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  • Stora Enso sells unit, opens new US office

    March 25, 2008
    Stora Enso sells unit, opens new US office Paper supplier Stora Enso has finalized the divestment of Stora Enso North America Inc., its North American subsidiary, to NewPage Corporation, a coated paper producer based in Miamisburg, OH, USA. Followi…

  • New UV heat control developed by GEW

    March 25, 2008
    New UV heat control developed by GEW GEW Ltd., a UK based UV systems manufacturer, has announced the development of a new heat management product. According to a company statement, the new product, AIRFilm, “permits processing of a wide range…

  • Cyrel announces price increases in US, Canada

    March 25, 2008
    Cyrel announces price increases in US, Canada DuPont Packaging Graphics, of Wilmington, DE, USA, has announced a price increase in the US and Canada effective March 1 for all DuPont Cyrel products. The increases range from 3 percent to 8 percent, de…

  • Technicote adds new adhesive coater

    March 25, 2008
    Technicote adds new adhesive coater Technicote Inc., an ISO 9001:2000 certified company headquartered in Miamisburg, OH, USA, announced the addition of a new wide web adhesive and specialty coater at its manufacturing plant in Terre Haute, IN, USA.…

  • Label Traxx represented in Australia, NZ, SE Asia

    March 25, 2008
    Label Traxx represented in Australia, NZ, SE Asia Tailored Solutions, the producer of Label Traxx print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, has named Peter Adam its exclusive agent in Australia and…

  • MicroClean establishes anilox cleaning service

    March 25, 2008
    MicroClean establishes anilox cleaning service Flexo Concepts, which manufactures of MicroClean dry media anilox cleaning systems and TruPoint plastic and composite doctor blades, has announced the launch of its MicroClean Anilox Roll Cleaning Servi…

  • Novum wins award

    March 25, 2008
    Novum wins award from Tools & Production Novum Graphics, the Swiss company set up by Larissa Eitner in 2004, has been named “Fastest Growing Dealer” by Tools & Production (T&P), the US manufacturer of rotary punch units, sli…

  • New Raflatac plant

    March 25, 2008
    New Raflatac plant now fully operational UPM Raflatac’s new special products coating line at the Tampere factory in Finland is now fully operational and delivering self-adhesive label materials to label converters. The design of the new coati…

  • Maxson announces major expansion

    March 25, 2008
    Maxson announces major expansion Maxson Automatic Machinery Company, of Westerly, RI, USA, a manufacturer of sheeters, has announced a multi-million dollar expansion that will include additional office and production facilities for greater capacity…

  • Harper seminars focus on sleeve care

    March 25, 2008
    Harper seminars focus on sleeve care Anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, of Charlotte, NC, USA, has created an educational program about anilox sleeves, which it has presented to customers at its headquarters and also at its plant in Gree…

  • BST Pro Mark makes sales force changes

    March 25, 2008
    BST Pro Mark makes sales force changes Webconvert Ltd., of Toronto, ON, Canada, has been appointed sales representative for BST Pro Mark, of Elmhurst, IL, USA. BST manufactures web inspection and web guiding equipment. Webconvert will market the com…

  • J&H opens an office

    March 25, 2008
    J&H opens an office in Latin America J&H Printing Solutions, of Pewaukee, WI, USA, has announced the opening of J&H Latin America. The company is a distributor of narrow and wide web flexographic printing and converting equipment made i…

  • Pulse introduces

    March 25, 2008
    Pulse introduces new cold foil adhesive Pulse Roll Label Products, of Bristol, England, has announced the development of Coldfix, a UV curable, through-cure adhesive formulated for cold, die-less foiling on a wide range of substrates. According to…

  • Coating company switches to wind power

    March 25, 2008
    Coating company switches to wind power Masterpiece Graphix, of Fenton, MO, USA, has launched a wind power program, making it the first digital top coater to exclusively use wind to power its entire facility. The move came in response to an increasin…

  • New firm to distribute Sensotec systems

    March 25, 2008
    New firm to distribute Sensotec systems Sensotec automatic print registration systems, manufactured in Germany by Sensotec GmbH, will be distributed in North America by Innovative Printing Technologies. Sensotec has installed more than 350 systems w…

  • FLEXcon and MassMEP host Lean roundtable

    March 25, 2008
    FLEXcon and MassMEP host Lean roundtable Fifty representatives of 20 manufacturing companies from Massa-chusetts were briefed on the successful Lean Manufacturing initiatives of FLEXcon recently at a Lean Champions Roundtable hosted by FLEXcon and t…

  • 19 companies form Flexo4all alliance

    March 25, 2008
    19 companies form Flexo4all alliance A group of 19 suppliers in the narrow and wide web converting industries has formed an alliance called Flexo4all, which will meet for the first time at Drupa 2008 in Germany. According to the group’s statem…

  • Collotype to cost

    March 25, 2008
    Collotype to cost Multi-Color $185 million Multi-Color Corporation (Nasdaq: LABL), of Sharonville, OH, USA, has announced the signing of a binding agreement to acquire Collotype International Holdings Pty. Ltd. for approximately US$175 million plus…

  • Clondalkin Group acquires Accutech Films

    March 25, 2008
    Clondalkin Group acquires Accutech Films Clondalkin Group, an international producer of flexible and specialist packaging products, has acquired Accutech Films Inc., of Coldwater, OH, USA, a producer of customized flexible plastic films for industri…

  • Kocher + Beck buys American Die Tech

    March 25, 2008
    Kocher + Beck buys American Die Tech Kocher + Beck, a manufacturer of flexible dies headquartered in Germany, has acquired American Die Technology of Suwanee, GA, USA. The acquisition gives the company production facilities with more than 100 employ…

  • CCL forms joint venture with Russian converter

    March 25, 2008
    CCL forms joint venture with Russian converter CCL Industries has entered a joint venture in Russia to create a new label company, CCL-Kontur, to serve Russia and other CIS countries. CCL-Kontur is jointly owned by CCL Label and Ilgar Mamedov, an en…

  • Struggles of a small converter; Mark Andy makes

    January 16, 2008
    By Greg Grishchenko During my last visit to Kyiv in 2005 to report about the label industry in Ukraine, I was impressed by the obvious progress playing off the rapid growth of domestic food produce. Since gaining independence in 1991, Ukraine has pu…

  • Educational program focuses on intricacies of

    January 16, 2008
    The second Label & Narrow Web Symposium, presented for converters by converters and others closely involved with the industry, took place November 14 and 15 in New Brunswick, NJ, USA. Attendees were able to network among the 40 sponsoring s…

  • OKI to distribute Degrava printer on 3 continents

    January 16, 2008
    OKI to distribute Degrava printer on 3 continents Degrava Systems, based in Roswell, GA, USA, has retained OKI Printing Solutions to distribute its DP-8500 printer throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). OKI Printing Solutions is a subsidi…

  • Fusion UV restructures distribution in UK

    January 16, 2008
    Fusion UV restructures distribution in UK Fusion UV Systems, of Gaithersburg, MD, USA, has announced the restructuring of its distribution operations in the United Kingdom. Fusion will transfer the sales and service of Fusion customers in the Benelu…

  • Basics of in-mold labeling to be presented

    January 16, 2008
    Basics of in-mold labeling to be presented The “ABCs of IML: A Basic Course” will be presented Thursday, March 27, 2008, at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center Chicago North Shore, Skokie, IL, USA. Offered annually since 1989,…

  • Mondi upgrades its global facilities

    January 16, 2008
    Mondi upgrades its global facilities Mondi Packaging Coating and Release has announced plans to proceed with an investment program in its global production facilities. Targeting Western Europe, Mondi will develop a new facility on a brownfield site…

  • The Rossini Group acquires Mastergraphics

    January 16, 2008
    The Rossini Group acquires Mastergraphics After two years of partnership, The Rossini Group has completed the acquisition of Mastergraphics LLC, located in Stow, OH, USA. Mastergraphics is known in the flexographic industry for its pre-press capabil…

  • acpo begins expansion at headquarters plant

    January 16, 2008
    acpo begins expansion at headquarters plant acpo ltd., a manufacturer of self-wound pressure sensitive roll label films based in Oak Harbor, OH, USA, has begun a 20,000 square foot plant expansion to its facility. The expansion is scheduled to be co…

  • AB Graphic, Convertec launch Braille printer

    January 16, 2008
    AB Graphic, Convertec launch Braille printer AB Graphic International, of Bridlington, England, has announced an agreement with Convertec AB, of Partille, Sweden, in marketing the Braillemaker One, a dedicated digital printing machine for Braille. L…

  • Radius Solutions enhances PECAS Vision

    January 16, 2008
    Radius Solutions enhances PECAS Vision Radius Solutions Ltd., an enterprise resource planning/management information system provider for the printing and packaging industry, announced new and improved capabilities of its flagship ERP/MIS system, PEC…

  • Gerhardt USA, Webmark form business alliance

    January 16, 2008
    Gerhardt USA, Webmark form business alliance Gerhardt USA, a die manufacturer based in Dallastown, PA, USA, has announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Webmark Engraving, of Toronto, ON, Canada. According to Gerhardt officials, the alli…

  • Label Traxx expands

    January 16, 2008
    Label Traxx expands into South Asia US based Tailored Solutions Inc. has appointed Weldon Celloplast Limited, of New Delhi, as its exclusive agent for sales in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, to market its Label Traxx job management sys…

  • Tools & Production moves into Eastern Europe

    January 16, 2008
    Tools & Production moves into Eastern Europe Tools & Production (T&P), a manufacturer of rotary punch units, slitters and diecutting equipment for the narrow web market, has appointed Novum Graphics, headed by Larissa Eitner, to represen…

  • Multi-Plastics gains

    January 16, 2008
    Multi-Plastics gains AIB compliance Multi-Plastics Inc., of Lewis Center, OH, USA, has announced that its Ohio facility was audited and passed, on the first attempt, the AIB Consolidated Standards as a Food-Contact Packaging Manufacturing Facility…

  • AVTís 3Q revenue

    January 16, 2008
    AVT’s 3Q revenue rises 13 percent Advanced Vision Technology, of Hod-Hasharon, Israel, a leading provider of automatic optical inspection and quality assurance systems for the printing and packaging industry, completed the third quarter of 20…

  • Sani-Blast Inc. acquired by Peter Mulheran

    January 16, 2008
    Sani-Blast Inc. acquired by Peter Mulheran Peter Mulheran, a veteran of the printing ink industry, has acquired Sani-Blast Inc., of Spring Grove, MN, USA, a manufacturer of anilox roll cleaning equipment. The products utilize sodium bicarbonate as t…

  • Loparex expands its Asian operations

    January 16, 2008
    Loparex expands its Asian operations Loparex, a global manufacturer of release papers and other products, has opened a sales office in Vietnam. The office is led by Nguyen Phu Hai, who has been appointed Loparex’s sales manager for Vietnam. &…

  • Pazazz Phase 2 earns FSC certification

    January 16, 2008
    Pazazz Phase 2 earns FSC certification Pazazz, a printing company based in Montreal, QC, Canada, has announced that its integrated label company, Phase 2, has earned FSC certification. The accreditation, says the company, is the first for a label co…

  • Collotype Labels acquired by Multi-Color

    January 16, 2008
    Collotype Labels acquired by Multi-Color Multi-Color Corporation announced Monday the signing of a letter of intent Collotype International Holdings Pty. Ltd., headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Collotype is a pressure sensitive…

  • Label Impressions becomes FSC certified

    January 16, 2008
    Label Impressions becomes FSC certified Label Impressions Inc. has become the first flexographic printer in North America to obtain FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification and obtain Carbon Neutral status through Carbonfund.org. Jeff Salisbur…

  • LGI expands further

    January 16, 2008
    LGI expands further into Asian markets LGInternational (LGI), a label manufacturer based in Portland, OR, USA, reports that it has signed an agreement to acquire United Colours, a Malaysian manufacturer of labels and diecut components. United Colo…

  • Spear opens label plant in South Africa

    January 16, 2008
    Spear opens label plant in South Africa Spear, headquartered in Mason, OH, USA, has established itself in South Africa with the opening of a new facility in Johannesburg. The 5,500 square meter (59,200 square foot) plant will produce pressure sensit…

  • Cortegra acquires assets of Capital Printing

    January 16, 2008
    Cortegra acquires assets of Capital Printing Cortegra, a division of Menasha Corporation focused on packaging and labeling for pharmaceutical and related industries, has purchased the assets of Capital Printing & Graphics of Fairfield, NJ, USA.…

  • WS Packaging buys SenecaSalem Inc.

    January 16, 2008
    WS Packaging buys SenecaSalem Inc. WS Packaging Group Inc., based in Algoma, WI, USA, one of the largest label converting companies in North America, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase SenecaSalem Inc., which operates printing facilities…

  • XSYS Print Solutions unveils 2007 print

    November 19, 2007
    XSYS Print Solutions presented its third annual print awards at Labelexpo Europe in September, giving recognition to customers judged as producing outstanding labels using the company’s inks. According to Global Brand Manager Niklas Olsson, the…

  • Mark Andy names World Class label awards

    November 19, 2007
    Mark Andy announced the winners of the first annual World Class Print Awards competition. A total of 162 entries were received from around the world and judged by independent judges from the converting industry. The judges selected Gold, Silver and B…

  • BST Pro Mark donates inspection system to DFI

    November 19, 2007
    BST Pro Mark donates inspection system to DFI BST Pro Mark, of Elmhurst, IL, USA, has donated a new Powerscope 3000 video web inspection system to the DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), Broadview, IL, which has been installed on its 13” si…

  • Harpers receive degrees from Appalachian State

    November 19, 2007
    Harpers receive degrees from Appalachian State Ronald and Katherine Harper, co-founders of Harper Corporation in Charlotte, NC, USA, have each received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Appalachian State University (ASU), in Boone, NC…

  • Yazoo Mills continues plant expansions

    November 19, 2007
    Yazoo Mills continues plant expansions Yazoo Mills Inc., a manufacturer of paper cores and tubes, has completed another phase of growth to its plant in New Oxford, PA, USA. A modern concrete facade was added to the front of the building along with a…