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Food Packaging Solutions Conference

The PrintCity Project Group "Food Packaging" will present it latest best practice knowledge in "Food Packaging on Folding Carton" at the Design Once Output Many (DOOM) conference in Bari, Italy, September 27-29, 2007.

Schulz Purchases Comexi EB Machine

Schulz recently purchased a Comexi FW 1508 EB and held an open house to demonstrate its new capabilities.

KBA Holds 2nd Lenticular Seminar

KBA North America held its second comprehensive four-day seminar on lenticular printing and prepress work in early July 2007, bringing together the company's lenticular, printing, and marketing experts.

Corrosion Resistant Spray

Corrosion Stop is the B’laster Corp.'s water-resistant spray corrosion inhibitor/protectant that penetrates, resists water, displaces moisture, prevents further corrosion, creates a protective barrier, and simplifies future maintenance.

New Publication on Winding Machines

DEStech Publications, along with TAPPI Press, announces the publication of "Winding Machines: Mechanics and Measurement," a guide to how winding machines work and how wound rolls are formed.

The Future of Packaging in India

Intertech Pira's new market report, "The Future of Packaging in India," provides information on understanding the Indian packaging marketplace and the direction it's taking.

Kodak Promotes VDP with Educational DVD

Variable-data printing is the star of a new DVD sponsored by Kodak and aimed at educating marketers on the power of personalized print communications.

Caraustar's Recycling Plants Receive Safety Award

Caraustar Industries' Recovered Fiber Group's seven recyling plants were presented with the 2006 No Actual Lost Work Day Case Award in the Recycle Collection category at the Pulp & Paper Safety Assn.'s (PPSA) 64th Annual Safety & Health Conference.

Improve Induction Sealing Productivity

A new white paper from Enercon Industries explains the application variables packagers should look for when troubleshooting inconsistent induction sealing.

Parker SSD Upgrades TS8000 Touchscreen

Parker Hannifin SSD Drives Div. has introduced several new features and enhancements for the TS8000 line of programmable touchscreens.

PIA/GATF to Exhibit at Graph Expo 2007

PIA/GATF will be exhibiting at Graph Expo 2007, September 9-12, at McCormick Place South in Chicago, IL. Visit Grand 2 Booth in the lobby, next to registration.

Sealed Air Acquires Oxygen Scavenging Business

Sealed Air Corp. has acquired Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.'s oxygen scavenging (OS) business.

Papercone Makes Donation to EMA Foundation Environmental Initiative Fund

Papercone Corp. has made a $50,000 commitment to the Environmental Initiative Fund, recently established by the Envelope Manufacturers Assn. Foundation (EMAF) for Paper-Based Communications.

Labeling Markets South American Market Study & Sourcebook 2007

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has released "Labeling Markets South American Market Study & Sourcebook 2007" market overview and opportunities for labelstock producers, material suppliers, and all companies involved in the product decoration and identification market.

10-Year Consumer Packaging Forecast

IntertechPira's new market report, "Ten-Year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies in Consumer Packaging," gives you information on new, emerging technologies that will eventually replace existing technology, including the top 25 likely advances in the next decade.

Intl. Trade Shows Exhibit at Pack Expo, Present Awards Competition

Messe Dusseldorf North America will participate in Pack Expo Las Vegas 2007 in order to promote three international trade fairs for the packaging industry: interpack PROCESSES and PACKAGING 2008, UPAKOVKA 2008, and BASILPCK 2008. interpack PROCESSES AND PACKAGING 2008 will see the launch the "iF packaging award."

World Pharmaceutical Packaging Demand

World pharmaceutical packaging demand is expected to increase 5.9% annually to over $34 billion in 2011, according to a study conducted by The Freedonia Group.

Sartomer Kicks Off 5th Annual Pro Football Experts Club

Registration now is open for the 5th annual Sartomer Co. Pro Football Experts Club. Each week participants predict the winners of 11 featured NFL football games with weekly and grand prizes awarded to top finishers.

ESI Launches New Web Site

ESI, manufacturer of electron beam (EB) and ultraviolet (UV) curing systems, has launched a new Web site,

Book with Colines for K 2007

Colines will display Colines Stretch film for manual use at K 2007. Just prior to the show, it will launch a product-specific Web site,, where visitors can book a visit to the company's stand at the show to be sure to see the line.

KBA and Paragraphics Showcase UV Capabilities at Open House

KBA North America held a successful UV printing and coating open house at Paragraphics Inc. with live demonstrations of several special effect UV printed jobs on a KBA Rapida 105 41-inch sheetfed press, along with presentations from related UV and coating vendors.

Kodak Participates in 5th Annual IPA Color Proofing RoundUP

Kodak entered six systems for the testing in the 5th Annual IPA Color Proofing RoundUP, the most of any vendor, covering all proofing technology platforms: digital halftone, inkjet, and monitor.

Conversource Releases Flexographic Supplies Catalog

The Spring 2007 catalog of Flexographic supplies now is available from Conversource.

DataLase Collaborates with Paul Nutter for GS1 Compliance

DataLase has retained industry consultant Paul Nutter in its bid to achieve GS1 compliance for its coding and marking solutions.

Kodak Releases New Version of Insite Prepress Portal

Version 5.0 of the Kodak Insite prepress portal system offers a series of new features to enhance collaboration and productivity among prepress operators, print buyers, and service representatives.

4th Ed. AIMCAL Metallizing Technical Reference Goes to Print

The 4th edition of the AIMCAL Metallizing Technical Reference will go to print shortly. In addition to updates in the seven existing chapters from the 3rd edition, the latest edition has been expanded with new chapters with information on the vacuum web coating processes.

KBA Sensoric Infeed System Wins Award

KBA North America has a three-peat for the GATF InterTech Technology Award from PIA/GATF, capturing the 2007 award for the Rapida 105's Sensoric Infeed System (SIS), a sidelay-free infeed feature found on its 41-inch sheetfed presses.

PlastiSoft Named One of Canad'as Fastest Growing Companies

PlastiSoft Corp. has been recognized as one of Canada's fastest-growing companies for the second consecutive year by PROFIT magazine, breaking into the top 100 this year.

ITW Acquires M&C

ITW Performance Polymers, an Illinois Tool Works (ITW) company, has acquired M&C Specialties Co., a contract manufacturer of custom-fabricated die-cut adhesive components, tapes, and labels to markets around the world.

AVT Nominated for Label Award

Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) has been nominated for the 2007 Label Industry Award for New Innovation.

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