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Xeikon Trumpets ThermoFlexX Advancements at Ypres Event

YPRES, Belgium—With a nod to the past, an appreciation of history, an appetite for the future and the revelations it will bring, Xeikon Prepress welcomed a 10 member cadre of international journalists on July 2 to its factory. There they were briefed on technological breakthroughs, recorded in the past two years, culminating in the launch […]

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FTA Europe Is Born

BRUSSELS, Belgium—International Flexographic Technical Associations spread throughout Europe have announced intentions to join forces in promoting the advancement, growth and acceptance of the print process on both a regional and global basis. Delegates from Belgium, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Poland, France and Italy came together for a second time on June 25 to implement […]

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Packaging Sales to Top $288 Billion in 2017

RESTON, VA—Packaging ranks No. 1 on the list of print’s fastest growing business segments. Forecasted global sales growth is cited at 4 percent annually through 2017, when sales are projected to hit $288 billion worldwide. In the five year, 2012-2017 period, collective growth is projected at 7.8 percent with U.S. sales of package print rising […]

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Flexpack Tech Tour: Avery Dennison, DuPont, MPS & More Talk Shop

SOMERSET, NJ—The 2014 Flexpack Tech Tour made its stop in the Northeast Wednesday, bringing a collection of supply chain leaders and their customers together for a day of presentations that covered new technologies, trends, and methods to deliver better product and satisfy customers. Participating in the Tour were: Avery Dennison DuPont Cyrel MPS Zeller+Gmelin Karlville […]

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Heidelberg Acquires Gallus

The management board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), with the approval of its supervisory board, has elected to acquire Gallus Holding AG, parent company of Gallus, a leading supplier in the packaging industry for labels and folding boxes. The planned complete takeover of Gallus Holding AG accelerates the development and use of Heidelberg’s digital products in […]

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MarquipWardUnited Acquires E.C.H. Will, Pemco, Kugler-Womako

PHILLIPS, WI—MarquipWardUnited, Inc., a Barry-Wehmiller company, has completed the acquisition of the operations of Körber AG’s Papersystems companies: E.C.H. Will GmbH, Pemco Inc. and Kugler-Womako GmbH. The companies become part of the newly formed BW Papersystems, now the leading global supplier of sheeting and sheet packaging machinery, with solutions for the widest range of applications […]

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Windmoeller & Hoelscher President Hans Deamer to Retire

LINCOLN, RI—After 35 years of service, Hans Deamer, president and treasurer of Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation, is retiring. Deamer left his native England with his family in 1979 to begin his career with W&H as product manager, printing presses, when the company had only 11 employees. He became senior VP of Sales in 1990, then […]

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Flint Group Introduces FlexoToolbox App

During the North American INFO*FLEX exhibition, Flint Group Flexographic Products presented its new FlexoToolbox app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, which is now commercially available on the global market. This interactive collection of tools incorporates many different functions for simplifying and standardizing flexo prepress, plate making and process control. The app can assist platemakers […]

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Paul Teachout Joins Nilpeter as Vice President of Sales And Marketing

CINCINNATI, OH—Trusted leader in narrow web printing and converting solutions Nilpeter is proud to announce that Paul Teachout has joined the company as the vice president of sales and marketing for Nilpeter USA Inc. With more than 30 years of combined market experience Teachout brings rich industry knowledge to the Nilpeter team. Teachout will have complete […]

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xpedx, Unisource Merger to Be Named Veritiv

MEMPHIS, TN and NORCROSS, GA—xpedx, a business of International Paper, and Unisource Worldwide, Inc., have announced that they have chosen the name Veritiv for the leading distribution solutions company that will be created upon completion of their merger. The name Veritiv comes from the roots of three words: “verity,” meaning true, and “active” and “connective.” Common stock […]

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