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Global Groups Meet

In the March issue of the Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst. (TLMI) newsletter, chairman Frank Gerace reported on a meeting he and president Frank Sablone had with a group of trade associations from around the world

MGX Offered Through Software

Masterpiece Graphix (MGX) materials and services now will be available through Tailored Solutions' Label Traxx Version 5.5 job management software for the flexo/digital press industry

Lauraville Reports Acquisition

Lauraville Packaging, a newly formed sub. of Quarry Road Holdings, has acquired all of the assets of Lauraville Specialty Products, Geneva, NY, including manufacturing facilities in Geneva

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KPG Corp., Williston, VA, partners with SEI Laser Converting, Amaro, Italy, to introduce SEI's laser die-cutting technology to US and Canadian printing

Martin Automatic Introduces Compact Splicer/Rewinder

ROCKFORD, IL | PFFC was invited to visit Martin Automatic on March 5 for an exclusive look at the new MBSC/STR compact splicer/rewinder combination. With

Study Explores Printed RFID

Study Explores Printed RFID CAMBRIDGE, UK | IDTechEx reports the RFID market grew to $5.56 billion in 2009, having almost tripled in five years. Based

Flint Equipment Is a Winner

Flint Group Flexographic Products reports the use of its printing plates and sleeves was a key factor in winning awards at the 8th Asia Flexographic Technical Assn. (AFTA)

Mark Andy Added At Western Shield

Western Shield Label Co. says a recently acquired 13-in. Mark Andy LP3000 ten-color UV flexo press is helping maintain short lead times and a competitive cost structure with quick-change architecture, a short web path

Xeikon Qualifies Materials

Xeikon reports it has worked closely with UPM Raflatac, Mills River, NC, a supplier of self-adhesive label materials, to qualify an extensive range of label substrates on its Xeikon 3300 digital press

Label Meets NASA Standards

A laser-engraved label from tesa tape was part of a Mission International Space Station Experiment by the National

TLMI & Surviving the Great Recession

INDIAN WELLS, CA | Frank Gerace (MultiColor Corp.), chairman of the Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst., Gloucester, MA, set the tone for the annual converter meeting

KPG To Represent SEI Laser Converting

KPG Corp. (formerly Ko-Pack) has formed a partnership with SEI Laser Converting, an Italian manufacturer of laser-cutting equipment for labels

Roll Cleaner Proving Itself

PLYMOUTH, MA | Flexo Concepts has donated a MicroClean Model 48 system at the Cincinnati, OH, demo center of press manufacturer Nilpeter. The unit is

Mark Andy Adds Arpeco

ST. LOUIS, MO | Arpeco, manufacturer of inspection rewind equipment, has been acquired by Mark Andy. Reportedly, the brand was purchased as part of an

VaryFlex Press Goes To Costa Rica

LECCO, ITALY | Omet has sold a VaryFlex-F1 press to Polymer, a package printer based in Costa Rica. The nine-color flexo press is fitted with in-line

Diagraph Buys Laser Cutter

AB Graphic Intl. reports the sale of its first new series SabreXtreme laser label cutter to Cleveland-based Diagraph of Northern Ohio

Lehigh Press Is Acquired

Keller-Crescent Co., a Clondalkin Group Co., has acquired Lehigh Press, Juncos, Puerto Rico. Lehigh manufactures labels, inserts, and outserts, and other packaging components

Rotocontrol Reports Record Month

Rotocontrol reports a record month for new orders in January. According to managing director Marco Aengenvoort, manufacturing and technical staff were increased to meet the current demand

IMDA Announces 2010 Awards Competition

The In-Mold Decorating Assn. is accepting entries for the Fourth Annual IMDA Awards Competition, which recognizes the industry's best in-mold labeled packaging

Color Gamut Is Expanded

An extended color gamut on :Dotrix Modular single-pass digital inkjet press features six-color, UV-curable inkjet inks. The orange and violet color stations

Control Register Intuitively

The Luna intuitive register control system is part of the Flexico V5 range of plate mounting machines. The multi-tasking V5 is said to assist perfect,

Shrink Sleeve Ink Has Low Odor

The 9200 Series UV flexo shrink sleeve ink reportedly features low odor, high flexibility, high slip, and excellent rheology characteristics. Formulated

Slitter Runs Fast

The Solitaire Series of slitter/rewinders reportedly offers a compact design, high-end capability, high speeds, and reliable processing of webs to 800

Tape Is Tough for Tabs

ictrex USA reports Thank-Metal Co., a Japanese manufacturer of precision machines and metal processing components for batteries, has specified APTIV

Modern Printing Enters New Market with Mark Andy

Mark Andy reports Modern Printing Co., a commercial printer in Beirut, Lebanon, has entered the narrow web flexo market by investing in a Mark Andy 2200 through its distributor, Dynagraph Lebanon

MPI Label Adds Two Mark Andy Machines

Mark Andy reports MPI Label Systems, Sebring, OH, has installed two new Performance Series P7 presses in its US facilities

UV Inks Have Low Migration

Low-migration UV inks for printing food packaging include Uvalux U41 and Uvalux U71 for offset; Uvaflex Y71 for flexo; and Uvacurid XUV and Uvacurid C71

Hot Melt Needs No Primary Coat

PS 1210 hot melt adhesive is said to improve the performance of products for applications. Reportedly demonstrates an exceptionally low penetration behavior

Press Suited for Many Applications

UV LED-cure, single-pass press features output at through-cure speeds to 80 fpm. Press can run material widths of 6.3 in. and has a maximum printing width

Transfer Ribbons In Many Colors

Thermal transfer ribbons are offered in 75 colors and qualities, ready to be shipped as finished ribbons in standard dimensions or as jumbo rolls to be

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