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Plastic Film Study

A new study from The Freedonia Group concludes that demand for plastic film in the US is projected to grow 2.6% annually to more than 16 billion lbs in 2012

Flexotecnica F12: A Winning Press

The F12 12-color, gearless, CI flexo press from Flexotecnica won the 2008 award for “Innovation in Printing Press/Finishing” at the 2008 FlexoTech Awards.

Laminator Installed With Success

Nordmeccanica N.A. successfully completed the installation of a Super Simplex SL 1500 solvent-free laminator at the Robinette Co. in Bristol, a converter of flexible packaging.

FTA Honors Flexo Leader

Rogers, CT | As part of its 50th anniversary celebration in 2008, the Flexographic Technical Assn. paid homage to one of its founding members, Warren


The Montalvo Corp., Gorham, ME, names MEEFIL BV its sales representative in the Netherlands. Mesirow Financial, Chicago, IL, is exclusive financial advisor

Trisoft Graphics Adding Print Quality

Trisoft Graphics, a digital prepress and graphic design company serving the packaging industry since 1993, recently installed a Kodak Flexcel NX digital flexo system

Locking in Paper Supply

Mondi has entered into a long-term supply contract for sack paper with the Semen Gresik Group, said to be the largest cement producer in Indonesia.

Sheeter Increases Efficiency, Productivity

Roosevelt Paper Co. installs its second twin synchronous knife folio sheeter Model KMC 165 from Kmec USA's Dreamcut range.

Digital Presses Allow More Products

Advanced Digital Printing has acquired its second Presstek 52DI digital offset press, seven months after purchasing the first

PVC Keeps Tanks Fit

A Fab-Seal Industries PVC liner system kept deteriorating water tanks from leaking.

Research Pays Off

Vins Plastics recently purchased a ten-color Primaflex CM flexo press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp.

New Name for FSEA

The Foil Stamping & Embossing Assn. changed its name to the Foil & Specialty Effects Assn., on March 1, keeping FSEA as its acronym.

Platemaking Upgrade

Nu-Maber, a flexographic printing plate production company, purchased two Concept 505 XP DW processors from DeGraf to replace two large-format washers.

Joint Venture for Gravure Cylinders

A joint venture for the development, manufacture, sale, aftersales, and service of gravure cylinder-making equipment has been announced.

Gravure System Is at Tech Center

Polytype Converting's Technology Center now is equipped with the pressurized gravure chamber system AGS 2500 S “System BASF” from Pagendarm.

Making Pouches With Speed

Ampac Flexibles reports the installation of a new Totani Model BH-80HVLLLS-M pouching machine in its Elk Grove Village, IL, facility.

People News: March 2009

John Chrysikopoulos joins Mesirow Financial, Chicago, IL, as its new managing director. He comes from the Investment Banking divs. of Goldman Sachs and

Triple Play for Nordmeccanica

Piacenza, Italy | Nordmeccanica announces the third North American installation within 18 months of its Triplex Combi Vertical multi-ply coater/laminator.

Film Line Saves Time, Money

Irvine, CA | B. Braun, a global supplier of healthcare products, has improved the economies of film processing with the installation of a new Davis-Standard

Flex-Pack Summit

Norcross, Ga | TAPPI PLACE announces the 2009 Flexible Packaging Summit, to be held in Columbus, OH, April 28-30. Included will be the two-day Consumer

Changes at Sartomer

Exton, Pa | Global specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer Co. is restructuring its Americas division, eliminating 17 positions at the Exton headquarters,

Lab Facility Gets Support

Minneapolis, Mn | Mocon is partnering with Clemson Univ. and Sealed Air to support the new Cryovac Flavour Mark Retort Laboratory. To that end, Mocon

Extrusion Line Adds Efficiencies

Cincinnati, Oh | Ampac Flexibles has added a Windmoeller & Hoelscher extrusion system in its Auburn, WA, facility. Dan McFarland, president of Ampac's

Graph Expo Beats the Odds

Reston, Va | Despite bleak worldwide economic news that had dominated the media in the preceding weeks, Graph Expo 2008 exceeded expectations and enjoyed

Pilot Line Has New Coating System

Fribourg, Switzerland | Polytype Converting reports a new coating system for functional coatings available on its pilot line. The technology centre is

News Clips

Amcor, Mundelein, IL, is one of only two companies within the containers and packaging sector to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index,

Badger Celebrates 75 Years in Business

Greenville, WI | Badger Plug, celebrating its 75th anniversary, began by manufacturing wood core plugs in a small brick building on the banks of the Fox


Cognex Corp., Natick, MA, appoints Tom Nash president of the Surface Inspection Systems Div. NDC Infrared Engineering, Irwindale, CA, names Craig Wolf

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FMS USA, Hoffman Estates, IL, is moving to a new, larger facility that will house sales, technical support, and some manufacturing, as well as a large

Flexo Homework Gets Good Marks

Parking permits at Fort Mill High School (FMHS), Fort Mill, SC, were ready before the start of school this year, thanks to flexo teacher Jerry Howell and student Scott Forsyth

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