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  • Industry experts to speak at Clemson Color Management Symposium

    May 27, 2008
    Twelve top industry leaders in color management training and innovation will be on hand for the Color Measurement and Management Symposium, June 25-27, at Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA.

  • DiTrolios Scholarship Drive Golf Outing set for September 8

    May 27, 2008
    The date for the 5th Annual Scholarship Drive Golf Outing has been set for September 8, the day before the start of Labelexpo Americas 2008.

  • Multi-Color: A decade of record revenue

    May 21, 2008
    Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ: LABL) has marked its 10th consecutive year of record revenue.

  • Berkshire Labels green labelstock wins certification

    May 21, 2008
    Berkshire Labels, headquartered in Hungerford, Berkshire, England has become the first company to offer a fully biodegradable and compostable self adhesive label range that conforms to EN13432 in its own right.

  • Label Traxx launches Version 5.2

    May 21, 2008
    Tailored Solutions, the producer of Label Traxx print business software for narrow web flexo converters, has introduced Version 5.2 of the software.

  • AVT combines EMEA sales and marketing teams

    May 21, 2008
    Advanced Vision Technologies (AVT), a manufacturer of high end web inspection equipment, has unified the sales and marketing operations of AVT and GMI (Graphic Microsystems Inc.) Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

  • Spinnaker Coating opens new slitting distribution center

    May 21, 2008
    Spinnaker Coating LLC, of Troy, OH, USA, has opened a slitting distribution center in New York for pressure sensitive material.

  • Innovias NatureFlex film wins two awards

    May 21, 2008
    NatureFlex, Innovia Films biodegradable, compostable, flexible film, has won prizes at two packaging awards ceremonies recently: the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, and Canadas Sustainable Packaging Leadership Awards.

  • Les femmes

    May 20, 2008
    Les femmes Gender correctness is maybe less acute in Europe than in North America, but French label magazine Etiq & Pack took the bull and the cow by the horns with an investigation on women in management positions in the French label industry.…

  • Green monsters

    May 20, 2008
    Green monsters Amorphous but vocal anti-packaging movements exist in many European countries, and nowhere more vocal than in the UK. As a result package and label suppliers as well as retailers are falling over each other in the rush to demonstrate…

  • Focus on pharma and food

    May 20, 2008
    Focus on pharma – and food The recent acquisition of Paxar has led to structural changes in Avery’s business in Europe. One plant which has benefited from this change is the Avery Printer System Division plant in Eching, Germany. Two hun…

  • Cheaper chips

    May 20, 2008
    Cheaper chips A symposium organized by the German Packaging Institute in Dresden in December 2007 reported on successes achieved by German label and packaging converters like August Faller and Bartsch International in supplying RFID-enabled entry ti…

  • Auto-RFID

    May 20, 2008
    Auto-RFID With an output of nearly 2,000 vehicles per day, the Ford plant in Cologne, Germany, is one of the biggest in the country, and shipping the finished product to dealers by road, rail or canal is a logistical nightmare. Ford went looking for…

  • Homage to Catalonia

    May 20, 2008
    Homage to Catalonia Less well reported is another 50th anniversary, this time in Spain. Back in 1958 Caposa Company, in one of the barrios of old Barcelona, produced Spain’s very first pressure sensitive label, using the invention made famous…

  • FINAT: Fighting fit at fifty

    May 20, 2008
    It is a sobering thought that 75 percent of the world’s present population was as yet unborn when, back in 1958, a small group of British and continental label specialists met in Nice, France, to found the world’s first international pres…

  • TAPECON, Buffalo, NY, USA Tapecon has announced additions to its sales team. Michael Torrell

    May 20, 2008
    TAPECON, Buffalo, NY, USA ­– Tapecon has announced additions to its sales team. Michael Torrell will cover western New York and Nello Mastracco will cover the eastern…

  • STORK PRINTS AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA Danny Sheikh

    May 20, 2008
    STORK PRINTS AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA – Danny Sheikh has been appointed executive vice president of Stork Prints America. He moves from Stork Prints Pakistan where he had been managing director since 2001.…

  • SMYTH COMPANIES, Minneapolis, MN, USA Smyth has named Bill Denzen

    May 20, 2008
    SMYTH COMPANIES, Minneapolis, MN, USA – Smyth has named Bill Denzen general manager of the company’s Minneapolis roll-fed division.…

  • SCREEN (USA), Rolling Meadows, IL, USA Screen (USA) has announced the promotion of Scott Benson

    May 20, 2008
    SCREEN (USA), Rolling Meadows, IL, USA – Screen (USA) has announced the promotion of Scott Benson to the newly created position of product coordinator for CTP/Workflow.…

  • ETALFX, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK MetalFX Technology, a Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation subsidiary, has named Jim Walker

    May 20, 2008
    METALFX, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK – MetalFX Technology, a Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation subsidiary, has named Jim Walker as business manager.…

  • KAMMANN SERVICE, St. Charles, IL, USA Kammann Service Inc., the service support company of Kammann Machines Inc., has announced the appointment of its new president, Paul Bolduc.

    May 20, 2008
    KAMMANN SERVICE, St. Charles, IL, USA – Kammann Service Inc., the service support company of Kammann Machines Inc., has announced the appointment of its new president, Paul Bolduc.…

  • HARPER GRAPHICSOLUTIONS, Charlotte, NC, USA The company has announced the addition of Paul Teachout

    May 20, 2008
    HARPER GRAPHICSOLUTIONS, Charlotte, NC, USA – The company has announced the addition of Paul Teachout to its team as Southeast technical graphics advisor. Also, Ken Jones has joined Harper as a technical account manager. Jones is responsible fo…

  • GPA, Chicago, IL, USA Anne Tuzik

    May 20, 2008
    GPA, Chicago, IL, USA ­– Anne Tuzik has been promoted to vice president of finance. In this role, Tuzik will have responsibility for all aspects of GPA’s financial management.…

  • FUSION UV SYSYEMS, Gaithersburg, MD, USA Fusion UV Systems Inc. announces the appointment of Bill Tongen

    May 20, 2008
    FUSION UV SYSYEMS, Gaithersburg, MD, USA – Fusion UV Systems Inc. announces the appointment of Bill Tongen as key account manager. Tongen has territory responsibility for sales in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, South Dakota and North Dakota.…

  • FUJIFILM HUNT CHEMICALS U.S.A., Allendale, NJ, USA Fujifilm Hunt Chemicals U.S.A. has announced the appointment of Steven Coomber

    May 20, 2008
    FUJIFILM HUNT CHEMICALS U.S.A., Allendale, NJ, USA – Fujifilm Hunt Chemicals U.S.A. has announced the appointment of Steven Coomber to the position of marketing manager, Business Development Group. In addition, the company announced the restruc…

  • ERHARDT + LEIMER, Duncan, SC, USA Dana Caruana

    May 20, 2008
    ERHARDT + LEIMER, Duncan, SC, USA – Dana Caruana has rejoined Erhardt + Leimer as key account manager for converting industry sales, USA. The company has named Bob Jackson technical sales manager for the South Central Territory in the US. Gary…

  • CC1, Portsmouth, NH, USA CC1 has announced the hiring of Mike Coughlin

    May 20, 2008
    CC1, Portsmouth, NH, USA – CC1 has announced the hiring of Mike Coughlin as field service engineer.…

  • ACPO LTD., Oak Harbor, OH, USA David A. McSherry Sr.

    May 20, 2008
    ACPO LTD., Oak Harbor, OH, USA – David A. McSherry Sr. has been added to apco’s staff as chief financial officer. McSherry has more than 20 years experience in the pressure sensitive industry and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black…

  • UV ink and coating

    May 20, 2008
    UV ink and coating UVitec Printing Ink Lodi NJ USA UVitec Printing Ink introduces Rotary Screen Color Shift UV Ink. This product prints a light pearl-like shade and will shift in color as viewing angle shifts. The ink is designed to use with a var…

  • Static locator

    May 20, 2008
    Static locator Meech Static Eliminators USA Norton OH USA Meech has announced the launch of the new 983v2 Static Locator, a lightweight pocket-sized device that provides an accurate measurement of static electrical charges over a wide range of vol…

  • Label printer

    May 20, 2008
    Label printer Tharo Systems Brunswick OH USA Tharo Systems Inc. introduces the H-600 Series, a 6" wide thermal transfer bar code label printer. It features all metal construction with a cast aluminum center wall for added strength. The large…

  • Plate products

    May 20, 2008
    Plate products MacDermid Printing Solutions Atlanta GA USA MacDermid Printing Solutions introduces two new sheet photopolymer products – Digital MGC and MAX. Digital MGC is a digital plate designed for corrugated board print applications and…

  • Laser marking

    May 20, 2008
    Laser marking Fujifilm Hunt Chemicals U.S.A. Allendale NJ USA Fujifilm has developed CodeStream as an alternative to current product marking technologies including thermal transfer, inkjet, and laser ablation. Imaged by low power, CO2 lasers, Code…

  • Cushion mounting tapes

    May 20, 2008
    Cushion mounting tapes Rogers Corporation Rogers CT USA Rogers Corporation has developed three cushion mounting tapes from its R/bak SA 3000 line of products. The series now includes three levels of compressibility to accommodate the full range of…

  • RFID inlays

    May 20, 2008
    RFID inlays Avery Dennison RFID Pasadena CA USA Avery Dennison RFID has launched four new RFID inlays. Each inlay has been designed for specific applications from e-pedigree to pharmaceutical and inventory management systems. The company says the…

  • Flexographic varnish

    May 20, 2008
    Flexographic varnish Advanced ink and Chemical Bensalem PA USA Advanced Ink and Chemical announced the development of three types of flexographic clear varnish. Super Low Gloss Glue-able Matte is designed to be glue-able and is perfect for paper c…

  • Flexo platesetter

    May 20, 2008
    Flexo platesetter EskoArtwork Gent Belgium EskoArtwork has announced the introduction of the Esko Cyrel Digital Imager (CDI) Spark 4260 Auto at Drupa 2008. The product is built for fully automated plate loading, imaging and unloading. The added au…

  • Servo press web width addition

    May 20, 2008
    Servo press web width addition Aquaflex Duncansville PA USA Aquaflex announces the introduction of the new ELS Servo press with a 16" web width. Originally available in 10" x 13" web widths, The new 16" ELS Servo offers a great…

  • Fraudulent buyers target label printers

    May 20, 2008
    By Jack Kenny The scammers are going after the label companies. Several North American converters have received emails from various clergymen who are interested in buying labels. It appears that the requests for quotes are aimed at making money thro…

  • Gallus promotes the benefits of a digital

    May 20, 2008
    By Steve Katz Gallus, a label printing equipment manufacturer, welcomed over 100 guests to its headquarters in St. Gallen, Switzerland, for the company’s VIP seminar titled “Industrial Manufacturing: The Benefits of Digital Workflow Solu…

  • Loparex Group to sell some units to Mondi

    May 20, 2008
    Loparex Group to sell some units to Mondi Loparex Group, a manufacturer of release liners, has signed an agreement with Mondi Coating BV (part of Mondi Group) to sell Loparex Oy (Lohja, Finland), Loparex Ltd. (Glossop, England), as well as Loparex&r…

  • SMAG establishes

    May 20, 2008
    SMAG establishes a sales office in USA SMAG, a French manufacturer and distributor of printing and converting equipment for the label and flexible packaging industry, has opened a branch office in the United States to handle sales in the US and Can…

  • Bunting acquires Magnet Applications Group

    May 20, 2008
    Bunting acquires Magnet Applications Group Bunting Magnetics Company, Newton, KS, USA, has acquired Magnet Applications Group Ltd. (MAGL). MAGL was founded in 1955 and currently has manufacturing operations in Berkhamsted, England, and Dubois, PA, U…

  • FINAT launches a club for young managers

    May 20, 2008
    FINAT launches a club for young managers FINAT, the European label association, has launched a Young Managers’ Club to help prepare the next generation of executives for taking control of their companies. The club is welcomed by Isidore Leiser…

  • Korean firm taps Stork for RFID printing

    May 20, 2008
    Korean firm taps Stork for RFID printing EXAX Inc., a South Korean chemical manufacturer, is set to expand into RFID (radio-frequency identification) label production at its Cheonan plant by investing in a dedicated rotary screen printing line from…

  • DuPont, Sun join forces to improve flexography

    May 20, 2008
    DuPont, Sun join forces to improve flexography DuPont Packaging Graphics and Sun Chemical, two suppliers to the flexographic and packaging graphics industries, are collaborating to produce improvements in flexo printing by bringing together Sun&rsqu…

  • Three suppliers win FPPA innovation awards

    May 20, 2008
    Three suppliers win FPPA innovation awards The Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA) recently presented its annual awards in San Antonio, TX, USA. The recipients of the 2008 Technological Innovator of the Year awards are NPP Packagin…

  • Label Traxx adds Indigo parameters to software

    May 20, 2008
    Label Traxx adds Indigo parameters to software Tailored Solutions’ Label Traxx print business management software now fully supports HP Indigo presses in label production. Label Traxx Version 5.2 enables HP Indigo users to automatically apply…

  • Avery Dennison acquires DM Label Group

    May 20, 2008
    Avery Dennison acquires DM Label Group Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) has acquired DM Label Group, a manufacturer of woven labels with manufacturing facilities in six countries. DM Label Group is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. “The a…

  • Digitalabel launches

    May 20, 2008
    Digitalabel launches an expanded website Digitalabel launched its new website, www.digitalabelllc.com, featuring samples, substrate suggestions, a quote request form and more. “We offer a fully electronic, computer-to-print, narrow web metho…