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AkzoNobel Specialty Plastics Announces Full Commercialization of Soliant Bright Film

AkzoNobel Specialty Plastics has announced the full commercialization of Soliant Bright Film.

New Custom High-Performance Rollstock Program from Rollprint

A new stock program is announced by Rollprint Packaging Products that’s suited for custom, high-performance, engineered rollstock products, allowing lower volume orders.

CPP Gets Converters on Track with Conference Program

CPP Expo, HA Bruno's Converting & Package Printing Exposition, to offer a comprehensive conference track for converters at the upcoming show co-located with Pack Expo

Mohawk Buys Synthetic & Paper Supplier Bravo Solutions

Mohawk Fine Papers, manufacturer of fine papers for commercial and digital printing, finalizes the purchase of Bravo Solutions, a supplier of specialty synthetic and paper substrates for digital printing

Advanced Labels NW Buys Its 1st HP Indigo WS6000

Advanced Labels NW, a custom label manufacturer celebrating 20 years of business, adds to its existing flexographic label portfolio with the installation of its first HP IndigoWS6000 digital offset press

NDC Diversifies into Metals Business

NDC Infrared Engineering, a leading manufacturer of web gauging equipment, acquires the IRM Group, manufacturers of measuring systems for the metals industries

SVC To Explore Future Innovation at Annual Symposia

SVC announces its vacuum coating education tutorial courses and technical program for its upcoming TechCon 2012, slated for April 28—May 3 at the Santa Clara Convention Ctr., Santa Clara, CA

GSI Noted for Medical Sensor Manufacturing

GSI Technologies, a leading printed electronics specialty manufacturer, is recognized in Frost & Sullivan’s recently published “World Printed Electronics Market” report

Heidelberg To Distribute EFI VUTEk Superwide Printers

Heidelberg Canada agrees with EFI to distribute EFI VUTEk GS series superwide format digital printers with Saphira brand inks, parts, consumables, accessories, and upgrades

In-Mold Decorating Assn. Names Competition Winners

The In-Mold Decorating Assn. announces the winners of its fifth Annual Awards Competition. Entries will receive awards, on November 16—17 at the annual IMLCON & IMDCON meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix

$2 MM Folding Carton Expansion at Menasha Includes Sheeting

A $2 million expansion at Menasha Packaging's Folding Carton Group in Neenah includes the addition of 20,000 sq ft, a new 65-in. precision sheeter, and an automated scrap removal system

Send EPA Comments on MSW & Sustainable Materials Management

The EPA solicits written comments regarding its role in the measurement of materials in municipal solid waste (MSW) by August 31

Prism Group Holdings Acquired by EFI

Global innovator of customer-focused digital printing EFI acquires Prism Group Holdings, worldwide provider of the Prism WIN MIS and Prism QTMS automated shop floor management solution

Facility Tests Carbon Fiber Composite Materials

Web Industries opens a new 10,000-sq-ft Composites Automation Development Ctr. in the Atlanta area to help its customers test new and emerging carbon fiber composite materials for qualification and use in the automated fiber placement manufacturing process.

German Label Converter Expands into Flex-Packs, Cartons with OMET Press

Illert Etiketten invests in a eight-color OMET VaryFlex-F1 press to expand its converted offerings to include flex-pack and cartons

FlexSol Packaging Grows with W&H Blown Film Line

The Nashville, TN, facility of FlexSol Packaging, a wholly-owned div. of Lyndhurst, NJ-based Sigma Plastics Group, will accommodate growth with the installation of a high-output, five-layer VAREX line from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp

Eco-One Plastic Additives To Be Used for Food Service Containers

EcoLogic, a worldwide technology organization that provides environmental solutions for plastics, has an exclusive supply agreement to provide Eco-One organic plastic additives to Letica Corp.

Report Examines Development of China's Paper Industries

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), among the leading manufacturers of paper in China, has invested in new technology as China's government forces inefficient, high-polluting paper mills to close

Metallic Color Technology Gets Assist from Anilox Roll Firm

Color-Logic is getting assistance from anilox roll products company Harper Corp. (Charlotte, NC) with its Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System

July Confidence Index Up for Equipment Finance

Today the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released its July 2011 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI), indicating that confidence in the equipment finance market is 56.2

New Offset Printing Press Expands Sales at Hammer Packaging

Hammer Packaging is reported the first US customer to install a Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102 press with production having started the first week in April

Containerboard June Operating Rate Up from May

The American Forest & Paper Assn. reports that while June 2011 US containerboard production was flat when compared to May 2011, month over month average daily production was up 3.3%

FTA Initiates Carbon Footprinting Project

The Flexographic Technical Assn. announces the formation of a subcommitttee of the FTA Sustainability Committee to work on a carbon footprinting guide for flexo printers

New Material-Neutral Organization Focuses on Packaging & Environment

A new packaging trade organization has been formed called the American Inst. for Packaging & the Environment (AMERIPEN) that is modeled after EUROPEN and INCPEN

ALOX Coater & CPP Film Line Debuting in Egypt

FLEX Group, and India-based manfuacturer of flexible packaging materials, will commision an aluminum oxide coater, dubbed ALOX, on Oct. 6, 2011

ITW Buys Contact Sheet & Web Cleaning Teknek

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) has acquired Glasgow, Scotland-based Teknek, a leading manufacturer of contact sheet and web cleaning solutions for the electronic and industrial markets

Second Half M&A Activity Expected Slower But Still Strong

Mesirow Financial issues a mid-year review and second half forecast for the packaging industry with regard to merger & acquisition activity

Blown Stretch Film Line To Boost Growth for Sigma

Sigma Stretch Film has purchased a three-layer Davis-Standard blown film line for its Shelbyville, KY, facility to support business growth. Planned for a mid-2011 installation

New Intl. Standard Gives Color Image Reference for Various Outputs

The International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 130 (ISO TC130) has published a reference of color images in electronic form for research, testing, and assessment of output systems

Update on World BOPET Market Trends

PCI Films Consulting, a leading specialist in oriented plastic film market intelligence, publishes its "World BOPET Film Market Trends Statistical Update 2011"

 

 

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