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  • Gallus and BHS to present folding carton technology seminar

    September 17, 2007
    Gallus and BHS to present folding carton technology seminar Gallus Inc., along with BHS, a Gallus-owned company that manufactures folding carton converting equipment, will sponsor a day-long seminar November 1 at Gallus’ US headquarters in P…

  • DiTrolio Institute creates Harper Flexo Lab

    September 17, 2007
    DiTrolio Institute creates Harper Flexo Lab Seeking to expand the capabilities and capacity of the DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), Broadview, IL, USA, owner Vince DiTrolio asked Ron and Katherine Harper for advice. The Harpers, founders of Ha…

  • Avery Dennison expands film capacity

    September 17, 2007
    Avery Dennison expands film capacity The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison Corporation has invested $20 million in additional coating and finishing capacity at its Quakertown, PA, USA facility. This additional capacity will suppor…

  • Atlas Die buys Gardall Manufacturing

    September 17, 2007
    Atlas Die buys Gardall Manufacturing The operations and assets of Gardall Manufacturing Corporation, of Wood Dale, IL, USA, have been acquired by Atlas Die LLC, of Elkhart, IN, USA. Gardall is a manufacturer of rotary dies, print cylinders and anvil…

  • Brushfoil expands to South America

    September 17, 2007
    Brushfoil expands to South America Brushfoil LLC, of Guilford, CT, USA, has expanded its presence into South America with the appointment of Nelxon Technical Films of Araras, Brazil, as its distributor. Nelxon distributes flexible films for industri…

  • Nilpeter introduces first Brazil-made press

    September 17, 2007
    Nilpeter introduces first Brazil-made press Nilpeter, a manufacturer of narrow web label presses headquartered in Slagelse, Denmark, has announced the introduction of its first FBR press. BR is short for Brazil. Earlier this year the company began p…

  • RotoMetrics wins award from Ashton Potter

    September 17, 2007
    RotoMetrics wins award from Ashton Potter Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd., of Williamsville, NY, has named RotoMetrics the winner of its 2006 Quality Supplier Award Program. Ashton Potter is a leading company in the security printing market. RotoMetrics is…

  • AWA hosts PS adhesive technology workshop

    September 17, 2007
    AWA hosts PS adhesive technology workshop The Introduction to Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Technology Workshop 2007, organized by AWA Alexander Watson Associates, will take place October 18 and 19 in Miami, FL, USA. The workshop is a technical and in…

  • Polymag Tek achieves CE certification

    September 17, 2007
    Polymag Tek achieves CE certification Polymag Tek Inc., of Rochester, NY, USA, a designer and manufacturer of contact web cleaning equipment, has received CE certification for its Narrow Web Cleaner (NWC) family of products. Polymag is entering the…

  • Mark Andy expands operations in India

    September 17, 2007
    Mark Andy expands operations in India Mark Andy, the US-based narrow web press manufacturer, has signed a long-term contract with a multinational engineering and software development firm based in Bangalore, India. The engineering team will work wit…

  • Weber Marking Systems celebrates 75 years

    September 17, 2007
    Weber Marking Systems celebrates 75 years Weber Marking Systems, of Arlington Heights, IL, USA, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The company was founded as a small addressing machine company in 1932 and is now a worldwide manufacturer of l…

  • Labeltronix launches new wine sales team

    September 17, 2007
    Labeltronix launches new wine sales team In response to growing demand for custom label solutions, Labeltronix, a converting company based in Orange, CA, USA, has hired two salesmen to serve only the wine industry. Bill Huey and Steve Bisceglia have…

  • Tailored Label Products and Mike Erwin honored

    September 17, 2007
    Tailored Label Products and Mike Erwin honored Tailored Label Products Inc. (TLP), a custom manufacturer of high-performance labels and diecut adhesives located in Menomonee Falls, WI, USA, has been named one of the 2007 Top 10 Small Businesses thro…

  • Smyth Companies acquires Stoffel unit

    September 17, 2007
    Smyth Companies acquires Stoffel unit Smyth Companies Inc., based in Minneapolis, MN, USA, has completed a purchase of the Printing Division of Stoffel Seals Corporation. The acquisition will give Smyth additional capabilities for package promotion…

  • Syracuse Label plans $2.8 million upgrade

    September 17, 2007
    Syracuse Label plans $2.8 million upgrade Syracuse Label Co., a label converter in Liverpool, NY, USA, has announced that it will invest more than $2.8 million dollars in machinery and equipment upgrades at its plant. The company employs 85 people,…

  • Alex Mulvenny granted MBE award

    September 17, 2007
    Alex Mulvenny granted MBE award Alex Mulvenny, owner of Labelgraphics, will receive a Member of the British Empire (MBE) award from the Queen of England. The MBE is one of a series of awards that the queen gives out on an annual basis. Mulvenny says…

  • Pazazz invests $1 million in digital printing and finishing

    September 17, 2007
    Pazazz, a printing company based in Montreal, Canada, has invested more than $1 million (Canadian) in digital printing and finishing equipment at its label converting unit, Phase 2.

  • Harper sets records with flexo tour

    September 17, 2007
    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 its history.

  • EskoArtwork installs 1,000th Cyrel imager in Germany

    September 17, 2007
    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.

  • Spring Coating Systems acquires Ergeca

    September 14, 2007
    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.

  • L&NW’s 2007 Symposium set for November in New Jersey

    September 11, 2007
    Label & Narrow Web will produce another in its continuing series of industry symposiums November 14 and 15 in New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

  • Mark Andy expands Europe management team

    September 11, 2007
    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.

  • TLMI packs a crowd for Tech 007 conference

    TLMI packs a crowd for Tech 007 conference

    September 10, 2007
    With a solid reputation for producing informative and educational technical conferences, the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute drew yet another record attendance to its latest, Tech 007, held in early September in Chicago's Fairmont Hotel. Them…

  • X-Rite to acquire Pantone

    September 7, 2007
    X-Rite, a US manufacturer of systems to measure, formulate, match, and simulate color, has announced that it will acquire Pantone for $180 million.

  • AVT to acquire GMI for $33 million

    September 4, 2007
    Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), a leader in automatic inspection solutions for printing applications based in Hod Hasharon, Israel, has announced the planned acquisition of Graphic Microsystems Inc. (GMI), from Dover Diversified Inc., a subsidiary of Do

  • UV systems cut CO2 emissions, says GEW

    September 4, 2007
    UV systems manufacturer GEW (EC) Ltd. has revealed figures on CO2 emissions with cost savings to date based on the supply of its e-Brick electronic UV curing systems.

  • US demand for active packaging on the rise

    September 4, 2007
    Demand for active and intelligent packaging is projected to climb 13 percent annually to $1.1 billion in 2011.

  • Lean Manufacturing Blogs

    August 31, 2007
    Lean Manufacturing is not about cars anymore. Lean is becoming popular in all kinds of industries, including label converting. Label & Narrow Web just started a column last issue devoted to this very topic. So I thought we should explore what is bein…

  • Thanks for doing nothing

    August 31, 2007
    As I start this column, those of us who live in the Chicago area of the United States have just learned that the State of Indiana, right nearby, and federal regulators have approved the expansion of a BP refinery in Whiting that will lead to increase…

  • Millions and millions of wine labels

    August 31, 2007
    Ever wonder how those rows of wine labels in your local market get to the shelves looking like newly minted $20 bills? And keep on looking fresh and crisp, even when they're highlighted by that "label killer" called fluorescent light? One person who…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    August 31, 2007
    Brussels show promises further advances in full color inkjet printing

  • Ink Management Systems

    Ink Management Systems

    Jack Kenny || August 31, 2007
    Tools for productivity, waste reduction, inventory control, and in-house production of custom colors.

  • Sleeve Labeling

    Sleeve Labeling

    August 31, 2007
    An international conference attracts different technologies and market performers.

  • Shrink Films

    Shrink Films

    Michelle Sartor || August 31, 2007
    To attract consumer attention, more companies are using the coverage area and interesting visual appeal of shrink films.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Resource LabelGroup

    Narrow Web Profile: Resource LabelGroup

    Jennifer Dochstader || August 31, 2007
    A recent merger and new press acquisition position this Tennessee converter for continued growth.

  • Beverage Labeling

    Beverage Labeling

    Michelle Sartor || August 31, 2007
    A fast changing market, beverage labeling presents challenges in design, production and marketing.

  • UPM Raflatac opens slitting and distribution terminal in India

    August 31, 2007
    UPM Raflatac, of Tampere, Finland, today opens a new slitting and distribution terminal in Mumbai, India.

  • Rotoflex adds magnetic cylinders to portfolio

    August 31, 2007
    Rotoflex Tooling (a division of Rotoflex International), of Mississauga, ON, Canada, is now manufacturing magnetic cylinders.

  • Esko and Artwork Systems become EskoArtwork

    August 28, 2007
    Esko and Artwork Systems announced the completion of their merger transactions, and declared that the combined business will be known henceforth as EskoArtwork, a name that reflects the strong heritage and broad customer base of the founding companies.

  • Nu Tech wins US patent for cylinder coating

    August 21, 2007
    A US Patent has been awarded to Nu Tech Coatings, of Johnson City, TN, USA, for a polymer application utilized on existing or newly manufactured flexographic print cylinders.

  • Kodak introduces digital flexo prepress system

    August 21, 2007
    Kodak has introduced a new digital flexo plate production system which it says provides “previously unachievable near-offset print quality on a wide variety of substrates, including paper, flexible film, foil, and label stock.”

  • Multi-Color declares 3-for-2 stock split

    August 20, 2007
    The board of directors of Multi-Color Corporation (Nasdaq: LABL), of Cincinnati, OH, USA, declared a three-for-two stock split effective late last week.

  • Mark Andy expands operations in India

    August 17, 2007
    Mark Andy, the US-based narrow web press manufacturer, has signed a long-term contract with a multinational engineering and software development firm based in Bangalore, India.

  • Trent retires, Thomson promoted at Martin Automatic

    August 16, 2007
    Martin Automatic Inc., of Rockford, IL, USA, announces the retirement of Allen Trent, the company's sales consultant for the Southeastern United States.

  • Resource LabelGroup merges with Mid South Graphics

    August 14, 2007
    Resource LabelGroup LLC, a manufacturer of high quality label products with locations in Franklin and Memphis, TN, USA, has completed a merger with Mid South Graphics of Nashville, TN.

  • CCL reports 20 percent sales jump

    August 14, 2007
    CCL Industries Inc., headquartered in Toronto, Canada, has reported second quarter sales of $357.2 million (Canadian), a figure 20 percent higher than the $296.6 million recorded in the second quarter of 2006.

  • BST adds Mark Andy rewinder to demo center

    August 14, 2007
    BST Pro Mark and Mark Andy have continued an 18-year tradition of cooperation with the addition of a new Mark Andy VSR100 rewinder in the BST demo center in Elmhurst, IL, USA.

  • Lewis Label adds digital imager

    August 14, 2007
    Lewis Label Products, of Fort Worth, TX, USA, has announced the installation of a digital plate imager.

  • Labeltronix launches new wine sales team

    August 7, 2007
    In response to growing demand for custom label solutions, Labeltronix, a converting company based in Orange, CA, USA, has hired two salesmen to serve only the wine industry.

  • Multi-Color invests in HP digital press

    August 7, 2007
    Multi-Color Corporation, of Sharonville, OH, USA, has entered the digital label printing field with the purchase of a new HP ws4500 digital press.