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Rexam & UK Manufacturer First Water to Develop Wound-Care P-S Adhesives

Rexam Engineered Films and First Water Ltd. recently announced an exclusive agreement for developing and supplying a range of ultra-thin, hydrogel pressure-sensitive adhesives. According to Rexam, manufacturer of wound-care components, First Water (a manufacturer of hydrogels), the p-s adhesives will be available worldwide in the wound-care and ostomy markets.

DuPont Installs W&H Line at Euro Tech Center: Reaffirms Packaging Promise

DuPont reports it has reaffirmed its commitment to the packaging industry with a $3 million investment in a blown-film line at its European Technical Centre. According to DuPont, the Windmoeller & Hoelscher line will be dedicated to production of coextruded flexible packaging structures and is scheduled to be fully operational this month.

Mark Andy Available at NELMA

Mark Andy reports it will participate in the NELMA (Northeast Label Manufacturers Association) Label Manufacturer's Expo next month in New Jersey.

Stora Enso to Sell Mill to Swedish Firm

HELSINKI, FINLAND -- Stora Enso recently annouced its selling its Mölndal mill to KLIPPAN AB, a Swedish listed specialty paper company. According to the

Exopack Inspects with AVT

SPARTANBURG, SC --Exopack, says Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), has installed three additional PrintVision/9000NT systems at operations in Wisconsin

Agfa Ships Apogee 3, Renews Enfocus Contract

GHENT, BELGIUMEnfocus Software recently announced the renewal of its contract with Agfa to include Enfocus technology into Agfa's Apogee workflow solutions.

Printing Best Practices Review: The Digital Impact

What's the best way to do print business in the current and continually growing digital climate? NAPL and PIA may have a few answers for package printers in "Best Business Practices for the Printing Industry."

ISCST Preps for 11th Symposium

The International Society of Coating Science and Technology (ISCST) reports the 11th international coating science and technology symposium is slated for September 23–25, 2002, Minneapolis, MN, USA

MAN Roland, Agfa, and Others Give Global View of Package Printing

MAN Roland says more than 1,000 packaging printers from all over the world converged at its graphic center in Offenbach, Germany, in late January. According to the OEM, Agfa and Artwork Systems were on hand at the event to show printers the ins and outs of digital prepress.

The Asian Market Overview: CMM Asia & Asian Paper 2002

CMM Asia, an integrated part of Asian Paper 2002, "is a dedicated exhibit forum for the Southeast Asian package-printing industry," says show organizers.

It's Tape to Innovate: PSTC Celebrates 25 at Tech XXV

The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) reports it will commemorate its history at its upcoming technical seminar, "25 Years of Tape Innovations." The annual event is scheduled to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA, May 1–3, 2002.

Advantage Flexo? Carton Converters Convene at FFTA

Flexography is moving ahead of offset due to process controls. FFTA to hold a forum to present this case and debate flexo vs. offset.

NIP 18: Digital Print Pros to Summit in San Diego

NIP 18, The International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, is slated for September 29 - October 4, 2002, at the Town & Country Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA.

OMET Demos Gearless Varyflex Live at Open House

OMET reports it recently demonstrated the capabilities of its mid-web Varyflex—a gearless printing press for the production of film, labels, and folding cartons—at a company Open House.

Cost-Competitive Digital Quality: Learn How at FREE Flexo Forum

Flexo professionals, if you want to learn how to get digital quality at conventional prices, the upcoming free "New Technology for Flexography" conference is something you'll want to check out.

Interpack 2002: A Look at the Packaging Industry's Adaptability

"We are now making the transition from industrial production to digital production," asserted the manager of one of Germany's largest folded box manufacturers a few months ago....

Information Management Institute Annouces Final Programs for Tag/Label Printing and RFID Conferences

The Information Management Institute is pleased to announce the final programs for the upcoming 12th Annual TAG, TICKET & LABEL PRINTING Conference (March 25–27, 2002) as well as its first RFID conference (March 27–28, 2002), both to be held at the Sheraton Safari Hotel, Orlando, FL.

Nanotechnology Spotlighted at RadTech

Nanotechnology, reports RadTech Inernational North America, will command a full session at the upcoming RadTech 2002 conference.

TLMI Inspires Members to Roll On

Having enjoyed the benefits of double-digit growth in the roll-to-roll tag and label business in the 1980s and ’90s, converters are now facing the realities of single-digit growth in the new millennium. During the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute's annual converter meeting, held March 3 through 6 at the Registry Resort in Naples, the focus was directed at finding the inspiration and motivation to manage successfully in a new economic era.

Pitman Expands in West US

TOTOWA, NJ -- Pitman Co., the North American graphic arts supplier, recently announced a major expansion to the company's Western Region sales–distribution

NPES Meets with EPA Head

According to NPES, its president, Regis Delmontagne, recently met with the head of the US EPA, Christine Whitman. NPES, reports Delmontagne, and a multi-industry group of business and association executives, spoke with the former New Jersey governer about the EPA's responsibility to protect the environment without stifling economic growth.

MeadWestvaco to Shut Down Four Machines

MeadWestvaco Corp. reports plans to shut down four coated paper machines and related equipment permanently. According to the co., these actions will take effect April 1, 2002, and will be completed by the end of May.

Nireco and Conic Systems Now One

PORT JERVIS, NY -- Nireco Corp., Tokyo, Japan, and Conic Systems, Port Jervis, NY, reports the two entities have been joined to form a new company: Nireco

Barco's ArtiosCAD: RIT's Teaching Tool

VANDALIA, OH -- A Barco donation made to the packaging sciences division of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is beginning to pay off for the

Martin Automatic Technical Seminar to Address Various Converting Segment Applications

Martin Automatic will address various segments of the industry at its technical seminar and open house.

PCMC Launches New Narrow Web Press

PC Inline Systems, a division of Paper Converting Machine Co. (PCMC), introduced the Webtron X-10 at its Open House & Technical Symposium held February 26–27, 2002.

Got Web Coating Wisdom? AIMCAL's Call for Fall Papers

The Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL) has issued its annual call for papers for its fall technical conference, which is slated for October 21–23, 2002, at the Hilton Sedona Resort, Sedona, AZ, USA.

FPI to Judge Packages "Outside the Box"

The Foodservice & Packaging Institute (FPI) reports it's hosting a new competition. The Institute says the event will honor the foodservice industry's newest, most distinguished, and innovative single-use package. FPI invites all manufacturers that have introduced such a package into the market on or after January 1, 2000, to enter their best candidate.

MeadWestvaco Execs to Present at Packaging Conference

MeadWestvaco Corp. reports Jerry Tatar, chairman of the board, and John A. Luke, Jr., president and CEO, are scheduled to speak at the upcoming Mining, Paper, and Packaging Conference.

Kidder/Comexi to Demo Industry's 'First, Truly Gearless,' CI Flexographic Press at Open House

Kidder, Inc., and Comexi, S.A., recently announced an open house at Kidder's plant in Agawam, MA. Slated for April 23–25, 2002, the open house will feature demonstrations of what's said to be the "industry's first 'truly gearless' central impression (CI) press.

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