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  • Kelva announces OEM cooperation with Nilpeter

    October 24, 2006
    AB Kelva, a manufacturer of web cleaning systems based in Lund, Sweden, has formed a strategic alliance with Danish label press manufacturer Nilpeter A/S. The alliance will integrate Kelva’s contact web cleaning system into Nilpeter’s FA…

  • Mark Andy celebrates its 60th year

    October 24, 2006
    Mark Andy, celebrating its 60th anniversary as a manufacturer of printing and converting equipment for the narrow web industry, held a big birthday party early this month at its headquarters in Chesterfield, MO, USA. More than 500 people came to the…

  • FLEXcon milestone

    October 19, 2006
    FLEXcon milestone in Europe FLEXcon, a global manufacturer of pressure sensitive films and adhesive products, recently celebrated 50 years of operations in Europe. Staff members with varying lengths of service to the company were also recognized at…

  • Plate and ink groups move ahead with developments

    October 19, 2006
    Plate and ink groups move ahead with developments Now that the dust has settled on their corporate mergers, both XSYS Print Solutions Group and its partner Flint Group Printing Plates have recently completed major expansions and product developments…

  • Smith & McLaurin revamped to exploit growth potential

    October 19, 2006
    Smith & McLaurin revamped to exploit growth potential Small-sized producers of specialized coated materials for labels and tags tend to live precarious lives. Smith & McLaurin has certainly had its share of mixed fortunes during its 152 year…

  • Thinking inside

    October 19, 2006
    Thinking inside the offset dot Everyone agrees that flexo printing technology, especially the UV-cured variety, has seen remarkable improvements in quality in recent years. Nevertheless, offset remains the process to beat and it does not appear to…

  • AB Graphic to increase

    October 19, 2006
    AB Graphic to increase UK manufacturing capacity AB Graphic International of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, has built a factory extension comprising 35,000 square feet. It adjoins two existing sites, which it has occupied for the last 30 years. The n…

  • Renowned names

    October 19, 2006
    Renowned names in typesetting merge Monotype and Linotype — two of the most illustrious “names” in the printing industry — have merged. Individually they set benchmark standards for mechanical typesetting, using iconic lette…

  • Alliance of Rx packagers

    October 19, 2006
    Copapharm Europe SCRL (Société Cooperative Responsabilité Limitée) has moved from being a loose association of independent packaging and labeling converters to a more formal cooperative grouping. Currently, Copapharm Europ…

  • YUPO CORPORATION,

    October 19, 2006
    YUPO CORPORATION, Chesapeake, VA, USA — The company has made several personnel changes. Yupo Corporation Japan has promoted Shigeru Takano from senior managing director to the role of president. Departing president, Osamu Sasaki, will continue…

  • X-RITE INC., Grandville, MI, USA Michael C. Ferrara

    October 19, 2006
    X-RITE INC., Grandville, MI, USA — Michael C. Ferrara has retired from his positions of CEO and member of the Board. Thomas J. Vacchiano Jr. will become president and chief executive officer as well as a member of the Board of Directors. He was…

  • UNILUX INC., Saddle Brook, NJ, USA Volker Schlevoigt

    October 19, 2006
    UNILUX INC., Saddle Brook, NJ, USA — Volker Schlevoigt has been named the company’s marketing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Based in Düsseldorf, Germany, he will be responsible for all Unilux sales, service and cus…

  • TAILORED SOLUTIONS, Milwaukee, WI, USA The company has named Katy Wight

    October 19, 2006
    TAILORED SOLUTIONS, Milwaukee, WI, USA — The company has named Katy Wight to the position of European business development manager, based in England. Prior to joining Tailored Solutions, she was deputy editor of Labels & Labeling magazine.…

  • STANFORD PRODUCTS, Salem, IL, USA Michael Waterman

    October 19, 2006
    STANFORD PRODUCTS, Salem, IL, USA — Michael Waterman has been appointed European sales manager. Based in Ireland, he will be responsible for the management of all of Stanford’s activities in Europe, Russia and Turkey.…

  • R TAPE CORPORATION, South Plainfield, NJ, USA Michael W. (Mike) Roughton

    October 19, 2006
    R TAPE CORPORATION, South Plainfield, NJ, USA — Michael W. (Mike) Roughton has joined the company as president. He was previously vice president and general manager of Avery Dennison’s Graphic Division, North America.…

  • RAYVEN, St. Paul, MN, USA The company has added industry veteran Gary Evenson

    October 19, 2006
    RAYVEN, St. Paul, MN, USA — The company has added industry veteran Gary Evenson to its growing sales team. He joins Rayven from Douglas Hanson, where he worked for the past 11 years. He will serve as Rayven’s national sales manager for re…

  • PHOENIX CHALLENGE FOUNDATION: Ryan Stroupe

    October 19, 2006
    PHOENIX CHALLENGE FOUNDATION, Charlotte, NC, USA — Ryan Stroupe, label technical specialist at WorkflowOne, a Dayton, OH, USA-based label converter, has joined the foundation’s board of directors. He has been involved with the foundation…

  • PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY (PCMC), Green Bay, WI, USA Andy Gillis

    October 19, 2006
    PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY (PCMC), Green Bay, WI, USA — Andy Gillis and Mike Reedy have been promoted to product development managers. In their new roles, Gillis will be responsible for PCMC’s mid and narrow web PCL product lines, w…

  • NIM-COR, Nashua, NH, USA The company has hired Kevin Hellrigel

    October 19, 2006
    NIM-COR, Nashua, NH, USA — The company has hired Kevin Hellrigel as its new general manager. He has 15 years of executive and managerial leadership experience. In the new position, he will apply his skills in innovation engineering and lean man…

  • MAX DAETWYLER CORPORATION, Huntersville, NC, USA Travis Anderson

    October 19, 2006
    MAX DAETWYLER CORPORATION, Huntersville, NC, USA — Travis Anderson, from North Iredell High School; Shawn Tiikkala, from South Iredell High School, and Karl Golinski, from Independence High School, are the newest members of the company’s…

  • KODAK, Rochester, NY, USA The company has named Karl Post

    October 19, 2006
    KODAK, Rochester, NY, USA — The company has named Karl Post to the position of senior manager, customer development for its Graphic Communications Group (GCG). He brings 13 years of sales, marketing and strategic customer and partner developmen…

  • HUSSON, Sturtevant, WI, USA Alvie L. Stephenson

    October 19, 2006
    HUSSON, Sturtevant, WI, USA — Alvie L. Stephenson has been named to the company’s management team in the newly created position of national account manager. His initial responsibilities include direct sales activities in areas not current…

  • HARPER GRAPHICS, Herford, Germany, Martin Heidemann

    October 19, 2006
    HARPER GRAPHICS, Herford, Germany, — Martin Heidemann and Daniel Yjord have joined the Harper Graphics team as customer service specialist and technical solutions specialist, respectively. Heidemann’s new responsibilities include attendin…

  • GEW, Surrey, UK Marcus Greenbrook

    October 19, 2006
    GEW, Surrey, UK — Marcus Greenbrook has been appointed to sales and service manager for Australia and South East Asia. He will support GEW’s activities outside of narrow web UV applications and move from GEW in the UK where he was technic…

  • GEW, Surrey, UK Marcus Greenbrook

    October 19, 2006
    GEW, Surrey, UK — Marcus Greenbrook has been appointed to sales and service manager for Australia and South East Asia. He will support GEW’s activities outside of narrow web UV applications and move from GEW in the UK where he was technic…

  • DRI-TEC MANUFACTURING GROUP, Green Bay, WI, USA Matthew Burie

    October 19, 2006
    DRI-TEC MANUFACTURING GROUP, Green Bay, WI, USA — Matthew Burie has joined the company as a sales representative. He will be directly involved with the sales of Dri-Tec’s coating and laminating equipment, flexo presses and chambered docto…

  • DATALASE, Chesire, UK The company has appointed Robert Sayer

    October 19, 2006
    DATALASE, Chesire, UK — The company has appointed Robert Sayer the new project leader for DataLase FOODMARK, its “on product” edible marking solution directly onto foodstuffs. He will provide technical support to both the sales team…

  • AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES (RIS), Westlake Village, CA, USA The company has appointed Philip Calderbank

    October 19, 2006
    AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES (RIS), Westlake Village, CA, USA — The company has appointed Philip Calderbank director of marketing — RFID and security. He will be responsible for Avery Dennison RIS’ worldwide strategy f…

  • ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH, USA The company has appointed Justin Green

    October 19, 2006
    ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH, USA — The company has appointed Justin Green training and technologies specialist. He is involved with Anderson & Vreeland’s quality control initiative (recently implemented in its Bryan laboratory)…

  • Digital printer

    October 19, 2006
    Digital printer Matan Digital Printers Rosh Ha’ayin Israel Matan Digital Printers offers the Matan Spot36, a wider format implementation of the Matan Spring12 printer that shares the same industrial design. It can print up to two colors in o…

  • Rollfed shrink film

    October 19, 2006
    Rollfed shrink film Avery Dennison Performance Polymers Concord OH USA The Performance Polymers Division introduced Roll-Fed Shrink (RFS) label film at Labelexpo. RFS film can shrink up to 40 percent, offering conformability to a variety of contai…

  • Ink cleaner

    October 19, 2006
    Ink cleaner HarperScientific Charlotte NC USA HarperScientific, the printing and coating supplies division of Harper Corporation of America, introduces Re-Leez, a product formulated especially for removing water-based ink from narrow web presses,…

  • Shrink label films

    October 19, 2006
    Shrink label films Klöckner Pentaplast Gordonsville VA USA Klöckner Pentaplast’s Pentaprint product line of shrink label films has been extended to include Pentaprint E749/22, a high shrink polyester film with multiple shrink chara…

  • Register control

    October 19, 2006
    Register control Nireco America Port Jervis NY USA Nireco America introduces the Cutmatic 5000 GC Print-to-Cut Register Control System for label presses. Specifically designed for diecut and sheeter register control on label presses, the product…

  • Static neutralizers

    October 19, 2006
    Static neutralizers MKS, Ion Industrial Windsor Locks CT USA MKS, Ion Industrial says its HL-Type Virtual AC Static Neutralizers provide long-range static neutralization to protect product, equipment and operators. A new fieldbus interface capabil…

  • Replacement cups

    October 19, 2006
    Replacement cups Vi-Cas Manufacturing Cincinnati OH USA Vi-Cas Manufacturing offers replacement vacuum cups to fit virtually any type of label application equipment, and other vacuum products like lifters, manipulators, pick-and-place systems, and…

  • Biodegradable film

    October 19, 2006
    Biodegradable film Innovia Films Cumbria UK Innovia Films introduced NatureFlex NVLC, a fully biodegradable and compostable film for labels, at Labelexpo. Certified under the European standard EN13432 and the US ASSTM D6400, the film has also been…

  • Digital UV inkjet press

    October 19, 2006
    Digital UV inkjet press Jetrion Ypsilanti MI USA Jetrion launched a new digital UV inkjet press. The new Jetrion 4000 Series Inkjet System delivers full-color labels in production volumes with quality comparable to flexography and production costs…

  • Pharmacy labels

    October 19, 2006
    Pharmacy labels MACtac Stow OH USA MACtac Roll Label has introduced RX9512 laser labels and DRX9502 direct thermal labels. Both utilize ST-95 adhesive, which the company says has excellent tack and adhesion to a variety of surfaces, including plas…

  • Power supply

    October 19, 2006
    Power supply Exair Cincinnati OH USA Exair’s new Four Outlet Power Supply features four 5kV output connectors that can energize up to four static eliminators. Applications using up to four ion air guns, ion air knives, ion air cannons, or io…

  • UV curing control

    October 19, 2006
    UV curing control International Light Technologies Peabody MA USA International Light Technologies (ILT) has introduced the ILT400 UV curing belt radiometer, a cost-performance product to maintain single and multi-lamp UV curing systems. ILT says…

  • Differential shaft

    October 19, 2006
    Differential shaft Convertech Wharton NJ USA Convertech offers its Air Roll Lock Differential Shaft, which it says surpasses its predecessors with innovative and effective tension control and easy roll loading. Designed to replace the need for mul…

  • RFID training tool

    October 19, 2006
    RFID training tool Avery Dennison RFID Flowery Branch GA USA Avery Dennison RFID has produced a multimedia training tool: RFID 101. RFID 101 combines a live narrator with animations, photos and video to walk the viewer through the hist…

  • Narrow web press

    October 19, 2006
    Narrow web press Matik North America West Hartford CT USANarrow web press Matik North America West Hartford CT USA Matik North America provides the Omet Flexy “S” narrow web press in 10", 13" and 16" widths. The Flexy…

  • Thermal transfer

    October 19, 2006
    Thermal transfer Green Bay Packaging Green Bay WI USA Green Bay Packaging introduced two new thermal transfer labelstocks at Labelexpo. They use thinner facestocks, which the company says offer material cost savings. Thinner material results in a…

  • Label paper

    October 19, 2006
    Label paper Stora Enso Stevens Point WI USA Stora Enso launched UniSet SA, a new wet strength pressure sensitive label paper for brewers, at Labelexpo. It is designed for optimal performance in printing, lamination, diecutting, matrix stripping, a…

  • Color technology

    October 19, 2006
    Color technology Kodak Rochester NY USA Kodak has created the Kodak Colorflow technology architecture. The company says by seamlessly communicating, controlling and confirming color across multiple devices, Colorflow technology helps printers opti…

  • Shrink film inks

    October 19, 2006
    Shrink film inks Water Ink Technologies Lincolnton NC USA Water Ink Technologies introduces new water based and UV curable ink systems for shrink film applications. According to the company, each system provides converters with high graphic qualit…

  • Label design software

    October 19, 2006
    Label design software Tharo Systems Brunswick OH USA Tharo Systems has released an updated version of its EASYLABEL 5 software for bar code and RFID label design and printing. EASYLABEL 5 now supports a full range of Intermec thermal transfer prin…

  • UV curing system

    October 19, 2006
    UV curing system GEW Surrey UK GEW introduced its e-system mini electronic UV lamp head to the US label market at Labelexpo. Featuring an e-brick 3.6kW electronic power supply suitable for use with standard single phase factory outlets for maximum…