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  • 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…

  • CCL sales up 3 percent

    September 3, 2008
    CCL sales up 3 percent in second quarter CCL Industries Inc., based in Toronto, Canada, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of labels and specialty packaging for the consumer products and healthcare industries, says that sales for the se…

  • Tamper evident label utilizes intaglio printing

    September 3, 2008
    Tamper evident label utilizes intaglio printing Sekuworks, Harrison, OH, USA, has introduced a security label product line combining intaglio currency printing with custom void release technology specific to each brand owner’s project. The new…

  • Cortegra introduces Braille-embossed text

    September 3, 2008
    Cortegra introduces Braille-embossed text Cortegra, a manufacturer of labels and other packaging products based in Fairfield, NJ, USA, has introduced Braille-embossed cartons and labels to comply with impending European Union legislation. Using spec…

  • Flexo platemaker seeks technical trial participants

    July 23, 2008
    Flexo platemaker seeks technical trial participants Plate manufacturer PRPflexo, Indianapolis, IN, USA, is currently seeking flexo printers for additional trials of their new patent pending digital flexo plates. Participants will be asked to utilize…

  • GIDUE donates flexo press to Verona school

    July 23, 2008
    GIDUE donates flexo press to Verona school Cooperation between GIDUE, of Turate, Italy, and the Graphic School of “San Zeno” in Verona, has successfully begun with GIDUE’s donation of a brand new flexo press. Federico d’Annu…

  • GEW launches IsoCure

    July 23, 2008
    GEW launches IsoCure UV curing system With the launch of its IsoCure UV curing system for web offset applications, GEW, Surrey, England, has announced its intention to enter new market sectors of the printing and converting industries. Already a ma…

  • Student-run print firm wins FSC certification

    July 23, 2008
    Student-run print firm wins FSC certification Cal Poly’s student operated and managed printing and publishing company, University Graphic Systems, was recently awarded Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. Cal Poly, in San Luis Obisp…

  • Interfilm to construct

    July 23, 2008
    Interfilm to construct a new headquarters Interfilm Holdings Inc., Easley, SC, USA, a distributor of industrial films, has begun construction of a new corporate office and Southeast converting facility. The 90,000 square foot building will be locat…

  • Evonik to increase prices for organics, silicones

    July 23, 2008
    Evonik to increase prices for organics, silicones Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation’s Industrial Specialties and Household Care business lines have increased prices for products marketed in North America. Silicone surfactants and specialty silic…

  • Avery RFID receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

    July 23, 2008
    Avery RFID receives ISO 9001:2000 certification Avery Dennison RFID, a business unit of Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) and an RFID technology provider, has announced that its global design, testing and manufacturing facilities have met the q…

  • Innovia’s NatureFlex film wins two awards

    July 23, 2008
    Innovia’s NatureFlex film wins two awards NatureFlex, Innovia Films’ biodegradable, compostable, flexible film, has won prizes at two packaging awards ceremonies recently: the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, and Canada’s Su…

  • AVT combines EMEA sales, marketing teams

    July 23, 2008
    AVT combines EMEA sales, marketing teams Advanced Vision Technologies (AVT), a manufacturer of high end web inspection equipment, has unified the sales and marketing operations of AVT and GMI (Graphic Microsystems Inc.) Europe, Middle East and Afric…

  • Barry Sanel forms packaging consultancy

    July 23, 2008
    Barry Sanel forms packaging consultancy Barry Sanel, a printing and packaging executive with more than 20 years of industry experience, has launched Barry Sanel Packaging Advisors, a consulting services firm dedicated to the packaging industry. Amon…

  • Demharter to leave Pitman; Moore to lead

    July 23, 2008
    Demharter to leave Pitman; Moore to lead Pitman Company, a major North American graphic arts supplier based in Totowa, NJ, USA, has announced that its president, Joe Demharter, will step down from the post at the close of the company’s current…

  • Arjobex redesigns Polyart website

    July 23, 2008
    Arjobex redesigns Polyart website Arjobex, a manufacturer of synthetic papers, has announced the redesign of its website, www.polyart.com. Polyart, the company’s principal product, is a high density polyethylene film with a matte clay coating…

  • Martin Automatic forms alliance with Labelmen

    July 23, 2008
    Martin Automatic forms alliance with Labelmen Martin Automatic has entered into a licensing agreement with press manufacturer Labelmen Machinery, of Taiwan. Under the agreement, signed at Drupa 2008, Labelmen will build Martin’s STS automatic…

  • Mark Andy reports success with new 2200

    July 23, 2008
    Mark Andy reports success with new 2200 Mark Andy has reported success with its redesigned model 2200 press, which features servo technology. The company states that it has sold more than 25 of the redesigned presses since the product launch in late…

  • DiTrolio scholarship golf outing set for Sept. 8

    July 23, 2008
    DiTrolio scholarship golf outing set for Sept. 8 The date for the 5th Annual Scholarship Drive Golf Outing has been set for September 8, the day before the start of Labelexpo Americas 2008. The event, sponsored by DiTrolio Flexographic Institute, Br…

  • Transilwrap to distribute

    July 23, 2008
    Transilwrap to distribute Valéron’s film products Valéron Strength Films, Houston, TX, USA, a producer of high performance and specialty films, has formed a distributor partnership with Transilwrap Company. Transilwrap, a manufa…

  • Sekisui opens Midwest distribution center

    July 23, 2008
    Sekisui opens Midwest distribution center Sekisui TA Industries (STA), a manufacturer of overlamination products based in Brea, CA, USA, has opened a distribution center in Neenah, WI, USA. The 425,000 square foot center covers the states of Illinoi…

  • Ashland to buy adhesive assets from Air Products

    July 23, 2008
    Ashland to buy adhesive assets from Air Products Ashland Inc., Covington, KY, USA, has signed an agreement with Air Products and Chemicals Inc. for an asset purchase of its pressure sensitive adhesive business and its atmospheric emulsions business.…

  • Harper updates Anilox Scoring Prevention Guide

    July 23, 2008
    Harper updates Anilox Scoring Prevention Guide Harper Corporation of America, Charlotte, NC, USA, has published the fourth edition of its Anilox Scoring Prevention Guide. The 20-page booklet covers a range of anilox scoring issues, including how to…

  • Xeikon unveils digital five color label press

    July 23, 2008
    Xeikon unveils digital five color label press Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix, has introduced a new digital color label press, the Xeikon 3300. The Xeikon 3300 offers true 1200 dpi at 4 bits per spot. With a top speed of 19.2 m/min (63 fpm) it i…

  • Label Traxx launches Version 5.2

    July 23, 2008
    Label Traxx launches Version 5.2 Tailored Solutions, the producer of Label Traxx print business software for narrow web flexo converters, has introduced Version 5.2 of the software. The upgrade incorporates more than 25 new features and enhancements…

  • Spinnaker opens new slitting distribution plant

    July 23, 2008
    Spinnaker opens new slitting distribution plant Spinnaker Coating LLC, of Troy, OH, USA, has opened a slitting distribution center in New York State for pressure sensitive material. The new facility, located near Newburgh, will allow for a one-day t…

  • Radius, Sun Chemical offer print software

    July 23, 2008
    Radius, Sun Chemical offer print software Radius Solutions Ltd., Chicago, has entered into a partnership with Sun Chemical’s Consulting Division, in which Sun Chemical will customize and re-brand Radius’ PECAS Vision’s Shop Floor D…

  • Raflatac’s Europe plants now ISO 14001 certified

    July 23, 2008
    Raflatac’s Europe plants now ISO 14001 certified UPM Raflatac has received Europe-wide ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System certification for the design, manufacture, slitting, sheeting and sale of self-adhesive labelstock. The certi…

  • Multi-Color wins Miller supplier award again

    July 23, 2008
    Multi-Color wins Miller supplier award again Multi-Color Corporation, based in Sharonville, OH, USA, is the winner of Miller Brewing Company’s “Freddie Award” as Miller’s 2007 Supplier of the Year. While Miller gives out seve…

  • Three Franklin adhesives are certified ‘benign’

    July 23, 2008
    Three Franklin adhesives are certified ‘benign’ Three Covinax pressure sensitive adhesives manufactured by Franklin Adhesives have been certified as “environmentally benign” by the US Forest Products Laboratory, indicating th…

  • Sani-Blast launches

    July 23, 2008
    Sani-Blast launches a new website A website that will guide printers to anilox roll cleaning solutions has been launched by Sani-Blast LLC, Spring Grove, MN, USA. The address of the site is www.sani-blast.com. The website re-introduces Sani-Blast…

  • Stork Prints unveils

    July 23, 2008
    Stork Prints unveils new inkjet system The Stork Prints Group, Boxmeer, Netherlands, introduced a drop-on-demand inkjet system for narrow web applications at Drupa 2008. The DSI (Digital System Integration) module is powered by contactless piezo te…

  • Cortegra’s website lets customers track orders

    July 23, 2008
    Cortegra’s website lets customers track orders Cortegra Group Inc., headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, USA, recently launched its new website at www.cortegra.com. The site features information about Cortegra’s many products and services. T…

  • Hooven-Dayton wins minority business loan

    July 23, 2008
    Hooven-Dayton wins minority business loan Hooven Dayton Corporation, based in Dayton, OH, USA, has been awarded a $350,000 Minority Business Direct Loan by the Minority Development Financing Advisory Board of the state of Ohio. The loan will enable…

  • Berkshire’s green stock wins EU OK

    July 23, 2008
    Berkshire’s green stock wins EU OK Berkshire Labels, headquartered in Hungerford, Berkshire, England, has become the first company to offer a fully biodegradable and compostable self adhesive label range that conforms to EN13432 in its own rig…

  • Fraudulent buyers target label printers

    May 20, 2008
    By Jack Kenny The scammers are going after the label companies. Several North American converters have received emails from various clergymen who are interested in buying labels. It appears that the requests for quotes are aimed at making money thro…

  • Gallus promotes the benefits of a digital

    May 20, 2008
    By Steve Katz Gallus, a label printing equipment manufacturer, welcomed over 100 guests to its headquarters in St. Gallen, Switzerland, for the company’s VIP seminar titled “Industrial Manufacturing: The Benefits of Digital Workflow Solu…

  • Loparex Group to sell some units to Mondi

    May 20, 2008
    Loparex Group to sell some units to Mondi Loparex Group, a manufacturer of release liners, has signed an agreement with Mondi Coating BV (part of Mondi Group) to sell Loparex Oy (Lohja, Finland), Loparex Ltd. (Glossop, England), as well as Loparex&r…

  • SMAG establishes

    May 20, 2008
    SMAG establishes a sales office in USA SMAG, a French manufacturer and distributor of printing and converting equipment for the label and flexible packaging industry, has opened a branch office in the United States to handle sales in the US and Can…

  • Bunting acquires Magnet Applications Group

    May 20, 2008
    Bunting acquires Magnet Applications Group Bunting Magnetics Company, Newton, KS, USA, has acquired Magnet Applications Group Ltd. (MAGL). MAGL was founded in 1955 and currently has manufacturing operations in Berkhamsted, England, and Dubois, PA, U…

  • FINAT launches a club for young managers

    May 20, 2008
    FINAT launches a club for young managers FINAT, the European label association, has launched a Young Managers’ Club to help prepare the next generation of executives for taking control of their companies. The club is welcomed by Isidore Leiser…

  • Korean firm taps Stork for RFID printing

    May 20, 2008
    Korean firm taps Stork for RFID printing EXAX Inc., a South Korean chemical manufacturer, is set to expand into RFID (radio-frequency identification) label production at its Cheonan plant by investing in a dedicated rotary screen printing line from…

  • DuPont, Sun join forces to improve flexography

    May 20, 2008
    DuPont, Sun join forces to improve flexography DuPont Packaging Graphics and Sun Chemical, two suppliers to the flexographic and packaging graphics industries, are collaborating to produce improvements in flexo printing by bringing together Sun&rsqu…