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  • Polyacrylate

    July 19, 2005
    Polyacrylate UCB Chemicals Brussels Belgium UCB Chemicals have announced the European introduction of Ebecryl 145, a low viscosity, Xi-free aliphatic difunctional polyacrylate. It has reduced levels of low molecular weight acrylates and exhibits g…

  • Turret rewinder, butt splicer

    July 19, 2005
    Turret rewinder, butt splicer CTC International West Caldwell NJ USA Suited for a variety of materials, the “Small Wonder” turret rewinder operates directly inline with a press, allowing single pass non-stop roll label production. The…

  • Synthetic paper

    July 19, 2005
    Synthetic paper Avery Dennison Painesville OH USA A 6-mil Polylith was added to the Fasson Rapid Roll non-adhesive product line, which already included 8 and 10 mil calipers. Combining characteristics of plastic and paper, the substrate is strong…

  • Thermal transfer ribbons

    July 19, 2005
    Thermal transfer ribbons Sony Chemicals Corporation of America Mt. Pleasant PA USA Five SONY thermal transfer ribbons were tested — TR4065, TR4080, TR5080, TR5050, and TR4085plus — for their compatibility with four new label and tag su…

  • Washing machine

    July 19, 2005
    Washing machine Max Daetwyler Corporation Huntersville NC USA Available is the Type 330 washing machine, which can be loaded from one or two sides. Manufactured by D.W. Renzmann, it is designed to clean a large number of ink trays, gravure cylinde…

  • Substrates

    July 19, 2005
    Substrates FLEXcon Spencer MA USA COMPUcal EXCEL 20440 (clear) and 22440 (silver) are 2-mil topcoated polyesters. The films are printable via wax, resin and wax/resin thermal transfer, laser, impact and electron beam print technologies, as well as…

  • Substrates

    July 19, 2005
    Substrates FLEXcon Spencer MA USA COMPUcal EXCEL 20440 (clear) and 22440 (silver) are 2-mil topcoated polyesters. The films are printable via wax, resin and wax/resin thermal transfer, laser, impact and electron beam print technologies, as well as…

  • Rotogravure press

    July 19, 2005
    Rotogravure press Giave Barcelona Spain Giave offers a one or two color, narrow web, rotogravure press for printing on paper, film, foil, and highly delicate materials. Suited for medium and short print runs, it is designed for printing with one i…

  • Diecutter

    July 19, 2005
    Diecutter RotaCom Equipment Vaudreuil-Dorion QC Canada Introducing a line of modular re-register diecutting and converting equipment, built with the latest servo drive technology and rugged durability featured in more expensive machinery. The prod…

  • Digital inspection and print process

    July 19, 2005
    Digital inspection and print process management system BST Pro Mark Elmhurst IL USA BST GENIUS DIGITAL is a digital automated inspection and integrated closed-loop process control system for web printing applications. It can be used as a visual i…

  • CreoAmericas moves

    July 19, 2005
    CreoAmericas moves HQ to Boston area Creo Inc. has relocated its headquarters for North, South and Central America to a 90,000 square foot facility outside of Boston, MA. The facility will house the executive, sales and marketing, training, and cus…

  • Trespaphan to be sold

    July 19, 2005
    Trespaphan to be sold to a consortium Celanese AG has signed an agreement to sell Trespaphan, its oriented polypropylene business, to a consortium consisting of Dor-Moplefan and Bain Capital. The purchase price is approximately E200 million, and th…

  • Flexo Concepts moves to Plymouth, MA

    July 19, 2005
    Flexo Concepts moves to Plymouth, MA Flexo Concepts, the manufacturer of TruPoint plastic doctor blades, has relocated its headquarters and production operations to a new facility located in Plymouth, MA. The new address, plus other contact informa…

  • Yazoo Mills celebrates a century in business

    July 19, 2005
    Yazoo Mills celebrates a century in business Yazoo Mills Inc., of New Oxford, PA, recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. The company is a privately owned manufacturer of tubes and cores for the tape, label, and packaging industries, as well as p…

  • Solutia coatings unit acquired by UCB

    July 19, 2005
    Solutia coatings unit acquired by UCB UCB Chemicals Corp., based in Smyrna, GA, has agreed to acquire the resins, additives and adhesives business of Solutia, of St. Louis, MO. The purchase price is $500 million, plus a $10 million exclusivity fee.…

  • Technicote acquires unit of Russell-Field Paper

    July 19, 2005
    Technicote acquires unit of Russell-Field Paper Technicote Inc., of Miamisburg, OH, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive adhesive roll label materials, has acquired the RF Xpress Roll Program Division of Russell-Field Paper. The program began distr…

  • Repacorp Label buys Sierra Screen Printing

    July 19, 2005
    Repacorp Label buys Sierra Screen Printing Repacorp Label Products, of Tipp City, OH, has acquired Sierra Screen Printing (SSP), of Phoenix, AZ. SSP specializes in process screen printing, large format digital printing and truck and signage vinyl cu…

  • Testing Machines moves

    July 19, 2005
    Testing Machines moves to Ronkonkoma, NY Testing Machines Inc. (TMI) has moved its production, engineering, sales, marketing, PM&C and corporate offices to Ronkonkoma, NY, three miles from its previous location in Islandia. The new address is…

  • Harper seminar series spans the US in 2003

    July 19, 2005
    Harper seminar series spans the US in 2003 Charlotte-based anilox roll manufacturer Harper Corporation of America recently held the first of its Advanced Flexo Technologies seminars. The free one-day seminar offers an in-depth look into anilox roll…

  • EU Commission clears UPM’s MACtac purchase

    July 19, 2005
    EU Commission clears UPM’s MACtac purchase The European Union Commission has cleared UPM-Kymmene’s acquisition of MACtac, the pressure sensitive materials business from the US-based Bemis Company Inc. Approval by US competition authoriti…

  • FTA Mexico seminar focuses on quality print

    July 19, 2005
    FTA Mexico seminar focuses on quality print The Flexographic Technical Association’s International Flexo Seminar 2002 drew 175 flexographers from nine countries to Mexico City in October. “Improve Quality for Better Profits in the Flexo…

  • Environmental session scheduled for March

    July 19, 2005
    Environmental session scheduled for March The eighth annual National Environmental, Health and Safety (NEH&S) Conference for the Graphic Communications Industries will be held March 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Louisville, KY. Composed o…

  • Anderson & Vreeland expands distribution

    July 19, 2005
    Anderson & Vreeland expands distribution Matan Digital Printers (2001) Ltd., of Israel, and Allen Datagraph Systems Inc., of New Hampshire, have appointed Anderson and Vreeland Inc. (A&V) as distributor for SPARK/DFS, a new all-digital…

  • NELMA plans expo, names new officers

    July 19, 2005
    NELMA plans expo, names new officers Members of the North East Label Manufacturers Association (NELMA) have elected Tom Spina to lead the organization for 2003. Spina is president of Luminer Converting Group, Lakewood, NJ. Elisha Tropper, president…

  • 3M wins security technology award

    July 19, 2005
    3M wins security technology award 3M’s TamperGard Security Film recently won the award for “Outstanding Achievement in Tamper Evidence” at the Product and Image Security Convention (PISEC), a leading international conference and ex…

  • New report examines

    July 19, 2005
    New report examines global wine labeling Wine labeling, one of the fastest growing markets in the label converting industry today, is the subject of a new study by AWA Alexander Watson Associates. The title is “Global Wine and Wine La…

  • Specialty Tape & Label expands its facility

    July 19, 2005
    Specialty Tape & Label expands its facility Specialty Tape & Label Inc., of Lyons, IL, has acquired an additional building to expand its warehouse and production operation. The company is a flexographic manufacturer of pressure sensitive lab…

  • Tapp Technologies buys

    July 19, 2005
    Tapp Technologies buys two HP Indigo presses Label converters who enter the digital printing era usually start with the acquisition of one press. Tapp Technologies, of Langley, BC, and Napa, CA, has gone digital with the purchase of two HP Indigo w…

  • Narrow web is focus

    July 19, 2005
    Narrow web is focus of PCMC open house PCMC In-Line Systems, manufacturer of Webtron and Zigzag presses, announces an open house at its Green Bay, WI, Glory Road manufacturing facility February 18 and 19. The event will focus on the introduction of…

  • ExxonMobil salutes labels, packaging with annual awards

    July 19, 2005
    ExxonMobil salutes labels, packaging with annual awards ExxonMobil Chemical, Macedon, NY, has honored seven companies for excellence and innovation in flexible packaging and labeling at its 16th annual Golden Mummy and Pyramid Awards ceremony. Held…

  • In-Mold Labeling

    Jack Kenny || July 19, 2005
    Vital to the long-run market, in-mold labels present challenges to converters and customers.

  • Asian Label Markets

    Leah Genuario || July 19, 2005
    Rising consumer demands and changing culture fuel growth in labels throughout Asia.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Multi-Color Corporation

    Jack Kenny || July 19, 2005
    Successful and growing, this major player can offer every type of package decoration.

  • Xaar finalizes deals

    July 19, 2005
    Xaar finalizes deals with ink companies Inkjet technology specialist Xaar has extended an ink licensing deal with Avecia, which makes dye-based colorants, as well as UV-curable and oil based inks for inkjet applications. The business connection da…

  • Remote reading pack

    July 19, 2005
    Remote reading pack security gets thinner For several years Flying Null (www.flying-null.com) has been developing “smart” magnetic tags as a chipless alternative to low-cost RFID tags and labels at its Cambridge headquarters. It has no…

  • Color change label

    July 19, 2005
    Color change label detects damp phones Well known for its innovative non-commodity labels, such as self-test battery sleeves, Schreiner has come up with another ingenious product. This time the German company’s Schreiner Protech division has…

  • UK report recognizes

    July 19, 2005
    UK report recognizes packaging as an industry The UK’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has commissioned the Packaging Federation and Pira International to carry out a study of competitiveness within the packaging industry. The issues…

  • Inkjet takes on new

    July 19, 2005
    Inkjet takes on new anti-counterfeiting role Possibly for the first time, inkjet technology plays a key role in an anticounterfeiting feature for packaging and labels. The technology was jointly developed by Dotrix in Belgium and the Swiss securit…

  • Swiss materials company in new hands

    July 19, 2005
    Swiss materials company in new hands More tidying up in the label stock world. As reported in the last issue, financially-troubled SJP UK becomes a subsidiary of ScandStick, a Swedish manufacturer of self-adhesive materials, and was renamed ScandSti…

  • New data label operation

    July 19, 2005
    Following a group-wide review, which was completed last year, Avery Dennison Business Media has sold its European label converting plants to a management buy-out team led by Svend Jørgensen, who becomes chairman. The new group, Sentega Holding…

  • TRISOFT GRAPHICS, Fullerton, CA — Phil Taylor

    July 19, 2005
    TRISOFT GRAPHICS, Fullerton, CA — Phil Taylor has been hired to oversee the sales and marketing…

  • MAX DAETWYLER, Huntersville, NC — Kurt Oegerli

    July 19, 2005
    MAX DAETWYLER, Huntersville, NC — Kurt Oegerli has been promoted to international sales and marketing manager, pressroom products. Marty Cansler has been named national sales manager, pressroom products for the United States, Mexico and Canada…

  • HONLE UV AMERICA, Marlboro, MA — John Mitchell

    July 19, 2005
    HONLE UV AMERICA, Marlboro, MA — John Mitchell has joined the company as national sales manager. He is headquartered in St. Louis, MO.…

  • GEW, Redhill, UK — Nick Richardson

    July 19, 2005
    GEW, Redhill, UK — Nick Richardson has been appointed engineering director.…

  • BST PRO MARK, Elmhurst, IL — Jim Hughes

    July 19, 2005
    BST PRO MARK, Elmhurst, IL — Jim Hughes, Dean Hollenbeck and Norm McGahan have been hired as salespersons within the company’s North American sales force.…

  • BOSCH REXROTH, Hoffman Estates, IL — James F. Brys

    July 19, 2005
    BOSCH REXROTH, Hoffman Estates, IL — James F. Brys was named vice president, automotive and Great Lakes region; Paul A. Swann was appointed as vice president, West and Southwest regions, and Kenneth J. Traub has been appointed national accounts…

  • AET FILMS, New Castle, DE — P. Terce Henriquez

    July 19, 2005
    AET FILMS, New Castle, DE — P. Terce Henriquez has been promoted to vice president of global label sales.…

  • Inspection system

    July 19, 2005
    Inspection system Print Vision Systems Lewiston NY USA The Validator is a retrofit add-on for all makes and models of slitter/rewinders that verifies successful resolution of defects identified by 100 percent print inspection systems. With a web s…

  • Hot foil stamping unit

    July 19, 2005
    Hot foil stamping unit Chromas/Aquaflex Montreal Quebec Canada The Aquaflex ICT Foil Cassette is built on the Chromas/Aquaflex Instant Change Technology platform. The hot foil stamping unit can be interchanged with any regular ICT flexo-printing u…

  • Guiding systems

    July 19, 2005
    Guiding systems Intech Automation Services Marietta GA USA The new line of narrow web guiding systems are a simple and precise method for manually adjusting and tracking web processes. Operators can align a web while the machine is running, witho…