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  • 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…

  • Flexo converting machine

    July 19, 2005
    Flexo converting machine Mark Andy/Comco St. Louis MO USA The Labeling Productivity Series, featuring models LP 250 (10"), LP 330 (13") and LP 430 (17"), are flexo converting machines that include plate roll installation and removal…

  • Press

    July 19, 2005
    Press PCMC Green Bay WI USA The Webtron X-10 is designed for print widths of up to 10". It features the shortest web path in the industry and accommodates tooling from existing Webtron 650s and 750s. Enhancements in this version include a sti…

  • Integrated web guide controllers

    July 19, 2005
    Integrated web guide controllers BST Pro Mark Elmhurst IL USA The ekrPRO series are web guiding system controllers that simplify design integration of web guiding systems into converting machines. The line is built upon a modular open architecture…

  • Dual rotary knife module

    July 19, 2005
    Dual rotary knife module Webex Inc. Neenah WI USA The DirEXCut dual rotary knife module is designed for use in folio sheeting operations. It features dead-shafted knife cylinders mounted in a cartridge configuration that can be retrofitted into an…

  • Diecutting system

    July 19, 2005
    Diecutting system CONTECH Goddard KS USA The multiple roll diecutting system is ideal for delicate materials such as nonwovens. Webs from multiple rolls are combined and brought through an ultrasonic welder, then through an inkjet printer to print…

  • Rotary screen

    July 19, 2005
    Rotary screen UV ink system Arcar Graphics Ann Arbor MI USA The ARCURE Rotary Screen UV Ink System is a high-opacity, silicone-free UV ink system that provides good throughcure and eliminates foaming. Designed for a Stork rotary screen head, it…

  • UV flexo ink

    July 19, 2005
    UV flexo ink Zeller + Gmelin Richmond VA USA Nuvaflex, the company’s new flexo printing ink system, exhibits properties such as high pigment loading, low viscosity and rheology characteristics, and a high holdout on paper. TSCA compliant, th…

  • UV lamp reflector assemblies

    July 19, 2005
    UV lamp reflector assemblies Hanovia Union NJ USA Hanovia’s new UV lamp reflector assemblies are constructed of lightweight extruded aluminum housing and allow operation up to 400 w/in. They are available in arc lengths from 4" to 77&qu…

  • Digital front-end

    July 19, 2005
    Digital front-end Xeikon Wood Dale IL USA Supporting the full range of Xeikon-based web fed digital color presses, the IntelliStream version 3.5 digital front-end is a workflow product for digital printing. This version features real-time pr…

  • Splice-free products

    July 19, 2005
    Splice-free products Raflatac Inc. Fletcher NC USA Delivered trimless, the splice-free product line reduces risks of web breaks and decreases waste, resulting in a productivity increase of 3 to 10 percent among label printers. 800-992-3882 fax…

  • Brochure

    July 19, 2005
    Brochure Adchem Corporation Riverhead NY USA The free “Adhesive Tape Engineers” brochure is a 6-page, full color publication providing information on a wide range of applications including adhesives and polishing, automotive, electroni…

  • Planning boards

    July 19, 2005
    Planning boards Eurocharts Lancashire UK Introducing two magnetic production planning board kits designed for the print industry that can be self-assembled in minutes and are easy to use. The MWP-1 is a rotating one-week production board. The MWP-…

  • Overcoat

    July 19, 2005
    Overcoat ADM Tronics Northvale NJ USA Santel Toridex NZ-2, an aqueous resin and coating, exhibits high heat resistance when exposed to elevated temperatures and sealing pressures without the use of zinc compounds or other metal modifiers or cataly…

  • Black scratch-off ink

    July 19, 2005
    Black scratch-off ink Rad-Cure Fairfield NJ USA Rad-Krome BS01 is an Aqueous flexo printable black scratch off ink for use on promotional print items. Supplied as a single component, press ready ink, it dries rapidly and has good opacity. The ink…

  • Digital press

    July 19, 2005
    Digital press Hewlett-Packard Palo Alto CA USA The HP Indigo Press ws4000 is a seven-color label press designed to produce short and medium label runs at higher speeds than previous models. The all-digital workflow eliminates time spent on films,…

  • Contact cleaners

    July 19, 2005
    Contact cleaners Erhardt + Leimer Inc. Spartanburg SC USA Through an exclusive agreement with Kelva — Lund of Sweden, the company now offers a line of contact cleaners to customers in the USA, Canada and Mexico. The Kelva Label Clean 2000 l…

  • Resin ribbons

    July 19, 2005
    Resin ribbons Sony Chemicals Corp. Mount Pleasant PA USA The company has introduced a specialty resin ribbon using UV-light curable technology to allow thermal transfer printing and thermal printed images in demanding environments. It offers extre…

  • Anilox cleaner

    July 19, 2005
    Anilox cleaner Absolutely Micro*Clean Intl. Rancho Cordova CA USA The 16A is an off-press, computer controlled, automatic system utilizing plastic media in a clean, controlled blast chamber. It is designed with a small footprint for restricted spa…

  • Air nozzle

    July 19, 2005
    Air nozzle EXAIR Cincinnati OH USA The Super Air Nozzle provides a high thrust, concentrated stream of high velocity airflow. Meeting OSHA dead-end pressure and noise requirements, the sound level is 74 dBA when supplied with an 80 PSIG compressed…

  • Butt splicer

    July 19, 2005
    Butt splicer CTC International West Caldwell NJ USA Model S-TAB-42-16 Turretmaster automatic butt splicer is designed to be compact, user friendly and rugged. Featuring a shaftless roll lifting turret unwind design, it allows rolls to be picked up…

  • Polyester films

    July 19, 2005
    Polyester films FLEXcon Spencer MA USA Six new polyester films have been added to the THERMLfilm SELECT line. The 2-mil gloss topcoated polyester films feature topcoats with static dissipating properties. UL/CSA recognized 20970 (clear), 21970 (wh…

  • Flexo plate

    July 19, 2005
    Flexo plate exposure device Cortron Corporation Minneapolis MN USA A high definition flexo plate exposure device, named eXact, provides digital quality plates at analogue prices. The first product in a planned series, it exposes plates 30"…

  • Hot stamp unit and rotary cutting die

    July 19, 2005
    American Die Technology 3870 Lakefield Drive Suwanee GA USA American Die Technology has introduced the Cassette Style Drop-In HotStamp Unit and the Platinum Rotary Cutting Die for printers. The hot stamp unit ran on a Mark Andy press at the com…

  • Plastic Suppliers wins

    July 19, 2005
    Plastic Suppliers wins second OSHA award Plastic Suppliers Inc., Columbus, OH, a manufacturer, converter, and distributor of plastic film, has been recognized for a second time for its safety and health programs by OSHA’s SHARP (Safety and He…

  • Corotec expands

    July 19, 2005
    Corotec expands business in Asia Corotec Corporation, of Farmington, CT, has hired Kar Ming Industrial Supplies of Hong Kong as its sales agent for China, Hong Kong and Macau. Corotec is a manufacturer of corona treatment equipment. Kar Ming is le…

  • process

    July 19, 2005
    Phototype, of Cincinnati, a prepress service provider for the packaging industry, has announced the availability of a new imaging process for photopolymer plates that claims to improve flexo printing quality on smooth, non-porous substrates, such as…

  • Avery Dennison acquires

    July 19, 2005
    Avery Dennison Corporation, of Pasadena, CA, has agreed to acquire RVL Packaging Inc., a global provider of brand identification products to both apparel manufacturers and retailers for their private label programs. RVL, a privately held company, is…

  • Lamart installs

    July 19, 2005
    Lamart installs new lab coater Lamart Corporation, Clifton, NJ, has installed new lab coating equipment in line with its current expansion program. The coater can coat up to 13" in width with a 12" finished width, as well as laminate nea…

  • Unilux adds presence

    July 19, 2005
    Unilux adds presence in Southeast Asia Unilux, of Saddle Brook, NJ, has expanded its presence in Southeast Asia by adding C.G.S. (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Bangkok, as its sales and service representative for Thailand’s printing, converting and fl…

  • Direct Recruiters opens office in Columbus

    July 19, 2005
    Direct Recruiters opens office in Columbus Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) of Cleveland, OH, has announced the opening of a satellite office in the Columbus, OH, area. DRI is a national sales search firm for labels, printing systems, supply chain, pack…

  • Reid Graphics acquires

    July 19, 2005
    Reid Graphics, of Andover, MA, has acquired Package Systems Corporation (PSC), of Danielson, CT. The acquisition was announced in early October. Package Systems manufactured flexographic labels and is a distributor of label application and printing…

  • Label.com expands

    July 19, 2005
    Label.com expands web print capability Label.Com, of Bradford, PA, recently added the capability to print on both sides of a web of material. The addition allows the company to print and/or diecut on the front and back of a label or tag. Some appl…

  • Nilpeter showroom opens in Malaysia

    July 19, 2005
    Nilpeter showroom opens in Malaysia Nilpeter, the Danish manufacturer of narrow web printing presses, will open a new showroom facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located at the premises of Intergrafica Print & Pack, which hosts Nilpeter&r…