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RadTech to Hold 2005 Fall Membership Meeting Same Time as Las Vegas-Based CPP Expo

Organizers of CPP Expo 2005 report that RadTech International North America will holds its 2005 annual fall membership meeting in Las Vegas, NV, USA, September 26-28, 2005, the same days CPP Expo will be operating at the Sands Convention Center.

PMMI Acquires Full Ownership of Expo Pack Mexico

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) reports it has acquired the remaining shares of Expopak de las Americas Inc., an event which formerly was a joint partnership between PMMI and Oprex.

Maxcess Intl. to Give Away Daytona 500 Trip at Pack Expo Intl. 2004

Maxcess International reports it will choose one Pack Expo Intl. 2004 registered attendee to win a free trip to the Daytona 500.

Celplast Metallized Products Named Exclusive NA Distributor of Alcan's Ceramis Film Products

Canada-based Celplast Metallized Products reports it is Alcan Packaging’s exclusive North American agent/distributor for the entire line of Ceramis films.

Bobst Group USA to Host Direction '04 Open House

Bobst Group USA will host its Direction '04 Open House, set for November 12th, 13th, and 15th, to introduce to US its premier new products.

Sun Chemical Raises Prices on Packaging Inks

Effective October 1, 2004, Sun Chemical increased prices three to seven percent on all packaging inks and coatings for flexible, folding carton, and paper packaging sold in the US, Canada, and Mexico. The increase reflects the steady rise in raw materials and oil prices.

Cal-Poly Launches Fund-Raising Drive to Commemorate 60 Years of Graphic Communication Education

Founded in 1946, Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Department will celebrate its 60th anniversary next year. To commemorate its 60 years of service to the graphic communication field, Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Department has launched a $2.5 million (US) fund drive in order to continue to offer education and information to the industry. (http://www.grc.calpoly.edu)

X-Rite Q3 2004 Operating Income 117 Percent Higher Than Q3 Last Year

X-Rite Inc. recently announced its third quarter (2004) financial performance. According to the manufacturer of color measurement technology, X-Rite grew its operating income 117 percent over the same period measured last year (2003).

Ceradyne Inc. Acquires ESK from Former Parent Mfr. Wacker-Chemie

Ceradyne Inc. reports the acquisition of ESK from its former parent company, Wacker-Chemie, a German silicon and chemical manufacturer.

Fresh-Cut Produce Processor Pairs Products with NatureWorks PLA-Based Packaging

Fresh-cut produce processor Club Fresh, West Sacramento, CA, USA, is giving its pre-cut fruits and vegetables “all-natural” appeal by pairing them with NatureWorks PLA packaging, says NatureWorks PLA manufacturer Cargill Dow. (http://www.natureworkspla.com)

OPP Film Peru Enters US Market with "Great" BOPP Products

OPP Film Peru, "with the mission of delivering superior BOPP [biaxially oriented polypropylene] products and service excellence," reports it now offers its products and services to United States-based converters.

DuPont Teijin Films US to Up PET Films Price

DuPont Teijin Films US reports, effective November 1, 2004, the price of all DuPont Teijin US branded PET polyester films will increase by a minimum of US $0.15/lb, "as a result of unprecedented increases in raw material, utilities, and transportation costs," adds the material supplier.

PCMC Opens New Demo/Technology Center

Paper Converting Machine Co. (PCMC) reports the opening of a new Demo/Technology Center at its Glory Road Facility in Green Bay, WI, USA.

PLGA's 'Gravure, the Quality Advantage' Slated for March 2005 in Miami

The Packaging and Label Gravure Association (PLGA) says its Eighth Technical & Operational Conference, "Gravure, the Quality Advantage,"(March 2-4, 2005, Miami, FL, USA) will cover such topics as service, turnaround time, sleeves, costs, new products, selling gravure, and gravure vs. flexo.

FTA Calls for Excellence in Flexo Entries: Deadline Is December 17, 2004

The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) says converters and flexographic printers have until December 17, 2004, to submit entries to FTA's 2005 edition of its "Excellence in Flexography" award competition.

Creo Demos Staccato at Graph/Converting Expo

During Graph/Converting Expo 2004 (held Oct. 10-13, McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL, USA), Creo showcased the capabilties of its Staccato screening application in demonstrations by KBA North America, MAN Roland, and Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses.

Management Buys Out Galileo Vacuum Systems

Officials at Galileo Vacuum Systems report the manufacturer's CEO, Pietro Profumo, is leading a management buy-out of the Italian company from Fata Group, the company's former majority shareholder.

AIMCAL & FPA Collaborate on Environmental & Safety Summit

FCC Extends Stay of Revised Junk Fax Rules

Kampf Adds Ion Industrial Static Control to Slitters/Rewinders

Ion Industrial reports Kampf GmbH & Co. will integrate Ion Industrial static control systems on its slitter/rewinder equipment in order "to optimize web-handling speeds through the use of Ion's high-performance static neutralizers."

Sun Chemical Acquires Brand Protection Assets of Veritec

Sun Chemical Corp. reports acquired the brand protection assets of Veritec Group, Inc., including the Veritec trade names.

CEMA Slitting & Rewinding Fundamentals for Converters 2004 Slated for Mid-November

Converters and converting industry professionals interested in upping their operations' slitting and rewinding expertise can "Tap the Experts!," at the upcoming Converter Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) seminar (Nov. 16-17, 2004, Atlanta, GA, USA).

Graphic Solutions International Hosts Plant Tour for International Editors

Graphic Solutions is taking time out of its busy schedule on October 7, 2004, to host a plant tour for dozens of international printing and publishing trade pub editors. According to the Chicagoland-based converter, the editors represent the leading print industry magazines in Britain, France, Germany, Poland, Italy, the Netherlands, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, and Mexico.

Karlville and Martin Automatic Partner to Provide Higher Productivity on 300D Seamer

Karlville Development Group and Martin Automatic say a new alliance between the two companies can help provide higher productivity for converters investing in Karville's 300D high-speed, non-stop seamer.

New Tech Pavilions' Floor Space Sold Out for Pack Expo Intl.

Pack Expo International producer, the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, reports it has sold all available exhibit space in the multiple new techology pavilions debuting at this year's venue.

Union Industries Orders Nordmeccanica Laminator

Nordmeccanica reports that Union Industries, Providence, RI, USA, has placed an order for the installation of the manufacturer's solvent-free laminator, the Super Duplex Compact SL.

Rock-Tenn Dotrix Partner to Revolutionize Digital Inkjet for Packaging and Display

Rock-Tenn Company and Dotrix NV have announced a strategic partnership "leading to the first high-speed, wide-web, digital inkjet solution in North America," reports a Dotrix press release.

Label Converter Bern-etic First to Install Mark Andy LP3000 in France

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