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  • Emballage Packaging Show (Paris)

    January 27, 2009
    Emballage Packaging Show (Paris) The 38th World Packaging Exhibition, held in Paris in November 2008, boasted around 2,000 exhibitors and just over 100,000 visitors, 6 percent down from the previous Paris show held in 2006. The exhibitors were inter…

  • New label trade show

    January 27, 2009
    Whether it be whippet racing, old cars or madrigals, the first thing that British enthusiasts do when they meet other enthusiasts is to form a club or association, complete with statutes, chairman and annual dinner. Why, people ask, has the UK label…

  • Business booms in Balkans

    January 27, 2009
    Business booms in Balkans Most machinery suppliers have fought shy of the Balkans over the past decade. Wars, ethnic cleansings and corruption have grabbed the headlines ever since the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1990. But Italian narrow web press manu…

  • FINAT and Russia

    January 27, 2009
    FINAT and Russia The Europe based label association is also extending a hand to Russian label printers, hoping to enroll them as members and to encourage them to attend the next FINAT congress in Antalya, Turkey. “We provide the means for all…

  • European patent awarded

    January 27, 2009
    European patent awarded Montreal based manufacturer ETI Converting has now received a patent covering all 27 European Union countries for its “Labeline” equipment, which, in a single inline process, can print onto unsupported film, then…

  • An inclination to Port

    January 27, 2009
    An inclination to Port Portugal’s second city, Oporto, is the heart of the Port wine industry. Gone are the days when Port was a vintage luxury consumed by Oxford professors and retired officers in London clubs. Today this export-oriented indu…

  • Labelstock production in Germany

    January 27, 2009
    Labelstock production in Germany Sandwiched uncomfortably between global market leaders and small, highly specialized producers, Herma is a medium sized labelstock manufacturer producing some 700 million square meters of product per year, and sellin…

  • Cheaper chips

    January 27, 2009
    Cheaper chips Electronics will do away with paper, and printers will go the way of the blacksmith – that was the conventional wisdom a couple of decades ago. You have only to look around your shopping mall (or your desk) to realize it hasn&rsq…

  • A roll call of prestigious brands

    January 27, 2009
    A roll call of prestigious brands While Ukraine is welcoming Western apparel, Russia and other Eastern European countries continue to see an influx of factories making fast-moving consumer goods, and not just in the major population centers. This ye…

  • Eastern underwear

    January 27, 2009
    Eastern underwear The British clothing retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S), affectionately known as Marks & Sparks, is a pioneer in using RFID labels to move stock more easily through its supply chain. (A few years ago M&S caused constern…

  • Shall they beat

    January 27, 2009
    Shall they beat their liner into decking? Major labelstock manufacturers meanwhile have all seen the writing on the wall, and have no wish to be found wanting. UPM Raflatac must surely get high marks for its RafCycle and ProFi initiatives (as repo…

  • What is packaging?

    January 27, 2009
    The European Union’s latest Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste imposes penalties on converters and end users who fail to reduce or recycle their packaging. However, not everyone agrees on what constitutes packaging, and in particular wh…

  • 3 SIGMA, Troy, OH, USA The company has announced the addition of Susie Anderson

    January 27, 2009
    3 SIGMA, Troy, OH, USA – The company has announced the addition of Susie Anderson to its customer service staff.…

  • ACPO, Oak Harbor, OH, USA Kevin C. Foos

    January 27, 2009
    ACPO, Oak Harbor, OH, USA – Kevin C. Foos as been announced as the company’s new vice president of sales and marketing.…

  • ADVANCED VISION TECHNOLOGY (AVT), Hod-Hasharon, Israel

    January 27, 2009
    ADVANCED VISION TECHNOLOGY (AVT), Hod-Hasharon, Israel – Continuing its integration of GMI, AVT announced that the sales and marketing of AVT and GMI in the Americas (North, Central and South America) will be unified under the leadership of Lan…

  • AVERY DENNISON RFID, Flowery Branch, GA, USA Robert G. van Schoonenberg

    January 27, 2009
    AVERY DENNISON RFID, Flowery Branch, GA, USA – Robert G. van Schoonenberg has resigned from his position as secretary for the company, as well as from his position as executive vice president and chief legal officer. These changes were effectiv…

  • AVERY DENNISON ROLL MATERIALS EUROPE, Leiden, The Netherlands The company has appointed Henrik Kajueter v

    January 27, 2009
    AVERY DENNISON ROLL MATERIALS EUROPE, Leiden, The Netherlands – The company has appointed Henrik Kajueter vice president, marketing. He will be based in Leiden, The Netherlands. He replaces Joao Adao, who has taken up the post of general manage…

  • BOISE LABEL AND RELEASE, Bensenville, IL, USA Dana Morton

    January 27, 2009
    BOISE LABEL AND RELEASE, Bensenville, IL, USA – Dana Morton has been appointed product manager for the pressure sensitive industry and will be based in Bensenville.…

  • RITRAMA, Minneapolis, MN, USA Christopher Paskey

    January 27, 2009
    RITRAMA, Minneapolis, MN, USA – Christopher Paskey has been appointed vice president, Roll Label Division, for Ritrama, Inc. Bill Mulligan has been hired as regional account manager for the East territory and Randy Nicholson has been hired as r…

  • RAYVEN, St. Paul, MN, USA Debbie Jalowitz

    January 27, 2009
    RAYVEN, St. Paul, MN, USA – Debbie Jalowitz has joined Rayven as inside sales manager.…

  • PRECISION AIRCONVEY (PAC), Newark, DE, USA PAC has appointed Robert Snover Jr.

    January 27, 2009
    PRECISION AIRCONVEY (PAC), Newark, DE, USA – PAC has appointed Robert Snover Jr. to the position of customer service manager.…

  • NDC INFRARED ENGINEERING, Irwindale, CA, USA The compnay has announced the appointment of Danut Dragoi

    January 27, 2009
    NDC INFRARED ENGINEERING, Irwindale, CA, USA – The compnay has announced the appointment of Danut Dragoi to the position of senior scientist.…

  • MERCIAN LABELS GROUP, Cannock, UK Mercian Labels Group has appointed Dennis Marrison

    January 27, 2009
    MERCIAN LABELS GROUP, Cannock, UK – Mercian Labels Group has appointed Dennis Marrison as chairman to support its next phase of expansion.…

  • GRAYMILLS, Chicago, IL, USA Graymills Corporation has announced the hiring of William Morrissey

    January 27, 2009
    GRAYMILLS, Chicago, IL, USA – Graymills Corporation has announced the hiring of William Morrissey as director of sales.…

  • GERHARDT, Dallastown, PA, USA Gerhardt announced that it has named Ian Bates to serve as group executive vice president. The company has also promoted Jim Doedderlein

    January 27, 2009
    GERHARDT, Dallastown, PA, USA – Gerhardt announced that it has named Ian Bates to serve as group executive vice president. The company has also promoted Jim Doedderlein to vice president of sales, North America.…

  • FLXON, Charlotte, NC, USA The company has announced that Print Systems Consultant, Derek Parker,

    January 27, 2009
    FLXON, Charlotte, NC, USA – The company has announced that Print Systems Consultant, Derek Parker, is now responsible for the Southeastern US, Ohio, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, New England and Canada. In his role, he is responsible for new custo…

  • ERHARDT + LEIMER, Duncan, SC, USA The company has announced the appointment of Udo Skarke

    January 27, 2009
    ERHARDT + LEIMER, Duncan, SC, USA – The company has announced the appointment of Udo Skarke as CEO of its North American headquarters. He replaces David Merritt, who retired after 31 years with the company. Todd Guzzardo, who has been with E+L…

  • ELECTRO OPTIC US, Alpharetta, GA, USA Electro Optic US has announced the hiring of David Brewer

    January 27, 2009
    ELECTRO OPTIC US, Alpharetta, GA, USA – Electro Optic US has announced the hiring of David Brewer as its sales manager for the central region of the USA.…

  • DSCOOP (DIGITAL SOLUTIONS COOPERATIVE), Chicago, IL, USA The company has announced the addition of R. Craig Curran

    January 27, 2009
    DSCOOP (DIGITAL SOLUTIONS COOPERATIVE), Chicago, IL, USA – The company has announced the addition of R. Craig Curran to its board of directors.…

  • CHEMSULTANTS INTERNATIONAL, Mentor, OH, USA The company has announced the addition of David A. McCann

    January 27, 2009
    CHEMSULTANTS INTERNATIONAL, Mentor, OH, USA – The company has announced the addition of David A. McCann as director of research and development.…

  • Bert Lamberti

    January 27, 2009
    Bert Lamberti Tools & Production, Inc. (T&P), Temple City, CA, USA, has reported the passing of its former owner, Bert Lamberti. Lamberti was instrumental in directing the company’s…

  • Russell Joyce

    January 27, 2009
    Russell Joyce Russell Joyce, president of Flint Group Narrow Web, died at the age of 39 in Malmo, Sweden. Joyce began his ink industry career in 1991 with Coates Lorilleux in England. He joined the narrow web group of Akzo Nobel Inks (ANI) in 1997 a…

  • Teresa Miller

    January 27, 2009
    Teresa Miller Teresa M. Miller, co-owner of KeeBar Enterprises, a label printing business located in West Chester, PA, USA, died November 2, 2008, at age 51. She was the wife of Steven A. Miller, her business partner and husband of 29 years. The Mi…

  • Philip M. Neal

    January 27, 2009
    Philip M. Neal Philip M. Neal, retired chairman and CEO of Avery Dennison, died October 29, 2008, of heart failure. He was 68. Terry Schuler, a former senior VP at Avery, said Neal was influential in three areas key to the company's growth: leaders…

  • Primera Technology

    January 27, 2009
    Primera Technology has introduced its new CX1200 color label press. The press delivers short-run, full-color digital label printing at the price of US$14,995 (MSRP) in the USA and Canada. Features of the CX1200 press include a 12" unwind/rewind,…

  • Schober USA

    January 27, 2009
    Schober USA has introduced a new converting system based on the RSM & PBO designs that allow for the in-line finishing of products such as trays, inner frames, folding cartons and more. With this system, a preprinted roll is accurately re-registe…

  • AMAGIC Foils

    January 27, 2009
    AMAGIC Foils, author of “Cold Foil For Dummies,” has introduced its new KOLDfoil SX line of security cold foils in 3 standard security patterns and custom design holograms. The KOLDfoil SX is an anti-counterfeiting tool that can be easily…

  • SMAG draws hundreds to open house in France

    January 27, 2009
    SMAG draws hundreds to open house in France Discovery 2008, an open house organized by SMAG every two years, took place at the company’s Savigny sur Orge factory in France during three days in November. The company, which manufactures and dist…

  • Gerhardt establishes alliance with Rotometal

    January 27, 2009
    Gerhardt establishes alliance with Rotometal Gerhardt International, a supplier of rotary tooling based in Denmark, is forming a strategic alliance with Rotometal of Poland. Rotometal will supply Gerhardt with magnetic and print cylinders for its co…

  • Asahi Kasei partners with CT Graphic Arts

    January 27, 2009
    Asahi Kasei partners with CT Graphic Arts Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation, Tokyo, has announced that Correct-Touch Graphic Arts Inc. has become its national US distributor, offering Asahi AFP flexographic analog and digital plate materials. CT Gra…

  • Lederle moves into Asia with Weldon Celloplast

    January 27, 2009
    Lederle moves into Asia with Weldon Celloplast Lederle Machine Company, a US based manufacturer of rotary cutting dies, printing cylinders and label inspection tables for the narrow web printing and converting industry, has retained Weldon Celloplas…

  • Denmark makes plans for PS postage stamps

    January 27, 2009
    Denmark makes plans for PS postage stamps Denmark will introduce self-adhesive technology to its postage stamps this year when its postal service, Post Danmark, switches from gum-backed stamps in response to public demand. The Danish postal service…

  • Spartanics publishes laser cutting guide

    January 27, 2009
    Spartanics publishes laser cutting guide Label converters seeking guidance on how to best configure laser cutting technology for their specific application requirements now have access to a comprehensive guide compiled by Spartanics: Laser Cutting T…

  • Mark Andy celebrates 100th press in China

    January 27, 2009
    Mark Andy celebrates 100th press in China Mark Andy Inc., a leader in narrow and midweb printing equipment and UV curing systems, joined with distributor United Printing Equipment & Materials Corporation to celebrate the 100th installation of Ma…

  • Dion Label Printing revamps its website

    January 27, 2009
    Dion Label Printing revamps its website Dion Label Printing, Westfield, MA, USA, has launched its remodeled website at www.dionlabel.com. This new site reflects improvements in navigation, uniformity, and overall appearance. Navigation enhancements…

  • Nukote introduces

    January 27, 2009
    Nukote introduces HP Indigo product line Nukote International has unveiled a new line of HP Indigo receptive substrates. In stock are white BOPP, clear BOPP, glossy paper and semi-gloss paper roll labelstocks. Specialty Indigo products such as synt…

  • Aquaflex reports sales

    January 27, 2009
    Aquaflex reports sales up 73 percent in 2008 Aquaflex, a division of F.L. Smithe and based in Duncansville, PA, USA, reports that 2008 sales revenue increased 73 percent over 2007. The number of presses sold internationally in 2008 increased four-f…

  • Matik to represent ESS in North America

    January 27, 2009
    Matik to represent ESS in North America ESS Graphic, a Danish manufacturer of web finishing equipment, has formed a partnership with Matik North America, West Hartford, CT, USA, for distribution of ESS web finishing machinery in North America. The…

  • Sani-Blast relocates

    January 27, 2009
    Sani-Blast relocates in Minnesota Sani-Blast has announced the move to its new facility in Minneapolis, MN, USA, which combines the headquarters with the manufacturing and distribution facility. The company’s former headquarters was in Spring…

  • Fasson gains SFI status for eight US plants

    January 27, 2009
    Fasson gains SFI status for eight US plants The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison Corporation has achieved certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) for eight US coating and distribution locations. By achieving S…