

Marker Pack Receives Sustainable Makeover

MeadWestvaco has begun to supply Newell Rubbermaid Office Products with Natralock paperboard-based security packaging for its Sharpie Fine Retractable 10-count marker pack in club stores

Noncorrugated Alternative for Signage

Dura-Fibre’s Glacier premium two-ply SBS board presents a bright white, semigloss surface on both sides

Mark Andy Acquired by American Industrial Partners' MAI Holdings

Mark Andy Inc. has been acquired by newly formed MAI Holdings, held by American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV L.P. (“AIP”).

Shorewood Adds Sinapse Gravure Simlator

Sinapse Print Simulators reports Shorewood Packaging, a business of International Paper, has introduced a gravure simulator and formal training program for operators in Newport News, VA

Measure Materials in Flux

Brookfield Engineering reports David Moonay, sales engineer and rheology lab supervisor, has been awarded a US patent for an algorithm he developed

UV Coating Has Low Odor

Water Ink Technologies offers GlossCoat ULO, a low-odor, water- and rub-resistant, free-radical UV coating

Flexo Press Has New Sleeve Handling System

Windmoeller & Hoelscher’s Vistaflex C direct-drive, high-speed flexo press can be fitted with eight or ten color decks

Separate Polymers, Save Downtime

Anderson and Vreeland’s Whirl-Away polymer separation system features continuous filtration of Cosmolight and other water-washout photopolymers to avoid downtime when processing printing plates

E&Y Examines Why Flexpack Converters Are Under Pressure

Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance (Canada) publishes its quarterly publication covering recent transactions in the plastics and packaging industry

Graph Expo Executive Outlook Addresses Trends, Technologies

Graph Expo, slated for Oct. 26–29 at McCormick Pl., will again feature its Executive Outlook, themed: "Where Technology Meets the Marketplace–Tomorrow's Trends in Technology–Today."

Robinette Invests in First Miraflex Flexo Press

The Robinette Co. has purchased the first 52-in., 8-color Miraflex flexo press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp., Lincoln, RI, representing its third W&H press at its Bristol plant

Doctor Blades Enhance Print Quality

Esterlam Intl. Ltd. has a new generation of synthetic doctor blades said to offer enhanced print quality, longer blade life, and instant startup while still being safe for operators

Compostable and Biodegradeable Packaging

Guayaki Yerba Mate’s new San Mateo and Traditional Loose Yerba Mate ‘teas’ feature new compostable and biodegradable packaging appear on store shelves this month around the country

Plate Shortens Processing Time

MacDermid Printing Solutions introduces MGC, a next-generation sheet photopolymer plate specifically designed to compete in the corrugated print market

Hoods Keep Workers Safe

Air Science USA’s ductless fume hoods offer sophisticated airflow, filter alarms, and advanced safety features

Two-Week Delivery for Die-Cutting Cylinders

Bunting Magnetics Co. manufactures Magnetic Cerface Die-Cutting Cylinders that permit the use of economical flexible steel dies

Tamper-Evident Label Film Meets Diverse Needs

Hutchison Miller Sales, Inc. has introduced a larger format version of its highly popular Clarifoil Integuard tamper-evident film

Keeping in Touch With Distributors

Pregis Corp. has formed the Pregis Distributor Council (PDC) to help speed to market protective packaging solutions for end-use customers

Track Temperature in Real Time

Blue Spark Technologies reports Sealed Air Corp. selected Blue Spark thin, flexible batteries as a core component of its TurboTag RFID-enabled time and temperature monitoring and data logging solution

Jemmco Reports Expansion

Jemmco has expanded its manufacturing, warehouse, and distribution capabilities with the addition of a new industrial facility

MPS and Etirama To Develop Flexo Press

MPS has entered a strategic alliance with Etirama, Sorocaba, Brazil, to produce a new flexo press for the label printing industry

Sheeter Enhances Productivity

Maxson Automatic Machinery offers a dual knife rotary sheeter equipped with productivity enhancement features specifically designed for folding carton operations

Rock Tenn Earns Recycling Certification

The Folding Carton Div. of Rock-Tenn Co. has achieved Fiber Sourcing Certification to the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) Standard, reportedly becoming the largest folding carton company in North America to do so

Flexo Ink Based on Renewable Resin

Flint Group Narrow Web offers Hydrosoy Ink System, a water-based flexo ink that features high color strength, great printability and dot reproduction, and good press stability

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