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  • Label Impressions becomes FSC certified

    October 30, 2007
    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.

  • Label Traxx Partners with UPM Raflatac to streamline electronic ordering

    October 30, 2007
    Tailored Solutions’ Label Traxx, the print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, now connects its European users with UPM Raflatac.

  • New studies examine South American and sleeve markets

    October 30, 2007
    AWA Alexander Watson Associates has published two reports.

  • Tools & Production expands in Eastern Europe

    October 30, 2007
    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 represent its products in the Eastern Europe area stretching from Latvi

  • Multi-Color announces expansion plan

    October 26, 2007
    Multi-Color Corporation (Nasdaq: LABL) has announced plans to expand its manufacturing operations with the purchase of a 247,000 square foot building in Batavia, OH, USA.

  • Mark Andy and KECO Coatings combine forces

    October 25, 2007
    Mark Andy and KECO Coatings have combined forces to offer their collective customers a new aftermarket process improvement program designed to reduce cycle times.

  • HP improves ElectroInk manufacturing process

    October 24, 2007
    HP announced that it has improved its manufacturing process for HP ElectroInks, the liquid inks used in HP Indigo presses — a change that it says has yielded significant benefits in productivity and energy efficiency.

  • Clemson University hosts VDP workshop

    October 24, 2007
    Clemson University's Department of Graphic Communications is hosting a two-day workshop titled Variable Data Printing: Database, Design & Delivery, December 6-7, 2007.

  • Expanded edition of the Metallized Papers and Films World Sourcebook

    October 24, 2007
    AWA Alexander Watson Associates has published the Vacuum Coated Papers and Films World Sourcebook 2007.

  • TMI Group acquires Lako Tool

    October 23, 2007
    The TMI Group of Companies, of Ronkonkoma, NY, USA, a manufacturer of testing instrumentation, has announced that it has acquired Lako Tool, of Perrysburg, OH, USA, a manufacturer of replacement sealing jaws and laboratory testing instrumentation.

  • Multi-Color ranks 86th in Forbes 200 Best Small Companies

    October 17, 2007
    Forbes magazine has listed Multi-Color Corporation, of Sharonville, OH, USA, among its 200 Best Small Companies.

  • Gerhardt announces alliance with DMS

    October 16, 2007
    Gerhardt International, a manufacturer of rotary dies, has teamed up with DMS to provide a range of tooling products, technical support and customer service.

  • BST Pro Mark donates web inspection system to DFI

    October 16, 2007
    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" six-color Profiteer press.

  • Harpers receive honorary degrees from ASU

    October 16, 2007
    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, for their contributions to society, success in busi

  • Interfilm acquires Brushfoil

    October 15, 2007
    Interfilm Holdings Inc., a distributor of industrial films based in Easley, SC, USA, has acquired the business and assets of Brushfoil LLC, based in Guilford, CT, USA.

  • Raflatac RFID tags

    October 15, 2007
    Raflatac RFID tags in healthcare distribution MBA Grupo, a European healthcare distributor headquartered in Spain, has adopted UPM Raflatac’s UHF EPC Generation 2 tags. This type of RFID technology is expected to improve stock management, all…

  • Going green can

    October 15, 2007
    Going green can actually save costs It seems there is no escaping the environmental zeitgeist, especially in cases which show that altruistic concerns and economic expediency are not necessarily mutually exclusive. That is one way of looking at the…

  • Freeloaders hurt Germany’s Green Dot recycling scheme

    October 15, 2007
    Freeloaders hurt Germany’s Green Dot recycling scheme Germany’s pioneering Green Dot packaging recycling scheme is on the brink of collapse, says recycling firm Interseroh. Unscrupulous firms are apparently counterfeiting labels carrying…

  • Revamped Labelsco elevates

    October 15, 2007
    Labelsco Ltd., a major independent label converter, was recently acquired by the MSO Group. Soon afterward the Belfast based packaging company merged Labelsco with its Hannibal Labels division, acquired only last year. Most of Hannibal’s equipm…

  • WIKOFF COLOR CORPORATION, Fort Mill, SC, USA — Geoff Peters

    October 15, 2007
    WIKOFF COLOR CORPORATION, Fort Mill, SC, USA — Geoff Peters has been elected president and chief operating officer. Phil Lambert, former president, will continue to serve as chief executive officer of the company and as chairman of the Board of…

  • TOPFLIGHT CORPORATION, Glen Rock, PA, USA — Michael Falco,

    October 15, 2007
    TOPFLIGHT CORPORATION, Glen Rock, PA, USA — Michael Falco, president, was recently named to the TLMI Board of Directors. He has been a member of TLMI since 2000, while Topflight has been involved with TLMI for over 30 years. He assumed his curr…

  • ROTOFLEX INTERNATIONAL, Mississauga, ON, Canada — Ralph Beier

    October 15, 2007
    ROTOFLEX INTERNATIONAL, Mississauga, ON, Canada — Ralph Beier has been appointed sales manager, Europe. His business background includes more that 20 years sales/management experience leading high technology companies in machine vision, industr…

  • PRISM GROUP HOLDINGS, Wilmington, MA, USA — The company has appointed Filip Buyse

    October 15, 2007
    PRISM GROUP HOLDINGS, Wilmington, MA, USA — The company has appointed Filip Buyse as chief executive officer and president to lead the company’s global operations. He has been recruited to lead the company into a new growth phase, which w…

  • MARK ANDY, Reinach-Basel, Switzerland — The company recent promoted Dieter Huck t

    October 15, 2007
    MARK ANDY, Reinach-Basel, Switzerland — The company recent promoted Dieter Huck to chairman of Mark Andy Europe and appointed Remy Höhener European managing director at the Basel, Switzerland office. As chairman, Huck will work with the Bo…

  • LABELTRONIX, Orange, CA, USA — In a move to provide health food and vitamin supplement companies with superior labeling solutions, the company has selected co-founder Dan Blair

    October 15, 2007
    LABELTRONIX, Orange, CA, USA — In a move to provide health food and vitamin supplement companies with superior labeling solutions, the company has selected co-founder Dan Blair as nutraceutical label specialist. He will work closely with custom…

  • DEGRAVA SYSTEMS, Roswell, GA, USA — The company has expanded its sales and technical support staff to better service its growing user base. Robert Bedoar

    October 15, 2007
    DEGRAVA SYSTEMS, Roswell, GA, USA — The company has expanded its sales and technical support staff to better service its growing user base. Robert Bedoar has accepted the position of Northwest Region sales manager. He joins Degrava Systems with…

  • DATALASE, Chesire, UK — Mark Muir

    October 15, 2007
    DATALASE, Chesire, UK — Mark Muir has been appointed business development manager for the UK. He joins DataLase to further develop the company’s growth and to achieve increased sales across the UK. He will work closely with the developmen…

  • CC1 INC., Portsmouth, NH, USA — The company has added a new service office located in Phoenix, AZ, USA, and appointed Rick Brassard

    October 15, 2007
    CC1 INC., Portsmouth, NH, USA — The company has added a new service office located in Phoenix, AZ, USA, and appointed Rick Brassard as field service engineer for that office. He joins CC1 after a successful career with the US. Army, managing a…

  • Rotary & Semi-rotary coater/converter

    October 15, 2007
    Rotary & Semi-rotary coater/converter PAT Technology Systems Vaudreuil-Dorion QC Canada PAT introduces Rotoworx semi-rotary and fully rotary UV coater and re-registration diecutting machine, capable of converting roll-to-roll and roll-to…

  • Resin ribbon

    October 15, 2007
    Resin ribbon ITW Thermal Films Romeo MI USA ITW Thermal Films has announced that its newly introduced B324 Broad Spectrum Resin Ribbon has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approval on 11 3M performance labelstocks. B324 is formulated to pro…

  • Digital plates

    October 15, 2007
    Digital plates DuPont Packaging Graphics Wilmington DE USA DuPont Packaging Graphics has introduced a new addition to its digital solvent photopolymer plate product line, DuPont Cyrel DPR. A medium-high durometer, robust digital solvent plate, Cyr…

  • Polyester film

    October 15, 2007
    Polyester film FLEXcon Spencer MA USA FLEXcon introduces the newest product in its COMPUcal EXCEL Series. COMPUcal EXCEL 10442 is a UL recognized 1.0 mil matte topcoated clear polyester film designed for high performance label applications. This f…

  • Ceramic electrode

    October 15, 2007
    Ceramic electrode QC Electronics Portage WI USA QC Electronics has introduced a high powered ceramic electrode that increases the efficiency of converters’ corona treaters so that it allows them to boost their line speeds by up to 20 percent…

  • Punching system

    October 15, 2007
    Punching system Schober USA Cincinnati OH USA New MicroPunching systems from Schober USA provide dust-free punching of micro-holes (as small as 0.020" or 0.50mm). The easy-to-operate modules feature a long service life. Proven hardened matche…

  • Silicone release liner

    October 15, 2007
    Silicone release liner Bluestar Silicones Cedex France Bluestar Silicones, formerly Rhodia Silicones, offers its Silcolease silicone release systems, including its new Optima concept that enables flexible customization for fast cure, low temperatu…

  • Motor drive retrofit

    October 15, 2007
    Motor drive retrofit Maxson Automatic Westerly RI USA Maxson Automatic Machinery Company offers a dual motor drive retrofit. The retrofit replaces a sheeter’s existing wear-prone mechanical transmission or older drive with a more reliable el…

  • Metallic film

    October 15, 2007
    Metallic film Innovia Films Cumbria UK Innovia Films has introduced an improved metalized, top-coated BOPP label facestock film — Rayofoil MCPA. The latest MCPA 51 product (a 51 micron, reverse metallized, top-coated clear BOPP film) uses ne…

  • Magnetic cylinders and flexible dies

    October 15, 2007
    Magnetic cylinders and flexible dies Bunting Magnetics Newton KS USA Magnetic cylinders and flexible steel dies from Bunting Magnetics are designed to supplant hard-tooled cylinders in the production of folding cartons. The Bunting diecutting syst…

  • Gallus, BHS present folding carton seminar

    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…

  • EskoArtwork installs 1,000th Cyrel imager

    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…

  • Harper sets records

    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…

  • Mark Andy expands Europe management

    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…

  • Spring Coating Systems acquires Ergeca

    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…

  • Barry-Wehmiller acquires Stanford Products

    October 12, 2007
    Stanford Products, a manufacturer of shrink sleeve label converting equipment, has been acquired by Barry-Wehmiller Companies.

  • Yazoo Mills continues plant expansions

    October 9, 2007
    Yazoo Mills Inc., a manufacturer of paper cores and tubes, has completed another phase of growth to its plant in New Oxford, PA, USA.

  • Muller Martini opens new rebuild facility

    October 9, 2007
    Muller Martini, a Germany based manufacturer of print finishing equipment and offset presses, has opened a new rebuild center in Allentown, PA, USA.

  • Spear helps Novamex modernize soft drink brand with new label

    October 9, 2007
    With an unusual 400ml bottle design, the Jarritos line of soft drinks made from natural fruit extracts hit the shelves in Mexico in 1950, becoming the first national brand of Mexican soft drinks in the country.

  • Transilwrap pursues growth with funding company

    October 9, 2007
    Transilwrap Company, a converter and distributor of synthetic films based in Franklin Park, IL, USA, has entered into an equity agreement with Nicolet Capital Partners LLC, a private equity firm in Chicago, in an effort to more aggressively grow the compa

  • Hammer Packaging wins 2007 Rochester Business Ethics Award

    October 9, 2007
    Hammer Packaging, based in Rochester, NY, USA, has been named a recipient of the 2007 Rochester Business Ethics Award.

  • Labelexpo Europe 2007

    Labelexpo Europe 2007

    October 9, 2007
    Record crowds and a record number of exhibitors made this year's Labelexpo the industry hot spot.