• UPM Raflatac to build new plant in US

    September 13, 2006
    || UPM Raflatac to build new plant in US UPM Raflatac has announced its plan to build a new pressure sensitive labelstock factory in Dixon, IL, USA, 105 miles west of Chicago. The new factory will focus on supplying materials to the Midwest marketplace…

  • Loparex Group acquires Douglas-Hanson

    September 13, 2006
    || Loparex Group acquires Douglas-Hanson Loparex Group, a manufacturer of release coated papers and films, has acquired the Douglas-Hanson Company of Hammond, WI, USA. Douglas-Hanson, established in 1973, manufactures silicone-coated release papers and…

  • Cenveo buys Rx Label Technology

    September 13, 2006
    || Cenveo buys Rx Label Technology Cenveo Inc., the $1.8 billion envelope and commercial printer headquartered in Stamford, CT, USA, has entered the pharmaceutical label market with the acquisition of Rx Label Technology Corporation, of Joplin, MO, USA…

  • Treofan to double capacity at Mexico plant

    September 13, 2006
    || Treofan to double capacity at Mexico plant Treofan Group, a manufacturer of specialty BOPP films based in Raunheim, Germany, says it intends to double the capacity of its plant in Zacapu, Mexico. The company plans to invest about US$45 million in ex…

  • Label Traxx now links

    September 13, 2006
    || Label Traxx now links to Green Bay Packaging Tailored Solutions’ Label Traxx, a print business management software for narrow web flexo converters, now connects with Green Bay Packaging, a supplier of pressure sensitive stock to label printe…

  • Lederle Machine donates rewinder to flexo school

    September 13, 2006
    || Lederle Machine donates rewinder to flexo school Lederle Machine Co., of Pacific, MO, USA, a manufacturer of rotary dies and label inspection machines, has given a model 730 10" rewind table to the the Flexographic Trade School, Ft. Mill, SC, U…

  • Chemsultants opens new HQ in its 20th year

    September 13, 2006
    || Chemsultants opens new HQ in its 20th year This year Chemsultants International marks its 20th anniversary, and it will do so in a big way: opening a new 10-acre campus in Mentor, OH, USA with state-of-the-art testing, product development, research,…

  • MKS, Ion to distribute

    September 13, 2006
    || MKS, Ion to distribute Tantec brand products MKS, Ion Industrial, of Windsor Locks, CT, USA, has extended its product line for industrial electrostatic applications with the 30kV/3mA DC-25 charging generator, RC-type charging bars with stainless st…

  • Enercon offers Plasma3 trial program

    September 13, 2006
    || Enercon offers Plasma3 trial program Many of Enercon’s customers who have conducted trials of atmospheric plasma on 60" wide laboratory line have requested an opportunity to test Plasma3 on a smaller scale in their own facilities. In resp…

  • Scholarship honors Technicote founder

    September 13, 2006
    || Scholarship honors Technicote founder A scholarship fund has been established in the name of Dirk Desanzo, founder and first president of Technicote, Miamisburg, OH, USA. Desanzo died suddenly in March. The fund provides a generous annual tuition a…

  • PS materials sales rise at Avery Dennison

    September 13, 2006
    || PS materials sales rise at Avery Dennison Sales of pressure sensitive materials by Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) for the second quarter were $810 million, up 1 percent from the prior year. “Underlying unit growth improved sequentially for the roll…

  • DiTrolio Institute offers

    September 13, 2006
    || DiTrolio Institute offers 3 student scholarships DiTrolio Flexographic Institute, of Broadview, IL, USA, has earmarked three scholarships for participants in the 2006 International Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition. The scholarships will…

  • XericWeb to market new UV system in N. America

    September 13, 2006
    || XericWeb to market new UV system in N. America XericWeb Drying Systems, of Neenah, WI, USA, and UV Ray of Milan, Italy, have formed an alliance to bring a new UV curing system to the North American narrow web flexographic printing market. UV Ray wi…

  • Allen Datagraph moves to new plant in NH

    September 13, 2006
    || Allen Datagraph moves to new plant in NH Allen Datagraph Systems Inc. (ADSI) has moved its manufacturing operations to a new plant in Derry, NH, USA. ADSI designs and manufactures precision motion control systems for the label, monument and laborato…

  • Sonoco gift to launch new Clemson institute

    September 13, 2006
    || Sonoco gift to launch new Clemson institute A $2.5-million gift will create a new institute at Clemson University. Sonoco Products Company and Clemson officials announced this week that the donation launches the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design…

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