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  • NELMA Expo is set

    July 20, 2005
    NELMA Expo is set for May 12 in NJ The North East Label Manufactur-ers Association (NELMA) will hold Label Manufacturers Expo IV, its fourth annual trade show and networking conference on May 12 at the Bridgewater Marriott in Bridgewater, NJ, USA.…

  • Brushfoil names agent

    July 20, 2005
    Brushfoil names agent for European markets Brushfoil LLC, of Guilford, CT, USA, a manufacturer of brushed films and papers that enhance the appearance of consumer products, has appointed a sales and marketing agent for Europe. Simon J. Holden, of…

  • SATO and Oracle offer RFID solutions

    July 20, 2005
    SATO and Oracle offer RFID solutions SATO, a manufacturer of bar code printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID products, has allied with Oracle, the enterprise software company, to offer RFID consulting, services, hardware, and enterprise software. The Or…

  • Stanford expands

    July 20, 2005
    Stanford expands in Latin America Continuing its focus on the Latin American marketplace, Stanford Products LLC has established new sales agencies in Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina and Uruguay, Peru and Brazil. Stanford, based in Salem, IL, USA, ma…

  • ANI acquires Macro

    July 20, 2005
    ANI Printing Inks, headquartered in Germany, has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Macro Australia Pty Limited, a leading independent supplier in the Australian and New Zealand market for UV flexo inks, adhesives and varnishes for narrow w…

  • Fusion UV expands

    July 20, 2005
    Fusion UV expands in US and Asia markets Fusion UV Systems, a supplier of ultraviolet curing systems based in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, has expanded its North American sales force with the addition of two regional sales managers. The company also will…

  • Creo expands coverage of US flexo market

    July 20, 2005
    Creo expands coverage of US flexo market Creo Inc., a global company with key strengths in imaging, software, and digital printing plate technology located in Vancouver, BC, Canada, has announced a new strategy to expand the distribution of Creo sol…

  • Tapp recapitalization brings new majority

    July 20, 2005
    Tapp Technologies Inc., a label converter based in Langley, BC, Canada, announced a major recapitalization in late February. Under the terms of the recapitalization, a group of investors led by Pender West Capital Partners Inc., a private equity firm…

  • Plastic Suppliers wins award from OSHA

    July 20, 2005
    Plastic Suppliers wins award from OSHA Plastic Suppliers Inc., a manufacturer, converter, and distributor of oriented plastic films, has been recognized at its Dallas, TX, USA, location for its dedication and documentation of its safety and health p…

  • Challenge becomes Imagine! Print Solutions

    July 20, 2005
    Challenge becomes Imagine! Print Solutions Challenge Printing Inc. recently moved into a new 425,000 square foot facility in Shakopee, MN, USA. Now the company has changed its name to Imagine! Print Solutions. Owner Bob Lothenbach states, “We…

  • Flexo Trade School doubles its capacity

    July 20, 2005
    Flexo Trade School doubles its capacity The Flexographic Trade School (FTS), a private training center for narrow web press operators, has relocated from Charlotte, NC, to Fort Mill, SC, USA. The new plant more than doubles the size of the school t…

  • Raflatac expands with new US terminal

    July 20, 2005
    Raflatac expands with new US terminal Raflatac, a leading supplier of paper based and film pressure sensitive label stocks, has opened a new slitting and distribution center in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The terminal, which began operations in Janua…

  • A&V expands with Akron Graphic

    July 20, 2005
    A&V expands with Akron Graphic Supply acquisition Anderson & Vreeland (A&V) of Fairfield, NJ, USA, has announced the acquisition of Akron Graphic Supply, a distributor of flexographic printing materials serving the western US. “A…

  • Esko-Graphics reports strong 04 performance

    July 20, 2005
    Esko-Graphics reports strong ’04 performance Esko-Graphics, headquartered in Gent, Belgium, says it has exceeded all of its business targets for 2004. “Esko-Graphics has made exceptional progress towards the goals we set out following t…

  • Eckart names agent

    July 20, 2005
    Eckart names agent for three US states Eckart, a global ink and coatings manufacturer specializing in special effect pigments, has appointed S.P. Morell & Company its new sales agent. Morell, based in Armonk, NY, USA, will serve markets…

  • Creo device wins

    July 20, 2005
    Creo device wins award in Israel The ThermoFlex Mid II digital imaging device manufactured by Creo Inc., of Vancouver, BC, Canada, has won first place in an industrial design competition initiated by the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and L…

  • Liquid Control Corp.

    July 20, 2005
    Liquid Control Corp. acquired by Graco Graco Inc., of Minneapolis, MN, USA, has purchased the stock of Liquid Control Corp. and affiliated company Profill Corp., of North Canton, OH. The acquisition includes Liquid Corp. subsidiaries Decker Industr…

  • GRE to distribute VIP printers in Europe

    July 20, 2005
    GRE to distribute VIP printers in Europe GRE Engineering Products, of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has been appointed exclusive European Distributor for the VP2020 digital inkjet color printer from VIPColor, a US company based in Newark, CA. The…

  • Enercon Ltd. expands

    July 20, 2005
    Enercon Ltd. expands with UK acquisition Enercon Industries Ltd., based in Aylesbury, England, has acquired Ahlbrandt Systems UK Ltd. to expand its range of products. Enercon’s surface treating equipment now includes atmospheric plasma…

  • Search firm launched for label industry

    July 20, 2005
    Search firm launched for label industry Enterprise Asset Search (EAS) is a new employment search company formed by Gina Petrello-Pray, formerly a managing partner with Direct Recruiters Inc. EAS, headquartered in Solon, OH, specializes in providing…

  • BASF upgrades center

    July 20, 2005
    BASF upgrades center for plate technology BASF Printing Systems has announced a major equipment update at its printing and technology center in Stuttgart, Germany. The latest laser technology has been installed with the Hell HelioFlex 1200 and Cr…

  • PRP Flexo awarded flexo plate patent

    July 20, 2005
    PRP Flexo awarded flexo plate patent After four years of development, PRP Flexo has been awarded a US patent for its new ExSpect flexographic plate development process, designed to provide greater print clarity on both corrugated, pre-printed…

  • 3 Spartanics managers become its owners

    July 20, 2005
    3 Spartanics managers become its owners Three Spartanics executives who have been responsible for managing major segments of the company in recent years assumed ownership in February. The new owners are Tom Kleeman, Bill Gillen, and Tom O’Hara…

  • Sun withdraws from KPG joint venture

    July 20, 2005
    Sun withdraws from KPG joint venture Ink manufacturer Sun Chemical Corporation, of Fort Lee, NJ, USA, announced recently that Eastman Kodak Company will become the sole owner of graphic arts supplier Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) through redemptio…

  • Harper endowment established at Cal Poly

    July 20, 2005
    Harper endowment established at Cal Poly Ron and Katherine Harper, founders of the Harper Corporation of America, have made a donation to the Cal Poly Graphic Communication Department’s 60th anniversary fund-raising campaign. Cal Poly State Un…

  • Mark Andy seminar to focus on in-line RFID

    July 20, 2005
    Mark Andy seminar to focus on in-line RFID Mark Andy’s “Flexo Focus” Educator Series continues April 27 with a seminar on “In-line RFID Solutions for Today’s Converters”. The event is co-sponsored by Tamarack Prod…

  • NDC Infrared names Argentine distributor

    July 20, 2005
    NDC Infrared names Argentine distributor NDC Infrared Engineering has opened a new demonstration facility at its headquarters in Irwindale, CA, USA. The facility will be used to provide customers with a display and demonstration area for NDC’s…

  • NY converter named

    July 20, 2005
    NY converter named to magazine’s top list Crain’s New York Business magazine named Seal-It, a narrow web converter in Farmingdale, NY, one of the top 200 privately held companies in the New York City region. The list, published in Dece…

  • California printer gets

    July 20, 2005
    California printer gets spotlight on TV show Vintage 99 Label, a converter in Livermore, CA, USA, recently was featured on a television program titled “Heartbeat of America”, which conducts interviews with business owners across the nat…

  • AVT profits, revenues up in record year

    July 20, 2005
    AVT profits, revenues up in record year Advanced Vision Technology Ltd. (AVT), a provider of automatic optical inspection and quality assurance systems for the printing and packaging industry, enjoyed a successful year, increasing its sales by 24 pe…

  • Vetaphone expands activities in N.America

    July 20, 2005
    Vetaphone expands activities in N.America Vetaphone, the Danish manufacturer of corona discharge surface treating equipment, has established sales relationships with two US companies, Matik North America and Kroenert Corporation. Matik, based in We…

  • Water Ink Technologies celebrates 20 years

    July 20, 2005
    Water Ink Technologies celebrates 20 years Water Ink Technologies, of Lincolnton, NC, USA, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Early in 1985, Water Ink Technologies began providing water based inks and coatings to narrow web flexo printers.…

  • Gallus moves Screeny

    July 20, 2005
    Gallus moves Screeny to new Swiss plant The Gallus Group will invest 12 million Swiss francs (US$9.9 million) in a new production facility for screen printing plates. The new plant will be located in Herisau, Switzerland, not far from the company&…

  • Plastic Suppliers wins state business award

    July 20, 2005
    Plastic Suppliers wins state business award Plastic Suppliers Inc. a manufacturer of plastic films based in Columbus, OH, USA, has been approved for participation as a Merit Site in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The company is one of 39 in…

  • New Italian distributor named by GiDue

    July 20, 2005
    New Italian distributor named by GiDue GiDue, a narrow and mid web press manufacturer in Turate, Italy, has named Fabrizio Decio of Outsourcing its new distributor for Italy. Outsourcing, based in Varese, also represents Rollcover, Wink and Nastrif…

  • 4th NELMA Expo

    July 20, 2005
    4th NELMA Expo features seminars and 40 suppliers The North East Label Manufactur-ers Association (NELMA) will hold Label Manufacturers Expo IV, its fourth annual trade show and networking conference on May 12 at the Bridgewater Marriott in Bridgew…

  • Multi-Color acquires

    July 20, 2005
    One of the largest label industry acquisitions in the recent past occurred in late January when Multi-Color Corporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, bought NorthStar Print Group from Journal Communications, of Milwaukee. The purchase price, excludin…

  • Sun forms security ink

    July 20, 2005
    Sun Chemical, of Fort Lee, NJ, USA, the world’s largest manufacturer of printing inks and organic pigments, has formed Sun Chemical Security, a new global business unit that will provide a range of products used to print packages, documents an…

  • GEW expands its

    July 20, 2005
    GEW expands its headquarters plant GEW has added a new 180 square meter (1,938 square feet) extension to its headquarters in South Nutfield, England. The new structure provides…

  • Harper plans to unveil

    July 20, 2005
    Harper plans to unveil new anilox technology Harper Corporation of America, based in Charlotte, NC, USA, has announced that it will introduce the XLT (Xtreme Laser Technology) anilox and coating roll system in the second half of 2005. The company…

  • Neenah Paper spins off

    July 20, 2005
    Neenah Paper spins off from Kimberly-Clark Neenah Paper Inc., based in Alpharetta, GA, USA, recently completed a tax-free spin-off from Kimberly-Clark. Neenah Paper’s common stock began trading on a stand-alone basis December 1. The new publi…

  • Clemson to sponsor

    July 20, 2005
    Clemson to sponsor flexo print symposium Clemson University, in Clemson, SC, USA, will conduct its annual Flexographic Process Printing symposium March 9–11. Since 1992, the Department of Graphic Communications has offered the 2.5-day program…

  • Rogers Corp. opens

    July 20, 2005
    Rogers Corp. opens sales/service center Rogers Corporation has opened the Elastomer Components Sales and Service Center in Rogers, CT, USA, near the company’s headquarters. The center will function as a local customer service base for busines…

  • ANI Supplies launched

    July 20, 2005
    ANI Printing Inks has introduced an outlet for pressroom supplies and consumables to the narrow web market in North America. ANI Supplies is a new business unit within ANI Printing Inks, Plymouth, MN. The initial focus of this business unit will be i…

  • Mark Andy revises

    July 20, 2005
    Mark Andy revises its corporate web site Mark Andy, the narrow web press manufacturer based in Chesterfield, MO, USA, has redesigned its web site. Highlights at www.markandy.com include simplified organization of the Mark Andy and Comco product lin…

  • Inovar achieves

    July 20, 2005
    Inovar achieves ISO 9001:2000 Inovar Packaging Group, of Arlington, TX, USA, has attained certification to the ISO 9001:2000 quality management system standard. Inovar was formed in 2001 by the merger of Labels One of Tulsa and Craftmark of Dallas…

  • Tamarack, Mark Andy form RFID partnership

    July 20, 2005
    Tamarack, Mark Andy form RFID partnership Mark Andy has teamed up with Tamarack Products, Wauconda, IL, USA, to create an RFID research and demonstration center. The center, located at the Tamarack facility, houses a Mark Andy 2200 press equipped wi…

  • Videojet, Accu-Sort form RFID alliance

    July 20, 2005
    Videojet, Accu-Sort form RFID alliance Videojet Technologies Inc. and Accu-Sort Systems Inc. (ASI), both Danaher companies, have formed a partnership to provide RFID compliance products for the retail supplier market. Videojet, based in Wood Dale,…

  • BBF restructures with 4

    July 20, 2005
    BBF Printing Solutions, a printer and converter based in Largo, FL, USA, has realigned its company structure to create four distinct divisions that market products to specific groups of customers. “Over the past 44 years we have grown our busi…

  • Daetwyler donates

    July 20, 2005
    Daetwyler donates products to Cal Poly Max Daetwyler Corporation (MDC), of Huntersville, NC, USA, a manufacturer of doctor blades and other equipment for the printing industry, has been recognized by California Polytechnic State University for its…