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  • X-Rite to acquire Pantone

    X-Rite, a US manufacturer of systems to measure, formulate, match, and simulate color, has announced that it will acquire Pantone for $180 million.
    09.07.07

  • AVT to acquire GMI for $33 million

    Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), a leader in automatic inspection solutions for printing applications based in Hod Hasharon, Israel, has announced the planned acquisition of Graphic Microsystems Inc. (GMI), from Dover Diversified Inc., a subsidiary of Do
    09.04.07

  • UV systems cut CO2 emissions, says GEW

    UV systems manufacturer GEW (EC) Ltd. has revealed figures on CO2 emissions with cost savings to date based on the supply of its e-Brick electronic UV curing systems.
    09.04.07

  • US demand for active packaging on the rise

    Demand for active and intelligent packaging is projected to climb 13 percent annually to $1.1 billion in 2011.
    09.04.07

  • UPM Raflatac opens slitting and distribution terminal in India

    UPM Raflatac, of Tampere, Finland, today opens a new slitting and distribution terminal in Mumbai, India.
    08.31.07

  • Rotoflex adds magnetic cylinders to portfolio

    Rotoflex Tooling (a division of Rotoflex International), of Mississauga, ON, Canada, is now manufacturing magnetic cylinders.
    08.31.07

  • Five label converters rank in Inc. 5000

    Inc. magazine has generated its Top 5,000 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States, and five label converting firms are on the list.
    08.28.07

  • Esko and Artwork Systems become EskoArtwork

    Esko and Artwork Systems announced the completion of their merger transactions, and declared that the combined business will be known henceforth as EskoArtwork, a name that reflects the strong heritage and broad customer base of the founding companies.
    08.28.07

  • Webex finalizes new ownership

    Wynnchurch Capital, a private equity firm based in Chicago, has acquired a majority interest in Webex Inc., a provider of precision rolls for the web handling and converting industries based in Neenah, WI, USA.
    08.28.07

  • Apex invests in expanded production facility

    The Apex Group of Companies, based in Hapert, The Netherlands, has embarked on an investment program of more than 7 million to expand its main plant.
    08.27.07

  • True Label acquires first Jetrion 4000 color digital press

    True Label Inc., a narrow web converter based in Toledo, OH, USA, has acquired the first Jetrion 4000 UV inkjet system.
    08.22.07

  • Nu Tech wins US patent for cylinder coating

    A US Patent has been awarded to Nu Tech Coatings, of Johnson City, TN, USA, for a polymer application utilized on existing or newly manufactured flexographic print cylinders.
    08.21.07

  • Kodak introduces digital flexo prepress system

    Kodak has introduced a new digital flexo plate production system which it says provides previously unachievable near-offset print quality on a wide variety of substrates, including paper, flexible film, foil, and label stock.
    08.21.07

  • Multi-Color declares 3-for-2 stock split

    The board of directors of Multi-Color Corporation (Nasdaq: LABL), of Cincinnati, OH, USA, declared a three-for-two stock split effective late last week.
    08.20.07

  • Mark Andy expands operations in India

    Mark Andy, the US-based narrow web press manufacturer, has signed a long-term contract with a multinational engineering and software development firm based in Bangalore, India.
    08.17.07

  • Trent retires, Thomson promoted at Martin Automatic

    Martin Automatic Inc., of Rockford, IL, USA, announces the retirement of Allen Trent, the company's sales consultant for the Southeastern United States.
    08.16.07

  • Resource LabelGroup merges with Mid South Graphics

    Resource LabelGroup LLC, a manufacturer of high quality label products with locations in Franklin and Memphis, TN, USA, has completed a merger with Mid South Graphics of Nashville, TN.
    08.14.07

  • CCL reports 20 percent sales jump

    CCL Industries Inc., headquartered in Toronto, Canada, has reported second quarter sales of $357.2 million (Canadian), a figure 20 percent higher than the $296.6 million recorded in the second quarter of 2006.
    08.14.07

  • BST adds Mark Andy rewinder to demo center

    BST Pro Mark and Mark Andy have continued an 18-year tradition of cooperation with the addition of a new Mark Andy VSR100 rewinder in the BST demo center in Elmhurst, IL, USA.
    08.14.07

  • Nilpeter to introduce process color inkjet printer

    Danish press manufacturer Nilpeter will show up at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels this year with a technology that departs from the company's customary line-up of products: a process color inkjet printer.
    08.14.07