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  • Advanced Vision Technology (AVT)

    September 12, 2005
    Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) Automatic Defect Detection Systems Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), a leading manufacturer of machine-vision based, automatic defect detection solutions, offers process control and 100 percent Quality Assurance sol…

  • Western Flexo Label Association is

    September 12, 2005
    A new special industry group, the Western Flexo and Label Association (WFLA), focusing on the needs of the label converter and flexographic printer has been formed. At an October meeting, the WFLA, formerly the Northern California Label Manufacturer'…

  • Wikoff Color acquires Frontier Printing Inks

    September 12, 2005
    Wikoff Color acquires Frontier Printing Inks Wikoff Color Corporation, Fort Mill, SC, USA, has purchased the assets of Frontier Printing Inks, a Canadian manufacturer of printing inks for the flexible packaging, label, fine paper and paperboard mark…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    September 8, 2005
    Private equity funding creates an ink and plates giant

  • Cham Paper to sponsor 7th global symposium

    September 7, 2005
    Cham Paper to sponsor 7th global symposium The 7th International Cham Paper Group Symposium for the Flexible Packaging Industry will take place September 8-9 in Bern, Switzerland. This year’s theme is “Paper Naturally Intelligent.”…

  • Siegwerk to acquire SICPA packaging inks

    September 7, 2005
    The Siegwerk Group, of Siegburg, Germany, has announced plans to acquire the packaging ink division of SICPA Holding SA. With consolidated total net sales of €613 million in the packaging ink segment, the Siegwerk Group would emerge as the world…

  • AWA to acquire in-mold label conference

    September 7, 2005
    AWA to acquire in-mold label conference AWA Alexander Watson Associates, of Amsterdam, Netherlands, has agreed to acquire the rights to the International In-Mold Labeling Conference (IMLCON) from RBS Technologies Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, USA. Ron Schu…

  • 2005 Mid-Year Economic Report

    2005 Mid-Year Economic Report

    September 7, 2005
    Solid growth, cautious progress

  • Narrow Web Profile: OPM Group

    Barry Hunt || July 20, 2005
    Film based flexo in the UK.

  • Expansion-minded GiDue stresses packaging abilities

    July 20, 2005
    Expansion-minded GiDue stresses packaging abilities GiDue, an Italian press manufacturer, has added a Graphics Technology Center close to the headquarters in Turate near Milan. With extra floor space of 5,382 square feet, the new facility provides m…

  • Indigo pushes on

    July 20, 2005
    Indigo pushes on in face of HP changes The sudden departure of Carly Fiorina as Hewlett Packard’s chief executive early in February has prompted some European print commentators and newspaper columnists to question the future of HP’s Im…

  • Packaging inks

    July 20, 2005
    Packaging inks Sun Chemical Northlake IL USA SunSharp 1190 can be used to print applications such as bags and bottle wraps. It includes high-strength process and spot colors, high-gloss, and has good ice-water crinkle resistance. RotoPure HS inks…

  • anus Technologies represents Drent in UK

    July 20, 2005
    anus Technologies represents Drent in UK Janus Technologies Ltd. has been named to represent Drent Goebel in the UK and Ireland. Janus, based in Manchester, England, will handle sales of Drent’s presses initially. Sales of spare parts and the…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Logotech

    Leah Genuario || July 20, 2005
    This New Jersey converter with big capabilities takes pride in its ability to service customers large and small.

  • Search firm launched for label industry

    July 20, 2005
    Search firm launched for label industry Enterprise Asset Search (EAS) is a new employment search company formed by Gina Petrello-Pray, formerly a managing partner with Direct Recruiters Inc. EAS, headquartered in Solon, OH, specializes in providing…

  • PRP Flexo awarded flexo plate patent

    July 20, 2005
    PRP Flexo awarded flexo plate patent After four years of development, PRP Flexo has been awarded a US patent for its new ExSpect flexographic plate development process, designed to provide greater print clarity on both corrugated, pre-printed…

  • Gravure press

    July 20, 2005
    Gravure press Novaflex Carol Stream IL USA The Biva model press is for narrow to mid-web short run gravure. Initial and repeat order set up time is fast due to the electronic line shaft and enhanced register control system. The press can use gravu…

  • European Labeling

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

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Focus on direct laser engraving for new flexo operation

    July 20, 2005
    Focus on direct laser engraving for new flexo operation The direct laser engraving of flexo plates and sleeves is no longer restricted to wide web applications. Downsized systems that work within integrated prepress workflows have widened the applic…

  • CCL and Steinbeis to merge European and Asian operations

    July 20, 2005
    t’s not hard to see how global buying trends among the larger FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) corporate end users have reshaped the structure of the label industry. Several key consolidations have led to the formation of some really large ent…

  • Paper Converting Machine Co.

    July 20, 2005
    Paper Converting Machine Co. Evolution Press Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) has developed the Evolution™ in-line flexographic press for tag & label, paperboard, and flexible packaging printing. Available in 18", 22", 26…

  • Paperplus formed to unite Europes specialty

    July 20, 2005
    Twelve European producers of specialty papers have established an association to represent their interests and jointly promote paper as a preferred material for flexible packaging, labeling and self-adhesive materials. The Speciality Paper Manufactu…

  • Narrow Web Sites

    July 20, 2005
    Narrow Web Sites www.aetfilms.com Applied Extrusion Technologies (AET Films), a manufacturer of OPP substrates, has launched a site aimed at helping end users and new customers to navigate the complex requirements of packaging and labeling film spe…

  • CCL sells plant

    July 20, 2005
    CCL sells plant to Color Ad Label CCL Industries Inc. announced in July the sale of its label manufacturing plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Color Ad Label, a privately held company with interests in flexible packaging and labels. CCL Label Winnipeg…

  • Labels, RFID are focus

    July 20, 2005
    Labels, RFID are focus of new AWA reports AWA Alexander Watson Associates has announced two new publications: “Labeling Markets: European Sourcebook 2004” and “AWAreness Report RFID Tag & Label Market — A Review of…

  • Narrow Web Profile: McDowell Label and Screen Printing

    Leah Genuario || July 20, 2005
    A new location and new capabilities for this Texas converter.

  • UV inkjet ink

    July 20, 2005
    UV inkjet ink Trident Brookfield CT USA BreezeMark UV, a new UV-curable ink jet printing system, includes BreezeMark UV Ink and a Trident UltraJet II or 768Jet printhead. It provides durable solvent-free print on flexible packaging materials.…

  • Packaging experts form

    July 20, 2005
    Packaging experts form The Garron Group The Garron Group Inc., a new consulting firm in the packaging business, has been formed by the merger of R&R Consulting and the consulting arm of Gates Packaging Inc. Ron Ryback is president, and Gary Gat…

  • Pouches

    Leah Genuario || July 20, 2005
    Growth in the pouch market has more converters looking for new opportunities.

  • DuPont affirms packaging presence with new flexo technology

    July 20, 2005
    DuPont Imaging Technologies earns around $500 million from selling Cyrel flexo plates, Cromalin proofing systems and associated hardware. Europe accounts for 40 percent of this revenue. Therefore, it was fitting in a Drupa year to tell the European p…

  • Paper Converting Machine Co.

    July 20, 2005
    Paper Converting Machine Co. Evolution Press Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) has developed the Evolution™ in-line flexographic press for tag & label, paperboard, and flexible packaging printing. Available in 18", 22", 26…

  • Holographic label films

    July 20, 2005
    Holographic label films AET Films New Castle DE USA Mirage holographic label films are suited for can and bottle labels in low shrink and non-shrink roll-fed label applications, and in folding carton and flexible packaging applications…

  • Maxson appoints distributor Down Under

    July 20, 2005
    Maxson appoints distributor Down Under Web Dynamics, a supplier to the flexible packaging, printing and converting industries, has been named exclusive agent for Maxson sheeters in the Australia and New Zealand markets. The company is based in Marri…

  • New Europe label show

    July 20, 2005
    The announcement of a new European label show has predictably set the cat among the pigeons in certain quarters. The three-day show, named Interlabel 2004, is projected to open at the Messe Stuttgart next December. The organizer says it will cover th…

  • APEX EUROPE, Hapert, The Netherlands

    July 20, 2005
    APEX EUROPE, Hapert, The Netherlands — The company has signed an agreement with TMT Consommables to serve the flexible packaging and label markets. Thierry Andres has been named regional product manager for Southeast France. Christophe Racinet…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Modified film

    July 20, 2005
    Modified film Toray Plastics North Kingstown RI USA PA10 print-grade film and PA20 heat-sealable film are modified polyester films that are FDA compliant. They are suitable for flexible packaging applications and can be used for printing, me…

  • Flexible packagers explore the trends

    July 20, 2005
    Flexible packagers explore the trends The Flexible Packaging Association’s 2003 Fall Executive Conference, titled “Optimizing Opportunities for Flexible Packaging,” will take place October 29 at the Hotel Inter-Continental in Chica…

  • Martin Automatic celebrates 35 years

    July 20, 2005
    Martin Automatic celebrates 35 years In 2003, Martin Automatic Inc., of Rockford, IL, marks 35 years in the web handling business. Starting out as a maker of web guides, Martin has grown to be a supplier of automatic zero-speed splicers, rewinds, te…

  • Rexam sells medical flexible packaging unit

    July 20, 2005
    Rexam sells medical flexible packaging unit UK-based Rexam PLC recently announced that it will sell its Healthcare Flexibles Sector to Amcor Ltd., an Australian company in the flexible packaging business. Rexam Healthcare Flexibles manufactures fle…

  • ExxonMobil Chemical expands film capacity

    July 20, 2005
    ExxonMobil Chemical expands film capacity The Films Business of ExxonMobil Chemical, Macedon, NY, recently completed an expansion of its oriented polypropylene (OPP) film manufacturing plant in Shawnee, OK. The installation of a 6.6-meter orienter…

  • Paper Converting Machine Co.

    July 20, 2005
    Paper Converting Machine Co. Evolution Press Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) has developed the Evolution™ in-line flexographic press for tag & label, paperboard, and flexible packaging printing. Available in 18", 22", 26…

  • Film/flexible packaging printing press

    July 20, 2005
    Film/flexible packaging printing press Ko-Pack Williston VT USA The film/flexible packaging press delivers variable print speeds up to 360 fpm. It can print on flexible film, foil, plastic and laminate and features up to six flexo printing station…

  • TLMI & FFTA to hold

    July 20, 2005
    TLMI & FFTA to hold technical conference The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, (TLMI) and the Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Association will hold a technical conference September 10-12 at The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. The…

  • Prairie State grows, moves to new plant

    July 20, 2005
    Prairie State grows, moves to new plant Prairie State Graphics, a label and flexible packaging converter, is moving in late May to larger quarters in Franklin Park, IL, and has acquired new converting equipment. “We have experienced strong…