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  • All done with mirrors:

    October 14, 2008
    All done with mirrors: M&A in UV curing There seems to be no particular reason why German firms should be so strong worldwide in the UV curing sector. It is nonetheless a fact, and Dr Hönle AG has created a stir this year by acquiring two…

  • A Paragon of virtue

    October 14, 2008
    A Paragon of virtue In the UK, landfill is still the number one destination for both household garbage and industrial packaging waste. Now Paragon, one of the UK’s major label and packaging converters, has started offering customers and non-cu…

  • Sales up, profits down

    October 14, 2008
    Sales up, profits down for French label printers A study carried out in mid 2008 on France’s 60 biggest PS label converters shows rising 2007 sales for all but three of the top 20, but a less encouraging picture for pre-tax profits. Taking an…

  • Talking turkey

    October 14, 2008
    Talking turkey As already reported in Label & Narrow Web, the 2009 FINAT congress will be held in Turkey, and co-hosted by the Turkish Label Association ESD. Turkey’s population of 73 million places it third biggest in Europe, after Russia…

  • Acronym soup

    October 14, 2008
    Acronym soup Last month, readers of this column were introduced to WRAP, Britain’s Waste and Resources Action Programme. Now brace yourself for another acronym which may be heading your way: NAFISPACK (Natural Antimicrobials for Innovative and…

  • Gardeners’ special

    October 14, 2008
    Gardeners’ special In many European countries, and particularly in Britain, consumers actively compost their garden waste at home, either in compost bins or compost heaps. Under such conditions, certain compostable materials will not degrade s…

  • Agfa: a digital dilemma

    October 14, 2008
    Photographic films were for decades the flagship product of Belgium based Agfa. Then digital cameras came along and the flagship ran aground. Agfa has since done a creditable job in reinventing itself, developing in particular prepress systems and in…

  • ORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), North Kingston, RI, USA – The company announces the appointment of Milan Moscaritolo

    October 14, 2008
    ORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), North Kingston, RI, USA – The company announces the appointment of Milan Moscaritolo to the position of director of sales and marketing, Lumirror Polyester Film Division.…

  • TAILORED SOLUTIONS, Milwaukee, WI, USA – Tom King

    October 14, 2008
    TAILORED SOLUTIONS, Milwaukee, WI, USA – Tom King has been tabbed to conduct technical support and training for the Label Traxx product.…

  • STORK CELLRAMIC, Milwaukee, WI, USA – Stork Cellramic

    October 14, 2008
    STORK CELLRAMIC, Milwaukee, WI, USA – Stork Cellramic has announced the appointment of John Richardson as regional sales manager for anilox rolls. Richardson will support printing clients in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and part…

  • SMYTH COMPANIES, St. Paul, MN, USA – The company has announced the promotion of Jim Lundquist

    October 14, 2008
    SMYTH COMPANIES, St. Paul, MN, USA – The company has announced the promotion of Jim Lundquist to the position of president.…

  • MULTI-COLOR CORPORATION, Sharonville, OH, USA – Multi-Color has announced the departure of Donald E. Kneir,

    October 14, 2008
    MULTI-COLOR CORPORATION, Sharonville, OH, USA – Multi-Color has announced the departure of Donald E. Kneir, president, North American Business Unit.…

  • MULLER MARTINI, Hauppauge, NY, USA – As part of its shift of Mailroom Systems sales and marketing, Muller Martini

    October 14, 2008
    MULLER MARTINI, Hauppauge, NY, USA – As part of its shift of Mailroom Systems sales and marketing, Muller Martini has named Gary Owen its new vice president of sales. Owen will direct all sales activities for the newspaper industry.…

  • MAXCESS INTERNATIONAL, Oklahoma City, OK, USA – The company has announced the promotion of Marcel Hage

    October 14, 2008
    MAXCESS INTERNATIONAL, Oklahoma City, OK, USA – The company has announced the promotion of Marcel Hage to president and COO.…

  • KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST, Montabaur, Germany – The company has appointed Hans-Joachim Kogelnik

    October 14, 2008
    KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST, Montabaur, Germany – The company has appointed Hans-Joachim Kogelnik as president and COO for its European operations effective September 1.…

  • GMG AMERICAS, Norwell, MA, USA – The US-based office of GMG announced that Chris Schowalter

    October 14, 2008
    GMG AMERICAS, Norwell, MA, USA – The US-based office of GMG announced that Chris Schowalter has been promoted to western region channel manager, while Kevin Rowe has been promoted to manager, technical services.…

  • FLXON, Charlotte, NC, USA The company has announced that Brian Ellis

    October 14, 2008
    FLXON, Charlotte, NC, USA – The company has announced that Brian Ellis has been promoted to technical sales manager. He will be responsible for new customer development and customer management in states east of the Colorado Rockies.…

  • CEMA, Fort Mill, SC, USA – The Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) has elected Juliet Midlik

    October 14, 2008
    CEMA, Fort Mill, SC, USA – The Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) has elected Juliet Midlik president for a two year term. Midlik is vice president, sales, for Prime UV Systems.…

  • ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH, USA – The company has appointed Douglas Nelson

    October 14, 2008
    ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH, USA – The company has appointed Douglas Nelson as western regional sales manager. In his new position, Nelson will supervise sales and technical service for Anderson & Vreeland’s customers throughou…

  • Schober USA

    October 14, 2008
    Schober USA unveils its RFID-CP for medium and small label runs using pre-printed heavy label stock. This technology inserts UHF and HF inlays under diecut blank or preprinted labels and validates the finished product. Control and monitoring is accom…

  • Mark Andy

    October 14, 2008
    Mark Andy introduces its most updated and efficient plate mounter, the VPM400. The company says this new plate mounter affords the customer high-quality video plate mounting technology at a cost effective price. Enhanced verification capability is pr…

  • Harper Corporation of America

    October 14, 2008
    HarperScientific, the printing and coating supplies division of global anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, has introduced the Handheld TRM-C Series 400x Microscope. Just 1.10 lbs and 7.5 inches tall, this tool, which is small enough for ha…

  • CAC

    October 14, 2008
    CAC (Converter Accessory Corporation) is offering new core adapters with the company’s COR-LOK core support technologies. The system uses sleeve based technology featuring CAC’s split bushing locking design. COR-LOK core adapters operate…

  • LasX Industries forms new company in US

    October 14, 2008
    LasX Industries forms new company in US LasX Industries Inc. has announced the formation of a new company, LaserSharp FlexPak Services LLC. The new company recently commenced operations at a new 18,0000 square foot facility in Vadnais Heights, MN, U…

  • Degrava Systems has Australian distribution

    October 14, 2008
    Degrava Systems has Australian distribution Degrava Systems, Roswell, GA, USA, a manufacturer of desktop digital color label presses, has expanded its reach to a sixth continent with the appointment of Label Power of Australia. Label Power will dist…

  • Gerhardt & Jet Tech

    October 14, 2008
    Gerhardt & Jet Tech announce partnership Gerhardt, a Denmark based manufacturer of cutting tools and associated products, announced a partnership with Australia’s leading supplier of machinery and consumables to the narrow web market, Jet…

  • PRPflexo announces further digital expansion

    October 14, 2008
    PRPflexo announces further digital expansion PRPflexo, Indianapolis, IN, USA, a flexographic print plate manufacturer, has announced further expansion at its facility to include another DuPont Cyrel digital imager. General Manager Chris Green says,…

  • Edale expands with

    October 14, 2008
    Edale expands with new plant in Britain Edale Ltd., a manufacturer of printing and converting equipment in the UK, is moving. Currently based in two industrial units in Romsey, Hampshire, Edale will be moving during 2009 to a custom-built headquar…

  • Kodak names JV its reseller of Flexcel NX

    October 14, 2008
    Kodak names JV its reseller of Flexcel NX JV Imaging Solutions, a distributor of flexographic equipment, has signed on with Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group as an authorized reseller of the integrated Kodak Flexcel NX Digital Flexographic…

  • Harper draws a crowd for sleeve education

    October 14, 2008
    Harper draws a crowd for sleeve education Harper GraphicSolutions, the technical service arm of anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, recently hosted an educational seminar about anilox sleeve care for its customers, flexo suppliers and OEM…

  • Juliet Midlik elected president of CEMA

    October 14, 2008
    Juliet Midlik elected president of CEMA CEMA, the Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association, has elected Juliet Midlik to be its president for the 2008-2009 term. Midlik, vice president of sales at Prime UV Systems, has spent more than 15 years…

  • DuPont announces

    October 14, 2008
    DuPont announces Cyrel price increases DuPont Packaging Graphics, Wilmington, DE, USA, has announced that it will implement surcharges and price increases of up to 10 percent globally, effective Sept. 15. Specific terms are being addressed regional…

  • ake Image Systems moves into Asia

    October 14, 2008
    ake Image Systems moves into Asia To support growth throughout Asia, Lake Image Systems has opened a sales and service operation in Singapore. Operational in early August, Lake Image Systems Asia provides marketing, sales, service and support for La…

  • Cortegra introduces extended content labels

    October 14, 2008
    Cortegra introduces extended content labels Cortegra, a provider of labels and packaging products for the pharmaceutical and related industries, has introduced extended content labels (ECL) with proprietary designs for information-rich products, mul…

  • Mondi and 3M sign

    October 14, 2008
    Mondi and 3M sign licensing agreement 3M, through its Commercial Graphics Division, has entered into a licensing agreement granting limited rights to 3M patented technology to Mondi, a manufacturer of release liners. The licensed technology enables…

  • AVT’s first half revenues are up 113 percent

    October 14, 2008
    AVT’s first half revenues are up 113 percent Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), has announced record revenues for the first half and the second quarter of 2008. The company, which manufactures optical inspection and quality assurance systems fo…

  • Boise introduces sustainable products

    October 14, 2008
    Boise introduces sustainable products Boise Label & Release, Bensenville, IL, USA, has announced the addition of recycled content products and chain of custody certification to its portfolio of release liners and label facestocks. The sustainabi…

  • Graymills appoints new sales representative

    October 14, 2008
    Graymills appoints new sales representative Jacob Flexographic Services, of Califon, NJ, USA, has been appointed the exclusive Graymills Graphic Arts sales representative for New Jersey and parts of New York State, in addition to the territories he…

  • HP names winners in digital label competition

    October 14, 2008
    HP names winners in digital label competition Hewlett Packard announced the winners of the second HP Indigo Digital Label & Packaging Competition at an awards gala held at Labelexpo Americas in September. The competition recognizes customers fro…

  • JV Imaging to distribute MacDermid products

    October 14, 2008
    JV Imaging to distribute MacDermid products JV Imaging Solutions, based in Northborough, MA, USA, has been retained by MacDermid Printing Solutions to distribute MacDermid’s photopolymer plate products and equipment in the US. The arrangement…

  • Six Multi-Plastics plants gain AIB compliance

    October 14, 2008
    Six Multi-Plastics plants gain AIB compliance Multi-Plastics Inc., Lewis Center, OH, USA, has announced that in addition to its Ohio facility, the company’s plants in New Jersey, Georgia, Illinois, California, and Canada have been audited and…

  • Nilpeter to manufacture presses in India

    October 14, 2008
    Nilpeter to manufacture presses in India Nilpeter, a narrow web press manufacturer based in Slagelse, Denmark, has announced that it will begin manufacturing flexo presses in India as part of a joint venture with partner Proteck Machinery. The featu…

  • UPM continues

    October 14, 2008
    UPM continues its restructuring UPM, based in Helsinki, Finland, continues actions to secure its profitability in a business environment of slow growth and rising costs. The paper manufacturing giant announced a major corporate restructuring last w…

  • Flexo and thermal plates reduce environmental footprints, studies show

    October 14, 2008
    DuPont Cyrel FAST thermal plate process is said to reduce non-renewable energy use by 60 percent over conventional plates.

  • Radius Solutions expands user conference forum

    October 14, 2008
    New two day event to be held in November in Wolverhampton, England.

  • Armor signs UN and ICCA charters on sustainable development

    October 14, 2008
    The company has committed to extending its sustainability effort on a global scale.

  • Digital labelstock line introduced by MACtac

    October 14, 2008
    The new pressure sensitive substrates are aimed at users of HP Indigo presses.

  • Apex launches UniFli anilox rolls

    October 14, 2008
    Aluminum body construction is said to decrease weight by 50 percent.

  • 'We Are Not Happy'

    Jack Kenny & Steve Katz || October 14, 2008
    Economic strife strains sales and margins of label converters.

  • Blogging China

    October 8, 2008
    You can't read a business magazine today without reading about China. Having staged a successful Olympic Games and endured a devastating earthquake, China has been in the news a lot this year. With the world's largest population and the second larges…