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BE to Showcase AquaFrost Line at K 2007

Visitors to Brampton Engineering’s (BE) booth (17A22) at K 2007 will see AquaFrost film samples demonstrating the clarity and softness of the film.

Ahlstrom Raises Prices on Label and Packaging Papers

Ahlstrom will increase prices on all its label and packaging papers, as a consequence of the continuous rise of raw materials and energy costs.

Specify and Sample Mohawk's Strathmore Papers Online

Mohawk Fine Papers has launched a new Strathmore specification Web site at, quickly guiding users through the specification of a complete identity system.

CCP Expo 2007 Exhibitors

A complete list of exhibitors at CPP Expo 2007 in Las Vegas.

FTA, SGIA, PIA/GATF Create Sustainable Green Printing Partnership

In an effort to assist the printing community its push for sustainability, the Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA) has partnered with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Assn. (SGIA) and the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) to form the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP Partnership).

DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation Call for Entries

DuPont has announced that it has added a special emphasis on sustainability at its Awards for Packaging Innovation.

CRI Increases Prices on Ink

Color Resolutions Intl. (CRI) has announced that effective November 1, 2007, prices on all packaging inks will be raised from 7% to 14%, depending on the color and resin technology.

AVT Wins New Innovation Award

Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), a supplier of automatic inspection systems, won the "New Innovation" Award in the Label Industry Global Awards 2007 competition.

Slitting & Rewinding Fundamentals for Converters

The CEMA Slitting & Rewinding Fundamentals for Converters Seminar will be held November 13 and 14, 2007, in Minneapolis, MN, and will take you step by step through the best practices techniques in such areas as winding, slitting, cores and cutting, retrofitting, chucks, shafts, spreading, and guiding.

Speakers Invited to Present at Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry Conference

TAPPI is seeking presenters for the 2008 Intl. Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry. The conference will be presented by TAPPI and co-sponsored by the Forest Products Society, and is scheduled for June 25-27, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis, MO.

Klockner Pentaplast Plant Expands PE Capacity

The Klockner Pentaplast Group will add to its North American production capacity for polyester films at the company's Beaver, WV, plant.

Atlas Launches Webinar Education Programs

Atlas Material Testing Technology announces that client education programs soon will be available online. These Webinars are designed to help weathering professionals and product manufacturers continue their weathering education and learn more about the factors of weathering testing.

2008 TAPPI Coating & Graphic Arts Conference Call for Papers

Technical paper submissions are invited for the 2008 TAPPI Coating & Graphic Arts Conference will be held May 4-7, 2008, in Dallas, TX, in conjunction with the TAPPI Papermakers Conference and PIMA Intl. Management Conference. Submissions are due by December 14, 2007.

Summer Industries Forms Relationship with Haddon House

Summer Industries, a manufacturer of rigid paperboard containers, has entered into an exclusive packaging relationship with Haddon House Food Products, a leader in specialty foods marketing and distribution.

Full House for TLMI Technical Conference

More than 350 attendees gathered for the Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst. (TLMI) Technical Conference, the highest turnout numbers in the event's history.

Ampac Acquires Retort Pouch Converter

Ampac Packaging has acquired Floeter Flexible Packaging Group for an undisclosed amount. Floeter specializes in stand-up pouch converting and is known for its retort pouchmaking cability.

F.L. Smith November Open House for Envelope Converters

F.L. Smith Machine Co. will hold an Open House with equipment demonstrations for envelope converters November 6-8, 2007, at its Duncansville, PA, plant. Each day, there will be multiple demonstrations of the SW Sideseam web machine with the enhanced servo press model ESP, the FPC Servo multi substrate press, and the SR Servo Rotamatic machine.

ExxonMobil Chemical and EskoArtwork Partner to Produce Color Accurate Digital Label Printing Software

ExxonMobil Chemical and EskoArtwork have teamed up to develop a complete solution for assuring color accurate digital label printing, a bundle based on PacVantage software and technology.

Bobst Acquires Fischer & Krecke

The Grautoff family, majority shareholder of Fischer & Krecke, has signed an agreement concerning the sale of its shares to Bobst Group.

Dow Sells Ethafoam Business to Sealed Air

Dow Chemical Co. has signed an agreement for Sealed Air Corp. to purchase certain assets of Dow's Ethafoam performance foam business.

Maxson Sheeter Debuts at CMM Show

Maxson Automatic Machinery Co. debuted the MDH sheeter with a dual position roll stand at CMM Intl. 2007.

W&H to Hold In-House Expo Concurrently with K 2007

Concurrently with K 2007, Windmoeller & Hoelscher will stage an in-house Expo in its Lengerich headquarters, where additional technical innovations in the field of flexible packaging will be on display.

Jeco Plastics Partners with Durac Development

Jeco Plastic Products will partner with Durac Development to jointly distribute their products.

EPA Places Mohawk on 2 Top Green Power Partner Lists

Mohawk Fine Papers now is no two of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) lists of most sustainable companies. Mohawk is #22 on the EPA's National Top 25 list of Green Power Partners, and now is on the list of 100% Green Power Purchasers.

AIMCAL Hosts Annual Fall Technical Conference

The Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) will hold its annual Fall Technical Conference, October 7-10, 2007, at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Mark Andy Expands in India

Mark Andy announces a long-term contract with a multinational engineering and software development firm based in Banglore, India.

Get the Fundamentals on Paper from Mohawk

Everything you ever wanted to know about paper is rolled into one booklet, "Paper Basics," an educational tool by Mohawk Fine Papers.

ITASA Celebrates Major Capacity Enhancement at Graph Expo

At Labelexpo Europe, ITASA, independent commercial specialist producers of release liners, celebrated a major 16 million euro investment in new equipment at their plant in Northwestern Spain.

Bluestar Silicones Raises Prices for Platinum Catalysts

Bluestar Silicones announces a 25% price increase on its platinum catalysts, effective September 1, for the release coating and pressure-sensitive adhesive markets.

Wynnchurch Capital Acquires Majority Interest in Webex

Wynnchurch Capital, a private equity firm, has purchased a majority interest in Webex, a designer and manufacturer of precision-engineered rolls and custom web handling machinery for a range of web handling and converting applications.

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