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  • Smart labels are developed

    March 9, 2006
    Smart labels are developed for refrigerators Labels that accurately measure elapsed time are one of the industry’s more esoteric products. One of the companies involved in this, Timestrip Plc, will supply Bioconservacion SA, a manufacturer an…

  • Domino beefs up RFID supply chain capabilities

    March 9, 2006
    Domino beefs up RFID supply chain capabilities Domino Printing Sciences in the UK is the latest coding and marking company to take the RFID and smart tag/label markets more seriously. It has formed an Integrated Solutions Group to increase its share…

  • UK label market growth highly selective, says report

    March 9, 2006
    UK label market growth highly selective, says report In its latest UK label industry report, Plimsoll Publishing identifies 167 emerging label converters that have increased sales by a minimum of 3 percent in the last 12 months and expect more growt…

  • Raflatac and Rafsec

    March 9, 2006
    Raflatac and Rafsec merge as a single brand Raflatac and UPM Rafsec have merged to form a new business entity, named UPM Raflatac. Its product and service offerings comprise both pressure sensitive label stock and RFID tags and inlays. The move is…

  • Scandstick opens new

    March 9, 2006
    Scandstick opens new UK label stock coating plant Scandstick recently relocated its UK self-adhesive label stock plant to Sawtry in Cambridgeshire, about 70 miles north of London. Production of roll and sheet label stocks centers on a new 40"…

  • Heat transfers, labels from Xeikon and DST

    March 9, 2006
    Heat transfers, labels from Xeikon and DST An agreement between Digital Screenprinting Technologies Aps (DST) of Copenhagen and Xeikon allows digital printers to produce heat seal transfers and garment labels. The deal combines DST’s screen pr…

  • From cans to labels:

    March 9, 2006
    This year the Skanem group celebrates its century. It began as Stavanger Bliktykkeri, a small Norwegian tin printing firm. Today it is one of the world’s largest independent label producers with 1,100 employees and revenues totaling around &eur…

  • TIDLAND CORPORATION, Camas, WA, USA Tidland has named Peter Wood

    March 9, 2006
    TIDLAND CORPORATION, Camas, WA, USA — Tidland has named Peter Wood as slitting product manager. He joins the Maxcess management team to lead the introduction of new slitting technology and education.…

  • STORK PRINTS AUSTRIA, Kufstein, Austria Markus Bohrer

    March 9, 2006
    STORK PRINTS AUSTRIA, Kufstein, Austria — Markus Bohrer has been appointed as manager of laser research. The company has also appointed Jimmy Nyström as sales and marketing manager. He was previously account manager at Esko Graphics.…

  • STORK CELLRAMIC INC., Milwaukee, WI, USA Jerry Schmit

    March 9, 2006
    STORK CELLRAMIC INC., Milwaukee, WI, USA — Jerry Schmit has joined the company as business development manager of engineering coatings. He will be responsible for sales and new business development.…

  • PLYMOUTH PRINTING CO. INC., Cranford, NJ, USA Keith Dovel

    March 9, 2006
    PLYMOUTH PRINTING CO. INC., Cranford, NJ, USA — Keith Dovel has joined the pharmaceutical printing company as vice president and general manager. Together with the management team, he will help direct the implementation of Lean Six Sigma at Ply…

  • NORTH AMERICAN SECURITY PRODUCTS ORGANIZATION (NASPO), West Vancouver, BC, Canada Robert Sherwood,

    March 9, 2006
    NORTH AMERICAN SECURITY PRODUCTS ORGANIZATION (NASPO), West Vancouver, BC, Canada — Robert Sherwood, vice president of sales and marketing for Sekuworks LLC, of Harrison, OH, USA, has been named chairman of the communications and marketing comm…

  • MPS SYSTEMS, Didam, The Netherlands Erik Blomjous

    March 9, 2006
    MPS SYSTEMS, Didam, The Netherlands — Erik Blomjous has joined the company as international sales manager. He previously worked at Stork and the Sara Lee Company. Vijay Pareek has been chosen to head distribution in southern Asia for the newly…

  • HARPER GRAPHICSOLUTIONS, Charlotte, NC, USA The company has announced several personnel changes. Alexander James

    March 9, 2006
    HARPER GRAPHICSOLUTIONS, Charlotte, NC, USA — The company has announced several personnel changes. Alexander James has been promoted to technical graphics manager of the eastern division. Mike Huey has been promoted to the technical graphics ma…

  • HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA The company has promoted Lee Kluttz

    March 9, 2006
    HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — The company has promoted Lee Kluttz to manager of its manufacturing facility. He has worked at Harper since 1994.…

  • 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…