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  • Esko acquires Artwork Systems

    August 2, 2007
    Two major companies in the packaging prepress field have joined forces. Esko and Artwork Systems, both headquartered in Gent, Belgium, will combine their operations following the acquisition by Esko of a majority of Artwork Systems' shares from the t…

  • WS Packaging to move world headquarters to Green Bay

    July 31, 2007
    WS Packaging Group, one of North America's largest label converting and printing companies, plans to construct a $4 million plant in a new business development park in Green Bay, WI, USA. The company will move its headquarters from Algoma, WI, to 5.7…

  • Gallus and BHS to present folding carton technology seminar

    July 31, 2007
    Gallus, 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 Philadelphia, PA. The focus of the event will be folding carton technology.…

  • Harper donates flexo simulator and Mac to SC high school

    July 31, 2007
    Anilox supplier and flexo education champion Harper Corporation of America has donated a FlexSys Press Simulator and a Macintosh computer with monitor to Fort Mill High School in Fort Mill, SC, USA. “We are absolutely thrilled to get these m…

  • ChemInstruments' growth prompts global sales conference

    July 30, 2007
    ChemInstruments, a division of Chemsultants International, held its first global sales meeting recently to plan educational programs and other tactics for the future. The session was held in Chemsultants' new international headquarters in Mentor, OH,…

  • Avery Dennison expands film capacity

    July 24, 2007
    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.

  • ITW Performance Polymers acquires M&C Specialties

    July 24, 2007
    ITW Performance Polymers, an Illinois Tool Works company, has acquired M&C Specialties Co., a Pennsylvania based contract manufacturer of custom-fabricated diecut adhesive components, tapes and labels to markets around the world.

  • Stork Cellramic purchases new roll inspection equipment

    July 24, 2007
    Anilox roll manufacturer Stork Cellramic Inc., a division of Stork Materials Technology, announces the purchase and implementation of new roll inspection equipment.

  • Zecher partners with Interflex Laser Engravers

    July 24, 2007
    The companies Kurt Zecher GmbH, Germany, and Interflex Laser Engravers, Spartanburg, SC, USA, have agreed on a strategic partnership.

  • FFTA and Clemson present flexo symposium

    July 24, 2007
    The FFTA and Clemson University are holding the Flexographic Process Color Printing Symposium September 26-28, 2007 at Clemson University in Clemson, SC, USA.

  • Conductive inkjet system drives down RFID costs

    July 19, 2007
    Conductive inkjet system drives down RFID costs The fortunes of industrial inkjet applications and low cost RFID antennas are inextricably linked. Other applications include flexible circuits and thin-film batteries. Just rolled out is the Metaljet…

  • Esko adds dynamism with a visual angle

    July 19, 2007
    Esko adds dynamism with a visual angle Dynamic print visualization sounds like someone has been at the magic mushrooms. In fact, the patented technology is said to give users a realistic rendering of substrates, inks and special finishes for design,…

  • Offset option from Dutch

    July 19, 2007
    As noted in the January/February issue of L&NW, more label and packaging converters are taking an increasing interest in rollfed UV-cured offset. This demand prompted MPS to approach Drent Goebel as an OEM supplier of offset technology for its ne…

  • Giebeler moves in

    July 19, 2007
    Giebeler moves in with Drent Goebel Consolidation in the European narrow web world creeps along, usually forced by someone hitting a financial brick wall. The latest casualty is Giebeler of Langenfeld, Germany, whose assets and intellectual proper…

  • Shedding some light

    July 19, 2007
    Nobody can guess how many billions of prime product labels are produced for private label brands, also known as “own label” or retail brands, but they surely represent a large slice of the labeling market. As in the USA, they represent a…

  • UNILUX INC., Saddle Brook, NJ, USA — The company has named Joe Zhao

    July 19, 2007
    UNILUX INC., Saddle Brook, NJ, USA — The company has named Joe Zhao sales manager for China. Based in Shanghai, he will lead Unilux’s push into an increasingly sophisticated Chinese printing industry.…

  • Donna Campagna Promoted

    July 19, 2007
    WILLINGTON NAMEPLATE, Stafford Springs, CT, USA — Donna Campagna, formerly production planner, has been promoted to product engineer. She will assist the sales organization and customers in selecting materials, printing processes and fabricatio…

  • XAAR, Cambridge, UK — Phil Lawler

    July 19, 2007
    XAAR, Cambridge, UK — Phil Lawler has been appointed as a non-executive director and non-executive chairman of the company. Arie Rosenfeld will retire from the Board at that time, having been chairman of Xaar since before the company’s IP…

  • YUPO CORPORATION AMERICA, Chesapeake, VA, USA — Paul Mitcham

    July 19, 2007
    YUPO CORPORATION AMERICA, Chesapeake, VA, USA — Paul Mitcham has been promoted from national marketing manager to director of marketing and sales support. He will be responsible for developing focused sales and marketing warehouse and logistics…

  • Raymond R. Moore Jr.

    July 19, 2007
    Raymond R. Moore Jr. Mark Andy announced the sudden death of one of the company’s customer advocates, Raymond R. Moore Jr., service manager. Ray Moore, 56, died of a heart attack on Sunday, May 27 at his home in St. Louis, MO, USA. Moore had…

  • TORAY PLASTICS AMERICA INC., North Kingstown, RI, USA — The company has appointed Richard Schloesser

    July 19, 2007
    TORAY PLASTICS AMERICA INC., North Kingstown, RI, USA — The company has appointed Richard Schloesser to the position of executive vice president. He will provide unified American leadership to Toray Plastics America. Michael Brandmeier has been…

  • SLEEVCO INC., Dawsonville, GA, USA — Martin Wilson

    July 19, 2007
    SLEEVCO INC., Dawsonville, GA, USA — Martin Wilson has been promoted to the position of president. He will continue to oversee the sales and marketing staff with offices throughout the United States and Latin America. David Johnson, company own…

  • SARTOMER COMPANY, Exton, PA, USA — The company named Laurent Suspene

    July 19, 2007
    SARTOMER COMPANY, Exton, PA, USA — The company named Laurent Suspene vice president of Sartomer Asia. Since 2003, Suspene has been general manager, photocure and functional additives, for the Sartomer Europe Division of Cray Valley, based in Pa…

  • PRISM, Colchester, UK — Tim Daisy

    July 19, 2007
    PRISM, Colchester, UK — Tim Daisy joins Prism’s QTMS iQ as sales and marketing executive, North America. He will be based in Wilmington, MA, USA. He had been U.S. and Canada regional manager for Eastman Kodak.…

  • NIMCOR, Nashua, NH, USA — The company has hired Donald Chapin

    July 19, 2007
    NIMCOR, Nashua, NH, USA — The company has hired Donald Chapin as national sales manager. He will be managing NimCor’s sales and customer service efforts as well as sales representatives serving customers throughout the United States.…

  • MARTIN AUTOMATIC, Rockford, IL, USA — Gabrielle Dankwerth

    July 19, 2007
    MARTIN AUTOMATIC, Rockford, IL, USA — Gabrielle Dankwerth has been appointed to the position of contract administrator, making her an important communication link between European customers and headquarters in Rockford, IL, USA. In addition, Ro…

  • KODAK, Rochester, NY, USA — NAPL named Kevin Joyce,

    July 19, 2007
    KODAK, Rochester, NY, USA — NAPL named Kevin Joyce, managing director, United States and Canada region of Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group (GCG), to its board of directors. Established in 1933, NAPL is a nationally respected trade ass…

  • KLΦCKNER PENTAPLAST AMERICAS, Gordonsville, VA, USA — Tracy L. Scott

    July 19, 2007
    KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST AMERICAS, Gordonsville, VA, USA — Tracy L. Scott has been appointed vice president of operations for the company’s North and South American operations. He will assume overall operations responsibility for plants i…

  • HARPERSCIENTIFIC, Charlotte, NC, USA — Formerly the director of first impressions/receptionist, Letitia Leak

    July 19, 2007
    HARPERSCIENTIFIC, Charlotte, NC, USA — Formerly the director of first impressions/receptionist, Letitia Leak has been promoted to customer service representative.…

  • HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — Beth Hayes

    July 19, 2007
    HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — Beth Hayes has been added to the company’s customer service department. Her previous positions include a customer service representative for a food service company, management positions…

  • GRAYMILLS CORPORATION, Chicago, IL, USA — Brian Jacob

    July 19, 2007
    GRAYMILLS CORPORATION, Chicago, IL, USA — Brian Jacob of Jacob Flexographic Services, an independent sales group, has been appointed to represent the Graphic Arts products of Graymills Corporation in the territory that includes Delaware, Maryla…

  • DIGITALABEL, Durham, NC, USA — Peter Schambs

    July 19, 2007
    DIGITALABEL, Durham, NC, USA — Peter Schambs joins the company as national product and sales manager calling on manufacturers and purchasers of customized, short-run labels for retail packaging projects. He has 20 years of printing, packaging a…

  • CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland The Board of Directors has appointed Jakob Rohner t

    July 19, 2007
    CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland — The Board of Directors has appointed Jakob Rohner to be the new CEO of Cham Paper Group. Axel W. Wappler, the previous CEO, has left the company.…

  • CC1 INC., Portsmouth, NH, USA — The company has added Mark Sherk

    July 19, 2007
    CC1 INC., Portsmouth, NH, USA — The company has added Mark Sherk as Mid-West sales engineer. He joins CC1 after three years with A-Korn Roller. Jatinder Sappal has been named application engineer/project manager. He will be handling engineering…

  • APEX, Hapert, The Netherlands — The company has appointed Graham Racey

    July 19, 2007
    APEX, Hapert, The Netherlands — The company has appointed Graham Racey technical sales manager for Ireland and Southern England. He will cover the southern UK and Irish market, while Nick Harvey will continue his technical sales over the UK con…

  • CMM attracts converters, packagers to

    July 19, 2007
    Held for the first time at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, outside of Chicago, CMM International drew a crowd of converters and packaging professionals estimated by the show producer at nearly 7,000. The four-day event featu…

  • Markzware charges

    July 19, 2007
    Markzware charges patent infringement Markzware, of Santa Ana, CA, USA, announced last week that it has filed a lawsuit in US Federal Court in Los Angeles against Enfocus Software Inc., of California, and Artwork Systems, of Belgium, alleging that…

  • Polymag Tek receives

    July 19, 2007
    Polymag Tek receives its CE certification Polymag Tek Inc., of Rochester, NY, USA, has received CE certification for its narrow web cleaner family of products. The company has designed and manufactured contact web cleaning equipment for 13 years.…

  • Checkpoint combines EAS & RFID in new label

    July 19, 2007
    Checkpoint combines EAS & RFID in new label Checkpoint Systems Inc., of Thorofare, NJ, USA, a manufacturer of identification, tracking, security, and merchandising systems for the retail industry and its supply chain, has introduced the Evolve f…

  • 3 Sigma Corporation

    July 19, 2007
    3 Sigma Corporation improves its web site 3 Sigma, a supplier of pressure sensitive products based in Troy, OH, USA, has announced major improvements to its web site: www.3sigma.cc. Some of the new features include expanded information regarding pr…

  • GRE Engineering Products is sold

    July 19, 2007
    GRE Engineering Products is sold GRE Engineering Products AG, of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has been sold to Roger Wey, formerly of Datacon GmbH, a supplier in the field of semi-conductors. The seller was Rolf Reichle, managing director. “I re…

  • Label Traxx partners with more suppliers

    July 19, 2007
    Label Traxx partners with more suppliers Three coating material suppliers — Acucote, Technicote and Spinnaker Coatings — have partnered with Tailored Solutions to interface with Label Traxx, a print business management system for flexo c…

  • GIDUE expands press manufacturing to Brazil

    July 19, 2007
    GIDUE expands press manufacturing to Brazil GIDUE, the press manufacturer based in Turate, Italy, has introduced its first Combat press manufactured in Brazil. The 370 UV S-Combat “Fabricada no Brasil” is the result of the partnership be…

  • UPM Raflatac to begin work on Polish plant

    July 19, 2007
    UPM Raflatac to begin work on Polish plant UPM Raflatac, the Finland based manufacturer of pressure sensitive materials, has received an operations permit to construct its new self-adhesive label materials factory in Kobierzyce, about 10 kilometers…

  • Martin Automatic adds

    July 19, 2007
    Martin Automatic adds to its European presence Martin Automatic, of Rockford, IL, USA, has announced moves to further strengthen its European presence. To provide added support to its customers across Europe, Gabrielle Dankwerth has been appointed…

  • Kurz expands finishing and manufacturing plants

    July 19, 2007
    Kurz expands finishing and manufacturing plants Kurz Transfer Products (KTP), of Charlotte, NC, USA, has announced the expansion of its US facilities, significantly increasing manufacturing and finishing capacities in multiple locations. The expans…

  • AVT, Mark Andy expand technology cooperation

    July 19, 2007
    AVT, Mark Andy expand technology cooperation Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), an Israel based manufacturer of automatic inspection systems for printing applications, is expanding its business and technology cooperation with Mark Andy, a manufacture…

  • Avery, Motorola team up for RFID production

    July 19, 2007
    Avery, Motorola team up for RFID production The new enterprise mobility business from Motorola Inc. and Avery Dennison Corporation have announced a strategic relationship under which Avery Dennison RFID will supply EPCglobal Gen 2 RFID tags to Motor…

  • Wilson Manufacturing completes big expansion

    July 19, 2007
    Wilson Manufacturing completes big expansion Wilson Manufacturing, a rotary die manufacturer based in St. Louis, MO, USA, has completed a 35,000 square foot expansion that increases its total square footage to 81,000. New sales and administration of…

  • Digitalabel makes its industry debut

    July 19, 2007
    Digitalabel makes its industry debut in North Carolina Digitalabel, of Durham, NC, USA, has announced its launch as a digital printer specializing in labels for customized, short run and prototype packaging projects. “We are ideally position…