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  • Calvin Frost wins Label Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

    June 20, 2006
    The judges of the Label Industry Global Awards have unanimously voted to bestow one of the industry's highest honors upon Calvin Frost, chairman of Channeled Resources Group. Frost will receive the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award at Label…

  • Swedens Lexit expands with international food labels

    June 20, 2006
    The ability to produce peel and peel/reseal labels for its blue chip portfolio of international food clients has resulted in Swedish converter Lexit Label installing a second 16" (410 mm) Mark Andy 4150 flexo press. The latest (both were supplie…

  • More label awards for Multi-Color

    June 20, 2006
    Multi-Color Corporation continues its award-winning tradition with its most recent achievements: winning the Gold Cylinder Award from the Gravure Association of America for Leinenkugel’s Apple Spice Beer metalized label, and a World Label Award…

  • Mark Andy seminar focuses on films

    June 20, 2006
    Space is filling up rapidly for “Film Labels Done Right”, next in the series of Mark Andy Educator Seminars. The program will take place July 12 at the company’s headquarters in Chesterfield, MO, USA. The seminar focuses on film,…

  • Aquaflex seminar to explain flexible packaging

    June 13, 2006
    F.L. Smithe and Aquaflex will conduct an informational seminar for small and mid-sized converters at the F.L. Smithe facility in Duncansville, PA, USA. The one-day seminar, to be held on July 26 and again on July 27, is titled “From Labels to F…

  • Avery Dennison RFID qualifies eight more converters

    June 13, 2006
    Avery Dennison RFID has announced that eight more RFID label converters have met the company’s standards to become Avery Dennison “Qualified Converters”. The converters are Brady Corporation, Intermec Technologies Corporation, Marnl…

  • Maxson Automatic acquires steel fabricator

    June 6, 2006
    The intellectual property and certain assets of Hillside Industries of Middletown, CT, USA, have been acquired by Maxson Automatic Machinery Company, of Westerly, RI, USA, a manufacturer of rotary cutters and sheet handling systems. The announcement…

  • Julie Static Controls now called Static Clean International

    June 6, 2006
    Julie Static Controls President Jim Patterson has announced that the company name has changed to Static Clean International. The company, based in Burlington, MA, USA, manufactures products for static and contamination control and reduction. &ldqu…

  • Nilpeter showcases 200 line screen flexo at open house

    May 30, 2006
    Nilpeter USA showcased its FB3300A press at an open house in Cincinnati, OH, this month. The demonstration of the inline flexo press used 200 line screen photopolymer plates. Nilpeter partnered with Enovation Graphic Systems and MacDermid Printing…

  • GEW Asia opens in Mumbai

    May 30, 2006
    UV curing systems manufacturer GEW (EC) Ltd., of Redhill, UK, has opened the first phase of its sales, service and manufacturing operation in Mumbai, India. The facility will service the India and the Southeast Asia markets. The operation is headed b…

  • Avery Dennison ramps up RFID training

    May 30, 2006
    Avery Dennison RFID is sponsoring $500 RFID training scholarships to help mandated end users quickly and effectively implement RFID within their supply chains. The company has joined with OTA Training, a vendor-neutral RFID industry educator, to help…

  • Seminar offered on digital flexo plates

    May 30, 2006
    Optimizing the Digital Plate Package for Flexography is a series of seminars, demonstrations and hands-on sessions at which attendees will learn to simplify digital plate prepress and production to achieve optimal results. The two-day program, August…

  • TLMI picks AWA for North American Label Study

    May 23, 2006
    The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) has commissioned AWA Alexander Watson Associates to research and publish the 2007 edition of the North American Label Study. The study, updated by the association every three years, aims to inform l…

  • First L&NW Symposium a success

    May 17, 2006
    The inaugural L&NW Label Symposium, produced by Label & Narrow Web magazine in Milwaukee, WI, USA, on Tuesday, drew 120 industry professionals, both converters and suppliers, to the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee Hotel. The day-long event featured p…

  • Smyth joins in development of temperature label

    May 17, 2006
    Outlast Technologies, of Boulder, CO, USA, and Smyth Companies, headquartered in St. Paul, MN, USA, have introduced a temperature-buffering label that they call the Cold Wrap.   The label is said to deflect heat from the hand to keep beverage…

  • Comco presses penetrate Eastern Europe and Asia

    May 17, 2006
    Sales of market leading Comco ProGlide presses are reported to have taken off in 2006, with orders coming from Eastern Europe and Asia, according to Mark Andy, the parent company. Comco has received orders for a six-color 18” and a seven-col…

  • Seal-It begins shrink production using PLA film

    May 17, 2006
    Seal-It, of Farmingdale, NY, USA, is now producing shrink sleeves using EarthFirst film material from Plastic Suppliers, which is made from corn-based resins supplied by Natureworks PLA (polylactic acid). “EarthFirst film is different in tha…

  • Jetrion scores an inkjet first with European label group

    May 12, 2006
    Jetrion scores an inkjet first with European label group Reflecting the growing interest being shown in the latest drop-on-demand ink jet systems, Reynders Etiketten is the first European converter to install Jetrion’s 3025 system. By employin…

  • Artwork forms three-way prepress partnerships

    May 12, 2006
    Artwork forms three-way prepress partnerships Prepress suppliers like to be buddies with everyone. They continually form new partnerships, which makes commercial sense given that today’s open operating systems allow communication between dispa…

  • Expansion for Ulster labels and packaging group

    May 12, 2006
    Expansion for Ulster labels and packaging group MSO Group, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has taken over Storey Evans, a pharmaceutical labeling and packaging specialist in Bradford, West Yorkshire, for an undisclosed sum. The company was one o…

  • Forum unites converters from Europe and India

    May 12, 2006
    Forum unites converters from Europe and India India has a growing consumer-led economy and a strong inflow of foreign capital. Although there are serious problems with India’s infrastructure, both factors have helped to boost the country&rsquo…

  • UK printers face slow growth

    May 12, 2006
    The UK printing industry provides products and services to every business sector of the UK and makes a net contribution to the UK balance of payments, according to Research and Markets, based in Dublin, Ireland (www.researchandmarkets.com). Its repor…

  • SCREEN USA, Rolling Meadows, IL, USA Robert Prah,

    May 12, 2006
    SCREEN USA, Rolling Meadows, IL, USA — Robert Prah, formerly national accounts manager for the company, has been promoted to vice president of sales. He will oversee the Screen sales force in the United States and Canada.…

  • ROTOFLEX INERNATIONAL, Schaumburg, IL, USA Francisco Soto

    May 12, 2006
    ROTOFLEX INERNATIONAL, Schaumburg, IL, USA — Francisco Soto has been named Latin America sales representative. He is responsible for sales of all Rotoflex machines. The company also introduces Rosalia Delgado as sales coordinator, Latin America…

  • PUNCH GRAPHIX, York, UK The company has appointed Ben C. Van Assche

    May 12, 2006
    PUNCH GRAPHIX, York, UK — The company has appointed Ben C. Van Assche as the new chief executive officer. He is replacing the late Dick Tilanus.…

  • PRECISION AIRCONVEY CORP. (PAC), Newark, DE, USA Tom Clark

    May 12, 2006
    PRECISION AIRCONVEY CORP. (PAC), Newark, DE, USA — Tom Clark has been named operations manager for the company. He will be responsible for manufacturing, engineering and product development for the pneumatic conveying systems company.…

  • NILPETER USA INC., Cincinnati, OH, USA The company announces the addition of James Etheridge

    May 12, 2006
    NILPETER USA INC., Cincinnati, OH, USA — The company announces the addition of James Etheridge as senior printing and applications specialist in the print services group. He is responsible for supporting Nilpeter’s presence in the world…

  • HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA Richard Roffers

    May 12, 2006
    HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — Richard Roffers has been promoted to plant manager of the company’s Green Bay manufacturing facility located in De Pere, WI, USA. He is responsible for all administration, purchasing and…

  • FLEXO CONCEPTS, Plymouth, MA, USA The company has added Steven Paynter

    May 12, 2006
    FLEXO CONCEPTS, Plymouth, MA, USA — The company has added Steven Paynter as vice president of sales and marketing. He will oversee all domestic and international sales while focusing on growth in the overseas market.…

  • BUNTING MAGNETICS CO., Newton, KS, USA Walter T. Benecki

    May 12, 2006
    BUNTING MAGNETICS CO., Newton, KS, USA — Walter T. Benecki has been appointed as a member of the board of Bunting Magnetics. He is the former president of the Magnetic Products Group of SPS Technologies Inc. (now Arnold Magnetic Technologies) a…

  • ARJOBEX AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA The company, which manufactures Polyart synthetic paper, announces the appointment of Chris Pelle

    May 12, 2006
    ARJOBEX AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — The company, which manufactures Polyart synthetic paper, announces the appointment of Chris Pelle to the position of label and narrow web sales manager.…

  • ARC INTERNATIONAL, Charlotte, NC, USA The company has hired Jeff Grund

    May 12, 2006
    ARC INTERNATIONAL, Charlotte, NC, USA — The company has hired Jeff Grund as vice president of sales and customer service. He will direct the marketing activities and oversee the domestic and international sales and customer service department.…

  • AQUAFLEX, Duncansville, PA, USA The company announces the hiring of John Babl

    May 12, 2006
    AQUAFLEX, Duncansville, PA, USA — The company announces the hiring of John Babl as Printing Technician at its headquarters. He will perform quality control functions on all new products, interact with Aquaflex customers in-house and in the fiel…

  • Swatch book

    May 12, 2006
    Swatch book Yupo Corporation America Chesapeake VA USA Yupo has unveiled a new swatch book to showcase its line of bright white, super smooth, waterproof, and tear and chemical resistant synthetic papers. The swatch book includes a new UV printabl…

  • Electron beam unit

    May 12, 2006
    Electron beam unit Advanced Electron Beams Wilmington MA USA Advanced Electron Beams introduces a new, compact and modular electron beam laboratory unit for evaluating the use of E-beams in a variety of curing, sterilization, materials modificatio…

  • Surface treater

    May 12, 2006
    Surface treater Enercon Industries Corporation Menomonee Falls WI USA Enercon Industries introduces Dyne-A-Mite VCP, a new surface treatment for the polymer industry. The company says the system’s variable chemistry plasma allows for easier…

  • Infrared ink drying system

    May 12, 2006
    Infrared ink drying system Research Inc. Eden Prairie MN USA Research Inc. introduces the Speed-Dri Model 3620 infrared heater. The company says the ink drying system provides instantaneous infrared and convection technologies to dry ink printed o…

  • Adhesive system

    May 12, 2006
    Adhesive system Ritrama Manchester UK Ritrama Ltd. introduces a new emulsion based permanent adhesive system RI-CG. The company says this adhesive combines strong, permanent adhesion under moist/chill application conditions with excellent ro…

  • Laminator

    May 12, 2006
    Laminator SOMA Engineering Lanskroun Czech Republic SOMA Engineering has developed the LAMIFLEX E solvent free laminator. This new laminator is a new version of the company’s original LAMIFLEX S. The new E machine uses a two-stand concept. I…

  • Matrix removal system

    May 12, 2006
    Matrix removal system Precision AirConvey (PAC) Newark DE USA PAC offers a matrix removal system that automatically captures label matrix at the press, cuts it into manageable pieces and conveys it to a compactor or baler while removing airborne d…

  • UV curing operation

    May 12, 2006
    UV curing operation Nordson Amherst OH USA Nordson Corporation has introduced the Nordson Transport System (NTS) Conveyor, a mesh belt-type conveyor used as a bench-top unit or stand alone curing module. The system can be configured in singl…

  • Knife positioning system

    May 12, 2006
    Knife positioning system Dienes Overath Germany Dienes has introduced the Easy Set, a knife positioning system. The company says the systems does not require high investments and allows all slitting machine operators to reduce their operating cost…

  • Proofing system

    May 12, 2006
    Proofing system Latran Technologies Bedford MA USA Latran Technologies offers the Prediction Digital Halftone Proofing System. The company says the system incorporates laser ablation transfer technology, produces crisp halftone dots and images rea…

  • Value stock

    May 12, 2006
    Value stock FLEXcon Spencer MA USA FLEXcon introduces the DPM Value (VL) Series as part of its DPM product line. The company describes the new series as a solution for price sensitive durable goods applications including brand identification/namep…

  • Digital system

    May 12, 2006
    Digital system Aellora Digital Keene NH USA Aellora Digital, a Markem company, has introduced the SureFire Starter Digital Printing System for piezo drop-on-demand (DOD) inkjet printing. The company says the SureFire starter system is a fully inte…

  • Estimator

    May 12, 2006
    Estimator Computer Productivity Services Oakville ON Canada Computer Productivity Services is offering a new capability that calculates waste cost, setup stock cost, setup time cost, and warehousing costs in real time order to determine the most e…

  • RFID insert machine

    May 12, 2006
    RFID insert machine Schober USA Cincinnati OH USA Schober USA unveils its second generation RFID machine, which includes the ability to read HF and UHF tags, a new tag dispenser with web tensioning, strategically placed start/stop buttons, and gre…

  • UV inkjet inks

    May 12, 2006
    UV inkjet inks SunJet Bath UK SunJet, the inkjet ink division of Sun Chemical, introduces its Crystal brand of UV curing inks with full grayscale printhead capability. The Crystal UOX and UGT inks are designed for use in display graphics and other…

  • RFID label materials

    May 12, 2006
    RFID label materials 3M St. Paul MN USA 3M announces the addition of a line of specialty label materials for passive radio frequency identification (RFID) labels. Passive RFID labels digitally store information such as identity, activity, location…

  • Software display

    May 12, 2006
    Software display NDC Infrared Engineering Irwindale CA USA NDC offers RemoteView, a PC application compatible with Windows XP, 2000 or NT that allows for remote access on an NDC 8000 measurement system. RemoteView allows users all the capabi…