• Brady acquires Asterisco Artes in Brazil

    January 2, 2007
    || Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC), headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, USA, has acquired Asterisco Artes Gráficas Ltda. (dba Etiquetas Asterisco) in São Paulo, Brazil. Founded in 1980, Etiquetas Asterisco manufactures industrial high-performa…

  • Mark Andy to open tech center in Europe

    January 2, 2007
    || Mark Andy, a major supplier of narrow web printing and converting equipment worldwide, has invested in a new Advanced Technology Centre for its European headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. Designed to meet a variety of needs, the new Advanced Tech…

  • Matik to distribute Gietz equipment in North America

    January 2, 2007
    || Gietz AG, of Gossau, Switzerland, has appointed Matik North America its exclusive distributor in North America for its line of sheet and web foil stamping machines. Matik North America, headquartered in West Hartford, CT, USA, is a provider of sales…

  • Lightning Labels orders new HP digital press

    December 19, 2006
    || Lightning Labels, one of the nation’s first all digital label printers, is expanding its capacity by ordering a new ws4500 digital label press from HP. The newest version of the Indigo press, launched in September at Labelexpo in Chicago, will…

  • Raflatac launches label design contest in China

    December 19, 2006
    || UPM Raflatac, headquartered in Tampere, Finland, has launched a label design competition in China. The Label Design Awards 2007 encourages Chinese designers to revolutionize the way labels are designed. The company has organized the awards in coopera…

  • Water Ink Technologies signs new distributor in Mexico

    December 19, 2006
    || Water Ink Technologies, of Lincolnton, NC, USA, recently signed FotoTec to be its distributor in Mexico. Fototec is a supplier to the graphic arts and printing industries throughout Mexico. FotoTec will supply and provide technical support for Wat…

  • Plastic Suppliers PLA film wraps environmental documentary

    December 19, 2006
    || Plastic Suppliers Inc., of Columbus, OH, USA, is now part of the best-selling documentary “An Inconvenient Truth: A Global Warning”. The company’s EarthFirst PLA film is used to make the clear sleeve in which the DVD case is housed.…

  • Enercon launches multi-language web site

    December 19, 2006
    || Enercon, a manufacturer of surface treating equipment based in Menomonee Falls, WI, USA, has announced the launch of a multi-language web site. In addition to English, users can now retrieve product information, basic sealing information, frequently…

  • York continues acquisitions with QAL division

    December 12, 2006
    || York Label, headquartered in Omaha, NE, USA, has acquired the Asheville, NC, USA division of Quality Assured Label (QAL). This follows closely upon York’s purchase of LSK Label in California just over a month ago. The Asheville division of Q…

  • Raflatac completes Europe line, plans Indian facility

    December 12, 2006
    || UPM Raflatac has announced that it will open a new slitting and distribution terminal in Mumbai, India, next year. With the new terminal, UPM Raflatac says it will streamline its processes to meet customer demand for shorter delivery times while offe…

  • Mark Andy renovates the Model 2200 flexo press

    December 12, 2006
    || Mark Andy says it has completely renovated its classic Model 2200 flexographic press, and will feature it at the Graphics of Americas show in Miami, March 2-4, 2007. According to Steve Schulte, national sales director, the 2200 is available in thr…

  • Loparex expands with extrusion line in China

    December 12, 2006
    || Loparex, a global manufacturer of release papers and films, has invested in a new extrusion line in its Guangzhou plant in China. The investment is part of Loparex’s strategy to strenghten the company’s operations in Asia and to expand th…

  • J&J Converting Machinery relocates to Missouri

    December 12, 2006
    || J&J Converting Machinery, an equipment dealer and engineering company specializing in used and rebuilt label presses, has relocated from Lenexa, KS, USA to a to a new 10,000 square foot building in Grandview, MO, USA. The new plant includes a com…

  • GEW strengthens Italian and Swiss UV force

    December 4, 2006
    || GEW, a UK based manufacturer of UV curing systems, has announced the appointment of Punto Luce Srl and Celi S.a.s. to support its growing activities in the Italian and Swiss printing markets. Punto Luce manufactures equipment for the production of…

  • Connemara Converting adds space and equipment

    December 4, 2006
    || Connemara Converting, a converter of specialty paper, film and board products based in Bolingbrook, IL, USA, has announced a 90,000 square foot expansion of its production plant, and the installation of a Marquip Sheet Wizard board/paper precision sh…

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