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  • 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…

  • The 2004 Label Manufacturers Expo, sponsored by the North East Label

    July 20, 2005
    The 2004 Label Manufacturers Expo, sponsored by the North East Label Manufacturers Association, drew a crowd estimated at 120 visitors from 43 converting companies in late April to the Bridgewater (NJ) Marriott. The event was kicked off by a presenta…

  • Deadline near for awards

    July 20, 2005
    Deadline near for awards On-line voting for candidates for the Label Industry Global Awards is expected to conclude by the end of May. Those who are active in the label industry are invited to visit www.labelawards.com to nominate candidates for thr…

  • World label shipments to grow, says study

    July 20, 2005
    World label shipments to grow, says study World label shipments are forecast to advance at an annual pace of almost 7 percent off a weak 2001-2002 base and surpass 36 billion square meters in 2007. In value terms, output will grow over 9 percent ann…

  • GEW expands facility

    July 20, 2005
    GEW expands facility in North America UK-based GEW (EC) Ltd. has invested in a substantial increase of its North American operation, GEW Inc. Located in Cleveland, the company’s US operation serves North and South America. “We recently…

  • Nilpeter open house

    July 20, 2005
    Nilpeter open house focuses on digital Nilpeter A/S recently held an open house at its Denmark headquarters to showcase the Nilpeter Converter, a converting and finishing unit created for use with digital label presses. Visitors attended from all S…

  • TLMI publishes study

    July 20, 2005
    TLMI publishes study of 2004 label market The Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) announces the recent publication of the association’s North American Label Study (NALS ’04). The market communications and research firm LPC I…

  • Plastic Suppliers earns ISO 9001:2000 status

    July 20, 2005
    Plastic Suppliers earns ISO 9001:2000 status Columbus, OH – April 7, 2004 - Plastic Suppliers, of Columbus, OH, has merited ISO 9001:2000 quality certification of its Polyflex blown film manufacturing facility for the production of biaxially o…

  • Premier Sales

    July 20, 2005
    Premier Sales launches web site Premier Sales Ltd., Wakefield, RI, has launched its web site. The address is www.premiersalesri.com. The company is a supplier to the flexographic industry, specializing in digital technology for the prepress, plate…

  • Pilot test facility

    July 20, 2005
    Pilot test facility opened by Goldschmidt Beginning in the autumn of 2004, Degussa’s Goldschmidt RC Silicones group will open an additional pilot plant in Essen, Germany. The company plans to demonstrate and test various curing and drying te…

  • Packaging experts form

    July 20, 2005
    Packaging experts form The Garron Group The Garron Group Inc., a new consulting firm in the packaging business, has been formed by the merger of R&R Consulting and the consulting arm of Gates Packaging Inc. Ron Ryback is president, and Gary Gat…

  • Wisdom Adhesives expands office, plant

    July 20, 2005
    Wisdom Adhesives expands office, plant Wisdom Adhesives plans to construct a new 32,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Elgin, IL. The company will relocate its corporate office from Franklin Park, IL, to the new address, but will continue to man…

  • Matan opens branch

    July 20, 2005
    Matan opens branch in upstate New York Matan Digital Printers has established a wholly owned subsidiary, Matan USA Inc., in Buffalo, NY. Matan’s headquarters is in Rosh Haayin, Israel. According to Hanan Yosefi, Matan’s President, the…

  • Esko-Graphics upgrades Dunwoody workflow

    July 20, 2005
    Esko-Graphics upgrades Dunwoody workflow Minneapolis based Dunwoody College of Technology recently received an addition and upgrade to last year’s installation of PackEdge and FlexRip, both from Esko-Graphics. The prepress equipment supplier…

  • Flexo press returns

    July 20, 2005
    Flexo press returns to NC high school South Mecklenburg High School, in Charlotte, NC, reports the return of its Mark Andy 830 flexographic press. The press was removed from the school in June 2002 in anticipation of a start up program for graphic…

  • Gravure group plans

    July 20, 2005
    Gravure group plans pavilion at CMM 2005 CMM International and the Packaging and Label Gravure Association (PLGA) have announced the launch of a new pavilion and Solutions Theater at CMM 2005 that will focus on gravure printing. Named “Gravu…

  • Gravure group plans

    July 20, 2005
    Gravure group plans pavilion at CMM 2005 CMM International and the Packaging and Label Gravure Association (PLGA) have announced the launch of a new pavilion and Solutions Theater at CMM 2005 that will focus on gravure printing. Named “Gra…

  • UCB arm produces adhesives in Thailand

    July 20, 2005
    UCB arm produces adhesives in Thailand Surface Specialties UCB will begin producing acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives in Thailand later this year. The Brussels-based business has acquired the Rayong Emulsion plant previously operated by Clariant…

  • Chemsultants to hold

    July 20, 2005
    Chemsultants to hold industry workshops Chemsultants International Network has developed two technical training workshops that are endorsed by industry associations. “Introduction to Liquid Adhesives and Sealants: Laboratory Technician Test…

  • Target salutes

    July 20, 2005
    Target salutes Challenge Printing Target Corporation, the consumer products retailer, has honored Challenge Printing Inc. with its “2003 Vendor Award of Excellence,” which recognizes “superior business practices and dedication to…

  • WS acquires rights

    July 20, 2005
    WS acquires rights to gaming device WS Packaging Group, Algoma, WI, has acquired the rights to manufacture and sell hidden message gaming devices, sold under the WebDecoder brand name. The rights were obtained from Thomas L. Barnhart and Global Com…

  • TLMI criticizes

    July 20, 2005
    TLMI criticizes reverse auctions In a rare move, the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) has issued a formal statement charging that a growing practice among label buyers today is harmful to the industries involved, and that TLMI member…

  • Narrow web presence at show

    July 20, 2005
    Narrow web presence at show A number of companies familiar to the narrow web industry were present at the Smart Labels USA conference, which attracted 350 attendees from 22 countries. Suppliers included substrate manufacturers 3M, Appleton and Avery…

  • Item level tagging

    July 20, 2005
    Item level tagging While new RFID uses were emphasized, RFID tagging in logistics was not ignored. Presentations from organizations, such as the US Department of Defense and Hewlett-Packard, discussed the benefits of using RFID in the supply chain.…

  • Other RFID applications

    July 20, 2005
    Other RFID applications Using cell phones as mobile readers was not the only creative use of RFID discussed at the show. Many organizations are exploring the use of RFID for a variety of different reasons. Walter Dzik, co-director, Blood Transfusio…

  • RFID-enabled phone announced at

    July 20, 2005
    In June 2003, Wal-Mart made the announcement that its top 100 suppliers must begin using radio frequency identification (RFID) on cases and pallets. It started a firestorm of activity surrounding RFID and the supply chain. But as a conference in Mar…

  • TruColor enters Europe

    July 20, 2005
    TruColor enters Europe through joint venture TruColor Vision Systems Inc., of LaGrange, GA, a manufacturer of machine vision based web inspection equipment, has opened a European subsidiary. In a joint venture with LR Products, headquartered in Ba…

  • New Comco press

    July 20, 2005
    New Comco press installed at CPCC A new Comco flexographic press has been installed in the Harper National Flexographic Center at Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC. The press was acquired to accommodate the growing number of studen…

  • Codimag adds agency

    July 20, 2005
    Codimag adds agency for Australia & NZ Codimag, the French manufacturer of printing presses, has appointed Aldus Engineering to be its agent for Australia and New Zealand. Codimag had been active in the Australian market for a few years…

  • Appleton to work on DNA security technology

    July 20, 2005
    Appleton to work on DNA security technology Applied DNA Sciences Inc., of Los Angeles, a provider of proprietary DNA-embedded security technology, has signed a joint development memorandum with Appleton, a US-based manufacturer of security products,…

  • TLMI welcomes

    July 20, 2005
    TLMI welcomes 13 new members The board of directors of the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) North America’s leading trade association serving the tag and label industry, has approved the applications of 13 new companies for memb…

  • A&V to distribute

    July 20, 2005
    A&V to distribute Latran proofing system Anderson & Vreeland Inc., of Bryan, OH, a manufacturer and distributor of flexographic printing materials and equipment, has been appointed distributor of Latran Technologies’ Prediction Digita…

  • MPI Label launches

    July 20, 2005
    MPI Label launches expanded web site The relaunched web site of MPI Label Systems — www.mpilabels.com — presents complete capabilities for each of the company’s seven manufacturing facilities, 35 sales offices, and 500-plus employ…

  • Artwork Systems forms

    July 20, 2005
    Artwork Systems forms agreement on HP Indigo Hewlett-Packard, which manufactures the HP Indigo digital press, has struck a deal with Artwork Systems of Belgium to feature Artwork’s prepress production applications and workflow software…

  • Green Bay operations

    July 20, 2005
    PCMC consolidates Green Bay operations Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), manufacturer of wide and narrow web converting equipment, has announced plans to consolidate its Green Bay, WI, operations. “This consolidation is part of our lo…

  • Northeast Graphic

    July 20, 2005
    Northeast Graphic merges with Pitman Pitman Company, the North American graphic arts supplier based in Totowa, NJ, has merged its New England branch operations with Northeast Graphic Supply, a regional distribution company based in Portland, ME. N…

  • Amherst Label moves

    July 20, 2005
    Amherst Label moves to new NH plant As of February, Amherst Label in New Hampshire has a new address. The company is now at 15 Westchester Drive, Milford NH 03055. The phone number is 603-673-7849, and the fax number is 603-673-7814. Amherst Label…

  • Graphic Solutions changes its name

    July 20, 2005
    Graphic Solutions changes its name Graphic Solutions Inc, of Burr Ridge, IL, has announced that the company henceforth will be called Graphic Solutions International. According to company President Suzanne Zaccone, “While we have been in busi…

  • DiTrolio Flexo Institute schedules seminars

    July 20, 2005
    DiTrolio Flexo Institute schedules seminars Seminars on basic flexo printing and sales and customer service are scheduled for April at DiTrolio Flexographic Institute, in Broadview, IL. The sales/customer service seminar (April 7-8) is a hands-on o…

  • A&V to distribute

    July 20, 2005
    A&V to distribute ZED Instruments line Anderson & Vreeland, of Bryan, OH, has been appointed distributor of ZED Instruments’ line of Fulflex engraving materials used in flexo and dry offset printing, including Laserflex flexo plate ma…

  • Maxson appoints distributor Down Under

    July 20, 2005
    Maxson appoints distributor Down Under Web Dynamics, a supplier to the flexible packaging, printing and converting industries, has been named exclusive agent for Maxson sheeters in the Australia and New Zealand markets. The company is based in Marri…

  • Comco seminar

    July 20, 2005
    Comco seminar focuses on sleeves The Comco Educator Series “Flexo Focus” continues in April with a one-day forum about shrink sleeve labels and labeling applications. The event will be held April 7 at the Advanced Training and Technolog…

  • Tailored Solutions notes record sales for 2003

    July 20, 2005
    Tailored Solutions notes record sales for 2003 Tailored Solutions, the Milwaukee based provider of print business management software, has reported a 48 percent sales increase for 2003 over the previous year. Software installations, according to Pre…

  • Tekgraf is distributor

    July 20, 2005
    Tekgraf is distributor for DuPont Imaging DuPont Imaging Technologies, of Wilmington, DE, has assigned Tekgraf Corporation, of Greenville, SC, as master distributor for its line of analog proofing products in North America. The product line incl…

  • GL&V acquires assets

    July 20, 2005
    GL&V acquires assets of Elite Cameron Inc. GL&V USA Inc., based in Montreal, Canada, has purchased the assets of Elite Cameron Inc., formerly of Parsippany, NJ. GL&V now owns the proprietary rights and technical designs of Cameron…

  • Fusion UV retains

    July 20, 2005
    Fusion UV retains SE Asia distributor Spectro Irradiance Snd Bhd, a manufacturer’s representative headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is now the Southeast Asia distributor for Fusion UV, a manufacturer of ultraviolet curing systems based…

  • FTA & OSHA renew flexo safety goals

    July 20, 2005
    FTA & OSHA renew flexo safety goals The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) and three other graphic arts associations are once again joining the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in promoting and advocating compliance wi…