News Ticker – May 4, 2010

ESI, Müller Martini partner for EB-cured printing demonstration site
Electron-beam supplier Energy Sciences and pressmaker Müller Martini establish a new demonstration center in Germany to highlight Müller’s new VSOP (Variable Sleeve Offset Printing) and ESI’s EZCure-CR EB-curing technology. Demos are expected to start this summer.

MOD-PAC CORP. reports third consecutive quarter of positive net income
Revenues of $12 million for Q1 2010 show slight decline from same period last year. Growth in the folding-carton business of nearly 5 percent offsets an $800,000 decline in print-services sales.

Bert-Co, Graphic Packaging win 2010 National Paperboard Packaging honors
The annual PPC competition recognizes Bert-Co’s “Norman Lear DVD Collection” with its Paperboard Package of the Year and Rigid Box of the Year awards. GPI’s “Dove Moments” took the Folding Carton of the Year award. Innovation and Eco Awards were also bestowed at the group’s spring meeting last month. 

Cereplast names senior vp of Global Sales and Marketing
El Segundo, CA-based Cereplast, manufacturer of bio-based, sustainable plastics, appoints Robert Findlen to lead the company’s sales team.

Catalent Pharma Solutions appoints Packaging Services Segment president
Converter Catalent Pharma Solutions (Somerset, NJ) names Barry D. Russell as group president-commercial packaging. Russell will have full responsibility for Catalent’s Packaging Services segment.

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