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  • THE FREEMAN COMPANY, Erlanger, KY, USA — The company has promoted Greg DeFisher

    March 9, 2006
    THE FREEMAN COMPANY, Erlanger, KY, USA — The company has promoted Greg DeFisher to chief executive officer. He is the first non-Freeman family member chosen to lead the company as president or CEO.…

  • ETIPOL PRINTING TECHNOLOGY, Taastrup, Denmark — Preben Hadberg

    March 9, 2006
    ETIPOL PRINTING TECHNOLOGY, Taastrup, Denmark — Preben Hadberg has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. He was previously European manager at Avery Dennison Roll Division. He has also been on the Board of Directors at FINAT…

  • DAINIPPON INK & CHEMICALS (DIC), Parsippany, NJ, USA — DIC, the parent company of Sun Chemical Corporation, has elected Naoki Tsuji

    March 9, 2006
    DAINIPPON INK & CHEMICALS (DIC), Parsippany, NJ, USA — DIC, the parent company of Sun Chemical Corporation, has elected Naoki Tsuji and Kazuo Kudo to the board of Sun Chemical. Tsuji takes the position of chairman of the board. Wes Lucas ha…

  • COBURN GRAPHIC FILMS INC., Lakewood, NJ, USA — The company named Guy Leigh VP

    March 9, 2006
    COBURN GRAPHIC FILMS INC., Lakewood, NJ, USA — The company named Guy Leigh VP of sales and marketing. He will direct marketing activities and oversee worldwide sales for Coburn. He previously worked at Dunmore Corporation as director of sales a…

  • AVERY DENNISON RFID, Clinton, SC, USA This business unit of Avery Dennison

    March 9, 2006
    AVERY DENNISON RFID, Clinton, SC, USA — This business unit of Avery Dennison Corporation announced that George Reynolds has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing. He will direct all facets of the company’s global RFI…

  • ACUCOTE INC., Graham, NC, USA The company has announced the hiring of Raymond Bud Gray

    March 9, 2006
    ACUCOTE INC., Graham, NC, USA — The company has announced the hiring of Raymond “Bud” Gray to fill the newly created position of business development manager of brand protection.…

  • ACPO LTD., Oak Harbor, OH, USA The company has appointed Will Smith

    March 9, 2006
    ACPO LTD., Oak Harbor, OH, USA — The company has appointed Will Smith to the new role of general manager. He has worked at acpo since 1999 in several positions including production and procurement.…

  • Productivity system

    March 9, 2006
    Productivity system Operon Systems Appleton WI USA Operon Systems has installed its RedHawk productivity system on presses. RedHawk is meant to increase productivity and profits specifically for manufacturing, processing and industrial opera…

  • Digital short run label printer

    March 9, 2006
    Digital short run label printer QuickLabel Systems West Warwick RI USA QuickLabel Systems has introduced the Vivo!, a high speed, direct digital, short run label printer that produces photo quality labels on roll-fed stock. According to the compan…

  • Laser cutting sample

    March 9, 2006
    Laser cutting sample Spartanics Rolling Meadows IL USA Spartanics has made digitally die cut samples of the Spartanics Klemm Laser Cutting System available. The company says the sample packets showcase a variety of special features on a wide…

  • Digital color press

    March 9, 2006
    Digital color press Quality Discount Press Parts and Equipment Egg Harbor Township NJ USA Quality Discount has added the Ilumina Digital Color Press to its product line. The machine is compatible with Mac and PC computers. The company says it comb…

  • Motion control

    March 9, 2006
    Motion control Nexen Vadnais Heights MN USA Nexen announces its newest rotary motion control product, the Mechanical Torque Limiter. The company says the limiter features high performance and zero backlash and is adjustable. It is ideal for machin…

  • Gauging system

    March 9, 2006
    Gauging system NDC Infrared Engineering Irwindale CA USA NDC Infrared Engineering has announced a cost-reduced version of Pro.Net, a system that combines elements of a PC-based supervisory system with stand-alone “Mission Critical&rdqu…

  • Polypropylene film

    March 9, 2006
    Polypropylene film Borealis Lyngby Denmark Borealis introduces Borpact BC914TF heterophasic copolymer for thermoformed, cast and blown film. The company says it can deliver easy-to-process, user-friendly and attractively-finished packaging. …

  • Hot melt products

    March 9, 2006
    Hot melt products Fasson Roll North America Painesville OH USA Fasson Roll North America has developed technology to provide hot melt products on high performing PET liners. The company says the development is in response to the demand for h…

  • Specialty release films

    March 9, 2006
    Specialty release films CPFilms Fieldale VA USA CPFilms offers polyester based release liners that the company says are well suited to medical applications. The films include UV5A, UV10, UV30, UV50, and UV100 UV-cured and S10 fluorosil…

  • Plate processors

    March 9, 2006
    Plate processors Anderson & Vreeland Bryan OH USA Mekrom Inc. has chosen Anderson & Vreeland as its distributor in the United States and Canada. Mekrom says that it manufactures a range of flexo plate processors using the lates…

  • Web inspection

    March 9, 2006
    Web inspection Tectonic International Dowlais UK Tectonic International launched K2colour, the latest addition to the K2 series of print inspection systems. The K2colour analysis algorithms are based on an implementation of the CIE L*a*b* color sp…

  • Color label printer

    March 9, 2006
    Color label printer Primera Technology Plymouth MN USA Primera Technology Inc. has released the LX810 Color Label Printer, an inkjet based printer designed to print short-run, full color labels. The company says printed labels are scratch and smud…

  • Scanning table

    March 9, 2006
    Scanning table GretagMacbeth Regensdorf Switzerland GretagMacbeth now offers the Eye-One iO automated scanning table, which measures more than 400 patches per minute and accommodates various substrates up to 10 mm thick. The company says the Eye-O…

  • Inclinometer

    March 9, 2006
    Inclinometer Benton Graphics Trenton NJ USA Benton Graphics introduces Flipcheck, a pocket-sized inclinometer for press operators to check contact and set angles. Gravure and coating press operators can use Flipcheck to determine the clamp angle t…

  • Diaphragm pumps

    March 9, 2006
    Diaphragm pumps Powerwise Ink Pumps Erie PA USA Powerwise has added the Liquid Flow to the KELVA, a series of double diaphragm pumps, to its pump range. The Liquid Flow is a compact air operated double diaphragm pump with low pulsation. The compan…

  • Inkjet printer

    March 9, 2006
    Inkjet printer Videojet Technologies Wood Dale IL USA Videojet Technologies introduces the Videojet 1310 ink jet printer, which is designed to start and stop without needing to be cleaned. The company says its automated backflushing nozzle minimiz…

  • Automatic rewind

    March 9, 2006
    Automatic rewind Larson/Burton Loves Park IL USA Larson/Burton offers the Rollette 400, which is designed for continuous take-up of scrap material from any converting process. It will rewind miniature rolls and automatically cut off material and b…

  • Software demos

    March 9, 2006
    Software demos FlexoStep Development Dallas TX USA New demos of FlexoStep are available online at www.flexostep.com. Versions are for Mac OS X and Windows for Adobe’s Illustrator and Macromedia’s Freehand. FlexoStep is a step an…

  • New press lines

    March 9, 2006
    New press lines Nilpeter Slagelse Denmark Nilpeter has introduced two new lines of products: the FA line and the FB line. The FA line is made up of four modular UV flexo press widths: 13.5", 16", 20", and 22". It em…

  • Curing evaluator

    March 9, 2006
    Curing evaluator UV Process Supply Chicago IL USA UV Process Supply has introduced the CON-TROL-CURE Thin Film Calorimeter (TFC-9000). It measures the curability of inks, coatings and adhesives to ensure that curing is consistently batch-to-…

  • Finishing technology

    March 9, 2006
    Finishing technology Schober Eberdingen Germany Schober GmbH has redesigned its PBO offline rotary converting line for the production of cigarette blanks and liquid packaging. The machine is available in three working widths: 550 mm, 650 mm and 85…

  • Finishing technology

    March 9, 2006
    Finishing technology Schober Eberdingen Germany Schober GmbH has redesigned its PBO offline rotary converting line for the production of cigarette blanks and liquid packaging. The machine is available in three working widths: 550 mm, 650 mm and 85…

  • Flexo label press

    March 9, 2006
    Flexo label press Sohn Manufacturing Elkhart Lake WI USA Sohn introduces the model 8400, a wider version of the model 4400 flexographic label press. The model 8400 is a four color flexo press that the company says is small, compact and easy to use…

  • Digital systems

    March 9, 2006
    Digital systems Aellora Digital Keene NH USA Aellora Digital, a Markem company, has introduced the SureFire TKMP 1000 small format digital printing systems for jetting its hybrid UV-curable white and color jetting inks. The systems are designed fo…

  • Color proofer

    March 9, 2006
    Color proofer EFI, GretagMacbeth Foster City CA USA, Regensdorf Switzerland EFI has updated its Colorproof XF to directly handle N-color ICC profiles generated by GretagMacbeth’s Multicolor and Generic Output Profiler (GOP) technology from…

  • Business software

    March 9, 2006
    Business software Tailored Solutions Milwaukee WI USA Tailored Solutions has enhanced the e-mail capability of Label Traxx print business management software for flexo narrow web label printers and converters. The company says that the new version…

  • Expanded turret rewinder

    March 9, 2006
    Expanded turret rewinder Keene Technology South Beloit IL USA KTI now offers an automatic core loader and a finished roll removal system on its JR Series Turret Rewinder. The design has evolved into a total automation system for the rewindin…

  • Kodak focuses on graphics

    March 9, 2006
    Eastman Kodak Company hosted an event highlighting its Graphic Communications Group (GCG) in Rochester, NY, USA in early February. Vic Stalam, general manager at Kodak’s GCG, explained the company’s mission: “We hope that Kodak pack…

  • Indigo users form Dscoop support group

    March 9, 2006
    Indigo users form Dscoop support group Owners of HP Indigo presses have formed Digital Solutions Cooperative — Dscoop — to help users leverage their investments in HP’s digital print technology. Dscoop now comprises press own…

  • CPFilms revamps its product web site

    March 9, 2006
    CPFilms revamps its product web site CPFilms Inc., a manufacturer of coated films for electronics, medical, high-technology, industrial, commercial, and solar control applications based in Fieldale, VA, USA, has launched a revamped web site. The si…

  • MPS opens South Asia office in Mumbai

    March 9, 2006
    MPS opens South Asia office in Mumbai Dutch press manufacturer MPS has established itself in South Asia with the opening of an office in Mumbai, India. The compoany has retained Vijay Pareek to represent its brand India, as well as in Pakistan, Ne…

  • Matik North America

    March 9, 2006
    Matik North America to represent Senntech Matik North America, based in West Hartford, CT, USA, is now representing the Senntech line of slitter rewinders in the US, Canada and Mexico. Matik now will provide owners of existing and new Senntech slit…

  • Harper’s Platinum rolls now made worldwide

    March 9, 2006
    Harper’s Platinum rolls now made worldwide Harper Corporation, a manufacturer of laser engraved anilox rolls, has announced that its Platinum XLT (Xtreme Laser Technology) anilox and coating roll manufacturing system is now in operation at all…

  • Stork Prints & AKL

    March 9, 2006
    Stork Prints & AKL form flexo alliance Stork Prints, a pioneer of direct laser engraving, has formed a partnership with AKL Flexo Technik to develop new flexographic products. According to a joint announcement, technicians from both comp…

  • AVT sales increase

    March 9, 2006
    AVT sales increase 17.7 percent in 2005 Advanced Vision Technology Ltd. (AVT), based in Hod-Hasharon, Israel, has reported sales of US$25.1 million for 2005, an increase of 17.7 percent over the previous year. The company manufactures automatic opt…

  • Altana Chemie acquires Rad-Cure Corporation

    March 9, 2006
    Altana Chemie acquires Rad-Cure Corporation Altana Chemie AG, of Wesel, Germany, signed an agreement in January to acquire Rad-Cure Corporation, a specialist in the field of overprint UV curable coatings and adhesives for the paper and board packagi…

  • Novamelt to expand

    March 9, 2006
    Novamelt to expand into North America Novamelt, an adhesive manufacturer based in Wehr, Germany, has announced that it plans to produce and distribute its products in the United States. Founded in 1989, the company has marketed its pressure sensit…

  • Daetwyler wins award for gravure system

    March 9, 2006
    Daetwyler wins award for gravure system Max Daetwyler Corporation (MDC), of Huntersville, NC, USA, has received the Innovation Award from the European Rotogravure Association. The award was presented to MDC for its Starbase Cylinder System, a manuf…

  • ‘Esko’ updates identity, reports high ’05 revenue

    March 9, 2006
    ‘Esko’ updates identity, reports high ’05 revenue Esko-Graphics, of Gent, Belgium, a market leader in packaging pre-production systems, reports substantial revenue growth for 2005, according to Carsten Knudsen president and CEO. &l…

  • Clemson seminars focus on color management

    March 9, 2006
    Clemson seminars focus on color management Clemson University’s Department of Graphic Communications will conduct two of its most popular symposia concerning the management of color in the coming months. Both 2.5-day programs will link industr…

  • RDP Marathon renamed Drent Goebel N. America

    March 9, 2006
    RDP Marathon renamed Drent Goebel N. America RDP Marathon, the Canadian press manufacturer acquired by Drent Goebel in 2005, has officially changed its name to Drent Goebel North America Inc. The company is located in Montreal. “Since t…

  • Smart Label forum comes to

    March 9, 2006
    Smart Labels USA 2006, a major conference that will address RFID and related issues, will be held March 28-29 at the Westin Copley Hotel in Boston, MA, USA. The organizer is IDTechEx, which is based in Cambridge, England. For the fifth consecutive y…

  • Chemsultants growth recognized in Ohio

    March 9, 2006
    Chemsultants’ growth recognized in Ohio For the 13th consecutive year, Chemsultants International, of Mentor, OH, USA, has earned recognition as one of Ohio’s fastest growing companies. The company received the honor, known as the “…