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  • Teknek banned from conducting

    September 7, 2005
    In December 2004, a United States court awarded $3 million to Systems Division Inc. (SDI) in its patent infringement lawsuit against Teknek Electronics Ltd. and Teknek LLC. In its suit, SDI said that in May 1999 Teknek was infringing on the company&r…

  • GRE and VIPColor

    September 7, 2005
    GRE and VIPColor hold joint open house An international audience attended the third combined “Open House and Resellers” meeting sponsored by GRE Digital Solutions and VIPColor Technologies, held recently at GRE’s headquarters in S…

  • Harper Road Show draws

    September 7, 2005
    Harper Corporation of America took its expertise on the road again this year with the 2005 Harper Flexo Road Show. The premier event on May 24 was held in the Crown Plaza Valley Forge Hotel in King of Prussia, PA, USA. About 100 industry people atten…

  • Fusion UV names reps in Central America, Asia

    September 7, 2005
    Fusion UV names reps in Central America, Asia Fusion UV Systems, of Gaithersburg, MD, USA, has appointed Rich Sales Company, of Scottsdale, AZ, as its representative for Central America. Fusion UV had not previously had a representative for this reg…

  • Enercon, Ciba unite

    September 7, 2005
    Enercon, Ciba unite in treatment project Enercon Industries, of Menomonee Falls, WI, USA, a manufacturer of corona and plasma treating systems, is working with Ciba Specialty Chemicals to develop a surface modification technology for different mat…

  • Creo, Acucote partner on secutiry label stocks

    September 7, 2005
    Creo, Acucote partner on secutiry label stocks Creo Inc. and Acucote have announced an agreement to produce security label printing stocks. The self-adhesive label stocks will combine Creo Traceless taggants into Acucote label materials. The agreem…

  • Esko-Graphics offers workflow with HP Indigo

    September 7, 2005
    Esko-Graphics offers workflow with HP Indigo Esko-Graphics and HP have announced that they are offering a combined solution featuring the Esko-Graphics FlexRip and HP Indigo digital label printing presses, resulting in a workflow which they say enab…

  • Esko-Graphics offers workflow with HP Indigo

    September 7, 2005
    Esko-Graphics offers workflow with HP Indigo Esko-Graphics and HP have announced that they are offering a combined solution featuring the Esko-Graphics FlexRip and HP Indigo digital label printing presses, resulting in a workflow which they say enab…

  • Industry veteran Cloud launches Print Products

    September 7, 2005
    David Cloud has founded Print Products Inc., an equipment supply company offering a diverse line of products and technical expertise to meet today’s pressroom needs. The company is based in Fernandina Beach, FL, USA. Cloud has more than 20 yea…

  • Chemsultants offers sessions with PSTC, ASC

    September 7, 2005
    Chemsultants offers sessions with PSTC, ASC A variety of Workshop Training Sessions will be offered by Chemsultants through October. The sessions will take place at Chemsultants’ headquarters in Mentor, OH, USA. They have been developed in con…

  • Cham Paper to sponsor 7th global symposium

    September 7, 2005
    Cham Paper to sponsor 7th global symposium The 7th International Cham Paper Group Symposium for the Flexible Packaging Industry will take place September 8-9 in Bern, Switzerland. This year’s theme is “Paper Naturally Intelligent.”…

  • AET Films offers custom products from Virginia

    September 7, 2005
    AET Films offers custom products from Virginia Applied Extrusion Technologies Inc. (AET Films), of New Castle, DE, USA, has expanded the capabilities of its Covington, VA, plant to offer custom coating services. According to Bill Minnich, senior ma…

  • PCMC to be acquired by Barry-Wehmiller

    September 7, 2005
    Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) of Green Bay, WI, USA, has signed a letter of intent to be acquired by Barry-Wehmiller Companies Inc., of St. Louis, MO. PCMC is a major manufacturer of tissue converting equipment, packaging machinery, flexo p…

  • WS Packaging opens new plant in Dallas

    September 7, 2005
    WS Packaging opens new plant in Dallas WS Packaging Group has opened a new production facility in Dallas, TX, USA, which replaces the plant that had been in operation since 1987. The new location is larger, and offers space for increased ware…

  • Siegwerk to acquire SICPA packaging inks

    September 7, 2005
    The Siegwerk Group, of Siegburg, Germany, has announced plans to acquire the packaging ink division of SICPA Holding SA. With consolidated total net sales of €613 million in the packaging ink segment, the Siegwerk Group would emerge as the world…

  • 3 Sigma expands

    September 7, 2005
    3 Sigma expands its plant in Ohio 3 Sigma Corporation, a supplier of specialty coated and adhesive products, is expanding its operation in Troy, OH, USA, and has broken ground for a 45,000 square foot addition. The facility will grow from its curr…

  • AWA to acquire in-mold label conference

    September 7, 2005
    AWA to acquire in-mold label conference AWA Alexander Watson Associates, of Amsterdam, Netherlands, has agreed to acquire the rights to the International In-Mold Labeling Conference (IMLCON) from RBS Technologies Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, USA. Ron Schu…

  • Multi-Color wins award from Miller Brewing

    September 7, 2005
    Multi-Color wins award from Miller Brewing Miller Brewing Company, of Milwaukee, WI, USA has recognized Multi-Color Corporation as its “Supplier of the Year” for 2004. Multi-Color recently acquired NorthStar Print Group, which had won th…

  • Xpanded Label Tech opens doors to the trade

    September 7, 2005
    Xpanded Label Tech opens doors to the trade Xpanded Label Technology LLC has been founded in Appleton, WI, USA, to manufacture pressure sensitive labels combined with paper leaflets, commonly referred to as expanded content labels (ECLs). The compan…

  • Flexo school promotes prepress with investment

    September 7, 2005
    The Flexographic Trade School (FTS), located in Fort Mill, SC, USA, is becoming a major training facility for prepress technicians as well as for press operators. The technological expansion coincides with the acquisition of a 50 percent share of the…

  • Nilpeter’s Eriksen

    September 7, 2005
    Nilpeter’s Eriksen wins Lifetime award Lars Eriksen, owner and president of Nilpeter A/S, of Denmark, is the 2005 winner of the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award. The decision was made in June by judges of the Label Industry Global…

  • Drukkerij Vrijdag celebrates 100 years

    July 20, 2005
    Drukkerij Vrijdag, a converter of prime labels based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, is 100 years old. The company celebrated its centary on April 9 with a big party for past and present employees. The occasion drew notice from high places. Queen Beatrix…

  • CMM 2005 showcases

    July 20, 2005
    CMM 2005 showcases converting machinery For four days in April, manufacturers of converting equipment and supplies exhibited their latest products at CMM International. The event was held at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Though a signific…

  • Nipson signs Pitman

    July 20, 2005
    Nipson signs Pitman for printer distribution Elk Grove Village, IL) - April 4, 2005 - Nipson America, of Elk Grove Village, IL, has contracted with Pitman Co. of Totowa, NJ, for distribution of its digital black printers. “We see tremen…

  • Vacumet acquires Proma Technologies

    July 20, 2005
    Vacumet acquires Proma Technologies Vacumet Corp., headquartered in Wayne, NJ, USA, has acquired the assets of Proma Technologies, of Franklin, MA, USA. The Franklin facility becomes part of Vacumet’s Metallized Paper Division. Vacumet is a l…

  • Comco seminar to focus on folding carton

    July 20, 2005
    Comco seminar to focus on folding carton The Comco Division of Mark Andy announces the Flexo Focus Seminar for Folding Cartons on June 15 at the Comco Advanced Training & Technology Center in Milford, OH, USA. The event is part of the company&rs…

  • Re-register class

    July 20, 2005
    Re-register class to be held at FTS A Re-register Training Seminar will be presented July 28 at the Flexographic Trade School, Fort Mill, SC, USA. The presentation will be made by Rotary Technologies, which manufactures re-registration equipment.…

  • China firm taps Farkas

    July 20, 2005
    China firm taps Farkas for narrow web post The Board of Hong Kong based Wutung Holding has announced plans to establish a technical center for printing in South China and has appointed Jules Farkas chairman of the advisory board. “There is a…

  • Harper sets agenda

    July 20, 2005
    Harper sets agenda for its road shows The 2005 Harper Flexo Road Shows, a series of free flexographic training seminars held around the USA and Mexico, will take place in May and June. The seminars, sponsored by anilox roll manufacturer Harper Cor…

  • Mark Andy expands presence in China

    July 20, 2005
    Mark Andy expands presence in China Narrow web press manufacturer Mark Andy recently opened an advanced technical educational and demonstration facility in Shanghai, in conjunction with United Printing Equipment Ltd. The facility houses a Mark Andy…

  • Daco finishing equipment introduced in N. America

    July 20, 2005
    Daco finishing equipment introduced in N. America Daco Solutions Ltd., a manufacturer of finishing equipment for the label and converting industries based in Beverly, England, has launched its product line in North America. The company, founded by…

  • Ontario flexo school wins Phoenix

    July 20, 2005
    Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School, of Mississauga, ON, Canada, is the winner of the Eighth Annual International Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition, held at the Harper Campus of Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC. Led…

  • Flexo plate group

    July 20, 2005
    Flexo plate group elects new board The Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA) announces the election of a new president and board of directors for 2005. Chris Horton, Southern Graphic Systems, now leads FPPA as president. Horton&rsq…

  • Sun Chemical signs

    July 20, 2005
    Sun Chemical signs as MetalFX provider Sun Chemical has signed up as an official MetalFX ink maker, meaning that inks for the MetalFX process metallic color system are available from the world’s biggest ink company. According to John Adkin,…

  • Stork Cellramic to sell Alphasonics equipment

    July 20, 2005
    Stork Cellramic to sell Alphasonics equipment Anilox roll manufacturer Stork Cellramic, a division of Stork Materials Technology based in Milwaukee, WI, USA, has reached an agreement to market and sell Alphasonics anilox cleaning equipment in North…

  • Ace Label adds space

    July 20, 2005
    Ace Label adds space and new equipment Ace Label Systems, of Golden Valley, MN, USA, is undergoing a major plant facelift. The expansion project adds more than 6,700 square feet of production and storage space. Moreover, the company has added new…

  • AVT opens office

    July 20, 2005
    AVT opens office for rep in Shanghai Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) of Hod-Hasharon, Israel, has opened a representative office in Shanghai, China. The company has named William Bai its general manager. The opening of the office allows AVT to se…

  • GiDue opens tech center

    July 20, 2005
    Italian press manufacturer GiDue has added a 500 square meter Graphics Technology Center nearby the headquarters it has occupied in Turate, Milan, for the last three years. The addition provides the showroom space needed for press demonstrations and…

  • Maxcess launches blog

    July 20, 2005
    Maxcess launches blog for converting topics Maxcess International now sponsor the industry’s first web log, or blog, facilitated by industry experts to focus on the business and process of converting. The new site can be found on the Internet…

  • Etipol acquired

    July 20, 2005
    Etipol acquired by industry leaders Etipol, the manufacturer of semi-rotary presses based in Taastrup, Denmark, has been acquired by three pioneers of the graphics industry. In April, the Danish company Dan-Mekano assumed the ownership and the nam…

  • RadTech Europe sets

    July 20, 2005
    RadTech Europe sets conference date RadTech Europe (RTE), the European Association for UV/EB technology, has elected Philippe Goethals of Surface Specialties UCB, Belgium. The organization has set the dates of October 18-20 for its main biennial e…

  • anus Technologies represents Drent in UK

    July 20, 2005
    anus Technologies represents Drent in UK Janus Technologies Ltd. has been named to represent Drent Goebel in the UK and Ireland. Janus, based in Manchester, England, will handle sales of Drent’s presses initially. Sales of spare parts and the…

  • 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…