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Prolamina, Ampac Merger Named ProAmpac

CINCINNATI, OH—Prolamina and Ampac, two recently merged global flexible packaging firms, announces its new corporate name, ProAmpac. The new name reflects the merger of two leading, progressive and innovative flexible packaging companies with enhanced product offerings unparalleled in the industry. ProAmpac includes four brand divisions including Prolamina, Ampac, Tulsack and Business Deposits Plus. Together, the […]

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ANZFTA, LATMA to Merge

MELBOURNE, Australia—All indications are that the Australia New Zealand Flexographic Technical Association (ANZFTA) and the Australian based Label And Tag Manufacturers Association (LATMA) will merge in the very near future. The resulting entity’s proposed name: The Association for The Flexographic Printing Industry (FLPA). Effective date is anticipated to be Jan. 1. The move requires 75 […]

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SGK Rebrands Matthews Brand Solutions as Schawk

CHICAGO, IL—SGK, a division of Matthews International, and a leading global brand development, activation and deployment provider that drives brand performance, announced that it has rebranded the Matthews Brand Solutions flexographic business in Europe, Asia and the Americas as Schawk. The rebranding is part of a larger strategic initiative to optimize SGK’s brand portfolio by […]

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I-95 Flexo Seminar Draws Large Crowd, Features Presentations on Ink Density, Expanded Gamut

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Nearly 70 flexographers attended the inaugural I-95 Flexo Seminar Sept. 16 at FTA member Gallus‘ Philadelphia, PA location. Much like the road from which the group derives its name, attendees came from all along the East Coast to hear presentations addressing solid ink coverage, digital printing’s complementary nature to flexography and expanded gamut printing. Sponsors of the […]

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Nuova GIDUE S.r.L. Rebrands as Bobst Firenze S.r.L.

CAPALLE, Italy—Following the majority acquisition of Nuova GIDUE S.r.L. by Bobst, GIDUE, headquartered in Capalle, Campi Bisenzio (Firenze) Via Fratelli Cervi 76, has resolved to change the company name to: Bobst Firenze S.r.L. Via F.lli Cervi 76 50013 Capalle – Campi Bisenzio (FI) Italy VAT IT 05512550483 www.bobst.com Phone and fax numbers remain unchanged and, currently, emails as […]

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Label Vision Systems Acquired by Microscan Systems, Inc.

RENTON, WA—Microscan Systems, Inc., a leader in industrial bar code reading and machine vision technology, confirmed that it has purchased the trade and assets of Label Vision Systems (LVS) Inc., a pioneer in label inspection, print inspection and bar code verification. LVS will be fully integrated into Microscan and the LVS name will become a […]

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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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