Virtus Holdings Acquires Appleton Coated
December 30, 2014

Appleton Coated, a specialist in coated paper, has been purchased by Virtus Holdings LLC, a new company formed by members of Appleton Coated’s management team.

Industry News - March 2014
March 1, 2014

Flint Group Introduces New Corrugated Plate for Deep Relief Designed for the North American corrugated market by Flint Group Flexographic Products, the new nyloflex FRC printing plate is designed to provide superior resistance to chipping during plate washout—a common issue among many corrugated plates, especially thick plates with deep relief requirements. The new plate is…

Bemis Co. acquires packager in China
August 2, 2011

NEENAH — Bemis Co. on Monday announced it has acquired Mayor Packaging, a privately owned manufacturer of consumer and specialty flexible packaging in China. Financial terms of the transaction, which includes a manufacturing facility in Dongguan, China, were not disclosed. "This acquisition supports our strategy to enhance our presence in the Asia-Pacific region," Henry Theisen, Bemis president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. "The high barrier, flexible packaging operation in Dongguan is a state-of-the-art facility that serves food and consumer product companies around the world." Neenah-based Bemis produces flexible packaging and pressure sensitive label materials. , employing

State of the Industry: Global Consolidation in Packaging
March 1, 2011

As we move into the next decade, many changes are in store for owners of packaging companies. Through direct involvement in mergers and acquisitions for more than 25 years, and using comprehensive proprietary research, Blaige & Company has witnessed the evolutionary trends of industry structures and transaction processes.

Coast to Coast February 2011
February 1, 2011

Packaging equipment installations and purchases by U.S. printing companies, featuring DuPont Packaging Graphics, Epson America, Luminer Converting Group, Valdese Packaging & Label, KBA North America, and Flexo Wash LLC.

Print Council Annual Meeting at Graph Expo
September 21, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Print Council announced that its annual membership and general information meeting will be held on October 5 from 11:30 to 12:30 pm in Room S 502A at McCormick Place in conjunction with Graph Expo.

Appleton Completes Sale of C&H Packaging
January 8, 2010

APPLETON, Wis.—Appleton announced that it has completed the sale of C&H Packaging to InterFlex Group, Inc. based in Wilkesboro, N.C. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

C&H Packaging Earns the FPA’s Gold Award for Environmental Achievement
March 29, 2007

MERRILL, Wis.—C&H Packaging, a subsidiary of Appleton’s Performance Packaging Division was recently honored with the FPA’s highest award for Environmental Achievement for the Malto Bella Gourmet Malt Balls package. The gold award was earned through the creative use of new environmentally friendly inks and adhesives. Throughout the design phase of this package, the C&H Packaging team worked closely with suppliers to ensure that the best combination of materials, inks, and adhesives were being used to offer environmental improvements, as well as to enhance performance and lower costs. These combined efforts eliminated emissions and solvents, reduced the amount of ink needed and dramatically improved substrate

Focus on Fundamentals in the CPP Expo Educational Program
July 21, 2006

PARAMUS, N.J.-H. A. Bruno, LLC, organizers of CPP EXPO Chicago, have finalized the educational program which will complement the activity on the CPP EXPO show floor, and all activities throughout McCormick Place. Taking place Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2006, CPP EXPO has partnered with leading technical providers in crafting a program that focuses on the fundamentals in converting operations and also provides innovation on the flexible packaging front. The program takes place over the course of 4 days; a sampling of the sessions follows: AIMCAL presents: Coating & Laminating – 3- part presentation: “Top 11 Steps to Prevent Defects”; Moderated by Edward D. Cohen - Edward D.

Multi-Purpose Printing
April 1, 2006

Bar codes revolutionized automatic identification and data collection more than 30 years ago. However, with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) attracting all the attention and developmental mind power, are bar codes soon to be obsolete? That’s not likely. In fact, bar codes and human-readable information are still required on smart labels to validate the products inside cases and pallets, and they are expected to remain an important part of RFID labels for many years. This is no more a relief than for suppliers of thermal transfer printers and materials. Thermal transfer printing has come a long way since its inception and relies on heat to