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  • Aquaflex moves

    July 20, 2005
    Aquaflex moves to Pennsylvania Aquaflex, the Canadian manufacturer of narrow web flexo presses, will relocate to the Duncansville, PA, USA plant of F.L. Smithe Machine Company, which acquired Aquaflex last year. “The move will simplify opera…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Discount Labels

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    Customer service and technical innovation are hallmarks of this Indiana converter.

  • Synthetic Substrates

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    Durable films that feel like paper are widely used in labels and tags, as well as in emerging applications.

  • European Labeling

    July 20, 2005
    Some key socio-economic and political changes are reshaping a polarized European label market.

  • Avery Dennison extends

    July 20, 2005
    Avery Dennison extends its woven label business Avery Dennison Corporation has acquired the woven label manufacturer Rinke Etiketten, a private company based in Sprockhövel, Germany. Annual sales in 2003 were worth €20 million (nearly $25…

  • Pursuing screen/flexo

    July 20, 2005
    Pursuing screen/flexo ink compatibility Yet another inky partnership concerns Marabu, which makes screen inks near Stuttgart, Germany, and Paragon Inks, a manufacturer of UV flexo and letterpress inks based in Edinburgh, Scotland. They have formed…

  • Can offset seriously challenge flexo in package printing?

    July 20, 2005
    Can offset seriously challenge flexo in package printing? Sometimes a seemingly minor event points to a wider issue, such as the respective positions of print processes in packaging printing. The event in question was the unfortunate closure of Dren…

  • BASF and ANI: A new force

    July 20, 2005
    An increasing number of multinational corporations are ditching unrelated acquisitions and returning to their core businesses. This means more “orphans” becoming management buy-outs, or merging with former competitors to create new busine…

  • WATER INK TECHNOLOGIES, Lincolnton, NC Steve Strassman

    July 20, 2005
    WATER INK TECHNOLOGIES, Lincolnton, NC — Steve Strassman has been added to the technical…

  • SATO AMERICA, Charlotte, NC Mark Lyon

    July 20, 2005
    SATO AMERICA, Charlotte, NC — Mark Lyon has been appointed Western regional sales manager. He will be located in southern California. Scott Liniger has been appointed as product manager.…

  • PROGRESSIVE COLOR MEDIA, Ann Arbor, MI T

    July 20, 2005
    PROGRESSIVE COLOR MEDIA, Ann Arbor, MI — The new company’s executive leadership team has been announced. Diane Watt has been selected president. Daniel Goodenow has been appointed director of sales and services. Fay Sommer has…

  • NILPETER, Cincinnati, OH John Coleman

    July 20, 2005
    NILPETER, Cincinnati, OH — John Coleman has been promoted to manager of printing services. His responsibilities include quality control, demonstrations and press acceptances; as well as after sales print training.…

  • MULTI-COLOR, Cincinnati, OH

    July 20, 2005
    MULTI-COLOR, Cincinnati, OH — Management personnel have been added to its Decorating Solutions division. Frank Graziano was hired as VP of operations. Bob Fien was announced plant manager of the Scottsburg, Indiana facility. Nick Picciuto has b…

  • MARSDEN, Pennsauken, NJ Holger Reissmann

    July 20, 2005
    MARSDEN, Pennsauken, NJ — Holger Reissmann has been promoted to regional accounts manager. His previous position with the company was sales representative.…

  • NTELICOAT TECHNOLOGIES, Matthews, NC Ricky Wu

    July 20, 2005
    NTELICOAT TECHNOLOGIES, Matthews, NC — Ricky Wu and his team at Taipai-based Oblong Technology have been honored as the company’s Distributor of the Year.…

  • INNOVIA FILMS, Wigton, Cumbria, UK

    July 20, 2005
    INNOVIA FILMS, Wigton, Cumbria, UK —Formerly known as the films business of the UCB Group, Innovia Films has named David Beeby as its chief executive.…

  • FUTEC, Hemel, Hempstead, UK Director Steve Willis

    July 20, 2005
    FUTEC, Hemel, Hempstead, UK — Director Steve Willis will take over responsibility for European operations. The company recently opened new branch offices in Italy and in Germany, and appointed an agent in Spain…

  • DALE, Romsey, Hampshire, UK Stephen Windle

    July 20, 2005
    EDALE, Romsey, Hampshire, UK — Stephen Windle has been named to help expand the company into the Benelux countries.…

  • ECKART AMERICA, Cleveland, OH Bruce S. Schimmel

    July 20, 2005
    ECKART AMERICA, Cleveland, OH — Bruce S. Schimmel has joined as director of sales — graphic arts. He resides in New York.…

  • CREO, Vancouver, BC, Canada Stephen Miller

    July 20, 2005
    CREO, Vancouver, BC, Canada — Stephen Miller has been promoted to product manager for packaging workflow solutions from the position of packaging workflow specialist.…

  • CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland Peter T. Studer

    July 20, 2005
    CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland — Peter T. Studer has been appointed head of research and development. He is also a member of the executive board of Cham-Tenero Paper Mills and the group executive board of Cham Paper Group.…

  • AMERICAN BALER, Bellevue, OH Dave Barger

    July 20, 2005
    AMERICAN BALER, Bellevue, OH — Dave Barger has been named West Coast regional sales manager. He will manage all phases of sales and field customer service within a 12-state region.…

  • Metallic Inks

    July 20, 2005
    Metallic Inks Eckart Painesville OH USA Ultrastar GX-2807 provides high reflectance silver for printing solvent gravure on film, both surface and reverse. Ultrastar GP-2152 is for surface printing solvent gravure on paper and board. The comp…

  • Seaming

    July 20, 2005
    Seaming Karlville Development Group Miami FL USA The 300D High Speed Non Stop series features a Martin Automatic roll changing system. It provides high-volume seaming technology, reducing production waste and increasing throughput. 305-53…

  • Viscometer

    July 20, 2005
    Viscometer Brookfield Middleboro, MA CAP 1000+ viscometer can now measure more low viscosity products. The full scale torque range has been lowered from 181,000 dyne/cm to 7,970 dyne/cm. It offers standard speeds at 750 and 900 rpm, or a single cu…

  • n-mold labeling

    July 20, 2005
    In-mold labeling Yupo Chesapeake VA USA YUPO ISE105 and YUPO IUE105 are IML products that feature enhanced performance characteristics, including improved anti-static properties. The company says the grades help blow molders run production lines a…

  • Tire-grade

    July 20, 2005
    Tire-grade face stock Ritrama Manchester UK The Tire Grade Series is a range of high tack self-adhesive materials suitable for labeling difficult and uneven surfaces, such as tires. It is available with three different face materials featuring a…

  • In-mold labelers focus on injection

    July 20, 2005
    About a hundred label converters, equipment manufacturers, and injection and blow molders met in October in Scottsdale, AZ, for the 12th annual IMLCON, the In-Mold Label Conference sponsored by RBS Technologies and AWA Alexander Watson Associates. At…

  • New Nordson web site focuses on UV systems

    July 20, 2005
    New Nordson web site focuses on UV systems Nordson UV Systems, of Amherst, OH, has revised its web site to offer…

  • Klckner adds capacity for vinyl, shrink films

    July 20, 2005
    Klöckner adds capacity for vinyl, shrink films Klöckner Pentaplast of America, of Gordonsville, VA, has announced two capacity expansions at its Rural Retreat, VA, manufacturing facility. The first expansion is in its core business of rig…

  • Pitman to distribute

    July 20, 2005
    Pitman to distribute AVT equipment in US Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), of Hod-Hasharon, Israel, has named Pitman Company as its distributor in the US. AVT manufactures automatic defect detection products, including the PrintVision/Helios, the…

  • Campus in NC is dedicated to Harpers

    July 20, 2005
    Campus in NC is dedicated to Harpers Tony Zeiss, president of Central Piedmont Community College, presided over the dedication of the “Harper Campus” for Ron and Katherine Harper in September. More than 300 people attended the ceremony,…

  • Label converters were counted among the exhibitors at Health & Beauty

    July 20, 2005
    Label converters were counted among the exhibitors at Health & Beauty America, a trade show held at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City, September 28 through 30. Despite rainy weather conditions that put a damper on opening day turnout, atte…

  • Edale expansion adds 2nd manufacturing plant

    July 20, 2005
    Edale expansion adds 2nd manufacturing plant Increasing sales has caused British press maker Edale to open a second manufacturing plant near its headquarters in Romsey, England. The new space, about 300 square meters, will be used to construct the…

  • Rotatek open house draws 120 visitors

    July 20, 2005
    Rotatek open house draws 120 visitors In late September the Spanish press manufacturer Rotatek held an open house at its headquarters in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona). The event was dedicated to label and flexible packaging printing, and…

  • Anderson & Vreeland markets liquid polymers

    July 20, 2005
    Anderson & Vreeland markets liquid polymers Anderson & Vreeland has been appointed distributor of Verbatim liquid photopolymers and related materials manufactured by Chemence, of Alpharetta, GA. Verbatim products include photopo…

  • Melzer acquires license for Smartrac technology

    July 20, 2005
    Melzer acquires license for Smartrac technology Melzer, based in Schwelm, Germany, has signed a licensee agreement with Smartrac Technology to utilize Smartrac’s wire embedding process in its RFID manufacturing equipment. Smartrac owns a pate…

  • 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…