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FLEXO Magazine : July 2010
Anguil Launches New Web site, Offers Air Pollution Control Resources Anguil Environ- mental Systems Inc. launched a new interac- tive website that further defines its position as a pollution control thought leader and informa- tion resource for clients. The fully redesigned website, www.anguil.com, focuses on information efficiency, quality content and effortless naviga- tion. Marketing Manager Kevin Summ said, “Anguil strives to be a resource for consultants, engineers and end users in need of air pollution control and energy recovery systems. We designed the new website with that objective in mind.” Anguil Environmental Systems case studies are now searchable by the 16 different industries they serve. With the launch of the new website, Summ goes onto say, “I ’m confident that visitors will continue coming back to anguil.com for their oxidizer and energy questions and applications. ” Inometa Group acquires Polywest USA LLC Assets Just two short weeks after announcing the acquisition of AKL in Warburg, Germany, the Inometa Group of Herford, Germany announces the acquisition of Polywest USA LLC. The busi- ness operations of the Polywest USA LLC (Appleton, WI) will be transferred to the Inometa Group (Herford). A subsidiary of the Inometa Group named Inometa AKL Flexo Systems will as- sume responsibility pertaining to all business operations. Dan Dietrich, the previous vice president of sales and marketing, will be at the helm of the new subsidiary, which will remain an independent company located in Appleton, WI. For the Inometa Group, the acquisition of the business operations of Polywest USA LLC is a continued focus on the cy- lindrical products utilized in the flexographic printing process and is an excellent strategic enhancement of its existing range of flexographic printing products: The Inometa Group is now in a position to offer all rotating components of a flexographic printing unit as a combination of self-developed and self-pro- duced products made by either Polywest USA LLC, AKL, or Ino- meta Group. In addition, AKL’s innovative OptiFLEX thin sleeve system perfectly complements the ‘in-the-round’ flexographic printing technology concept of the Inometa Group. The busi- ness takeover further strengthens the Inometa Group’s global support of converters and trade-shops alike. And last but not least, the additional know-how boosts the Inometa Group’s standing as a competent and proficient development partner of the global machine manufacturing community. Labelexpo Americas Adds New Features Labelexpo Americas 2010 (taking place Sept. 14 -16 in Chicago, IL) has introduced major new feature areas, making it easier to compare printing technologies and also evalu- ate the use of narrow and mid web machinery for different packaging applications. So, whether you’re a dedicated label or packaging converter, there are now even more reasons to grab your cape, mask and secret weapon and register for the converting event of the year. Technology workshops. It’s the ultimate challenge! See how four printing technologies compare as the same label and packaging jobs are run on different presses: • Liquid toner (HP) • Dry toner (Xeikon) • Inkjet (EFI) • HD Flexo (Nilpeter) Beyond labels. Discover how narrow and mid web machin- ery can be used for short-run packaging applications, includ- ing flexible packaging, folding cartons and pouches. Whether you’re a packaging or a label converter there are plenty of opportunities to explore in this feature. Gather on the green. Introduced in 2008, this feature area is being expanded for this year’s show. Find the latest solutions in sustainable labels and packaging in a large display area. See how you can be clever, innovative and kind to the environment! Canadians Opting for Private Label, Too: Survey It’s not just Americans who are showing more interest in private label these days. According to a recent public opinion survey conducted by Harris/Decima for Canadian food re- tailer Sobeys Inc., more than 80 percent of grocery shoppers north of the border said they buy private label brands such as the grocer’s Compliments product line. Such items are growing more popular among consumers across Canada because they offer equal or better taste and quality when compared with top national brands while saving shoppers money, the spring consumer trends poll found. In to- tal, 49 percent of Canadian shoppers buy private label brands frequently, while 34 percent sometimes purchase them. In total, 58 percent of Canadians who buy private label items frequently said they do so because the products are less ex- pensive and provide greater value. Additionally, 48 percent of frequent private label buyers said they believe the products are comparable, or better, in quality than national brands. While the survey showed that canned goods (71 percent), household products (62 percent), frozen foods (54 percent) and staples (53 per- cent) are still popular private label choices for shoppers, Cana- dians are increas- ingly selecting private label products in such categories as dairy (49 per cent), fresh produce (48 percent), fresh meat (48 percent) and fresh baked goods (45 percent). In response to consumer demand, Sobeys has recently launched products in all of these categories. From a geographical perspective, private label brands are biggest in Quebec and Ontario, with a respective 54 percent and 51 percent of residents of those provinces saying they buy such items frequently. 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