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  • Dow Corning sets new price structure for PS products

    June 6, 2006
    Dow Corning, of Midland, MI, USA, will implement a platinum index-based pricing system for its global pressure sensitive product line starting July 1, according to Shelley J. Bausch, global industry director for Dow Corning Pressure Sensitive Industr…

  • ASL Group acquires Gallus RCS 330 press

    June 6, 2006
    ASL Group (All Stick Label), of Toronto, ON, Canada, has announced the acquisition of a new Gallus RCS 330 press. President and CEO Charlie MacLean says that the investment is “in response to market trends and more specifically customer demand.…

  • Maxson Automatic acquires steel fabricator

    June 6, 2006
    The intellectual property and certain assets of Hillside Industries of Middletown, CT, USA, have been acquired by Maxson Automatic Machinery Company, of Westerly, RI, USA, a manufacturer of rotary cutters and sheet handling systems. The announcement…

  • Julie Static Controls now called Static Clean International

    June 6, 2006
    Julie Static Controls President Jim Patterson has announced that the company name has changed to Static Clean International. The company, based in Burlington, MA, USA, manufactures products for static and contamination control and reduction. &ldqu…

  • Nilpeter showcases 200 line screen flexo at open house

    May 30, 2006
    Nilpeter USA showcased its FB3300A press at an open house in Cincinnati, OH, this month. The demonstration of the inline flexo press used 200 line screen photopolymer plates. Nilpeter partnered with Enovation Graphic Systems and MacDermid Printing…

  • GEW Asia opens in Mumbai

    May 30, 2006
    UV curing systems manufacturer GEW (EC) Ltd., of Redhill, UK, has opened the first phase of its sales, service and manufacturing operation in Mumbai, India. The facility will service the India and the Southeast Asia markets. The operation is headed b…

  • Avery Dennison ramps up RFID training

    May 30, 2006
    Avery Dennison RFID is sponsoring $500 RFID training scholarships to help mandated end users quickly and effectively implement RFID within their supply chains. The company has joined with OTA Training, a vendor-neutral RFID industry educator, to help…

  • Seminar offered on digital flexo plates

    May 30, 2006
    Optimizing the Digital Plate Package for Flexography is a series of seminars, demonstrations and hands-on sessions at which attendees will learn to simplify digital plate prepress and production to achieve optimal results. The two-day program, August…

  • AB Graphic International acquires Flytec

    May 23, 2006
    AB Graphic International Ltd., of Bridlington, England, has acquired Flytec Spezialmaschinen GmbH, a German manufacturer of label applicators, dispensers and converting equipment. The acquisition includes the assets and entire Flytec product range.…

  • TLMI picks AWA for North American Label Study

    May 23, 2006
    The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) has commissioned AWA Alexander Watson Associates to research and publish the 2007 edition of the North American Label Study. The study, updated by the association every three years, aims to inform l…

  • GiDue introduces offset press at open house

    May 23, 2006
    More than 200 industry people visited the GiDue showroom in Turate, Italy, last week for the launch of the Xpannd offset press. GiDue’s open house was held concurrently with Converflex Milan. The servo driven Xpannd press in the showroom is…

  • Lightning Labels launches label printing blog

    May 23, 2006
    Lightning Labels, an all-digital label printer in Denver, CO, USA, has announced the launch of its weblog. The Lightning Labels blog provides an inside look into the world of custom labels and digital label printing. “Our blog is a free info…

  • First L&NW Symposium a success

    May 17, 2006
    The inaugural L&NW Label Symposium, produced by Label & Narrow Web magazine in Milwaukee, WI, USA, on Tuesday, drew 120 industry professionals, both converters and suppliers, to the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee Hotel. The day-long event featured p…

  • Smyth joins in development of temperature label

    May 17, 2006
    Outlast Technologies, of Boulder, CO, USA, and Smyth Companies, headquartered in St. Paul, MN, USA, have introduced a temperature-buffering label that they call the Cold Wrap.   The label is said to deflect heat from the hand to keep beverage…

  • Comco presses penetrate Eastern Europe and Asia

    May 17, 2006
    Sales of market leading Comco ProGlide presses are reported to have taken off in 2006, with orders coming from Eastern Europe and Asia, according to Mark Andy, the parent company. Comco has received orders for a six-color 18” and a seven-col…

  • Seal-It begins shrink production using PLA film

    May 17, 2006
    Seal-It, of Farmingdale, NY, USA, is now producing shrink sleeves using EarthFirst film material from Plastic Suppliers, which is made from corn-based resins supplied by Natureworks PLA (polylactic acid). “EarthFirst film is different in tha…

  • Jetrion scores an inkjet first with European label group

    May 12, 2006
    Jetrion scores an inkjet first with European label group Reflecting the growing interest being shown in the latest drop-on-demand ink jet systems, Reynders Etiketten is the first European converter to install Jetrion’s 3025 system. By employin…

  • Artwork forms three-way prepress partnerships

    May 12, 2006
    Artwork forms three-way prepress partnerships Prepress suppliers like to be buddies with everyone. They continually form new partnerships, which makes commercial sense given that today’s open operating systems allow communication between dispa…

  • Expansion for Ulster labels and packaging group

    May 12, 2006
    Expansion for Ulster labels and packaging group MSO Group, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has taken over Storey Evans, a pharmaceutical labeling and packaging specialist in Bradford, West Yorkshire, for an undisclosed sum. The company was one o…

  • Forum unites converters from Europe and India

    May 12, 2006
    Forum unites converters from Europe and India India has a growing consumer-led economy and a strong inflow of foreign capital. Although there are serious problems with India’s infrastructure, both factors have helped to boost the country&rsquo…

  • UK printers face slow growth

    May 12, 2006
    The UK printing industry provides products and services to every business sector of the UK and makes a net contribution to the UK balance of payments, according to Research and Markets, based in Dublin, Ireland (www.researchandmarkets.com). Its repor…

  • UNILUX INC., Saddle Brook, NJ, USA — Frank Fang

    May 12, 2006
    UNILUX INC., Saddle Brook, NJ, USA — Frank Fang has been named service manager of the company’s Chinese service center at the…

  • SCREEN USA, Rolling Meadows, IL, USA — Robert Prah,

    May 12, 2006
    SCREEN USA, Rolling Meadows, IL, USA — Robert Prah, formerly national accounts manager for the company, has been promoted to vice president of sales. He will oversee the Screen sales force in the United States and Canada.…

  • ROTOFLEX INERNATIONAL, Schaumburg, IL, USA — Francisco Soto

    May 12, 2006
    ROTOFLEX INERNATIONAL, Schaumburg, IL, USA — Francisco Soto has been named Latin America sales representative. He is responsible for sales of all Rotoflex machines. The company also introduces Rosalia Delgado as sales coordinator, Latin America…

  • PUNCH GRAPHIX, York, UK — The company has appointed Ben C. Van Assche

    May 12, 2006
    PUNCH GRAPHIX, York, UK — The company has appointed Ben C. Van Assche as the new chief executive officer. He is replacing the late Dick Tilanus.…

  • PRECISION AIRCONVEY CORP. (PAC), Newark, DE, USA — Tom Clark

    May 12, 2006
    PRECISION AIRCONVEY CORP. (PAC), Newark, DE, USA — Tom Clark has been named operations manager for the company. He will be responsible for manufacturing, engineering and product development for the pneumatic conveying systems company.…

  • NILPETER USA INC., Cincinnati, OH, USA — The company announces the addition of James Etheridge

    May 12, 2006
    NILPETER USA INC., Cincinnati, OH, USA — The company announces the addition of James Etheridge as senior printing and applications specialist in the print services group. He is responsible for supporting Nilpeter’s presence in the world…

  • HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — Richard Roffers

    May 12, 2006
    HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — Richard Roffers has been promoted to plant manager of the company’s Green Bay manufacturing facility located in De Pere, WI, USA. He is responsible for all administration, purchasing and…

  • FLEXO CONCEPTS, Plymouth, MA, USA — The company has added Steven Paynter

    May 12, 2006
    FLEXO CONCEPTS, Plymouth, MA, USA — The company has added Steven Paynter as vice president of sales and marketing. He will oversee all domestic and international sales while focusing on growth in the overseas market.…

  • BUNTING MAGNETICS CO., Newton, KS, USA — Walter T. Benecki

    May 12, 2006
    BUNTING MAGNETICS CO., Newton, KS, USA — Walter T. Benecki has been appointed as a member of the board of Bunting Magnetics. He is the former president of the Magnetic Products Group of SPS Technologies Inc. (now Arnold Magnetic Technologies) a…

  • ARJOBEX AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA The company, which manufactures Polyart synthetic paper, announces the appointment of Chris Pelle

    May 12, 2006
    ARJOBEX AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — The company, which manufactures Polyart synthetic paper, announces the appointment of Chris Pelle to the position of label and narrow web sales manager.…

  • ARC INTERNATIONAL, Charlotte, NC, USA — The company has hired Jeff Grund

    May 12, 2006
    ARC INTERNATIONAL, Charlotte, NC, USA — The company has hired Jeff Grund as vice president of sales and customer service. He will direct the marketing activities and oversee the domestic and international sales and customer service department.…

  • AQUAFLEX, Duncansville, PA, USA — The company announces the hiring of John Babl

    May 12, 2006
    AQUAFLEX, Duncansville, PA, USA — The company announces the hiring of John Babl as Printing Technician at its headquarters. He will perform quality control functions on all new products, interact with Aquaflex customers in-house and in the fiel…

  • Swatch book

    May 12, 2006
    Swatch book Yupo Corporation America Chesapeake VA USA Yupo has unveiled a new swatch book to showcase its line of bright white, super smooth, waterproof, and tear and chemical resistant synthetic papers. The swatch book includes a new UV printabl…

  • Electron beam unit

    May 12, 2006
    Electron beam unit Advanced Electron Beams Wilmington MA USA Advanced Electron Beams introduces a new, compact and modular electron beam laboratory unit for evaluating the use of E-beams in a variety of curing, sterilization, materials modificatio…

  • Adhesive

    May 12, 2006
    Adhesive Collano Sempach-Station Switzerland Collano offers the L3 706 deep-freeze adhesive, which features quick-stick performance on cooled surfaces even with little initial pressure. The Collano L3 706 features low penetration and is therefore…

  • Surface treater

    May 12, 2006
    Surface treater Enercon Industries Corporation Menomonee Falls WI USA Enercon Industries introduces Dyne-A-Mite VCP, a new surface treatment for the polymer industry. The company says the system’s variable chemistry plasma allows for easier…

  • Dust control

    May 12, 2006
    Dust control MicroClean Technologies Renfrewshire UK MicroClean Technologies has introduced equipment to be a solution for contaminants in label printing production. The equipment features MicroClean’s elastomer rollers that trap dust and ot…

  • Infrared ink drying system

    May 12, 2006
    Infrared ink drying system Research Inc. Eden Prairie MN USA Research Inc. introduces the Speed-Dri Model 3620 infrared heater. The company says the ink drying system provides instantaneous infrared and convection technologies to dry ink printed o…

  • Adhesive system

    May 12, 2006
    Adhesive system Ritrama Manchester UK Ritrama Ltd. introduces a new emulsion based permanent adhesive system RI-CG. The company says this adhesive combines strong, permanent adhesion under moist/chill application conditions with excellent ro…

  • Indigo swatches

    May 12, 2006
    Indigo swatches Hewlett-Packard Birmingham UK HP has made available two new swatchbooks for HP Indigo press users that showcase HP’s color capabilities and media options. The CMYK/CMYKOV swatchbook is divided into four and six color PANTONE-…

  • Laminator

    May 12, 2006
    Laminator SOMA Engineering Lanskroun Czech Republic SOMA Engineering has developed the LAMIFLEX E solvent free laminator. This new laminator is a new version of the company’s original LAMIFLEX S. The new E machine uses a two-stand concept. I…

  • Matrix removal system

    May 12, 2006
    Matrix removal system Precision AirConvey (PAC) Newark DE USA PAC offers a matrix removal system that automatically captures label matrix at the press, cuts it into manageable pieces and conveys it to a compactor or baler while removing airborne d…

  • UV/EB coatings

    May 12, 2006
    UV/EB coatings Northwest Coatings Oak Creek WI USA Northwest Coatings introduces UV/EB curable special effects coatings including pearlescent, glitter and color changing effects to enhance the appearance of printed materials for commercial and con…

  • UV curing operation

    May 12, 2006
    UV curing operation Nordson Amherst OH USA Nordson Corporation has introduced the Nordson Transport System (NTS) Conveyor, a mesh belt-type conveyor used as a bench-top unit or stand alone curing module. The system can be configured in singl…

  • PS adhesive

    May 12, 2006
    PS adhesive General Electric Wilton CT USA GE - Advanced Materials, Silicones announced a new pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) based on SPUR + technology. GE says the SPUR + 2000 PSA is an excellent candidate for the manufacture of high performan…

  • Sprayable drop cloth

    May 12, 2006
    Sprayable drop cloth HarperScientific Charlotte NC USA HarperScientific announces the Ezze-Peel, a peelable protection for any stationary surface in the pressroom, including floors and ink pans. The company says it offers fast cleaning for surface…

  • RFID applicator

    May 12, 2006
    RFID applicator Label-Aire Fullerton CA USA Label-Aire introduces the 3115/11 RFID air-blow applicator, the newest addition to its RFID Solutions line. The unit’s features include EPC, Class 0, Class 0+, Class 1, and Gen 2 RFID t…

  • Proofing system

    May 12, 2006
    Proofing system Latran Technologies Bedford MA USA Latran Technologies offers the Prediction Digital Halftone Proofing System. The company says the system incorporates laser ablation transfer technology, produces crisp halftone dots and images rea…

  • Value stock

    May 12, 2006
    Value stock FLEXcon Spencer MA USA FLEXcon introduces the DPM Value (VL) Series as part of its DPM product line. The company describes the new series as a solution for price sensitive durable goods applications including brand identification/namep…