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October 9, 2012
Dantex Corp USA has announced the acquisition of San Marcos, CA, USA-based RBCOR. RBCOR has long been recognized as a leading supplier of letterpress and flexo plates to North American end users. Dick Bein, president of RBCOR, says, “Our deal…  Read More »
October 9, 2012
Avery Dennison Corporation has opened a new Knowledge Center for educating, training and sharing the best practices involved in label printing. Located at Avery Dennison’s premises in Bangalore, India, this center is the first of its kind for t…  Read More »
October 9, 2012
Hammer Packaging has announced he acquisition of a web-fed Berhalter diecutter, which it says “uniquely positions the company in the complex IML-I and lidding market and takes Hammer to a new level in supporting its customers’ IML-I needs…  Read More »
October 9, 2012
UPM Raflatac has completed its acquisition of the labelstock business operations of Gascogne Laminates Switzerland of the Gascogne Group, which was announced on June 1 of this year. Gascogne Laminates Switzerland employs approximately 110 people in i…  Read More »
October 9, 2012
Chesapeake, a global packaging manufacturer, has invested in a new Gidue M5 Digital Flexo 3.0 label press which will be installed in one of its UK plants later in the year. Mike Cheetham, Chesapeake’s CEO, comments, “The new Gidue press w…  Read More »
October 9, 2012
Flint Group Flexographic Products again organized the Chinese Summer Flexo Academy, which started on July 16 in Shanghai. The subject of this year’s event was flexo wide web printing. The five day program, including classroom training and on-si…  Read More »
October 9, 2012
Technicote has been hard at work rebuilding its Cuyahoga Falls, OH plant, and has provided the industry with an update. It’s been nearly nine months since the fire that destroyed most of the company’s manufacturing facility on Marc Drive…  Read More »
October 9, 2012
According to InfoTrends - a market research and strategic consulting firm for the imaging, document solutions, production print, and digital media industries - American print service providers are investing in transformative technology such as web-to…  Read More »
October 9, 2012
On August 18, employees of GPA – a provider of specialty substrates for offset and digital printing – volunteered their time for the second year in a row at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. This year, the GPA group helped package…  Read More »
October 9, 2012
Ahlstrom will demerge its Label & Processing business area, combining it with Miksjö AB to form a new leader in specialty papers. The new company, which will be named Munksjö Corporation, will be listed on the Helsinki NASDAQ in 2013. A…  Read More »
October 9, 2012
I.D. Images, a label converter headquartered in Brunswick OH, USA, has announced its acquisition of Advent LLC, a thermal transfer specialty house in Charlotte, NC, USA. “We are excited to bring the Advent team on board. We believe we have str…  Read More »
October 9, 2012
Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, has announced that Fujifilm North America Corporation is a Gold Patron. Fujifilm recognizes the wor…  Read More »
October 9, 2012
UPM Raflatac has opened a new labelstock slitting and distribution terminal in Kiev, Ukraine. The terminal will supply both film and paper label materials to customers in Ukraine. “By opening a terminal, UPM Raflatac is setting superior servic…  Read More »
October 9, 2012
With its appointment as a distributor of DigiFlex prepress products throughout North America, Anderson & Vreeland now offers an inkjet CTP system that transforms analog flexo plates into digital plates. DigiFlex equipment includes the FlexoJe…  Read More »
October 9, 2012
MCS, Inc. has announced the acquisition of its MCS Array inkjet system by Topflight Corporation of Glen Rock, PA, USA. Topflight is a manufacturer of labels, precision diecut components, shrink sleeves and conductive parts for the medical device, pha…  Read More »

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