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PVC Production Increases

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin production in the U.S. rose 8.8% to 16 billion lbs. in 2004. (

MetalFX Wins Award

MetalFX has been named the New Product of the Year by the United Kingdom's Growing Business Awards.

Mountain Valley Adds Recycling Capacity

Mountain Valley Recycling has added a new processing line to its existing production facility in Morristown, TN, adding 15 million pounds of recycling capacity annually.

BASF Raises Prices

BASF will increase its list and off-list selling prices for its Caprolactone Monomer, all grades of its NEOL Neopetylglycol, and its 2-Pyrrolidone.

MeadWestvaco to Idle Paper Machine

MeadWestvaco Corp. has announced plans to indefinitely idle the No. 1 paper machine at the company’s Evadale, TX, paperboard mill. The machine will be shut down in the first quarter of 2006.

Online Lean Manufacturing Resource Goes Live

Vorne Industries has launched, a new lean manufacturing resource devoted to studying and understanding Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).

NPE 2006 Offers Online Press Resource

NPE 2006 has launched, an online resource for press, offering tools for previewing the show.

GEW Wins FlexoTech Environmental Innovation Award

GEW has won the FlexoTech Environmental Innovation Award for its e-system UV curing concept designed to provide energy savings and a total system approach to radiation curing. The Award recognizes companies designing products considered to enhance the living and working environments.

Ahlstom Invest in Co-Generation Facility

Ahlstrom has announced a 7 million euro investment for the construction of a new co-generation facility at its Turin, Italy, plant.

Alliance Yields Complete Motion Control PackageAlliance Yields Complete Motion Control Package

THK America has formed a strategic alliance with Yaskawa Electric to offer a complete motion control package, fusing THK’s VLA series of linear actuators with Yaskawa’s Legend Servo Amp & Controller and Sigma II servomotors. (,

Taconic Expands in Latin America

Taconic has announced plans to establish a new facility in Brazil, approximately 20 miles southwest of Sao Paulo. (

HCPC Accepting Entries for 2005 Compliance Package of the Year

The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council now is accepting entries for its 2005 Compliance Package of the Year Competition until February 15, 2006.

Sonoco to Close Charlotte Plant

Sonoco plans to close its Charlotte, NC, plant to reduce its cost structure.

FBA is Moving

The Fibre Box Assn. has moved to its new address in Elk Grove Village, IL.

Parkinson Technologies Updates Corporate Identity

Parkinson Technologies has launched an updated and refreshed corporate identity. Parkinson is now the principal corporate identity under which the company's three major product and technology areas reside: Marshall and Williams Plastics, Parkinson Winders, and Key Filters.

ABB Helps Out Katrina-Devastated Elementary School

St. Clare Elementary, a Mississippi school that was leveled during Hurricane Katrina, re-opened November 1, 2005, thanks ABB's donation of 18 completely assembled circuit breaker panels. (

Stora Enso Raises Prices

Forbes Recognizes Multi-Color Corp.

Multi-Color Corp. has ranked 41st in Forbes Magazine's listing of America's best small companies.

ICC Introduces New Website

The Intl. Color Consortium (ICC) has introduced a new Web site at, designed to make information more accessible and easier to use.

PIA/GATF Renames Premier Meeting

PIA/GATF has renamed its annual meeting for top industry executives. The Premier Meeting now is called the Executive Leadership Conference. (

Muller Martini Redesigns Web Site

Muller Martini has redesigned its Web site, which can still be accessed at the same URL. (

Sherwood Plans Expansion to U.S. Marketplace

Sherwood Technology has announced intentions to expand into the U.S. market in early 2006. The expansion will see the opening of a new Eastern U.S. headquarters which will support customers and partners in North America.

Resin Price Increases Continue, Leveling Off Seen

At its Executive Forum, Resin Technology Inc. advised that the the quality of imported resin is as good or better than those produced domestically, and soon will fill the gap left by production shortages, stemming the rate of price increases.

KBA, AVT Issue Q3 Figures

KBA is in the black for the first time this year, while AVT reports its 15th consecutive quarter of growth.

GOA's Wide-Format Hall Grows

Graphics of the Americas has announced its renewed emphasis on wide-format with the return of the Wide-Format Hall (hall D in the Miami Convention Center). Now in its second year, it will occupy 61,000 sq.-ft.

MLP USA Joins Print Council

Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses has joined The Print Council, and industry coalition dedicated to building the market for print. (

MACtac Supplies Stamp Material

MACtac supplied pressure-sensitive label materials for 200 million of the USPS’ 2005 holiday stamps. (

GMG Americas Announces Canadian Distributor

Unisource Canada will distribute GMG Americas' products exclusively in Canada. The two companies launched their partnership during Graphics Canada.

Kodak Exhibits at Graphics Canada

Graphics Canada is the first time Kodak exhibited its full graphic communications portfolio in Canada, following the completion of its acquisition of Creo in June.

FVTC Updates Narrow Web Technology

Fox Valley Technical College has replaced its seven-inch Comco Cadet with a six-color, seven-inch Mark Andy 2200. (

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