News Clips

  • Flexo Concepts, Plymouth, MA, a manufacturer of MicroClean dry media anilox cleaning systems, teams with J.M. Heaford, Cheshire, England, to open a MicroClean demonstration center in Altrincham, England. Heaford produces proofing and mounting equipment and distributes consumables, including anilox sleeves, mounting tape, doctor blades, and inks.

  • Caraustar Industries, Atlanta, GA, an integrated manufacturer of converted recycled paperboard, joins the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

  • Dow Chemical, Midland, MI, increases prices for all hollow plastic pigment latex products by US $0.11/lb (dry) and styrene acrylate and vinyl acrylate products by US $0.10/lb (dry) sold by Dow Emulsion Polymers to customers in the US and Canada.

  • Flint Group, Luxembourg, acquires the packaging ink business of Siegwerk, Siegburg, Germany, in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Weko North America announces a new headquarters and new management at 896 W. St. John St., Spartanburg, SC 29301; 864-278-8449.

  • Teknek, Renfrewshire, Scotland, reaches an amicable settlement in its ongoing dispute with SDI and expects to spearhead a new campaign to grow its US presence. This includes new facilities and an enhanced range of products and services.

  • Chesapeake Corp., Richmond, VA, dedicates a new plastic packaging plant in Peremarton, Hungary, to serve specialty chemical customers.

  • Ronin Investments Managing Co., Tel Aviv, Israel, acquires close to 25% of the shares of Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), Hod Hasharon, Israel.

  • Ahlstrom Corp., Helsinki, Finland, announces price increases on its flexible packaging, metallizing, office, and graphic papers manufactured at the French Rottersac and Stenay plants. The increases are a result of the continuous rise of raw materials and energy costs, the company says.

  • Gould Paper Corp., New York, NY, completes the acquisition of the Dallas division of Sabin Robbins Paper Co., Cincinnati, OH.

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