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  • Flexo temp agency opens in Chicago area

    January 17, 2006
    FlexoTemps Ltd., a job placement bureau affiliated with DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), has been established in the Chicago area. The announcement was made by Vincent DiTrolio, founder of the institute. “FlexoTemps fills positions in…

  • Clemson seminars focus on color management

    January 17, 2006
    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 industry experts and innovators with university fac…

  • New Jetlaser Duoface

    January 16, 2006
    New Jetlaser Duoface from Raflatac Raflatac has produced a new angle on reducing or even eliminating the backing liner for manually applied labels, such as those used in transport or logistic labeling. Its double-sided Jetlaser Duoface is claimed t…

  • The UV Protocol

    January 16, 2006
    The UV Protocol, a European partnership Ultraviolet curing of inks and coatings offers numerous production benefits, but it also helps to reduce the industry’s emissions of harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds). This area is of special co…

  • Major UK licensing deal

    January 16, 2006
    Major UK licensing deal for color-change labeling Sherwood Technology Ltd., a UK-based color change specialist, has teamed up with label converter Sessions of York in a worldwide licensing deal. It means Sessions can produce Gamma Sterilization Ind…

  • Trade report urges converters to turn to drink

    January 16, 2006
    Trade report urges converters to turn to drink Self-adhesive labels account for only 7 percent of the European bottled drinks market, but this still represents a huge and growing market in volume terms, with rising consumption offering further produ…

  • Stralfors strengthens

    January 16, 2006
    Stralfors strengthens its pharmaceutical presence Stralfors, a major independent Swedish label and forms group, is developing its Pharmakett labeling division by opening a separate factory in Gothenburg. It will operate entirely separately from the…

  • Recycling initiative keeps valued items out of the trash

    January 16, 2006
    Recycling initiative keeps valued items out of the trash Even the best run label converting businesses accumulate rolls of unused materials or even pieces of equipment. They often retain some degree of value, but are usually trashed. As a rebuttal t…

  • German retailer pilots RFID labels with Gen 2 inlays

    January 16, 2006
    German retailer pilots RFID labels with Gen 2 inlays The first application of the latest Gen 2 RFID technology at retail pallet level is being operated by the REWE Group in Germany. It has over 11,500 shops and 195,000 full-time employees, with food…

  • New company follows

    January 16, 2006
    To the surprise of some, the American owners of Sherman Treaters decided to close its UK and world headquarters, located some 30 miles north west of London. A corporate decision to consolidate its activities and move administration, sales and service…

  • SATO AMERICA INC., Charlotte, NC, USA The company has appointed Terry Bresin

    January 16, 2006
    SATO AMERICA INC., Charlotte, NC, USA — The company has appointed Terry Bresin as the new western regional sales manager. He will be responsible for the continued development and growth of channel business within the western territory. He will…

  • PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY (PCMC), Green Bay, WI, USA The company has announced that Frederick W. Baer

    January 16, 2006
    PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY (PCMC), Green Bay, WI, USA — The company has announced that Frederick W. Baer has assumed the new role of executive vice president of corporate development following the change in ownership to Barry-Wehmiller Co…

  • NILPETER USA, Cincinnati, OH, USA The company has announced the addition of Kim Tanis

    January 16, 2006
    NILPETER USA, Cincinnati, OH, USA — The company has announced the addition of Kim Tanis as southeast regional sales manager. He is a 30-year veteran of the converting industry, spending his first 10 years as a service technician and more than 2…

  • MAXCESS INTERNATIONAL, Oklahoma City, OK, USA Mike Flannigan

    January 16, 2006
    MAXCESS INTERNATIONAL, Oklahoma City, OK, USA — Mike Flannigan has been promoted to sales manager for corporate user accounts at Maxcess International as part of the company’s effort to better serve its larger corporate customers.…

  • AVERY DENNISON CORP., Pasadena, CA, USA The company announced that its board of directors has elected Kent Kresa

    January 16, 2006
    AVERY DENNISON CORP., Pasadena, CA, USA — The company announced that its board of directors has elected Kent Kresa as non-executive chairman. He takes over for Philip M. Neal who has retired from his position of chairman and former chief execut…

  • ANDERSON & VREELAND INC., Bryan, OH, USA Joe Tuccitto

    January 16, 2006
    ANDERSON & VREELAND INC., Bryan, OH, USA — Joe Tuccitto has been appointed as manager of training and technologies for the company. He previously worked at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, MN, USA, where he created…

  • ADHESIVES RESEARCH INC., Glen Rock, PA, USA The company named Geoff Bennett

    January 16, 2006
    ADHESIVES RESEARCH INC., Glen Rock, PA, USA — The company named Geoff Bennett to lead the new ARcare division as vice president and general manager. ARcare will focus on adhesive coated products, films and laminates for the pharmaceutical, medi…

  • Rotary screen inks

    January 16, 2006
    Rotary screen inks UVitec Printing Ink Lodi NJ USA UVitec’s new line of UV inks for rotary screen applications is anchored by an opaque white available in silicone and non-silicone versions. All Pantone bases, PMS shades and spec…

  • Coating product trial

    January 16, 2006
    Coating product trial Craig Adhesives and Coatings Newark NJ USA Craig Adhesives and Coatings announces a free trial program for its 1077M-3 coating product used by sheetfed offset printers running hybrid inks. The program allows printers to order…

  • Mounting adhesive

    January 16, 2006
    Mounting adhesive Adchem Corporation Riverhead NY USA Adchem now offers the 8311M-76G permanent/removable mounting adhesive on double-coated polyester film. The company says the adhesive delivers a strong yet removable bond to digital imaging, ele…

  • Flexo inks

    January 16, 2006
    Flexo inks Fujifilm Sericol Kansas City KS USA Fujifilm Sericol has introduced Uvisleeve, a UV curable flexo shrinksleeve ink, as part of its UVivid family of UV flexo and rotary screen inks. The company says Uvisleeve was designed to shrink to th…

  • Magnet bracket

    January 16, 2006
    Magnet bracket for ink pails HarperScientific Charlotte NC USA HarperScientific introduces the PMBK ProMag magnet with bracket. It is a 1" diameter grade 35 neodymium rare earth magnet that is designed to hang on the inside of any size ink…

  • Color management

    January 16, 2006
    Color management GretagMacbeth Regensdorf Switzerland GretagMacbeth is bundling its Eye-One Pro color management system with a new ruler system and carrying bag. The new ruler glides over the test chart with no contact with the Eye-One device, whi…

  • Digital films

    January 16, 2006
    Digital films 3M St. Paul MN USA 3M has added two digital products to its line of label materials: a clear polypropylene for the no-label look and a silver polypropylene for a mirror-finish label. 3M says the specially optimized face stocks…

  • Automated hand proofer cleaning system

    January 16, 2006
    Automated hand proofer cleaning system Integrity Engineering Princeton MN USA Integrity Engineering is beta testing a new automated hand proofer cleaning system called The Clean Machine. The product is designed to reduce hand proofer cleaning time…

  • Expanded labels

    January 16, 2006
    Expanded labels Xpanded Label Technology Appleton WI USA Xpanded Label Technology offers expanded content labels (ECLs) made with Polyart synthetic paper. The company says the ECL works well in high moisture environments, including outdoor r…

  • Coating formulation

    January 16, 2006
    Coating formulation Starna Industries Chadwell Heath UK Starna Industries has released Curecoat HV as part of its Curecoat collection. Curecoat HV is suitable for screen printing and litho applications. The company claims Curecoat HV is an easy to…

  • Lamp module

    January 16, 2006
    Lamp module IST Metz Nuertingen Germany UV supplier IST METZ has a new lamp module named MBS-5, which was introduced at Labelexpo Europe in September. The company says the module is efficient, bringing up to 40 percent more UV energy onto th…

  • Security labels

    January 16, 2006
    Security labels Avery Dennison Roll Materials Leiden The Netherlands Avery Dennison Roll Materials Europe releases Fasson PEHD TE, a facefilm with a tamper-evident device offered within the Fasson Specialty portfolio. The face film has the look an…

  • Security inks

    January 16, 2006
    Security inks Water Ink Technologies Lincolnton NC USA The company offers thermochromatic security inks for label and package converters. The thermochromatic inks are available in formulations that change color and appear or disappear when exposed…

  • Surface treater

    January 16, 2006
    Surface treater Enercon Industries Menomonee Falls WI USA Enercon Industries has introduced Dyne-A-Mite IT, a surface treater that provides a safe and effective means of cleaning surfaces and raising surface energy to promote the adhering and bond…

  • Transfer ribbons

    January 16, 2006
    Transfer ribbons Hyatt’s All Things Creative Buffalo NY USA The company introduces the ZeroNine NexGen thermal transfer ribbons for the GERBER EDGE. It joins products from Gerber Scientific (GerberColor) and those from Duracoat. NexGen ribbo…

  • Specialty release films

    January 16, 2006
    Specialty release films CPFilms Fieldale VA USA CPFilms offers polyester-based release liners that the company says are especially well-suited for medical applications. The films include UV5A, UV10, UV30, UV50, and UV100 UV-cured and S…

  • RFID assembly line

    January 16, 2006
    RFID assembly line Muehlbauer AG Roding Germany Muehlbauer has introduced the Tag Module Assembly system (TMA) as a new inline equipment solution for the converting industry. The system uses a “strap attach” process which works with RF…

  • Primer system

    January 16, 2006
    Primer system Valéron Strength Films, XSYS Print Solutions Essen Belgium, Trelleborg Sweden Valéron Strength Films now offers a complete inline primer system, which is a joint development with XSYS Print Solutions. The uncoate…

  • Bar code verification

    January 16, 2006
    Bar code verification BST Pro Mark Elmhurst IL USA BST Pro Mark has released the DM400, a bar code verification system designed for use on slitters, rewinders and filling lines. The purpose is to ensure that all bar codes can be read a…

  • New machines

    January 16, 2006
    New machines Rotoflex International Ontario Canada Rotoflex introduces the new HLI series of slitting, rewinding and inspection machines available in 13" and 16" web widths. The company says the HLI delivers consistent slitting performan…

  • Roll microscope

    January 16, 2006
    Roll microscope Max Daetwyler Huntersville NC USA Max Daetwyler has added the Heavy Duty Roll Microscope to its product line. The microscope views cells on ceramic or chrome rollers. The company says it is an economical way to view microscopically…

  • Security coating

    January 16, 2006
    Security coating Water Ink Technologies Lincolnton NC USA Water Ink Technologies introduces a new yellow shade of black light security coating. On paper substrates that have optical brighteners added, it can be difficult to see security markings b…

  • Alternative film

    January 16, 2006
    Alternative film Fasson Roll North America Painesville OH USA The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison has introduced EarthFirst PLA film to its product offering. The company says the film offers a high gloss and scratch-resistant…

  • Security coating

    January 16, 2006
    Security coating Water Ink Technologies Lincolnton NC USA Water Ink Technologies introduces a new yellow shade of black light security coating. On paper substrates that have optical brighteners added, it can be difficult to see security markings b…

  • Alternative film

    January 16, 2006
    Alternative film Fasson Roll North America Painesville OH USA The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison has introduced EarthFirst PLA film to its product offering. The company says the film offers a high gloss and scratch-resistant…

  • Retrofit equipment

    January 16, 2006
    Retrofit equipment Telstar Engineering Burnsville MN USA Telstar Engineering has released the Flexo-Screen DUO, a switch-out system that utilizes the same base frame for both screen or UV-flexo printing. The device allows printers to have both rot…

  • Magnetic cylinders

    January 16, 2006
    Magnetic cylinders T.D. Wright St. Paul MN USA TDW has expanded its line of modular magnetic cylinders. From rotary magnetic/solid anvil solutions to cylinders for matched male/female wrap die sets, TDW offers repeat ranges from 6" to 6…

  • Flexo plate imagers

    January 16, 2006
    Flexo plate imagers Esko-Graphics Ghent Belgium Esko-Graphics has added two new models to its line of Cyrel Digital Imager (CDI) flexo imagers. The CDI Spark 4260 images plates as large as 42" x 60" and runs in front of any solvent proce…

  • A true story

    January 16, 2006
    A true story The editor of this magazine was approached recently in a wine store by a person promoting the products of Oxford Landing, an Australian winery. The sales person actually directed his attention to the back label to show him a perfo…

  • Plastic Suppliers debuts new EarthFirst logos

    January 16, 2006
    Plastic Suppliers debuts new EarthFirst logos Plastic Suppliers, a manufacturer of oriented plastic film based in Columbus, OH, USA, has introduced new company logos for itself and its subsidiaries, Sidaplax Belgium and Sidaplax United Kingdom. Eac…

  • Printco Industries moves to new facility

    January 16, 2006
    Printco Industries moves to new facility Printco Industries, a manufacturer of custom flexo and gravure machinery and a marketer of enclosed doctor blade systems, has moved to a new facility. New contact information is Printco Industries LLC, 3807…

  • Avery certifies 17

    January 16, 2006
    Avery certifies 17 in RFID program Avery Dennison RFID, Clinton, SC, USA, has announced that 17 RFID converters have met rigorous standards to become Avery Dennison “Qualified Converters.” The company designs and manufactures high volum…

  • Siegwerg announces new global organization

    January 16, 2006
    Siegwerg announces new global organization Less than 100 days after closing of the acquisition of SICPA’s packaging ink division, Siegwerk Group International announced the organizational structure for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) op…