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  • Zipher wins patent suit vs. Markem

    July 20, 2005
    Zipher wins patent suit vs. Markem The United Kingdom Court of Appeal recently ruled in favor of Zipher Ltd. of Nottingham in its lengthy legal battle with Markem Corporation. At stake was the disputed ownership of Zipher’s patented thermal tr…

  • Ahlstrom to boost

    July 20, 2005
    espite their financial woes, European converters still serve an expanding market. An indication of this is that label stock manufacturers are still working near to capacity. In the case of release base papers, one of the largest manufacturers —…

  • Max Daetwyler

    July 20, 2005
    Max Daetwyler Max Daetwyler, founder of Max Daetwyler Corporation, died April 7 after a long illness. He was 89. His company, based in Switzerland, is a manufacturer of equipment to the flexographic and gravure industries. He had an understanding o…

  • Sun Chemical, Parsippany, NJ, USA Chris Parrilli h

    July 20, 2005
    Sun Chemical, Parsippany, NJ, USA — Chris Parrilli has been named president of the consumables and…

  • STORK CELLRAMIC, Milwaukee, WI, USA Tabatha Frechette

    July 20, 2005
    STORK CELLRAMIC, Milwaukee, WI, USA — Tabatha Frechette has been hired as the inside sales and customer service representative.…

  • Raflatac, Tampere, Finland Jussi Vanhanen

    July 20, 2005
    Raflatac, Tampere, Finland — Jussi Vanhanen has been appointed senior VP, based in Shanghai, China. Jan-Erik Forsström has been appointed VP of operations and technology based in Tampere.…

  • PrintStaff, Boston, MA, USA Kay Abston

    July 20, 2005
    PrintStaff, Boston, MA, USA — Kay Abston has been appointed a recruiter at the company’s Los Angeles office.…

  • Maxcess International, Oklahoma City, OK, USA Marcel G. Hage

    July 20, 2005
    Maxcess International, Oklahoma City, OK, USA — Marcel G. Hage has been named group vice president, North America.…

  • LATRAN TECHNOLOGIES, Bedford, MA, USA Pete Radic

    July 20, 2005
    LATRAN TECHNOLOGIES, Bedford, MA, USA — Pete Radic has been appointed area sales manager for the company’s Southeast US territory.…

  • LABELBLANK, University Park, IL, USA Brian Ormiston

    July 20, 2005
    LABELBLANK, University Park, IL, USA — Brian Ormiston is the new director of sales and marketing.…

  • magine! Print Solutions, Shakopee, MN, USA John Barbieri

    July 20, 2005
    magine! Print Solutions, Shakopee, MN, USA — John Barbieri has been added as director of new business development.…

  • Gerhardt USA, Dallastown, PA, USA Lou Altomare

    July 20, 2005
    Gerhardt USA, Dallastown, PA, USA — Lou Altomare has recently been appointed national sales manager.…

  • Fusion UV Systems, Gaithersburg, MD, USA Kazuo Ashikaga

    July 20, 2005
    Fusion UV Systems, Gaithersburg, MD, USA — Kazuo Ashikaga has been added as director of chemistry and process development to the Japanese business unit.…

  • FPPA, Baltimore, MD, USA Chris Horton

    July 20, 2005
    FPPA, Baltimore, MD, USA — Chris Horton has been elected president. New officers include: Lee Grantham, Jan Noller, Steve Barry, Tom Underwood, James Kadlec, Stephen Guenther, Mark Barnard, Bob Hannum, and Joe Anderson.…

  • ort Dearborn Company, Niles, IL, USA Bill Johnstone

    July 20, 2005
    ort Dearborn Company, Niles, IL, USA — Bill Johnstone has been named as senior VP of operations. Jeff Brezek is the new senior VP of sales.…

  • CDR Pigments & Dispersions, Elizabethtown, KY, USa Craig Foster

    July 20, 2005
    CDR Pigments & Dispersions, Elizabethtown, KY, USa — Craig Foster has assumed the position of vice president and general manager of the company.…

  • BERTEK SYSTEMS, Georgia, VT, USA Jeffrey P. Kenny

    July 20, 2005
    BERTEK SYSTEMS, Georgia, VT, USA — Jeffrey P. Kenny has been appointed president of the company.…

  • Apex Europe, The Netherlands has named Jos Moreira

    July 20, 2005
    Apex Europe, The Netherlands — has named José Moreira technical and commercial manager for the corrugated industry in France.…

  • American Baler, Bellevue, OH, USA Michael Guzek

    July 20, 2005
    American Baler, Bellevue, OH, USA — Michael Guzek has been promoted to regional sales manager.…

  • ADVANCED VISION TECHNOLOGIES, Hod-Hasharon, Israel William Bai

    July 20, 2005
    ADVANCED VISION TECHNOLOGIES, Hod-Hasharon, Israel — William Bai has been appointed general manager for the office in China.…

  • UV lamp monitor

    July 20, 2005
    UV lamp monitor ANI Printing Inks Plymouth MN USA The LM-9000 Continuous UV Lamp Monitor provides real-time display and data storage of UV lamp output. With optical probe and fiber optic sub-systems, it allows permanent sensor placement inside the…

  • Insertion module

    July 20, 2005
    Insertion module Tamarack products Windsor Locks CT USA The P500 RFID inserter module employs a multibar Virtual AC Neutralizer to protect RFID circuitry from damaging electrostatic discharge. On the Tamarack P500, seven static neutralizing bars a…

  • Large view

    July 20, 2005
    Large view inspection unit BST Pro Mark Chicago IL USA The Premius digital 3Chip is a web inspection and print process management system using a digital 3 chip camera. It integrates digital camera technology, a digital interface, 3 chip resolutio…

  • Re-register system

    July 20, 2005
    Re-register system Rotary Technologies Orlando FL USA The Servo3000 digital re-register system is portable and can be used on any web press. It adds more colors or die cuts to jobs at full speed with low waste, and adds specialty finishing, such a…

  • Print management

    July 20, 2005
    Print management Tailored Solutions Milwaukee WI USA Label Traxx version 4.1 includes more than 60 enhancements, including the support of digital presses and screen printing, and layout advancements. It also reduces keystrokes and entries required…

  • Digital products

    July 20, 2005
    Digital products 3M Converter Markets St. Paul MN USA 3M has introduced a new line of label materials for digital printing: HP Indigo- optimized polyester and polypropylene face stocks. Materials are available in smaller minimums, as low as a…

  • Hologram insetting

    July 20, 2005
    Hologram insetting Omet Lecco Italy The Hologram-Insetting unit can deposit holograms up to six ways, in-line, on the Varyflex press. The unit adds holograms to labels, plastic films and flexible cartons. It has been tested at a speed of 80 meters…

  • Transparent

    July 20, 2005
    Transparent substrate Ritrama Minneapolis MN USA ClearFlex is a transparent label substrate that works on both rigid clear plastic bottles and flexible, squeezable clear plastic tubes. It is based on high clarity polypropylene incorporating grea…

  • Glueless turret rewinder

    July 20, 2005
    Glueless turret rewinder CTC International West Caldwell NJ USA A glueless-start version of the Small Wonder Automatic Turret Rewinder uses a tucking system to automatically start the winding of small label rolls without the need for core glue. Th…

  • Mixer/blender

    July 20, 2005
    Mixer/blender AWT World Trade Chicago IL USA A 220-volt option on Tornado Ink Mixer and Color Blender mixes 1-quart containers to 5-gallon containers (1 liter to 25 liters). Four mixing blades are available to fit quart, 1-gallon, 3.5 gallon and 5…

  • Protective film

    July 20, 2005
    Protective film Toray Plastics North Kingstown RI USA PET Lumirror PS10 film is made with a co-extruded sheet consisting of a thin layer of an amorphous material over a thicker layer of crystalline polyester. It offers cure stability, resistance t…

  • Cutting systems

    July 20, 2005
    Cutting systems Schober USA Cincinnati OH USA The new line of RSM Rotary Die Cutting Systems converts thin gauge film in-mold labels at speeds of up to 230 fpm. The system unwinds label rolls, diecuts labels, counts, stacks and delivers labels, re…

  • Primer coating

    July 20, 2005
    Primer coating UVitec Printing Ink Lodi NJ USA The 18457-87 UV Flexo Primer Coating provides a base that accepts ink on a non-primed substrate, and provides lamination to offer scuff resistance. It can be made in a flexo application or paste versi…

  • Drukkerij Vrijdag celebrates 100 years

    July 20, 2005
    Drukkerij Vrijdag, a converter of prime labels based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, is 100 years old. The company celebrated its centary on April 9 with a big party for past and present employees. The occasion drew notice from high places. Queen Beatrix…

  • CMM 2005 showcases

    July 20, 2005
    CMM 2005 showcases converting machinery For four days in April, manufacturers of converting equipment and supplies exhibited their latest products at CMM International. The event was held at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Though a signific…

  • Nipson signs Pitman

    July 20, 2005
    Nipson signs Pitman for printer distribution Elk Grove Village, IL) - April 4, 2005 - Nipson America, of Elk Grove Village, IL, has contracted with Pitman Co. of Totowa, NJ, for distribution of its digital black printers. “We see tremen…

  • Vacumet acquires Proma Technologies

    July 20, 2005
    Vacumet acquires Proma Technologies Vacumet Corp., headquartered in Wayne, NJ, USA, has acquired the assets of Proma Technologies, of Franklin, MA, USA. The Franklin facility becomes part of Vacumet’s Metallized Paper Division. Vacumet is a l…

  • Comco seminar to focus on folding carton

    July 20, 2005
    Comco seminar to focus on folding carton The Comco Division of Mark Andy announces the Flexo Focus Seminar for Folding Cartons on June 15 at the Comco Advanced Training & Technology Center in Milford, OH, USA. The event is part of the company&rs…

  • China firm taps Farkas

    July 20, 2005
    China firm taps Farkas for narrow web post The Board of Hong Kong based Wutung Holding has announced plans to establish a technical center for printing in South China and has appointed Jules Farkas chairman of the advisory board. “There is a…

  • Harper sets agenda

    July 20, 2005
    Harper sets agenda for its road shows The 2005 Harper Flexo Road Shows, a series of free flexographic training seminars held around the USA and Mexico, will take place in May and June. The seminars, sponsored by anilox roll manufacturer Harper Cor…

  • Mark Andy expands presence in China

    July 20, 2005
    Mark Andy expands presence in China Narrow web press manufacturer Mark Andy recently opened an advanced technical educational and demonstration facility in Shanghai, in conjunction with United Printing Equipment Ltd. The facility houses a Mark Andy…

  • Daco finishing equipment introduced in N. America

    July 20, 2005
    Daco finishing equipment introduced in N. America Daco Solutions Ltd., a manufacturer of finishing equipment for the label and converting industries based in Beverly, England, has launched its product line in North America. The company, founded by…

  • Flexo plate group

    July 20, 2005
    Flexo plate group elects new board The Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA) announces the election of a new president and board of directors for 2005. Chris Horton, Southern Graphic Systems, now leads FPPA as president. Horton&rsq…

  • Sun Chemical signs

    July 20, 2005
    Sun Chemical signs as MetalFX provider Sun Chemical has signed up as an official MetalFX ink maker, meaning that inks for the MetalFX process metallic color system are available from the world’s biggest ink company. According to John Adkin,…

  • Stork Cellramic to sell Alphasonics equipment

    July 20, 2005
    Stork Cellramic to sell Alphasonics equipment Anilox roll manufacturer Stork Cellramic, a division of Stork Materials Technology based in Milwaukee, WI, USA, has reached an agreement to market and sell Alphasonics anilox cleaning equipment in North…

  • Maxcess launches blog

    July 20, 2005
    Maxcess launches blog for converting topics Maxcess International now sponsor the industry’s first web log, or blog, facilitated by industry experts to focus on the business and process of converting. The new site can be found on the Internet…

  • Narrow Web Profile: OPM Group

    Barry Hunt || July 20, 2005
    Film based flexo in the UK.

  • Foil Applications

    July 20, 2005
    Hot, cold, flat, rotary, solid, flexible, sleeves, rings.

  • Wine Labeling

    July 20, 2005
    Pressure sensitive labels own a large share of this lucrative market.

  • Xaar launches improved DOD printheads

    July 20, 2005
    Xaar launches improved DOD printheads Meanwhile, more conventional coding and marking technologies are not standing still. Keeping the inkjet flag flying is Xaar plc in Cambridge, UK, which has introduced the XJ500/180 CM printhead. It is claimed to…