Printer News - October 2013
Anticounterfeiting for Flex Pack
ADDISON, ILL.—Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc. has developed a proprietary technology for composite flexible packaging materials to support the efforts of medical device and pharmaceutical company anticounterfeiting efforts.
Called Ghost™, the process creates an integrated, repeating watermark embedded in the composite flexible packaging material making it technically and economically challenging to duplicate. Companies have the flexibility to use corporate logos, brand names, or other symbology for the easily visible, overt watermark.
"Companies that are currently using anticounterfeiting measures, typically employ covert options that add significant cost and frequently require specialized equipment. Because the watermark is added concurrently during normal processing, we can usually add the feature at little or no additional cost," said Dwane Hahn, VP of sales and marketing.
Rose City Label's L.I.F.E.
GLOUCESTER, MASS.—TLMI announced that Portland, Oregon-based Rose City Label has recently become L.I.F.E. Certified, the 49th facility to achieve certification. The L.I.F.E. program was developed in order to assist TLMI members in finding cost effective ways to reduce their companies' environmental footprint.
MCC Acquires Two European Label Converters
CINCINNATI—Multi-Color Corp. (MCC) has acquired 100 percent of John Watson & Company Limited based in Scotland and Gern & Cie SA, based in Switzerland.
John Watson & Company is a leading wet-glue spirit label producer in the UK. The business is ideally located for its key customers and will complement MCC's existing Glasgow business (formerly Labelgraphics), a pressure-sensitive spirit and wine label producer. Gern & Cie SA is a leading wine label producer, located in the French speaking wine region of Neuchatel.
MCC President and CEO Nigel Vinecombe, stated, "These acquisitions strengthen our leadership position in the large European wine and spirit label markets. We are delighted that both management teams will continue to run the businesses, allowing for the current owners, John Watson and Michel Quinche to retire after successfully leading their companies to the best in their markets."
Rondo-Pak has hired Steve Hreshko as VP of finance and administration. In this role, he is responsible for strategic planning, reporting, taxes, controllership, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll.
3C! Packaging has hired industry veteran Russell Hill as its new technical innovations manager. He will be responsible for developing new products and identifying additional avenues for existing lines.
Jack Kraemer, president and chief operating officer for GSI Technologies, announced his plan to retire from the company. Taking over in this position will be Dave Austin, who has served as VP of finance, controller since joining the company in 2007.
Polymer Packaging, Inc., announced the promotions of William D. Lanham II as president and Chris Thomazin as vice president of operations.
In the August issue's Excellence Awards coverage, Sol Mate, the third place winning entry in the Labels-Flexo (Line & Screen) category, was mistakingly identified as being produced by Consolidated Label Co. Sol Mate was produced by McDowell Label & Screen Printing. We apologize for this error.