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FREE Mark Andy/Comco Flexo FeastWhere Flexo Printers Can Gobble Up Ideas

The recently acquired Comco div. of Mark Andy announces it will host its next educator seminar series on November 7 and 8, 2001. To be held at the Advanced Training & Technology Center just outside of Cincinnati, the two-day "Flexo Feast" will educate packaging buyers, printers, and converters about the diverse range of narrow web flexo applications.

New Solutions for Packaging and Label Printers by CreoScitex and ScenicSoft

LYNNWOOD, WA--Washington-based ScenicSoft and CreoScitex, Burnaby, BC, Canada, recently announced they're expanding their exisiting OEM relationship.

K Show Coming Attractions: Goebel Slitter/Rewinder and EREMA Booth Highlights

The K Show is slated for October 25 to November 1, 2001, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Barco's Webcenter Lets Converters Create Central Store of Package Designs

Earlier this month, Barco Graphics announced WebCenter, a tool for communicating and presenting product design and specs via the Internet. According to the software manufacturer, the web-based software provides converters with the ability to create a central store of designs...

Westvaco Launches Forte for Folding Cartons, "A Mini-Flute Alternative"

A webcast and conference call provided the venue for Westvaco's Forte substrate launch Wednesday morning. The co. says the new packaging substrate (for folding carton applications) offers converters a superior, high-value alternative to mini-flute board for the construction of small- and medium-sized packaging.

US Army Directs Ontro Inc. to Prototype and Deliver Group Ration Packages

Ontro, Inc., which has developed a patented technology for producing self-heating containers, Wednesday announced it's received a directive from the United States Army to begin the prototyping and delivery of group ration packages.

The Show Goes On... at Print 01 and All Over USA

The resolve of Americans (including that of our own converting industry) to get back to business in the face of September 11th's harrowing events is resolute. While some industry events have been postponed, Print 01 ended September 13th as scheduled.

TAPPI Postpones Trade Fair Due to Sept. 11 Tragedy

In light of [the September 11 attacks], TAPPI's leadership has made the unprecedented decision to postpone the 2001 TAPPI Engineering and Finishing & Converting Conference and Trade Fair, scheduled for September 16 through 20, 2001, in San Antonio, Texas.

Industry Meetings Put on Hold: TLMI and IADD

Both the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) and the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) have put their upcoming meetings on hold due to Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the USA.

Avery Dennison to Acquire Jackstdt

Avery Dennison Corp. reports it's reached a definitive agreement with Jackstädt GmbH to acquire Jackstädt's pressure-sensitive adhesive materials business. According to the company, the transaction is subject to a number of closing conditions, but is expected to close the fourth quarter of this year.

M&A News Makes Headlines at Print 01 Last Week

Print 01 is underway, and this is one show that's been no slouch when it comes to breaking news.

Exo-Tech Buys Flex-Pack Biz from IP

Exo-Tech Packaging, a newly formed company sponsored by the Sterling Group L.P., reports it has completed the purchase of the flexible packaging business from International Paper (IP).

Nordmeccanica Opens Office in New York State

Nordmeccanica s.p.a., Italy, is announcing the opening of the company's offices in New York, Nordmeccanica NA—New York.

DuPont Packaging Unveils Resin "Transcend" at TAPPI Conference

At TAPPI's Polymers, Laminations, and Coatings Conference Monday, DuPont introduced Transcend, a mid-performance extrusion coating sealant resin.

UCB Films Invests in Valmet Atlas Slitter and Millions for Belgium BOPP Plant

UCB films is taking slitting to another level with its new state-of-the-art slitting facility and a Valmet slitter, says the companyl; it's invested €2.6 million ($2.37 million US) into its BOPP production plant at Merelbeke, Ghent.

Czech Carton Converter Model Obaly Upgrades with KBA Press

Model Obaly, a flexible packaging printer in Opava, continues to make improvements to its facility. The recent acquistion of a KBA Rapida 142 is part of the upgrade, reports Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft (KBA).

Akzo Nobel Inks' Free Seminar Provides Education for Narrow Web Printers

October 23 and 24, 2001, narrow web printers, will have the opportunity to invest in education absolutely free. According to Akzo Nobel Inks, the ink supplier will host "New Technologies for Narrow Web Printers" at its Center for Technical Excellence in Plymouth, MN, USA.

Sonoco Increases US Paperboard Position with US Paper Mills Purchase

Sonoco has completed its previously announced all-cash purchase of the privately held DePere, WI-based US Paper Mills Corp., reports the global packaging company.

Package Printing and Prepress to Be Focus of MAN Roland and Agfa Events

Package printers may find it worthwhile to travel back to the Land of Printing this October and November. According to PrintCity partners, MAN Roland and Agfa, the companies will host two separate forums at MAN Roland's Graphic Center in Offenbach. The meetings will cover package printing, prepress workflows, and computer-to-plate (CTP) developments.

CreoScitex Will Be Hard to Miss at Print 01

Print 01, September 6 - 12, 2001, will serve as the venue for CreoScitex to articulate its 'new vision,' which centers on helping its customers build a coordinated production- and business-systems network and a streamlined, automated print-production process from end to end.

Kurz Transfer Products and General Roll Leaf Expand Partnership

Kurz Transfer Products announces an expanded partnership with General Roll Leaf. According to the co., General Roll Leaf has long offered Kurz foils as an integral part of its product line, but an expanded partnership will benefit the industry.


Parkinson to Provide DuPont with Tools for Nonwovens Expansion

Parkinson Technologies will soon benefit from a multi-million-dollar contract with DuPont. The manufacturer of winders and web handling equipment reports it was awarded the contract recently.

Got a Gem of a Job? Xeikon's Diamond Awards Gives Digital Users the Chance to Sparkle

Xeikon users: Want to show off your digitally printed "gems"? The Xeikon Diamond Awards 2001 competition may be just the place to do it.

GretagMacbeth's Fall National Color Seminar Can Answer Your Color Questions

Leaves won't be the only ones showing off color this Autumn. GretagMacbeth's Fall/Winter National Color and Appearance Seminar Series will show business professionals how effective color management can improve their business, says the color-management product provider.

Valpak to Take Over Green Dot Compliance in U.K.

Valpak U.K. Ltd—the company set up to ensure packaging waste compliance in the U.K.—has signed an agreement to protect the Green Dot trademark in the country.

Omega Agrees to Distribute Greystone Products

Greystone Manufacturing is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with the U.K.-based co., Omega Systems. According to Greystone, the partnership will enable Omega Systems to distribute and service the full range of its products through Omega's existing network of agents.

IP and Stora Enso TogetherOr not? Sources Say Merger Is Unlikely

According to the latest from Reuters, the rumors of an International Paper-Stora Enso merger may be premature.

Agfa News: On the Road Again, The Proof Is in the Service

More Agfa product and company information can be found on the co.'s home page @

Hell-Artwork Alliance Means Heaven for Flexo Printers

During the recent FFTA (Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Association) annual conference, Hell Gravure Systems and Artwork Systems confirmed their alliance to service the digital needs of the flexo market.

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