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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.

EDI Receives Patent for Flat Die

Extrusion Dies Industries has been granted a patent for a flat die design that is said to reduce downtime for lip adjustment required with each product run, enhance gauge profiles, and yield a uniform layer structure in coextrusion.

RBP Chemical Opens Production Facility in India

RBP Chemical Technology has opened a production facility in suburban Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India.

Flyer Describes Paper Laminating Adhesive

National Adhesives has published a flyer on 32-541A resin UC adhesive, a new high performance adhesive that reportedly can help paper laminators attain maximum line speeds and reduce adhesive usage and production costs.

Acquisition Pricing is at Record, but Unsustainable, Levels

Acquisition pricing for middle market deals (those with a transaction price between $2-$250 million) is currently at a record level. The last time the middle market saw deal pricing anywhere near this level was in the middle-1980s. The current pricing level is not sustainable. When it ends, it is unlikely that we will see deal pricing at this level probably for at least 20 years.

GMG Sales Rise 40% in 2006

GMG has boosted its sales by 40% compared to 2005, a year, like 2004, in which sales had already risen by more than 50% compared to the previous year.

United Graphic Systems Expands ADAST Sales and Service

United Graphic Systems has expanded its territory to become the exclusive ADAST Factory Direct Dealer for the Eastern USA.

Online Adhesive Solutions Center Supports Flex-Pack Users

Rohm and Haas will offer an online resource for the flexible packaging industry that discusses adhesive facts, recommends proper uses, and highlights performance benefits.

EMAF Releases Study

The Envelope Manufacturers Assn. Foundation for Paper-Based Communications has released a new study, titled, "2006-2008 Global Postal Trends and New Market Opportunities for Envelope Manufacturers."

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