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Korber NA Revamp Due to Market

HAMBURG, GERMANY & SHEBOYGAN, WI--Körber PaperLink GmbH (a member of the intl. Körber group) is reporting a "restructuring of activities due to the current

Smurfit-Stone Powers Efficiency with CreoScitex

Smurfit-Stone says its getting more efficient with CreoScitex's new Prinergy Powerpack workflow.

ScenicSoft Ranks in Washington's Fast 100

LYNNWOOD, WA--ScenicSoft is proud to announce its inclusion in the Puget Sound Business Journal's annual ranking for the fifth year in a row. The digital

Valmet There for You 24-7

Valmet Converting reports a unique approach to customer-focused communications for service and support. The co. says the new Valmet 24-7 HelpLine was launched at K 2001 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Battling the Biothreats

UPDATED 12/21/01—With its arduous R&D efforts and its innovative technology, once again, the converting industry is stepping front and center to face a national crisis. Fortunately, the anthrax-in-the-mail problem has waned, but the industry still is investigating ways to protect our mail and our nation's life-sustaining food supply.

Pack-Secure: Critical Conference for Current Crisis

The converting industry continues to make significant strides toward making life safer; a prompt reaction to the recent anthrax problem and the potential of an attack that could use bio-agents to contaminate the US food supply. Security is something we're all paying a bit more attention to these days...

Anthrax & Printing: GATF and /PIA to Help Calm Newfound Fears

Though Halloween is almost a month behind us, we in the US still are getting our share of "scares." Anthrax carries on its grisly spectacle, and despite a drop in newly reported anthrax cases over the last few weeks, terrorism, especially bio-terrorism, continues to weigh heavily on our collective conscious.

Pactiv Sells Single-Faced Corrugated Business

Pactiv Corp. announced today the sale of its single-faced corrugated Netherland-based business to Palm Industrie Beteiligungs GmbH Co. KG. The single-faced corrugated business had sales of approximately $20 million in 2000, and, reports the co., the sale of this business is another step in the restructuring of its protective and flexible packaging segment that was announced in January 2001.

Flint Ink Donates Thousands to September 11 Charities

Together the Flint Ink Foundation and Flint Ink worldwide have donated over $290,000 to September 11th charities, reports the ink supplier.

Packaging Mfr. Gets Efficient with Concord Software

Packaging Personified Selects Concord’s Axapta for ConvertingATLANTA, GA--Concord Business Systems Inc. announced the Carol Stream, IL-based Packaging

CreoScitex to Be Just "Plain" Creo; Impressive Rock-Tenn Installation Proves Creo Products Are Anything But

Creo Products Inc. will consolidate all of the company's activities and businesses under one brand name and logo, the company announced today. According to the Canadian-based manufacturer, beginning January 2002, it will phase out the name "CreoScitex," and the Creo logo will be updated.

NAPIM Survey Finds Printers Are Focused on Ink Performance on Press, Not on Price

America's packaging printers want their ink to perform on press as well or better than advertised. That's the key finding of a recent survey distributed among 2,000 printers by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM).

Italian Industry Associations Cover Converting News

Two Italian industry associations, ACIMGA and UCIMA, are making converting industry news available on their web sites.

Canadian Partners Graphic Support Carries Purup-Eskofot Products

Partners Graphic Support (PGS) recently announced a distribution agreement for all Purup-Eskofot prepress products, say the Canadian graphics arts industry supplier.

LPS Pouches Provide Added Security

MOONACHIE, NJ--In reponse to consumers' increasing product security concerns, LPS Industries has developed "unit specific bar coding." Now available on

K Show Visitors Down, But Plastics Show Organizer Says Business Is Good

K 2001 show organizer, Messe Düsseldorf, reports a "pleasing" outcome, despite a 12% drop in attendance from 1998.

Envelope Maker Touts "Safer" Glama-lope Solution; Reports Sharp Sales Increase

CTI Paper USA, Inc. confirms sharp sales increases in Glama-lope translucent envelopes and Glama Natural translucent papers, which the co. says provide added security for direct mail and personal end uses.

Post-Millennium Envelope Report Predicts Big Change

The Envelope Manufacturers Association and the EMA Foundation for Paper-Based Communications recently released The Emergence of the Post-Millennium Envelope Manufacturing Industry. According to the trade groups, the report suggests the envelope-making industry is about to undergo a dramatic change...

BASF and Heidelberg Announce Alliance

BASF recently announced its North American Printing Systems group has formed an alliance with Heidelberg Canada Graphic Equipment Ltd. The agreement enables Heidelberg to distribute BASF's line of K+E Printing Inks in Canada.

C.A. Litzler Offers New Dryer

CLEVELAND, OH--As a result of C.A. Litzler Co. Inc.'s acquisition of Thermovation Engineering ( a custom designer of infrared ovens) and a combination

PGI Provides Industry with Price-Friendly Proofing Product

Polaroid Graphics Imaging (PGI) LLC announces a pricing "breakthrough" in its proofing system offerings.

Enercon Expands Rep Network with Canada's Canflexographics

Enercon Industries Corp. reports its surface-treating products can be purchased in Canada through Canflexographics, Brampton, Ontario. According to the co., Canflexographics now is Enercon's exclusive Canadian sales representative, providing sales and service support for Enercon's full line of narrow and wide web surface-treatment systems.

Flexo Operations: Help Is Here! BST Pro Mark DFI Donation Trains Future Flexo Workforce

With the donation of its Powerscope video web inspection system, BST Pro Mark now is among the suppliers helping DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI) students get a hands-on education.

Agfa Assists in September 11 Aftermath

From ongoing attacks on Afghanistan to Anthrax in the US to civil unrest in Pakiston to the turbulent turns of the stock market, since September 11th, world affairs continue to keep global citizens teetering between a sense of well-being and panic. But many companies (from across the globe) are contributing to a sense of stability by donating their efforts...

Sonoco Completes Purchase of Phoenix Packaging

Sonoco reports it has finished the previously announced purchase of Phoenix Packaging Corp., a privately held co. headquartered in North Canton, OH.

PCMC Announces New Nonwoven and Custom Capabilities

Custom-built and nonwovens machinery are just two more things that customers now can get from Paper Converting Machine Co. The Green Bay, WI-based converting equipment supplier says it has formed two new groups within its Special Products Division: the Custom Machine-Building Group and the Nonwovens Group.

Chromas Technologies Relocates Headquarters to St. Bruno, QC, Canada

Chromas Technologies reports, as of October 29, 2001, the company will be headquartered in St-Bruno, Quebec, Canada.

Amcor Selects Davis-Standard ProPak Die Technology; ProPak to Be Highlighted at Co.'s K 2001 Booth

Amcor Flexibles Europe says its pleased with Davis-Standard's ProPak die technology. According to Davis-Standard, after extensive research of available technologies worldwide, Amcor selected its ProPak system and installed the die technology in late 2000.

International Paper Exec Retires; IP Announces Organizational Changes

IP (International Paper) executive vice president, C. Wes Smith, will retire, effective at the end of January 2002, says co. chairman/CEO John Dillion.

MAN Roland Survey Says Printers Looking to Invest

WESTMONT, IL--"Despite the economic slowdown, printers realize their best investment right now is in advanced technology," says Man Roland. According

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