• AccuWeb wins Wisconsin manufacturing award

    May 1, 2007
    AccuWeb, a manufacturer of electronic edge detection and guide systems based in Madison, WI, USA, has been recognized as a 2006 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year in the Small Company Grand Award category. The selection was based on various criteria,…

  • UPM to invest 90 million in Polish PS materials plant

    April 24, 2007
    UPM, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive materials based in Helsinki, Finland, will build a €90 million factory in Poland to produce self-adhesive labelstock. Construction is expected to start in the third quarter of this year, and start-up is…

  • Phoenix Challenge launches Katherine Harper Teachers Fund

    April 24, 2007
    The Katherine Harper Teachers Education Fund, named in honor of the former Harper Corporation of America president and long-time champion of flexo education, has been established within the Phoenix Challenge Foundation. The purpose of the fund is…

  • McGee and Nard form industry partnership

    April 24, 2007
    Two FTA Hall of Fame personalities, Wally Nard and Denny McGee, are now partners in Novaflex and MPS America. Both are based in Carol Stream, IL, USA. Nard has more than 42 years in the industry and Denny has more than 30 years. Their experience c…

  • FINAT leadership spearheads major membership drive

    April 24, 2007
    FINAT, the European label association, is eager to boost its global membership by at least 100 in the two years up to its 50th anniversary. To that end the association has made a “splendid” start, says GIDUE’s Federico d’Annun…

  • Beau Label adds new Nilpeter press

    April 24, 2007
    Beau Label Corporation, of New York City, has purchased a Nilpeter FB-3300-S servo-driven press in response to the increasing demand for high quality flexographic printing, says President V. J. Melapioni. The new press is expected to improve produ…

  • GEW appoints agent for Thailand sales

    April 24, 2007
    GEW (EC) Ltd., a manufacturer of UV curing systems headquartered in Redhill, England, has announced the appointment of Techno Global Graphics Co. Ltd. as its representative in Thailand. Techno Global Graphics is part of the Techno Global Corporati…

  • Mark Andy Europe launches seminar series

    April 17, 2007
    Mark Andy has planned a series of Educator Seminars at its new Advanced Technology Centre in Switzerland. The seminar series continues a program launched in the United States by the company’s Comco brand in the 1990s, a program that continued i…

  • CMM offers discounts to qualified converters

    April 17, 2007
    Recognizing that education is a part of professional development, CMM management has designed the “Converter Program”, which enables converting companies to send an unlimited number of attendees to the CMM show and full conference for one…

  • New consulting firm specializes in Lean printing

    April 17, 2007
    Southworth Consulting LLC, of Niantic, CT, USA, has recently launched and specializes in assisting printers and other graphic arts firms in the elimination of waste and inefficiency using the principles commonly known as “Lean Manufacturing&rdq…

  • International conference focuses on specialty papers

    April 17, 2007
    A conference on specialty papers is planned for May 15-16 in Finland, sponsored by AWA Conferences. The event is designed for all involved in the specialty papers market: pulp and paper producers, chemical and equipment suppliers, converters, distrib…

  • UV Days 2007 planned by IST METZ

    April 17, 2007
    IST METZ is holding its third UV Days event June 18 at its headquarters in Nürtingen, Germany. The event will feature specialist technical presentations and the opportunity to exchange information with leading service providers. The event is fre…

  • Sekuworks buys

    April 11, 2007
    Sekuworks buys Northern Bank Note Sekuworks, a narrow web converter specializing in brand protection, has announced its acquisition of Northern Bank Note Company, a 116-year-old secured document printing company. Northern Bank Note, located in Cin…

  • Smyth receives Hormels Excellence Award again

    April 11, 2007
    Smyth receives Hormel’s Excellence Award again For the tenth time, and for the fifth consecutive year, Smyth Companies Inc. has been distinguished with Hormel Foods’ 2006 “Spirit of Excellence” Award for outstanding vendors.…

  • Western Shield Label announces relocation

    April 11, 2007
    Western Shield Label announces relocation Western Shield Label, a converter based in Gardena, CA, USA, has signed a five year lease on a 17,000 square foot facility in Rancho Dominguez, also in California, and will take possession in May 2007. &ldq…

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