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  • Seal-It continues to win business awards

    For the second consecutive year, Seal-It Inc. has been named to the Div 500 list of “Top Owned Businesses” by Diversity Business.com. In addition, Seal-It has been named to Diversity Business.com’s list of “Top 500 Women Owned…
    02.14.06

  • Harpers Platinum now made and guaranteed worldwide

    Harper Corporation, a manufacturer of laser engraved anilox rolls, has announced that its Platinum XLT (Xtreme Laser Technology) anilox and coating roll manufacturing system is now in operation at all four of its manufacturing facilities: Charlotte,…
    02.14.06

  • Matik North America to represent Senntech slitter rewinders

    Matik North America, based in West Hartford, CT, USA, is now representing the Senntech line of slitter rewinders in the US, Canada and Mexico. Matik now will provide owners of existing and new Senntech slitter rewinders access to its experience with…
    02.14.06

  • Esko user groups plan education and training sessions

    The Artios Users Group International (AUGI) and the Association of Esko Users Group (AEG), the two user group associations devoted to Esko products, announce that their 2006 annual meetings will be held April 23-36 at the Saddlebrook Resort near Tamp…
    02.14.06

  • Metro Label wins Canadas 50 Best Managed Companies award

    One of Canada’s most elite business awards — Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies — has been bestowed upon Metro Label, of Toronto, ON. A second generation family-run business, Metro Label started from humble beginnings in 19…
    02.07.06

  • ALTANA Chemie acquires Rad-Cure Corporation

    ALTANA Chemie AG, of Wesel, Germany, signed an agreement in January to acquire Rad-Cure Corporation, a specialist in the field of overprint UV curable coatings and adhesives for the paper and board packaging sector. The completion of the transaction…
    02.07.06

  • 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