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  • UPM Raflatac launches enhanced web site

    November 14, 2006
    UPM Raflatac launches enhanced web site UPM Raflatac has enhanced and redesigned its web site: www.upmraflatac.com. The most notable content addition is a section dedicated to RFID, which features extensive product information for Rafsec RFID tags a…

  • Kelva and Nilpeter announce OEM deal

    November 14, 2006
    Kelva and Nilpeter announce OEM deal AB Kelva, a manufacturer of web cleaning systems based in Lund, Sweden, has formed a strategic alliance with Danish label press manufacturer Nilpeter A/S. The alliance will integrate Kelva’s contact web cle…

  • LabelTraxx and MACtac are now connected

    November 14, 2006
    LabelTraxx and MACtac are now connected Tailored Solutions’ Label Traxx, a print business management software for narrow web flexo printers based in Milwaukee, WI, USA, now connects with MACtac, a supplier of pressure sensitive adhesive papers…

  • KPG to represent GIDUE in the USA and the UK

    November 14, 2006
    KPG to represent GIDUE in the USA and the UK GIDUE S.p.a., a manufacturer of label and packaging presses headquartered in Turate, Italy, has appointed KPG Corporation and KPG Europe as its agents for the USA and UK, respectively. KPG is based in the…

  • Mark Andy celebrates

    November 14, 2006
    Mark Andy celebrates its 60th birthday Mark Andy, celebrating its 60th anniversary as a manufacturer of printing and converting equipment for the narrow web industry, held a big birthday party early this month at its headquarters in Chesterfield, M…

  • Gallus acquires folding carton equipment firm

    November 14, 2006
    Gallus acquires folding carton equipment firm The Gallus Group, of St. Gallen, Switzerland, a manufacturer of narrow web presses, has taken a step to strengthen its involvement in the market for folding carton converting equipment by seeking to acqu…

  • HP Indigo users to meet in Florida in February

    November 14, 2006
    HP Indigo users to meet in Florida in February Celebrating its first anniversary and the successes of its inaugural year, the Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop) announces the dates for its second annual conference which will take place February…

  • US Government ends investigation into labelstocks

    November 14, 2006
    Avery Dennison Corporation, Pasadena, CA, USA, announced that it has been notified by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) that the DOJ has decided to close its investigation into competitive practices in the labelstock industry without further action.…

  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals acquires MetalFX

    October 19, 2006
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals acquires MetalFX Ciba Specialty Chemicals, of Basel, Switzerland, has acquired a majority share in the company…

  • Laser cutting service launched by Spartanics

    October 19, 2006
    Laser cutting service launched by Spartanics Spartanics, of Rolling Meadows, IL, USA, has initiated its Laser Cutting Contract Manufacturing Service for converters who want tool-free cutting technology but seek an alternative to purchasing laser cut…

  • Acucote expands its

    October 19, 2006
    Acucote expands its capabilities, distribution Acucote Inc., of Graham, NC, USA, a manufacturer of specialty self-adhesive label materials, has expanded its business in the cut-sheet marketplace. Acucote’s new sheeter installation complement…

  • CTC opens demo unit

    October 19, 2006
    CTC opens demo unit at flexo institute CTC International, of West Caldwell, NJ, USA, has formed a partnership with DiTrolio Flexographic Institute to provide a Midwest demonstration center for CTC’s line of label automation products. DiTrolio…

  • BASF to expand PSA capability at PA plant

    October 19, 2006
    BASF to expand PSA capability at PA plant BASF has announced that it is investing $4.9 million in its acrylic emulsion manufacturing facility in Monaca, PA, USA, to increase its capability to produce coater-ready adhesives. At Labelexpo 2006 the com…

  • Mhlbauer security aids Portugals passports

    October 19, 2006
    Mühlbauer security aids Portugal’s passports The Mühlbauer Technology Group, based in Roding, Germany, a manufacturer of security products for the packaging market, has installed personalization equipment for the new electronic passp…

  • Avery Dennison acquires RFID start-up company

    October 19, 2006
    Avery Dennison acquires RFID start-up company Avery Dennison RFID, a division of the label materials giant that produces radio frequency identification products, has acquired RF IDentics of Grand Rapids, MI, USA, a start-up company that has develope…

  • Two converters install

    October 19, 2006
    Two converters install HP Indigo presses Logotech Inc., of Fairfield, NJ, USA, and Profecta Labels Inc., of Bouchervillee, QC, Canada, have installed new ws4050 digital presses by HP Indigo. Logotech also installed an AB Graphics finishing machine…

  • Kodak podcasts focus

    October 19, 2006
    Kodak podcasts focus on growth, profitability Print providers interested in learning how to increase services, capacity and revenue can turn to a new source of information: a series of podcasts on the value of unified workflow and details on a Koda…

  • UPM Raflatac updates Raflink Business Line

    October 19, 2006
    UPM Raflatac updates Raflink Business Line UPM Raflatac is launching robust ordering and claim tracking self-service tools with the latest update of its eBusiness platform, the Raflink Business Line. North American customers will be able to use the…

  • AVT enters sheetfed printing market

    October 19, 2006
    AVT enters sheetfed printing market Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) has announced its entrance into the sheetfed printing market. “The demand for high-end quality and 100 percent fault free products in industries such as pharmaceuticals, ciga…

  • 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 &̴…