P&G Purchases

Cincinnati, OH | The Procter & Gamble Paper Products Co., reports the purchase of new converting machinery from Fabio Perini, including TIME rewinders,

Tune Up Your People

The cause-and-effect diagram shown below (also known as the or diagram after its creator Kaoru Ishikawa) is used to systematically list all the different

Endorsements for CMM 2009

Tulsa, OK | Five organizations have signed on as endorsing associations for CMM Intl., scheduled for June 2-4, 2009, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention

November 2008 PPFC News Clips

Edale Ltd., Romsey, Hampshire, UK, a printing and converting press manufacturer specializing in commercial security solutions, is moving in 2009 to a

Solvent Study Is Here

Cleveland, OH | Demand for chemical solvents will rise less than 1/%yr to 11.8 billion lb in 2012, according to Solvents, a new study from The Freedonia

Using Renewable Energy

Wrightstown, WI | Coating Excellence Intl. (CEI) has committed to replace a portion of its traditionally carbon-sourced electrical energy with energy

Narrow Web and Label Report, November 2008

Mark Andy, St. Louis, MO, is acquired by newly formed MAI Holdings, held by American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV L.P. The management and operational

Menges Expands Roller Repair Services

Wauconda, IL | Menges Roller Co. has expanded its repair services for rollers used in the converting industry to relieve industry budget stresses. According

Narrow Web & Label

Mount Plates Cost-Effectively The VPM400 updated plate mounter is said to provide high quality video plate mounting technology at a cost-effective price.

Tag & Label Awards: Tricks of the Trade

Gathering in Palm Beach, FL, for an annual meeting that commemorated the legacy of the 75-year-old Tag & Label Mfrs. Assn., TLMI members also celebrated

Getting Carded: Card Making comes of age for Converters

As an innovator in the plastic card-printing market for the past 20 years, Mag-jestic Card is both youthfully aggressive and well experienced. With the

Web Coating: Process Characterization

The web coating process has about 15 major components, and each of these components, in turn, has many hardware subsystems. All these hardware subsystems

Ink Dispensing: Mix to Match

With supermarkets taking an ever-greater share of the groceries market, high-impact decorative packaging, which attracts consumers' attention at the point

Plate System on the Job

Rochester, NY | Autumn Graphics is the first in Canada to install the Kodak Flexcel NX Digital Flexographic platemaking system, which was awarded the

November 2008 People

Marcel Hage is promoted to president and chief operating officer of Maxcess Intl. Corp., Oklahoma City, OK, parent company of Fife, MAGPOWR, and Tidland.

Mondi Is Expanding

Vienna, Austria | Mondi Coating & Release is investing more than e7 million in its core technology and is building another extrusion coating plant next

Film Line Comes in Early

Hoogstraten, Belgium | Davis-Standard has completed the installation of a 65-ft agricultural film line for Hyplast NV. Says Paul Leenders of Hyplast,

MEGTEC Is Acquired

De Pere, WI | Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Stamford, CT, reports that, together with MEGTEC Systems management,

Pregis Dedicated To Sustainability

Deerfield, IL | Pregis Corp. has announced sustainability initiatives, reports Kevin Baudhuin, president, Pregis Protective Packaging North America. Achievement

Pouch Demand To Climb

Cleveland, OH | Demand for pouches in the US is forecast to climb 6.1%/yr to $7.9 billion in 2012, stimulated by robust growth for stand-up pouches and

Automation Is on Board

Allschwil, Switzerland | Rondo, a producer of folding cartons, clinical inspection samples, and specialist packaging, has ordered a 41-in. KBA Rapida

Pilot Coating Line Announced

White City, OR | New pilot toll coating capabilities for low-cost, small-run, and experimental projects are offered by and include roll

Exopack Successes

Matthews, NC | Completing one year of operation under the Exopack banner, Exopack Advanced Coatings reports it is surging ahead with the manufacturing

Lab/Pilot/Technical Facilities Directory

Key ISO International Organization for Standardization Certification MA Markets CO Coating CT Coating Techniques LA Laminating PR Printing SL Slitting/Rewinding

Testing & Measuring Products

Track Temps, Humidity Hobo U14 LCD Data Logger monitoring system displays and tracks temperature and humidity levels in a broad range of indoor environments.

What's New Products

Move Large Rolls Without Damage The Big Wheel RollMover is designed to move larger rolls of tissue, toweling, and nonwovens gently, without damaging outer

MWV Gets Dual Environmental Certification

Richmond, VA MWV (MeadWestvaco) has received chain of custody certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program and the Programme for

Narrow Web & Label Reporter

Tape Gets a Grip SAUNDERSTOWN, RI | DeWAL Industries is manufacturing D/W 351, a PTFE-coated foil that combines a thin layer of PTFE with 0.005-in.-thick

Narrow Web & Label Products

Film Gives Photo Quality Polyjetlaser Matte Transparent filmstock supports a wide array of multipurpose laser and inkjet printing applications. Lay-flat

Shrink Expands

Don Earl, founder and president of Overnight Labels, says he is serious about making the highest quality narrow web labels and packaging required by the

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