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  • Precision AirConvey doubles HQ size

    September 17, 2007
    Precision AirConvey doubles HQ size Pneumatic conveying systems manufacturer Precision AirConvey (PAC), of Newark, DE, USA, recently expanded its company headquarters, more than doubling its space to 200,000 square feet. The new office and manufactu…

  • Expansion of Ahlstrom La Gre plant completed

    September 17, 2007
    Expansion of Ahlstrom La Gère plant completed Ahlstrom, a manufacturer of high performance fiber-based materials, has announced the completion of the expansion of its production capacity of supercalendered release base papers at the La G&egra…

  • 3 Sigma attains

    September 17, 2007
    3 Sigma attains ISO 9001:2000 3 Sigma Corporation has successfully completed the requirements of ISO standards and received a Certificate of Registration for ISO 9001:2000. The process leading up to registration started in 2006 and ended in April 2…

  • Southworth attains

    September 17, 2007
    Southworth attains Lean certification Tom Southworth, of Southworth Consulting LLC, a Niantic, CT, USA-based productivity consulting firm, recently attained Lean Bronze Certification from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Specializing in Lea…

  • Kodak introduces digital flexo prepress system

    September 17, 2007
    Kodak introduces digital flexo prepress system Kodak has introduced a new digital flexo plate production system which it says provides “previously unachievable near-offset print quality on a wide variety of substrates, including paper, flexibl…

  • UV systems cut CO2 emissions, says GEW

    September 17, 2007
    UV systems cut CO2 emissions, says GEW UV systems manufacturer GEW (EC) Ltd. has revealed figures on CO2 emissions with cost savings to date based on the supply of its e-Brick electronic UV curing systems. “We are developing products to help…

  • BST adds Mark Andy rewinder to demo center

    September 17, 2007
    BST adds Mark Andy rewinder to demo center BST Pro Mark and Mark Andy have continued an 18-year tradition of cooperation with the addition of a new Mark Andy VSR100 rewinder in the BST demo center in Elmhurst, IL, USA. The rewinder is equipped with…

  • ITW Performance Polymers acquires M&C

    September 17, 2007
    ITW Performance Polymers acquires M&C ITW Performance Polymers, an Illinois Tool Works company, has acquired M&C Specialties Co., a Pennsylvania based contract manufacturer of custom-fabricated diecut adhesive components, tapes and labels t…

  • ChemInstruments growth prompts global sales conference

    September 17, 2007
    ChemInstruments’ growth prompts global sales conference ChemInstruments, a division of Chemsultants International, held its first global sales meeting recently to plan educational programs and other tactics for the future. The session was held…

  • Gallus and BHS to present folding carton technology seminar

    September 17, 2007
    Gallus and BHS to present folding carton technology seminar Gallus Inc., along with BHS, a Gallus-owned company that manufactures folding carton converting equipment, will sponsor a day-long seminar November 1 at Gallus’ US headquarters in P…

  • DiTrolio Institute creates Harper Flexo Lab

    September 17, 2007
    DiTrolio Institute creates Harper Flexo Lab Seeking to expand the capabilities and capacity of the DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), Broadview, IL, USA, owner Vince DiTrolio asked Ron and Katherine Harper for advice. The Harpers, founders of Ha…

  • Avery Dennison expands film capacity

    September 17, 2007
    Avery Dennison expands film capacity The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison Corporation has invested $20 million in additional coating and finishing capacity at its Quakertown, PA, USA facility. This additional capacity will suppor…

  • Atlas Die buys Gardall Manufacturing

    September 17, 2007
    Atlas Die buys Gardall Manufacturing The operations and assets of Gardall Manufacturing Corporation, of Wood Dale, IL, USA, have been acquired by Atlas Die LLC, of Elkhart, IN, USA. Gardall is a manufacturer of rotary dies, print cylinders and anvil…

  • Brushfoil expands to South America

    September 17, 2007
    Brushfoil expands to South America Brushfoil LLC, of Guilford, CT, USA, has expanded its presence into South America with the appointment of Nelxon Technical Films of Araras, Brazil, as its distributor. Nelxon distributes flexible films for industri…

  • Nilpeter introduces first Brazil-made press

    September 17, 2007
    Nilpeter introduces first Brazil-made press Nilpeter, a manufacturer of narrow web label presses headquartered in Slagelse, Denmark, has announced the introduction of its first FBR press. BR is short for Brazil. Earlier this year the company began p…

  • RotoMetrics wins award from Ashton Potter

    September 17, 2007
    RotoMetrics wins award from Ashton Potter Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd., of Williamsville, NY, has named RotoMetrics the winner of its 2006 Quality Supplier Award Program. Ashton Potter is a leading company in the security printing market. RotoMetrics is…

  • AWA hosts PS adhesive technology workshop

    September 17, 2007
    AWA hosts PS adhesive technology workshop The Introduction to Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Technology Workshop 2007, organized by AWA Alexander Watson Associates, will take place October 18 and 19 in Miami, FL, USA. The workshop is a technical and in…

  • Polymag Tek achieves CE certification

    September 17, 2007
    Polymag Tek achieves CE certification Polymag Tek Inc., of Rochester, NY, USA, a designer and manufacturer of contact web cleaning equipment, has received CE certification for its Narrow Web Cleaner (NWC) family of products. Polymag is entering the…

  • Mark Andy expands operations in India

    September 17, 2007
    Mark Andy expands operations in India Mark Andy, the US-based narrow web press manufacturer, has signed a long-term contract with a multinational engineering and software development firm based in Bangalore, India. The engineering team will work wit…

  • Lewis Label adds

    September 17, 2007
    Lewis Label adds Esko digital imager Lewis Label Products, of Fort Worth, TX, USA, has announced the installation of a digital plate imager. The Esko CDI 2530 was successfully lowered through the equipment hatch in the prepress department roof with…

  • Weber Marking Systems celebrates 75 years

    September 17, 2007
    Weber Marking Systems celebrates 75 years Weber Marking Systems, of Arlington Heights, IL, USA, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The company was founded as a small addressing machine company in 1932 and is now a worldwide manufacturer of l…

  • Taylor Label gains

    September 17, 2007
    Taylor Label gains FSC certification Taylor Label, a manufacturer of stock, bar coded and printed labels, has recently earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and is the first label producer in North America to do so. As the winner of…

  • True Label acquires first Jetrion 4000 inkjet press

    September 17, 2007
    True Label acquires first Jetrion 4000 inkjet press True Label Inc., a narrow web converter based in Toledo, OH, USA, has acquired the first Jetrion 4000 UV inkjet system. Jetrion, which unveiled the press at Labelexpo Americas in 2006, is owned by…

  • Labeltronix launches new wine sales team

    September 17, 2007
    Labeltronix launches new wine sales team In response to growing demand for custom label solutions, Labeltronix, a converting company based in Orange, CA, USA, has hired two salesmen to serve only the wine industry. Bill Huey and Steve Bisceglia have…

  • Tailored Label Products and Mike Erwin honored

    September 17, 2007
    Tailored Label Products and Mike Erwin honored Tailored Label Products Inc. (TLP), a custom manufacturer of high-performance labels and diecut adhesives located in Menomonee Falls, WI, USA, has been named one of the 2007 Top 10 Small Businesses thro…

  • Smyth Companies acquires Stoffel unit

    September 17, 2007
    Smyth Companies acquires Stoffel unit Smyth Companies Inc., based in Minneapolis, MN, USA, has completed a purchase of the Printing Division of Stoffel Seals Corporation. The acquisition will give Smyth additional capabilities for package promotion…

  • Syracuse Label plans $2.8 million upgrade

    September 17, 2007
    Syracuse Label plans $2.8 million upgrade Syracuse Label Co., a label converter in Liverpool, NY, USA, has announced that it will invest more than $2.8 million dollars in machinery and equipment upgrades at its plant. The company employs 85 people,…

  • Alex Mulvenny granted MBE award

    September 17, 2007
    Alex Mulvenny granted MBE award Alex Mulvenny, owner of Labelgraphics, will receive a Member of the British Empire (MBE) award from the Queen of England. The MBE is one of a series of awards that the queen gives out on an annual basis. Mulvenny says…

  • CMM attracts converters, packagers to

    July 19, 2007
    Held for the first time at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, outside of Chicago, CMM International drew a crowd of converters and packaging professionals estimated by the show producer at nearly 7,000. The four-day event featu…

  • Self-adhesive labels set new record in Europe

    July 19, 2007
    Self-adhesive labels set new record in Europe Self-adhesive label use in Europe has now exceeded five billion square meters (53.8 billion square feet) a year as sales in 2006 soared overall by 7.7 percent, according to Jules Lejeune, managing direct…

  • Markzware charges

    July 19, 2007
    Markzware charges patent infringement Markzware, of Santa Ana, CA, USA, announced last week that it has filed a lawsuit in US Federal Court in Los Angeles against Enfocus Software Inc., of California, and Artwork Systems, of Belgium, alleging that…

  • Braden Sutphin chief wins top ink award

    July 19, 2007
    Braden Sutphin chief wins top ink award Cal Sutphin, president of Braden Sutphin Ink, Cleveland, OH, USA, has been named the 2007 Man of the Year by the Metro New York Printing Ink Association. Braden Sutphin, a family owned company, has been in bu…

  • Labeltronix adds Digicon finishing press

    July 19, 2007
    Labeltronix adds Digicon finishing press Labeltronix, of Orange, CA, USA, has incorporated a Digicon finishing press with hot stamping capabilities into its operation. The new press, the fourth of its kind in the United States, produces foil labels…

  • Polymag Tek receives

    July 19, 2007
    Polymag Tek receives its CE certification Polymag Tek Inc., of Rochester, NY, USA, has received CE certification for its narrow web cleaner family of products. The company has designed and manufactured contact web cleaning equipment for 13 years.…

  • Checkpoint combines EAS & RFID in new label

    July 19, 2007
    Checkpoint combines EAS & RFID in new label Checkpoint Systems Inc., of Thorofare, NJ, USA, a manufacturer of identification, tracking, security, and merchandising systems for the retail industry and its supply chain, has introduced the Evolve f…

  • 3 Sigma Corporation

    July 19, 2007
    3 Sigma Corporation improves its web site 3 Sigma, a supplier of pressure sensitive products based in Troy, OH, USA, has announced major improvements to its web site: www.3sigma.cc. Some of the new features include expanded information regarding pr…

  • Europe label sourcebook newly updated by AWA

    July 19, 2007
    Europe label sourcebook newly updated by AWA AWA Alexander Watson Associates has published an updated edition of the complete sourcebook on the label market in Europe. Labeling Markets: European Market Study & Sourcebook 2006 is a reference sour…

  • Eagle Flexible Packaging adds shrink sleeves

    July 19, 2007
    Eagle Flexible Packaging adds shrink sleeves Eagle Flexible Packaging Inc., of West Chicago, IL, USA, announces the addition of shrink sleeve labels to its flexible film packaging capabilities. Eagle’s primary business is in short-to-medium ru…

  • GRE Engineering Products is sold

    July 19, 2007
    GRE Engineering Products is sold GRE Engineering Products AG, of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has been sold to Roger Wey, formerly of Datacon GmbH, a supplier in the field of semi-conductors. The seller was Rolf Reichle, managing director. “I re…

  • Label Traxx partners with more suppliers

    July 19, 2007
    Label Traxx partners with more suppliers Three coating material suppliers — Acucote, Technicote and Spinnaker Coatings — have partnered with Tailored Solutions to interface with Label Traxx, a print business management system for flexo c…

  • GIDUE expands press manufacturing to Brazil

    July 19, 2007
    GIDUE expands press manufacturing to Brazil GIDUE, the press manufacturer based in Turate, Italy, has introduced its first Combat press manufactured in Brazil. The 370 UV S-Combat “Fabricada no Brasil” is the result of the partnership be…

  • UPM Raflatac to begin work on Polish plant

    July 19, 2007
    UPM Raflatac to begin work on Polish plant UPM Raflatac, the Finland based manufacturer of pressure sensitive materials, has received an operations permit to construct its new self-adhesive label materials factory in Kobierzyce, about 10 kilometers…

  • Nilpeter introduces 16" gravure cassette

    July 19, 2007
    Nilpeter introduces 16" gravure cassette Nilpeter, a narrow web press manufacturer based in Slagelsle, Denmark, has introduced a 16" gravure cassette to the industry. In its 13" incarnation the cassette has been well received on the 1…

  • Martin Automatic adds

    July 19, 2007
    Martin Automatic adds to its European presence Martin Automatic, of Rockford, IL, USA, has announced moves to further strengthen its European presence. To provide added support to its customers across Europe, Gabrielle Dankwerth has been appointed…

  • AB Graphic opens new plant, debuts rewinder

    July 19, 2007
    AB Graphic opens new plant, debuts rewinder AB Graphic International will host an open house in June to celebrate the official opening of its new manufacturing plant located at Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England. The event will take place June 20,…

  • Kurz expands finishing and manufacturing plants

    July 19, 2007
    Kurz expands finishing and manufacturing plants Kurz Transfer Products (KTP), of Charlotte, NC, USA, has announced the expansion of its US facilities, significantly increasing manufacturing and finishing capacities in multiple locations. The expans…

  • AVT, Mark Andy expand technology cooperation

    July 19, 2007
    AVT, Mark Andy expand technology cooperation Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), an Israel based manufacturer of automatic inspection systems for printing applications, is expanding its business and technology cooperation with Mark Andy, a manufacture…

  • Avery, Motorola team up for RFID production

    July 19, 2007
    Avery, Motorola team up for RFID production The new enterprise mobility business from Motorola Inc. and Avery Dennison Corporation have announced a strategic relationship under which Avery Dennison RFID will supply EPCglobal Gen 2 RFID tags to Motor…

  • Wilson Manufacturing completes big expansion

    July 19, 2007
    Wilson Manufacturing completes big expansion Wilson Manufacturing, a rotary die manufacturer based in St. Louis, MO, USA, has completed a 35,000 square foot expansion that increases its total square footage to 81,000. New sales and administration of…

  • Digitalabel makes its industry debut

    July 19, 2007
    Digitalabel makes its industry debut in North Carolina Digitalabel, of Durham, NC, USA, has announced its launch as a digital printer specializing in labels for customized, short run and prototype packaging projects. “We are ideally position…