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  • 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…

  • Martin Automatic celebrates 35 years

    July 20, 2005
    Martin Automatic celebrates 35 years In 2003, Martin Automatic Inc., of Rockford, IL, marks 35 years in the web handling business. Starting out as a maker of web guides, Martin has grown to be a supplier of automatic zero-speed splicers, rewinds, te…

  • Esko-Graphics partners with Indonesian firm

    July 20, 2005
    Esko-Graphics partners with Indonesian firm Esko-Graphics, of Gent, Belgium, has appointed PT Apecmas Nusantara, of Jakarta, Indonesia, as its new authorized dealer for the Indonesian market. PT Apecmas will market Esko-Graphics’ packaging an…

  • Rotoflex establishes

    July 20, 2005
    Rotoflex establishes a presence in Italy Rotoflex International, of Mississauga, ON, has signed an agreement with Polipress International to provide sales, marketing, technical assistance, service and spare parts to Rotoflex customers in Italy. Po…

  • Raflatac constructing

    July 20, 2005
    Raflatac constructing plant in Hungary Raflatac, the Finland based supplier of label stock, has announced the start of construction of a terminal in Tatabánya, Hungary, to service Eastern Europe. The new terminal is scheduled to begin opera…

  • Valron signs on Australian distributor

    July 20, 2005
    Valéron signs on Australian distributor Valéron Strength Films, a producer of high-performance and specialty films based in Houston, has formed a distributor partnership with Network Marketing Pty. Ltd. Network Marketing is a supplier…

  • Valron signs on Australian distributor

    July 20, 2005
    Valéron signs on Australian distributor Valéron Strength Films, a producer of high-performance and specialty films based in Houston, has formed a distributor partnership with Network Marketing Pty. Ltd. Network Marketing is a supplier…

  • Creo receives

    July 20, 2005
    Creo receives new ISO certifications Creo Inc., based in Vancouver, BC, has announced that its entire design and manufacturing operations are now certified to ISO 9001:2000 standards for quality management, and to ISO 14001:1996 standards for envir…

  • Green Bay Packaging buys Mexican partner

    July 20, 2005
    Green Bay Packaging buys Mexican partner Effective September first of this year, Green Bay Packaging’s Coated Products Operations has extended its reach, now producing pressure sensitive materials and offering slitting and distribution service…

  • Stork Cellramic reports

    July 20, 2005
    Stork Cellramic reports 17 percent sales rise Stork Materials Technology, Milwaukee, has reported a 17 percent increase in sales of narrow web anilox rolls, and narrow web anilox reconditioning services, in the first eight months of 2003, compared…

  • Dunwoody salutes flexo with an open house

    July 20, 2005
    Dunwoody salutes flexo with an open house Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, will sponsor an open house this month. The theme is “Welcome to the New Age of Flexo Workflow.” The event will take place October 21-22. Industry con…

  • Diecutting symposium planned for 2004

    July 20, 2005
    Diecutting symposium planned for 2004 June 24 and 25 are the dates of a 2004 event titled “Diecutting Symposium Educational Conference & Exhibition,” to be held in the Nashville Convention Center and sponsored by Larson WorldWide Inc…

  • Flexo trade association launched in Twin Cities

    July 20, 2005
    Flexo trade association launched in Twin Cities The Twin Cities Flexo Association (TCFA) has been formed to provide a local opportunity for individual and organizational technical development for flexographic professionals in the Minneapolis/St. Pau…

  • New Flint company

    July 20, 2005
    New Flint company to make conductive ink Flint Ink, Ann Arbor, MI, has launched a separate business unit called Precisia LLC, which will produce conductive and advanced printing inks, and printed electronics technology and processes. The new subsid…

  • to make conductive ink

    July 20, 2005
    to make conductive ink Flint Ink, Ann Arbor, MI, has launched a separate business unit called Precisia LLC, which will produce conductive and advanced printing inks, and printed electronics technology and processes. The new subsidiary will be respon…

  • Rexam sells medical flexible packaging unit

    July 20, 2005
    Rexam sells medical flexible packaging unit UK-based Rexam PLC recently announced that it will sell its Healthcare Flexibles Sector to Amcor Ltd., an Australian company in the flexible packaging business. Rexam Healthcare Flexibles manufactures fle…

  • ExxonMobil Chemical expands film capacity

    July 20, 2005
    ExxonMobil Chemical expands film capacity The Films Business of ExxonMobil Chemical, Macedon, NY, recently completed an expansion of its oriented polypropylene (OPP) film manufacturing plant in Shawnee, OK. The installation of a 6.6-meter orienter…

  • Pitman hosts NELMA members

    July 20, 2005
    Pitman Company recently held a prepress open house for Northeast Label Manufacturers Association (NELMA) members at its Totowa, NJ facility, featuring presentations from DuPont, Artwork Systems and Agfa. In addition to the presentations and a Pitman…

  • WS acquires Gorilla Label in Arizona

    July 20, 2005
    WS Packaging Group has purchased the assets of Gorilla Label, a flexographic converting company in Scottsdale, AZ. Gorilla was founded in 1998 by Rick Timone, who remains the head of the new WS division. The operation eventually will move to the cor…

  • RadTech urges clearance

    July 20, 2005
    RadTech urges clearance for UV food contact use Food packaging clearances for direct food contact using UV and EB materials such as coatings, inks and adhesives are being pursued by RadTech, an industry trade association. “Thermally cured so…

  • A&V adds Cortron

    July 20, 2005
    A&V adds Cortron to its product mix Anderson & Vreeland has been appointed distributor of Cortron eXact flexo exposure systems. The company, based in Bryan, OH, and Fairfield, NJ, is a manufacturer and distributor of flexographic printin…

  • Inge Kuschnitzky retires;

    July 20, 2005
    Inge Kuschnitzky retires; founder of I.KELA Inge M. Kuschnitzky, founder of I.KELA Company and current operations manager, retired July 31. Kuschnitzky started the company in the Philadelphia area in 1985 as one of the first distributors of UV cur…

  • Wal-Mart pushes

    July 20, 2005
    Wal-Mart has announced that it will require its top 100 suppliers to begin using RFID technology at the case and pallet level by January 2005. Linda Dillman, senior vice president and chief information officer for the company, made the announcement a…

  • Sun Chemical opens

    July 20, 2005
    Sun Chemical opens ink plant in Poland Sun Chemical Corporation, the world’s largest ink manufacturer, has opened a plant in the Polish city of Marki, near Warsaw. “Poland is an important center for the media, printing and packaging, a…

  • Stork Materials lines up

    July 20, 2005
    Stork Materials lines up two US distributors Stork Materials Technology, a manufacturer of anilox rolls located in Milwaukee, WI, has reached an agreement with JV Imaging Systems (JVIS) of Princeton, MA, and Correct-Touch Graphic Arts (CTGA) of San…

  • Technicote to distribute

    July 20, 2005
    Technicote to distribute for Valéron materials Valéron Strength Films, a Houston-based producer of film substrates, has formed a distributor partnership with Technicote Inc., of Miamisburg, OH. Technicote, a provider of pressure sens…

  • AET Films centralizes

    July 20, 2005
    AET Films centralizes operations in Delaware Better service and greater efficiencies were cited as motivations for AET Films to centralize their North American customer service staff in New Castle, DE. The company’s new customer service opera…

  • Webex Inc. acquires

    July 20, 2005
    Webex Inc. acquires Wisconsin roll maker Webex Inc., a manufacturer of rolls and custom web handling machinery located in Neenah, WI, has purchased Fox Companies Machining Inc., a roll manufacturer and specialty machine shop located in Greenville,…

  • Two firms receive

    July 20, 2005
    Two firms receive ISO 9001:2000 status Two companies that serve the narrow web industry have been awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification. SICPA North America’s packaging inks manufacturing plant in Prescott, ON, has been audited and registered.…

  • Canflexographics reps Mark Andy in Canada

    July 20, 2005
    Canflexographics reps Mark Andy in Canada Canflexographics Ltd., of Brampton, ON, and Mark Andy have announced the signing of an agreement appointing Canflexographics its exclusive sales agent for Canada (excluding British Columbia). Mark Andy, bas…

  • MECA expands its engraving capabilities

    July 20, 2005
    MECA expands its engraving capabilities MECA & Technology Machine Inc., of Green Bay, WI, has expanded its mechanical engraving capabilities and services following the acquisition of equipment from the former Southern Flexographic/Coatings Divis…

  • Daetwyler to market

    July 20, 2005
    Daetwyler to market Rotocolor presses Max Daetwyler Corporation, Huntersville, NC, has been named US distributor of Rotocolor printing presses, manufactured in Switzerland. Rotocolor machines are designed with modular inserts for quick changeover…

  • Labelexpo adds 4th day

    July 20, 2005
    Labelexpo adds 4th day to 2004 Chicago show Tarsus Group, the British company that produces Labelexpo Americas, has expanded the 2004 exhibition from three days to four, citing increasing demand from exhibitors and visitors. The show, originally s…

  • GiDue retains QAM as its North American rep

    July 20, 2005
    GiDue retains QAM as its North American rep Italian press manufacturer GiDue has appointed QAM Inc. to represent its interests in North America. QAM, based in Herndon, VA, buys, sells and brokers printing, converting and packaging machinery. T…

  • Weber Marking adds presence in France

    July 20, 2005
    Weber Marking adds presence in France Weber Marking Systems, Arlington Heights, IL, has acquired K-Roll/Etik Industrie, of Toulouse, France. The French company manufactures labels and distributes labeling and coding equipment. Weber manufactures ind…

  • Arcar Graphics is acquired

    July 20, 2005
    Environmental Inks and Coatings Corporation (EIC), of Morganton, NC, recently signed an agreement to acquire Arcar Graphics, a subsidiary of Flint Ink North America Corporation. The transaction was expected to close at the end of August. Arcar Graph…

  • Mark Andy & MPS

    July 20, 2005
    Mark Andy & MPS dissolve partnership Citing a diversification of strategic interests, Mark Andy and MPS have mutually agreed to end their three-year technology partnership, which saw the US company undertake sales and service responsibilities o…

  • Rodman launches Medical Product Outsourcing

    July 20, 2005
    Rodman launches Medical Product Outsourcing The inaugural issue of Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO), a global magazine devoted to the growing trend of medical device and in-vitro diagnostics outsource manufacturing, is available from Rodman Publish…

  • Graphic Solutions buys EL lamp supplier

    July 20, 2005
    Graphic Solutions buys EL lamp supplier Graphic Solutions Inc. (GSI), of Burr Ridge, IL, has purchased the assets of BKL Inc., of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. BKL manufactures electroluminescent lamps (EL). GSI produces PS labels, aluminum namepla…

  • Allied Gear ceases

    July 20, 2005
    Allied Gear & Machine Co. of St. Louis, MO, has ceased manufacturing printing presses and has laid off its employees, according to a company official. The official, who asked not to be identified, says that Allied Gear’s owner “has t…

  • Channeled Resources opens on East Coast

    July 20, 2005
    Channeled Resources opens on East Coast The products of MaraTech International & Channeled Resources, of Wausau, WI, are now available from a plant in Holliston, MA. The companies provide high quality B-grade substrates. MaraTech/Channeled Reso…