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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.

xPackage: Web-Based Package Design

PHOENIX, AZ -- Need a compelling new package design? Then xPackage might be the place for you. According to xPackage, it now provides MyDesign Center™,

Graphics of the Americas 2002: Business Heats Up in Miami

The first industry trade show of 2002—not necessarily an enviable position to be in, considering all the economic and world woes of 2001. But some are saying sales leads are up. Is the tepid temperature of the business world on the rise?

Package-Development Workflow Standard Approved

The American Standards Institute (ANSI) reports it has approved a new technical report, CGATS TR 00-—Graphic Technology - Package Development Workflow: Design Concept through Approved Production File.

GlobalShop 2002: You May Want to Stop

GlobalShop 2002 is slated for April 18–20 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. More information can be found by visiting globalshop.org.

Shamrock Gifts and Bags Utilize UV

Shamrock Corp. reports it has recently installed a Prime UV multiple-lamp system. A converter of gift wrap and bags to high-end retail stores, Shamrock installed the 600-watt per in. lamp on the operation's H.B. Weber flexo stack press.

Krber PaperLink to Showcase New Systems at Converting Industry Events

According to a Körber PaperLink release, the holding company will showcase two of its company's paper converting systems—from Wrapmatic and Pemco/SHM (Strachan Henshaw Machinery)—at the upcoming Asian Paper event (April 24–26, 2002, Singapore).

CMM to Sponsor UV/EB Curing Sessions for Packaging at RadTech Intl. Event

According to RadTech International, the organization is partnering with CMM to present a comprehensive look at UV and EB printing at the upcoming RadTech event. Slated for April 28–May 1, 2002, at the Indiana Convetion Center, Indianapolis, IN, RadTech 2002 is said to be the largest planned conference and trade show on the fast-growing uses of ultraviolet (UV) light and electron beams (EB) "for the rapid, environmentally friendly curing of coatings and inks."

Creo Produces 7000th Brisque Prepress Workflow

Creo Products, Inc., recently announced the production of its 7000th Brisque workflow, which the company says is scheduled for installation in March.

Cleanrooms East 2002: Nilfisk-Advance Explains Air Purity

Cleanroom converters, CleanRooms East 2002 may be something you want to check out. At this year's annual conference, Nilfisk-Advance America says it's sponsoring the session, "How Contamination Control Specialists Ensure Air Purity in Cleanrooms," March 12, 2002, 4 pm.

Thermo Web Now Kadant Web Systems

Thermo Web Systems, Inc., has changed its name to Kadant Web Systems, Inc., says the company president, Eric Langevin. "Earlier this year our parent company, Thermo Fibertek, was spun off from Thermo Electron Corp. as an independent public company and now is called 'Kadant, Inc.," says Langevin.

Balancing Act: AICC Presentations to Focus on Business and Family

AICC reports the theme of its 2002 spring meeting and conference (April 24-27, 2002, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort, Orlando, FL, USA) is: "Priorities for Prosperity: Achieving Entrepreneurial Balance in Family, Business & Life."

Man Roland Personalizes Print with Demo of One-to-One Print Production

In a practical demonstration of one-to-one print production, Man Roland, Inc., has published a personalized and versioned edition of its World of Print Media yearbook.

Karat 46 Available via KBA in U.K.

HUDSON, NH, USAAccording to Presstek Inc., effective immediately, Koenig & Bauer, AG (KBA), Wrzburg, Germany, will distribute the 46 Karat press in the

Agfa on the Road Again for Digital Solutions Tour

Agfa says it will be out on the road once again this spring. The company is gearing up for a repeat performance of its successful Digital Solutions Road Tour, which began April last year.

MacDermid ColorSpan Charts New Course

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- MacDermid ColorSpan, Inc., recently announced it's refocusing its business operations and marketing direction to better address the

Stora Enso Says 2001 Earnings "Satisfactory"

Stora Enso announced its 2001 earnings results last week. Finland-based paper company says earnings are "satisfactory."

Sun Chemical Div. Gets Gigasetter by Barco

NORTHLAKE, IL -- Sun Chemical Ink and and Barco Graphics announce the purchase of Barco Gigasetter --the largest format imagesetter available and reportedly

Ozone Generation: Sherman Treaters/Pillar Give the Goods

Ozone generation: What is it and how can it benefit your extrusion lamination applications? Those are a couple of the questions PFFC recently posed to the experts at Pillar Technologies and Sherman Treaters (both part of ITW, Inc.).

PCMC In-Line Holds First Open House

GREEN BAY, WI, USAPCMC In-Line Systems (manufacturers of Webtron and Zigzag presses) will hold an open house later this month. According to the Paper

Digital Data Standard Gets Thumbs Up

RESTON, VA -- The first in a series of digital data exchange international standards has been approved by the International Organization for Standardization

FFTA Targets Better Box Print

"There are major changes in store for the flexographic corrugated industry [this year] and beyond." That's according to the Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Assn. (FFTA), and that's what members are going to be discussing at an FFTA corrugated/preprint session, which is slated for May 7, 2002, in Washington D.C.

AVT to Launch New Technology at IPEX

Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) reports it will launch its ReColor technology at IPEX 2002, the trade show for the printing, publishing, and converting industries, slated for April 9-17, 2002, in Birmingham, U.K.

Heidelberg Relocates Postpress Facility

Heidelberg will move all operations from its Dayton, Ohio, site to recently expanded facilities in Durham, NH.

NEX Films to Be Available via Internet Ordering

New England Extrusion (NEX) will soon accept blown film online orders, reports the film manufacturer. Upgrades to the Nex Web site, which will enable users to order materials over the Internet, currently are in progress and will be completed early in 2002, the company adds.

Avery Dennison Launches Engineered Films Web Site

The Engineered Films Division of Avery Dennison has launched a web site dedicated to servicing new and current customers and to providing valuable product, market, and personnel information.

'Ladies' Night at Smurfit

Smurfit-Stone Container’s "Customer 1 Packaging Center" (C1PC) was the site of a program/plant tour held by the Chicago Chapter of Women in Packaging (WIP) on January 23, 2002.

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