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  • 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 expanding production and R&D facilities, i…
    07.05.06

  • Pitman Company acquires Charrette

    Pitman Company, a North American graphic arts supplier based in Totowa, NJ, USA, has announced the acquisition of Charrette LLC, a provider of digital and traditional imaging supplies, equipment and services to the graphics, corporate and technical d…
    07.05.06

  • Roy Webb named VP at Mark Andy

    Roy Webb, an industry veteran and top sales executive at Mark Andy for many years, has been named vice president of global and strategic accounts at the narrow web press manufacturing company, based in Chesterfield, MO, USA. In his new position, W…
    07.05.06

  • 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 printers. With this new feature, available in Label Tr…
    07.05.06

  • Genstar Capital acquires Fort Dearborn Company

    Private equity firm Genstar Capital LLC announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Fort Dearborn Company, a provider of decorative labels to the consumer goods industry. Fort Dearborn management, along with many of the current shareholders,…
    06.23.06

  • Gerhardt cuts magnetic cylinder price in half

    Gerhardt USA has announced that it will be offering its magnetic cylinders at 50 percent of the standard price to all customers in the United States for a limited time. In addition, says CEO Bill Reichard, the company “will guarantee our flexib…
    06.23.06

  • 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 response, Enercon now offers a new Plasma3…
    06.23.06

  • ID Technology adds RFID to label printer applicator system

    ID Technology, a provider of labeling, coding and marking solutions, announced that its Knock-Down Carton Label Printer Applicator system now applies printed and encoded RFID labels. The IDT Model 250r printer applicator, a heavy-duty, vacuum-free…
    06.23.06

  • Calvin Frost wins Label Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

    The judges of the Label Industry Global Awards have unanimously voted to bestow one of the industry's highest honors upon Calvin Frost, chairman of Channeled Resources Group. Frost will receive the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award at Label…
    06.20.06

  • Security group gives Sekuworks its top certification

    Sekuworks, a label manufacturer in Harrison, OH, USA, that specializes in complex printing and converting for anti-counterfeiting and package security, has been certified by the North American Security Products Organization (NASPO) as the first Class…
    06.20.06

  • Swedens Lexit expands with international food labels

    The ability to produce peel and peel/reseal labels for its blue chip portfolio of international food clients has resulted in Swedish converter Lexit Label installing a second 16" (410 mm) Mark Andy 4150 flexo press. The latest (both were supplie…
    06.20.06

  • More label awards for Multi-Color

    Multi-Color Corporation continues its award-winning tradition with its most recent achievements: winning the Gold Cylinder Award from the Gravure Association of America for Leinenkugel’s Apple Spice Beer metalized label, and a World Label Award…
    06.20.06

  • Mark Andy seminar focuses on films

    Space is filling up rapidly for “Film Labels Done Right”, next in the series of Mark Andy Educator Seminars. The program will take place July 12 at the company’s headquarters in Chesterfield, MO, USA. The seminar focuses on film,…
    06.20.06

  • LGInternational to invest in China

    LGInternational (LGI), a label manufacturer based in Portland, OR, USA, has signed a letter of intent to invest in the Wuxi (China) National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (WND) through the establishment of operations at the Wuxi Singapore Ind…
    06.13.06

  • Aquaflex seminar to explain flexible packaging

    F.L. Smithe and Aquaflex will conduct an informational seminar for small and mid-sized converters at the F.L. Smithe facility in Duncansville, PA, USA. The one-day seminar, to be held on July 26 and again on July 27, is titled “From Labels to F…
    06.13.06

  • Avery Dennison RFID qualifies eight more converters

    Avery Dennison RFID has announced that eight more RFID label converters have met the company’s standards to become Avery Dennison “Qualified Converters”. The converters are Brady Corporation, Intermec Technologies Corporation, Marnl…
    06.13.06

  • Loparex opens sales offices in Japan and Thailand

    Loparex Group, a manufacturer of siliconized release liners and speciality papers, is strengthening its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. New sales offices have recently been opened in Japan and Thailand. Loparex Japan KK started operations Ju…
    06.13.06

  • Dow Corning sets new price structure for PS products

    Dow Corning, of Midland, MI, USA, will implement a platinum index-based pricing system for its global pressure sensitive product line starting July 1, according to Shelley J. Bausch, global industry director for Dow Corning Pressure Sensitive Industr…
    06.06.06

  • ASL Group acquires Gallus RCS 330 press

    ASL Group (All Stick Label), of Toronto, ON, Canada, has announced the acquisition of a new Gallus RCS 330 press. President and CEO Charlie MacLean says that the investment is “in response to market trends and more specifically customer demand.…
    06.06.06

  • Maxson Automatic acquires steel fabricator

    The intellectual property and certain assets of Hillside Industries of Middletown, CT, USA, have been acquired by Maxson Automatic Machinery Company, of Westerly, RI, USA, a manufacturer of rotary cutters and sheet handling systems. The announcement…
    06.06.06