October 15, 2007 Silicone release liner
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…
October 15, 2007 Motor drive retrofit
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…
October 15, 2007 Metallic film
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…
October 15, 2007 Magnetic cylinders and flexible dies
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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
October 2, 2007 Cypress Multigraphics LLC, a manufacturer of labels for the durable goods market that specialize in UL recognized film materials, has recently opened its third label manufacturing facility.
October 2, 2007 Spartanics and EFI Jetrion have announced a partnership to offer short run printing and diecutting for narrow web printers that combine EFI Jetrion’s 4000 Series UV Inkjet Systems with Spartanics Finecut Laser Cutting System technology.
October 2, 2007 Converting equipment manufacturer Precision AirConvey, Newark, DE, USA, has introduced a free video test service on its roll splitter, inviting converters, packagers, waste material brokers, plastics processors, and others to send a sample roll of their m
October 2, 2007 The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) took its experienced faculty and curriculum to the new Chemsultants International laboratory and production facility for its September 17-19 Tape University Fundamentals of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes class
October 1, 2007 An estimated 24,000 professionals from the label industry — converters as well as exhibiting suppliers, packed the five exposition halls of Labelexpo Europe 2007 in late September, which opened Wednesday in Brussels.
September 28, 2007 Short run digital color, a strong theme at Labelexpo Europe this year, was championed by EFI/Jetrion, which gave European converters their first look at the company’s 4000 inkjet series.
September 28, 2007 Placing environmental issues high on its agenda, UPM Raflatac announced at Labelexpo Europe that it is working now to implement environmental ISO 14001 certification at its factories across the world.
September 28, 2007 Martin Automatic announced at Labelexpo Europe that two European label converters have expanded their capabilities by incorporating the company’s equipment into their Gallus production lines.
September 27, 2007 It seems that every time you pick up a business magazine today there is an article about sustainable business. But what do we mean by "sustainable business"? My broad definition is simply a business that operates in an environmentally responsible way…
September 27, 2007 Last issue we explored the subject of waste and how easy it can be to get started on eliminating much of the wastes that exist in print shops today. The key, if you remember, is that in order to eliminate these wastes you must first be able to see th…
September 27, 2007 Rodney Strong Vineyards of Healdsburg, CA, USA, has been in business since the late 1950s and has been constantly evolving. According to John Leyden, vice president of packaging and distribution, a 37-year company veteran, the winery is currently pro…
September 27, 2007 Here is an interesting ornithological fact: Certain birds of prey have features that have evolved over time which enable them to hunt for kinds of food other birds are unable to even pursue. The osprey, for example, has eyes with a particular trait t…
September 27, 2007 Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) has achieved a high degree of success with its Print Vision/Helios 100 percent web inspection system, so much so that the system is in use at 14 different booths this year at Labelexpo Europe.