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Connect with the Asian Flexible Packaging Market

The AsiaPLACE Symposium is designed to attract professionals from the Asian flexible packaging industry and will provide new technologies and techniques within converting operations, as well as practical tips for troubleshooting related to resins, film extrusion, and extrusion coating.

AWA Publishes Global Beer Label Markets Study

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has published the first of its kind Global Beer Label Markets: Product Decoration Market & Technology Study 2005. This report presents a market overview and opportunities for product decoration technologies in the global beer sector.

BASF Increases Prices

BASF increases prices for its coating and polymer immediates in North America.

PMMI Announces New Awards Program, Calls for Entries

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) has launched a new awards program to be unveiled at PACK EXPO International 2006: PACK EXPO Selects, where attendees vote on the most innovative package.

Biodegradable Plastics in Packaging Applications

Bioplastic packaging materials offer some exciting possibilities, but do they make commercial sense? How far advanced is the technology and how are they performing in the real world? Found out at the Biodegradable Plastics in Packaging Applications Conference July 12-13, 2006.

Dow Expands Relationship with Entec

Entec Polymers has become an authorized distributor of Dow Chemical Co.'s thermoplastics portfolio in the United States and Canada.

Accessorize Your Inline Press

Mondi Packaging accessorized its Bobst Masterflex inline flexographic press with InkSpec's inline ink viscosity measuring and control system.

Harper Kicks Off Road Show

Harper Corp. of America kicked off its 2006 Solutions Tour at the Harper Campus of Central Piedmont Community College. The tour hits five more cities this summer with free day-long seminars.

PLGA Seeks Entries for Achievement Awards

The Packaging and Label Gravure Assn. (PLGA) requests entries for the 2006 Technical Achievement Awards for suppliers to the gravure industry for packaging and labels. Entries are due by August 1, 2006.

Esko Has a Strong Start in 2006

Esko's consolidated net revenues increased by 20% in the first quarter of 2006, and all product line sales were above expectations.

Harper Announces College of the Year

Harper Corp. of America has named Dunwoody College of Technology as the winner of the 2006 Harper Flexo College of the Year Award.

P-S Graphic Arts Film Outlook

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has published a new edition of its market report on the North American pressure-sensitive graphic arts market.

PackPrint Taking Shape

PackPrint will take place September 9-12, 2007, in Chicago's McCormick Place in conjunction with Graph Expo 2007.

Camera-Based Web Monitoring

Honeywell has launched ProWeb camera-based web monitoring technology for newsprint, fine paper producers, and printing houses. ProWeb provides a real-time window into the cause of paper breaks, enabling the mill reportedly to improve machine uptime, process stability and product quality.

Food Contact Materials Literature

Rapra Technology research has yielded two books on food contact materials in packaging, as well as a conference on food contact polymers.

KBA Draws Crowds at PrintFest 2006

KBA North America sold three Genius 52 UV 20-inch presses on the show floor at PrintFest 2006 and gathered leads who are interested in purchasing KBA press models.

Biodegradable Polymers Report

Biodegradable polymers have experienced strong growth over the last three years and will make further progress into markets traditionally dominated by conventional thermoplastics, according to the "Biodegradable Polymers Report" from Research and Markets.

Wanted: Used Kluge Presses

Used Kluge presses and folder/gluers are on the wanted list and Brandtjen & Kluge will pay top dollar for the right product.

Graphic Packaging Offers MetalFX

Graphic Packaging Intl. has become the first flexo printer to become an accredited licensee in the United States for MetalFX.

Smurfit-Stone Initiates Offer on Senior Notes

Smurfit-Stone Container Enterprises, a wholly owned subsidiary of Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., intends to commence a cash tender offer for up to $400 million of its outstanding senior notes.

Happy Anniversary, Praxair!

Praxair Surface Technologies is celebrating 25 years as a provider of anilox roll technology.

Davis-Standard Organizes into Converting and Extrusion Units

Davis-Standard has restructured its business into two operating units to better support its global customer base: Converting Systems and Extrusions Systems.

Galas de Mexico Installs Daetwyler Line

Galas de Mexico will install a Max Daetwyler fully automated Laserstar-E engraving system this year.

Enfocus at On Demand

Enfocus, Philadelphia, PA, brought its entire line of certified PDF solutions, including its recently unveiled PitStop Professional 7, to the On Demand Conference & Expo May 16-18, 2006. Partners, including Creo Print-On-Demand Solutions Group and Ultimate Technographics, demonstrated combined solutions.

Sigdopack Opens Plant in Latin America

Sigdopack has opened a new production plant to produce Capran Medallion and OxyShield BOPA films for Central and South America.

Esko User Groups Merge

The Artios Users Group Intl. (AUGI) and the Assn. of Esko Users Group (AEG), the two user group associations devoted to Esko products, have merged into one organization.

Eastman Offers Solution for Isoprene Shortage

Eastman Chemical Co. offers a new formulation strategy that can reduce the use of isoprene by more than 50% in hot-melt pressure-sensitive adhesive formulations.

Drent Goebel Hosts Open House

Drent Goebel will demonstrate a variable sleeve offset printing (VSOP) press in its newly acquired facility in Montreal, Canada, June 22-27, 2006.

AVT Records 17th Consecutive Quarter of Growth

Advanced Vision Technology announced sales for Q1 2006 of $6.8 million, up 13% over the same period in 2005, and 3% over Q4 2005. These results mark AVT's 17th consecutive quarter of growth.

Universal Laser Systems Awarded Patent

Universal Laser Systems has been awarded a U.S. Design patent for its VersaLaser laser cutting and engraving system.

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