BASF to Combine Pigment Activities Into New Global Business Unit

CHARLOTTE, NC—BASF will form a global business unit (GBU) combining all of its pigments activities, effective January 2016. In the second half of 2016, BASF intends to carve out its pigments business and establish separate legal entities. With sales of about €1 billion in 2014 and 2,500 employees globally, BASF holds a leading position in […]

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Outlook Group Buys MPS EF Flexo Press

GREEN BAY, WI—MPS Systems North America, Inc. (MPS) has announced Outlook Group Corp. in Neenah, WI, has purchased and installed one of its EF flexo presses. According to Denny McGee, president of MPS America, Outlook Group Corp. purchased a 17-in., 10-color EF Press with APC (Automated Print Control). The EF is MPS’ flagship press. It […]

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John Ziaziaris, Alan Poole Join Provident as Technical Sales Representatives

APPLETON, WI—The appointment of John Ziaziaris and Alan Poole to key technical sales/support positions at Provident, a leading manufacturer and distributor of doctor blades, end seals and innovative solutions for the printing industry, has been announced by Andy Gillis, GM. “Provident customers will appreciate John and Alan’s extensive knowledge and experience, in tandem with our […]

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Esko Releases Suite 14.1

GHENT, Belgium—Esko announced the launch of its Software Suite release 14.1, a comprehensive update of its full suite of software solutions. Besides a range of functional updates for each of the Suite’s applications, Esko Software Suite 14.1 will be rolling out with software as a service (SaaS) and subscription options that give users greater flexibility, […]

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Barry-Wehmiller to Acquire Bielomatik Paper Processing Product Line

ST LOUIS, MO—Barry‐Wehmiller Cos., Inc., a capital equipment and engineering solutions leader, is moving toward acquiring the Bielomatik group associated with the paper processing product line of Bielomatik Leuze GmbH + Co. KG. They signed a letter of agreement this week, and expect the sale to be finalized in the upcoming months, once approval conditions […]

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Allison Systems Corp. Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certification

RIVERSIDE, NJ—Allison Systems Corp. announced that it has been approved for ISO 9001:2008 Certification by Perry Johnson Registrars. The certification covers the design and manufacture of doctor blades and doctor blade related equipment for flexographic and gravure printers and coaters. Allison Systems has a reputation of providing quality products that consistently meet customer expectations for more […]

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Nordmeccanica Demos Vacuum Metallization, Adhesive Lamination at Piacenza Open House

PIACENZA, Italy—At Nordmeccanica Italy, the completely new family of vacuum metallizers was presented to the industry. During a four day open house, more than 200 guests from four continents visited the Italian corporate location. The event was organized through a demonstration of vacuum metallization of a 115-in. (2.9-m.) wide PP. A second demonstration featured the deposition […]

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Polymount Announces Film Cleaner

The Concept of The Polymount Film Cleaner It’s simple: The Polymount Film Cleaner cleans your printed film and enables you to reuse this film for the next setup of a new print job. Instead of ending up with thousands of meters of waste setup film we have developed a machine, which allows you to reuse […]

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Kim Shoemaker Promoted at ARC International

CHARLOTTE, NC—ARC International, a world leader in the manufacturing of products for the printing industry, announced the promotion of Kim Shoemaker to a new role in business development. She will have the primary responsibility for expanding relationships with corporate customers. “Kim has been a key part of our success, and we were thrilled to promote her […]

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FTA and TCFA to Host Gary Hilliard Memorial Golf Tournament on September 8

BOHEMIA, NY – July 14, 2015 – Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), in cooperation with the Twin Cities Flexo Association (TCFA) will host a golf tournament on September 8, 2015 at the Bearpath Golf & Country Club in Eden Prairie, MN, commemorating Gary Hilliard, a longtime friend and colleague of the flexographic printing industry. All net […]

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