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Rohm & Haas, Nordmeccanica Host Sustainable Packaging Demo

A gathering of major equipment and materials companies who are leading development efforts for sustainable packaging for food and consumer products will take place in conjunction with Earth Day 2009 celebrations, Wednesday, April 22.

Study Documents Opportunities in European Medical Packaging

As the adoption of single-use medical disposables grows faster in Europe, it has created a parallel market for specialty medical packaging that must meet the highest possible technical standards.

Coating & Ink Research Institute Will Host Open House

Demonstrations of high tech printing-related test equipment recently imported from Testprint in the Netherlands will be among the highlights of an open house at the Coating and Ink Research Institute (CIRI) in Bethlehem on Wednesday, April 15.

Grafitalia, Converflex to Showcase Technological Innovation

Grafitalia and Converflex, which will be held at Fiera Milano from March 24-28, 2009, will showcase a complete overview of technological innovations for the printing and paper converting industry.

Pregis Launches 'Advantage Team' Customer Service

Pregis Corp., a supplier of protective packaging solutions, has launched The Advantage Team customer service brand and “we make it happen” tagline.

INFO*FLEX 2009 Is 85 Percent Sold Out

Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FFTA) 2009 INFO*FLEX Exhibition will be the United States’ largest printing and in-line converting event of the year.

Management Software Webinar Trains Flexo Narrow Web Label Printers

Label Traxx by Tailored Solutions ( —a popular print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters worldwide—has added webinar-based training to its training options, enabling users to reduce training costs while learning the latest software techniques and shortcuts.

CDigital Invests in Xeikon Imaged Film Technology

Xeikon (, a div. of Punch Graphix (, has announced that CDigital, a leader in providing full color digital heat transfers to the product decoration industry, has made the decision to enhance their current operations by implementing new Xeikon technology.

DuPont Completes Hurricane Ike Recovery at Texas Plant

DuPont’s ( Sabine River Works plant marked the completion of the Hurricane Ike restart project. The site’s ethylene unit began operation the week of February 16 and was the site’s final unit to return to normal operation.

TLMI Announces Singer Award Winners

Tag and Label Mfrs. Inst. (TLMI) recently announced the winners of the prestigious Eugene Singer Award for Management Excellence.

Study Documents Opportunities in European Medical Packaging

The specialty medical packaging is documented in a new study from AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. (, European Specialty Packaging Market Outlook 2008, an overview of the market and the opportunities it presents for medical packaging companies and their suppliers.

Kopco Wins Eugene Singer Award

Congratulations goes to Kopco Graphics, Inc., Brandenton, FL

Aquaflex Reports Impressive Sales Increase

Aquaflex has reported that 2008 sales revenue increased 73% over 2007, with the number of presses sold internationally increasing four-fold

Global Conference Examines Release Liner Issues, Opportunities

The 2009 Global Release Liner Industry Conference, to be held March 4–6, 2009, in Miami, FL, will explore both opportunities and issues in an industry that provides technical functionality across a variety of markets

SPI Opens 'Multilingual Online Resource'

To help international visitors prepare for NPE2009 and increase the return on their NPE investment, the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.(SPI) this month opened a multilingual online resource as a special section of the NPE2009 website

Screen Creates New Product Support Group

Screen (USA) has created an umbrella product support group for print-on-demand, computer-to-plate and workflow systems

IPACK-IMA 2009 Supports Growth of Pet Food Packaging

IPACK-IMA 2009, to be held March 24 to 28, 2009, at FieraMilano, in Milano, Italy, is expected to be strategic to the growth of the pet food industry

Exclusive PFFC Interview with Mesirow Financial's John Chrysikopoulos

Exclusive PFFC interview with John Chrysikopoulos, the new managing director at the New York office of Mesirow Financial.

SPE Names Finalists in Clean Plastics Technology Competition

The Plastics Environmental Div. of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) or has announced the finalists for a competition at the Clean Technology Business Forum

Mesirow Picks Managing Director

Mesirow Financial ( announces today that John Chrysikopoulos joins the firm’s Corporate Investment Banking group as a managing director

Study Details Status of North American Tape Markets

The North American Specialty Tape Market Supply-side Analysis 2008 is the first of a planned series of assessments of the current status of the regional specialty tape markets

CMM Virtual Trade Show is Staged 8 A.M.-6 P.M. On February 11

CMM Live! – The CMM Virtual Trade Shop–is anticipated to provide converting and industry professionals worldwide with a unique, interactive online networking opportunity

Conference Focuses On Retort Pouch Developments

Retort-Pouch-2009, the fifth annual dedicated retort pouch conference, will be held April 7-9, 2009, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Monroe Township (near Princeton, NJ)

Pack Expo Poll Confirms Importance of Sustainable Adhesives

Specialty materials company Rohm and Haas has announced the results of a poll that confirms the increasing importance and role of sustainable adhesives for companies using and making laminated flexible packaging

Labelexpo India Show Attracts 5,000 Visitors

The India Label Show, which took place on December 3-6, 2008, at Pragati Maidan New Delhi, attracted nearly 5,000 visitors from India, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. As part of the Labelexpo Global Series, the exhibition had almost 200 exhibitors with a variety of working machinery on display

Lambeau Stadium Hosting Second Annual CONVERTERS EXPO

Converting Influence is gearing up for its second annual CONVERTERS EXPO, to be held March 5, 2009 at Lambeau Stadium, home of the Green Bay Packers

Edale Appoints Indian Distributor

Edale Ltd., manufacturers of narrow web printing and converting presses, has appointed Printers Supply Co. as its distributor and agent in the Indian subcontinent

North American Market Study & Sourcebook 2008 Available

The growth in North American label volume demand is estimated at 2.5% in 2007

Second Annual Converters Expo Set for March

Converting Influence has announced plans for its second annual CONVERTERS EXPO to be held again at Lambeau Stadium, home of the Green Bay Packers

Aluminum Association's Sustainability Specialist Speaks at China Forum

The Aluminum Assn. took part in the 2008 China Aluminum Forum in Sanya, Hainan Province, China. Sustainability Specialist Marshall Wang addressed the topic: “Aluminum Industrial Players, How to Survive Financial Tsunami.”

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