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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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Flint Group Confirms Acquisition of American Inks And Coatings

PLYMOUTH, MI—Flint Group confirms, today, the acquisition of American Inks and Coatings (AIC) based in Pine Bluff, AK as part of its long range strategy to grow in key packaging segments around the world. “We are very excited by the potential of this partnership,” says Antoine Fady, CEO, Flint Group. “The investment in AIC leaves Flint […]

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Rotoflex Announces Expansion of Canadian Facility

ST LOUIS, MO—To further strengthen the company’s position as a global leader in offline finishing solutions, Rotoflex recently moved their Canadian regional facility to a larger, new 12,000 sq. ft. building near Toronto. The expanded capacity brings a dedicated in house showroom for live machine demonstrations and technology center for increased on site engineering development […]

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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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Precision AirConvey Announces PAC OIL Lubricant

NEWARK, DE—Precision AirConvey (PAC), a leading manufacturer of trim and matrix removal systems, recently introduced PAC OIL, a proprietary mineral oil based lubricant formulated for use with all oil mist lubrication systems. PAC OIL is clean, colorless, odorless and residue free. Unlike silicone based oils, it is also biodegradable and environmentally friendly. PAC OIL is […]

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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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Fujifilm Highlights FLENEX FW Water Washable Plate System at Prime Label Summit

HANOVER PARK, IL—FUJIFILM North America Corp., Graphic Systems Division recently hosted a Prime Label Technology Summit at its Chicago Technology Center, showcasing innovative packaging technology trends to invited attendees. The event, part of an ongoing series, is intended to be a “collaborative information exchange,” allowing senior level label and packaging professionals to share their challenges […]

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Esko Prepares for New Nutrition Facts Label with Software Platform Updates

GHENT, Belgium—Following a recent announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it is introducing a modernized nutrition facts label for packaged foods, Esko is actively working to integrate the new FDA guidelines into dedicated templates as part of its packaging management and prepress solutions. Esko customers will be able to automate updates […]

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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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