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Rotometrics Launches New Logo, Wins Award

RotoMetrics has unveiled its new corporate logo as a means to strengthen international brand identity, which won an award at the Targeted Advertising and Marketing Awards.

Kodak Plate Now Available in the U.S. and Canada

Kodak Thermal Direct non-process printing plate now is commercially available in the United States and Canada.

P-S Graphic Arts Film Market Outlook

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc.'s North American Pressure-Sensitive Graphic Arts Film Market Outlook 2006 provides a current market overview and highlights trends and opportunities for converters and material suppliers.

Roll Stand System

The pre-engineered XP Express roll stand system from Davis-Standard is equipped for the full range of sheet and packaging applications, including capabilities for laminating, solution coating, auxiliary cooling, slitting and trimming, embossing, and protective film.

Pallet Rotator Inverts Entire Pallet Loads

The PalletPal Rotator from Southworth can rotate fully loaded pallets.

Dynasonics Celebrates 30 Years

Dynasonics celebrates its 30th anniversary by recognizing its number one selling flow measurement product in the company's history, the TFXL.

Omet Forms Flexo Project Team

Matik North America, Omet's North American distributor, has formed the Omet Flexo Project to provide information and support to Omet's Varyflex flexo presses.

Northwest Coatings Launches New Site

Northwest Coatings has updated its Web site,, with new features.

Lakeside Installs Visual Scheduling Board

The Lakeside Container Co. has purchased visual scheduling software from Advanced Software.

Drent Goebel and Plant4Print Sign Service Contract

Plant4Print will execute all service and spare part activities for Drent Goebel in the UK.

Xplor Canada Sponsors Print World 2006

The Central Chapter of Xplor Canada will be an official sponsor of Print World 2006 November 18-20 at the Direct Energy Centre in downtown Toronto.

Heidelberg Hosts Packaging Event

Heidelberg recently hosted a two-day packaging event for key industry influencers at its U.S. headquarters. The event focused on showcasing the latest technologies and innovations in the packaging market.

DataLase Opens New US Headquarters

DataLase has opened its new North American headquarters in Atlanta, GA's Technology Park.

Web Spreading and Roll Handling Presentations

During CEMA's November 14-15, 2006, Slitting & Rewinding Seminars, Jeff DAmour, Converter Accessory Corp.'s engineering manager, will offer presentations of his web spreading white paper, "The Science of Web Spreading," and his recently published roll handling white paper.

Sun Chemical Named as Exclusive Distributor for NAMSA

Applications in Intelligent Chromatics (AiC), a div. of Sun Chemical, and NAMSA have announced a marketing agreement in which AiC will be the exclusive distributor of NAMSA's Sterilization Indicating Inks.

Brushfoil Expands Manufacturing Facilities

Brushfoil has completed the expansion of its only manufacturing plant to 15,000 sq. ft. from 10,000 sq. ft.

Comco Wins Packaging Print Award for Alaska

Alaska-Poligrafoformlenie has won the main award in the All-Russia contest for printed packaging. The winning entry was produced on Alaska's new 16-inch Comco ProGlide flexo from Mark Andy.

Meet the AIMCAL Blogmasters

This year's AIMCAL Fall Technical Conference and Intl. Vacuum Web Coating Conference, to be held October 22-25, 2006, will feature a blogmasters breakfast, an opportunity to meet and greet AIMCAL's experts, find out about their blogs, and discuss technical issues.

Harper Reports a Successful Road Show

On August 1, Harper Corp. of America and a group of suppliers updated, informed and entertained an audience of 90 flexo industry professionals with a full day of continuing flexo education at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C., during the final stop on this year’s Harper Flexographic Solutions Tour.

ABB Roadshow Reports Record Attendance

The "Results-Driven Power Control" ABB Low Voltage Products Roadshow was held June 23-24, 2006, and offered training courses, workshops, and multiple product lines on exhibit for more than 200 customers.

AMT Opens New Office

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) has opened a new regional office in San Antonio, TX.

Fujifilm Performs at Highest Levels at IPA Color Proofing RoundUP

Fujifilm's FinalProof GxT digital halftone proofing device ranked in the highest categories at the recent IPA Color Proofing RoundUP, held June 6-8 during the 2006 IPA Technical Conference.

Plastisoft Ranked as One of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies

Plastisoft Corp., a provider of ERP solutions designed for the plastics flexible packaging industry, was named one of Canada's fastest growing companies.

Zip-Pak Exhibits at Pack Expo

Visitors to PACK EXPO Intl. 2006 can view Zip-Pak’s latest advancements in resealable technology and innovative applications at booth S-1214.

Inline P-S Label Printing Reduces Costs

Degussa Silicone RC silicones enable inline silconizing, adhesive coating, and laminate production of pressure-sensitive adhesives.

Dow to Close Plant

The Dow Chemical Company has announced its decision to close its polystyrene (PS) production facility in Ontario, Canada, at the end of 2006.

DRAABE Exhibits at Graph Expo

DRAABE will bring a full display of its humidification and water treatment systems to booth 3448.

Asian Release Liner Market Study

The new and expanded "Asian Release Liner Market Outlook" from AWA Alexander Watson Assoc., represents an up-to-the-minute assessment on the subject.

All in Print China Welcomed 50,000 Visitors

At the recent staging of All in Print China 2006, China Intl. Exhibition for All Printing Technology and Equipment, 671 exhibitors from 26 countries showcased their latest innovations and products for the printing industry to 50,000 trade visitors from 76 nations.

New Book on Coating and Drying Defects

"Coating and Drying Defects: Troubleshooting Operating Problems, 2nd ed.," by Edgar B. Gutoff and Edward D. Cohen, provides manufacturing and quality control personnel, equipment operators and supervisors, and plant engineers and scientists with the full complement of proven tools and techniques for detecting, defining, and eliminating coating defects and operating problems, and for ensuring they do not recur.

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