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PaperWorks Celebrates Its Growth With A Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 57-inch Seven-Color Press With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

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The company also adds new Koenig & Bauer-Iberica 144K die cutters to its New York facility

  • Capital equipment investment made at the Baldwinsville, NY facility for North American growth
  • Koenig & Bauer press will deliver high fidelity in print and enhancements as well as unique competitive advantages
  • PaperWorks’ dedicated Packaging Development (PacDev) team and detailed training seminars guide customers through all aspects of project development, design and production

BALA CYNWYD, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PaperWorks held a special ribbon-cutting event to mark the official start of its latest capital equipment investments: a Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 57-inch seven-color press along with two new Koenig & Bauer-Iberica 144K die cutters at the Baldwinsville, NY facility. The Baldwinsville location produces packaging solutions for some of the leaders in consumer products and employs approximately 240 full-time team members.

“We are excited to begin production on our Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 press,” says C. Anderson “Andy” Bolton, President and Chief Executive Officer of PaperWorks. “Our customers expect the most consistent and high-quality printing as well as unique enhancements that enable their products to stand out on the shelf and the new technology on the Koenig & Bauer press delivers on those needs. With this installation, we will be gaining large format offset print technology in Baldwinsville as well as newer machines with greater converting speeds. Our customers trust us to represent and protect their brands, and we want to preserve that trust by consistently and safely producing high quality products and solutions. We chose Koenig & Bauer as our trusted partner due to their competence in folding cartons, superior training, and their ability to partner and consult with our entire organization.”

Due to customer expectations around exceptional print quality and innovation, PaperWorks is investing in offset printing technology at this facility. Baldwinsville becomes the fifth plant focused on offset printing technology as well as one of two plants in the system to offer both flexo and offset printing. In a recent study compiled by PaperWorks, the North American market prefers offset printing for all vertical markets based on the data it has collected.

The Koenig & Bauer press and Koenig & Bauer-Iberica die cutters will be key additions to PaperWorks’ competitive advantage of agility, transparency and a collaborative approach when working with customers. PaperWorks takes great pride in the company’s dedicated Packaging Development (PacDev) team and detailed training seminars that guide customers through all aspects of project development, design and production. The PacDev group is a dedicated team of design and technical professionals who provide a comprehensive range of development services and create innovative solutions that demonstrate the company’s commitment to revolutionary packaging design. PaperWorks carton technology training is a dynamic classroom-style program where attendees learn everything from the very basics of paperboard and paper making, to the art of packaging development, design innovation, folding cartons, converting and finishing. Other popular topics covered are cost savings opportunities in packaging and the impact of the carton making process in the customer’s packing line. Carton technology training is conducted in a PaperWorks packaging facility in which attendees are provided with various networking opportunities and a complete PaperWorks experience.

As part of the company’s commitment to the environment, PaperWorks makes coated recycled paperboard made from 100% recycled content that has performance characteristics unlike any other currently in the market. PaperWorks owns and operates paper mills, which provide paperboard to the packaging side of the business.

“We compete effectively within our market because we offer our clients a major competitive advantage,” says Bolton. “As a purpose-driven organization, we deliver positive experiences and innovative solutions. We offer our clients the fastest turnaround as we collaborate with them and complete their successful projects with speed and efficiency.”

About PaperWorks

PaperWorks is a leading, integrated North American full-service provider of recycled paperboard and specialized folding cartons for packaging applications. The company specializes in providing folding carton solutions for a wide variety of market sectors including food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and medical devices and is also known for its state-of-the art, extended color gamut printing capability, which creates shelf-differentiating graphics.

PaperWorks has invested in state-of-the-art technology over the past three years to upgrade its paperboard mills and folding carton converting plants and be at the forefront of innovation and market differentiation. The company is committed to the highest sustainable forestry and procurement standards. Product certifications include the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA100). For more information, please visit: www.paperworksindustries.com.

About Koenig & Bauer (US)

Koenig & Bauer (US) is located in Dallas, Texas and a member of the Koenig & Bauer Group, which was established over 200 years ago in Würzburg, Germany. Koenig & Bauer’s claim, “We’re on it.” gets to the heart of Koenig & Bauer’s values and competencies for all target groups. The group’s product range is the broadest in the industry; its portfolio includes sheetfed offset presses in all format classes, post press die cutting, folder gluers, inkjet presses and systems, flexographic presses, commercial and newspaper web presses, corrugated presses, special presses for banknotes, securities, metal-decorating, glass and plastic decorating. For more information visit the company’s web site at www.koenig-bauer.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements from PaperWorks

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements represent management’s current expectations and are based upon information available to the Company at the time of this press release. Statements in this press release that are not historical or current facts are “forward-looking statements.” Such forward-looking statements include statements using words such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “believe,” “continue,” “will,” “may,” “estimate,” “assume,” “presume,” “pursue,” “outlook,” “plan,” “goal,” “milestone” and similar expressions. Such statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results, developments, or achievements to differ materially from those projected or implied in these statements including, but not limited to, potential limitations on the Company’s ability to maintain contracts and other critical business relationships; risks associated with general economic and business conditions; requirements for adequate liquidity to fund its operations in the future, including obtaining sufficient financing on acceptable terms; other matters related to its indebtedness; and the risk factors and known trends and uncertainties described in the Company’s most recent periodic reports provided to Noteholders.

Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

Related websites:

www.paperworksindustries.com

www.koenig-bauer.com

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Gabriela Goodman

PaperWorks Industries

+1 (215) 984-7000

gabriela.goodman@paperwrks.com

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ARUP Laboratories Deploys World’s First AI-Augmented Ova and Parasite Assay

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SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AI–ARUP Laboratories (ARUP), a national reference laboratory and worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development, and Techcyte, a leading developer of artificial intelligence (AI) based image analysis solutions for the diagnostics industry, have developed the world’s first AI-augmented ova and parasite detection tool.

“The collaboration with Techcyte has produced an AI-augmented detection tool that significantly advances our diagnostic capabilities in our parasitology lab,” said Adam Barker, PhD, director of Research and Development at ARUP. “This will allow for faster turnaround times, decreased costs, employee satisfaction and improved patient care.”

For laboratorians, digitally enabling the workflow will decrease the physical demands of looking through a microscope for extended periods of time, including eye fatigue and neuromuscular tension. The technology can quickly screen out negative results, allowing laboratorians to spend more time analyzing positive slides.

Techcyte’s digital diagnostics platform applies the latest in convolutional neural networks to pre-classify the fecal sample images captured by a 3DHISTECH Pannoramic 250-Flash III scanner. Pre-classifying the images using the Techcyte tool allows ARUP’s technologists to efficiently read stained glass slides manually and improves the accuracy of parasite detection.

“Microscopy-based diagnostic parasitology has remained woefully static for decades. We have successfully developed a pioneering breakthrough with this tool, the likes of which had previously been unimaginable by classically trained microbiologists,” said Dr. Marc Couturier, medical director of ARUP’s Parasitology labs.

The ova and parasite tool is the first of many projects that ARUP and Techcyte are co-developing. ARUP’s vast medical expertise and access to samples combined with Techcyte’s technical ability and digital evaluation platform will produce high quality algorithms that can be developed and applied to future unmet laboratory needs.

“This revolutionary partnership will combine ARUP’s vast expertise and reputation in the market with Techcyte’s AI-based image analysis capabilities to change the way lab diagnostics are performed,” said Ralph Yarro, CEO of Techcyte.

Medical labs, hardware manufacturers, hospitals, and clinics all benefit from Techcyte’s solutions. In 2019, Techcyte will deliver solutions for blood analysis, cervical cytology, and bacteriology.

About Techcyte

Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, Techcyte, Inc. was founded in 2013 as a technology transfer from the University of Utah with a mission to lower healthcare costs through artificial intelligence. Techcyte uses the power of deep machine learning to perform image analysis of whole slide images. Image analysis is required for widespread adoption of digital diagnostics in research, pharma, human, air quality, and veterinary diagnostic testing. Visit www.techcyte.com for more information.

About ARUP

ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development. A nonprofit enterprise of the University of Utah, ARUP offers an extensive test menu of highly complex and unique medical tests. Rather than competing with its clients for physician office business, ARUP supports its clients’ existing test menus by offering highly complex and unique lab tests, with accompanying consultative support, to enhance their abilities to provide laboratory services. Visit www.aruplab.com for more information.

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Techcyte Media Contact:

Ben Cahoon, 801-980-0414

ben.cahoon@techcyte.com


ARUP Media Contacts:

Cyndee Holden, 801-583-2787, x- 3318

cynthia.holden@aruplab.com

Peta Owens-Liston, 801-583-2787, x- 3635

peta.liston@aruplab.com

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Empathy Japan: “ROMPERS BEAR” Originated in Japan Launches Overseas Service with English/Chinese Official Website

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ROMPERS BEAR is the only one handmade stuffed toy in the world made from baby clothes by experienced craft persons

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Empathy Japan Co., Ltd. (Representative: Kayoko Watanabe, Office: Setagaya-ku Tokyo, Japan), sells “ROMPERS BEAR” (https://www.rompersbear.com/) is the only one stuffed bear in the world that is made from baby clothes contained kid’s memories, is announcing the launch of an official English and Chinese website from July 2019 to make it easier for overseas customers to order.

Empathy Japan Co., Ltd. is offering a ROMPERS BEAR service making a stuffed bear from baby clothes used to be worn by a baby. It has been selected by a lot of customers in Japan for various kinds of occasions: as birthday gift of first year, for remembrance sake of childcare, and to treat mothers by themselves. Experienced craft persons sew every single bear carefully. We carry out all the processes from sewing to inspection in Japan.

To see the ROMPERS BEAR, parents can remember the tender feeling from “parenting with care” sometime ago, at the same time, the kid can realize “his/her parents raised himself/herself in a loving way” with the ROMPERS BEAR.

Rompers are holding babyhood’s loving memories they were used to slipped on and off the baby and washed every day. We hope these rompers are in visible places to the family even after the babyhood is over, not being put inside the drawer of chest. As a child gets older, parents might face quarrel with the child or get tired of taking care of him/her. But then, by seeing the ROMPERS BEAR, it can let them remember the first laugh or squeeze back by tiny soft hand and get the feel of tender smell.

What is ROMPERS BEAR?

ROMPERS BEAR made from baby clothes is the only one stuffed toy in the world.

It makes parents to bring back memories of the kid’s babyhood or efforts related to childcare.

Every single ROMPERS BEAR is sewed with the warmest wishes. It is an excellent gift for any anniversary such as birthday of first year or any occasions as kids grow up. ROMPERS BEAR is made as handy size and good form to carry around by kids.

Ordering site: https://www.rompersbear.com/about

Price: JPY 15,984; Including Tax + JPY 2,500; Overseas Shipping

Size: Height: About 25cm / Weight: About 120g

Period of Delivery: After about three months from the date of purchase

Two rompers or baby clothes are required to make a ROMPERS BEAR.

On a sole of the ROMPERS BEAR, kid’s “name with alphabet (within 8 letters of alphabet)” and “date of birth (with the dominical year)” will be embroidered.

Made in Japan.

Contacts

Products Contact

ROMPERS BEAR Division, Empathy Japan Co., Ltd.

2-11-13 Seijo, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 157-0066

info@rompersbear.com

Press Contact

ROMPERS BEAR Division, Empathy Japan Co., Ltd.

Mikito Ninchi

TEL.+81-3-6721-1588 FAX.+81-3-6721-1589 info@rompersbear.com

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Sense.Chat – A Secure Way To Chat & Earn

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Sense.Chat Launches A Secure Messenger & EOS Wallet Utilizing Blockchain Technology

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$SENSE #EOSAvailable now on Android and iOS, Sense.Chat allows you to securely chat and transact with your friends, family, and even strangers in the global messenger community. The Sense.Chat Encryption Protocol uses advanced cryptography combined with the EOS Blockchain to deliver messages so that users will be able to maintain their privacy in an unparalleled, highly secure application. Within seconds, users can create a private account with no phone number or email required, start chatting, and share cryptocurrencies with the built-in digital wallet.

“The world is becoming decentralized. I am excited to support this amazing application. Sense.Chat improves human connections by allowing private, seamless messaging and payments,” said Tim Draper, notable investor and Director of the Board of Sense Chat Labs.

Sense.Chat is a dApp (decentralized application) built on EOSIO software, initially created by Block.One, whose CTO Daniel Larimer is a known pioneer of scalable blockchain technology. His product developments are the most successful social blockchain solutions created to date and now he is continuing his work with Voice.

Features & Benefits of Sense.Chat

–Private Messaging: Video and text chat with your friends and family securely using our advanced encryption protocol. We never read or censor your messages, unlike WeChat.

–Crypto Wallet: Send, receive, and store cryptocurrencies while you chat.

–Super Secure: Each party can encrypt messages with public keys in a true peer-to-peer connection. Only you and your contact can decrypt messages.

-Public Channels: Discover exciting conversations, new friends and earn SENSE tokens by chatting in public channels.

-Secure Connection: Chat in real time video and audio calls, connected over data or wifi with no carrier fees.

“You shouldn’t have to compromise your digital self to have a conversation online,” said Sense.Chat CEO Crystal Rose. “With blockchain technology, the digital world can react in the same way as the physical world. Conversations on Sense.Chat are like having a conversation in real life. No middlemen spying on your messages or selling your data.”

Sense.Chat is available on iOS and Android.

Please visit www.sense.chat for more information on Sense.Chat, videos, screenshots, social media, press and more.

ABOUT SENSE

Sense Chat Labs, a venture-backed technology company with investors such as Draper Associates, builds tools for connecting humans worldwide and exchanging value in real time. Its main application, Sense.Chat, is the first of its kind: a truly private, crypto-enabled video messenger.

Contacts

Zac Harding

press@makesense.com

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