News Clips Archive

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

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

News Clips: Sept. 2009

Multisorb Technologies, Buffalo, NY, launches a new website,, 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

Fife Celebrates 70 Years

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

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

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

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

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