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  • KODAK GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, Rochester, NY, USA Venkat Purushotham,

    July 18, 2006
    KODAK GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, Rochester, NY, USA — Venkat Purushotham, general manager and vice president of digital printing of Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group (GCG) was included in the Asian American Business Development Cent…

  • KOCHER + BECK UK LTD., Leicestershire, UK The company announces the departure of Roger Stebbings,

    July 18, 2006
    KOCHER + BECK UK LTD., Leicestershire, UK — The company announces the departure of Roger Stebbings, its sales director. He resigned from the company June 1 to take on a worldwide role offered to him recently…

  • HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA Mark Jacques

    July 18, 2006
    HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — Mark Jacques has been promoted to first shift production supervisor at the company’s Green Bay manufacturing facility located in De Pere, WI, USA. Pat Brzyski has been promoted to the co…

  • GEW ASIA, Mumbai, India The company has opened the first phase of its sales, service and manufacturing operation in Mumbai.

    July 18, 2006
    GEW ASIA, Mumbai, India — The company has opened the first phase of its sales, service and manufacturing operation in Mumbai. The facility will service the Indian sub-continent and the Southeast Asia markets. The operation is headed by CEO Dnya…

  • THE FREEMAN COMPANY, Erlanger, KY, USA Rick Stachel

    July 18, 2006
    THE FREEMAN COMPANY, Erlanger, KY, USA — Rick Stachel has joined the company as vice president of operations. He will be based at Freeman’s corporate headquarters and will have operations responsibility for Erlanger, KY, USA, as wel…

  • EDALE AMERICA, Raleigh, NC, USA Karl Schmucker

    July 18, 2006
    EDALE AMERICA, Raleigh, NC, USA — Karl Schmucker will be heading the company. He has a history in the flexography industry, working in sales for Nilpeter and IST and over 18 years experience in all phases of graphic arts.…

  • CANFLEXOGRAPHICS LTD., Burlington, ON, Canada The company has added Pascal Ross

    July 18, 2006
    CANFLEXOGRAPHICS LTD., Burlington, ON, Canada — The company has added Pascal Ross to its sales team. He will be responsible for client management and service of the wide web and narrow web flexographic markets in the province of Quebec.…

  • BROOKFIELD ENGINEERING LABORATORIES, Middleboro, MA, USA The company has added Andrew Crawford

    July 18, 2006
    BROOKFIELD ENGINEERING LABORATORIES, Middleboro, MA, USA — The company has added Andrew Crawford as an on-site service engineer. The addition is part of the company’s recent expansion of its service team, which it says is a response to cu…

  • BARRY-WEHMILLER COMPANIES INC., St. Louis, MO, USA Jeffrey S. Hansen

    July 18, 2006
    BARRY-WEHMILLER COMPANIES INC., St. Louis, MO, USA — Jeffrey S. Hansen has been appointed director of international finance. He has 20 years of international banking and manufacturing business experience. Barry-Wehmiller is the parent of&…

  • AQUAFLEX, Duncansville, PA, USA The company has hired Walter Mesik

    July 18, 2006
    AQUAFLEX, Duncansville, PA, USA — The company has hired Walter Mesik as print manager for its headquarters. His duties will encompass a variety of sales, marketing, training, and merchandising support functions. Aquaflex has also hired industry…

  • APEX, Hapert, The Netherlands The company has appointed Mogens Lindstrom

    July 18, 2006
    APEX, Hapert, The Netherlands — The company has appointed Mogens Lindström as sales area manager for Denmark, Sweden and Norway. He has worked in the flexographic industry since 1969. He writes articles for several European graphic magazin…

  • Dirk Desanzo

    July 18, 2006
    Dirk Desanzo Dirk J. Desanzo, who founded Technicote in 1980, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 25, at the age of 63. He was born in Beaver Falls, PA, USA and lived in Stow, OH, USA before moving to Naples, OH in 1987, where he resided until his d…

  • UV calculator

    July 18, 2006
    UV calculator Nordson Amherst OH USA Nordson Corporation has created an electronic calculator that allows users to compare their current finishing process to a process with UV curable coatings and UV technology. The company says that with a…

  • Digital print engine

    July 18, 2006
    Digital print engine Aellora Digital Keene NH USA Aellora Digital, a MARKEM company, introduces its new SureFire 65 Digital Print Engine for piezo drop-on-demand (DOD) inkjet printing. The SureFire 65 is a fully integrated industrial inkjet print…

  • Adhesive tape

    July 18, 2006
    Adhesive tape Adchem Riverhead NY USA Adchem Corporation introduces its new 353M double-coated acrylic adhesive tape system. 353M is formaldehyde-free and combines the quick-stick properties of rubber-based systems with the temperature performance…

  • Engraving process

    July 18, 2006
    Engraving process Sandon Global Engraving Technology Chesire UK Sandon Global Engraving Technology has launched two new engraving processes for anilox rollers that give enhanced ink transfer and performance when printing combinations of solids, ti…

  • Doctor blades

    July 18, 2006
    Doctor blades Flexo Concepts Plymouth MA USA Flexo Concepts introduces its newest doctor blade, TruPoint UltraFlex. The blade is engineered from a thin weave fiberglass composite material, which the company says provides the same level of st…

  • Printer/coater

    July 18, 2006
    Printer/coater Retroflex Wrightstown WI USA Retroflex introduces its T-Series press, a budget priced printer/coater that can be added to an existing line or can be purchased as a stand-alone. It can be designed as either a flexographic or gravure…

  • Laboratory unit

    July 18, 2006
    Laboratory unit GEW (EC) Surrey UK GEW has developed a new mini laboratory unit for curing UV inks, coatings or adhesives that provides the ability to work away from the production line to produce or test small lots or sample preparations on a var…

  • Plate mounting tape

    July 18, 2006
    Plate mounting tape 3M St. Paul MN USA 3M introduces its EH-Series Adhesive offering higher plate side adhesion for flexographic printing, holding the edge on cylinder diameters as small as two inches. The EH-Series is the newest adhesive choice f…

  • Fast drying paper

    July 18, 2006
    Fast drying paper Yupo Corporation America Chesapeake VA USA Yupo Corporation America launches its newest grade, YUPO Accel, which allows up to an 80 percent reduction of drying time compared to previous offerings. The company says that the produc…

  • New formula

    July 18, 2006
    New formula HarperScientific Charlotte NC USA HarperScientific has a new formula for one of its flagship products, CeramClean II, an anilox roll cleaner. CeramClean II removes water, dried UV-based and solvent-based inks from the cells of anilox r…

  • Squeegee

    July 18, 2006
    Squeegee Fujifilm Sericol USA Kansas City KS USA Fujifilm Sericol USA has introduced SeriBlade SB, a squeegee that promises to significantly extend blade life, prevent dot gain, reduce scrap, and generate savings on ink and other consumables. The…

  • Print quality verifier

    July 18, 2006
    Print quality verifier Lake Image Systems Henrietta NY USA Lake Image Systems’ Print Quality Inspector monitors the continuity of continuously printed documents on inkjet, LED and laser based printing equipment. If Print Quality Inspector de…

  • Hot air station

    July 18, 2006
    Hot air station Malcom Hot Air Systems Portsmouth RI USA Malcom Hot Air Systems introduces a portable, conveyorized hot air station that can be custom configured to dry and cure products using various blowers, nozzles and accessories. The pr…

  • Hot air station

    July 18, 2006
    Hot air station Malcom Hot Air Systems Portsmouth RI USA Malcom Hot Air Systems introduces a portable, conveyorized hot air station that can be custom configured to dry and cure products using various blowers, nozzles and accessories. The pr…

  • Rotary screen

    July 18, 2006
    Rotary screen Lebanon Valley Engraving Lebanon PA USA Lebanon Valley Engraving (LVE) offers its lacquer rotary screen, which it describes as a high-quality, durable rotary screen product that provides excellent performance for the narrow web print…

  • RFID software

    July 18, 2006
    RFID software PRISYMID Charlotte NC USA PRISYMID says its PRISYM software can manage RFID devices and printed labels, combining both a bar coding system and an advanced RFID system on a single, user-friendly platform. PRISYM allows the user to ret…

  • Gauging system

    July 18, 2006
    Gauging system NDC Infrared Engineering Irwindale CA USA NDC Infrared Engineering introduces TDI (Total Distributed Intelligence) on a processing engine called a D-BRIC. The company says each D-BRIC is smaller than 4" x 6" (10 cm x…

  • Servo press

    July 18, 2006
    Servo press Aquaflex Duncansville PA USA Aquaflex introduces the new ELS Servo press specifically designed for the tag and label industry. Value-priced and film capable, the ELS comes in 10" and 13" web widths and has press speeds of up…

  • haft rollers

    July 18, 2006
    haft rollers Convertech Wharton NJ USA Convertech introduces a new differential shaft design with GlideLock rollers. The company says the rollers allow ease in loading and unloading heavy rolls. Because each GlideLock roller functions independentl…

  • Anilox roll liquids

    July 18, 2006
    Anilox roll liquids Apex North America Satin Stone Graphics Donora PA USA, Mooresville NC USA Apex North America and Satin Stone Graphics have joined forces to bring BioClean anilox roll cleaning liquids to market. BioClean liquids are available…

  • Ink degradent option

    July 18, 2006
    Ink degradent option Fujifilm Sericol USA Kansas City KS USA Fujifilm Sericol USA has introduced the Xtend GreenLine “One-Step” Product Combination, a newly packaged product option for its XID-480 ink degradent. This product redu…

  • Polyethylene film

    July 18, 2006
    Polyethylene film FLEXcon Spencer MA USA FLEXcon introduces its new glow-in-the-dark polyethylene film, Phosphorescent PE 600 Lt. Green V-465 90 PFW, which is intended for indoor novelty sticker applications. The film is printable with UV and solv…

  • CTP platesetter

    July 18, 2006
    CTP platesetter Screen USA Rolling Meadows IL USA Screen introduces the PlateRite FX870, a computer-to-plate (CTP) platesetter for both flexographic and letterpress printing. Developed by the Media Technology Company of Dainippon Screen Manufactur…

  • Curing system

    July 18, 2006
    Curing system Nordson Amherst OH USA Nordson Corporation has introduced the UV Star Curing System that concentrates maximum UV energy only where needed for optimal operating efficiency. Nordson UV Star Systems are designed to fit into the ti…

  • Overlaminate film

    July 18, 2006
    Overlaminate film acpo Oak Harbor OH USA acpo ltd. introduces 691V, a UV resistant overlaminate film created to give label manufacturers an alternative to using expensive UV inks in their label printing processes. The company says it is a clear, d…

  • EB flexo inks

    July 18, 2006
    EB flexo inks Sun Chemical Parsippany NJ USA Sun Chemical, maker of inks and pigments, has introduced WetFlex. It is a new printing process designed to improve print quality and efficiency for flexible packaging using a new generation energy…

  • Label applicator

    July 18, 2006
    Label applicator Avery Dennison Printer Systems Philadelphia PA USA Avery Dennison Printer Systems offers ALS 204, a new industrial-grade label applicator for continuous duty applications in shipping, packaging, loading-dock, warehouse, and distri…

  • Die attachments

    July 18, 2006
    Die attachments Dynamic Dies Holland OH USA Dynamic Dies announces new Slideware rotary die attachments. The company says Slideware was created for speed and accuracy with multiple setups and can quickly change cut out configurations and locations…

  • Carbon fiber rolls

    July 18, 2006
    Carbon fiber rolls Webex Neenah WI USA Webex offers an extra-thick outer epoxy layer on carbon fiber rolls, which protects the roll’s strength layers of wound filaments while providing the ideal surface for custom roll treatments. The surfac…

  • Doctor blades

    July 18, 2006
    Doctor blades XSYS Supplies Plymouth MN USA XSYS Supplies North America now offers the new One-step Blade from Max Daetwyler doctor blades. The One-step Blade is meant to lessen the downtime related to ink spitting when running UV flexo inks. The…

  • Facestock

    July 18, 2006
    Facestock Fasson Roll North America Painesville OH USA Fasson Roll North America has expanded its 2006 wine label portfolio offering with Fasson Tree-Free facestock. Made from a combination of bamboo pulp, ditch reed and cotton linters, the…

  • Cleaning cloths

    July 18, 2006
    Cleaning cloths HarperScientific Charlotte NC USA HarperScientific introduces Prem-Tek Towels, cleaning cloths made of ultra-fine microfiber filament. The company says the towels are very absorbent and are virtually lint free. A single fiber is co…

  • Dissolver/cleaner

    July 18, 2006
    Dissolver/cleaner Max Daetwyler Huntersville NC USA The Max Daetwyler Corporation introduces its new MDC1 Ink Dissolver/ Cleaner as part of a full line of flexo consumable products. It is for use on anilox rollers, gravure cylinders, presses, ink…

  • By Michelle Sartor

    July 18, 2006
    By Michelle Sartor Ashley Foster and Amanda Tootill of Career & Technology Center of Anderson in Williamston, SC, USA were awarded first place at the ninth annual International Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition. Both girls participated…

  • Aquaflex servo press hits affordable

    July 18, 2006
    Servo technology is usually more expensive than conventional drives, and servo driven presses for narrow web production, complete with electronic brains and memories, have been in the premium price bracket since they started to come into the marketpl…

  • HP sponsors digital print

    July 18, 2006
    The subject of digital label printing drew about 200 graphic arts professionals to the Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, NV, USA, for several days in May. The sponsor was Hewlett-Packard (HP), and the event was the HP Label &̴…

  • Die stations with brains adjust changing

    July 18, 2006
    A US die manufacturer has introduced a new diecutting station that uses electronics and hydraulics to automatically correct many of the problems that plague the cutting process. The new system is described by the developer as “a unique approach…

  • UVitec forms alliance

    July 18, 2006
    UVitec forms alliance with Flexsolutions UVitec Printing Ink Inc., a manufacturer of UV inks and UV coatings located in Lodi, NJ, USA, announces a partnership with Flexsolutions of…