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Faustel Hires Runzel, Updates Homepage

GERMANTOWN, WI—Faustel announced that Rick Ruenzel has joined the company to further develop its portfolio of national and international accounts. Ruenzel has extensive experience in capital equipment, with an emphasis in films and flexible packaging. He brings with him over 30 years of paper, nonwoven and film converting experience. Ruenzel has held memberships with a […]

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Unisource, xpedx Explore Creation of Standalone Distribution Business

NORCROSS, GA—Unisource Worldwide announced it is engaged in exclusive talks with International Paper regarding a proposed transaction in which its xpedx distribution business would be combined with Unisource. Unisource and xpedx are leading, complementary business-to-business distributors of printing paper, packaging and facility supplies. The discussions were initiated after Unisource approached International Paper about the potential […]

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Harper SMART Tour Set to Stop in Charlotte

CHAROLTTE, NC—The first stop on the 2013 Harper SMART Roadshow, hosted by global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America, was held at Mark Andy Inc. on March 27. This successful event provided attendees with the opportunity to explore the latest of the Harper team’s products and services, as well as the most recent information […]

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Flint Group Opens Ninth Annual Narrow Web Print Awards

WILLSTÄTT, Germany—Narrow web label and packaging converters from around the world are encouraged to submit sample labels for evaluation by a panel of industry judges. For the ninth consecutive year, the winners of this prestigious award will be announced during a live event on the Flint Group stand at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels, September 2013. […]

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The Comexi FLEXO F2 Wins Red Dot Design Award

GIRONA, Spain—Comexi Group, a specialist in solutions for the flexible package convertible industry, has been awarded with the “Red Dot Design” for the design of its Comexi FLEXO F2 flexographic printer. The Red Dot Design confers recognition to the best products of the year based on communication and product design criteria. The Comexi FLEXO F2 […]

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The DAK Group Deepens Commitment to Packaging Industry With Mehta & James

ROCHELLE PARK, NJ—The DAK Group, a leading national and international middle market investment bank with a thirty year track record of serving the packaging industry, today announced that Dennis Mehta (Artwork Systems, Esko) and Simon James (Artios, Esko) have combined resources with The DAK Group to provide M&A financial advisory services from the unique perspective […]

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Chemence to Open Technology Center

ALPHARETTA, GA—Chemence to open Technology Center (CTC) to cultivate product innovation in photopolymer platemaking and advance industry awareness on the relevance of liquid technology, including the reduced environmental footprint and lower cost. “Given our focus on liquid photopolymer and innovation, launching this CTC to share with the industry was a no‐brainer,” stated John Maneira, Global […]

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Harper Corporation of America to Attend FTA INFO*FLEX 2013

CHARLOTTE, NC—Global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America has announced its participation as an exhibitor at the upcoming FFTA INFO*FLEX 2013 exhibition. This is a two-day event that hosts demonstrations, networking opportunities, exhibits, and more, drawing leading flexographic professionals and companies from around the world. This year, FTA’s INFO*FLEX is hosting over 200 supplier […]

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Louis Werneke, Narrow Web Industry Friend and Collegeue, Dies at 87

Louis O. Werneke, “Inky Lou,” passed away peacefully on March 31, 2013. He was 87. Werneke was born June 23, 1926 and was married to Mrs. June Louise Werneke. Werneke is survived by his two children, Matthew Werneke and Lisa Werneke Nelson; he lived to see and enjoy eight grandchildren. Werneke was preceded in death […]

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Flint Group to Hold Seminar on UV LED Technology

PLYMOUTH, MN—Flint Group Packaging and Narrow Web will host a comprehensive seminar addressing the growing interest of UV LED for narrow web tag and label printing: UV LED – The Future Is Now! This one-day seminar, held in Plymouth, MN on May 23, will cover various aspects of UV LED printing technologies. This seminar is […]

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