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Sun Chemical Opens 6 Color Centers in Latin America

BOGOTÁ, Colombia—Sun Chemical reinforced its commitment to customers in Latin America with the opening of six color centers. Located in San Salvador, El Salvador; Mexico City, Mexico; Cali, Colombia; Lima, Peru; São Paulo, Brazil and Santiago, Chile, the color centers will build the foundation for customers in the region to implement a digitally color managed […]

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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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Phoenix Challenge College Competition Names 2015 Winners

NASHVILLE, TN—On May 2, 53 students from nine different colleges across the U.S. made music to the ears of judges at the Eighth Annual Phoenix Challenge College Competition. Each team showcased problem solving skills and knowledge of graphic arts and flexography, presenting months long projects in professional business presentations to a host of seven judges. […]

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Erhardt+Leimer, Advanced Vision Technology Announce Strategic Partnership

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 their intention to form an alliance that will broaden product portfolios and strengthen services for customers of both companies, including end users […]

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DuPont Packaging Awards

FTA Member Bemis Company Takes Silver in 2015 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation

WILMINGTON, DE—The 2015 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation will be remembered as the year of design as 77 percent of the winners are being honored for design excellence in enhancing the users’ experience. Canada based IPL, Inc., earned the Diamond Award, the program’s highest honor, for SkinnyPack Technology. This mono material package marries flexible and […]

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Yves Lafontaine Appointed Sales Agent at Maan Engineering

RAALTE, Netherlands—Beginning May 1, Yves Lafontaine started as exclusive sales agent for Maan Engineering Raalte in the North America region. Lafontaine will focus particularly on the label industry and will introduce the inlinerless module in North America. This innovation experienced a successful launch in the Netherlands. The promotion of this technology in Europe and North America […]

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Bobst Group to Acquire 65 Percent Share of Nuova GIDUE S.r.L.

FLORENCE, Italy—Bobst Group and the owner of Nuova GIDUE S.r.L., an Italian manufacturer of narrow and mid web printing presses, have signed an agreement by which Bobst Group acquires 65 percent of GIDUE, with the option to purchase the remaining shares. Federico d’Annunzio, the owner of Nuova GIDUE, will remain in the company as CEO and shareholder. […]

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Graymills parts washer

Graymills to Detail Immersion Parts Washer Manufacture on “How It’s Made”

CHICAGO, IL—Graymills Corp., a Chicago based manufacturer of pumps and parts washers, will be featured in the highly acclaimed Science Channel series, How It’s Made. The episode, to be broadcast on June 11 at 9 p.m. ET, demonstrates the production of an immersion parts washer. This machine was designed, engineered and produced at Graymills factory […]

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Maxcess Neenah facility

Maxcess Completes $2.5 Million Investment in Neenah & Chicopee Facilities

NEENAH, WI—Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for the web handling industry, recently completed a $2.5 million investment that transformed its two precision roll facilities. The Neenah, WI, site now joins the Chicopee, MA, location as an industry leading center of excellence, specializing in the manufacture of Webex precision rolls. “The center […]

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Braden Sutphin Ink Co., GFI Innovations Announce Partnership

GURNEE, IL—GFI Innovations and Braden Sutphin Ink Co., the oldest privately owned ink company in the U.S., have reached an agreement to augment a strategic relationship that began nearly 10 years ago. The announcement taps Braden Sutphin’s coast to coast network reach and supports GFI’s plan to expand its dealer network with a robust distributor […]

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