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Matt Bennett Named President of the Americas at Advanced Vision Technology

HOD-HASHARON, Israel—AVT (Advanced Vision Technology Ltd.), a world leader in print automatic inspection, process control, quality assurance and color control for the packaging, label and commercial print markets, has named Matt Bennett as president of the Americas. In his new role, Matt will be responsible for managing and executing all sales, marketing and customer support activities for AVT in […]

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Transcontinental Inc. to Acquire Robbie Manufacturing

MONTREAL, Canada—FTA member Transcontinental Inc., after acquiring Capri Packaging  in 2014 and Ultra Flex Packaging Corp. last year, has announced the acquisition of Robbie Manufacturing, a supplier of flexible packaging based in Lenexa, KS. According to TC, Robbie generated $50 million in annual revenues for the most recent fiscal year and has more than 175 employees. TC President François […]

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Omet Open House Spotlights “Innovation with Passion”

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL—Bill Mulligan calls the invitation to “Follow the light!” both “simple” and “ingenious.” He uses the same words to describe his firm Omet’s iFlex press. In welcoming some 60 people to Omet America’s Elk Grove Village, IL headquarters and demo center on Wednesday, June 29, he spoke directly to the attributes of […]

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BASF Announces Colors & Effects Pigments Brand

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany & SOUTHFIELD, MI—BASF announced the launch of its Colors & Effects brand, bundling BASF’s global pigments business. The new brand encompasses BASF’s distinct colorants and effect pigments portfolio, and serves customers across five key industries, including printing, coatings, plastics, cosmetics and agriculture. “To continue to grow and develop their businesses, our customers need a […]

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MPS Systems North America Hosts Print Partners at Seminar

SPRINGFIELD, MA—Utilize technology and increase your profits! That, in a nutshell, was the message put out by MPS Systems North America and a host of printing partners that included ACTEGA, Advanced Vision Technologies (AVT), Apex, Avery Dennison, CC1, Dion Label, Graphbury Machines, Kocher + Beck and Kodak. These forces came together to offer a morning […]

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Phoenix Challenge Foundation Golf Tournament Set for Aug. 24 in Monroe, NC

CHARLOTTE, NC—The date for the highly anticipated Phoenix Challenge Foundation (PCF) fundraiser golf tournament has been set for Wednesday, Aug. 24. Participants will get to play at the beautiful Stonebridge Golf Club in Monroe, NC (just outside Charlotte). The PCF Golf Tournament is the principal fundraiser for the foundation which supports graphic arts and flexography. […]

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G3 Enterprises Acquires Grigsby Label

MODESTO, CA—G3 Enterprises, Inc. (G3), a label and packaging manufacturer and logistics provider for the wine industry, has announced that it has acquired Grigsby Label, a label printer of choice for many of California’s largest and most prominent wineries, distilleries, fine food companies and beauty product manufacturers. Based in El Dorado Hills, CA, Grigsby Label and […]

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Gallus Rebrands as Heidelberg Web Carton Converting

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The former Gallus Stanz- und Druckmaschinen, GmbH and Gallus Printing Machinery Corporation (the North American Agents) have been integrated into the packaging business of Heidelberg and renamed Heidelberg Web Carton Converting. All contact phone numbers and emails remain the same (including the “Gallus-group” email suffix). Sales and service personnel are the same, and customers will […]

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DuPont Announces 2016 Awards for Packaging Innovation Winners

WILMINGTON, DE—DuPont has announced its 2016 Awards for Packaging Innovation, recognizing companies that have responded to worldwide demand for improvements in customer product experiences and sustainability, and incorporated simpler messaging and cost efficient production technologies. Graham Packaging, based in Lancaster, PA, received the highest accolade, the Diamond Award, for its ThermaSet Blow Molded PET Container […]

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Flint Group Acquires American Inks and Coatings

PLYMOUTH, MI—Flint Group announces the acquisition of American Inks and Coatings (AIC) based in Pine Bluff, AR. This investment is an important part of Flint Group’s long range strategy to grow in key segments around the world. This strategic acquisition combines two well established suppliers of inks and coatings to the North American packaging industry, […]

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