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FLEXO Magazine : April 2008
INDUSTRY INDICATORS VI III :) VI VI - ø z - VI VI III It: a. - Cadbury Schweppes PLC Names New Chairman In mid 2008, Sir John Sunderland will retire as chairman of Cadbury Schweppes later this year, as the com- pany demerges into Cadbury PLC and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG). The board of Cadbury Schweppes has an- nounced the appointment of Roger Carr and Wayne Sanders as the new chairs of the respective organizations. Currently, Carr serves as the group's deputy chair- man and senior non-executive indepen- dent director. Sanders spent 28 years at Kimberly-Clark, where he served 11 years as chairman and CEO before retir- ing in 2003. Great Northern Acquires Creative Carton Great Northern Corp., an FTA member headquartered in Appleton, WI, recently acquired the assets of Creative Carton, Minneapolis, MN. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Creative Carton employs 170 people in two loca- tions. Since its founding in 1976, Creative Carton has steadily grown through the design and manufacturing of corrugated boxes, POP displays and specialty pack- aging. John Davis, president of Great Northern, stated that the purchase will support his firm's regional commercial packaging efforts and further expand its national consumer packaging and display presence. Sun Chemical Raises Pigment Prices Faced with continued increases in raw material, energy and transportation costs, Sun Chemical Corp.'s Performance Pigments Division will increase global FLEXO 2008 APR I L prices on pigments. On average, the price of the following pigment chem- istries will go up: Classical Azo Reds (4-6 percent), Classical Azo Yellows (5-7 percent), Classical Phthalo (5-8 per- cent), High Performance (3-6 percent), Pearlescent (5-7 percent), and Cosmetic Colors (5-7percent). This affects all forms, including dry, preparations and flushes. Foodservice Packaging Industry Optimistic More than two-thirds of manufactur- ers and their suppliers of single-use foodservice packaging in North America said they expect sales volumes to be bet- ter in 2008 than in 2007, according to the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) Foodservice Packaging Survey. The annual survey collects informa- tion and opinions from foodservice packaging manufacturers and suppliers in North America and Europe. It found that slightly less than two-thirds of the North American respondents expect their profits to be better than last year. Nearly 75 percent said they plan to purchase new machinery in 2008, and almost half of foodservice packaging manufacturers alone said they plan to expand their op- erations this year. Study: Consumers Will Trade Convenience For Environment Research from The Nielsen Co. shows that more than half of U.S. consumers would give up all forms of convenience packaging if doing so would benefit the environment. This includes packaging designed for easy stacking/storing at home (58 percent); packaging that can be used for cooking, or doubling as a re- sealable container (55 percent); and pack- aging designed for easy transport (53 per- cent), according to Nielsen's PanelViews study of 65,000 U.S. households. At the other end of the spectrum, how- ever, Nielsen found that U.S. consumers are not as willing to give up packaging designed to keep products clean and un- touched by other shoppers (26 percent); packaging designed to keep products in good condition (31 percent); packaging that preserves products to make them last longer and stay fresher (31 percent); and packaging information, including food labeling, cooking and usage instructions (33 percent). Only 10 percent of U.S. consumers are not prepared to give up any aspect of packaging for the benefit of the en- vironment. In eco-conscious countries, Nielsen's packs@work studies show consumer preference for packaging that is recyclable, biodegradable, and safe for disposal-using materials such as paper, HP Completes Pantone Goe Licensing HP announced the completion of the Pantone Goe licensing for its Indigo Ink Mixing System, making HP the only company among both digital and analogue press providers to offer both on-press simulation and an ink mixing solution for the Goe System. Additionally, HP has developed the industry's first swatchbook for on- press Pantone Goe simulation. The new HP Indigo Pantone Goe simulation swatch- book will be included in Pantone and HP's new version of the Digital Color Toolbox for the Pantone Goe System, a two-swatchbook bundle that offers a convenient way to compare solid Goe colors with their simulations in HP Indigo four-color process. www.flexography.org