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Thermo Web Now Kadant Web Systems

Thermo Web Systems, Inc., has changed its name to Kadant Web Systems, Inc., says the company president, Eric Langevin. "Earlier this year our parent company, Thermo Fibertek, was spun off from Thermo Electron Corp. as an independent public company and now is called 'Kadant, Inc.," says Langevin.

Balancing Act: AICC Presentations to Focus on Business and Family

AICC reports the theme of its 2002 spring meeting and conference (April 24-27, 2002, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort, Orlando, FL, USA) is: "Priorities for Prosperity: Achieving Entrepreneurial Balance in Family, Business & Life."

Man Roland Personalizes Print with Demo of One-to-One Print Production

In a practical demonstration of one-to-one print production, Man Roland, Inc., has published a personalized and versioned edition of its World of Print Media yearbook.

Karat 46 Available via KBA in U.K.

HUDSON, NH, USAAccording to Presstek Inc., effective immediately, Koenig & Bauer, AG (KBA), Wrzburg, Germany, will distribute the 46 Karat press in the

Agfa on the Road Again for Digital Solutions Tour

Agfa says it will be out on the road once again this spring. The company is gearing up for a repeat performance of its successful Digital Solutions Road Tour, which began April last year.

MacDermid ColorSpan Charts New Course

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- MacDermid ColorSpan, Inc., recently announced it's refocusing its business operations and marketing direction to better address the

Stora Enso Says 2001 Earnings "Satisfactory"

Stora Enso announced its 2001 earnings results last week. Finland-based paper company says earnings are "satisfactory."

Sun Chemical Div. Gets Gigasetter by Barco

NORTHLAKE, IL -- Sun Chemical Ink and and Barco Graphics announce the purchase of Barco Gigasetter --the largest format imagesetter available and reportedly

Ozone Generation: Sherman Treaters/Pillar Give the Goods

Ozone generation: What is it and how can it benefit your extrusion lamination applications? Those are a couple of the questions PFFC recently posed to the experts at Pillar Technologies and Sherman Treaters (both part of ITW, Inc.).

PCMC In-Line Holds First Open House

GREEN BAY, WI, USAPCMC In-Line Systems (manufacturers of Webtron and Zigzag presses) will hold an open house later this month. According to the Paper

Digital Data Standard Gets Thumbs Up

RESTON, VA -- The first in a series of digital data exchange international standards has been approved by the International Organization for Standardization

FFTA Targets Better Box Print

"There are major changes in store for the flexographic corrugated industry [this year] and beyond." That's according to the Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Assn. (FFTA), and that's what members are going to be discussing at an FFTA corrugated/preprint session, which is slated for May 7, 2002, in Washington D.C.

AVT to Launch New Technology at IPEX

Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) reports it will launch its ReColor technology at IPEX 2002, the trade show for the printing, publishing, and converting industries, slated for April 9-17, 2002, in Birmingham, U.K.

Heidelberg Relocates Postpress Facility

Heidelberg will move all operations from its Dayton, Ohio, site to recently expanded facilities in Durham, NH.

NEX Films to Be Available via Internet Ordering

New England Extrusion (NEX) will soon accept blown film online orders, reports the film manufacturer. Upgrades to the Nex Web site, which will enable users to order materials over the Internet, currently are in progress and will be completed early in 2002, the company adds.

Avery Dennison Launches Engineered Films Web Site

The Engineered Films Division of Avery Dennison has launched a web site dedicated to servicing new and current customers and to providing valuable product, market, and personnel information.

'Ladies' Night at Smurfit

Smurfit-Stone Container’s "Customer 1 Packaging Center" (C1PC) was the site of a program/plant tour held by the Chicago Chapter of Women in Packaging (WIP) on January 23, 2002.

Folding Carton Outlook Favorable: Study Says US Will Want More Non-Flexible Food Containers

Demand for food containers is the US is forecast to increase more than three percent per year until 2005—to $12.6 billion (US) in 2005, according to "Food Containers," a new study conducted and composed by The Freedonia Group.

Xeikon to Be Liquidated, Says Agfa

Agfa-Gevaert releases announcement regarding its business with Xeikon.

GAA Calls for Entries for Annual Golden Cylinder Competition for Gravure Printers

Gravure Association of America (GAA) members (and even those of you non-members) only have until mid-February to submit your greastest gravure for 2001. "[We] conduct the Annual Golden Cylinder award competition to promote the gravure process and to provide peer recognition for technical achievements," says GAA.

Russian Flex-Pack Markets Holds Potential

With many problems still to overcome, the flexible packaging industry in The Russian Federation shows definite signs of life.

Graphic Converting Heads North

Graphic Converting, Inc. (GCI) reports it will relocate its point-of-sale and point-of-purchase (POP) display manufacturing from Fenton, MO (near St. Louis), to its corporate facility in Niles, IL (near Chicago).

OMET to Showcase Varyflex Gearless Flexo Press at Open House in Italy

If you didn't get a peak at OMET's Varyflex at last fall's Labelexpo Europe, you still have a chance to see the press in action. According to the Italian press manufacturer, the Varyflex gearless, flexographic printing press will be on display during a three-day open house beginning in late February.

Purup-Eskofot and Barco Merger Effective

BALLERUP, DENMARKAccording to Purup Eskofot, the final agreement for the amalgamation of the company and Barco Graphics has been signed. The merger, which

Ahlstrom Starts Up Super Calender

LA GERE, FRANCE --According to Ahlstrom LabelPack, the company is strengthening its position in the silicon base paper market with its start-up of a new

Harper Reports "Breakthrough" Anilox Technology

CHARLOTTE, NC --Harper Corp. now is offering Platinum anilox technology. According to the mfr., this major technological advancement in the production

Valmet Tech Center to Open for Converters Worldwide

Following a successful period of business growth and the launch of several new products over the past two years, Valmet Converting has announced the launch of a new Converting Technology Center (CTC) at Valmet Rotomec SpA, in San Giorgio Monferrato, near Milan in northern Italy.

ICC Review to Affect Color Software

The International Color Consortium (ICC) has announced that a major revision to the ICC specification is available for review and comment.

Demand for Details and Innovation: FTA Surveys Towel and Tissue Manufacturers

A non-scientific poll of Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) members engaged in the printing of towel, tissue, and napkin products (nonwovens and disposables) found this type of plant typically employs 200 workers; utilizes 11 presses; runs more than 20 jobs daily; and consumes some 5,000 gallons of ink monthly.

Enercon Names More Global Reps

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI -- Enercon now will be represented by United Printing and METI Spolka z o.o. for the treating manufacturer's narrow web corona treating

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