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Apex Appoints Russian Representative

Apex has appointed ZAO Elastic as its representing company for the Russian market.

Kluge Succeeds at Ipex

The Kluge UniFold ran a CD sleeve that proved to be a folding and gluing job of interest to a lot of finishers. Brandtjen & Kluge also demonstrated the TXR automatic blanking system.

Heidelberg and Bosch Rexroth Announce Year-End Results

Heidelberg reports several achievements, including a 73% increase in 20-inch format installations and a 58% increase in 40-inch format installations. Bosch Rexroth increased sales by 12.6% to approximately $5.7 billion.

ECRM Acquires Esko Product Line

ECRM has closed on an agreement with Esko Production A/S to acquire the assets and intellectual property of Esko's polyester computer-to-plate (CTP) line.

Comexi Hosts Open House

Comexi will host an Open House in Girona, Spain, May 30 through June 1, 2006, and will demonstrate its FW press with EB technology.

Who's Who at AWEB06

The following companies and consultants will be attending AIMCAL's new Applied Web Handling Conference (AWEB06) in Charlotte, NC, on May 7-10, 2006.

GMG Expanding U.S. Operations

GMG Americas is expanding its U.S. and Americas operations to provide greater customer and reseller support.

FTA Joins Ghent Workgroup

Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA) has joined the Ghent Workgroup (GWG).

CEMA Meeting Includes Product Liability Program

CEMA, the Converting Equipment Mfrs. Assn., has focused its annual meeting on bringing together some of the top experts in the OEM converting field to address the current laws and practices that are a must know for all equipment manufacturers.

NatureWorks Introduces Smart Care

To assist customers, brandowners, and retailers in handling its nature-based plastics, NatureWorks LLC has introduced Smart Care communications tools and materials, designed to educate and inform the supply chain on the care and handling of packaging and other materials made from NatureWorks PLA.

Kodak Exceeds Expectations at IPEX 2006

Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group beat its sales targets and booked more than twice as many orders as anticipated at the IPEX 2006 show.

Study Focuses on European Specialty Tape Market

AWA Alexander Watson Associates has published a new study, title "European Specialty Tape Market: Supply Side Analysis and Demand Side Assessment."

Jet Europe Relocates

Jet Europe, a supplier of water-washable polymer printing plates and processing systems, has relocated its European headquarters and production facilities.

Apex Appoints Sales Area Manager

Apex has appointed Mogens Lindstrom as sales area manager for Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.

Applied Films Opens Indonesia Office

Applied Films expanded its sales capacity by opening an office in Indonesia. This expansion is expected to improve its presence and customer service in South-East Asia.

200+ New Exhibitors to Participate in Pack Expo

Pack Expo Intl. 2006 will feature 216 new exhibitors. More than half of those companies will be highlighting advanced materials and containers to add brand differentiation, increase turnover at the retail shelf, and bring greater convenience to build stronger brand equity.

SMS Full Owner of China Extrusion Venture

The SMS group is now the sole owner of its extrusion business in the People's Republic of China, after purchasing the shares held by its partner, Chen Hsong Holdings Ltd., of Hong Kong.

Graftalia and Converflex Roadshows Find Succuss in Mediterranean

Graftalia and Converflex roadshows traveling to the Mediterranean basin received positive feedback for both exhibitions, to be held May 9-13, 2006.

Bobst to Participate in Supply Side Show

Bobst will exhibit at the 2006 Supply Side exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 60th annual National Stationery Show (NSS).

KBA Achieves Record Figure for Patent Applications

Last year, the German Patent and Trademark Office published 200 patent applications from KBA. The company ranks 22nd in Germany's overall patent application statistics.

Exhibit at CMM 2007

Over 15,000 people attended CMM 2005, 86% of which were part of the buying process, 30% having final decision authority.

Kodak Announces Consumables Price Increase

Kodak's Graphic Communications Group (GCG) announces that they are implementing a double-digit price increase worldwide for prepress consumables.

Multi-Station A-Frame Winding

Menzel's Roll Jack or Powered Truck simplifies moving the A-Frame to the next process.

IP Sells Forestland

International Paper has signed an agreement with the Lyme Timber Co. for the sale of approximately 275,000 acres of forestland in New York's Adirondack Park.

ACA Launches Web site

Akron Coating and Adhesives’ newly-launched Web site,, provides information about their water-based, heat-activated, and pressure-sensitive adhesives and coatings.

Speakers Announced for TAPPI RFID Symposium

Joseph V. LeBlanc, VP of research and development for Smurfit-Stone Container Enterprises, will deliver the keynote address at the 2006 TAPPI Boot Camp and RFID Symposium on June 7, 2006.

Harper Corp. Hits the Road

Harper Corp.'s GraphicSolutions team will hit the road for a tour of free one-day seminars with a new focus on troubleshooting during the 2006 Harper Flexographic Solutions Tour.

Flexotenica to Hold Open House, Exhibit at INFO*FLEX

Flexotecnica will hold an Open House showing its 10-color Chronos at its headquarters in Italy. Also, at this year's INFO*FLEX exhibition, Flexotechnica will showcase its line of flexographic printing presses and new generation of gearless presses.

Metallized Papers and Films: A New Focus for Global Growth

Corey M. Reardon, president and CEO of AWA Alexander Watson Assoc., provides highlights from the paper he presented at the winter management meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

Richmond Technology Redesigns Web Site

ITW Richmond Technology, a specialized flexible packaging products manufacturer for custom cleanroom bags and performance laminations, has launched their new Web site,, to serve as an all-inclusive guide to their product line.

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