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  • Mark Andy celebrates its 60th year

    Mark Andy, celebrating its 60th anniversary as a manufacturer of printing and converting equipment for the narrow web industry, held a big birthday party early this month at its headquarters in Chesterfield, MO, USA. More than 500 people came to the…
    10.24.06

  • Mark Andy sold to investor & 

    Mark Andy, the narrow web press manufacturer headquartered in Chesterfield, MO, USA, has been acquired by Morgenthaler Partners and Mark Andy management. Morgenthaler Partners is a financial business holding company based in Cleveland, OH, USA and Bo…
    10.19.06

  • AB Graphic expands, invites industry to visit

    AB Graphic expands, invites industry to visit AB Graphic International will host an open house to celebrate the addition of a new 35,000 square foot (3,200 square meter) factory extension close to the two sites it has occupied in Bridlington, East Y…
    10.19.06

  • Gallus joins Brand Protection Alliance

    Gallus joins Brand Protection Alliance The Brand Protection Alliance (BPA) announces the inclusion of Gallus Inc. as its newest member. Ken Goetze, vice president of the BPA says, “In addition to building application-specific printing presses…
    10.19.06

  • Avery Dennison RFID introduces training tool

    Avery Dennison RFID introduces training tool Avery Dennison RFID, a business unit of Avery Dennison Corporation, has produced a multimedia training tool: RFID 101. The tool combines a live narrator with animations, photos and video to walk the viewe…
    10.19.06

  • TLMI previews label study at Labelexpo

    TLMI previews label study at Labelexpo Converters and suppliers received a preview of the North American Label Study soon to be published by the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI). The TLMI label study, updated by the association every t…
    10.19.06

  • Tailored Solutions opens office in Europe

    Tailored Solutions opens office in Europe Tailored Solutions, the producer of Label Traxx print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, has opened a sales and support office to service users in Europe.…
    10.19.06

  • Esko enjoys strong business performance

    Esko enjoys strong business performance Esko, a leader in packaging prepress products based in Gent, Belgium, announces a continued strong business performance during the second quarter of 2006, with consolidated net revenues increasing by 17 percen…
    10.19.06

  • Comco wins Russian packaging award

    Comco wins Russian packaging award Leading Russian print for packaging Group, Alaska-Poligrafoformlenie, has won the main award in the All-Russia contest for printed packaging. The Grand Star of Russia was won with an entry in the Packaging for Food…
    10.19.06

  • AVT enters sheetfed printing market

    AVT enters sheetfed printing market Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) has announced its entrance into the sheetfed printing market. “The demand for high-end quality and 100 percent fault free products in industries such as pharmaceuticals, ciga…
    10.19.06

  • UPM Raflatac updates Raflink Business Line

    UPM Raflatac updates Raflink Business Line UPM Raflatac is launching robust ordering and claim tracking self-service tools with the latest update of its eBusiness platform, the Raflink Business Line. North American customers will be able to use the…
    10.19.06

  • Kodak podcasts focus

    Kodak podcasts focus on growth, profitability Print providers interested in learning how to increase services, capacity and revenue can turn to a new source of information: a series of podcasts on the value of unified workflow and details on a Koda…
    10.19.06

  • Two converters install

    Two converters install HP Indigo presses Logotech Inc., of Fairfield, NJ, USA, and Profecta Labels Inc., of Bouchervillee, QC, Canada, have installed new ws4050 digital presses by HP Indigo. Logotech also installed an AB Graphics finishing machine…
    10.19.06

  • Avery Dennison acquires RFID start-up company

    Avery Dennison acquires RFID start-up company Avery Dennison RFID, a division of the label materials giant that produces radio frequency identification products, has acquired RF IDentics of Grand Rapids, MI, USA, a start-up company that has develope…
    10.19.06

  • Mühlbauer security aids Portugal’s passports

    Mühlbauer security aids Portugal’s passports The Mühlbauer Technology Group, based in Roding, Germany, a manufacturer of security products for the packaging market, has installed personalization equipment for the new electronic passp…
    10.19.06

  • BASF to expand PSA capability at PA plant

    BASF to expand PSA capability at PA plant BASF has announced that it is investing $4.9 million in its acrylic emulsion manufacturing facility in Monaca, PA, USA, to increase its capability to produce coater-ready adhesives. At Labelexpo 2006 the com…
    10.19.06

  • CTC opens demo unit

    CTC opens demo unit at flexo institute CTC International, of West Caldwell, NJ, USA, has formed a partnership with DiTrolio Flexographic Institute to provide a Midwest demonstration center for CTC’s line of label automation products. DiTrolio…
    10.19.06

  • Acucote expands its

    Acucote expands its capabilities, distribution Acucote Inc., of Graham, NC, USA, a manufacturer of specialty self-adhesive label materials, has expanded its business in the cut-sheet marketplace. Acucote’s new sheeter installation complement…
    10.19.06

  • Laser cutting service launched by Spartanics

    Laser cutting service launched by Spartanics Spartanics, of Rolling Meadows, IL, USA, has initiated its Laser Cutting Contract Manufacturing Service for converters who want tool-free cutting technology but seek an alternative to purchasing laser cut…
    10.19.06

  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals acquires MetalFX

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals acquires MetalFX Ciba Specialty Chemicals, of Basel, Switzerland, has acquired a majority share in the company…
    10.19.06