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  • VIPColor establishes

    November 28, 2005
    VIPColor establishes a presence in Asia VIPColor Technologies of Newark, CA, USA, has announced that it has appointed GRE Digital Solutions Ltd. of Hong Kong as a Master Distributor for the VP2020 Digital Color Label Printer for the Asia-Pacific r…

  • Tilt Lock updates

    November 28, 2005
    Tilt Lock updates its internet site Tilt Lock, St. Michael, MN, USA, has recently updated its web site. The new site offers an extensive source of information on Tilt Lock roll handling products. The site includes detailed product information and s…

  • partners with Raflatac

    November 28, 2005
    partners with Raflatac Tailored Solutions, Milwaukee, WI, USA, has announced that it now offers Label Traxx — the print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters — with Raflatac. With this new…

  • Indigo Ribbon Awards

    November 28, 2005
    Indigo Ribbon Awards HP announced the winners of its inaugural HP Indigo Ribbon Awards competition, which recognizes HP Indigo press users who are producing high value, offset-quality digital printing in the marketplace. Coinciding with PRINT 05 in…

  • Nilpeter, Gallus, MPS & Skanem named industry

    November 28, 2005
    More than 750 converters, suppliers and other industry professionals came together in September in Brussels to honor the winners of the 2005 Label Industry Awards. The R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing vision and pioneering ef…

  • Multi-Color pushes shrink market

    November 28, 2005
    Miller Brewing Company has brought its “Taste Referees” advertising campaign to limited-edition bottles of Miller Lite using full body shrink sleeve labels produced by Multi-Color Corporation, Cincinnati, OH, USA. The bottles’ shrin…

  • XSYS Print Solutions hosts UV flexo seminar

    November 28, 2005
    XSYS Print Solutions hosts UV flexo seminar XSYS Print Solutions played host to a comprehensive seminar addressing the growing market of UV Flexo for shrink applications. This one-day seminar, Market Expansion Through Shrink Conversion, held in Plym…

  • Electron beam

    November 28, 2005
    Jetrion, a supplier of inkjet printers and inks based in Ann Arbor, MI, USA, has formed a partnership with Advanced Electron Beams Inc. (AEB), of Wilmington, MA, USA, to introduce an electron beam (EB or e-beam) curing unit specifically for the narro…

  • Happy holidays

    November 28, 2005
    I thought it appropriate to end the year with a holiday message, one that demonstrates the complexities of eco-economy. It begins with a conversation between God and St. Francis of Assisi. God: "You know all about gardens and nature. What's going…

  • A Little Perspective

    November 28, 2005
    Let's face it: Some people have really different perspectives on life, the kind that make you scratch your head. In college, I had a history professor who was a bit odd, to put it mildly. A mild mannered, middle-aged eccentric with his own point of v…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    November 28, 2005
    Narrow Web Europe Gallus acquires a stake in folding carton technology By Barry Hunt It’s easy to see how producing small folding cartons on reelfed presses, rather than on sheetfed offset presses, can offer real economic advantages. Als…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Reynders Etiketten

    Narrow Web Profile: Reynders Etiketten

    Jack Kenny || November 28, 2005
    The latest technology and the highest quality are propelling this Belgian converter to global expansion.

  • Static Control

    Static Control

    November 28, 2005
    Small as they are, positive and negative ions can have a significant impact on the outcome of a print job as well as on the safety of workers.

  • Digital Printing

    Digital Printing

    November 28, 2005
    The growth of plateless printing is steady, and is attracting attention from some non-traditional printers.

  • More paper price hikes

    October 18, 2005
    More paper price hikes are expected Not surprisingly, the effects of higher oil and energy prices have begun to feed through to the price of raw materials. All types of global converters and label stock manufacturers can expect many more hikes of t…

  • Stora Enso refocuses

    October 18, 2005
    Stora Enso refocuses labels strategy The sales organization of Stora Enso’s Global Specialty Papers group is being reorganized to combine its Label Papers and Technical Papers businesses into one sales team. “We have identified growing…

  • Wal-Mart plans entry strategy

    October 18, 2005
    Wal-Mart plans entry strategy for Eastern Europe Label and packaging groups with interests in Eastern Europe, or indigenous companies themselves, will have noted with interest the announcement by Wal-Mart’s CEO, Lee Scott, that his company i…

  • New UK company formed with two new press agencies

    October 18, 2005
    New UK company formed with two new press agencies LPP Ltd., a newly formed company in Manchester, England, has been appointed agent for Aquaflex covering the UK and Ireland. Rotoflex, a Barcelona based manufacturer of forms and label presses, has ma…

  • Rako to install

    October 18, 2005
    Rako to install two Gallus RCS 330 presses Rako Etiketten has bought two Gallus RCS 330 servo-driven platform presses to expand capacity for small and medium sized runs on various substrates at its plant in north Germany. Both modular machines have…

  • Major new force

    October 18, 2005
    The global nature of label production favors consolidation, especially among European and US converters. The latest example is the formation of IlloSpear, which brings together the European operations of Illochroma Labelling Group and the filmic labe…

  • Esko-Graphics parent

    October 18, 2005
    he growing financial activity of private equity companies in the graphics industry was noted in the last column, when we reported the XSYS Print Solutions takeover of Flint Ink. No sooner had CVC Capital Partners been given the green light then we he…

  • STORK PRINTS B.V., Boxmeer, Netherlands and Kufstein, Austria Stork Prints

    October 18, 2005
    STORK PRINTS B.V., Boxmeer, Netherlands and Kufstein, Austria — Stork Prints Austria has expanded its research and development team by appointing Oscar Brouwer as production manager of flexo print forms.…

  • SEKISUI TA INDUSTRIES (STA), Brea, CA, USA Karen Frascella

    October 18, 2005
    SEKISUI TA INDUSTRIES (STA), Brea, CA, USA — Karen Frascella has joined the company’s overlamination division as regional sales manager of the northeastern USA and Canada.…

  • MAX DAETWYLER CORPORATION, Huntersville, NC, USA Phil Ford

    October 18, 2005
    MAX DAETWYLER CORPORATION, Huntersville, NC, USA — Phil Ford has joined the company’s sales team as regional sales manager.…

  • KLOCKNER PENTAPLAST GROUP, Gordonsville, VA, USA The companys board of directors has promoted Tom Goeke

    October 18, 2005
    KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST GROUP, Gordonsville, VA, USA — The company’s board of directors has promoted Tom Goeke from chief operating officer to chief executive officer of the Klöckner Pentaplast Group. Michael Tubridy has been promot…

  • HARPER ASIA PACIFIC CO. LTD., Bangkok, Thailand Pornpitak Potivejku

    October 18, 2005
    HARPER ASIA PACIFIC CO. LTD., Bangkok, Thailand — Pornpitak Potivejkul has accepted the position of technical manager of the company’s recently formed Harper Scientific division.…

  • CRAIG ADHESIVES AND COATINGS, Newark, NJ, USA Th

    October 18, 2005
    CRAIG ADHESIVES AND COATINGS, Newark, NJ, USA — The company has announced organizational changes by appointing technical sales experts to oversee three primary market segments. David Mistretta, vice president and director of sales, will oversee…

  • BROOKFIELD ENGINEERING LABORATORIES, Middleboro, MA, USA Joe Moi

    October 18, 2005
    BROOKFIELD ENGINEERING LABORATORIES, Middleboro, MA, USA — Joe Moi has been promoted to vice president of international business development.…

  • ADHESIVES RESEARCH INC., Glen Rock, PA, USA The company has promoted Brian Smith

    October 18, 2005
    ADHESIVES RESEARCH INC., Glen Rock, PA, USA — The company has promoted Brian Smith to manager of environmental health and safety.…

  • ARCCURE TECHNOLOGIES, Lipp-stadt, Germany Peter Henning

    October 18, 2005
    ARCCURE TECHNOLOGIES, Lipp-stadt, Germany — Peter Henning became vice president of sales on October 1, assuming responsibility for the worldwide sales activities of the technology company.…

  • Michelle Sartor joins

    October 18, 2005
    Michelle Sartor joins L&NW editorial team Michelle D. Sartor has joined the staff of Label & Narrow Web magazine as associate editor. Sartor received her B.A. degree this year from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, USA, from which…

  • Web expander roll

    October 18, 2005
    Web expander roll Webex Neenah WI USA Webex is now offering the Expander Roll, a web handling roller that uses elastic cords on the roll face to remove web wrinkles. When the roll turns, specially engineered cams stretch the surface cords. This st…

  • End seals

    October 18, 2005
    End seals Max Daetwyler Huntersville NC USA Max Daetwyler Corporation now offers end seals as part of its line of flexo consumable items. The end seals are available in felt and foam. They are guaranteed to improve printing production by reducing…

  • Ethanol based ink

    October 18, 2005
    Ethanol based ink Domino Printing Sciences Cambridge UK The company introduces an ink formulation for its flagship A-Series continuous ink jet printer range. The new 191BK black ink is ketone- and methanol-free. It is an ethanol based ink able to…

  • Print face stock

    October 18, 2005
    Print face stock Innovia Films Smyrna GA USA Innovia Films has introduced a new “no-label look” clear BOPP face stock called Rayoface CDI 200 (2.0 mil). There is also a white version called Rayoface WDI. The face stock is meant t…

  • PDF capabilities

    October 18, 2005
    PDF capabilities Enfocus Software and Xitron Ann Arbor MI, San Mateo CA USA Enfocus Software and Xitron announce their partnership to provide XiFlow 2.5 customers with powerful PDF capabilities. New XiFlow 2.5 incorporates Enfocus’ PDF Libra…

  • Printability tester

    October 18, 2005
    Printability tester IGT Testing Systems Amsterdam The Netherlands IGT Testing Systems has released the IGT F1 Basic, a new printability tester for flexo inks. It allows ink manufacturers, printers, and suppliers of flexible materials to meet their…

  • Trim removal system

    October 18, 2005
    Trim removal system Converter Accessory Corporation Wind Gap PA USA The new FX1.5 has been added to the company’s family of Fox TrimAway and Fox Runner venturi trim removal systems. The FX1.5 fills the gap between the company’s small…

  • Printable grade

    October 18, 2005
    Printable grade substrate Yupo Chesapeake VA USA YUPO FPR 200 is a UV printable grade for commercial printing, converting, and labeling applications. It is specifically engineered for UV hybrid, offset and flexo printing applications. This…

  • Packaging material

    October 18, 2005
    Packaging material Stora Enso Stevens Point WI USA The company introduces MultiFlex, a paper-based barrier packaging material. MultiFlex is a US FDA approved, aluminum-free packaging solution for lidding, pouch and oil, and grease resistant applic…

  • Print and apply

    October 18, 2005
    Print and apply FKI Logistex Cincinnati OH USA The Print-and-Apply Module is a self-contained, fully automated system for streamlining and automating label printing and application in bar code, RFID, or hybrid ID environments. Using existing bar c…

  • Fast-dry adhesive

    October 18, 2005
    Fast-dry adhesive Rohm and Haas Philadelphia PA USA Robond PS 7650 adhesive is a fast- drying product for curtain coating technology. Beta-tests have shown this adhesive to coat at line speeds of up to 1,300 meters-per-minute, faster than operatin…

  • Automated color proofer

    October 18, 2005
    Automated color proofer Harper Corporation of America Charlotte NC USA The HarperScientific division of the company introduces the SHarper Color Proofer System, an automated proofing system. The system is designed to simulate a press by pulling th…

  • Double-coated acrylic adhesive tape

    October 18, 2005
    Double-coated acrylic adhesive tape Adchem Riverhead NY USA The new 353M Double-Coated Acrylic Adhesive Tape System combines quick-stick properties with temperature performances of acrylic systems. 353M is engineered for numerous substrate-bonding…

  • Splicing Tapes

    October 18, 2005
    Splicing Tapes Dielectric Polymers Holyoke MA USA The company introduces two new tapes, NT-9511-2SW and NT-9512-2SW. The tapes are constructed with blue silicone adhesive on a polyester film backing with a specialized release coating on the ba…

  • Thermal substrate

    October 18, 2005
    Thermal substrate Appleton Appleton WI USA Appleton introduces LightSafe 300 direct thermal substrate. LightSafe technology enables LightSafe 300 to maintain its original clean white appearance for two years or longer when exposed to high levels o…

  • Satin weave tape

    October 18, 2005
    Satin weave tape Paxar Corporation White Plains NY USA Paxar has developed a soft satin tape that requires no finishing station. The new tape, 910RFS, is designed for sewn-in care labels for clothing that will be home laundered and dry cleaned. It…

  • Adhesives

    October 18, 2005
    Adhesives Northwest Coatings Oak Creek WI USA UV/EB laminating adhesives offered by Northwest Coatings have low levels of residual monomers, making them useful in various packages, such as for food and pharmaceuticals. Testing has also determined…

  • Drum labels

    October 18, 2005
    Drum labels FLEXcon Spencer MA USA FLEXcon is offering new drum labels as part of its DRUMcal line. The new labels are a lower cost alternative for drum labels that do not meet the BS 5609 standard requiring the label to withstand 90 days submerge…

  • Color measurer

    October 18, 2005
    Color measurer Gretag Macbeth Regensdorf Switzerland A new alternative to camera based systems for inline inspection of prints has been introduced. The new vipPAQ from Gretag Macbeth is an inline densitometric color measuring system designed for…