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  • AMERICAN BALER, Bellevue, OH David Kowaleski

    July 20, 2005
    AMERICAN BALER, Bellevue, OH — David Kowaleski has been promoted to president/ general manager. Roger Williams has been announced national sales manager. B…

  • AETEK UV SYSTEMS, Romeoville, IL Frank Simonetti

    July 20, 2005
    AETEK UV SYSTEMS, Romeoville, IL — Frank Simonetti has been named general manager. Sue Tierney has been announced operations manager. John Maday has added plant management responsibilities to his customer service management role. Si…

  • ABSOLUTELY MICRO CLEAN, Mooresville, NC Dale and Katy Patterson

    July 20, 2005
    ABSOLUTELY MICRO CLEAN, Mooresville, NC — Dale and Katy Patterson are the 2004 recipients of the “Top Cat Award” from Clemson University’s Graphic Communication Dept. The award is presented to people and companies who have con…

  • AB Graphic International, East Yorkshire, England Keith Montgomery

    July 20, 2005
    AB Graphic International, East Yorkshire, England — Keith Montgomery has been given responsibility for GiDue press sales in the UK and Ireland.…

  • Melt flow

    July 20, 2005
    Melt flow 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 standards. I…

  • Adhesive melters

    July 20, 2005
    Adhesive melters Nordson Duluth GA USA DuraBlue 50 adhesive melters offer full feature control for automatic dispensing applications. The melters feature preset AC motors with high output gerotor gear pumps. The release-coated grid and reser…

  • Harsh environments

    July 20, 2005
    Harsh environments Avery Dennison Leiden The Netherlands Fasson Durables are a range of adhesives and face materials suited for use in harsh environments. Many of these products are UL approved for adhesive permanence or thermal image legibility.…

  • Doming, adhesive

    July 20, 2005
    Doming, adhesive Rad-Cure Fairfield NJ USA The company has introduced black light curable doming compounds that are specifically designed to cure under black light to hard crystal clear polymers. These products cure in air under standard 40 watts…

  • Color matching

    July 20, 2005
    Color matching GTI Graphic Technology Newburgh NY USA CMB-2540 is the latest addition to the company’s series of visual matching systems. It includes both D65 daylight for color matching applications as specified by ASTM, and D50 daylight to…

  • Overlaminating tape

    July 20, 2005
    Overlaminating tape STA Brea CA USA SuperClear is a linerless overlamination tape. The acrylic emulsion adhesive wets-out almost instantaneously, eliminating fisheyes and adhesive haze. Suited for the health and beauty aid market, the product crea…

  • Tension monitor

    July 20, 2005
    Tension monitor Dover Flexo Electronics Rochester NH USA The TI17B True Tension Indicator monitors tension in any zone on converting and printing web machinery. It is a 3" x 5" transducer amplifier card packaged for mounting in a cabine…

  • Smart label production

    July 20, 2005
    Smart label production GRE Engineering Steinebrunn, Switzerland The Intelligent Converter module is available as a complete off-line or in-line system for the production of smart labels. It enables printers to process rolls of printed labels…

  • The 2004 Label Manufacturers Expo, sponsored by the North East Label

    July 20, 2005
    The 2004 Label Manufacturers Expo, sponsored by the North East Label Manufacturers Association, drew a crowd estimated at 120 visitors from 43 converting companies in late April to the Bridgewater (NJ) Marriott. The event was kicked off by a presenta…

  • World label shipments to grow, says study

    July 20, 2005
    World label shipments to grow, says study World label shipments are forecast to advance at an annual pace of almost 7 percent off a weak 2001-2002 base and surpass 36 billion square meters in 2007. In value terms, output will grow over 9 percent ann…

  • Nilpeter open house

    July 20, 2005
    Nilpeter open house focuses on digital Nilpeter A/S recently held an open house at its Denmark headquarters to showcase the Nilpeter Converter, a converting and finishing unit created for use with digital label presses. Visitors attended from all S…

  • TLMI publishes study

    July 20, 2005
    TLMI publishes study of 2004 label market The Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) announces the recent publication of the association’s North American Label Study (NALS ’04). The market communications and research firm LPC I…

  • Premier Sales

    July 20, 2005
    Premier Sales launches web site Premier Sales Ltd., Wakefield, RI, has launched its web site. The address is www.premiersalesri.com. The company is a supplier to the flexographic industry, specializing in digital technology for the prepress, plate…

  • Packaging experts form

    July 20, 2005
    Packaging experts form The Garron Group The Garron Group Inc., a new consulting firm in the packaging business, has been formed by the merger of R&R Consulting and the consulting arm of Gates Packaging Inc. Ron Ryback is president, and Gary Gat…

  • Wisdom Adhesives expands office, plant

    July 20, 2005
    Wisdom Adhesives expands office, plant Wisdom Adhesives plans to construct a new 32,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Elgin, IL. The company will relocate its corporate office from Franklin Park, IL, to the new address, but will continue to man…

  • Matan opens branch

    July 20, 2005
    Matan opens branch in upstate New York Matan Digital Printers has established a wholly owned subsidiary, Matan USA Inc., in Buffalo, NY. Matan’s headquarters is in Rosh Haayin, Israel. According to Hanan Yosefi, Matan’s President, the…

  • Esko-Graphics upgrades Dunwoody workflow

    July 20, 2005
    Esko-Graphics upgrades Dunwoody workflow Minneapolis based Dunwoody College of Technology recently received an addition and upgrade to last year’s installation of PackEdge and FlexRip, both from Esko-Graphics. The prepress equipment supplier…

  • Flexo press returns

    July 20, 2005
    Flexo press returns to NC high school South Mecklenburg High School, in Charlotte, NC, reports the return of its Mark Andy 830 flexographic press. The press was removed from the school in June 2002 in anticipation of a start up program for graphic…

  • UCB arm produces adhesives in Thailand

    July 20, 2005
    UCB arm produces adhesives in Thailand Surface Specialties UCB will begin producing acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives in Thailand later this year. The Brussels-based business has acquired the Rayong Emulsion plant previously operated by Clariant…

  • Chemsultants to hold

    July 20, 2005
    Chemsultants to hold industry workshops Chemsultants International Network has developed two technical training workshops that are endorsed by industry associations. “Introduction to Liquid Adhesives and Sealants: Laboratory Technician Test…

  • TLMI criticizes

    July 20, 2005
    TLMI criticizes reverse auctions In a rare move, the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) has issued a formal statement charging that a growing practice among label buyers today is harmful to the industries involved, and that TLMI member…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Spear

    Leah Genuario || July 20, 2005
    A look into one successful company that's not afraid to think differently.

  • Equipment Buying

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    Thoughts from some top converters about making those large machinery purchases.

  • Shrink Films

    Leah Genuario || July 20, 2005
    New technology and changing markets move shrink in new directions.

  • KPG introduces

    July 20, 2005
    KPG introduces digital flexo plate Kodak Polychrome Graphics aims to strengthen its recent move into the European flexo plate market by introducing KPG Flexcel NX CtP. This computer-to-flexo plate is said to deliver “superior” resolutio…

  • Artwork Systems unveils

    July 20, 2005
    Artwork Systems unveils new workflow products It’s not unusual for companies to chart their histories by appearances at major trade shows. For Belgium-based Artwork Systems it is the series of Drupa exhibitions held in Düsseldorf that do…

  • Artwork Systems unveils

    July 20, 2005
    Artwork Systems unveils new workflow products It’s not unusual for companies to chart their histories by appearances at major trade shows. For Belgium-based Artwork Systems it is the series of Drupa exhibitions held in Düsseldorf that do…

  • JDF interface expands

    July 20, 2005
    JDF interface expands in packaging workflows While talking about prepress matters, it’s worth considering that while PDF may be an accepted standard exchange format, JDF (Job Definition Format) is the concept that really brings disparate prod…

  • Supermarkets unfazed

    July 20, 2005
    It’s official. Britain’s Office of Fair Trading says its Supermarket Code of Practice with suppliers, including printers and packaging companies, is not working. In a published review of the code, introduced in March 2002, the OFT says th…

  • NILPETER, Slagelse, Denmark Torben Rasmussen

    July 20, 2005
    NILPETER, Slagelse, Denmark —Torben Rasmussen has been appointed development manager.…

  • MAX DAETWYLER, Huntersville, NC Steve Parette

    July 20, 2005
    MAX DAETWYLER, Huntersville, NC — Steve Parette has been named project coordinator and Barry Mullis has been announced project leader for the installation of a plating, finishing and engraving line at WRE/ColorTech. Barbara Cox has been promote…

  • DOW CORNING, Midland, MI Shelley Bausch,

    July 20, 2005
    DOW CORNING, Midland, MI — Shelley Bausch, former pressure sensitive industry director for the Americas, has assumed global leadership and management responsibilities. Chris Combs has been named Americas area PS industry commercial manage…

  • DOMINO, Gurnee, IL David Ellen

    July 20, 2005
    DOMINO, Gurnee, IL — David Ellen has been appointed director of commercial printing sales in North America. He will also maintain his current, global role as director of the commercial printing strategic business unit.…

  • CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland Adriano Gut

    July 20, 2005
    CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland — Adriano Gut has been appointed head of the Qualimage business unit…

  • AGFA, Mortsel, Belgium John Glass,

    July 20, 2005
    AGFA, Mortsel, Belgium — John Glass, member of the Board of Management, has resigned effective March 20. Philippe Houssiau, Eddy Rottie, and Stefaan Vanhooren have been appointed as general managers for health care, consumer imaging, and graphi…

  • ADHESIVES RESEARCH, Glen Rock, PA Mary Gallagher

    July 20, 2005
    ADHESIVES RESEARCH, Glen Rock, PA — Mary Gallagher has been named global vice president of quality and compliance. Gregory Young has been promoted to director of quality and compliance.…

  • Measurement system

    July 20, 2005
    Measurement system Scalar Technologies Livingston Scotland ScalarGauge I-50 is an in-line measurement system used for measuring the thickness of transparent films and coatings. It operates in conjunction with an integrated scanner, designed to mo…

  • Platemaker

    July 20, 2005
    Platemaker Esko-Graphics Gent Belgium The 4-up Platedriver Compact CtP system is aimed at smaller printers. It has an internal drum design to assure the highest possible geometric and registration accuracy. It uses a 40mV violet laser, equally sui…

  • Thermal transfer

    July 20, 2005
    Thermal transfer Matan Digital Printers Rosh-Ha’ayin Israel The Matan Spring utilizes thermal transfer technology, enabling on-demand digital production for a wide range of applications. It offers four, five or six-color, one pass printing.…

  • UV curing

    July 20, 2005
    UV curing Aetek UV Systems Romeoville IL USA Features have been added to UVXL Universal UV Curing System including a modular compact power supply, dedicated microprocessor control, upgraded shutter design, and a dichroic liner option for sp…

  • Digital proofer

    July 20, 2005
    Digital proofer Anderson & Vreeland Bryan OH USA Latran Technologies’ Prediction Digital Halftone Proofing System delivers high resolution, realistic proofs that match actual press sheets. It uses a patented Laser Ablation Transfer…

  • Digital films

    July 20, 2005
    Digital films Regal Graphics N. Kansas City MO USA The Extreva line of HP Indigo print-able films has been tested and approved by the Rochester Institute of Technology. The line includes GE Lexan films, rigid vinyl and PETG, among others. It…

  • Lubricant, primer

    July 20, 2005
    Lubricant, primer ADM Tronics Northvale NJ USA Polaqua AD is a liquid lubricant designed for use with an aqueous ink, paint, adhesive, coating or resin. It should be added directly to the product being processed and thoroughly stirred. The compa…

  • Digital printer

    July 20, 2005
    Digital printer Xeikon Lier Belgium The 500 mm (19.69") Xeikon 5000 features One-Pass-Duplex and the capability to print onto a wide variety of substrates. It can be equipped with a fifth color station to add spot colors. 32-3-443-1311 f…

  • Polypropylene

    July 20, 2005
    Polypropylene FLEXcon Spencer MA USA Thermlfilm PP 280 and Thermlfilm PP 320 are direct thermal printable white polypropylene films. They offer good image quality, thermal response, opacity and surface quality. Thermlfilm PP 320 offers enhanced ph…

  • Color management software

    July 20, 2005
    Color management software GMG Tuebingen Germany ColorProof 04 enables the user to verify and document the conformity of each proof by checking the color bar. The package consists of the application software, a Gretag spectrophotometer, and a small…