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  • UV curing

    July 20, 2005
    UV curing Aetek UV Systems Romeoville IL USA The UV Genie system is a UV curing system designed for both flexography and lithography. It is sized to fit most presses, with lamps available from 9" through 27". 630-226-4200 fax 630-22…

  • Laser coder

    July 20, 2005
    Laser coder Weber Marking Systems Arlington Heights IL USA The SolarJet S 3.0 vector laser coder is a unit that produces high-resolution text, bar codes and graphic images as small as 0.020" high on a wide variety of product and package subst…

  • Bonding

    July 20, 2005
    Bonding Contech Wichita KS USA The AppliPhase HVA Heat Vacuum Applicator provides total temperature control, assuring correct bonding of flexible back-light signage transfers, reflective sheeting, premask application tape and more. Operators can s…

  • Screening technology

    July 20, 2005
    Screening technology Agfa Mortsel Belgium :Sublima is XM screening technology, suitable for offset and flexo processes. The cross modulated technology can achieve line-screen rulings up to 340 lpi. It combines the benefits of amplitude modulated s…

  • Fuzzy film

    July 20, 2005
    Fuzzy film Ritrama Manchester, England Soft Touch is an overlaminating, polyolefin film with a peach-like feel. It is especially suited for health and beauty products. 44-0-161-786-1752 www.ritrama.com Circle No. 57…

  • Coating thickness measurement

    July 20, 2005
    Coating thickness measurement Scalar Technologies Livingston UK ScalarGauge F measures the thickness of very thin coatings applied to plastic film. It is a non-contact system using the latest optical technology, and will operate at any web speed.…

  • Screen coating

    July 20, 2005
    Screen coating Pulse Roll Label Products Bristol UK The IN-relief UV screen coating provides a tactile feel and enhanced graphics. It can be used to produce a 3D novelty effect, or to create Braille triangles or dots. Good print rheology maintains…

  • Plate measurement

    July 20, 2005
    Plate measurement GRIPdigital LaGrange IL USA The Techkon DMS910 Digital MicroScope is a hand held plate measurement device that measures conventional screens from 75 lpi to 300 lpi. It provides linearity and repeatability of ±0.5 percent w…

  • Polypropylene

    July 20, 2005
    Polypropylene FLEXcon Spencer MA USA OptiFLEX Reseal polypropylene films are designed for resealable pouch label applications in personal care, household and chemical, and food markets. The products are coated with a removable acrylic PSA. The li…

  • Coater/laminator

    July 20, 2005
    Coater/laminator Intech Automation Services Marietta GA USA The IAS coater/laminator allows for precise web coating and laminating for samples, testing and production runs. Many options are available. 770-977-9937 www.intecheng.com Circle No.…

  • Can you print over wet ink? Sun Chemical

    July 20, 2005
    Sun Chemical has begun production of its flexographic UniQure inks, colors that can be applied in multiple layers to paper or film without curing between print stations. The inks are cured using either electron beam (EB) or UV light only after the fi…

  • RFID: Benefits and challenges

    July 20, 2005
    The enormous push that Wal-Mart gave to the future of radio frequency identification (RFID) in the summer of 2003 has begun a process that will radically change the way products are manufactured, stored, shipped, sold and consumed. Wal-Mart announced…

  • Labelexpo plans

    July 20, 2005
    Labelexpo plans industry awards The inaugural Label Industry Global Awards, organized by Labelexpo, will be the focus of a gala dinner and awards ceremony on the evening of September 13, the first day of Labelexpo Americas 2004. Nominations will b…

  • TLMI salutes industry’s environmental leaders

    July 20, 2005
    Ferd. Ruesch AG and E.I. DuPont, DuNemours & Co., DuPont Imaging Technologies, were recently honored as the first winners of the TLMI Environmental Leadership Award from the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, Inc. (TLMI). The award was presen…

  • Smart Labels USA 2004 is planned for March

    July 20, 2005
    Smart Labels USA 2004 is planned for March The Smart Labels USA 2004 conference, sponsored by IDTechEx, is scheduled for March 17-18 in Boston, at the Long Wharf Marriott hotel. Optional workshops will take place on March 16 and 19. The event will…

  • Schleipen & Erkens

    July 20, 2005
    Schleipen & Erkens expands capabilities Schleipen & Erkens AG, based in Jülich, Germany, recently installed a new coating machine for the manufacture of silicone-coated release liners. The coater represents an investment of more than e…

  • Space available at NELMA label show

    July 20, 2005
    Space available at NELMA label show NELMA, the North East Label Manufacturers Association, has announced that it will hold its third annual Label Manufacturers Expo on April 22 at the Bridgewater Marriott Hotel, Bridgewater, NJ. The association ask…

  • Free flexo symposiums

    July 20, 2005
    Free flexo symposiums offered by Harper From February to June, Harper Corporation of America will offer its new “Flexo Education Symposiums” in five cities across the US. Topics at the sessions will include advanced critical anilox…

  • Fusion UV earns

    July 20, 2005
    Fusion UV earns ISO 9001:2000 status Fusion UV Systems Inc., of Gaithersburg, MD, has received ISO 9001:2000 certification for having met the requirements of the new ISO Quality Management System standard. The certificate is awarded to companies…

  • Fox Valley receives

    July 20, 2005
    Fox Valley receives new anilox roll cleaner Absolutely Micro*Clean International, Sacramento, CA, has updated Fox Valley Technical College’s capability to deep-clean its anilox rolls. According to Bob Temple, owner of Absolutely Micro*Clean…

  • Dunwoody students win Akzo scholarships

    July 20, 2005
    Dunwoody students win Akzo scholarships Jenny Wrobel and David Malherek, both students of Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, each have received scholarship awards of $1,250 from Akzo Nobel Inks. The awards are based on merit qualificatio…

  • Apple Steel Rule Die acquires Ashwell Die

    July 20, 2005
    Apple Steel Rule Die acquires Ashwell Die Apple Steel Rule Die Co., of Milwaukee, has purchased the assets of Ashwell Die, of Pinellas Park, FL. Ashwell will continue to operate from its Florida location with all current employees, according to a c…

  • Plastic Suppliers wins Ohio safety award

    July 20, 2005
    Plastic Suppliers wins Ohio safety award Ohio’s lieutenant governor, Jennette Bradley, visited Plastic Suppliers in Columbus, OH, recently for a formal presentation of the state’s SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program)…

  • When is a pear ripe?

    July 20, 2005
    How do you know when a piece of fruit is ripe? You squeeze it, right? Not any more. Now you can just look at the label. A new label technology developed in New Zealand has made a quiet debut in grocery stores in Portland, OR, where it is being teste…

  • American Roller buys Plasma Coatings

    July 20, 2005
    American Roller buys Plasma Coatings American Roller Company, Union Grove, WI, has acquired Plasma Coatings Inc., of Waterbury, CT, a manufacturer of thermal and release coatings. In October, American Roller purchased Champion Roller Company of Rock…

  • Spear teams up with Illochroma

    July 20, 2005
    Spear teams up with Illochroma over beer (labels) Illochroma Labelling Group and Spear have joined forces to create Illo-Spear, which will produce labels for the beer industry. Illochroma is a supplier of wet glue labels with production plants in…

  • Narrow Web Gravure

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    An ancient print process enjoys a small revival among high end narrow web converters.

  • Central & Eastern Europe's Label Markets

    Leah Genuario || July 20, 2005
    The Central and Eastern European label industry is young, but it should not be underestimated.

  • Narrow Web Profile: ROI Technologies Inc.

    Leah Genuario || July 20, 2005
    With a new acquisition, this Baltimore converter enters new specialty markets.

  • New name in the film business

    July 20, 2005
    New name in the film business Competition in the fast-growing global market for polypropylene label and packaging films has intensified in the face of some major consolidations. One of the newest names is the Treofan Group, consisting of three separ…

  • Eastern expansion for Raflatac

    July 20, 2005
    Eastern expansion for Raflatac Eastern Europe’s double-digit volume growth for self-adhesive labels contrasts with the generally lackluster performance of the more developed European markets. Not surprisingly, most press makers and material su…

  • Another new chapter

    July 20, 2005
    Another new chapter for Harland Is there an award for companies that hang on in the face of adversity? If so, then give it to Harland Labels of Hull in East Yorkshire, England. Disregard the fact that the company was founded in 1832, although that…

  • Data privacy fears over RFID tags and labels gain ground

    July 20, 2005
    Plenty has been written about RFID technology and its potential to influence supply chain management systems. Based on tiny microchips, the technology has shrunk in size and is now found in everything from swipe cards to tags to trace just about anyt…

  • WS PACKAGING GROUP, Carson City, NV David Midboe,

    July 20, 2005
    WS PACKAGING GROUP, Carson City, NV — David Midboe, the founder and president of Concept, Inc., has been named president of WS Packaging Group — Automated Systems.…

  • RDP MARATHON, Montreal, Canada George Herrick

    July 20, 2005
    RDP MARATHON, Montreal, Canada — George Herrick has been appointed Northeast region sales manager.…

  • RAFLATAC, Tampere, Finland Mark Pollard and Jussi VanHanen

    July 20, 2005
    RAFLATAC, Tampere, Finland — Mark Pollard and Jussi VanHanen have been appointed development directors. Tapio Kolunsarka has been announced development manager. Jan Hasselblatt has been named director, synthetics business. Håken Saxen has…

  • NORDSON, Duluth, GA Peter Lambert

    July 20, 2005
    NORDSON, Duluth, GA — Peter Lambert has assumed the role of vice president, packaging and product assembly operations.…

  • NILPETER, Slagelse, Denmark Courtesy of Nilpeters

    July 20, 2005
    NILPETER, Slagelse, Denmark — Courtesy of Nilpeter’s joint venture with Rotoflex, David Ponthieu and Olivier Serieys are representing Nilpeter in France. Ponthieu is Rotoflex’s director in France and Serieys is responsible for Roto…

  • HARPER GRAPHICSOLUTIONS, Charlotte, NC Sean Teufler

    July 20, 2005
    HARPER GRAPHICSOLUTIONS, Charlotte, NC — Sean Teufler will be covering the Central US as technical graphics advisor.…

  • GMG, Tuebingen, Germany Jim Summers

    July 20, 2005
    GMG, Tuebingen, Germany — Jim Summers has been named general manager, US operations.…

  • ENVIRONMENTAL INKS & COATINGS, Morganton, NC Paul Schroeder

    July 20, 2005
    ENVIRONMENTAL INKS & COATINGS, Morganton, NC — Paul Schroeder has been appointed president and CEO.…

  • ACCUWEB, Madison, WI Henry A. Rissier

    July 20, 2005
    ACCUWEB, Madison, WI — Henry A. Rissier was appointed as president.…

  • Storage, cleaner

    July 20, 2005
    Storage, cleaner HarperScientific.com Charlotte NC USA The company signed a contract to supply PrintMaster VC, an automated standard roll storage system. It features one-touch push button operation and the carousel system can be expanded in heigh…

  • Coating, adhesives

    July 20, 2005
    Coating, adhesives ADM Tronics Northvale NJ USA Aqualene 4364 is a water based coating for paper packaging applications. It is suitable for cup, box and pouch structures. Also offered is Stiktotin, a line of water based adhesives. 201-767…

  • Power supply units

    July 20, 2005
    Power supply units MAGPOWR Fenton MO USA The PS-24 (24 vdc) and PS-90 (90 vdc) provide current-regulated power output in tension control applications. The reverse current feature minimizes drag torque, allowing for use of the full torque ran…

  • Inks, bases

    July 20, 2005
    Inks, bases Deco-Chem Mishawaka IN USA FLO is a UV flexo ink system. It is low odor (wet and printed), low skin irritation, low viscosity, low plate swell, high gloss, silicone-free, non-thixotropic, and HDODA free. The ink can be top coated and…

  • Inkjet inks

    July 20, 2005
    Inkjet inks Jetrion LLC Ann Arbor MI USA The continuous inkjet inks, makeups and washes are specially formulated for Domino, Scitex, VideoJet, and Willet digital printing systems. The company claims that these inks can help converters save as much…

  • Double coated tape

    July 20, 2005
    Double coated tape 3M St. Paul MN USA Double Coated Tape 9786 features a thin, non-woven carrier. The tape bonds well to many materials, including open-cell foam, felt, plastic and polycarbonate, metal, rubber and non-woven fabrics. 800-223-742…

  • Security paper

    July 20, 2005
    Security paper Appleton Appleton WI USA AssurMark Security Label Substrate is tamper-evident and has covert security fibers for authentication to fight re-marking and counterfeiting fraud. The security fibers are invisible under ordinary lig…

  • UV drying

    July 20, 2005
    UV drying Nordson Corporation Amherst OH USA The QuadCure UV lamp head provides high UV output with reduced heat generating infrared energy. The four-segment reflector design directs UV light around the lamp body. The dichroic coating on th…