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  • INX & print associations sponsor OSHA seminars

    July 20, 2005
    INX & print associations sponsor OSHA seminars A series of two-day OSHA-sanctioned education sessions covering printing safety and health are being held this year in Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Georgia and Missouri. The PrintGuard Train-the…

  • French school installs

    July 20, 2005
    French school installs a Mark Andy press Mark Andy France has installed a six-color Scout in the print training department of one of France’s oldest and well knownschools, École Supérieure Estienne des Arts et Industries Graphiq…

  • UCB’s films business

    July 20, 2005
    UCB’s films business sold to new company The films business of the Belgium-based UCB Group is set to be bought for €320m by a consortium led by the former managing director of Hays Chemical Distribution, Dennis Matthewman, who will chair…

  • Harper enhances its

    July 20, 2005
    Harper enhances its anilox roll technology Harper Corporation of America has announced an enhancement of the firm’s proprietary Platinum anilox roll technology after several months of intense R&D. According to Margie Harper Kluttz, execu…

  • Xeikon creates unit

    July 20, 2005
    Xeikon creates unit in Scandinavia Xeikon International, headquartered in Lier, Belgium, has created Xeikon Scandinavia, a subsidiary for direct sales and service of Xeikon digital color printing equipment. The new company was founded following the…

  • Daetwyler formalizes

    July 20, 2005
    Daetwyler formalizes operations in China The Max Daetwyler Corporation has celebrated the grand opening of MDC Daetwyler (China) Co. Ltd. in Shanghai. The operation was begun in 2002 for the establishment of sales and distribution of doctor blades.…

  • CPFilms to install

    July 20, 2005
    CPFilms to install new metalizing line CPFilms, a manufacturer of coated films, has announced that it will install new metalizing production equipment at its manufacturing plant in Martinsville, VA. The company has three existing metalizing lines.…

  • Nilpeter forms new arm for European sales

    July 20, 2005
    Nilpeter forms new arm for European sales Nilpeter A/S, the Danish manufacturer of narrow web presses, has announced the formation of Nilpeter GmbH, a sales and service office for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The new operation was made in agre…

  • Wikoff Color acquires Merit Ink & Coating

    July 20, 2005
    Wikoff Color acquires Merit Ink & Coating Wikoff Color Corp., of Fort Mill, SC, has purchased the assets of Merit Ink & Coating Co. of Alpharetta, GA. Merit Ink & Coating, a 50-employee company with sales in the eastern United Sta…

  • Kelleigh is reacquired

    July 20, 2005
    Kelleigh is reacquired by company founder Kelleigh Corporation, a manufacturer of flexographic photopolymer platemaking equipment, has been re-acquired by its original founder, Leigh Jezorek. “We’ve purchased the company based upon fee…

  • Arpeco is acquired

    July 20, 2005
    Arpeco is acquired by Precision Automation Arpeco, of Mississauga, Canada, has been acquired by Precision Automation Co. Inc., a manufacturer and integrator of automation systems. Arpeco, a manufacturer of slitter rewinders, diecutting machinery an…

  • MacDermid leaves A&V; BASF plates sign on

    July 20, 2005
    MacDermid leaves A&V; BASF plates sign on Anderson & Vreeland (A&V) has been named a distributor of BASF’s Nyloflex photopolymer printing plates in the US and Canada. The announcement, made in early August, was followed immed…

  • Miller Brewing extends contract with NorthStar

    July 20, 2005
    Miller Brewing extends contract with NorthStar NorthStar Print Group recently signed an extension of its existing label contract with Miller Brewing Company, under which NorthStar remains Miller Brewing’s sole label supplier. The new contract…

  • Inspection Systems

    July 20, 2005
    From simple strobes to complex technology, web inspection is all about quality.

  • Pharmaceutical Labeling

    July 20, 2005
    Brand protection and regulation drive changes in pharmaceutical packaging trends.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Tailored Label Products

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    Tailored Label Products Inc. sits on a rise in an industrial complex in Menomonee Falls, WI, a suburb of Milwaukee. Much of its output is for industrial use, and the more challenging the better.

  • Flint Ink boosts investments

    July 20, 2005
    Flint Ink boosts investments in Austria and Poland Flint-Schmidt is investing heavily in its label and packaging ink manufacturing facility in Vienna to introduce higher efficiency and improve productivity. The investment forms part of a program of…

  • Philips and Checkpoint

    July 20, 2005
    Philips and Checkpoint form RFID partnership The successful implementation of any low-cost RFID technology within the supply chain clearly depends on sound partnerships between the providers of RF-based product identification systems and the electr…

  • Stork enters laser engraving flexo plate market

    July 20, 2005
    Stork enters laser engraving flexo plate market In the fast-moving world of plate imaging, the latest development involves a collaboration between the Dutch-based Stork Prints and BASF’s plate division. Stork offers its patented triple-beam la…

  • Small-run UK label printers form self-help organization

    July 20, 2005
    Small-run UK label printers form self-help organization Continued pressures on small to medium sized self-adhesive label printers in a highly competitive market have prompted some UK label converters to form the British Short Run Label Association (…

  • French label printer gets first RDP sleeve press

    July 20, 2005
    French label printer gets first RDP sleeve press The top end of the web offset press market is rarefied territory for most label converters, specially when it involves a new type of plate/sleeve technology. Illochroma France is a large producer of c…

  • Paper industry price-fixing probe

    July 20, 2005
    Allegations of illegal cartel agreements and/or anti-competitive price fixing now appear to be a regular feature of the European paper and board industry. The latest inquiry, which began on May 25 with a series of raids prompted by the European Commi…

  • DOMINO, Gurnee, IL — Bill Eshmont

    July 20, 2005
    DOMINO, Gurnee, IL — Bill Eshmont has been appointed president of Domino Amjet.…

  • CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland Mark Gooseman

    July 20, 2005
    CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland — Mark Gooseman, managing director of the company’s UK operations, has been elected president of the executive committee of the European Metallizers Association.…

  • AQUAFLEX, Duncansville, PA — Bill Easley

    July 20, 2005
    AQUAFLEX, Duncansville, PA — Bill Easley has been hired as sales representative, covering the Midwest. He will be working out of Leetonia, OH.…

  • ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH — Mike Beales

    July 20, 2005
    ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH — Mike Beales and Bill Musial have been appointed technical sales representatives.…

  • Warehouse control system

    July 20, 2005
    Warehouse control system FKI Logistex Danville KY USA SpectrumPlus is Microsoft Windows-based warehouse control system software. It directs a wide array of stock, tool and clean room functions, including the control of material handling equipment,…

  • PSAs

    July 20, 2005
    PSAs National Adhesives Bridgewater NJ USA A new selector guide provides information on Duro-Tak acrylic PSAs. The guide outlines performance properties of the products in chart form. 800-797-4992 fax 609-409-5699 www.nationalstarch.com Circ…

  • Control system

    July 20, 2005
    Control system Catbridge Parsippany NJ USA The CBM-1 Advanced Control System integrates the full range of machine controls into a single networking package. It operates over a high speed Ethernet connection and is based on the IEC 1131 platform.…

  • Coating and ink

    July 20, 2005
    Coating and ink UVitec Printing Ink Lodi NJ USA 77-801 UV RS Opaque White is a high opacity, brilliant white for use on combination narrow web presses. The company also introduced 20499-87 High Gloss, Non-Fingerprint UV coating. It minimizes the a…

  • Security board

    July 20, 2005
    Security board Appleton Appleton WI USA Rock-Tenn Company’s White Label Security Board is a paperboard-based package featuring taggants and read-write threads. It was created using Appleton’s TechMark line of intelligent papers.…

  • Smart inks

    July 20, 2005
    Smart inks FRM-USA Gilbert AZ USA A line of technologically engineered metallic inks, called Smart Inks, has been introduced. They are available for all printing processes. 323-769-4880 www.radiumbronze.com Circle No. 119…

  • Viscometer

    July 20, 2005
    Viscometer Brookfield Engineering Middleboro MA USA The KU-2 Krebs Viscometer with centipoise read-out capability is suited for the measurement of coatings, inks and adhesives. It features switchable Krebs Units, centipoise or grams, and is…

  • Turn bar systems

    July 20, 2005
    Turn bar systems DMS Lake Zurich IL USA The Web-On-Air air bar and turn bar systems reduce press air consumption and noise levels, eliminate web weaving, and improve front-to-back registration. The patented micro-porous pneumatic flotation t…

  • Smart labels

    July 20, 2005
    Smart labels Power Paper & Graphic Solutions Tel Aviv Israel & Burr Ridge IL USA Two UHF-based read-only and read/write transponder ICs for battery-assisted RFID labels are now available. The ICs will be available in the PowerID Syst…

  • Computer to plate

    July 20, 2005
    Computer to plate Presstek Hudson NH USA Dimension Excel is a computer to plate platform. New capabilities for the product include higher throughput — up to 20 plates an hour — as well as more flexible plate handling options. Units can…

  • Melt flow indexer

    July 20, 2005
    Melt flow indexer Testing Machines Ronkonkoma NY USA The XNR-400 Melt Flow Indexer measures the melt flow resistance of a wide range of thermoplastics. This tabletop tester conforms to all national and international melt flow resistance stan…

  • Flexo plate system

    July 20, 2005
    Flexo plate system Agfa Ridgefield Park NJ USA Aqua FLASH water wash flexographic platemaking system is capable of making photopolymer plates in under 45 minutes. It allows for parallel platemaking capabilities, producing a set of four full…

  • Press control

    July 20, 2005
    Press control Advanced Vision Technology Hod-Hasharon Israel The Prestige automatic press control package is for central impression flexo presses. It automatically handles make ready tasks as well as controls the associated press parameters during…

  • Smart applicator

    July 20, 2005
    Smart applicator WS Packaging Group Automated Systems Mason OH USA The company has released an EPC tag/label applicator engineered to handle UHF Class 0 and Class 1 tags and can be upgraded to handle future versions. The system verifies pro…

  • Web guiding

    July 20, 2005
    Web guiding Bst Pro Mark Elmhurst IL USA The Ekrpro Com 60 is a compact web guiding device designed for simple integration and use over a wide range of printing, converting and OEM applications. It used a new operator interface which combine…

  • Materials handling

    July 20, 2005
    Materials handling Maxson Westerly RI USA The Dual Position Roll Stand is able to handle two rolls. Each position can lift a roll up to 84" in diameter and up to 7,000 lbs at speeds of up to 3000 fpm. Hydraulically powered, it provides…

  • Matan launches its revised web site

    July 20, 2005
    Matan launches its revised web site Matan, a manufacturer of digital printing systems based in Rosh Haayin, Israel, has announced the launch of its new Internet site, www.matanprinters.com. The site was planned to facilitate better service and mark…

  • Magpowr equipment now available online

    July 20, 2005
    Magpowr equipment now available online MAGPOWR, of Fenton, MO, a manufacturer of torque and tension control technology, announces the immediate availability of Perma-Tork permanent magnet clutches and brakes and Sofstep magnetic particle clutches an…

  • DRI relocates HQ

    July 20, 2005
    DRI relocates HQ to Tampa, FL DRI, a designer of radiant electric infrared drying and heating equipment, has moved to a new headquarters in Tampa, FL. The contact information is: P.O. Box 13626, Tampa, FL 33681-36262, tel. 813-837-9368, fax 813-8…

  • Pitman to distribute

    July 20, 2005
    Pitman to distribute ICS proofing system Integrated Color Solutions (ICS), of New York City, has tapped Pitman Company to resell the ICS Remote Director monitor based contract proofing system, and the ICS PressOK hardware option to the graphi…

  • Multi-Plastics expands equipment, plants

    July 20, 2005
    Multi-Plastics expands equipment, plants Multi-Plastics Inc., of Lewis Center, OH, continues its machinery expansion and modernization plan by taking delivery of the first of several custom designed slitting machines from Phoenix Machine Co. of Flan…

  • PCMC to construct

    July 20, 2005
    PCMC to construct 35,000 sf demo center Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), of Green Bay, WI, has announced plans to build a 35,000 square foot demonstration center to be opened in early fall. The center will be located at the PCMC Glory Road…

  • Charlotte campus named for Harpers

    July 20, 2005
    Charlotte campus named for Harpers The name of the Southwest Campus of Central Piedmont Community College, in Charlotte, NC, will be changed in September to the Harper Campus, in honor of Ron and Katherine Harper. The campus houses the Harper Natio…

  • Challenge Printing revamps its web site

    July 20, 2005
    Challenge Printing revamps its web site Challenge Printing Inc., of Eden Prairie, MN, has updated its Internet web site, www.challengeprinting.com, to further explain the company’s mission. Challenge is the parent company of NuQuest Labels. T…