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  • Novamelt to expand into North America

    Novamelt, an adhesive manufacturer based in Wehr, Germany, has announced that it plans to produce and distribute its products in the United States. Founded in 1989, the company has marketed its pressure sensitive adhesive products exclusively within…
    02.07.06

  • Larson-Burton unveils automatic scrap rewind

    The Rollette 400 Trim/Liner/Scrap Automatic Rewind has been introduced by Larson-Burton Inc., of Loves Park, IL, USA. The unit is designed for continuous take-up of scrap material from any converting process. It will rewind miniature rolls then autom…
    02.07.06

  • Topflight saluted for supplier excellence by Black & Decker

    Topflight Corporation, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels based in Glen Rock, PA, USA, has received the 2005 Supplier Excellence Award for Exceptional Delivery Performance from Black & Decker (B&D), a global manufacturer of power too…
    01.31.06

  • Esko updates identity, reports high revenue for 2005

    Esko-Graphics, of Gent, Belgium, a market leader in packaging pre-production systems, reports substantial revenue growth for 2005, according to Carsten Knudsen president and CEO. “Esko is launched on a solid path of continuous profitable growth…
    01.31.06

  • AVT sales up 17.7% in 2005

    Advanced Vision Technology Ltd. (AVT), based in Hod-Hasharon, Israel, has reported sales of US$25.1 million for 2005, an increase of 17.7 percent over the previous year. The company manufactures automatic optical inspection and quality assurance syst…
    01.31.06

  • Daetwyler receives award for gravure system

    Max Daetwyler Corporation (MDC), of Huntersville, NC, USA, has received the Innovation Award from the European Rotogravure Association. The award was presented to MDC for its Starbase Cylinder System, a manufacturing process to produce lightweight…
    01.31.06

  • Pro Label acquires Xpanded Label Technology

    Pro Label Inc., of Appleton, WI, USA, has purchased the assets and intellectual property of Xpanded Label Technology LLC, also of Appleton. The acquisition allows Pro Label to provide a broader range of service and product offerings to former Xpanded…
    01.24.06

  • Raflatac and UPM Rafsec merge to form UPM Raflatac

    Raflatac, one of the world’s leading pressure sensitives suppliers, and UPM Rafsec, a manufacturer of RFID tags and inlays, have merged to form a new business entity, UPM Raflatac. Both have been subsidiaries of UPM, of Finland. The new company…
    01.24.06

  • Sun Chemical becomes MetalFX supplier

    Sun Chemical, the world’s largest ink maker, has announced a licensing agreement under which it will make and sell MetalFX inks, a technology that can be used to print up to 104 million metallic colors. Sun Chemical will have five locations…
    01.24.06

  • L&NW launches Label Symposium

    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 Enables Y…
    01.17.06

  • Flexo temp agency opens in Chicago area

    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…
    01.17.06

  • Clemson seminars focus on color management

    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…
    01.17.06

  • WS buys division from Renaissance

    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…
    01.16.06

  • Mark Andy lays off

    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.…
    01.16.06

  • Avery Dennison to reduce workforce, divest holdings

    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…
    01.16.06

  • Multi-Color again named to Forbes list

    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…
    01.16.06

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

    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…
    01.16.06

  • Gerhardt and RTI

    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…
    01.16.06

  • Raflatac celebrates completion of new

    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…
    01.16.06

  • Alien certifies MPI

    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…
    01.16.06