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FTA Partners with CPP & Pack Expo Intl.

The Flexographic Technical Assn.'s Jay Kaible, director of business development, announces the organization's new role as co-sponsors of CPP Expo/Pack Expo Intl.

Bobst Group Realigns Business Units, Reorganizes

With the realignment of Bobst Group North America's three business units to include sheet fed, web fed, and services, the company also announces Bobst Group SA's Alain Jendly, formerly North American VP-Flexible Materials

Colbert Packaging Receives SFI & FSC Chain of Custody Certifications

Colbert Packaging Corp., a leading manufacturer of folding cartons, rigid paper boxes and paperboard specialty products, announced that it has received Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Chain of Custody Certification (NSF-SFICOC-C0038447)

PPC & NAPA Paperboard-Based Packaging Associations Merge

Effective February 19, the 81-year-old Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) and the North American Packaging Assn. (NAPA) merged, creating a united, North American-based packaging industry association

ROTOCONTROL Extends Coverage to South America

ROTOCONTROL has announced that it has signed another exclusive distribution agreement with Forpack Intl.l Trade, now representing ROTOCONTROL's leading edge inspection

SPI Offers Enhanced Exhibitor Support

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Assn. will put to use more than six decades of experience producing NPE by assisting companies that would like to take part in this or other major plastics shows

Menasha Packaging Launches New Website

Menasha Packaging, a leading provider of innovative packaging solutions, has announced the launch of its newly designed website at

Green Platemaking for Clemson

Asahi places environmentally friendly platemaking system at Sonoco Inst. of Packaging

US Packaging Inks, Coatings & Additives Demand to Reach $3 billion in 2013

According to The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland, OH-based industry research firm, US demand for packaging inks, coatings and additives is forecast to expand 2.5 percent annually to $3.0 billion in 2013

Free Webinar on New Insights into Labeling & Product Decoration

Paper, Film & Foil Converter (PFFC) will host a FREE webinar, sponsored by HP and in association with AWA Alexander Watson Assoc., on "New Insights into Labeling & Product Decoration—Market & Technology"

Intl. Polyolefins Conference Addresses Catalyst, Additive Developments

The International Polyolefins Conference, sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and scheduled for February 21-24 in Houston, will offer a talk by Dr. Jinliang Qiao on programs in polyolefin catalyst, process, additive, and product developments

Reduce Gravure Waste

Rotomec Demonstrates TAPS System at Open House in Technology Center

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers Announces Price Increase

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (P&IP) announced a global price increase of $0.11 to $0.22 per kilogram for DuPont Appeel, Bynel, DuPont 20

FTA Great Lakes Group Schedules March Meeting

The Great Lakes Group (GLG) of the Flexographic Technical Assn. is finalizing details for its next meeting at Harper College at 4:30 P.M. on March 18. Speakers will include Dan Doherty, Prairie State

Demand for Microwave Packaging To Grow to $2.4 Billion in 2013

Freedonia Group, a Cleveland, OH-based industry research firm, predicts demand for microwave packaging is projected to climb 7% annually to $2.4 billion in 2013

ROTOCONTROL Reports Record Month

ROTOCONTROL, a manufacturer of inspection, slitting, rewinding, and die-cutting finishing machines for the narrow web industry, reported record sales for machines being released to the production floor

Box Maker Cuts Energy Costs

Niagara Sheets benefits from a customized energy savings plan developed by WPS Global

DuPont Packaging Graphics Partners with Marmara Univ.

As part of the 35th anniversary celebration of DuPont Cyrel, DuPont Packaging Graphics organized a technical seminar at Marmara Univ. At the seminar, Associate Professor

New Water-Based Paper Coating Technology Offers High OGR

Aqua Based Technologies, a div.of ADM Tronics, has introduced a new water-based, repulpable, biodegradable, high OGR (oil and grease resistant), environmentally-safe coating for the paper converting and packaging industry

Chiricosta joins ICE USA

Mack Brooks Exhibitions (MBE) show director Michael Boyle names converting industry veteran and marketing director Bob Chiricosta as the new director sales and marketing of ICE USA

In-Mold Seminar Teaches ABCs of IML

RBS Technologies offers the 21st edition of its ABCs of IML: A Basic Course on March 25 at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Ctr. located in Skokie (Chicago North Shore), IL

Menasha Packaging Folding Carton Achieves Fiber-Sourcing Certifications

Menasha Packaging has announced that its Folding Carton Group has achieved certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) fiber-sourcing standards

Mesirow Financial Advises Shoreview Recapitalization

CHICAGO, IL | Mesirow Financial acted as exclusive financial advisor to Rohrer Corp. in its recapitalization by ShoreView Industries, a Minneapolis-based private equity firm

AWA Publishes Linerless Label Market Overview

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has published the AWAreness report The Linerless Label Market: A market overview of current and future opportunities

Yerecic Label Installs 12-Color Mark Andy Performance Series Press

Yerecic Label, a leading on-pack label and coupon manufacturer, has installed a new Mark Andy Performance Series P7

Judgment Day for AIMCAL Entries

The Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators held judging for its Metallized and Coated Products competition on January 21 at the offices of Paper, Film & Foil Converter (PFFC) with Steve Sedlak acting once again as awards and competition chairman

Investment in Flexo Training Pays Off

IMDA Announces 2010 Awards Competition

SCOTTSDALE, AZ | The In-Mold Decorating Assn. is now accepting entries for the Fourth Annual IMDA Awards Competition

AIMCAL's Economic Index Forecasts Improvement

FORT MILL, SC | The Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators presents results from its fourth quarter economic survey, called the Economic Index. While results for the fourth quarter appear to be split with the forecasted outlook continuing to rise, the current outlook has fallen back, according Alto Mila Consulting

South American Flex-Pack Converter Installs BST Defect Detection

ELMHURST, IL | BST Pro Mark ( announces the successful conclusion of a trial at Plastilene, S.A., ( Bogotá, Colombia, of automatic defect detection on its BST Premius inspection systems. The leading South American converter of flexible packaging has completed purchase of three machines



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