News Clips Archive

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

Graymills Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Chicago, Il | Graymills, a manufacturer of coolant pumps and pumping systems, recently celebrated its 70th anniversary. The family-owned business, which

Charter Films Ups Coex Capacity

Superior, WI | Charter Films' new Windmoeller & Hoelscher coextrusion line, installed December 2008, is now fully operational.

News Clips - July 2009

Printing Industries of America, Pittsburgh, PA, has revitalized its website at GEW Inc., North Royalton, OH, donated a seven-lamp ECP

ISO Poly Adds Two W&H Film Lines

Lincoln, RI | ISO Poly Films, a Sigma Plastics Group co. located in Gray Court, SC, has added two Varex blown film extrusion lines from Windmoeller &

PTI To Produce Small Quantity Prototypes

Holland, OH | Plastic Technologies Inc. (PTI) has the ability to produce small quantity extrusion prototypes for multilayer cast film and sheet products

PFE Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

Orange, MA | PFE Rolls, founded in 1984 as a manufacturer of precision rollers, is celebrating its 25th year in business. The company formerly was known

Recycling Program for Tyvek Launched

Wilmington, DE | DuPont Nonwovens and Waste Management, Houston, TX, have launched a national mail-in recycling program to capture envelopes and other

Paper Calculator Is Updated

Washington, DC | The Environmental Defense Fund has updated the underlying data of the Paper Calculator, available at This interactive

Tape Makers Merge

Easthampton, MA | Stik-2 Products has merged with Dielectric Polymers, Holyoke, MA, and the two entities will operate as Adhesive Applications (

New Roller Services Company Forms

Orange, CA | Integrity Roller Services Inc. is newly formed to meet converters' roller fabrication needs. Company reportedly is capable of manufacturing

FTA Member Is First Flexo SGP Printer

Ronkonkoma, NY | Flexographic Technical Assn. reports that member company Global Packaging, Oaks, PA, is the first flexo printer certified by the Sustainable

WS Packaging Earns Green Award

Green Bay, WI | WS Packaging Group has won the Business Friend of the Environment Award for environmental innovation from the Wisconsin Environmental

PNEAC Offers Video on Hazardous Waste

Oakbrook, IL | Printers' National Environmental Assistance Ctr. (PNEAC) offers a training video on the manifest form that must be used for all hazardous

People News - July 2009

Toray Plastics (America), North Kingstown, RI, names Tonya McBride national sales manager and Justin Larson sales representative for the Lumirror Polyester

Alcan Launches Sustainability Campaign

Paris, France | To coincide with World Environment Day on June 5, Alcan Packaging launched its internal Sustainability Moments campaign

Omet Holds Open House

Lecco, Italy | Omet held an open house during the Converflex Expo in March, welcoming more than 50 converters to its headquarters and Technology Centre.

Third Gietz for Toshima Printing

Tokyo, Japan | Toshima Printing Co. has ordered its third Gietz FSA 1060 Foil Commander, which makes this the 14th Gietz press in operation at Toshima.

News Clips - June 2009

Piedmont Plastics, Charlotte, NC, entered a strategic partnership with LOFO High Tech Films, Weil am Rhein, Germany, to distribute LOFO's Tacphan, Aryphan,

Canadian Students Win Phoenix Challenge

CHARLOTTE, NC Two Canadian students were declared winners of the 12th Annual Intl. Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition, which took place at Harper

Users Get Inside Track at EUGI

ORLANDO, FL Nearly 350 attendees, including PFFC, gathered at the Hilton Walt Disney World Hotel May 17-20 to take part in the EskoArtwork Worldwide 2009

Green Packaging Demand To Reach $43 Billion in 2013

US demand for green packaging is projected to increase 3.4%/yr to $43.9 billion in 2013

Anchor Adds Aquaflex

Anchor Printing, Bloomfield Hills, MI, recently took delivery of two Aquaflex ELS servo presses. Andrew Weitz, general manager, says, We have a broad

ILS Adds Newest HP Digital Press

HAMILTON, OH Innovative Label Solutions (ILS) and Atlanta, GA-based Hewlett-Packard staged an ILS open house on April 23 following in the robust tradition

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