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Advantage Flexo? Carton Converters Convene at FFTA

Flexography is moving ahead of offset due to process controls. FFTA to hold a forum to present this case and debate flexo vs. offset.

NIP 18: Digital Print Pros to Summit in San Diego

NIP 18, The International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, is slated for September 29 - October 4, 2002, at the Town & Country Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA.

OMET Demos Gearless Varyflex Live at Open House

OMET reports it recently demonstrated the capabilities of its mid-web Varyflex—a gearless printing press for the production of film, labels, and folding cartons—at a company Open House.

Cost-Competitive Digital Quality: Learn How at FREE Flexo Forum

Flexo professionals, if you want to learn how to get digital quality at conventional prices, the upcoming free "New Technology for Flexography" conference is something you'll want to check out.

Interpack 2002: A Look at the Packaging Industry's Adaptability

"We are now making the transition from industrial production to digital production," asserted the manager of one of Germany's largest folded box manufacturers a few months ago....

Information Management Institute Annouces Final Programs for Tag/Label Printing and RFID Conferences

The Information Management Institute is pleased to announce the final programs for the upcoming 12th Annual TAG, TICKET & LABEL PRINTING Conference (March 25–27, 2002) as well as its first RFID conference (March 27–28, 2002), both to be held at the Sheraton Safari Hotel, Orlando, FL.

Nanotechnology Spotlighted at RadTech

Nanotechnology, reports RadTech Inernational North America, will command a full session at the upcoming RadTech 2002 conference.

TLMI Inspires Members to Roll On

Having enjoyed the benefits of double-digit growth in the roll-to-roll tag and label business in the 1980s and ’90s, converters are now facing the realities of single-digit growth in the new millennium. During the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute's annual converter meeting, held March 3 through 6 at the Registry Resort in Naples, the focus was directed at finding the inspiration and motivation to manage successfully in a new economic era.

Pitman Expands in West US

TOTOWA, NJ -- Pitman Co., the North American graphic arts supplier, recently announced a major expansion to the company's Western Region sales–distribution

NPES Meets with EPA Head

According to NPES, its president, Regis Delmontagne, recently met with the head of the US EPA, Christine Whitman. NPES, reports Delmontagne, and a multi-industry group of business and association executives, spoke with the former New Jersey governer about the EPA's responsibility to protect the environment without stifling economic growth.

MeadWestvaco to Shut Down Four Machines

MeadWestvaco Corp. reports plans to shut down four coated paper machines and related equipment permanently. According to the co., these actions will take effect April 1, 2002, and will be completed by the end of May.

Nireco and Conic Systems Now One

PORT JERVIS, NY -- Nireco Corp., Tokyo, Japan, and Conic Systems, Port Jervis, NY, reports the two entities have been joined to form a new company: Nireco

Barco's ArtiosCAD: RIT's Teaching Tool

VANDALIA, OH -- A Barco donation made to the packaging sciences division of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is beginning to pay off for the

Martin Automatic Technical Seminar to Address Various Converting Segment Applications

Martin Automatic will address various segments of the industry at its technical seminar and open house.

PCMC Launches New Narrow Web Press

PC Inline Systems, a division of Paper Converting Machine Co. (PCMC), introduced the Webtron X-10 at its Open House & Technical Symposium held February 26–27, 2002.

Got Web Coating Wisdom? AIMCAL's Call for Fall Papers

The Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL) has issued its annual call for papers for its fall technical conference, which is slated for October 21–23, 2002, at the Hilton Sedona Resort, Sedona, AZ, USA.

FPI to Judge Packages "Outside the Box"

The Foodservice & Packaging Institute (FPI) reports it's hosting a new competition. The Institute says the event will honor the foodservice industry's newest, most distinguished, and innovative single-use package. FPI invites all manufacturers that have introduced such a package into the market on or after January 1, 2000, to enter their best candidate.

MeadWestvaco Execs to Present at Packaging Conference

MeadWestvaco Corp. reports Jerry Tatar, chairman of the board, and John A. Luke, Jr., president and CEO, are scheduled to speak at the upcoming Mining, Paper, and Packaging Conference.

Kidder/Comexi to Demo Industry's 'First, Truly Gearless,' CI Flexographic Press at Open House

Kidder, Inc., and Comexi, S.A., recently announced an open house at Kidder's plant in Agawam, MA. Slated for April 23–25, 2002, the open house will feature demonstrations of what's said to be the "industry's first 'truly gearless' central impression (CI) press.

xPackage: Web-Based Package Design

PHOENIX, AZ -- Need a compelling new package design? Then xPackage might be the place for you. According to xPackage, it now provides MyDesign Center™,

Graphics of the Americas 2002: Business Heats Up in Miami

The first industry trade show of 2002—not necessarily an enviable position to be in, considering all the economic and world woes of 2001. But some are saying sales leads are up. Is the tepid temperature of the business world on the rise?

Package-Development Workflow Standard Approved

The American Standards Institute (ANSI) reports it has approved a new technical report, CGATS TR 00-—Graphic Technology - Package Development Workflow: Design Concept through Approved Production File.

GlobalShop 2002: You May Want to Stop

GlobalShop 2002 is slated for April 18–20 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. More information can be found by visiting globalshop.org.

Shamrock Gifts and Bags Utilize UV

Shamrock Corp. reports it has recently installed a Prime UV multiple-lamp system. A converter of gift wrap and bags to high-end retail stores, Shamrock installed the 600-watt per in. lamp on the operation's H.B. Weber flexo stack press.

Krber PaperLink to Showcase New Systems at Converting Industry Events

According to a Körber PaperLink release, the holding company will showcase two of its company's paper converting systems—from Wrapmatic and Pemco/SHM (Strachan Henshaw Machinery)—at the upcoming Asian Paper event (April 24–26, 2002, Singapore).

CMM to Sponsor UV/EB Curing Sessions for Packaging at RadTech Intl. Event

According to RadTech International, the organization is partnering with CMM to present a comprehensive look at UV and EB printing at the upcoming RadTech event. Slated for April 28–May 1, 2002, at the Indiana Convetion Center, Indianapolis, IN, RadTech 2002 is said to be the largest planned conference and trade show on the fast-growing uses of ultraviolet (UV) light and electron beams (EB) "for the rapid, environmentally friendly curing of coatings and inks."

Creo Produces 7000th Brisque Prepress Workflow

Creo Products, Inc., recently announced the production of its 7000th Brisque workflow, which the company says is scheduled for installation in March.

Cleanrooms East 2002: Nilfisk-Advance Explains Air Purity

Cleanroom converters, CleanRooms East 2002 may be something you want to check out. At this year's annual conference, Nilfisk-Advance America says it's sponsoring the session, "How Contamination Control Specialists Ensure Air Purity in Cleanrooms," March 12, 2002, 4 pm.

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."

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