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 be complementary to the Ingeo portfolio.

  • BYK-Gardner, Columbia, MD, now offers instrument manuals on its website. Visit

  • UK-based ALS Ltd. names Relco Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada, an authorized distributor to sell and service ALS roll slitters in the US and Canada.

  • Yazoo Mills, New Oxford, PA, launches an expanded, user-friendly website at

  • Pregis Corp., Deerfield, IL, is named Vendor of the Year by the Packaging Disributors of America, Alpharetta, GA.

  • UK-based Victrex launches a redesigned, customer-focused website at

  • Netherlands-based press manufacturer Drent Goebel B.V. declared bankruptcy on July 6.

  • Printing Assn. of Florida, Orlando, reports its 2008 edition of Graphics of the Americas earned spot No. 98 on the Tradeshow Week 200 annual directory of the largest tradeshows in the US and Canada.

  • The Greenwood, SC, manufacturing complex of Fujifilm has begun using methane gas from a local landfill to power nearly 40% of its operations.

  • Messe D├╝sseldorf in Germany reports 3,000 exhibitors will fill 19 halls at K 2010, the 18th Intl. Trade Fair Plastics & Rubber expo taking place October 27-November 3, 2010.

  • GPA, McCook, IL, is designated an HP Preferred Partner for the second year in a row.

  • Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, KS, has a redesigned website at with improved navigation and video.

  • International Paper, Memphis, TN, has expanded its Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody certification to include a majority of its US pulp and paper mills and a number of converting facilities, reportedly establishing it as the world's largest FSC manufacturing platform.

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