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  • McDowell, Dow, York win FLEXcon awards

    February 28, 2006
    FLEXcon, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive film products based in Spencer, MA, USA, has announced the winners of its 2005 Awards For Innovation Contest. The competition celebrates innovative uses of pressure-sensitive film by FLEXcon customers, re…

  • CPFilms revamps its product web site

    February 28, 2006
    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 site, www.cpfindusprod.com, covers the…

  • Paragon Data Systems launches RFID web site

    February 28, 2006
    Paragon Data Systems, a provider of bar code, RFID and data collection products based in Cleveland, OH, USA, has launched a web site designed to assist companies with meeting RFID compliance mandates. The address is www.paragonrfid.com. The site a…

  • Stork Prints & AKL form flexo alliance

    February 21, 2006
    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 companies are conducting research into seamless sleeves…

  • Smart Labels conference planned for Boston

    February 21, 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…

  • Sekuworks Sherwood to chair panel for security group

    February 21, 2006
    Robert Sherwood, vice president of sales and marketing for Sekuworks LLC, Harrison, OH, USA, has been named chairman of the communications and marketing committee for the North American Security Products Organization (NASPO). He will be responsible f…

  • New Label Traxx module links customers to printers warehouses

    February 21, 2006
    Tailored Solutions, the producer of Label Traxx print business management software for narrow web flexo converters, has released a new module for the software suite. The module enables customers of printers who sell stock items to link directly to pr…

  • Seal-It continues to win business awards

    February 14, 2006
    For the second consecutive year, Seal-It Inc. has been named to the Div 500 list of “Top Owned Businesses” by Diversity Business.com. In addition, Seal-It has been named to Diversity Business.com’s list of “Top 500 Women Owned…

  • Harpers Platinum now made and guaranteed worldwide

    February 14, 2006
    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 four of its manufacturing facilities: Charlotte,…

  • Matik North America to represent Senntech slitter rewinders

    February 14, 2006
    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 slitter rewinders access to its experience with…

  • Esko user groups plan education and training sessions

    February 14, 2006
    The Artios Users Group International (AUGI) and the Association of Esko Users Group (AEG), the two user group associations devoted to Esko products, announce that their 2006 annual meetings will be held April 23-36 at the Saddlebrook Resort near Tamp…

  • Metro Label wins Canadas 50 Best Managed Companies award

    February 7, 2006
    One of Canada’s most elite business awards — Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies — has been bestowed upon Metro Label, of Toronto, ON. A second generation family-run business, Metro Label started from humble beginnings in 19…

  • ALTANA Chemie acquires Rad-Cure Corporation

    February 7, 2006
    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 packaging sector. The completion of the transaction…

  • Novamelt to expand into North America

    February 7, 2006
    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 sensitive adhesive products exclusively within…

  • Larson-Burton unveils automatic scrap rewind

    February 7, 2006
    The Rollette 400 Trim/Liner/Scrap Automatic Rewind has been introduced by Larson-Burton Inc., of Loves Park, IL, USA. The unit is designed for continuous take-up of scrap material from any converting process. It will rewind miniature rolls then autom…

  • Topflight saluted for supplier excellence by Black & Decker

    January 31, 2006
    Topflight Corporation, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels based in Glen Rock, PA, USA, has received the 2005 Supplier Excellence Award for Exceptional Delivery Performance from Black & Decker (B&D), a global manufacturer of power too…

  • Esko updates identity, reports high revenue for 2005

    January 31, 2006
    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. “Esko is launched on a solid path of continuous profitable growth…

  • AVT sales up 17.7% in 2005

    January 31, 2006
    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 optical inspection and quality assurance syst…

  • Daetwyler receives award for gravure system

    January 31, 2006
    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 manufacturing process to produce lightweight…

  • Pro Label acquires Xpanded Label Technology

    January 24, 2006
    Pro Label Inc., of Appleton, WI, USA, has purchased the assets and intellectual property of Xpanded Label Technology LLC, also of Appleton. The acquisition allows Pro Label to provide a broader range of service and product offerings to former Xpanded…

  • Raflatac and UPM Rafsec merge to form UPM Raflatac

    January 24, 2006
    Raflatac, one of the world’s leading pressure sensitives suppliers, and UPM Rafsec, a manufacturer of RFID tags and inlays, have merged to form a new business entity, UPM Raflatac. Both have been subsidiaries of UPM, of Finland. The new company…

  • Sun Chemical becomes MetalFX supplier

    January 24, 2006
    Sun Chemical, the world’s largest ink maker, has announced a licensing agreement under which it will make and sell MetalFX inks, a technology that can be used to print up to 104 million metallic colors. Sun Chemical will have five locations…

  • L&NW launches Label Symposium

    January 17, 2006
    Label & Narrow Web magazine will sponsor the L&NW Label Symposium, an educational program for narrow web converting professionals, in May 2006. The symposium is the first in a continuing series. Described as “The Event that Enables Y…

  • 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…