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  • Tire-grade

    July 20, 2005
    Tire-grade face stock Ritrama Manchester UK The Tire Grade Series is a range of high tack self-adhesive materials suitable for labeling difficult and uneven surfaces, such as tires. It is available with three different face materials featuring a…

  • In-mold labelers focus on injection

    July 20, 2005
    About a hundred label converters, equipment manufacturers, and injection and blow molders met in October in Scottsdale, AZ, for the 12th annual IMLCON, the In-Mold Label Conference sponsored by RBS Technologies and AWA Alexander Watson Associates. At…

  • New Nordson web site focuses on UV systems

    July 20, 2005
    New Nordson web site focuses on UV systems Nordson UV Systems, of Amherst, OH, has revised its web site to offer…

  • Klckner adds capacity for vinyl, shrink films

    July 20, 2005
    Klöckner adds capacity for vinyl, shrink films Klöckner Pentaplast of America, of Gordonsville, VA, has announced two capacity expansions at its Rural Retreat, VA, manufacturing facility. The first expansion is in its core business of rig…

  • Digital print directory

    July 20, 2005
    Digital print directory is newly published The Information Management Institute will publish its International Digital Printing Industry Directory 2004 by year’s end. The book lists companies that manufacture printers, supplies and related pr…

  • Brookfield Engineering opens Chicago office

    July 20, 2005
    Brookfield Engineering opens Chicago office Brookfield Engineering Labs, based in Middleboro, MA, has opened a sales and support office in the Chicago area, serving Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and neighboring states. The company manufactures visc…

  • Pitman to distribute

    July 20, 2005
    Pitman to distribute AVT equipment in US Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), of Hod-Hasharon, Israel, has named Pitman Company as its distributor in the US. AVT manufactures automatic defect detection products, including the PrintVision/Helios, the…

  • Campus in NC is dedicated to Harpers

    July 20, 2005
    Campus in NC is dedicated to Harpers Tony Zeiss, president of Central Piedmont Community College, presided over the dedication of the “Harper Campus” for Ron and Katherine Harper in September. More than 300 people attended the ceremony,…

  • Label converters were counted among the exhibitors at Health & Beauty

    July 20, 2005
    Label converters were counted among the exhibitors at Health & Beauty America, a trade show held at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City, September 28 through 30. Despite rainy weather conditions that put a damper on opening day turnout, atte…

  • Edale expansion adds 2nd manufacturing plant

    July 20, 2005
    Edale expansion adds 2nd manufacturing plant Increasing sales has caused British press maker Edale to open a second manufacturing plant near its headquarters in Romsey, England. The new space, about 300 square meters, will be used to construct the…

  • Rotatek open house draws 120 visitors

    July 20, 2005
    Rotatek open house draws 120 visitors In late September the Spanish press manufacturer Rotatek held an open house at its headquarters in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona). The event was dedicated to label and flexible packaging printing, and…

  • Free video teaches

    July 20, 2005
    Free video teaches UV safety & handling RadTech, the Association for ultraviolet electron beam technology, has developed a video detailing safe handling practices for UV/EB curable materials. The video, prepared as a CD, is free of charge…

  • Anderson & Vreeland markets liquid polymers

    July 20, 2005
    Anderson & Vreeland markets liquid polymers Anderson & Vreeland has been appointed distributor of Verbatim liquid photopolymers and related materials manufactured by Chemence, of Alpharetta, GA. Verbatim products include photopo…

  • Melzer acquires license for Smartrac technology

    July 20, 2005
    Melzer acquires license for Smartrac technology Melzer, based in Schwelm, Germany, has signed a licensee agreement with Smartrac Technology to utilize Smartrac’s wire embedding process in its RFID manufacturing equipment. Smartrac owns a pate…

  • XericWeb to acquire

    July 20, 2005
    XericWeb to acquire UV systems maker XericWeb Drying Systems, of Neenah, WI, manufacturers of infrared and convection drying for the web flexo industry, has announced plans to acquire ECS (Energy Converting Systems), a manufacturer of high performa…

  • Environmental, Macro sign ink agreement

    July 20, 2005
    Environmental, Macro sign ink agreement Environmental Inks and Coatings (EIC), of Morganton, NC, has signed an agreement with Macro (Inks) Australia to distribute Macro’s Ultra VS Flexo Shrink inks throughout the Americas. The agreement was an…

  • Gintzler expands with space

    July 20, 2005
    Late in September, Gintzler Graphics Inc. celebrated its expansion with a “Showcase Gala,” an open house at its Buffalo, NY, headquarters attended by visitors from throughout the eastern United States. The occasion was the celebration of…

  • UCB Films new name

    July 20, 2005
    UCB Films’ new name is Innovia Films Innovia Films has been selected as the new name for the former films business of the UCB Group. The •320 million acquisition of the company by a consortium led by the former managing director of Hays…

  • Driscoll Label Co. has new owners

    July 20, 2005
    Bob and Pat Biava have sold their stock in Driscoll Label Company Inc., Fairfield, NJ, to John Raguso and Roy Palmer. Bob Biava, president of the company that he and his wife acquired 20 years ago from Elwood Driscoll, made the announcement in early…

  • Raflatac opens terminal in Tatabnya, Hungary

    July 20, 2005
    Raflatac opens terminal in Tatabánya, Hungary Raflatac’s new distribution terminal and sales office in Hungary is now fully operational and ready to respond to the increasing demand for pressure sensitive label stock in Central and East…

  • PCMC launches

    July 20, 2005
    PCMC launches technical center Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) inaugurated its new technology center in Green Bay, WI, in early November with an open house, featuring demonstrations of its flexographic and nonwovens machinery. The event als…

  • Narrow Web Profile: New York Label

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    A 126-year-old converter takes on new prepress technology and plans to push beyond the Northeast.

  • Digital Printing

    July 20, 2005
    Technological improvements spur an increase in converter enthusiasm.

  • Security Labeling

    July 20, 2005
    Keeping ahead of counterfeiters through technology and communication.

  • nterLabel cancelled

    July 20, 2005
    InterLabel cancelled A lack of industry support, especially from the key crowd pullers, has caused the cancellation of InterLabel, a European labeling exhibition. It was due to be held December 7-9 in Stuttgart, Germany, and the debate it aroused wa…

  • Library supplier

    July 20, 2005
    Library supplier activates RFID tagging system An organization that delivers 2.7 million books annually to public libraries in the Netherlands has adopted an RFID tag system. NBD|Biblion places 13.56 MHz item-level tags in all the books it suppli…

  • Esko-Graphics makes

    July 20, 2005
    Esko-Graphics makes platemaking tour Digital workflow environments, open systems data management and integrated networks — no wonder prepress technology gets more bewildering every year. This places a special responsibility on systems vendor…

  • Selling narrow web presses

    July 20, 2005
    Labelexpo Americas will have come and gone by the time this appears in print, but it’s a sure bet that the industry’s major press manufacturers will have pulled out all the stops to put on a good show. The problem is, the reality of these…

  • Bob Dunsirn

    July 20, 2005
    Robert J. Dunsirn, a pioneer in the tag and label industry, passed away at the age of 84 on September 11, 2004, in his hometown of Appleton, WI. Bob began his career at Atlas Tag Company in 1946 after returning from World War II. Having spent many ye…

  • WS PACKAGING GROUP, Algoma, WI Jeff Buchta,

    July 20, 2005
    WS PACKAGING GROUP, Algoma, WI — Jeff Buchta, formerly with Promo Edge, has joined as VP strategic accounts.…

  • VALRON STRENGTH FILMS, Houston, TX Shelley Stopper

    July 20, 2005
    VALÉRON STRENGTH FILMS, Houston, TX — Shelley Stopper has been promoted to product sales manager.…

  • SUN CHEMICAL, Northlake, IL Chuck Shuty

    July 20, 2005
    SUN CHEMICAL, Northlake, IL — Chuck Shuty has been named director of narrow web products for Sun Chemical North American Inks.…

  • SICPA NORTH AMERICA, Brooklyn Park, MN Steve Lundahl

    July 20, 2005
    SICPA NORTH AMERICA, Brooklyn Park, MN — Steve Lundahl has joined the company as product manager for the narrow web & energy curable group.…

  • RAFLATAC, Fletcher, NC Pentti Kallio

    July 20, 2005
    RAFLATAC, Fletcher, NC — Pentti Kallio has left his position of president of Raflatac Group. Pauli Hänninen, UPM’s executive vice president, business development, will assume responsibility until a new president has been appointed.…

  • PACKAGE SERVICE COMPANY, Kansas City, MO; IM-PRES LABEL, Burlington, NJ Dennis Shannon

    July 20, 2005
    PACKAGE SERVICE COMPANY, Kansas City, MO; IM-PRES LABEL, Burlington, NJ — Dennis Shannon has been appointed vice president and COO.…

  • MULTI-COLOR, Cincinnati, OH Frank Graziano

    July 20, 2005
    MULTI-COLOR, Cincinnati, OH — Frank Graziano has joined as vice president of operations. Bob Fien has been announced plant manager of the Scottsburg, IN, facility. Nick Picciuto has been named division controller.…

  • H&N PACKAGING, Colmar, PA Roger W. Scott

    July 20, 2005
    H&N PACKAGING, Colmar, PA — Roger W. Scott has joined as supply chain / purchasing manager.…

  • GOLDENROD, Beacon Falls, CT Scott Hansen

    July 20, 2005
    GOLDENROD, Beacon Falls, CT — Scott Hansen has been hired as engineering manager for R&D and new product development. Brian O’Neill has joined as sales representative for Michigan and southern Illinois. Nick Herman has joined as sales…

  • ENERCON INDUSTRIES, Menomonee Falls, WI The company has announced the upcoming retirement of Dave Markgraf

    July 20, 2005
    ENERCON INDUSTRIES, Menomonee Falls, WI — The company has announced the upcoming retirement of Dave Markgraf after 25 years of service.…

  • CREO, Vancouver, BC, Canada Dave Lawrence

    July 20, 2005
    CREO, Vancouver, BC, Canada — Dave Lawrence has been appointed as business adviser, packaging for the western region.…

  • APEX EUROPE, Hapert, The Netherlands Jorma Pirhonen

    July 20, 2005
    APEX EUROPE, Hapert, The Netherlands — Jorma Pirhonen has become area manager for Finland and the Baltics. Arne Eldrup has been named area manager for Denmark, Norway and Sweden.…

  • Digital label press

    July 20, 2005
    Digital label press Xeikon Lier Belgium The Xeikon 330 is the company’s newest generation web fed, digital label press. It prints at 600 dpi with variable density levels per dot, in combination with professional screen rulings from 85 lpi to…

  • Ink and

    July 20, 2005
    Ink and coatings line Sun Chemical Fort Lee NJ USA Solaris is a global product line of inks and coatings formulated especially for narrow web printers. 708-236-3533 www.sunchemical.com Circle No. 94…

  • RFID printer/

    July 20, 2005
    RFID printer/ applicator Weber Marking Systems Arlington Heights IL USA Model 5200rfid smart label printer/ applicator prints, encodes, verifies and applies PS RFID smart labels to cartons and pallet loads in one operation. It offers print…

  • Laser

    July 20, 2005
    Laser Universal Laser Systems Scottsdale AZ USA The new 10-watt CO2 laser OEM version weighs only 7.25 lbs. It features an integrated RF supply, good power stability and can be retrofitted into current 10-watt CO2 installations. It’s offered…

  • Inkjet printer

    July 20, 2005
    Inkjet printer Primera Technology Plymouth MN USA The LX800 is an inkjet-based label and tag printer, sold for under $2,500. It has a print resolution of up to 4800 dpi and prints at an average of 2" per second. Full color labels can be…

  • Doctor blade

    July 20, 2005
    Doctor blade Flexo Concepts Plymouth MA USA Graphix is a multilayer composite blade with specialty fillers for abrasion resistance. Stiffness and a thin wiping tip offer quality metering on anilox rolls with high line counts. It is suitable…

  • Silicone release coating

    July 20, 2005
    Silicone release coating Dow Corning Midland MI USA Syl-Off Advantage Series release coatings enable lower platinum usage: 20-50 ppm. It is a solventless, platinum-catalyzed, thermal-cure release coating system. The coatings include a selection of…

  • Trim removal

    July 20, 2005
    Trim removal Precision AirConvey Newark DE USA The Trimpac trim removal system cuts and evacuates trim and waste at speeds exceeding 5,500 fpm to permit converters to operate at the high speeds made possible by the latest slitting technology…

  • Plate processor

    July 20, 2005
    Plate processor Anderson & Vreeland Bryan OH USA The Orbital X is a design stack-style processor of water-water photopolymer plates (polyester or metal-backed plates) that allows flexographers to customize the unit. It is an all-in-one system…