• SARTOMER COMPANY, Exton, PA, USA John A. Jack Potts,

    January 23, 2007
    SARTOMER COMPANY, Exton, PA, USA — John A. “Jack” Potts, senior vice president, business management, sales and marketing, has announced his retirement. He was a key member of the management team, which guided the company through a s…

  • WATER INK TECHNOLOGIES, Lincolnton, NC, USA Neal Bogart

    January 23, 2007
    WATER INK TECHNOLOGIES, Lincolnton, NC, USA — Neal Bogart has joined the company’s technical sales staff with over 18 years of UV and water-based ink and coating experience. He is responsible for the narrow web, wide web and corrugated ma…

  • WESTERN SHIELD LABEL, Gardena, CA, USA The company has named Thomas Moyer

    January 23, 2007
    WESTERN SHIELD LABEL, Gardena, CA, USA — The company has named Thomas Moyer vice president of sales and marketing. He comes with nearly 15 years of experience in the PS label industry and will drive Western Shield’s growth strategy with e…

  • George E. Phelps II

    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…

  • Aquaflex reports sales nearly doubled in 2006

    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…

  • 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…

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