Avery Dennison celebrates 75th anniversary
From small breakthroughs can whole new industries be born: From R. Stanton Avery’s first self-adhesive label in June 1935 has grown the $6-billion label-substrate and related product maker Avery Dennison Corp. That company, now a leader in pressure-sensitive materials and production technologies, celebrated its 75th anniversary Wednesday. To mark the event, chairman/president/CEO Dean A. Scarborough and the Avery Dennison leadership team rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. More info
H.B. Fuller completes acquisition of Malaysian adhesives biz
The St. Paul, MN, adhesive supplier says it has sealed its buy of Revertex Finewaters Sdn Bhd in Malaysia. The company announced its purchase of the industrial adhesives business in March 2010. Results of this business will be included in H.B. Fuller’s Asia-Pacific operating segment.
Cascades breaks ground on CAN$10-million recycling op at East Angus mill
The Canadian paperboard-substrate provider and packaging converter broke ground Monday on a recycled-pulp unit that will enable the production of kraft-type recycled pulp at its East Angus (Quebec) mill. The operation will convert more than 200 metric tons/day of old corrugated cardboard (OCC) into recycled pulp. This integration enables Cascades to increase the PCR content of its kraft papers from 43 to 70 percent.
Drupa Prize 2010 award to Nadine Müller
“Self-promotion of artists from the Düsseldorf Art School and the Düsseldorf marketing system from 1826-1860,” a dissertation by Dr. des. Nadine Müller, was awarded the 35th drupa Prize. Müller, a graduate from the Art History Institute at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany, examined how artists of that period marketed their works. The relationship between art and economics is as much a topic today as it was 150 years ago. More info