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Packaging Briefs

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009
The Strouse Corporation selected as converter for 3M’s new division The Strouse Corporation is now an authorized converter for 3M’s Renewable Energy Division (RED). The division was created to supply adhesives, sealants, tapes and films to the rapidly expanding solar and wind energy markets. 3M has developed industry specific products that will improve performance, quality and reduce costs. The Strouse Corporation is located in Westminster, MD and is a certified Women’s Owned Business. It is also a 3M Preferred Converter and Master Masking Converter. Strouse supplies die cut adhesive components for the Solar, Electronics, Automotive, Defense, Medical and Appliance industries.

Packaging Personified, Inc. announces 
“Superior” rating by AIB International
Packaging Personified has been recognized and awarded the highest rating of “SUPERIOR” by AIB International. Packaging Personified was inspected by a qualified AIB International this past September and was found to have fulfilled the requirements of the AIB International Consolidated Standards for Food-Contact Packaging Facilities Programs.
Ball announces sale of plastic pail plant and related assets Ball Corporation announced today the sale of its plastic pail assets to BWAY Corporation for approximately $32 million, subject to customary post-closing adjustments. The transaction largely involves the sale of a pail manufacturing plant in Newnan, Ga., which Ball acquired in 2006 as part of its purchase of U.S. Can Corporation. The plant produces injection molded plastic pails and drums for products such as building materials and pool chemicals. It employs approximately 110 people. The sale is expected to close by the end of October.


NewPage to take approximately 160,000 tons of
market-related downtime in fourth quarter 2009
NewPage Corporation announced that it plans to take approximately 160,000 tons of market-related downtime in the fourth quarter of 2009. Specific operating and curtailment plans, as well as timing, are still being developed and will be implemented across the flexible NewPage mill system to best satisfy customer commitments. This plan is expected to include the indefinite shutdown of the No. 63 paper machine at the Whiting, Wisconsin mill.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
Alvey palletizing brand to launches under new owner
Intelligrated®, an American-owned automated material handling solutions provider, announces that it will launch its Alvey® palletizing line at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2009. Intelligrated, which acquired exclusive worldwide rights to Alvey palletizing products, engineering and manufacturing capability through its purchase of FKI Logistex operations in North and South America in June 2009, is entering the manufacturing and packaging markets by capitalizing on the Alvey brand’s long-standing reputation for reliable performance. Intelligrated is committed to investing in the Alvey line, which has an installed base of over 5,000 machines in the North American food, beverage and consumer product manufacturing markets, and a legacy of 60 years of superior performance. 

Menlo Worldwide Logistics wins U.S. EPA SmartWay Award Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. announced that it has received its first Environmental Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay(SM) Transport Partnership. Menlo was honored by the EPA at an award presentation held in conjunction with American Trucking Associations' Annual Management Conference & Exhibit in Las Vegas. Menlo was one of 37 companies and organizations from among the more than 2,100 SmartWay partners to receive this distinction.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2009 


Anthem Worldwide honored by Pentawards

Anthem Worldwide, a Schawk Strategic Design Company, whose integrated global network provides innovative solutions to articulate, unify and manage brand impact to create compelling and consistent brand experiences, announced that it has been recognized with four packaging design awards recognizing creativity and excellence. Anthem received a silver Pentaward for its design of Coca-Cola's Beijing Olympic Games packaging and two bronze Pentawards for its packaging design for Mike's Hard Lemonade and Toscano. Additionally, Anthem received an American Graphic Design Award for its packaging design for Good Humor. The Pentawards were officially awarded October 2, 2009, during the Brussels Design Forum. 

Alcoa executive to discuss nanotechnology’s 
role in industry at Rusnanotech ‘09
Alcoa announced that Dr. Mohammad A. Zaidi, executive vice president and chief technology officer – Alcoa, will discuss the role of nanotechnology in industry at Rusnanotech ’09, second international nanotechnology forum held in Moscow on Oct. 6. Dr. Zaidi will deliver his speech and take part in the panel discussion, “Nanotechnology in Manufacturing,” from 3 to 6:45 p.m. MSD tomorrow in Hall 3 of the Moscow Central Exhibition Complex Expocentre. 


MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2009
Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation elects 
Brian R. Gamache and David P. Storch as directors
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation announced that on October 1, 2009 the Board of Directors elected Brian R. Gamache and David P. Storch as Directors of the Company. Mr. Gamache was elected as a Class A director with a term expiring in 2010, and Mr. Storch was elected as a Class C director with a term expiring in 2012. The newly elected directors will receive the standard compensation received by non-employee directors. The compensation arrangements are disclosed in the Company's DEF 14 filed on April 15, 2009. Mr. Gamache, age 50, serves as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of WMS Industries. Under Mr. Gamache's leadership, WMS was named one of the fastest growing companies in the United States by Fortune. Additionally, the Wall Street Journal ranked WMS in the Top 20 publicly-traded companies in compound annual return over the past decade. Mr. Gamache serves as a board member of the American Gaming Association and a Trustee of Lake Forest Academy. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida. Mr. Storch, age 56, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AAR, a leading provider of diverse products and value-added services to the worldwide aviation/aerospace industry. Mr. Storch serves on the boards of The Executive Club of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League. He currently is a member of the Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee, the Economics Club of Chicago, the World Presidents' Organization and the Wings Club. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ithaca College.


PakSense announces Temperature Label Recycling Program
PakSense Inc., an innovator in sensory solutions for packaging, announced today at the Produce Marketing Association annual convention the launch of PakSense GreenSense. PakSense GreenSense is a recycling program that facilitates the return of PakSense temperature monitoring labels for proper battery and component recycling. Through the GreenSense program, PakSense provides customers with eco-friendly return boxes and pre-paid postage return labels free of charge. Unlike bulky traditional temperature monitoring devices, customers can fit hundreds of temperature recorders in the provided medium-sized box. PakSense GreenSense takes the hassle out of returning recorders for recycling. The program is currently available for customers in the United States.
YORK Label Implementing Radius Solutions’ Software Radius Solutions Ltd., a leading integrated Business Information Management provider for the Packaging and Printing industry announced that YORK Label is implementing PECAS Vision as its standard system to manage its operations. YORK Label is a leading provider of high quality, innovative labeling and package decoration solutions to global consumer products, wine and spirits, pharmaceutical and, food and beverage companies. YORK Label has continued to demonstrate its leadership position in the primary labeling and decoration market for major corporations that span the globe. .

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