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  • Innovias NatureFlex film wins two awards

    July 23, 2008
    Innovia’s NatureFlex film wins two awards NatureFlex, Innovia Films’ biodegradable, compostable, flexible film, has won prizes at two packaging awards ceremonies recently: the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, and Canada’s Su…

  • AVT combines EMEA sales, marketing teams

    July 23, 2008
    AVT combines EMEA sales, marketing teams Advanced Vision Technologies (AVT), a manufacturer of high end web inspection equipment, has unified the sales and marketing operations of AVT and GMI (Graphic Microsystems Inc.) Europe, Middle East and Afric…

  • Barry Sanel forms packaging consultancy

    July 23, 2008
    Barry Sanel forms packaging consultancy Barry Sanel, a printing and packaging executive with more than 20 years of industry experience, has launched Barry Sanel Packaging Advisors, a consulting services firm dedicated to the packaging industry. Amon…

  • Demharter to leave Pitman; Moore to lead

    July 23, 2008
    Demharter to leave Pitman; Moore to lead Pitman Company, a major North American graphic arts supplier based in Totowa, NJ, USA, has announced that its president, Joe Demharter, will step down from the post at the close of the company’s current…

  • Arjobex redesigns Polyart website

    July 23, 2008
    Arjobex redesigns Polyart website Arjobex, a manufacturer of synthetic papers, has announced the redesign of its website, www.polyart.com. Polyart, the company’s principal product, is a high density polyethylene film with a matte clay coating…

  • Martin Automatic forms alliance with Labelmen

    July 23, 2008
    Martin Automatic forms alliance with Labelmen Martin Automatic has entered into a licensing agreement with press manufacturer Labelmen Machinery, of Taiwan. Under the agreement, signed at Drupa 2008, Labelmen will build Martin’s STS automatic…

  • Mark Andy reports success with new 2200

    July 23, 2008
    Mark Andy reports success with new 2200 Mark Andy has reported success with its redesigned model 2200 press, which features servo technology. The company states that it has sold more than 25 of the redesigned presses since the product launch in late…

  • DiTrolio scholarship golf outing set for Sept. 8

    July 23, 2008
    DiTrolio scholarship golf outing set for Sept. 8 The date for the 5th Annual Scholarship Drive Golf Outing has been set for September 8, the day before the start of Labelexpo Americas 2008. The event, sponsored by DiTrolio Flexographic Institute, Br…

  • Transilwrap to distribute

    July 23, 2008
    Transilwrap to distribute Valéron’s film products Valéron Strength Films, Houston, TX, USA, a producer of high performance and specialty films, has formed a distributor partnership with Transilwrap Company. Transilwrap, a manufa…

  • Sekisui opens Midwest distribution center

    July 23, 2008
    Sekisui opens Midwest distribution center Sekisui TA Industries (STA), a manufacturer of overlamination products based in Brea, CA, USA, has opened a distribution center in Neenah, WI, USA. The 425,000 square foot center covers the states of Illinoi…

  • Ashland to buy adhesive assets from Air Products

    July 23, 2008
    Ashland to buy adhesive assets from Air Products Ashland Inc., Covington, KY, USA, has signed an agreement with Air Products and Chemicals Inc. for an asset purchase of its pressure sensitive adhesive business and its atmospheric emulsions business.…

  • Harper updates Anilox Scoring Prevention Guide

    July 23, 2008
    Harper updates Anilox Scoring Prevention Guide Harper Corporation of America, Charlotte, NC, USA, has published the fourth edition of its Anilox Scoring Prevention Guide. The 20-page booklet covers a range of anilox scoring issues, including how to…

  • 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…