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  • 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…

  • Trine Labeling Systems sold to Barry-Wehmiller

    July 20, 2005
    Trine Labeling Systems sold to Barry-Wehmiller The assets of Trine Labeling Systems, of Los Angeles, have been sold by Impaxx to Barry-Wehmiller Companies, of St. Louis, MO. Accraply, Barry-Wehmiller’s labeling division, will integrate the Tri…

  • Raflatac expands

    July 20, 2005
    Raflatac expands into Midwestern USA Raflatac now offers slitting and distribution of its products from a regional facility located in Greenville, WI. Both paper and film pressure sensitive label stock products, covering a wide range of applicatio…

  • Graphics One launched as materials supplier

    July 20, 2005
    Graphics One launched as materials supplier Vern Field, a former principal of Russell-Field Paper, has started a new company called Graphics One Inc., based in Itasca, IL. The business supplies custom slit papers, films and specialty materials to th…

  • Printco Industries announces buy-out

    July 20, 2005
    Printco Industries announces buy-out Printco Industries LLC, of Pulaski, WI, has announced a management buy-out from its parent company, Industrial Engraving. The acquisition consisted of local investors, including some members of Printco’s sa…

  • acares appoints

    July 20, 2005
    acares appoints N. American distributor Zacares Numeradores S.A., of Benisano, Spain, has appointed Zacares America Inc. as exclusive North American distributor for its numbering machines. Vinny Placella heads the Zacares America office. Zacares n…

  • Tekra Corp. receives

    July 20, 2005
    Tekra Corp. receives ISO 9001 certification Tekra Corporation has announced that its New Berlin, WI, plant for coating and converting engineered plastic films earned its ISO 9001:2000 certification. The company’s headquarters also is in New B…

  • Testing Machines wins ISO certification

    July 20, 2005
    Testing Machines wins ISO certification The Field Service Department of Testing Machines Inc. (TMI), Ronkonkoma, NY, has been accredited to ISO 17025-1999 by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). Mike Moore, TMI’s qual…

  • Fort Dearborn ramps up acquisition program

    July 20, 2005
    Fort Dearborn ramps up acquisition program Fort Dearborn Company, a manufacturer of decorative labels for consumer goods marketers based in Niles, IL, has announced a partnership with investment bank Thomas Blaige & Company as part of its strate…

  • Multi-Colors revenue up 27%

    July 20, 2005
    Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ: LABL), a printer and converter based in Cincinnati, reports a third quarter increase in sales revenue of 27 percent — to $33 million — over the same period a year earlier. Operating income grew 9 percent…

  • 38 suppliers

    July 20, 2005
    38 suppliers to exhibit at NELMA expo The 2004 Label Manufacturers Expo, sponsored by NELMA, is scheduled for April 22 in the Bridgewater Marriott Hotel, Bridgewater, NJ. NELMA is the North East Label Manufacturers Association. The event begins…

  • Can you print over wet ink? Sun Chemical

    July 20, 2005
    Sun Chemical has begun production of its flexographic UniQure inks, colors that can be applied in multiple layers to paper or film without curing between print stations. The inks are cured using either electron beam (EB) or UV light only after the fi…

  • RFID: Benefits and challenges

    July 20, 2005
    The enormous push that Wal-Mart gave to the future of radio frequency identification (RFID) in the summer of 2003 has begun a process that will radically change the way products are manufactured, stored, shipped, sold and consumed. Wal-Mart announced…

  • Labelexpo plans

    July 20, 2005
    Labelexpo plans industry awards The inaugural Label Industry Global Awards, organized by Labelexpo, will be the focus of a gala dinner and awards ceremony on the evening of September 13, the first day of Labelexpo Americas 2004. Nominations will b…

  • TLMI salutes industry’s environmental leaders

    July 20, 2005
    Ferd. Ruesch AG and E.I. DuPont, DuNemours & Co., DuPont Imaging Technologies, were recently honored as the first winners of the TLMI Environmental Leadership Award from the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, Inc. (TLMI). The award was presen…

  • Smart Labels USA 2004 is planned for March

    July 20, 2005
    Smart Labels USA 2004 is planned for March The Smart Labels USA 2004 conference, sponsored by IDTechEx, is scheduled for March 17-18 in Boston, at the Long Wharf Marriott hotel. Optional workshops will take place on March 16 and 19. The event will…

  • Schleipen & Erkens

    July 20, 2005
    Schleipen & Erkens expands capabilities Schleipen & Erkens AG, based in Jülich, Germany, recently installed a new coating machine for the manufacture of silicone-coated release liners. The coater represents an investment of more than e…

  • Space available at NELMA label show

    July 20, 2005
    Space available at NELMA label show NELMA, the North East Label Manufacturers Association, has announced that it will hold its third annual Label Manufacturers Expo on April 22 at the Bridgewater Marriott Hotel, Bridgewater, NJ. The association ask…

  • Free flexo symposiums

    July 20, 2005
    Free flexo symposiums offered by Harper From February to June, Harper Corporation of America will offer its new “Flexo Education Symposiums” in five cities across the US. Topics at the sessions will include advanced critical anilox…

  • Fusion UV earns

    July 20, 2005
    Fusion UV earns ISO 9001:2000 status Fusion UV Systems Inc., of Gaithersburg, MD, has received ISO 9001:2000 certification for having met the requirements of the new ISO Quality Management System standard. The certificate is awarded to companies…

  • Fox Valley receives

    July 20, 2005
    Fox Valley receives new anilox roll cleaner Absolutely Micro*Clean International, Sacramento, CA, has updated Fox Valley Technical College’s capability to deep-clean its anilox rolls. According to Bob Temple, owner of Absolutely Micro*Clean…

  • Dunwoody students win Akzo scholarships

    July 20, 2005
    Dunwoody students win Akzo scholarships Jenny Wrobel and David Malherek, both students of Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, each have received scholarship awards of $1,250 from Akzo Nobel Inks. The awards are based on merit qualificatio…

  • Apple Steel Rule Die acquires Ashwell Die

    July 20, 2005
    Apple Steel Rule Die acquires Ashwell Die Apple Steel Rule Die Co., of Milwaukee, has purchased the assets of Ashwell Die, of Pinellas Park, FL. Ashwell will continue to operate from its Florida location with all current employees, according to a c…

  • Plastic Suppliers wins Ohio safety award

    July 20, 2005
    Plastic Suppliers wins Ohio safety award Ohio’s lieutenant governor, Jennette Bradley, visited Plastic Suppliers in Columbus, OH, recently for a formal presentation of the state’s SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program)…

  • When is a pear ripe?

    July 20, 2005
    How do you know when a piece of fruit is ripe? You squeeze it, right? Not any more. Now you can just look at the label. A new label technology developed in New Zealand has made a quiet debut in grocery stores in Portland, OR, where it is being teste…

  • American Roller buys Plasma Coatings

    July 20, 2005
    American Roller buys Plasma Coatings American Roller Company, Union Grove, WI, has acquired Plasma Coatings Inc., of Waterbury, CT, a manufacturer of thermal and release coatings. In October, American Roller purchased Champion Roller Company of Rock…

  • Spear teams up with Illochroma

    July 20, 2005
    Spear teams up with Illochroma over beer (labels) Illochroma Labelling Group and Spear have joined forces to create Illo-Spear, which will produce labels for the beer industry. Illochroma is a supplier of wet glue labels with production plants in…

  • Valmet virtual tour

    July 20, 2005
    Valmet virtual tour offered in 5 languages Valmet Converting has announced that a ‘tour’ of its range of precision sheeters is now available on-line in 5 languages, at the company’s Internet site (www.valmetconverting.com). Visito…

  • Omet celebrates

    July 20, 2005
    Omet celebrates its 40th anniversary Omet, the Italian press manufacturer, celebrated its 40th anniversary early in November with a three-day party and the inauguration of a new building. The latest structure, built adjacent to the company’s…

  • Polyonics expands

    July 20, 2005
    Polyonics expands with office in China Polyonics, headquartered in Westmoreland, NH, has opened its first sales office in Shanghai, China. The company now has two Asian offices, the first established in Singapore in February. Jie (Jane) Miao is th…

  • Health and Beauty show attracts label

    July 20, 2005
    Narrow web converters were among the exhibitors at The Health and Beauty America show, held from September 30 to October 2 in New York City. The three-day event, which traditionally attracts a number of high-profile buyers, was not as well attended t…

  • Champion Roller Inc.

    July 20, 2005
    Champion Roller Inc. acquired by American American Roller Company, of Union Grove, WI, has purchased Champion Roller Inc. of Rock Hill, SC.…

  • Nova Films moves

    July 20, 2005
    Nova Films moves to new Ohio plant Nova Films has recently completed a move to a new 35,000 square foot facility in Bedford, OH. The company also has expanded its sales and service staff. Nova specializes in water borne pressure sensitive and heat…

  • New anilox engraving launched at Stork

    July 20, 2005
    New anilox engraving launched at Stork Stork Materials Technology, Milwaukee, WI, has announced the development of HQP laser engraving technology for anilox rolls. According to Mat Jones, sales and marketing manager for Stork Cellramic, the new eng…

  • Smart Packaging expo

    July 20, 2005
    Smart Packaging expo joins Labelexpo 2004 Smart Packaging 2004 is being launched alongside Labelexpo Americas 2004, and will take place September 14-15 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago, IL. Developed in co-operation with the…

  • AccuWeb enters Europe with Swiss subsidiary

    July 20, 2005
    AccuWeb enters Europe with Swiss subsidiary AccuWeb Inc., a manufacturer of electronic web guide systems based in Madison, WI, has opened a European subsidiary in Fribourg, Switzerland. The new sales and support center will direct the European acti…

  • Nilpeter expands in France and Asia Pacific

    July 20, 2005
    Nilpeter expands in France and Asia Pacific Nilpeter, the Danish press manufacturer, has increased its European representation by the addition of two agents in France. David Ponthieu and Olivier Serieys now represent the company, courtesy of Nilpete…

  • Multi-Plastics to build new plant in Canada

    July 20, 2005
    Multi-Plastics to build new plant in Canada Multi-Plastics Inc., of Lewis Center, OH, has broken ground on construction of a new production plant in Whitby, ON. The 33,000 square foot facility will open in August 2004, and represents a $2.7 million…

  • Canflexo represents Ashe Converting

    July 20, 2005
    Canflexo represents Ashe Converting Canflexographics Limited and Ashe Converting Equipment of Ipswich, England, have signed an agreement appointing Canflexographics the exclusive sales agents for Ashe’s line of slitters, inspection rewinders a…

  • Valron taps Perez for Latin America market

    July 20, 2005
    Valéron taps Perez for Latin America market Valéron Strength Films, of Houston, TX, a producer of specialty films, has teamed with Perez Trading Company to distribute the Valéron and V-Max printing films to customers in South an…

  • Cold Foil Alliance

    July 20, 2005
    Cold Foil Alliance formed by 8 suppliers An organization called The Cold Foil Alliance has been formed by eight suppliers to the narrow web industry. Members of the alliance are dedicated to furthering the cold foil transfer process. Each is involv…

  • Fernqvist expands

    July 20, 2005
    Fernqvist expands with Illinois warehouse Fernqvist Labeling Solutions, of Mountain View, CA, has expanded its reach with the opening of a Midwest sales office and distribution center in Elgin, IL, 35 miles from Chicago. Duane Shepley, a 10-year F…

  • Graphic Solutions wins

    July 20, 2005
    Graphic Solutions wins screen printing award Graphic Solutions Inc., of Burr Ridge, IL, has won an award of excellence from the Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) for its open house and product demonstration samples. The prod…

  • Graphic Solutions wins

    July 20, 2005
    Graphic Solutions wins screen printing award Graphic Solutions Inc., of Burr Ridge, IL, has won an award of excellence from the Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) for its open house and product demonstration samples. The prod…

  • ROI Technologies buys American Label Co.

    July 20, 2005
    ROI Technologies buys American Label Co. ROI Technologies, of Baltimore, has acquired selected assets of American Label Company of East Hanover, NJ. The acquisition was completed in late September. Production will be centralized in ROI’…

  • WS Group acquires

    July 20, 2005
    WS Group acquires Concept Inc. WS Packaging Group Inc., headquartered in Algoma, WI, has purchased the assets of Concept Inc., of Carson City, NV. Concept, a manufacturer of labeling equipment, becomes part of the WS Automated Systems division, whi…

  • Flexible packagers explore the trends

    July 20, 2005
    Flexible packagers explore the trends The Flexible Packaging Association’s 2003 Fall Executive Conference, titled “Optimizing Opportunities for Flexible Packaging,” will take place October 29 at the Hotel Inter-Continental in Chica…

  • Labeltronix emphasizes its digital capabilities

    July 20, 2005
    Labeltronix emphasizes its digital capabilities Labeltronix, a converting company in Orange, CA, has embarked on an aggressive marketing program to promote its Indigo digital printing capabilities. One aspect of the program is the launch of a new we…

  • MeadWestvaco, Rafsec pursue RFID market

    July 20, 2005
    MeadWestvaco, Rafsec pursue RFID market MeadWestvaco, of Stamford, CT, and Rafsec Oy, of Finland, have signed an agreement to explore investments in the market for item-level RFID tags and systems. MeadWestvaco’s Intelligent Systems (MWVIS) i…