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Packaging Design Now Part of Artwork Systems/Co. Reports Agfa Alliance

Artwork Systems Group reports it has completed the acquistion of Dimensional Impressions, Inc., Los Angeles, CA; the company also says it has entered a integration allliance with Agfa Corp.

MeadWestvaco Buys Irish Pharm-Packaging Operation

MeadWestvaco acquires Kartoncraft Ltd. The addition of Kartoncraft reflects the CPG's plans to grow with customers in targeted strategic markets to meet their complete needs.

Agfa Installs 100th XCalibur at Display/Commercial Printer Park Printing

Agfa Corp. recently announced the installation (at Park Printing, Minneapolis, MN, USA, a point-of-purchase display and commercial printing operation) of its 100th Xcalibur VLF platesetter.

The Power of Gravure: GAA Annual Mtg

ROCHESTER, NY -- The Gravure Association of America, Inc. (GAA) urges industry professionals to "experience the power" of gravure at its 2002 annual convention

Dive in the Ipex "SEE" of Technology

12 April 2002: Ipex, the Global Technology Event for Print, Publishing and Media, is here. The 15-hall show features an astounding array of printing and converting technology, with more than 1,500 companies exhibiting in 85,000 square meters of floor space.

DuPont & EarthShell to Accelerate Environmentally Preferred Packages

EarthShell Corp. and DuPont recently announced they have expanded their relationship to accelerate environmentally preferred packaging. According to the companies, the strategic alliance originally was formed in April 2001; the companies say, initially, they will focus on the $1 billion global food-service wraps market.

Ipex News: Creo's Workflow Features Enhanced Flexo Features

Creo exhibits at Ipex, showcasing various innovations in flexographic printing technology, as well as upgrades in current systems, one of which involves the company's packaging workflow.

Flint Ink UV: "Ideal" for Packaging

Flint Ink says it has inks ideal for CD, DVD, video, and software packaging; UV ink systems that produce durable, razor-sharp, high-gloss images that enhance in-store marketing and merchandising appeal.

Esko-Graphics Webcenter Helps Folding Carton Converter's Service

According to Esko-Graphics, its online packaging design database, "WebCenter," is helping smaller folding-carton converters dramatically improve cycle times for packaging design and development.

Black Clawson Garners DuPont Award

Black Clawson Converting Machinery reports it's recently garnered a "Quality Equipment Award" from E.I. DuPont.

Annual AIMCAL: Ethics with Success

"How do we maintain a sense of ethics in today’s success-driven business world when others all around us seem to bend the rules at their convenience?"The

Flexo Forum: Experts & Break-Out Session Top DiTrolio's Event Agenda

Slated for this Thursday, April 11, 2002 (10am to 4pm), DFI's open house reportedly will give industry representatives, high school and college vocational programs, community-based organizations, and prospective press operators a first-hand look at the educational methods, curriculum, equipment, and procedures used at the institute.

Foodservice Packaging Market Study

The Foodservice and Packaging Institute Inc. (FPI) announced recently it's nearing the completion of interviews for the third wave of its bi-annual market research study on foodservice packaging products, with the final report to be completed by summer 2002.

Pack Expo in Chicago: Online Discount for Those That Pre-Register

Slated for November 3–7, 2002, Pack Expo will be held in conjunction with the International Expo for Food Processors (IEFP) at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA.

Valron Cures Bayer's Headache

Valéron Strength Films says a "revolutionary" new package structure, containing the manufacturer's film, has been developed by the American Packaging Corp., Rochester, NY.

Yupo Expands Converting Industry Offerings with Kimberly-Clark Buys

Yupo Corp. of America recently announced the purchase of the in-mold label (IML) and non-label specialty paper businesses from Kimberly-Clark Corp.

PCMC to Demo New Designs at Corrugated 2002

PCMC PrePrint reports it will be showcasing a host of new equipment innovations at Corrugated 2002 this summer. The corrugated industry show is slated for June 10–15, 2002, Paris, France.

International Color Consortium Issues Major Spec Revision

The International Color Consortium (ICC) reports it's issued a major revision of its specification. Says ICC, the revision is designed to eliminate ambiguities that have resulted in concerns about output consistency and interoperability of different profiles and color-management modules.

Release-Liner Review at LabelExpo USA

LabelExpo USA attendees interested in learning more about the release-liner market conditions will want to check this out—a one-day review of the release-liner market, slated for September 9, 2002, is intended to update the North American audience on recent release-liner market developments.

Rexam & UK Manufacturer First Water to Develop Wound-Care P-S Adhesives

Rexam Engineered Films and First Water Ltd. recently announced an exclusive agreement for developing and supplying a range of ultra-thin, hydrogel pressure-sensitive adhesives. According to Rexam, manufacturer of wound-care components, First Water (a manufacturer of hydrogels), the p-s adhesives will be available worldwide in the wound-care and ostomy markets.

DuPont Installs W&H Line at Euro Tech Center: Reaffirms Packaging Promise

DuPont reports it has reaffirmed its commitment to the packaging industry with a $3 million investment in a blown-film line at its European Technical Centre. According to DuPont, the Windmoeller & Hoelscher line will be dedicated to production of coextruded flexible packaging structures and is scheduled to be fully operational this month.

Mark Andy Available at NELMA

Mark Andy reports it will participate in the NELMA (Northeast Label Manufacturers Association) Label Manufacturer's Expo next month in New Jersey.

Stora Enso to Sell Mill to Swedish Firm

HELSINKI, FINLAND -- Stora Enso recently annouced its selling its Mölndal mill to KLIPPAN AB, a Swedish listed specialty paper company. According to the

Exopack Inspects with AVT

SPARTANBURG, SC --Exopack, says Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), has installed three additional PrintVision/9000NT systems at operations in Wisconsin

Agfa Ships Apogee 3, Renews Enfocus Contract

GHENT, BELGIUMEnfocus Software recently announced the renewal of its contract with Agfa to include Enfocus technology into Agfa's Apogee workflow solutions.

Printing Best Practices Review: The Digital Impact

What's the best way to do print business in the current and continually growing digital climate? NAPL and PIA may have a few answers for package printers in "Best Business Practices for the Printing Industry."

ISCST Preps for 11th Symposium

The International Society of Coating Science and Technology (ISCST) reports the 11th international coating science and technology symposium is slated for September 23–25, 2002, Minneapolis, MN, USA

MAN Roland, Agfa, and Others Give Global View of Package Printing

MAN Roland says more than 1,000 packaging printers from all over the world converged at its graphic center in Offenbach, Germany, in late January. According to the OEM, Agfa and Artwork Systems were on hand at the event to show printers the ins and outs of digital prepress.

The Asian Market Overview: CMM Asia & Asian Paper 2002

CMM Asia, an integrated part of Asian Paper 2002, "is a dedicated exhibit forum for the Southeast Asian package-printing industry," says show organizers.

It's Tape to Innovate: PSTC Celebrates 25 at Tech XXV

The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) reports it will commemorate its history at its upcoming technical seminar, "25 Years of Tape Innovations." The annual event is scheduled to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA, May 1–3, 2002.

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