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  • Invisible ink

    July 20, 2005
    Invisible ink HP Boise ID USA A red invisible ink has been added to the company’s security solution package, available on its Indigo line of digital printing presses. Through variable data printing, the HP Indigo presses are able to print ou…

  • Primer, coating

    July 20, 2005
    Primer, coating ADM Tronics Northvale NJ USA Polaqua 127-07 is an aqueous primer available for water resistant bonds of polyethylene to aluminum foil, either by lamination or extrusion. The company also introduced Santel Toridex NZ-2, an aqu…

  • Tattoo paper, liner

    July 20, 2005
    Tattoo paper, liner Avery Dennison Painesville OH USA The Fasson Rapid-Roll product line has been expanded with the addition of Fasson Tattoo Paper and Fasson 1 mil PET Easy Release Liner. This water-release paper and companion cover sheet liner p…

  • Diecutting

    July 20, 2005
    Diecutting Contech Goddard KS USA The UltraPress features new optional controls and is available in more sizes. It can perform many different diecutting tasks in one unit, including thermal diecut, emboss, hot and cold steel rule thru cut and stee…

  • Bar code printing software

    July 20, 2005
    Bar code printing software Unibar Rochester Hills MI USA e-BARZ Pro 3.0, an upgrade of the web-based bar code printing software for UNIX, Linux and NT operating platforms, is now available. It features Common Gateway Interface and Command L…

  • Vinyl, adhesive

    July 20, 2005
    Vinyl, adhesive FLEXcon Spencer MA USA PLUSHprint is a 4 mil white flocked vinyl that features a suede-like texture. Suited for novelty stickers, holiday and seasonal decals, and P-O-P applications, it is ideal for detailed spot color flexographic…

  • Viscometer

    July 20, 2005
    Viscometer Brookfield Engineering Middleboro MA USA A new bi-directional communication has been added to the DV-11+ Viscometer. The new DV-11+ Pro model, used for single point viscosity measurement, can be configured to run automated tests for mu…

  • UV curing units

    July 20, 2005
    UV curing units Hanovia Union NJ USA The newest UV curing unit requires less floor space and is easy to maintain. It comes with a variety of features, including multi-level power options, adjustable entrance height, replaceable reflector elements,…

  • Wine labels,

    July 20, 2005
    Wine labels, improved stock Raflatac Tampere Finland The Wine Range folder has been released, which includes an extensive information brochure, a sample swatch and printed samples of the company’s standard wine labeling products. The compan…

  • Laminator

    July 20, 2005
    Laminator Sohn Manufacturing Inc. Elkhart Lake WI USA The model AUTO REG-5 is a laminator and rotary diecutter that works alone or with any roll fed printer. The model AUTO REG-5 re-registers to preprinted labels, laminates, and converts the…

  • Sheeter, retrofit

    July 20, 2005
    Sheeter, retrofit Maxson Automatic Machinery Westerly RI USA The new specialty sheeter can sheet abrasive materials such as emery paper and sand papers of 25 grit or higher. It is capable of speeds of over 500 cuts per minute on an 11" cut o…

  • Label inspection

    July 20, 2005
    Label inspection Db Machinery Suffolk England Designed by Italian engineer Pietro Prati, the Jupiter Record TC 280 automatic label inspection machine has the ability to handle clear-on-clear labels. It can also handle other types of material witho…

  • Printable plastics

    July 20, 2005
    Printable plastics Transilwrap Franklin Park IL USA The company is now offering a selection of non-supported printable plastics. The products include the Transalloy P-260EX multi-polymer alloy, a specially formulated plastic that provides sharper…

  • Hand proofing

    July 20, 2005
    Hand proofing HarperScientific.com Charlotte NC USA The Echocel Junior Flexographic Hand Proofing System is now available in two sizes: 2.75" and 5". 866-522-8686 fax 704-588-8172 www.harperscientific.com Circle No. 95…

  • Inkjet coding system

    July 20, 2005
    Inkjet coding system Weber Marking Systems Arlington Heights IL USA The Multiline inkjet coding system offers fast, high-resolution marking on in-line products and packages. It can be configured with a selection of three different printheads that…

  • Label dispensers

    July 20, 2005
    Label dispensers Labelmate Henderson NV USA The LD-100T and LD-200T label dispensers automatically dispense transparent and opaque labels. Model LD-100T accepts labels up to 4.5" and model LD-200T accepts labels up to 6.5" wide. Using se…

  • Release coating

    July 20, 2005
    Release coating CPFilms Fieldale VA USA The fluorinated polysiloxane system, known as S10, is a thermally cured release coating on 1.5 to 3 mil polyester film for use with silicone PSAs. Typical applications include high temperature or medical tap…

  • Platesetter

    July 20, 2005
    Platesetter Esko-Graphics Vandalia OH USA The high speed PlateDriver CTP system is capable of imaging violet polymer plates in addition to violet silver plates. Up to 46 four-up plates can be exposed per hour on the PlateDriver 4HS, while up to 42…

  • New chuck design

    July 20, 2005
    New chuck design Tidland Corporation Camas WA USA The Raptor Series line of shaftless core chucks includes the 3" Air Powered Lug Chuck. Available immediately, the chuck is designed for high speed printing, laminating, and sheeting applicatio…

  • Metalized, holographic films

    July 20, 2005
    Metalized, holographic films Toray Plastics (America) Inc. North Kingston RI USA The company’s new metalized PET films are designed for food, personal care, pharmaceutical, board lamination and electronic applications. They provide good oxyg…

  • Blown film treater

    July 20, 2005
    Blown film treater Enercon Industries Menomonee Falls WI USA The economical blown film treater is equipped with covered ground rolls and segmented aluminum electrodes. Compact construction allows for two-sided and adjustable lane treating and the…

  • Self adhesive

    July 20, 2005
    Self adhesive Ritrama (UK) Manchester UK The company has developed a range of self-adhesive products for wall decorations, floor coverings, paper borders and tile stickers. Label printers are invited to submit details of their requirements, and t…

  • Curing system

    July 20, 2005
    Curing system Nordson Corporation Amherst OH USA The CoolWave microwave-powered UV curing system provides users with a wider range of focal point options and reduced maintenance requirements. It features durable borosilicate glass reflectors that…

  • Combination press

    July 20, 2005
    Combination press Ko-Pack Corporation of America Williston VT USA The FSL Combination press features up to 11 print stations with flexo, letterpress, rotary screen and hot foil printing. It comes in two web widths and options include CID or…

  • Software

    July 20, 2005
    Software CREO Billerica MA USA UpFront 2.0 software streamlines the flow of data from estimating to production and finishing. New features and enhancements to this version include tighter integration with Preps and the prepress department, export…

  • Pitman hosts NELMA members

    July 20, 2005
    Pitman Company recently held a prepress open house for Northeast Label Manufacturers Association (NELMA) members at its Totowa, NJ facility, featuring presentations from DuPont, Artwork Systems and Agfa. In addition to the presentations and a Pitman…

  • WS acquires Gorilla Label in Arizona

    July 20, 2005
    WS Packaging Group has purchased the assets of Gorilla Label, a flexographic converting company in Scottsdale, AZ. Gorilla was founded in 1998 by Rick Timone, who remains the head of the new WS division. The operation eventually will move to the cor…

  • RadTech urges clearance

    July 20, 2005
    RadTech urges clearance for UV food contact use Food packaging clearances for direct food contact using UV and EB materials such as coatings, inks and adhesives are being pursued by RadTech, an industry trade association. “Thermally cured so…

  • A&V adds Cortron

    July 20, 2005
    A&V adds Cortron to its product mix Anderson & Vreeland has been appointed distributor of Cortron eXact flexo exposure systems. The company, based in Bryan, OH, and Fairfield, NJ, is a manufacturer and distributor of flexographic printin…

  • Inge Kuschnitzky retires;

    July 20, 2005
    Inge Kuschnitzky retires; founder of I.KELA Inge M. Kuschnitzky, founder of I.KELA Company and current operations manager, retired July 31. Kuschnitzky started the company in the Philadelphia area in 1985 as one of the first distributors of UV cur…

  • Wal-Mart pushes

    July 20, 2005
    Wal-Mart has announced that it will require its top 100 suppliers to begin using RFID technology at the case and pallet level by January 2005. Linda Dillman, senior vice president and chief information officer for the company, made the announcement a…

  • Sun Chemical opens

    July 20, 2005
    Sun Chemical opens ink plant in Poland Sun Chemical Corporation, the world’s largest ink manufacturer, has opened a plant in the Polish city of Marki, near Warsaw. “Poland is an important center for the media, printing and packaging, a…

  • Stork Materials lines up

    July 20, 2005
    Stork Materials lines up two US distributors Stork Materials Technology, a manufacturer of anilox rolls located in Milwaukee, WI, has reached an agreement with JV Imaging Systems (JVIS) of Princeton, MA, and Correct-Touch Graphic Arts (CTGA) of San…

  • Technicote to distribute

    July 20, 2005
    Technicote to distribute for Valéron materials Valéron Strength Films, a Houston-based producer of film substrates, has formed a distributor partnership with Technicote Inc., of Miamisburg, OH. Technicote, a provider of pressure sens…

  • AET Films centralizes

    July 20, 2005
    AET Films centralizes operations in Delaware Better service and greater efficiencies were cited as motivations for AET Films to centralize their North American customer service staff in New Castle, DE. The company’s new customer service opera…

  • Webex Inc. acquires

    July 20, 2005
    Webex Inc. acquires Wisconsin roll maker Webex Inc., a manufacturer of rolls and custom web handling machinery located in Neenah, WI, has purchased Fox Companies Machining Inc., a roll manufacturer and specialty machine shop located in Greenville,…

  • Two firms receive

    July 20, 2005
    Two firms receive ISO 9001:2000 status Two companies that serve the narrow web industry have been awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification. SICPA North America’s packaging inks manufacturing plant in Prescott, ON, has been audited and registered.…

  • Canflexographics reps Mark Andy in Canada

    July 20, 2005
    Canflexographics reps Mark Andy in Canada Canflexographics Ltd., of Brampton, ON, and Mark Andy have announced the signing of an agreement appointing Canflexographics its exclusive sales agent for Canada (excluding British Columbia). Mark Andy, bas…

  • MECA expands its engraving capabilities

    July 20, 2005
    MECA expands its engraving capabilities MECA & Technology Machine Inc., of Green Bay, WI, has expanded its mechanical engraving capabilities and services following the acquisition of equipment from the former Southern Flexographic/Coatings Divis…

  • Daetwyler to market

    July 20, 2005
    Daetwyler to market Rotocolor presses Max Daetwyler Corporation, Huntersville, NC, has been named US distributor of Rotocolor printing presses, manufactured in Switzerland. Rotocolor machines are designed with modular inserts for quick changeover…

  • Labelexpo adds 4th day

    July 20, 2005
    Labelexpo adds 4th day to 2004 Chicago show Tarsus Group, the British company that produces Labelexpo Americas, has expanded the 2004 exhibition from three days to four, citing increasing demand from exhibitors and visitors. The show, originally s…

  • GiDue retains QAM as its North American rep

    July 20, 2005
    GiDue retains QAM as its North American rep Italian press manufacturer GiDue has appointed QAM Inc. to represent its interests in North America. QAM, based in Herndon, VA, buys, sells and brokers printing, converting and packaging machinery. T…

  • Weber Marking adds presence in France

    July 20, 2005
    Weber Marking adds presence in France Weber Marking Systems, Arlington Heights, IL, has acquired K-Roll/Etik Industrie, of Toulouse, France. The French company manufactures labels and distributes labeling and coding equipment. Weber manufactures ind…

  • Arcar Graphics is acquired

    July 20, 2005
    Environmental Inks and Coatings Corporation (EIC), of Morganton, NC, recently signed an agreement to acquire Arcar Graphics, a subsidiary of Flint Ink North America Corporation. The transaction was expected to close at the end of August. Arcar Graph…

  • Mark Andy & MPS

    July 20, 2005
    Mark Andy & MPS dissolve partnership Citing a diversification of strategic interests, Mark Andy and MPS have mutually agreed to end their three-year technology partnership, which saw the US company undertake sales and service responsibilities o…

  • Rodman launches Medical Product Outsourcing

    July 20, 2005
    Rodman launches Medical Product Outsourcing The inaugural issue of Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO), a global magazine devoted to the growing trend of medical device and in-vitro diagnostics outsource manufacturing, is available from Rodman Publish…

  • Graphic Solutions buys EL lamp supplier

    July 20, 2005
    Graphic Solutions buys EL lamp supplier Graphic Solutions Inc. (GSI), of Burr Ridge, IL, has purchased the assets of BKL Inc., of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. BKL manufactures electroluminescent lamps (EL). GSI produces PS labels, aluminum namepla…

  • Allied Gear ceases

    July 20, 2005
    Allied Gear & Machine Co. of St. Louis, MO, has ceased manufacturing printing presses and has laid off its employees, according to a company official. The official, who asked not to be identified, says that Allied Gear’s owner “has t…

  • Channeled Resources opens on East Coast

    July 20, 2005
    Channeled Resources opens on East Coast The products of MaraTech International & Channeled Resources, of Wausau, WI, are now available from a plant in Holliston, MA. The companies provide high quality B-grade substrates. MaraTech/Channeled Reso…

  • Recycling firm focuses

    July 20, 2005
    Recycling firm focuses on adhesive foil stocks Connecticut Metal Industries has developed a proprietary process for recycling of adhesive-coated tapes and labels, according to VP Bill Bailey. The company, based in Monroe, CT, has recovered 12 mill…