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  • Pitman acquires

    July 18, 2005
    Pitman acquires Litho Development Pitman Company, a North American graphic arts supplier, has acquired Litho Development and Research (LDR), one of the largest graphic arts suppliers in the western US. Assets to be acquired include LDR’s sale…

  • Flint and employees donate to 9/11 charities

    July 18, 2005
    Flint and employees donate to 9/11 charities The Flint Ink Foundation and Flint Ink employees worldwide have donated more than $290,000 to September 11 charities. The generous contribution is the result of “an immediate, heartfelt desire among…

  • New trade show name: Labelexpo Americas

    July 18, 2005
    New trade show name: Labelexpo Americas The organizer of the Labelexpo trade show held in Chicago every two years has dropped USA from the name, and has announced that the new name of this year’s exhibition is Labelexpo Americas 2002. The dat…

  • Rhodia Silicones certified kosher

    July 18, 2005
    Rhodia Silicones certified kosher Rhodia Silicones has received kosher certification for 21 silicone release coatings and emulsion products for direct and indirect use in processing of kosher food-grade products. Rhodia satisfied the requirements o…

  • In-mold ABCs covered in March seminar

    July 18, 2005
    In-mold ABCs covered in March seminar The newly revised “ABCs of IML: A Basic Course” will be presented March 21, 2002, at the DoubleTree Hotel North Shore, Skokie, IL. Offered annually since 1989, the seminar is an introductory in-mold…

  • CreoScitex changes name to Creo

    July 18, 2005
    CreoScitex changes name to Creo Creo Products Inc. is consolidating all of the company’s activities and businesses under one brand name and logo: Creo. Beginning in January 2002, the change is phasing out the use of the name CreoScitex, which…

  • BASF forms alliances

    July 18, 2005
    BASF forms alliances to distribute K+E inks BASF’s North American Printing Systems Group, based in Mount Olive, NJ, has formed alliance with two companies for distribution of its line of K+E Printing Inks. Heidelberg Canada Graphic Equipment…

  • BST donates equipment to DFI and Clemson

    July 18, 2005
    BST donates equipment to DFI and Clemson BST PRO MARK, Elmhurst, IL, has donated Powerscope video web inspection systems to Clemson University and to DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI). The system has been installed on a Comco press at Clemson,…

  • Enercon expands its

    July 18, 2005
    Enercon expands its Far East operations Enercon Industries, of Menomonee Falls, WI, has created an operating center in Japan, provided by the company’s representative, Gunze Ltd. The company also has expanded its Asian business network by a…

  • TruColor shifts name from video to vision

    July 18, 2005
    TruColor shifts name from video to vision TruColor Video Systems Inc. a manufacturer of web inspection systems since 1992, has changed its name to TruColor Vision Systems Inc. The company is based in LaGrange, GA. The announcement was made in conju…

  • PCMC creates team

    July 18, 2005
    PCMC creates team for Webtron service The PCMC In-Line Systems Division has created a service and support team for the Webtron and Zigzag family of flexographic presses. The Webtron and Zigzag brands were acquired by PCMC early last year. Manufac…

  • Label marketer opens national sales office

    July 18, 2005
    Label marketer opens national sales office Pocono Packaging Specialties has established a national sales office in Shawnee-on-the-Delaware, PA. The company, owned by Michael P. Keklak, is a sales and marketing firm that offers PS labels, folding c…

  • Smyth Companies receives ISO 9002, 1994

    July 18, 2005
    Smyth Companies receives ISO 9002, 1994 ST.PAUL, MN – NOVEMBER 15, 2001 - The design, production and distribution operations at the St. Paul, MN, location of Smyth Companies Inc. have been certified to the ISO 9002, 1994, International Q…

  • Creative Press sold

    July 18, 2005
    Creative Press sold to investor group Creative Press Inc., based in Evansville, IN, has been sold to an investor group consisting of Martin Mayfield LLC, of Cincinnati, and CAC, LLC, a Chicago-based investment group. The announcement was made in ea…

  • Convergent Label consolidates production

    July 18, 2005
    Convergent Label consolidates production To improve customer service and operating efficiency, Convergent Label Technology is consolidating its production facilities. Operations in Lenexa, KS, will be phased out, so that manufacturing can be focuse…

  • Meyers Label wins

    July 18, 2005
    Meyers Label wins top service award from customer Meyers Label, of Minneapolis, is the 2001 recipient of the Hormel Foods Corporation’s “Hormel #1 Award. Recipients of the award are chosen every five years by members of the corporatio…

  • Seminar focus: new narrow web tech

    July 18, 2005
    More than 75 industry professionals from converting and supplier companies throughout North America filled the Akzo Nobel Center for Technical Excellence in October for an educational program on new technologies for narrow web. The two-day seminar,…

  • Label World wins excellence award

    July 18, 2005
    Label World wins excellence award Label World Inc., of Rochester, NY, has been awarded the “2000 Partnership in Excellence” award from the Upstate Farms Cooperative. The company received the award because they exemplified good quality,…

  • Unilux expands its presence in S. America

    July 18, 2005
    Unilux expands its presence in S. America Unilux, a manufacturer of stroboscopic surface inspection systems based in Saddle Brook, NJ, has named AR Print of Buenos Aires its exclusive representative in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. AR Print is h…

  • Polinas adds capacity

    July 18, 2005
    Polinas adds capacity at NJ film plant Polinas Plastic of America, Fort Lee, NJ, has announced the purchase of a seventh BOPP tentered line. The addition will increase capacity to 190 million pounds per year. The new film line will produce transpa…

  • Harper discontinues Swed/Cut blade sales

    July 18, 2005
    Harper discontinues Swed/Cut blade sales Harper Corporation of America, Charlotte, NC, no longer is representing the Flxon Swed/Cut line of doctor blades, as of November 30. Chairman Ron Harper says that the company has decided to focus on its core…

  • Lohmann to construct

    July 18, 2005
    Lohmann to construct N. America coating plant Lohmann Corp., of Neuwied, Germany, and Hebron, KY, has announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility to produce solvent based adhesive tape products. The new plant is expected to begin producti…

  • ExxonMobil begins major plant expansion

    July 18, 2005
    ExxonMobil begins major plant expansion ExxonMobil Chemical Company has broken ground on a 100,000 square foot building to house a new production unit at the company’s oriented polypropylene (OPP) manufacturing plant in Shawnee, OK. The…

  • Emerson Motion is now Control Techniques

    July 18, 2005
    Emerson Motion is now Control Techniques Emerson Motion Control, of Eden Prairie, MN, has changed its name to Control Techniques, completing a process that began three years ago. Emerson, a pioneer in servo drive development, began combining its op…

  • Nanotechnology is topic at RadTech 2002

    July 18, 2005
    Nanotechnology is topic at RadTech 2002 Nanotechnology, the emerging science of manipulating individual atoms and molecules to build structures to complex, atomic specifications, will command a full session at the upcoming RadTech 2002 Conference,…

  • Emtech receives

    July 18, 2005
    Emtech receives ISO 9001 certification Emtech, Emulsion Technologies, has earned an ISO 9001 registration for quality assurance. The registration is achieved by meeting strict standards and documentation of all processes and procedures in design,…

  • Partners its Canada distributor

    July 18, 2005
    Partners its Canada distributor Partners Graphic Support Service & Supply (PGS) has been named exclusive distributor in Canada for Toray Torelief photo-sensitive relief printing plates. The announcement was made by Pitman Company the master Nor…

  • Enercon expands in Canada and Middle East

    July 18, 2005
    Enercon expands in Canada and Middle East Enercon Industries, manufacturer of corona treating systems based in Menomonee Falls, WI, has retained three representatives in the Middle East: Dynagraph, Al-Madina for Advanced Technology, and Eprom. Dyn…

  • India plans label show in 2002

    July 18, 2005
    India plans label show in 2002 The India Label Show, an inaugural event scheduled for November 22-24, 2002, will take place at the Nehru Center in Mumbai (formerly Bombay). Supporters of the show include the Asian Packaging Federation, the SIESR…

  • Service operation

    July 18, 2005
    Service operation Besides the manufacture and marketing of new machines, Webtron’s new parent has a sizeable task in servicing the thousands of presses now in operation. “We are moving as rapidly as we can to put reliability into our…

  • Technical service firms fills the Webtron gap

    July 18, 2005
    Over the past year, some narrow web converters have been concerned about getting service for their old reliable Webtron presses. The former owner, Didde Corporation, was suffering financially and looking for a buyer for the brand; PCMC, which acq…

  • Webtron is back:

    July 18, 2005
    Webtron presses, those ubiquitous work horses of the narrow web industry, are making a return. Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), of Green Bay, WI, acquired the Webtron and Zigzag brands earlier this year and are now manufacturing and marke…

  • Slight growth predicted

    July 18, 2005
    Slight growth predicted for graphics industry Printing Industries of America (PIA) forecasts economic growth of below 2 percent for sales in the US graphic arts industry for the rest of 2001. In 2002, it predicts that the US economy will grow…

  • High definition flexo

    July 18, 2005
    High definition flexo is topic at conference The High Definition Flexo Consortium (HDFC), a trade association which promotes flexography to print buyers and designers, will hold a free education seminar at Northeastern Wisconsin Technical Coll…

  • Aetek UV is acquired

    July 18, 2005
    Aetek UV is acquired by American Ultraviolet American Ultraviolet Company (AUV), of Lebanon, IN, has acquired Aetek UV Systems, of Romeoville, IL, from Fusion UV Systems. This past spring, AUV merged with UV Source. AUV specializes in products…

  • PacSys to distribute

    July 18, 2005
    PacSys to distribute Arpeco carton machines Packaging Systems Solutions (Pac- Sys), of Mystic, CT, has been named exclusive US sales representative for the Arpeco Cartonmaster System for narrow web folding carton printing and converting applic…

  • IST Metz expands

    July 18, 2005
    IST Metz expands its UK operations IST Metz, the parent company of IST America, has expanded its UK operation with the opening of a 400 square meter plant in Skipton, North Yorkshire. The company manufactures UV drying and curing systems. The…

  • Converter directory

    July 18, 2005
    Converter directory updated for 2002 The 2002 Directory of North American Converters has been updated by PaperLoop Publications, the producers of CMM International. The publication includes geographical listings of converters of paper, film,…

  • Batson to represent

    July 18, 2005
    Batson to represent Converter Accessory Louis P. Batson Company, of Greenville, SC, has been selected by Converter Accessory Corporation (CAC), of Wind Gap, PA, to market its web handling equipment in Virginia, North and South Carolina, Tennes…

  • Harper adds equipment

    July 18, 2005
    Harper adds equipment, allies with Opaltone Harper Corporation of America, the Charlotte-based manufacturer of anilox rolls, has acquired a new Echotech CNC grinder for its Advanced Surface Technologies Center. The grinder will allow for tight…

  • Watson to distribute

    July 18, 2005
    Watson to distribute thermal transfer ribbons Watson Label Products, of St. Louis, MO, has launched a worldwide distribution program for thermal transfer ribbons in partnership with Iimak, of Amherst, NY, and Sony Chemicals, of Mount Pleasant,…

  • New Chicago location

    July 18, 2005
    New Chicago location for GPA headquarters GPA, America’s Label Expert, has moved its corporate headquarters to a larger facility at 1151 West 40th St. in Chicago, a few miles from the original building. The new headquarters includes a cu…

  • Rohm & Haas reworks

    July 18, 2005
    Rohm & Haas reworks its adhesive business Over the past months, Rohm and Haas, Philadelphia, has undertaken a major reorganization of its North American adhesives business unit, the result of a comprehensive analysis of the global adhesive…

  • Rohm & Haas reworks

    July 18, 2005
    Rohm & Haas reworks its adhesive business Over the past months, Rohm and Haas, Philadelphia, has undertaken a major reorganization of its North American adhesives business unit, the result of a comprehensive analysis of the global adhesive…

  • Alden & Ott donates ink

    July 18, 2005
    Alden & Ott donates ink to DiTrolio flexo school Alden & Ott Printing Inks, of Arlington Heights, IL, has made a donation of water based ink products to DiTrolio Flexographic Institute, Broadview, IL. “The donation of by Alden &a…

  • J.E. Doyle acquired

    July 18, 2005
    J.E. Doyle acquired by Joseph M. Lynch J.E. Doyle Company, of Richfield, OH, has been acquired by Joseph M. Lynch from Robert and Ellen Gutermuth. The acquisition includes J.E. Doyle Company Ltd., a UK subsidiary, and Statikil Inc. Doyle manu…

  • Lohmann forms division

    July 18, 2005
    Lohmann forms division to cover Latin America Lohmann Corporation has formed a division to address business opportunities in Latin America. Lohmann is a coater and converter of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes for the automotive, flexographic…

  • Stratus Group buys

    July 18, 2005
    Stratus Group buys commercial printer Stratus Group Inc., of Cincinnati, OH, has purchased Budget Printing Inc., located in Orlando, FL. The acquisition extends and enlarges the technology base of Stratus Group in printed packaging by offering…

  • UV Research spins off

    July 18, 2005
    UV Research spins off TEC Lighting division UV Research, of Brea, CA, has spun off its TEC Lighting division, which manufactures short arc mercury vapor lamps. UV research manufactures Spectracure UV curing systems for narrow web flexographic…

  • Unilux adds reps in Asia,

    July 18, 2005
    Unilux adds reps in Asia, Australia, S. America Unilux, a manufacturer of stroboscopic surface inspection systems for the printing and converting industries, has added four sales representatives to cover Australia, China, Costa Rica, El Salvad…