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  • TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), North Kingstown, RI, USA Kojiro Maeda has been named chairman of the board. Maeda

    September 3, 2008
    TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), North Kingstown, RI, USA ­– Kojiro Maeda has been named chairman of the board. Maeda will assume the responsibilities of a chief executive officer in this newly created position. His appointment became effective Ju…

  • PITMAN COMPANY, Totowa, NJ, USA The company announced that Dave Wilkins

    September 3, 2008
    PITMAN COMPANY, Totowa, NJ, USA – The company announced that Dave Wilkins has been appointed to the position of vice president, sales.…

  • PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY (PCMC), Green Bay, WI, USA Dominic Verderese Barnes

    September 3, 2008
    PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY (PCMC), Green Bay, WI, USA – Dominic Verderese Barnes has joined the company as a sales engineer for new flexographic printing machinery, with a concentrated focus on customers in Canada and the Western United S…

  • Vince Tabone

    September 3, 2008
    NDC INFRARED ENGINEERING, Irwindale, CA, USA ­– NDC Infrared Engineering announced the appointment of Vince Tabone as director of customer care, the Americas.…

  • MAXCESS INTERNATIONAL, Oklahoma City, OK, USA Ron Schmidt,

    September 3, 2008
    MAXCESS INTERNATIONAL, Oklahoma City, OK, USA – Ron Schmidt, formerly director of OEM sales for Maxcess International, has been promoted to vice president of market development, North America and export.…

  • KODAK, Rochester, NY, USA Stephen Green has

    September 3, 2008
    KODAK, Rochester, NY, USA – Stephen Green has been appointed vice president, marketing, Prepress Solutions, for Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group.…

  • GALLUS INC., Philadelphia, PA, USA Brian Bishop

    September 3, 2008
    GALLUS INC., Philadelphia, PA, USA – Brian Bishop has been named president of Gallus Inc., the North American arm of the Swiss narrow web press manufacturer. (See article on page 10.)…

  • FLEXO CONCEPTS, Plymouth, MA, USA Flexo Concepts announced that Dave Burgess

    September 3, 2008
    FLEXO CONCEPTS, Plymouth, MA, USA – Flexo Concepts announced that Dave Burgess has joined its team as vice president of sales and marketing.…

  • LXON, Charlotte, NC, USA Kris Harris

    September 3, 2008
    LXON, Charlotte, NC, USA – Kris Harris has assumed direct responsibility for customer relations and market development for FLXON’s business in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin.…

  • ESKOARTWORK, Gent, Belgium Guido Van der Schueren

    September 3, 2008
    ESKOARTWORK, Gent, Belgium ­– Guido Van der Schueren has been appointed to the position of vice chairman of the board.…

  • ORTEGRA, Fairfield, NJ, USA James A. Struhar

    September 3, 2008
    ORTEGRA, Fairfield, NJ, USA – James A. Struhar has been appointed to the position of general manager.…

  • CONCEPTS NREC, White River Junction, VT, USA Illias Mustafa

    September 3, 2008
    CONCEPTS NREC, White River Junction, VT, USA – Illias Mustafa is the company’s new senior sales manager in Europe.…

  • Badger Plug - Roll protectors

    September 3, 2008
    Designed for converters seeking to protect roll products from damage during shipping and storage, Badger Plug Company introduces Pad Plugs. The company offers an extensive choice of sizes and styles available for roll suspension and protection applic…

  • Nordson - Adhesive guns

    September 3, 2008
    Nordson Corporation has introduced its next generation of compact electric hot melt adhesive guns. e.dot+ electric guns offer a combination of highly accurate dot or bead placement, easy installation and quiet operation, while requiring minimal space…

  • Mark Andy - Slitter/rewinder equipment

    September 3, 2008
    Mark Andy has announced updates to its VSR line of slitter/rewinders, including upgrades to the control system, as well as enhancements to available options on the equipment. Implementation of a Rockwell Automation control system features a menu-driv…

  • Tharo Systems - Label printer

    September 3, 2008
    The new Tharo Systems H-400/H-600 Series thermal transfer product identification and bar code label printers, available in 203 or 300 DPI, feature a durable all metal construction with a cast aluminum center wall for added strength. The large media w…

  • 3M - Structured adhesive

    September 3, 2008
    3M Performance Label Materials with Structured Adhesive helps prevent bubble trouble caused from entrapment or outgassing. Microchannels throughout the structured adhesive allow air to flow freely from between the label adhesive and substrate. 3M say…

  • Spartanics - Screen printing system

    September 3, 2008
    Spartanics-Systec has released the Spartanics Fineprint Cylinder Screen Printing Line, a cylinder-configured screen printing system. The Spartanics-Systec Fineprint Cylinder Screen Printing systems are custom-built for maximum efficiency and optimum…

  • Rayven is certified to

    September 3, 2008
    Rayven is certified to ISO 9001:2000 standard Rayven Inc., a provider of laminating, coating and converting services, today announces that the management system of the company’s St. Paul, MN, USA, facility has passed an ISO 9001:2000 quality…

  • ETI Converting secures patent in Europe

    September 3, 2008
    ETI Converting secures patent in Europe ETI Converting, Boucherville, QC, Canada, has received a patent covering 27 European countries for its “method and apparatus for manufacturing pressure sensitive adhesive labelstocks with printing under…

  • Neenah Paper raises prices on tech products

    September 3, 2008
    Neenah Paper raises prices on tech products Neenah Paper, Alpharetta, GA, USA, has announced a price increase for all technical products produced in the United States, including papers used for heat transfer, coated abrasives, decorative components,…

  • CCL plans $25 million expansion in Asia

    September 3, 2008
    CCL plans $25 million expansion in Asia CCL Industries has announced that it will invest $25 million over 2008 and 2009 to expand its CCL Label operations in Asia. The company began doing business in Asia five years ago with its 2003 investment in B…

  • Gallus has new sales agency in Italy

    September 3, 2008
    Gallus has new sales agency in Italy Franchini & C. SRL, of San Giuliano Milanese, Italy, now has sole responsibility for sales and service of Gallus label printing presses in Italy. For 35 years, Gallus press systems in Italy were distributed b…

  • Pitman Co. acquires National Graphic Supply

    September 3, 2008
    Pitman Co. acquires National Graphic Supply Pitman Company, Totowa, NJ, USA, a leading independent North American graphic arts supplier, has announced that it has acquired National Graphic Supply of Albany, NY, USA. National Graphic Supply, founded…

  • Ashland invests in its adhesives business

    September 3, 2008
    Ashland invests in its adhesives business Ashland’s Specialty Polymers Adhesives (SP) business recently installed equipment valued at more than $2 million to enhance service and capabilities for its printing, packaging and coatings product lin…

  • Mhlbauer unveils fast RFID inlay machine

    September 3, 2008
    Mühlbauer unveils fast RFID inlay machine Mühlbauer Technology Group, headquartered in Roding, Germany, says it has developed “the world’s fastest and highly flexible RFID inlay production line: TAL 20000.” A successor t…

  • SMAG to market Aquaflex in Europe

    September 3, 2008
    SMAG to market Aquaflex in Europe After its “velvet divorce” from GIDUE, and having installed 26 of the Italian manufacturer’s presses in France, SMAG has announced a new partnership with Aquaflex, a manufacturer of flexographic pr…

  • Polywest opens sleeve plant in Wisconsin

    September 3, 2008
    Polywest opens sleeve plant in Wisconsin Polywest USA opened a new 10,000 square foot manufacturing and sales plant on September 1 in Appleton, WI, USA. Polywest, which is headquartered in Germany, is a manufacturer of sleeves for the printing and c…

  • amarco to consolidate Illinois manufacturing

    September 3, 2008
    amarco to consolidate Illinois manufacturing Pamarco Global Graphics (PGG) has announced that operations at its plant in Elk Grove Village, IL, USA, will be moved into the Wheeling, IL, plant as of September. The Elk Grove Village plant is focused o…

  • FTA previews FIRST 4.0 to Milwaukee audience

    September 3, 2008
    FTA previews FIRST 4.0 to Milwaukee audience Flexographic printers/converters in the Milwaukee, WI, USA, region learned about some of the new additions and modifications to the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) premier technical manua…

  • Mark Andy wins award

    September 3, 2008
    Mark Andy wins award for Ohio export efforts Mark Andy’s manufacturing operation in Milford, OH, USA, has been honored by the state’s governor, Ted Strickland, for its dedication to export related projects. An annual honor, the Governor…

  • Raflatac offers non-PS stocks in small volumes

    September 3, 2008
    Raflatac offers non-PS stocks in small volumes UPM Raflatac has introduced Fast Face, an ordering program for non-adhesive products. The program enables labelstock converters to receive lower volume, custom slit orders of select non-adhesive produc…

  • Sani-Blast promotes

    September 3, 2008
    Sani-Blast promotes US stimulus package Sani-Blast, of Spring Grove, MN, USA, is guaranteeing 2008 delivery of equipment orders placed by November 1 to help printers take advantage of the potential tax benefits of the 2008 economic stimulus package…

  • GIDUE sells six presses in the Balkan region

    September 3, 2008
    GIDUE sells six presses in the Balkan region GIDUE, a manufacturer of label and packaging presses headquartered in Turate, Italy, says that its distributor in Europe’s Balkan region, Simark, has resulted in the installation of two new presses…

  • Six Multi-Plastics plants gain AIB compliance

    September 3, 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…

  • Aztech, Power Forward form business venture

    September 3, 2008
    Aztech, Power Forward form business venture Aztech Converting Systems of Tempe, AZ, USA, and Power Forward Inc. of Toronto, ON, Canada, have formed a venture that will manufacture and market a line of equipment for converters in the extended content…

  • Alden & Ott introduces Soy-Flex printing inks

    September 3, 2008
    Alden & Ott introduces Soy-Flex printing inks Alden & Ott, Mount Prospect, IL, USA, has been producing soy products since the 1980s for its offset ink division. The company now introduces Soy-Flex printing inks for flexographic presses. Sal…

  • Fasson adds wine papers to eco-friendly portfolio

    September 3, 2008
    Fasson adds wine papers to eco-friendly portfolio The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison, located in Mentor, OH, USA, has added three “eco-friendly” products to its wine substrate portfolio, bringing to 13 the number of…

  • Customers reduction

    September 3, 2008
    Customer’s reduction lowers MCC’s Q1 sales Multi-Color Corporation (Nasdaq: LABL), Sharonville, IL, USA, announced financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2008, compared with the same period a year ago. Net revenues incre…

  • CCL sales up 3 percent

    September 3, 2008
    CCL sales up 3 percent in second quarter CCL Industries Inc., based in Toronto, Canada, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of labels and specialty packaging for the consumer products and healthcare industries, says that sales for the se…

  • Tamper evident label utilizes intaglio printing

    September 3, 2008
    Tamper evident label utilizes intaglio printing Sekuworks, Harrison, OH, USA, has introduced a security label product line combining intaglio currency printing with custom void release technology specific to each brand owner’s project. The new…

  • Cortegra introduces Braille-embossed text

    September 3, 2008
    Cortegra introduces Braille-embossed text Cortegra, a manufacturer of labels and other packaging products based in Fairfield, NJ, USA, has introduced Braille-embossed cartons and labels to comply with impending European Union legislation. Using spec…

  • McCourt Label awarded ISO 14001 environmental certification

    September 2, 2008
    The company has committed itself to excellence and leadership in protecting the environment.

  • Lauterbach Group goes green

    September 2, 2008
    Flexographic printer announces construction of new LEED production facility.

  • AVTs first half revenues up 113 percent

    September 2, 2008
    Leap attributed to acquisition of Graphics Microsystems Inc.

  • Juliet Midlik elected president of CEMA

    September 2, 2008
    The association addresses the needs of converting equipment manufacturers.

  • Aquaflex to unveil new press at Labelexpo

    September 2, 2008
    The ELS-D series features dual servo drives on the print head.

  • Thermal transfer laminates from Sekisui at Labelexpo

    September 2, 2008
    Sekisui TA will feature its full line of thermal transfer printable overlaminates and a new product catalog.

  • Cortegra introduces patented extended content labels

    August 26, 2008
    Three versions of the labels are available.

  • Lake Image Systems moves into Asia

    August 26, 2008
    The companys US and UK operations have expanded as well.