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AWA Publishes Vacuum Coated Papers & Films Sourcebook

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has published its "Vacuum Coated Papers & Films World Sourcebook 2007," a global market overview and opportunities for vacuum coated materials producers, material suppliers, and users.

Meadwestvaco Answers Call for Sustainable Packaging

Meadwestvaco Corp. has announced the findings of an independent comparative analysis between its tear-resistant, paberboard-based Natralock packaging solution and the traditional PVC clamshell package.

Rogers Highlights FLEXcon Tape

FLEXcon announces the addition of three of its adhesive tapes to Rogers Corp.'s "General Adhesives Applications Guide" and on the Rogers' Web site.

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Diamond Packaging Earns Paperboard Packaging Awards

Diamond Packaging has earned four awards in the 64th Annual National Paperboard Packaging Competition sponsored by the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC).

Medprint 2007 a Success

Medprint 2007, the fourth edition of the exhibition of technologies for the Mediterranean printing, publishing, and paper converting industries, debuted at the new Fiera di Roma with over 10,000 market players visiting the two exhibiting pavilions over the four-day event.

ESI Increases Manufacturing Capacity

To meet the high demand for the EZCure low-voltage Electron Beam (EB) systems, ESI has increased its manufacturing capacity by adding manufacturing personnel and assembly bays.

Sonoco Launches Tube and Core E-Commerce Site

Sonoco has launched the first Web site in the tube and core industry to offer a fully integrated, automated order processing system.

First Annual IMDA Awards

The In-Mold Decorating Assn. is calling for entries for its First Annual Awards Competition, due July 2, 2007.

Blackstone Group Acquires Klockner Group

An affiliate of the Blackstone Group has signed a contract to acquire the Klockner Pentaplast Group and all its holdings from Cinven and JPMorganPartners.

Remove Reel Bands Without Damaging Stock

The Duckbill Roll Stock Stripper is used to remove the reel band protecting the substrate you're converting or printing. It also can be used to clean up a butt roll by safely stripping off only the unusable plies of surface stock.

Beth Hayes Joins Harper

Harper Corp. of America has added Beth Hayes to its customer service department.

AIMCAL's Technology/Innovation Winners at CMM 2007

Here are the winners for AIMCAL's New Technology/Innovation session in the AIMCAL Theatre. These will run daily from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the CMM 2007 show.

IMDA to Hold Awards Competition

The In-Mold Decorating Assn.'s (IMDA) First Annual Awards Competition will recognize the industry’s best in-mold labeled packaging and in-mold decorated durable products.

Free CMM Passes Available

Free passes to CMM 2007 now are available. Visit the online registration form at: https://www.pennwellregistration.com/online/Login.jsp?confId=178.

CMM Press Conference Invitation

There will be a press conference at 3:00 p.m. on June 6th at CMM, where the new book, "Common Sense Flexography: A user's guide to improved pressroom productivity," will be launched officially. Meet the author and the artist behind this unique work from PIA/GATF Press.

Phoenix Challenge Crowns 2007 Winners

The team of Allan Tran and Tim Govey of Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, broke all records at the 10th Annual International Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition with the Challenge’s highest score with 475 points.

Interlabels Joins Gidue Family

Italian press manufacturer GIDUE announces that Interlabels, Mumbai, India, Industries has bought an E-Combat 370 8 colours UV flexo press bound to the production of self-adhesive labels.

Schiavi Press Part of CMM Flex Pack Tech Center

Schiavi 10-color EF 5060 flexo press for flexible materials will star in the Flexible Packaging Technology Center set up by CMM to present live demonstrations of equipment for printing and converting flexible packaging to the visitors attending the show June 4-7, 2007, at the Rosemont Convention Center, IL.

Jemmco Introduces EZ Read Poly Test Pens

Jemmco has released the EZ Read Poly Test Pen, used to determine treatment levels between 38 and 40 dyne/cm.

HPx Academy Opening

Huston Patterson will host the Grand Opening of its HPx Academy on May 18, 2007.

Appalachian State University Dedicates Katherine Harper Hall

In April, Appalachian State University dedicated Katherine Harper Hall, named for Katherine Harper of Charlotte, co-founder of Harper Corp. of America and long time champion of flexography education.

Curwood Earns Hormel Foods' No. 1 Award

Curwood had earned Hormel Foods' No. 1 Award for performance excellence from 2001 through 2005.

Teknek Exhibits at ICE

Teknek will demonstrate the cleaning capabilities of its high performance web cleaning systems for both narrow and wide web applications at ICE.

New Splicers for Ohio Web Offset Printers

Martin Automatic announces sales and installations of new zero-speed automatic splicers at two Ohio printers.

Webex Acquires Isoten Line

Webex recently acquired the Isoten vacuum roll product line from Coating and Converting Resources (CCR).

Intl. Conference on Specialty Papers

AWA Conferences & Events' Specialty Paper Industry Conference 2007 will be held May 15-16, 2007, in Helsinki, Finland.

Montalvo Turns 60

This year, Montalvo Corp. celebrates 60 years of providing brakes, clutches, and electronic web control equipment to the converting industry worldwide.

Online Registration for Pack Expo 2007

Packaging professionals from around the world now can pre-register for Pack Expo Las Vegas 2007 to save 50% on entrance fees and avoid on-site lines.

MACtac Introduces Graphics Awards Book

To share the many entries and honor the winners from MACtac Worldwide Awards 2006, MACtac has introduced the 2006 Worldwide Awards Book. (mactac.com)To share the many entries and honor the winners from MACtac Worldwide Awards 2006, MACtac has introduced the 2006 Worldwide Awards Book.

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