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  • 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…

  • Narrow Web Sites

    July 20, 2005
    Narrow Web Sites www.aetfilms.com Applied Extrusion Technologies (AET Films), a manufacturer of OPP substrates, has launched a site aimed at helping end users and new customers to navigate the complex requirements of packaging and labeling film spe…

  • Unilux expands with

    July 20, 2005
    Unilux expands with presence in China Unilux Inc., a manufacturer of stroboscopic surface inspection lighting systems, has opened an office in Shanghai. Rachel Wu has been hired to coordinate and provide support materials for the company’s f…

  • INX & print associations sponsor OSHA seminars

    July 20, 2005
    INX & print associations sponsor OSHA seminars A series of two-day OSHA-sanctioned education sessions covering printing safety and health are being held this year in Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Georgia and Missouri. The PrintGuard Train-the…

  • Valéron celebrates

    July 20, 2005
    Valéron celebrates its 35th anniversary Valéron Strength Films, a producer of high performance and specialty films based in Houston, recently celebrated its 35th anniversary with a company picnic for employees and their families. Ope…

  • French school installs

    July 20, 2005
    French school installs a Mark Andy press Mark Andy France has installed a six-color Scout in the print training department of one of France’s oldest and well knownschools, École Supérieure Estienne des Arts et Industries Graphiq…

  • UCB’s films business

    July 20, 2005
    UCB’s films business sold to new company The films business of the Belgium-based UCB Group is set to be bought for €320m by a consortium led by the former managing director of Hays Chemical Distribution, Dennis Matthewman, who will chair…

  • Harper enhances its

    July 20, 2005
    Harper enhances its anilox roll technology Harper Corporation of America has announced an enhancement of the firm’s proprietary Platinum anilox roll technology after several months of intense R&D. According to Margie Harper Kluttz, execu…

  • Xeikon creates unit

    July 20, 2005
    Xeikon creates unit in Scandinavia Xeikon International, headquartered in Lier, Belgium, has created Xeikon Scandinavia, a subsidiary for direct sales and service of Xeikon digital color printing equipment. The new company was founded following the…

  • Daetwyler formalizes

    July 20, 2005
    Daetwyler formalizes operations in China The Max Daetwyler Corporation has celebrated the grand opening of MDC Daetwyler (China) Co. Ltd. in Shanghai. The operation was begun in 2002 for the establishment of sales and distribution of doctor blades.…

  • CPFilms to install

    July 20, 2005
    CPFilms to install new metalizing line CPFilms, a manufacturer of coated films, has announced that it will install new metalizing production equipment at its manufacturing plant in Martinsville, VA. The company has three existing metalizing lines.…

  • ANI, Acheson Colloids

    July 20, 2005
    ANI, Acheson Colloids form distribution pact Acheson Colloids, of Port Huron, MI, has formed a three-year partnership with ANI Printing Inks, of Plymouth, MN, for distribution of Acheson’s polymer thick film conductive inks for RFID app…

  • Nilpeter forms new arm for European sales

    July 20, 2005
    Nilpeter forms new arm for European sales Nilpeter A/S, the Danish manufacturer of narrow web presses, has announced the formation of Nilpeter GmbH, a sales and service office for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The new operation was made in agre…

  • Wikoff Color acquires Merit Ink & Coating

    July 20, 2005
    Wikoff Color acquires Merit Ink & Coating Wikoff Color Corp., of Fort Mill, SC, has purchased the assets of Merit Ink & Coating Co. of Alpharetta, GA. Merit Ink & Coating, a 50-employee company with sales in the eastern United Sta…

  • Kelleigh is reacquired

    July 20, 2005
    Kelleigh is reacquired by company founder Kelleigh Corporation, a manufacturer of flexographic photopolymer platemaking equipment, has been re-acquired by its original founder, Leigh Jezorek. “We’ve purchased the company based upon fee…

  • Arpeco is acquired

    July 20, 2005
    Arpeco is acquired by Precision Automation Arpeco, of Mississauga, Canada, has been acquired by Precision Automation Co. Inc., a manufacturer and integrator of automation systems. Arpeco, a manufacturer of slitter rewinders, diecutting machinery an…

  • MacDermid leaves A&V; BASF plates sign on

    July 20, 2005
    MacDermid leaves A&V; BASF plates sign on Anderson & Vreeland (A&V) has been named a distributor of BASF’s Nyloflex photopolymer printing plates in the US and Canada. The announcement, made in early August, was followed immed…

  • NOSCO, Verify Brand

    July 20, 2005
    NOSCO, Verify Brand focus on Rx security Verify Brand Inc., of Minneapolis, has formed an agreement with NOSCO Printing Group, of Waukegan, IL, to jointly produce, market and sell the patent-pending Verify Brand product security and authentication…

  • Miller Brewing extends contract with NorthStar

    July 20, 2005
    Miller Brewing extends contract with NorthStar NorthStar Print Group recently signed an extension of its existing label contract with Miller Brewing Company, under which NorthStar remains Miller Brewing’s sole label supplier. The new contract…

  • Discount Labels honored by distributor group

    July 20, 2005
    Discount Labels honored by distributor group Discount Labels, of New Albany, IN, a Quality Park company, has received the Supplier of the Year Award from Proforma for the third consecutive year. Proforma is a franchise of more than 800 distributors…

  • Convergent expands

    July 20, 2005
    Convergent expands pharma label facility Convergent Pharmacy has broken ground on an expansion project designed to nearly double the size of its Joplin, MO, plant to 70,000 square feet. The expanded facility will also function as the company’…

  • CCL sells plant

    July 20, 2005
    CCL sells plant to Color Ad Label CCL Industries Inc. announced in July the sale of its label manufacturing plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Color Ad Label, a privately held company with interests in flexible packaging and labels. CCL Label Winnipeg…

  • National Graphic Supply to distribute INX inks

    July 20, 2005
    National Graphic Supply to distribute INX inks National Graphic Supply Corporation, an Albany, NY based distributor of graphic arts, photographic, forensic and electronic equipment and supplies, has been named a distrib…

  • Precision Process acquires Web Guides

    July 20, 2005
    Precision Process acquires Web Guides Precision Process Equipment, an OEM builder of electroplating equipment, has purchased the Web Guides Division of WTI. Precision is based in Niagara Falls, NY. The division will be located at the company’…

  • Matan launches its revised web site

    July 20, 2005
    Matan launches its revised web site Matan, a manufacturer of digital printing systems based in Rosh Haayin, Israel, has announced the launch of its new Internet site, www.matanprinters.com. The site was planned to facilitate better service and mark…

  • Magpowr equipment now available online

    July 20, 2005
    Magpowr equipment now available online MAGPOWR, of Fenton, MO, a manufacturer of torque and tension control technology, announces the immediate availability of Perma-Tork permanent magnet clutches and brakes and Sofstep magnetic particle clutches an…

  • DRI relocates HQ

    July 20, 2005
    DRI relocates HQ to Tampa, FL DRI, a designer of radiant electric infrared drying and heating equipment, has moved to a new headquarters in Tampa, FL. The contact information is: P.O. Box 13626, Tampa, FL 33681-36262, tel. 813-837-9368, fax 813-8…

  • Pitman to distribute

    July 20, 2005
    Pitman to distribute ICS proofing system Integrated Color Solutions (ICS), of New York City, has tapped Pitman Company to resell the ICS Remote Director monitor based contract proofing system, and the ICS PressOK hardware option to the graphi…

  • Alden & Ott receives

    July 20, 2005
    Alden & Ott receives ISO 9001/2000 status Alden & Ott Printing Inks, of Mount Prospect, IL, has successfully completed ISO 9001/2000 certification for both its offset and flexo manufacturing facilities in Illinois. “This registration…

  • Multi-Plastics expands equipment, plants

    July 20, 2005
    Multi-Plastics expands equipment, plants Multi-Plastics Inc., of Lewis Center, OH, continues its machinery expansion and modernization plan by taking delivery of the first of several custom designed slitting machines from Phoenix Machine Co. of Flan…

  • Avery, Tailored Solutions expand electronic orders

    July 20, 2005
    Avery, Tailored Solutions expand electronic orders The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison has collaborated with Tailored Solutions, of Milwaukee, to simplify order entry and reduce material receiving time when purchasing Fasson mat…

  • Sericol wins Queen’s award for innovation

    July 20, 2005
    Sericol wins Queen’s award for innovation Sericol, an ink manufacturer headquartered in Broadstairs, England, has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Outstanding Innovation category. Queen Elizabeth II presents t…

  • Labels, RFID are focus

    July 20, 2005
    Labels, RFID are focus of new AWA reports AWA Alexander Watson Associates has announced two new publications: “Labeling Markets: European Sourcebook 2004” and “AWAreness Report RFID Tag & Label Market — A Review of…

  • PCMC to construct

    July 20, 2005
    PCMC to construct 35,000 sf demo center Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), of Green Bay, WI, has announced plans to build a 35,000 square foot demonstration center to be opened in early fall. The center will be located at the PCMC Glory Road…

  • Valéron is recertified

    July 20, 2005
    Valéron is recertified to ISO 9001:2000 status Valéron Strength Films, based in Houston, has received certification to the internationally recognized quality standard ISO 9001:2000 (Quality System) for the Houston manufacturing facili…

  • Charlotte campus named for Harpers

    July 20, 2005
    Charlotte campus named for Harpers The name of the Southwest Campus of Central Piedmont Community College, in Charlotte, NC, will be changed in September to the Harper Campus, in honor of Ron and Katherine Harper. The campus houses the Harper Natio…

  • Challenge Printing revamps its web site

    July 20, 2005
    Challenge Printing revamps its web site Challenge Printing Inc., of Eden Prairie, MN, has updated its Internet web site, www.challengeprinting.com, to further explain the company’s mission. Challenge is the parent company of NuQuest Labels. T…

  • RadTech releases guide to UV measurement

    July 20, 2005
    RadTech releases guide to UV measurement RadTech and the UV Measurement Focus Group, based in Chevy, Chase, MD, has published “A Guide to UV Measurement”. The guide is a CD that covers UV technology, radiometry and measurement for indust…

  • In-mold label experts

    July 20, 2005
    In-mold label experts to meet in Scottsdale The 12th International In-Mold Labeling Conference, IMLCON2004, will be held October 11-13 at the Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, AZ. Organized by RBS Technologies, Inc. and AWA Conferences, the co…

  • AIM Global to present RFID Boot Camps

    July 20, 2005
    AIM Global to present RFID Boot Camps AIM Global, a trade association for the automatic identification and mobility industry, will produce a national series of RFID Boot Camps — educational workshops designed to educate resellers, integrators…

  • Bar code label printer

    July 20, 2005
    Bar code label printer launched in Canada Label Image Industries was launched in April in Burlington, ON, as a source for printed bar code labels and tags. Additionally, Label Image Industries provides a range of label and tag options from shelf l…

  • Fort Dearborn Company announces rise in use of synthetic labels

    July 20, 2005
    Fort Dearborn Company announces rise in use of synthetic labels Fort Dearborn Company, of Niles, IL, a manufacturer of decorative labels for high visibility consumer goods marketers, has announced an increase in the production of labels using synthe…

  • Miller Brewing salutes NorthStar once again

    July 20, 2005
    Miller Brewing salutes NorthStar once again NorthStar Print Group, Watertown, WI, has produced labels for Miller Brewing Co. for more than 50 years. In 2001 the company became the sole label supplier for the brewer. Now Miller has bestowed, for the…

  • Nashua Corp. joins RFID standards group

    July 20, 2005
    Nashua Corp. joins RFID standards group Nashua Corporation, headquartered in Nashua, NH, has recently joined EPCglobal, an organization that is working to develop standards for the electronic product code (EPC) network and radio frequency identifica…

  • Inspec Tech wins

    July 20, 2005
    Inspec Tech wins state business award 2004 Alabama Small Manufacturer of the Year is Inspec Tech, a label and tag converter based in Valley Head. The company won the award, one of three, in the category for companies with fewer than 100 employees.…

  • Innovative Folding Carton is acquired from Impaxx

    July 20, 2005
    Innovative Folding Carton is acquired from Impaxx Innovative Creative Packaging Solutions, a supplier of folding cartons and pressure sensitive labels based in South Plainfield, NJ, has been acquired by ICV Capital Partners, a New York based private…