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ICS Awarded Patent

Integrated Color Solutions has been granted a patent from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its technology used in Remote Director, the company's remote proofing system.

Accuweb Has New Representation in Canada

AccuWeb has signed an Agency Agreement with Manutrol, Inc., broadening the coverage for its proprietary web guide systems.

Myllykoski Sponsors Environmental Workshop

Myllykoski, a producer of recycled and non-recycled groundwood paper products, recently sponsored an environmental workshop conducted by the Gravure Assn. of America. The workshop was held June 15-16 in Alsip, IL, and included an extensive tour of Myllykoski's Alsip Mill.

Bobst Distributes MATRIX Product Line

Bobst Group is the sole U.S. distributor for the MATRIX line of self-locating creasing matrix products.

Continuing Squeeze on Converter Profitability

"The European Flexible Packaging Market 2005" is the latest edition in PCI's series of annual studies on the European flexible packaging market. It updates historical data and provides market analysis and statistics for 2004 and forecasts to 2009. The 250 page study is based on original field research, conducted across Europe in early-2005.

Metlon Becomes 3M Distributor

Metlon Corp. has become an authorized distributor of 3M SCOTCHLITE reflective material.

PCMC to be Acquired

Paper Converting Machine Co. has signed a letter of intent to be acquired by Barry-Wehmiller Companies.

Momentum Builds for Industry Week

September26-28, 2005, in Las Vegas has been dubbed "Industry Week 2005," due to industry activity at CPP and PACK Expo, TAPPI's PLACE Conference, along with meetings from AIMCAL, CEMA, Adhesive & Sealant Council, RADTECH, AICC (Regions I & II), Film and Bag Federation, and Composite Can and Tube.

GMG Scores at Color Proofing Roundup

GMG Americas has received high color management rankings at the 3rd Annual IPA Color Proofing RoundUP held during the IPA Technical Conference.

Label Traxx Software Goes Global

Tailored Solutions has made its popular Label Traxx software available to worldwide label producers.

Ampacet Expands Thailand Facility

Ampacet has expanded its plastic masterbatch facility in Rayong, Thailand, by adding multiple extruder lines for custom color masterbatches as well as a Color Service Development Center.

FTA Sponsors TAPPI Conference Sessions

Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA) will sponsor two sessions at TAPPI’s PLACE Conference September 25-28, 2005, in Las Vegas, NV. Surface Treating for Flexography and Substrate Effect on High Quality Graphics will be moderated by FTA’s technical director Rick Mix.

Bobst Introduces InTouch Customer Connection

Bobst Group has launched an online direct customer connection which allows its customers access to the company 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for checking availability, receiving instant price quotes, ordering parts, and tracking press orders.

Ampac Completes Kapak Acquisition

Ampac Packaging has completed its acquisition of Kapak Co.

NPTA Alliance to Launch Trade Show

The NPTA Alliance will launch a new trade show for the packaging materials and supplies industry. PackUSA: The Packaging Materials & Systems Marketplace will be co-located with ISSA/INTERCLEAN trade show October 4-7, 2006.

PDAA Members are FLEXcon Certified Installers

Members of the Professional Decal Application Assn. (PDAA) are the first professionals to qualify for the FLEXcon-certified installers list for installation of vinyl graphic applications using FLEXcon products.

Yupo Seeks Wally Award Entrants

Yupo Corp. America calls for entries for the third annual Wally Awards. The program is open to candidates in North and South America who submit a project created on YUPO paper over the last six years. The deadline for all entries is September 15, 2005.

CPP Expo 2005 Hosts Over 130 Companies

CPP Expo 2005 reportedly has been designed to cost-effectively allow for participation in the event while making available additional marketing dollars that are necessary for targeting customers.

Stork Cellramic to Sell Alphasonics Equipment

Anilox roll manufacturer, Stork Cellramic, a div. of Stork Materials Technology, has reached an agreement to market and sell Alphasonics’ Alphasound cleaning equipment in North America.

Packaging Services Expo Debuts

With a comprehensive program designed to reach contract packagers, Packaging Services Expo, sponsored by the Tarsus Group, debuted at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Ctr. in Rosemont, IL, May 1-12.

Dr. Richard Podhajny Dies

With great sorrow, the staff of PFFC has learned of the passing of Dr. Richard Podhajny, who died on Saturday, July 16, of a massive heart attack.

Appleton Named Company of the Year

Solutions! magazine has named Appleton co-winner of the 2005 Company of the Year award along with Votorantim Celulose e Papel. A vote of the magazine’s editorial board determines the annual winners.

Dow Raises Prices on Release Coatings

Dow Corning has raised prices on its global release coating product line by 5% to 7%.

Pliant Purchases Two Infiniti Flexo Presses from PCMC

Pliant Corp. has purchased two 65-inch Infiniti gearless flexographic printing presses from Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC).

Toray One of 'America's Healthiest Companies'

Toray Plastics (America) has been named one of “America's Healthiest Companies” by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). The organization's Gold Well Workplace award recognizes companies that have successfully built comprehensive worksite wellness initiatives and that demonstrate and capture concrete outcomes related to behavior change, cost effectiveness, and ROI.

INX Offers MetalFX Inks

INX Intl. has signed up as an official MetalFX ink maker. The company now offers inks compatible with the MetalFX process.

Gerhardt Rethinks Business Approach

Gerhardt Intl. began a program of change and development to revolutionize the way the group operates. It created a new philosophy, the CECT brand, and the Gerhardt Academy.

Water Ink Technologies Celebrates 20 Years

Water Ink Technologies celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Early in 1985, the company began providing water-based inks and coatings to narrow web flexo printers.

Ansell Introduced Glove Styles for High-Risk Cutting

ArmorKnit gloves from Ansell Healthcare provide a solution for high-risk cut applications such as heavy material handling, sheet metal and glass handling.

PLGA Request Entries for 2005 Technical Achievement Awards

PLGA announces a request for entries for the 2005 Technical Achievement Awards for Suppliers to the Gravure Industry for Packaging and Labels. Entry forms must be received by September 1, 2005.

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