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  • Arpeco picks distributor for UK and Ireland

    July 20, 2005
    Arpeco picks distributor for UK and Ireland Arpeco, manufacturer of web processing equipment based in Mississauga, ON, Canada, has appointed Holtby Williams International its exclusive distributor for Arpeco inspection slitting and rewinding systems…

  • Alien qualifies MPI

    July 20, 2005
    Alien qualifies MPI as RFID partner MPI Label Systems, headquartered in Sebring, OH, USA, has been named a qualified partner of Alien Technology Corporation. The designation allows MPI Label to convert, test and ship Alien’s RFID …

  • TLMI welcomes

    July 20, 2005
    TLMI welcomes nine new members Nine companies — four converters and five suppliers — have joined the membership ranks of the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute. New converter members are Combined Printing Specialties I…

  • Omet expands reach

    July 20, 2005
    Omet expands reach to Finnish market Omet, the Italian press manufacturer, has announced the appointment of Offlex Oy as sole agent for its rotary flexo presses in Finland. The first machine sold by Offlex Oy is a Flexy 255mm press with six print…

  • Arsoma brand name

    July 20, 2005
    Arsoma brand name is retired by Gallus The Gallus Group is renaming its subsidiary, Arsoma Druckmaschinen GmbH. Effective January 1, the new name is Gallus Druckmaschinen GmbH. The change is part of a move by Gallus to further strengthen its global…

  • Label stock prices on the rise

    July 20, 2005
    Citing economic conditions beyond their control, label stock suppliers recently implemented the latest in a series of price increases. Increases generally hovered around 6 to 7 percent across the board, and many went into effect this month. For some…

  • Aquaflex moves

    July 20, 2005
    Aquaflex moves to Pennsylvania Aquaflex, the Canadian manufacturer of narrow web flexo presses, will relocate to the Duncansville, PA, USA plant of F.L. Smithe Machine Company, which acquired Aquaflex last year. “The move will simplify opera…

  • In-mold labelers focus on injection

    July 20, 2005
    About a hundred label converters, equipment manufacturers, and injection and blow molders met in October in Scottsdale, AZ, for the 12th annual IMLCON, the In-Mold Label Conference sponsored by RBS Technologies and AWA Alexander Watson Associates. At…

  • New Nordson web site focuses on UV systems

    July 20, 2005
    New Nordson web site focuses on UV systems Nordson UV Systems, of Amherst, OH, has revised its web site to offer…

  • Klöckner adds capacity for vinyl, shrink films

    July 20, 2005
    Klöckner adds capacity for vinyl, shrink films Klöckner Pentaplast of America, of Gordonsville, VA, has announced two capacity expansions at its Rural Retreat, VA, manufacturing facility. The first expansion is in its core business of rig…

  • Digital print directory

    July 20, 2005
    Digital print directory is newly published The Information Management Institute will publish its International Digital Printing Industry Directory 2004 by year’s end. The book lists companies that manufacture printers, supplies and related pr…

  • Brookfield Engineering opens Chicago office

    July 20, 2005
    Brookfield Engineering opens Chicago office Brookfield Engineering Labs, based in Middleboro, MA, has opened a sales and support office in the Chicago area, serving Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and neighboring states. The company manufactures visc…

  • Pitman to distribute

    July 20, 2005
    Pitman to distribute AVT equipment in US Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), of Hod-Hasharon, Israel, has named Pitman Company as its distributor in the US. AVT manufactures automatic defect detection products, including the PrintVision/Helios, the…

  • Campus in NC is dedicated to Harpers

    July 20, 2005
    Campus in NC is dedicated to Harpers Tony Zeiss, president of Central Piedmont Community College, presided over the dedication of the “Harper Campus” for Ron and Katherine Harper in September. More than 300 people attended the ceremony,…

  • Label converters were counted among the exhibitors at Health & Beauty

    July 20, 2005
    Label converters were counted among the exhibitors at Health & Beauty America, a trade show held at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City, September 28 through 30. Despite rainy weather conditions that put a damper on opening day turnout, atte…

  • Edale expansion adds 2nd manufacturing plant

    July 20, 2005
    Edale expansion adds 2nd manufacturing plant Increasing sales has caused British press maker Edale to open a second manufacturing plant near its headquarters in Romsey, England. The new space, about 300 square meters, will be used to construct the…

  • Rotatek open house draws 120 visitors

    July 20, 2005
    Rotatek open house draws 120 visitors In late September the Spanish press manufacturer Rotatek held an open house at its headquarters in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona). The event was dedicated to label and flexible packaging printing, and…

  • Free video teaches

    July 20, 2005
    Free video teaches UV safety & handling RadTech, the Association for ultraviolet electron beam technology, has developed a video detailing safe handling practices for UV/EB curable materials. The video, prepared as a CD, is free of charge…

  • Anderson & Vreeland markets liquid polymers

    July 20, 2005
    Anderson & Vreeland markets liquid polymers Anderson & Vreeland has been appointed distributor of Verbatim liquid photopolymers and related materials manufactured by Chemence, of Alpharetta, GA. Verbatim products include photopo…

  • Melzer acquires license for Smartrac technology

    July 20, 2005
    Melzer acquires license for Smartrac technology Melzer, based in Schwelm, Germany, has signed a licensee agreement with Smartrac Technology to utilize Smartrac’s wire embedding process in its RFID manufacturing equipment. Smartrac owns a pate…

  • XericWeb to acquire

    July 20, 2005
    XericWeb to acquire UV systems maker XericWeb Drying Systems, of Neenah, WI, manufacturers of infrared and convection drying for the web flexo industry, has announced plans to acquire ECS (Energy Converting Systems), a manufacturer of high performa…

  • Environmental, Macro sign ink agreement

    July 20, 2005
    Environmental, Macro sign ink agreement Environmental Inks and Coatings (EIC), of Morganton, NC, has signed an agreement with Macro (Inks) Australia to distribute Macro’s Ultra VS Flexo Shrink inks throughout the Americas. The agreement was an…

  • Gintzler expands with space

    July 20, 2005
    Late in September, Gintzler Graphics Inc. celebrated its expansion with a “Showcase Gala,” an open house at its Buffalo, NY, headquarters attended by visitors from throughout the eastern United States. The occasion was the celebration of…

  • UCB Films’ new name

    July 20, 2005
    UCB Films’ new name is Innovia Films Innovia Films has been selected as the new name for the former films business of the UCB Group. The •320 million acquisition of the company by a consortium led by the former managing director of Hays…

  • Driscoll Label Co. has new owners

    July 20, 2005
    Bob and Pat Biava have sold their stock in Driscoll Label Company Inc., Fairfield, NJ, to John Raguso and Roy Palmer. Bob Biava, president of the company that he and his wife acquired 20 years ago from Elwood Driscoll, made the announcement in early…

  • Raflatac opens terminal in Tatabánya, Hungary

    July 20, 2005
    Raflatac opens terminal in Tatabánya, Hungary Raflatac’s new distribution terminal and sales office in Hungary is now fully operational and ready to respond to the increasing demand for pressure sensitive label stock in Central and East…

  • PCMC launches

    July 20, 2005
    PCMC launches technical center Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) inaugurated its new technology center in Green Bay, WI, in early November with an open house, featuring demonstrations of its flexographic and nonwovens machinery. The event als…

  • RFID is the focus

    July 20, 2005
    Avery Dennison Corporation, Pasadena, CA, has formed a new business unit dedicated to the manufacturing and marketing of low cost radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags. The new division will market RFID inlays and tags to label conver…

  • Pitman is host of NELMA summer

    July 20, 2005
    Pitman Company recently hosted an open house for the Northeast Label Manufacturers Association (NELMA). The event, which began with a barbeque and culminated in a series of presentations by industry suppliers, was held in August at Pitman’s Tot…

  • Label encyclopedia published

    July 20, 2005
    The first encyclopedia for and about the label industry was introduced at Labelexpo Americas 2004 in Chicago. The title is The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Labels and Label Technology, and the author is Michael Fairley, a well known label industry aut…

  • Bunnell, Avery Dennison, HP honored at

    July 20, 2005
    Dale Bunnell took the stage in Chicago in September to receive the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award, presented at Labelexpo for devoting his career to the label industry. Bunnell is a recently retired vice president of Mark Andy. Two othe…

  • RFID Mark standard announced by AIM

    July 20, 2005
    RFID Mark standard announced by AIM AIM Global, an association representing companies in the automatic identification, data collection and networking industry, has announced the creation of the AIM RFID Mark to indicate the presence of an RFID trans…

  • Wisdom Adhesive launches new web site

    July 20, 2005
    Wisdom Adhesive launches new web site Wisdom Adhesives, of Franklin Park, IL, a manufacturer of custom adhesives for challenging substrates and environments, has launched its new web site. The Internet address is www.wisdomadhesives.com. The site f…

  • GRE forms company

    July 20, 2005
    GRE forms company to rebuild presses GRE Engineering AG, of Steinebrun, Switzerland, has formed a partnership with Lakeside Engineering Ltd. to form GRE International Ltd., based in Boston, England. The operation will concentrate on rebuilding pre-…

  • Magpowr relocates, increases capacity

    July 20, 2005
    Magpowr relocates, increases capacity Magpowr, a supplier of tension control systems, has announced plans to relocate its manufacturing operation from Fenton, MO, to the Maxcess International headquarters in Oklahoma City. Magpowr is part of the Max…

  • Rayven installs

    July 20, 2005
    Rayven installs new coating line Rayven Inc., a provider of laminating, coating and converting services, has announced the installation of a new coating line at the company’s St. Paul, MN, manufacturing facility. The coating line is 72"…

  • Goldenrod expands

    July 20, 2005
    Goldenrod expands manufacturing space Goldenrod Corporation, of Beacon Falls, CT, a manufacturer of pneumatic and mechanical shafts, safety chucks, core chucks and roll handling equipment, recently moved into a 30,000 square foot plant By moving i…

  • Esko-Graphics to focus

    July 20, 2005
    Esko-Graphics to focus on packaging market Esko-Graphics, headquartered in Gent, Belgium, has announced a change in the company’s business strategy to focus primarily on the packaging market. The company’s packaging activities now acco…

  • hlstrom marks growth in glassine liners

    July 20, 2005
    Ahlstrom marks growth in glassine liners Ahlstrom’s LabelPack division, a supplier of release base papers, reports a 33 percent increase in sales in specialty, tape and industrial segments in 2004. Although the self-adhesive label stock busin…

  • New coater is planned

    July 20, 2005
    New coater is planned for Raflatac’s US plant UPM, the Finnish forest products company and parent of Raflatac, has invested US$40 million in additional coating and finishing capacity at Raflatac’s pressure sensitive label stock producti…

  • Mark Andy, DuPont, Esko-Graphics open

    July 20, 2005
    Mark Andy, DuPont, Esko-Graphics open prepress demo facility Mark Andy, Esko-Graphics and DuPont have opened a joint prepress and on-press workflow demonstration site at Comco’s manufacturing facility in Milford, OH. The demonstration facili…

  • A&V markets Verbatim liquid photopolymers

    July 20, 2005
    A&V markets Verbatim liquid photopolymers Anderson & Vreeland Inc., of Bryan, OH, a manufacturer and distributor of flexographic printing materials and equipment, has been appointed distributor of Verbatim liquid photopolymers and related ma…

  • Logotech wins awards

    July 20, 2005
    Logotech wins awards for four labels Pressure sensitive labels by Logotech, of Fairfield, NJ, captured four awards in a contest sponsored by the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen’s International Gallery for Superb Printing…

  • ID Label buys

    July 20, 2005
    ID Label buys Image Scan ID Label Inc., of Lake Villa, IL, has acquired Image Scan, of East Providence, RI. With the purchase, ID Label plans to expand its capabilities in the variable imaging and pre-print bar coding industries. ID L…

  • New converter Century Solutions

    July 20, 2005
    A new label converting company, Century Solutions Inc., has been formed as an outgrowth of Century Marketing Corporation, Bowling Green, OH. The company specializes in short run labels and tags, shrink sleeves, and prototype products. According to C…

  • Maratech builds giant new plant in

    July 20, 2005
    The Channeled Resources Group has opened a new processing facility in Marathon City, WI, a 200,000 square foot plant that has slitting and sheeting capabilities to serve suppliers of silicone release liners and pressure sensitive laminates. The plan…

  • WS Packaging buys Promo

    July 20, 2005
    WS Packaging Group, a conglomerate of label and packaging manufacturing companies based in Algoma, WI, has purchased the assets of Promo Edge, a converting company located in Neenah, WI, from Menasha Corporation. Formerly known as Mid America Tag &am…

  • Dale Bunnell wins Lifetime Achievement

    July 20, 2005
    Dale Bunnell, the retired vice president of business development for Mark Andy Inc., has been awarded the prestigious R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented September 13 at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago. At a gala b…

  • UK printer targets darts

    July 20, 2005
    Narrow web presses are used for production of many products, but one of the most unusual has to be in the plant of Retriever Sports, in Slough, England. The company is the largest manufacturer of darts and accessories worldwide, and uses its two Mark…

  • Paperplus’ formed to unite Europe’s specialty

    July 20, 2005
    Twelve European producers of specialty papers have established an association to represent their interests and jointly promote paper as a preferred material for flexible packaging, labeling and self-adhesive materials. The Speciality Paper Manufactu…