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  • BBF restructures with 4

    July 20, 2005
    BBF Printing Solutions, a printer and converter based in Largo, FL, USA, has realigned its company structure to create four distinct divisions that market products to specific groups of customers. “Over the past 44 years we have grown our busi…

  • Daetwyler donates

    July 20, 2005
    Daetwyler donates products to Cal Poly Max Daetwyler Corporation (MDC), of Huntersville, NC, USA, a manufacturer of doctor blades and other equipment for the printing industry, has been recognized by California Polytechnic State University for its…

  • Klöckner to raise shrink

    July 20, 2005
    Klöckner to raise shrink and vinyl production Klöckner Pentaplast of America, of Gordonsville, VA, USA, announced two new capacity expansions at its Rural Retreat, VA, manufacturing facility. The first expansion is in its core business of…

  • Precision Label wins

    July 20, 2005
    Precision Label, of Calgary, AB, Canada, is the winner of the 2005 “Best of the Best” Flexo Award from the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen. The award will be presented at the organization’s 30th anniversary ban…

  • GiDue and Praxair

    July 20, 2005
    GiDue and Praxair form strategic alliance Italian press manufacturer GiDue has announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Praxair Surface Technologies that will enable turnaround of anilox rollers within one to two weeks. According to Cr…

  • CCL Label’s customers learn about RFID

    July 20, 2005
    Together with its RFID partners, CCL Label presented the first of its quarterly RFID seminars for pharmaceutical customers. The one-day event, held in November at the Courtyard Marriott in Cranbury, NJ, featured presentations on topics related to RFI…

  • Transilwrap’s managers acquire its assets

    July 20, 2005
    Transilwrap’s managers acquire its assets Transilwrap Company Inc., a 73 year old manufacturer of coated plastic films based in Franklin Park, IL, USA, has been acquired by its management. Headed by President Mark Stevens, the nine-member mana…

  • Allen-Bailey unveils

    July 20, 2005
    Allen-Bailey unveils revamped web site Allen-Bailey Tag & Label Inc. of Caledonia, NY, USA, a supplier of tags and labels since 1911, has redesigned and updated its web site — www.abtl.com. The updated site mirrors Allen-Bailey’s n…

  • Fasson Rapid-Roll expands liner offerings

    July 20, 2005
    Fasson Rapid-Roll expands liner offerings Fasson Rapid-Roll, Painesville, OH, USA, which sells non-adhesive roll products at short notice and in small volumes, has added a large number of machine-glazed kraft liners and PE-coated papers to its indus…

  • APR to distribute products from Bieffebi

    July 20, 2005
    APR to distribute products from Bieffebi All Printing Resources (APR), of Glendale Heights, IL, USA, has been appointed sole North American distributor for Bieffebi equipment. Bieffebi manufactures auxiliary machinery for flexographic printing, amon…

  • Arpeco picks distributor for UK and Ireland

    July 20, 2005
    Arpeco picks distributor for UK and Ireland Arpeco, manufacturer of web processing equipment based in Mississauga, ON, Canada, has appointed Holtby Williams International its exclusive distributor for Arpeco inspection slitting and rewinding systems…

  • Alien qualifies MPI

    July 20, 2005
    Alien qualifies MPI as RFID partner MPI Label Systems, headquartered in Sebring, OH, USA, has been named a qualified partner of Alien Technology Corporation. The designation allows MPI Label to convert, test and ship Alien’s RFID …

  • TLMI welcomes

    July 20, 2005
    TLMI welcomes nine new members Nine companies — four converters and five suppliers — have joined the membership ranks of the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute. New converter members are Combined Printing Specialties I…

  • Omet expands reach

    July 20, 2005
    Omet expands reach to Finnish market Omet, the Italian press manufacturer, has announced the appointment of Offlex Oy as sole agent for its rotary flexo presses in Finland. The first machine sold by Offlex Oy is a Flexy 255mm press with six print…

  • Arsoma brand name

    July 20, 2005
    Arsoma brand name is retired by Gallus The Gallus Group is renaming its subsidiary, Arsoma Druckmaschinen GmbH. Effective January 1, the new name is Gallus Druckmaschinen GmbH. The change is part of a move by Gallus to further strengthen its global…

  • Label stock prices on the rise

    July 20, 2005
    Citing economic conditions beyond their control, label stock suppliers recently implemented the latest in a series of price increases. Increases generally hovered around 6 to 7 percent across the board, and many went into effect this month. For some…

  • Aquaflex moves

    July 20, 2005
    Aquaflex moves to Pennsylvania Aquaflex, the Canadian manufacturer of narrow web flexo presses, will relocate to the Duncansville, PA, USA plant of F.L. Smithe Machine Company, which acquired Aquaflex last year. “The move will simplify opera…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Discount Labels

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    Customer service and technical innovation are hallmarks of this Indiana converter.

  • Synthetic Substrates

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    Durable films that feel like paper are widely used in labels and tags, as well as in emerging applications.

  • European Labeling

    July 20, 2005
    Some key socio-economic and political changes are reshaping a polarized European label market.

  • Avery Dennison extends

    July 20, 2005
    Avery Dennison extends its woven label business Avery Dennison Corporation has acquired the woven label manufacturer Rinke Etiketten, a private company based in Sprockhövel, Germany. Annual sales in 2003 were worth €20 million (nearly $25…

  • Pursuing screen/flexo

    July 20, 2005
    Pursuing screen/flexo ink compatibility Yet another inky partnership concerns Marabu, which makes screen inks near Stuttgart, Germany, and Paragon Inks, a manufacturer of UV flexo and letterpress inks based in Edinburgh, Scotland. They have formed…

  • Can offset seriously challenge flexo in package printing?

    July 20, 2005
    Can offset seriously challenge flexo in package printing? Sometimes a seemingly minor event points to a wider issue, such as the respective positions of print processes in packaging printing. The event in question was the unfortunate closure of Dren…

  • BASF and ANI: A new force

    July 20, 2005
    An increasing number of multinational corporations are ditching unrelated acquisitions and returning to their core businesses. This means more “orphans” becoming management buy-outs, or merging with former competitors to create new busine…

  • WATER INK TECHNOLOGIES, Lincolnton, NC Steve Strassman

    July 20, 2005
    WATER INK TECHNOLOGIES, Lincolnton, NC — Steve Strassman has been added to the technical…

  • UVITEC PRINTING INK, Lodi, NJ — Eric J. Knowles

    July 20, 2005
    UVITEC PRINTING INK, Lodi, NJ — Eric J. Knowles has been appointed to Northeast regional account manager.…

  • SATO AMERICA, Charlotte, NC — Mark Lyon

    July 20, 2005
    SATO AMERICA, Charlotte, NC — Mark Lyon has been appointed Western regional sales manager. He will be located in southern California. Scott Liniger has been appointed as product manager.…

  • PROGRESSIVE COLOR MEDIA, Ann Arbor, MI — T

    July 20, 2005
    PROGRESSIVE COLOR MEDIA, Ann Arbor, MI — The new company’s executive leadership team has been announced. Diane Watt has been selected president. Daniel Goodenow has been appointed director of sales and services. Fay Sommer has…

  • NILPETER, Cincinnati, OH — John Coleman

    July 20, 2005
    NILPETER, Cincinnati, OH — John Coleman has been promoted to manager of printing services. His responsibilities include quality control, demonstrations and press acceptances; as well as after sales print training.…

  • MULTI-COLOR, Cincinnati, OH —

    July 20, 2005
    MULTI-COLOR, Cincinnati, OH — Management personnel have been added to its Decorating Solutions division. Frank Graziano was hired as VP of operations. Bob Fien was announced plant manager of the Scottsburg, Indiana facility. Nick Picciuto has b…

  • MARSDEN, Pennsauken, NJ — Holger Reissmann

    July 20, 2005
    MARSDEN, Pennsauken, NJ — Holger Reissmann has been promoted to regional accounts manager. His previous position with the company was sales representative.…

  • NTELICOAT TECHNOLOGIES, Matthews, NC — Ricky Wu

    July 20, 2005
    NTELICOAT TECHNOLOGIES, Matthews, NC — Ricky Wu and his team at Taipai-based Oblong Technology have been honored as the company’s Distributor of the Year.…

  • INNOVIA FILMS, Wigton, Cumbria, UK

    July 20, 2005
    INNOVIA FILMS, Wigton, Cumbria, UK —Formerly known as the films business of the UCB Group, Innovia Films has named David Beeby as its chief executive.…

  • HARPER, Charlotte, NC — Pat Brzyski

    July 20, 2005
    HARPER, Charlotte, NC — Pat Brzyski has been promoted to customer service technical supervisor. She will also continue her responsibilities as customer service specialist for Canada, and most of the domestic narrow web OEMs, in addition to vari…

  • FUTEC, Hemel, Hempstead, UK — Director Steve Willis

    July 20, 2005
    FUTEC, Hemel, Hempstead, UK — Director Steve Willis will take over responsibility for European operations. The company recently opened new branch offices in Italy and in Germany, and appointed an agent in Spain…

  • DALE, Romsey, Hampshire, UK — Stephen Windle

    July 20, 2005
    EDALE, Romsey, Hampshire, UK — Stephen Windle has been named to help expand the company into the Benelux countries.…

  • ECKART AMERICA, Cleveland, OH — Bruce S. Schimmel

    July 20, 2005
    ECKART AMERICA, Cleveland, OH — Bruce S. Schimmel has joined as director of sales — graphic arts. He resides in New York.…

  • CREO, Vancouver, BC, Canada — Stephen Miller

    July 20, 2005
    CREO, Vancouver, BC, Canada — Stephen Miller has been promoted to product manager for packaging workflow solutions from the position of packaging workflow specialist.…

  • CHANNELED RESOURCES GROUP, Chicago IL — Debra Hunt

    July 20, 2005
    CHANNELED RESOURCES GROUP, Chicago IL — Debra Hunt has been added as special projects manager. She will spearhead development of the company’s new line of B-grade latex saturated products.…

  • CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland — Peter T. Studer

    July 20, 2005
    CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland — Peter T. Studer has been appointed head of research and development. He is also a member of the executive board of Cham-Tenero Paper Mills and the group executive board of Cham Paper Group.…

  • AVERY DENNISON, Pasadena, CA — John T. Cardis

    July 20, 2005
    AVERY DENNISON, Pasadena, CA — John T. Cardis has been elected director. He recently retired as partner of Deloitte & Touche USA, a company that provides audit, tax, consulting and advisory services.…

  • AMERICAN BALER, Bellevue, OH — Dave Barger

    July 20, 2005
    AMERICAN BALER, Bellevue, OH — Dave Barger has been named West Coast regional sales manager. He will manage all phases of sales and field customer service within a 12-state region.…

  • ADHESIVES RESEARCH, Glen Rock, PA — Patty Frey

    July 20, 2005
    ADHESIVES RESEARCH, Glen Rock, PA — Patty Frey has been promoted to operations manager. She will be responsible for the manufacturing operations of the company’s pharmaceutical products.…

  • Metallic Inks

    July 20, 2005
    Metallic Inks Eckart Painesville OH USA Ultrastar GX-2807 provides high reflectance silver for printing solvent gravure on film, both surface and reverse. Ultrastar GP-2152 is for surface printing solvent gravure on paper and board. The comp…

  • Seaming

    July 20, 2005
    Seaming Karlville Development Group Miami FL USA The 300D High Speed Non Stop series features a Martin Automatic roll changing system. It provides high-volume seaming technology, reducing production waste and increasing throughput. 305-53…

  • Feeder and diecutter

    July 20, 2005
    Feeder and diecutter Toggle-Aire Division, Joraco Smithfield RI USA The custom press feed payout systems for delicate materials feature a Toggle-Aire press and integrated air feed, with a gear-driven payout system for handling up to five pli…

  • Prepress software

    July 20, 2005
    Prepress software Esko-Graphics Vandalia OH USA Mixing and matching from a broad portfolio of advanced software components, Scope workflow configurations are specifically matched to the application, process and business needs of individual custome…

  • Flexo presses

    July 20, 2005
    Flexo presses Nilpeter Slagelse Denmark The modular F-Line of flexo presses offer three web widths. Each model is available with a mechanical drive or optional servo driven print units. Maximum printing and die-cutting speed is 750 fpm. The open…

  • n-mold labeling

    July 20, 2005
    In-mold labeling Yupo Chesapeake VA USA YUPO ISE105 and YUPO IUE105 are IML products that feature enhanced performance characteristics, including improved anti-static properties. The company says the grades help blow molders run production lines a…

  • Shrink sleeve aid

    July 20, 2005
    Shrink sleeve aid Stanford Products Salem IL USA The company has launched a line of finishing equipment for the shrink sleeve market, announcing new products Seammachine and Doctor Machine Inspector. The products offer high speeds and patent-pendi…