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  • MKS, Ion Industrial expands static control product line

    MKS, Ion Industrial, a product group of MKS Instruments Inc. located in Windsor Locks, CT, USA, has extended its product line for industrial electrostatic applications with the 30kV/3mA DC-25 charging generator, RC-type charging bars with stainless s…
    08.15.06

  • Tailored Solutions Joins CIP4 Consortium

    Tailored Solutions, developer of Label Traxx print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, Milwaukee, WI, USA, has joined the CIP4 consortium, the organization that coordinates the implementation of JDF…
    08.15.06

  • New US converter installs Chinese flexo label press

    SynEctic Packaging LLC, a newly established converting company in Redwood City, CA, USA, is printing labels and packaging materials on a new flexographic press manufactured in China. The press is imported by J&H Printing Solutions Inc., of Brookf…
    08.08.06

  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals acquires MetalFX

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals, of Basel, Switzerland, has acquired a majority share in the company MetalFX, creator of an innovative print concept that allows thousands of metallic effects to be produced accurately in one run on a five-color press. The Me…
    08.08.06

  • TLMI to preview label study at Labelexpo

    Converters and suppliers who would like a preview of the North American Label Study soon to be published by the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) should visit the institute’s booth (99) at Labelexpo Americas 2006. Labelexpo will be…
    08.08.06

  • Flint opens new flexo plate plant in Germany

    After two years of construction, Flint Group Printing Plates (formerly BASF Drucksysteme) has opened its new manufacturing plant in Willstätt, Germany. Speaking at the inauguration of the new plant was Thomas Telser, president of Flint Group Pri…
    08.08.06

  • Atlantic Packaging buys Prestige Label

    Prestige Label, of Burgaw, NC, USA, was sold Tuesday to Atlantic Corporation of Wilmington Inc., of Wilmington, NC. The buyer is known in the industry as Atlantic Packaging. Atlantic Packaging is a family owned company begun in 1946 as a newspaper…
    08.01.06

  • UPM Raflatac to build new plant in US

    UPM Raflatac has announced its plan to build a new pressure sensitive labelstock factory in Dixon, IL, USA, 105 miles west of Chicago. The new factory will focus on supplying materials to the Midwest marketplace, which has a concentration of label co…
    08.01.06

  • Stork Prints opens tech center in Netherlands

    The Stork Prints Group has unveiled a 2,300 square meter Technology Centre at its world headquarters in Boxmeer, the Netherlands. The center represents a significant investment in rotary screen printing research, development and training facilities.…
    08.01.06

  • Nashua ramps up RFID production with Omega unit

    AB Graphic International has supplied an Omega 1600 RFID converter for labels to Nashua Corporation’s plant in Tennessee, USA. Nashua has also received a designation from Alien Technologies, an RFID chip supplier, as a preferred converter. T…
    08.01.06

  • Nashua Corporation invests in Tec Print

    Nashua Corporation, a manufacturer of labels and thermal and specialty papers based in Nashua, NH, USA, has announced its acquisition of 35 percent of the shares of Tec Print LLC, a minority-owned business enterprise located in Memphis, TN, USA. T…
    07.25.06

  • Multi-Color, United Silicone combine label technologies

    Multi-Color Corporation and United Silicone have joined forces to provide high speed application of flameless heat transfer decoration to blow molded PET and HDPE containers. The combined technologies apply heat transfer labels to containers at rates…
    07.25.06

  • PS materials sales rise at Avery Dennison

    Sales of pressure sensitive materials by Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) for the second quarter were $810 million, up 1 percent from the prior year. “Underlying unit growth improved sequentially for the roll materials business in North America, as cu…
    07.25.06

  • DiTrolio Institute offers three student scholarships

    DiTrolio Flexographic Institute, of Broadview, IL, USA, has earmarked three scholarships for participants in the 2006 International Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition. The scholarships will provide education to students at the school, which i…
    07.25.06

  • bielomatik celebrates 60th anniversary

    Neuffen, German, was the site of the 60th anniversary celebration recently of the founding of bielomatik, a technology company that manufactures paper processing and plastic welding machinery, as well as lubrication technology. Pioneering spirit a…
    07.25.06

  • Sonoco gift to launch new Clemson institute

    A $2.5 million gift will create a new institute at Clemson University. Sonoco Products Company and Clemson officials announced this week that the donation launches the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University, in Clemso…
    07.18.06

  • Cenveo buys Rx Label Technology

    Cenveo Inc., the $1.8 billion envelope and commercial printer headquartered in Stamford, CT, USA, has entered the pharmaceutical label market with the acquisition of Rx Label Technology Corporation, of Joplin, MO, USA. Rx Label Technology, a pressure…
    07.18.06

  • Chemsultants opens new HQ in 20th year

    This year Chemsultants International marks its 20th anniversary, and it will do so in a big way: opening a new 10-acre campus in Mentor, OH, USA with state-of-the-art testing, product development, research and training facilities to serve its growing…
    07.18.06

  • Prairie State buys R/evolution press from PCMC

    Prairie State Group, of Franklin Park, IL, USA, has acquired the first R/evolution press from Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), the next generation of its Evolution press. The R/evolution is a 10-color, 26" wide machine, provides an overh…
    07.18.06

  • Swedish converter making major equipment upgrade

    Laritryck, a Swedish label and flexible packaging converter, is making a significant equipment upgrade with the purchase of Stork Prints’ Helios plate engraving system and a new Mark Andy XP 5000 press. The company, located in Ödå…
    07.18.06