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  • 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…

  • FINAT and TLMI

    July 19, 2005
    FINAT and TLMI to meet in Vienna “New Developments for Value Creation Worldwide” will be the theme of the joint FINAT/TLMI World Congress, scheduled for June 4-7 in Vienna, the capital city of Austria. This marks the fourth occasion tha…

  • Flexo-Graphics expands with new equipment

    July 19, 2005
    Flexo-Graphics expands with new equipment Flexo-Graphics LLC, a label converting company in Butler, WI, has has acquired new equipment to increase capacity. “We’re bursting at the seams,” says Mike McDonough, executive vice presid…

  • Smyth Companies offers complete IML package

    July 19, 2005
    Smyth Companies offers complete IML package Smyth Companies Inc., St. Paul, MN, has launched a new product aimed at firms that utilize injection-molded plastic containers in their brand packaging strategy. The product, called SmythInjection, is a sy…

  • 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 UPMs 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…