• Nilpeter and AVT sign China distribution agreement

    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…

  • DiTrolio flexo school reaches out to regional high schools

    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…

  • Channeled Resources Group announces consolidation

    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…

  • Brady to market Nanoventions micro-optic security film

    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…

  • CCL to acquire ITW's shrink sleeve label business

    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…

  • 3M enhances small quantity roll program

    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…

  • DCM, Acucote extend sales agreement

    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…

  • Dow Corning reports success with platinum index

    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…

  • Arpeco to market Rotoworx converting equipment

    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…

  • Label printers stand out with best workplaces

    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…

  • TimeMed awarded label contract with Premier

    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…

  • Brady acquires Asterisco Artes in Brazil

    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…

  • Mark Andy to open tech center in Europe

    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…

  • Matik to distribute Gietz equipment in North America

    January 2, 2007
    Gietz AG, of Gossau, Switzerland, has appointed Matik North America its exclusive distributor in North America for its line of sheet and web foil stamping machines. Matik North America, headquartered in West Hartford, CT, USA, is a provider of sales…

  • Lightning Labels orders new HP digital press

    December 19, 2006
    Lightning Labels, one of the nation’s first all digital label printers, is expanding its capacity by ordering a new ws4500 digital label press from HP. The newest version of the Indigo press, launched in September at Labelexpo in Chicago, will…

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