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Italian Industry Associations Cover Converting News

Two Italian industry associations, ACIMGA and UCIMA, are making converting industry news available on their web sites.

Canadian Partners Graphic Support Carries Purup-Eskofot Products

Partners Graphic Support (PGS) recently announced a distribution agreement for all Purup-Eskofot prepress products, say the Canadian graphics arts industry supplier.

LPS Pouches Provide Added Security

MOONACHIE, NJ--In reponse to consumers' increasing product security concerns, LPS Industries has developed "unit specific bar coding." Now available on

K Show Visitors Down, But Plastics Show Organizer Says Business Is Good

K 2001 show organizer, Messe Düsseldorf, reports a "pleasing" outcome, despite a 12% drop in attendance from 1998.

Envelope Maker Touts "Safer" Glama-lope Solution; Reports Sharp Sales Increase

CTI Paper USA, Inc. confirms sharp sales increases in Glama-lope translucent envelopes and Glama Natural translucent papers, which the co. says provide added security for direct mail and personal end uses.

Post-Millennium Envelope Report Predicts Big Change

The Envelope Manufacturers Association and the EMA Foundation for Paper-Based Communications recently released The Emergence of the Post-Millennium Envelope Manufacturing Industry. According to the trade groups, the report suggests the envelope-making industry is about to undergo a dramatic change...

BASF and Heidelberg Announce Alliance

BASF recently announced its North American Printing Systems group has formed an alliance with Heidelberg Canada Graphic Equipment Ltd. The agreement enables Heidelberg to distribute BASF's line of K+E Printing Inks in Canada.

C.A. Litzler Offers New Dryer

CLEVELAND, OH--As a result of C.A. Litzler Co. Inc.'s acquisition of Thermovation Engineering ( a custom designer of infrared ovens) and a combination

PGI Provides Industry with Price-Friendly Proofing Product

Polaroid Graphics Imaging (PGI) LLC announces a pricing "breakthrough" in its proofing system offerings.

Enercon Expands Rep Network with Canada's Canflexographics

Enercon Industries Corp. reports its surface-treating products can be purchased in Canada through Canflexographics, Brampton, Ontario. According to the co., Canflexographics now is Enercon's exclusive Canadian sales representative, providing sales and service support for Enercon's full line of narrow and wide web surface-treatment systems.

Flexo Operations: Help Is Here! BST Pro Mark DFI Donation Trains Future Flexo Workforce

With the donation of its Powerscope video web inspection system, BST Pro Mark now is among the suppliers helping DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI) students get a hands-on education.

Sonoco Completes Purchase of Phoenix Packaging

Sonoco reports it has finished the previously announced purchase of Phoenix Packaging Corp., a privately held co. headquartered in North Canton, OH.

Agfa Assists in September 11 Aftermath

From ongoing attacks on Afghanistan to Anthrax in the US to civil unrest in Pakiston to the turbulent turns of the stock market, since September 11th, world affairs continue to keep global citizens teetering between a sense of well-being and panic. But many companies (from across the globe) are contributing to a sense of stability by donating their efforts...

PCMC Announces New Nonwoven and Custom Capabilities

Custom-built and nonwovens machinery are just two more things that customers now can get from Paper Converting Machine Co. The Green Bay, WI-based converting equipment supplier says it has formed two new groups within its Special Products Division: the Custom Machine-Building Group and the Nonwovens Group.

Chromas Technologies Relocates Headquarters to St. Bruno, QC, Canada

Chromas Technologies reports, as of October 29, 2001, the company will be headquartered in St-Bruno, Quebec, Canada.

Amcor Selects Davis-Standard ProPak Die Technology; ProPak to Be Highlighted at Co.'s K 2001 Booth

Amcor Flexibles Europe says its pleased with Davis-Standard's ProPak die technology. According to Davis-Standard, after extensive research of available technologies worldwide, Amcor selected its ProPak system and installed the die technology in late 2000.

International Paper Exec Retires; IP Announces Organizational Changes

IP (International Paper) executive vice president, C. Wes Smith, will retire, effective at the end of January 2002, says co. chairman/CEO John Dillion.

MAN Roland Survey Says Printers Looking to Invest

WESTMONT, IL--"Despite the economic slowdown, printers realize their best investment right now is in advanced technology," says Man Roland. According

TLMI Technical Conference Now Slated for February 2002

Originally slated for mid-September in Chicago, TLMI's Technical conference was postponed due to the September 11th terrorist attack. New dates for the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute's technical conference are February 10-12, 2002.

Corrugated Asia 2001: Noted Industry Experts Provide Market Insight

Top corrugated industry experts will provide their insight to Corrugated Asia 2001's symposium (October 31 and November 1, 2001) attendees.

CreoScitex Roadshow Provides Package Printers Inspiration

CreoScitex is spreading its vision of end-to-end print-production solutions for packaging converters. The prepress product manufacturer actually will take its message to the masses in its upcoming "roadshow," which is slated to travel into Canada and all over the US.

It's Not Just for Women Anymore: The New WMPKG

"Women in Packaging" (WMPKG), may soon want to change its name to "People in Packaging"—or at least something that indicates its substantial male membership. According to the professional organization, nearly 20% of the group's membership is male.

Presstek Names New DI Partner: KBA

Koenig & Bauer is headquarted in Würzburg, Germany, and Presstek is headquartered in Hudson, New Hampshire, USA.

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CreoScitex Breaks into Asian Packaging Prepress

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA--CreoScitex Asia Pacific is pleased to announce the first Asian installation of a CreoScitex Trendsetter VLF platesetter for the

Smurfit-Stone Supports Corrugated Future with Latest ICPF Pledge

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) will benefit again from its long-time benefactor Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. That's according to Smurfit-Stone, who recently pledged an additional $250,000 (US) over the next five years to the ICPF.

Scandinavian-Based Stora Enso Forms Specialty Papers Group to Serve Globe

HELSINSKI, FINLAND--With specialty paper production capabilities in three countries, Stora Enso announces the formation of the specialty papers business

CEMA Meeting and Road Show Rescheduled Due to September 11 Tragedy

Due to impediments to air travel caused by the terrorist attacks on the US last week, the Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) has rescheduled the fall meeting, the association reports. The new dates will be 30 and 31 October, 2001, at the previously scheduled location.

Weyerhaeuser CEO Named Global CEO of Year

Steven R. Rogel, chairman, president/CEO of Weyerhaeuser company, has been named Global CEO of Year by members of the financial community that follow the paper/forest products industry.

Ninth Paper/Forest Products Global Outlook Conference Will Help NYC in More Ways Than One

"Building for the Future": There probably couldn't be a more appropriate title—or venue—for the annual Paper/Forest Products Global Outlook Conference this year. Slated for November 5th and 6th at the Crowne Plaza Manhattan in New York City, the two-day event will help bolster Manhattan's shaky economic status—in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center—in more ways than one.

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