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FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009
HenkelandLBPManufacturing Announce Joint AgreementHenkel and LBP have launched a partnership which will leverage the extensive resources of Henkel with LBP’s innovative product line to provide unique packaging solutions while meeting market demands for more environmentally responsible packaging.Henkel and LBP Manufacturing will combine R&D resources to develop market-changing coatings, barriers, laminates and adhesives. These products will represent the next generation of environmentally responsible packaging solutions for the foodservice industry and allow both parties to expand their presence in foodservice markets.Today, more foodservice brand owners are environmentally conscious and seeking new packaging options that offer high performance while being environmentally responsible. “Through this partnership, the foodservice industry will see the onset of a new breed of packaging, focused on new uses of bio-based materials and source reduction”, said John Meccia, Vice President – Paper Converting for Henkel North America."We are very excited about this partnership. The combined vision and resources of both companies will produce a new level of future innovation in packaging performance, sustainability and corporate social responsibility", added Matthew Cook, President of LBP. 

www.henkelna.com | www.lbpmfg.com
Advanced Vision Technology appoints new sales director 

Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) has announced the appointment of Juan Da Silva as Sales Director for Latin and South America.Da Silva will be headquartered in Kissimmee, Florida and reports to Lance Shumaker, President of AVT Inc. He will be responsible for all AVT’s product lines targeted to the printing, packaging and label converting market segments in Latin and South America. Mr. Shumaker comments, “Juan Da Silva has a long history of success in the Latin and South American graphic arts and packaging markets, and extensive experience in helping companies introduce advanced production and quality control technologies into their operations. Our appointment of Juan reflects the importance that AVT places on expanding and serving our customer base in Latin and South America. Juan is well respected in the industry and we are pleased to have him join us as the focal point for AVT’s sales in Latin and South America.”Mr. Da Silva joins AVT from X-Rite / Pantone Inc. where he was Regional Sales Director for the Latin American region for the past nine years, serving the printing and packaging markets with color measurement products. Earlier he held management positions with Atlantic Zeiser Inc, a manufacturer of security printing and camera verification systems, and Eastman Kodak in their graphics and imaging division. He holds an MBA in International Business from the University of Miami and a BS in Business Administration from Oswego State University in New York. 

www.avt-inc.com
Schreiner MediPharm receives WorldStar Award 
for Needle-Trap labelSchreiner MediPharm, a Germany-based global provider of specialty pharmaceutical labeling solutions for over 50 years, recently received the international WorldStar Award for its innovative Needle-Trap label system.After winning the German Packaging Award for the Needle-Trap label in 2008, Schreiner MediPharm was invited to compete in the World Packaging Organization’s international WorldStar Competition. All packages submitted were judged by an international jury on design, quality, economy and user-friendliness. Each package is compared to similar packages submitted from around the world and the one that is superior to the others in that category in terms of performance and innovative design is named the winner. Schreiner MediPharm received the award for its Needle-Trap label in the pharmaceutical category in May 2009.

Schreiner MediPharm’s innovative Needle-Trap label system features an integrated safety device to help prevent accidental needlestick injuries. This simple, economical design allows needles from disposable syringes to be safely and easily secured after they have been used. 

www.schreiner-medipharm.com


THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009

Sonoco wins IDEA award for protective packaging 
created with Hewlett-PackardSonoco today announced it has been recognized in the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) competition for its work in co-developing a new protective package design with Hewlett-Packard (HP) for its large LaserJet office printers. Sonoco received the award jointly with HP after being selected from more than 1,500 entries to IDEA, the premier international competition honoring design excellence in products, ecodesign, interaction design, packaging strategy, research and concepts.This newly designed protective packaging for many of the large HP LaserJet office printers helps to protect each unit by using top and bottom corrugated trays, Sonoco’s proprietary Sonopost® cornerposts for advanced vertical compression and impact performance, and top and bottom foam pads, all shrink-wrapped together to form a unique and highly effective package. For larger, heavier units, the customers’ needs were kept in mind by providing ramps for unloading once the unit arrives at its location.Developed as part of HP’s packaging transformation program, these new package designs greatly reduce the amount of materials needed. In one pack example, the foam volume was reduced by more than 50 percent, the corrugated weight was reduced by more than 69 percent, and the overall packaging volume was reduced by 52 percent. In addition, most of the packaging components are made using recycled paper, making them readily recyclable in many areas. www.sonoco.com 


Polysack and Avery Dennison enter into exclusive distribution agreementAvery Dennison announced today that its Roll Materials division has entered into a collaboration agreement with Polysack Plastic Industries Ltd. to exclusively distribute and sell Polysack’s Polyphane™ Fit roll-fed shrink films in the United States, Canada Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. The deal is the first distribution arrangement Avery Dennison has established with another label material supplier.Roll-fed shrink films are one of the fastest-growing label decorating technologies, providing the benefit of shrink sleeves at a lower cost. Polysack developed a range of products with a shrink ratio from 15% up to 50% that can be applied to traditional roll-fed labeling using hot-melt or UV glue and advanced technologies such as laser and ultrasonic welding.Under the agreement, Avery Dennison will provide sales, distribution, marketing and customer support for Polysack’s portfolio of roll-fed shrink films. 

www.polysack.com  |  www.averydennison.com


Cold Chain Technologies hires Raffaele Potami, Ph.D., 
Senior Mechanical EngineerCold Chain Technologies (CCT) announces the hiring of Raffaele Potami Ph.D., Senior Mechanical Engineer. At CCT, a global supplier of temperature control packaging and thermal testing, Potami will participate in special R & D projects, thermal design optimization, and the application of KoolDesignsTM, its predictive thermal modeling software. KoolDesigns is a tool that increases design speed of new shippers by an iterative optimized approach.A postdoctoral researcher and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnical Institute, Potami brings a wealth of experience and expertise in writing, running and analyzing CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), which is used in KoolDesigns. Potami also holds bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Rome.According to Jeff Simpson, director of Engineering and Technical Services, "Raffaele brings an important level of expertise to our expanding team of engineers, who are focusing on developing innovative, sustainable thermal solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Our customers will benefit from Raffaele's skillful application of modeling software, whether adapting new products to existing, modified, or new thermal solutions." www.coldchaintech.com
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009


SATO Corporation appoints new executive officersSATO, a pioneer in the Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) industry and a leader in barcode printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions, announced the appointment of Mike Fowler, Brian Lang and Lim Yee as Executive Officers of SATO Corporation effective July 24, 2009.148154-sato_logo.jpgAs part of SATO Group’s worldwide reorganization initiative, SATO Corporation has established four business units worldwide as regional headquarters – Japan, Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific – to continue its international expansion and growth. The four business units will each assume responsibility for sales and profitability to help achieve the corporate goals.In line with the new direction, three regional heads for the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific have been appointed as Executive Officers of SATO Corporation to form the regional sales management leadership team.Mike Fowler is currently the President of SATO International America, Inc., the regional headquarters for the Americas. Brian Lang has recently been appointed as the new Managing Director of SATO International Europe N.V. Lim Yee is currently the Managing Director of SATO International Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., the regional headquarters overseeing Asia and the Oceanic regions. www.satoamerica.com
Kliklok-Woodman adds Jim Lyons and Mario Pino to sales team148935-kliklok_lyons.jpgKliklok-Woodman is pleased to announce the hiring of two new field salesmen: Jim Lyons and Mario Pino.Jim Lyons (left) has 30+ years of packaging industry sales and marketing experience. In his role as a KW Account Manager, Jim is working with new and long-time KW customers. He built his career with RA Jones, Klockner Bartelt, IMA Nova and SureTorque.149152-kliklok_pino.jpgMario Pino (right) brings more than 25years of international packaging industry sales and marketing experience to KW. Fluent in four languages, Mario, as KW’s Export Sales manager, is working with KW’s customers in Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. He has worked for OCME SPA, Heat and Control and TNA North America.“Jim and Mario are great additions to our staff — they jumped right in and hit the streets running,” says Brett Duernberger, KW’s Director of Sales. “They both have impressive track records and their expertise leverages our product portfolio.” www.kliklokwoodman.com

MWV Names Julia M. Amadio as VP of Global Marketing 
for Healthcare Business148176-mvw_amadio.jpgMeadWestvaco Corp. today announced Julia Amadio has joined the company as the new vice president of global marketing for MWV Healthcare, effective June 15. Ms. Amadio brings to the position nearly 30 years of commercial leadership and marketing experience in the pharmaceutical industry.In her role, Ms. Amadio will oversee marketing and commercialization for MWV’s growing portfolio of OTC and pharmaceutical packaging solutions, including MWV’s successful adherence and compliance product lines. She will also be responsible for driving growth opportunities in emerging global pharmaceutical markets like India and China.“MWV’s healthcare business continues to accelerate and grow through the expansion of our adherence packaging solutions pipeline, new business models, our growing presence in emerging markets, and ongoing consumer research-driven innovation to meet today’s patient needs”, said Dr. Ted Lithgow, president, MWV Healthcare. “Julia’s strong experience in healthcare marketing and vast knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry will enhance our ability to bring patient-centric healthcare packaging to our global customers.”Ms. Amadio comes from JMA Consulting, a company she founded, where she conducted commercial assessments and developed marketing and distribution strategies for various U.S.-based and international clients. Ms. Amadio previously held marketing and management positions with Parexel MMS, Patients’ & Consumers’ Pharma, Daiichi Pharmaceutical Corporation, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and McNeil Pharmaceutical.Ms. Amadio holds a Masters of Business Administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. She is the global director-at-large of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA). Ms. Amadio has served on various boards and committees throughout her professional career. www.mwv.com 


Adept Technology receives $2.5m order for vision-guided robotsAdept Technology, Inc. announced it has received a $2.5 million dollar order for vision-guided robots from a leading international consumer electronics manufacturer. The order is expected to be fulfilled and recognized as revenue this first fiscal quarter of 2010. The company selected Adept Technology as its automation partner to provide high-speed vision-guided robot systems for precision handling and assembly operations. Adept Technology has been serving the consumer electronics industry with high-precision mechanisms and controls in both standard and cleanroom configurations for over 20 years.148252-adept_logo.jpg"The mechanisms involved in this order will be installed in Asia as part of a major capacity expansion program," said Hai Chang, Managing Director of Asia Operations for Adept Technology, "With the significant impact of the global downturn on the semiconductor and electronics industries and Asian manufacturing output, we are cautiously optimistic that this recent business and other positive signs in the sector point towards the start of a steady recovery. We are greatly pleased to have this opportunity to continue to serve and support this important global customer and their manufacturing operations." www.adept.com
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009Seminars For Engineers introduces new seminar 
“Packaging Materials for Packaging Professionals”Seminars For Engineers, announces in association with D3 Consulting announces the 2009 dates for its new Packaging Materials for Packaging Professionals seminars. This seminar gives packaging industry professionals a sound understanding of the science and applications of various packaging materials. An understanding of the underlying principles of materials science is beneficial when performing troubleshooting of packaging problems and in development of packaging. This two day seminar covers fundamental concepts of materials science and then applies that to common packaging materials, such as plastics, metals, papers and composites.The seminar is September 23-24, 2009 in Philadelphia, PAInstructor Duncan Darby, President of D3 Consulting and Associate Professor for the Packaging Science Department at Clemson University, is a recognized expert in the use and manufacture of flexible packaging with over 20 years of experience in the flexible packaging industry.Any personnel in the R&D, testing, process, design, fabrication and manufacturing of food, pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetic, chemical, veterinary or industrial product packaging can benefit from this unique course. Packaging, film and foil personnel will also benefit.More information is available at www.SeminarsForEngineers.com/packaging, by emailing [email protected], or by phoning 1.877.755.2272 (USA). 


American Packaging Corporation sets aggressive 
greenhouse gas emissions reduction goalAmerican Packaging Corporation has pledged to reduce its U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 8 percent per linear footage by 2012. The company has committed to the reduction goal as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Climate Leaders program, which American Packaging Corporation joined in 2007.Climate Leaders is an EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Partner companies commit to reducing their impact on the global environment by completing a corporate-wide inventory of their greenhouse gas emissions based on a quality management system, setting aggressive reduction goals, and annually reporting their progress to EPA.“Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions through the Climate Leaders program demonstrates our corporate-wide commitment to improving the global environment and increasing the efficiency of our operations,” said Peter Schottland, American Packaging Corporation CEO and President. “Although we have set an aggressive goal, we feel confident it is attainable through improved processes and innovation.”  www.ampkcorp.com 

Triangle Package Machinery adds Greg Osborne to sales management teamTriangle Package Machinery Company announcers that Greg Osborne has joined the organization as its new Sales Manager – Southeast Region.Greg brings more than 20 years of market and business development experience to Triangle. He’s developed territories from the ground up and takes a strategic approach to firmly understanding his customer’s needs and desired solutions.Triangle’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Bob Williams, issued the following statement, “Throughout his career, Greg has distinguished himself by consistently growing and developing the Southeast territory. His engineering background and ability to work with people at all levels of the organization will be critical to his success with us in the future.”  www.trianglepackage.com
MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009
Bobst Group North America expands and realigns North American Folding Carton Customer Support NetworkTo maintain the highest quality service for their expanding customer base, Bobst has created an additional Customer Support Region and named Larry Gannon – a 30 year Bobst Group veteran – as the newest Customer Service Manager (CSM). Gannon will be responsible for the Mid-Atlantic Region.Tom Frey, who previously covered the Mid-Atlantic Region, will focus on the growing Northeast Region. The addition of Gannon enhances Bobst support services and brings the total number of North American CSMs to seven. This investment in Customer Support and realignment of CSM Regions supports the Bobst commitment to maintaining the highest level of efficient and knowledgeable customer service.“Our goal is to build lasting partnerships with our customers,” stated Chris Raney, Vice President of Folding Carton for Bobst Group North America. “That starts with providing dependable, precision, high-performance equipment and follows through with a Customer Support Network that provides timely and helpful service, support and parts when our customers need them.”“Investing in this area of our business is important to maintaining the outstanding level of valuable knowledge and expertise Bobst customers rely on. As our customer base continues to expand, we’ll continue to invest in the expertise and capabilities necessary to support our customers and help them maximize the productivity and efficiency of their equipment.” www.bobst.com
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