News Ticker – May 3, 2010


Fischer & Krecke’s smartGPS wins 2010 FTA Technical Innovation Award
The smartGPS flexographic-printing startup technology from Bobst Group company Fischer & Krecke won the 2010 FTA Technical Innovation Award at last night’s FFTA Forum opening banquet in Las Vegas. smartGPS performs registration and impression setting offline at the plate-mounting stage, adding almost no additional time to that process. http://bit.ly/9o00x4

Is organic coating a packaging source reducer?
Sono-Tek Corp. receives a purchase order for a new natural, moisture-barrier ultrasonic coating system. The “SonoCoat MB,” valued at $100,000, enhances shelf life of frozen bakery products, by direct application onto the food surface. http://bit.ly/cn4I9y

RockTenn hikes recycled-board price
RockTenn announced today a $40 per ton price increase on Millennium® grades of 100% high-strength recycled paperboard, effective with shipments on June 7.

Graphic Packaging Intl. raises SUS-paperboard prices
GPI will increase prices on its solid unbleached sulfate (SUS®) paperboard, effective with shipments on or after May 31. Coated folding-carton grades Pearl-Kote® and Omni-Kote® will rise by $40 per ton; Aqua-Kote® will increase by $45 per ton.

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