Four Nordson communities participated in the Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees (TICCIT) program during the month of April. In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the educational portion of the program outlined how trees are used to produce paperboard packaging and the process for recycling used paperboard to extend the life of the paperboard and preserve trees.

Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc. announced the signing of Grosel Industrial Sales to distribute Squid Ink’s VDP In-Line variable data printing system in Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. Grosel Industrial Sales is an award-winning representative and distributor of products and automation services for the printing and converting industries. They assist the customer on projects from concept to completion and believe in a systematic approach to solving customer issues and help in finding the ROI. Grosel Industrial Sales has been in business since 1970 and is based in Cleveland, OH. The VDP In-Line variable data printing system prints up to 8.4” of any

Flint Group Flexographic Products will hold the final two of this year’s four one-day seminars in October. The company will introduce the latest in nyloflex printing plates, rotec sleeves and Flint inks, as well as associated flexo printing technologies, in Cincinatti, Ohio, on October 19, and Montreal, Quebec, on October 21. Earlier this year the company conducted one-day seminars in Seattle and Los Angeles. Contact Doreen Bailey at +1 704 504 2625 or email events.flexographic@flintgrp.com for additional information. Click here for more stories about Flint Group Flexographic Products on L&L.com. Posted in Ancillary equipment, Inks & coatings, Plates &

MASON, Ohio—Spear Group Holdings has announced an expansion of its Mason, Ohio production facility including the addition of 30 jobs. This realignment of the company’s production footprint includes the transfer of manufacturing capacity from its Milford, N.H., facility.

ORLANDO, Fla.—The 35th anniversary of the Universal Product Code (U.P.C.) bar code was celebrated recently by GS1 US, the developer and administrator of the U.P.C. for more than 200,000 businesses in the United States. The organization marked the event with a giant U.P.C.-adorned birthday cake for more than 800 attendees at its annual U Connect Conference in Orlando.

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