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Graphic Packaging Opts for Drent Press with EPG Ink Control

EPG (Essex Products Group) sold two KeyColor III ink control systems, including KeyColor AutoSet software for presetting

AIMCAL Launches Converting Portal

The Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) has established the Converting Portal, an information resource for the converting industry

Printable Synthetic Is Suitable for Harsh Weather

DuPont Nonwovens has introduced Laser HTP, a laser-printable synthetic that is particularly suitable for printing applications

Spectro-Densitometer Is Precise, Economical

Beta Industries has introduced the BetaColor S7 Spectro XPress, an advanced, economical, seven-color spectro-densitometer that incorporates all the features of its S series densitometers with precise spectro measuring

Align Rolls Accurately

For accurate, visual alignment of rolls, Seiffert Industrial offers SX-5100 RollCheck, said to reduce downtime and product waste due to misalignment of rolls

US Recovered Paper Prices Plummet

Longbow Research reports in its Forest & Paper Products Weekly by analyst Joshua Zaret that US recovered paper prices have plummeted as much as $50–$100/ton in November, representing the sharpest downturn ever

Pack Expo 2008 Delivers Innovation

Pack Expo Intl. 2008, claimed the most comprehensive packaging tradeshow in the world's largest packaging market, attracted 44,115 potential buyers, down 3% from the 2006 show

CMP Sells 20% Stake to Employees

Celplast Metallized Products (CMP) announces the sale of a 20% stake in CMP to an employee group led by Dante Ferrari

Commemorative Nutcracker Stamps

MACtac pressure-sensitive adhesive label materials serve as US Postal Service 42-cent first-class stamps

Carton Converting System Is for In-Line Finishing

Schober USA introduces a new converting system based on RSM & PBO designs that allows for the in-line finishing of products such as trays, inner frames, folding cartons, and more

Folding Board Goes Greener

Mohawk Fine Papers’ Renewal Folding Board 80% PC White is FSC-certified, and has the highest PCW content available, company says

Seaboard Folding Box Installs Die-Cutter

A new Bobst SPeria 106-E Autoplaten Diecutter was installed recently at Seaboard Folding Box

Surface Technology Prevents Anvil Wearing

Impreglon’s ARMORCLAD Surface Technology prevents anvils from marking or wearing prematurely

Intelligent In-Line Press for Narrow to Mid-Web

Comco’s C1 ProGlide press features the I-Drive intelligent drive system for in-line printing in narrow to mid-web applications

Line Guide Sensor Increases Speeds, Reduces Cost

Fife Corp. releases a new SE-46 Line Guide Sensor that reportedly reduces printing requirements and increases press speeds

Caraustar Carton Plant Earns Quality Certification

Caraustar Industries, manufacturers of converted recycled paperboard, reports its Kingston Springs, TN, carton plant received ISO 9001:2000 Quality Certification from Moody Intl

Ink Extender Has Green Advantages

INX Intl. Ink Co. offers Certifiably Green INX Soya Extender, a sustainable, naturally derived aqueous soy protein solution for water-based inks and coatings

Retort Pouch Provides Easy Open Tear

Ampac Flexibles has developed an easy open, Linear Tear (LT) option for flexible packaging and pouches

UV Curable PSA Has Low VOC

Cytec Industries has launched Gelva multipolymer radiation (GMR) 8020-02 UV curable PSA said to offer exceptional adhesive characteristics to both low-energy and high-energy surfaces

Ceramic Coated Lamp Has Advantages Over Gold

Anderson Thermal Devices offers RadReflect, an infrared quartz lamp with a new ceramic reflective coating said to have 95% of the reflective efficiency of gold

Label Press Offers Flexibility

The Gallus EM 280 label press has a new web transport to complement the new substrate thickness compensation by servo drive

Alcan's Gordon on Fortune's Power List

Ilene S. Gordon, president and CEO of Alcan Packaging, has been named to Fortune magazine's “International Power 50” list

Ciba To Close MetalFX Business

Ciba is closing its MetalFX metallic printing system business on December 19 because it does not fit with Ciba Coating Effects’ core business

Henkel Acquires National Adhesives

Henkel Corp. has acquired the National Adhesives business of National Starch and Chemical Co

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Global Study Addresses Barrier Films & Coatings

Allied Development Corp. has published a global study of the barrier materials used in the flexible packaging market

Global Postal & Envelope Report

The Global Envelope Alliance’s annual report on the global envelope manufacturing industry revealed data regarding the industry’s changing volume and composition

NPE2009 Pavilion to Highlight 'Emerging Technologies'

A new type of multi-exhibitor pavilion to debut at next year's NPE2009 international plastics exposition

Avoiding Holiday 'Wrap Rage'

MeadWestvaco Corp. has developed Natralock as a packaging solution to ease consumers' fury and avoid the wrap rage struggle often associated with plastic clamshell packaging

Smurfit-Stone Opens New High-Tech Plant

Smurfit-Stone celebrates the opening of its new Chicago-area container plant located in New Lenox, IL

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