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Improve Induction Sealing Productivity

A new white paper from Enercon Industries explains the application variables packagers should look for when troubleshooting inconsistent induction sealing.

Parker SSD Upgrades TS8000 Touchscreen

Parker Hannifin SSD Drives Div. has introduced several new features and enhancements for the TS8000 line of programmable touchscreens.

PIA/GATF to Exhibit at Graph Expo 2007

PIA/GATF will be exhibiting at Graph Expo 2007, September 9-12, at McCormick Place South in Chicago, IL. Visit Grand 2 Booth in the lobby, next to registration.

Sealed Air Acquires Oxygen Scavenging Business

Sealed Air Corp. has acquired Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.'s oxygen scavenging (OS) business.

Papercone Makes Donation to EMA Foundation Environmental Initiative Fund

Papercone Corp. has made a $50,000 commitment to the Environmental Initiative Fund, recently established by the Envelope Manufacturers Assn. Foundation (EMAF) for Paper-Based Communications.

Labeling Markets South American Market Study & Sourcebook 2007

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has released "Labeling Markets South American Market Study & Sourcebook 2007" market overview and opportunities for labelstock producers, material suppliers, and all companies involved in the product decoration and identification market.

10-Year Consumer Packaging Forecast

IntertechPira's new market report, "Ten-Year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies in Consumer Packaging," gives you information on new, emerging technologies that will eventually replace existing technology, including the top 25 likely advances in the next decade.

Intl. Trade Shows Exhibit at Pack Expo, Present Awards Competition

Messe Dusseldorf North America will participate in Pack Expo Las Vegas 2007 in order to promote three international trade fairs for the packaging industry: interpack PROCESSES and PACKAGING 2008, UPAKOVKA 2008, and BASILPCK 2008. interpack PROCESSES AND PACKAGING 2008 will see the launch the "iF packaging award."

World Pharmaceutical Packaging Demand

World pharmaceutical packaging demand is expected to increase 5.9% annually to over $34 billion in 2011, according to a study conducted by The Freedonia Group.

Sartomer Kicks Off 5th Annual Pro Football Experts Club

Registration now is open for the 5th annual Sartomer Co. Pro Football Experts Club. Each week participants predict the winners of 11 featured NFL football games with weekly and grand prizes awarded to top finishers.

ESI Launches New Web Site

ESI, manufacturer of electron beam (EB) and ultraviolet (UV) curing systems, has launched a new Web site,

Book with Colines for K 2007

Colines will display Colines Stretch film for manual use at K 2007. Just prior to the show, it will launch a product-specific Web site,, where visitors can book a visit to the company's stand at the show to be sure to see the line.

KBA and Paragraphics Showcase UV Capabilities at Open House

KBA North America held a successful UV printing and coating open house at Paragraphics Inc. with live demonstrations of several special effect UV printed jobs on a KBA Rapida 105 41-inch sheetfed press, along with presentations from related UV and coating vendors.

Kodak Participates in 5th Annual IPA Color Proofing RoundUP

Kodak entered six systems for the testing in the 5th Annual IPA Color Proofing RoundUP, the most of any vendor, covering all proofing technology platforms: digital halftone, inkjet, and monitor.

Conversource Releases Flexographic Supplies Catalog

The Spring 2007 catalog of Flexographic supplies now is available from Conversource.

Kodak Releases New Version of Insite Prepress Portal

Version 5.0 of the Kodak Insite prepress portal system offers a series of new features to enhance collaboration and productivity among prepress operators, print buyers, and service representatives.

4th Ed. AIMCAL Metallizing Technical Reference Goes to Print

The 4th edition of the AIMCAL Metallizing Technical Reference will go to print shortly. In addition to updates in the seven existing chapters from the 3rd edition, the latest edition has been expanded with new chapters with information on the vacuum web coating processes.

KBA Sensoric Infeed System Wins Award

KBA North America has a three-peat for the GATF InterTech Technology Award from PIA/GATF, capturing the 2007 award for the Rapida 105's Sensoric Infeed System (SIS), a sidelay-free infeed feature found on its 41-inch sheetfed presses.

PlastiSoft Named One of Canad'as Fastest Growing Companies

PlastiSoft Corp. has been recognized as one of Canada's fastest-growing companies for the second consecutive year by PROFIT magazine, breaking into the top 100 this year.

ITW Acquires M&C

ITW Performance Polymers, an Illinois Tool Works (ITW) company, has acquired M&C Specialties Co., a contract manufacturer of custom-fabricated die-cut adhesive components, tapes, and labels to markets around the world.

AVT Nominated for Label Award

Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) has been nominated for the 2007 Label Industry Award for New Innovation.

AIMCAL and SVC Establish Scholarship Fund

AIMCAL and the Society of Vacuum Coaters have agreed, using the resources of the Society of Vacuum Coaters Foundation, to establish the Bernard Henry AIMCAL and SVC Scholarship Fund the honor of the late Bernard Henry. The scholarships are open to students worldwide to attend qualified instructors of higher learning.

Oriented Films Study

Allied Development Corp. has published "Oriented Films," a global study of oriented film and sheet industry with an emphasis on the flexible packaging and label industries. It examines the markets, technologies, and opportunities in oriented film and sheet.

In-Mold Label Event

IMLCON07, the 15th Intl. In-Mold Labeling Conference, organized by AWA Conferences & Events, will be held this year in Scottsdale, AZ, October 10-12 at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort.

Thomas & Assoc. Receives Montalvo Sales Award

Thomas & Assoc. recently received a 17-year service award as sales representatives from Montalvo Corp.

AIMCAL Announces Speakers at Summer School 2007

AIMCAL is offering two tracks for this year's Summer School, being held August 6-9, 2007, in Minneapolis, MN: Web Handling and Web Coating and Laminating. Speakers for these tracks include: Dr. David Roisum, PFFC columnist Timothy J. Walker, Dr. Ed Cohen, Dr. Al Pocius, and Dr. Ted Lightfoot.

Pack Expo Named 2nd Largest Tradeshow of 2006

Pack Expo Intl. 2006 , produced by PMMI, has been recognized as the second largest tradeshow in the United States and Canada by Tradeshow Week.

Gidue Installs Presses in Australia

With the recent sale of an Intelligent Combat, Gidue has sold six presses in Australia, with a seventh machine currently under production.

Dow Chemical Increases Prices on Polyolefin Elastomers

Effective August 1, 2007, Dow Chemical and Dow Chemical Canada will raise prices of all grades of Engage polyolefin elastomers in North America.

Durst Signs Distributor Agreement with Tubelite

Durst Image Technology has entered into an agreement with Tubelite Company to sell and support Durst's Rho 600 Pictor flatbed UV inkjet printer in 18 Eastern states.

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