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Checkpoint Systems Invests in Chicago-Based Goliath Solutions to Expand RFID Penetration in POP Market

Learn about Goliath Solutions's RFID products at goliathsolutions.com.

Graphics of the Americas 2004: Reports Indicate North America's First Graphic Arts and Converting Venue Is in Good Shape

Graphics of the Americas 2005 is slated for February 4 – 6, 2005, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. More info. is available at graphicsoftheamericas.com.

Paperboard Packaging Council to Celebrate 75th Anniversary and Hold Spring Meeting at Drake Hotel in Chicago

PPC will celebrate its 75th Anniversary March 14 through 16, 2004, at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, IL, USA, a venue that has been selected numerous times for annual meetings throughout the association’s history.

CMM Names New Sales Director and Gets New Prez to Head up Converting and Package Printing Trade Show

CMM 2005 takes place April 18-21, 2005, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA. Learn more about CMM at cmmshow.com.

Graphics of the Americas 2004: Reports Indicate North America's First Graphic Arts and Converting Venue Is in Good Shape

Graphics of the Americas 2005 is slated for February 4 – 6, 2005, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. More info. is available at graphicsoftheamericas.com.

Aluminum Association to Participate in NAM's Coalition for the Future of Manufacturing in US

The NAM-sponsored "Manufacturing: Making America's Future" Forum and Fly In is slated for February 10 and 11, 2004, on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.

GASC's 2004 VUE/POINT Conference to Increase Access to Manufacturer Information via Newly Added Tabletop Exhibit

VUE/POINT will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Northwest Washington, DC, USA, March 29 thru 31, 2004.

Precisia Presents Key RFID Developments at Intelligent Packaging USA; Packaging Supply Chains to Experience '(R)Evolution' of RFID

Precisia LLC is a separate business unit of Flint Ink Corp. Precisia’s offerings include essential materials for radio frequency identification (RFID) and other printed electronics applications, including smart/active packaging and labeling, printed electronics, lighting, and displays.

Jelmar Publishing Offers Converters and Package Printers Books That Make Work Easier, More Profitable

Jelmar Publishing features a variety of resources for board, paper, and corrugated converters; package printers; commercial printers; and those interested in graphic arts supplies.

Pactiv Intros 'Technologically Advanced' Extended Shelf-Life Tray for Case-Ready Meat

Pactiv Corp. is provider of advanced packaging solutions for the consumer, foodservice, food-packaging, protective, and flexible-packaging markets. It currently operates 80 facilities in 14 countries around the world.

National Starch Biz Unit Vinamul Polymers to Up Prices on Emulsions as of February 16, 2004

A business unit of National Starch and Chemical Company, Vinamul Polymers is a global supplier of emulsion and adhesive polymers to the adhesives, paper, nonwovens, textiles, and building-products industries.

Weber Marking Systems to Help Companies Meet RFID Compliance Standards

Learn more about RFID in PFFC at pffc-online.com/ar/paper_big_showdown/index.htm.

Heidelberg Opens Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan

After 23 years of war, Afghanistan's print media industry is, for the most part, in a rudimentary state, says Heidelberg. "Some of the country's 60 or so print shops have not yet resumed printing operations. In this reconstruction period, there's a heightened need for printed information, especially school books, which up to now have been imported almost exclusively," adds the OEM.

AIMCAL Safety, Health & Environment Summit: Cut-Off Date for AIMCAL Room Rate Now January 30, 2004

AIMCAL’s first ever Safety, Health and Environmental Summit will be held February 12-13, 2004, at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Washington, DC.

Smurfit-Stone Reports Q4 Loss; Widens from Same Time Last Year

Smurfit-Stone was formed November 18, 1998, as a result of the merger between St. Louis-based Jefferson Smurfit Corp. and Chicago-based Stone Container Corp....JSC's roots go back to 1974, when Dublin, Ireland-based Jefferson Smurfit Group acquired partial interest in Time Industries, a Chicago-based paper and packaging company. More history about SSCC is available at smurfit-stone.com.

Kodak Polychrome Graphics to Acquire Remote Proofing Provider RealTimeImage

Check out other Kodak Polychrome Graphic company news from pffc-online.com at pffc-online.com/ar/paper_kpg_presstek_partner/index.htm.

Flexo Students: Apply Before March 19 for 2004 Sun Chemical/FFTA Flexographic Research Fellowship

Visit Sun Chemical Corp. at sunchemical.com.

Aetek UV Systems Names Representation

Aetek UV Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Ultraviolet Co., a leader in ultraviolet curing technologies since 1960. For more than 35 years, Aetek UV Systems has provided ultraviolet curing systems for narrow- through wide-web printing, as well as industrial applications. Aetek UV Systems’ products find broad application in label, folding carton, flexible packaging, and metal decorating applications involving flexography, offset, rotogravure, digital inkjet printing, and coating.

Packaging Professionals Click with Nilfisk-Advance America on New Web Site

Nilfisk-Advance America says it helps its industrial customers meet their individual cleaning requirements and challenges with an extensive range of high-performance vacuum cleaners.

Technical Conference Announced for Leading UV & EB Event

Radtech International North America, the association for the advancement of UV/EB curing technology, will be hosting the "all new" e/5 Technology Expo and Conference, May 2-5, 2004, in Charlotte, NC, USA. The venue will feature TechCells, technical sessions, end-user sessions, and an exhibition.

GASC Drupa Participation to Generate 'Major Impact' for Global Print Communication Community

The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) announces its prominent participation in Drupa 2004.

Shear Slitting Fundamentals and More Available via Tidland's Free Bladerunner Seminar February 19, 2004

Tidland's Reinhold Schable will present "Refining the Shear Slitting Process," February 19, 2004, 11:00 am EST. The Maxcess Intl. company says the online Bladerunner Seminar is free of charge.

KBA Broadens Business in ID Systems Printing with Majority Stake in Metronic

Koneig & Bauer manufactures printing presses for both commercial and industrial printing applications. Check out pffc-online.com/ar/paper_not_cartons_kba/index.htm for PFFC coverage of KBA's label printing offerings.

RFID and Conductive Inks: What You Need to Know

PFFC goes one-on-one with Jim Rohrkemper, president of Flint Ink’s newly formed company Precisia LLC, to answer some questions about radio frequency identification technology and conductive inks.

Flint Ink Launches X-Treme Dispersions Colorants for Water Inks

More PFFC coverage about Flint Inks' Jetrion Division (digital inks, equipment, and integration) is available at pffc-online.com/ar/paper_whats_ahead_industrial/index.htm.

Caraustar to Close Cedartown, Georgia, Paperboard Mill

A recycled packaging company, Caraustar says it's one of the largest and most cost-effective manufacturers and converters of recycled paperboard and recycled packaging products in the United States. Caraustar serves the four principal recycled paperboard product markets: tubes, cores and cans; folding carton and custom packaging; gypsum wallboard facing paper; and miscellaneous "other specialty" and converted products.

Raflatac Expands into US Midwest Region with Wisconsin Distribution Center

Raflatac, part of the UPM-Kymmene Group, is a leading supplier and producer of paper-based and film pressure-sensitive label materials. The company has more than 2,000 employees worldwide.

Alcoa Sells Packaging Equipment Business to American Industrial Partners

Alcoa is a leading, global producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina. In addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also markets consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap foils and plastic wraps, Alcoa wheels, and Baco household wraps. The company has 120,000 employees in 41 countries.

Society of Vacuum Coaters Tech and Smart Materials Conference Provides Global Forum for Knowledge Building

The 47th Annual SVC Technical Conference and Smart Materials Symposium is slated for April 24-29, 2004, at the Adam's Mark Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Digital Imaging Flexo Plates Paying Off for Label Converter Thanks to Esko-Graphics and Pitman Co.

Northwest Flexo has garnered 18 awards from the FTA, including a Best of Show honor in 1998; 3 awards from TLMI; 9 awards from FINAT; and 3 awards from the World Label Association.

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