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  • Williamson to distribute DuPont flexo products in Canada

    February 27, 2007
    DuPont Packaging Graphics, of Wilmington, DE, USA, has chosen Williamson Printing Materials Limited, of Grimsby, ON, Canada, to distribute its line of flexographic products in Canada. “We put a lot of thought into how we could enhance our su…

  • Gallus to produce flexo sleeve seminar in Germany

    February 27, 2007
    Inspired by the success of its industrial manufacturing seminar focusing on offset printing workflow in last year, Gallus has added a seminar on flexo sleeve workflows, to be held March 21 and 22 at its German manufacturing site close to Frankfurt. G…

  • XSYS hosts print awards at Labelexpo Brussels

    February 27, 2007
    XSYS Print Solutions, the narrow web ink manufacturer headquartered in Sweden, has announced a call for entries to the XSYS Print Awards 2007. The third annual event will be held at Labelexpo Europe 2007 in Brussels on September 29. Label converte…

  • 3 Sigma acquires PWC in Ohio

    February 27, 2007
    3 Sigma Corporation, of Troy, OH, USA, a supplier of specialty coated and adhesive products, recently purchased the equipment and assets of PWC Incorporated in Springboro, OH. PWC manufactured custom pressure sensitive products, and performed contrac…

  • MACtac adds to capabilities with Pennsylvania coater

    February 27, 2007
    MACtac, a supplier of pressure sensitive adhesive materials headquartered in Stow, OH, USA, has purchased a new coater. The investment is part of the company’s growth initiatives affecting all of the commercial areas it serves, and will be inst…

  • RFID Market Update

    RFID Market Update

    Michelle Sartor || February 26, 2007
    RFID growth did not meet expectations in 2006, but those involved believe that adoption will continue as businesses realize the benefits of the technology.

  • Cenveo acquires Printegra Corporation

    February 20, 2007
    Cenveo Inc. (NYSE: CVO), based in Stamford, CT, USA, has announced the acquisition of Printegra Corporation, a provider of business forms, office documents, checks, and labels, headquartered in Peachtree City, GA, USA. Among Printegra's divisions is…

  • Western Shield Label announces relocation

    February 20, 2007
    Western Shield Label, a converter based in Gardena, CA, USA, has signed a five year lease on a 17,000 square foot facility in Rancho Dominguez, also in California, and will take possession in May 2007.   “We’re really excited abou…

  • Alden & Ott celebrates 50 years in business

    February 20, 2007
    2007 marks the 50th anniversary of Alden & Ott Printing Inks. Joe Alden and Henry Ott founded the company in 1957 as an offset ink manufacturer. Ott, who was the company chemist, decided to pursue other interests. Alden purchased his shares in th…

  • Edale showcases RFID at open house

    February 20, 2007
    Edale, a press manufacturer based in Romsey, England, recently sponsored an open house to showcase its Lambda press, which was configured for offline RFID inlay affixing, incorporating a Tamarack P500 RFID unit. More than 50 customers from the UK and…

  • In-mold association launches web site

    February 20, 2007
    The In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA) has officially launched its web site, which is dedicated to in-mold labeling and decorating. The internet address is www.imdassociation.com. The site includes a calendar of events relating to in-mold decor…

  • GIDUE introduces a new UV curing system

    February 13, 2007
    GIDUE, a manufacturer of narrow web presses based in Turate, Italy, has introduced UV TIME!, an ultraviolet curing system described as environmentally friendly and oxygen-free. The system was produced in partnership with Air Liquide France. &ldquo…

  • 2007 North American Label Study published by TLMI

    February 13, 2007
    The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) has published the 2007 edition of the North American Label Study (NALS), which provides an overview of the pressure sensitive label and product decoration market. The study gives TLMI member companies…

  • Brushfoil attains ISO 9001:2000 certification

    February 13, 2007
    Brushfoil LLC, of Guilford, CT, USA, a manufacturer of brushed films and papers that enhance the appearance of consumer products, has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification for its quality management system based on standards set by the International O…

  • Kodak to address platemakers at annual convention

    February 13, 2007
    Managing last minute changes with PDF technology is the focus of a Kodak presentation at the annual Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA) convention, scheduled for Feb. 18-20 at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, Scottsdale, AZ, U…

  • TLMI plans technical conference in Chicago Sept. 4-6

    February 6, 2007
    The Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) will hold its eighth technical conference at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago September 4-6. Titled “Tech 007: For Your Eyes Only”, the event will offer a range of technical presentation top…

  • Etiko expands with new Mark Andy press

    February 6, 2007
    Etiko, a label converter based in Szczecin, Poland, has invested in a new Mark Andy LP3000 flexo press, installed by Mark Andy AG, based in Switzerland. The press is an eight-color 13" (330mm) machine with full UV curing. It joins three Mark And…

  • 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…

  • Harper’s 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…