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Intl. Dispensing China (ID China) Formed

Sino Link will become IDC’s (Intl. Dispensing Corp.) exclusive agent in China, operating under a new subsidiary called Intl. Dispensing China (ID China).

Glenro and TRCM Consolidate Operations

Glenro Inc. and TRCM have consolidated operations. The name of the consolidated entity is Glenro Inc. and the manufacturing operations in Maysville will be the TRCM Division of Glenro Inc.

Ashland Increases Prices on P-S Adhesives

Ashland Specialty Polymers and Adhesives will increase prices by 5%-10% on all p-s adhesives on April 15, 2005.

3 Tips for Better RFID Label Printing

These three tips can help de-mystify RFID and assist in correct RFID implementation.

Kroenert Represents Kelva and Vetaphone

Kroenert Corp. has reached an agreement to provide sales and service for AB Kelva and Vetaphone A/S in North America.

Biocides in Plastics Global Report

The Biocides in Plastics global report includes market analyses, discussions of industry trends, assessments of the impact of current and emerging regulations, and forecasts for biocides from 2004 through 2009.

Creo's South African Operations Certified for Quality Management

Creo's manufacturing operations in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, are now certified to ISO 9001:2000 standards for quality management. (creo.com)

New Venue for CMM International

CMM International will move its 2007 event to the newly renovated Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, to reduce the total cost of exhibiting. The new dates for the biennial event are June 4-7, 2007.

New Anti-Counterfeiting Technology

Document Security Systems introduces AuthentiGuard, a new line of anti-copy and authentication technologies that are geared to combat the escalating costs attributed to counterfeiting of valuable documents and other items of intrinsic value, such as commercial checks, gift certificates, titles of ownership, birth certificates, ID cards, dollar-off coupons, and ticketing, as well as package and label products.

Paperloop Announces New Mangement Team

Paperloop has announced a new senior management team headed by Rod Young, formerly senior VP of the company’s Information Products group. He replaces Ian Johnston as president and CEO.

EDI Appoints ZAO Axiom Polybag Agent in Russia and Ukraine

ZAO Axiom Polybag will be the sales agent in Russia and Ukraine for the complete line of flat-die systems from Extusion Dies Industries (EDI).

CMM Sells Out All Expo Hall Pavilions

CMM management has announced that all six of its pavilions have sold out. Four of these are new processed-focused pavilions and two are international pavilions.

MAN Roland Introduces On-Site Back-Up Parts Program

Assembled by MAN Roland’s Rapid Response Team (RRT), Press Pack is a back-p bundle of electronic parts. The objective is to ensure that the proper component is on-hand for immediate repair and minimum production disruption.

DuPont and Celanese Announce Price Increases

As of March 15, 2005, DuPont Teijin Films US branded PET polyester films increased by a minimum of $0.80/lb, Celanese Chemicals’ PVAc homopolymer and VAE co-polymers in North America by $0.03/wet lb. And acrylic and vinyl-acrylic emulsions by $0.06/wet lb.

NJPEC Hosts 3rd Annual Hall of Fame Dinner

The New Jersey Packaging Hall of Fame will honor packaging professionals with more than 25 years of experience who have made significant contributions to packaging at the 3rd Annual NJPEC Hall of Fame Awards Dinner May 19, 2005, at the Manor in West Orange, NJ.

Rick Hocking Named "Converter of the Year"

Rick Hocking, plant manager at Banner Packaging, a div. of Bemis Co., has been selected as the 2005 "Converter of the Year." Hocking will be presented with the prestigious award during a special ceremony at CMM Intl. Monday, April 18.

CPP Expo 2005 Continues to "Pack 'Em In"

Ashe Converting, Black Clawson, Deacro, ITW Dynatec, MacDermid, Mini-Grip Zip Pack, Pillar, Simco, and Valeron Strength Films are the latest additions to join the dozens of converting/ package printing equipment and supply companies that have previously committed to exhibit at CPP Expo 2005.

Esko-Graphics' Customers Excel at 1st Asian Flexo Awards

Esko-Graphics customers earned five awards at the first Asian Flexo Award ceremony, held in conjunction with the Asian Flexographic Technical Assn. (AFTA) annual conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bosch Rexroth AG Acquires Oil Control Group, Invests in China

Bosch Rexroth has acquired the majority of shares in Oil Control Group S.p.A., Milan, Italy, a manufacturer of hydraulic cartridge valves and minifolds. Additonally, over the next three years, Bosch Rexrother AG will invest 83 million euros to expand its production capacities in China, beginning with the construction of new factories in Beijing and Wujin.

Kroenert Opens Hamburg Facilities to Public

Maschinenfabrik Max Kroenert (MMK) hosted an opening ceremony for the new 5300 fpm, 51 inch wide trial line on November 18, 2004. Over 300 guests comprising customers, suppliers and friends attended the day long event at the company grounds.

Omet Enders Latin America and China

Omet has installed the first Flexy machine for eight-color stretch and shrink-label production in Brazil in response to the expanding label market there and on account of a cooperation between Omet Iberica and the Brazilan agent Gammerler.

Ashe Converting Equipment Sees Record Sales

Sixty Ashe Converting Equipment have been sold since Drupa to customers in the US, UK, Germany, South Africa, Canada, Russia, Thailand, and China. One order alone was valued at 1.5 million pounds.

CMM Expects Jump in International Visitors

Due to the current weakness of the US dollar, a strong US manufacturing sector, bargain airfares, and inexpensive hotel rooms, organizers of CMM Intl. 2005expect to see a surge in visitors from Europe and other countries.

EMA Releases Industry Awareness Tool

The EMA Foundation for Paper-Based Communications has released an industry awareness educational CD-ROM for the envelope industry as well as an envelope-specific simulator program.

Ask "The Gluer Guy"

American Intl. Machinery has updated their new question-and-answer column, "The Gluer Guy." Written by Jeff Wilcox, AIM’s senior technical advisor, the column will address various folding and gluing questions submitted by customers.

Keller and Heckman Opens Shanghai Representative Office

Keller and Heckman opens an office in Shanghai, China. The office will concentrate on advising clients in Asian regulation of foods and food packaging, drugs, dietary supplements, medical devices, cosmetics, pesticides, consumer products, toys, and industrial and specialty chemicals.

PPA Launches Online Resource

The Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) has launched a new Web site to be an online resource for marketers, package designers, retailers, and consumers interested in understanding paperboard packaging value.

The ABCs of Retort Packaging

PFFC contributor Stanley Sacharow and his company, The Packaging Group, present the Retort Pouch/Tray/Lid 2005 Conference, April 12-14, 2005.

APR Appointed North American Distributor for Bieffebi

Bieffebi SPA and All Printing Resources (APR) announce that APR has been appointed Bieffebi’s sole distributor for North America.

SERCOS Organizations Display Servo Interoperability Demo

The SERCOS interface trade associations demonstrated interoperability of controls and servo drives with their Pack Profile interoperability demo during Pack Expo 2004 and SPS/IPC/Drives show. The demo is oriented towards the packaging industry, but also is of interest in many other industries, including converting.

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