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  • Electron beam

    November 28, 2005
    Jetrion, a supplier of inkjet printers and inks based in Ann Arbor, MI, USA, has formed a partnership with Advanced Electron Beams Inc. (AEB), of Wilmington, MA, USA, to introduce an electron beam (EB or e-beam) curing unit specifically for the narro…

  • Pennsylvania converter names XSYS top supplier

    October 18, 2005
    XSYS Print Solutions’ narrow web inks division was named supplier of the year for 2004 by Yerecic Label located in New Kensington, PA, USA. XSYS was selected as the primary supplier of inks after a 12-week ink supplier qualification proce…

  • FTA studies flexible

    October 18, 2005
    The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has announced the availability of the Flexible Packaging Market Research Study: Converter Benchmarking & End-User Perspectives in North America. The study, compiled for the FTA by industry consulting a…

  • New packaging show planned by FTA, GASC

    October 18, 2005
    New packaging show planned by FTA, GASC The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) and the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) announced an arrangement to work together to produce a newly formed trade show focused on the package printing and converti…

  • Technicote now a voting member of NASPO

    October 18, 2005
    Technicote now a voting member of NASPO Technicote, a pressure sensitive material solution provider headquartered in Miamisburg, OH, USA, has been admitted to the North American Security Products Organization (NASPO) as a voting member. Eric Buchr…

  • Spartanics expands

    October 18, 2005
    Spartanics expands into digital diecutting Spartanics, Rolling Meadows, IL, USA, announced that it will be the new manufacturer of Klemm Laser Cut Systems for digital diecutting, as well as coordinator of the worldwide sales and service organizatio…

  • D.W. Renzmann unveils Riobeer alliance

    October 18, 2005
    D.W. Renzmann unveils Riobeer alliance D.W. Renzmann Apparatebau, Monzingen, Germany, has formalized an alliance with the Swiss company Riobeer AG Cleaning Solutions. This alliance is a follow-up to when Riobeer AG Cleaning Solutions took over all t…

  • HP Indigo substrates

    October 18, 2005
    HP Indigo substrates to be evaluated at RIT HP announced that its six-year-old HP Indigo media certification program at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Printing Applications Laboratory has been expanded to become the Worldwide Media Ce…

  • UEI Group launches Infinity

    October 18, 2005
    UEI Group, of Kansas City, KS, USA, has launched Infinity Foils Inc. The new company sells high quality hot stamping foil, decorative glitter and time-saving makeready supplies. Infinity Foils says it is focused on providing customer satisfaction thr…

  • Jetrion to open new, larger inkjet facility

    October 18, 2005
    Jetrion to open new, larger inkjet facility Jetrion LLC, the industrial inkjet products and services subsidiary of Flint Ink Corporation, has announced that it will begin moving its operations in early 2006 to a facility with more than three times t…

  • Stork Cellramic opens Stork-Source.com

    October 18, 2005
    Stork Cellramic opens Stork-Source.com Stork Cellramic, a division of Stork Materials Technology, has opened Stork-Source.com. It is a new online store created to be a one-stop shopping source for supplies used by flexographic printers including ani…

  • Schober releases capabilities brochure

    October 18, 2005
    Schober releases capabilities brochure To mark its 10th year in the USA, Schober USA has produced a 16-page, full-color corporate capabilities brochure. In addition to a historical look at continued product development in rotary diecutting, punching…

  • Water Ink Technologies moves branch

    October 18, 2005
    Water Ink Technologies moves branch Water Ink Technologies, based in Lincolnton, NC, USA, has moved its Mid-Atlantic branch to Cinnaminson, NJ. The move was made because of an increase in sales and the addition of new products for flexo printers and…

  • GEW joins UK college training

    October 18, 2005
    GEW Ltd., a manufacturer of UV curing equipment in Oxon, England, has joined Leicester College and The National Printing Skills Centre in an initiative that will deliver training and education to the printing and allied industries. Both areas h…

  • Water Ink Technologies moves branch

    October 18, 2005
    Water Ink Technologies moves branch Water Ink Technologies, based in Lincolnton, NC, USA, has moved its Mid-Atlantic branch to Cinnaminson, NJ. The move was made because of an increase in sales and the addition of new products for flexo printers and…

  • Multi-Color upgrades shrink sleeve production

    October 18, 2005
    Multi-Color upgrades shrink sleeve production Multi-Color Corporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, USA, has upgraded its shrink sleeve label production capabilities with the addition of a seamer and two inspector/ rewinders from Stanford Produc…

  • AB Graphic opens in

    October 18, 2005
    AB Graphic International will conduct a three-day open house to celebrate the completion of its new Midwest US sales and service facility in Elgin, IL. The event will take place November 8-10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will see models from the…

  • Flexo Concepts buys

    October 18, 2005
    Flexo Concepts, the manufacturer of TruPoint doctor blades, has acquired Absolutely Micro*Clean International, which makes anilox roll cleaning equipment that utilizes plastic blast media. “The Micro*Clean product line makes sense for us on se…

  • Performance Label International recognized

    October 18, 2005
    Performance Label International recognized Performance Label International Inc., San Diego, CA, USA, received a 2005 Premier Print Award for outstanding achievement in the production of flexographics for its Red Bull window decal. The Premier Print…

  • Discount Labels named top Proforma supplier

    October 18, 2005
    Discount Labels named top Proforma supplier Discount Labels, of New Albany, IN, USA, has received the Supplier of the Year Award from Proforma for the fourth consecutive year. The award was presented during Proforma’s 2005 Convention in Orland…

  • Ampersand Label acquired by WS Group

    October 18, 2005
    Ampersand Label acquired by WS Group WS Packaging Group, the Wisconsin, USA based printing and converting conglomerate, has purchased the assets of Ampersand Label Inc., of Garden Grove, CA, USA. Founded in 1979 by Lowell Matthews and John Fontana,…

  • Weber Marking Systems to consolidate TLE

    October 18, 2005
    Weber Marking Systems to consolidate TLE Weber Marking Systems has announced that its subsidiary company, Tape & Label Engineering (TLE), St. Petersburg, FL, USA, was consolidated as a Weber label manufacturing facility effective October 1. A p…

  • AWT, Web Label merge companies

    October 18, 2005
    AWT, Web Label merge companies Advanced Web Technologies (AWT) and Web Label combined their respective businesses effective September 7. AWT and Web Label are both narrow web flexographic printers based in Minneapolis, MN, USA. The combined company…

  • PLGA goes global

    September 12, 2005
    PLGA goes global with gravure focus The Packaging & Label Gravure Association (PLGA) has announced a broadening of its scope from North America to global. “The reason is straightforward,” says Executive Director Bill Klein. “I…

  • Aquaflex pushes into Ireland and the UK

    September 12, 2005
    Aquaflex pushes into Ireland and the UK Aquaflex, the North American narrow web press brand, is now represented in the UK and Ireland. LPP Limited, of Manchester, England, has been appointed to represent all aquaflex products in the island region by…

  • Absolutely Micro*Clean relocates in California

    September 12, 2005
    Absolutely Micro*Clean relocates in California Absolutely Micro*Clean, manufacturer of anilox roll cleaning equipment utilizing plastic media blasting, has relocated its operations within California. The new location is at 2930 Ramona Ave. #400, Sa…

  • Rafsec RFID production now under way in USA

    September 12, 2005
    Rafsec RFID production now under way in USA UPM Rafsec, an RFID tag manufacturer and member of UPM Group, has announced that its newly developed manufacturing technology for the mass production of RFID tags is now in use in the company’s facil…

  • MPS names distributor for Latin America

    September 12, 2005
    MPS names distributor for Latin America MPS Systems, of Didam, the Netherlands, has announced the appointment of ProFlexo International Ltd. as its distributor for Latin America and the Caribbean. ProFlexo is managed by Jaime Dagnino. MPS, a six-ye…

  • SunJet establishes plant in North America

    September 12, 2005
    SunJet establishes plant in North America SunJet, the digital division of Sun Chemical and a supplier of inkjet inks, has established a manufacturing and technical support facility in Amelia, OH, USA. The plant has the capability to produce water,…

  • UPM to sell Loparex

    September 12, 2005
    UPM to sell Loparex to international bank UPM has announced its intention to sell the Loparex Group, a member of UPM’s Converting Division, to an investment company belonging to ABN AMRO Capital Group. The transaction is expected to be concl…

  • Water Ink Technologies receives Milestone award

    September 12, 2005
    Water Ink Technologies, an ink manufacturer headquartered in Lincolnton, NC, USA, has been presented by the Lincoln Economic Development Association with its Milestone Award. The award, presented by the county, recognizes the company’s 20-year…

  • New quality program

    September 12, 2005
    New quality program is unveiled by GiDue Buoyed by rapid growth in the narrow web label and packaging sector, GiDue has restructured its manufacturing operation and created the Athena Quality Programme, named after the Greek goddess of wisdom. GiDu…

  • Flexo Trade School holds grand opening

    September 12, 2005
    Flexo Trade School holds grand opening To celebrate its relocation to a new 12,000 square foot location in Fort Mill, SC, USA, the Flexographic Trade School (FTS) will hold a grand opening on October 11. Fort Mill is located just outside Charlotte,…

  • AVT registers gains

    September 12, 2005
    AVT registers gains in first half of 2005 Advanced Vision Technology Ltd. (AVT) has announced records in revenues, margins and profitability for the second quarter and the first six months of 2005. The company, based in Hod-Hasharon, Israel, is li…

  • Tailored Solutions gives software to college

    September 12, 2005
    Tailored Solutions gives software to college Tailored Solutions, the producer of Label Traxx print business management software for narrow web flexo converters, has donated a copy of its software package to the Waukesha County Technical College, loc…

  • Western Flexo Label Association is

    September 12, 2005
    A new special industry group, the Western Flexo and Label Association (WFLA), focusing on the needs of the label converter and flexographic printer has been formed. At an October meeting, the WFLA, formerly the Northern California Label Manufacturer'…

  • Wikoff Color acquires Frontier Printing Inks

    September 12, 2005
    Wikoff Color acquires Frontier Printing Inks Wikoff Color Corporation, Fort Mill, SC, USA, has purchased the assets of Frontier Printing Inks, a Canadian manufacturer of printing inks for the flexible packaging, label, fine paper and paperboard mark…

  • Esko & Latran form distribution agreement

    September 12, 2005
    Esko & Latran form distribution agreement Latran Technologies, a manufacturer of digital halftone proofing equipment, and Esko-Graphics, a leader in integrated packaging pre-production systems, have entered into a distribution agreement for the…

  • Six suppliers form Brand Protection

    September 12, 2005
    Six North American companies that serve the package converting and printing industry have formed a group called the Brand Protection Alliance Inc. (BPA). The group’s purpose is to serve as a resource for brand owners “in the design, devel…

  • Golfers raise $14,775 for scholarship fund

    September 12, 2005
    Golfers raise $14,775 for scholarship fund The TLMI Scholarship Golf Challenge, held at Lake Barrington Shores Golf Club in Illinois, USA, raised $14,775 this year. The event, sponsored by Labelexpo, has raised $71,385 in the past six years. A tota…

  • Chemsultants, PSTC form tape testing group

    September 12, 2005
    Chemsultants, PSTC form tape testing group Chemsultants, of Mentor, OH, USA, has announced a collaboration with the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) to provide the industry with a variety of additional educational opportunities in the area of…

  • Ex-Creo duo forms

    September 12, 2005
    Ex-Creo duo forms graphics consultancy Larry Letteney, past president of Creo Americas, and Ken Hanulec, former vice president of marketing, have founded BlueOcean Advisory Group Inc., of Wellesley, MA, USA. The firm’s aim, say the partners,…

  • Boise to invest

    September 12, 2005
    Boise to invest $60 million in PS production Boise Paper, of Boise, ID, USA, has announced that it will invest $60 million to increase its capacity to manufacture pressure sensitive papers for the label market. Boise says that its investment will…

  • MPI forms partnerships for RFID in Mexico

    September 7, 2005
    MPI forms partnerships for RFID in Mexico MPI Label Systems, of Sebring, OH, USA, has formed partnerships with two Mexican distributors, RF Integra and Ego Mexico, in response to the increasing demand for RFID labeling capability. Ego Mexico will a…

  • Valéron expands reach in 3 European states

    September 7, 2005
    Valéron expands reach in 3 European states Valéron Strength Films, of Essen, Belgium, has strengthened its cooperation with Brangs + Heinrich / Antalis, a German distributor. Brangs + Heinrich / Antalis will distribute Valéron p…

  • Harper gives aniloxes, offers matching funds

    September 7, 2005
    Harper gives aniloxes, offers matching funds Harper Corporation of America, the anilox roll manufacturer based in Charlotte, NC, USA, recently donated 15 Platinum anilox rolls to Rochester Institute of Technology for the school’s new Mark Andy…

  • MPS expands into

    September 7, 2005
    MPS expands into N. America, Germany Multi Print Systems (MPS) of Didam, Netherlands, has announced the formation of a partnership with Joseph Drilling, the former technical director of a well known brand in the North American label and packaging p…

  • Mid South Graphics upgrades RFID production

    September 7, 2005
    Mid South Graphics, a narrow web converting company in Nashville, TN, USA, has ramped up its RFID label and tag production with the acquisition of high speed inlay insertion equipment. AB Graphic International has supplied Mid South Graphics with an…

  • Boise Paper to increase PS stock production

    September 7, 2005
    Boise Paper to increase PS stock production Boise Paper, of Boise, ID, USA, has announced that it will increase its production of pressure sensitive paper by an additional 50,000 tons to more than 150,000 tons by the end of 2006. The company has bee…

  • Daetwyler represents EMO products in USA

    September 7, 2005
    Daetwyler represents EMO products in USA The Max Daetwyler Corporation, Huntersville, NC, USA, has partnered with the Germany based surface cleaning technology company EMO to represent its line of industrial cleaning equipment for components. Daetw…