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Published January 31, 2006
Advanced Vision Technology Ltd. (AVT), based in Hod-Hasharon, Israel, has reported sales of US$25.1 million for 2005, an increase of 17.7 percent over the previous year. The company manufactures automatic optical inspection and quality assurance syst… Read More »
Published January 31, 2006
Max Daetwyler Corporation (MDC), of Huntersville, NC, USA, has received the Innovation Award from the European Rotogravure Association. The award was presented to MDC for its Starbase Cylinder System, a manufacturing process to produce lightweight… Read More »
Published January 24, 2006
Pro Label Inc., of Appleton, WI, USA, has purchased the assets and intellectual property of Xpanded Label Technology LLC, also of Appleton. The acquisition allows Pro Label to provide a broader range of service and product offerings to former Xpanded… Read More »
Published January 24, 2006
Raflatac, one of the world’s leading pressure sensitives suppliers, and UPM Rafsec, a manufacturer of RFID tags and inlays, have merged to form a new business entity, UPM Raflatac. Both have been subsidiaries of UPM, of Finland. The new company… Read More »
Published January 24, 2006
Sun Chemical, the world’s largest ink maker, has announced a licensing agreement under which it will make and sell MetalFX inks, a technology that can be used to print up to 104 million metallic colors. Sun Chemical will have five locations… Read More »
Published January 17, 2006
Label & Narrow Web magazine will sponsor the L&NW Label Symposium, an educational program for narrow web converting professionals, in May 2006. The symposium is the first in a continuing series. Described as “The Event that Enables Y… Read More »
Published January 17, 2006
FlexoTemps Ltd., a job placement bureau affiliated with DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), has been established in the Chicago area. The announcement was made by Vincent DiTrolio, founder of the institute. “FlexoTemps fills positions in… Read More »
Published January 17, 2006
Clemson University’s Department of Graphic Communications will conduct two of its most popular symposia concerning the management of color in the coming months. Both 2.5-day programs will link industry experts and innovators with university fac… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
New Jetlaser Duoface from Raflatac Raflatac has produced a new angle on reducing or even eliminating the backing liner for manually applied labels, such as those used in transport or logistic labeling. Its double-sided Jetlaser Duoface is claimed t… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Major UK licensing deal for color-change labeling Sherwood Technology Ltd., a UK-based color change specialist, has teamed up with label converter Sessions of York in a worldwide licensing deal. It means Sessions can produce Gamma Sterilization Ind… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Trade report urges converters to turn to drink Self-adhesive labels account for only 7 percent of the European bottled drinks market, but this still represents a huge and growing market in volume terms, with rising consumption offering further produ… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Stralfors strengthens its pharmaceutical presence Stralfors, a major independent Swedish label and forms group, is developing its Pharmakett labeling division by opening a separate factory in Gothenburg. It will operate entirely separately from the… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Recycling initiative keeps valued items out of the trash Even the best run label converting businesses accumulate rolls of unused materials or even pieces of equipment. They often retain some degree of value, but are usually trashed. As a rebuttal t… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
German retailer pilots RFID labels with Gen 2 inlays The first application of the latest Gen 2 RFID technology at retail pallet level is being operated by the REWE Group in Germany. It has over 11,500 shops and 195,000 full-time employees, with food… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
To the surprise of some, the American owners of Sherman Treaters decided to close its UK and world headquarters, located some 30 miles north west of London. A corporate decision to consolidate its activities and move administration, sales and service… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
SATO AMERICA INC., Charlotte, NC, USA — The company has appointed Terry Bresin as the new western regional sales manager. He will be responsible for the continued development and growth of channel business within the western territory. He will… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY (PCMC), Green Bay, WI, USA — The company has announced that Frederick W. Baer has assumed the new role of executive vice president of corporate development following the change in ownership to Barry-Wehmiller Co… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
NILPETER USA, Cincinnati, OH, USA — The company has announced the addition of Kim Tanis as southeast regional sales manager. He is a 30-year veteran of the converting industry, spending his first 10 years as a service technician and more than 2… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
MAXCESS INTERNATIONAL, Oklahoma City, OK, USA — Mike Flannigan has been promoted to sales manager for corporate user accounts at Maxcess International as part of the company’s effort to better serve its larger corporate customers.… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
AVERY DENNISON CORP., Pasadena, CA, USA — The company announced that its board of directors has elected Kent Kresa as non-executive chairman. He takes over for Philip M. Neal who has retired from his position of chairman and former chief execut… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
ANDERSON & VREELAND INC., Bryan, OH, USA — Joe Tuccitto has been appointed as manager of training and technologies for the company. He previously worked at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, MN, USA, where he created… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
ADHESIVES RESEARCH INC., Glen Rock, PA, USA — The company named Geoff Bennett to lead the new ARcare division as vice president and general manager. ARcare will focus on adhesive coated products, films and laminates for the pharmaceutical, medi… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Rotary screen inks UVitec Printing Ink Lodi NJ USA UVitec’s new line of UV inks for rotary screen applications is anchored by an opaque white available in silicone and non-silicone versions. All Pantone bases, PMS shades and spec… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Coating product trial Craig Adhesives and Coatings Newark NJ USA Craig Adhesives and Coatings announces a free trial program for its 1077M-3 coating product used by sheetfed offset printers running hybrid inks. The program allows printers to order… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Mounting adhesive Adchem Corporation Riverhead NY USA Adchem now offers the 8311M-76G permanent/removable mounting adhesive on double-coated polyester film. The company says the adhesive delivers a strong yet removable bond to digital imaging, ele… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Flexo inks Fujifilm Sericol Kansas City KS USA Fujifilm Sericol has introduced Uvisleeve, a UV curable flexo shrinksleeve ink, as part of its UVivid family of UV flexo and rotary screen inks. The company says Uvisleeve was designed to shrink to th… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Magnet bracket for ink pails HarperScientific Charlotte NC USA HarperScientific introduces the PMBK ProMag magnet with bracket. It is a 1" diameter grade 35 neodymium rare earth magnet that is designed to hang on the inside of any size ink… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Color management GretagMacbeth Regensdorf Switzerland GretagMacbeth is bundling its Eye-One Pro color management system with a new ruler system and carrying bag. The new ruler glides over the test chart with no contact with the Eye-One device, whi… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Digital films 3M St. Paul MN USA 3M has added two digital products to its line of label materials: a clear polypropylene for the no-label look and a silver polypropylene for a mirror-finish label. 3M says the specially optimized face stocks… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Automated hand proofer cleaning system Integrity Engineering Princeton MN USA Integrity Engineering is beta testing a new automated hand proofer cleaning system called The Clean Machine. The product is designed to reduce hand proofer cleaning time… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Expanded labels Xpanded Label Technology Appleton WI USA Xpanded Label Technology offers expanded content labels (ECLs) made with Polyart synthetic paper. The company says the ECL works well in high moisture environments, including outdoor r… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Coating formulation Starna Industries Chadwell Heath UK Starna Industries has released Curecoat HV as part of its Curecoat collection. Curecoat HV is suitable for screen printing and litho applications. The company claims Curecoat HV is an easy to… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Lamp module IST Metz Nuertingen Germany UV supplier IST METZ has a new lamp module named MBS-5, which was introduced at Labelexpo Europe in September. The company says the module is efficient, bringing up to 40 percent more UV energy onto th… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Security labels Avery Dennison Roll Materials Leiden The Netherlands Avery Dennison Roll Materials Europe releases Fasson PEHD TE, a facefilm with a tamper-evident device offered within the Fasson Specialty portfolio. The face film has the look an… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Surface treater Enercon Industries Menomonee Falls WI USA Enercon Industries has introduced Dyne-A-Mite IT, a surface treater that provides a safe and effective means of cleaning surfaces and raising surface energy to promote the adhering and bond… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Transfer ribbons Hyatt’s All Things Creative Buffalo NY USA The company introduces the ZeroNine NexGen thermal transfer ribbons for the GERBER EDGE. It joins products from Gerber Scientific (GerberColor) and those from Duracoat. NexGen ribbo… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Specialty release films CPFilms Fieldale VA USA CPFilms offers polyester-based release liners that the company says are especially well-suited for medical applications. The films include UV5A, UV10, UV30, UV50, and UV100 UV-cured and S… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
RFID assembly line Muehlbauer AG Roding Germany Muehlbauer has introduced the Tag Module Assembly system (TMA) as a new inline equipment solution for the converting industry. The system uses a “strap attach” process which works with RF… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Bar code verification BST Pro Mark Elmhurst IL USA BST Pro Mark has released the DM400, a bar code verification system designed for use on slitters, rewinders and filling lines. The purpose is to ensure that all bar codes can be read a… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
New machines Rotoflex International Ontario Canada Rotoflex introduces the new HLI series of slitting, rewinding and inspection machines available in 13" and 16" web widths. The company says the HLI delivers consistent slitting performan… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Security coating Water Ink Technologies Lincolnton NC USA Water Ink Technologies introduces a new yellow shade of black light security coating. On paper substrates that have optical brighteners added, it can be difficult to see security markings b… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Alternative film Fasson Roll North America Painesville OH USA The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison has introduced EarthFirst PLA film to its product offering. The company says the film offers a high gloss and scratch-resistant… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Security coating Water Ink Technologies Lincolnton NC USA Water Ink Technologies introduces a new yellow shade of black light security coating. On paper substrates that have optical brighteners added, it can be difficult to see security markings b… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Alternative film Fasson Roll North America Painesville OH USA The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison has introduced EarthFirst PLA film to its product offering. The company says the film offers a high gloss and scratch-resistant… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Retrofit equipment Telstar Engineering Burnsville MN USA Telstar Engineering has released the Flexo-Screen DUO, a switch-out system that utilizes the same base frame for both screen or UV-flexo printing. The device allows printers to have both rot… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Magnetic cylinders T.D. Wright St. Paul MN USA TDW has expanded its line of modular magnetic cylinders. From rotary magnetic/solid anvil solutions to cylinders for matched male/female wrap die sets, TDW offers repeat ranges from 6" to 6… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Flexo plate imagers Esko-Graphics Ghent Belgium Esko-Graphics has added two new models to its line of Cyrel Digital Imager (CDI) flexo imagers. The CDI Spark 4260 images plates as large as 42" x 60" and runs in front of any solvent proce… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Omet offers a new plate cleaning system that the company says eliminates machine stops for cleaning and guarantees a constant high-quality print. The cleaning head moves transversally on the printing unit and is adjustable for all of its functions: s… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
A true story The editor of this magazine was approached recently in a wine store by a person promoting the products of Oxford Landing, an Australian winery. The sales person actually directed his attention to the back label to show him a perfo… Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Plastic Suppliers debuts new EarthFirst logos Plastic Suppliers, a manufacturer of oriented plastic film based in Columbus, OH, USA, has introduced new company logos for itself and its subsidiaries, Sidaplax Belgium and Sidaplax United Kingdom. Eac… Read More »
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