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  • 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 Russia’s 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…

  • Holly Label joins

    July 19, 2005
    Holly Label joins e-procurement service Holly Label Co Inc., of Nicholson, PA, has joined Four51 as a certified alliance partner. Four51, based in Minneapolis, is an e-procurement provider serving the print materials market. The alliance enables F…

  • The Label Printers buys Lancaster Press

    July 19, 2005
    The Label Printers buys Lancaster Press The Label Printers, an ISO 9002 registered label printer based in Aurora, IL, has acquired The Lancaster Press, of Melrose Park, IL. The Lancaster Press’ operations will be gradually incorporated into Th…

  • FTA survey charts narrow web printer

    July 19, 2005
    Short run lengths, fast turnaround times, lack of customer loyalty, competitive price pressures, and increased demand for high-quality graphics that rival results of offset and gravure — these are the demands that continue to challenge plant pe…

  • Label stock studied

    July 19, 2005
    Label stock studied in Western Hemisphere Self-adhesive label stock in North and South America is the subject of a new study from AWA Alexander Watson Associates. Self-adhesive Labelstock 2001: North & South American Market Update is an overvie…

  • Doyle adds products

    July 19, 2005
    Doyle adds products to distribution channel Doyle Systems, of Richfield, OH, has been granted exclusive North American distribution rights for the Alphasonics ultrasonic anilox roll cleaning systems. The system is offered in four models, which off…

  • 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), Phoenix, AZ. SSP specializes in process screen printing, large format digital printing and truck and signage vinyl cut l…

  • RIT tests substrates

    July 19, 2005
    RIT tests substrates for Indigo presses The Printing Applications Laboratory of the Rochester Institute of Technology is conducting tests of compatible substrates for the HP Indigo Press 3000. The press, formerly the Indigo UltraStream 2000, is th…

  • Unilux expands sales

    July 19, 2005
    Unilux expands sales in Europe and Brazil Unilux Inc., Saddle Brook, NJ, has expanded its reach by naming new sales and service representatives for Spain, Portugal and Brazil. Unilux manufactures stroboscopic surface inspection systems for converte…

  • 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…