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  • Web cleaner

    September 17, 2007
    Web cleaner Teknek Inchinnan Scotland Teknek has added the MWC-Mini Web Cleaner to its existing range of contact cleaners for the converting and electronics industry. Designed specifically for small web sizes and slower speed applications, the MWC…

  • Electronic knifeholder

    September 17, 2007
    Electronic knifeholder Tidland Corporation Camas WA USA Tidland Corporation introduces the e-Knifeholder, an all-electronic knifeholder that eliminates guesswork in knifeholder setup and increases blade life, slitting accuracy and efficiency. It c…

  • Plate mounting

    September 17, 2007
    Plate mounting Tectonic International Merthyr Tydfil UK Tectonic International offers the Flexico V5 flexo plate mounting system. The patented design of the V5 includes a rise-and-fall plate bed. Operators place the plate onto the bed, where it is…

  • Radiometer

    September 17, 2007
    Radiometer EIT Sterling VA USA EIT offers its UV Power Puck FLASH, a self-contained, electro-optic radiometer designed for use with pulsed type UV curing systems with fast advanced electronics capable of accommodating the very rapid rise and fall…

  • Bar code/RFID labels

    September 17, 2007
    Bar code/RFID labels Tharo Systems Brunswick OH USA Tharo Systems provides a solution for printing bar code and RFID labels using XML (Extensible Markup Language) enabled enterprise systems. EASYLABEL 5.5 Platinum’s XML Monitor will “w…

  • Polyester Films

    September 17, 2007
    Polyester Films FLEXcon Spencer MA USA FLEXcon’s new THERMLfilm CHEMGARD polyester films offer a high level of chemical and scratch resistance for product identification labels without the need for an overlaminate. The matte topcoat provides…

  • Pneumatic brake

    September 17, 2007
    Pneumatic brake MAGPOWR Oklahoma City OK USA MAGPOWR has released the Smart Brake, a pneumatic brake that has been redesigned to improve efficiency and eliminate surprises on the unwind. Smart Brake indicates common problems before it’s too…

  • RFID inlays

    September 17, 2007
    RFID inlays Avery Dennison RFID Flowery Branch GA USA Avery Dennison RFID has introduced three new inlay designs — The AD-430, AD-630 and AD-813. The new inlays are EPC Class 1 Gen 2 and ISO-180006-C compliant and are designed to be read acr…

  • Thermal ribbon

    September 17, 2007
    Thermal ribbon SATO America Charlotte NC USA SATO America introduces a high-speed thermal transfer ribbon, the JetWax. It is capable of producing scannable bar codes, sharp images and human readable text at real-time print speeds of up to 16"…

  • Adhesive

    September 17, 2007
    Adhesive VPF Sprockhoevel Germany VPF, manufacturer of self-adhesive materials and service provider for self-adhesive coatings, releases its new water based acrylic dispersion permanent – 923, solvent-free. This new adhesive withstands a tem…

  • Face paper

    September 17, 2007
    Face paper UPM Raflatac Fletcher NC USA UPM Raflatac has released a new highly resistant, non topcoated, non smudge-proof, chemi-thermal face paper with standard sensitivity: Direct Thermal Premium Eco. The face paper is an ideal choice for point…

  • Premask

    September 17, 2007
    Premask R Tape South Plainfield NJ USA R Tape introduces the 4782 premium grade, screen print premask that is designed to adhere to extraordinarily slick UV ink and clear coat systems. Although the adhesive is aggressive enough to adhere to slick…

  • Charging systems

    September 17, 2007
    Charging systems MKS, Ion Industrial and Tantec Windsor Locks CT USA MKS, Ion Industrial and Tantec have jointly introduced charging systems for the printing industry. The new high-power 7305 charging generator and 7430 charging bar are ideal for…

  • Beverage film

    September 17, 2007
    Beverage film MACtac Stow OH USA MACtac has introduced OptiClear ICE, a 2.0-mil clear BOPP film for prime beverage labeling applications. Designed with the MACtac MP238 adhesive, the new clear-on-clear labels provide optimal clarity, excepti…

  • Matrix removal

    September 17, 2007
    Matrix removal Converter Accessory Corp. Wind Gap PA USA Converter Accessory Corporation (CAC) introduces a new addition to the Fox Runner portable trim removal system. The Fox Runner Matrix system is engineered specifically for tag, label and oth…

  • Conformable films

    September 17, 2007
    Conformable films Avery Dennison Fasson Roll Mentor OH USA Avery Dennison Fasson Roll North America has increased its conformable film offering. Engineered for compound curves and full squeeze applications, Fasson 3.0 Mil MDO products provide exce…

  • Anilox roll cleaner

    September 17, 2007
    Anilox roll cleaner Max Daetwyler Huntersville NC USA The Max Daetwyler Corporation, in conjunction with research chemists from Florida, introduces an anilox roll cleaner that successfully removes UV and water based inks through direct application…

  • Digital color toolbox

    September 17, 2007
    Digital color toolbox HP Palo Alto CA USA HP has made available the Digital Color Toolbox developed by HP and Pantone to further enable accurate reproduction of Pantone colors with HP Indigo digital color presses. The toolbox includes the Pantone…

  • Mounting tapes

    September 17, 2007
    Mounting tapes 3M St. Paul MN USA To take full advantage of newer higher speed presses, 3M introduces two series of Cushion-Mount Plus Tapes: the medium-soft combination 13 Series and the medium combination 15 Series. Both tape series bounce less…

  • Inventory software

    September 17, 2007
    Inventory software Tailored Solutions Milwaukee WI USA Tailored Solutions has announced new stock product features in Label Traxx version 5.1. New stock product features include the ability to track the age of finished goods inventory, make indivi…

  • Inspection rewinder

    September 17, 2007
    Inspection rewinder Mark Andy St. Louis MO USA Mark Andy introduces the advanced model VSR300. Since the first VSR inspection rewinder was launched in 2005, the line has expanded to include multiple models and options. The entry level VSR100 is a…

  • PIA/GATF gives education award to the Harpers

    September 17, 2007
    PIA/GATF gives education award to the Harpers Printing Industries of America/ Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) has named Ron and Katherine Harper the winners of its 2007 Education Award of Excellence for industry representatives. The awa…

  • Precision AirConvey doubles HQ size

    September 17, 2007
    Precision AirConvey doubles HQ size Pneumatic conveying systems manufacturer Precision AirConvey (PAC), of Newark, DE, USA, recently expanded its company headquarters, more than doubling its space to 200,000 square feet. The new office and manufactu…

  • Expansion of Ahlstrom La Gère plant completed

    September 17, 2007
    Expansion of Ahlstrom La Gère plant completed Ahlstrom, a manufacturer of high performance fiber-based materials, has announced the completion of the expansion of its production capacity of supercalendered release base papers at the La G&egra…

  • 3 Sigma attains

    September 17, 2007
    3 Sigma attains ISO 9001:2000 3 Sigma Corporation has successfully completed the requirements of ISO standards and received a Certificate of Registration for ISO 9001:2000. The process leading up to registration started in 2006 and ended in April 2…

  • Southworth attains

    September 17, 2007
    Southworth attains Lean certification Tom Southworth, of Southworth Consulting LLC, a Niantic, CT, USA-based productivity consulting firm, recently attained Lean Bronze Certification from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Specializing in Lea…

  • Kodak introduces digital flexo prepress system

    September 17, 2007
    Kodak introduces digital flexo prepress system Kodak has introduced a new digital flexo plate production system which it says provides “previously unachievable near-offset print quality on a wide variety of substrates, including paper, flexibl…

  • UV systems cut CO2 emissions, says GEW

    September 17, 2007
    UV systems cut CO2 emissions, says GEW UV systems manufacturer GEW (EC) Ltd. has revealed figures on CO2 emissions with cost savings to date based on the supply of its e-Brick electronic UV curing systems. “We are developing products to help…

  • BST adds Mark Andy rewinder to demo center

    September 17, 2007
    BST adds Mark Andy rewinder to demo center BST Pro Mark and Mark Andy have continued an 18-year tradition of cooperation with the addition of a new Mark Andy VSR100 rewinder in the BST demo center in Elmhurst, IL, USA. The rewinder is equipped with…

  • ITW Performance Polymers acquires M&C

    September 17, 2007
    ITW Performance Polymers acquires M&C ITW Performance Polymers, an Illinois Tool Works company, has acquired M&C Specialties Co., a Pennsylvania based contract manufacturer of custom-fabricated diecut adhesive components, tapes and labels t…

  • ChemInstruments’ growth prompts global sales conference

    September 17, 2007
    ChemInstruments’ growth prompts global sales conference ChemInstruments, a division of Chemsultants International, held its first global sales meeting recently to plan educational programs and other tactics for the future. The session was held…

  • Gallus and BHS to present folding carton technology seminar

    September 17, 2007
    Gallus and BHS to present folding carton technology seminar Gallus Inc., along with BHS, a Gallus-owned company that manufactures folding carton converting equipment, will sponsor a day-long seminar November 1 at Gallus’ US headquarters in P…

  • DiTrolio Institute creates Harper Flexo Lab

    September 17, 2007
    DiTrolio Institute creates Harper Flexo Lab Seeking to expand the capabilities and capacity of the DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), Broadview, IL, USA, owner Vince DiTrolio asked Ron and Katherine Harper for advice. The Harpers, founders of Ha…

  • Avery Dennison expands film capacity

    September 17, 2007
    Avery Dennison expands film capacity The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison Corporation has invested $20 million in additional coating and finishing capacity at its Quakertown, PA, USA facility. This additional capacity will suppor…

  • Atlas Die buys Gardall Manufacturing

    September 17, 2007
    Atlas Die buys Gardall Manufacturing The operations and assets of Gardall Manufacturing Corporation, of Wood Dale, IL, USA, have been acquired by Atlas Die LLC, of Elkhart, IN, USA. Gardall is a manufacturer of rotary dies, print cylinders and anvil…

  • Brushfoil expands to South America

    September 17, 2007
    Brushfoil expands to South America Brushfoil LLC, of Guilford, CT, USA, has expanded its presence into South America with the appointment of Nelxon Technical Films of Araras, Brazil, as its distributor. Nelxon distributes flexible films for industri…

  • Nilpeter introduces first Brazil-made press

    September 17, 2007
    Nilpeter introduces first Brazil-made press Nilpeter, a manufacturer of narrow web label presses headquartered in Slagelse, Denmark, has announced the introduction of its first FBR press. BR is short for Brazil. Earlier this year the company began p…

  • RotoMetrics wins award from Ashton Potter

    September 17, 2007
    RotoMetrics wins award from Ashton Potter Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd., of Williamsville, NY, has named RotoMetrics the winner of its 2006 Quality Supplier Award Program. Ashton Potter is a leading company in the security printing market. RotoMetrics is…

  • AWA hosts PS adhesive technology workshop

    September 17, 2007
    AWA hosts PS adhesive technology workshop The Introduction to Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Technology Workshop 2007, organized by AWA Alexander Watson Associates, will take place October 18 and 19 in Miami, FL, USA. The workshop is a technical and in…

  • Polymag Tek achieves CE certification

    September 17, 2007
    Polymag Tek achieves CE certification Polymag Tek Inc., of Rochester, NY, USA, a designer and manufacturer of contact web cleaning equipment, has received CE certification for its Narrow Web Cleaner (NWC) family of products. Polymag is entering the…

  • Mark Andy expands operations in India

    September 17, 2007
    Mark Andy expands operations in India Mark Andy, the US-based narrow web press manufacturer, has signed a long-term contract with a multinational engineering and software development firm based in Bangalore, India. The engineering team will work wit…

  • Lewis Label adds

    September 17, 2007
    Lewis Label adds Esko digital imager Lewis Label Products, of Fort Worth, TX, USA, has announced the installation of a digital plate imager. The Esko CDI 2530 was successfully lowered through the equipment hatch in the prepress department roof with…

  • Weber Marking Systems celebrates 75 years

    September 17, 2007
    Weber Marking Systems celebrates 75 years Weber Marking Systems, of Arlington Heights, IL, USA, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The company was founded as a small addressing machine company in 1932 and is now a worldwide manufacturer of l…

  • Taylor Label gains

    September 17, 2007
    Taylor Label gains FSC certification Taylor Label, a manufacturer of stock, bar coded and printed labels, has recently earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and is the first label producer in North America to do so. As the winner of…

  • True Label acquires first Jetrion 4000 inkjet press

    September 17, 2007
    True Label acquires first Jetrion 4000 inkjet press True Label Inc., a narrow web converter based in Toledo, OH, USA, has acquired the first Jetrion 4000 UV inkjet system. Jetrion, which unveiled the press at Labelexpo Americas in 2006, is owned by…

  • Labeltronix launches new wine sales team

    September 17, 2007
    Labeltronix launches new wine sales team In response to growing demand for custom label solutions, Labeltronix, a converting company based in Orange, CA, USA, has hired two salesmen to serve only the wine industry. Bill Huey and Steve Bisceglia have…

  • Tailored Label Products and Mike Erwin honored

    September 17, 2007
    Tailored Label Products and Mike Erwin honored Tailored Label Products Inc. (TLP), a custom manufacturer of high-performance labels and diecut adhesives located in Menomonee Falls, WI, USA, has been named one of the 2007 Top 10 Small Businesses thro…

  • Smyth Companies acquires Stoffel unit

    September 17, 2007
    Smyth Companies acquires Stoffel unit Smyth Companies Inc., based in Minneapolis, MN, USA, has completed a purchase of the Printing Division of Stoffel Seals Corporation. The acquisition will give Smyth additional capabilities for package promotion…

  • Syracuse Label plans $2.8 million upgrade

    September 17, 2007
    Syracuse Label plans $2.8 million upgrade Syracuse Label Co., a label converter in Liverpool, NY, USA, has announced that it will invest more than $2.8 million dollars in machinery and equipment upgrades at its plant. The company employs 85 people,…

  • Alex Mulvenny granted MBE award

    September 17, 2007
    Alex Mulvenny granted MBE award Alex Mulvenny, owner of Labelgraphics, will receive a Member of the British Empire (MBE) award from the Queen of England. The MBE is one of a series of awards that the queen gives out on an annual basis. Mulvenny says…