• X-RITE INC., Grandville, MI, USA — Michael C. Ferrara

    October 19, 2006
    X-RITE INC., Grandville, MI, USA — Michael C. Ferrara has retired from his positions of CEO and member of the Board. Thomas J. Vacchiano Jr. will become president and chief executive officer as well as a member of the Board of Directors. He was…

  • YUPO CORPORATION,

    October 19, 2006
    YUPO CORPORATION, Chesapeake, VA, USA — The company has made several personnel changes. Yupo Corporation Japan has promoted Shigeru Takano from senior managing director to the role of president. Departing president, Osamu Sasaki, will continue…

  • KPG to represent GIDUE in USA and UK

    October 17, 2006
    GIDUE S.p.a., a manufacturer of label and packaging presses headquartered in Turate, Italy, has appointed KPG Corporation and KPG Europe as its agents for the USA and UK, respectively. KPG is based in the USA in Vermont and in the UK in Peterborough…

  • UPM Raflatac launches enhanced web site

    October 17, 2006
    UPM Raflatac has enhanced and redesigned its web site: www.upmraflatac.com. The most notable content addition is a section dedicated to RFID, which features extensive product information for Rafsec RFID tags and inlays, presentations of various RFID…

  • Green Bay Packaging opens western distribution site

    October 17, 2006
    The Coated Products Operations of Green Bay Packaging Inc. now distributes its pressure sensitive label materials from a facility located in Langley, BC, Canada, near Vancouver. According to Steve Wilcox, VP of sales, the new distribution point is st…

  • Pitman to distribute Rad-Cure products

    October 17, 2006
    Pitman Company, of Totowa, NJ, USA, a North American graphic arts supplier, has been named national distributor for Rad-Cure Corporation, a manufacturer of ultraviolet curable coatings, adhesives and specialty aqueous products for the narrow web, tag…

  • Flexo school claims perfect placement record

    October 17, 2006
    Ditrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), training facility for the flexographic printing industry in Broadview, IL, USA, says it recently celebrated a year of perfect placement of its graduates into the workplace. “We are proud to say that sin…

  • G-3 wins Best of Show in TLMI Label Awards

    October 9, 2006
    G-3 Enterprises, of Modesto, CA, USA, is the Best of Show winner in the 2006 Awards Competition sponsored by the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI). The winning entry, a label for Bridlewood Blue Road Syrah, also won a First Place award a…

  • RotoMetrics’ new logo wins top prize

    October 9, 2006
    RotoMetrics, a worldwide manufacturer of rotary dies and tooling headquartered in Eureka, MO, USA, has unveiled a new corporate logo, a move aimed at strengthening international brand identity, company officials say. The logo (shown below) includes a…

  • HP Indigo users to meet in Florida in February

    October 9, 2006
    Celebrating its first anniversary and the successes of its inaugural year, the Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop) announces the dates for its second annual conference which will take place February 1-3, 2007, at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, F…

  • GRE Americas office opens in Philadelphia

    October 9, 2006
    GRE Digital Solutions, headquartered in Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has established a presence in the Western Hemisphere. GRE Digital Solutions Inc., in Philadelphia, PA, USA, provides sales, marketing, engineering, and service support for the company&…

  • Mühlbauer security aids Portugal’s passports

    October 3, 2006
    The Mühlbauer Technology Group, based in Roding, Germany, a manufacturer of security products for the packaging market, has installed personalization equipment for the new electronic passport in Portugal. Mühlbauer collaborated on the proje…

  • Acucote expands its capabilities, distribution

    October 3, 2006
    Acucote Inc., of Graham, NC, USA, a manufacturer of specialty self-adhesive label materials, has expanded its business in the cut-sheet marketplace. Acucote’s new sheeter installation complements existing roll converting by adding cut sheet…

  • National Starch raises production of adhesives, polymers, electronics

    October 3, 2006
    National Starch and Chemical Company, headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, USA, has expanded its Salisbury, NC, USA plant to increase production of adhesives, synthetic polymers and electronic materials. National says its multimillion-dollar investme…

  • Nanotechnology comes to film packaging

    October 3, 2006
    A packaging films producer and a nanotechnology products company have joined forces to create and commercialize new packaging products that make use of nanoparticle based inks and coatings to be used in printed electronics. The companies, both in…

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