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Appleton Expands into European Security Product Market with BemroseBooth Acquisition

Appleton is headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin; the 100-percent employee-owned company operates manufacturing sites in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Pennsylvania and employs approximately 2,600 people.

Packaging and Label Gravure Assn. to Cover Competition and Cooperation at 7th Technical Conference

"We first heard the word 'co-opetition' in conversation with a printing industry leader. He used the word to describe how two mid-sized companies [that] normally compete [could join] forces to provide a single, large customer's needs for a broad choice of printing technologies (gravure, offset, and flexo)....In this scenario, the two converters cooperate [for] this account but act as competitors elsewhere in the marketplace." —PLGA

Ontario Approves Historic Plan to Charge Industry for Recycling; New Packaging Fees to Begin Spring 2004

Get more information about Raymond Communications and the Take It Back conference at raymond.com.

Jenton International Reps Stanford Slitter/Rewinder Equipment in UK and Ireland

Visit Jenton International, Stanford's converting equipment representative for the UK and Ireland, at jenton.co.uk.

DuPont Imaging Technologies Gets TLMI and FTA Kudos for Cyrel FAST Technology

DuPont says its Cyrel Fast systems consist of a proprietary flexographic plate in analog or digital format and the unique Cyrel Fast 1000TD developer, which processes the plate using heat transfer technology in less than 15 minutes. More information on Cyrel Fast is available by calling 800/345-9999 (US only).

AICC Resources to Help Your Corrugated Operation Increase Sales in 2004

Contact AICC at: AICC, P.O. Box 25708, 113 S. West St., Alexandria, VA, USA 22313; 877/836-2422; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Blue Ridge Enters Gable-Top Carton Packaging Alliance with Italpack Cartons

Blue Ridge Paper Products is headquartered in Canton, NC, USA, and manufactures liquid packaging, coated bleached board for food-service packaging, and envelope and specialty papers.

Converting Industry Material Suppliers Wacker Chemical and Brenntag Announce Distribution Agreement

Wacker Chemical Corp. is the North America-based headquarters for Wacker Silicones and Wacker Ceramics, business divisions of Wacker-Chemie GmbH. Brenntag Inc. is the Reading, PA-based North American operation of Brenntag AG, Mulheim, Germany.

Leading Consumer Product and Converting Companies On Tap for RadTech's Spring 2004 UV & EB Tech Expo

e/5 2004: "The World's Largest UV and EB Technology Expo and Conference"; May 3 thru 5, 2004, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC, USA; Sponsored by RadTech, the Association fo UV and EB Technology; radtech.org

CCL Label Expands RFID and Security Labels to Second Facility

CCL Label says it designs and prints a wide range of high-quality paper and film, pressure sensitive, RFID, and security labels.

Labelexpo China 2003 Dubbed 'A Remarkable Success'

Labelexpo China 2003 garnered attendance of 5,176 visitors, most of them visiting from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Graphics of the Americas 2004 to Feature New Printers' Showcase

Graphics of the Americas is slated for January 23 - 25, 2004, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL, USA. This year's event also will include the TrendVision Conference, which is scheduled for January 22 and 23, 2004.

Tufco Technologies Recognized for Green Bay Area Workforce Development; Converter/Manufacturer Announces Capital Expansion Plans

Tufco Technologies Inc. graced PFFC's February cover this year (pffc-online.com/ar/paper_satisfaction_guaranteed/index.htm). The company has invested in equipment from such converting OEMs at PCMC and W&H.

Magpowr's Online Tools Can Help Simplify Web Tension Control

For more information about Magpowr's products, be sure to check out January 2004's Product Focus on "brakes and clutches."

Alcoa's Whisker Lickin' Label: Shrink Sleeves Provide Purina Packaging with Pop and New-Found Flexibility

Alcoa Flexible Packaging, based in Richmond, Virginia, manufactures a variety of packaging materials—including extrusion and adhesive laminated pouch materials, overwraps and linerstock, blister lidding foil, thermoformed trays, cable wrap, plastic shrink sleeve body labels, and Reynolon shrink film—serving the world’s leading consumer products manufacturers within the pharmaceutical, medical, food & beverage, and industrial markets.

Trim- and Scrap-Handling System Manufacturer Precision AirConvey Breaks Sales Record

Precision AirConvey is located at: 210 Executive Drive, #6, Pencader Corporate Center, Newark, DE, USA 19702; 302/999-8000; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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