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  • Clemson symposia cover flexo and color

    July 20, 2005
    Clemson symposia cover flexo and color Color reproduction for flexographic printing is the subject of a symposium scheduled for September 10–12 at Clemson University, Clemson, SC, sponsored by its Department of Graphic Communications in partne…

  • Phoenix Challenge set

    July 20, 2005
    Phoenix Challenge set for May of 2004 The Phoenix Challenge Foundation recently announced the dates for the seventh annual Phoenix Challenge High School Flexography Competition. Students from throughout the United States and Canada will compete in…

  • Chemsultants receives award for the 2nd time

    July 20, 2005
    Chemsultants receives award for the 2nd time Chemsultants International Network, Mentor, OH, has been awarded the Weatherhead 100 Award for 2002. Chemsultants first received a Weatherhead 100 award in 2001. The award, presented by the Weatherhead…

  • Electro Optic opens subsidiary in USA

    July 20, 2005
    Electro Optic opens subsidiary in USA Electro Optic, a German manufacturer of flexible dies, has announced the opening of its subsidiary, Electro Optic US, in Roswell, GA. The company also manufactures a repair tool for damaged flexible dies. The U…

  • TLMI & FFTA to hold technical conference

    July 20, 2005
    TLMI & FFTA to hold technical conference A technical conference will be held jointly by the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) and the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) September 11-12 at the Hyatt Regency in Ch…

  • NorthStar wins its 6th Miller Brewing award

    July 20, 2005
    NorthStar wins its 6th Miller Brewing award NorthStar Print Group has earned Miller Brewing Company’s “Partners in Excellence “ award for the sixth consecutive year for its performance in 2002. NorthStar supplies all of Miller&rsqu…

  • Label.Com expands

    July 20, 2005
    Label.Com expands to larger facility Label.Com, of Bradford, PA has relocated to a larger facility within the city of Bradford. The move was necessary, says a company spokesperson, to accommodate an increase in sales personnel and the addition of m…

  • CCL acquires Lucas-Insertco

    July 20, 2005
    CCL acquires Lucas-Insertco The Label Division of CCL Industries Inc., Toronto, has acquired the shares of Lucas-Insertco, which manufactures consumer instructional leaflets, commonly known as “inserts” and “outserts”, for th…

  • Packagers in search of the 5-cent

    July 20, 2005
    More than 300 people from around the world, all interested in radio frequency identification (RFID) and its impact on a multitude of industries, packed the ballroom of the Marriott Hotel in Cambridge, MA, in late March to find out where the technolog…

  • FINAT explores technology at Nice

    July 20, 2005
    This year’s FINAT Technical Seminar was held in the Southern French resort of Nice. One hundred delegates, almost all from European countries, came to take part in two days of intense technical discussions on various technical aspects of the se…

  • Curtis Papers to close

    July 20, 2005
    Curtis Papers to close New Jersey plant Curtis Papers Inc. has announced that it intends to discontinue operations at its Milford, NJ, paper mill by mid-June. The closing will affect 213 salaried and hourly employees. Currently, the facility opera…

  • Lamart receives

    July 20, 2005
    Lamart receives ISO certification Lamart Corporation, Clifton, NJ, a manufacturer of coated and laminated flexible materials, has announced that it has received ISO 9001:2000 certification. Lamart has been engaged in the design and manufacture of r…

  • CCL Label Monrovia moves to new plant

    July 20, 2005
    CCL Label Monrovia moves to new plant CCL Label’s Southern California operation is moving this spring to a new plant in Upland, CA, about 20 miles east of the current location in Monrovia. The new facility will feature the latest technology i…

  • TLMI & FFTA to hold

    July 20, 2005
    TLMI & FFTA to hold technical conference The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, (TLMI) and the Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Association will hold a technical conference September 10-12 at The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. The…

  • Adhesive answers at Chemsultants web site

    July 20, 2005
    Adhesive answers at Chemsultants web site The Chemsultants International Network, Mentor, OH, has redesigned its web site to give visitors more information about adhesive-related issues. The address of the site is www.chemsultants.com. Chemsultants…

  • Jetrion unveils brand

    July 20, 2005
    Jetrion unveils brand of inkjet products Jetrion LLC, a new company based in Ann Arbor, MI, that provides inkjet products and custom inks, has unveiled its corporate brand. Incorporating the colors of its founding company, Flint Ink, the logo and…

  • grafikAmerica announces

    July 20, 2005
    grafikAmerica announces corporate name change graphiKontrol America, of York, PA, has changed its name to grafikAmerica. The company represents several businesses in the printing and packaging industries. The firm was formed by Ward Walsh in 1980…

  • MacDermid plans

    July 20, 2005
    MacDermid plans for European growth MacDermid Printing Solutions, of Atlanta, has retained a European consultant to recommend a site for a new printing plate manufacturing plant. The facility will produce printing plates for the newspaper market, p…

  • TLMI welcomes

    July 20, 2005
    TLMI welcomes 18 new members Eighteen companies have recently joined as members of the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI), the leading association in North America serving the tag and label industry. TLMI has more than 300 members, both…

  • South Meck triumphs

    July 20, 2005
    South Meck’ triumphs in student flexo contest South Mecklenburg High School, Charlotte, NC, won top honors at the recent International Phoenix Challenge High School Flexo Skills Competition, held at the Harper National Flexographic Center at…

  • Prairie State grows, moves to new plant

    July 20, 2005
    Prairie State grows, moves to new plant Prairie State Graphics, a label and flexible packaging converter, is moving in late May to larger quarters in Franklin Park, IL, and has acquired new converting equipment. “We have experienced strong…

  • CL and SATO form RFID partnership

    July 20, 2005
    CL and SATO form RFID partnership SATO America, of Charlotte, a manufacturer of bar code printing equipment since 1979, has announced a partnership agreement with CCL Label Inc. The partnership is aimed at developing intelligent labeling products, i…

  • US government sues to block

    July 20, 2005
    Justice Department also launches criminal probe of label stock industry The United States Department of Justice has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit to block the merger between UPM-Kymmene’s Raflatac subsidiary and Bemis Company’s MACtac…

  • SunGraphics opens plant in California

    July 19, 2005
    SunGraphics opens plant in California SunGraphics, a prepress trade service for paper packaging, has opened a graphic design center and flexographic plate manufacturing facility in Antioch, CA. SunGraphics is a member of the Sun Chemical Corporation…

  • Flint Ink sells

    July 19, 2005
    Flint Ink sells coating operation Flint Ink, of Ann Arbor, MI, has sold water based overprint coatings technology and business assets to Noveon Inc., of Cleveland. Noveon produces specialty chemicals for a range of consumer and industrial applicati…

  • DuPont Proofing, Cyrel

    July 19, 2005
    DuPont Proofing, Cyrel open NJ warehouse DuPont Imaging Technologies has opened a new warehouse and distribution center in Parlin, NJ, for DuPont Color Proofing and DuPont Cyrel packaging graphics products. The 125,000 square foot building allows…

  • Xeikon to provide

    July 19, 2005
    Xeikon to provide global rental program Xeikon International, of Lier, Belgium, has launched a new sales initiative to offer rental programs for customers around the world. Xeikon manufactures toner-based digital printing equipment. The rental pr…

  • Comco seminar focuses on pouch structures

    July 19, 2005
    Comco seminar focuses on pouch structures Comco International announces the second in a series of five educator programs for 2003. The May 14 seminar will cover “Pre-Made Pouch Structures”, and will be held at the Comco Advanced Training…

  • Daetwyler expands flexo product offerings

    July 19, 2005
    Daetwyler expands flexo product offerings Max Daetwyler AG, of Bleienbach, Switzerland, has increased its line of flexo products since the signing of an OEM agreement with Flexo Laser GmbH, Erfingen-Kirchen, Germany. Daetwyler now will offer DIGILAS…

  • Black Clawson unit bought by management

    July 19, 2005
    Black Clawson unit bought by management Black Clawson Company Inc., of Fulton, NY, has completed the sale of the assets of its Black Clawson Converting Machinery division to a new company formed by the management team of Black Clawson Converting Mac…

  • Northwest Coatings receives label patent

    July 19, 2005
    Northwest Coatings receives label patent Northwest Coatings, of Oak Creek, WI, has been awarded a US patent covering UV/EB laminated labels for use on pharmaceutical and food grade products. According to a company statement, prior to this invention…

  • Esko-Graphics donates

    July 19, 2005
    Esko-Graphics donates software to college Esko-Graphics, of Kennesaw, GA, has donated prepress software to Dunwoody College of Technology’s Graphics and Printing Technologies Department. The school is in Minneapolis. The software will be use…

  • Smyth earns

    July 19, 2005
    Smyth earns high honors at POPAI awards Smyth Companies Inc., of St. Paul, MN, has won a top award for point-of-purchase merchandising. Smyth-Displays, the point-of-purchase arm of the company, was awarded a first place gold award in the Point-of…

  • Avery Dennison grows in East and Cen

    July 19, 2005
    Avery Dennison’s Fasson division, a dominant presence in the narrow web label market, is enjoying growth in Europe, particularly Eastern Europe, and elsewhere in the world. The acquisition last year of Jackstädt, the German substrate suppl…

  • Plassein reorganizes

    July 19, 2005
    Plassein reorganizes its film divisions Plassein International, of Willington, CT, a supplier of extruded and converted plastic films, has announced a reorganization of its corporate structure to provide customers with strategic services and appl…

  • Matik to distribute

    July 19, 2005
    Matik to distribute SMAG screen presses SMAG Graphique, the French manufacturer of flat-bed screen presses and label finishing equipment, has named Matik North America its distributor for the US and Canadian pressure sensitive label markets. SMAG…

  • Nilpeter UK to handle FB-Line presses

    July 19, 2005
    Nilpeter UK to handle FB-Line presses Nilpeter Ltd. UK, is now responsible for the installation and service support of the US-built FB-Line of modular narrow web presses in Europe and many other parts of the world. FB-Line flexo and UV flexo presses…

  • Stork Screens opens

    July 19, 2005
    Stork Screens opens new technology center Stork Screens America Inc. has announced the opening of the Rotaform Technology Center at its Charlotte, NC, location. The center is a complete rotary screen application, training and support facility. A 1…

  • Florida graphics show draws 21,000 visitors

    July 19, 2005
    Florida graphics show draws 21,000 visitors More than 21,000 visitors from around the world attended the 28th annual Graphics of the Americas (GOA) in Miami Beach in January. GOA is the largest annual Latin American graphic arts trade show, and the…

  • Fusion UV expands

    July 19, 2005
    Fusion UV expands its sales territories GAITHERSBURG, MD, January 28, 2003 – Fusion UV Systems Inc. , of Gaithersburg, MD, has expanded the sales territories of its manufacturers representatives InPro Technologies and Pro-Tek Systems. InPro…

  • Basic in-mold labeling is subject of seminar

    July 19, 2005
    Basic in-mold labeling is subject of seminar “ABCs of IML: A Basic Course” will be conducted March 27 at the DoubleTree Hotel North Shore, Skokie, IL. Offered annually since 1989, this seminar is an introductory in-mold labeling (IML) co…

  • Gidue, Siemens unite

    July 19, 2005
    Gidue, Siemens unite to launch new press GIDUE, the Italian manufacturer of rotary printing presses, and Siemens, a supplier of electric components, announce a technical partnership to develop a new series of presses called the E-Combat line. The…

  • Dunmore expands

    July 19, 2005
    Dunmore expands Pennsylvania facility DUNMORE Corporation has announced plans to expand its plant in Bristol, PA. Past improvements at the Bristol location include the purchase and installation of a new coating line, metallizer, slitter rewinder, a…

  • Flint expands

    July 19, 2005
    Flint expands to new ink markets Flint Ink Corporation, Ann Arbor, MI, has formed Jetrion LLC, a new company providing industrial inkjet products, services, and custom printing solutions. Jetrion aims to capture pent-up demand for inkjet integrati…

  • Sericol acquired by management, investors

    July 19, 2005
    Sericol acquired by management, investors Managers of ink maker Sericol have teamed with New York investment company Saratoga Partners to acquire Sericol Ink Co. from BP plc. Saratoga Partners has made investments in 29 companies with a value of ov…

  • TLMI plans to salute Supplier of the Year

    July 19, 2005
    TLMI plans to salute ‘Supplier of the Year’ The TLMI Board of Directors has issued a “call for nominations” for a newly created “Supplier of the Year” award, which will be presented at the 2003 TLMI Annual Meeting…

  • Creo offers rebuilt prepress equipment

    July 19, 2005
    Creo offers rebuilt prepress equipment Creo Inc., of Boston, has launched a line of remanufactured prepress systems for the graphic arts industry. Creo Remanufactured Solutions include Trendsetter and Lotem platesetters, Dolev imagesetters, EverSmar…

  • BST Pro Mark donates inspection unit to college

    July 19, 2005
    BST Pro Mark donates inspection unit to college BST Pro Mark, of Elmhurst, IL, has donated a ProScan 2000 web inspection system to Western Michigan University, which has been installed on its 23" four-color Cerutti gravure press in Kalamazoo, M…

  • Comco launches new series of flexo seminars

    July 19, 2005
    Comco launches new series of flexo seminars Comco’s popular education programs for flexographers continues in 2003 with five in a series of “Flexo Focus Educator Seminars.” The free seminars have been developed for converters and c…

  • Akzo Nobel Inks wins environmental award

    July 19, 2005
    Akzo Nobel Inks wins environmental award Akzo Nobel Inks has received the 2002 Environmental Award from the town of Trelleborg, Sweden. The award was presented in December. The award, a sculpture by a well known Swedish artist, was presented with t…