• Flexo temp agency opens in Chicago area

    January 17, 2006
    FlexoTemps Ltd., a job placement bureau affiliated with DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), has been established in the Chicago area. The announcement was made by Vincent DiTrolio, founder of the institute. “FlexoTemps fills positions in…

  • Clemson seminars focus on color management

    January 17, 2006
    Clemson University’s Department of Graphic Communications will conduct two of its most popular symposia concerning the management of color in the coming months. Both 2.5-day programs will link industry experts and innovators with university fac…

  • WS buys division from Renaissance

    January 16, 2006
    WS buys division from Renaissance The narrow web division of Renaissance Mark has been purchased by WS Packaging Group, based in Algoma, WI, USA. Facilities acquired are in Fullerton, CA; Skokie, IL; and Scranton, PA, all in the United States; and i…

  • Mark Andy lays off

    January 16, 2006
    Mark Andy lays off 21 at two US plants Mark Andy, a manufacturer of narrow web presses for the narrow web industry, laid off 21 of its US employees in mid-November, both at the Chesterfield, MO, headquarters and at the Comco plant in Milford, OH.…

  • Avery Dennison to reduce workforce, divest holdings

    January 16, 2006
    Company-wide cost reductions announced at the end of October by Avery Dennison Corporation were modified in December by the company’s board of directors. The company plans to reduce the number of positions by approximately 700 to 900 around the…

  • Multi-Color again named to Forbes list

    January 16, 2006
    Multi-Color again named to Forbes’ list Forbes Magazine has recognized Multi-Color Corporation as one of the United States’ best small companies. In its October 31 issue, Forbes ranked Multi-Color 41st in its listing of the “200 B…

  • Label & Narrow Web magazine will sponsor the L&NW Label

    January 16, 2006
    Label & Narrow Web magazine will sponsor the L&NW Label Symposium, an educational program for narrow web converting professionals, in May 2006. The symposium is the first in a continuing series. Described as “The Event that Enabl…

  • Gerhardt and RTI

    January 16, 2006
    Gerhardt and RTI merge operations Gerhardt, a Danish manufacturer of solid and flexible dies for the narrow web industry, recently announced a merger with Rotary-Tooling International (RTI), of Haarlem, Netherlands. RTI was founded 25 years ago as…

  • Raflatac celebrates completion of new

    January 16, 2006
    Raflatac recently hosted Pro Label Day to celebrate the completion of a new coating line and the company’s expansion in North America. More than 300 people attended the November event, which began in Asheville, NC, USA, at the Grove Point Inn R…

  • Alien certifies MPI

    January 16, 2006
    Alien certifies MPI for RFID label sales MPI Label Systems, of Sebring, OH, USA, has enhanced its relationship with Alien Technology, a provider of RFID products, and has received qualification from Alien that allows MPI to convert, test and direct…

  • AVT records its 15th straight growth quarter

    January 16, 2006
    AVT records its 15th straight growth quarter Advanced Vision Technology Ltd., a provider of automatic optical inspection and quality assurance systems for the printing and packaging industry, has announced rises in profits and revenues for the thir…

  • AB Graphic opens new plant in Midwest

    January 16, 2006
    A three-day open house in Elgin, IL, in November marked the official opening of AB Graphic International’s new Midwest facility. The event drew 151 representatives from 68 companies in the industry. Live presentations from Hewlett Packar…

  • Kurz Transfer Products joins PrintCity group

    January 16, 2006
    Kurz Transfer Products joins PrintCity group The parent company of Kurz Transfer Products, Kurz Group, has become a member of the PrintCity Global Alliance. PrintCity is a cross-industry strategic alliance that fosters cooperation across the graphic…

  • PLGA Global expands scholarship program

    January 16, 2006
    PLGA Global expands scholarship program The Packaging & Label Gravure Association Global continues to expand its scholarship program. Executive Director Bill Klein announced that since its inception in 2002, the PLGA Global has added another sch…

  • GiDue forms alliance

    January 16, 2006
    GiDue forms alliance for offset development Italian flexo press manufacturer GiDue has allied with Nuova Castagnoli, an Italian offset press maker, to develop new UV offset technology. The companies announced recently that they will share technolog…

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