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  • Phoenix Challenge holds successful fundraiser

    February 6, 2007
    The fourth annual Phoenix Challenge Fund Raising Luncheon, organized to support the 2007 Annual International Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition and the new PC College Competition, took place recently in Charlotte, NC, USA, and boasted a reco…

  • ETI users to gather in Barcelona

    February 6, 2007
    The first meeting of the newly formed ETI Users Group will take place in March in Barcelona, Spain. The group will permit users of machinery manufactured by ETI Converting Equipment, of Boucherville, QC, Canada, to exchange and share information. ETI…

  • Graphic Solutions becomes GSI Technologies in reorganization

    January 30, 2007
    Graphics Solutions International, a manufacturer of labels, industrial graphics and functional printing based in Burr Ridge, IL, USA, has reorganized, added senior management and changed its name to GSI Technologies. “The new name, which is…

  • Label Traxx gets first customers in UK

    January 30, 2007
    Tailored Solutions, developer of the Label Traxx print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, has installed Label Traxx at two United Kingdom customers. The installations — at Hamilton Adhesive L…

  • Loparex invests in North American capacity

    January 30, 2007
    Loparex, a global producer of silicone release liners, has announced several capital investments to add paper coating and film blowing capacity, and to streamline operations within North America. A high-speed paper coating line has been started up…

  • Water Ink Technologies supports Careerline Tech Center

    January 30, 2007
    Water Ink Technologies Inc., of Lincolnton, NC, USA, recently donated water based flexo inks in support of the Printing and Graphic Arts Program at the Careerline Tech Center in Holland, MI, USA. The Careerline program offers a compete course in g…

  • Harpers Educational Road Show returns in February

    January 30, 2007
    Harper GraphicSolutions, the technical service division of anilox supplier Harper Corporation, will launch its 2007 Flexographic Solutions Tour in February. Industry experts will join the Harper team for a series of six free one-day seminars that foc…

  • Etimex acquires two new presses from J&H

    January 30, 2007
    J&H Printing Solutions Inc., of Pewaukee, WI, USA, has installed two new JH1300 13" wide flexographic printing presses at Etimex, a converter of labels and tickets in Monterrey, Mexico. J&H is a supplier of flexographic presses and other…

  • Esko launches new web site

    January 30, 2007
    Esko, a manufacturer of packaging pre-production systems located in Gent, Belgium, has redesigned its web site to offer new content and format. The site address is www.esko.com. According to Esko, visitors can easily go from the home page to the i…

  • Penmar named to top 50 diversity-owned firms in Connecticut

    January 23, 2007
    Penmar Industries, of Norwalk, CT, USA, has been named among the top 50 diversity-owned businesses in Connecticut by DiversityBusiness.com. The recognition positions Penmar among the nation’s top multicultural revenue earners, which range from…

  • Avery Dennison reports strong 4th quarter

    January 23, 2007
    Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) reports net income of $101.5 million or $1.01 per share for the fourth quarter of 2006, compared with a $6.9 million or $0.07 per share loss last year. Reported results included restructuring and divestiture rela…

  • Nilpeter pushes offset sales to meet rising interest

    January 23, 2007
    Responding to a greater interest in rotary UV offset printing, especially among high-end converters in the EU countries, Nilpeter plans to boost spending on its UV rotary offset press sales budget by 50 percent in the current trading year. “…

  • Label.Com adds new servo press from Aquaflex

    January 23, 2007
    Label.Com, of Bradford, PA, USA, recently accepted delivery of a new flexo label press manufactured by Aquaflex. The press is an ELS Servo 1000. The company has equipped the press with a turnar for front and back printing, UV curing on several pri…

  • NELMA names new board, seeks new members

    January 23, 2007
    The Northeast Label Manufacturers Association (NELMA) has named new board members for 2007. They are President Steve Miller of KeeBar Enterprises, Vice President Joe Tkach of Xode, Treasurer Leslie Gurland of Logotech, Secretary Teresa Miller of KeeB…

  • Expansion-minded

    January 23, 2007
    Expansion-minded press manufacturers Two major European narrow web manufacturers have set out their respective stalls as part of their longer term future. First, GIDUE announced a share buyback plan from the Swiss-owned Banque du Gottard, which rep…

  • Stork Prints acquires

    January 23, 2007
    Stork Prints acquires AKL Flexo Technik Expectations of a bright future for flexo sleeve technology have prompted Stork Prints Group to acquire AKL Flexo Technik, a leading producer and innovator of in-the-round flexo sleeves. Stork manufactures fl…

  • Pago Group joins with sleeve label equipment supplier

    January 23, 2007
    Pago Group joins with sleeve label equipment supplier Turpins Packaging Systems (TPS) and the Swiss-based Pago Group have formed a partnership to exploit the fast-growing film sleeve market. Turpins will provide cobranded sleeve systems — sol…

  • Italian press maker

    January 23, 2007
    Italian press maker gains a Finnish sale Tarratuote OY from Tampere — one of the oldest and largest label producers in Finland — is the first company in northern Europe to install the latest version of Omet’s Varyflex UV flexo pre…

  • Major expansion for Belgian drug industry labeler

    January 23, 2007
    Major expansion for Belgian drug industry labeler One of Belgium’s largest label converters, Reynders Label Printing, is investing more than €9.7 million ($12.9 million) to expand its pharmaceutical division and increase sales throughout…

  • Skanem turns waste liner into hand towels

    January 23, 2007
    Skanem turns waste liner into hand towels A pioneering waste disposal project to turn discarded release liners into paper hand towels in India has begun. It follows cooperation between Skanem, a large European group of self-adhesive label converters…

  • Russian buying habits boost premium labeling

    January 23, 2007
    Russian buying habits boost premium labeling Russian consumers may like low prices, but premium retailing is on the rise, says IGD, an international food and grocery research organization. Besides helping to boost the country’s emerging label…

  • More UK roll label converters are expected to consolidate their resources, says an online survey of sector members by the British Printing Industry Federation (BPIF). Apparently, 70 percent of the 40 respondents expect consolidations to increase in the ne

    January 23, 2007
    More UK roll label converters are expected to consolidate their resources, says an online survey of sector members by the British Printing Industry Federation (BPIF). Apparently, 70 percent of the 40 respondents expect consolidations to increase in t…

  • George E. Phelps II

    January 23, 2007
    George E. Phelps II Allen-Bailey Tag & Label management announced the recent passing of George E. Phelps II, president and CEO. George’s passing on October 31 followed a sudden and brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Barb…

  • WESTERN SHIELD LABEL, Gardena, CA, USA The company has named Thomas Moyer

    January 23, 2007
    WESTERN SHIELD LABEL, Gardena, CA, USA — The company has named Thomas Moyer vice president of sales and marketing. He comes with nearly 15 years of experience in the PS label industry and will drive Western Shield’s growth strategy with e…

  • WATER INK TECHNOLOGIES, Lincolnton, NC, USA Neal Bogart

    January 23, 2007
    WATER INK TECHNOLOGIES, Lincolnton, NC, USA — Neal Bogart has joined the company’s technical sales staff with over 18 years of UV and water-based ink and coating experience. He is responsible for the narrow web, wide web and corrugated ma…

  • SARTOMER COMPANY, Exton, PA, USA John A. Jack Potts,

    January 23, 2007
    SARTOMER COMPANY, Exton, PA, USA — John A. “Jack” Potts, senior vice president, business management, sales and marketing, has announced his retirement. He was a key member of the management team, which guided the company through a s…

  • ROTOMETRICS, St. Louis, MO, USA Phil Taylor

    January 23, 2007
    ROTOMETRICS, St. Louis, MO, USA — Phil Taylor recently joined the company’s sales team. Based in Anaheim, CA, USA, he will serve as the regional salesperson handling the Southern California territory. He has 13 years of experience selling…

  • ROLAND DGA CORPORATION, Irvine, CA, USA The company has expanded its executive management team. Brian McLeod

    January 23, 2007
    ROLAND DGA CORPORATION, Irvine, CA, USA — The company has expanded its executive management team. Brian McLeod has been named VP of corporate marketing, responsible for marketing in North and South America (excluding Brazil). Rick Scrimger join…

  • REPACORP LABEL PRODUCTS, Tipp City, OH, USA Pat Larson

    January 23, 2007
    REPACORP LABEL PRODUCTS, Tipp City, OH, USA — Pat Larson recently accepted the position of marketing director for the company. She will promote Repacorp’s custom, stock and RFID labels and Sky-Scapes product lines. She will be responsible…

  • PARELEC INC., Rocky Hill, NJ, USA Steven L. Ludmerer

    January 23, 2007
    PARELEC INC., Rocky Hill, NJ, USA — Steven L. Ludmerer, the company’s president, left October 31, 2006. He had been part of Parelec since 1999. Geva Barash, Parelec’s chief executive officer, has been named its new president. Barash…

  • NORDSON CORPORATION, Duluth, GA, USA Eric Luftig

    January 23, 2007
    NORDSON CORPORATION, Duluth, GA, USA — Eric Luftig has joined the company as marketing manager for the Adhesive Systems Group. He will be responsible for developing and managing marketing efforts for the Packaging and Product Assembly business…

  • MAXCESS INTERNATIONAL, Oklahoma City, OK, USA The company has promoted Tom Herold f

    January 23, 2007
    MAXCESS INTERNATIONAL, Oklahoma City, OK, USA — The company has promoted Tom Herold from district sales manager to national sales manager. In his new role, he will lead a team of local representatives responsible for the care of Fife, MAGPOWR a…

  • MATIK NORTH AMERICA, West Hartford, CT, USA Christoph Davis

    January 23, 2007
    MATIK NORTH AMERICA, West Hartford, CT, USA — Christoph Davis has been appointed sales manager for the company’s web offset technologies division. He comes to Matik from the UK with 15 years experience in the narrow web offset market, spe…

  • KODAKS GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS GROUP (GCG), Rochester, NY, USA Jon Bracken

    January 23, 2007
    KODAK’S GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS GROUP (GCG), Rochester, NY, USA — Jon Bracken has been named VP of marketing and channels, workflow and prepress equipment (WPE) for the GCG. He is responsible for WPE marketing initiatives, including produc…

  • J&H PRINTING SOLUTIONS INC., Pewaukee, WI, USA John Wang

    January 23, 2007
    J&H PRINTING SOLUTIONS INC., Pewaukee, WI, USA — John Wang has been hired to head the company’s service department. He will be responsible for the installation of new presses, servicing existing installations and training J&H cust…

  • HARPERSCIENTIFIC, Charlotte, NC, USA Josh Kiser

    January 23, 2007
    HARPERSCIENTIFIC, Charlotte, NC, USA — Josh Kiser has joined the company as a technical support specialist. He is responsible for providing customers with technical assistance over the phone and supporting the HarperScientific team.…

  • HARPER GRAPHICS, Charlotte, NC, USA Christopher Mueller

    January 23, 2007
    HARPER GRAPHICS, Charlotte, NC, USA — Christopher Mueller has joined the company as production manager. He is responsible for the Herford, Germany based facility’s daily production operations, ensuring that anilox rolls are delivered on t…

  • GIDUE, Turate, Italy The companys marketing department has added two new members: Raffaella Comunetti

    January 23, 2007
    GIDUE, Turate, Italy — The company’s marketing department has added two new members: Raffaella Comunetti as marketing manager and Valerio Turconi as junior manager. Comunetti is responsible for media relations, exhibitions, advertising, a…

  • DALE LTD., Hampshire, UK The company has recently appointed Jeremy Westcott t

    January 23, 2007
    DALE LTD., Hampshire, UK — The company has recently appointed Jeremy Westcott to develop worldwide sales of its new Lambda concept. A graduate of mechanical and manufacturing engineering, his previous position was that of a design engineer for…

  • DOW CORNING, Midland, MI, USA Dow Corning Paper & Process Industries group recently named Lucrce De Ridder a

    January 23, 2007
    DOW CORNING, Midland, MI, USA — Dow Corning Paper & Process Industries group recently named Lucrèce De Ridder as its new global marketing manager for the company’s Pressure Sensitive Industry. She joined Dow Corning in 1996 and…

  • DOMINO PRINTING SCIENCES, Cambridge, UK The company has expanded its group development team with the appointments of Kirsten Telfer

    January 23, 2007
    DOMINO PRINTING SCIENCES, Cambridge, UK — The company has expanded its group development team with the appointments of Kirsten Telfer as group software director and Chris Beesley as programme director.…

  • CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (CPCC), Charlotte, NC, USA Stephen Gerhardt

    January 23, 2007
    CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (CPCC), Charlotte, NC, USA — Stephen Gerhardt takes the newly created position of Harper National Flexographic Center coordinator. He is responsible for establishing a complete series of continuing education f…

  • OSCH REXROTH CORPORATION, Hoffman Estates, IL, USA Berend Bracht, f

    January 23, 2007
    OSCH REXROTH CORPORATION, Hoffman Estates, IL, USA — Berend Bracht, former CEO of Bosch Rexroth China and former head of the company’s US industrial hydraulics operation, has taken over as president and chief executive officer.…

  • DVANCED VISION TECHNOLOGY (AVT), Atlanta, GA, USA Bruno Carrer

    January 23, 2007
    DVANCED VISION TECHNOLOGY (AVT), Atlanta, GA, USA — Bruno Carrer has been appointed Canadian sales manager for AVT’s label and packaging business throughout Canada. He is headquartered in Toronto and joins AVT from Spicers Canada (formerl…

  • 3 SIGMA CORPORATION, Troy, OH, USA Larry Slaven

    January 23, 2007
    3 SIGMA CORPORATION, Troy, OH, USA — Larry Slaven has been promoted to the position of president and chief operating officer. He has been with 3 Sigma since 1997 and most recently was the company’s vice president and general manager.…

  • Shippers

    January 23, 2007
    Shippers Badger Plug Greenville WI USA Patented Lock Box shippers from Badger Plug protect large rolls from damage during handling and transit. The roll suspension system uses pre-configured wooden walls with interlocking tabs and slots to create…

  • Inspection battery

    January 23, 2007
    Inspection battery Unilux Saddle Brook NJ USA Unilux offers its new Extended Life Battery Kit for Tracker, its handheld stroboscopic industrial inspection light. The new kit enables the light to run twice as long on a charge at half the cost of Un…

  • Adhesive products

    January 23, 2007
    Adhesive products Ashland Covington KY USA Ashland’s AROSET pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) product line was recently introduced in China by Ashland Specialty Polymers & Adhesives (SP&A), a business group of Ashland Performan…

  • Catalog

    January 23, 2007
    Catalog Exair Cincinnati OH USA Exair offers Catalog 21, a full-color technical guide offering solutions to common industrial cooling, drying, conveying, blowoff, cleaning, and static electricity problems. The catalog is an expanded 128 pages. A d…

  • Table top diecutter

    January 23, 2007
    Table top diecutter SSL Industries Sheboygan WI USA SSL Industries has launched its new narrow web rotary converting machine, Rotocut II. This single station machine was developed for short run production of paper, felt, foam, mylar, and other lig…