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  • Newell to take reins at Wausau Paper

    December 6, 2011
    Hank Newell will succeed Thomas Howatt as president and CEO of the Wisconsin paper company on New Year’s Day.

  • FINAT Congress

    December 6, 2011
    The 2012 FINAT Congress will be held in Athens, Greece, from June 6-9. Highlights include the FINAT Awards, which will be held June 9. …

  • TLMI Annual Meeting

    December 6, 2011
    The TLMI Annual Meeting will be held at The Ritz-Carlton in Naples, FL, USA. Sponsored by the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute. …

  • AIMCAL Europe Web Handling Conference

    December 6, 2011
    The AIMCAL Europe Web Handling Conference will be held at the Diplomat Hotel in Prague. …

  • AIMCAL Europe Web Coating Conference

    December 6, 2011
    The AIMCAL Europe Web Coating Conference will be held at the Diplomat Hotel in Prague. …

  • Label Summit Africa

    December 6, 2011
    Label Summit Africa will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Highlights include a keynote address by Jay Gouliard, vice president of global segment innovation at Avery Denison Label and Packaging Materials; presentations from Ga…

  • FTA Annual Forum & INFO*FLEX Exhibition

    December 6, 2011
    Sponsored by the Flexographic Technical Association at The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. …

  • PC Industries offers PDF check

    December 6, 2011
    The company now offers a product that allows printers to compare real-time press output to customer-approved artwork.

  • First Durst Tau 150-8C installed

    December 6, 2011
    The eight-color press was installed at Commerce Label & Tape in Montreal.

  • Amagic changes name to K Laser Technology

    December 6, 2011
    The holographic substrate specialist adops the name of its parent company.

  • Hine installs third Nilpeter press

    December 6, 2011
    The Rotherham, South Yorkshire, UK company has again installed a Nilpeter FB narrow web press.

  • Channeled Resources named Green Master for 2012

    December 2, 2011
    The company’s Maratech division is certified as a sustainable facility by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.

  • CTC unveils compact Clamshell splicer

    CTC unveils compact Clamshell splicer

    December 1, 2011
    The smaller version is 36” long and can accommodate two 14” diameter rolls.

  • Royal acquires Craig Adhesives

    December 1, 2011
    The acquisition enhances Royal’s platform of adhesives, sealants and coatings.

  • DuPont installs its 1000th Cyrel FAST

    November 30, 2011
    The company installed its 1000th Cyrel FAST thermal flexographic plate processing system at SGS International in Florence, KY, USA.

  • AWA opens Singapore office

    November 30, 2011
    The new office will provide support in the Asia Pacific region for private client projects, regional events planning, and publication and sales of reports.

  • RR Donnelley buys StratusGroup

    November 29, 2011
    The Ohio converter’s label and paperboard packaging capabilities will expand Donnelley’s presence in the global packaging market.

  • New shrink labeling system from Tronics

    November 29, 2011
    The system has been designed to work with Avery Dennison’s Shrink PS label film.

  • Customark acquires its third Edale press

    November 29, 2011
    The UK converter says the Alpha press offers a wide range of converting capabilities, including cold foil transfer.

  • Web Cleaner

    Web Cleaner

    November 29, 2011
    Meech International has launched the new TakClean web cleaner. Designed as a result of requests from current customers in the label and narrow web market, TakClean is capable of removing particles as small as 0.5 microns. TakClean can clean double-si…

  • Doctor Blade System

    Doctor Blade System

    November 29, 2011
    Tresu Group has launched the FlexiPrint Reservoir Chamber Doctor Blade system for narrow web presses, compatible with solvent, water based adn UV curable inks. The unit eliminates splashing, requires no ink pump, facilitates fast, tool-free color and…

  • High Barrier Film

    November 29, 2011
    Klockner Pentaplast has expanded its Pentapharm film product line to include Pentapharm ACLAR PA600/02 barrier films for pharmaceutical packaging applications. ACLAR PA600/02 is a two-layer laminated film that provides the highest moisture barrier av…

  • UV Offset Ink

    November 29, 2011
    Flint Group is introducing a new UV offset ink, Lithokett, in North America. According to the company, Lithokett offers high print quality and press performance and is suitable for most label substrates for narrow web applications. The ink is designe…

  • Removable Adhesives

    November 29, 2011
    MACtac has announced the addition of MR840 and MR860, removable, acrylic emulsion adhesives, to its product line. MR840, according to the company, removes cleanly from most substrates and is suitable for application temperatures above 25° F. MR86…

  • Barrier Coating

    November 29, 2011
    Michelman has introduced Michem Coat 40Y, a new barrier coating for paper and corrugated materials. By using raw materials and proprietary formulation techniques, Michelman has created a coating that is water, oil and grease resistant. It is hot melt…

  • Flexo Parts Cleaner

    November 29, 2011
    Nanovis has introduced the Nanocleaner NWC for cleaning of flexo label press parts using a cleaning cabinet and a non-volatile cleaning agent. Cleaning takes place in a closed loop under vacuum and is fully automatic. Due to minimal emissions, it can…

  • UV LED Lamps

    November 29, 2011
    Phoseon Technology has introduced the FirePower product family with three curing length options: 150 x 20 mm, 225 x 20 mm and 300 x 20 mm. The water-cooled FirePower family allows new applications in the wide format digital segment, while also allowi…

  • Color Inkjet Model

    November 29, 2011
    DICE Graphic Technologies has introduced the GT3000 color inkjet module. The unit is capable of mounting onto any existing flexo press, and can run full color digital process work without plates, ink fountains, wash-ups, setups or waste on your exist…

  • Film Line

    November 29, 2011
    FLEXcon has announced the introduction of a new line of green down-gauged films: THINflex 1.6 mil topcoated BOPP films in clear, white and silver. The films are designed for primary and secondary labeling applications on semi-squeeze and rigid contai…

  • Specialty Substrates

    November 29, 2011
    Masterpiece Graphix has partnered with Convertible Solutions to create preconverted, digital-ready specialty substrates for super thick digital printing applications. MAX Impact Stocks are designed for 24, 30 and 36 mil thick products to be made on t…

  • Turret Rewinder

    Turret Rewinder

    November 29, 2011
    CTC International has introduced Model STACRW2-6 automatic turret rewinder for productive glueless small roll finishing. The servo-driven machine is capable of automatically finishing small roll labels without additional unwinding equipment. Stand…

  • White Film, Adhesive

    November 29, 2011
    UPM Raflatac has announced the launch of its 2.6 mil PP Hi-Opacity White TC films for the Americas market. According to the company, these films are ideal for health and beauty, pharmaceuticals and food labeling applications that require high press p…

  • Flexible Dies

    Flexible Dies

    November 29, 2011
    Rotometrics introduced at this year’s Labelexpo Europe the AccuStar range of flexible cutting dies. The laser hardened flexible die incorporates the technologies of both RotoMetrics and of Gerhardt. RotoMetrics’ Flex Premier coating is…

  • Belarus converter adopts Sistrade system

    November 29, 2011
    Uniflex has acquired Sistrade’s ERP/MIS system to manage business and production processes throughout the operation.

  • Fusion UV Systems to add new VP

    November 29, 2011
    Mark Tilley was formerly the president and CEO of Unidym.

  • Avery, Artmark open Moscow distribution center

    November 22, 2011
    The new center serves label printers in the greater Moscow area and expands the growing popularity of pressure sensitive labels in Russia

  • Lee Kluttz to head operations at Harper Corporation of America

    November 22, 2011
    The grandson of the company founders will oversee daily operations at the anilox manufacturing plants in North Caroline and Wisconsin.

  • CCL appoints two global business presidents

    November 22, 2011
    Guenther Birkner and Ben Rubino will head the Food & Beverage and Home & Personal Care Worldwide sectors, respectively.

  • HP Print Excellence Awards

    November 22, 2011
    HP has issued a call for entries for its Print Excellence Awards, which are due by March 15, 2012.

  • Meech continues worldwide growth

    November 22, 2011
    Sales growth of 14% over the past year was fueled by continuing strong performance in overseas markets, the company reports.

  • Core Systems International to open new facility

    November 22, 2011
    The new facility will house sales, manufacturing, assembly and service operations and will create 10-15 full and part-time jobs over the next 18 months.

  • Videos

    November 21, 2011
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  • Kopco Graphics buys Techpak

    November 21, 2011
    Label converter Kopco Graphics has acquired Techpak Inc., Franklin, OH, USA. Techpak is a converter of flexible packaging specializing in midweb flexographic printing, as well as hot melt/heat sealed coatings and laminations. Techpak’s product…

  • Apex to expand in USA

    November 18, 2011
    The company’s Donora, PA, USA plant will undergo an 8000 square foot addition and is scheduled to open for production this month.

  • Innovia Films and Sappi Fine Paper team up

    November 18, 2011
    The companies have joined forces to demonstrate potential laminate structures that are suitable for end uses in several industries.

  • When it comes to advertising …

    James Lowry & Christy Correll || November 18, 2011
    Evoking emotions = more conversions

  • Web-To-Print labels: reality or fallacy?

    Steve Smith, former President and Co-Owner of Lightning Labels || November 18, 2011
    In recent years, there has been substantial buzz among label converters around the concept of using the internet as a sales tool. This probably should not have surprised anyone. After all, the internet has pervaded our lives in every imaginable way,…

  • Make changes. Find rewards.

    Calvin Frost, Chairman of Channeled Resources Group || November 18, 2011
    Get past the charlatans and the naysayers, and discover that environmental changes and improvements come with benefits.