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Esko-Graphics Webcenter Helps Folding Carton Converter's Service

According to Esko-Graphics, its online packaging design database, "WebCenter," is helping smaller folding-carton converters dramatically improve cycle times for packaging design and development.

Black Clawson Garners DuPont Award

Black Clawson Converting Machinery reports it's recently garnered a "Quality Equipment Award" from E.I. DuPont.

Annual AIMCAL: Ethics with Success

"How do we maintain a sense of ethics in today’s success-driven business world when others all around us seem to bend the rules at their convenience?"The

Flexo Forum: Experts & Break-Out Session Top DiTrolio's Event Agenda

Slated for this Thursday, April 11, 2002 (10am to 4pm), DFI's open house reportedly will give industry representatives, high school and college vocational programs, community-based organizations, and prospective press operators a first-hand look at the educational methods, curriculum, equipment, and procedures used at the institute.

Foodservice Packaging Market Study

The Foodservice and Packaging Institute Inc. (FPI) announced recently it's nearing the completion of interviews for the third wave of its bi-annual market research study on foodservice packaging products, with the final report to be completed by summer 2002.

Pack Expo in Chicago: Online Discount for Those That Pre-Register

Slated for November 3–7, 2002, Pack Expo will be held in conjunction with the International Expo for Food Processors (IEFP) at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA.

Valron Cures Bayer's Headache

Valéron Strength Films says a "revolutionary" new package structure, containing the manufacturer's film, has been developed by the American Packaging Corp., Rochester, NY.

Yupo Expands Converting Industry Offerings with Kimberly-Clark Buys

Yupo Corp. of America recently announced the purchase of the in-mold label (IML) and non-label specialty paper businesses from Kimberly-Clark Corp.

PCMC to Demo New Designs at Corrugated 2002

PCMC PrePrint reports it will be showcasing a host of new equipment innovations at Corrugated 2002 this summer. The corrugated industry show is slated for June 10–15, 2002, Paris, France.

International Color Consortium Issues Major Spec Revision

The International Color Consortium (ICC) reports it's issued a major revision of its specification. Says ICC, the revision is designed to eliminate ambiguities that have resulted in concerns about output consistency and interoperability of different profiles and color-management modules.

Release-Liner Review at LabelExpo USA

LabelExpo USA attendees interested in learning more about the release-liner market conditions will want to check this out—a one-day review of the release-liner market, slated for September 9, 2002, is intended to update the North American audience on recent release-liner market developments.

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.

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