• Esko records another profitable quarter

    November 14, 2006
    Esko, a leader in packaging pre-production systems, reports continued business growth during the third quarter of 2006. Consolidated net revenues increased by 11 percent compared with the third quarter of last year. Eliminating sales from discontinue…

  • Wal-Mart speaks: Reduce packaging

    November 8, 2006
    Wal-Mart has begun keeping track of its suppliers’ use of packaging, with a stated aim of conserving resources. The world’s largest retailer has issued a “packaging scorecard” by which it will measure its vendors’ packag…

  • GRE moves Asia operation to Kowloon

    November 8, 2006
    GRE Digital Solutions, a subsidiary of GRE Engineering Products AG of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has announced the move of its Hong Kong operations center to new premises in Kowloon to further reinforce sales, distribution and servicing of its equipme…

  • Esko reports 11 percent increase in 3rd quarter

    November 8, 2006
    Esko, of Gent, Belgium, a packaging prepress systems producers, reports an increase in net revenues of 11 percent for the third quarter, over that of the same period last year. Eliminating sales from discontinued products to other markets, packaging…

  • Brady Corporation receives NASPO certification

    October 31, 2006
    Brady Corporation’s plant in Singapore, Brady Corporation Asia Pte Ltd., has been certified by the North American Security Products Organization (NASPO) for successfully completing a comprehensive security risk management audit. NASPO is a non-…

  • New dates for 2007 INFO*FLEX Exhibition

    October 31, 2006
    Official dates of FFTA’s 2007 INFO*FLEX Exhibition held in Montréal, QC, Canada have been changed to May 7-8, 2007. This is a modification from the previously announced dates of May 6-7, 2007. FTA/FFTA President Mark Cisternino cited…

  • MACtac materials accessible via Label Traxx

    October 31, 2006
    Tailored Solutions’ Label Traxx, the print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, now connects with MACtac, a supplier of pressure sensitive adhesive coated papers and films. With this new featur…

  • French label printer adds Codimag servo press

    October 31, 2006
    Codimag announced the installation of a Viva 420 press at Stic’Image, a label printer from the Lyon area in France. The Viva 420 is the newest generation Codimag press. The press is a five-color letterpress with an inline flexo varnish station.…

  • DuPont sues MacDermid over plate technology

    October 24, 2006
    DuPont has filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop MacDermid Printing Solutions from engaging in what DuPont calls “continued infringement of patents” related to DuPont Cyrel FAST thermal technology. The motion, filed in US…

  • US Government ends labelstock investigation

    October 24, 2006
    Avery Dennison Corporation, Pasadena, CA, USA, announced that it has been notified by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) that the DOJ has decided to close its investigation into competitive practices in the labelstock industry without further action.…

  • Gallus acquires folding carton equipment company

    October 24, 2006
    The Gallus Group, of St. Gallen, Switzerland, a manufacturer of narrow web presses, has taken a step to strengthen its involvement in the market for folding carton converting equipment by seeking to acquire a wide web machinery manufacturer. Gallus s…

  • Kelva announces OEM cooperation with Nilpeter

    October 24, 2006
    AB Kelva, a manufacturer of web cleaning systems based in Lund, Sweden, has formed a strategic alliance with Danish label press manufacturer Nilpeter A/S. The alliance will integrate Kelva’s contact web cleaning system into Nilpeter’s FA…

  • Mark Andy celebrates its 60th year

    October 24, 2006
    Mark Andy, celebrating its 60th anniversary as a manufacturer of printing and converting equipment for the narrow web industry, held a big birthday party early this month at its headquarters in Chesterfield, MO, USA. More than 500 people came to the…

  • Mark Andy sold to investor & 

    October 19, 2006
    Mark Andy, the narrow web press manufacturer headquartered in Chesterfield, MO, USA, has been acquired by Morgenthaler Partners and Mark Andy management. Morgenthaler Partners is a financial business holding company based in Cleveland, OH, USA and Bo…

  • AB Graphic expands, invites industry to visit

    October 19, 2006
    AB Graphic expands, invites industry to visit AB Graphic International will host an open house to celebrate the addition of a new 35,000 square foot (3,200 square meter) factory extension close to the two sites it has occupied in Bridlington, East Y…

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