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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.

GPC Now Offers Child-Resistant and Senior-Friendly Pharm Packages

Graphic Packaging Corp. (GPC) reports a new offering for its pharmaceutical customers: The folding carton converter says it now has drug packaging (for commercial and clinical products) that's designed to be child-resistant yet provides senior citizens with improved opening ease.

FTA Narrow Web Survey Says 70% to Invest in Capital in Next Year

A recent Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA) survey provides a statistical breakdown of member narrow web operations.

Package Printer Steps Up Production 50% with Creo's Brisque Pack

Creo reports trade shops, printers, and converters around the world are embracing Brisque Pack packaging workflow, what the co. calls "the affordable, easy-to-use solution that streamlines the step-and-repeat process and drives offset or flexographic computer-to-plate (CTP) devices."

Esko-Graphics Intros Digital Die Cutting

Esko-Graphics North America announces the introduction of the Kongsberg DCM 22 Digital Die Cutting system for converting applications.

August 9, 2002Smurfit Takes MDP Bid

CHICAGO, IL -- Jefferson Smurfit shareholders voted to accept the $3.7 million (US) Madison Dearborn takeover bid earlier this week. According to the

Strategies for Max Productivity by ei3

Want to improve productivity, product quality, and cost savings? At the upcoming Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA) Emerging Technologies conference, ei3 Corp. CEO Brett Smith will explain how online engineering support and web-enabled data acquisition and reporting software can provide all these benefits.

Tufco Sales Up 2.1 MIL from Q2 This Year

Tufco Technologies, a provider of diversified custom packaging solutions, specialty printing services, and paint sundries, reports the co.'s Q3 2002 sales are up $2.1 million (US), total of $20.5 million, a 12 percent increase from the second quarter (Q2).

AVT Q2 Earnings: "Highest in History"

HOD-HASHARON, ISRAEL -- Advanced Vision Technology Ltd. (AVT), a provider of machine vision-based automatic inspection systems for the printing industry,

AWA News: Release Liner Line-Up; Self-Adhesive Labelstock to Slow

Suppliers and producers of release liners will want to check out Alexander Watson Associates' upcoming Release Liner Conference—North America: In-Depth Review of the Value Chain and Industry Issues and Opportunities.

Weyerhaeuser Closes Kentucky Containerboard Machine

As a result of Willamette Industries integration into the forest paper products giant, Weyerhaeuser will shutdown its 200,000-ton-capacity corrugating medium machine located in its Hawesville, KY, plant late summer 2002.

Labelexpo Registration Now at Your Fingertips

Labelexpo Americas 2002 sponsor Tarusus is urging on-line registration for the September 10-12, 2002, event. To be held at the Donald E. Stephens Center, Rosemont (Chicago), IL, Labelexpo Americas, says Tarsus, is the largest and best attended event for the label/narrow web industry...

DuPont & EarthShell Partner Up for Environmental Packaging

EarthShell Corp. reports it has signed a definitive alliance agreement with DuPont. According to the co., the alliance combines EarthShell's patented composite material technology with DuPont's materials, development, manufacturing, and marketing expertise to offer environmentally preferable packaging to the food-service packaging market.

PCMC Touts Next Gearless Generation: Infiniti II

Paper Converting Machine Co. (PCMC) unveils its Infiniti II, which the co. says is "the latest advance in press technology." The Infiniti II flexographic gearless printing press combines innovative features from previous press designs, the Infiniti and the Avanti, says mfr.

MeadWestvaco to Close Envelope Plant

MeadWestvaco reports it plans to close its Consumer and Office Products Group envelope plant located in Worcester, MA, by late September 2002.

Water Ink Technologies Doubles UV Capacity

Water Ink Technologies more than doubles its capacity to produce UV (ultraviolet) inks with an opening of a new plant in Charlotte, NC. Co. also reports its president is recipient of CPCC's annual Franklin Award.

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