• Topflight saluted for supplier excellence by Black & Decker

    January 31, 2006
    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…

  • ‘Esko’ updates identity, reports high revenue for 2005

    January 31, 2006
    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…

  • AVT sales up 17.7% in 2005

    January 31, 2006
    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…

  • Daetwyler receives award for gravure system

    January 31, 2006
    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…

  • Pro Label acquires Xpanded Label Technology

    January 24, 2006
    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…

  • Raflatac and UPM Rafsec merge to form UPM Raflatac

    January 24, 2006
    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…

  • Sun Chemical becomes MetalFX supplier

    January 24, 2006
    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…

  • L&NW launches Label Symposium

    January 17, 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 Enables Y…

  • 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…

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