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January 23, 2007
George E. Phelps II Allen-Bailey Tag & Label management announced the recent passing of George E. Phelps II, president and CEO. George’s passing on October 31 followed a sudden and brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Barb…  Read More »
January 16, 2007
Aquaflex, a manufacturer of narrow web presses, reports that the company “significantly exceeded” its 2006 sales projections, nearly doubling its sales over the previous year. Aquaflex is owned by F.L. Smithe Machinery and is located in D…  Read More »
January 16, 2007
Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), a manufacturer of automatic inspection systems for printing applications, has announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Nilpeter China. The agreement, says AVT, is targeted toward the label and narrow we…  Read More »
January 16, 2007
DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), Broadview, IL, USA, has launched an effort to educate high school students in the Chicago area about the benefits of flexo training and a future in the industry. Says DFI representative Tom Anderson, “We w…  Read More »
January 16, 2007
The Channeled Resources Group, a worldwide marketer and distributor of reprocessed specialty paper and film, has announced the consolidation of all its businesses into one entity, the Channeled Resources Group (CRG), of Chicago, IL, USA. The merge…  Read More »
January 16, 2007
Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC) has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Nanoventions Inc. of Alpharetta, GA, USA, to develop product identification and anti-counterfeiting security products utilizing Nanoventions’ Unison micro-optic sec…  Read More »
January 11, 2007
CCL Industries Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire the sleeve label business of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) on a debt free basis for approximately C$105 million in cash. ITW produces shrink-film sleeve labels for the European and North A…  Read More »
January 9, 2007
US converters in need of smaller quantities of label materials for short runs or custom orders now have access to 3M’s Mini Master Program and 2-Day Service. 3M recently updated the Mini Master Program with pre-slit 6" and 4.5" rol…  Read More »
January 9, 2007
Diversified Converter Materials Inc. (DCM), of Cincinnati, OH, USA, and Acucote Inc. of Graham, NC, USA, have announced a multi-year extension to their joint sales and marketing agreement for DCM’s proprietary line of MagikStik and sheetfed med…  Read More »
January 9, 2007
Dow Corning Corporation, of Midland, MI, USA, supplier of silicone technology for the global pressure sensitive industry, took a new tack in the battle against rising platinum prices last July when it implemented a transparent index-based pricing sys…  Read More »
January 9, 2007
Arpeco, of Cherry Hill, NJ, USA, and PAT Technologies of Montreal, Canada, have formed an alliance that will enable Arpeco to offer the Rotoworx line of expandable and reconfigurable modular diecutting and converting systems. The Rotoworx system i…  Read More »
January 2, 2007
Four label converters in the USA have been honored with Best Workplaces in America awards, presented annually by Printing Industries of America and Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF).  They are Label World, of Rochester, NY; GPA, of Ch…  Read More »
January 2, 2007
TimeMed Labeling Systems Inc., of Burr Ridge, IL, USA, has signed a three-year contract to supply labels and related products to members of Premier Purchasing Partners, the largest healthcare alliance in the United States. TimeMed will provide Premie…  Read More »
January 2, 2007
Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC), headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, USA, has acquired Asterisco Artes Gráficas Ltda. (dba Etiquetas Asterisco) in São Paulo, Brazil. Founded in 1980, Etiquetas Asterisco manufactures industrial high-performa…  Read More »
January 2, 2007
Mark Andy, a major supplier of narrow web printing and converting equipment worldwide, has invested in a new Advanced Technology Centre for its European headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. Designed to meet a variety of needs, the new Advanced Tech…  Read More »


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