The 2004 EFTA Annual Print Awards Gala Dinner is to be held at the Hilton Metropole Birmingham, UK, on March 1. The EFTA Masterclass proved so successful in 2003 that more are planned for 2004. The first will run at the National Print Skills Centre in Leicester, on February 10-13.

EFTA Tel: +44 (0)1458 241455

Creo closed its fiscal year with the highest quarterly revenue in over two years, while recording annual growth in both revenue and profitability. The company has also completed its acquisition of a South African printing plate production facility from First Graphics for US$11.34M.

Creo UK Tel: +44 (0)1923 470 500

InterLabel 2004 is a new international exhibition covering labels, narrow web packaging, product decoration and converting, organized by Mack Brooks. It will be held in Stuttgart during December 7-9, 2004.

Mack Brooks Exhibitions Tel: +44 (0)1707 276400

UK based corrugated manufacturer Kappa has installed a Marquip-WardUnited knife outfeed, dual rotary shear, slitter/scorer, and DECC at its Stalybridge facility.

MarquipWardUnited Tel: +1 715 339 2191

Futec Europe has a received an order for an EasyMax 100 per cent automated defect detection system for a flexible packaging plant in Spain. It has also appointed Rudolfo Fuhrman to handle sales and service in that country. He can be contacted at

Futec Europe Tel: +44 (0)1442 241700

Dow Corning’s new Syl-Off 9102 thermal cure solventless silicone release coating is said to offer outstanding anchorage to unprimed and monolayer polyester – without clarity reducing corona treatment. A release modifier (Syl-Off 9150) is said to give the coating outstanding flexibility and make it possible to achieve very high differentials.

Dow Corning Tel: +32 64 88 80 00

Litho Supplies is to distribute the full range of Fujifilm graphic arts products in the UK.

Litho Supplies Tel: +44 (0)1332 873921

Polar-Mohr has extended its assembly hall by 615m2 to a total of over 5,104m2. The new area will be used mainly to complete cutting systems and components for label systems.

Polar-Mohr Tel.: +49 61 92 2 04 0

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