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  • Xeikon unveils digital five color label press

    July 23, 2008
    Xeikon unveils digital five color label press Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix, has introduced a new digital color label press, the Xeikon 3300. The Xeikon 3300 offers true 1200 dpi at 4 bits per spot. With a top speed of 19.2 m/min (63 fpm) it i…

  • Label Traxx launches Version 5.2

    July 23, 2008
    Label Traxx launches Version 5.2 Tailored Solutions, the producer of Label Traxx print business software for narrow web flexo converters, has introduced Version 5.2 of the software. The upgrade incorporates more than 25 new features and enhancements…

  • Spinnaker opens new slitting distribution plant

    July 23, 2008
    Spinnaker opens new slitting distribution plant Spinnaker Coating LLC, of Troy, OH, USA, has opened a slitting distribution center in New York State for pressure sensitive material. The new facility, located near Newburgh, will allow for a one-day t…

  • Radius, Sun Chemical offer print software

    July 23, 2008
    Radius, Sun Chemical offer print software Radius Solutions Ltd., Chicago, has entered into a partnership with Sun Chemical’s Consulting Division, in which Sun Chemical will customize and re-brand Radius’ PECAS Vision’s Shop Floor D…

  • Raflatacs Europe plants now ISO 14001 certified

    July 23, 2008
    Raflatac’s Europe plants now ISO 14001 certified UPM Raflatac has received Europe-wide ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System certification for the design, manufacture, slitting, sheeting and sale of self-adhesive labelstock. The certi…

  • Multi-Color wins Miller supplier award again

    July 23, 2008
    Multi-Color wins Miller supplier award again Multi-Color Corporation, based in Sharonville, OH, USA, is the winner of Miller Brewing Company’s “Freddie Award” as Miller’s 2007 Supplier of the Year. While Miller gives out seve…

  • Three Franklin adhesives are certified benign

    July 23, 2008
    Three Franklin adhesives are certified ‘benign’ Three Covinax pressure sensitive adhesives manufactured by Franklin Adhesives have been certified as “environmentally benign” by the US Forest Products Laboratory, indicating th…

  • Sani-Blast launches

    July 23, 2008
    Sani-Blast launches a new website A website that will guide printers to anilox roll cleaning solutions has been launched by Sani-Blast LLC, Spring Grove, MN, USA. The address of the site is www.sani-blast.com. The website re-introduces Sani-Blast…

  • Stork Prints unveils

    July 23, 2008
    Stork Prints unveils new inkjet system The Stork Prints Group, Boxmeer, Netherlands, introduced a drop-on-demand inkjet system for narrow web applications at Drupa 2008. The DSI (Digital System Integration) module is powered by contactless piezo te…

  • Cortegras website lets customers track orders

    July 23, 2008
    Cortegra’s website lets customers track orders Cortegra Group Inc., headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, USA, recently launched its new website at www.cortegra.com. The site features information about Cortegra’s many products and services. T…

  • Hooven-Dayton wins minority business loan

    July 23, 2008
    Hooven-Dayton wins minority business loan Hooven Dayton Corporation, based in Dayton, OH, USA, has been awarded a $350,000 Minority Business Direct Loan by the Minority Development Financing Advisory Board of the state of Ohio. The loan will enable…

  • Berkshires green stock wins EU OK

    July 23, 2008
    Berkshire’s green stock wins EU OK Berkshire Labels, headquartered in Hungerford, Berkshire, England, has become the first company to offer a fully biodegradable and compostable self adhesive label range that conforms to EN13432 in its own rig…

  • Fraudulent buyers target label printers

    May 20, 2008
    By Jack Kenny The scammers are going after the label companies. Several North American converters have received emails from various clergymen who are interested in buying labels. It appears that the requests for quotes are aimed at making money thro…

  • Gallus promotes the benefits of a digital

    May 20, 2008
    By Steve Katz Gallus, a label printing equipment manufacturer, welcomed over 100 guests to its headquarters in St. Gallen, Switzerland, for the company’s VIP seminar titled “Industrial Manufacturing: The Benefits of Digital Workflow Solu…

  • Loparex Group to sell some units to Mondi

    May 20, 2008
    Loparex Group to sell some units to Mondi Loparex Group, a manufacturer of release liners, has signed an agreement with Mondi Coating BV (part of Mondi Group) to sell Loparex Oy (Lohja, Finland), Loparex Ltd. (Glossop, England), as well as Loparex&r…

  • SMAG establishes

    May 20, 2008
    SMAG establishes a sales office in USA SMAG, a French manufacturer and distributor of printing and converting equipment for the label and flexible packaging industry, has opened a branch office in the United States to handle sales in the US and Can…

  • Bunting acquires Magnet Applications Group

    May 20, 2008
    Bunting acquires Magnet Applications Group Bunting Magnetics Company, Newton, KS, USA, has acquired Magnet Applications Group Ltd. (MAGL). MAGL was founded in 1955 and currently has manufacturing operations in Berkhamsted, England, and Dubois, PA, U…

  • FINAT launches a club for young managers

    May 20, 2008
    FINAT launches a club for young managers FINAT, the European label association, has launched a Young Managers’ Club to help prepare the next generation of executives for taking control of their companies. The club is welcomed by Isidore Leiser…

  • Korean firm taps Stork for RFID printing

    May 20, 2008
    Korean firm taps Stork for RFID printing EXAX Inc., a South Korean chemical manufacturer, is set to expand into RFID (radio-frequency identification) label production at its Cheonan plant by investing in a dedicated rotary screen printing line from…

  • DuPont, Sun join forces to improve flexography

    May 20, 2008
    DuPont, Sun join forces to improve flexography DuPont Packaging Graphics and Sun Chemical, two suppliers to the flexographic and packaging graphics industries, are collaborating to produce improvements in flexo printing by bringing together Sun&rsqu…

  • Three suppliers win FPPA innovation awards

    May 20, 2008
    Three suppliers win FPPA innovation awards The Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA) recently presented its annual awards in San Antonio, TX, USA. The recipients of the 2008 Technological Innovator of the Year awards are NPP Packagin…

  • Label Traxx adds Indigo parameters to software

    May 20, 2008
    Label Traxx adds Indigo parameters to software Tailored Solutions’ Label Traxx print business management software now fully supports HP Indigo presses in label production. Label Traxx Version 5.2 enables HP Indigo users to automatically apply…

  • Avery Dennison acquires DM Label Group

    May 20, 2008
    Avery Dennison acquires DM Label Group Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) has acquired DM Label Group, a manufacturer of woven labels with manufacturing facilities in six countries. DM Label Group is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. “The a…

  • Digitalabel launches

    May 20, 2008
    Digitalabel launches an expanded website Digitalabel launched its new website, www.digitalabelllc.com, featuring samples, substrate suggestions, a quote request form and more. “We offer a fully electronic, computer-to-print, narrow web metho…

  • Flint acquires Siegwerk

    May 20, 2008
    Flint acquires Siegwerk in Australia, New Zealand Flint Group has signed an agreement with Siegwerk Group to acquire Siegwerk’s packaging ink business in Australia and New Zealand. The agreement includes the intangible assets, sales, marketin…

  • Cortegra moves HQ

    May 20, 2008
    Cortegra moves HQ in New Jersey Cortegra, a manufacturer of labels and packaging products for the pharmaceutical industry, is moving its headquarters from Fairfield, NJ, USA, to nearby Parsippany. The new 12,000 square foot office will enable Corte…

  • Sustainable Green Printing Partnership announces criteria

    May 20, 2008
    Sustainable Green Printing Partnership announces criteria The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP Partnership) revealed the criteria on how to become a sustainable, green printer at the National Environmental Health and Safety Conference (NE…

  • Innovia NatureFlex films rated CarbonZero

    March 25, 2008
    Innovia NatureFlex films rated ‘CarbonZero’ Innovia Films has achieved CarbonZero status on its range of NatureFlex coated biodegradable and compostable packaging films through the implementation of carbon-reduction schemes. The designat…

  • Spinnaker announces PSM/Eagle asset buy

    March 25, 2008
    Spinnaker announces PSM/Eagle asset buy Spinnaker Coating LLC, of Troy, OH, USA, has announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of PSM/Eagle, of Lemont, IL, USA, a contract slitter and distributor of pressure sensitive roll products t…

  • FTA Forum content geared to converters

    March 25, 2008
    FTA Forum content geared to converters Printers and converters who attend the technical sessions at this year’s FTA Annual Forum will find the program content specifically geared to their objectives, say the leaders of the Flexographic Technic…

  • Toray to build film plant this year in France

    March 25, 2008
    Toray to build film plant this year in France Toray Films Europe (TFE), an arm of Toray Industries of Tokyo, Japan, will begin construction this year of a plant for production of Torayfan biaxially oriented polypropylene high-barrier metalized film.…

  • FFTA launches 2008 Regional Workshop tour

    March 25, 2008
    FFTA launches 2008 Regional Workshop tour The Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) began a regional tour of its educational workshops in early March. The first was held March 5 at Arizona State University (ASU), Mesa, AZ, USA, and…

  • Stora Enso sells unit, opens new US office

    March 25, 2008
    Stora Enso sells unit, opens new US office Paper supplier Stora Enso has finalized the divestment of Stora Enso North America Inc., its North American subsidiary, to NewPage Corporation, a coated paper producer based in Miamisburg, OH, USA. Followi…

  • New UV heat control developed by GEW

    March 25, 2008
    New UV heat control developed by GEW GEW Ltd., a UK based UV systems manufacturer, has announced the development of a new heat management product. According to a company statement, the new product, AIRFilm, “permits processing of a wide range…

  • Cyrel announces price increases in US, Canada

    March 25, 2008
    Cyrel announces price increases in US, Canada DuPont Packaging Graphics, of Wilmington, DE, USA, has announced a price increase in the US and Canada effective March 1 for all DuPont Cyrel products. The increases range from 3 percent to 8 percent, de…

  • Technicote adds new adhesive coater

    March 25, 2008
    Technicote adds new adhesive coater Technicote Inc., an ISO 9001:2000 certified company headquartered in Miamisburg, OH, USA, announced the addition of a new wide web adhesive and specialty coater at its manufacturing plant in Terre Haute, IN, USA.…

  • Label Traxx represented in Australia, NZ, SE Asia

    March 25, 2008
    Label Traxx represented in Australia, NZ, SE Asia Tailored Solutions, the producer of Label Traxx print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, has named Peter Adam its exclusive agent in Australia and…

  • MicroClean establishes anilox cleaning service

    March 25, 2008
    MicroClean establishes anilox cleaning service Flexo Concepts, which manufactures of MicroClean dry media anilox cleaning systems and TruPoint plastic and composite doctor blades, has announced the launch of its MicroClean Anilox Roll Cleaning Servi…

  • Novum wins award

    March 25, 2008
    Novum wins award from Tools & Production Novum Graphics, the Swiss company set up by Larissa Eitner in 2004, has been named “Fastest Growing Dealer” by Tools & Production (T&P), the US manufacturer of rotary punch units, sli…

  • New Raflatac plant

    March 25, 2008
    New Raflatac plant now fully operational UPM Raflatac’s new special products coating line at the Tampere factory in Finland is now fully operational and delivering self-adhesive label materials to label converters. The design of the new coati…

  • Maxson announces major expansion

    March 25, 2008
    Maxson announces major expansion Maxson Automatic Machinery Company, of Westerly, RI, USA, a manufacturer of sheeters, has announced a multi-million dollar expansion that will include additional office and production facilities for greater capacity…

  • Harper seminars focus on sleeve care

    March 25, 2008
    Harper seminars focus on sleeve care Anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, of Charlotte, NC, USA, has created an educational program about anilox sleeves, which it has presented to customers at its headquarters and also at its plant in Gree…

  • BST Pro Mark makes sales force changes

    March 25, 2008
    BST Pro Mark makes sales force changes Webconvert Ltd., of Toronto, ON, Canada, has been appointed sales representative for BST Pro Mark, of Elmhurst, IL, USA. BST manufactures web inspection and web guiding equipment. Webconvert will market the com…

  • J&H opens an office

    March 25, 2008
    J&H opens an office in Latin America J&H Printing Solutions, of Pewaukee, WI, USA, has announced the opening of J&H Latin America. The company is a distributor of narrow and wide web flexographic printing and converting equipment made i…

  • Pulse introduces

    March 25, 2008
    Pulse introduces new cold foil adhesive Pulse Roll Label Products, of Bristol, England, has announced the development of Coldfix, a UV curable, through-cure adhesive formulated for cold, die-less foiling on a wide range of substrates. According to…

  • Coating company switches to wind power

    March 25, 2008
    Coating company switches to wind power Masterpiece Graphix, of Fenton, MO, USA, has launched a wind power program, making it the first digital top coater to exclusively use wind to power its entire facility. The move came in response to an increasin…

  • New firm to distribute Sensotec systems

    March 25, 2008
    New firm to distribute Sensotec systems Sensotec automatic print registration systems, manufactured in Germany by Sensotec GmbH, will be distributed in North America by Innovative Printing Technologies. Sensotec has installed more than 350 systems w…

  • FLEXcon and MassMEP host Lean roundtable

    March 25, 2008
    FLEXcon and MassMEP host Lean roundtable Fifty representatives of 20 manufacturing companies from Massa-chusetts were briefed on the successful Lean Manufacturing initiatives of FLEXcon recently at a Lean Champions Roundtable hosted by FLEXcon and t…

  • 19 companies form Flexo4all alliance

    March 25, 2008
    19 companies form Flexo4all alliance A group of 19 suppliers in the narrow and wide web converting industries has formed an alliance called Flexo4all, which will meet for the first time at Drupa 2008 in Germany. According to the group’s statem…

  • Collotype to cost

    March 25, 2008
    Collotype to cost Multi-Color $185 million Multi-Color Corporation (Nasdaq: LABL), of Sharonville, OH, USA, has announced the signing of a binding agreement to acquire Collotype International Holdings Pty. Ltd. for approximately US$175 million plus…