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  • 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…

  • Pazazz invests $1 million in digital printing and finishing

    September 17, 2007
    Pazazz, a printing company based in Montreal, Canada, has invested more than $1 million (Canadian) in digital printing and finishing equipment at its label converting unit, Phase 2.

  • Harper sets records with flexo tour

    September 17, 2007
    Harper GraphicSolutions, the technical service arm of global anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, has wrapped up the most successful and well attended Harper Flexographic Solutions Tour in its history.

  • EskoArtwork installs 1,000th Cyrel imager in Germany

    September 17, 2007
    EskoArtwork, of Gent, Belgium, has announced the installation of the 1,000th Cyrel Digital Imager (CDI) at Scholler GmbH & Co in Nuremberg, Germany, a member of Matthews International GmbH.

  • Spring Coating Systems acquires Ergeca

    September 14, 2007
    Spring Coating Systems, of Jungholtz, France, has acquired all of the shares of Ergeca, a company specializing in video inspection systems for web printing applications.

  • Avery Dennison lowers earnings outlook for 2007

    September 13, 2007
    Daniel R. OBryant, executive VP and CFO of Avery Dennison, said this week that the companys sales in July and August were well below expectations, and that a continuation of the trend would result in 2007 earnings below the what the company had antici

  • SCT International acquires Sekuworks

    September 12, 2007
    Sekuworks, of Harrison, OH, USA, a narrow web printer and converter specializing in proprietary brand protection solutions, has been acquired by SCT International, a holding company focused on security printing and brand protection.

  • L&NWs 2007 Symposium set for November in New Jersey

    September 11, 2007
    Label & Narrow Web will produce another in its continuing series of industry symposiums November 14 and 15 in New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

  • English translation of Practical UV Guide now available

    September 11, 2007
    The Practical Guide to UV Technology is now available in English.

  • Mark Andy expands Europe management team

    September 11, 2007
    Mark Andy has promoted Dieter Huck to chairman of Mark Andy Europe, and has appointed Remy Hhener as European managing director at the Basel, Switzerland office.

  • TLMI packs a crowd for Tech 007 conference

    TLMI packs a crowd for Tech 007 conference

    September 10, 2007
    With a solid reputation for producing informative and educational technical conferences, the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute drew yet another record attendance to its latest, Tech 007, held in early September in Chicago's Fairmont Hotel. Them…

  • Flint Group raises ink prices

    September 10, 2007
    As a consequence of continuously rising raw material prices, Flint Group says that it is raising prices for printing inks in all market segments in North America and Europe.

  • X-Rite to acquire Pantone

    September 7, 2007
    X-Rite, a US manufacturer of systems to measure, formulate, match, and simulate color, has announced that it will acquire Pantone for $180 million.

  • AVT to acquire GMI for $33 million

    September 4, 2007
    Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), a leader in automatic inspection solutions for printing applications based in Hod Hasharon, Israel, has announced the planned acquisition of Graphic Microsystems Inc. (GMI), from Dover Diversified Inc., a subsidiary of Do

  • UV systems cut CO2 emissions, says GEW

    September 4, 2007
    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.

  • US demand for active packaging on the rise

    September 4, 2007
    Demand for active and intelligent packaging is projected to climb 13 percent annually to $1.1 billion in 2011.

  • Lean Manufacturing Blogs

    August 31, 2007
    Lean Manufacturing is not about cars anymore. Lean is becoming popular in all kinds of industries, including label converting. Label & Narrow Web just started a column last issue devoted to this very topic. So I thought we should explore what is bein…

  • Waste, waste everywhere

    August 31, 2007
    We took a look in the last issue at something that everyone can see — inventory. This time we're tackling another topic that everyone has seen but most have probably overlooked: waste. I'm not talking about material you can't use or sell. I'm t…

  • Thanks for doing nothing

    August 31, 2007
    As I start this column, those of us who live in the Chicago area of the United States have just learned that the State of Indiana, right nearby, and federal regulators have approved the expansion of a BP refinery in Whiting that will lead to increase…

  • That sinking feeling

    August 31, 2007
    If you scan the bestseller lists these days, you find more than a few books focused on applying the principles of economics to everyday life. While they make for interesting and even illuminating reads, the problem with most of them is that, in the w…

  • Millions and millions of wine labels

    August 31, 2007
    Ever wonder how those rows of wine labels in your local market get to the shelves looking like newly minted $20 bills? And keep on looking fresh and crisp, even when they're highlighted by that "label killer" called fluorescent light? One person who…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    August 31, 2007
    Brussels show promises further advances in full color inkjet printing

  • Ink Management Systems

    Ink Management Systems

    Jack Kenny || August 31, 2007
    Tools for productivity, waste reduction, inventory control, and in-house production of custom colors.

  • Sleeve Labeling

    Sleeve Labeling

    August 31, 2007
    An international conference attracts different technologies and market performers.

  • Shrink Films

    Shrink Films

    Michelle Sartor || August 31, 2007
    To attract consumer attention, more companies are using the coverage area and interesting visual appeal of shrink films.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Resource LabelGroup

    Narrow Web Profile: Resource LabelGroup

    Jennifer Dochstader || August 31, 2007
    A recent merger and new press acquisition position this Tennessee converter for continued growth.

  • Beverage Labeling

    Beverage Labeling

    Michelle Sartor || August 31, 2007
    A fast changing market, beverage labeling presents challenges in design, production and marketing.

  • UPM Raflatac opens slitting and distribution terminal in India

    August 31, 2007
    UPM Raflatac, of Tampere, Finland, today opens a new slitting and distribution terminal in Mumbai, India.

  • Rotoflex adds magnetic cylinders to portfolio

    August 31, 2007
    Rotoflex Tooling (a division of Rotoflex International), of Mississauga, ON, Canada, is now manufacturing magnetic cylinders.

  • Five label converters rank in Inc. 5000

    August 28, 2007
    Inc. magazine has generated its Top 5,000 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States, and five label converting firms are on the list.

  • Esko and Artwork Systems become EskoArtwork

    August 28, 2007
    Esko and Artwork Systems announced the completion of their merger transactions, and declared that the combined business will be known henceforth as EskoArtwork, a name that reflects the strong heritage and broad customer base of the founding companies.

  • Webex finalizes new ownership

    August 28, 2007
    Wynnchurch Capital, a private equity firm based in Chicago, has acquired a majority interest in Webex Inc., a provider of precision rolls for the web handling and converting industries based in Neenah, WI, USA.

  • Apex invests in expanded production facility

    August 27, 2007
    The Apex Group of Companies, based in Hapert, The Netherlands, has embarked on an investment program of more than 7 million to expand its main plant.

  • True Label acquires first Jetrion 4000 color digital press

    August 22, 2007
    True Label Inc., a narrow web converter based in Toledo, OH, USA, has acquired the first Jetrion 4000 UV inkjet system.

  • Nu Tech wins US patent for cylinder coating

    August 21, 2007
    A US Patent has been awarded to Nu Tech Coatings, of Johnson City, TN, USA, for a polymer application utilized on existing or newly manufactured flexographic print cylinders.

  • Kodak introduces digital flexo prepress system

    August 21, 2007
    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, flexible film, foil, and label stock.