As always, companies exhibiting at CMM International 2005 put on a display of impressive new products and technologies for converters and package printers.
A SUCCESSFUL TRADE show is always measured on an individual basis—foot traffic, promising leads, or signed contracts. While attendees weren't exactly carried down the aisles in a swell of people, CMM International 2005 still offered a wide array of new products and technologies from the exhibiting companies. The following is a small sampling of what CMM International had to offer.
Enercon and Ciba Specialty Chemicals announced a joint development agreement which will combine Enercon's surface modification Plasma3™ technology with Ciba's new nano-grafting PrimeIT™ technology.
Comexi is continuing its strategy to be a leading supplier in flexible package converting with the announcement of a new alliance with Acom. Comexi will serve as the sales arm for Acom rotogravure presses everywhere except Germany and Brazil.
The Danish company Vetaphone announced expanded activities in North America. Vetaphone has established a close association with two well-known companies within the industry—Kroenert Corp. and Matik North America. Vetaphone designs and manufactures a complete line of corona discharge surface treating equipment that can be used for both narrow- and wide-web applications.
Products on display
Creo introduced new versions of its integrated workflow solutions for the packaging market. Prinergy Powerpack® 3.0 has an enhanced user interface, rules-based automation, PDF Compare, and PDF Merge. Pandora® 2.8 enhances Mark Creation and Editing along and provides the ability to dynamically render text, font size, color, and overprint characteristics.
TORI-FLEX™ from PlastiSoft is a business software package that is designed to integrate and automate processes specific to flexible film and packaging.
Collaborative Studio's intraFLEX is an ASP-based, on-demand software solution designed to meet the needs of flexible packaging and roll label converters. It includes customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, financials, and workforce management. The ERP is integrated with Esko-Graphics' BackStage™ workflow automation server.
- Advanced Vision Technology (AVT)
- Allison Systems Corp.
- Artwork Systems
- BST PRO MARK
- Bunting Magnetics
- CMM International
- Fife Corp.
- Harper Corp. of America
- Kroenert Corp
- Martin Automatic Inc.
- Matik North America
- Max Daetwyler Corp.
- NDC Infrared Engineering
- Rayven Inc.
- Sun Chemical Corp.
- TAKK Industries Inc.
- Tidland Corp.