Mondi Group reports 16% sales increase for H1 2010
The paper-packaging and release-liner converter had first-half 2010 revenues of €3.033 billion—up 16% over the same period last year. Pre-tax profits were €117 million, compared to a loss of €1 million in first-half 2009. The company’s overall business results were driven by a strong performance from the Europe & International Div., sustained improvement in orders, volumes and prices across all key paper grades, and restructuring of its European Corrugated business, Mondi says. More info
Temkin Intl. to install PCMC Fusion CI-flexo press
The Payson, UT-based flexible-packaging printer/converter will add the 8-color, 59-in. gearless Fusion flexographic-printing press to increase capacity while significantly improving print performance and productivity, the company says. The sleeved Fusion press features PrintReady automatic impression memory, efficient washup-solvent use and a 30% reduction in energy use compared to competitive presses, PCMC says. Temkin Intl. serves customers in the floral, food and personal-care packaging fields. More info
Dow, Interfilm work to build sustainability of window-envelope films
Substrate provider Interfilm Holdings and resin supplier Dow Chemical Co. are improving the sustainability of window-envelope films with the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) to offset the conventional energy expended at Dow’s Hebron, OH, plant in the production of PROCITE™ Window Envelope Films. The RECs are certified through a third party, and comply with US EPA regulations and audit processes. Dow and Interfilm estimate that the RECs purchased to offset energy consumption at the Hebron facility are equivalent to the electrical power used by 725 US homes for one year.