News Ticker – May 12, 2010

Bamboo packaging for Dell netbooks wins compostable label
Bamboo cushioning trays for Dell computersThe computer maker’s bamboo packaging recently received ASTM D-6400 certification as “compostable.” Made from mechanically pulped bamboo from a Forest Stewardship Council-certified bamboo forest in China, the bamboo-cushioning trays have been used to package Dell Mini 10 and Mini 10v netbooks since November 2009. Dell recently extended its use of bamboo packaging to several Dell Inspiron laptops as well. More info

Multi-Color president/CEO Gerace sets retirement date
Frank Gerace will retire as president/CEO of broad-based label printer/converter Multi-Color Corp. (Batavia, OH) on June 15. He will be succeeded by Nigel Vinecombe, Multi-Color chief operating officer.

Under Gerace’s leadership, Multi-Color has grown from a domestic company with sales in 1999 of $50 million to an international company with sales of approximately $275 million. More info  

FTA Great Lakes Networking Group to meet in Green Bay
The group, part of the Flexographic Technical Assn., will meet Tuesday, May 18, at the Paper Converting Machine Co. headquarters in Green Bay, WI. Along with a tour of the PCMC facility, presentations on lean manufacturing, anilox optimization, anilox sleeves, FTA Wi$e1 program and Linkedin business opportunities are on tap. Reservations are requested but not mandatory. Please RSVP to

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