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Suppliers Combine to Present "UV Flexo for Food Packaging" Project at Drupa 2008

GIDUE, IST Metz, Air Liquide, Softal, and Sun Chemical will team up to present what they say is the first turnkey UV flexo printing solution specifically designed

Popular PIA/GATFPress Title On Production Maintenance Receives Update

PITTSBURG, PA | PIA/GATFPress has released the latest edition of Total Production Maintenance: A Guide for the Printing Industry, “in order to help printers realize their full potential,” according to the association

Keating North America Receives Top Supplier Award

HARTSVILLE, SC | Sonoco, among the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced that Philip Morris USA has named its Keating North America unit a 2007 Supplier of the Year for Excellence in Innovation

T S Converting Equipment/Elite Cameron Launches Website

SOMERSET, UK | T S Converting Equipment Ltd/Elite Cameron recently launched its new website,, which the company says will become the focal point for its sales, as the range and diversity of its equipment has increased dramatically over the last five years, the company states.

Chesapeake Plant First in China to Receive PS9000:2001 Certification for Printed Pharmaceutical Packaging

RICHMOND, VA | Chesapeake Corp.’s manufacturing plant in Kunshan, China, recently became the first facility in China to receive PS9000:2001 certification, according to the company

Montalvo Offers Free Data Sheet For Advanced Dancer Roller

GORHAM, ME | The Montalvo Corp. is offering a free data sheet for its new D-3400 dancer controller, which was developed to provide accurate, repeatable tension control for unwind applications that use dancer arm control systems.

MeadWestvaco Becomes MVW in Global Rebranding Inititiative

RICHMOND, VA | MeadWestvaco Corp. recently unveiled its new corporate identity as “MWV: How brands take shape.”

Zip-Pak's Website Reflects Global Market Focus

MANTENO, IL | Zip-Pak, a manufacturer of resealable packaging technology, has launched a new website to serve as a global resource for innovations and trends in resealable packaging at

CMM Appoints Coordinators of "Innovative Technology Centers"

Building on the success of the two new Technology Centers that debuted at CMM Intl. 2007, PennWell is adding a third Technology Center

Jeco Plastic Products Pallets Featured in Drupa Booths

Pallets from Jeco Plastic Products, a designer and manufacturer of plastic pallets and containers, will be featured on several stands at Drupa 2008

GSI Technologies Wins 'Below the Radar' Award

GSI Technologies, LLC, was recently honored by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago with a First Place "Below the Radar" Award

Dow Chemical Announces Hollow Plastic Pigment Latex Price Increase

The Dow Chemical Co. has announced price increases for all hollow plastic pigment latex products by $0.11/lb (dry)

Bobst Acquires Fischer & Krecke Group

The Bobst Group has announced the acquisition of 100% of the Fischer & Krecke Group, in Germany, effective March 31. Bobst says the purchase is part of its strategy to expand its operations

Sinapse to Launch New Press Training Simulator Products at Drupa

SAINT AUBIN, France | Sinapse Graphic Intl., a supplier of training simulators for web and sheetfed presses, will introduce a range of new press training simulator products and services at Drupa

Loparex Group to Sell Businesses to Mondi

WILLOWBROOK, IL | Loparex Group has signed a share purchase agreement with Mondi Coating BV concerning the sale of Loparex Oy (Lohja plant), Loparex Ltd (Glossop plant), as well as Loparex's printing and slitting terminals located in Poland and Thailand.

Heidelberg Sees Drupa as an Opportunity - For Converters

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY | Bernhard Schreier, CEO of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), sees Drupa as a trend barometer for the printing industry

Web Handling, Consulting Services Offered On-Site

MADISON, NJ | Seminars For Engineers is expanding its web handling and converting training services by offering to bring their seminars and instructors’ consulting expertise on site to any company’s location

Maxcess Univ. Partners with CMM 2009

Maxcess Intl., a supplier of engineered components for the web handling industry, announced the co-location of Maxcess Univ. Conference Week with CMM 2009 to create "valuable efficiencies for converters,"

KBA North America Continues Growth in Large Sheetfed Market

Global press manufacturer KBA North America announces its continued strong growth in the large- and super-large sheetfed press market

SmartColour to Demonstrate Color Matching at FUSE 2008

NEW YORK, NY | Brand owners and designers visiting the SmartColour booth at FUSE 2008 will learn how they can select and match colors on a variety of substrates and maintain the same color in their designs that they view on the computer screen with the final packaged product on retailer shelves

Rohm and Haas To Exhibit Solvent Free Adhesives at Drupa

PHILADELPHIA, PA | Specialty Materials Company Rohm and Haas will present advanced, solvent-free laminating adhesives at Drupa 2008. These adhesives products are said to enhance environmental benefits and productivity for food packaging

Nordmeccanica to Demonstrate Laminator at Drupa

Nordmeccanica will be demonstrating its Super Duplex Compact, a machine designed for high quality and high performance lamination using 100% Solid Adhesives, at Drupa 2008

AIMCAL's Converting School to Host Upcoming Courses

The Converting School, which has been launched by the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators (AIMCAL) to provide productivity-enhancing educational opportunities for members of the converting industry, is hosting two upcoming courses in Philadelphia, PA.

Fujifilm's Emphasizes Digital 'Printing Solutions' at Spring Exhibitions

Fujifilm is revealing the impact of several recent acquisitions at several industry events this spring, where the company will showcase the individual and collaborative offerings of FUJIFILM Graphic Systems, FUJIFILM Sericol and FUJIFILM Dimatix

Flexo4all Partners to Exhibit at Drupa 2008

MILAN, ITALY | Flexo4all Partners will demonstrate its flexographic expertise at Drupa 2008 with print samples and production workflows

AWA Publishes Global Release Liner Review

MCLEAN, VA | AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has published "Release Liner Markets Global Review 2008,"

Tekra Named Authorized Distributor For SABIC Innovative Plastics

Tekra Corp., a worldwide supplier of engineered plastic films, has become an authorized distributor for the polycarbonate film products of SABIC Innovative Plastics in the US and Canada

Dr. J. Keith Good to Keynote Applied Web Handling Conference

Web handling expert Dr. J. Keith Good will present the keynote address, “Winding Models: Using Science to Profit,” at the Applied Web Handling Conference

Gloucester Engineering Signs Record Labor Contract

Gloucester, MA | Gloucester Engineering Co. has announced the signing the longest labor contract term in the company’s history

W&H Offers Increased Output By Retrofitting Older Equipment

LINCOLN, RI | Converters in the flexible packaging sector have known Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) as a supplier of blown film extrusion lines and printing presses

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