Flint Group to Acquire Xeikon, Form Digital Printing Solutions Division

LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg—Flint Group has announced the acquisition of Xeikon, a leading digital solutions provider to the packaging and commercial printing markets. Headquartered in Eede in The Netherlands, with operations in Lier, Ieper and Heultje Belgium, Xeikon, designs, develops and delivers high end digital colour presses and consumables for the global commercial, document, label and packaging […]

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Berry Plastics Reorganizes Company Into 3 Divisions

EVANSVILLE, IN—Berry Plastics Group, Inc. announced a new streamlined business structure which organizes the company into three market focused divisions, designed to allow the company to best serve its customers, drive future growth, and maximize shareholder value. The new divisions are: Health, Hygiene and Specialties Consumer Packaging Engineered Materials “I am extremely excited about the transformation […]

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Daetwyler Celebrates 40 Years in U.S.

HUNTERSVILLE, NC—Daetwyler, one of the world’s most trusted names for precision machinery and innovative manufacturing across such industries as solar energy, printing, micro engineered parts, and more, just celebrated 40 years for its U.S. based operations. Founder Peter Daetwyler and his wife Rosmarie first came to America with the vision of offering Daetwyler doctor blades […]

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Nilpeter Open House Draws 160, Showcases Press Lineup With Demonstrations

“Extend your content.” “Expand your gamut.” “Sophistication rules!” Three resounding points constituted the message delivered at Nilpeter’s Nov. 12 “Bases Loaded” Open House in Cincinnati, OH. The event attracted some 160 flexographers, a considerable amount being printers/converters. Consisting of corporate briefings, trend analysis, live equipment demonstrations, a plant tour and multiple networking opportunities, the day […]

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Prolamina, Ampac Merger Named ProAmpac

CINCINNATI, OH—Prolamina and Ampac, two recently merged global flexible packaging firms, announces its new corporate name, ProAmpac. The new name reflects the merger of two leading, progressive and innovative flexible packaging companies with enhanced product offerings unparalleled in the industry. ProAmpac includes four brand divisions including Prolamina, Ampac, Tulsack and Business Deposits Plus. Together, the […]

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MELBOURNE, Australia—All indications are that the Australia New Zealand Flexographic Technical Association (ANZFTA) and the Australian based Label And Tag Manufacturers Association (LATMA) will merge in the very near future. The resulting entity’s proposed name: The Association for The Flexographic Printing Industry (FLPA). Effective date is anticipated to be Jan. 1. The move requires 75 […]

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SGK Rebrands Matthews Brand Solutions as Schawk

CHICAGO, IL—SGK, a division of Matthews International, and a leading global brand development, activation and deployment provider that drives brand performance, announced that it has rebranded the Matthews Brand Solutions flexographic business in Europe, Asia and the Americas as Schawk. The rebranding is part of a larger strategic initiative to optimize SGK’s brand portfolio by […]

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I-95 Flexo Seminar Draws Large Crowd, Features Presentations on Ink Density, Expanded Gamut

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Nearly 70 flexographers attended the inaugural I-95 Flexo Seminar Sept. 16 at FTA member Gallus‘ Philadelphia, PA location. Much like the road from which the group derives its name, attendees came from all along the East Coast to hear presentations addressing solid ink coverage, digital printing’s complementary nature to flexography and expanded gamut printing. Sponsors of the […]

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Nuova GIDUE S.r.L. Rebrands as Bobst Firenze S.r.L.

CAPALLE, Italy—Following the majority acquisition of Nuova GIDUE S.r.L. by Bobst, GIDUE, headquartered in Capalle, Campi Bisenzio (Firenze) Via Fratelli Cervi 76, has resolved to change the company name to: Bobst Firenze S.r.L. Via F.lli Cervi 76 50013 Capalle – Campi Bisenzio (FI) Italy VAT IT 05512550483 www.bobst.com Phone and fax numbers remain unchanged and, currently, emails as […]

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Label Vision Systems Acquired by Microscan Systems, Inc.

RENTON, WA—Microscan Systems, Inc., a leader in industrial bar code reading and machine vision technology, confirmed that it has purchased the trade and assets of Label Vision Systems (LVS) Inc., a pioneer in label inspection, print inspection and bar code verification. LVS will be fully integrated into Microscan and the LVS name will become a […]

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