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Label World Wins Co-op Award
ROCHESTER, NY, USA— Label World Inc. recently was awarded the Upstate Farms Cooperative 2000 “Partnership in Excellence” award for exemplifying good quality, service, delivery, and a commitment to excellence. Label World was chosen for this award from 40 different suppliers that work with Upstate Farms Cooperative.

Seal-It Delivers “Looney” Labels
FARMINGDALE, NY, USA — Seal-It Inc. has developed a shrink label for Galliker Dairy for the introduction of its Looney Tunes single-serve 2% milk product. (Looney Tunes characters, names, and all related indicia are trademarks of Warner Bros.) This new easy-to-hold bottle with graphics designed to appeal to children and adults features Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, Tazmanian Devil, Wile E. Coyote, and Bugs & Loyola. Galliker is introducing three unique flavors, banana, orange cream, and vanilla shake, and two standard flavors, chocolate and strawberry. The shrink labels for all five flavors are rotogravure printed in ten colors on heat-shrink PVC. The 360-deg label has room for graphics, nutritional facts, and a bar code, and shrinks to the curves of the bottle. The glossiness of the label and the colorful and familiar graphics reportedly make this a product that “pops off the shelf.”

Indigo Announces Nilpeter OEM Agreement
THE NETHERLANDS—Indigo N.V. and Nilpeter Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL, have announced an OEM agreement to expand the potential of digital label printing by providing a complete solution through one vendor. As part of this alliance, in-line finishing solutions for Indigo's WebStream 100/200/400 digital presses will be sold through Indigo as a single package.

Indigo is a market leader in high-performance digital color printing systems for label, specialty printing, and commercial printing. Nilpeter is a leading supplier of flexo and offset printing presses and finishing equipment to the label market.

The finishing solutions from Nilpeter now available to Indigo customers include an interface unit with web tension and web guidance controls; digitally controlled or conventional die-cutting and waste rewind; a laminating unit for cold and UV lamination and super varnishing; and a UV flexo varnishing unit with cold UV curing.

ID Technology Named Zebra Partner
FT. WORTH, TX, USA—ID Technology has been named a Zebra PAX Partner and PAX Service Provider for the Zebra brand of print engine products.

As part of a new channel program for Zebra print engine products, Zebra PAX Partners are direct OEMs that have demonstrated proficiency in Zebra's print engine products. The Zebra PAX Partner program is achieved when a partner demonstrates extensive knowledge of and commitment to the sale and support of the Zebra print engine product line.

ID Technology is a national supplier of labeling, coding, and marking systems, as well as peripheral equipment and supplies.

Avery Acquires Jackstadt P-S Materials Business
PASADENA, CA, USA—Avery Dennison Corp. signed a definitive agreement to acquire the p-s adhesive materials business of Jackstadt GmbH, Wuppertal, Germany, with annual revenues of $400 million. Jackstadt is a manufacturer of PSA (pressure-sensitive adhesive) materials based in Germany.

The all-cash transaction is expected to be accretive to Avery Dennison earnings by the second year after the transaction closes. Other terms of the transaction were not disclosed, pending completion of the acquisition. The transaction is subject to a number of closing conditions, including regulatory approvals at the national level, and is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2001. During this time, the two companies will continue to operate independently.

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