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  • Macaran Printing Products, Cohoes, NY, buys a Performance Series P7 in-line flexo press from Mark Andy, St. Louis, MO. The combination hot air/UV eight-color, 17-in. press includes a film package and multiple die stations.

  • Rotocontrol, Ahrensburg, Germany, appoints P-servis ZIKA, headquartered in Prague, as its agent in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.

  • McDowell Label, Plano, TX, celebrates 30 years of innovation and manufacturing in the US.

  • Yupo Corp. America, Chesapeake, VA, unveils an updated paper sample swatchbook showcasing innovative printing techniques on its synthetic paper, including YUPOBlue for HP Indigo presses from Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, CA.

  • Label printer TLF Graphics, Rochester, NY, installs a PrintVision/Helios II 100% automatic inspection solution and a Helios II WorkFlow Link from Israel-based Advanced Vision Technology.

  • RotoMetrics, St. Louis, MO, launches flexible die manufacturing at its new full-service facility in Bangkok, Thailand, to serve Southeast Asia, China, and India.

  • UPM Raflatac, Tampere, Finland, acquires Gumtac, the Brazilian label stock coating and slitting business of BIC Group.

  • The In-Mold Decorating Assn., Scottsdale, AZ, is accepting entries for its Fifth Annual Awards Competition until June 1. The judging panel includes Rob Krebs, director of market innovations, American Chemistry Council Plastics Div.; Clare Goldsberry, senior editor, Modern Plastics Worldwide; and Yolanda Simonsis, assoc. publisher/editor, PFFC.

  • Renault Paper Products, Palghar, India, has installed an X-Flex press from Italy-based Omet, represented in North America by Matik, West Hartford, CT. It is the first X-Flex press to be installed in India.

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