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  • Degrava Systems has Australian distribution

    October 14, 2008
    Degrava Systems has Australian distribution Degrava Systems, Roswell, GA, USA, a manufacturer of desktop digital color label presses, has expanded its reach to a sixth continent with the appointment of Label Power of Australia. Label Power will dist…

  • Gerhardt & Jet Tech

    October 14, 2008
    Gerhardt & Jet Tech announce partnership Gerhardt, a Denmark based manufacturer of cutting tools and associated products, announced a partnership with Australia’s leading supplier of machinery and consumables to the narrow web market, Jet…

  • PRPflexo announces further digital expansion

    October 14, 2008
    PRPflexo announces further digital expansion PRPflexo, Indianapolis, IN, USA, a flexographic print plate manufacturer, has announced further expansion at its facility to include another DuPont Cyrel digital imager. General Manager Chris Green says,…

  • Edale expands with

    October 14, 2008
    Edale expands with new plant in Britain Edale Ltd., a manufacturer of printing and converting equipment in the UK, is moving. Currently based in two industrial units in Romsey, Hampshire, Edale will be moving during 2009 to a custom-built headquar…

  • Kodak names JV its reseller of Flexcel NX

    October 14, 2008
    Kodak names JV its reseller of Flexcel NX JV Imaging Solutions, a distributor of flexographic equipment, has signed on with Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group as an authorized reseller of the integrated Kodak Flexcel NX Digital Flexographic…

  • Harper draws a crowd for sleeve education

    October 14, 2008
    Harper draws a crowd for sleeve education Harper GraphicSolutions, the technical service arm of anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, recently hosted an educational seminar about anilox sleeve care for its customers, flexo suppliers and OEM…

  • Juliet Midlik elected president of CEMA

    October 14, 2008
    Juliet Midlik elected president of CEMA CEMA, the Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association, has elected Juliet Midlik to be its president for the 2008-2009 term. Midlik, vice president of sales at Prime UV Systems, has spent more than 15 years…

  • DuPont announces

    October 14, 2008
    DuPont announces Cyrel price increases DuPont Packaging Graphics, Wilmington, DE, USA, has announced that it will implement surcharges and price increases of up to 10 percent globally, effective Sept. 15. Specific terms are being addressed regional…

  • ake Image Systems moves into Asia

    October 14, 2008
    ake Image Systems moves into Asia To support growth throughout Asia, Lake Image Systems has opened a sales and service operation in Singapore. Operational in early August, Lake Image Systems Asia provides marketing, sales, service and support for La…

  • Cortegra introduces extended content labels

    October 14, 2008
    Cortegra introduces extended content labels Cortegra, a provider of labels and packaging products for the pharmaceutical and related industries, has introduced extended content labels (ECL) with proprietary designs for information-rich products, mul…

  • Mondi and 3M sign

    October 14, 2008
    Mondi and 3M sign licensing agreement 3M, through its Commercial Graphics Division, has entered into a licensing agreement granting limited rights to 3M patented technology to Mondi, a manufacturer of release liners. The licensed technology enables…

  • AVTs first half revenues are up 113 percent

    October 14, 2008
    AVT’s first half revenues are up 113 percent Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), has announced record revenues for the first half and the second quarter of 2008. The company, which manufactures optical inspection and quality assurance systems fo…

  • Boise introduces sustainable products

    October 14, 2008
    Boise introduces sustainable products Boise Label & Release, Bensenville, IL, USA, has announced the addition of recycled content products and chain of custody certification to its portfolio of release liners and label facestocks. The sustainabi…

  • Graymills appoints new sales representative

    October 14, 2008
    Graymills appoints new sales representative Jacob Flexographic Services, of Califon, NJ, USA, has been appointed the exclusive Graymills Graphic Arts sales representative for New Jersey and parts of New York State, in addition to the territories he…

  • HP names winners in digital label competition

    October 14, 2008
    HP names winners in digital label competition Hewlett Packard announced the winners of the second HP Indigo Digital Label & Packaging Competition at an awards gala held at Labelexpo Americas in September. The competition recognizes customers fro…

  • JV Imaging to distribute MacDermid products

    October 14, 2008
    JV Imaging to distribute MacDermid products JV Imaging Solutions, based in Northborough, MA, USA, has been retained by MacDermid Printing Solutions to distribute MacDermid’s photopolymer plate products and equipment in the US. The arrangement…

  • Six Multi-Plastics plants gain AIB compliance

    October 14, 2008
    Six Multi-Plastics plants gain AIB compliance Multi-Plastics Inc., Lewis Center, OH, USA, has announced that in addition to its Ohio facility, the company’s plants in New Jersey, Georgia, Illinois, California, and Canada have been audited and…

  • Nilpeter to manufacture presses in India

    October 14, 2008
    Nilpeter to manufacture presses in India Nilpeter, a narrow web press manufacturer based in Slagelse, Denmark, has announced that it will begin manufacturing flexo presses in India as part of a joint venture with partner Proteck Machinery. The featu…

  • UPM continues

    October 14, 2008
    UPM continues its restructuring UPM, based in Helsinki, Finland, continues actions to secure its profitability in a business environment of slow growth and rising costs. The paper manufacturing giant announced a major corporate restructuring last w…

  • Rayven is certified to

    September 3, 2008
    Rayven is certified to ISO 9001:2000 standard Rayven Inc., a provider of laminating, coating and converting services, today announces that the management system of the company’s St. Paul, MN, USA, facility has passed an ISO 9001:2000 quality…

  • ETI Converting secures patent in Europe

    September 3, 2008
    ETI Converting secures patent in Europe ETI Converting, Boucherville, QC, Canada, has received a patent covering 27 European countries for its “method and apparatus for manufacturing pressure sensitive adhesive labelstocks with printing under…

  • Neenah Paper raises prices on tech products

    September 3, 2008
    Neenah Paper raises prices on tech products Neenah Paper, Alpharetta, GA, USA, has announced a price increase for all technical products produced in the United States, including papers used for heat transfer, coated abrasives, decorative components,…

  • CCL plans $25 million expansion in Asia

    September 3, 2008
    CCL plans $25 million expansion in Asia CCL Industries has announced that it will invest $25 million over 2008 and 2009 to expand its CCL Label operations in Asia. The company began doing business in Asia five years ago with its 2003 investment in B…

  • Gallus has new sales agency in Italy

    September 3, 2008
    Gallus has new sales agency in Italy Franchini & C. SRL, of San Giuliano Milanese, Italy, now has sole responsibility for sales and service of Gallus label printing presses in Italy. For 35 years, Gallus press systems in Italy were distributed b…

  • Pitman Co. acquires National Graphic Supply

    September 3, 2008
    Pitman Co. acquires National Graphic Supply Pitman Company, Totowa, NJ, USA, a leading independent North American graphic arts supplier, has announced that it has acquired National Graphic Supply of Albany, NY, USA. National Graphic Supply, founded…

  • Ashland invests in its adhesives business

    September 3, 2008
    Ashland invests in its adhesives business Ashland’s Specialty Polymers Adhesives (SP) business recently installed equipment valued at more than $2 million to enhance service and capabilities for its printing, packaging and coatings product lin…

  • Mhlbauer unveils fast RFID inlay machine

    September 3, 2008
    Mühlbauer unveils fast RFID inlay machine Mühlbauer Technology Group, headquartered in Roding, Germany, says it has developed “the world’s fastest and highly flexible RFID inlay production line: TAL 20000.” A successor t…

  • SMAG to market Aquaflex in Europe

    September 3, 2008
    SMAG to market Aquaflex in Europe After its “velvet divorce” from GIDUE, and having installed 26 of the Italian manufacturer’s presses in France, SMAG has announced a new partnership with Aquaflex, a manufacturer of flexographic pr…

  • Polywest opens sleeve plant in Wisconsin

    September 3, 2008
    Polywest opens sleeve plant in Wisconsin Polywest USA opened a new 10,000 square foot manufacturing and sales plant on September 1 in Appleton, WI, USA. Polywest, which is headquartered in Germany, is a manufacturer of sleeves for the printing and c…

  • amarco to consolidate Illinois manufacturing

    September 3, 2008
    amarco to consolidate Illinois manufacturing Pamarco Global Graphics (PGG) has announced that operations at its plant in Elk Grove Village, IL, USA, will be moved into the Wheeling, IL, plant as of September. The Elk Grove Village plant is focused o…

  • FTA previews FIRST 4.0 to Milwaukee audience

    September 3, 2008
    FTA previews FIRST 4.0 to Milwaukee audience Flexographic printers/converters in the Milwaukee, WI, USA, region learned about some of the new additions and modifications to the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) premier technical manua…

  • Mark Andy wins award

    September 3, 2008
    Mark Andy wins award for Ohio export efforts Mark Andy’s manufacturing operation in Milford, OH, USA, has been honored by the state’s governor, Ted Strickland, for its dedication to export related projects. An annual honor, the Governor…

  • Raflatac offers non-PS stocks in small volumes

    September 3, 2008
    Raflatac offers non-PS stocks in small volumes UPM Raflatac has introduced Fast Face, an ordering program for non-adhesive products. The program enables labelstock converters to receive lower volume, custom slit orders of select non-adhesive produc…

  • Sani-Blast promotes

    September 3, 2008
    Sani-Blast promotes US stimulus package Sani-Blast, of Spring Grove, MN, USA, is guaranteeing 2008 delivery of equipment orders placed by November 1 to help printers take advantage of the potential tax benefits of the 2008 economic stimulus package…

  • GIDUE sells six presses in the Balkan region

    September 3, 2008
    GIDUE sells six presses in the Balkan region GIDUE, a manufacturer of label and packaging presses headquartered in Turate, Italy, says that its distributor in Europe’s Balkan region, Simark, has resulted in the installation of two new presses…

  • Six Multi-Plastics plants gain AIB compliance

    September 3, 2008
    Six Multi-Plastics plants gain AIB compliance Multi-Plastics Inc., Lewis Center, OH, USA, has announced that in addition to its Ohio facility, the company’s plants in New Jersey, Georgia, Illinois, California, and Canada have been audited and…

  • Aztech, Power Forward form business venture

    September 3, 2008
    Aztech, Power Forward form business venture Aztech Converting Systems of Tempe, AZ, USA, and Power Forward Inc. of Toronto, ON, Canada, have formed a venture that will manufacture and market a line of equipment for converters in the extended content…

  • Alden & Ott introduces Soy-Flex printing inks

    September 3, 2008
    Alden & Ott introduces Soy-Flex printing inks Alden & Ott, Mount Prospect, IL, USA, has been producing soy products since the 1980s for its offset ink division. The company now introduces Soy-Flex printing inks for flexographic presses. Sal…

  • Fasson adds wine papers to eco-friendly portfolio

    September 3, 2008
    Fasson adds wine papers to eco-friendly portfolio The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison, located in Mentor, OH, USA, has added three “eco-friendly” products to its wine substrate portfolio, bringing to 13 the number of…

  • Customers reduction

    September 3, 2008
    Customer’s reduction lowers MCC’s Q1 sales Multi-Color Corporation (Nasdaq: LABL), Sharonville, IL, USA, announced financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2008, compared with the same period a year ago. Net revenues incre…

  • CCL sales up 3 percent

    September 3, 2008
    CCL sales up 3 percent in second quarter CCL Industries Inc., based in Toronto, Canada, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of labels and specialty packaging for the consumer products and healthcare industries, says that sales for the se…

  • Tamper evident label utilizes intaglio printing

    September 3, 2008
    Tamper evident label utilizes intaglio printing Sekuworks, Harrison, OH, USA, has introduced a security label product line combining intaglio currency printing with custom void release technology specific to each brand owner’s project. The new…

  • Cortegra introduces Braille-embossed text

    September 3, 2008
    Cortegra introduces Braille-embossed text Cortegra, a manufacturer of labels and other packaging products based in Fairfield, NJ, USA, has introduced Braille-embossed cartons and labels to comply with impending European Union legislation. Using spec…

  • Flexo platemaker seeks technical trial participants

    July 23, 2008
    Flexo platemaker seeks technical trial participants Plate manufacturer PRPflexo, Indianapolis, IN, USA, is currently seeking flexo printers for additional trials of their new patent pending digital flexo plates. Participants will be asked to utilize…

  • GIDUE donates flexo press to Verona school

    July 23, 2008
    GIDUE donates flexo press to Verona school Cooperation between GIDUE, of Turate, Italy, and the Graphic School of “San Zeno” in Verona, has successfully begun with GIDUE’s donation of a brand new flexo press. Federico d’Annu…

  • GEW launches IsoCure

    July 23, 2008
    GEW launches IsoCure UV curing system With the launch of its IsoCure UV curing system for web offset applications, GEW, Surrey, England, has announced its intention to enter new market sectors of the printing and converting industries. Already a ma…

  • Student-run print firm wins FSC certification

    July 23, 2008
    Student-run print firm wins FSC certification Cal Poly’s student operated and managed printing and publishing company, University Graphic Systems, was recently awarded Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. Cal Poly, in San Luis Obisp…

  • Interfilm to construct

    July 23, 2008
    Interfilm to construct a new headquarters Interfilm Holdings Inc., Easley, SC, USA, a distributor of industrial films, has begun construction of a new corporate office and Southeast converting facility. The 90,000 square foot building will be locat…

  • Evonik to increase prices for organics, silicones

    July 23, 2008
    Evonik to increase prices for organics, silicones Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation’s Industrial Specialties and Household Care business lines have increased prices for products marketed in North America. Silicone surfactants and specialty silic…

  • Avery RFID receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

    July 23, 2008
    Avery RFID receives ISO 9001:2000 certification Avery Dennison RFID, a business unit of Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) and an RFID technology provider, has announced that its global design, testing and manufacturing facilities have met the q…