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DuPont & EarthShell Partner Up for Environmental Packaging

EarthShell Corp. reports it has signed a definitive alliance agreement with DuPont. According to the co., the alliance combines EarthShell's patented composite material technology with DuPont's materials, development, manufacturing, and marketing expertise to offer environmentally preferable packaging to the food-service packaging market.

PCMC Touts Next Gearless Generation: Infiniti II

Paper Converting Machine Co. (PCMC) unveils its Infiniti II, which the co. says is "the latest advance in press technology." The Infiniti II flexographic gearless printing press combines innovative features from previous press designs, the Infiniti and the Avanti, says mfr.

MeadWestvaco to Close Envelope Plant

MeadWestvaco reports it plans to close its Consumer and Office Products Group envelope plant located in Worcester, MA, by late September 2002.

Water Ink Technologies Doubles UV Capacity

Water Ink Technologies more than doubles its capacity to produce UV (ultraviolet) inks with an opening of a new plant in Charlotte, NC. Co. also reports its president is recipient of CPCC's annual Franklin Award.

FTA Seeks Digital, Flex-Pack, Ink, Plate Experts for Mexico City Meeting

According to the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), the final agenda for the group's International Flexo Seminar (October 23 - 24, 2002) is nearing completion.

Brand Protection: 'How the Leaders Do It' at Pira Event

Did you know counterfeiting amounts to losses of $280 billion globally? That's accoring to Pira Intl., who adds: "Counterfeiting, parallel markets, and passing off are big and growing challenges to brand owners around the globe. Protecting your most valuable asset, your brand, has never been so important."

NAPL Reports Pause in Print's Recession Recovery

PARAMUS, NJ -- Print's recovery from the recession has paused, reports the National Assn. for Printing Leadership. The news is featured in NAPL's summer

Global Expertise at AIMCAL

An outstanding roster of top consultants, members of academia, and practioners is scheduled to give presentations on all aspects of web coating at the upcoming AIMCAL fall technical conference, says the trade group.

RIT Tests Substrate Array on Indigo

PALO ALTO, CA -- HP Indigo reports testing of compatible substrates for its HP Indigo press 3000 (formerly Indigo UltraStream 2000) at the printing applications

Smurfit-Stone to Sell Industrial Packaging to Caraustar for $80 MIL

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. announced July 22, 2002, that Jefferson Smurfit Corp., its wholly owned subsidiary, has entered into an agreement to sell the company's industrial packaging operations to Caraustar Industries, Inc.

Labelexpo Americas: Visitor Line-Up Is Global

Visitors from more than 60 countries will be attending Labelexpo Americas 2002, says Tarsus, show sponsor. Tarsus is calling the September 10–12, 2002, "the most important event yet in its 16-year history."

AICC SuperCorr to Focus on Profitability

SuperCorr Trade Fair, Sponsored by the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters; September 26, 2002, Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Seminar Addresses UV/EB Curable Technology

What's the skinny on UV and EB technology? A recent UV seminar provided PFFC AND YOU with info about the use of radiation technology in the industry.

Komori Rolls Out Offset Innovation with Style

Komori America says its new 40-in. LS40 offset press is "one of the most effective presses made to date." The OEM reports the press delivers increased speeds, reduced makeready and changeover times, and more versatility.

Corus to Increase Foil Prices

Corus L.P. announces a price increase for all of its foil orders (Corus L.P. Aluminum Rolled Products) by $.05 to .08 per lb., depending on specific product lines. Price increase is effective with orders acknowledged week ending September 7, 2002, co. says.

Energy Curable Narrow Web Systems New at Labelexpo Americas

Labelexpos Americas 2002 is slated for September 10–12, 2002, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, (Chicago), IL.

RadTech Survey Says Energy Curable Apps to Grow

According to RadTech International North America's biennial survey North American Market Update, "suppliers of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technology are bullish on near-term growth."

Sonoco Ups Paperboard (NA) & Tube/Core Prices (Europe)

Sonoco (NYSE:SON) reports it will increase prices for paper-based engineered carriers in Continental Europe. The company will also increase uncoated recycled paperboard prices in the US and Canada.

Boston Gear Celebrates 125th

Boston Gear, a member of the Colfax Power Transmission Group, reports the celebration its 125th anniversary this year. Boston Gear says it's been a pioneer and premiere provider in the power transmission industry since 1877, and with its innovative products, "continues to advance the industry to new levels," adds co.

Unilux Adds Reps in Spain,Portugal, and Brazil

SADDLEBROOK, NJ -- Unilux Inc., the designer and manufacturer of stroboscopic surface inspection systems worldwide, reports it's added (to its current

Yupo Internal Changes to Better Serve Converters & Package Printers

Yupo Corp. reports a restructuring of internal technical and sales resources in order "to provide package printers and converters with the highest levels of direct service.

FTA Needs Flexo Judges

Think you can undoubtedly decipher the difference between flexo and offset? You may be surprised to see what flexo can do these days.

Agfa Calls Young Creatives for Packaging Contest

Agfa is asking students to submit entries to its "The TIME of Your Life" package and label design contest.

Corrugated 2002: The Right Mix

Corrugated 2002 organizer, Reed Exhibitions, reports the international show for boxmakers and converters "broght the right mix of machinery and equipment."

LatinPack 2002 Signals Thumps Up

LatinPack 2002 gives its annual conference, LatinPack 2002, a big thumbs up, says a recent release from the industry firm.

SYSCO Chooses Southern Graphic Systems for Package Design

Southern Graphic Systems recently announced it has been selected the "Supplier of Choice" for packaging design and prepress services by SYSCO Corp., the largest foodservice marketer and distributor in North America, according to a company release.

FFTA Announces Call for Papers: Forum 2003 "Reaching New Heights"

The Foundation for the Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) announces the annual call for papers for its Forum 2003, slated for May 4 - 7, 2002, Salt Lake City, UT.

Galileo Vacuum Uses ei3 for 24/7 Technical Support

Galileo Vacuum Systems reports it has expanded its relationship with ei3 and now offers its customers in North and South America technical support 24 hr/day, 7 days/wk. According to Galileo, this new round-the-clock plan will help customers improve equipment uptime, performance, protection, and cost savings.

Creo & KBA Partnership to Continue Digital Printing Development

Creo reports it has signed a multi-year contract with Koenig & Bauer (KBA) for on-press thermal imaging technology.

APG Announces Sale of Business

YOUNGSTOWN, OH -- American Paper Group Inc. (APG) officials announce the sale of the envelope-producing operation. According to the company's recent announcement,

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