RR Donnelley to Split Into Three Companies

CHICAGO, IL—RR Donnelley & Sons Co. announced that it intends to create three independent, publicly traded companies: one business focused on financial communications and data services, one business focused on publishing and retail centric print services, and one business focused on customized multichannel communications management. Thomas J. Quinlan III, RR Donnelley’s president and CEO, said, “Over […]

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BASF to Combine Pigment Activities Into New Global Business Unit

CHARLOTTE, NC—BASF will form a global business unit (GBU) combining all of its pigments activities, effective January 2016. In the second half of 2016, BASF intends to carve out its pigments business and establish separate legal entities. With sales of about €1 billion in 2014 and 2,500 employees globally, BASF holds a leading position in […]

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Barry-Wehmiller to Acquire Bielomatik Paper Processing Product Line

ST LOUIS, MO—Barry‐Wehmiller Cos., Inc., a capital equipment and engineering solutions leader, is moving toward acquiring the Bielomatik group associated with the paper processing product line of Bielomatik Leuze GmbH + Co. KG. They signed a letter of agreement this week, and expect the sale to be finalized in the upcoming months, once approval conditions […]

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MWV Specialty Chemicals Division Renamed Ingevity

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC—Ingevity will be the new name of MWV Specialty Chemicals division of WestRock Co. It will begin transacting business as Ingevity on Sept. 1. As previously announced, the business is slated to be spun off as an independent, publicly traded company around the end of the year. “Ingevity is a unique expression of our […]

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Advanced Vision Technology, Erhardt+Leimer Enter Strategic Alliance

AUGSBURG, Germany & HOD-HASHARON, Israel—Erhardt+Leimer, a leader in system solutions and process control equipment to web based industries and AVT (Advanced Vision Technology), a leader in print inspection, print process control, and quality assurance, have announced signing and closing of the alliance agreement between the two companies that will broaden product portfolios and strengthen services for customers of […]

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Phoenix Challenge Foundation Announces 2015 Golf Tournament

CHARLOTTE, NC—The Phoenix Challenge Foundation (PCF) has announced the date for its popular annual golf tournament. The event will be held Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the beautiful Stonebridge Golf Club in Monroe, NC (near Charlotte). The PCF Golf Tournament is the primary fundraiser supporting graphic arts and flexography through education. Converters, printers, prepress trade houses, […]

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Fujifilm Hosts Prime Label Tech Summit

HANOVER PARK, IL—Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division recently hosted a Prime Label Technology Summit at its Chicago Technology Center, showcasing innovative packaging technology trends to invited attendees. Highly successful solutions were the focus at the two day event, allowing experienced industry professionals hands on demonstrations of the Graphium, a UV inkjet press for labels, […]

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EskoWorld 2015: Sharpening Skills, Sharpening Solutions

SCOTTSDALE, AZ—Learn, interact, experience: Hundreds of users accepted the invitation and turned out for EskoWorld 2015, held June 14-17 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ. Each customized his/her own agenda, choosing from 75 sessions that covered myriad topics ranging from digital flexo to packaging. Briefings focused on everything from structural and three dimensional […]

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Nordmeccanica executives cut the ribbon on the company's Hauppauge, NY location. (Photo courtesy of Nordmeccanica)

Nordmeccanica Celebrates Official Opening of New North America Location, Demos Super SL Simplex

HAUPPAUGE, NY—Nordmeccanica welcomed more than 100 guests to the opening of its new North American facility June 2 with an event that included a keynote, several presentations and a demonstration of the company’s laminating capabilities. The day began with the approximately 120 attendees witnessing the official ribbon cutting on Nordmeccanica’s new facility, larger than its […]

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MeadWestvaco, Rock-Tenn Merger to Be Named WestRock Company

NORCROSS, GA—WestRock Company has been announced by MeadWestvaco Corp. and Rock-Tenn Co. as the name for the new company when the two packaging leaders complete their previously announced combination. WestRock will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WRK. “WestRock draws on the strongest elements from each of our legacy names,” said […]

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