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  • Printed Electronics show expects 800+ attendees

    November 18, 2008
    Printed Electronics show expects 800+ attendees The fifth annual Printed Electronics USA conference and exhibition will be held December 2-5 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA, USA. Show organizer IDTechEx says it is anticipating atten…

  • 3 Sigma introduces water-dissolvable stock

    November 18, 2008
    3 Sigma introduces water-dissolvable stock 3 Sigma, a supplier of pressure sensitive and other materials to the label industry, has announced the availability of a new water-dissolvable labelstock. The product consists of a 40-pound supercalendered…

  • Masterpiece Graphix

    November 18, 2008
    Masterpiece Graphix to distribute Polyart Arjobex has announced the formation of a partnership with Masterpiece Graphix of Fenton, MO, USA, to both coat and distribute Polyart, its synthetic paper, for the HP Indigo digital press market. As North A…

  • Avery Dennison names new VP at RFID division

    November 18, 2008
    Avery Dennison names new VP at RFID division Avery Dennison Corporation has announced the appointment of John J. “Jack” Farrell Jr. to the position of vice president and general manager, RFID Division. Farrell will be based in the RFID D…

  • National Label brings Nilpeter MO-4 press to US

    November 18, 2008
    National Label brings Nilpeter MO-4 press to US National Label Company, Lafayette Hill, PA, USA, has acquired the first Nilpeter MO-4 press to be installed in the United States. The sleeve based combination offset press will be used for production o…

  • Dscoop4 to focus

    November 18, 2008
    Dscoop4 to focus on the competitive edge The Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop) has announced that NFL quarterback and broadcaster Joe Theismann will be the keynote speaker at Dscoop4, the organization’s 2009 Annual Conference, taking pla…

  • Kocher+Beck, Tecnocut form partnership

    November 18, 2008
    Kocher+Beck, Tecnocut form partnership Kocher+Beck, a manufacturer of flexible and solid dies and tooling, has formed a partnership with Tecnocut, a supplier of cutting and printing equipment in Spain and Portugal. The cooperation between the two co…

  • Flexo students create school parking permits

    November 18, 2008
    Flexo students create school parking permits Before the first school bell rang this fall in Fort Mill, SC, USA, flexo teacher Jerry Howell and student Scott Forsyth of Fort Mill High School (FMHS) got a head start on the school year by printing the…

  • Steinhauser certified by women’s business group

    November 18, 2008
    Steinhauser certified by women’s business group Steinhauser Inc., a commercial and packaging printer based in Newport, KY, USA, has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Michigan Women’s Business C…

  • LasX Industries forms new company in US

    October 14, 2008
    LasX Industries forms new company in US LasX Industries Inc. has announced the formation of a new company, LaserSharp FlexPak Services LLC. The new company recently commenced operations at a new 18,0000 square foot facility in Vadnais Heights, MN, U…

  • Degrava Systems has Australian distribution

    October 14, 2008
    Degrava Systems has Australian distribution Degrava Systems, Roswell, GA, USA, a manufacturer of desktop digital color label presses, has expanded its reach to a sixth continent with the appointment of Label Power of Australia. Label Power will dist…

  • Gerhardt & Jet Tech

    October 14, 2008
    Gerhardt & Jet Tech announce partnership Gerhardt, a Denmark based manufacturer of cutting tools and associated products, announced a partnership with Australia’s leading supplier of machinery and consumables to the narrow web market, Jet…

  • PRPflexo announces further digital expansion

    October 14, 2008
    PRPflexo announces further digital expansion PRPflexo, Indianapolis, IN, USA, a flexographic print plate manufacturer, has announced further expansion at its facility to include another DuPont Cyrel digital imager. General Manager Chris Green says,…

  • Edale expands with

    October 14, 2008
    Edale expands with new plant in Britain Edale Ltd., a manufacturer of printing and converting equipment in the UK, is moving. Currently based in two industrial units in Romsey, Hampshire, Edale will be moving during 2009 to a custom-built headquar…

  • Kodak names JV its reseller of Flexcel NX

    October 14, 2008
    Kodak names JV its reseller of Flexcel NX JV Imaging Solutions, a distributor of flexographic equipment, has signed on with Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group as an authorized reseller of the integrated Kodak Flexcel NX Digital Flexographic…

  • Harper draws a crowd for sleeve education

    October 14, 2008
    Harper draws a crowd for sleeve education Harper GraphicSolutions, the technical service arm of anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, recently hosted an educational seminar about anilox sleeve care for its customers, flexo suppliers and OEM…

  • Juliet Midlik elected president of CEMA

    October 14, 2008
    Juliet Midlik elected president of CEMA CEMA, the Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association, has elected Juliet Midlik to be its president for the 2008-2009 term. Midlik, vice president of sales at Prime UV Systems, has spent more than 15 years…

  • DuPont announces

    October 14, 2008
    DuPont announces Cyrel price increases DuPont Packaging Graphics, Wilmington, DE, USA, has announced that it will implement surcharges and price increases of up to 10 percent globally, effective Sept. 15. Specific terms are being addressed regional…

  • ake Image Systems moves into Asia

    October 14, 2008
    ake Image Systems moves into Asia To support growth throughout Asia, Lake Image Systems has opened a sales and service operation in Singapore. Operational in early August, Lake Image Systems Asia provides marketing, sales, service and support for La…

  • Cortegra introduces extended content labels

    October 14, 2008
    Cortegra introduces extended content labels Cortegra, a provider of labels and packaging products for the pharmaceutical and related industries, has introduced extended content labels (ECL) with proprietary designs for information-rich products, mul…

  • Mondi and 3M sign

    October 14, 2008
    Mondi and 3M sign licensing agreement 3M, through its Commercial Graphics Division, has entered into a licensing agreement granting limited rights to 3M patented technology to Mondi, a manufacturer of release liners. The licensed technology enables…

  • AVT’s first half revenues are up 113 percent

    October 14, 2008
    AVT’s first half revenues are up 113 percent Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), has announced record revenues for the first half and the second quarter of 2008. The company, which manufactures optical inspection and quality assurance systems fo…

  • Boise introduces sustainable products

    October 14, 2008
    Boise introduces sustainable products Boise Label & Release, Bensenville, IL, USA, has announced the addition of recycled content products and chain of custody certification to its portfolio of release liners and label facestocks. The sustainabi…

  • Graymills appoints new sales representative

    October 14, 2008
    Graymills appoints new sales representative Jacob Flexographic Services, of Califon, NJ, USA, has been appointed the exclusive Graymills Graphic Arts sales representative for New Jersey and parts of New York State, in addition to the territories he…

  • HP names winners in digital label competition

    October 14, 2008
    HP names winners in digital label competition Hewlett Packard announced the winners of the second HP Indigo Digital Label & Packaging Competition at an awards gala held at Labelexpo Americas in September. The competition recognizes customers fro…

  • JV Imaging to distribute MacDermid products

    October 14, 2008
    JV Imaging to distribute MacDermid products JV Imaging Solutions, based in Northborough, MA, USA, has been retained by MacDermid Printing Solutions to distribute MacDermid’s photopolymer plate products and equipment in the US. The arrangement…

  • Six Multi-Plastics plants gain AIB compliance

    October 14, 2008
    Six Multi-Plastics plants gain AIB compliance Multi-Plastics Inc., Lewis Center, OH, USA, has announced that in addition to its Ohio facility, the company’s plants in New Jersey, Georgia, Illinois, California, and Canada have been audited and…

  • Nilpeter to manufacture presses in India

    October 14, 2008
    Nilpeter to manufacture presses in India Nilpeter, a narrow web press manufacturer based in Slagelse, Denmark, has announced that it will begin manufacturing flexo presses in India as part of a joint venture with partner Proteck Machinery. The featu…

  • UPM continues

    October 14, 2008
    UPM continues its restructuring UPM, based in Helsinki, Finland, continues actions to secure its profitability in a business environment of slow growth and rising costs. The paper manufacturing giant announced a major corporate restructuring last w…

  • Rayven is certified to

    September 3, 2008
    Rayven is certified to ISO 9001:2000 standard Rayven Inc., a provider of laminating, coating and converting services, today announces that the management system of the company’s St. Paul, MN, USA, facility has passed an ISO 9001:2000 quality…

  • ETI Converting secures patent in Europe

    September 3, 2008
    ETI Converting secures patent in Europe ETI Converting, Boucherville, QC, Canada, has received a patent covering 27 European countries for its “method and apparatus for manufacturing pressure sensitive adhesive labelstocks with printing under…

  • Neenah Paper raises prices on tech products

    September 3, 2008
    Neenah Paper raises prices on tech products Neenah Paper, Alpharetta, GA, USA, has announced a price increase for all technical products produced in the United States, including papers used for heat transfer, coated abrasives, decorative components,…

  • CCL plans $25 million expansion in Asia

    September 3, 2008
    CCL plans $25 million expansion in Asia CCL Industries has announced that it will invest $25 million over 2008 and 2009 to expand its CCL Label operations in Asia. The company began doing business in Asia five years ago with its 2003 investment in B…

  • Gallus has new sales agency in Italy

    September 3, 2008
    Gallus has new sales agency in Italy Franchini & C. SRL, of San Giuliano Milanese, Italy, now has sole responsibility for sales and service of Gallus label printing presses in Italy. For 35 years, Gallus press systems in Italy were distributed b…

  • Pitman Co. acquires National Graphic Supply

    September 3, 2008
    Pitman Co. acquires National Graphic Supply Pitman Company, Totowa, NJ, USA, a leading independent North American graphic arts supplier, has announced that it has acquired National Graphic Supply of Albany, NY, USA. National Graphic Supply, founded…

  • Ashland invests in its adhesives business

    September 3, 2008
    Ashland invests in its adhesives business Ashland’s Specialty Polymers Adhesives (SP) business recently installed equipment valued at more than $2 million to enhance service and capabilities for its printing, packaging and coatings product lin…

  • Mühlbauer unveils fast RFID inlay machine

    September 3, 2008
    Mühlbauer unveils fast RFID inlay machine Mühlbauer Technology Group, headquartered in Roding, Germany, says it has developed “the world’s fastest and highly flexible RFID inlay production line: TAL 20000.” A successor t…

  • SMAG to market Aquaflex in Europe

    September 3, 2008
    SMAG to market Aquaflex in Europe After its “velvet divorce” from GIDUE, and having installed 26 of the Italian manufacturer’s presses in France, SMAG has announced a new partnership with Aquaflex, a manufacturer of flexographic pr…

  • Polywest opens sleeve plant in Wisconsin

    September 3, 2008
    Polywest opens sleeve plant in Wisconsin Polywest USA opened a new 10,000 square foot manufacturing and sales plant on September 1 in Appleton, WI, USA. Polywest, which is headquartered in Germany, is a manufacturer of sleeves for the printing and c…

  • amarco to consolidate Illinois manufacturing

    September 3, 2008
    amarco to consolidate Illinois manufacturing Pamarco Global Graphics (PGG) has announced that operations at its plant in Elk Grove Village, IL, USA, will be moved into the Wheeling, IL, plant as of September. The Elk Grove Village plant is focused o…

  • FTA previews FIRST 4.0 to Milwaukee audience

    September 3, 2008
    FTA previews FIRST 4.0 to Milwaukee audience Flexographic printers/converters in the Milwaukee, WI, USA, region learned about some of the new additions and modifications to the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) premier technical manua…

  • Mark Andy wins award

    September 3, 2008
    Mark Andy wins award for Ohio export efforts Mark Andy’s manufacturing operation in Milford, OH, USA, has been honored by the state’s governor, Ted Strickland, for its dedication to export related projects. An annual honor, the Governor…

  • Raflatac offers non-PS stocks in small volumes

    September 3, 2008
    Raflatac offers non-PS stocks in small volumes UPM Raflatac has introduced Fast Face, an ordering program for non-adhesive products. The program enables labelstock converters to receive lower volume, custom slit orders of select non-adhesive produc…

  • Sani-Blast promotes

    September 3, 2008
    Sani-Blast promotes US stimulus package Sani-Blast, of Spring Grove, MN, USA, is guaranteeing 2008 delivery of equipment orders placed by November 1 to help printers take advantage of the potential tax benefits of the 2008 economic stimulus package…

  • GIDUE sells six presses in the Balkan region

    September 3, 2008
    GIDUE sells six presses in the Balkan region GIDUE, a manufacturer of label and packaging presses headquartered in Turate, Italy, says that its distributor in Europe’s Balkan region, Simark, has resulted in the installation of two new presses…

  • Six Multi-Plastics plants gain AIB compliance

    September 3, 2008
    Six Multi-Plastics plants gain AIB compliance Multi-Plastics Inc., Lewis Center, OH, USA, has announced that in addition to its Ohio facility, the company’s plants in New Jersey, Georgia, Illinois, California, and Canada have been audited and…

  • Aztech, Power Forward form business venture

    September 3, 2008
    Aztech, Power Forward form business venture Aztech Converting Systems of Tempe, AZ, USA, and Power Forward Inc. of Toronto, ON, Canada, have formed a venture that will manufacture and market a line of equipment for converters in the extended content…

  • Alden & Ott introduces Soy-Flex printing inks

    September 3, 2008
    Alden & Ott introduces Soy-Flex printing inks Alden & Ott, Mount Prospect, IL, USA, has been producing soy products since the 1980s for its offset ink division. The company now introduces Soy-Flex printing inks for flexographic presses. Sal…

  • Fasson adds wine papers to eco-friendly portfolio

    September 3, 2008
    Fasson adds wine papers to eco-friendly portfolio The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison, located in Mentor, OH, USA, has added three “eco-friendly” products to its wine substrate portfolio, bringing to 13 the number of…

  • Customer’s reduction

    September 3, 2008
    Customer’s reduction lowers MCC’s Q1 sales Multi-Color Corporation (Nasdaq: LABL), Sharonville, IL, USA, announced financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2008, compared with the same period a year ago. Net revenues incre…