• Avery Dennison has completed its acquisition of Jackstädt (see February issue, page 12). The purchase price was said to be approximately $295M.
  • Closing date for exhibitor registrations for Drupa 2004 is October 31, 2002. Contact organizer Messe Düsseldorf on +49 (0)211 45 60 240. The UK contact is International Trade Shows Link on +44 (0)1442 230033. Email: info@itsluk.com

  • BHS Druck und Veredelungstechnik has relocated to Am Forst 17, 92637 Weiden, Germany. Tel: +49 961 3939-3. Fax: +49 961 3939-400. Email: info@bhs-print.de. Website: www.bhs-print.de.

  • Italian supplier of metallized films and paper Metalpack has appointed Ekman UK as its agent for the UK and Ireland.
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  • hesnut Engineering is offering gravure press sub systems for addition to existing flexo, offset or letterpress presses. Available in 16 and 24in widths and two, four or more colours, each system comes complete with hot air dryer and integral drive. High performance drying and in-line lamination can also be incorporated.
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  • Eight converting firms have won the UK’s top business accolade – a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The winning companies were: Beardow Adams, ColorMatrix Europe, Flexipol Packaging, Fujifilm Electronic Imaging, Global Sealing Technologies, Multichem, Timsons, and the Sheeting division of Wrapid Manufacturing.

  • The Swiss Rieter Group has com- bined its non wovens and plastics machinery business units, Rieter Perfojet in Grenoble, France, and Rieter Automatik, of Grossost-heim, Germany, into a new Non Wovens and Plastics Machinery business area.

  • Polygraphica, UK distributor of Tresu doctor blade systems, has opened a pre-installation demonstration and technical awareness facility in its Wakefield premises. It will provide training on the use of the Tresu system and anilox rollers.
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  • Italian manufacturer Besco’s range of roll handling equipment is now available in the UK through Engelmann & Buckham. Besco manufactures electronic lifting trolleys for rolls up to 1,500kg, and a manual range for smaller roll applications. With Health and Safety now a constant concern, they are said to offer a cost effective solution to handling rolls in excess of the permitted manual lifting weight.
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