2011 IADD·FSEA Odyssey to reveal industry’s new game plan
The diecutting/diemaking, print finishing, folding carton and corrugated industries’ new game plan will be broadcast at 2011 IADD·FSEA Odyssey through education, training, equipment and a vast array of new technologies. Set for May 4-6, 2011, at the Nashville Convention Ctr., the event’s “New Game, New Rules” theme will lead attendees to new successful outcomes and business opportunities. A highlight of the 2011 Odyssey are the eight TechshopTM sessions—a unique set of workshops where technical challenges are tackled on-press in a production-like environment, and 12 different classroom sessions. More info
Snyder’s of Hanover offers new twist on sustainable pretzel packaging
The PA snack-food maker delivers a “one-two sustainability punch” with bioplastic-based renewable, 100% compostable flexible packaging for its popular pretzel products. New 100-Calorie Pretzel Variety Sacks and Pretzel Sandwich Variety Packs are reportedly the first certified, fully compostable, outer retail package for multipack salted snacks. Read my Packaging Digest feature with plenty of converting, printing and packaging-process details HERE.
Flint Group North America to raise packaging inks, coatings prices
Because of dramatically higher raw-materials costs, in some cases by more than 30%, Flint Group North America’s Packaging & Narrow Web division will raise prices on its inks and coatings, effective Aug. 1. Average price increases: Solvent inks and coatings—4%, Water-based inks and coatings—8%, UV inks—8%, and UV coatings—11%. More info
IMLCON & IMDCON 2010 registration discount ends July 31
The 18th Intl. In-mold Labeling and Decorating Conference, organized by AWA Conferences & Events, is totally dedicated to the field, its technology and markets. Set for Sept. 29-30 in Miami, the program attracts delegates from around the world who are involved in the growing and dynamic in-mold label, decoration and packaging industry—from material suppliers, machinery manufacturers and converters to brand owners. The early bird registration fee is $995 until July 31. More info