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TAPPI President to Retire

TAPPI president Wayne H. Gross, CAE, has announced his retirement effective January 1, 2006, ending a 30-year career with the association.

B&K Exhibits 5 Machines

Brandtjen & Kluge exhibited five machine at PRINT & CONVERTING 05, all of which were sold prior to the show.

PLGA Hosts Gravure Operational Conference

The Packaging and Label Gravure Assn. (PLGA) Global announces its ninth annual Operation Conference: Gravure Leads the Way, taking place March 1-3, 2006.

Kodak Installs 500th Prinergy Evo System

Flint Ink and XSYS Transaction Complete

The acquisition of Flint Ink by German-based XSYS Print Solutions was completed on September 30, 2005. The transaction closed following the August approval of the acquisition and subsequent merger by regulatory authorities in Europe and the U.S. (

Toray Launches New Site

Toray Plastics has launched its redesigned, simplified, customer-focused Web site. See

Harper Passes Blind Quality Control Study

Harper Corp. of America has completed a blind quality control study where its operations in Charlotte, NC, Green Bay, WI, and Bangkok, Thailand, received and filled fictitious anilox roll orders without the awareness of manufacturing equipment.

Examining Biocides in Plastics

The Biocides in Plastics report examines the use of biocides in plastics with reference to material types and application requirements. As well as biocidal performance, the in-process stability, migration, leachability, light, and heat stability all may be factors.

GretagMacbeth Customer Support Help Center Goes Online

GretagMacbeth has an online help center at its Web site. Users will find an easy-to-use searchable knowledge base of FAQs, tip sheets, and technicques on how to get the best possible color. (

QurTech Becomes Fusion UV Systems Distributor

Fusion UV Systems has appointed QurTech SA as its exclusive distributor in several European countries as of January 1, 2006. (

Stora Enso Raises Prices

Stora Enso Specialty Papers has increased prices for its European customers for its wet strength label and flexible packaging papers.

ASC Call for Speakers

The Adhesive Sealant Council (ASC) has announced its Call for Speakers for the ASC Sprint 2006 Convention and Exposition in Norfolk, VA, April 2-5, 2006. The abstract submission deadline is Monday, January 9, 2006.


The European Flexographic Technical Assn. (EFTA) and the Assn. of Distributors, Coaters, and Converters of Adhesive Tapes (ADCCAT) have agreed to support ICE UK.

Stork Cellramic Launches New Web Site

Stork Cellramic has opened an new online store for supplies used by flexographic printers, including anilox rolls, anilox care and cleaning supplies, safety materials, measureing and inspection equipment, and pressroom supplies.

PLGA Seeks Entries in Awards Program

The Packaging & Label Gravure Assn. Print Awards program recognizes outstanding achievement in gravure printing. It is open to all PLGA members in good standing, and is an opportunity to showcase gravure printing expertise and gain recognition. (

NEHS 2006 Changes Format

The organizers of the National Environmental, Health and Safety (NEHS) Conference have announced the most significant format change in the event’s eleven-year history. (

AWEB 06 Announced, Calls for Papers

AIMCAL and CEMA announce that AWEB 06, the inaugural Intl. Applied Web Handling Conference, will be held May 7-10, 2006, at the Charlotte Executive Park in Charlotte, North Carolina.

OMET Exhibits at Labelexpo Europe 2005

On three printing demos a day, complete job change (printing and die-cutting) and format change on each of the two presented machines—Varyflex and the new Flexy-S with servomotors—OMET made a big impression at Labelexpo Europe 2005. Featured at B&K's Web Site

Brandtjen & Kluge features companies' purchase of machinery on its Web site and gives customers an opportunity to gain exposure through the "Client Profiles" program on The latest focuses on

CPP Expo Debuts in Las Vegas

Although attendance was lower than anticipated, 25% of the participating exhibitors already have contracted space for future CPP Expo events scheduled over the same dates as PMMI's PACK EXPO Intl. in 2006 and PACK EXPO Las Vegas in 2007.

Jetrion Makes Alliance With Pitman

Jetrion has added Pitman as a distributor of the company's inkjet systems and inks. The companies have signed a letter of intent and are working to complete a final agreement. (

Tailored Solutions Gratifed by Labelexpo Europe Response

Tailored Solutions sees an interest in its software offerings at its first venture outside North America. (

Spinnaker Receives Award for Film on Film Literature

Spinnaker Coating received an American Graphic Design Award for their literature promoting their recently released Insight line of pressure-sensitive film on film products. The ‘sales kit’ features a fourteen page informational brochure, a letterpress and screen printed sample label of 2.0 mil TC Clear Conformable BOPP affixed to a bottle of hand sanitizer to show the product’s clarity, and a custom designed box to hold the components.

EGS Expands Facility, Opens China Office

EGS Gauging has relocated its Headquarters to a new facility in Wilmington, MA. EGS has also opened an office in Shanghai, China.

AWA Releases Report on Specialty Papers

This AWArness Report will provide an overview of specialty papers markets, a directory with over 70 profiles of leading producers, and a review of specialty paper grades. (

Praxair and Pemla Sign Distribution Agreement

Praxair Surface Technologies signed an agreement for Pemla Ink to become a distributor in Canada. (

Jetrion Partners with AEB

Jetrion has announced a strategic partnership with Advanced Electron Beams (AEB) to match the high-speed drop-on-demand performance of Jetrion's 3025 inkjet system with AEB's e-beam emitter.

Mohawk Show 7 Now Accepting Entries

Mohawk Fine Papers now is accepting entries for its seventh annual Mohawk Show through May 31, 2006. The Mohawk Show celebrates extraordinary print communication. (

Davis-Standard Makes Ordering Easier

The spare parts department at Davis-Standard has implemented a more convenient procurement option by accepting VISA and MasterCard for telephone, fax and e-mail orders. (

Slitting & Rewinding Fundamentals for Converters

This two-day seminar will cover processes and problems, with numerous speakers covering a variety of topics.

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