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Southeastern Opts for Green Laminator

PIACENZA, ITALY | Nordmeccanica Group is installing a new emission-free laminator at Southeastern Printing, Naperville, IL. The environmentally responsible

Lebanese Joint Venture Invests in W&H Coex Line

LINCOLN, RI | Cedex Plastics, the new Lebanese-based joint venture between Exopack and the Indevco Group of Lebanon, has made its first investment in

Berry Plastics Gets First WOW Winder

GLOUCESTER, MA | Gloucester Engineering reports Berry Plastics, Evansville, IN, will install the world's first WOW Winder on a Gloucester 11-layer PE

Narrow Web & Label Reporter

Overnight Labels, Deer Park NY, wins a Premier Print Award certificate of merit for outstanding achievement in the production of flexo printing from the

Secrets Uncovered at TLMI

CHICAGO, IL | With a nod to Agents 86 and 99, Get Smart was the theme of the Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst. (TLMI) Technical Conference, held September 8-10

WHAT'S NEW PRODUCTS: Narrow Web & Label

Splicing Agent Can Be Recycled Multipurpose splicing agent 64437 for common repulpable adhesive tape applications includes attaching substrates to cores

Carton & Box Reporter

Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY, earns a spot on the US Environmental Protection Agency's new Top 20 Printers List of the largest green power purchasers


Change Boxes Easily The machine from Boix is a combination tray erector capable of making 3-pc Bliss style, P-84 style, and platform-style boxes on the

Printed Linerboard: Big & Bold

With today's industrywide downsizing, it takes a lot of confidence in a business model to commit to a major-league expansion. While others are downsizing,

Rewind Equipment: Chic & Sleek

IKEA's line of modern home furnishings is virtually synonymous with the phrase Scandinavian design. But one Sweden-based wallpaper manufacturer was using

Show Preview: ICE Heats Up

With 300 exhibitors from 17 countries, ICE Europe 2009 the 6th International Converting Exhibition is nearly sold out.

Roller Coverings: Built 'TPU' Tough

With plant operations running 24/7, 365 days a year, PPC Industries requires rollers that not only are safe and cost efficient but durable enough to endure

Experience Speaks: Wayne Etchells

Executive VP of Metlon Corp. Management style | Hands on Hobby | Fishing How did you get into the converting business? I started working at Metlon in

Disposing of Disposables

For its innovative Needle-Trap label system, Schreiner MediPharm, Blauvelt, NY, earns a WorldStar Award in the pharmaceutical category from the World Packaging Organization.


This monthly Face-Off permits a comparison of responses to a total of 30 questions that were posed to four industry segments, including flexible packaging; unprinted rolls and sheets; tapes, labels, and tags; and paperboard products.

An Armchair Philosopher

News flash: I've become an armchair philosopher, although not by choice

Time for Unwinding Upgrade?

How do you know when its time to upgrade from a brake-controlled to a driven unwinding process?

How To Prevent Winter Static

Static becomes worse in the winter when the humidity decreases. Now is the time to do important preventive maintenance, when an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Gravure Sleeves: The Time Is Now

One technology that can help the gravure process is the use of lightweight sleeves in place of steel cylinders

News Clips: Sept. 2009

Multisorb Technologies, Buffalo, NY, launches a new website, www.multisorb.com, to provide a comprehensive online resource for active packaging solutions.

Film Fit For Home Compost Bins

Innovia Films' compostable cellulose-based packaging film, NatureFlex, has been tested for home compostability by the UK's leading consumer body, In the May 2009 issue of the Which? Gardening magazine, five compostable materials used in supermarket packaging were tested using a home compost bin in the usual way filled with garden waste and turned at two- and four-month intervals


OCTOBER 5-7 AICC Annual Meeting, Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters, Signature at MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV; www.aiccbox.org 5-7 Converting

Fife Celebrates 70 Years

Fife Corp. is celebrating 70 years of success in the web handling industry


John Ferreira is named VP of Comexi North America, West Springfield, MA. Biosafe, Pittsburgh, PA, appoints Max Fedor president and CEO. Smurfit-Stone

Interfilm Recognized For Energy Efficiency

Interfilm Holdings has received Orion Energy Systems' Environmental Stewardship Award as a result of a light-related electricity reduction

Clondalkin Acquires Cleveland Plastic

Flex-pack producer Clondalkin Group has acquired Ohio-based Cleveland Plastic Films, a manufacturer of customized films for banner, food, and industrial applications. Norbert McDermott, CEO of Clondalkin Group, says, The Cleveland acquisition is another important expansion of our product, technology, and geographic capability in North America

Pamarco Improves Logistics

To increase efficiency and streamline communications, Pamarco Global Graphics and TOTALogistix, Sparta, NJ, have completed a project that expedites the flow of shipping rates, routes, and information into and through Pamarco's enterprise resource planning system (ERP)

FTA Releases FIRST 4.0 Book

The Flexographic Technical Assn. has released FIRST 4.0 (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances), a reference tool for achieving high quality, consistent print results

Partnership for Eco Packaging Launched

Henkel announces a joint agreement with LBP Mfg., Cicero, IL, to combine R&D resources to develop coatings, barriers, laminates, and adhesives

Amcor Offers To Buy Parts of Alcan Packaging

Amcor Ltd. has offered to acquire parts of Alcan Packaging for $2,025 million from Rio Tinto, including Alcan Packaging Global Pharmaceuticals, Alcan Packaging Food Europe, Alcan Packaging Food Asia, and Alcan Packaging Global Tobacco

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