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  • Narrow Web Profile: Allied Label Printing Systems

    Jack Kenny || July 19, 2005
    Allied Label Printing Systems Inc. is located in Flowery Branch, GA, out among the rolling land northeast of Atlanta. This year the business will take in about $2 million as a course of steady growth continues.

  • Digital Printing

    July 19, 2005
    Forward motion by converters, and new products from suppliers, bring a growth spurt.

  • Color Management

    July 19, 2005
    Color science might seem arcane, but the best printers manage color with the right tools.

  • Web press agreement

    July 19, 2005
    Web press agreement unites two heavyweights The decision by Montreal-based RDP Marathon Inc. to market and support Drent Goebel web presses in the US and Canada underscores the fierce competition in the narrow and mid-web offset market. Both compan…

  • Customized colors

    July 19, 2005
    Customized colors swing a digital decision The ability to deliver consistent customized colors for labels and packaging at a reasonable speed has always been a weakness of digital color printing. HP Indigo’s answer to this is the new seven-co…

  • ScandStick acquires Samuel Jones

    July 19, 2005
    ScandStick acquires Samuel Jones In another label stock development, ScandStick, a Swedish manufacturer of self-adhesive label substrates, has rescued Samuel Jones Group (SJP UK Ltd.) from a form of financial protection named “administration.&…

  • CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland Beat U. Semadeni

    July 19, 2005
    CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland — Beat U. Semadeni has retired as the head of the paper division of Industrieholding Cham. Alex Wappler has been appointed CEO and chairman of the Group Executive Board.…

  • AET FILMS, New Castle, DE Terce Henriquez

    July 19, 2005
    AET FILMS, New Castle, DE — Terce Henriquez has been promoted to vice president of global label sales.…

  • Removable electrode cartridge

    July 19, 2005
    Removable electrode cartridge Corotec Farmington CT USA The new removable electrode cartridge allows for fast and simple removal, cleaning and replacement of the electrode assemblies, as well as better cooling of electrodes. It features a pull out…

  • Peristaltic pump

    July 19, 2005
    Peristaltic pump Graymills Chicago IL USA The Explosion-Proof Peristaltic Pump uses a specially selected solvent resistant tube for use in converting industry applications using solvent based inks. Its dual roller technology with longer compressio…

  • Automatic

    July 19, 2005
    Automatic platforms Liquid Control North Canton OH USA The C500 3D Contour Motion Platform is the industry’s first Windows-based heavy-duty robotic dispensing work cell. It is designed specifically for doming, scripting and other applicati…

  • PH meter

    July 19, 2005
    PH meter HarperScientific Charlotte NC USA The new Maxi-Science pH Meter maintains the quality of the entire flexo printing process. The units are waterproof and easily fit into a pocket. 866-588-8686 fax 704-588-8172 www.HarperScientific.com…

  • Doctor blade

    July 19, 2005
    Doctor blade Flexo Concepts Hingham MA USA DuraPoint is the newest addition to the company’s TruPoint brand of plastic doctor blades. Manufactured with a 30 degree beveled edge and offering greater molecular density, it is designed as a repl…

  • Ribbon

    July 19, 2005
    Ribbon IIMAK Amherst NY USA PM350 thermal transfer ribbon, used for coated and uncoated paper and synthetics, can withstand multiple scans and weather the elements outdoors. 888-464-4625 fax 716-691-3395 www.iimak.com Circle No. 91…

  • Magnet clutch and brake

    July 19, 2005
    Magnet clutch and brake Warner Electric South Beloit IL USA The Precision Tork M9 is the industry’s largest permanent magnet clutch and brake with adjustable torque capabilities ranging from 15 lb./in. to 300 lb./in. It provides a motion con…

  • Film

    July 19, 2005
    Film AET Films New Castle DE USA The 400 White High Stiffness Label (WHSL) is a new OPP film designed for use as the inner web of roll-fed label laminations. The product has higher stiffness than typical OPP films of equivalent film and label yiel…

  • Vinyl, film

    July 19, 2005
    Vinyl, film Ritrama Manchester UK RI-View is a perforated PS white vinyl with a black reverse side for see-through window graphics, which can be printed by screen and digital processes. It also provides shade and insulation. The company has also i…

  • Portable drawdown tool

    July 19, 2005
    Portable drawdown tool Industry Tech Oldsmar FL USA The FAST-DRAW tool is a hand held portable drawdown tool for use in the laboratory, at the coating machine or in the field. It can make test samples of inks, paints, adhesives, and chemicals. The…

  • Intelligent papers

    July 19, 2005
    Intelligent papers Appleton Security Products Appleton WI USA TechMark Taggant intelligent papers are papers with taggants embedded inside that offer identifying characteristics. The taggants are visible under UV light only and are a useful securi…

  • Laser-imaged CTP system

    July 19, 2005
    Laser-imaged CTP system Anderson & Vreeland Bryan OH USA FlexoLaser system is the first complete, laser-imaged computer-to-plate system for water-wash flexo plates. Specifically designed for narrow web, it includes a PixFlow software workflow…

  • PlasmaReady upgrade program

    July 19, 2005
    PlasmaReady upgrade program Enercon Industries Menomonee Falls WI USA The PlasmaReady upgrade program allows for a future upgrade to a variable chemistry Plasma3 station, which enhances the surface energy and treatment longevity of even challengin…

  • Polystyrene shrink label films

    July 19, 2005
    Polystyrene shrink label films Plastic Suppliers Columbus OH USA The new preferentially orientated Polyflex TMOPS Plus polystyrene shrink label film provides a good surface for ink adhesion with consistent shrinkage throughout the printing process…

  • Coating, defoamer

    July 19, 2005
    Coating, defoamer ADM Tronics Northvale NJ USA Aqualene 4370 is a repulpable water based coating used for paper packaging applications. It features grease, oil and water-resistant properties, as well as lactic and acetic acid resistance. It is use…

  • Variable

    July 19, 2005
    Variable frequency drives Bosch Rexroth Hoffman Estates IL USA The Rexroth 500 Series drive uses the SERCOS interface to expand existing options for connection to PROFIBUS, INTERBUS and CANopen. Output ratings from 1.5 to 650 kW make the converte…

  • Water based matte topcoats

    July 19, 2005
    Water based matte topcoats Northwest Coatings Oak Creek WI USA Water based matte topcoats designed for printing, packaging and converting markets have undergone significant performance improvements, resulting in a new line of topcoats for narrow w…

  • In-line process viscometer

    July 19, 2005
    In-line process viscometer Brookfield engineering laboratories Middleboro MA USA The AST-100 process viscometer, with its patented sensing technology, is designed for use with printing inks on presses containing single or multi-print stations. It…

  • Mitsubishi announces

    July 19, 2005
    Mitsubishi announces rise in film prices GREER, SC—Mitsubishi Polyester Film (Americas), based in Greer, SC,…

  • SWM now distributes for Pinnacle Label

    July 19, 2005
    SWM now distributes for Pinnacle Label SWM Inc., of St. Louis, has become a distributor of the full line of Pinnacle Label products in the St. Louis market. Pinnacle is based in Dallas. The Pinnacle Label line includes more than 40 selections of st…

  • Harper Asia/Pacific orders new anilox laser

    July 19, 2005
    Harper Asia/Pacific orders new anilox laser To improve the manufacture of its anilox rolls, Harper Asia/Pacific has ordered a new ZED laser for the 18-month-old operation, based in Bangkok, Thailand. The company is a licensed affiliate of Harper Cor…

  • British PM opens

    July 19, 2005
    British PM opens UCB Films’ R&D Centre The new E9 million UCB Films Research & Development Centre was officially opened in August by Britain’s prime minister, Tony Blair. The center, occupying 18,000 square feet adjacent…

  • Multi-Plastics adds

    July 19, 2005
    Multi-Plastics adds new high speed sheeter Multi-Plastics Inc., of Lewis Center, OH, has purchased an additional SHM high speed precision sheeter, its third in five years. The sheeter will be installed at the Swedesboro, NJ, facility, bringing to…

  • Study targets Russias label stock market

    July 19, 2005
    Study targets Russia’s label stock market The market for self-adhesive labels in Russia continues to grow at more than 30 percent per year, according to AWA Alexander Watson Associates, an industry market research firm. In “The Russian S…

  • Novamelt sales rose

    July 19, 2005
    Novamelt sales rose 50 percent in 2001 Novamelt, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive and lamination adhesives based in Wehr, Germany, has announced a record annual sales increase of nearly 50 percent in 2001. Sales for the company, which has 32 e…

  • Schools explore flexo contest for colleges

    July 19, 2005
    Schools explore flexo contest for colleges Several colleges that offer flexographic training programs are considering the creation of a Collegiate Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition. The event will be modeled after a similar contest already…

  • AIMCAL and CEMA

    July 19, 2005
    AIMCAL and CEMA vote to merge groups The board of directors of the Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) and the board of trustees of the Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) have voted to merge the…

  • CRC launches new implementation strategy

    July 19, 2005
    CRC launches new implementation strategy CRC Information Systems Inc., of Scottsdale, AZ, a manufacturer of print management software, has begun providing its customers with advanced implementation services that will allow them to make the transitio…

  • Marsden wins patent

    July 19, 2005
    Marsden wins patent for drying system Marsden Inc., of Pennsauken, NJ, has been awarded a US patent for its combination air and IR drying system. Marsend manufactures gas infrared drying systems for the pulp and paper industry. The new system, nam…

  • UV Research wins award from printer

    July 19, 2005
    UV Research wins award from printer UV Research, Brea, CA, has received the H.C. Miller Press Supplier/Partner of the Year award, which is presented each year to a single recipient. The suppliers are selected for product reliability and service, sup…

  • Prestige Print acquires Majestic Printing

    July 19, 2005
    Prestige Print acquires Majestic Printing St. Louis based Prestige Print Solutions, a distribution company, has acquired the assets of Majestic Printing, a 17-year-old label printing business in High Ridge, MO. The combined operation will be calle…

  • Idaho converter updates with new equipment

    July 19, 2005
    Idaho converter updates with new equipment Crown American LLC, a label and flexible packaging printer with locations in Idaho Falls and Boise ID, has completed a total update of its Idaho Falls plant. The operation has moved to a new production loc…

  • Materials Handling Equipment

    Jack Kenny || July 19, 2005
    A few pieces of equipment might cut down on roll damage and personal risk.

  • Flexible Packaging

    Leah Genuario || July 19, 2005
    Narrow web converters are seizing a significant share of this lucrative market.

  • Gallus shake-up opens rumor mill (possibly)

    July 19, 2005
    Gallus shake-up opens rumor mill (possibly) This close-knit industry naturally has its full share of rumors and speculation about who is doing what to whom, especially where press makers are concerned. Among the more trivial of pursuits by industry…

  • Flint Ink and Gebrder Schmidt complete merger

    July 19, 2005
    Flint Ink and Gebrüder Schmidt complete merger The new Flint-Schmidt organization is now one of the largest ink companies in Europe following the completion of the merger between Flint Ink Corporation and German ink manufacturer Gebrüder S…

  • Smaller coaters feel

    July 19, 2005
    The gloss has gone out of the label stock laminating business. Mergers and business failures have become commonplace. Simultaneously, the larger international end users have forced the pace in encouraging a globalized environment. This has led the le…

  • WS PACKAGING GROUP, Algoma, WI Mark Lutz

    July 19, 2005
    WS PACKAGING GROUP, Algoma, WI — Mark Lutz has been promoted to vice president and general manager of Superior Label Systems. Scott Fisher has been promoted vice president and general manager of the Wisconsin Label Division. Walter Zeek has bee…

  • WESTERN LITHOTECH, St. Louis Jim Boyden

    July 19, 2005
    WESTERN LITHOTECH, St. Louis — Jim Boyden has been appointed senior technical sales representative. David Dalto was named technical sales representative.…

  • SICPA, Brooklyn Park, MN Tom Socha

    July 19, 2005
    SICPA, Brooklyn Park, MN — Tom Socha has been promoted to vice president, business development — packaging, North America. Gordon MacKenzie has been appointed to general manager, Eastern region USA.…

  • NORTHWEST COATINGS, Oak Creek, WI Kathy Adam

    July 19, 2005
    NORTHWEST COATINGS, Oak Creek, WI — Kathy Adam has joined as controller, a new position. Sharon Hoefert has been promoted to customer service manager…

  • LAMART, Clifton, NJ Kenny Pace

    July 19, 2005
    LAMART, Clifton, NJ — Kenny Pace has been appointed to Northeast regional sales. Grant Aungst has been named to Midwest regional sales.…