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  • AWA hosts PS adhesive technology workshop

    The Introduction to Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Technology Workshop 2007, organized by AWA Alexander Watson Associates, is a technical and interactive course for all those working in the pressure sensitive industry.

  • Multi-Color sells Quick Pak to NFI Industries

    Multi-Color Corporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, USA, has agreed to sell Quick Pak, its Packaging Services Division, to NFI Industries Inc., of Vineland, NJ, USA.

  • Kodaks Hayzlett wins top marketing award

    Frost & Sullivan has selected Jeffrey Hayzlett, chief marketing officer and vice president of Kodaks Graphic Communications Group, as a winner of its 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • ITW Labels stocks up on Martin Automatic splicers

    ITW Labels, of St. Charles, MO, USA, has just acquired its third MBS butt splicer from Martin Automatic in less than 10 months.

  • European label sourcebook newly updated by AWA

    AWA Alexander Watson Associates has published an updated edition of the complete sourcebook on the label market in Europe.

  • Dow Cornings Andrew Jack to receive top industry award

    Andrew Jack, an expert with Dow Corning in the pressure sensitive adhesives market, has been selected to receive the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award for 2007.

  • Kurz expands its manufacturing and finishing plants

    Kurz Transfer Products (KTP), of Charlotte, NC, USA, has announced the expansion of its US facilities, significantly increasing manufacturing and finishing capacities in multiple locations.

  • Self-adhesive labels set record in Europe

    Self-adhesive label use in Europe has now exceeded five billion square meters (53.8 billion square feet) a year as sales in 2006 soared overall by 7.7 percent, according to Jules Lejeune, managing director of FINAT, the European label association.

  • Gallus Group opens new screen plant in Switzerland

    The Gallus Groups new production facility for Screeny screen printing plates was officially opened June 7 in a ceremony attended by representatives from politics and business.

  • UPM Raflatac to begin work on Polish plant

    UPM Raflatac, the Finland based manufacturer of pressure sensitive materials, has received an operations permit to construct its new self-adhesive label materials factory in Kobierzyce, about 10 kilometers from Wroclaw in the southwestern part of Poland.

  • Fort Dearborn acquires Renaissance Mark

    Fort Dearborn Company, of Elk Grove Village, IL, USA, has acquired Renaissance Mark, a label converter with four North American locations, from Arsenal Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in New York City. Renaissance Mark is headquartered in Bo

  • tesa Bandfix wins FINATs top label prize

    A label for Nivea hair care shampoo has won the top prize in the 2007 FINAT label competition.

  • Mark Andy visited by Ex-Im Bank chief

    Mark Andy, a manufacturer of narrow web flexo presses based in St. Louis, MO, USA, last week welcomed Export-Import Bank Chairman and President James H. Lambright to its headquarters.

  • Digitalabel makes its debut in North Carolina

    Digitalabel, of Durham, NC, USA, has announced its launch as a digital printer specializing in labels for customized, short run and prototype packaging projects.

  • Martin Automatic strengthens its European presence

    Martin Automatic, of Rockford, IL, USA, has announced moves to further strengthen its European presence.

  • In-house exhibition to be held at Dienes

    Dienes, a supplier of industrial slitting tools based in Overath, Germany, is opening its doors to customers and visitors through July 31 for an in-house exhibition.

  • MPS and Drent Goebel collaborate on offset presses

    MPS and Drent Goebel, both of the Netherlands, have announced an agreement whereby Drent Goebel will deliver offset printing stations to MPS for integration into new MPS press lines. MPS manufactures narrow web UV flexo presses. “We noticed…

  • Labeltronix adds Digicon finishing press

    Labeltronix, of Orange, CA, USA, has incorporated a Digicon finishing press with hot stamping capabilities into its operation. The new press, the fourth of its kind in the United States, produces foil labels with fast turnaround times. "Our D…

  • Esko acquires print software developer Stonecube

    Esko, a global system integrator for packaging pre-production, has completed the acquisition of Stonecube Ltd., a developer of print visualization software. At the same time the two companies announced Esko Visualizer, the first product resulting fro…

  • CMM Selects Neil Burns as Converter of the Year

    Neil Burns, managing director, Release Liner Segment for Mondi Packaging in the UK, has been selected as CMM’s Converter of the Year for 2007. Burns is the 10th recipient in a list of honorees who have won this award over the last 20 years. He…