EskoWorld 2015 crowd

EskoWorld 2015: Sharpening Skills, Sharpening Solutions

SCOTTSDALE, AZ—Learn, interact, experience: Hundreds of users accepted the invitation and turned out for EskoWorld 2015, held June 14-17 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ. Each customized his/her own agenda, choosing from 75 sessions that covered myriad topics ranging from digital flexo to packaging. Briefings focused on everything from structural and three dimensional […]

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Nordmeccanica executives cut the ribbon on the company's Hauppauge, NY location. (Photo courtesy of Nordmeccanica)

Nordmeccanica Celebrates Official Opening of New North America Location, Demos Super SL Simplex

HAUPPAUGE, NY—Nordmeccanica welcomed more than 100 guests to the opening of its new North American facility June 2 with an event that included a keynote, several presentations and a demonstration of the company’s laminating capabilities. The day began with the approximately 120 attendees witnessing the official ribbon cutting on Nordmeccanica’s new facility, larger than its […]

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MeadWestvaco, Rock-Tenn Merger to Be Named WestRock Company

NORCROSS, GA—WestRock Company has been announced by MeadWestvaco Corp. and Rock-Tenn Co. as the name for the new company when the two packaging leaders complete their previously announced combination. WestRock will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WRK. “WestRock draws on the strongest elements from each of our legacy names,” said […]

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Clemson University

Phoenix Challenge College Competition Names 2015 Winners

NASHVILLE, TN—On May 2, 53 students from nine different colleges across the U.S. made music to the ears of judges at the Eighth Annual Phoenix Challenge College Competition. Each team showcased problem solving skills and knowledge of graphic arts and flexography, presenting months long projects in professional business presentations to a host of seven judges. […]

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Erhardt+Leimer, Advanced Vision Technology Announce Strategic Partnership

AUGSBURG, Germany & HOD-HASHARON, Israel—Erhardt+Leimer, a leader in system solutions and process control equipment to web based industries and AVT (Advanced Vision Technology), a leader in print inspection, print process control and quality assurance, have announced their intention to form an alliance that will broaden product portfolios and strengthen services for customers of both companies, including end users […]

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Bobst Group to Acquire 65 Percent Share of Nuova GIDUE S.r.L.

FLORENCE, Italy—Bobst Group and the owner of Nuova GIDUE S.r.L., an Italian manufacturer of narrow and mid web printing presses, have signed an agreement by which Bobst Group acquires 65 percent of GIDUE, with the option to purchase the remaining shares. Federico d’Annunzio, the owner of Nuova GIDUE, will remain in the company as CEO and shareholder. […]

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Esko Kongsberg 50 Years

Esko Kongsberg Turns 50

GHENT, Belgium—Esko is proud to announce the 50th anniversary of Esko Kongsberg, a milestone celebration for the company. Today, Esko Kongsberg is a world leading manufacturer of digital finishing systems with many thousands of installations around the globe. Durability, reliability and precision have always been key values throughout its history. “Over the course of 50 years, […]

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Overnight Labels Achieves Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Certification

SAYVILLE, NY—The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is pleased to announce that FTA member Overnight Labels of Deer Park, NY has achieved SGP certification. Established in 1987, Overnight Labels is an award winning printer specializing in custom printed shrink sleeves, neckbands, flexible film, stick packs, booklets, peel back and piggy back labels, IRC coupons, confectionary wrappers, […]

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MPS open house event

MPS Partners With EMT International to Build Presses in U.S., Stages Live on Site Print Demonstration

HOBART, WI—MPS North America recently introduced a new business partner—EMT International, its designated U.S. based press assembler—as well as it EF multisubstrate press to some 130 members of the converting community. The daylong event, staged at Thornberry Creek Country Club and EMT International, both located in Hobart, WI; took place April 28. It combined technical […]

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PCT Engineered Systems Acquired by COMET Group

DAVENPORT, IA & FLAMATT, Switzerland—In order to rapidly expand market access and the product portfolio for its innovative ebeam technology, the COMET Group signed a purchase agreement this week with the system integrator PCT Engineered Systems LLC, based in Davenport, IA. COMET will thus become a vertically integrated powerhouse for low energy ebeam technology. The parties […]

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