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  • Automatic rewind

    March 9, 2006
    Automatic rewind Larson/Burton Loves Park IL USA Larson/Burton offers the Rollette 400, which is designed for continuous take-up of scrap material from any converting process. It will rewind miniature rolls and automatically cut off material and b…

  • Software demos

    March 9, 2006
    Software demos FlexoStep Development Dallas TX USA New demos of FlexoStep are available online at www.flexostep.com. Versions are for Mac OS X and Windows for Adobe’s Illustrator and Macromedia’s Freehand. FlexoStep is a step an…

  • Curing evaluator

    March 9, 2006
    Curing evaluator UV Process Supply Chicago IL USA UV Process Supply has introduced the CON-TROL-CURE Thin Film Calorimeter (TFC-9000). It measures the curability of inks, coatings and adhesives to ensure that curing is consistently batch-to-…

  • Finishing technology

    March 9, 2006
    Finishing technology Schober Eberdingen Germany Schober GmbH has redesigned its PBO offline rotary converting line for the production of cigarette blanks and liquid packaging. The machine is available in three working widths: 550 mm, 650 mm and 85…

  • Finishing technology

    March 9, 2006
    Finishing technology Schober Eberdingen Germany Schober GmbH has redesigned its PBO offline rotary converting line for the production of cigarette blanks and liquid packaging. The machine is available in three working widths: 550 mm, 650 mm and 85…

  • Flexo label press

    March 9, 2006
    Flexo label press Sohn Manufacturing Elkhart Lake WI USA Sohn introduces the model 8400, a wider version of the model 4400 flexographic label press. The model 8400 is a four color flexo press that the company says is small, compact and easy to use…

  • Digital systems

    March 9, 2006
    Digital systems Aellora Digital Keene NH USA Aellora Digital, a Markem company, has introduced the SureFire TKMP 1000 small format digital printing systems for jetting its hybrid UV-curable white and color jetting inks. The systems are designed fo…

  • Business software

    March 9, 2006
    Business software Tailored Solutions Milwaukee WI USA Tailored Solutions has enhanced the e-mail capability of Label Traxx print business management software for flexo narrow web label printers and converters. The company says that the new version…

  • Expanded turret rewinder

    March 9, 2006
    Expanded turret rewinder Keene Technology South Beloit IL USA KTI now offers an automatic core loader and a finished roll removal system on its JR Series Turret Rewinder. The design has evolved into a total automation system for the rewindin…

  • Kodak focuses on graphics

    March 9, 2006
    Eastman Kodak Company hosted an event highlighting its Graphic Communications Group (GCG) in Rochester, NY, USA in early February. Vic Stalam, general manager at Kodak’s GCG, explained the company’s mission: “We hope that Kodak pack…

  • Indigo users form Dscoop support group

    March 9, 2006
    Indigo users form Dscoop support group Owners of HP Indigo presses have formed Digital Solutions Cooperative — Dscoop — to help users leverage their investments in HP’s digital print technology. Dscoop now comprises press own…

  • CPFilms revamps its product web site

    March 9, 2006
    CPFilms revamps its product web site CPFilms Inc., a manufacturer of coated films for electronics, medical, high-technology, industrial, commercial, and solar control applications based in Fieldale, VA, USA, has launched a revamped web site. The si…

  • MPS opens South Asia office in Mumbai

    March 9, 2006
    MPS opens South Asia office in Mumbai Dutch press manufacturer MPS has established itself in South Asia with the opening of an office in Mumbai, India. The compoany has retained Vijay Pareek to represent its brand India, as well as in Pakistan, Ne…

  • Matik North America

    March 9, 2006
    Matik North America to represent Senntech Matik North America, based in West Hartford, CT, USA, is now representing the Senntech line of slitter rewinders in the US, Canada and Mexico. Matik now will provide owners of existing and new Senntech slit…

  • Harper’s Platinum rolls now made worldwide

    March 9, 2006
    Harper’s Platinum rolls now made worldwide Harper Corporation, a manufacturer of laser engraved anilox rolls, has announced that its Platinum XLT (Xtreme Laser Technology) anilox and coating roll manufacturing system is now in operation at all…

  • Stork Prints & AKL

    March 9, 2006
    Stork Prints & AKL form flexo alliance Stork Prints, a pioneer of direct laser engraving, has formed a partnership with AKL Flexo Technik to develop new flexographic products. According to a joint announcement, technicians from both comp…

  • AVT sales increase

    March 9, 2006
    AVT sales increase 17.7 percent in 2005 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 opt…

  • Altana Chemie acquires Rad-Cure Corporation

    March 9, 2006
    Altana Chemie acquires Rad-Cure Corporation Altana Chemie AG, of Wesel, Germany, signed an agreement in January to acquire Rad-Cure Corporation, a specialist in the field of overprint UV curable coatings and adhesives for the paper and board packagi…

  • Novamelt to expand

    March 9, 2006
    Novamelt to expand into North America Novamelt, an adhesive manufacturer based in Wehr, Germany, has announced that it plans to produce and distribute its products in the United States. Founded in 1989, the company has marketed its pressure sensit…

  • Daetwyler wins award for gravure system

    March 9, 2006
    Daetwyler wins award for gravure system 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 manuf…

  • ‘Esko’ updates identity, reports high ’05 revenue

    March 9, 2006
    ‘Esko’ updates identity, reports high ’05 revenue Esko-Graphics, of Gent, Belgium, a market leader in packaging pre-production systems, reports substantial revenue growth for 2005, according to Carsten Knudsen president and CEO. &l…

  • Clemson seminars focus on color management

    March 9, 2006
    Clemson seminars focus on color management 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 industr…

  • RDP Marathon renamed Drent Goebel N. America

    March 9, 2006
    RDP Marathon renamed Drent Goebel N. America RDP Marathon, the Canadian press manufacturer acquired by Drent Goebel in 2005, has officially changed its name to Drent Goebel North America Inc. The company is located in Montreal. “Since t…

  • Smart Label forum comes to

    March 9, 2006
    Smart Labels USA 2006, a major conference that will address RFID and related issues, will be held March 28-29 at the Westin Copley Hotel in Boston, MA, USA. The organizer is IDTechEx, which is based in Cambridge, England. For the fifth consecutive y…

  • Chemsultants growth recognized in Ohio

    March 9, 2006
    Chemsultants’ growth recognized in Ohio For the 13th consecutive year, Chemsultants International, of Mentor, OH, USA, has earned recognition as one of Ohio’s fastest growing companies. The company received the honor, known as the “…

  • Paragon Data Systems launches RFID web site

    March 9, 2006
    Paragon Data Systems launches RFID web site Paragon Data Systems, a provider of bar code, RFID and data collection products based in Cleveland, OH, USA, has launched a web site designed to assist companies with meeting RFID compliance mandates. The…

  • Metro Label makes top 50

    March 9, 2006
    One of Canada’s most elite business awards — Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies — has been bestowed upon Metro Label, of Toronto, ON. A second generation family-run business, Metro Label started from humble beginnings in 1974…

  • Pro Label acquires Xpanded Label Tech

    March 9, 2006
    Pro Label acquires Xpanded Label Tech 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…

  • Seal-It wins more

    March 9, 2006
    Seal-It wins more business awards For the second consecutive year, Seal-It Inc. has been named to the Div 500 list of “Top Owned Businesses” by Diversity Business.com. In addition, Seal-It has been named to Diversity Business.com&rsquo…

  • TLMI names ‘Best Managed Companies’

    March 8, 2006
    Four US label converters were named the “Best Managed Companies” this week by the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute. The annual Eugene M. Singer Awards, which recognize top label companies in four size categories, were presented Mar…

  • TimeMed acquires Automatic Business Products

    March 8, 2006
    TimeMed Labeling Systems, a label converter that focuses on products for the healthcare industry, has acquired Automatic Business Products Company Inc. (ABP), a provider of business forms and labels. Included in the purchase is Pharmex, ABP’s p…

  • Avery Dennison highlights growth at investor meeting

    March 8, 2006
    Avery Dennison Corporation says that it has doubled its share of sales in emerging markets over the past five years, and that revenue from Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe currently represent more than 20 percent of the company’s total sa…

  • Plastic Suppliers wins FTA Environmental Excellence Award

    March 8, 2006
    Plastic Suppliers Inc., of Columbus, OH, USA, is the 2006 recipient of the Environmental Excellence Award from the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA). The award is given for the category of innovative technology for Plastic Suppliers’ Ear…

  • Pamarco Technologies acquired by equity firm J.P. Kotts

    March 8, 2006
    Pamarco Technologies Inc., of Roselle, NJ, USA, a manufacturer of anilox rolls, has been sold by Bradford Investments to the private equity firm J.P. Kotts & Company. Pamarco Technologies, which has several divisions serving the printing industry…

  • Indigo users form Dscoop support group

    March 8, 2006
    Owners of HP Indigo presses have formed Digital Solutions Cooperative — Dscoop — to help users leverage their investments in HP’s digital print technology. Dscoop now comprises press owners and users as well as HP representatives an…

  • Labels for function and decoration on insulation, glass and coolers

    March 3, 2006
    Located almost dead center in the US state of Indiana is Madison County, home to the small town of Markelville and Reflectix Inc., a global supplier of aluminum bubble foil insulating products since 1979. The county population is about 135,000 with…

  • Worker safety

    March 3, 2006
    Letters from the Earth is a rather ubiquitous column. It allows the author plenty of liberal editorializing. While topics are or should be generally "green", the column can engage readers in any area of environment or health or safety. Or, at least,…

  • Painting by numbers

    March 3, 2006
    When we were children we were exposed to visual stimuli of all types. As we grew, we captured much of what we saw in the world around us and committed it to memory. As we developed still further, we found that we could transfer many of these memories…

  • Living in a high rant district

    March 3, 2006
    It's not easy bein' green," crooned Kermit the Frog a number of years back. In today's label printing economy, we could fill Radio City Music Hall with a chorus of business owners singing, "It's not easy being a converter." A recently released sur…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    March 3, 2006
    Narrow Web Europe From cans to labels: Skanem marks a century By Barry Hunt This year the Skanem group celebrates its century. It began as Stavanger Bliktykkeri, a small Norwegian tin printing firm. Today it is one of the world’s largest…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Topflight Corporation

    Narrow Web Profile: Topflight Corporation

    Jack Kenny || March 3, 2006
    For more than half a century, this converter has been at the forefront of innovation. Today it remains a technology and business leader.

  • Specialty Converting Equipment

    Specialty Converting Equipment

    Jack Kenny || March 3, 2006
    Whether the task is RFID placement and inspection, lamination, diecutting, adhesive application or any other precision process, post-press converting equipment is custom configured for the job.

  • RFID

    RFID

    Michelle Sartor || March 3, 2006
    Analysts expect RFID to continue to evolve and increase in use, which has many converters wondering to what extent, if any, they should get involved.

  • Avery Dennison unveils new range of Gen 2 RFID inlays

    February 28, 2006
    Avery Dennison RFID, a business unit of Avery Dennison Corporation and a provider of RFID inlays, has unveiled a broad portfolio of high-performance Gen 2 RFID inlays at RFID World 2006 in Dallas, TX, USA. The portfolio includes products for carton/p…

  • Simco celebrates 70th anniversary

    February 28, 2006
    Simco, a manufacturer of static control systems, celebrates 70 years in business. Founded in 1936 by Hortense and Julius Simons, Simco started in a one room shop in Philadelphia. Today, Simco has offices in Kobe, Japan; Lochem, Holland; and its headq…

  • McDowell, Dow, York win FLEXcon awards

    February 28, 2006
    FLEXcon, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive film products based in Spencer, MA, USA, has announced the winners of its 2005 Awards For Innovation Contest. The competition celebrates innovative uses of pressure-sensitive film by FLEXcon customers, re…

  • CPFilms revamps its product web site

    February 28, 2006
    CPFilms Inc., a manufacturer of coated films for electronics, medical, high-technology, industrial, commercial, and solar control applications based in Fieldale, VA, USA, has launched a revamped web site. The site, www.cpfindusprod.com, covers the…

  • Paragon Data Systems launches RFID web site

    February 28, 2006
    Paragon Data Systems, a provider of bar code, RFID and data collection products based in Cleveland, OH, USA, has launched a web site designed to assist companies with meeting RFID compliance mandates. The address is www.paragonrfid.com. The site a…

  • Stork Prints & AKL form flexo alliance

    February 21, 2006
    Stork Prints, a pioneer of direct laser engraving, has formed a partnership with AKL Flexo Technik to develop new flexographic products. According to a joint announcement, technicians from both companies are conducting research into seamless sleeves…

  • Smart Labels conference planned for Boston

    February 21, 2006
    Smart Labels USA 2006, a major conference that will address RFID and related issues, will be held March 28-29 at the Westin Copley Hotel in Boston, MA, USA. The organizer is IDTechEx, which is based in Cambridge, England. For the fifth consecutive…