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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

GN Packaging Equipment Announces Partnership with South African-Based Maverick Packaging Intl.

GN Packaging Equipment and Cape-Town, South Africa-based Maverick Packaging International (Pty) Ltd., report the formation of a new company called Maverick Machinery Limited.

SATO America Says It's Well-Positioned to Help Customers Integrate RFID/EPC Solutions

SATO America Inc. reports it supports the Uniform Code Council's Electronic Product Code (EPC) initiatives, adding the support of the UCC initiatives illustrates it commitment to helping the market become compliant with increasing RFID (radio frequency identification) requirements.

Markzware and I.O. Technologies Partner to Provide Online Education

Markzware and I.O. Technologies recently announced plans for the co-development of a new web-based training program for FlightCheck Professional.

FFTA FIRST Conference Revised Format Includes Digital Platemaking

The Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Association is urging interested parties to register for its upcoming FIRST (Flexographic Image Reproduction and Tolerances) Conference before this Friday, October 31. According to the FFTA, those who register before this date, will receive a $100 discount.

OMET to Inaugurate New Italian Tech Center, to Commemorate 40th Anniversary

OMET says it is continuing to grow and reports it will inaugurate its new Technology Center (and three-story office building expansion) on Thursday, November 6, 2003, in Lecco, Italy.

Freedonia Group Nonwovens Report Forecasts Demand Hikes thru 2007

According to a recently published study by the Freedonia Group, demand for nonwoven roll goods in the United States is expected to increase 3.9 percent per year, to nearly $5 billion [USD] in 2007.

Mamata Develops the Vega 800 F with HP Teknik; 'Flower Sleeve' Bag Machine

Mamata Machinery Pvt. Ltd., India-based manufacturer of servo-driven, universal bag makers, wicketers, and pouch makers, reports it will showcase its "All Servo Flower Sleeve" machine, the Vega 800 F. According to Mamata, the machine was developed jointly with Denmark-based HP Teknik.

Converting Equipment Mfrs. Assn. Sets Slitting/Rewinding Seminar in Philadelphia This Fall

Ideal for operators, foreman, quality control personnel, production engineers, and process control staff, the Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) upcoming Slitting & Rewinding Fundamentals for Converters seminar can provide the edge your operation needs to succeed in a today's ultra-competitive business environment.

Pliant Corp. Names New CEO and President

Pliant Corp. says its board of directors announced Wednesday this week that Harold Bevis will take the helm of the multi-facility, multi-national operation as president and CEO.

Metso Corp. Finalizes Sale of Converting Group (Valmet) to Bobst Group

Metso Corp. reports it has agreed on the sale of its converting group to Swiss Bobst Group for an estimated EUR 75 million, with the final price being determined on the balance sheet values at the closing date.

Film Supplier Klockner Pentaplast Acquires Greenway Plastics, Slated to Open Brazil PVC Plant

Klöckner Pentaplast of America reports it has acquired Wayne, NJ-based Greenway Plastics Industries Corp. for an undiclosed sum.

Printpack Acquires Virginia-Based Amcor Packaging Plant

Printpack Inc. reports it acquired Amcor Inc.'s Newport News, VA-based specialty packaging plant in late August, adding the operation will be integrated into Printpack's Rampart Packaging Div., located nearby in Williamsburg.

AccuWeb Appoints New President; Co. also Enters European Market with Sales/Support Center

AccuWeb Inc. reports the appointment of Henry A. Rissier as president of the electronic web-guide system manufacturing company.

Appleton Launches MoistureBloc, Moisture Vapor Barrier for Folding Carton Packaging

Appleton reports it has launched MoistureBloc folding carton barrier packaging, "a substrate engineered to provide superior protection from moisture vapor damage for consumer dry goods like detergents, powdered milk, rice, potato flakes, and baby cereal," says the co.

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