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  • Rako to install

    October 18, 2005
    Rako to install two Gallus RCS 330 presses Rako Etiketten has bought two Gallus RCS 330 servo-driven platform presses to expand capacity for small and medium sized runs on various substrates at its plant in north Germany. Both modular machines have…

  • Major new force

    October 18, 2005
    The global nature of label production favors consolidation, especially among European and US converters. The latest example is the formation of IlloSpear, which brings together the European operations of Illochroma Labelling Group and the filmic labe…

  • Esko-Graphics parent

    October 18, 2005
    he growing financial activity of private equity companies in the graphics industry was noted in the last column, when we reported the XSYS Print Solutions takeover of Flint Ink. No sooner had CVC Capital Partners been given the green light then we he…

  • STORK PRINTS B.V., Boxmeer, Netherlands and Kufstein, Austria Stork Prints

    October 18, 2005
    STORK PRINTS B.V., Boxmeer, Netherlands and Kufstein, Austria — Stork Prints Austria has expanded its research and development team by appointing Oscar Brouwer as production manager of flexo print forms.…

  • SEKISUI TA INDUSTRIES (STA), Brea, CA, USA Karen Frascella

    October 18, 2005
    SEKISUI TA INDUSTRIES (STA), Brea, CA, USA — Karen Frascella has joined the company’s overlamination division as regional sales manager of the northeastern USA and Canada.…

  • MAX DAETWYLER CORPORATION, Huntersville, NC, USA Phil Ford

    October 18, 2005
    MAX DAETWYLER CORPORATION, Huntersville, NC, USA — Phil Ford has joined the company’s sales team as regional sales manager.…

  • KLOCKNER PENTAPLAST GROUP, Gordonsville, VA, USA The companys board of directors has promoted Tom Goeke

    October 18, 2005
    KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST GROUP, Gordonsville, VA, USA — The company’s board of directors has promoted Tom Goeke from chief operating officer to chief executive officer of the Klöckner Pentaplast Group. Michael Tubridy has been promot…

  • HARPER ASIA PACIFIC CO. LTD., Bangkok, Thailand Pornpitak Potivejku

    October 18, 2005
    HARPER ASIA PACIFIC CO. LTD., Bangkok, Thailand — Pornpitak Potivejkul has accepted the position of technical manager of the company’s recently formed Harper Scientific division.…

  • CRAIG ADHESIVES AND COATINGS, Newark, NJ, USA Th

    October 18, 2005
    CRAIG ADHESIVES AND COATINGS, Newark, NJ, USA — The company has announced organizational changes by appointing technical sales experts to oversee three primary market segments. David Mistretta, vice president and director of sales, will oversee…

  • BROOKFIELD ENGINEERING LABORATORIES, Middleboro, MA, USA Joe Moi

    October 18, 2005
    BROOKFIELD ENGINEERING LABORATORIES, Middleboro, MA, USA — Joe Moi has been promoted to vice president of international business development.…

  • ADHESIVES RESEARCH INC., Glen Rock, PA, USA The company has promoted Brian Smith

    October 18, 2005
    ADHESIVES RESEARCH INC., Glen Rock, PA, USA — The company has promoted Brian Smith to manager of environmental health and safety.…

  • ARCCURE TECHNOLOGIES, Lipp-stadt, Germany Peter Henning

    October 18, 2005
    ARCCURE TECHNOLOGIES, Lipp-stadt, Germany — Peter Henning became vice president of sales on October 1, assuming responsibility for the worldwide sales activities of the technology company.…

  • Michelle Sartor joins

    October 18, 2005
    Michelle Sartor joins L&NW editorial team Michelle D. Sartor has joined the staff of Label & Narrow Web magazine as associate editor. Sartor received her B.A. degree this year from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, USA, from which…

  • Web expander roll

    October 18, 2005
    Web expander roll Webex Neenah WI USA Webex is now offering the Expander Roll, a web handling roller that uses elastic cords on the roll face to remove web wrinkles. When the roll turns, specially engineered cams stretch the surface cords. This st…

  • Proofing system

    October 18, 2005
    Proofing system Integrity Engineering Princeton MN USA Integrity Engineering has introduced the Perfect Proofer, which works in conjunction with flexographic printing. This new product is meant to decrease the amount of time spent proofing inks ag…

  • End seals

    October 18, 2005
    End seals Max Daetwyler Huntersville NC USA Max Daetwyler Corporation now offers end seals as part of its line of flexo consumable items. The end seals are available in felt and foam. They are guaranteed to improve printing production by reducing…

  • Print face stock

    October 18, 2005
    Print face stock Innovia Films Smyrna GA USA Innovia Films has introduced a new “no-label look” clear BOPP face stock called Rayoface CDI 200 (2.0 mil). There is also a white version called Rayoface WDI. The face stock is meant t…

  • Printability tester

    October 18, 2005
    Printability tester IGT Testing Systems Amsterdam The Netherlands IGT Testing Systems has released the IGT F1 Basic, a new printability tester for flexo inks. It allows ink manufacturers, printers, and suppliers of flexible materials to meet their…

  • Trim removal system

    October 18, 2005
    Trim removal system Converter Accessory Corporation Wind Gap PA USA The new FX1.5 has been added to the company’s family of Fox TrimAway and Fox Runner venturi trim removal systems. The FX1.5 fills the gap between the company’s small…

  • Printable grade

    October 18, 2005
    Printable grade substrate Yupo Chesapeake VA USA YUPO FPR 200 is a UV printable grade for commercial printing, converting, and labeling applications. It is specifically engineered for UV hybrid, offset and flexo printing applications. This…

  • Packaging material

    October 18, 2005
    Packaging material Stora Enso Stevens Point WI USA The company introduces MultiFlex, a paper-based barrier packaging material. MultiFlex is a US FDA approved, aluminum-free packaging solution for lidding, pouch and oil, and grease resistant applic…

  • Print and apply

    October 18, 2005
    Print and apply FKI Logistex Cincinnati OH USA The Print-and-Apply Module is a self-contained, fully automated system for streamlining and automating label printing and application in bar code, RFID, or hybrid ID environments. Using existing bar c…

  • Fast-dry adhesive

    October 18, 2005
    Fast-dry adhesive Rohm and Haas Philadelphia PA USA Robond PS 7650 adhesive is a fast- drying product for curtain coating technology. Beta-tests have shown this adhesive to coat at line speeds of up to 1,300 meters-per-minute, faster than operatin…

  • Automated color proofer

    October 18, 2005
    Automated color proofer Harper Corporation of America Charlotte NC USA The HarperScientific division of the company introduces the SHarper Color Proofer System, an automated proofing system. The system is designed to simulate a press by pulling th…

  • Double-coated acrylic adhesive tape

    October 18, 2005
    Double-coated acrylic adhesive tape Adchem Riverhead NY USA The new 353M Double-Coated Acrylic Adhesive Tape System combines quick-stick properties with temperature performances of acrylic systems. 353M is engineered for numerous substrate-bonding…

  • Thermal substrate

    October 18, 2005
    Thermal substrate Appleton Appleton WI USA Appleton introduces LightSafe 300 direct thermal substrate. LightSafe technology enables LightSafe 300 to maintain its original clean white appearance for two years or longer when exposed to high levels o…

  • Offset printing ink

    October 18, 2005
    Offset printing ink Eckart America Painesville OH USA Eckart introduces its METALSTAR MFX 06 9000nl Standard Base Offset Silver, a new non-leafing silver ink designed to work with the MetalFX printing process. The new ink has unique optical and tr…

  • Satin weave tape

    October 18, 2005
    Satin weave tape Paxar Corporation White Plains NY USA Paxar has developed a soft satin tape that requires no finishing station. The new tape, 910RFS, is designed for sewn-in care labels for clothing that will be home laundered and dry cleaned. It…

  • Adhesives

    October 18, 2005
    Adhesives Northwest Coatings Oak Creek WI USA UV/EB laminating adhesives offered by Northwest Coatings have low levels of residual monomers, making them useful in various packages, such as for food and pharmaceuticals. Testing has also determined…

  • Drum labels

    October 18, 2005
    Drum labels FLEXcon Spencer MA USA FLEXcon is offering new drum labels as part of its DRUMcal line. The new labels are a lower cost alternative for drum labels that do not meet the BS 5609 standard requiring the label to withstand 90 days submerge…

  • Color measurer

    October 18, 2005
    Color measurer Gretag Macbeth Regensdorf Switzerland A new alternative to camera based systems for inline inspection of prints has been introduced. The new vipPAQ from Gretag Macbeth is an inline densitometric color measuring system designed for…

  • Solvent formulas

    October 18, 2005
    Solvent formulas Anderson & Vreeland Bryan OH USA Anderson & Vreeland now has three specialty solvent-washout solutions designed to improve processing of sheet photopolymers used in flexographic printing: Ultraflex LS, PLUS and…

  • Product guide

    October 18, 2005
    Product guide Fasson Roll North America, Avery Dennison Corporation Painesville OH USA The Fasson Roll North America (FRNA) division of Avery Dennison Corporation has released a new Fasson Product Guide with pressure sensitive and non-adhesi…

  • Laminate tube press

    October 18, 2005
    Laminate tube press Ko-Pack Williston VT USA A combination of Ko-Pack’s traditional central impression drum technology and letterpress quality produces tube laminates for toothpaste tubes and healthcare products. The use of photopolymer lett…

  • Matte image coat

    October 18, 2005
    Matte image coat Water Ink Technologies Lincolnton NC USA Water Ink Technologies introduces UV Curable Matte Image Coat, a new UV coating with a writable surface. It is a UV curable coating that is receptive to marking, imaging, printing, an…

  • Pennsylvania converter names XSYS top supplier

    October 18, 2005
    XSYS Print Solutions’ narrow web inks division was named supplier of the year for 2004 by Yerecic Label located in New Kensington, PA, USA. XSYS was selected as the primary supplier of inks after a 12-week ink supplier qualification proce…

  • FTA studies flexible

    October 18, 2005
    The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has announced the availability of the Flexible Packaging Market Research Study: Converter Benchmarking & End-User Perspectives in North America. The study, compiled for the FTA by industry consulting a…

  • New packaging show planned by FTA, GASC

    October 18, 2005
    New packaging show planned by FTA, GASC The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) and the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) announced an arrangement to work together to produce a newly formed trade show focused on the package printing and converti…

  • Technicote now a voting member of NASPO

    October 18, 2005
    Technicote now a voting member of NASPO Technicote, a pressure sensitive material solution provider headquartered in Miamisburg, OH, USA, has been admitted to the North American Security Products Organization (NASPO) as a voting member. Eric Buchr…

  • Spartanics expands

    October 18, 2005
    Spartanics expands into digital diecutting Spartanics, Rolling Meadows, IL, USA, announced that it will be the new manufacturer of Klemm Laser Cut Systems for digital diecutting, as well as coordinator of the worldwide sales and service organizatio…

  • D.W. Renzmann unveils Riobeer alliance

    October 18, 2005
    D.W. Renzmann unveils Riobeer alliance D.W. Renzmann Apparatebau, Monzingen, Germany, has formalized an alliance with the Swiss company Riobeer AG Cleaning Solutions. This alliance is a follow-up to when Riobeer AG Cleaning Solutions took over all t…

  • HP Indigo substrates

    October 18, 2005
    HP Indigo substrates to be evaluated at RIT HP announced that its six-year-old HP Indigo media certification program at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Printing Applications Laboratory has been expanded to become the Worldwide Media Ce…

  • UEI Group launches Infinity

    October 18, 2005
    UEI Group, of Kansas City, KS, USA, has launched Infinity Foils Inc. The new company sells high quality hot stamping foil, decorative glitter and time-saving makeready supplies. Infinity Foils says it is focused on providing customer satisfaction thr…

  • Jetrion to open new, larger inkjet facility

    October 18, 2005
    Jetrion to open new, larger inkjet facility Jetrion LLC, the industrial inkjet products and services subsidiary of Flint Ink Corporation, has announced that it will begin moving its operations in early 2006 to a facility with more than three times t…

  • Stork Cellramic opens Stork-Source.com

    October 18, 2005
    Stork Cellramic opens Stork-Source.com Stork Cellramic, a division of Stork Materials Technology, has opened Stork-Source.com. It is a new online store created to be a one-stop shopping source for supplies used by flexographic printers including ani…

  • Schober releases capabilities brochure

    October 18, 2005
    Schober releases capabilities brochure To mark its 10th year in the USA, Schober USA has produced a 16-page, full-color corporate capabilities brochure. In addition to a historical look at continued product development in rotary diecutting, punching…

  • Water Ink Technologies moves branch

    October 18, 2005
    Water Ink Technologies moves branch Water Ink Technologies, based in Lincolnton, NC, USA, has moved its Mid-Atlantic branch to Cinnaminson, NJ. The move was made because of an increase in sales and the addition of new products for flexo printers and…

  • GEW joins UK college training

    October 18, 2005
    GEW Ltd., a manufacturer of UV curing equipment in Oxon, England, has joined Leicester College and The National Printing Skills Centre in an initiative that will deliver training and education to the printing and allied industries. Both areas h…

  • Water Ink Technologies moves branch

    October 18, 2005
    Water Ink Technologies moves branch Water Ink Technologies, based in Lincolnton, NC, USA, has moved its Mid-Atlantic branch to Cinnaminson, NJ. The move was made because of an increase in sales and the addition of new products for flexo printers and…

  • Multi-Color upgrades shrink sleeve production

    October 18, 2005
    Multi-Color upgrades shrink sleeve production Multi-Color Corporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, USA, has upgraded its shrink sleeve label production capabilities with the addition of a seamer and two inspector/ rewinders from Stanford Produc…