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News - February 2012
February 2012, Atlanta, GA
The Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) will offer a new scholarship designed for students pursuing a career in the field of packaging thanks to a recent gift. The Daniel Siegel Memorial Scholarship was funded by the Siegel family and MICA Corporation in honor of Daniel Siegel, founder and chair of MICA Corp.
"We are very grateful for the recent gift made on behalf of Daniel Siegel that will fund a new scholarship for students in our industry," states Larry N. Montague, president and CEO of TAPPI. "The Daniel Siegel Scholarship Fund will assist deserving youth in pursuit of a career in the field of packaging. This gift will be a testament to Daniel Siegel's interest in TAPPI and higher education for all."
MICA Corp. is a supplier of primers, coating, and adhesives to the flexible packaging industry. Siegel’s innovations in water-based adhesive technology were game changers of their time and continue to be the standard for world-wide manufacturers of flexible packaging materials. Dan joined TAPPI early in his career in 1968. He attended many TAPPI events over the years and played a key role in encouraging his employees to become active in TAPPI.
The scholarship, in the amount of $4,000, will be presented to an undergraduate or graduate student chapter member at a packaging school. The scholarship is designed to encourage more students to pursue careers in packaging and to raise awareness of the TAPPI Polymers, Laminations, Adhesives, Coatings, and Extrusions (PLACE) Division at these institutions. The deadline is February 15th on even numbered years, except this year, when it is March 15th.
The Daniel Siegel Scholarship Fund comes at a crucial time in American Manufacturing. "A chronic shortage of engineering students threatens America's role as the world's leading innovator and continues to impede our nation's fragile economic recovery," wrote Paul Otellini, a member of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, in a recent opinion piece for The Washington Post. This shortage of engineers is even more acute in the manufacturing sector and threatens America's ability to retain its innovation edge.
TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries and publisher of Paper360° and TAPPI JOURNAL. Through information exchange, events, trusted content and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster and more cost-effective ways of doing business. It has provided management training and networking to the industry’s leaders for more than 95 years. Visit www.tappi.org.
Deborah Chafin, TAPPI Marketing,
News - December 2011
December 2011, Shelton, CT Mica Expands Global Presence through addition of International Associates in Brazil, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and South Africa.
Brazil – Effective March 2010, B.Y. Engenharia e Comercio Ltda. – Owned by Marco Antonio Gianesi, became Mica's exclusive Associate for Brazil. B.Y. has been representing other well-known companies in the industry, including Davis Standard (extrusion equipment) and Gala (pelletizing equipment). B.Y is based in Sao Paulo.
Turkey – Effective June 2011, Concepts Worldwide, Inc. – owned by Nursel Sabaz & Everton Wallace, became Mica's exclusive Associate for Turkey. This company is well connected to the Turkish converting industry, with years of experience importing Turkish-made woven polypropylene “super-sacks” into the U.S. Concepts Worldwide is based in Long Island, N.Y.
Argentina – Effective June 2011, PAMATEC S.A. became Mica's exclusive Associate for Argentina. Mr. Pedro G. Frankel is CEO of PAMATEC, and this company represents a number of principals, including Davis-Standard, Conair, and Borealis. PAMATEC is based in Buenos Aires.
Australia & New Zealand – Effective August 2011, Eurunderee Consulting Pty Ltd, under the direction of Mr. Chris Tierney, became Mica's exclusive Associate for Australia & New Zealand. Mr. Tierney is well-known in the industry as an expert in the area of printing inks and printing processes, and is a valuable addition to Mica’s World-wide team. Mr. Tierney is based in Melbourne.
South Africa – Effective October 2011, Bright Idea Projects 112 Closed Corporation (BIPCO), under the direction of Ian Trethowan, became Mica's exclusive Associate for South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Madagascar. With years of experience in extrusion-coating, printing, & converting processes, BIPCO is an ideal organization to represent Mica Corporation. BIPCO is based in Cape Town.
News - May 2009
May 2009, Shelton, CT (Phone: 203-922-8888, Website: www.mica-corp.com): Mica Corporation introduces CurePrime, a technology which significantly reduces curing time for converters using 2-component urethanes for adhesive laminations. CurePrime is a water-based primer and adhesion promoter that can be applied to plain and printed films prior to the adhesive lamination process. The result: the adhesive cures up to 5 times faster than normal. As an out-of-line primer/coating, CurePrime does not affect the pot-life of the adhesive.
There are many benefits of cure acceleration, including improved productivity, quality determination within hours after lamination, fewer interactions between adhesives and inks, fewer chances for wrinkles and telescoping, and no need for a hot room.
Mica Corporation specializes in aqueous products for the flexible converting industry, and is committed to providing exceptional quality and service for their customers. As a leading manufacturer of waterborne primers, coatings, and adhesives since its inception in 1971, Mica Corporation is focused on two key areas: the development of environmentally friendly products and the customers who use those products.For more information about this innovative, industry-changing solution from Mica Corporation, please call 203-922-8888.