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Converting Group Plans Jan. Meeting

Converting Influence will hold its second industry-wide meeting January 17 at Appleton's Fox Valley Technical College Bordini Center, beginning at 9:45 a.m. Three Wisconsin converting industry speakers will be featured, plus a networking lunch and tour of the flexo printing center.

ARmark Authentication Technologies Partners with SRMG

ARmark Authentication Technologies has partnered with Security and Risk Management Group (SRMG) to offer companies brand protection and risk management services for companies facing increased vulnerability and loss from global counterfeiting.

Over 100 New Companies Sign up for CMM

With 102 new companies recently signed up for CMM, the total number of exhibitors rises to over 300.

Montalvo Celebrates 20 Years with Sales Rep

Montalvo Corp. recently celebrated a 20-year association with Kigeng Trading Co. as its sales representative in Taiwan.

Paper vs. Plastic in Packaging

In 18 selected markets where plastic and paper compete as packaging materials, plastic is expected to increase its share of the market to 53% (in pounds) in 2010, according to "Paper vs. Plastic in Packaging," a new study from the Freedonia Group.

Ashland Introduces Adhesive Product Line to China

Ashland Specialty Polymers & Adhesives introduced AROSET pressure-sensitive adhesive product line.

Dow Acquires Wolff Walsrode

Dow Chemical Co. and Bayer Group have reached an agreement for Dow to acquire Bayer's Wolff Walsrode business group, primarily involved in cellulose products.

Mark Andy Shows Re-Engineered 2200 Flexo Press

Mark Andy will be featuring the completely renovated and upgraded 2200 model at Graphics of the Americas show in Miami, March 2-4, 2007.

Tufco Announces Q4 2006 Financial Results

Tufco Technologies has announced that the fiscal year 2006 sales were $100,284,000, up 26% over fiscal year 2005 sales. For the fourth quarter, sales increased to $28,453,000, or up 43% compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2005.

Shrink Film Folding

Designed and manufactured by UK-based Double R Controls, the Shrink Film Folder & Auto Winder provides non-stop batch rewinding for end uses such as tamper-evident packaging of CDs, greeting cards, foodstuffs, and more.

75% of FFTA's INFO*FLEX Already Sold

The Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Assn. (FFTA) 2207 INFO*FLEX Exhibition, to be held May 7-8, already is 75% sold and still is growing.

Envelope Adhesives 101

A new brochure from National Adhesives provides a general summary of the various types of adhesives or "gums" that are used to manufacture envelopes in the United States.

IMDA Launches New Web Site

The In-Mold Decorating Assn. (IMDA) has launched a new Web site to service its members and the worldwide in-mold decorating community.

Yupo Announces Wally Award Winners

Judges have selected three designs for top honors in Yupo's fourth annual Wally Awards.

Heidelberg Takes Top Prizes

Based on a poll of readers of the trade journals published by the Ebner Group, solutions and products of Heidelberg took the first and second places in the print category.

Montalvo Travels to Shanghai

The Montalvo Corp. recently attended the Sino Flexo Pack exhibition in Shanghai, China.

Future of Package Printing

Intertech-Pira has published "The Future of Package Printing to 2011," a report that covers six printing processess, five types of packaging material, and 13 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia.

Get Ready for Graftalia & Converflex 2007

Graftalia & Converflex 2009 will be held March 24-28, 2009, in Italay. The 2006 edition was attended by 950 exhibitors, 45% of which came from outside of Italy, and 40,000 visitors, 14% from outside of Italy.

Maintaining Web Alignment

Fife will present the next Maxcess Intl. "Tech Tips" e-seminar to help converters assure proper alignment of their moving webs. "Mainting Web Alignment" will be presented Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 2 p.m. EST.

Flower City Printing Wins 6 Awards for Print Excellence

Flower City Printing has won six awards (three gold, two silver, and one bronze) from the 32nd Intl. Gallery print competition produced by the Intl. Assn. of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC). (

Dude, Where's My Paper?

Mohawk Fine Papers has launched "Dude, Where's My Paper?" at, a site that offers easy-to-use tools to help designers, printers, and merchants understand the comprehensive new Via papers portfolio.

Water-Based Chemical Products Brochure

ADM Tronics has released a new brochure that covers its entire line of aqueous chemical products.

High Visibility Packaging Study

US demand for high visibility packaging, including clamshell, blister and other types, is expected to increase 5.1 percent annually to $8.5 billion in 2010.

Worldwide Pharmaceutical Experts to Meet at Pharmintech 2007

An international meeting concerning "research, development, and innovation for pharmaceutical technology," organized by the Intl. Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) will mark the opening day of Pharmintech, the reference exhibition for the pharmaceutical, personal care, and nutraceutical industry held in Bologna June 12-14, 2007.

Color Management Seminar

X-Rite has been offering a seminar that will run through February 2007 designed to help creative directors, designers, photographers, and production managers with color management.

GRE Completes Global Circle

GRE Digital Solutions has formed GRE Digital Solutions, Inc., in Philadelphia, PA, completeing its circle of global sales and service facilities around the world.

SOMA Engineering Expands

SOMA Engineering has expanded its sales and manufacturing operation with the addition of two, purpose-dedicated buildings totaling 13,456 sq. ft.

Curwood Earns Ocean Spray Supplier of the Year 2006 Award

Flexible packaging company Curwood has been named Supplier of the Year 2006—Primary Packaging by Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. Ocean Spray CEO Randy Papadellis praised Curwood for “their penchant to commit resources to drive Ocean Spray’s business to new levels using innovative packaging technologies.”

Global Wine & Wine Label Market & Technology Review

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has published the AWAreness report "Global Wine & Wine Label Market & Technology Review 2006," which provides an understanding of the wine label market.

Hercules Paper and Wisdom Adhesives Announce Distribution Agreement

The Paper Technologies and Ventures Group of Hercules Inc. now is the exclusive distributor for Wisdom Adhesive products and services for the worldwide pulp and paper industry.

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