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Densitometers Are Enhanced

Company reports enhancements to the 500 Series hand-held spectrodensitometers. All 528 and 530 models will ship preloaded with ISO 12647-2 and G7 process

Sealed for Security

SecureOTC from Colbert Packaging Corp., Lake Forest, IL, is designed for over-the-counter medications. The patent-pending, brandable package combines a blister card within an outer folding carton for an all-in-one solution for tablets, capsules, vitamins, and other pills.

Durable, Yet Destructible

The Destructible RFID Windshield Tag from Metalcraft, Mason City, IA, is designed to deliver a long read range at a low cost for gated communities, secured parking, and other applications protecting identification and property.

New Roles for Converters

The process technology now in routine use in the converting industry will perform a key role in the commercialization of several advanced, high-technology


Safety Chuck Modules Offered ShaftLok safety chuck modules are available with skew, lateral, and skew and lateral (combined) adjustments. Modules, said

Experience Speaks: Dhuanne Dodrill

President of Rollprint Packaging Products Inc. Management style | Promote a culture of collaboration. Hobbies | Reading, travel, and for my creative side,

Cure for Curves

Cure for Curves Schreiner MediPharm, Blauvelt, NY, has developed specialty adhesive labels that easily adhere to the plastic substrates and curved surfaces


Exclusive PFFC research analyses critical issues within each of four major converting industry sectors.

Catching Up, Looking Up

First, thanks to all who sent me well wishes. The pelvis is on the mend, and the wheel chair no longer is in use — nor the pain meds! I'll be able to abandon my title as armchair philosopher soon.

A Torque Devil Is in the Details

In center winders, like the classic Rolling Stones song, you can't always get what you want. Imagine you need to buy a new center-driven winder or unwinder.

Digital Printing, Part 1 | Technology

In the most recent columns, the competition between flexo and gravure printing was examined. It seems that digital printing is becoming a factor in this

Dissipating Static

Static becomes worse in the winter when the humidity decreases. What measurements are important to track static? Relative humidity (RH) is at the top

News Clips October 2009

Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA) is accepting entries for its 2010 Excellence in Flexography Awards Competition. Submission deadline is Jan. 8, 2010.

Hey, I Printed That Magazine!

CHICAGO, IL | PFFC welcomed John Tompkins, a press operator at Quebecor World (now World Color), Lebanon, OH, to the American Printer/PFFC booth at the

Kluge Opens New Demo Showroom

ST. CROIX FALLS, WI | Kluge has opened a new demo showroom at its headquarters to offer customers the option of seeing a live demonstration of its equipment

Western States Envelope Gets Starring Role on Discovery Channel

BUTLER, WI | When the production company for the Discovery Channel's new show, Factory Made, wanted to know how to make envelopes, they picked Western

Universal Packaging Now Diversapack

CHINO, CA | Universal Packaging Systems Inc. began doing business under the name Diversapack of California as of August 10. The company is a member of

Market for Stand-Up Pouches Assessed

BURNSVILLE, MN | Allied Development has published a 500-page study on the global markets, technology, and opportunities for Stand-Up Pouches: 2009-2012.

Jemmco Announces 10-Year Anniversary

MEQUON, WI | Jemmco LLC is celebrating its tenth anniversary as a provider to the extrusion and web converting industries. Says Jeff Opad, VP, Jemmco

Mohawk Named EPA Green Power Partner of the Year

COHOES, NY | Mohawk Fine Papers has been recognized by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a leading green power purchaser. This is the third

Company Formed To Produce De-Siliconized Pulp

CHICAGO, IL | The formation of a new company, Cycle4Green, has been announced by Calvin Frost, Channeled Resources, and Petri Tani of Finland. The focus

Teknek Reveals Major Expansion

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND | Teknek plans to open a US facility in Charlotte, NC, this year to house sales and service as well as a North American fulfillment

Energy Use in Paper Industry Studied

MARIETTA, GA | Business Development Advisory announces a new study of energy use and opportunities in the North American Paper industry. Entitled Energy

Parkinson Joins Rockwell Network

WOONSOCKET, RI | Parkinson Technologies has joined the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork. As part of the Machine Builders segment of this network, Parkinson

Verantis Rebrands Ceilcote Products

STRONGVILLE, OH | Verantis Corp. announces the rebranding of Ceilcote Air Pollution Control's products and services, including its corrosion-resistant

Omron Launches Systems Integrator Partner Program

SCHAUMBURG, IL | Omron Electronics is launching OASIS (Omron Authorized Systems Integrator Solution), a service that introduces those with automation

Fujifilm, EFI Partner

VALHALLA, NY, AND FOSTER CITY, CA | FUJIFILM Graphic Systems USA reports a new development partnership that will link the EFI Colorproof XF RIP and proofing

PCMC Acquires F.L. Smithe Machine

GREEN BAY, WI | Paper Converting Machine Co. (PCMC), a div. of Barry-Wehmiller, has acquired F.L. Smithe Machine Co., Duncansville, PA. The acquisition


Fred M. Singer (83), marketing manager at Mica Corp. from 1982 until his retirement in 2006, has passed away. He was the recipient of the 1995 TAPPI Polymers,

New Wave Adds Gearless Press

CHARLOTTE, NC | Bobst Group reports New Wave Converting, Fontana, CA, will replace a durable 20-year-old, six-color, geared Schiavi flexo presss with

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