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AVT Experiences Growth in 2006

Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) reports a successful 2006 with sales of $28.5 million, up 13.2% over 2005.

Covering All the Bases

Paper and foil converting plant installs latest dock seal technology, provides protection against potential loading dock seal fire hazards.

AWA Publishes P-S Outlook

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has published the North American Pressure-Sensitive Graphic Arts Film Market Outlook 2006.

EDI Receives Patent for Flat Die

Extrusion Dies Industries has been granted a patent for a flat die design that is said to reduce downtime for lip adjustment required with each product run, enhance gauge profiles, and yield a uniform layer structure in coextrusion.

RBP Chemical Opens Production Facility in India

RBP Chemical Technology has opened a production facility in suburban Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India.

Flyer Describes Paper Laminating Adhesive

National Adhesives has published a flyer on 32-541A resin UC adhesive, a new high performance adhesive that reportedly can help paper laminators attain maximum line speeds and reduce adhesive usage and production costs.

Acquisition Pricing is at Record, but Unsustainable, Levels

Acquisition pricing for middle market deals (those with a transaction price between $2-$250 million) is currently at a record level. The last time the middle market saw deal pricing anywhere near this level was in the middle-1980s. The current pricing level is not sustainable. When it ends, it is unlikely that we will see deal pricing at this level probably for at least 20 years.

GMG Sales Rise 40% in 2006

GMG has boosted its sales by 40% compared to 2005, a year, like 2004, in which sales had already risen by more than 50% compared to the previous year.

United Graphic Systems Expands ADAST Sales and Service

United Graphic Systems has expanded its territory to become the exclusive ADAST Factory Direct Dealer for the Eastern USA.

Online Adhesive Solutions Center Supports Flex-Pack Users

Rohm and Haas will offer an online resource for the flexible packaging industry that discusses adhesive facts, recommends proper uses, and highlights performance benefits.

EMAF Releases Study

The Envelope Manufacturers Assn. Foundation for Paper-Based Communications has released a new study, titled, "2006-2008 Global Postal Trends and New Market Opportunities for Envelope Manufacturers."

Flint Group Increases Prices

Flint Group's North American Packaging and Sheetfed Div. has increased prices on all packaging and commercial inks.

Motionworks Receives Montalvo Sales Award

Nick Herman of Montionworks received a 24-year service award from Montalvo Corp.

The ABCs of In-Mold Labeling

RBS Technologies will hold it's yearly in-mold labeling seminar March 22, 2007, at the Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center in Skokie, IL.

Fox Valley Technical College Adds Kodak Equipment

A new Kodak Trendsetter 400 II Quantum Platesetter at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) will serve dual purposes: hands-on training for the next generation of graphic communications providers and improved turnaround time for customers of the school's in-plant print shop.

Blanchard Distributes Dalim Software

Blanchard Systems has been appointed master distributor for Dalim Software products in North America, supporting a network of resellers in the United States and Canada.

CRG Consolidates

The Channeled Resources Group has consolidated all its businesses into one entity, the Channeled Resources Group (CRG) of Chicago.

E-Mail Alerts for ICC Profile Changes

Matik New Gietz Distributor

Gietz has appointed Matik North America as the exclusive distributor in North America for its Swiss-made line of sheetfed and web foil stamping machines.

Loparex Adds Capacity

Loparex announces several capital investments to add paper coating and film blowing capacity, and to streamline operations within North America.

Europe is Getting Ready for ICE

With two months to go, new companies still are signing up to exhibit at ICE 2007 March 27-29 in Munich.

New Online Home for T.J. Walker & Assoc.

New Online Parts Store

The Extrusion Systems Group of Davis-Standard has opened an online parts store located at

First UK Customers Install Label Traxx

Tailored Solutions has installed Label Traxx management software for narrow web label printers at two United Kingdom customers.

Kodak at Package Design 07

At the upcoming Package Design 07 Conference, Kodak will show packaging designers and brand owners how a combination of workflow, thermal CTP, and proofing solutions can help ensure consistent, accurate brand colors and packaging.

Esko Launches New Site

Esko's Web site has been complete redesigned and will offer new content and format.

InteliCoat Continued Registration

InteliCoat has earned continued registration of its South Hadley, MA, headquarters to ISO 9001:2000.

Registration Incentive for INFO*FLEX

Foundation of Flexographic Technical Assn. (FFTA) has a new incentive for its 2007 Forum & INFO*FLEX attendees and exhibitors: each attendee will be entered into a drawing for a flat-panel LCD HDTV-ready television.

New Steel Locations in IL and OH

Bohler-Uddeholm Corp., manufacturer of high-quality tool steels, announces new locations for its Steel Stores in Illinois and Southern Ohio.

Flexotecnica Has Successful 2006

Flexotecnica saw strong sales of its New Generation (NG) models in the U.S. in 2006.

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