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Blackstone Group Acquires Klockner Group

An affiliate of the Blackstone Group has signed a contract to acquire the Klockner Pentaplast Group and all its holdings from Cinven and JPMorganPartners.

Remove Reel Bands Without Damaging Stock

The Duckbill Roll Stock Stripper is used to remove the reel band protecting the substrate you're converting or printing. It also can be used to clean up a butt roll by safely stripping off only the unusable plies of surface stock.

Beth Hayes Joins Harper

Harper Corp. of America has added Beth Hayes to its customer service department.

AIMCAL's Technology/Innovation Winners at CMM 2007

Here are the winners for AIMCAL's New Technology/Innovation session in the AIMCAL Theatre. These will run daily from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the CMM 2007 show.

IMDA to Hold Awards Competition

The In-Mold Decorating Assn.'s (IMDA) First Annual Awards Competition will recognize the industry’s best in-mold labeled packaging and in-mold decorated durable products.

Free CMM Passes Available

Free passes to CMM 2007 now are available. Visit the online registration form at: https://www.pennwellregistration.com/online/Login.jsp?confId=178.

CMM Press Conference Invitation

There will be a press conference at 3:00 p.m. on June 6th at CMM, where the new book, "Common Sense Flexography: A user's guide to improved pressroom productivity," will be launched officially. Meet the author and the artist behind this unique work from PIA/GATF Press.

Phoenix Challenge Crowns 2007 Winners

The team of Allan Tran and Tim Govey of Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, broke all records at the 10th Annual International Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition with the Challenge’s highest score with 475 points.

Interlabels Joins Gidue Family

Italian press manufacturer GIDUE announces that Interlabels, Mumbai, India, Industries has bought an E-Combat 370 8 colours UV flexo press bound to the production of self-adhesive labels.

Schiavi Press Part of CMM Flex Pack Tech Center

Schiavi 10-color EF 5060 flexo press for flexible materials will star in the Flexible Packaging Technology Center set up by CMM to present live demonstrations of equipment for printing and converting flexible packaging to the visitors attending the show June 4-7, 2007, at the Rosemont Convention Center, IL.

Jemmco Introduces EZ Read Poly Test Pens

Jemmco has released the EZ Read Poly Test Pen, used to determine treatment levels between 38 and 40 dyne/cm.

HPx Academy Opening

Huston Patterson will host the Grand Opening of its HPx Academy on May 18, 2007.

Appalachian State University Dedicates Katherine Harper Hall

In April, Appalachian State University dedicated Katherine Harper Hall, named for Katherine Harper of Charlotte, co-founder of Harper Corp. of America and long time champion of flexography education.

Curwood Earns Hormel Foods' No. 1 Award

Curwood had earned Hormel Foods' No. 1 Award for performance excellence from 2001 through 2005.

Teknek Exhibits at ICE

Teknek will demonstrate the cleaning capabilities of its high performance web cleaning systems for both narrow and wide web applications at ICE.

New Splicers for Ohio Web Offset Printers

Martin Automatic announces sales and installations of new zero-speed automatic splicers at two Ohio printers.

Webex Acquires Isoten Line

Webex recently acquired the Isoten vacuum roll product line from Coating and Converting Resources (CCR).

Intl. Conference on Specialty Papers

AWA Conferences & Events' Specialty Paper Industry Conference 2007 will be held May 15-16, 2007, in Helsinki, Finland.

Montalvo Turns 60

This year, Montalvo Corp. celebrates 60 years of providing brakes, clutches, and electronic web control equipment to the converting industry worldwide.

Online Registration for Pack Expo 2007

Packaging professionals from around the world now can pre-register for Pack Expo Las Vegas 2007 to save 50% on entrance fees and avoid on-site lines.

MACtac Introduces Graphics Awards Book

To share the many entries and honor the winners from MACtac Worldwide Awards 2006, MACtac has introduced the 2006 Worldwide Awards Book. (mactac.com)To share the many entries and honor the winners from MACtac Worldwide Awards 2006, MACtac has introduced the 2006 Worldwide Awards Book.

CMM Selects 2007 Converter of the Year

Neil Burns, managing director, release liner segment for Mondi Packaging in the United Kingdom, has been selected as CMM's Converter of the Year for 2007.

Filmquest Moves

The Filmquest Group has moved to its new world headquarters in Bolingbrook, IL.

Back to School for Web Handling

Maxcess University’s Conference Week program has lofty objectives. The Apr. 16–20 event that PFFC attended at the Hyatt Hotel covered the fundamentals of web guiding, tension control, slitting, and winding in a university-style format that combined lecture, video, and hands-on application of web handling techniques in a lab setting.

AccuWeb Receives High Honor

AccuWeb recently was recognized as a 2006 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year in the Small Company Grand Award.

Dow Opens Recycling Lab

Dow Corning Corp. has opened its Recycled Fiber (RCF) Lab in Barry, Wales. The facility is expected to help processors meet tightening environmental regulations, contain costs, and improve product quality.

Bobst Gears Up for IADD FSEA Odyssey

Bobst Group North America will exhibit the latest in diecutting, foil stamping, and folding/gluing technologies at the IADD FSEA Odyssey in Milwaukee, WI.

Phoenix Challenge Launches Teachers Education Fund

The Phoenix Challenge Foundation recently created the "Katherine Harper Teachers Education Fund," named in honor of flexo industry veteran, former Harper Corp. of America president, and long-time champion of flexo education. The fund will be managed by the Phoenix Challenge Foundation.

Spear Adds CTP System from JV Imaging

Spear New Hampshire recently installed a complete Solvent Flexo computer-to-plate (CTP) system from JV Imaging Systems in its Milford, NH, facility.

GPA Honored as Best Workplace

GPA has been award the designation "Best Workplace in the Americas 2006" for its human resources practices.

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