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Dow Raises Prices

Effective Oct. 1, 2005, Dow Emuslion Polymers business increased prices on several products in the U.S. and Canada. (

Free Trial of Coating Product

Craig Adhesives and Coatings has announced a free trial program for its 1077M-3 coating product used by sheetfed offset printers running hybrid inks. (

Domino Releases 2005 Half-Year Highlights

Domino reports futher sales growth, with gross profit margins increased to 49.7%, up from 49.1%, and a net cash flow from operating activities of £10.4 million.

Air Products Polymers Raises Prices

Air Products Polymers has implemented a price increase for acrylic-based polymers and emulsion products in the U.S. and Canada.

AWA Offers Release Liner Sourcebook

Alexander Watson Assoc. has published a report on the North American market for release liners, tracking material trends and the changing market structure. "North American Release Liner Annual Outlook 2005—Market Study & Industry Sourcebook" provides a tool for evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decisions.

2006 Excellence in Flexography Awards Seek Entries

The Flexographic Technical Assn. now is accepting entries for the 2006 Excellence in Flexography Awards. Deadline is January 6, 2006.

XSYS Awards Scholarship, Named Supplier of Year

XSYS Print Solutions Narrow Web inks div. was awarded supplier of the year for 2004 by Yerecic Label. XSYS also awarded Joshua Pauna, a student in the Graphics and Printing Technology program of Dunwoody College of Technology, a $2,400 scholarship. (

Illustrated Glossary of Printing Now Available

Jelmar Publishing has released the "Illustrated Glossary of Commercial, Publication, and Package Printing," with more than 4,600 definitions and almost 200 illustrations. (

Tilt-Lock Updates Web Site

Weidhaas Grows in Canada

CMM 2007 Call for Papers

CMM Intl. show management invites converting and package printing professionals to submit an abstract for possible presentation at CMM 2007. Deadline is March 1, 2006. (

Sun Chemical, Flint Ink, and BASF Raise Prices

Sun Chemical and Flint Ink increase prices due to increases in raw material costs, effective Oct. 1, while BASF imposes energy surcharges, effective Oct. 15. (;;

Toray Named 'Supplier of the Year'

Michelman Offers Pigmented Barrier Coating

GretagMacbeth and Heidelberg Extend Partnership

GretagMacbeth announced the delivery of the 1,000th Prinect ImageControl on-the-press color control system to Heidelberg, New Windsor, NY. Heidelberg has sold the system to a customer in Germany. (

Kodak To Close Plate-Making Facility

Eastman Kodak Co. will close its Middleway, WV, printing plate manufacturing plant by the end of the first quarter of 2006. The plant was part of Kodak's acquisition of Creo Inc. earlier this year

F&K Installs 3 Flexo Presses: Fourth Ordered

Excelsior Packaging Group has installed three Fischer & Krecke high-speed Flexpress Series ten-color central impression flexographic presses.

NDC Infared Awarded Grant to Develop Non-Nuclear Gauges

NDC Infrared Engineering has been awarded funding by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop new technologies that reduce industry’s reliance on radioactive isotopes.

Pocket Pal Receives ISBN Number

International Paper has obtained an ISBN number for the 19th edition of Pocket Pal.

Avery Dennison Acquires Impressions

Avery Dennison Retail Information Services has acquired Impressions (Pte) Ltd., the Sri Lanka-based producer of of apparel tags and labels.

DuPont Sponsors Panel Discussion

DuPont is sponsoring a thought leadership panel discussion at the 2005 WWFE show in Chicago on Wednesday, October 26, from 7:30-9 a.m.

Remmele Acquires May Coating Technologies

Remmele Engineering has acquired the May Coating Technologies div. of Acumeter Laboratories. The May line of standard web handling and coating equipment will be integrated into Remmele's Automation Div.

Scitex, Resolute Networks Earn Eagle Star Awards

Scitex Vision and Resolute Networks/Arris were honored at the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) Eagle Star Awards Gala. Scitex Vision was named "Israeli Company of the Year" and Resolute Networks and its U.S. partner, Arris, were recognized as "Deal of the Year."

Kodak to Sponsor Digital Printing Users Group Meeting

Kodak is a premier sponsor of the annual meeting of ICE (Indigo Customer Exhange). The digital printing users group will gather November 11-12, 2005, in Las Vegas.

Fictional Book Details Struggles of a Third Generation Printing Company

Larry Letteney, one of the founding members of BlueOcean Advisory Group, has published a book. "Sea Change: A Story of Graphics and Communications in the 21st Centurty" is a fictional book about a third generation printing company struggling to compete in a demanding business environment. The story is seen through the eyes of a proven sales professional.

Mohawk Changes Name, Makes EPA List of Top 25

Following the acquisition of International Paper's Fine Paper Business, Mohawk Paper Mills has changed its name to Mohawk Fine Papers. The company also has been added to the EPA list of the Top 25 U.S. Green Power Purchasers.

FTA Releases Market Research Study

Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA) has released it's first-ever market research study, "Converter Benchmarking & End-User Perspectives in North America."

BASF, Praxair Raise Prices

BASF has increased selling prices for oxo alcohols in North America, while Praxair has raised list prices on its Proline and Trio lines.

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