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  • Friction brakes

    July 19, 2005
    Friction brakes Danarota Technic A/S Bert, Denmark The C series is a compact version of the standard air-cooled design with a finned friction disc design that provides excellent heat dissipation capability. These smaller brakes can handle large j…

  • Cushion mounting tape

    July 19, 2005
    Cushion mounting tape Rogers Corporation Rogers, CT USA R/bak series 2000 cushion mounting tapes offer added toughness of the soft “cushion” to reduce tearing on demount and modified adhesives for easier mounting and demounting and dec…

  • Transparent IR blocking films

    July 19, 2005
    Transparent IR blocking films CPFilms Fieldale, VA USA The new range of transparent IR blocking films are designed for applications where transparency is desired but infrared light must be blocked. The films block 80-98 percent of infrared light…

  • Wet-trapping flexo inks

    July 19, 2005
    Wet-trapping flexo inks Sun Chemical Ink (GPI) Northlake, IL USA New UniQure inks are wet-trapping UV and EB curable flexo inks designed for central impression presses that trap over each other from one printing station to the next without s…

  • Agfa to integrate

    July 19, 2005
    Agfa to integrate US Autologic operations Agfa-Gevaert, of Mortsel, Belgium, has announced that it is integrating its North American equipment manufacturing operations of Autologic with its main North American manufacturing facility in Wilmin…

  • Rogers retains two for stickyback distribution

    July 19, 2005
    Rogers retains two for stickyback distribution Rogers Corp., of Rogers, CT, has appointed All Printing Resources, of Glendale Heights, IL, and J.J. Walsh of Farmingdale, NY, to distribute its R/bak cushion mounting materials. The R/bak product line…

  • A&V expands operation with Fresno distribution

    July 19, 2005
    A&V expands operation with Fresno distribution Anderson & Vreeland, Bryan, OH, marketer of equipment and supplies to the printing and converting industries, has opened a new distribution center in Fresno, CA. The new facility consolidates A…

  • Fusion UV opens office in Guangzhou, China

    July 19, 2005
    Fusion UV opens office in Guangzhou, China Fusion UV Systems, of Gaithersburg, MD, has established an office in Guangzhou China. The company, a subsidiary of Spectris plc, of Surrey, England, manufactures ultraviolet curing systems. It has offices…

  • Primac Systems creates tech center in India

    July 19, 2005
    Primac Systems creates tech center in India Primac Systems, Dallas, has established an operational development center in Hyderabad, India, to house the company’s Technology Group. The group will develop software products and provide services…

  • Lamart adds space

    July 19, 2005
    Lamart adds space to accommodate growth Lamart Corp., of Clifton, NJ, has acquired a new building to accommodate a sharp rise in new business, according to Bill Yoder, sales manager. Orders have increased over the past two quarters, he says, creat…

  • Nexen Group adds

    July 19, 2005
    Nexen Group adds custom business unit Nexen Group, Vadnais Heights, MN, has formed a Custom Business Unit whose aim is to adapt and alter any Nexen product to meet a customer’s specification. Nexen manufactures brakes, clutches, servo motor…

  • Weber Marking forms joint venture in Turkey

    July 19, 2005
    Weber Marking forms joint venture in Turkey Weber Marking Systems, Arlington Heights, IL, has formed a joint venture for distribution of its products in Turkey. Weber manufactures industrial labeling and coding systems. The company will manufacture…

  • Sourcebook covers metalized substrates

    July 19, 2005
    Sourcebook covers metalized substrates Metallized Papers and Films: World Sourcebook 2002, newly published by AWA Alexander Watson Associates, is a global study of the market for products that are metalized by direct and transfer processes. Publicat…

  • New manual covers curing by radiation

    July 19, 2005
    New manual covers curing by radiation Radiation curing of coatings, adhesives, inks and sealants is the focus of a new publication titled Manual 45, Radiation Curing of Coatings. The manual is published by ASTM International, developer of standards…

  • Badger Plug acquires

    July 19, 2005
    Badger Plug acquires Returnable Packaging Badger Plug Co., of Greenville, WI, has acquired Returnable Packaging Systems (RPS), a recycling company located in Elora, ON, Canada. RPS specializes in the recycling of suspension packaging for rolls of p…

  • Alden & Ott opens

    July 19, 2005
    Alden & Ott opens new plant in Carolina Alden & Ott Printing Inks, based in Arlington Heights, IL, has opened a new manufacturing plant in Gastonia, NC. Inks for flexo and offset printing will be manufactured at the plant. The new site als…

  • Mitsubishi SC plant

    July 19, 2005
    Mitsubishi SC plant to focus on shrink films Mitsubishi Polyester Film has announced plans to convert one of its PET film lines at its Greer, SC, facility to produce of PET shrink films. The company plans to complete the conversion by the fou…

  • Advanced Vision buys Geiger Vision Systems

    July 19, 2005
    Advanced Vision buys Geiger Vision Systems Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), based in Hod-Hasharon, Israel, has acquired Geiger Vision Systems of Munich, Germany. Though both companies manufacture automatic inspection systems for the printing indust…

  • Gravure group creates

    July 19, 2005
    Gravure group creates supplier award program The Packaging & Label Gravure Association (PLGA) has begun a new industry awards program, titled “Technical Achievement Awards for Suppliers to the Gravure Industry for Packaging & Labels.&…

  • Stork Cellramic donates

    July 19, 2005
    Stork Cellramic donates aniloxes to college Stork Cellramic, Inc., Milwaukee, has donated a set of anilox rolls for use in a new five-color Mark Andy Scout press to Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) in Pewaukee, WI. “We are proud to j…

  • Flint and KeyMaster

    July 19, 2005
    Flint and KeyMaster form security alliance Flint Ink Corp., of Ann Arbor, MI, and KeyMaster Technologies Inc., Kennewick, WA, a leader in the field of counterfeit prevention and brand protection, have announced an agreement to provide “smart&…

  • NELMA plans meeting

    July 19, 2005
    NELMA plans meeting at FLEXcon in Mass. Member of the North East Label Manufacturers Association (NELMA) will hold a general meeting in Spencer, MA, September 27-28 at the headquarters of FLEXcon, the manufacturer of film products. A plant tour wi…

  • NX reorganizes to focus on its product lines

    July 19, 2005
    INX reorganizes to focus on its product lines INX International Ink Co., Elk Grove Village, IL, has reorganized from a decentralized geographical oriented company to a centralized company based on product lines. The goal of the re-engineering is to…

  • Printers hold onto gains

    July 19, 2005
    Printers hold onto gains as recovery continues The printing industry is holding onto gains made since the first of the year, and economic recovery will continue to move in fits and starts until the economy and ad spending hit full stride late this…

  • Rotoflex Int’l. donates

    July 19, 2005
    Rotoflex Int’l. donates inspection unit to DFI Rotoflex International, of Mississauga, ON, has donated a Model VSI-330 inspection slitter/rewinder to DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), Broadview, IL. “By learning to operate and pro…

  • Arjobex substrates now sold direct to converters

    July 19, 2005
    Arjobex substrates now sold direct to converters Arjobex, the Charlotte-based manufacturer of Polyart synthetic paper, is making its non-pressure sensitive product available direct to narrow web converters. Until now, the substrate had been availabl…

  • Miller salutes NorthStar

    July 19, 2005
    Miller salutes NorthStar for fifth straight year For the fifth consecutive year, Northstar Print Group has won Miller Brewing’s top national award — Partners in Excellence — for quality and service. Based in Watertown, WI, Norths…

  • High Definition Flexo Consortium ceases operations

    July 19, 2005
    High Definition Flexo Consortium ceases operations The board of directors of the High Definition Flexo Consortium (HDFC), announced the closing of the non-profit organization in May. The consortium, based in Dayton, OH, was formed in 1999 with the m…

  • Challenge Printing

    July 19, 2005
    Challenge Printing wins Target award Challenge Printing, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN, has received the “2001 Vendor Award of Excellence” as Target In-Store Marketing’s Print Vendor of the Year. Challenge was commended for its &ldq…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Label Haus

    Jack Kenny || July 19, 2005
    Calvin Reid has been making and selling labels for more than 40 years.

  • Look! A Flexo Pantone Guide

    Jack Kenny || July 19, 2005
    For the first time, a detailed guide has been printed to help flexographers match popular Pantone colors.

  • Special Report: Acquisition Fever

    July 19, 2005
    Buying and selling of label converting companies, groups of companies, and supplier businesses gained momentum in the second quarter.

  • Four is good,

    July 19, 2005
    Four is good, but seven is better Opaltone, the Pantone challenger from Australia, has its first European representation. VGM Verpakkingen, a leading Dutch prepress company specializing in packaging, will certify prepress companies, printers and su…

  • Improving engraving screens

    July 19, 2005
    Improving engraving screens Artwork Systems Group in Belgium and ZED Instruments, a UK manufacturer of direct laser engraving systems, have formed a strategic partnership. The former supplies FlexoCal and Hybrid Screening software, which allows flex…

  • Bar code productivity boost

    July 19, 2005
    Bar code productivity boost Whatever happens to RFID products, the demand for bar-coded labeling products keeps on growing. For example, Datamax International Ltd., owned by the Florida-based Datamax Corporation, has installed a seven-color Gallus E…

  • Still waiting

    July 19, 2005
    RFID technology remains an enigma. There have been some encouraging developments, but the soaring rates of growth spoken off in the mid 1990s look as far away as ever. Even the events of last September have failed to expand RFID security usage to any…

  • Louis Bruno

    July 19, 2005
    Louis Bruno Louis Bruno, founder of Harris & Bruno and father to Nick Bruno, died recently. Bruno founded Harris & Bruno in 1948 with his partner at the time, Mel Harris. Together they established a highly reputable “machine-shop&rdq…

  • PHOTOTYPE, Cincinnati, OH — Dan Vosel

    July 19, 2005
    PHOTOTYPE, Cincinnati, OH — Dan Vosel has been appointed general manager.…

  • INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC FILMS, Hudson, OH — Scott Sharpless

    July 19, 2005
    INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC FILMS, Hudson, OH — Scott Sharpless has been appointed midwest regional sales manager. Tammy Renner has been appointed north central regional sales manager.…

  • HARPER CORPORATION, Charlotte, NC —Margaret Kluttz

    July 19, 2005
    HARPER CORPORATION, Charlotte, NC —Margaret Kluttz has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president administration. Ronald Lee Kluttz has been appointed to customer service manager.…

  • Environmental Inks and Coatings, Morganton, NC — Al Dodd,

    July 19, 2005
    Environmental Inks and Coatings, Morganton, NC — Al Dodd, who was instrumental in the development of water based inks for the envelope industry, has retired. Francis R. (Dick) Corby has been appointed national manager of envelope inks.…

  • Airfoil overlap system

    July 19, 2005
    Airfoil overlap system Maxson Automatic Machinery Company Westerly, RI USA The airfoil overlap system is a patented design that utilizes the principles of fluid mechanics to achieve safe, reliable jam free performance at the point of overlap on h…

  • PS papers

    July 19, 2005
    PS papers Avery Dennison Fasson Roll N.A. Painesville, OH USA Crack’N Peel and FasTrack are new lines of pressure sensitive papers. Crack’N Peel is a premium pressure sensitive line with patented diagonal scoring which produces h…

  • Airshafts

    July 19, 2005
    Airshafts Rimor Denmead, Hampshire, England The Con-Ex range of airshafts features a rubber lug design with a built in retraction system, thus avoiding the need for metal springs that can break and puncture the bladder. The ultra light shaft, 6&rd…

  • Thermal transfer machine

    July 19, 2005
    Thermal transfer machine and foil blocking machine Newfoil Machines Oldham, Lancashire England New T.T.C. and S.S.H. presses are based on the 500 series design, and are built with either a single printing station or diecutting station. The T.T.C.…

  • Liquid volume measurement tool

    July 19, 2005
    Liquid volume measurement tool Harper Corporation Charlotte, NC USA Ez-LVM Volumetric Kit is for measuring cell volume of anilox rolls and provides a more accurate measurement than a gravurescope. EZ-LVM will eliminate the question as to whether t…

  • Table top plate mounter

    July 19, 2005
    Table top plate mounter AV Flexologic b.v. Alphen aan den Rijn, Holland Mount-O-Matic table top is an effective system to mount flexible photopolymer printing plates accurately, directly in register on the plate cylinder. The system is based on tw…

  • Static control

    July 19, 2005
    Static control system Ion Industrial Windsor Locks, CT USA The Virtual AC intelligent static neutralizers have evolved to achieve new standards related to static control distances from the web surface, across the web width, as well as optimum ne…

  • Spot curing unit

    July 19, 2005
    Spot curing unit Honle UV America Marlboro, MA USA The UVA Spot 400 flood cure unit offers the user a complete range of spectra for any curing application and is available with multiple lamp and filter options. The portability of the UVA Spot 400…

  • Narrow roll cradles

    July 19, 2005
    Narrow roll cradles Rollguard Products Appleton, WI USA Narrow fiber cradles are designed to protect rolled and cylindrical products 4" to 11" in diameter during shipping, handling and warehousing. These patented cradles are available in…