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  • AET Films offers custom products from Virginia

    September 7, 2005
    AET Films offers custom products from Virginia Applied Extrusion Technologies Inc. (AET Films), of New Castle, DE, USA, has expanded the capabilities of its Covington, VA, plant to offer custom coating services. According to Bill Minnich, senior ma…

  • PCMC to be acquired by Barry-Wehmiller

    September 7, 2005
    Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) of Green Bay, WI, USA, has signed a letter of intent to be acquired by Barry-Wehmiller Companies Inc., of St. Louis, MO. PCMC is a major manufacturer of tissue converting equipment, packaging machinery, flexo p…

  • 3 Sigma expands

    September 7, 2005
    3 Sigma expands its plant in Ohio 3 Sigma Corporation, a supplier of specialty coated and adhesive products, is expanding its operation in Troy, OH, USA, and has broken ground for a 45,000 square foot addition. The facility will grow from its curr…

  • AWA to acquire in-mold label conference

    September 7, 2005
    AWA to acquire in-mold label conference AWA Alexander Watson Associates, of Amsterdam, Netherlands, has agreed to acquire the rights to the International In-Mold Labeling Conference (IMLCON) from RBS Technologies Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, USA. Ron Schu…

  • Multi-Color wins award from Miller Brewing

    September 7, 2005
    Multi-Color wins award from Miller Brewing Miller Brewing Company, of Milwaukee, WI, USA has recognized Multi-Color Corporation as its “Supplier of the Year” for 2004. Multi-Color recently acquired NorthStar Print Group, which had won th…

  • Xpanded Label Tech opens doors to the trade

    September 7, 2005
    Xpanded Label Tech opens doors to the trade Xpanded Label Technology LLC has been founded in Appleton, WI, USA, to manufacture pressure sensitive labels combined with paper leaflets, commonly referred to as expanded content labels (ECLs). The compan…

  • Flexo school promotes prepress with investment

    September 7, 2005
    The Flexographic Trade School (FTS), located in Fort Mill, SC, USA, is becoming a major training facility for prepress technicians as well as for press operators. The technological expansion coincides with the acquisition of a 50 percent share of the…

  • Nilpeter’s Eriksen

    September 7, 2005
    Nilpeter’s Eriksen wins Lifetime award Lars Eriksen, owner and president of Nilpeter A/S, of Denmark, is the 2005 winner of the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award. The decision was made in June by judges of the Label Industry Global…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Novelprint

    Narrow Web Profile: Novelprint

    Jack Kenny || September 7, 2005
    In Brazil, one of Latin America's great innovators seeks ever-distant technological horizons.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Sekuworks

    Narrow Web Profile: Sekuworks

    Jack Kenny || September 7, 2005
    Security printing - like nowhere else.

  • 2005 Mid-Year Economic Report

    2005 Mid-Year Economic Report

    September 7, 2005
    Solid growth, cautious progress

  • Is the clock ticking

    July 20, 2005
    Is the clock ticking for UK label executives? How important are the leaders of a company to its financial performance? UK industry analyst Plimsoll Publishing Ltd. says the UK label industry will soon find out since one in four of its company direc…

  • Wireless inspection

    July 20, 2005
    Wireless inspection enhances management Tectonic International in Wales, UK, claims to offer the industry’s first low cost print inspection system with wireless image transfer. The new K2it series can transfer 22 MB of image data per second…

  • 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…

  • Esko-Graphics

    July 20, 2005
    Esko-Graphics incorporates Certified PDF Momentum is building to ensure that the Certified PDF format achieves industry-standard status as a preflight tool for modern prepress workflows. It was recently boosted by news that Esko-Graphics has begu…

  • 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 José 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…