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RotoMetrics Opens Tech Center

ST. LOUIS, MO | RotoMetrics has opened a Converting Technology Center to demonstrate product innovations. The center covers 2,000 sq ft and provides visitors with demonstrations of die-cutting and modular processing equipment.

The area also will serve as an R&D center, reports VP of technology Steve Lee. “…Customers have been anxious to see their products perform when running live converting applications, and now we are able to fulfill that request by showing them firsthand exactly how much more productive their operations can be. It also allows our R&D team to engineer and test products.…”

The center features a 26-in. rotary processing module as well as a 16-in. Pantec Electroman hot foil stamping system.

Cenveo Expands

STAMFORD, CT | Cenveo has acquired Impaxx, owner of Gilbreth Packaging Solutions, Croydon, PA. CEO Robert G. Burton Sr. says, “The acquisition…expands our specialty packaging into the growing shrink sleeve market. Gilbreth's product line complements Cenveo's existing offerings and will create immediate cross-selling opportunities for both companies' customers.” Mesirow Financial, Chicago, IL, acted as financial advisor to Impaxx.

Press Is Perfect Fit

LONG BEACH, CA | Epson America has installed the first SurePresss L-4033A digital label press at Tape and Label Converters, Santa Fe Springs, CA. The press prints on a range of off-the-shelf substrates with no pre-coating required at speeds to 16 fpm. “SurePress is a perfect fit for us because it offers the print quality and spot color reproduction our clients demand, as well as allows us to reach out to new clients with greater capability,” says Mas Crawford, VP of sales.

Mark Andy Sells Presses in India

ST. LOUIS, MO | Mark Andy announces two Performance Series machine sales in India. Barcom Industries, located in Maharashtra, purchased the first Performance Series P5 to be installed in the country. The converter has invested in an eight-color, 13-in.-wide machine, featuring a rail system, web turnbar, and cold foil unit. A Barcom official says, “The Performance Series line encompasses state-of-the-art flexographic print technology with a uniquely engineered printhead design and extremely fast makeready times. The addition of the P5 will not only bring us advanced technology but will also offer a high quality, servo-driven press at a reasonable price.”

Astron Packaging, Ahmedabad, purchased a 10-in.-wide, eight-color Performance Series P5. Niraj Darji says, “We [chose] the Performance Series because of its innovative print platform and the machine's consistently high print quality.…Not only is the press highly efficient but is also very user-friendly due to its simple design.”

  • Overnight Labels, Deer Park, NY, wins a Gold Award from the Intl. Assn. of Printing House Craftsmen, Maple Grove, MN, in its Intl. Gallery of Excellence competition. The award-winning label is for Organicville French Organic Dressing.

  • Canada-based ETI Converting Equipment wins best technical innovation award at the China Intl. Exhibition for Label Technology for in-line manufacturing equipment to coat, laminate, and print both sides of labels.

  • Italy-based OMET wins the Label Industry Award for Continuous Innovation, sponsored by Labelexpo show organizer Tarsus Expositions, Brookfield, WI, for producing innovative print technology for the label industry since 1963.

  • Israel-based Hanita Coatings chooses Hutchison Miller Sales, New Britain, PA, as its representative in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah.

  • Omnova Solutions, Fairlawn, OH, increases prices $0.05/dry lb for all styrene butadiene emulsion polymers and $0.05/wet lb for all acrylic, styrene acrylic, and vinyl acrylic emulsion polymers effective January 17.

  • In-Mold Decorating Assn., Scottsdale, AZ, accepts entries in its Student IML/IMD Design Competition untl April 1.

  • Netherlands-based AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. publishes the “Global In-Mold Label & In-Mold Decoration Label Market and Technology Review 2010.”

  • UK-based Tarsus Group hails Labelexpo India a great success with 6,054 visitors. Held Dec. 8-11, 2010, in New Delhi, attendance was up 27% from the 2008 show.

  • Gallus, Philadelphia, PA, makes Atlanta, GA, the first stop on its US Road Show to demonstrate the ECS 340 “granite” label press, following its introduction at Labelexpo.

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