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Victory Lane

When you arrive at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, for the 2009 edition of CMM Intl., put the pedal to the metal to ensure you

Not Just a Pretty Face

The Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators, Fort Mill, SC, bestowed this year's top Metallized Product of the Year Award, named in honor of PFFC's former publisher Peter Rigney, to Graphic Packaging Intl.

The Show Circuit

Two events coming in May will provide opportunities to see new equipment and products, to hear about emerging technologies, and to network with industry

Static Specified

Static performance should be specified and designed into new equipment, and it should be a deliverable when developing a new product.

WHAT'S NEW PRODUCTS: April 2009

Proofing Paper Is Company offers Validation SG3 premium inkjet contract proofing paper designed specifically for SWOP-grade 3 proofing. Paper base is

Experience Speaks: Stephen K. Schwartz

CEO of RiteMade Paper Converters Inc. Hobbies | I've always had a love affair with golf, though recently it hasn't been returning the love. How did you

Narrow Web & Label Reporter: Avery's Green Plans

Avery Dennison announces eco-friendly initiatives

Experience Speaks: Daniel Weber

President/Owner of WebCut Converting Inc. Management style | Avoid micromanaging to allow for creativity Hobbies | Golfing, hiking, and bow hunting What

Paper Promotes Peace

Paper Promotes Peace Co-op America's 2008 Green Business Leader Award goes to a Brooklyn, NY, company, Mr. Ellie Pooh, which sells gift boxes, journals,

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

APRIL 1-3 | AICC Spring Meeting, Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters, JW Marriott, Washington, DC (703-836-2422; www.aiccbox.org). 7-8 | Principles

Balancing Bad News with Good News

First, thank you, PFFC readers and subscribers, for allowing us to enter your professional lives. Between this print edition, our digital edition, the

The Great Span Length Debate | Part 1

There are at least half a dozen things that come to mind in the great span length debate. Let's review the checklist to figure out what span length is right for you.

Plastic Film Study

A new study from The Freedonia Group concludes that demand for plastic film in the US is projected to grow 2.6% annually to more than 16 billion lbs in 2012

How To Use Color Books

Pantone Color Systems are the most popular means of color communication in use today. Pantone tools facilitate color management during concept, design,

Flexotecnica F12: A Winning Press

The F12 12-color, gearless, CI flexo press from Flexotecnica won the 2008 award for “Innovation in Printing Press/Finishing” at the 2008 FlexoTech Awards.

Laminator Installed With Success

Nordmeccanica N.A. successfully completed the installation of a Super Simplex SL 1500 solvent-free laminator at the Robinette Co. in Bristol, a converter of flexible packaging.

Sustainability in Today's Economy

Provoked by a bustling economy and a misplaced sense of social conscience, sustainability has become part and parcel of our industry's lexicon. All this

FTA Honors Flexo Leader

Rogers, CT | As part of its 50th anniversary celebration in 2008, the Flexographic Technical Assn. paid homage to one of its founding members, Warren

NEWS CLIPS

The Montalvo Corp., Gorham, ME, names MEEFIL BV its sales representative in the Netherlands. Mesirow Financial, Chicago, IL, is exclusive financial advisor

Trisoft Graphics Adding Print Quality

Trisoft Graphics, a digital prepress and graphic design company serving the packaging industry since 1993, recently installed a Kodak Flexcel NX digital flexo system

Locking in Paper Supply

Mondi has entered into a long-term supply contract for sack paper with the Semen Gresik Group, said to be the largest cement producer in Indonesia.

Sheeter Increases Efficiency, Productivity

Roosevelt Paper Co. installs its second twin synchronous knife folio sheeter Model KMC 165 from Kmec USA's Dreamcut range.

Digital Presses Allow More Products

Advanced Digital Printing has acquired its second Presstek 52DI digital offset press, seven months after purchasing the first

PVC Keeps Tanks Fit

A Fab-Seal Industries PVC liner system kept deteriorating water tanks from leaking.

Research Pays Off

Vins Plastics recently purchased a ten-color Primaflex CM flexo press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp.

Narrow Web & Label Reporter: Study Profiles Tape Market

An AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. study of the North American specialty tape market, from a supply-side viewpoint, is the first of a planned series of assessments of the world's regional specialty tape markets.

Narrow Web & Label Products: March 2009

Move/Stage Rolls Safely Ergonomic VCRD-1000 V-cradle roll dollies are said to make moving and staging rolls safe, fast, and easy, while keeping valuable

Handle Unsupported Film Without Stretching

Using the Jupiter TC400, Haley Labels now can convert substrates ranging from flexible packaging to cardboard and from paper labels to booklets.

New Name for FSEA

The Foil Stamping & Embossing Assn. changed its name to the Foil & Specialty Effects Assn., on March 1, keeping FSEA as its acronym.

Platemaking Upgrade

Nu-Maber, a flexographic printing plate production company, purchased two Concept 505 XP DW processors from DeGraf to replace two large-format washers.

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