News Ticker – August 5, 2010

Graphic Packaging reports net loss for Q2 2010
The packaging provider to food, beverage and other consumer products companies today reported a Q2 2010 net loss of $32.8 million, compared to Q2 2009 net income of $19.6 million. Net sales decreased 0.7% to $1,036.5 million during Q2 2010 versus the same period last year. On a segment basis, in Paperboard Packaging, tons sold increased 1.0% but net sales declined 1.3% compared to Q2 2009. Net sales in the Multiwall Bag and Specialty segments increased 2.6% as a 3.2% increase in volumes was partially offset by unfavorable mix and the divestiture of the Handschy ink business in 2009. More info

Kroenert commissions 250th chambered doctor-blade system
     Screen-roller technology with a chambered doctor blade has established itself in fewer than 10 years. The German coating/laminating machinery manufacturer has been involved in the development of the technology since the beginning, and Kroenert recently commissioned its 250th chambered doctor-blade assembly.
     Kroenert’s T-Doctor Blade is a closed, chamber system requiring very little compound volume. Similarly, the MPG 300/900 is a closed, chamber system with an oscillating metering blade for screen-roll applications. The MPG 600 CI is a closed, pressurized chamber system. More info

Sustainable Green Printing members renew, upgrade patronage
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership welcomes the continued support of Gold Patrons Durst and DuPont Packaging Graphics, as well as Mohawk Fine Papers, newly upgraded to Gold from Silver level. Patron sponsorships keep certification fees low for printers, enabling the printers to focus on measuring and improving their environmental performance. Durst manufactures digital-imaging systems; DuPont Packaging Graphics supplies flexographic prepress systems and consumables; and Mohawk Fine Papers provides premium printing substrates. More info

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