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  • Comco wins Russian packaging award

    October 19, 2006
    Comco wins Russian packaging award Leading Russian print for packaging Group, Alaska-Poligrafoformlenie, has won the main award in the All-Russia contest for printed packaging. The Grand Star of Russia was won with an entry in the Packaging for Food…

  • Esko enjoys strong business performance

    October 19, 2006
    Esko enjoys strong business performance Esko, a leader in packaging prepress products based in Gent, Belgium, announces a continued strong business performance during the second quarter of 2006, with consolidated net revenues increasing by 17 percen…

  • Tailored Solutions opens office in Europe

    October 19, 2006
    Tailored Solutions opens office in Europe Tailored Solutions, the producer of Label Traxx print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, has opened a sales and support office to service users in Europe.…

  • TLMI previews label study at Labelexpo

    October 19, 2006
    TLMI previews label study at Labelexpo Converters and suppliers received a preview of the North American Label Study soon to be published by the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI). The TLMI label study, updated by the association every t…

  • Avery Dennison RFID introduces training tool

    October 19, 2006
    Avery Dennison RFID introduces training tool Avery Dennison RFID, a business unit of Avery Dennison Corporation, has produced a multimedia training tool: RFID 101. The tool combines a live narrator with animations, photos and video to walk the viewe…

  • Gallus joins Brand Protection Alliance

    October 19, 2006
    Gallus joins Brand Protection Alliance The Brand Protection Alliance (BPA) announces the inclusion of Gallus Inc. as its newest member. Ken Goetze, vice president of the BPA says, “In addition to building application-specific printing presses…

  • AB Graphic expands, invites industry to visit

    October 19, 2006
    AB Graphic expands, invites industry to visit AB Graphic International will host an open house to celebrate the addition of a new 35,000 square foot (3,200 square meter) factory extension close to the two sites it has occupied in Bridlington, East Y…

  • Mark Andy sold to investor & 

    October 19, 2006
    Mark Andy, the narrow web press manufacturer headquartered in Chesterfield, MO, USA, has been acquired by Morgenthaler Partners and Mark Andy management. Morgenthaler Partners is a financial business holding company based in Cleveland, OH, USA and Bo…

  • By Barry Hunt

    September 13, 2006
    By now, many of North America’s flexo and gravure packaging and label printers should have a clearer picture about the capabilities of Drent Goebel’s VSOP (Variable Sleeve Offset Press). The company held a fairly well attended open house…

  • Mark Andy Comcos C2

    September 13, 2006
    Mark Andy, which has owned Comco since 2001, unveils at Labelexpo Americas the Comco C2, a servo driven printing and converting machine that was constructed from the bottom up based on the needs of the people who use and profit from these presses. T…

  • New print cylinder

    September 13, 2006
    Every press operator knows what gear marking is, and it’s the last thing he or she wants to see on a print job. Operators who know their machines well learn how to compensate for vibration when setting impression and while running a job, even i…

  • Sonoco gift to launch new Clemson institute

    September 13, 2006
    Sonoco gift to launch new Clemson institute A $2.5-million gift will create a new institute at Clemson University. Sonoco Products Company and Clemson officials announced this week that the donation launches the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design…

  • Allen Datagraph moves to new plant in NH

    September 13, 2006
    Allen Datagraph moves to new plant in NH Allen Datagraph Systems Inc. (ADSI) has moved its manufacturing operations to a new plant in Derry, NH, USA. ADSI designs and manufactures precision motion control systems for the label, monument and laborato…

  • XericWeb to market new UV system in N. America

    September 13, 2006
    XericWeb to market new UV system in N. America XericWeb Drying Systems, of Neenah, WI, USA, and UV Ray of Milan, Italy, have formed an alliance to bring a new UV curing system to the North American narrow web flexographic printing market. UV Ray wi…

  • DiTrolio Institute offers

    September 13, 2006
    DiTrolio Institute offers 3 student scholarships DiTrolio Flexographic Institute, of Broadview, IL, USA, has earmarked three scholarships for participants in the 2006 International Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition. The scholarships will…

  • PS materials sales rise at Avery Dennison

    September 13, 2006
    PS materials sales rise at Avery Dennison Sales of pressure sensitive materials by Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) for the second quarter were $810 million, up 1 percent from the prior year. “Underlying unit growth improved sequentially for the roll…

  • Scholarship honors Technicote founder

    September 13, 2006
    Scholarship honors Technicote founder A scholarship fund has been established in the name of Dirk Desanzo, founder and first president of Technicote, Miamisburg, OH, USA. Desanzo died suddenly in March. The fund provides a generous annual tuition a…

  • Enercon offers Plasma3 trial program

    September 13, 2006
    Enercon offers Plasma3 trial program Many of Enercon’s customers who have conducted trials of atmospheric plasma on 60" wide laboratory line have requested an opportunity to test Plasma3 on a smaller scale in their own facilities. In resp…

  • MKS, Ion to distribute

    September 13, 2006
    MKS, Ion to distribute Tantec brand products MKS, Ion Industrial, of Windsor Locks, CT, USA, has extended its product line for industrial electrostatic applications with the 30kV/3mA DC-25 charging generator, RC-type charging bars with stainless st…

  • Chemsultants opens new HQ in its 20th year

    September 13, 2006
    Chemsultants opens new HQ in its 20th year This year Chemsultants International marks its 20th anniversary, and it will do so in a big way: opening a new 10-acre campus in Mentor, OH, USA with state-of-the-art testing, product development, research,…

  • Lederle Machine donates rewinder to flexo school

    September 13, 2006
    Lederle Machine donates rewinder to flexo school Lederle Machine Co., of Pacific, MO, USA, a manufacturer of rotary dies and label inspection machines, has given a model 730 10" rewind table to the the Flexographic Trade School, Ft. Mill, SC, U…

  • Label Traxx now links

    September 13, 2006
    Label Traxx now links to Green Bay Packaging Tailored Solutions’ Label Traxx, a print business management software for narrow web flexo converters, now connects with Green Bay Packaging, a supplier of pressure sensitive stock to label printe…

  • Treofan to double capacity at Mexico plant

    September 13, 2006
    Treofan to double capacity at Mexico plant Treofan Group, a manufacturer of specialty BOPP films based in Raunheim, Germany, says it intends to double the capacity of its plant in Zacapu, Mexico. The company plans to invest about US$45 million in ex…

  • Cenveo buys Rx Label Technology

    September 13, 2006
    Cenveo buys Rx Label Technology Cenveo Inc., the $1.8 billion envelope and commercial printer headquartered in Stamford, CT, USA, has entered the pharmaceutical label market with the acquisition of Rx Label Technology Corporation, of Joplin, MO, USA…

  • Loparex Group acquires Douglas-Hanson

    September 13, 2006
    Loparex Group acquires Douglas-Hanson Loparex Group, a manufacturer of release coated papers and films, has acquired the Douglas-Hanson Company of Hammond, WI, USA. Douglas-Hanson, established in 1973, manufactures silicone-coated release papers and…

  • UPM Raflatac to build new plant in US

    September 13, 2006
    UPM Raflatac to build new plant in US UPM Raflatac has announced its plan to build a new pressure sensitive labelstock factory in Dixon, IL, USA, 105 miles west of Chicago. The new factory will focus on supplying materials to the Midwest marketplace…

  • Smyth expands with Omet, Mitsubishi presses

    September 13, 2006
    Smyth expands with Omet, Mitsubishi presses Smyth Companies Inc. of St. Paul, MN, one of the USA’s largest label printers, has purchased two new presses. The acquisitions will increase Smyth’s rollfed label product offering for full body…

  • Multi-Color Corporation has been listed on the FSB 100, the 2006

    September 13, 2006
    Multi-Color Corporation has been listed on the FSB 100, the 2006 presentation of the USA’s fastest-growing small public companies by Fortune magazine. Multi-Color is ranked 89th, with revenues of $197.2 million for calendar year 2005. This yea…

  • By Michelle Sartor

    July 18, 2006
    By Michelle Sartor Ashley Foster and Amanda Tootill of Career & Technology Center of Anderson in Williamston, SC, USA were awarded first place at the ninth annual International Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition. Both girls participated…

  • Aquaflex servo press hits affordable

    July 18, 2006
    Servo technology is usually more expensive than conventional drives, and servo driven presses for narrow web production, complete with electronic brains and memories, have been in the premium price bracket since they started to come into the marketpl…

  • HP sponsors digital print

    July 18, 2006
    The subject of digital label printing drew about 200 graphic arts professionals to the Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, NV, USA, for several days in May. The sponsor was Hewlett-Packard (HP), and the event was the HP Label &̴…

  • Die stations with brains adjust changing

    July 18, 2006
    A US die manufacturer has introduced a new diecutting station that uses electronics and hydraulics to automatically correct many of the problems that plague the cutting process. The new system is described by the developer as “a unique approach…

  • UVitec forms alliance

    July 18, 2006
    UVitec forms alliance with Flexsolutions UVitec Printing Ink Inc., a manufacturer of UV inks and UV coatings located in Lodi, NJ, USA, announces a partnership with Flexsolutions of…

  • Comcos are popular

    July 18, 2006
    Comcos are popular in E. Europe and Asia Sales of Comco ProGlide presses are reported to have risen in 2006, with orders coming from Eastern Europe and Asia, according to Mark Andy, the parent company. Comco has received orders for a six-color 18&…

  • MDC opens online store;

    July 18, 2006
    MDC opens online store; Stork sells blades Max Daetwyler Corporation (MDC), Huntersville, NC, USA, has opened the online MDC store, allowing customers to order flexo consumable items, Polishmaster tools, ultrasonic and prepress chemistry, and prepr…

  • AAA Press buys

    July 18, 2006
    AAA Press buys S&E Engineering AAA Press International Inc. has announced recently that it has acquired S&E Engineering, located in Burbank, CA, USA. S&W is a manufacturer of roll lifts, add-on varnish units and pallet tilters for near…

  • Julie Static Controls now Static Clean Intl.

    July 18, 2006
    Julie Static Controls now Static Clean Int’l. Julie Static Controls President Jim Patterson has announced that the company name has changed to Static Clean International. The company, based in Burlington, MA, USA, manufactures products for sta…

  • GRE forms inkjet alliance with Impika

    July 18, 2006
    GRE forms inkjet alliance with Impika GRE Engineering, of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has formed an alliance with inkjet printing systems manufacturer Impika Jetting Solutions of Aubagne, France, that will integrate the product lines of both companies…

  • GEW Asia opens

    July 18, 2006
    GEW Asia opens in Mumbai, India UV curing systems manufacturer GEW (EC) Ltd., of Redhill, UK, has opened the first phase of its sales, service and manufacturing operation in Mumbai, India. The facility will service the India and the Southeast Asia…

  • Flytec is acquired

    July 18, 2006
    Flytec is acquired by AB Graphic Int’l. AB Graphic International Ltd., of Bridlington, England, has acquired Flytec Spezialmaschinen GmbH, a German manufacturer of label applicators, dispensers and converting equipment. The acquisition includ…

  • Aquaflex to explain flexible packaging

    July 18, 2006
    Aquaflex to explain flexible packaging F.L. Smithe and Aquaflex will conduct a seminar for small and mid-sized converters at the F.L. Smithe facility in Duncansville, PA, USA. The one-day seminar, to be held on July 26 and again on July 27, is title…

  • Avery Dennison ramps up RFID training

    July 18, 2006
    Avery Dennison ramps up RFID training Avery Dennison RFID is sponsoring $500 RFID training scholarships to help mandated end users quickly and effectively implement RFID within their supply chains. The company has joined with OTA Training, a vendor-…

  • FLEXcon celebrates

    July 18, 2006
    FLEXcon celebrates 50 years in business FLEXcon, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive film and adhesive products, marked the start of its 50th year of operation in March of this year. From its origin as a garage-based business in Spencer, MA, USA,…

  • Harper donates rolls

    July 18, 2006
    Harper donates rolls for Argentine research Harper Corporation of America, Charlotte, NC, USA, recently donated four Platinum XLT anilox rolls to Centro de Investigación Gráfica Juan Gutenberg (Johannes Gutenberg Graphic Research Cent…

  • Press sales at Gallus

    July 18, 2006
    Press sales at Gallus rose 11 percent in 2005 New products and a globally positive economic environment led the Gallus Group to sales of CHF 207 million ($167 million) in 2005, according to an announcement by Peter Hauser, board chairman. Gallus, a…

  • Glennon Group sold

    July 18, 2006
    Glennon Group sold to Pro Mach’s ID Tech Pro Mach Inc., of Cincinnati, OH, USA, announced Monday that its ID Technology division has acquired The Glennon Group, a provider of labeling, marking and packaging systems and services based in Pewau…

  • Seal-It uses PLA film

    July 18, 2006
    Seal-It uses PLA film in shrink production Seal-It, of Farmingdale, NY, USA, is now producing shrink sleeves using EarthFirst film material from Plastic Suppliers, which is made from corn-based resins supplied by Natureworks PLA (polylactic acid).…

  • Lightning Labels blog

    July 18, 2006
    Lightning Labels’ blog explores digital print Lightning Labels, an all-digital label printer in Denver, CO, USA, has announced the launch of its weblog. The Lightning Labels blog provides an inside look into the world of custom labels and dig…

  • LGInternational

    July 18, 2006
    LGInternational to invest in China LGInternational (LGI), a label manufacturer based in Portland, OR, USA, has signed a letter of intent to invest in the Wuxi (China) National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (WND) through the establishment o…

  • Smyth a developer

    July 18, 2006
    Smyth a developer of temperature label Outlast Technologies, of Boulder, CO, USA, and Smyth Companies, headquartered in St. Paul, MN, USA, have introduced a temperature-buffering label that they call the Cold Wrap. The label is said to deflect…