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  • Harperscientific introduces AltraWash Blue

    January 16, 2008
    HarperScientific has unveiled AltraWash Blue, an environmentally friendly cleaner for UV and solvent based inks.

  • Xaar extends range of Fujifilm Sericol UV inks for printhead use

    January 16, 2008
    Xaar has extended its partnership with Fuifilm Sericol with the approval of three more UV curable inks.

  • MicroClean establishes anilox roll cleaning service

    January 16, 2008
    Flexo Concepts, which manufactures MicroClean dry media anilox cleaning systems, has launched an anilox roll clening service.

  • Clondalkin Group acquires Accutech Films

    January 16, 2008
    Clondalkin Group has acquired Acctech Films, of Ohio, a producer of customized flexible packaging films.

  • Tough year ahead for UK converters, says analyst

    January 16, 2008
    Tough year ahead for UK converters, says analyst According to business analyst Plimsoll Publishing, UK label converters face tough trading conditions. “Almost every sector of British business stands at a crossroads as it prepares for the comin…

  • Huge pharma order places the accent on the tactile

    January 16, 2008
    Huge pharma order places the accent on the tactile Ditone Labels, part of Clondalkin’s specialist packaging division, has won an order to produce 20 million Braille labels over the next two years for Aspar, a manufacturer of analgesic products…

  • Stork Prints sold

    January 16, 2008
    Stork Prints sold to equity firm The takeover of Stork Prints Group by fellow Dutch company Bencis Capital Partners means that most of the major international prepress suppliers have given up their independence to become part of largely anonymous i…

  • Wide-width inkjet seen as alternative to printing labels

    January 16, 2008
    Wide-width inkjet seen as alternative to printing labels So far it has been largely impractical to print quality images directly onto a packaging medium using inkjet technology. Tonejet thinks it has cracked the problem. As part off The Technology P…

  • Spotlight on end use

    January 16, 2008
    Spotlight on end use of waste plastics What happens to waste plastics in the recycling chain might not be of immediate interest to narrow web converters, but there is an obvious connection given a greater accent on packaging. In many European count…

  • Label materials take a hit

    January 16, 2008
    In what could be a sign of tougher times ahead for certain sectors of our industry, UPM, the Finnish papermaking giant, is reducing capacity. It is closing three of UPM Raflatac’s older pressure-sensitive coating lines in Tampere, Finland, plus…

  • WATER INK TECHNOLOGIES, Lincolnton, NC, USA Tony Blakley

    January 16, 2008
    WATER INK TECHNOLOGIES, Lincolnton, NC, USA — Tony Blakley has joined the company’s technical staff as technical manager. He has over 21 years of ink and coating experience. He will manage Water Ink’s lab and technical group includi…

  • SUNBELT SALES & MARKETING ASSOCIATES, Atlanta, GA, USA Kateryne Santana

    January 16, 2008
    SUNBELT SALES & MARKETING ASSOCIATES, Atlanta, GA, USA — Kateryne Santana has joined the company’s sales and marketing team. She brings more than 15 year of sales, marketing, customer care, and management experience to Sunbelt Sales.…

  • SPARTANICS, Chicago, IL, USA The company has appointed Juan A. Zacares

    January 16, 2008
    SPARTANICS, Chicago, IL, USA — The company has appointed Juan A. Zacares as European sales director. He will coordinate European sales of four Spartanics’ product lines: Spartanics M930 Plastic Card Inspection Systems, Spartanics M500 Dec…

  • SEKUWORKS, Harrison, OH, USA Robert Sherwood

    January 16, 2008
    SEKUWORKS, Harrison, OH, USA — Robert Sherwood, VP of security programs management, has earned the classification of Certified Protection Professional (CPP) of as part of its mission to fight fraud and provide comprehensive brand protection ser…

  • SAIDEN TECHNOLOGIES, Sanford, NC, USA Frank Jennings,

    January 16, 2008
    SAIDEN TECHNOLOGIES, Sanford, NC, USA — Frank Jennings, of the Jennings Group, has been appointed to represent the company in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region of the US. Based in the Philadelphia area, he will be commercializing the compan…

  • MAX DAETWYLER CORPORATION, Huntersville, NC, USA Gerd Koehler,

    January 16, 2008
    MAX DAETWYLER CORPORATION, Huntersville, NC, USA — Gerd Koehler, senior vice president, has assumed responsibility for the sales and marketing efforts of Max Daetwyler Corporation’s pre-press products. Initially, his primary focus will be…

  • LABEL PRINTING INDUSTRIES OF AMERICA (LPIA), Sewickley, PA, USA LPIA announced that William J. Hickey III,

    January 16, 2008
    LABEL PRINTING INDUSTRIES OF AMERICA (LPIA), Sewickley, PA, USA — LPIA announced that William J. Hickey III, president of Smyth Companies Inc., is the eighth recipient of the LPIA Hall of Fame. He was inducted during the November 2007 LPIA Fall…

  • KODAK, Rochester, NY, USA  John T. Anderson

    January 16, 2008
    KODAK, Rochester, NY, USA — John T. Anderson has joined the company as flexo product manager, Americas, packaging products, in Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group. He is the former technical and education director of the Flexograph…

  • HARPER NATIONAL FLEXOGRAPHIC CENTER, Charlotte, NC, USA The Harper National Flexographic Center, l

    January 16, 2008
    HARPER NATIONAL FLEXOGRAPHIC CENTER, Charlotte, NC, USA — The Harper National Flexographic Center, located on the Harper Campus of Central Piedmont Community College, has announced that Zachery Blackburn, CPCC instructor of Graphic Arts and Ima…

  • FLEXO CONCEPTS, Plymouth, MA, USA Chris Nolin

    January 16, 2008
    FLEXO CONCEPTS, Plymouth, MA, USA — Chris Nolin has assumed the position of market development manager. He will focus exclusively on expanding the company’s presence in key markets both domestically and overseas by seeking new growth oppo…

  • LEXCON COMPANY, Spencer, MA, USA Steven Allard

    January 16, 2008
    LEXCON COMPANY, Spencer, MA, USA — Steven Allard was promoted to product manager in the Product Identification Business Team. He will manage FLEXcon’s pressure sensitive product identification materials in the areas of shelf marking, digi…

  • DOMINO PRINTING SCIENCES, Gurnee, IL, USA The company has appointed Michael J. Brown

    January 16, 2008
    DOMINO PRINTING SCIENCES, Gurnee, IL, USA — The company has appointed Michael J. Brown president of North American operations. He takes complete responsibility for Domino’s US and Canadian businesses. He joined the company’s Canadia…

  • ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH, USA The company has appointed Dominic Ibarra

    January 16, 2008
    ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH, USA — The company has appointed Dominic Ibarra manager of training and technologies. He will be responsible for overseeing pre- and post-sale technical service and support. He succeeds Joe Tuccitto, who has j…

  • Durable product markings

    January 16, 2008
    Durable product markings FLEXcon Spencer MA USA FLEXcon’s DPM (Durable Product Markings) is a product line that features a range of polyesters and vinyls that offer durability and aesthetics to product labels for outdoor power equipment. The…

  • Knife lubrication

    January 16, 2008
    Knife lubrication Dienes Overath Germany Dienes has developed a continuous knife lubrication system (DGM 20103208) to reduce the amount of deposit build-up on the knife edges during the slitting procedure as fast as possible. The system is recomme…

  • Sustainable material

    January 16, 2008
    Sustainable material Unifoil Corporation Fairfield NJ USA Unifoil Corporation offers sustainable packaging and printing materials that it says are easy to design with, print on and convert. The company says technologically advanced nonlaminated re…

  • Braille coating

    January 16, 2008
    Braille coating UVitec Printing Ink Lodi NJ USA UVitec Printing Ink introduces Rotary Screen Braille Coating. This UV curable product cures to a raised, clear surface that has a high gloss finish and a smooth tactile feel. Designed to use with a 2…

  • Dust removal

    January 16, 2008
    Dust removal Maxson Automatic Machinery Westerly RI USA Maxson Automatic has developed a vacuum system for its sheeter that removes dust at the slitters, ensuring cleanliness of sheeted stock and minimizing hickies (dust related defects) at the pr…

  • Adhesive system consoles

    January 16, 2008
    Adhesive system consoles Nordson Corporation Duluth GA USA Nordson Corporation developed the modular adhesive system consoles to deliver portability and flexibility to Nordson hot melt and liquid adhesive systems. Starting from two or three basic…

  • Thermal transfer

    January 16, 2008
    Thermal transfer Tharo Systems Brunswick OH USA After more than 25 years developing EASYLABEL, Tharo Systems introduces the new H-400 and H-600 Series Thermal Transfer label printers. With optional internal ethernet adapter and 300 dpi printhead,…

  • Film rewinder

    January 16, 2008
    Film rewinder AB Graphic International East Yorkshire UK AB Graphic International has added the FSR film slitter rewinder to its range of Omega label converting lines. The FSR is designed specifically to meet the demands of inspecting, slitting an…

  • Digital offset product line

    January 16, 2008
    Digital offset product line Avery Dennison Painesville OH USA Avery Dennison’s Graphics & Reflective Products Division has launched the Fasson Digital Offset product line. The line was developed with the HP Indigo Group and can be used i…

  • UV coating

    January 16, 2008
    UV coating UVitec Printing Ink Lodi NJ USA UVitec introduces 22690-87 Flexo Texture UV Coating. This product cures to a raised, rough surface that appears as an off-white matte finish. It works best with lower line anilox rollers and is ideal for…

  • Laminating system

    January 16, 2008
    Laminating system AB Graphic International East Yorkshire UK AB Graphic International has developed the Digilam 330 film laminating system. The line is capable of laminating on a range of narrow web, flexible packaging materials using aqueous adhe…

  • Cleaners

    January 16, 2008
    Cleaners Coleman Labs Palm Beach Gardens FL USA Coleman Labs has introduced the CRR line of environmentally safe, biodegradable cleaners for the flexographic industry. Purple Haze is formulated to clean water based and UV inks from flexo plates qu…

  • Tag inserter

    January 16, 2008
    Tag inserter Maxson Automatic Westerly RI USA Maxson Automatic offers an pneumatically actuated tag inserter that provides a dependable actuation of the tag feed out and tag cut off. Compressed air passes through an adjustable flow control valve,…

  • RFID tags

    January 16, 2008
    RFID tags UPM Raflatac Fletcher NC USA UPM Raflatac is expanding its UHF EPC Class 1 Gen 2 product portfolio with UCODE G2X ICs from NXP. The G2X IC offers good performance over the entire UHF frequency range and supports up to 240 bit EPC number.…

  • Brochure

    January 16, 2008
    Brochure Schober USA Cincinnati OH USA Schober USA has produced a new 16-page, full color brochure highlighting the company’s line of rotary punching equipment. New technologies covered in this literature include the clean punching of self-a…

  • Print management

    January 16, 2008
    Print management Radius Solutions Chicago IL USA Radius Solutions has announced new and improved capabilities of its flagship ERP/MIS system, PECAS Vision, a system specifically designed to meet the requirements of packaging and printing organizat…

  • Automatic butt splicer

    January 16, 2008
    Automatic butt splicer CTC International West Caldwell NJ USA CTC International introduces its Model S-EBL-DSB-ACV Automatic Butt Splicer for wire and cable applications. The machine is engineered for splicing a variety of materials, including cab…

  • Struggles of a small converter; Mark Andy makes

    January 16, 2008
    By Greg Grishchenko During my last visit to Kyiv in 2005 to report about the label industry in Ukraine, I was impressed by the obvious progress playing off the rapid growth of domestic food produce. Since gaining independence in 1991, Ukraine has pu…

  • Educational program focuses on intricacies of

    January 16, 2008
    The second Label & Narrow Web Symposium, presented for converters by converters and others closely involved with the industry, took place November 14 and 15 in New Brunswick, NJ, USA. Attendees were able to network among the 40 sponsoring s…

  • OKI to distribute Degrava printer on 3 continents

    January 16, 2008
    OKI to distribute Degrava printer on 3 continents Degrava Systems, based in Roswell, GA, USA, has retained OKI Printing Solutions to distribute its DP-8500 printer throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). OKI Printing Solutions is a subsidi…

  • Fusion UV restructures distribution in UK

    January 16, 2008
    Fusion UV restructures distribution in UK Fusion UV Systems, of Gaithersburg, MD, USA, has announced the restructuring of its distribution operations in the United Kingdom. Fusion will transfer the sales and service of Fusion customers in the Benelu…

  • Basics of in-mold labeling to be presented

    January 16, 2008
    Basics of in-mold labeling to be presented The “ABCs of IML: A Basic Course” will be presented Thursday, March 27, 2008, at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center Chicago North Shore, Skokie, IL, USA. Offered annually since 1989,…

  • Mondi upgrades its global facilities

    January 16, 2008
    Mondi upgrades its global facilities Mondi Packaging Coating and Release has announced plans to proceed with an investment program in its global production facilities. Targeting Western Europe, Mondi will develop a new facility on a brownfield site…

  • The Rossini Group acquires Mastergraphics

    January 16, 2008
    The Rossini Group acquires Mastergraphics After two years of partnership, The Rossini Group has completed the acquisition of Mastergraphics LLC, located in Stow, OH, USA. Mastergraphics is known in the flexographic industry for its pre-press capabil…

  • acpo begins expansion at headquarters plant

    January 16, 2008
    acpo begins expansion at headquarters plant acpo ltd., a manufacturer of self-wound pressure sensitive roll label films based in Oak Harbor, OH, USA, has begun a 20,000 square foot plant expansion to its facility. The expansion is scheduled to be co…

  • AB Graphic, Convertec launch Braille printer

    January 16, 2008
    AB Graphic, Convertec launch Braille printer AB Graphic International, of Bridlington, England, has announced an agreement with Convertec AB, of Partille, Sweden, in marketing the Braillemaker One, a dedicated digital printing machine for Braille. L…

  • Radius Solutions enhances PECAS Vision

    January 16, 2008
    Radius Solutions enhances PECAS Vision Radius Solutions Ltd., an enterprise resource planning/management information system provider for the printing and packaging industry, announced new and improved capabilities of its flagship ERP/MIS system, PEC…