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  • Seal-It Inc. takes honors in LI again

    July 19, 2005
    Seal-It Inc. takes honors in LI again Seal-It Inc., of Farmingdale, NY, has been named to Newsday’s list of 100 Top Private Companies based in Long Island for the second year in a row. The company, headed by Sharon Lobel, has also been named…

  • CreoAmericas moves

    July 19, 2005
    CreoAmericas moves HQ to Boston area Creo Inc. has relocated its headquarters for North, South and Central America to a 90,000 square foot facility outside of Boston, MA. The facility will house the executive, sales and marketing, training, and cus…

  • Trespaphan to be sold

    July 19, 2005
    Trespaphan to be sold to a consortium Celanese AG has signed an agreement to sell Trespaphan, its oriented polypropylene business, to a consortium consisting of Dor-Moplefan and Bain Capital. The purchase price is approximately E200 million, and th…

  • Flexo Concepts moves to Plymouth, MA

    July 19, 2005
    Flexo Concepts moves to Plymouth, MA Flexo Concepts, the manufacturer of TruPoint plastic doctor blades, has relocated its headquarters and production operations to a new facility located in Plymouth, MA. The new address, plus other contact informa…

  • Yazoo Mills celebrates a century in business

    July 19, 2005
    Yazoo Mills celebrates a century in business Yazoo Mills Inc., of New Oxford, PA, recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. The company is a privately owned manufacturer of tubes and cores for the tape, label, and packaging industries, as well as p…

  • Solutia coatings unit acquired by UCB

    July 19, 2005
    Solutia coatings unit acquired by UCB UCB Chemicals Corp., based in Smyrna, GA, has agreed to acquire the resins, additives and adhesives business of Solutia, of St. Louis, MO. The purchase price is $500 million, plus a $10 million exclusivity fee.…

  • Technicote acquires unit of Russell-Field Paper

    July 19, 2005
    Technicote acquires unit of Russell-Field Paper Technicote Inc., of Miamisburg, OH, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive adhesive roll label materials, has acquired the RF Xpress Roll Program Division of Russell-Field Paper. The program began distr…

  • Repacorp Label buys Sierra Screen Printing

    July 19, 2005
    Repacorp Label buys Sierra Screen Printing Repacorp Label Products, of Tipp City, OH, has acquired Sierra Screen Printing (SSP), of Phoenix, AZ. SSP specializes in process screen printing, large format digital printing and truck and signage vinyl cu…

  • Testing Machines moves

    July 19, 2005
    Testing Machines moves to Ronkonkoma, NY Testing Machines Inc. (TMI) has moved its production, engineering, sales, marketing, PM&C and corporate offices to Ronkonkoma, NY, three miles from its previous location in Islandia. The new address is…

  • Harper seminar series spans the US in 2003

    July 19, 2005
    Harper seminar series spans the US in 2003 Charlotte-based anilox roll manufacturer Harper Corporation of America recently held the first of its Advanced Flexo Technologies seminars. The free one-day seminar offers an in-depth look into anilox roll…

  • EU Commission clears UPMís MACtac purchase

    July 19, 2005
    EU Commission clears UPM’s MACtac purchase The European Union Commission has cleared UPM-Kymmene’s acquisition of MACtac, the pressure sensitive materials business from the US-based Bemis Company Inc. Approval by US competition authoriti…

  • FTA Mexico seminar focuses on quality print

    July 19, 2005
    FTA Mexico seminar focuses on quality print The Flexographic Technical Association’s International Flexo Seminar 2002 drew 175 flexographers from nine countries to Mexico City in October. “Improve Quality for Better Profits in the Flexo…

  • Environmental session scheduled for March

    July 19, 2005
    Environmental session scheduled for March The eighth annual National Environmental, Health and Safety (NEH&S) Conference for the Graphic Communications Industries will be held March 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Louisville, KY. Composed o…

  • Anderson & Vreeland expands distribution

    July 19, 2005
    Anderson & Vreeland expands distribution Matan Digital Printers (2001) Ltd., of Israel, and Allen Datagraph Systems Inc., of New Hampshire, have appointed Anderson and Vreeland Inc. (A&V) as distributor for SPARK/DFS, a new all-digital…

  • NELMA plans expo, names new officers

    July 19, 2005
    NELMA plans expo, names new officers Members of the North East Label Manufacturers Association (NELMA) have elected Tom Spina to lead the organization for 2003. Spina is president of Luminer Converting Group, Lakewood, NJ. Elisha Tropper, president…

  • 3M wins security technology award

    July 19, 2005
    3M wins security technology award 3M’s TamperGard Security Film recently won the award for “Outstanding Achievement in Tamper Evidence” at the Product and Image Security Convention (PISEC), a leading international conference and ex…

  • New report examines

    July 19, 2005
    New report examines global wine labeling Wine labeling, one of the fastest growing markets in the label converting industry today, is the subject of a new study by AWA Alexander Watson Associates. The title is “Global Wine and Wine La…

  • Specialty Tape & Label expands its facility

    July 19, 2005
    Specialty Tape & Label expands its facility Specialty Tape & Label Inc., of Lyons, IL, has acquired an additional building to expand its warehouse and production operation. The company is a flexographic manufacturer of pressure sensitive lab…

  • Tapp Technologies buys

    July 19, 2005
    Tapp Technologies buys two HP Indigo presses Label converters who enter the digital printing era usually start with the acquisition of one press. Tapp Technologies, of Langley, BC, and Napa, CA, has gone digital with the purchase of two HP Indigo w…

  • Narrow web is focus

    July 19, 2005
    Narrow web is focus of PCMC open house PCMC In-Line Systems, manufacturer of Webtron and Zigzag presses, announces an open house at its Green Bay, WI, Glory Road manufacturing facility February 18 and 19. The event will focus on the introduction of…

  • ExxonMobil salutes labels, packaging with annual awards

    July 19, 2005
    ExxonMobil salutes labels, packaging with annual awards ExxonMobil Chemical, Macedon, NY, has honored seven companies for excellence and innovation in flexible packaging and labeling at its 16th annual Golden Mummy and Pyramid Awards ceremony. Held…

  • Plastic Suppliers wins

    July 19, 2005
    Plastic Suppliers wins second OSHA award Plastic Suppliers Inc., Columbus, OH, a manufacturer, converter, and distributor of plastic film, has been recognized for a second time for its safety and health programs by OSHA’s SHARP (Safety and He…

  • Corotec expands

    July 19, 2005
    Corotec expands business in Asia Corotec Corporation, of Farmington, CT, has hired Kar Ming Industrial Supplies of Hong Kong as its sales agent for China, Hong Kong and Macau. Corotec is a manufacturer of corona treatment equipment. Kar Ming is le…

  • process

    July 19, 2005
    Phototype, of Cincinnati, a prepress service provider for the packaging industry, has announced the availability of a new imaging process for photopolymer plates that claims to improve flexo printing quality on smooth, non-porous substrates, such as…

  • Avery Dennison acquires

    July 19, 2005
    Avery Dennison Corporation, of Pasadena, CA, has agreed to acquire RVL Packaging Inc., a global provider of brand identification products to both apparel manufacturers and retailers for their private label programs. RVL, a privately held company, is…

  • Lamart installs

    July 19, 2005
    Lamart installs new lab coater Lamart Corporation, Clifton, NJ, has installed new lab coating equipment in line with its current expansion program. The coater can coat up to 13" in width with a 12" finished width, as well as laminate nea…

  • Unilux adds presence

    July 19, 2005
    Unilux adds presence in Southeast Asia Unilux, of Saddle Brook, NJ, has expanded its presence in Southeast Asia by adding C.G.S. (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Bangkok, as its sales and service representative for Thailand’s printing, converting and fl…

  • Direct Recruiters opens office in Columbus

    July 19, 2005
    Direct Recruiters opens office in Columbus Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) of Cleveland, OH, has announced the opening of a satellite office in the Columbus, OH, area. DRI is a national sales search firm for labels, printing systems, supply chain, pack…

  • Reid Graphics acquires

    July 19, 2005
    Reid Graphics, of Andover, MA, has acquired Package Systems Corporation (PSC), of Danielson, CT. The acquisition was announced in early October. Package Systems manufactured flexographic labels and is a distributor of label application and printing…

  • Label.com expands

    July 19, 2005
    Label.com expands web print capability Label.Com, of Bradford, PA, recently added the capability to print on both sides of a web of material. The addition allows the company to print and/or diecut on the front and back of a label or tag. Some appl…

  • Nilpeter showroom opens in Malaysia

    July 19, 2005
    Nilpeter showroom opens in Malaysia Nilpeter, the Danish manufacturer of narrow web printing presses, will open a new showroom facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located at the premises of Intergrafica Print & Pack, which hosts Nilpeter&r…

  • Raflatac inaugurates

    July 19, 2005
    Raflatac inaugurates Shanghai factory Raflatac, a Finland-based supplier of self-adhesive roll stock, celebrated the inauguration of its Shanghai factory in China in September. Raflatac’s Shanghai production facility has been in operation si…

  • NOSCO, BTI unite to promote RSS

    July 19, 2005
    NOSCO, BTI unite to promote RSS bar code use Barcode Technology Inc. (BTI) and The NOSCO Printing Group have joined forces to facilitate the bar coding of drugs and medical products with reduced space symbology (RSS) bar codes. BTI’s RSS̴…

  • Mitsubishi announces

    July 19, 2005
    Mitsubishi announces rise in film prices GREER, SC—Mitsubishi Polyester Film (Americas), based in Greer, SC,…

  • Brookfield Engineering attains ISO certification

    July 19, 2005
    Brookfield Engineering attains ISO certification Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Middleboro, MA, has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification. Brookfield is an employee-owned company that manufactures viscometers and rheometers for the measurement…

  • SWM now distributes for Pinnacle Label

    July 19, 2005
    SWM now distributes for Pinnacle Label SWM Inc., of St. Louis, has become a distributor of the full line of Pinnacle Label products in the St. Louis market. Pinnacle is based in Dallas. The Pinnacle Label line includes more than 40 selections of st…

  • Harper Asia/Pacific orders new anilox laser

    July 19, 2005
    Harper Asia/Pacific orders new anilox laser To improve the manufacture of its anilox rolls, Harper Asia/Pacific has ordered a new ZED laser for the 18-month-old operation, based in Bangkok, Thailand. The company is a licensed affiliate of Harper Cor…

  • British PM opens

    July 19, 2005
    British PM opens UCB Films’ R&D Centre The new E9 million UCB Films Research & Development Centre was officially opened in August by Britain’s prime minister, Tony Blair. The center, occupying 18,000 square feet adjacent…

  • Multi-Plastics adds

    July 19, 2005
    Multi-Plastics adds new high speed sheeter Multi-Plastics Inc., of Lewis Center, OH, has purchased an additional SHM high speed precision sheeter, its third in five years. The sheeter will be installed at the Swedesboro, NJ, facility, bringing to…

  • Study targets Russiaís label stock market

    July 19, 2005
    Study targets Russia’s label stock market The market for self-adhesive labels in Russia continues to grow at more than 30 percent per year, according to AWA Alexander Watson Associates, an industry market research firm. In “The Russian S…

  • Novamelt sales rose

    July 19, 2005
    Novamelt sales rose 50 percent in 2001 Novamelt, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive and lamination adhesives based in Wehr, Germany, has announced a record annual sales increase of nearly 50 percent in 2001. Sales for the company, which has 32 e…

  • Schools explore flexo contest for colleges

    July 19, 2005
    Schools explore flexo contest for colleges Several colleges that offer flexographic training programs are considering the creation of a Collegiate Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition. The event will be modeled after a similar contest already…

  • Quality Discount Press

    July 19, 2005
    Quality Discount Press relocates in New Jersey Quality Discount Press Parts & Equipment Inc. has moved to Egg Harbor Township, NJ. The move gives the company, which formerly was in Northfield, NJ, a larger warehouse, a full service show room,…

  • AIMCAL and CEMA

    July 19, 2005
    AIMCAL and CEMA vote to merge groups The board of directors of the Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) and the board of trustees of the Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) have voted to merge the…

  • CRC launches new implementation strategy

    July 19, 2005
    CRC launches new implementation strategy CRC Information Systems Inc., of Scottsdale, AZ, a manufacturer of print management software, has begun providing its customers with advanced implementation services that will allow them to make the transitio…

  • Marsden wins patent

    July 19, 2005
    Marsden wins patent for drying system Marsden Inc., of Pennsauken, NJ, has been awarded a US patent for its combination air and IR drying system. Marsend manufactures gas infrared drying systems for the pulp and paper industry. The new system, nam…

  • UV Research wins award from printer

    July 19, 2005
    UV Research wins award from printer UV Research, Brea, CA, has received the H.C. Miller Press Supplier/Partner of the Year award, which is presented each year to a single recipient. The suppliers are selected for product reliability and service, sup…

  • Creo will acquire

    July 19, 2005
    Creo will acquire software developer Creo Inc., of Vancouver, BC, has announced its pending acquisition of ScenicSoft Inc., a privately held company located near Seattle. ScenicSoft develops and markets software for the publishing and printing indu…

  • Prestige Print acquires Majestic Printing

    July 19, 2005
    Prestige Print acquires Majestic Printing St. Louis based Prestige Print Solutions, a distribution company, has acquired the assets of Majestic Printing, a 17-year-old label printing business in High Ridge, MO. The combined operation will be calle…

  • Idaho converter updates with new equipment

    July 19, 2005
    Idaho converter updates with new equipment Crown American LLC, a label and flexible packaging printer with locations in Idaho Falls and Boise ID, has completed a total update of its Idaho Falls plant. The operation has moved to a new production loc…