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Metlon Corp. Updated Portal: Easier Access to Product Info

Metlon Corp. says its new web site will give users easier access to information about the company's product information.

Bestcolor Offers Color-Management Class

Bestcolor USA—a subsidiary of Best GmbH—reports it's offering a new color-management class specifically designed for end users.

AWA Reviews Releaser Liner Market/Self-Adhesive for Graphic Arts

Package printing and converting industry market-research firm AWA Associates says international market study, Release Liner Market and Trends in the Self-Adhesive Graphic Arts Industry 2002, now available.

Five Paper Solutions to Improve Product Quality and Enhance Production

Converting involves a range of complex processes that add value to substrates. With a focus on optimizing processes such as printing, folding, cutting perforating, and gluing, converters often overlook a key component in the process -- paper. But a few simple procedures involving paper can deliver significant results in product quality and production workflow.

EUROMAP Surveys Converting/Flexo: Data on European Plastics/Rubber Industry Now Available

EUROMAP is the European Committee of Machinery Manufacturers for the Plastics and Rubber Industry (Europäisches Komitee der Hersteller von Kunststoff- und Gummimaschinen); (Comité Européen des Constructeurs de Machines pour Plastiques et Caoutchouc); (Comitato Europeo Costruttori Macchine per Materie Plastiche e Gomma).

Creo Americas Moves Head Office to Boston Area

Last week, Creo Inc. announced the relocation of its headquarters for North, South, and Central America. The prepress and digital workflow product manufacturer says it will make its new home in a 90,000-sq-ft facility just outside of Boston, MA, USA.

Creo and Xerox Partner for Strategic Hardware/Software Delivery

Creo and Xerox Corporation report the two companies have signed a contract under which Xerox will purchase Spire color servers from Creo (for a period of five years), to be offered for sale with current and future Xerox high-end digital printers.

PCMC February Open House Focuses on Narrow Web Flexo

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) announces an upcoming two-day open house at its Glory Road facility . Company officials say the the event will focus on the introduction of new narrow web press technology; attendees will be able to view the latest in-line flexographic press from PCMC, Evolution.

Dow Announces Acetone Price Increase

The Epoxy Products and Intermediates business of the Dow Chemical Company reports it's increasing both the North American list and offlist price for all grades of acetone. The price increase becomes effective January 1, 2003, for all customers, or as contracts permit; Dow says it will increase acetone by $0.03/lb from current levels.

Global Packaging Study Reviews Top 100 Players

AWA Alexander Watson Associates, specialist market research consultants to the packaging, converting and printing industries, reports it's now offering "The Global Packaging Market: The Top 100 Players," an "authoritative new guide to the top players in the global packaging market."

Bone Up on Environmental Awareness/Compliance at NEHS Spring '03

Eighth Annual National Environmental, Health, and Safety Conference (NESH) for the Graphic Communications Industries, March 23 - 25, 2003, Hyatt Regency, Louisville, KY, USA, features informative sessions for variety of printers: flexo, gravure, screen, litho, digital, etc.

NIP19: Intl. Conference on Digital Printing Calls for Papers

IS&T invites authors interested in submitting original technical contributions on advances and future directions of digital printing to do so on or before March 7, 2003; planned notification of acceptance will occur at approximately the end of April 2003. Papers must have significant technical content.

EMA Applauds President Bush's Postal Study

The EMA (Envelope Manufactuers Association) Foundation for Paper-Based Communications reports it's pleased with President Bush's formation of a presidential commission to study the future of the postal service.

PIRA Study Breaks Down Security Packaging Outlook

Pira's latest report The Future of Anti-Counterfeiting, Brand Protection, and Security Packaging II provides exclusive new data, detailed quantitative forecasts, and expert analysis that provides an overview of things to come in the security packaging realms, says the market research organization.

RadTech Europe Calls for Papers

The RadTech Europe Association is urging interested radiation curing experts to submit papers for its 2003 meeting, which is slated for November 3 - 5, 2003, Estrel Convention Centre, Berlin, Germany.

Creo, Komori, Adobe, Printcafe Collaborate for Networked Production

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADACreo reports it's working among printing (graphic arts) industry leaders to deliver networked graphic production. According to the

GASC Charlotte Show Offers Flexo Deal

Flexo printing will be a highlight of GASC's The Charlotte Show this spring. Event sponsor GASC says it's offering a new exhibit opportunity—FlexoTek Showcase—to equipment manufacturers and service providers in the flexo printing community for the bargain price of $900.

3M Garners Security Technology Award for TamperGard Film

3M reports its TamperGard security film recently garnered recognition for this year's Outstanding Achievement in Tamper Evidence at the Product and Image Security Convention (PISEC). The international conference and exhibition for the security printing and packaging industries was held in Dublin, Ireland, recently.

FTA Calls for Excellence in Flexo Entries

Got good print? If so, you may want to consider entering the Flexographic Technical Association's annual Excellence in Flexography Award Competition. FTA says the annual competition provides a chance to seel the best the industry has to offer in printing technique, technology, and package design. Deadline is January 17, 2003.

Fusion UV Systems Gives Two-Year Warranty

Fusion UV Systems Inc. reports it's now offering a two-year warranty. According to the manufacturer of equipment and products for the ultraviolet (UV) curing industry, the extended warranty offer leads the industry.

Harper's Hands-On FTS Training Tackles Flexo

Harper Corporation of America reports 30 of its associates will complete a hands-on flexographic training course at the Flexographic Trade School (FTS) (located in Charlotte) over the next six-month period.

Adhesive and Sealant Council's Call for Papers Deadline Approaching

The Adhesive and Sealant Council Inc. (ASC) announces a "call for papers" for its 2003 spring convention and exposition. ASC (ascouncil.org) says the deadline for submitted papers is January 10, 2003.

EarthShell Packaging Expands at Wal-Mart

EarthShell Corp. reports that Wal-Mart intends to expand the availability of its plates and bowls by more than ten times to select stores in the US.

Tollamco Launches Site to Highlight Laminating Capabilities

Tollamco Corp. recently announced the activiation of its new web site: www.tollamco.com. According to the custom laminator, the site is designed to show customers and potential customers Tollamco's capabilities.

Bobst Group to Buy Valmet Converting

Bobst Group SA, Prilly, Switzerland, plans to buy Metso Corporation's Valmet Converting Operations, according to a recent release from Metso Corporation. The Finnish-based paper industry company reports the signing of a memorandum of understanding of its intention to sell Valmet Converting Operations to Bobst.

NPE 2003: International Visitors Should Plan Ahead

Citing long delays in US visa processing as the result of the 2001 terrorist attacks, The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI), sponsor of the triennial NPE Exposition (June 23 thru 27, 2003, Chicago, IL, USA), urges international visitors to start the US visa application process.

Latran: New Identity for PGI

Latran Technololgies LLC was introduced recently as the new name for Polaroid Graphics Imaging (PGI), a manufacturer of halftone proofing systems. According to the company, the name change underscores Latran's status as an independent company and erases the last link to the Polaroid name.

Prime UV Gets Gegenheimer Award for Industry Service at NPES

Prime UV Systems recently was honored for its industry service by NPES, the Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing, and Converting Technologies, reports the company.

WGMT Paves Present/Future Path for Women Print Leaders

Women in Graphic Media Technology (WGMT), a new not-for-profit professional association, is a group that provides support services for women working in the print sector.

PSA Online Outlet Provides Savings

MACtac, manufacturer of pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) materials, reports it's established MACtacMarket.com as an ongoing money-saving opportunity for the roll label converting market.

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