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Demand for Details and Innovation: FTA Surveys Towel and Tissue Manufacturers

A non-scientific poll of Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) members engaged in the printing of towel, tissue, and napkin products (nonwovens and disposables) found this type of plant typically employs 200 workers; utilizes 11 presses; runs more than 20 jobs daily; and consumes some 5,000 gallons of ink monthly.

Enercon Names More Global Reps

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI -- Enercon now will be represented by United Printing and METI Spolka z o.o. for the treating manufacturer's narrow web corona treating

Summer in the City: Sheetfed Conference Slated for June in Chicago

GATF and NAPL's 10th Annual Sheetfed Pressroom conference will feature printing experts from across the country, addressing mission critical issues, says conference sponsors, the Graphic Art Technical Foundation (GATF) and National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL).

Smurit-Stone Board Sales Division on Web to Provide More Customer Info.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. today announced the launch of a new web site, "an interactive [portal] with news and information about Smurfit-Stone containerboard products, mill and sales office locations, and an array of services offered by the Board sales division.

Polytype America Relocates US Offices to Hackettstown, NJ

Polytype America reports it has relocated its converting equipment office from its previous location in Easton, PA, to new offices in Hackettstown, NJ, USA.

Creo Invests Millions in printCafe

Creo Products Inc. reports it has invested $23.6 million (US) in printCafe, Inc., as part of a $39.6 million private placement of equity and debt.

KPG Completes Imation Deal

NORWALK, CT -- Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) announced today it has completed its acquistion of Imation's worldwide color-proofing and color-software

Money-to-Be-Made: Gravure Tips Round Out GAA Annual Pressroom Conference

Gravure printers will want to check out the Gravure Association of America's annual Pressroom Conference in a few weeks—and the GAA is taking steps to make it easier for you.

Mark Andy/Comco Flexo Feast Feeds Minds of Converting Industry

From maximizing technical and technological developments to tips on how to expand service offerings, the Mark Andy/Comco two-day educational seminar provided converters and industry professionals a veritable feast of information and ideas for their operations.

DuPont Readies for Online Orders

In response to customer needs for faster, more convenient and efficient transactions, DuPont reports it is accepting registrations for direct orders of engineering plastics via its new web site.

Converter Multi-Plastics Inc. Expands Capabilities to Texas

Multi-Plastics, Inc., reports the opening of its seventh converting facility in North America. The plant will open mid- to late-January 2002 in Dallas, Texas.

Agfa Xcalibur: Jewel in Converter's Crown

The Xcalibur VLF "breakthrough" system reportedly brings new simplicity and quality to the demands of package printers, says its manufacturer, Agfa. And one of Agfa's customers, Superior Lithographics—a 15-year-old, Los Angeles, California-based operation—is quick to agree. The package-printing plant reports the Xcalibur CTP (computer-to-plate) system has been a jewel in its production crown.

CIP4 Releases JDF Developer ToolKit

ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND -- CIP4 (Intl. Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress) annnounced today the public release

SGIA Launches Virtual Trade Show

Thousands of SGIA (Screenprinting & Graphic Imaging Association) members around the world now can find the products, equipment, and supplies they need online via the group's new Virtual Trade Show, reports SGIA.

Barco's Webcenter Offers Web-Based Packaging Design

Barco Graphics says its pleased to offer on-line product demonstrations for its popular WebCenter web-based packaging design communication software—any time, any where—if you have Internet access.

CM Acquisitions LLC to Acquire American Roller Co.

CM Acquisitions LLC, a Chicago, IL-based private equity firm, announced earlier this month it's agreed to acquire American Roller Co. The sale is effective as of the close of business on December 28, 2001.

Dri-Tec Gets New Owner

MILWAUKEE, WI -- Dri-Tec, Inc., has announced David Kuehl has purchased a majority interest in the company from its current owner, Paul Gaspardo. According

See Mark Andy's Latest in Miami

Visitors to this year's Graphics of the Americas (GOA) will be able to see Mark Andy's latest, reports the press manufacturer. "Mark Andy will feature printing solutions designed to meet the demanding needs of today's converter."

It's a Wrap: RIT's New Packaging Seminar

Rochester Institute of Technology now is offering a new seminar course on the rapidly expanding field of package printing, says the Institute. Introduction to Packaging Printing will be presented April 2–5, 2002, at RIT.

Pillar Offers Ozone Generation for Coaters and Laminators

HARTLAND, WI, USAPillar Technologies now offers ozone-generation equipment for the extrusion and coating laminating industry, says the co. According to

World Label Shipments to Grow thru 2005, Reports Freedonia

World label shipments are forecast to advance at an annual pace of nearly 7% through the 2005, says The Freedonia Group, Inc. The group says this growth will take shipments to a level of 32 billion sq m, valued at $61.5 billion (US).

Flexo Printing to Outpace GNP in 2002, Says FTA

North America's 6,000-plus flexographic printing establishments will produce in excess of $85 billion (US) of printed work in 2002. That's the Flexographic Technical Association's best estimate and is part of the organization's business-based analysis that was presented to the FTA's board of directors in early December.

Pactiv to Build Western Center in US

Pactiv Corp. recently announced plans to build a Western regional distribution center in Bakersfield, CA. According to the packaging manufacturer, this center will complete Pactiv's "one face to the customer" strategy and will expand Pactiv's improved service capability to 100% of the US.

MACtac Supplies P-S Material for USPS Commemorative Stamps in Wake of September 11 Terrorist Attack

MACtac recently announced it will supply pressure-sensitive (p-s) material for more than 310 million "United We Stand" commemorative stamps. According to MACtac, the stamp was designed by Terry McCaffery of the USPS, has been available nationwide since November 5, and features a an "Old Glory" graphic.

CreoScitex and DuPont Promote Proofing

CreoScitex and DuPont say together, they now offer customers a complete proofing system. According to CreoScitex, the companies have established a worldwide, strategic alliance "to promote and enhance thermal halftone proofing systems based on DuPont WaterProof thermal halftone proofing media for CreoScitex CTP (computer-to-plate) proofing systems."

Enercon Enters Japan

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI--Enercon has added a major operating center to its line-up. According to the co., the new addition is based in Osaka, Japan, and will

Packaging and the EnvironmentEarthShell Technology to Grow Green Pkg. in US and Asia

SANTA BARBARA, CA--Environmentally friendly packaging may sustain a big boost here in the US and in Asia in upcoming years--if EarthShell Corporation

Preferred Systems Inc. Calls It Quits

Preferred Systems Inc. (PSI), announces it has discontinued operations as of November 30, 2001. All future correspondence should be forwarded to: P.O. Box 270049, Hartford, WI, 53027-0049, says the co.'s former president, Jeffrey Otto.

WIN 200 Best Buy Bucks from Prime UV

CAROL STREAM, IL--Log on to primeuv.com for a chance to win a $200 Best Buy gift certificate. According to Prime UV, its is running a holiday Internet

BST Pro Mark Inspects on Clemson's Comco

ELMHURST, IL--BST Pro Mark has donated a web inspection system to Clemson University. reports the co. Installed on the universitiy's Comco (comcointl.com)

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