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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).

Akzo Nobel Inks' Free Seminar Provides Education for Narrow Web Printers

October 23 and 24, 2001, narrow web printers, will have the opportunity to invest in education absolutely free. According to Akzo Nobel Inks, the ink supplier will host "New Technologies for Narrow Web Printers" at its Center for Technical Excellence in Plymouth, MN, USA.

Sonoco Increases US Paperboard Position with US Paper Mills Purchase

Sonoco has completed its previously announced all-cash purchase of the privately held DePere, WI-based US Paper Mills Corp., reports the global packaging company.

Package Printing and Prepress to Be Focus of MAN Roland and Agfa Events

Package printers may find it worthwhile to travel back to the Land of Printing this October and November. According to PrintCity partners, MAN Roland and Agfa, the companies will host two separate forums at MAN Roland's Graphic Center in Offenbach. The meetings will cover package printing, prepress workflows, and computer-to-plate (CTP) developments.

CreoScitex Will Be Hard to Miss at Print 01

Print 01, September 6 - 12, 2001, will serve as the venue for CreoScitex to articulate its 'new vision,' which centers on helping its customers build a coordinated production- and business-systems network and a streamlined, automated print-production process from end to end.

Kurz Transfer Products and General Roll Leaf Expand Partnership

Kurz Transfer Products announces an expanded partnership with General Roll Leaf. According to the co., General Roll Leaf has long offered Kurz foils as an integral part of its product line, but an expanded partnership will benefit the industry.


Parkinson to Provide DuPont with Tools for Nonwovens Expansion

Parkinson Technologies will soon benefit from a multi-million-dollar contract with DuPont. The manufacturer of winders and web handling equipment reports it was awarded the contract recently.

Got a Gem of a Job? Xeikon's Diamond Awards Gives Digital Users the Chance to Sparkle

Xeikon users: Want to show off your digitally printed "gems"? The Xeikon Diamond Awards 2001 competition may be just the place to do it.

GretagMacbeth's Fall National Color Seminar Can Answer Your Color Questions

Leaves won't be the only ones showing off color this Autumn. GretagMacbeth's Fall/Winter National Color and Appearance Seminar Series will show business professionals how effective color management can improve their business, says the color-management product provider.

Valpak to Take Over Green Dot Compliance in U.K.

Valpak U.K. Ltd—the company set up to ensure packaging waste compliance in the U.K.—has signed an agreement to protect the Green Dot trademark in the country.

Omega Agrees to Distribute Greystone Products

Greystone Manufacturing is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with the U.K.-based co., Omega Systems. According to Greystone, the partnership will enable Omega Systems to distribute and service the full range of its products through Omega's existing network of agents.

IP and Stora Enso TogetherOr not? Sources Say Merger Is Unlikely

According to the latest from Reuters, the rumors of an International Paper-Stora Enso merger may be premature.

Agfa News: On the Road Again, The Proof Is in the Service

More Agfa product and company information can be found on the co.'s home page @

Hell-Artwork Alliance Means Heaven for Flexo Printers

During the recent FFTA (Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Association) annual conference, Hell Gravure Systems and Artwork Systems confirmed their alliance to service the digital needs of the flexo market.

NYC Operation's Top Gear Is Gearless: Fischer & Krecke Style

Check out the May 2001 issue for another story about F& K's gearless offerings (p. 41), The Missing Link: Plastics History Leads to Packaging."

The Trick Is in the Treat(ing)... MW Plastics' New Lab Can Help Solve Tricky Treating Issues

A Sherman Treater for in-line corona treatment has been commissioned recently at the new Marshall and Williams Plastics Lab/Pilot facility, Providence, RI.

Energy Fix Anyone? WPC Signs on as Introspect 2001 Sponsor

The Wisconsin Paper Council (WPC) has signed on as offical sponsor of Introspect 2001.

Rthel Is One of First to Comply with European GMP Directive

German producer of flexible packaging materials, Rüthel GmbH & Co. KG, is now compliant with the hygiene and quality standards set forth by the European Directive for GMP (Good Mfg. Practice).

Rotoflex to Launch Product Platforms at Label Expo Europe

Rotoflex International says it will launch its new "Millenium Vision," the PRO Series, which includes five product groups—Pro Inspect, Pro Vision, Pro Secure, Pro DieCut, and Pro Tech—for inspection, slitting, rewinding, die-cutting, and vision converting applications, at Label Expo.

Teknek Offering Web Guiding and Cleaning... All in One

INCHINNAN, SCOTLAND, U.K. The Web Guide Clean Machine (WGCM) enables printers to clean and guide their webs simultaneously. Co. says cleaning and guiding

Barco to Demo Prepress and Proofing Products at Print 2001

At the upcoming Print 2001 show in Chicago next month, Barco Graphics will bring together the three units that comprise its business: package printing, industrial printing, and commerical printing.

Agfa Expansion Brings Digital Platemaking to North America

Agfa is expanding its plate-manufacturing capacity in its existing Branchburg, NJ, facility.

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