News Ticker – July 29, 2010

2010 InterTech™ Technology Award winners to rock printing industry
Printing Industries of America’s recipients of the 2010 InterTech™ Technology Awards are expected to have a major impact on the graphic-arts and printing industry. The six innovative technologies: ZAC Automated Controller Technology Module from FUJIFILM North America, Graphic Systems Div.; HIFLEX Webshop from HIFLEX; KODAK DIGICAP NX Screening from Eastman Kodak Co.; KODAK PROSPER S10 Imprinting System from Eastman Kodak; Prinect Inspection Control from Heidelberg USA; and SUPER BLUE 3™ from Printing Research, Inc. The winners will be recognized Oct. 3 at the 2010 PIA Awards Gala in Chicago. More info

Avery Dennison reports $1.68 billion in Q2 2010 sales
The Pasadena, CA-based p-s materials converter delivered a strong second quarter with double-digit sales growth. Pressure-sensitive material sales were $923.9 million, up 16% compared to Q2 2009. Results were based on strength in all regions. Operating margin increased due to higher volume. Other specialty converting business sales were $135.4 million, up 19% compared to the same quarter last year. This segment grew based on a rebound in automotive-market sales. More info

NextLife bags, film converted from PCR plastic containers
NextLife Packaging Group partner Pine Poly, Inc., has debuted a new line of high molecular weight HDPE bags and film that include 50% post-consumer recycled plastic from reclaimed water, milk and juice containers. Said to offer performance equal to or exceeding that of products made entirely of virgin resin, the new environmentally friendly bags and film are offered in clear, tint and opaque colors. More info  

NewPage Escanaba (MI) mill to convert papers for p-s labels
The Stevens Point, WI-based substrate provider says its world-class No. 3 paper machine at the Escanaba, MI, mill will manufacture release liner and general-purpose label papers for North American and international pressure-sensitive markets. The Escanaba mill’s No. 3 paper machine has a 262-in. trim. The site is Triple Chain-of-Custody certified by Forest Stewardship Council, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes. More info 

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