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  • New converter Century Solutions

    July 20, 2005
    A new label converting company, Century Solutions Inc., has been formed as an outgrowth of Century Marketing Corporation, Bowling Green, OH. The company specializes in short run labels and tags, shrink sleeves, and prototype products. According to C…

  • Maratech builds giant new plant in

    July 20, 2005
    The Channeled Resources Group has opened a new processing facility in Marathon City, WI, a 200,000 square foot plant that has slitting and sheeting capabilities to serve suppliers of silicone release liners and pressure sensitive laminates. The plan…

  • WS Packaging buys Promo

    July 20, 2005
    WS Packaging Group, a conglomerate of label and packaging manufacturing companies based in Algoma, WI, has purchased the assets of Promo Edge, a converting company located in Neenah, WI, from Menasha Corporation. Formerly known as Mid America Tag &am…

  • Dale Bunnell wins Lifetime Achievement

    July 20, 2005
    Dale Bunnell, the retired vice president of business development for Mark Andy Inc., has been awarded the prestigious R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented September 13 at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago. At a gala b…

  • UK printer targets darts

    July 20, 2005
    Narrow web presses are used for production of many products, but one of the most unusual has to be in the plant of Retriever Sports, in Slough, England. The company is the largest manufacturer of darts and accessories worldwide, and uses its two Mark…

  • Paperplus’ formed to unite Europe’s specialty

    July 20, 2005
    Twelve European producers of specialty papers have established an association to represent their interests and jointly promote paper as a preferred material for flexible packaging, labeling and self-adhesive materials. The Speciality Paper Manufactu…

  • Narrow Web Sites

    July 20, 2005
    Narrow Web Sites www.aetfilms.com Applied Extrusion Technologies (AET Films), a manufacturer of OPP substrates, has launched a site aimed at helping end users and new customers to navigate the complex requirements of packaging and labeling film spe…

  • Unilux expands with

    July 20, 2005
    Unilux expands with presence in China Unilux Inc., a manufacturer of stroboscopic surface inspection lighting systems, has opened an office in Shanghai. Rachel Wu has been hired to coordinate and provide support materials for the company’s f…

  • INX & print associations sponsor OSHA seminars

    July 20, 2005
    INX & print associations sponsor OSHA seminars A series of two-day OSHA-sanctioned education sessions covering printing safety and health are being held this year in Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Georgia and Missouri. The PrintGuard Train-the…

  • Valéron celebrates

    July 20, 2005
    Valéron celebrates its 35th anniversary Valéron Strength Films, a producer of high performance and specialty films based in Houston, recently celebrated its 35th anniversary with a company picnic for employees and their families. Ope…

  • French school installs

    July 20, 2005
    French school installs a Mark Andy press Mark Andy France has installed a six-color Scout in the print training department of one of France’s oldest and well knownschools, École Supérieure Estienne des Arts et Industries Graphiq…

  • UCB’s films business

    July 20, 2005
    UCB’s films business sold to new company The films business of the Belgium-based UCB Group is set to be bought for €320m by a consortium led by the former managing director of Hays Chemical Distribution, Dennis Matthewman, who will chair…

  • Harper enhances its

    July 20, 2005
    Harper enhances its anilox roll technology Harper Corporation of America has announced an enhancement of the firm’s proprietary Platinum anilox roll technology after several months of intense R&D. According to Margie Harper Kluttz, execu…

  • Xeikon creates unit

    July 20, 2005
    Xeikon creates unit in Scandinavia Xeikon International, headquartered in Lier, Belgium, has created Xeikon Scandinavia, a subsidiary for direct sales and service of Xeikon digital color printing equipment. The new company was founded following the…

  • Daetwyler formalizes

    July 20, 2005
    Daetwyler formalizes operations in China The Max Daetwyler Corporation has celebrated the grand opening of MDC Daetwyler (China) Co. Ltd. in Shanghai. The operation was begun in 2002 for the establishment of sales and distribution of doctor blades.…

  • CPFilms to install

    July 20, 2005
    CPFilms to install new metalizing line CPFilms, a manufacturer of coated films, has announced that it will install new metalizing production equipment at its manufacturing plant in Martinsville, VA. The company has three existing metalizing lines.…

  • ANI, Acheson Colloids

    July 20, 2005
    ANI, Acheson Colloids form distribution pact Acheson Colloids, of Port Huron, MI, has formed a three-year partnership with ANI Printing Inks, of Plymouth, MN, for distribution of Acheson’s polymer thick film conductive inks for RFID app…

  • Nilpeter forms new arm for European sales

    July 20, 2005
    Nilpeter forms new arm for European sales Nilpeter A/S, the Danish manufacturer of narrow web presses, has announced the formation of Nilpeter GmbH, a sales and service office for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The new operation was made in agre…

  • Wikoff Color acquires Merit Ink & Coating

    July 20, 2005
    Wikoff Color acquires Merit Ink & Coating Wikoff Color Corp., of Fort Mill, SC, has purchased the assets of Merit Ink & Coating Co. of Alpharetta, GA. Merit Ink & Coating, a 50-employee company with sales in the eastern United Sta…

  • Kelleigh is reacquired

    July 20, 2005
    Kelleigh is reacquired by company founder Kelleigh Corporation, a manufacturer of flexographic photopolymer platemaking equipment, has been re-acquired by its original founder, Leigh Jezorek. “We’ve purchased the company based upon fee…

  • Arpeco is acquired

    July 20, 2005
    Arpeco is acquired by Precision Automation Arpeco, of Mississauga, Canada, has been acquired by Precision Automation Co. Inc., a manufacturer and integrator of automation systems. Arpeco, a manufacturer of slitter rewinders, diecutting machinery an…

  • MacDermid leaves A&V; BASF plates sign on

    July 20, 2005
    MacDermid leaves A&V; BASF plates sign on Anderson & Vreeland (A&V) has been named a distributor of BASF’s Nyloflex photopolymer printing plates in the US and Canada. The announcement, made in early August, was followed immed…

  • NOSCO, Verify Brand

    July 20, 2005
    NOSCO, Verify Brand focus on Rx security Verify Brand Inc., of Minneapolis, has formed an agreement with NOSCO Printing Group, of Waukegan, IL, to jointly produce, market and sell the patent-pending Verify Brand product security and authentication…

  • Miller Brewing extends contract with NorthStar

    July 20, 2005
    Miller Brewing extends contract with NorthStar NorthStar Print Group recently signed an extension of its existing label contract with Miller Brewing Company, under which NorthStar remains Miller Brewing’s sole label supplier. The new contract…

  • Discount Labels honored by distributor group

    July 20, 2005
    Discount Labels honored by distributor group Discount Labels, of New Albany, IN, a Quality Park company, has received the Supplier of the Year Award from Proforma for the third consecutive year. Proforma is a franchise of more than 800 distributors…

  • Convergent expands

    July 20, 2005
    Convergent expands pharma label facility Convergent Pharmacy has broken ground on an expansion project designed to nearly double the size of its Joplin, MO, plant to 70,000 square feet. The expanded facility will also function as the company’…

  • CCL sells plant

    July 20, 2005
    CCL sells plant to Color Ad Label CCL Industries Inc. announced in July the sale of its label manufacturing plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Color Ad Label, a privately held company with interests in flexible packaging and labels. CCL Label Winnipeg…

  • Inspection Systems

    July 20, 2005
    From simple strobes to complex technology, web inspection is all about quality.

  • Pharmaceutical Labeling

    July 20, 2005
    Brand protection and regulation drive changes in pharmaceutical packaging trends.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Tailored Label Products

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    Tailored Label Products Inc. sits on a rise in an industrial complex in Menomonee Falls, WI, a suburb of Milwaukee. Much of its output is for industrial use, and the more challenging the better.

  • Flint Ink boosts investments

    July 20, 2005
    Flint Ink boosts investments in Austria and Poland Flint-Schmidt is investing heavily in its label and packaging ink manufacturing facility in Vienna to introduce higher efficiency and improve productivity. The investment forms part of a program of…

  • Philips and Checkpoint

    July 20, 2005
    Philips and Checkpoint form RFID partnership The successful implementation of any low-cost RFID technology within the supply chain clearly depends on sound partnerships between the providers of RF-based product identification systems and the electr…

  • Stork enters laser engraving flexo plate market

    July 20, 2005
    Stork enters laser engraving flexo plate market In the fast-moving world of plate imaging, the latest development involves a collaboration between the Dutch-based Stork Prints and BASF’s plate division. Stork offers its patented triple-beam la…

  • Small-run UK label printers form self-help organization

    July 20, 2005
    Small-run UK label printers form self-help organization Continued pressures on small to medium sized self-adhesive label printers in a highly competitive market have prompted some UK label converters to form the British Short Run Label Association (…

  • French label printer gets first RDP sleeve press

    July 20, 2005
    French label printer gets first RDP sleeve press The top end of the web offset press market is rarefied territory for most label converters, specially when it involves a new type of plate/sleeve technology. Illochroma France is a large producer of c…

  • Paper industry price-fixing probe

    July 20, 2005
    Allegations of illegal cartel agreements and/or anti-competitive price fixing now appear to be a regular feature of the European paper and board industry. The latest inquiry, which began on May 25 with a series of raids prompted by the European Commi…

  • DOMINO, Gurnee, IL — Bill Eshmont

    July 20, 2005
    DOMINO, Gurnee, IL — Bill Eshmont has been appointed president of Domino Amjet.…

  • CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland Mark Gooseman

    July 20, 2005
    CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland — Mark Gooseman, managing director of the company’s UK operations, has been elected president of the executive committee of the European Metallizers Association.…

  • BLACK CLAWSON, Fulton, NY — Harry Challender

    July 20, 2005
    BLACK CLAWSON, Fulton, NY — Harry Challender has been appointed vice president of business development.…

  • AQUAFLEX, Duncansville, PA — Bill Easley

    July 20, 2005
    AQUAFLEX, Duncansville, PA — Bill Easley has been hired as sales representative, covering the Midwest. He will be working out of Leetonia, OH.…

  • ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH — Mike Beales

    July 20, 2005
    ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH — Mike Beales and Bill Musial have been appointed technical sales representatives.…

  • Edge detector

    July 20, 2005
    Edge detector AccuWeb Madison WI USA WideArray edge detectors automatically detect web edges. The detectors feature patented compensated array technology that automatically compensates for web flutter and pass-line variances, changes in temperatur…

  • Static bar checker

    July 20, 2005
    Static bar checker TAKK Industries Cincinnati OH USA The model 720 Static Bar Checker offers manufactures a quick, accurate method of making sure the AC static eliminator bars are working properly. It evaluated the performance of static elim…

  • Anti-deflection roll

    July 20, 2005
    Anti-deflection roll Webex Neenah WI USA The ZDR anti-deflection roll is designed to minimize roll deflection caused by external forces, without the need for roll crowning. It is designed to place the load of external forces on the shaft, allowing…

  • UV curing

    July 20, 2005
    UV curing GEW Redhill, Surrey, England Jetcure 1 and Jetcure 2 are small, UV systems for curing applications where lamp head dimensions and weight are of critical importance for ink jet and digital printing. Features include a compact cassette sty…

  • Sheeter

    July 20, 2005
    Sheeter Maxson Automatic Machinery Co. Westerly RI USA The company is offering a sheeter that enables converters to produce sheets of preprinted holographic material. It is outfitted with a shaftless unwind, web steering unit, slitter rig, cut-to-…

  • Warehouse control system

    July 20, 2005
    Warehouse control system FKI Logistex Danville KY USA SpectrumPlus is Microsoft Windows-based warehouse control system software. It directs a wide array of stock, tool and clean room functions, including the control of material handling equipment,…

  • PSAs

    July 20, 2005
    PSAs National Adhesives Bridgewater NJ USA A new selector guide provides information on Duro-Tak acrylic PSAs. The guide outlines performance properties of the products in chart form. 800-797-4992 fax 609-409-5699 www.nationalstarch.com Circ…

  • Control system

    July 20, 2005
    Control system Catbridge Parsippany NJ USA The CBM-1 Advanced Control System integrates the full range of machine controls into a single networking package. It operates over a high speed Ethernet connection and is based on the IEC 1131 platform.…

  • UV proofing

    July 20, 2005
    UV proofing RK Print Coat Instruments Litlington UK The FlexiProof 100, with optional integrated ultraviolet curing capability, proofs and cures inline at high speeds. With the unit, it is possible to highlight problems with inks that would be dif…