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  • Basics of in-mold labeling to be presented

    January 16, 2008
    Basics of in-mold labeling to be presented The “ABCs of IML: A Basic Course” will be presented Thursday, March 27, 2008, at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center Chicago North Shore, Skokie, IL, USA. Offered annually since 1989,…

  • Mondi upgrades its global facilities

    January 16, 2008
    Mondi upgrades its global facilities Mondi Packaging Coating and Release has announced plans to proceed with an investment program in its global production facilities. Targeting Western Europe, Mondi will develop a new facility on a brownfield site…

  • The Rossini Group acquires Mastergraphics

    January 16, 2008
    The Rossini Group acquires Mastergraphics After two years of partnership, The Rossini Group has completed the acquisition of Mastergraphics LLC, located in Stow, OH, USA. Mastergraphics is known in the flexographic industry for its pre-press capabil…

  • acpo begins expansion at headquarters plant

    January 16, 2008
    acpo begins expansion at headquarters plant acpo ltd., a manufacturer of self-wound pressure sensitive roll label films based in Oak Harbor, OH, USA, has begun a 20,000 square foot plant expansion to its facility. The expansion is scheduled to be co…

  • AB Graphic, Convertec launch Braille printer

    January 16, 2008
    AB Graphic, Convertec launch Braille printer AB Graphic International, of Bridlington, England, has announced an agreement with Convertec AB, of Partille, Sweden, in marketing the Braillemaker One, a dedicated digital printing machine for Braille. L…

  • Radius Solutions enhances PECAS Vision

    January 16, 2008
    Radius Solutions enhances PECAS Vision Radius Solutions Ltd., an enterprise resource planning/management information system provider for the printing and packaging industry, announced new and improved capabilities of its flagship ERP/MIS system, PEC…

  • Gerhardt USA, Webmark form business alliance

    January 16, 2008
    Gerhardt USA, Webmark form business alliance Gerhardt USA, a die manufacturer based in Dallastown, PA, USA, has announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Webmark Engraving, of Toronto, ON, Canada. According to Gerhardt officials, the alli…

  • Label Traxx expands

    January 16, 2008
    Label Traxx expands into South Asia US based Tailored Solutions Inc. has appointed Weldon Celloplast Limited, of New Delhi, as its exclusive agent for sales in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, to market its Label Traxx job management sys…

  • Tools & Production moves into Eastern Europe

    January 16, 2008
    Tools & Production moves into Eastern Europe Tools & Production (T&P), a manufacturer of rotary punch units, slitters and diecutting equipment for the narrow web market, has appointed Novum Graphics, headed by Larissa Eitner, to represen…

  • Multi-Plastics gains

    January 16, 2008
    Multi-Plastics gains AIB compliance Multi-Plastics Inc., of Lewis Center, OH, USA, has announced that its Ohio facility was audited and passed, on the first attempt, the AIB Consolidated Standards as a Food-Contact Packaging Manufacturing Facility…

  • AVTs 3Q revenue

    January 16, 2008
    AVT’s 3Q revenue rises 13 percent Advanced Vision Technology, of Hod-Hasharon, Israel, a leading provider of automatic optical inspection and quality assurance systems for the printing and packaging industry, completed the third quarter of 20…

  • Sani-Blast Inc. acquired by Peter Mulheran

    January 16, 2008
    Sani-Blast Inc. acquired by Peter Mulheran Peter Mulheran, a veteran of the printing ink industry, has acquired Sani-Blast Inc., of Spring Grove, MN, USA, a manufacturer of anilox roll cleaning equipment. The products utilize sodium bicarbonate as t…

  • Loparex expands its Asian operations

    January 16, 2008
    Loparex expands its Asian operations Loparex, a global manufacturer of release papers and other products, has opened a sales office in Vietnam. The office is led by Nguyen Phu Hai, who has been appointed Loparex’s sales manager for Vietnam. &…

  • Pazazz Phase 2 earns FSC certification

    January 16, 2008
    Pazazz Phase 2 earns FSC certification Pazazz, a printing company based in Montreal, QC, Canada, has announced that its integrated label company, Phase 2, has earned FSC certification. The accreditation, says the company, is the first for a label co…

  • Collotype Labels acquired by Multi-Color

    January 16, 2008
    Collotype Labels acquired by Multi-Color Multi-Color Corporation announced Monday the signing of a letter of intent Collotype International Holdings Pty. Ltd., headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Collotype is a pressure sensitive…

  • Label Impressions becomes FSC certified

    January 16, 2008
    Label Impressions becomes FSC certified Label Impressions Inc. has become the first flexographic printer in North America to obtain FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification and obtain Carbon Neutral status through Carbonfund.org. Jeff Salisbur…

  • LGI expands further

    January 16, 2008
    LGI expands further into Asian markets LGInternational (LGI), a label manufacturer based in Portland, OR, USA, reports that it has signed an agreement to acquire United Colours, a Malaysian manufacturer of labels and diecut components. United Colo…

  • Spear opens label plant in South Africa

    January 16, 2008
    Spear opens label plant in South Africa Spear, headquartered in Mason, OH, USA, has established itself in South Africa with the opening of a new facility in Johannesburg. The 5,500 square meter (59,200 square foot) plant will produce pressure sensit…

  • Cortegra acquires assets of Capital Printing

    January 16, 2008
    Cortegra acquires assets of Capital Printing Cortegra, a division of Menasha Corporation focused on packaging and labeling for pharmaceutical and related industries, has purchased the assets of Capital Printing & Graphics of Fairfield, NJ, USA.…

  • WS Packaging buys SenecaSalem Inc.

    January 16, 2008
    WS Packaging buys SenecaSalem Inc. WS Packaging Group Inc., based in Algoma, WI, USA, one of the largest label converting companies in North America, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase SenecaSalem Inc., which operates printing facilities…

  • XSYS Print Solutions unveils 2007 print

    November 19, 2007
    XSYS Print Solutions presented its third annual print awards at Labelexpo Europe in September, giving recognition to customers judged as producing outstanding labels using the company’s inks. According to Global Brand Manager Niklas Olsson, the…

  • Mark Andy names World Class label awards

    November 19, 2007
    Mark Andy announced the winners of the first annual World Class Print Awards competition. A total of 162 entries were received from around the world and judged by independent judges from the converting industry. The judges selected Gold, Silver and B…

  • BST Pro Mark donates inspection system to DFI

    November 19, 2007
    BST Pro Mark donates inspection system to DFI BST Pro Mark, of Elmhurst, IL, USA, has donated a new Powerscope 3000 video web inspection system to the DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), Broadview, IL, which has been installed on its 13” si…

  • Harpers receive degrees from Appalachian State

    November 19, 2007
    Harpers receive degrees from Appalachian State Ronald and Katherine Harper, co-founders of Harper Corporation in Charlotte, NC, USA, have each received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Appalachian State University (ASU), in Boone, NC…

  • Yazoo Mills continues plant expansions

    November 19, 2007
    Yazoo Mills continues plant expansions Yazoo Mills Inc., a manufacturer of paper cores and tubes, has completed another phase of growth to its plant in New Oxford, PA, USA. A modern concrete facade was added to the front of the building along with a…

  • PSTC Tape University held at Chemsultants

    November 19, 2007
    PSTC Tape University held at Chemsultants The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) took its experienced faculty and curriculum to the new Chemsultants International laboratory and production facility for its September 17-19 Tape University Fundame…

  • Precision AirConvey offers roll splitter test

    November 19, 2007
    Precision AirConvey offers roll splitter test Converting equipment manufacturer Precision AirConvey, Newark, DE, USA, has introduced a free video test service on its roll splitter, inviting converters, packagers, waste material brokers, plastics pro…

  • Stanford Products sold

    November 19, 2007
    Stanford Products sold to Barry-Wehmiller Stanford Products, of Salem, IL, USA, a manufacturer of shrink sleeve label converting equipment, has been acquired by Barry-Wehmiller Companies of St. Louis, MO, USA. The acquisition is Barry-Wehmiller&rsq…

  • PGM formed to market used Gallus equipment

    November 19, 2007
    PGM formed to market used Gallus equipment The launch of PGM Graphics Solutions was announced recently in Brussels, Belgium, the site of Labelexpo Europe 2007. PGM, based in Barley, England, stands for Pre-owned (Gallus) Machines Ltd. According to t…

  • CRI among inkmakers

    November 19, 2007
    CRI among inkmakers with price increases Color Resolutions International (CRI), of Fairfield, OH, USA, has announced that prices on all packaging inks were raised between 7 and 14 percent November 1, depending on the color and resin technology. CRI…

  • EFI Jetrion, Spartanics form partnership

    November 19, 2007
    EFI Jetrion, Spartanics form partnership Spartanics and EFI Jetrion have announced a partnership to offer short run printing and diecutting for narrow web printers that combine EFI Jetrion’s 4000 Series UV Inkjet Systems with Spartanics&rsquo…

  • Pat Technology retains Daco Solutions Ltd.

    November 19, 2007
    Pat Technology retains Daco Solutions Ltd. Pat Technology Systems Inc., of Montreal, Canada, a manufacturer of modular narrow web converting and diecutting equipment, has announced its appointment of Daco Solutions Ltd., of Beverley, England, as its…

  • Boise adds FSC status

    November 19, 2007
    Boise adds FSC status to two US plants Boise Cascade LLC, of Boise, ID, USA, announced today that Boise in International Falls, MN, and Jackson, AL, have earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody Certification from the Rainforest All…

  • MacDermid files patent lawsuit against DuPont

    November 19, 2007
    MacDermid files patent lawsuit against DuPont MacDermid Printing Solutions announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against DuPont on a US patent relating to its digital photopolymer plate technology. In the lawsuit, MacDermid cla…

  • Hammer Packaging wins business ethics award

    November 19, 2007
    Hammer Packaging wins business ethics award Hammer Packaging, of Rochester, NY, USA, has been named a recipient of the 2007 Rochester Business Ethics Award. Hammer won in the large company category for firms with 250 employees or more. Established…

  • Gerhardt announces alliance with DMS

    November 19, 2007
    Gerhardt announces alliance with DMS Gerhardt International, a manufacturer of rotary dies, has teamed up with DMS to provide a range of tooling products, technical support, and customer service. Gerhardt now adds the DMS product line to its existin…

  • Cypress Multigraphics opens third label facility

    November 19, 2007
    Cypress Multigraphics opens third label facility Cypress Multigraphics LLC, a manufacturer of labels for the durable goods market that specializes in UL recognized film materials, has recently opened its third label manufacturing facility. Cypress…

  • Two Boise plants receive FSC certification

    October 15, 2007
    Two Boise plants receive FSC certification Boise Cascade LLC, of Boise, ID, USA, announced today that Boise in International Falls, MN, and Jackson, AL, have earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody Certification from the Rainforest…

  • Gallus, BHS present folding carton seminar

    October 15, 2007
    Gallus, BHS present folding carton seminar Gallus and BHS are inviting folding carton manufacturers and paperboard converters from both North and South America to attend a technology seminar at Cadmus’ production facility in Charlotte, NC, USA…

  • Webex finalizes its

    October 15, 2007
    Webex finalizes its new ownership Wynnchurch Capital, a private equity firm based in Chicago, has acquired a majority interest in Webex Inc., a provider of precision rolls for the web handling and converting industries based in Neenah, WI, USA. W…

  • Apex invests in expanded production

    October 15, 2007
    Apex invests in expanded production The Apex Group of companies, based in Hapert, the Netherlands, has embarked on an investment program of more than €7 million to expand its main plant. The company, which manufactures anilox and metering rolls…

  • Flint Group raises

    October 15, 2007
    Flint Group raises printing ink prices As a consequence of continuously rising raw material prices, Flint Group says that it has raised prices for printing inks in all market segments in North America and Europe. Increases in Europe take effect im…

  • English translation of

    October 15, 2007
    English translation of UV guide now available The Practical Guide to UV Technology is now available in English. The document is the product of the work of 49 enterprises involved in the supply industry, the printing industry, research, education,…

  • EskoArtwork installs 1,000th Cyrel imager

    October 15, 2007
    EskoArtwork installs 1,000th Cyrel imager EskoArtwork, of Gent, Belgium, has announced the installation of the 1,000th Cyrel Digital Imager (CDI) at Scholler GmbH & Co in Nuremberg, Germany, a member of Matthews International GmbH. Since its in…

  • Avery Dennison lowers 2007 earnings outlook

    October 15, 2007
    Avery Dennison lowers 2007 earnings outlook Daniel R. O’Bryant, executive VP and CFO of Avery Dennison, announced in mid-September that the company’s sales in July and August were “well below expectations”, and that a continu…

  • Harper sets records

    October 15, 2007
    Harper sets records with 2007 flexo tour Harper GraphicSolutions, the technical service arm of global anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, has wrapped up the most successful and well attended Harper Flexographic Solutions Tour in the comp…

  • Mark Andy expands Europe management

    October 15, 2007
    Mark Andy expands Europe management Mark Andy has promoted Dieter Huck to chairman of Mark Andy Europe, and has appointed Remy Höhener as European managing director at the Basel, Switzerland office. “Fueled by strong growth rates and the…

  • Spring Coating Systems acquires Ergeca

    October 15, 2007
    Spring Coating Systems acquires Ergeca Spring Coating Systems, of Jungholtz, France, has acquired all of the shares of Ergeca, a company specializing in video inspection systems for web printing applications. Ergeca is based in Antony, France. Spri…

  • Pazazz invests

    October 15, 2007
    Pazazz invests $1 million in digital Pazazz, a printing company based in Montreal, Canada, has invested more than $1 million (Canadian) in digital printing and finishing equipment at its label converting unit, Phase 2. The acquisition is aimed at…

  • PIA/GATF gives education award to the Harpers

    September 17, 2007
    PIA/GATF gives education award to the Harpers Printing Industries of America/ Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) has named Ron and Katherine Harper the winners of its 2007 Education Award of Excellence for industry representatives. The awa…