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  • Bencis acquires majority interest in Stork Prints Group

    November 20, 2007
    Stork N.V. and Bencis Capital Partners B.V. have reached an agreement on the sale of 60 percent of the interest in the Stork Prints Group to Bencis.

  • MIS vendor offers online ordering of labelstocks

    November 19, 2007
    MIS vendor offers online ordering of labelstocks European users of the Label Traxx management system from Tailored Solutions can now access the UPM Raflatac Raflink Business Line directly from their software. Said to be…

  • Sales boost for GIDUE at high-end of press market

    November 19, 2007
    Sales boost for GIDUE at high-end of press market A sales growth of approximately 22 percent over the previous year helped GIDUE post a turnover of over 28 million euros (about $US40 million) for the year 2006/2007. “Our turnover shows a visib…

  • RFID growth down

    November 19, 2007
    RFID growth down on the farm? Animals, food and farming will represent the largest RFID market according to a report from IDTechEx, an educational, seminars and consultancy group based in Cambridge, England. Author Peter Harrop says, “RFID w…

  • Multi-ply products boost

    November 19, 2007
    Multi-ply products boost for German label converter To meet increased sales of multi-ply promotional labels, Rolf Ritter GmbH recently installed its fourth MPS UV flexo press, an EF 410 model. The servo-driven configuration includes 10 flexo units…

  • Madico introduces

    November 19, 2007
    Madico introduces cryogenic labelstocks Cryogenic labeling is one of the industry’s more esoteric applications. It is used by clinical and biomedical research laboratories, and in similar scientific environments, to identify plastic and glas…

  • Two plants are sold

    November 19, 2007
    The Macfarlane Group, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of packaging for consumer products, has sold two “non-strategic” and loss-making operations in California and Mexico to Specialized Packaging Group (SPG) for US$7.73 million in…

  • John Parker

    November 19, 2007
    John Parker This year marks the passing of John Parker, inventor of the Parker Print Surf Roughness Tester and internationally recognized paper scientist. After graduating from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, England, in 1952, Parker joined the Bo…

  • UNILUX, Saddle Brook, NJ, USA The company has opened a sales and service office in New Delhi, India. Ashwani Kumar

    November 19, 2007
    UNILUX, Saddle Brook, NJ, USA — The company has opened a sales and service office in New Delhi, India. Ashwani Kumar has joined Unilux as sales manager of India to open the new office. He will provide sales, marketing and basic technical sales…

  • TORAY PLASTICS AMERICA INC., North Kingstown, RI, USA The company has appointed Christopher Voght

    November 19, 2007
    TORAY PLASTICS AMERICA INC., North Kingstown, RI, USA — The company has appointed Christopher Voght to the position of national sales manager, Torayfan Division. He will develop Toray’s polypropylene North American sales team and grow par…

  • RADIUS SOLUTIONS, Chicago, IL, USA The company has announced the addition of two new staff members: Kip Johnson and John Reynolds.

    November 19, 2007
    RADIUS SOLUTIONS, Chicago, IL, USA — The company has announced the addition of two new staff members: Kip Johnson and John Reynolds. Johnson joined the sales team at Radius Solutions and will be primarily responsible for sales in the flexible p…

  • MAXCESS INTERNATIONAL, Oklahoma City, OK, USA Maxcess International has hired John Feldmann,

    November 19, 2007
    MAXCESS INTERNATIONAL, Oklahoma City, OK, USA — Maxcess International has hired John Feldmann, a new factory-trained sales engineer, to provide local sales and support in eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington DC. He has train…

  • KODAK, Rochester, NY, USA Patrick DeRose

    November 19, 2007
    KODAK, Rochester, NY, USA — Patrick DeRose has been appointed United States and Canada (US&C) director of sales, newspaper and packaging segments. The company has named David Martin as US&C business development manager for Kodak Microzo…

  • CAL POLY, San Louis Obispo, CA, USA Cal Poly Graphic Communication Professor Emeritus Philip Ruggles

    November 19, 2007
    CAL POLY, San Louis Obispo, CA, USA — Cal Poly Graphic Communication Professor Emeritus Philip Ruggles was honored by the Walter E. Soderstrom Society for contributions to the printing and publishing industry. He was inducted into the Soderstro…

  • BOSCH REXROTH CORPORATION, Hoffman Estates, IL, USA The company has appointed Jeff Blackman

    November 19, 2007
    BOSCH REXROTH CORPORATION, Hoffman Estates, IL, USA — The company has appointed Jeff Blackman vice president, automation sales. He will be responsible for the Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies, Electric Drives and Controls, and Pneumatics…

  • ACUCOTE INCORPORATED, Graham, NC, USA Janice McAlevy

    November 19, 2007
    ACUCOTE INCORPORATED, Graham, NC, USA — Janice McAlevy has been added to the Acucote sales team as Midwest territory manager. She will provide technical and sales service to converters located in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.…

  • Sleever labeling system

    November 19, 2007
    Sleever labeling system Label-Aire Fullerton CA USA Label-Aire now offers a sleeve labeling solution. The company has introduced the new Sleever Series Model 8500 Labeling System. The company says the new model is a fast, efficient and easy-to-ope…

  • Print cylinders

    November 19, 2007
    Print cylinders GIDUE Turate Italy GIDUE has introduced ultra-light print cylinders. They are available in repeats from 12" to 24", weigh from 8Kg to 12Kg and are made of aluminum. GIDUE says that compared to a standard cylinder, which w…

  • RFID manufacture

    November 19, 2007
    RFID manufacture bielomatik Neuffen Germany Bielomatik Leuze and NXP Semiconductors have developed a new manufacturing concept for UHF tags. The RF-LoopTag is a chip module with a new form factor that enables converting companies to more easily ma…

  • Servo drive press

    November 19, 2007
    Servo drive press Omet Lecco Italy Omet has launched the X-Flex. Designed for ease of use across a variety of jobs from simple filmic labels to complex multi-web applications, and from 12-micron unsupported film to 250-micron carton board, the com…

  • Color test

    November 19, 2007
    Color test Color Management Group San Jose CA USA The Color Management Group has released color management and RIP competency tests that can be used to assess and evaluate a person’s color management skills. Anyone who takes the test is give…

  • Acrylic adhesive

    November 19, 2007
    Acrylic adhesive FLEXcon Spencer MA USA FLEXcon introduces the FLEXmount V-326 permanent pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive. It is designed to bond to a variety of substrates in high temperature assembly applications. The all-purpose adhesive was…

  • UV curing system

    November 19, 2007
    UV curing system GEW Surrey UK UV systems manufacturer GEW has developed its new e-System Inert, a compact inert atmosphere UV curing system designed for narrow web packaging applications and high speed printing up to 400m/min. The e-System Inert…

  • PS adhesive

    November 19, 2007
    PS adhesive Rohm and Haas Philadelphia PA USA Rohm and Haas has developed a new water based acrylic adhesive, Robond Prohesion, designed for pressure sensitive tapes and other demanding applications traditionally served by solvent based adhesives.…

  • Thermal transfer printers

    November 19, 2007
    Thermal transfer printers Tharo Systems Brunswick OH USA The new Tharo Systems H-400/H-600 Series thermal transfer product identification and bar code label printers, available in 203 or 300 dpi, feature a durable all metal construction with a cas…

  • Ink cleaner

    November 19, 2007
    Ink cleaner International Converting Equipment Mississauga ON Canada International Converting Equipment (I.C.E. Inc.) has released ICEgreen Printer’s Ink Cleaner & Degreaser — a biodegradable/non-combustible environmentally friendl…

  • UV monitoring

    November 19, 2007
    UV monitoring GEW Surrey UK GEW has developed SEEcure, an online monitoring system that measures output within a UV lamphead. SEEcure is a fully integrated measuring device that runs with the latest generation of GEW’s e-Brick controls and a…

  • Graphic films

    November 19, 2007
    Graphic films Creative Film Corp. Lakewood NJ USA Creative Film Corp. has launched two new metallic graphic films: Polychrome Argent and Polychrome Satin low-glare finishes. Polychrome Argent is a high-shine film that comes standard in silver with…

  • Rewind system

    November 19, 2007
    Rewind system Converter Accessory Corporation (CAC) Wind Gap PA USA Converter Accessory Corporation (CAC) is introducing a new dual station system (SW2) that allows on-the-fly cutover with minimal to zero stop time. The SW2 is engineered for web w…

  • Digital semigloss

    November 19, 2007
    Digital semigloss Technicote Miamisburg OH USA Technicote has added a 60# digital top-coated white semigloss label grade facestock to its product line. This product is certified for HP Indigo ws4050 presses by the Rochester Institute of Technology…

  • Ink pumps

    November 19, 2007
    Ink pumps Graymills Chicago IL USA Graymills offers “Quick Change” single and dual head peristaltic ink pumps to meet the demand for faster job turnarounds. Its pumps allow operators to change out pump heads and hoses in seconds withou…

  • UV curable adhesive

    November 19, 2007
    UV curable adhesive Pulse Roll Label Products Bristol UK Pulse Roll Label Products has developed TurboLam, a UV curable adhesive for laminating a range of substrates. TurboLam is approved for the production of labels for milk and juice packaging w…

  • Color management

    November 19, 2007
    Color management Sun Chemical Parsippany NJ USA According to Sun Chemical, brand owners can predict how their corporate spot colors will reproduce on a variety of substrates, from brown corrugated to clear film to white polypropylene, with the Sma…

  • Software

    November 19, 2007
    Software Computer Productivity Services Oakville ON Canada Computer Productivity Services has released a new version of its software. Microsoft Dynamics GP Version 10 has more than 300 features, including support for up to 10 presses per job, enab…

  • Reflective films

    November 19, 2007
    Reflective films FLEXcon Spencer MA USA FLEXcon introduces the newest additions to its REFLECTAmark series. REFLECTAmark FMG is a fleet marking grade glass bead coated reflective cast vinyl film that offers seven-year outdoor durability. It is ide…

  • Brochure

    November 19, 2007
    Brochure 3M St. Paul MN USA 3M has a new brochure that includes adhesives, facestocks and liners for tough applications in the medical and pharmaceutical markets. Label solutions are included for bags, vials, syringes, bottles, tubes, and equipmen…

  • Label converting line

    November 19, 2007
    Label converting line AB Graphic International East Yorkshire UK AB Graphic International has launched its new Omega Digicon Series 2 label converting line. Developed to meet increasing demand for multiple converting options from end users, the li…

  • XSYS Print Solutions unveils 2007 print

    November 19, 2007
    XSYS Print Solutions presented its third annual print awards at Labelexpo Europe in September, giving recognition to customers judged as producing outstanding labels using the company’s inks. According to Global Brand Manager Niklas Olsson, the…

  • Mark Andy names World Class label awards

    November 19, 2007
    Mark Andy announced the winners of the first annual World Class Print Awards competition. A total of 162 entries were received from around the world and judged by independent judges from the converting industry. The judges selected Gold, Silver and B…

  • BST Pro Mark donates inspection system to DFI

    November 19, 2007
    BST Pro Mark donates inspection system to DFI BST Pro Mark, of Elmhurst, IL, USA, has donated a new Powerscope 3000 video web inspection system to the DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), Broadview, IL, which has been installed on its 13” si…

  • Harpers receive degrees from Appalachian State

    November 19, 2007
    Harpers receive degrees from Appalachian State Ronald and Katherine Harper, co-founders of Harper Corporation in Charlotte, NC, USA, have each received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Appalachian State University (ASU), in Boone, NC…

  • Yazoo Mills continues plant expansions

    November 19, 2007
    Yazoo Mills continues plant expansions Yazoo Mills Inc., a manufacturer of paper cores and tubes, has completed another phase of growth to its plant in New Oxford, PA, USA. A modern concrete facade was added to the front of the building along with a…

  • PSTC Tape University held at Chemsultants

    November 19, 2007
    PSTC Tape University held at Chemsultants The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) took its experienced faculty and curriculum to the new Chemsultants International laboratory and production facility for its September 17-19 Tape University Fundame…

  • Precision AirConvey offers roll splitter test

    November 19, 2007
    Precision AirConvey offers roll splitter test Converting equipment manufacturer Precision AirConvey, Newark, DE, USA, has introduced a free video test service on its roll splitter, inviting converters, packagers, waste material brokers, plastics pro…

  • Stanford Products sold

    November 19, 2007
    Stanford Products sold to Barry-Wehmiller Stanford Products, of Salem, IL, USA, a manufacturer of shrink sleeve label converting equipment, has been acquired by Barry-Wehmiller Companies of St. Louis, MO, USA. The acquisition is Barry-Wehmiller&rsq…

  • PGM formed to market used Gallus equipment

    November 19, 2007
    PGM formed to market used Gallus equipment The launch of PGM Graphics Solutions was announced recently in Brussels, Belgium, the site of Labelexpo Europe 2007. PGM, based in Barley, England, stands for Pre-owned (Gallus) Machines Ltd. According to t…

  • CRI among inkmakers

    November 19, 2007
    CRI among inkmakers with price increases Color Resolutions International (CRI), of Fairfield, OH, USA, has announced that prices on all packaging inks were raised between 7 and 14 percent November 1, depending on the color and resin technology. CRI…

  • EFI Jetrion, Spartanics form partnership

    November 19, 2007
    EFI Jetrion, Spartanics form partnership Spartanics and EFI Jetrion have announced a partnership to offer short run printing and diecutting for narrow web printers that combine EFI Jetrion’s 4000 Series UV Inkjet Systems with Spartanics&rsquo…

  • Pat Technology retains Daco Solutions Ltd.

    November 19, 2007
    Pat Technology retains Daco Solutions Ltd. Pat Technology Systems Inc., of Montreal, Canada, a manufacturer of modular narrow web converting and diecutting equipment, has announced its appointment of Daco Solutions Ltd., of Beverley, England, as its…

  • Boise adds FSC status

    November 19, 2007
    Boise adds FSC status to two US plants Boise Cascade LLC, of Boise, ID, USA, announced today that Boise in International Falls, MN, and Jackson, AL, have earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody Certification from the Rainforest All…