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  • Rohm and Haas builds two new plants

    July 19, 2005
    Rohm and Haas builds two new plants Rohm and Haas Co., of Philadelphia, has constructed an adhesives plant in Jacareí, Brazil. The $15 million plant was opened in the spring. The company also has opened a Midwest Technical Center in Elgin, IL…

  • CL&D Digital receives

    July 19, 2005
    CL&D Digital receives GMP certification CL&D Digital, a digital printer of labels and packaging materials based in Delafield, WI, has received new GMP certification. The company is expanding its services to include the packaging of food it…

  • Michael Hague Jr. wins 2002 Franklin Award

    July 19, 2005
    Michael Hague Jr. wins 2002 Franklin Award The 2002 Franklin Award has been presented to Michael C. Hague Jr., president of Water Ink Technologies, Lincolnton, NC. The award, presented by the Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology program of Central Pi…

  • New book addresses environmental rules

    July 19, 2005
    New book addresses environmental rules Environmental Regulations for Printers, soon to be published by Jelmar Publishing Co., is a resource for those who coat, laminate and apply adhesives. It describes major environmental regulations, enforcement p…

  • PIA report estimates state of US print market

    July 19, 2005
    PIA report estimates state of US print market The latest edition of the PIA Print Market Atlas, reporting on the size and status of the US print market in 2001, is now available for purchase. Valued for its market research and benchmarking applicat…

  • Nilpeter sales office opens in Southeast Asia

    July 19, 2005
    Nilpeter sales office opens in Southeast Asia Nilpeter, the narrow web press manufacturer, has opened a sales and service center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located at the premises of Intergrafica Print & Pack, Nilpeter’s partner in S…

  • Novaflex and Robinette

    July 19, 2005
    Novaflex and Robinette to market PSI machines Novaflex Inc., of Carol Stream, IL, and Robinette Machinery, of Bristol, TN, have formed a partnership to manufacture, install, and service converting equipment formally manufactured by Preferred System…

  • RollXchange program

    July 19, 2005
    RollXchange program is now in Canada Avery Dennison has expanded its RollXchange.com to include Canada. Converters based in Canada now have an on-line tool to buy and sell any roll material. RollXchange.com, launched in the US last year, is a web-…

  • Tape makers merge

    July 19, 2005
    Tape makers merge to expand capabilities Stik-II Products Inc., of Easthampton, MA, has purchased the stock of Dielectric Polymers Inc., Holyoke, MA, from Park Electrochemical Corp., Lake Success, NY. Stik-II Products is affiliated with the October…

  • INX teams with Nazdar to develop label inks

    July 19, 2005
    INX teams with Nazdar to develop label inks INX International Ink Co., the third largest producer of ink in North America, has teamed up with Nazdar, a manufacturer of screen printing inks, to develop products and services for the roll label market.…

  • NuQuest changes name to reflect service growth

    July 19, 2005
    NuQuest changes name to reflect service growth NuQuest Label Solutions, of Eden Prairie, MN, has changed its name to NuQuest Print Solutions. The name change follows recent expansion into multiple printed products that take the company’s manuf…

  • Enovation to distribute MacDermid print plates

    July 19, 2005
    Enovation to distribute MacDermid print plates MacDermid Printing Solutions, Atlanta, has named Enovation Graphic Systems Inc., Valhalla, NY, a distributor for MacDermid’s Flex-Light Sheet Photopolymer Products in the United States. Enovation…

  • Akzo Nobel gets OK

    July 19, 2005
    Akzo Nobel gets OK for new UV ink plant Akzo Nobel Inks has received investment approval of its new 22,000 square foot UV ink manufacturing plant in Plymouth, Minnesota. The company plans to have the facility up and running by January 2003. The co…

  • Smyth Label lands

    July 19, 2005
    Smyth Label lands Premier Print award Smyth Companies Inc. of St. Paul, MN, received an award for outstanding achievement in the category of rolled labels and wraps in the 2002 Premier Print Awards Competing against more than 4,800 entries from pr…

  • Agfa to integrate

    July 19, 2005
    Agfa to integrate US Autologic operations Agfa-Gevaert, of Mortsel, Belgium, has announced that it is integrating its North American equipment manufacturing operations of Autologic with its main North American manufacturing facility in Wilmin…

  • Rogers retains two for stickyback distribution

    July 19, 2005
    Rogers retains two for stickyback distribution Rogers Corp., of Rogers, CT, has appointed All Printing Resources, of Glendale Heights, IL, and J.J. Walsh of Farmingdale, NY, to distribute its R/bak cushion mounting materials. The R/bak product line…

  • A&V expands operation with Fresno distribution

    July 19, 2005
    A&V expands operation with Fresno distribution Anderson & Vreeland, Bryan, OH, marketer of equipment and supplies to the printing and converting industries, has opened a new distribution center in Fresno, CA. The new facility consolidates A…

  • Fusion UV opens office in Guangzhou, China

    July 19, 2005
    Fusion UV opens office in Guangzhou, China Fusion UV Systems, of Gaithersburg, MD, has established an office in Guangzhou China. The company, a subsidiary of Spectris plc, of Surrey, England, manufactures ultraviolet curing systems. It has offices…

  • Primac Systems creates tech center in India

    July 19, 2005
    Primac Systems creates tech center in India Primac Systems, Dallas, has established an operational development center in Hyderabad, India, to house the company’s Technology Group. The group will develop software products and provide services…

  • Lamart adds space

    July 19, 2005
    Lamart adds space to accommodate growth Lamart Corp., of Clifton, NJ, has acquired a new building to accommodate a sharp rise in new business, according to Bill Yoder, sales manager. Orders have increased over the past two quarters, he says, creat…

  • Nexen Group adds

    July 19, 2005
    Nexen Group adds custom business unit Nexen Group, Vadnais Heights, MN, has formed a Custom Business Unit whose aim is to adapt and alter any Nexen product to meet a customer’s specification. Nexen manufactures brakes, clutches, servo motor…

  • Weber Marking forms joint venture in Turkey

    July 19, 2005
    Weber Marking forms joint venture in Turkey Weber Marking Systems, Arlington Heights, IL, has formed a joint venture for distribution of its products in Turkey. Weber manufactures industrial labeling and coding systems. The company will manufacture…

  • Sourcebook covers metalized substrates

    July 19, 2005
    Sourcebook covers metalized substrates Metallized Papers and Films: World Sourcebook 2002, newly published by AWA Alexander Watson Associates, is a global study of the market for products that are metalized by direct and transfer processes. Publicat…

  • New manual covers curing by radiation

    July 19, 2005
    New manual covers curing by radiation Radiation curing of coatings, adhesives, inks and sealants is the focus of a new publication titled Manual 45, Radiation Curing of Coatings. The manual is published by ASTM International, developer of standards…

  • Badger Plug acquires

    July 19, 2005
    Badger Plug acquires Returnable Packaging Badger Plug Co., of Greenville, WI, has acquired Returnable Packaging Systems (RPS), a recycling company located in Elora, ON, Canada. RPS specializes in the recycling of suspension packaging for rolls of p…

  • Alden & Ott opens

    July 19, 2005
    Alden & Ott opens new plant in Carolina Alden & Ott Printing Inks, based in Arlington Heights, IL, has opened a new manufacturing plant in Gastonia, NC. Inks for flexo and offset printing will be manufactured at the plant. The new site als…

  • Mitsubishi SC plant

    July 19, 2005
    Mitsubishi SC plant to focus on shrink films Mitsubishi Polyester Film has announced plans to convert one of its PET film lines at its Greer, SC, facility to produce of PET shrink films. The company plans to complete the conversion by the fou…

  • Advanced Vision buys Geiger Vision Systems

    July 19, 2005
    Advanced Vision buys Geiger Vision Systems Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), based in Hod-Hasharon, Israel, has acquired Geiger Vision Systems of Munich, Germany. Though both companies manufacture automatic inspection systems for the printing indust…

  • Gravure group creates

    July 19, 2005
    Gravure group creates supplier award program The Packaging & Label Gravure Association (PLGA) has begun a new industry awards program, titled “Technical Achievement Awards for Suppliers to the Gravure Industry for Packaging & Labels.&…

  • Stork Cellramic donates

    July 19, 2005
    Stork Cellramic donates aniloxes to college Stork Cellramic, Inc., Milwaukee, has donated a set of anilox rolls for use in a new five-color Mark Andy Scout press to Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) in Pewaukee, WI. “We are proud to j…

  • Flint and KeyMaster

    July 19, 2005
    Flint and KeyMaster form security alliance Flint Ink Corp., of Ann Arbor, MI, and KeyMaster Technologies Inc., Kennewick, WA, a leader in the field of counterfeit prevention and brand protection, have announced an agreement to provide “smart&…

  • NELMA plans meeting

    July 19, 2005
    NELMA plans meeting at FLEXcon in Mass. Member of the North East Label Manufacturers Association (NELMA) will hold a general meeting in Spencer, MA, September 27-28 at the headquarters of FLEXcon, the manufacturer of film products. A plant tour wi…

  • NX reorganizes to focus on its product lines

    July 19, 2005
    INX reorganizes to focus on its product lines INX International Ink Co., Elk Grove Village, IL, has reorganized from a decentralized geographical oriented company to a centralized company based on product lines. The goal of the re-engineering is to…

  • Printers hold onto gains

    July 19, 2005
    Printers hold onto gains as recovery continues The printing industry is holding onto gains made since the first of the year, and economic recovery will continue to move in fits and starts until the economy and ad spending hit full stride late this…

  • Rotoflex Intíl. donates

    July 19, 2005
    Rotoflex Int’l. donates inspection unit to DFI Rotoflex International, of Mississauga, ON, has donated a Model VSI-330 inspection slitter/rewinder to DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), Broadview, IL. “By learning to operate and pro…

  • Arjobex substrates now sold direct to converters

    July 19, 2005
    Arjobex substrates now sold direct to converters Arjobex, the Charlotte-based manufacturer of Polyart synthetic paper, is making its non-pressure sensitive product available direct to narrow web converters. Until now, the substrate had been availabl…

  • Miller salutes NorthStar

    July 19, 2005
    Miller salutes NorthStar for fifth straight year For the fifth consecutive year, Northstar Print Group has won Miller Brewing’s top national award — Partners in Excellence — for quality and service. Based in Watertown, WI, Norths…

  • High Definition Flexo Consortium ceases operations

    July 19, 2005
    High Definition Flexo Consortium ceases operations The board of directors of the High Definition Flexo Consortium (HDFC), announced the closing of the non-profit organization in May. The consortium, based in Dayton, OH, was formed in 1999 with the m…

  • Challenge Printing

    July 19, 2005
    Challenge Printing wins Target award Challenge Printing, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN, has received the “2001 Vendor Award of Excellence” as Target In-Store Marketing’s Print Vendor of the Year. Challenge was commended for its &ldq…

  • Fusion UV expands

    July 19, 2005
    Fusion UV expands with southern US rep Fusion UV Systems has retained Pritchard & Company, a manufacturer’s representative in Rockwell, TX, to represent its products in Texas and Louisiana. Fusion UV, based in Gaithersburg, MD, supplies…

  • Kimdura brand acquired by Yupo America

    July 19, 2005
    Kimdura brand acquired by Yupo America Yupo Corporation America, Chesapeake, VA, announced in April the purchase of the in-mold label (IML), and non-label specialty paper businesses from Kimberly-Clark Corporation. This follows Yupo’s purchas…

  • In-mold label forum

    July 19, 2005
    In-mold label forum to be helf in Shanghai The 11th Annual International In-Mold Labeling Conference, IMLCON2002/Asia, will be held in the Grand Hyatt Shanghai, China, September 24–25. This is the first ever presentation of the Conference in…

  • Print industry activity continues 4-month rise

    July 19, 2005
    Print industry activity continues 4-month rise The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), the Paramus, NJ-based trade association for the commercial printing industry, has issued its latest State of the Industry Economic Report with en…

  • Labeling technologies are focus of conference

    July 19, 2005
    Labeling technologies are focus of conference “European Labeling Technologies — a Review of Industry Issues and Dynamics” is the name of a conference planned for June 26-28 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and sponsored by AWA Confer…

  • Spinnaker emerges

    July 19, 2005
    Spinnaker emerges from asset protection WR Capital Partners and a senior management group announced recently that they have completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Spinnaker Coating Inc., which had filed for protection under th…

  • Mark Andy seminars

    July 19, 2005
    Mark Andy seminars set for May and June Two educational events for converters have been scheduled by Mark Andy/Comco, one in Worcester, MA, and the other in the Cincinnati area. The company’s sixth Educator Series seminar, The 2002 Comco Fl…

  • Artwork Systems wins FPPA innovation award

    July 19, 2005
    Artwork Systems wins FPPA innovation award Artwork Systems Group, of Gent, Belgium, has received the 2002 Technical Innovator award from the Flexographic Prepress & Platemakers Association (FPPA). The company, which manufactures professio…

  • Steven Label publishes guide

    July 19, 2005
    Steven Label publishes guide to label engineering Steven Label, of Santa Fe Springs, CA, a custom manufacturer and distributor of labels, has announced the publication of “Label Engineering Principles and Guidelines.” “Over 50 p…

  • Release papers conference addresses

    July 19, 2005
    Market trends and innovations in release technologies were the highlights of the 12th Annual Release Papers & Films Conference, held February 6-8 in Orlando, FL. Nearly 80 industry professionals attended the event, which was sponsored by Gorham I…

  • Base-Line doubles distribution space

    July 19, 2005
    Base-Line doubles distribution space Base-Line, a supplier of consumable products to the graphic arts industry, recently relocated its Chicago distribution center, doubling the space from which the company’s products are shipped. The new cente…