A new book from graphic arts trade associationPIA/GATF, “Trends in Package Printing,” presents current and future trends in package printing. It also extrapolates long-range trends from recent data and reports. It is available for download at the association’s website.
Packaging products and solution providerPro Mach
Inc.has acquiredLabeling Systems Inc., a designer and
manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labeling
Material-handling equipment supplierFKI
Logistexhas formed a Solutions Development Group to provide
integrated supply chain solutions to its North American customers on an
accelerated schedule. It operates as a systems integrator and
specifies, installs and commissions all FKI Logistex and third-party
products and services involved in supply chain
Packaging Technologieshas acquired MAP
Systems, a division of Clear Lam Packaging. MAP Systems technology
delivers inert or active gases into the product and its primary
packaging to maintain freshness and extend shelf
Flexographic printing firmPamco Label Co.has
bought aHewlett PackardIndigo press ws4500, which offers high-quality jobs in quantities too
low for cost-effective flexographic
America Inc.’sCertified Education Robot Training (CERT)
program certifies instructors at qualified high schools, community
colleges and universities to program FANUC robots. Schools also can
purchase educational robot-training software.
Corp.’sonline Adhesive Systems Parts and Services Center
lets customers purchase Nordson parts, contact sales and service
representatives, and obtain up-to-date technical and product
information. Customers can buy products and check pricing and order
status online, as well as access replacement parts for adhesives
systems and product and technical information for
Kliklok-Woodmanhas appointedMichael Gilbertsonas a
regional accounts manager, primarily handling strategic vertical
form-fill-seal snack-food accounts. Gilbertson comes from a 15-year
career as sales manager with Greener Corp.
Graham Packaging Co.
L.P., won the Dannon Co.’s Supplier of the Year Award on Jan.
22. Graham Packaging operates eight container manufacturing plants on
site with Dannon/Danone worldwide and produces plastic containers for
its yogurt products.
Plastics manufacturerToray Industries
Inc.established Toray Films Europe S.A.S. in late February
in France, and will begin constructing facilities for both film
production and metallizing this year. The company plans to begin
operations there in April 2010.
supplierPrism North Americaappointed David Noll
to its sales force. Noll, who has more than 16 years of experience in
print management information systems (MIS) technology and shop floor
operations, joins the company from Technique MIS, where he was vice
president of sales.
Consumer goods packaging
products supplierSilgan Holdingshas announced a purchase
agreement withGrup Vemsa 1857 S.L.to acquire the assets of
its metal vacuum closures businesses, Vem de Tapas Metalicas in Spain
and Vac Vem in China. The purchase price is approximately $10
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