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Rollem Announces Installation of the Jetstream in Japan

The Jetstream system maximizes productivity by performing high volume, fully automated trimming, slitting, scoring and perforating.

Sun Chemical Offers Water-Based Flexo Dispenser Program

Designed for narrow web tag and label printers, program allows printers to make process, blending bases, and spot colors from the same dispenser

Techkon Offers Premium Color Scanning

The Techkon SpectroDens Premium allows operators to do short scan measurements of color control bars with wireless capability and improved intuition

New Contract Converter Opens for Paper Mfrs.

SMART Papers creates a new stand-alone business called SMART Converting with operations slated to begin January 2010 at the company’s Hamilton headquarters.

Hungarian Converter Expands Label Capabilities with Mark Andy

Gocsej Nyomda experienced changing needs for its growing label business that resulted in the recent acquisition of a Mark Andy 2200 press.

Carton Zips Open & Close

T.H.E.M. (Technical Help in Engineering & Marketing) introduces Zipbox which combines the best elements of a folding carton with those of a resealable pouch, eliminating the need for an inner liner.

Impact of Private Forests

The National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) has commissioned a new study that was conducted by Forest2Market to quantify the economic impact of private, working forests on the US economy.

Colbert Acquires Dayton Carton, Crown Paper Box

Colbert Packaging Corp., a 50-year-old leading manufacturer of folding cartons, rigid paper boxes, and paperboard specialty products, has completed the acquisitions of two carton manufacturers, Dayton Carton in Louisville, KY, and Crown Paper Box in Indianapolis, IN.

Easy Loading Sleeve Storage Racks

HarperScientific, div. of Harper Corp., offers EL SleeveWrak, a new line of easy loading protective racks for anilox roller sleeves.

Reduce Energy Production Costs & CO2 Emissions

Erema energy efficient plastics recycling systems feature new ecoSAVE technology to reduce energy costs.

Auto Core Loading Option for Foil, Film Rewinders

Elsner Engineering Works’ new ACL-18 automatic core loading ancillary device can assist overall production workflow in the conversion of household rolled goods

European Narrow Web Facility Adds New Equipment

A 5i Conseil training facility in France has installed a complete inspection, slitting, rewinding machine system that based on the Rotocontrol RSI 340 inspection machine, Advanced Vision Technology Helios inspection system, and Domino Ink Jet equipment.

AIMCAL-PFFC Webinar on Automatic Inspection Technology

The Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators partners with PFFC to host a free one-hour webinar on December 7 at 2 P.M. EST to focus on New Automatic Inspection Technology–The Confluence of Lasers and Cameras.

Smoothie Has Soft, Velvet Touch

Printpack introduces a velvet touch texture for new shrink sleeve film, designated NeoAffinia PETG. The matte finish imparts a soft feel to differentiate Nut Hill Café iced Italian espresso smoothie

Print Cartons with Ease

Gallus Printing Machinery Corp. introduces the CCS 510 narrow web inline system for folding carton printing.

Braille Embossing Tool Speeds Process

Schober USA offers tools and modules for the embossing of Braille letters and symbols to speed in-line use at the printing press or off-line in a converting system.

Cantilever Press is Servo-Driven

RG Engineering launches a cantilever press with direct servo-driven sleeve, anilox rolls, and fully automatic registration.

Slider Solution for Pouches Has Smaller Footprint

ZipPak introduces its Slider Advantage slider solution with less material to reduce manufacturing costs and decrease a package’s environmental footprint.

UV Ink Improves Quality, Mileage, Press Performance

Flint Group Narrow Web announces the introduction of Flexocure FORCE UV flexo ink that is said to handle more easily because of lower viscosity and no foaming.

iF Packaging Award at Interpack

For the second time, iF International Forum Design GmbH will present the “iF packaging award” at interpack PROCESSES AND PACKAGING, to be held from May 12 - 18, 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Italian Producer Goes Nuts for High Barrier Film

Innovia Films’ high barrier compostable cellulose-based material, NatureFlex NK, has been chosen by an Italian producer, New Factor, to wrap its range of organic nuts and dried fruit – Mister Nut Bio.

Industrial Quality Die Cutter in a Small Package

Die Cutters Inc. has rolled out its new 15-inch tabletop model Cleen-Cut flatbed die Cutters, designed to handle those small but sometimes intricate and delicate projects.

Paperboard Packager Gets Results with AVT Inspection Solution

The Stratus Group is the first beta site for the Advanced Vision Technology’s PrintVision/Orion 100% automatic inspection solution for folding carton, single pack applications

Premium Sleeve for the Highest Print Performance

The rotec premium sleeve from Flint Group Flexographic Products is designed to offer maximum dimensional stability over time to cope with special printing requirements

Integration Platform Compatible with Multiple Print Systems

Hybrid Integration launches the Job Management System (JMS 3.0), a middleware integration platform that drives and powers the company’s other products and options

Load Cells Work Well in Harsh Environments

Montalvo Corp. offers the U-25 load cell, designed to extend the lower end of the U-Series range.

New Wave Grows with Schiavi Sleeve Press

New Wave Converting, a second generation, 30-yr-old family-owned printer and laminator with pouch-making capabilities, is plotting its future growth with the addition in early 2010 of an eight-color Bobst Schiavi EF 4040 CI gearless sleeve press.

Flex-pack Demand To Increase 3.5% by 2013

A September 2009 study, titled “World Converted Flexible Packaging, by The Freedonia Group, forecasts world demand for flexible packaging to increase 3.5%/year to over 19 million metric tons in 2013.

Strouse Picked as Converter for 3M's New Division

The Strouse Corp. has become an authorized converter for 3M's Renewable Energy Div. (RED).

Uncoated Board Gives Whale of a Performance

KapStone Charleston Kraft promotes a strong environmental image in the retail aisle for its Kraftpak uncoated carton board with a promotional packet hypothetically branded “Red Whale Ale.”

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