News Clips Archive

Chicago Passes Recycling Law

Chicago has passed legislation that requires the establishment of in-store recycling programs for plastic bags in certain retail stores, reports the Progressive Bag Affiliates of the American Chemistry Council (ACC)

Sun Ink an Award Winner

Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation announced that Sun Chemical was awarded a 2008 InterTech Technology Award for its Platinum White technology

Kodak Acquisition To Aid Workflow

Eastman Kodak Co. has completed its previously announced acquisition of Design2Launch (d2L), a developer of collaborative end-to-end digital workflow solutions. D2L provides turnkey solutions for “Graphic Lifecycle Management” to the consumer package, pharmaceutical, food/beverage, and automotive marketplaces

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Voluntarily

The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) is the world's first and North America's only rules-based, voluntary, legally binding integrated greenhouse gas emissions reduction, registry, and trading system

Dymax, Partner Pak In Agreement

Dymax Corp. has entered into an exclusive supply and support agreement with Partner Pak, Huntington Beach, CA, a company that designs machinery, robotic automation, clamshells, blisters, and the patented ClamCard.

Report Covers Brand Protection Opportunities

Vandagraf Intl., in association with the Product & Image Security Foundation, has completed a market report entitled “The International Market for Brand Protection Solutions,” the 2nd edition of a report originally published in May 2004

Growth of SuperCorrExpo Driven By Need For Industry Improvements

NORCROSS, GA SuperCorrExpo, the largest trade show in the Western Hemisphere catering to the corrugated industry, will be held September 22-26, at the

Flexography Brings Companies Together

Nineteen companies have formed a strategic alliance called Flexo4all to promote flexographic package printing “before, during, and after Drupa 2008.”

Training Offered On-Site

MADISON, NJ Sensor Products is now offering its Seminars for Engineers web handling and converting training services on-site at any company location.

Moving Green to The Next Level

Heidelberg Druckmaschinen has released a study confirming that its “customers set great store by environmental protection,” reports Dr. J├╝rgen Rautert, director for engineering and manufacturing at Heidelberg

People

Extrusion Dies Industries, Chippewa Falls, WI, appoints Rick Forbis regional sales manager for the southern US. The Paperboard Packaging Council, Alexandria,

Green Program Expanding

ATLANTA, GA Georgia-Pacific is extending its Packaging Systems Optimization (PSO) service program to noncustomers. The program is designed to help companies

Assuring Quality Worldwide

Nordenia Intl., a producer of films for flexible packaging applications, has installed AVT's PrintVision/Argus process control and quality assurance system at facilities in Germany, Poland, and Spain

August 2008 PFFC News Clips

Stork Prints, Boxmeer, Netherlands, agrees to supply Omet, Lecco, Italy, with dedicated RSI (Rotary Screen Integration) modules for the Varyflex 520-

CMM Announces Virtual Trade Show

TULSA, OK CMM is launching CMM Live!, an online virtual trade show designed to provide converting professionals with an interactive online experience.

Opening New Facility

LA PALMA, CA Pamarco Global Graphics recently held an open house at its new La Palma plant, welcoming a crowd of customers, local dignitaries, suppliers,

TAPPI Offers Info on the Bay

NORCROSS, GA The beautiful Chesapeake Bay is the setting for the 2008 TAPPI PLACE Conference, scheduled for September 14-18 at the Renaissance Portsmouth

Coating Gets Kosher Okay

CINCINNATI, OH Michelman reports its Plate Kote paper plate coatings have all been kosher-certified by the Orthodox Union. The coatings also meet FDA

PFFC August 2008 People News

Toray Plastics (America), North Kingstown, RI, appoints Richard Schloesser president and chief operating officer. At Contract Converting, Greenville,

Plastic Bag Recycling Efforts Lauded

NEW YORK, NY The Progressive Bag Affiliates of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) is applauding the efforts of Penn Jersey Paper Co. and Poly-Pak Industries,

Industry Giant Passes Away

BRYAN, OH Howard B. Vreeland Sr., the owner and chairman emeritus of the board of directors for Anderson-Vreeland Co., died Friday, June 13. He was 87.

Custom Core Shafts Do the Job

NEW BERLIN, WI Premier Paper Converting Machinery, a company making machines that produce fiber and corrugated partitions, now offers a custom machine

Looking Back on Drupa

DSSELDORF, GERMANY The giant Drupa fair is over, and the reviews are in, not only for the show but for the industry as well. Albrecht Bolza-Schnemann,

Coater Joins Tech Center

GERMANTOWN, WISCONSIN Faustel announces the addition of a pilot scale model of its Vari-Coat Gravure pressurized gravure coating system to its Process

People

Mark Quinlan joins Technicote, Miamisburg, OH, as director of new business development and national accounts. Mark Andy, St. Louis, MO, promotes Jerry

News Clips

Flexo Concepts, Plymouth, MA, a manufacturer of MicroClean dry media anilox cleaning systems, teams with J.M. Heaford, Cheshire, England, to open a MicroClean

Bringing Info On-Site

MADISON, NJ Seminars For Engineers now will bring its web handling and converting training seminars and consultants on-site to any company's location.

News Clips

XSYS Print Solutions, Plymouth, MN, a div. of Flint Group, changes its name to Flint Group Narrow Web. Bobst Group, Lausanne, Switzerland, has completed

Training Trainers in Flexo

CHARLOTTE, NC The Harper National Flexographic Center, located on the Harper Campus of Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), recently hosted a FlexSys

More Pouches, More Sizes

CINCINNATI, OH A new Mamata pouching machine is at work in the Cary, IL, facility of Ampac Flexibles. The Vega 610 is giving Ampac the ability to increase

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