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  • Platemaker

    July 23, 2008
    Platemaker Douthitt Corporation Detroit MI USA Douthitt offers the Heavy Duty Model EXpod flexographic platemaker. It features a bank of high output UVA lamps with fans to maintain a cool working surface for main exposure and back exposure.…

  • Volume calculators

    July 23, 2008
    Volume calculators Harper Charlotte NC USA Harper Corporation of America offers printing anilox-to-plate volume and screen calculators that complement Platinum XLT surface products. The Platinum XLT pocket-size calculator provides both metric and…

  • Thermal transfer material

    July 23, 2008
    Thermal transfer material 3M St. Paul MN USA 3M Thermal Transfer Printable Label Materials feature facestocks and topcoats designed to withstand harsh environments — extreme temperatures, abrasions, chemicals, and solvents. These labels can…

  • Charging system

    July 23, 2008
    Charging system MKS, Ion Industrial Windsor Locks CT USA The ETAC charging system from MKS, Ion Industrial eliminates condensate streaking commonly found on heat-offset presses. The ETAC “tacks” the web to the first chill roll and elim…

  • Proofing system attachment

    July 23, 2008
    Proofing system attachment Integrity Engineering Princeton MN USA Integrity Engineering introduces the Side Winder attachment for its Perfect Proofer systems. The company says that proofing inks for flood- or spot-coated applications is simpler wi…

  • Roll-edge protection

    July 23, 2008
    Roll-edge protection Laminations Appleton WI USA Laminations, part of Great Northern Corporation’s Specialty Group, has introduced FlexRoll, a cost-effective, lightweight product for keeping the edges of rolled products clean and free from a…

  • Anilox cleaning

    July 23, 2008
    Anilox cleaning Flexo Concepts Plymouth MA USA Flexo Concepts, manufacturers of MicroClean anilox cleaning systems and TruPoint plastic and composite doctor blades, has added two new MicroClean models, 60 and 90, to provide sizes well-suited to th…

  • Sensor film

    July 23, 2008
    Sensor film Sensor Products Madison NJ USA Sensor Products announces Pressurex, a tactile pressure-indicating sensor film that helps manufacturers in R&D, design and quality control/quality assurance to monitor and guarantee consistent packag…

  • nk mixer and color blender

    July 23, 2008
    Ink mixer and color blender A.W.T. World Trade Chicago IL USA A.W.T. World Trade re-introduces the Tornado Ink Mixer and Color Blender with increased capacity and blade height adjustment. A.W.T. says the Tornado quickly and thoroughly mixes…

  • Thermal ribbons

    July 23, 2008
    Thermal ribbons IIMAK Amherst NY USA IIMAK has expanded its thermal transfer ribbon color offerings. Customers can choose from more than 25 new specialty colors available in wax resin, resin and near edge formulations. They are designed for use in…

  • Ink drying system

    July 23, 2008
    Ink drying system Research Inc. Eden Prairie MN USA Research Inc. introduces the newly improved Model 5060 Speed-Dri ink drying system. The Model 5060 provides infrared and convection technologies to dry ink printed on target areas up to 4" (…

  • Film

    July 23, 2008
    Film Valéron Strength Films Houston TX USA Valéron Strength Films has introduced V-Max MDO (Machine Direction Orientation) Film. The film features enhanced tensile strength and stiffness with low elongation. The company says users ca…

  • Web cleaner

    July 23, 2008
    Web cleaner Teknek Renfrewshire UK TEKNEK offers the NWP, a web cleaning machine. The NWP can be integrated in narrow web flexographic presses in order to optimize production and realize commercial and productivity requirements. Specifically desig…

  • Cutting system

    July 23, 2008
    Cutting system Dienes Werke Overath Germany Dienes Werke has a new patent called Clean Cut: a longitudinal slitting machine with nitrogen cooled slitting area. With the Clean Cut, the knife blade is treated during the slitting process to prevent a…

  • Anilox cell inspection

    July 23, 2008
    Anilox cell inspection MicroDynamics Marietta GA USA MicroDynamics releases its new MicroScan software for the advanced model 3DQC anilox and gravure cell volume measurement/plate inspection 3D microscope, providing what the company calls superior…

  • Etchable UV inks

    July 23, 2008
    Etchable UV inks UVitec Printing Ink Lodi NJ USA UVitec Printing Ink introduces a complete new line of laser etchable UV curable inks, available in letterpress, litho, flexo, and dry offset for cup and tube. The inks are designed to offer ex…

  • Overlaminate material

    July 23, 2008
    Overlaminate material 3M St. Paul MN USA 3M now offers protection to its customers’ labels and graphics from various forms of intentional defacement with 3M Protective Overlaminate Graffiti Resistant Label Material 7248. 3M says its pr…

  • Inspection system

    July 23, 2008
    Inspection system BST Pro Mark Elmhurst IL USA BST Pro Mark has added a number of new features, enhancements and options for its Shark 100 percent inspection system. PDF inspection connects 100 percent inspection on the Shark to the prepress PDF f…

  • Microperforation systems

    July 23, 2008
    Microperforation systems Schober USA Cincinnati OH USA Schober USA has improved its VentPerf needling tools and systems for microperforation and cutting of film, paper, foil, laminates, and nonwovens. New designs provide ventilation, moisture rele…

  • Hotmelt

    July 23, 2008
    Hotmelt Henkel Düsseldorf Germany Henkel now offers the Technomelt 8707 hotmelt that the company says holds the label firmly in place even in the face of repeated high stressing. Technomelt PS 8707 allows easy diecutting, doesn’t bleed…

  • Prime label film

    July 23, 2008
    Prime label film MACtac Stow OH USA MACtac Roll Label has introduced a 1.5-mil polystyrene prime label film. Traditionally used as a base for peel-off coupons, this lighter weight polystyrene label material offers improved mandrel hold and functio…

  • Thermal transfer

    July 23, 2008
    Thermal transfer Fasson Roll North America Mentor OH USA The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison has expanded its thermal transfer offering with Fasson Trans-Therm CX. Designed for both flexographic and thermal transfer prin…

  • CTC International – Unwind stand

    July 23, 2008
    CTC International introduces its Model S-800C-DES-EG Edge Guided Constant Tension Unwind Stand. The unwind stand can handle a variety of materials including tag, label, board, film, paper, foil and other materials used in packaging or converting appl…

  • MPS – Hybrid press

    July 23, 2008
    MPS introduces the EFhybrid. The EFhybrid takes both print sleeves as well as plate rollers instantly. The company also features several other press systems that include offset and gravure. MPS’s converting presses are now available in widths u…

  • GEW – UV lamp heads

    July 23, 2008
    GEW features its e-System range of UV lamp heads with energy saving electronic power supplies that offer the combined benefits of more UV output, low running costs and reduced CO2 emissions. The company also introduces its new e-System Inert atmosphe…

  • BST Pro Mark – Web guides

    July 23, 2008
    BST Pro Mark offers a complete line of plug and play web guiding systems for narrow web applications, using the ekr500 controller, ultrasonic or infrared sensors and an optional splice table. These products are available in standard sizes designed to…

  • Aquaflex – Servo press

    July 23, 2008
    Aquaflex features its new ELS Servo 16" press. This press has the ability to print process color on thin shrink film in combination with other add-value processes. The company will provide demonstrations of the ELS 16" Servo at Labelexpo, b…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Pitman Company acquires National Graphic Supply

    July 22, 2008
    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.

  • FTA previews FIRST 4.0

    July 22, 2008
    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 manual, FIRST 4.0 (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specificati