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Sonoco Completes Purchase of Phoenix Packaging

Sonoco reports it has finished the previously announced purchase of Phoenix Packaging Corp., a privately held co. headquartered in North Canton, OH.

Agfa Assists in September 11 Aftermath

From ongoing attacks on Afghanistan to Anthrax in the US to civil unrest in Pakiston to the turbulent turns of the stock market, since September 11th, world affairs continue to keep global citizens teetering between a sense of well-being and panic. But many companies (from across the globe) are contributing to a sense of stability by donating their efforts...

PCMC Announces New Nonwoven and Custom Capabilities

Custom-built and nonwovens machinery are just two more things that customers now can get from Paper Converting Machine Co. The Green Bay, WI-based converting equipment supplier says it has formed two new groups within its Special Products Division: the Custom Machine-Building Group and the Nonwovens Group.

Chromas Technologies Relocates Headquarters to St. Bruno, QC, Canada

Chromas Technologies reports, as of October 29, 2001, the company will be headquartered in St-Bruno, Quebec, Canada.

Amcor Selects Davis-Standard ProPak Die Technology; ProPak to Be Highlighted at Co.'s K 2001 Booth

Amcor Flexibles Europe says its pleased with Davis-Standard's ProPak die technology. According to Davis-Standard, after extensive research of available technologies worldwide, Amcor selected its ProPak system and installed the die technology in late 2000.

International Paper Exec Retires; IP Announces Organizational Changes

IP (International Paper) executive vice president, C. Wes Smith, will retire, effective at the end of January 2002, says co. chairman/CEO John Dillion.

MAN Roland Survey Says Printers Looking to Invest

WESTMONT, IL--"Despite the economic slowdown, printers realize their best investment right now is in advanced technology," says Man Roland. According

TLMI Technical Conference Now Slated for February 2002

Originally slated for mid-September in Chicago, TLMI's Technical conference was postponed due to the September 11th terrorist attack. New dates for the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute's technical conference are February 10-12, 2002.

Corrugated Asia 2001: Noted Industry Experts Provide Market Insight

Top corrugated industry experts will provide their insight to Corrugated Asia 2001's symposium (October 31 and November 1, 2001) attendees.

CreoScitex Roadshow Provides Package Printers Inspiration

CreoScitex is spreading its vision of end-to-end print-production solutions for packaging converters. The prepress product manufacturer actually will take its message to the masses in its upcoming "roadshow," which is slated to travel into Canada and all over the US.

It's Not Just for Women Anymore: The New WMPKG

"Women in Packaging" (WMPKG), may soon want to change its name to "People in Packaging"—or at least something that indicates its substantial male membership. According to the professional organization, nearly 20% of the group's membership is male.

Presstek Names New DI Partner: KBA

Koenig & Bauer is headquarted in Würzburg, Germany, and Presstek is headquartered in Hudson, New Hampshire, USA.

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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...

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