Materials testing specialist Lloyd Instruments has acquired DN Testing Systems from Plint & Partners for an undisclosed sum. Servo hydraulic testing machines from DN Testing will now be marketed under the Lloyd Instruments brand.

More information from Suzanne Sharp, Ametek Lloyd Instruments – TEL: +44 (0)1489 486399. EMAIL:

Polytech recently delivered the first of its new range of cast film extrusion lines to a major converter whose business is mainly in the production of quality metallized packaging films. The machine is config- ured to produce three-layer structures with an output of 400-450kg/hour on a 1,600mm web width. It features a digital vector drive system controlling all parameters relating to line speed.

More information from Mario Benzi, Polytech – TEL: +39 0321 920 213. EMAIL:

Due to increased sales of its corona treating products in Asia, Vetaphone has hired TS Industrial Services as its new sales agent for Singapore. The company can be reached at: 114 Jurong East Street 13, 01-396 Singapore 600114. Tel: +65 65 69 6848. E-Mail:

The New Zealand Paperboard Packaging Association is the first organization to join Pro Carton Europe from outside the EU.

More information from Jennifer Buhaenko, Pro-Carton – TEL: +44 (0)20 7915 8380. Email:

Sun Chemical Benelux reports the success of its recent Corrugated Symposium. Over 70 visitors heard a series of presentations on subjects including printing inks and trends in corrugated packaging. Further events are planned by Sun.

More information from Sun Chemical Benelux – TEL: +32 (0) 2 583 3546.

The Etic group’s new website – – offers information on Calemard (slitters, rewinders, spoolers), Decoup+ (ultrasonic cutting and sealing), and Roll Concept (technical rollers and mandrels). Users can submit a project on-line to receive a quotation.

FlexoLaser, in Germany, and Anderson & Vreeland, in the USA, have agreed sales co-operation. Anderson & Vreeland will sell Flexo Lasersetter products in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

More information from Dr Wilfried Boeck, FlexoLaser – TEL: +49 (0)7628 802-30. EMAIL: WEBSITE:

Coatema Coating Machinery says its third coating symposium, held last month in Dormagen, Germany, was a great success. More than 140 specialists from across Europe met to discuss the latest trends in lab and research coating machinery, materials and applications. The next event will be on November 25-26, 2003. Contact

Prepress software specialist Artwork Systems clinched orders totalling more than e625,000 during Salon de l’Emballage – more than double the amount for the previous event.

More information from Elly Schietse, Artwork Systems – TEL: +32 9 265 8411. EMAIL: WEBSITE:

Rimor’s new 7500 Series torque activated chuck is said to have excellent performance characteristics, be easy to operate and require little or no maintenance. It is available to suit all core sizes from 76mm upwards.

More information from Nadeem Jacon, Rimor – TEL: +44 (0)2392 264063. EMAIL: WEBSITE:

Vetaphone recently shipped a custom built corona treater to a leading German manufacturer of self adhesive materials. The double-sided treater is designed to treat non conductive film at linear speeds up to 450m/min. It features a new ‘double quick change’ feature said to keep maintenance costs at a minimum.

More information from Thomas Noerholm, Vetaphone – TEL: +45 7552 6133. EMAIL:

Jarshire’s new mobile reel lifter turner has a fail-safe chuck suitable for many core sizes and can be fitted with an anti telescoping device. The battery powered system can lift and turn reels through 90 degrees, with lifting heights to suit the customer’s requirement.

More information from Peter Jobson, Jarshire – TEL: +44 (0)1753 825122.

3M’s TamperGard security film recently won the award for this year’s “Outstanding Achievement in Tamper Evidence” at the Product and Image Security Convention (PISEC) international conference and exhibition for the security printing and packaging industries that took place in Dublin, Ireland.

More information from Donna Fleming, 3M TEL: +1 651 736 7646. EMAIL:

Last month’s Total Print Integration event co-hosted by Komori, Creo UK and Printcafe Europe demonstrated a fully integrated print production process at Komori’s new showroom in Leeds.

More information from Philip Dunn, Komori UK – TEL: +44 (0)113 279 9900.

The Bradford, UK, based Wrapid Group has won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade).

More information from Peter Birkinhead, Wrapid Packaging Systems – TEL: +44 (0)1274 220220. EMAIL: WEBSITE: