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Labelexpo Europe: Nilpeter to Showcase Solutions

Nilpeter says it will "adopt a solution-oriented theme for the upcoming Labelexpo show. Exhibiting in hall 7, at stand 7L 60/7L 90 with the theme of "Total Performance... A Perfect Solution."

ei3 Increases Focus on Flex Pack Market

Supplier of 24/7/365 engineering support and web-enabled applications ei3 reports it has created a FLEXPAC team of engineers and process consultants to support converters and packaging manufacturers.

Tidland's New Raptor Chucks Take a Bite Out of Downtime

A new chuck design unveiled by Tidland is easy to use and maintain, without the core damage usually associated with shaftless applications, reports the Maxcess Intl. co. According to Tidland Corporation, its new line of shaftless core chucks--the Raptor series--is a 3-in. air-powered lug chuck available immediately.

Avery Dennison Fasson Product Earns APR Award for Label Recycling Effort

The Association of Postconsumer Recyclers (APR) recently awarded Avery Dennison its "Partners for Change" award. According to the pressure-sensitive technology company, the award recognizes Avery Dennison's participation in, and testing of, its Fasson S2001 label adhesive products through APR's "Champions for Change" program.

Canadian Converter Boosts Productivity with AVT System on New WH Press

Farnell Packaging Limited, a manufacturer of flexible packaging and pressure-sensitive labels, recently installed an AVT PrintVision/Pro automatic inspection system on its new Windmoeller & Hoelscher Novoflex gearless press "in order to maximize productivity," reports Advanced Vision Technology (AVT).

NPA's Best of Show Packages

Glowing from its successful production of the high-end Glominerals cosmetics package, Aurora, CO-based All Packaging Co. now has another reason to celebrate.

Graphic Solutions Inc. Buys BKL Assets for EL Lamp Line

Graphic Solutions Inc. reports the acquisition of the assets of BKL Inc., King of Prussia, PA.

Uteco Sells Flexo Presses to Korsnas

Uteco Converting SpA reports the sale of two flexographic printing presses to the international group Korsnas Packaging. According to Italy-based Uteco, the group is a world-leader in the production of sacks and packaging systems and has manufacturing facilities in several countries.

Man Roland Offers Die-Cutter Foil Stamping Innovations from KAMA

As exclusive North American distributor of die-cutting equipment from Polygraph KAMA, Man Roland reports it's offering two new KAMA innovations—a 41-in. x 29-in. automatic die-cutter and a hot foil stamping module that upgrades exisiting TS 74 half-size KAMA die-cutters.

NPE 2003: International Activity Up, Attendance Down

The timing may not have been the best, but the outcome was excellent. That's what The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI) says about its triennial plastics trade show last month in Chicago.

Find a Room for Drupa 2004

Next year's Drupa is already booked to capacity, hence, "Hotel rooms are sure to be at a premium," reports Platform Options, Messe Düsseldorf's U.K. representative. So, if you're planning on visiting the show, but don't have the time to go hotel-room hunting, Platform Options and Intl. Trade Shows Link says they'll do the work for you.

Nashua Label Products Label$Dollars Agreement to Deliver Instant Savings to Supermarket Consumers

Nashua Corp. reports it has signed an agreement with Denver, CO-based Label$Dollars Inc., an in-store consumer promotion company. According to Nashua, the agreement enables its label products div. and Label$Dollars to offer consumer products goods (CPG) manufacturers and supermarket retailers' in-store, redeemable coupons for supermarket meat, deli, and bakery products.

Rexam Intros Bulk Drug Packaging

Rexam Healthcare Flexibles reports late this spring it introduced a range of LDPE (low density polyethylene) and foil laminate bags and drum liners manufactured in a cGMP-compliant environment for use in packaging bulk drugs and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API).

Valmet General Develops Compact Web Coating Solutions for RD

Increasing demand for in-house research and development resources had led Valmet General to develop a new range of small-scale laboratory and pilot-type 'Mini-Lab & Holosec' vacuum coaters, reports the converting equipment manufacturer.

Nordmeccanica to Demo New Duplex Laminating System in Italy

Nordmeccanica SpA reports it's planning to demonstrate its Duplex Combi Special high-performance laminator July 7th thru July 9th at its Piacena, Italy, factory.

Paperloop Products Consolidates Websites

Paperloop Community Products reports the convertingloop.com site will merge with the CMMShow.com site, effective Friday, June 27, 2003.

EDI Awarded US Defense Contract to Develop Process for Low-Cost Films

Extrusion Dies Industries (EDI) LLC reports it's been awarded a $3.1 million (USD) defense contract by the US federal government. Under the terms of the contract, EDI—a supplier of flat die systems for extrusion and web converting—will develop a process to produce low-cost, electrolyte and cathode films for batteries that power electronic devices used by soldiers.

MeadWestvaco Invests in A+F Automation Palletizing System

Meadwestvaco Packaging's Ajax, ON, Canada, beverage carton converting facility recently installed an automated palletizing system. According to the operation, the A+F system is delivering enhanced ergonomics, productivity, and flexibility.

At NPE 2003 SPI Promotes Petition to Offset the "China Factor"

NPE 2003 opened Monday here in a finally balmy Chicago. Among the NPE 2003's most intriguing offerings—besides "the nearly 2,000 companies and more than 1 million net square feet of exhibit space"—was Wednesday's "CrossRoads Forum: The China Factor." Sponsored by the Global Business Council (GBC) of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI), the two-hour breakfast meeting was a sellout.

BC Technology Ind. Assn. Names Creo 'Company of Year'

Creo reports it is honored to have been selected as "Company of the Year" by the BC Technology Industries Association. According to Creo, the award is presented each year to a high-tech company that "demonstrates superior business development, leadership, and vision."

U.K.-Based ALS Co-Develops "Innovative" Label Solution for Food Industry: Tray-Fix

Advanced Labelling Systems (ALS) Ltd. reports the development of 'Tray-Fix,' an "innovative labelling solution for the food industry." According to ALS, Tray-Fix is a result of "the experience and close cooperation of two industry experts: Advanced Labelling Systems and Field-First Access, part of the Field Group plc.

Get Process Color Know-How at FVTC and FTA Seminar

FTA and FVTC are providing the opportunity to get process color know-how at their co-sponsored Process Color Seminars on the Fox Valley Technical College campus in Appleton.

SPI to Co-Sponsor US Pavilions at K 2004

Messe Düsseldorf North America reports companies will have the opportunity to exhibit within two US Pavilions or to exhibit individually at K 2004.

PSTC Calls for Presentations for TECH XXVII Conference

The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) is seeking presentations for its TECH XXVII Global Conference (May 12-14, 2004, Orlando, FL, USA).

Demand Creates More Computer-Based Training Offerings from Rockwell

Rockwell Automation reports it has expanded its RSTrainer 2000 computer-based training (CBT) offerings with four new courses as a result of customer demand for flexible training alternatives and depth of subject matter.

Paper Summit 2004: Pulp Paper Industry Leaders Finalize Show Plans

The leading organizations from all segments of the pulp and paper industry are working together closely to finalize plans for the "most comprehensive and all-inclusive" conference and exposition in North America, states a recent press release announcing Paper Summit 2004.

WH Celebrates 100th Astraflex On-Stream

Windmöller & Hölscher announce the 100th installation of its Astraflex central impression (CI) flexographic printing press. According to the Germany-based converting equipment manufacturer, the 100th Astraflex came on stream at Papier Mettler, Morbach, Germany, a converter/manufacturer of paper and plastic carriers as well as paper bags.

Vertis Invests in Esko-Graphics' Flexo Platemaking Devices

Vertis, a provider of technology-based marketing and advertising solutions, recently announced the purchase of multiple Cyrel Digital Imaging Units from Esko-Graphics, a producer of computer-to-plate (CTP) technology and packaging prepress products.

SunSure: Sun Chemical InkSure Partner to Combat Counterfeit/Diversion Losses

Sun Chemical Group B.V. reports it has formed a strategic marketing alliance with InkSure Technologies "to attack multi-billion dollar counterfeit and diversion losses."

Agfa Intros Elite CTP Platesetters

Agfa reports it recently introduced the Elite versions of the :Xcalibur VLF large-format CTP (computer-to-plate) platesetter and the :Xcalibur 45 8-up CTP platesetters.

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