Transcontinental Inc. to Acquire Flexstar Packaging Inc.

MONTREAL, Canada—Transcontinental Inc. announced that it has acquired all of the shares of Flexstar Packaging Inc., a flexible packaging supplier based in the Vancouver suburb of Richmond, British Columbia. The company specializes in converting high barrier film, including printing, lamination and pouch making, for the cereal, confectionery, snack, frozen food and coffee markets. With more […]

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Inovar Packaging Group Acquires LabelPrint America

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Idealliance, a communications industry association representing all facets of the global omnichannel media value chain, has announced that Inovar Packaging Group, LLC, Arlington, TX, has purchased LabelPrint America of Newburyport, MA. The Idealliance Ideadvisors business advisory group was retained by LabelPrint to help it find a buyer that would support its successful growth strategies. […]

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Alison Keane Named President, CEO of Flexible Packaging Association

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Alison Keane, Esq., has been named president and CEO of the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) as of Oct. 3. Alison previously served as the VP for government affairs and industry programs with the American Coatings Association, where she was responsible for advocacy on behalf of the paint and coating industry in the U.S. “We are […]

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Mike D’Angelo Named Vice President of AICC

ALEXANDRIA, VA—AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is pleased to announce long time supporter, Mike D’Angelo, is joining its professional staff as VP. AICC President Steve Young said, “We look forward to Mike’s success at the Association. His knowledge of the markets and relationships with the membership will allow him to make an impact in fast […]

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Flint Group Acquires Printec Industries, Inc.

MARIETTA, GA—Flint Group has announced the acquisition of Printec Industries, Inc. located in Marietta, GA. Printec manufactures and sells water based inks for flexo and gravure applications to a group of key printers in the North American region. With this acquisition, Flint Group strengthens its position and support to the paper and board segment in […]

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Tom Salmon Named President, COO of Berry Plastics

EVANSVILLE, ID—The Board of Directors of Berry Plastics Group, Inc. announced Thomas E. (Tom) Salmon has been unanimously elected as Berry’s president and COO effective Oct. 3. As president and COO, Tom will be responsible for the company’s operating businesses, operations, supply chain and procurement. Tom currently serves as president of the company’s Consumer Packaging Division. The company […]

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Esko Sells 3,000th CDI to Clicheria Blumenau

GHENT, Belgium—Esko, a leading global supplier of integrated solutions for the packaging, labels, sign and display industries, is proud to announce that Brazilian flexographic repro house Clicheria Blumenau has installed Esko’s 3000th CDI. The CDI Spark 5080 flexo plate making system with Pixel+ is the fifth Esko CDI for the company. Clicheria Blumenau technical manager Alexsandro […]

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Printing press giant Nilpeter has completely outfitted a FB-3 13-in. fully automated servo press at Clemson University Graphics Communication Center in Godfrey Hall. Professor Kern Cox and students observed its operation.

Nilpeter Gifts FB-3 Flexo Press to Clemson University

CLEMSON, SC—Clemson University’s nationally recognized graphic communications program just got better, thanks to a nearly $1 million gift in kind from one of the world’s leading manufacturers of dynamic printing solutions and technologies. Global press supplier Nilpeter USA, Inc. has provided Clemson with a state of the art flexographic printing press valued at more than […]

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Kocher + Beck Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of Lenexa Facility

LENEXA, KS—On Friday, Aug. 26, Kocher + Beck USA L.P., a recognized market leader in the field of magnetic diecutting technology, celebrated the official ribbon cutting for its new state of the art extension to its manufacturing facility in Lenexa, KS. David Morris, president of Kocher + Beck USA expressed, “The 24,000 sq. ft. extension will […]

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Kocher + Beck Hosts FTA’s Mid American Regional Flexo Seminar

LENEXA, KS—On Aug. 11, Kocher + Beck hosted the FTA’s Mid America Regional Flexo Seminar. The seminar took place in Kocher + Beck’s new dedicated training room, which was added during the recently completed 24,000 sq. ft. building expansion. The seminar was designed for flexographic printers, converters, suppliers and prepress providers from all market segments, located […]

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