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Published November 19, 2007
PGM formed to market used Gallus equipment The launch of PGM Graphics Solutions was announced recently in Brussels, Belgium, the site of Labelexpo Europe 2007. PGM, based in Barley, England, stands for Pre-owned (Gallus) Machines Ltd. According to t… Read More »
Published November 19, 2007
CRI among inkmakers with price increases Color Resolutions International (CRI), of Fairfield, OH, USA, has announced that prices on all packaging inks were raised between 7 and 14 percent November 1, depending on the color and resin technology. CRI… Read More »
Published November 19, 2007
EFI Jetrion, Spartanics form partnership Spartanics and EFI Jetrion have announced a partnership to offer short run printing and diecutting for narrow web printers that combine EFI Jetrion’s 4000 Series UV Inkjet Systems with Spartanics&rsquo… Read More »
Published November 19, 2007
Pat Technology retains Daco Solutions Ltd. Pat Technology Systems Inc., of Montreal, Canada, a manufacturer of modular narrow web converting and diecutting equipment, has announced its appointment of Daco Solutions Ltd., of Beverley, England, as its… Read More »
Published November 19, 2007
Boise adds FSC status to two US plants Boise Cascade LLC, of Boise, ID, USA, announced today that Boise in International Falls, MN, and Jackson, AL, have earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody Certification from the Rainforest All… Read More »
Published November 19, 2007
MacDermid files patent lawsuit against DuPont MacDermid Printing Solutions announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against DuPont on a US patent relating to its digital photopolymer plate technology. In the lawsuit, MacDermid cla… Read More »
Published November 19, 2007
Hammer Packaging wins business ethics award Hammer Packaging, of Rochester, NY, USA, has been named a recipient of the 2007 Rochester Business Ethics Award. Hammer won in the large company category for firms with 250 employees or more. Established… Read More »
Published November 19, 2007
Gerhardt announces alliance with DMS Gerhardt International, a manufacturer of rotary dies, has teamed up with DMS to provide a range of tooling products, technical support, and customer service. Gerhardt now adds the DMS product line to its existin… Read More »
Published November 19, 2007
Cypress Multigraphics opens third label facility Cypress Multigraphics LLC, a manufacturer of labels for the durable goods market that specializes in UL recognized film materials, has recently opened its third label manufacturing facility. Cypress… Read More »
Published October 15, 2007
Two Boise plants receive FSC certification Boise Cascade LLC, of Boise, ID, USA, announced today that Boise in International Falls, MN, and Jackson, AL, have earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody Certification from the Rainforest… Read More »
Published October 15, 2007
Gallus, BHS present folding carton seminar Gallus and BHS are inviting folding carton manufacturers and paperboard converters from both North and South America to attend a technology seminar at Cadmus’ production facility in Charlotte, NC, USA… Read More »
Published October 15, 2007
Webex finalizes its new ownership Wynnchurch Capital, a private equity firm based in Chicago, has acquired a majority interest in Webex Inc., a provider of precision rolls for the web handling and converting industries based in Neenah, WI, USA. W… Read More »
Published October 15, 2007
Apex invests in expanded production The Apex Group of companies, based in Hapert, the Netherlands, has embarked on an investment program of more than €7 million to expand its main plant. The company, which manufactures anilox and metering rolls… Read More »
Published October 15, 2007
Flint Group raises printing ink prices As a consequence of continuously rising raw material prices, Flint Group says that it has raised prices for printing inks in all market segments in North America and Europe. Increases in Europe take effect im… Read More »
Published October 15, 2007
English translation of UV guide now available The Practical Guide to UV Technology is now available in English. The document is the product of the work of 49 enterprises involved in the supply industry, the printing industry, research, education,… Read More »
Published October 15, 2007
EskoArtwork installs 1,000th Cyrel imager EskoArtwork, of Gent, Belgium, has announced the installation of the 1,000th Cyrel Digital Imager (CDI) at Scholler GmbH & Co in Nuremberg, Germany, a member of Matthews International GmbH. Since its in… Read More »
Published October 15, 2007
Avery Dennison lowers 2007 earnings outlook Daniel R. O’Bryant, executive VP and CFO of Avery Dennison, announced in mid-September that the company’s sales in July and August were “well below expectations”, and that a continu… Read More »
Published October 15, 2007
Harper sets records with 2007 flexo tour Harper GraphicSolutions, the technical service arm of global anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, has wrapped up the most successful and well attended Harper Flexographic Solutions Tour in the comp… Read More »
Published October 15, 2007
Mark Andy expands Europe management Mark Andy has promoted Dieter Huck to chairman of Mark Andy Europe, and has appointed Remy Höhener as European managing director at the Basel, Switzerland office. “Fueled by strong growth rates and the… Read More »
Published October 15, 2007
Spring Coating Systems acquires Ergeca Spring Coating Systems, of Jungholtz, France, has acquired all of the shares of Ergeca, a company specializing in video inspection systems for web printing applications. Ergeca is based in Antony, France. Spri… Read More »
Published October 15, 2007
Pazazz invests $1 million in digital Pazazz, a printing company based in Montreal, Canada, has invested more than $1 million (Canadian) in digital printing and finishing equipment at its label converting unit, Phase 2. The acquisition is aimed at… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
PIA/GATF gives education award to the Harpers Printing Industries of America/ Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) has named Ron and Katherine Harper the winners of its 2007 Education Award of Excellence for industry representatives. The awa… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Precision AirConvey doubles HQ size Pneumatic conveying systems manufacturer Precision AirConvey (PAC), of Newark, DE, USA, recently expanded its company headquarters, more than doubling its space to 200,000 square feet. The new office and manufactu… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Expansion of Ahlstrom La Gère plant completed Ahlstrom, a manufacturer of high performance fiber-based materials, has announced the completion of the expansion of its production capacity of supercalendered release base papers at the La G&egra… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
3 Sigma attains ISO 9001:2000 3 Sigma Corporation has successfully completed the requirements of ISO standards and received a Certificate of Registration for ISO 9001:2000. The process leading up to registration started in 2006 and ended in April 2… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Southworth attains Lean certification Tom Southworth, of Southworth Consulting LLC, a Niantic, CT, USA-based productivity consulting firm, recently attained Lean Bronze Certification from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Specializing in Lea… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Kodak introduces digital flexo prepress system Kodak has introduced a new digital flexo plate production system which it says provides “previously unachievable near-offset print quality on a wide variety of substrates, including paper, flexibl… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
UV systems cut CO2 emissions, says GEW UV systems manufacturer GEW (EC) Ltd. has revealed figures on CO2 emissions with cost savings to date based on the supply of its e-Brick electronic UV curing systems. “We are developing products to help… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
BST adds Mark Andy rewinder to demo center BST Pro Mark and Mark Andy have continued an 18-year tradition of cooperation with the addition of a new Mark Andy VSR100 rewinder in the BST demo center in Elmhurst, IL, USA. The rewinder is equipped with… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
ITW Performance Polymers acquires M&C ITW Performance Polymers, an Illinois Tool Works company, has acquired M&C Specialties Co., a Pennsylvania based contract manufacturer of custom-fabricated diecut adhesive components, tapes and labels t… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
ChemInstruments’ growth prompts global sales conference ChemInstruments, a division of Chemsultants International, held its first global sales meeting recently to plan educational programs and other tactics for the future. The session was held… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Gallus and BHS to present folding carton technology seminar Gallus Inc., along with BHS, a Gallus-owned company that manufactures folding carton converting equipment, will sponsor a day-long seminar November 1 at Gallus’ US headquarters in P… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
DiTrolio Institute creates Harper Flexo Lab Seeking to expand the capabilities and capacity of the DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), Broadview, IL, USA, owner Vince DiTrolio asked Ron and Katherine Harper for advice. The Harpers, founders of Ha… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Avery Dennison expands film capacity The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison Corporation has invested $20 million in additional coating and finishing capacity at its Quakertown, PA, USA facility. This additional capacity will suppor… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Atlas Die buys Gardall Manufacturing The operations and assets of Gardall Manufacturing Corporation, of Wood Dale, IL, USA, have been acquired by Atlas Die LLC, of Elkhart, IN, USA. Gardall is a manufacturer of rotary dies, print cylinders and anvil… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Brushfoil expands to South America Brushfoil LLC, of Guilford, CT, USA, has expanded its presence into South America with the appointment of Nelxon Technical Films of Araras, Brazil, as its distributor. Nelxon distributes flexible films for industri… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Nilpeter introduces first Brazil-made press Nilpeter, a manufacturer of narrow web label presses headquartered in Slagelse, Denmark, has announced the introduction of its first FBR press. BR is short for Brazil. Earlier this year the company began p… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
RotoMetrics wins award from Ashton Potter Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd., of Williamsville, NY, has named RotoMetrics the winner of its 2006 Quality Supplier Award Program. Ashton Potter is a leading company in the security printing market. RotoMetrics is… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
AWA hosts PS adhesive technology workshop The Introduction to Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Technology Workshop 2007, organized by AWA Alexander Watson Associates, will take place October 18 and 19 in Miami, FL, USA. The workshop is a technical and in… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Polymag Tek achieves CE certification Polymag Tek Inc., of Rochester, NY, USA, a designer and manufacturer of contact web cleaning equipment, has received CE certification for its Narrow Web Cleaner (NWC) family of products. Polymag is entering the… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Mark Andy expands operations in India Mark Andy, the US-based narrow web press manufacturer, has signed a long-term contract with a multinational engineering and software development firm based in Bangalore, India. The engineering team will work wit… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Lewis Label adds Esko digital imager Lewis Label Products, of Fort Worth, TX, USA, has announced the installation of a digital plate imager. The Esko CDI 2530 was successfully lowered through the equipment hatch in the prepress department roof with… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Weber Marking Systems celebrates 75 years Weber Marking Systems, of Arlington Heights, IL, USA, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The company was founded as a small addressing machine company in 1932 and is now a worldwide manufacturer of l… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Taylor Label gains FSC certification Taylor Label, a manufacturer of stock, bar coded and printed labels, has recently earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and is the first label producer in North America to do so. As the winner of… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
True Label acquires first Jetrion 4000 inkjet press True Label Inc., a narrow web converter based in Toledo, OH, USA, has acquired the first Jetrion 4000 UV inkjet system. Jetrion, which unveiled the press at Labelexpo Americas in 2006, is owned by… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Labeltronix launches new wine sales team In response to growing demand for custom label solutions, Labeltronix, a converting company based in Orange, CA, USA, has hired two salesmen to serve only the wine industry. Bill Huey and Steve Bisceglia have… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Tailored Label Products and Mike Erwin honored Tailored Label Products Inc. (TLP), a custom manufacturer of high-performance labels and diecut adhesives located in Menomonee Falls, WI, USA, has been named one of the 2007 Top 10 Small Businesses thro… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Smyth Companies acquires Stoffel unit Smyth Companies Inc., based in Minneapolis, MN, USA, has completed a purchase of the Printing Division of Stoffel Seals Corporation. The acquisition will give Smyth additional capabilities for package promotion… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Syracuse Label plans $2.8 million upgrade Syracuse Label Co., a label converter in Liverpool, NY, USA, has announced that it will invest more than $2.8 million dollars in machinery and equipment upgrades at its plant. The company employs 85 people,… Read More »
Published September 17, 2007
Alex Mulvenny granted MBE award Alex Mulvenny, owner of Labelgraphics, will receive a Member of the British Empire (MBE) award from the Queen of England. The MBE is one of a series of awards that the queen gives out on an annual basis. Mulvenny says… Read More »
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