Jack Miller is founder and Principal Consultant at Market-Intell LLC, offering Need to Know™ market intelligence in paper, print and packaging. Previously, he was senior consultant, North America, with Pira International.

Known as the Paper Guru, Jack is the former director of Market Intelligence with Domtar, where he also held positions as regional sales manager, territory sales manager and product manager. He has presented at On Demand, RISI’s Global Outlook, PRIMIR, SustainCom World and at various IntertechPira conferences. Jack has written for Printing Impressions, Canadian Printer, Paper 360, PaperTree Letter and Package Printing, along with publishing a monthly e-newsletter, MarketIntellibits.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The College of the Holy Cross and has done graduate studies in Statistics and Finance.

With sales revenue in the $10 to 20 million range, Sherburne, N.Y.-based Mid-York Press considers itself a market leader among short-run package printers. Mid-York's goal is to increase its business by 50 percent, while retaining 50 percent available capacity.

Hauppauge, New York, - Van Son Holland Ink Corporation, the leading global manufacturer of high performance printing inks, announced today the introduction of its Vs10 series packaging ink. Vs10 is specifically manufactured to meet the high quality demands of the sheetfed packaging and folding carton industry while at the same time improving environmental sustainability, a dominant trend in today's packaging industry. This environmentally-friendly, low-VOC four color series boasts intense color strength, press stability and after-processing versatility-perfect for critical packaging applications. Additionally, Vs10 offers a lower viscosity which is ideal for board stocks and lower-grade packing substrates. Many commercial printers

The 9th edition of Luxe Pack New York, the luxury packaging trade exhibition held May 18-19 at The Altman Building and Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan, once again drew record-breaking attendance with 2,370 visitors, an increase of 11% over 2010. The two-day event spotlighted 131 international exhibitors and featured a number of educational seminars. Exhibitors and attendees alike expressed satisfaction with the continued quality of the boutique-like show. For the first time, Luxe Pack implemented three specific tracks—Beauty, Wine & Sprits,

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., a provider of DNA-based security solutions, and Disc Graphics announce the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement. Disc Graphics (DISC), a leading source of specialty packaging solutions for more than 40 years, has been granted rights to distribute a unique DNA marker exclusively for the folding carton offset print sector and non-exclusively for pressure sensitive labels in North America. APDN received an initial payment from Disc Graphics and would receive minimum payments annually to maintain exclusivity. View More Ads | Disclaimer Unique Taggants Disc

US biotechnology company Virent (Madison, Wisconsin; claims it has succeeded in making PX from 100% renewable plant sugars. Branded “BioFormPX99, the PX can be used to produce plant-based PET packaging and bottles. “Our plant-based PX paves the way for 100% sustainable, recyclable products and packaging with complete freedom from crude oil,” says CEO Lee Edwards. BioFormPX is made using a patented, catalytic process which converts plant-based sugars into PX molecules identical to those made from petroleum, Virent says. “Our PX can be blended at any ratio the customer desires, and made from a wide variety of feedstocks, including

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