News Clips

  • International Paper, Memphis, TN, will invest about $10 million to convert its mill in Bastrop, LA, to 100% market and fluff pulp production. Equipment upgrades are expected to be completed by the fall of 2008. The mill will cease production of uncoated freesheet as well as other specialty papers.

  • Dow Chemical Co., Midland, MI, and its affiliates announce off-schedule price increases for acrylic acid and esters, effective globally April 1, or as otherwise allowed by individual contract terms.

  • Bobst Group North America, Roseland, NJ, reports that InTouch direct customer connection now is available to customers in Canada. The service allows customers to check parts availability, receive instant pricing, order parts, and track parts orders 24/7.

  • Dynagram, Quebec City, QC, Canada, announces an OEM distribution agreement with HighWater Designs, Cheltenham, England, a provider of violet metal CtP solutions. Under the terms, HighWater will offer Dynagram's inpO2 imposition products along with Highwater's family of CtP solutions.

  • Extrusion Dies Industries (EDI), Chippewa Falls, WI, buys a facility near its headquarters for a new Technology Center, to include labs for developing die systems and for renting to processors and converters to use in product development and process testing.

  • Advanced Vision Technology, Hod-Hasharon, Israel, completes 2007 with a 40% increase in revenues to US $39.9 million, compared with US $28.5 million in 2006.

  • HP, Palo Alto, CA, received the NAPL 2007 Industry Award for contributions to the advancement of the graphic arts industry.

  • Kodak, Rochester, NY, breaks ground on a 16,000-sq-ft expansion of its plate production facility in Columbus, GA. A third production line will meet the need for digital plates.

  • Chesapeake Corp., Richmond, VA, dedicated a new, 36,000-sq-ft pharmaceutical paperboard packaging plant in Kunshan, China, offering design service and housing equipment for digital platemaking, digital label printing, high-gloss varnishing, foil stamping, and laminating.

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