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  • Threefold boost

    October 15, 2007
    Threefold boost for HP Indigo HP Indigo has notched up some noteworthy orders in the UK for its seven-color ws4500 digital press. Baker Self-Adhesive Labels in London recently installed a ws4500 following a successful move into digital label printi…

  • Raflatac RFID tags

    October 15, 2007
    Raflatac RFID tags in healthcare distribution MBA Grupo, a European healthcare distributor headquartered in Spain, has adopted UPM Raflatac’s UHF EPC Generation 2 tags. This type of RFID technology is expected to improve stock management, all…

  • Going green can

    October 15, 2007
    Going green can actually save costs It seems there is no escaping the environmental zeitgeist, especially in cases which show that altruistic concerns and economic expediency are not necessarily mutually exclusive. That is one way of looking at the…

  • Freeloaders hurt Germanys Green Dot recycling scheme

    October 15, 2007
    Freeloaders hurt Germany’s Green Dot recycling scheme Germany’s pioneering Green Dot packaging recycling scheme is on the brink of collapse, says recycling firm Interseroh. Unscrupulous firms are apparently counterfeiting labels carrying…

  • British label converters finish last in profitability

    October 15, 2007
    British label converters finish last in profitability As in other countries, British label converters face strong competition, with overcapacity prevalent throughout the industry. However, it is still surprising to learn that they have the lowest pr…

  • Revamped Labelsco elevates

    October 15, 2007
    Labelsco Ltd., a major independent label converter, was recently acquired by the MSO Group. Soon afterward the Belfast based packaging company merged Labelsco with its Hannibal Labels division, acquired only last year. Most of Hannibal’s equipm…

  • WIKOFF COLOR CORPORATION, Fort Mill, SC, USA Geoff Peters

    October 15, 2007
    WIKOFF COLOR CORPORATION, Fort Mill, SC, USA — Geoff Peters has been elected president and chief operating officer. Phil Lambert, former president, will continue to serve as chief executive officer of the company and as chairman of the Board of…

  • TOPFLIGHT CORPORATION, Glen Rock, PA, USA Michael Falco,

    October 15, 2007
    TOPFLIGHT CORPORATION, Glen Rock, PA, USA — Michael Falco, president, was recently named to the TLMI Board of Directors. He has been a member of TLMI since 2000, while Topflight has been involved with TLMI for over 30 years. He assumed his curr…

  • ROTOFLEX INTERNATIONAL, Mississauga, ON, Canada Ralph Beier

    October 15, 2007
    ROTOFLEX INTERNATIONAL, Mississauga, ON, Canada — Ralph Beier has been appointed sales manager, Europe. His business background includes more that 20 years sales/management experience leading high technology companies in machine vision, industr…

  • PRISM GROUP HOLDINGS, Wilmington, MA, USA The company has appointed Filip Buyse

    October 15, 2007
    PRISM GROUP HOLDINGS, Wilmington, MA, USA — The company has appointed Filip Buyse as chief executive officer and president to lead the company’s global operations. He has been recruited to lead the company into a new growth phase, which w…

  • MARK ANDY, Reinach-Basel, Switzerland The company recent promoted Dieter Huck t

    October 15, 2007
    MARK ANDY, Reinach-Basel, Switzerland — The company recent promoted Dieter Huck to chairman of Mark Andy Europe and appointed Remy Höhener European managing director at the Basel, Switzerland office. As chairman, Huck will work with the Bo…

  • LABELTRONIX, Orange, CA, USA In a move to provide health food and vitamin supplement companies with superior labeling solutions, the company has selected co-founder Dan Blair

    October 15, 2007
    LABELTRONIX, Orange, CA, USA — In a move to provide health food and vitamin supplement companies with superior labeling solutions, the company has selected co-founder Dan Blair as nutraceutical label specialist. He will work closely with custom…

  • DEGRAVA SYSTEMS, Roswell, GA, USA The company has expanded its sales and technical support staff to better service its growing user base. Robert Bedoar

    October 15, 2007
    DEGRAVA SYSTEMS, Roswell, GA, USA — The company has expanded its sales and technical support staff to better service its growing user base. Robert Bedoar has accepted the position of Northwest Region sales manager. He joins Degrava Systems with…

  • DATALASE, Chesire, UK Mark Muir

    October 15, 2007
    DATALASE, Chesire, UK — Mark Muir has been appointed business development manager for the UK. He joins DataLase to further develop the company’s growth and to achieve increased sales across the UK. He will work closely with the developmen…

  • CC1 INC., Portsmouth, NH, USA The company has added a new service office located in Phoenix, AZ, USA, and appointed Rick Brassard

    October 15, 2007
    CC1 INC., Portsmouth, NH, USA — The company has added a new service office located in Phoenix, AZ, USA, and appointed Rick Brassard as field service engineer for that office. He joins CC1 after a successful career with the US. Army, managing a…

  • Printheads

    October 15, 2007
    Printheads Xaar Cambridge UK Xaar has launched its innovative systems featuring its piezoelectric printheads. The company offers its 1001 printhead with UV ink. This variable drop (grayscale) printhead is based on Xaar’s patented Hybrid Side…

  • Rotary & Semi-rotary coater/converter

    October 15, 2007
    Rotary & Semi-rotary coater/converter PAT Technology Systems Vaudreuil-Dorion QC Canada PAT introduces Rotoworx semi-rotary and fully rotary UV coater and re-registration diecutting machine, capable of converting roll-to-roll and roll-to…

  • RIP Software

    October 15, 2007
    RIP Software Xanté Mobile AL USA Xanté has unveiled the new OpenRIP Flexo 6.0 Professional software. This is an Adobe based workflow that delivers a new level of prepress automation making it one of the most productive flexo sp…

  • Resin ribbon

    October 15, 2007
    Resin ribbon ITW Thermal Films Romeo MI USA ITW Thermal Films has announced that its newly introduced B324 Broad Spectrum Resin Ribbon has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approval on 11 3M performance labelstocks. B324 is formulated to pro…

  • Digital plates

    October 15, 2007
    Digital plates DuPont Packaging Graphics Wilmington DE USA DuPont Packaging Graphics has introduced a new addition to its digital solvent photopolymer plate product line, DuPont Cyrel DPR. A medium-high durometer, robust digital solvent plate, Cyr…

  • Polyester film

    October 15, 2007
    Polyester film FLEXcon Spencer MA USA FLEXcon introduces the newest product in its COMPUcal EXCEL Series. COMPUcal EXCEL 10442 is a UL recognized 1.0 mil matte topcoated clear polyester film designed for high performance label applications. This f…

  • Ceramic electrode

    October 15, 2007
    Ceramic electrode QC Electronics Portage WI USA QC Electronics has introduced a high powered ceramic electrode that increases the efficiency of converters’ corona treaters so that it allows them to boost their line speeds by up to 20 percent…

  • Punching system

    October 15, 2007
    Punching system Schober USA Cincinnati OH USA New MicroPunching systems from Schober USA provide dust-free punching of micro-holes (as small as 0.020" or 0.50mm). The easy-to-operate modules feature a long service life. Proven hardened matche…

  • Silicone release liner

    October 15, 2007
    Silicone release liner Bluestar Silicones Cedex France Bluestar Silicones, formerly Rhodia Silicones, offers its Silcolease silicone release systems, including its new Optima concept that enables flexible customization for fast cure, low temperatu…

  • Motor drive retrofit

    October 15, 2007
    Motor drive retrofit Maxson Automatic Westerly RI USA Maxson Automatic Machinery Company offers a dual motor drive retrofit. The retrofit replaces a sheeter’s existing wear-prone mechanical transmission or older drive with a more reliable el…

  • Web inspection

    October 15, 2007
    Web inspection TruColor Vision Systems LaGrange GA USA TruColor Vision Systems introduces a new all digital web inspection system suitable for all inspection applications. TruColor says its new system includes up to five times greater image resolu…

  • Screen printing ink

    October 15, 2007
    Screen printing ink Ciba Cheshire UK Ciba offers a new, ready-to-use flatbed screen printing ink, XYMARA Quicksilver SF-02, which it says offers the best combination of pinhole-free mirror effect, adhesion and print performance. It is used to prod…

  • Magnetic cylinders and flexible dies

    October 15, 2007
    Magnetic cylinders and flexible dies Bunting Magnetics Newton KS USA Magnetic cylinders and flexible steel dies from Bunting Magnetics are designed to supplant hard-tooled cylinders in the production of folding cartons. The Bunting diecutting syst…

  • Two Boise plants receive FSC certification

    October 15, 2007
    Two Boise plants receive FSC certification 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…

  • Gallus, BHS present folding carton seminar

    October 15, 2007
    Gallus, BHS present folding carton seminar Gallus and BHS are inviting folding carton manufacturers and paperboard converters from both North and South America to attend a technology seminar at Cadmus’ production facility in Charlotte, NC, USA…

  • Webex finalizes its

    October 15, 2007
    Webex finalizes its new ownership Wynnchurch Capital, a private equity firm based in Chicago, has acquired a majority interest in Webex Inc., a provider of precision rolls for the web handling and converting industries based in Neenah, WI, USA. W…

  • Apex invests in expanded production

    October 15, 2007
    Apex invests in expanded production The Apex Group of companies, based in Hapert, the Netherlands, has embarked on an investment program of more than €7 million to expand its main plant. The company, which manufactures anilox and metering rolls…

  • Flint Group raises

    October 15, 2007
    Flint Group raises printing ink prices As a consequence of continuously rising raw material prices, Flint Group says that it has raised prices for printing inks in all market segments in North America and Europe. Increases in Europe take effect im…

  • English translation of

    October 15, 2007
    English translation of UV guide now available The Practical Guide to UV Technology is now available in English. The document is the product of the work of 49 enterprises involved in the supply industry, the printing industry, research, education,…

  • EskoArtwork installs 1,000th Cyrel imager

    October 15, 2007
    EskoArtwork installs 1,000th Cyrel imager EskoArtwork, of Gent, Belgium, has announced the installation of the 1,000th Cyrel Digital Imager (CDI) at Scholler GmbH & Co in Nuremberg, Germany, a member of Matthews International GmbH. Since its in…

  • Avery Dennison lowers 2007 earnings outlook

    October 15, 2007
    Avery Dennison lowers 2007 earnings outlook Daniel R. O’Bryant, executive VP and CFO of Avery Dennison, announced in mid-September that the company’s sales in July and August were “well below expectations”, and that a continu…

  • Harper sets records

    October 15, 2007
    Harper sets records with 2007 flexo tour Harper GraphicSolutions, the technical service arm of global anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, has wrapped up the most successful and well attended Harper Flexographic Solutions Tour in the comp…

  • Mark Andy expands Europe management

    October 15, 2007
    Mark Andy expands Europe management Mark Andy has promoted Dieter Huck to chairman of Mark Andy Europe, and has appointed Remy Höhener as European managing director at the Basel, Switzerland office. “Fueled by strong growth rates and the…

  • Spring Coating Systems acquires Ergeca

    October 15, 2007
    Spring Coating Systems acquires Ergeca Spring Coating Systems, of Jungholtz, France, has acquired all of the shares of Ergeca, a company specializing in video inspection systems for web printing applications. Ergeca is based in Antony, France. Spri…

  • Pazazz invests

    October 15, 2007
    Pazazz invests $1 million in digital Pazazz, a printing company based in Montreal, Canada, has invested more than $1 million (Canadian) in digital printing and finishing equipment at its label converting unit, Phase 2. The acquisition is aimed at…

  • Barry-Wehmiller acquires Stanford Products

    October 12, 2007
    Stanford Products, a manufacturer of shrink sleeve label converting equipment, has been acquired by Barry-Wehmiller Companies.

  • Yazoo Mills continues plant expansions

    October 9, 2007
    Yazoo Mills Inc., a manufacturer of paper cores and tubes, has completed another phase of growth to its plant in New Oxford, PA, USA.

  • Muller Martini opens new rebuild facility

    October 9, 2007
    Muller Martini, a Germany based manufacturer of print finishing equipment and offset presses, has opened a new rebuild center in Allentown, PA, USA.

  • Spear helps Novamex modernize soft drink brand with new label

    October 9, 2007
    With an unusual 400ml bottle design, the Jarritos line of soft drinks made from natural fruit extracts hit the shelves in Mexico in 1950, becoming the first national brand of Mexican soft drinks in the country.

  • Transilwrap pursues growth with funding company

    October 9, 2007
    Transilwrap Company, a converter and distributor of synthetic films based in Franklin Park, IL, USA, has entered into an equity agreement with Nicolet Capital Partners LLC, a private equity firm in Chicago, in an effort to more aggressively grow the compa

  • Hammer Packaging wins 2007 Rochester Business Ethics Award

    October 9, 2007
    Hammer Packaging, based in Rochester, NY, USA, has been named a recipient of the 2007 Rochester Business Ethics Award.

  • Labelexpo Europe 2007

    Labelexpo Europe 2007

    October 9, 2007
    Record crowds and a record number of exhibitors made this year's Labelexpo the industry hot spot.

  • Companies to Watch

    Companies to Watch

    October 9, 2007
    Companies to Watch is a special feature of Label & Narrow Web that pays tribute to a select group of converters who are making noteworthy contributions to the health of the industry.

  • Multi-Color buys second Omet press at Labelexpo

    October 4, 2007
    Less than three months after buying its first Omet press, Multi-Color Corporation has acquired its second.

  • Cypress Multigraphics opens third label facility

    October 2, 2007
    Cypress Multigraphics LLC, a manufacturer of labels for the durable goods market that specialize in UL recognized film materials, has recently opened its third label manufacturing facility.