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  • XericWeb to acquire

    July 20, 2005
    XericWeb to acquire UV systems maker XericWeb Drying Systems, of Neenah, WI, manufacturers of infrared and convection drying for the web flexo industry, has announced plans to acquire ECS (Energy Converting Systems), a manufacturer of high performa…

  • Environmental, Macro sign ink agreement

    July 20, 2005
    Environmental, Macro sign ink agreement Environmental Inks and Coatings (EIC), of Morganton, NC, has signed an agreement with Macro (Inks) Australia to distribute Macro’s Ultra VS Flexo Shrink inks throughout the Americas. The agreement was an…

  • Gintzler expands with space

    July 20, 2005
    Late in September, Gintzler Graphics Inc. celebrated its expansion with a “Showcase Gala,” an open house at its Buffalo, NY, headquarters attended by visitors from throughout the eastern United States. The occasion was the celebration of…

  • UCB Films new name

    July 20, 2005
    UCB Films’ new name is Innovia Films Innovia Films has been selected as the new name for the former films business of the UCB Group. The •320 million acquisition of the company by a consortium led by the former managing director of Hays…

  • Driscoll Label Co. has new owners

    July 20, 2005
    Bob and Pat Biava have sold their stock in Driscoll Label Company Inc., Fairfield, NJ, to John Raguso and Roy Palmer. Bob Biava, president of the company that he and his wife acquired 20 years ago from Elwood Driscoll, made the announcement in early…

  • Raflatac opens terminal in Tatabnya, Hungary

    July 20, 2005
    Raflatac opens terminal in Tatabánya, Hungary Raflatac’s new distribution terminal and sales office in Hungary is now fully operational and ready to respond to the increasing demand for pressure sensitive label stock in Central and East…

  • PCMC launches

    July 20, 2005
    PCMC launches technical center Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) inaugurated its new technology center in Green Bay, WI, in early November with an open house, featuring demonstrations of its flexographic and nonwovens machinery. The event als…

  • Narrow Web Profile: New York Label

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    A 126-year-old converter takes on new prepress technology and plans to push beyond the Northeast.

  • Digital Printing

    July 20, 2005
    Technological improvements spur an increase in converter enthusiasm.

  • Security Labeling

    July 20, 2005
    Keeping ahead of counterfeiters through technology and communication.

  • nterLabel cancelled

    July 20, 2005
    InterLabel cancelled A lack of industry support, especially from the key crowd pullers, has caused the cancellation of InterLabel, a European labeling exhibition. It was due to be held December 7-9 in Stuttgart, Germany, and the debate it aroused wa…

  • Library supplier

    July 20, 2005
    Library supplier activates RFID tagging system An organization that delivers 2.7 million books annually to public libraries in the Netherlands has adopted an RFID tag system. NBD|Biblion places 13.56 MHz item-level tags in all the books it suppli…

  • Esko-Graphics makes

    July 20, 2005
    Esko-Graphics makes platemaking tour Digital workflow environments, open systems data management and integrated networks — no wonder prepress technology gets more bewildering every year. This places a special responsibility on systems vendor…

  • Selling narrow web presses

    July 20, 2005
    Labelexpo Americas will have come and gone by the time this appears in print, but it’s a sure bet that the industry’s major press manufacturers will have pulled out all the stops to put on a good show. The problem is, the reality of these…

  • Bob Dunsirn

    July 20, 2005
    Robert J. Dunsirn, a pioneer in the tag and label industry, passed away at the age of 84 on September 11, 2004, in his hometown of Appleton, WI. Bob began his career at Atlas Tag Company in 1946 after returning from World War II. Having spent many ye…

  • WS PACKAGING GROUP, Algoma, WI Jeff Buchta,

    July 20, 2005
    WS PACKAGING GROUP, Algoma, WI — Jeff Buchta, formerly with Promo Edge, has joined as VP strategic accounts.…

  • VALRON STRENGTH FILMS, Houston, TX Shelley Stopper

    July 20, 2005
    VALÉRON STRENGTH FILMS, Houston, TX — Shelley Stopper has been promoted to product sales manager.…

  • SUN CHEMICAL, Northlake, IL Chuck Shuty

    July 20, 2005
    SUN CHEMICAL, Northlake, IL — Chuck Shuty has been named director of narrow web products for Sun Chemical North American Inks.…

  • SICPA NORTH AMERICA, Brooklyn Park, MN Steve Lundahl

    July 20, 2005
    SICPA NORTH AMERICA, Brooklyn Park, MN — Steve Lundahl has joined the company as product manager for the narrow web & energy curable group.…

  • PACKAGE SERVICE COMPANY, Kansas City, MO; IM-PRES LABEL, Burlington, NJ Dennis Shannon

    July 20, 2005
    PACKAGE SERVICE COMPANY, Kansas City, MO; IM-PRES LABEL, Burlington, NJ — Dennis Shannon has been appointed vice president and COO.…

  • MULTI-COLOR, Cincinnati, OH Frank Graziano

    July 20, 2005
    MULTI-COLOR, Cincinnati, OH — Frank Graziano has joined as vice president of operations. Bob Fien has been announced plant manager of the Scottsburg, IN, facility. Nick Picciuto has been named division controller.…

  • H&N PACKAGING, Colmar, PA Roger W. Scott

    July 20, 2005
    H&N PACKAGING, Colmar, PA — Roger W. Scott has joined as supply chain / purchasing manager.…

  • ENERCON INDUSTRIES, Menomonee Falls, WI The company has announced the upcoming retirement of Dave Markgraf

    July 20, 2005
    ENERCON INDUSTRIES, Menomonee Falls, WI — The company has announced the upcoming retirement of Dave Markgraf after 25 years of service.…

  • APEX EUROPE, Hapert, The Netherlands Jorma Pirhonen

    July 20, 2005
    APEX EUROPE, Hapert, The Netherlands — Jorma Pirhonen has become area manager for Finland and the Baltics. Arne Eldrup has been named area manager for Denmark, Norway and Sweden.…

  • Digital label press

    July 20, 2005
    Digital label press Xeikon Lier Belgium The Xeikon 330 is the company’s newest generation web fed, digital label press. It prints at 600 dpi with variable density levels per dot, in combination with professional screen rulings from 85 lpi to…

  • Ink and

    July 20, 2005
    Ink and coatings line Sun Chemical Fort Lee NJ USA Solaris is a global product line of inks and coatings formulated especially for narrow web printers. 708-236-3533 www.sunchemical.com Circle No. 94…

  • RFID printer/

    July 20, 2005
    RFID printer/ applicator Weber Marking Systems Arlington Heights IL USA Model 5200rfid smart label printer/ applicator prints, encodes, verifies and applies PS RFID smart labels to cartons and pallet loads in one operation. It offers print…

  • Doctor blade

    July 20, 2005
    Doctor blade Flexo Concepts Plymouth MA USA Graphix is a multilayer composite blade with specialty fillers for abrasion resistance. Stiffness and a thin wiping tip offer quality metering on anilox rolls with high line counts. It is suitable…

  • Trim removal

    July 20, 2005
    Trim removal Precision AirConvey Newark DE USA The Trimpac trim removal system cuts and evacuates trim and waste at speeds exceeding 5,500 fpm to permit converters to operate at the high speeds made possible by the latest slitting technology…

  • Printers with RFID modules

    July 20, 2005
    Printers with RFID modules SATO International Singapore The company announced that three printers will be fitted with RFID modules: CL408e, CL412e, and the print-and-apply print engine, M-8485 Se. The new printers can write data onto RFID tags in…

  • Metallic ink

    July 20, 2005
    Metallic ink troubleshooting FRM Group Los Angeles CA USA A free UV metallic inks troubleshooting guide is available for printers and converters. The guide includes an e-mailed booklet and a poster. 323-769-4880 fax 877-386-1499…

  • Calorimeter

    July 20, 2005
    Calorimeter UV Process Supply Chicago IL USA Con-Trol-Cure’s TFC-9000 is a thin film calorimeter that can test inks, coatings and adhesives to ensure consistent curing. It rapidly measures the exothermic heat reaction from a polymerizi…

  • Ink for films

    July 20, 2005
    Ink for films Flint InkInk Ann Arbor MI USA Arrowbond Ultra ink is a laminating ink system for flexographic and gravure printing. It offers high bond value and low retained solvents. The chemistry makes it suitable for many different films and app…

  • Ink for films

    July 20, 2005
    Ink for films Flint Ink Ann Arbor MI USA Arrowbond Ultra ink is a laminating ink system for flexographic and gravure printing. It offers high bond value and low retained solvents. The chemistry makes it suitable for many different films and applic…

  • Pitman is host of NELMA summer

    July 20, 2005
    Pitman Company recently hosted an open house for the Northeast Label Manufacturers Association (NELMA). The event, which began with a barbeque and culminated in a series of presentations by industry suppliers, was held in August at Pitman’s Tot…

  • Bunnell, Avery Dennison, HP honored at

    July 20, 2005
    Dale Bunnell took the stage in Chicago in September to receive the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award, presented at Labelexpo for devoting his career to the label industry. Bunnell is a recently retired vice president of Mark Andy. Two othe…

  • RFID Mark standard announced by AIM

    July 20, 2005
    RFID Mark standard announced by AIM AIM Global, an association representing companies in the automatic identification, data collection and networking industry, has announced the creation of the AIM RFID Mark to indicate the presence of an RFID trans…

  • Wisdom Adhesive launches new web site

    July 20, 2005
    Wisdom Adhesive launches new web site Wisdom Adhesives, of Franklin Park, IL, a manufacturer of custom adhesives for challenging substrates and environments, has launched its new web site. The Internet address is www.wisdomadhesives.com. The site f…

  • GRE forms company

    July 20, 2005
    GRE forms company to rebuild presses GRE Engineering AG, of Steinebrun, Switzerland, has formed a partnership with Lakeside Engineering Ltd. to form GRE International Ltd., based in Boston, England. The operation will concentrate on rebuilding pre-…

  • Magpowr relocates, increases capacity

    July 20, 2005
    Magpowr relocates, increases capacity Magpowr, a supplier of tension control systems, has announced plans to relocate its manufacturing operation from Fenton, MO, to the Maxcess International headquarters in Oklahoma City. Magpowr is part of the Max…

  • hlstrom marks growth in glassine liners

    July 20, 2005
    Ahlstrom marks growth in glassine liners Ahlstrom’s LabelPack division, a supplier of release base papers, reports a 33 percent increase in sales in specialty, tape and industrial segments in 2004. Although the self-adhesive label stock busin…

  • Mark Andy, DuPont, Esko-Graphics open

    July 20, 2005
    Mark Andy, DuPont, Esko-Graphics open prepress demo facility Mark Andy, Esko-Graphics and DuPont have opened a joint prepress and on-press workflow demonstration site at Comco’s manufacturing facility in Milford, OH. The demonstration facili…

  • A&V markets Verbatim liquid photopolymers

    July 20, 2005
    A&V markets Verbatim liquid photopolymers Anderson & Vreeland Inc., of Bryan, OH, a manufacturer and distributor of flexographic printing materials and equipment, has been appointed distributor of Verbatim liquid photopolymers and related ma…

  • ID Label buys

    July 20, 2005
    ID Label buys Image Scan ID Label Inc., of Lake Villa, IL, has acquired Image Scan, of East Providence, RI. With the purchase, ID Label plans to expand its capabilities in the variable imaging and pre-print bar coding industries. ID L…

  • Hot Stamping

    Tom Gray and Mike Wilks || July 20, 2005
    Steel-backed flexible plates for hot stamping retain quality and lower costs.

  • Promotional Labeling

    Leah Genuario || July 20, 2005
    But then something happened. It's called a recession.

  • UV Curing Systems

    July 20, 2005
    Market growth and technological evolution raise the effectiveness of these curing

  • Plate plant follows favorable flexo trends

    July 20, 2005
    Plate plant follows favorable flexo trends Construction of a new flexo plate manufacturing site is well under way…

  • Kugler-Womako moves into

    July 20, 2005
    Kugler-Womako moves into labeling machinery Kugler-Womako of Nürtingen in south Germany has acquired the Combina labeling machine business from Schäfer-etiketten, its near neighbor. The latter now concentrates on its core business of prin…

  • Best practices for printing Tyvek tags and labels

    July 20, 2005
    Best practices for printing Tyvek tags and labels DuPont Cyrel and DuPont Tyvek Medical Packaging are two quite separate business units, but for the first time they decided there was a commonality of interests to further their business aims. They ac…