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  • Ontario flexo school wins Phoenix

    Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School, of Mississauga, ON, Canada, is the winner of the Eighth Annual International Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition, held at the Harper Campus of Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC. Led…
    07.20.05

  • Daco finishing equipment introduced in N. America

    Daco finishing equipment introduced in N. America Daco Solutions Ltd., a manufacturer of finishing equipment for the label and converting industries based in Beverly, England, has launched its product line in North America. The company, founded by…
    07.20.05

  • Mark Andy expands presence in China

    Mark Andy expands presence in China Narrow web press manufacturer Mark Andy recently opened an advanced technical educational and demonstration facility in Shanghai, in conjunction with United Printing Equipment Ltd. The facility houses a Mark Andy…
    07.20.05

  • Harper sets agenda

    Harper sets agenda for its road shows The 2005 Harper Flexo Road Shows, a series of free flexographic training seminars held around the USA and Mexico, will take place in May and June. The seminars, sponsored by anilox roll manufacturer Harper Cor…
    07.20.05

  • China firm taps Farkas

    China firm taps Farkas for narrow web post The Board of Hong Kong based Wutung Holding has announced plans to establish a technical center for printing in South China and has appointed Jules Farkas chairman of the advisory board. “There is a…
    07.20.05

  • Re-register class

    Re-register class to be held at FTS A Re-register Training Seminar will be presented July 28 at the Flexographic Trade School, Fort Mill, SC, USA. The presentation will be made by Rotary Technologies, which manufactures re-registration equipment.…
    07.20.05

  • Comco seminar to focus on folding carton

    Comco seminar to focus on folding carton The Comco Division of Mark Andy announces the Flexo Focus Seminar for Folding Cartons on June 15 at the Comco Advanced Training & Technology Center in Milford, OH, USA. The event is part of the company&rs…
    07.20.05

  • Vacumet acquires Proma Technologies

    Vacumet acquires Proma Technologies Vacumet Corp., headquartered in Wayne, NJ, USA, has acquired the assets of Proma Technologies, of Franklin, MA, USA. The Franklin facility becomes part of Vacumet’s Metallized Paper Division. Vacumet is a l…
    07.20.05

  • Nipson signs Pitman

    Nipson signs Pitman for printer distribution Elk Grove Village, IL) - April 4, 2005 - Nipson America, of Elk Grove Village, IL, has contracted with Pitman Co. of Totowa, NJ, for distribution of its digital black printers. “We see tremen…
    07.20.05

  • CMM 2005 showcases

    CMM 2005 showcases converting machinery For four days in April, manufacturers of converting equipment and supplies exhibited their latest products at CMM International. The event was held at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Though a signific…
    07.20.05

  • Drukkerij Vrijdag celebrates 100 years

    Drukkerij Vrijdag, a converter of prime labels based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, is 100 years old. The company celebrated its centary on April 9 with a big party for past and present employees. The occasion drew notice from high places. Queen Beatrix…
    07.20.05

  • A&V expands with Akron Graphic

    A&V expands with Akron Graphic Supply acquisition Anderson & Vreeland (A&V) of Fairfield, NJ, USA, has announced the acquisition of Akron Graphic Supply, a distributor of flexographic printing materials serving the western US. “A…
    07.20.05

  • Raflatac expands with new US terminal

    Raflatac expands with new US terminal Raflatac, a leading supplier of paper based and film pressure sensitive label stocks, has opened a new slitting and distribution center in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The terminal, which began operations in Janua…
    07.20.05

  • Flexo Trade School doubles its capacity

    Flexo Trade School doubles its capacity The Flexographic Trade School (FTS), a private training center for narrow web press operators, has relocated from Charlotte, NC, to Fort Mill, SC, USA. The new plant more than doubles the size of the school t…
    07.20.05

  • Challenge becomes Imagine! Print Solutions

    Challenge becomes Imagine! Print Solutions Challenge Printing Inc. recently moved into a new 425,000 square foot facility in Shakopee, MN, USA. Now the company has changed its name to Imagine! Print Solutions. Owner Bob Lothenbach states, “We…
    07.20.05

  • Plastic Suppliers wins award from OSHA

    Plastic Suppliers wins award from OSHA Plastic Suppliers Inc., a manufacturer, converter, and distributor of oriented plastic films, has been recognized at its Dallas, TX, USA, location for its dedication and documentation of its safety and health p…
    07.20.05

  • Tapp recapitalization brings new majority

    Tapp Technologies Inc., a label converter based in Langley, BC, Canada, announced a major recapitalization in late February. Under the terms of the recapitalization, a group of investors led by Pender West Capital Partners Inc., a private equity firm…
    07.20.05

  • Creo expands coverage of US flexo market

    Creo expands coverage of US flexo market Creo Inc., a global company with key strengths in imaging, software, and digital printing plate technology located in Vancouver, BC, Canada, has announced a new strategy to expand the distribution of Creo sol…
    07.20.05

  • Fusion UV expands

    Fusion UV expands in US and Asia markets Fusion UV Systems, a supplier of ultraviolet curing systems based in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, has expanded its North American sales force with the addition of two regional sales managers. The company also will…
    07.20.05

  • ANI acquires Macro

    ANI Printing Inks, headquartered in Germany, has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Macro Australia Pty Limited, a leading independent supplier in the Australian and New Zealand market for UV flexo inks, adhesives and varnishes for narrow w…
    07.20.05