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Dri-Tec Gets New Owner

MILWAUKEE, WI -- Dri-Tec, Inc., has announced David Kuehl has purchased a majority interest in the company from its current owner, Paul Gaspardo. According

See Mark Andy's Latest in Miami

Visitors to this year's Graphics of the Americas (GOA) will be able to see Mark Andy's latest, reports the press manufacturer. "Mark Andy will feature printing solutions designed to meet the demanding needs of today's converter."

It's a Wrap: RIT's New Packaging Seminar

Rochester Institute of Technology now is offering a new seminar course on the rapidly expanding field of package printing, says the Institute. Introduction to Packaging Printing will be presented April 2–5, 2002, at RIT.

Pillar Offers Ozone Generation for Coaters and Laminators

HARTLAND, WI, USAPillar Technologies now offers ozone-generation equipment for the extrusion and coating laminating industry, says the co. According to

World Label Shipments to Grow thru 2005, Reports Freedonia

World label shipments are forecast to advance at an annual pace of nearly 7% through the 2005, says The Freedonia Group, Inc. The group says this growth will take shipments to a level of 32 billion sq m, valued at $61.5 billion (US).

Flexo Printing to Outpace GNP in 2002, Says FTA

North America's 6,000-plus flexographic printing establishments will produce in excess of $85 billion (US) of printed work in 2002. That's the Flexographic Technical Association's best estimate and is part of the organization's business-based analysis that was presented to the FTA's board of directors in early December.

Pactiv to Build Western Center in US

Pactiv Corp. recently announced plans to build a Western regional distribution center in Bakersfield, CA. According to the packaging manufacturer, this center will complete Pactiv's "one face to the customer" strategy and will expand Pactiv's improved service capability to 100% of the US.

MACtac Supplies P-S Material for USPS Commemorative Stamps in Wake of September 11 Terrorist Attack

MACtac recently announced it will supply pressure-sensitive (p-s) material for more than 310 million "United We Stand" commemorative stamps. According to MACtac, the stamp was designed by Terry McCaffery of the USPS, has been available nationwide since November 5, and features a an "Old Glory" graphic.

CreoScitex and DuPont Promote Proofing

CreoScitex and DuPont say together, they now offer customers a complete proofing system. According to CreoScitex, the companies have established a worldwide, strategic alliance "to promote and enhance thermal halftone proofing systems based on DuPont WaterProof thermal halftone proofing media for CreoScitex CTP (computer-to-plate) proofing systems."

Enercon Enters Japan

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI--Enercon has added a major operating center to its line-up. According to the co., the new addition is based in Osaka, Japan, and will

Packaging and the EnvironmentEarthShell Technology to Grow Green Pkg. in US and Asia

SANTA BARBARA, CA--Environmentally friendly packaging may sustain a big boost here in the US and in Asia in upcoming years--if EarthShell Corporation

BST Pro Mark Inspects on Clemson's Comco

ELMHURST, IL--BST Pro Mark has donated a web inspection system to Clemson University. reports the co. Installed on the universitiy's Comco (

Korber NA Revamp Due to Market

HAMBURG, GERMANY & SHEBOYGAN, WI--Körber PaperLink GmbH (a member of the intl. Körber group) is reporting a "restructuring of activities due to the current

Preferred Systems Inc. Calls It Quits

Preferred Systems Inc. (PSI), announces it has discontinued operations as of November 30, 2001. All future correspondence should be forwarded to: P.O. Box 270049, Hartford, WI, 53027-0049, says the co.'s former president, Jeffrey Otto.

WIN 200 Best Buy Bucks from Prime UV

CAROL STREAM, IL--Log on to for a chance to win a $200 Best Buy gift certificate. According to Prime UV, its is running a holiday Internet

Smurfit-Stone Powers Efficiency with CreoScitex

Smurfit-Stone says its getting more efficient with CreoScitex's new Prinergy Powerpack workflow.

ScenicSoft Ranks in Washington's Fast 100

LYNNWOOD, WA--ScenicSoft is proud to announce its inclusion in the Puget Sound Business Journal's annual ranking for the fifth year in a row. The digital

Pack-Secure: Critical Conference for Current Crisis

The converting industry continues to make significant strides toward making life safer; a prompt reaction to the recent anthrax problem and the potential of an attack that could use bio-agents to contaminate the US food supply. Security is something we're all paying a bit more attention to these days...

Valmet There for You 24-7

Valmet Converting reports a unique approach to customer-focused communications for service and support. The co. says the new Valmet 24-7 HelpLine was launched at K 2001 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Battling the Biothreats

UPDATED 12/21/01—With its arduous R&D efforts and its innovative technology, once again, the converting industry is stepping front and center to face a national crisis. Fortunately, the anthrax-in-the-mail problem has waned, but the industry still is investigating ways to protect our mail and our nation's life-sustaining food supply.

Anthrax & Printing: GATF and /PIA to Help Calm Newfound Fears

Though Halloween is almost a month behind us, we in the US still are getting our share of "scares." Anthrax carries on its grisly spectacle, and despite a drop in newly reported anthrax cases over the last few weeks, terrorism, especially bio-terrorism, continues to weigh heavily on our collective conscious.

Pactiv Sells Single-Faced Corrugated Business

Pactiv Corp. announced today the sale of its single-faced corrugated Netherland-based business to Palm Industrie Beteiligungs GmbH Co. KG. The single-faced corrugated business had sales of approximately $20 million in 2000, and, reports the co., the sale of this business is another step in the restructuring of its protective and flexible packaging segment that was announced in January 2001.

Flint Ink Donates Thousands to September 11 Charities

Together the Flint Ink Foundation and Flint Ink worldwide have donated over $290,000 to September 11th charities, reports the ink supplier.

CreoScitex to Be Just "Plain" Creo; Impressive Rock-Tenn Installation Proves Creo Products Are Anything But

Creo Products Inc. will consolidate all of the company's activities and businesses under one brand name and logo, the company announced today. According to the Canadian-based manufacturer, beginning January 2002, it will phase out the name "CreoScitex," and the Creo logo will be updated.

Packaging Mfr. Gets Efficient with Concord Software

Packaging Personified Selects Concord’s Axapta for ConvertingATLANTA, GA--Concord Business Systems Inc. announced the Carol Stream, IL-based Packaging

NAPIM Survey Finds Printers Are Focused on Ink Performance on Press, Not on Price

America's packaging printers want their ink to perform on press as well or better than advertised. That's the key finding of a recent survey distributed among 2,000 printers by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM).

Italian Industry Associations Cover Converting News

Two Italian industry associations, ACIMGA and UCIMA, are making converting industry news available on their web sites.

Canadian Partners Graphic Support Carries Purup-Eskofot Products

Partners Graphic Support (PGS) recently announced a distribution agreement for all Purup-Eskofot prepress products, say the Canadian graphics arts industry supplier.

LPS Pouches Provide Added Security

MOONACHIE, NJ--In reponse to consumers' increasing product security concerns, LPS Industries has developed "unit specific bar coding." Now available on

K Show Visitors Down, But Plastics Show Organizer Says Business Is Good

K 2001 show organizer, Messe Düsseldorf, reports a "pleasing" outcome, despite a 12% drop in attendance from 1998.

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