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Peelable PLA for Fresh Produce

Amcor Flexibles has been granted the exclusive sales license from Rockwell Solutions Ltd. to market its Sustainable Peelable PLA film for the global fresh produce market.

Maplan Designs Custom Screws

American Maplan Corp.'s custom screw design team is developing screws addressing specific needs for the market, including rate improvement, melt stability, and homogeneity.

Tufco Announces Q1 Results

Tufco Technologies announced that fiscal year 2007 first quarter sales were $27,017,000, up 27% over fiscal year 2006 first quarters sales.

DuPont Announces Distribution Agreement

DuPont Packaging Graphics announced that Williamson Printing Materials now will distribute DuPont's full line of flexographic products in Canada.

Visutech to Distribute Michelman's DigiPrime in Scandinavia

Michelman's full line of DigiPrime digital primers for use with HP Indigo inks now will be available in Scandinavia through Visutech, following the appointment of the company as its distributor.

Financing Partnership Agreement

Maxson Automatic Machinery Co. announces a financing partnership with National City Manufacturing finance to provide custom financing programs and ancillary services to the converting and printing industry.

Multi-Client Studies

Allied Development Corp. has released three studies: Retort Pouches, Stick Pouches, and Stand-Up Pouches.

InteliCoat Redesigns Web Site

InteliCoat Technologies has launched a newly designed corporate Web site at

Converting Influence Meeting

The next Converting Influence Meeting will take place April 11, 2007, in Green Bay, WI.

TLMI Publishes North American Label Study 2007

The 2007 edition of the United States Tag and Label Manufacturers Assn.'s (TLMI) North American Label Study provides a timely and up-to-date overview of the pressure-sensitive label and product decoration market, with an in-depth supply-side analysis and demand-side assessment across all the major end-use market segments.

Optical Film Coating Application System

Pagendarm has developed a new application system for optical film coating in the cleanroom.

Flexotecnica Demonstrates Chronos Press

Flexotecnica will have a 52-inch-wide, eigt-color Chronos sleeved gearless press available for print demonstrations March 28-30, 2007, at its global headquarters in Tavazzanao, Italy.

John Solomon Joins Natural Foods Panel

John Solomon, global manager, specialty foods, for Multisorb Technologies, will be joining a panel discussing "What is Natural?" at the 2007 Healthy Baking Seminar March 8.

Brushfoil Attains ISO Certification

Brushfoil has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification for its quality management system based on standards set by the Intl. Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Graphics of the Americas is Just Around the Corner

Graphics of the Americas will take place March 3-4, 2007, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Dymax Moves

Dymax Corp., an international manufacturer of solvent-free, environmentally friendly adhesives and light curing equipment, has moved its U.S. headquarters.

Global Release Liner Industry Conference

Now in its 7th year, AWA Alexander Watson Assoc.'s Global Release Liner Industry Conference will be held March 28-30, 2007, at Chicago's Hyatt Rosemont Hotel.

Idler Rolls Shipped in 48 Hours

Webex's emergency roll service delivers precision idler rolls within 48 hours, helping OEMs to complete converting machinery orders, or converters and printers to get process lines up and running again.

Knight Packaging Acquires Specialty Packaging Mfr.

Knight Packaging Group has acquired H.J. Jones-Sons Ltd., a North American designer and manufacturer of carded and folding carton packaging.

Hudson-Sharp Moves Brazil Operations

The assembly operations for Hudson-Sharp do Brasil will move to Hudson-Sharp's manufacturing headquarters in Green Bay, WI.

Nordmeccanica Installs Machines

Among the orders received for machinery, Nordmeccanica shipped orders to Nordenia USA, Winpak, Hood Packaging, Multifilm, ClearLam, PolyCello, Ultraflex, Flexstar, FlexoTransparent, Aladdin, and Classic Packaging.

Mark Andy Expands Label Capacity in Poland

Label converter Etiko installed one of the latest Mark Andy LP3000 flexo lines in its all-new production plant near Szczecin, on Poland’s Northwest border with Germany.

Fluorotelomer Products Meet EPA Commitments

DuPont has commercialized a patented manufacturing process to remove greater than 97% of trace levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its homologues and direct precursors from its fluorotelomer products.

CD Shows How to Improve Sheeter Unwinds

A new CD, from the Montalvo Corp., shows unwind stand owners and operators how web control operations can be improved and offers solutions to increase productivity, safety, and profitability.

Jeco Appoints Agent in Japan

Jeco Plastic Products has appointed Smart Vision Co. of Tokyo, Japan, as its agent for the Japanese market.

New Newsletter Issue Available

The latest issue of "the New Gum Gazette" from National Adhesives provides envelope manufacturers with information on several topics that can help improve envelope productivity and aesthetics.

AVT Experiences Growth in 2006

Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) reports a successful 2006 with sales of $28.5 million, up 13.2% over 2005.

Covering All the Bases

Paper and foil converting plant installs latest dock seal technology, provides protection against potential loading dock seal fire hazards.

AWA Publishes P-S Outlook

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has published the North American Pressure-Sensitive Graphic Arts Film Market Outlook 2006.

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