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PSG Renews Safe Quality Food Certification

FRANKLIN PARK, IL—Prairie State Group, a printer specializing in flexible film and food grade packaging materials, has been recognized for implementing and maintaining comprehensive food quality safety programs and quality management systems. The FTA printer member scored 96 on a 100 point scale in successfully recertifying its operations with Eagle Food Registrations Inc. and the […]

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Koch Industries Subsidiary to Acquire Flint Group

FRANKFURT, Germany; NEW YORK, NY—Koch Equity Development has agreed to invest with Goldman Sachs in a newly formed entity that will acquire Flint Group, a leading global supplier of inks and other print consumables such as flexographic printing plates, blankets, image transfer products and chemicals for pressrooms, to the packaging and the print media industries. […]

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Hood Packaging Buys Bemis Paper Packaging Division

NEENAH, WI—Bemis Co. announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its Paper Packaging Division to Hood Packaging, headquartered in Madison, MS, and Burlington, Ontario. Closing of the deal is expected before March 31, 2014. The sale encompasses manufacturing facilities and offices in Crossett, AR; Minneapolis, MN; Onaha, NE; and Vancouver, WA.Collectively, their sales […]

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DuPont Celebrates 40 Years of Cyrel Flexographic Printing Systems

WILMINGTON, DE—DuPont marks the 40th anniversary of Cyrel flexographic printing systems this year by commemorating its past, celebrating its present and looking ahead to a future of continued innovation. In 1974, DuPont introduced the first elastomeric photopolymer printing plates under the Cyrel brand to the printed packaging industry. Forty years later, DuPont continues working to […]

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Digital Flexo Revolution Promised

FLORENCE, Italy—Nuova Gidue’s headquarters was the stage for a Dec. 11-12, 2013 meeting between seven leading companies in the label and narrow web flexographic printing field. There, experts from Nuova Gidue, UPM Raflatac, Adare, Esko, Flint Group, Dupont and Apex Group of Companies gathered for a kick off meeting to run a project—”REVO, Digital Flexo […]

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Esko Launches 6-City CDI Imaging Tour

MIAMISBURG, OH—Esko it will be launching The ‘Real’ Flexo Experience, a series of free educational summits designed to educate guests the latest in flexo imaging technology. “Who else is more qualified to explain the technology of flexo plate imaging than Esko?” asks Mark Quinlan, president, Esko Americas. “The vast majority of all flexo plates imaged […]

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MacDermid Inc. Acquired by PSP

TORTOLA, B.V.I.—Platform Acquisition Holdings Ltd. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MacDermid, Inc.for some $1.8 billion. Platform will be renamed Platform Specialty Products Corp. (PSP) following the close of the transaction. MacDermid has offered its customers innovative, dynamic chemistry solutions and technical services for more than 90 years, establishing leading positions in niche […]

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Mark Andy Goes Digital While Still Embracing Flexo

ST. LOUIS, MO—Beta sites have been identified. First units are set for installation this December. Thanks to a newly designed hybrid platformm, Mark Andy’s initial foray into the digital print world is set to begin. Flexography remains a critical component of the multi-process machine. Unveiling of the latest advanced digital printing platform, Mark Andy Digital […]

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Bobst, Kodak, Team Up on New Packaging Solutions

ROCHESTER, NY—In response to increasing demand for new solutions addressing flexible, folding carton and corrugated applications, Kodak and Bobst have formed a strategic development agreement to integrate Kodak technology into the Bobst portfolio of packaging production equipment. Bobst is already working on the development of innovative products based on Kodak technology. “Flexibility, time to market […]

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Uteco North America Open House: Print Technology 2013

KENNESAW, GA—Uteco North America and 13 industry partners will stage a two-day, Nov. 6-7, 2013: Open House, themed “Print Technology 2013.” Live demonstrations of Uteco’s Onyx HP 108 flexographic press will be a centerpiece of the event. Also set for demonstration is the Titan SR 9 Turret Slitter, Camis mounter and Flexo Wash cleaning unit. […]

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