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Harper Corporation of America Sets 2014 Road Shows

CHARLOTTE, NC—The 2014 Harper Roadshow will begin in April and tour through five cities across the country. Sites for the seminar include: April 3, 2014 – Holiday Inn Nashville Opryland Airport, Nashville, TN May 15, 2014 – Trackside Arlington Park, Arlington Heights, IL June 12, 2014 – Hotel Somerset-Bridgewater, Somerset, NJ Aug. 7, 2014 – […]

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Printpack Technology Scores Visual Knockout

ATLANTA, GA—Printpack is revolutionizing thermochromic ink applications by creating technologies that can be applied to flexible labels and by expanding its color changing capabilities. “Thermochromic inks are excellent at grabbing a consumer’s attention and differentiating a brand,” said Mark Brogan, director of technology and innovation at Printpack. “When paired with a clever bit of creativity, […]

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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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Comexi’s Manel Xifra Boada Technological Center Stages Practical Maintenance Course

GIRONA, Spain—The Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre, part of Comexi Group, hosted the practical maintenance course in flexographic, lamination and slitting machinery, Jan. 28-31, 2014. Held entirely in English, it was attended by more than one dozen professionals, representing companies from Greece, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Spain. The course, aimed primarily at […]

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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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Unisource, xpedx to Merge

NORCROSS, GA—Unisource Worldwide, Inc. and xpedx will merge under the terms of a definitive agreement that will result in the creation of a new publicly traded company. The agreement to merge the two businesses was signed by International Paper, parent company of xpedx, and by UWW Holdings, Inc. the holding company of Unisource and owned […]

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Dave Bankson is New CEO at Label Technology

MERCED, CA—Label Technology, Inc., a leader in flexographic printing of pressure sensitive labels and flexible packaging, announced that David Bankson has assumed the role of chief executive officer. Bankson succeeds his father John Bankson, who remains chairman of the company’s board of directors. “Dave has done an excellent job taking over the president role a […]

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Berry Plastics Takes Controlling Interest in Chinese Packaging Firm

EVANSVILLE, IN—Berry Plastics’ acquisition of the controlling interest of Qingdao P&B Co., Ltd. (P&B) has been approved by China’s competent approval authority. Berry Plastics will own 75 percent of P&B, with a minority ownership position retained by Peter Song, who is the original founder of P&B andgeneral manager. Song will remain in place. The company […]

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CAI to Open New Plant

GEORGETOWN, MA—CAI, Inc. officially announced plans to open its newest 40,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and distribution facility in Rockingham, NC. The new 16 acre site will provide a full offering of high performance packaging solvent and water based flexographic and gravure inks, along with UV, EB and water based coatings to its North American packaging […]

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Flint Group Narrow Web Expands Low Migration Ink Range

PLYMOUTH, MI—Flint Group Narrow Web introduced Low Migration UV Flexo Silver and Low Migration Metallic Pastes, further expanding its portfolio. These specialty inks have been tested and proven to have the best low migration properties.Products will be available in North America in March 2014. Migration measurements show that with Low Migration UV Flexo Silver, item […]

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