News Eclips

Pack Expo Co-Locates with CPP and Other Events for Value

Packaging Machinery Mfrs. Inst., organizers of Pack Expo 2009, claims the show is packing in the value with over 1,000 exhibitors in the company of several co-located events and offer an extensive conference program.

Viscometer Training Videos Available 24/7

Brookfield Engineering offers free online training to registered customers to replicate the company’s “Practical Course” classes.

Lab Equipment Offers Cost-Effective R&D Solutions

Davis-Standard provides cost-effective R&D solutions for customers with a Killion KLT extruder and a laboratory-size cast film line.

Functional, Barrier Coatings Global Growth is 2.7%

A Pira Intl. study valued the global market for functional and barrier coatings for paper and board at $3,778 million in 2007, with a growth of 3.1% to the present.

High-Precision Board Sheeter Auto Splices

Pemco, a Körber PaperLink Group co., introduces its SHM 1650 DR (dual rotary) high-precision folio-size sheeter equipped with a new automatic splice and high-speed automatic pallet change system.

Inspection System Reliably Detects Defects

Cognex’s Windows-based SmartView Plastic web inspection system is claimed to provide comprehensive inspection and reliable defect detection, identification, and visualization.

Renewable Bioplastic Biodegrades

Telles Mirel performance bioplastic materials, made from renewable resource, plant-derived sugar, are claimed durable in use but will biodegrade at the end of their useful life.

Multiplying Key Coex Layers Improves Properties

Extrusion Dies Industries (EDI) offers innovative flat extrusion die systems to allow multiplying key functional layers in cast film and sheet to improve properties without increasing either overall thickness or raw materials content.

TAPPI Volunteers Create Young Professionals Committee

TAPPI’s latest addtion, the Young Professionals Committee, will be aimed at helping industry students and those beginning their careers by linking industry newcomers with experienced professionals.

Altana Acquires Water Ink Technologies

The specialty chemicals group ALTANA has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of the North American company Water Ink Technologies.

Microwave Pack 2009

The Packaging Group announces Microwave Pack 2009, reportedly the first major conference on microwave packaging in over a decade.

TLMI Moves Headquarters to Gloucester

Tag and Label Manufacturers Inst. (TLMI) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a decision to relocate the association’s headquarters to Gloucester, MA, from Naperville, IL.

U.S. Postal Stamp Features Endangered Species

There’s great news for animal lovers following the introduction of a new postage stamp by the United States Postal Service (USPS) featuring a polar bear—a species that was declared endangered by the U.S. government last year.

Rogers Corp. Expands the E/BAK Product Line

Rogers Corp. has expanded its product line of E/bak™ Cushions with the commercial release of E/bak SF .120 in. in a 44-inch width for use on smaller machines.

Sani-Blast to Exhibit at CorrExpo 2009

Sani-Blast, the leader in anilox roll cleaning systems and service, will showcase their re-engineered on and off-press cleaning systems at CorrExpo 2009

Inline Printing and Converting Machine Offers Fast Changeover

The Mark Andy line of printing equipment will debut a new in-line printing and converting machine - Mark Andy Performance Series.

Eliminate Ooze Build Up

The HP-Certified Indigo Treatment Center, Masterpiece Graphix, has launched the MGX Dry Edge Semigloss.

Dispenser is Low Maintenance; Reduces Running Cost

Under its Smart (th)inking slogan at Labelexpo Europe 2009, GSE Dispensing [http://www.gsedispensing.com] (Stand 12 U75) reports they will demonstrate that automated ink logistics are not only environment friendly – they help reduce running costs up to 30%, while delivering higher print quality and productivity.

Heidelberg Wins InterTech Award

Heidelberg’s Prinect Press Center, featuring a Wallscreen and Intellistart process-oriented operating platform, is the winner of a 2009 InterTech Award presented by Printing Industries of America

Next Generation Films Meets Increased Film Demand

Next Generation Films, claimed the largest film extruder in Ohio, has experienced 100% sales growth in the past four years.

Metallic UltraLustre IML Decorates Drink Cups

Unifoil Corp. partners with IGH Solutions, Inver Grove Hts., MN, to manufacture cups that help build a brand with dazzling graphics and messaging.

Sheeter Designed for Large Sheet Format

Maxson Automatic Machinery Co. introduces a sheeter specifically designed for large format printing presses.

CMM Examines Folding Carton Technology

The Converting Machinery/Materials Conference & Exposition (CMM), held recently at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Ctr. on June 2—4, featured a diversity of conference sessions divided into several tracks, including Business Management; Technology, and Operations.

Green Bay Packaging's Folding Carton Div. Installs Plasma Treater

Enercon Industries Corp. announces Green Bay Packaging's Folding Carton Div. is benefiting from its recent installation of an Enercon atmospheric plasma treater.

Stepped Process Roll Cleaner Is Programmable

Polymag Tek offers a new Process Roll Cleaner that allows microprocessor programming to optimize the cleaning sequence and minimize cloth consumption.

Sleeve Open-Platform Web Offset Presses

Edelmann Graphics debuts its bearer-based sleeve inserts for the second generation of the shaftless Edelmann COLOR PRINT V Series presses

Coatings Are Metallic Alternative & Green

Henkel Corp. launches MiraFoil coatings at PRINT 09 as an environmental alternative to metallic foil laminates.

A Killer DVD Box Set

NAPCO manufactured a premium three-disc DVD box set for HBO’s hit miniseries Generation Kill.

Century Packaging Adds Mitsubishi Diamond

Folding carton manufacturer Century Packaging has purchased a new 40-in. Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LX press to serve the cosmetics industry.

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