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Stork Cellramic to Sell Alphasonics Equipment

Anilox roll manufacturer, Stork Cellramic, a div. of Stork Materials Technology, has reached an agreement to market and sell Alphasonics’ Alphasound cleaning equipment in North America.

Packaging Services Expo Debuts

With a comprehensive program designed to reach contract packagers, Packaging Services Expo, sponsored by the Tarsus Group, debuted at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Ctr. in Rosemont, IL, May 1-12.

Dr. Richard Podhajny Dies

With great sorrow, the staff of PFFC has learned of the passing of Dr. Richard Podhajny, who died on Saturday, July 16, of a massive heart attack.

Appleton Named Company of the Year

Solutions! magazine has named Appleton co-winner of the 2005 Company of the Year award along with Votorantim Celulose e Papel. A vote of the magazine’s editorial board determines the annual winners.

Dow Raises Prices on Release Coatings

Dow Corning has raised prices on its global release coating product line by 5% to 7%.

Pliant Purchases Two Infiniti Flexo Presses from PCMC

Pliant Corp. has purchased two 65-inch Infiniti gearless flexographic printing presses from Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC).

Toray One of 'America's Healthiest Companies'

Toray Plastics (America) has been named one of “America's Healthiest Companies” by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). The organization's Gold Well Workplace award recognizes companies that have successfully built comprehensive worksite wellness initiatives and that demonstrate and capture concrete outcomes related to behavior change, cost effectiveness, and ROI.

INX Offers MetalFX Inks

INX Intl. has signed up as an official MetalFX ink maker. The company now offers inks compatible with the MetalFX process.

Gerhardt Rethinks Business Approach

Gerhardt Intl. began a program of change and development to revolutionize the way the group operates. It created a new philosophy, the CECT brand, and the Gerhardt Academy.

Water Ink Technologies Celebrates 20 Years

Water Ink Technologies celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Early in 1985, the company began providing water-based inks and coatings to narrow web flexo printers.

Ansell Introduced Glove Styles for High-Risk Cutting

ArmorKnit gloves from Ansell Healthcare provide a solution for high-risk cut applications such as heavy material handling, sheet metal and glass handling.

PLGA Request Entries for 2005 Technical Achievement Awards

PLGA announces a request for entries for the 2005 Technical Achievement Awards for Suppliers to the Gravure Industry for Packaging and Labels. Entry forms must be received by September 1, 2005.

TAPPI Conference Joins Pack Expo and CPP Expo

TAPPI’s Corrugated Packaging Conference will be held in conjunction with Pack Expo and CPP Expo 2005, September 26-27 in Las Vegas.

Fusion UV Announces New Distributors for Southeast Asia

Inzpect Technologies and DNIV Intl. are distributors for Fusion UV Systems in the Philippines and Singapore, Malasia, and Indonesia markets, respectively.

AccuWeb Signs Agency Agreement with UEC Intl.

AccuWeb has signed an Agency Agreement with UEC Intl. for its proprietary web guide systems.

Latin Americans Crowd Into Brazil Summit

The second Latin American Label Summit took place in May in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event was well-supported with 580 visitors, 18 speakers, nearly 60 exhibitors, and numerous associations and media in attendance. Delegates came from all across Latin America, including Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.

Degussa Raises Prices

Degussa raises prices on industrial specialties products in North America and its entire line of QUAB cationizing reagents worldwide.

NDC Infrared Engineering Books Large Asian Order at CMM, Opens Indian Office

NDC Infrared Engineering has sold a complete hardware and software gauging solution for adhesive coatings to Crown Machinery, a Taiwanese OEM. The company also opened a new office in India.

BASF Increase Amines Prices

Effective July 1, 2005, or as contracts allow, BASF will increase prices in North America for its amines.

Deublin Opens Facility in China

Deublin Co. has established Deublin (Dalian) Precision Rotating Unions Co. Ltd. in China.

Release Liner Recycling Program

This special program from Recycling Solutions is designed to help end-users and customers collect and recycle used release liners. Recycling used release liners can save on hauling and landfill costs. Instead of ending up as landfill waste, the liners can be repulped to make paper products.

Crompton Creates Joint Venture in Polymer Processing Equipment

Crompton Corp. has formed a polymer processing equipment joint venture, Davis-Standard LLC, with Hamilton Robinson LLC.

Dantex Appointed Distributor for Luscher Flexo

Luscher Flexo has negotiated an agreement with Dantex Graphics to act as a non-exclusive distributor for Lüscher's FlexPose!direct systems in seven countries in Western Europe for dry offset and labels.

Miltec UV Launches Parts for Microwave UV Curing Systems

Miltec Corp. has expanded its product line to include spare parts for microwave-powered UV curing systems. Miltec currently stocks spare microwave UV bulbs, reflectors, screens, filters, magnatrons, and many other parts.

Reclying Plastic Materials

Research and Markets’ report, Recycling of Plastic Materials, combines topics discussing: the analysis of processes successfully implemented in industrial practice; ideas concerning production with recycling in mind; and the new research developments offering practical solutions for recycling industry and product manufacturers.

Labelexpo Asia Set to Double in Size

Labelexpo Asia 2005 is set to be over twice the size of the last event in 2003. This year’s event will attract visitors from Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and India.

FLEXICON Saudi Arabia Established

In a joint venture with Zincograph, FLEXICON Saudi Arabia has been in established in Jeddah.

Fasson Roll North America Granted ISO Certification

The Fasson Roll North America div. of Avery Dennison Corp. received ISO 9001: 2000 registration for all 19 facilities in the U.S. and Canada after more than a year of work.

Kodak's Acquisition of Creo is Final

Creo and Kodak have completed the transaction after receiving regulatory approvals and termination of invesitigation by the Antitrust Div. of U.S. Dept. of Justice.

Smurfit-Stone Earns Awards from PPC and PLGA

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. has earned a Gold award and four Excellence awards in the PPC’s 2005 National Paperboard Packaging Competition, as well as two packaging awards and an honorable mention from the PLGA.

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