Presto Products Company, a business of Alcoa Consumer Products, Inc., and Pliant Corporation have reached a mutual agreement granting Presto the right to use Pliant’s patented Slider reclosable technology.
Winners of FPA’s Printing Achievement awards were noted for advances in CTP technology, VOC-free inks, display impact, ‘nuanced color tones’ via gravure printing, and complex distortion printing capabilities.
Hershey’s pudding packs and technology for self-venting trayed entrees, first commercialized by Smithfield Packing, earn Highest Achievement honors from The Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2003 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition.
On September 30, Pliant Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) announced that it had served several companies with patent infringement complaints relating to flexible packaging that can be resealed with a slider device.
–Zeller Plastik (Libertyville, IL) has named Alex Piagnarelli director of sales and marketing. –Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) appointed Martin Prakken, Bruce Larson, and James Anderson to 4-year terms on its board of directors.
The Mead Corp. (Dayton, OH) and Westvaco Corp. (Stamford, CT) have agreed to create a global company involved in packaging, coated and specialty papers, consumer and office products, and specialty chemicals.
Impaxx Labels (Schaumburg, IL) has combined its businesses, including Trine Labelling Systems, Label-Aire Inc., and CSA Machine Systems into a focused group to offer packagers a single source for labeling equipment.
Klikok Corp. (Decatur, GA) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodman Co. (Decatur, GA), have realigned their operations, with all products now represented through the unified sales channel of Kliklok-Woodman.
Impaxx Labels (Schaumburg, IL) has combined its businesses, including Trine Labelling Systems, Label-Aire Inc., and CMS Machine Systems into a focused group to offer packagers a single source for labeling equipment.
Packaging Corp. of America (Lake Forest, IL) has established an e-storefront in the Paperloop.com (San Francisco, CA) marketplace. Cargill Dow LLCs (Minneapolis, MN) NatureWorks PLA was awarded the Dept.
Ramsey Technology (Minneapolis, MN), has changed its name to Thermo Ramsey as part of a new corporate identity strategy; Goring Kerr (Minneapolis, MN) has changed its name to Thermo Goring Kerr; Allen Coding Systems (Minneapolis, MN) has changed its name to Thermo Allen Coding USA.