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MAY 29, 2009 


Matrix International launches new company website

150183-matrix_screenshot_v1.jpgMatrix International, an Altra Industrial Motion company, has launched a new website which provides information on their complete line of state-of-the-art motion control solutions including brakes for off highway vehicles, forklift trucks and servo motors, as well as, products for winch, crane, marine, and machine tool applications. Clutch and torque limiters and pneumatic clutches and brakes are also available. Matrix offers world-class custom design engineering and manufacturing of hydraulic clutches and brakes used in off highway and printing applications.The website, www.Matrix-International.com, is easy to navigate and contains links to market/application-specific content pages and the Matrix product literature portal. Convenient Application Data Forms are available as PDF downloads.Visit the new site at www.matrix-international.com or by visiting www.AltraMotion.com and clicking on Altra Brand Websites > Matrix International. 

Alpha Checkweighers announces new Sales AppointmentAlpha Checkweighers has named Mr. Scott Tiffany as regional sales manager for its comprehensive line of checkweighing equipment.150680-alpha_logo.jpgMr. Tiffany will be providing sales, support and application analysis for checkweighing solutions throughout the US. Mr. Tiffany brings over 15 years experience in the packaging and packaging equipment field and was previously a regional sales manager at AMS. A graduate of Widener University, Mr. Tiffany currently resides in Norristown, PA.Alpha Checkweighers is a division of All-Fill, Inc. specializing in the design, supply, and service of high accuracy/high throughput checkweighing equipment. www.alphacheckweighers.com

Menasha Pacakging receives Patriot Award for employer support of the Guard and Reserve

147186-menasha_award_v2.jpgMenasha Packaging received the Patriot Award and recognition from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) in a ceremony held on May 7, 2009. The presentation was led by Commander Mark W. Stewart, Navy Operations Support Center Commanding Officer, and LeRoy E. Frahm, Omsbudsman for the Wisconsin Committee of the ESGR. In addition, Mike Waite, President of Menasha Packaging, and Rick Calhoon, the company’s Director of Strategic Sourcing, were given individual Patriot Awards.The awards were initiated by Menasha Packaging’s employee, Len Hatton. “We’ve seen a lot of news over the last couple of years about the sacrifices being made by our reservists and families,” Commander Stewart said. “What often goes unnoticed is the contributions made by the businesses who make reservists available for annual training, drills and mobilizations. The support of the country’s employers ensures the viability of our nation’s all-volunteer force.”In accepting the award, Mike Waite, said, “It’s an honor to be able to support our military families and show our appreciation for the tremendous work they do. We feel it’s our patriotic duty and Menasha has been encouraging our employees’ military service throughout our company’s history. We intend to make sure that our company’s support for the nation’s security never wavers.”The ESGR is a Department of Defense organization that promotes a culture in which American employers support and value the military service of their employees. It operates through a network of more than 4,500 volunteers.  www.menashapackaging.com 


Boise Inc. to Present at Goldman Sachs 2009 Basic Materials Conference151405-boise_logo_pic.jpgBoise Inc. announced today that Alexander Toeldte, President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present a company overview at the Goldman Sachs 2009 Basic Materials Conference in New York on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at 1:10 p.m. Eastern. The presentation will be webcast live and archived for 90 days following the conference.In order to access the webcast, go to www.BoiseInc.com and click on the link to the webcast under Webcasts & Presentations on the Investors drop-down menu.  www.boiseinc.com 


Pactiv Corporation presentation at the Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference to be webcast livePactiv Corporation today announced that Richard Wambold, chairman and chief executive officer, will speak to the investment community at the Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference on June 3 at 9:10 a.m. Eastern time.149711-pactiv_logo.jpgInterested investors can access a live audio webcast of the presentation at www.pactiv.com under the Investor Relations section. A replay of the presentation will be available June 3 through July 2. www.pactiv.com

MAY 28, 2009 


Rockwell Automation executive wins Partner of the Year Award at Control System Integrators Association 2009 Executive Conference

151286-rockwell_automation_logo_v1.jpgThe Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) honored Mark Moriarty of Rockwell Automation as its 2009 “Partner of the Year” in recognition for his significant contributions and support of CSIA. The association is committed to control system integration companies and their implementation of best practices that provide industrial manufacturers with a low-risk channel for the application of technology. Moriarty was recognized at CSIA’s 16th annual Executive Conference recently held in Naples, Fla."Mark has contributed so much of his time and energy to promoting the values of CSIA both within Rockwell Automation and the end-user community," said Ed Diehl, executive board chair, CSIA. “He truly is a significant partner in supporting the efforts of our organization and is very deserving of this recognition."In addition to volunteering his marketing background to promote CSIA’s brand image, Moriarty was instrumental in motivating system integrators to complete the certification process, and has actively engaged end users to help them understand the advantages of leveraging CSIA-certified integrators. www.rockwellautomation.com
Torraspapelproduct range now available with FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody Certification148596-torraspappel_v1.jpgTorraspapel, part of the Lecta Group, has completed the Chain of Custody certification process for its manufacturing sites by obtaining FSC certification for its specialty paper and self-adhesive mills. With this, all 7 of the Group’s plants now hold PEFC and FSC certifications, and its entire range of products – cellulose pulp, coated and uncoated paper, and carbonless, thermal, cast-coated, metallized and self-adhesive papers – are covered by said certifications.Chain of Custody certification, guaranteeing that the wood used in the process of manufacturing cellulose pulp and paper comes from sustainably managed forests, constitutes one of the pivotal elements of Torraspapel's environmental activity. www.torraspapel.com
Sidelat drinktec: Responsive solutions for a changing world150265-sidel_logo.jpgThe historic economic downturn has dramatically changed the beverage industry and is bringing new concerns to the surface: How can you get the best out of your equipment? How can you optimize your existing packaging lines? How can you give new life to your products? At drinktec, Sidel will demonstrate both its responsiveness and its foresight, and will show itself to be a true partner in responding to these new expectations.From problem diagnosis to the recommendation and implementation of improvement solutions, the services on display at the stand are aimed at reducing costs and consumption, while increasing yield and performance, for complete lines, individual equipment or packages.Sidel will also be unveiling its most recent technological innovations, to include but not limited to, dry decontamination solutions for sensitive beverages, the latest-generation equipment for beer, more responsible solutions for water and CSD markets. All of these innovations share the aim of making reductions in all categories: costs, energy, material, machine footprint and use of chemicals and of non-renewable resources. As well as, helping producers and bottlers prepare for the eventual rebound. For these reasons, the Sidel Group’s investment in Research and Development has increased by 40% in 2009. www.sidel.com
MAY 27, 2009Sonocoto Present at Goldman Sachs 2009 Basic Materials Conference147336-sonoco_logo_v2.jpgSonoco one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at the Goldman Sachs 2009 Basic Materials Conference in New York City. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. The audio presentation will be Webcast and can be accessed via the Internet at www.sonoco.com, under the “Latest News” section, and from the conference Webcast site at http://cc.talkpoint.com/gold006/060309a_mg/?entity=5_GR77NKF .Slides from the presentation will be available on the Sonoco Web site in the Investor Relations section under “Presentations.” A replay of the presentation will be available on Sonoco’s Web site beginning at noon on June 3 for a period of 90 days. www.sonoco.com 

Packaging Corporation of AmericaChairman and CEO to Speak 
at Goldman Sachs 2009 Basic Materials Conference149859-stecko_v2.jpgPackaging Corporation of America’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Paul T. Stecko, will speak at the 2009 Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference in New York City on Wednesday, June 3 at 10:35 am Eastern time.Interested parties may access the live presentation and Q & A by visiting the Investor Relations section of PCA’s website at: www.packagingcorp.com or by going to: http://cc.talkpoint.com/gold006/060309a_mg/?entity=7_8J36XYT .The replay of the presentation will be available starting one hour after the presentation concludes and will remain accessible until June 17, 2009. The presentation slides will also be posted on PCA’s website for viewing shortly before the conference begins. Please go to the PCA website 15 minutes prior to the start of the presentation to download and install any necessary software.PCA is the fifth largest producer of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the United States with sales of $2.4 billion in 2008. PCA operates four paper mills and 67 corrugated product plants in 26 states across the country. www.packagingcorp.com

Naturally IowaLeader Gives Keynote Addresses at Two International Conferences in Sustainable Packaging147784-green_bottle_logo.jpgNaturally Iowa, Inc. a manufacturer and distributor of value-added bottled spring water and dairy products, announced that company CEO Bill Horner delivered keynote addresses this week at international conferences in sustainable packaging and best practices held in San Jose, Costa Rica and Bogota, Colombia. The conferences were facilitated and hosted by Cosalco, a major international packaging equipment manufacturer and supplier to the beverage industry with offices in four countries in Latin America."It was a distinct honor to be able to address senior beverage and packaging executives at these two conferences, and to offer them ideas about implementing best practices in sustainable packaging," said Horner, agricultural entrepreneur, native Iowa farmer and founder of Naturally Iowa. "The beverage industry in Latin America is growing rapidly, and enlightened executives are increasingly interested in finding new solutions to the problems of packaging waste and the use of petroleum in packaging. Naturally Iowa has used sustainable packaging exclusively since our founding, and our compostable bottles are made from plants, not oil, thereby reducing waste and saving precious resources. The executives that I addressed at these two conferences showed an impressive knowledge of sustainability issues and a real dedication to best practices in responsible packaging."Previously, it was announced that the water used in Naturally Iowa's Green Bottle™ Spring Water won the Gold Medal as "Best Bottled Water in the World" at the largest and longest-running water tasting competition. www.naturallyiowa.com
MAY 26, 2009Pliant Announces Expansion Plans for Dalton, GA Facility 

Harold Bevis, Chief Executive Officer of Pliant Corporation announced today that Pliant will be keeping the Dalton, GA manufacturing facility open, and in fact, has plans to upgrade and expand it. Stabilized markets, strong customer preference and local and state incentives led to this decision by Pliant.148612-pliant_wrap_v2.jpg"The city of Dalton, Dalton Utilities, Whitfield County and the Georgia Department of Economic Development have created a very appealing place to do business and grow. Governor Sonny Perdue's support of our expansion plans and the favorable manufacturing environment were instrumental in our decision. We envision the Dalton facility becoming a second Medical Center of Excellence to complement the Medical Center of Excellence under construction in Danville, Kentucky. Since the closure announcement in April, 2008, Dalton personnel have continued to operate safely, efficiently and professionally. We are very pleased to express our appreciation of that commitment, and we are now able to secure their future with Pliant," stated Mr. Bevis.Pliant also operates 2 additional facilities in the state of Georgia, and is in the process of expanding their Washington facility in Wilkes County. www.pliantcorp.com
Flow Dry Technology, Inc. Acquires Assets 
for Desiccant Packet Production 

Flow Dry Technology, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Desiccant Packages and active packaging solutions, has purchased the inventory and equipment for desiccant packet and bag production from Aridien Manufacturing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aridien, Inc. Flow Dry will continue production from the climate-controlled Belen, NM facility.151320-flowdry_dessicants_v2.jpg“The plant in Belen, NM employs a very capable team of people who have been very successful at producing high quality Tyvek® packets for pharmaceutical markets and other applications. This is a strategic investment that will allow the capabilities and strengths of Aridien Manufacturing, Inc.’s advanced packet manufacturing processes to complement the marketing and international presence of Flow Dry. It is our intent to grow the packet business and perform continued development to meet active packaging needs of customers worldwide from the plant in Belen, NM. In addition, these solutions can be offered to our broad customer base from our other Flow Dry plants, including Brookville, Ohio, Komarom, Hungary, and Zhanjiagang, China”, said Doug LeConey, President. www.FlowDry.com
EFI Takes Center Stage at Digital Label Summit in Barcelona 

149571-efi_logo.jpgAt the Digital Label Summit in Barcelona, Spain, March 24th and 25th, Dr. Ken Stack of EFI spoke on two of the conference's program sessions. Dr. Stack, who is the general manager and the senior vice president of EFI's Jetrion Industrial Inkjet Systems, participated in the "Inkjet Workshop: Making sense of the explosion of inkjet technology" as well as the "Making digital printing an active tool for brand protection" panel discussion. Due to his extensive expertise in digital printing, Dr. Stack is frequently asked to present at key industry conferences and summits.The discussions and workshop presented unique learning opportunities for self-adhesive, wet-glue and shrink and wrap-around label converters, flexible packaging converters, folding carton converters, general printers, label designers as well as brand owners. Subjects covered included inkjet technology options, speed enhancements, resolution, substrate capabilities and future inkjet prospects. Additionally, strategies for digital printing technology solutions in brand protection and anti-counterfeiting were discussed. Both topics are increasingly important for label and packaging converters, especially those that serve markets such as wine and spirits, food and beverage, health and beauty and pharmaceutical/nutriceutical. www.efi.comMay 20 -22 Supplier News 

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