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Thiele Technologies Buys Hudson-Sharp

Thiele Technologies, a div. of Barry-Wehmiller, announces the purchase of The Hudson-Sharp Machine Co., Green Bay, WI, and Brussels, Belgium

New Packaging Study Offered

Allied Development Corp. offers a new global study on packaging for disposable medical devices

Digital Offset Press Speeds Delivery

Presstek has installed its first 52DI-UV digital offset press at LSD G. Neumann GmbH, Hamburg, Germany

Iowa State Develops Bioplastics Software

Iowa State Univ. researchers have begun development of a software program that can help determine the economic viability of a proposed bio-based product

Narrow Web & Label Reporter

Mark Andy has supplied Hill's Labels, Sydney, Australia, with a Mark Andy 2200 press as the centerpiece a new production facility

Foil Capsules Launch Sales

Like many forms of packaging, the foil converted by Sparflex of California for use on wine, champagne, spirits, and water bottles provide both tamper evidence and decorative appeal. Capsule materials are converted using the same type of equipment and technologies as other forms of packaging, such as boxes, bags, tags, and labels

Eco Fiction

In industry, some of us are getting frustrated by the lofty pronouncements by marketers promoting their products

Distilling Solvents

One of the oldest crafts devised by mankind is distillation the art of separating mixtures based on their boiling temperatures. Throughout history distillation processes have been used to produce high alcohol content spirits, pharmaceutical remedies, perfumes, and potable water (such as distilling drinking water from sea water). These practices eventually led to industrial uses

Three for the Price of One

Las Vegas has long been a city of intrigue and wealth, where people enter with optimism about fortune and change

Spool Rules

No longer just limited to paper, film, and foil materials, converting is a critical process for nonwovens and the increasing complexity of laminates


Upgraded UV System C3 is a new reflector design for company's UV curing systems

Branding: Holograms Score in Protecting Sports Merchandising

Sports merchandising is big business and increasingly has benefitted from the application of hologram-based security tags over the past 15 years. However, there can be pitfalls for the unwary. Here, Glenn Wood of the International Hologram Mfrs. Assn. (IHMA) (http://www.ihma.org) offers advice to security providers looking to tap into this lucrative market and looks at how holography can protect brands and revenue streams from the threat of counterfeiters.

Small Volume, Big Results

Printpack, Atlanta, GA, earned a bronze award in the 2009 Flexographic Technical Assn. Excellence in Flexography competition


The June '09 issue of PFFC (p32) presented the cumulative responses from converters who responded to our annual Critical Trends survey that addresses

Accentuate the Positive

Eliminate the negative. Latch on to the affirmative. Don't mess with Mister In-Between. How many of you are familiar with this sage advice written in

Winding Doesn't Add Up

When things in life are linear, they make sense. Driving two hours usually gets you twice as far as driving one hour. Adding two doughnuts a day to your

Gravure Versus Flexo Printing Part 2

Last month I outlined the rapid growth of flexo printing in packaging and suggested that gravure printing had been out-marketed in North America by a

How To Prevent Unwinding Roll Static

The master roll arrived at your receiving dock right on time. Now, you have the material to complete the job for that important customer. Along with the


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News Clips Aug 2009

NatureWorks, Minnetonka, MN, partners with Netherlands-based Avantium to conduct in-house testing of Avantium's bio-based Furanics polymers, which would

PTI Recycling Formed To Sell rPET System Globally

Holland, Oh | PTI Recycling Systems has introduced globally a compact, modular system to produce food-grade, recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET)

Altana Acquires Water Ink Technologies

Wesel, Germany | The specialty chemicals Group Altana has agreed to acquire Water Ink Technologies, Lincolnton, NC. The company will be integrated into

Donation Helps College Students

Louisville, Ky | Students at Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC, are getting better results thanks to Flexo Wash, which donated an FW991XL

MicroDynamics Donates Inspection System

Woodstock, Ga | MicroDynamics has donated a complete 3DQC inspection microscope system to Clemson Univ.'s Sonoco Inst. of Packaging Design and Graphics.


The Process Control Div. of TAPPI, Norcross, GA, gives its 2009 Leadership & Service Award to Dr. Ian Journeaux, a manager of process technology at NewPage

Sonoco Benefits From Improved Purging Compound

Depew, Ny | Shuman Plastics sent a sample of its New & Improved Dyna-Purge X thermoplastic purging compound to Donovan Young, pilot plant supervisor at

Microwave Packaging Examined

Milltown, Nj | The Packaging Group will host Microwave Pack 2009 on November 3-4, the first major conference on microwave packaging in over a decade,

Kansas Recognizes Bunting's 50th Anniversary

Newton, Ks | Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson signed a proclamation recognizing August 3 as the 50th anniversary of the founding of Bunting Magnetics Co.

Another W&H Press for Kendall

Mequon, Wi | Kendall Packaging added another ten-color Windmoeller & Hoelscher Primaflex press to support its growth initiatives and to meet customer

Bemis To Acquire Alcan Packaging Food Americas

Neenah, Wi | Bemis Co. will acquire the Food Americas operations of Alcan Packaging for $1.2 billion. The acquisition includes 23 flexible packaging facilities

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