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Amcor Offers To Buy Parts of Alcan Packaging

Amcor Ltd. has offered to acquire parts of Alcan Packaging for $2,025 million from Rio Tinto, including Alcan Packaging Global Pharmaceuticals, Alcan Packaging Food Europe, Alcan Packaging Food Asia, and Alcan Packaging Global Tobacco

Thiele Technologies Buys Hudson-Sharp

Thiele Technologies, a div. of Barry-Wehmiller, announces the purchase of The Hudson-Sharp Machine Co., Green Bay, WI, and Brussels, Belgium

TAPPI Group To Aid Newcomers

TAPPI's newest committee will be aimed at helping industry students and those beginning their careers by linking newcomers with experienced professionals

New Packaging Study Offered

Allied Development Corp. offers a new global study on packaging for disposable medical devices

Digital Offset Press Speeds Delivery

Presstek has installed its first 52DI-UV digital offset press at LSD G. Neumann GmbH, Hamburg, Germany

Iowa State Develops Bioplastics Software

Iowa State Univ. researchers have begun development of a software program that can help determine the economic viability of a proposed bio-based product

Narrow Web & Label Reporter

Mark Andy has supplied Hill's Labels, Sydney, Australia, with a Mark Andy 2200 press as the centerpiece a new production facility

Foil Capsules Launch Sales

Like many forms of packaging, the foil converted by Sparflex of California for use on wine, champagne, spirits, and water bottles provide both tamper evidence and decorative appeal. Capsule materials are converted using the same type of equipment and technologies as other forms of packaging, such as boxes, bags, tags, and labels

Eco Fiction

In industry, some of us are getting frustrated by the lofty pronouncements by marketers promoting their products

Distilling Solvents

One of the oldest crafts devised by mankind is distillation the art of separating mixtures based on their boiling temperatures. Throughout history distillation processes have been used to produce high alcohol content spirits, pharmaceutical remedies, perfumes, and potable water (such as distilling drinking water from sea water). These practices eventually led to industrial uses

Three for the Price of One

Las Vegas has long been a city of intrigue and wealth, where people enter with optimism about fortune and change

Spool Rules

No longer just limited to paper, film, and foil materials, converting is a critical process for nonwovens and the increasing complexity of laminates

WHAT'S NEW PRODUCTS

Upgraded UV System C3 is a new reflector design for company's UV curing systems

Small Volume, Big Results

Printpack, Atlanta, GA, earned a bronze award in the 2009 Flexographic Technical Assn. Excellence in Flexography competition

Face-Off

The June '09 issue of PFFC (p32) presented the cumulative responses from converters who responded to our annual Critical Trends survey that addresses

Accentuate the Positive

Eliminate the negative. Latch on to the affirmative. Don't mess with Mister In-Between. How many of you are familiar with this sage advice written in

Winding Doesn't Add Up

When things in life are linear, they make sense. Driving two hours usually gets you twice as far as driving one hour. Adding two doughnuts a day to your

Gravure Versus Flexo Printing Part 2

Last month I outlined the rapid growth of flexo printing in packaging and suggested that gravure printing had been out-marketed in North America by a

How To Prevent Unwinding Roll Static

The master roll arrived at your receiving dock right on time. Now, you have the material to complete the job for that important customer. Along with the

Events

Send event information to yolanda.simonsis@penton.com. For a complete industry calendar, visit www.pffc-online.com. AUGUST 19 | Flexo Solutions Tour,

News Clips Aug 2009

NatureWorks, Minnetonka, MN, partners with Netherlands-based Avantium to conduct in-house testing of Avantium's bio-based Furanics polymers, which would

PTI Recycling Formed To Sell rPET System Globally

Holland, Oh | PTI Recycling Systems has introduced globally a compact, modular system to produce food-grade, recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET)

Altana Acquires Water Ink Technologies

Wesel, Germany | The specialty chemicals Group Altana has agreed to acquire Water Ink Technologies, Lincolnton, NC. The company will be integrated into

Donation Helps College Students

Louisville, Ky | Students at Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC, are getting better results thanks to Flexo Wash, which donated an FW991XL

MicroDynamics Donates Inspection System

Woodstock, Ga | MicroDynamics has donated a complete 3DQC inspection microscope system to Clemson Univ.'s Sonoco Inst. of Packaging Design and Graphics.

People

The Process Control Div. of TAPPI, Norcross, GA, gives its 2009 Leadership & Service Award to Dr. Ian Journeaux, a manager of process technology at NewPage

Sonoco Benefits From Improved Purging Compound

Depew, Ny | Shuman Plastics sent a sample of its New & Improved Dyna-Purge X thermoplastic purging compound to Donovan Young, pilot plant supervisor at

Microwave Packaging Examined

Milltown, Nj | The Packaging Group will host Microwave Pack 2009 on November 3-4, the first major conference on microwave packaging in over a decade,

Kansas Recognizes Bunting's 50th Anniversary

Newton, Ks | Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson signed a proclamation recognizing August 3 as the 50th anniversary of the founding of Bunting Magnetics Co.

Another W&H Press for Kendall

Mequon, Wi | Kendall Packaging added another ten-color Windmoeller & Hoelscher Primaflex press to support its growth initiatives and to meet customer

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