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  • 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…

  • Solvent formulas

    October 18, 2005
    Solvent formulas Anderson & Vreeland Bryan OH USA Anderson & Vreeland now has three specialty solvent-washout solutions designed to improve processing of sheet photopolymers used in flexographic printing: Ultraflex LS, PLUS and…

  • Laminate tube press

    October 18, 2005
    Laminate tube press Ko-Pack Williston VT USA A combination of Ko-Pack’s traditional central impression drum technology and letterpress quality produces tube laminates for toothpaste tubes and healthcare products. The use of photopolymer lett…

  • Matte image coat

    October 18, 2005
    Matte image coat Water Ink Technologies Lincolnton NC USA Water Ink Technologies introduces UV Curable Matte Image Coat, a new UV coating with a writable surface. It is a UV curable coating that is receptive to marking, imaging, printing, an…

  • Pennsylvania converter names XSYS top supplier

    October 18, 2005
    XSYS Print Solutions’ narrow web inks division was named supplier of the year for 2004 by Yerecic Label located in New Kensington, PA, USA. XSYS was selected as the primary supplier of inks after a 12-week ink supplier qualification proce…

  • FTA studies flexible

    October 18, 2005
    The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has announced the availability of the Flexible Packaging Market Research Study: Converter Benchmarking & End-User Perspectives in North America. The study, compiled for the FTA by industry consulting a…

  • New packaging show planned by FTA, GASC

    October 18, 2005
    New packaging show planned by FTA, GASC The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) and the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) announced an arrangement to work together to produce a newly formed trade show focused on the package printing and converti…

  • Technicote now a voting member of NASPO

    October 18, 2005
    Technicote now a voting member of NASPO Technicote, a pressure sensitive material solution provider headquartered in Miamisburg, OH, USA, has been admitted to the North American Security Products Organization (NASPO) as a voting member. Eric Buchr…

  • Spartanics expands

    October 18, 2005
    Spartanics expands into digital diecutting Spartanics, Rolling Meadows, IL, USA, announced that it will be the new manufacturer of Klemm Laser Cut Systems for digital diecutting, as well as coordinator of the worldwide sales and service organizatio…

  • D.W. Renzmann unveils Riobeer alliance

    October 18, 2005
    D.W. Renzmann unveils Riobeer alliance D.W. Renzmann Apparatebau, Monzingen, Germany, has formalized an alliance with the Swiss company Riobeer AG Cleaning Solutions. This alliance is a follow-up to when Riobeer AG Cleaning Solutions took over all t…

  • HP Indigo substrates

    October 18, 2005
    HP Indigo substrates to be evaluated at RIT HP announced that its six-year-old HP Indigo media certification program at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Printing Applications Laboratory has been expanded to become the Worldwide Media Ce…

  • UEI Group launches Infinity

    October 18, 2005
    UEI Group, of Kansas City, KS, USA, has launched Infinity Foils Inc. The new company sells high quality hot stamping foil, decorative glitter and time-saving makeready supplies. Infinity Foils says it is focused on providing customer satisfaction thr…

  • Jetrion to open new, larger inkjet facility

    October 18, 2005
    Jetrion to open new, larger inkjet facility Jetrion LLC, the industrial inkjet products and services subsidiary of Flint Ink Corporation, has announced that it will begin moving its operations in early 2006 to a facility with more than three times t…

  • Stork Cellramic opens Stork-Source.com

    October 18, 2005
    Stork Cellramic opens Stork-Source.com Stork Cellramic, a division of Stork Materials Technology, has opened Stork-Source.com. It is a new online store created to be a one-stop shopping source for supplies used by flexographic printers including ani…

  • Schober releases capabilities brochure

    October 18, 2005
    Schober releases capabilities brochure To mark its 10th year in the USA, Schober USA has produced a 16-page, full-color corporate capabilities brochure. In addition to a historical look at continued product development in rotary diecutting, punching…

  • Water Ink Technologies moves branch

    October 18, 2005
    Water Ink Technologies moves branch Water Ink Technologies, based in Lincolnton, NC, USA, has moved its Mid-Atlantic branch to Cinnaminson, NJ. The move was made because of an increase in sales and the addition of new products for flexo printers and…

  • GEW joins UK college training

    October 18, 2005
    GEW Ltd., a manufacturer of UV curing equipment in Oxon, England, has joined Leicester College and The National Printing Skills Centre in an initiative that will deliver training and education to the printing and allied industries. Both areas h…

  • Water Ink Technologies moves branch

    October 18, 2005
    Water Ink Technologies moves branch Water Ink Technologies, based in Lincolnton, NC, USA, has moved its Mid-Atlantic branch to Cinnaminson, NJ. The move was made because of an increase in sales and the addition of new products for flexo printers and…

  • Multi-Color upgrades shrink sleeve production

    October 18, 2005
    Multi-Color upgrades shrink sleeve production Multi-Color Corporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, USA, has upgraded its shrink sleeve label production capabilities with the addition of a seamer and two inspector/ rewinders from Stanford Produc…

  • AB Graphic opens in

    October 18, 2005
    AB Graphic International will conduct a three-day open house to celebrate the completion of its new Midwest US sales and service facility in Elgin, IL. The event will take place November 8-10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will see models from the…

  • Flexo Concepts buys

    October 18, 2005
    Flexo Concepts, the manufacturer of TruPoint doctor blades, has acquired Absolutely Micro*Clean International, which makes anilox roll cleaning equipment that utilizes plastic blast media. “The Micro*Clean product line makes sense for us on se…

  • Performance Label International recognized

    October 18, 2005
    Performance Label International recognized Performance Label International Inc., San Diego, CA, USA, received a 2005 Premier Print Award for outstanding achievement in the production of flexographics for its Red Bull window decal. The Premier Print…

  • Discount Labels named top Proforma supplier

    October 18, 2005
    Discount Labels named top Proforma supplier Discount Labels, of New Albany, IN, USA, has received the Supplier of the Year Award from Proforma for the fourth consecutive year. The award was presented during Proforma’s 2005 Convention in Orland…

  • Ampersand Label acquired by WS Group

    October 18, 2005
    Ampersand Label acquired by WS Group WS Packaging Group, the Wisconsin, USA based printing and converting conglomerate, has purchased the assets of Ampersand Label Inc., of Garden Grove, CA, USA. Founded in 1979 by Lowell Matthews and John Fontana,…

  • Weber Marking Systems to consolidate TLE

    October 18, 2005
    Weber Marking Systems to consolidate TLE Weber Marking Systems has announced that its subsidiary company, Tape & Label Engineering (TLE), St. Petersburg, FL, USA, was consolidated as a Weber label manufacturing facility effective October 1. A p…

  • AWT, Web Label merge companies

    October 18, 2005
    AWT, Web Label merge companies Advanced Web Technologies (AWT) and Web Label combined their respective businesses effective September 7. AWT and Web Label are both narrow web flexographic printers based in Minneapolis, MN, USA. The combined company…

  • Self-Wound Overlamination

    Self-Wound Overlamination

    Karen L. Frascella || October 18, 2005
    A favorite super hero of flexo label printers

  • Plate Mounters

    Plate Mounters

    October 18, 2005
    In search of the perfectly mounted printing plate, converters can choose from a variety of methods, all of which aim for accuracy and time saving.

  • Folding Carton

    Folding Carton

    Jack Kenny || October 18, 2005
    With big challenges in diecutting and finished product delivery, folding carton is a market that requires serious work and investment.

  • Narrow Web Europe

    October 18, 2005
    Esko-Graphics' parent sells its packaging division