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Comexi Goes It Alone in North America

Comexi S.A, reports it has dissolved its business relationship with Kidder Inc., Agawam, MA.

Nanocomposite Packaging Study Provides Perspective

Packaging Strategies announces the release of its study, Nanocomposites for Packaging: New Frontiers and Future Opportunities, a work that surveys nanocomposite technologies.

GretagMacbeth Rolls Out Enterprise Color-Management Program

GretagMacbeth announces a new program for global manufacturers and their supply chains.

PackExpo Packs McCormick with Materials/Equipment/News

Pack Expo International is the third largest trade show in North America. The 2002 edition offers its expected 50,000-plus attendees three giant halls full of new equipment, materials, and news for the packaging, package printing, and converting industries.

Flexo Concepts Relocates Manufacturing Plant

Flexo Concepts, manufacturers of plastic doctor blades for the converting and package printing industry, reports it's relocated its manufacturing, shipping, and customer service to Plymouth, MA.

GMG Appoints IMAC New Canadian Distributor

GMG reports it has appointed Imaging Alignment Corp. (IMAC), Toronto, Ont., its new distributor in Canada. GMG produces professional prepress color-management solutions for commercial and package printing.

Retired PFFC Editor Authors Web Handling Guide

William Hawkins, former Paper, Film & Foil Converter Conributor has authored The Plastic Film and Foil Web Handling Guide.

GAMIS Surveys Global Print Buying

The Graphic Arts Marketing Information Service (GAMIS), a special interest group of the Printing Industries of America, Inc. (PIA), reports the recent publication of its study entitled Globalization of Print Buying.

Corotec Expands Biz in Asia

Due to increased sales volume in Asia, Corotec Corp. reports it has hired Kar Ming Industrial Supplies of Hong Kong as its new sales agent for China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Honeywell Launches Site for Plastic Info... at Users' Fingertips

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Honeywell Plastics reports its updated website offers several significant additions, which gives customers access to pertinent Honeywell

Bobst Aboard for IADD Diecutting Odyssey

IADD says the list of reasons to attend its diecutting trade show is growing. According to the trade group, Bobst Group USA recently announced its intention to demonstrate its fully operational SP 104-ER Autoplaten Diecutter and a Media 100-III A@ Folder-Gluer.

AWA Metallized Substrate Study: AIMCAL Discount-Time Dwindling

AIMCAL members: Time is running out for the opportunity to purchase Alexander Watson Associates' (AWA) Metallized Papers and Films: World Sourcebook 2002 at a highly discounted price.

US Label Shipments to Grow thru 2006

US label shipments will expand 4.8 percent/yr through to 2006 to eight billion sq m valued at $14 billion (US), predicts Freedonia Group, the Cleveland-based industrial research firm.

PFFC Salutes Special Individuals for Two Special Magazine Covers

If you received PFFC’s August and September 2002 issues, even a quick glance would reveal they were undeniably special....

German Rubber & Plastics Recovery Mixed in 2002

According to the Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association of Germany (VDMA), the worldwide weak economy is impacting the plastics and rubber industries there. Says the association, "Recovery, which [was] expected to come in 2002, has to be postponed until next year."

GAMIS Funds Proofing and Printing Sales Studies for 2003

GAMIS, the Graphics Arts Marketing Information Service of the Printing Industries of America, Inc. announces it has commissioned three 2003 studies for completion that may provide converters and package printers with valuable color trend and sales information.

Valmet Says There Are Positive Signs from Russian Converters

Valmet Converting recently attended two trade exhibitions in Moscow and reports strong interest in various processes from Russian converters.

Free Seminars to Explore Productivity Benefits Provided by CIM

Printcafe Software Inc. has joined forces with the CIP4 consortium, Creo, and MAN Roland to develop a continent-wide seminar series that will explore the productivity benefits provided by Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM).

LatinPack's Plastic Packaging Seminar Location Change

LatinPack seminar, Plastics in Packaging, is relocated to Hotel Fiesta Americana, Reforma, Mexico. The two day seminar, slated for October 16 and 17, 2002, will include discussions and presentations on coextrusion technology, food packaging innovations, and polymer packaging trends.

SVC Conference to Focus on New Vacuum Coating Developments

The Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) reports its annual technical conference, slated for May 3 thru 8, 2003, San Francisco, CA, USA, is themed "New Developments in Vacuum Coating Technologies" and will include a two-day exhibit with more than 200 booths as well as the 26-course-plus comprehensive education program.

Smurfit-Stone Pacific, MO, Plant Celebrates 50 Years

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation's Pacific, MO, folding carton facility will celebrate 50 years of production; the company held an employee open house on Saturday, October 12, 2002, which included plant tours and information explaining the folding carton production process.

PPC Fall Conference to Feature Consumer Packaged Good Experts

The Paperboard Packaging Council's annual fall meeting this week is slated to feature a panel of consumer packaged-good leaders, reports the industry organization.

PMMI August BCI Drops in 3 of 4 Indices

According to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute's Business Conditions Index (BCI), the packaging machinery sector slowed overall in the month of August, though three out of four of the measures continued to show expansion.

American Printer Editor Jill Roth Garners McMillan Award

American Printer editor Jill Roth garners printing industry recognition at Graph Expo and Converting Expo 2002.

Digital Technology Evolution Clear at Graph/Converting Expo 2002

From the looks of the wide array of digital technology offerings at this year's four-day Graph Expo and Converting Expo venue in Chicago, "digital solutions"—which are driving time and cost out of print production workflows—are not going away any time soon... probably not at all.

BST Pro Mark Hits 10,000th Install

BST Pro Mark reports it recently honored Sancoa International, Mt. Laurel, NJ, USA, a company that earlier this year installed a Super HandyScan 2000 web inspection system.

Graph Expo Begins: GASC Says Attendance Figures Ahead of 2000

Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) producer of Graph Expo and Converting Expo, says its registration figures indicate the number of companies sending reps to the show this year is more than 14 percent higher than company registration levels at this same time relative to the show dates in 2000.

Bemis Finishes Walki Films Buy

Bemis Company, global converter of flexible packaging and pressure-sensitive materials, reports the completion of the purchase of Walki Films from UPM-Kymmene.

NAPL Says Sustained Recovery Eluding Printing Industry

National Association for Printing Leadership forecasts a sporadic and slow, rather than a steady, recovery

Suppliers Predict Strong 2003 Recovery

Converting machinery and materials suppliers reportedly believe their economic sector will improve by a 13 percent average in 2003. That's according to a recent survey conducted by CMM Events...

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