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Harper Urges Flexographic and Converting Industry to Sponsor Phoenix Challenge

In addition to the Phoenix Flexo Challenge, Harper is sponsoring FREE flexo and flexo-related training sessions in a town near you.

Not Just for Cartons... KBA Shows Off Its Label Printing Capabilities at GAM Open House

With the help of KBA, Italian converter Grafica Artistica Meridionale (GAM) has grown into a top label printer, supplying the Salerno region-based food manufacturers with labels for tinned tomatoes and sauces exported worldwide.

Colbert Packaging's Senior-Friendly, Child-Resistant PharmaDial Gets Highest Rating from US Consumer Product Safety Commission

PharmDial utilizes Colbert Packaging's BlisterGuard paperboard product, a sealed-end style of folding carton material using Valéron strength film (valeron.com).

US Packaged Goods Companies Report Growing Satisfaction with Use of 100% Recycled Paperboard

The RPA-100%-commissioned study revealed, among other findings, that more than 55% of respondents rate 100% recycled paperboard as having superior value, especially in the categories of dry and frozen/refrigerated foods.

Paper, Film & Foil Converter at New Location as of December 8, 2003

Contact PFFC at our new address: 330 N. Wabash, Suite 2300, Chicago, IL 60611-3698; 312/595-1080; 800/458-0479.

Flexographic Technical Association Calls for Flexo Excellence Award Entries 2004

Show the flexographic industry your flexo printing might by entering FTA's 2004 Excellence in Flexography Award competition. Deadline is: January 16, 2004. Be sure to check out the FTA's special offer this year.

Heidelberg Hosts 325 at Second Annual 'Brats and Dots' Technology Event

Attendees of a recent Heidelberg open house were treated to brats as they surveyed the OEM's printing and digital workflow systems at its Kennesaw, Georgia, US headquarters.

New Heidelberg Press Helps Las Vegas Company Build a Better Mousepad

Heidelberg reports the first North American installation of its Speedmaster CD-74 with UV integration.

Chicago-Based Packaging Dynamics Corp. to Expand Laminating Capabilities with Iuka Acquisition

Packaging Dynamics, Chicago, IL, says its acquisition of Ormet Corp.'s Iuka Lamination Div. will help extend the converter's lamination-related product development capabilities.

Upcoming UK PIRA Conference to Emphasize Package Printing Improvements

PIRA International's "Improving Package Printing"; December 9 & 10, 2003; Le Meridien Victoria & Albert, Manchester, UK

S+E Release Increases European Release Liner Position with Production Expansion

Jülich, Germany-based Schleipen & Erkens started up a new coating machine on November 10, 2003, expanding the release-liner manufacturer's production capacity.

Ohio-Based Plastic Suppliers Inc. Gets SHARP Award from State

Plastics Suppliers Inc. gets kudos for worker health and safety practices.

Answer Your RFID FAQs with AIM's RFID Privacy Primer

AIM says its primer RFID FAQs, Not Fiction addresses commonly asked questions and misconceptions about radio frequency identification technology, its applications, and privacy concerns.

Comexi to Unveil Ten-Color Gearless Press in December in Spain

Spain-based press manufacturer Comexi says it will introduce its FI 2510 in early December at its newly expanded facility in Girona, Spain.

Award-Winning FlexiProof 100 to Debut in China at China-Labelexpo

RK Print Coat Instruments Ltd. reports it will show its award-winning FlexiProof 100 at Labelexpo in China, a growing geographic market for package printing and converting-related applications.

Creo Announces New Prepress Developments for Flexo

Creo announces new prepress developments for the flexographic industry, and demonstrated some of the enhancements to attendees of this season's Graph and Converting Expo in Chicago.

Paperloop Announces New CMM Management Team

CMM Intl. and Tissue World will be operated under a new management team in the future. According to Paperloop, soon-to-be former VP Leo Nadolske, show director Jane McDermott, and sales director Jay Gorga are leaving; the new team is headed by Paperloop CEO Ian Johnston.

Zip-Pak Unveils EZ Open Strip for Food-Service Packages

Zip-Pak says its new EZ OpenStrip provides food-service staff with a faster, safer way to open packages.

Latran Technologies Adds Premier Sales Ltd. to Distribution Line-Up, Opening Up East Coast Channel for Package/Label Printing Markets

Latran adds Premier Sales Ltd. as its new east coast sales channel for the packaging and label printing industries. The producer of digital halftone proofing systems also appoints business development manager to focus on expanding sales and use of Prediction system in the growing packaging market.

National Starch Realignment Plans for Specialty Starch Production Results in Expansions and Closures

National Starch and Chemical Co. reports plans to close one North American and one European starch manufacturing plant , complete a new starch-modification facility in Shanghai, China, "in order to service the emerging Asian market," and invest in three specialty starch manufacturing plans through 2004.

AWA Reports on European Self-Adhesive Industrial Tape Market in 'Groundbreaking' New Study

International market reseachers from AWA Alexander Watson Associates have conducted an independent, in-depth study into the European self-adhesive industrial tape market.

Get International Nonwovens Industry Info. with INDA's Comprehensive Directory

INDA releases its latest edition of the nonwovens industry's "most comprehensive" nonwovens directory, International Nonwovens Directory, Vol. XVI.

Ko-Pack, Sun Chemical, and ESI Team Up to Demo Cutting-Edge Package Production

Ko-Pack International, Sun Chemical, and Energy Sciences Inc. have partnered in setting up a demo facility at Sun Chemical's Daniel J. Carlick Technical Center to showcase the companies' "revolutionary" EB flexo ink curing capabilities and what they can do for cutting-edge packaging development.

Converters and Package Manufacturers Urged to Enter Upcoming Gravure and Flex Pack Competitions

Two converting industry-related organizations are encourgaging converters and packaging manufacturers to enter their upcoming award programs, the Gravure Assn. of America and the Flexible Packaging Association.

Magpowr to Conduct Free Online Tech-Tips Seminar for Torque and Tension Control

In response to customer demand, Magpowr (a Maxcess Intl. co.) reports it will conduct a one-hour e-seminar via the Web on November 20, 2003.

Fischer & Krecke Releases Its 'Revolutionizing' Print Logistics System Flexpress Motion

Fischer & Krecke reports it's now offering a new logistics system, a system the company is calling "futuristic" and "technology [that will revolutionize] print production."

Northeast Graphics Show Drawing Increased Interest and Participation

Interest and participation in the upcoming Northeast Graphics Showcase for Graphic Communications is growing says the venue's sponsor.

Exopack Introduces Easy Open Feature for Small SOS Bags

Exopack LLC reports it has added Serve-N-Seal to its line of self-opening square-bottom (SOS) bags.

Society of Plastics Industry Plays Major Role in FDA Exemption of Food Packaging from Bioterrorism Rules

The Society of Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI) reports it's pleased with the US Food and Drug Adminstration's recent decision to exclude food packaging and other food-contact materials and articles from revised bioterrorism regulations announced by FDA.

Agfa Opens New Wuxi, China, Plate Manufacturing Facility

MORTSEL, BELGIUMLate last week, Agfa announced the launch of a new manufacturing facility in Wuxi New Development Zone, China. According to Agfa, the

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