Digital Magazine

News | New Products

Aetek UV Systems Names Representation

Aetek UV Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Ultraviolet Co., a leader in ultraviolet curing technologies since 1960. For more than 35 years, Aetek UV Systems has provided ultraviolet curing systems for narrow- through wide-web printing, as well as industrial applications. Aetek UV Systems’ products find broad application in label, folding carton, flexible packaging, and metal decorating applications involving flexography, offset, rotogravure, digital inkjet printing, and coating.

Packaging Professionals Click with Nilfisk-Advance America on New Web Site

Nilfisk-Advance America says it helps its industrial customers meet their individual cleaning requirements and challenges with an extensive range of high-performance vacuum cleaners.

Technical Conference Announced for Leading UV & EB Event

Radtech International North America, the association for the advancement of UV/EB curing technology, will be hosting the "all new" e/5 Technology Expo and Conference, May 2-5, 2004, in Charlotte, NC, USA. The venue will feature TechCells, technical sessions, end-user sessions, and an exhibition.

GASC Drupa Participation to Generate 'Major Impact' for Global Print Communication Community

The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) announces its prominent participation in Drupa 2004.

Shear Slitting Fundamentals and More Available via Tidland's Free Bladerunner Seminar February 19, 2004

Tidland's Reinhold Schable will present "Refining the Shear Slitting Process," February 19, 2004, 11:00 am EST. The Maxcess Intl. company says the online Bladerunner Seminar is free of charge.

KBA Broadens Business in ID Systems Printing with Majority Stake in Metronic

Koneig & Bauer manufactures printing presses for both commercial and industrial printing applications. Check out pffc-online.com/ar/paper_not_cartons_kba/index.htm for PFFC coverage of KBA's label printing offerings.

RFID and Conductive Inks: What You Need to Know

PFFC goes one-on-one with Jim Rohrkemper, president of Flint Ink’s newly formed company Precisia LLC, to answer some questions about radio frequency identification technology and conductive inks.

Flint Ink Launches X-Treme Dispersions Colorants for Water Inks

More PFFC coverage about Flint Inks' Jetrion Division (digital inks, equipment, and integration) is available at pffc-online.com/ar/paper_whats_ahead_industrial/index.htm.

Caraustar to Close Cedartown, Georgia, Paperboard Mill

A recycled packaging company, Caraustar says it's one of the largest and most cost-effective manufacturers and converters of recycled paperboard and recycled packaging products in the United States. Caraustar serves the four principal recycled paperboard product markets: tubes, cores and cans; folding carton and custom packaging; gypsum wallboard facing paper; and miscellaneous "other specialty" and converted products.

Raflatac Expands into US Midwest Region with Wisconsin Distribution Center

Raflatac, part of the UPM-Kymmene Group, is a leading supplier and producer of paper-based and film pressure-sensitive label materials. The company has more than 2,000 employees worldwide.

Alcoa Sells Packaging Equipment Business to American Industrial Partners

Alcoa is a leading, global producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina. In addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also markets consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap foils and plastic wraps, Alcoa wheels, and Baco household wraps. The company has 120,000 employees in 41 countries.

Society of Vacuum Coaters Tech and Smart Materials Conference Provides Global Forum for Knowledge Building

The 47th Annual SVC Technical Conference and Smart Materials Symposium is slated for April 24-29, 2004, at the Adam's Mark Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Digital Imaging Flexo Plates Paying Off for Label Converter Thanks to Esko-Graphics and Pitman Co.

Northwest Flexo has garnered 18 awards from the FTA, including a Best of Show honor in 1998; 3 awards from TLMI; 9 awards from FINAT; and 3 awards from the World Label Association.

SGIA Changes Name to Better Cover Membership in Graphic Imaging Industry

SGIA's 2004 Convention and Exhibition is slated for October 6-9, 2004, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA. 3M, Avery Dennison, Vutek Inc., GBC Industrial & Print Finishing Group, Intelicoat Technologies, and Scitex Vision America Inc., are among the industry suppliers signed on to sponsor the event. SGIA's annual convention will be held in conjunction with Digital Printing & Imaging Association's annual conference.

Smurfit-Stone to Discontinue Operations at 4 Facilities

According to the manufacturer's Web site, Smurfit Stone Containter Corp. (SSCC) is the world's largest paper recycler, annually processing and selling more than 6.5 million tons. The company is also one of the industry's leading integrated paperboard and paper-based packaging manufacturers.

Agfa Expands into Digital Press Manufacture with Dotrix NV Acquisition

Learn more about Dotrix and its recent agreement with Rock-Tenn at pffc-online.com/ar/paper_august_rocktenn_dotrix/index.htm.

Cascades Boxboard Invests in Fischer & Krecke Flexo Press for Cobourg, ON, Canada Plant

Learn about Fischer & Krecke's new logistics system Flexpress Motion at pffc-online.com/ar/paper_fischer_krecke_releases/index.htm.

Trident Wants Your Most Challenging InkJet Experience for Its Tough Love Contest

Trident says its products are used in a variety of applications that require high-quality, high-speed, rugged printing equipment, coupled with the functionality to enable the simple and frequent changing of text, graphics, or bar code information.

Drupa 2004 Portal Offers Current Printing Trend and Market Information

Sponsored by Messe Düsseldorf North America (mdna.com), Drupa 2004 is slated for May 6 - 19, 2004, at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Finnish Packaging Provider Huhtamaki Seeks to Terminate Joint Venture with US-Based EarthShell Corp.

Huhtamäki reports it has initiated procedures to terminate its joint-venture with the U.S. packaging technology company EarthShell Corporation.

AWA Conference in Berlin to Cover Vacuum Coating and Metallizing Industries' WorldwideStatus

AWA Conferences Presents: Vacuum Coating & Metallizing Industry Conference, March 3 - 5, 2004; InterContinental, Berlin, Germany; awa-bv.com. AWA says the venue will provide attendees with an understanding of the value chain as well as an in-depth evaluation of the status of vacuum coating and metallizing industry worldwide.

Appleton Expands into European Security Product Market with BemroseBooth Acquisition

Appleton is headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin; the 100-percent employee-owned company operates manufacturing sites in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Pennsylvania and employs approximately 2,600 people.

Packaging and Label Gravure Assn. to Cover Competition and Cooperation at 7th Technical Conference

"We first heard the word 'co-opetition' in conversation with a printing industry leader. He used the word to describe how two mid-sized companies [that] normally compete [could join] forces to provide a single, large customer's needs for a broad choice of printing technologies (gravure, offset, and flexo)....In this scenario, the two converters cooperate [for] this account but act as competitors elsewhere in the marketplace." —PLGA

Ontario Approves Historic Plan to Charge Industry for Recycling; New Packaging Fees to Begin Spring 2004

Get more information about Raymond Communications and the Take It Back conference at raymond.com.

Jenton International Reps Stanford Slitter/Rewinder Equipment in UK and Ireland

Visit Jenton International, Stanford's converting equipment representative for the UK and Ireland, at jenton.co.uk.

DuPont Imaging Technologies Gets TLMI and FTA Kudos for Cyrel FAST Technology

DuPont says its Cyrel Fast systems consist of a proprietary flexographic plate in analog or digital format and the unique Cyrel Fast 1000TD developer, which processes the plate using heat transfer technology in less than 15 minutes. More information on Cyrel Fast is available by calling 800/345-9999 (US only).

AICC Resources to Help Your Corrugated Operation Increase Sales in 2004

Contact AICC at: AICC, P.O. Box 25708, 113 S. West St., Alexandria, VA, USA 22313; 877/836-2422; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Blue Ridge Enters Gable-Top Carton Packaging Alliance with Italpack Cartons

Blue Ridge Paper Products is headquartered in Canton, NC, USA, and manufactures liquid packaging, coated bleached board for food-service packaging, and envelope and specialty papers.

Converting Industry Material Suppliers Wacker Chemical and Brenntag Announce Distribution Agreement

Wacker Chemical Corp. is the North America-based headquarters for Wacker Silicones and Wacker Ceramics, business divisions of Wacker-Chemie GmbH. Brenntag Inc. is the Reading, PA-based North American operation of Brenntag AG, Mulheim, Germany.

Leading Consumer Product and Converting Companies On Tap for RadTech's Spring 2004 UV & EB Tech Expo

e/5 2004: "The World's Largest UV and EB Technology Expo and Conference"; May 3 thru 5, 2004, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC, USA; Sponsored by RadTech, the Association fo UV and EB Technology; radtech.org

Subscribe to PFFC's EClips Newsletter