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  • 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…

  • Klckner to raise shrink

    July 20, 2005
    Klöckner to raise shrink and vinyl production Klöckner Pentaplast of America, of Gordonsville, VA, USA, announced two new capacity expansions at its Rural Retreat, VA, manufacturing facility. The first expansion is in its core business of…

  • Precision Label wins

    July 20, 2005
    Precision Label, of Calgary, AB, Canada, is the winner of the 2005 “Best of the Best” Flexo Award from the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen. The award will be presented at the organization’s 30th anniversary ban…

  • GiDue and Praxair

    July 20, 2005
    GiDue and Praxair form strategic alliance Italian press manufacturer GiDue has announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Praxair Surface Technologies that will enable turnaround of anilox rollers within one to two weeks. According to Cr…

  • CCL Labels customers learn about RFID

    July 20, 2005
    Together with its RFID partners, CCL Label presented the first of its quarterly RFID seminars for pharmaceutical customers. The one-day event, held in November at the Courtyard Marriott in Cranbury, NJ, featured presentations on topics related to RFI…

  • Transilwraps managers acquire its assets

    July 20, 2005
    Transilwrap’s managers acquire its assets Transilwrap Company Inc., a 73 year old manufacturer of coated plastic films based in Franklin Park, IL, USA, has been acquired by its management. Headed by President Mark Stevens, the nine-member mana…

  • Allen-Bailey unveils

    July 20, 2005
    Allen-Bailey unveils revamped web site Allen-Bailey Tag & Label Inc. of Caledonia, NY, USA, a supplier of tags and labels since 1911, has redesigned and updated its web site — www.abtl.com. The updated site mirrors Allen-Bailey’s n…

  • Fasson Rapid-Roll expands liner offerings

    July 20, 2005
    Fasson Rapid-Roll expands liner offerings Fasson Rapid-Roll, Painesville, OH, USA, which sells non-adhesive roll products at short notice and in small volumes, has added a large number of machine-glazed kraft liners and PE-coated papers to its indus…

  • APR to distribute products from Bieffebi

    July 20, 2005
    APR to distribute products from Bieffebi All Printing Resources (APR), of Glendale Heights, IL, USA, has been appointed sole North American distributor for Bieffebi equipment. Bieffebi manufactures auxiliary machinery for flexographic printing, amon…

  • 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…

  • Klckner 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 Tatabnya, 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…