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Mitsubishi Ups PET Price

A major polyester (PET) film producer, Mitsubishi Polyester Films LLC (Americas), announces a price hike for all PET grades, effective mid-September 2002.

WGMT Launches: Women Target Market for Graphic Media

Raine Consulting and IDEAlliance have launches a new industry association for women. WGMT (wgmt.com) will serve professional women in the graphic media and technology fields.

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<Pack Expo May Help Converters with Competitive Edge

Pack Expo International 2002 will feature machinery and materials exhibitions for converters and package printers. The November 3 to 7, 2002, packaging trade show at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA, will include new introductions in slitting and rewinding, bag making (bag machinery), and pouch-making machinery.

Narrow Web Gets Its Own Place at CMM Intl. 2003

CMM Events and FTA (Flexographic Technical Association) say they have joined forces "to provide narrow web and tag and label machinery and materials suppliers with a very cost-effective method of showcasing their products and technologies at [CMM]."

NAPL Digital Prepress Study Offers Cost Analysis

The National Association for Printing Leadership's "Blue Book" provides digital prepress cost analysis for the printing and converting industries. More than 250 prepress companies' offerings are represented in the survey.

Luxe Pack in Monaco: Luxury Packaging Shows Creative Foiling Solutions

October 23 to 26, 2002, the Grimaldi Forum at the Principality of Monaco will host the 15th annual Luxe Pack, the trade show geared toward luxury goods packaging for fragrances, cosmetics, jewelry, food, wines and spirits, and tobacco.

Rohm and Haas to Intro Total Packaging Solutions at Pack Expo

Rohm and Haas introduce "Total Packaging Solutions" adhesives at upcoming packaging global packaging shows: Pack Expo in Chicago, IL, November 2002, and at Emballage 2002, Paris, France.

Comco and UV Technology Go ISO

MILFORD, OH -- Comco and UV Technology, both divisions of Mark Andy, announce the divisions' official certification to the ISO 9001 standard as of August

Labelexpo Americas Doing Fine

In more ways than one, Labelexpo Americas exhibited the true American spirit yesterday and today. At noon September 11, 2002, show organizer Tarsus, as well as the 400-plus exhibitors and hundreds of attendees, observed a three-minute silence (in conjunction with the nearby City of Chicago) to honor those who died at Ground Zero and at the Pentagon on this date last year. And then the show continued on.

Raflatac Gains P-S Material Market Share with MACtac Buy

Finland-based UPM-Kymmene and US-based Bemis Co. swap converting industry businesses: Bemis Company's MACtac, pressure-sensitive materials producer, now will be part of Raflatac (UPM-Kymmene subsidiary) and Walki Films is now part of Bemis.

Sonoco and Nestle USA Sign Exclusive Agreement

US-based multinational converter Sonoco announces three-year agreement with Nestle USA for production of paperboard cans.

Leading Converter in India Reports Benefits of AVT Investment

Paper Products Limited (PPL) of India reports an increase and decrease in waste, resulting from the installation of automatic defect detection systems from Israel-based Advanced Vision Technology (AVT).

FTA Names New Technical Director

Flexographic Technical Association, Ronkonkoma, NY, names Richard A. Mix technical director of the trade organization.

Wide-Format Inkjets Focus of Graph Expo and Converting Expo Pavilion

For the first time ever, says Graph Expo/Converting Expo's sponsor, Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC), the annual venue will feature a special pavilion devoted to displaying wide-format inkjet printing systems in operation.

Corus Reports Foil Price Increases

Corus Aluminum Rolled Products reports an increase in foil prices for the 2003. According to the company, orders acknowledged for shipment on and after the week ending 4th of January 2003 will reflect an additional $0.03 to 0.05 per lb (US).

AICC Student Design Contest Honors Five Packaging Schools

The Association of Independent Corrugators (AICC) announces the winners of its annual Student Corrugated Packaging Design Competition. According to the trade group, this year almost 60 entries were received from packaging schools in the US and Canada.


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Avery Dennison at Labelexpo Americas: "Ideas That Work for You"

Avery Dennison says it will exhibit a variety of products and services around the theme "Ideas that work for you," at the upcoming Labelexpo Americas show.

F&K Expands Packaging Product Range with Kochsiek Buy

Fischer & Krecke's Fischer Group (comprised of Fischer & Krecke GmbH, Bielefeld, Germany) announces the acquisition of Kochsiek GmbH, Leopoldshöhe, Germany. The company says the acquisition will expand its packaging equipment resources and product range.

Davis-Standard Plans 24/7 Extrusion Support

Davis-Standard announces plans to create a new 24-hr., 7-day-a-week extrusion support center based at its headquarters in Pawcatuck, CT.

AIMCAL and CEMA Boards Say 'Yes' to Strategic Merger

The Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL) reports its Board of Directors, along with the Board of Trustees of the Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA), have voted to merge the two trade organizations.

Packaging Strategies Study Provides Barrier-Enhancing Analyses

Packaging Strategies reports its new study Barrier-Enhancing Technologies for PET and Polypropylene Containers and Closures offers material, container, and manufacturing-cost analyses for barrier-enhanced packaging.

PFF Publisher Named to NAPL Soderstrom Honors Society

Paper, Film and Foil CONVERTER's publisher, Scott J. Bieda, is among six industry leaders slated for induction into the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) Soderstrom Society this October (2002). Other industry leaders named to the society include Yves Rogivue, CEO, Man Roland, Westmont, IL, and Joe R. Davis, CEO, Consolidated Graphics, Houston, TX.

Got Splicing Problems? Adhesives Research Site Provides Solutions

GLEN ROCK, PA -- Adhesives Research Inc. says its "innovative" website, splicingsolutions.com, is dedicated to solving companies' splicing problems. According

Creo to Acquire Prepress Supplier ScenicSoft

Creo reports the co. signed a definitive agreement to acquire ScenicSoft, Inc., a prepress supplier located in the Seattle, WA, area.

Enovation to Distribute MacDermid's Flex-Light Photopolymer Products

MacDermid Printing Solutions, LLC, reports it's named Enovation Graphic Systems, Inc., Valhalla, NY, a distributor for MacDermid's Flex-Light sheet photopolymer products in the US.

Krber PaperLink NA to Educate Packagers and Sheeters

Körber PaperLink North America announces its first Sheeting & Packaging Symposium. Through its established manufacturers and product lines—E.C.H. Will, Kugler-Womako, Pemco, Wrapmatic, and SHM—Körber PaperLink, a single-source supplier of "total systems solutions" for cut-size sheeting and packaging; folio-size sheeting and packaging; and paper converting and packaging systems, has slated the symposium for February 25 to 28, 2003, at the American Club Kohler, WI.

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