• PACKAGE SERVICE COMPANY, Kansas City, MO, USA Russell G. Jones Jr.,

    May 15, 2007
    || PACKAGE SERVICE COMPANY, Kansas City, MO, USA — Russell G. Jones Jr., chief executive officer and vice chairman, has retired. He joined the company in 1988 and held a variety of executive positions throughout his tenure.…

  • WAUSAU COATED PRODUCTS, Wausau, WI, USA Mike Mead

    May 15, 2007
    || WAUSAU COATED PRODUCTS, Wausau, WI, USA — Mike Mead has joined the company as marketing manager. He will be responsible for identification of potential business through end-use market research, evaluation and development of distribution network…

  • XERICWEB DRYING SYSTEMS, Neenah, WI, USA  Scott Hamilton

    May 15, 2007
    || XERICWEB DRYING SYSTEMS, Neenah, WI, USA — Scott Hamilton has been promoted to sales engineer. His primary focus is selling the company’s narrow web drying and curing equipment in the North American flexographic printing market. He…

  • XSYS PRINT SOLUTIONS, Trelleborg, Sweden After eight years as president and general manager of the company, Ewald Draaijer

    May 15, 2007
    || XSYS PRINT SOLUTIONS, Trelleborg, Sweden — After eight years as president and general manager of the company, Ewald Draaijer has decided to leave the company to pursue other activities. He will be succeeded as XSYS president by Russell Joyce, w…

  • Kodak and MacDermid form digital plate alliance

    May 9, 2007
    || Kodak is expanding its package printing portfolio to include digital flexographic plates manufactured by MacDermid Printing Solutions. The addition of the plates enlarges Kodak’s product offering to include workflow, proofing, digital plate ima…

  • Wilson Manufacturing completes 35,000 sf expansion

    May 9, 2007
    || Wilson Manufacturing, a rotary die manufacturer based in St. Louis, MO, USA, has completed a 35,000 square foot expansion that increases its total square footage to 81,000. New sales and administration offices were included with the expansion, along…

  • Label Traxx partners with three more materials suppliers

    May 9, 2007
    || Three coating material suppliers — Acucote, Technicote, and Spinnaker Coatings — have partnered with Tailored Solutions to interface with Label Traxx, a print business management system for flexo converters manufactured by Tailored Soluti…

  • GIDUE expands press manufacturing to Brazil

    May 9, 2007
    || GIDUE, the press manufacturer based in Turate, Italy, has introduced its first Combat press manufactured in Brazil. The 370 UV S-Combat “Fabricada no Brasil” is the result of the partnership between GIDUE and Raeder, a manufacturer locate…

  • AB Graphic opens new plant, introduces rewinder

    May 9, 2007
    || AB Graphic International will host an open house in June to celebrate the official opening of its new manufacturing plant located at Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England. The event will take place June 20, and will be repeated in the same format on J…

  • GRE Engineering Products is sold

    May 9, 2007
    || GRE Engineering Products AG, of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has been sold to Roger Wey, formerly of Datacon GmbH, a supplier in the field of semi-conductors. The seller was Rolf Reichle, managing director. “I reached a point in my life where I…

  • Avery Dennison and Motorola join forces for RFID production

    May 1, 2007
    || The new enterprise mobility business from Motorola Inc. and Avery Dennison Corporation have announced a strategic relationship under which Avery Dennison RFID will supply EPCglobal Gen 2 RFID tags to Motorola, increasing the speed of RFID deployments…

  • Canadian students sweep Phoenix Challenge

    May 1, 2007
    || Two days of intense competition culminated in victories for the Canadian competitors at the 10th Annual International Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition, when the team of Allan Tran and Tim Govey of Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School in…

  • Checkpoint combines EAS and RFID in new label

    May 1, 2007
    || Checkpoint Systems Inc., of Thorofare, NJ, USA, a manufacturer of identification, tracking, security, and merchandising systems for the retail industry and its supply chain, has introduced the Evolve family of labels. Described as dual-function EAS-E…

  • Devrim acquires its second Omet press

    May 1, 2007
    || Turkish converter Devrim, located two hours from Istanbul, has acquired its second Omet press, a Varyflex. Devrim specializes in the production of tea bags and counts some of the industry’s biggest international names among its clients. The com…

  • Tadbik Pak adds new Drent-Goebel press

    May 1, 2007
    || Tadbik Pak, of Teradion, Israel, is known for its shrink sleeves, in-mold labels and blow-mold labels. To meet growing demand, the company has installed a second Drent-Goebel offset-gravure combination press. The new press prints on a 680mm web wi…

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