Industry News

Scott Fisher Name President, Smyth Companies

ST PAUL, MN—Smyth Companies, LLC, announced the appointment of Scott Fisher to the role of president, effective June 17, 2013. Scott will report to John Hickey, CEO of Smyth Companies. “Scott has over 32 years of experience in the packaging industry and brings a broad understanding of all operational and sales aspects of the business,” […]

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Paul Lancelle Joins All Printing Resource’s Technical Solutions Team

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL—All Printing Resources, Inc. (APR) is proud to announce the hiring of a 37-year printing industry professional. Paul Lancelle is joining APR’s Technical Solutions team, bringing with him a wealth of experience, including over 20 years working with flexo prepress and plate applications. “Paul is an outstanding addition to our team,” says Dave […]

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Pamarco to Buy Absolut Engineering

ROSELLE, NJ—Pamarco Technologies LLC expects to finalize the acquisition of Absolute Engineering, Ltd. of West Yorkshire, England and its American subsidiary Absolute Print Engineering, Hiram, GA; by July 31. Absolute Engineering is a manufacturer of carbon fiber doctor blade chambers and the InkSave ink wash–up system, both of which are utilized in flexographic printing. Terry […]

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MPS Broadens EF Multi-Substrate Press Line

DIDAM, The Netherlands—MPS broadened its EF multi-substrate press line, making it available in three different versions to accommodate market demand and offer a solution for unique application requirements. With different demands for press solutions ranging from cost-efficient to advanced, fully-automated machinery, the new press offering serves all segments of the label, flexible packaging and converting […]

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Zastrow Promoted to Vice President of Sales for PCMC

GREEN BAY, WI—Steve Kemp, president of Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), a leading supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the global tissue, nonwovens, package printing and envelope manufacturing industries, has announced the promotion of Mark Zastrow to the position of vice president of sales. “Mark’s vast experience, in aligning PCMC’s offerings to the ever-changing business […]

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“Flexo Goes Green” – Corrugated Post Printing in China

SHANGHI, China—In a successful cooperation, Bobst, Esko and Flint Group recently achieved a real break­through in corrugated post printing by starting the initiative “Flexo Goes Green”, which stands for sustainability, productivity and quality. All the project partners keep driving for more advanced corrugated post printing, in order to serve and support the vast needs of […]

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Deluxe Packages Contracts for Nordmeccanica Laminator

YUBA CITY, CA—Deluxe Packages, and Nordmeccanica Spa, the Italian coating and laminating machinery manufacturer, jointly released the news that the two companies came into agreement for the supply of a new, innovative, coater-laminato—a Nordmeccanica Duplex Combi Horizontal Two. The machine selected by Deluxe is top of the line in the conversion of substrates for flexible […]

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BASF Expands Production, Modernizes Facilities

CHARLOTTE, NC—BASF announced plans to expand manufacturing capabilities for products marketed under the Joncryl trade name at plants located in Wyandotte, MI; and Monaca, PA; to support customer growth in the printing, packaging, and industrial coating markets. These investments will provide additional capacity, operational flexibility and reliability as BASF continues to invest in the industry’s […]

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Eskoworld Shatters Attendance Records

PHOENIX, AZ—Records were shattered as 600 attendees—including 450 users—turned out for Eskoworld 2013. Mark Quinlan, president Americas, prognosticated that, ”Trendlines point to hitting 1,000 attendees in four years. “ The three day event offered nearly 100 sessions—70 educational sessions, 20 in Spanish, seven customer presentations, and two partner panels. Some 90 Esko representatives were on […]

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Omet Celebrates 50 Years of Passion & Excellence

LECCO, Italy—More than 300 people were guests of Omet, May 10-12, for celebrations of its 50th anniversary. Among them were customers from all over the world, national and international journalists, agents, suppliers, collaborators and local authorities. Official presentation of the monograph of OMET “50 Years of Passion and Excellence took place at the Villa Cipressi […]

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