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Creo to Acquire Prepress Supplier ScenicSoft

Creo reports the co. signed a definitive agreement to acquire ScenicSoft, Inc., a prepress supplier located in the Seattle, WA, area.

Enovation to Distribute MacDermid's Flex-Light Photopolymer Products

MacDermid Printing Solutions, LLC, reports it's named Enovation Graphic Systems, Inc., Valhalla, NY, a distributor for MacDermid's Flex-Light sheet photopolymer products in the US.

Krber PaperLink NA to Educate Packagers and Sheeters

Körber PaperLink North America announces its first Sheeting & Packaging Symposium. Through its established manufacturers and product lines—E.C.H. Will, Kugler-Womako, Pemco, Wrapmatic, and SHM—Körber PaperLink, a single-source supplier of "total systems solutions" for cut-size sheeting and packaging; folio-size sheeting and packaging; and paper converting and packaging systems, has slated the symposium for February 25 to 28, 2003, at the American Club Kohler, WI.

GPC Now Offers Child-Resistant and Senior-Friendly Pharm Packages

Graphic Packaging Corp. (GPC) reports a new offering for its pharmaceutical customers: The folding carton converter says it now has drug packaging (for commercial and clinical products) that's designed to be child-resistant yet provides senior citizens with improved opening ease.

FTA Narrow Web Survey Says 70% to Invest in Capital in Next Year

A recent Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA) survey provides a statistical breakdown of member narrow web operations.

Package Printer Steps Up Production 50% with Creo's Brisque Pack

Creo reports trade shops, printers, and converters around the world are embracing Brisque Pack packaging workflow, what the co. calls "the affordable, easy-to-use solution that streamlines the step-and-repeat process and drives offset or flexographic computer-to-plate (CTP) devices."

Esko-Graphics Intros Digital Die Cutting

Esko-Graphics North America announces the introduction of the Kongsberg DCM 22 Digital Die Cutting system for converting applications.

August 9, 2002Smurfit Takes MDP Bid

CHICAGO, IL -- Jefferson Smurfit shareholders voted to accept the $3.7 million (US) Madison Dearborn takeover bid earlier this week. According to the

Strategies for Max Productivity by ei3

Want to improve productivity, product quality, and cost savings? At the upcoming Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA) Emerging Technologies conference, ei3 Corp. CEO Brett Smith will explain how online engineering support and web-enabled data acquisition and reporting software can provide all these benefits.

Tufco Sales Up 2.1 MIL from Q2 This Year

Tufco Technologies, a provider of diversified custom packaging solutions, specialty printing services, and paint sundries, reports the co.'s Q3 2002 sales are up $2.1 million (US), total of $20.5 million, a 12 percent increase from the second quarter (Q2).

AVT Q2 Earnings: "Highest in History"

HOD-HASHARON, ISRAEL -- Advanced Vision Technology Ltd. (AVT), a provider of machine vision-based automatic inspection systems for the printing industry,

AWA News: Release Liner Line-Up; Self-Adhesive Labelstock to Slow

Suppliers and producers of release liners will want to check out Alexander Watson Associates' upcoming Release Liner Conference—North America: In-Depth Review of the Value Chain and Industry Issues and Opportunities.

Weyerhaeuser Closes Kentucky Containerboard Machine

As a result of Willamette Industries integration into the forest paper products giant, Weyerhaeuser will shutdown its 200,000-ton-capacity corrugating medium machine located in its Hawesville, KY, plant late summer 2002.

Labelexpo Registration Now at Your Fingertips

Labelexpo Americas 2002 sponsor Tarusus is urging on-line registration for the September 10-12, 2002, event. To be held at the Donald E. Stephens Center, Rosemont (Chicago), IL, Labelexpo Americas, says Tarsus, is the largest and best attended event for the label/narrow web industry...

DuPont & EarthShell Partner Up for Environmental Packaging

EarthShell Corp. reports it has signed a definitive alliance agreement with DuPont. According to the co., the alliance combines EarthShell's patented composite material technology with DuPont's materials, development, manufacturing, and marketing expertise to offer environmentally preferable packaging to the food-service packaging market.

PCMC Touts Next Gearless Generation: Infiniti II

Paper Converting Machine Co. (PCMC) unveils its Infiniti II, which the co. says is "the latest advance in press technology." The Infiniti II flexographic gearless printing press combines innovative features from previous press designs, the Infiniti and the Avanti, says mfr.

MeadWestvaco to Close Envelope Plant

MeadWestvaco reports it plans to close its Consumer and Office Products Group envelope plant located in Worcester, MA, by late September 2002.

Water Ink Technologies Doubles UV Capacity

Water Ink Technologies more than doubles its capacity to produce UV (ultraviolet) inks with an opening of a new plant in Charlotte, NC. Co. also reports its president is recipient of CPCC's annual Franklin Award.

FTA Seeks Digital, Flex-Pack, Ink, Plate Experts for Mexico City Meeting

According to the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), the final agenda for the group's International Flexo Seminar (October 23 - 24, 2002) is nearing completion.

Brand Protection: 'How the Leaders Do It' at Pira Event

Did you know counterfeiting amounts to losses of $280 billion globally? That's accoring to Pira Intl., who adds: "Counterfeiting, parallel markets, and passing off are big and growing challenges to brand owners around the globe. Protecting your most valuable asset, your brand, has never been so important."

NAPL Reports Pause in Print's Recession Recovery

PARAMUS, NJ -- Print's recovery from the recession has paused, reports the National Assn. for Printing Leadership. The news is featured in NAPL's summer

Global Expertise at AIMCAL

An outstanding roster of top consultants, members of academia, and practioners is scheduled to give presentations on all aspects of web coating at the upcoming AIMCAL fall technical conference, says the trade group.

RIT Tests Substrate Array on Indigo

PALO ALTO, CA -- HP Indigo reports testing of compatible substrates for its HP Indigo press 3000 (formerly Indigo UltraStream 2000) at the printing applications

Smurfit-Stone to Sell Industrial Packaging to Caraustar for $80 MIL

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. announced July 22, 2002, that Jefferson Smurfit Corp., its wholly owned subsidiary, has entered into an agreement to sell the company's industrial packaging operations to Caraustar Industries, Inc.

Labelexpo Americas: Visitor Line-Up Is Global

Visitors from more than 60 countries will be attending Labelexpo Americas 2002, says Tarsus, show sponsor. Tarsus is calling the September 10–12, 2002, "the most important event yet in its 16-year history."

AICC SuperCorr to Focus on Profitability

SuperCorr Trade Fair, Sponsored by the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters; September 26, 2002, Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Seminar Addresses UV/EB Curable Technology

What's the skinny on UV and EB technology? A recent UV seminar provided PFFC AND YOU with info about the use of radiation technology in the industry.

Komori Rolls Out Offset Innovation with Style

Komori America says its new 40-in. LS40 offset press is "one of the most effective presses made to date." The OEM reports the press delivers increased speeds, reduced makeready and changeover times, and more versatility.

Corus to Increase Foil Prices

Corus L.P. announces a price increase for all of its foil orders (Corus L.P. Aluminum Rolled Products) by $.05 to .08 per lb., depending on specific product lines. Price increase is effective with orders acknowledged week ending September 7, 2002, co. says.

Energy Curable Narrow Web Systems New at Labelexpo Americas

Labelexpos Americas 2002 is slated for September 10–12, 2002, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, (Chicago), IL.

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