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CreoScitex Breaks into Asian Packaging Prepress

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA--CreoScitex Asia Pacific is pleased to announce the first Asian installation of a CreoScitex Trendsetter VLF platesetter for the

Smurfit-Stone Supports Corrugated Future with Latest ICPF Pledge

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) will benefit again from its long-time benefactor Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. That's according to Smurfit-Stone, who recently pledged an additional $250,000 (US) over the next five years to the ICPF.

Scandinavian-Based Stora Enso Forms Specialty Papers Group to Serve Globe

HELSINSKI, FINLAND--With specialty paper production capabilities in three countries, Stora Enso announces the formation of the specialty papers business

CEMA Meeting and Road Show Rescheduled Due to September 11 Tragedy

Due to impediments to air travel caused by the terrorist attacks on the US last week, the Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) has rescheduled the fall meeting, the association reports. The new dates will be 30 and 31 October, 2001, at the previously scheduled location.

Weyerhaeuser CEO Named Global CEO of Year

Steven R. Rogel, chairman, president/CEO of Weyerhaeuser company, has been named Global CEO of Year by members of the financial community that follow the paper/forest products industry.

Ninth Paper/Forest Products Global Outlook Conference Will Help NYC in More Ways Than One

"Building for the Future": There probably couldn't be a more appropriate title—or venue—for the annual Paper/Forest Products Global Outlook Conference this year. Slated for November 5th and 6th at the Crowne Plaza Manhattan in New York City, the two-day event will help bolster Manhattan's shaky economic status—in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center—in more ways than one.

Hundreds to Attend TAPPI's CorrExpo

More than 700 people are planning to attend TAPPI's 2001 International Corrugated Containers Conference and CorrExpo in Seattle, WA, USA, October 14-17, 2001.

Indigo-Nilpeter Bring Inline Finishing to Digital Label Printing

Labelexpo Europe concluded at the end of last month, but an OEM agreement released at the show is the beginning of a new relationship between Indigo and

TAPPI's 2001 Engineering & Converting Conference Now Slated for December 2001

TAPPI is pleased to announce the 2001 Engineering and Finishing and Converting Conference and Trade Fair has been rescheduled. The new dates are December 2 through 6, 2001, at the Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, TX, USA.

Exceptional Packaging Solutions: The FPA Wants You

The Flexible Packaging Association is making its official 2001 call for entries for its annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards.

Enercon's Surface-Treating Lab Adds A"Peel"

Converters in need of surface-treatment information now may be able to get it from Enercon's surface-treating lab. Enercon Industries Corp. says it's added a Friction/Peel Tester to its laboratory to help customers identify the effects of various levels and types of surface treating.

Canadian-Based KT Holdings Licenses Spooling Technology to Tricon

WINNIPEG, MB, CANADA--Tricon Conversion LLC, Gainesville, GA, USA, recently has been granted license to produce and sell Step-Pac film spools, says Step-Pac

This Week's I-PRO Expo Cancelled

Due to cirumstances arising out of September 11th's tragic events, I-PRO Expo will cancel the venue, which was slated for this coming Thursday, October 4, and Friday, October 5, 2001, in Miami Beach, FL, USA.

FREE Mark Andy/Comco Flexo FeastWhere Flexo Printers Can Gobble Up Ideas

The recently acquired Comco div. of Mark Andy announces it will host its next educator seminar series on November 7 and 8, 2001. To be held at the Advanced Training & Technology Center just outside of Cincinnati, the two-day "Flexo Feast" will educate packaging buyers, printers, and converters about the diverse range of narrow web flexo applications.

New Solutions for Packaging and Label Printers by CreoScitex and ScenicSoft

LYNNWOOD, WA--Washington-based ScenicSoft and CreoScitex, Burnaby, BC, Canada, recently announced they're expanding their exisiting OEM relationship.

K Show Coming Attractions: Goebel Slitter/Rewinder and EREMA Booth Highlights

The K Show is slated for October 25 to November 1, 2001, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Barco's Webcenter Lets Converters Create Central Store of Package Designs

Earlier this month, Barco Graphics announced WebCenter, a tool for communicating and presenting product design and specs via the Internet. According to the software manufacturer, the web-based software provides converters with the ability to create a central store of designs...

Westvaco Launches Forte for Folding Cartons, "A Mini-Flute Alternative"

A webcast and conference call provided the venue for Westvaco's Forte substrate launch Wednesday morning. The co. says the new packaging substrate (for folding carton applications) offers converters a superior, high-value alternative to mini-flute board for the construction of small- and medium-sized packaging.

US Army Directs Ontro Inc. to Prototype and Deliver Group Ration Packages

Ontro, Inc., which has developed a patented technology for producing self-heating containers, Wednesday announced it's received a directive from the United States Army to begin the prototyping and delivery of group ration packages.

The Show Goes On... at Print 01 and All Over USA

The resolve of Americans (including that of our own converting industry) to get back to business in the face of September 11th's harrowing events is resolute. While some industry events have been postponed, Print 01 ended September 13th as scheduled.

TAPPI Postpones Trade Fair Due to Sept. 11 Tragedy

In light of [the September 11 attacks], TAPPI's leadership has made the unprecedented decision to postpone the 2001 TAPPI Engineering and Finishing & Converting Conference and Trade Fair, scheduled for September 16 through 20, 2001, in San Antonio, Texas.

Industry Meetings Put on Hold: TLMI and IADD

Both the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) and the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) have put their upcoming meetings on hold due to Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the USA.

Avery Dennison to Acquire Jackstdt

Avery Dennison Corp. reports it's reached a definitive agreement with Jackstädt GmbH to acquire Jackstädt's pressure-sensitive adhesive materials business. According to the company, the transaction is subject to a number of closing conditions, but is expected to close the fourth quarter of this year.

M&A News Makes Headlines at Print 01 Last Week

Print 01 is underway, and this is one show that's been no slouch when it comes to breaking news.

Exo-Tech Buys Flex-Pack Biz from IP

Exo-Tech Packaging, a newly formed company sponsored by the Sterling Group L.P., reports it has completed the purchase of the flexible packaging business from International Paper (IP).

Nordmeccanica Opens Office in New York State

Nordmeccanica s.p.a., Italy, is announcing the opening of the company's offices in New York, Nordmeccanica NA—New York.

DuPont Packaging Unveils Resin "Transcend" at TAPPI Conference

At TAPPI's Polymers, Laminations, and Coatings Conference Monday, DuPont introduced Transcend, a mid-performance extrusion coating sealant resin.

UCB Films Invests in Valmet Atlas Slitter and Millions for Belgium BOPP Plant

UCB films is taking slitting to another level with its new state-of-the-art slitting facility and a Valmet slitter, says the companyl; it's invested €2.6 million ($2.37 million US) into its BOPP production plant at Merelbeke, Ghent.

Czech Carton Converter Model Obaly Upgrades with KBA Press

Model Obaly, a flexible packaging printer in Opava, continues to make improvements to its facility. The recent acquistion of a KBA Rapida 142 is part of the upgrade, reports Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft (KBA).

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