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  • CCL plans $25 million expansion in Asia

    September 3, 2008
    CCL plans $25 million expansion in Asia CCL Industries has announced that it will invest $25 million over 2008 and 2009 to expand its CCL Label operations in Asia. The company began doing business in Asia five years ago with its 2003 investment in B…

  • Gallus has new sales agency in Italy

    September 3, 2008
    Gallus has new sales agency in Italy Franchini & C. SRL, of San Giuliano Milanese, Italy, now has sole responsibility for sales and service of Gallus label printing presses in Italy. For 35 years, Gallus press systems in Italy were distributed b…

  • Pitman Co. acquires National Graphic Supply

    September 3, 2008
    Pitman Co. acquires National Graphic Supply Pitman Company, Totowa, NJ, USA, a leading independent North American graphic arts supplier, has announced that it has acquired National Graphic Supply of Albany, NY, USA. National Graphic Supply, founded…

  • Ashland invests in its adhesives business

    September 3, 2008
    Ashland invests in its adhesives business Ashland’s Specialty Polymers Adhesives (SP) business recently installed equipment valued at more than $2 million to enhance service and capabilities for its printing, packaging and coatings product lin…

  • Mühlbauer unveils fast RFID inlay machine

    September 3, 2008
    Mühlbauer unveils fast RFID inlay machine Mühlbauer Technology Group, headquartered in Roding, Germany, says it has developed “the world’s fastest and highly flexible RFID inlay production line: TAL 20000.” A successor t…

  • SMAG to market Aquaflex in Europe

    September 3, 2008
    SMAG to market Aquaflex in Europe After its “velvet divorce” from GIDUE, and having installed 26 of the Italian manufacturer’s presses in France, SMAG has announced a new partnership with Aquaflex, a manufacturer of flexographic pr…

  • Polywest opens sleeve plant in Wisconsin

    September 3, 2008
    Polywest opens sleeve plant in Wisconsin Polywest USA opened a new 10,000 square foot manufacturing and sales plant on September 1 in Appleton, WI, USA. Polywest, which is headquartered in Germany, is a manufacturer of sleeves for the printing and c…

  • amarco to consolidate Illinois manufacturing

    September 3, 2008
    amarco to consolidate Illinois manufacturing Pamarco Global Graphics (PGG) has announced that operations at its plant in Elk Grove Village, IL, USA, will be moved into the Wheeling, IL, plant as of September. The Elk Grove Village plant is focused o…

  • FTA previews FIRST 4.0 to Milwaukee audience

    September 3, 2008
    FTA previews FIRST 4.0 to Milwaukee audience Flexographic printers/converters in the Milwaukee, WI, USA, region learned about some of the new additions and modifications to the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) premier technical manua…

  • Mark Andy wins award

    September 3, 2008
    Mark Andy wins award for Ohio export efforts Mark Andy’s manufacturing operation in Milford, OH, USA, has been honored by the state’s governor, Ted Strickland, for its dedication to export related projects. An annual honor, the Governor…

  • Raflatac offers non-PS stocks in small volumes

    September 3, 2008
    Raflatac offers non-PS stocks in small volumes UPM Raflatac has introduced Fast Face, an ordering program for non-adhesive products. The program enables labelstock converters to receive lower volume, custom slit orders of select non-adhesive produc…

  • Sani-Blast promotes

    September 3, 2008
    Sani-Blast promotes US stimulus package Sani-Blast, of Spring Grove, MN, USA, is guaranteeing 2008 delivery of equipment orders placed by November 1 to help printers take advantage of the potential tax benefits of the 2008 economic stimulus package…

  • GIDUE sells six presses in the Balkan region

    September 3, 2008
    GIDUE sells six presses in the Balkan region GIDUE, a manufacturer of label and packaging presses headquartered in Turate, Italy, says that its distributor in Europe’s Balkan region, Simark, has resulted in the installation of two new presses…

  • Six Multi-Plastics plants gain AIB compliance

    September 3, 2008
    Six Multi-Plastics plants gain AIB compliance Multi-Plastics Inc., Lewis Center, OH, USA, has announced that in addition to its Ohio facility, the company’s plants in New Jersey, Georgia, Illinois, California, and Canada have been audited and…

  • Aztech, Power Forward form business venture

    September 3, 2008
    Aztech, Power Forward form business venture Aztech Converting Systems of Tempe, AZ, USA, and Power Forward Inc. of Toronto, ON, Canada, have formed a venture that will manufacture and market a line of equipment for converters in the extended content…

  • Alden & Ott introduces Soy-Flex printing inks

    September 3, 2008
    Alden & Ott introduces Soy-Flex printing inks Alden & Ott, Mount Prospect, IL, USA, has been producing soy products since the 1980s for its offset ink division. The company now introduces Soy-Flex printing inks for flexographic presses. Sal…

  • Fasson adds wine papers to eco-friendly portfolio

    September 3, 2008
    Fasson adds wine papers to eco-friendly portfolio The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison, located in Mentor, OH, USA, has added three “eco-friendly” products to its wine substrate portfolio, bringing to 13 the number of…

  • Customer’s reduction

    September 3, 2008
    Customer’s reduction lowers MCC’s Q1 sales Multi-Color Corporation (Nasdaq: LABL), Sharonville, IL, USA, announced financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2008, compared with the same period a year ago. Net revenues incre…

  • CCL sales up 3 percent

    September 3, 2008
    CCL sales up 3 percent in second quarter CCL Industries Inc., based in Toronto, Canada, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of labels and specialty packaging for the consumer products and healthcare industries, says that sales for the se…

  • Tamper evident label utilizes intaglio printing

    September 3, 2008
    Tamper evident label utilizes intaglio printing Sekuworks, Harrison, OH, USA, has introduced a security label product line combining intaglio currency printing with custom void release technology specific to each brand owner’s project. The new…

  • Cortegra introduces Braille-embossed text

    September 3, 2008
    Cortegra introduces Braille-embossed text Cortegra, a manufacturer of labels and other packaging products based in Fairfield, NJ, USA, has introduced Braille-embossed cartons and labels to comply with impending European Union legislation. Using spec…

  • McCourt Label awarded ISO 14001 environmental certification

    September 2, 2008
    The company has committed itself to “excellence and leadership in protecting the environment.”

  • Lauterbach Group goes green

    September 2, 2008
    Flexographic printer announces construction of new LEED production facility.

  • AVT’s first half revenues up 113 percent

    September 2, 2008
    Leap attributed to acquisition of Graphics Microsystems Inc.

  • Juliet Midlik elected president of CEMA

    September 2, 2008
    The association addresses the needs of converting equipment manufacturers.

  • Aquaflex to unveil new press at Labelexpo

    September 2, 2008
    The ELS-D series features dual servo drives on the print head.

  • Thermal transfer laminates from Sekisui at Labelexpo

    September 2, 2008
    Sekisui TA will feature its full line of thermal transfer printable overlaminates and a new product catalog.

  • Cortegra introduces patented extended content labels

    August 26, 2008
    Three versions of the labels are available.

  • Lake Image Systems moves into Asia

    August 26, 2008
    The company’s US and UK operations have expanded as well.

  • Graymills appoints new sales representative

    August 26, 2008
    Jacob Flexographic has 29 years of industry experience.

  • College flexo competition announces 2009 “problem” to solve

    August 25, 2008
    The winner of the next Phoenix Challege will emerge in May in Orlando.

  • Arpeco retains Chinese distributorship

    August 22, 2008
    ITC Group has reps throughout China, Hong Kong and Macao.

  • Sales management blogs

    August 21, 2008
    It seems that sales managers not only like to sell (and manage I presume), they also like to write. There are literally hundreds of sales management blogs written by everyone from experienced sales managers who have spent a long career in selling to…

  • Becoming Lean

    August 21, 2008
    If you are, like I am, a student of Lean, you know that there is neither a "roadmap" or timetable on becoming Lean, and that makes the journey seem to be more difficult than it needs to be. Everyone's journey has been and will be different, but the m…

  • Saving lives, reducing costs

    August 21, 2008
    The University of Kentucky's Chandler Medical Center, named after former Governor A.B. "Happy" Chandler, is a 473-bed facility and the only Level I Trauma Center in eastern and central Kentucky. The facility is also the only one in the region with a…

  • Project LIFE

    August 21, 2008
    In June I attended Finat's 50th anniversary congress in Paris. To be sure, if you go to enough of these events you realize that many of the presentations are repetitious. However, one presenter that we hear from regularly, Mike Fairley, added a t…

  • Survive to thrive

    August 21, 2008
    I don't know who first said that economics is the painful elaboration of the obvious, but today's business climate certainly validates that sentiment. If you've been watching television, surfing the web, or even, dare I say it, reading a newspaper, y…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    August 21, 2008
    Europe's press makers: Under siege?

  • Smyth announces sale of SNAP! division

    August 21, 2008
    Tapemark to brand and manufacture the single-dose packaging sachet.

  • Special Effects Labels

    Special Effects Labels

    Steve Katz || August 21, 2008
    In the wake of the sustainability movement and the desire to be cost effective, special effects labels continue to evolve.

  • Sleeves

    Sleeves

    August 20, 2008
    Sleeves have been used for years by wide web printers, but only recently have narrow web converters begun to explore this alternative technology, both for image and ink transfer.

  • Specialty Papers

    Specialty Papers

    Steve Katz || August 20, 2008
    Environmental concerns are proving to be a driving force behind innovation and change for this important product.

  • Penmar Industries

    Penmar Industries

    Jack Kenny || August 20, 2008
    A Connecticut converter sees growth in a tough market by pursuing new opportunities and maintaining top quality standards.

  • DuPont announces Cyrel surcharges and price increases

    August 19, 2008
    Energy related costs are cited in the rise of flexo plates, inks and substrate prices.

  • UPM Raflatac achieves certification from 3 forest groups

    August 19, 2008
    The certifications cover all North American manufacturing and slitting facilities.

  • Hutchison Miller offers new topcoated Cothene

    August 18, 2008
    The film substrate offers greater ink adhesion and rub resistance.

  • Mondi and 3M enter into a licensing agreement

    August 18, 2008
    3M, through its Commercial Graphics Division, has entered into a licensing agreement granting limited rights to 3M patented technology to Mondi, a manufacturer of release liners.

  • Nilpeter to manufacture new FB-Line in India

    August 14, 2008
    Nilpeter, a narrow web press manufacturer based in Slagelsle, Denmark, has announced that it will begin manufacturing flexo presses in India as part of a joint venture with partner Proteck Machinery.

  • LasX Industries forms new company in Minnesota

    August 14, 2008
    LasX Industries Inc. has announced the formation of a new company, LaserSharp FlexPak Services LLC.

  • Innovia Films responds to rumors of US pull-out

    August 12, 2008
    The company says it has no intention of leaving the market.