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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.

Folding Carton Outlook Favorable: Study Says US Will Want More Non-Flexible Food Containers

Demand for food containers is the US is forecast to increase more than three percent per year until 2005—to $12.6 billion (US) in 2005, according to "Food Containers," a new study conducted and composed by The Freedonia Group.

Xeikon to Be Liquidated, Says Agfa

Agfa-Gevaert releases announcement regarding its business with Xeikon.

GAA Calls for Entries for Annual Golden Cylinder Competition for Gravure Printers

Gravure Association of America (GAA) members (and even those of you non-members) only have until mid-February to submit your greastest gravure for 2001. "[We] conduct the Annual Golden Cylinder award competition to promote the gravure process and to provide peer recognition for technical achievements," says GAA.

Russian Flex-Pack Markets Holds Potential

With many problems still to overcome, the flexible packaging industry in The Russian Federation shows definite signs of life.

Graphic Converting Heads North

Graphic Converting, Inc. (GCI) reports it will relocate its point-of-sale and point-of-purchase (POP) display manufacturing from Fenton, MO (near St. Louis), to its corporate facility in Niles, IL (near Chicago).

OMET to Showcase Varyflex Gearless Flexo Press at Open House in Italy

If you didn't get a peak at OMET's Varyflex at last fall's Labelexpo Europe, you still have a chance to see the press in action. According to the Italian press manufacturer, the Varyflex gearless, flexographic printing press will be on display during a three-day open house beginning in late February.

Purup-Eskofot and Barco Merger Effective

BALLERUP, DENMARKAccording to Purup Eskofot, the final agreement for the amalgamation of the company and Barco Graphics has been signed. The merger, which

Ahlstrom Starts Up Super Calender

LA GERE, FRANCE --According to Ahlstrom LabelPack, the company is strengthening its position in the silicon base paper market with its start-up of a new

Harper Reports "Breakthrough" Anilox Technology

CHARLOTTE, NC --Harper Corp. now is offering Platinum anilox technology. According to the mfr., this major technological advancement in the production

Valmet Tech Center to Open for Converters Worldwide

Following a successful period of business growth and the launch of several new products over the past two years, Valmet Converting has announced the launch of a new Converting Technology Center (CTC) at Valmet Rotomec SpA, in San Giorgio Monferrato, near Milan in northern Italy.

ICC Review to Affect Color Software

The International Color Consortium (ICC) has announced that a major revision to the ICC specification is available for review and comment.

Demand for Details and Innovation: FTA Surveys Towel and Tissue Manufacturers

A non-scientific poll of Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) members engaged in the printing of towel, tissue, and napkin products (nonwovens and disposables) found this type of plant typically employs 200 workers; utilizes 11 presses; runs more than 20 jobs daily; and consumes some 5,000 gallons of ink monthly.

Enercon Names More Global Reps

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI -- Enercon now will be represented by United Printing and METI Spolka z o.o. for the treating manufacturer's narrow web corona treating

Summer in the City: Sheetfed Conference Slated for June in Chicago

GATF and NAPL's 10th Annual Sheetfed Pressroom conference will feature printing experts from across the country, addressing mission critical issues, says conference sponsors, the Graphic Art Technical Foundation (GATF) and National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL).

Smurit-Stone Board Sales Division on Web to Provide More Customer Info.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. today announced the launch of a new web site, "an interactive [portal] with news and information about Smurfit-Stone containerboard products, mill and sales office locations, and an array of services offered by the Board sales division.

Polytype America Relocates US Offices to Hackettstown, NJ

Polytype America reports it has relocated its converting equipment office from its previous location in Easton, PA, to new offices in Hackettstown, NJ, USA.

Creo Invests Millions in printCafe

Creo Products Inc. reports it has invested $23.6 million (US) in printCafe, Inc., as part of a $39.6 million private placement of equity and debt.

KPG Completes Imation Deal

NORWALK, CT -- Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) announced today it has completed its acquistion of Imation's worldwide color-proofing and color-software

Money-to-Be-Made: Gravure Tips Round Out GAA Annual Pressroom Conference

Gravure printers will want to check out the Gravure Association of America's annual Pressroom Conference in a few weeks—and the GAA is taking steps to make it easier for you.

Mark Andy/Comco Flexo Feast Feeds Minds of Converting Industry

From maximizing technical and technological developments to tips on how to expand service offerings, the Mark Andy/Comco two-day educational seminar provided converters and industry professionals a veritable feast of information and ideas for their operations.

DuPont Readies for Online Orders

In response to customer needs for faster, more convenient and efficient transactions, DuPont reports it is accepting registrations for direct orders of engineering plastics via its new web site.

Converter Multi-Plastics Inc. Expands Capabilities to Texas

Multi-Plastics, Inc., reports the opening of its seventh converting facility in North America. The plant will open mid- to late-January 2002 in Dallas, Texas.

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