11 December 2019

TORONTO—

Trade Secret's Plant  South West Toronto
Trade Secret's Plant South West Toronto
 Trade Secret Web Printing Inc. has  filed a notice of intention to make a Proposal to Creditors under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. The Notice was filed by their Trustee on November 22nd . Over 70 creditors claim debts owing of over $11 million. One of the principals is listed for almost $3 million. The CRA is down for about $1.25 million. Trade Secrets has 30 days from date of notice to make a proposal to creditors.

11 December 2019

P.E.I—

One of P.E.I. publications looking for a new printer
One of P.E.I. publications looking for a new printer
 The closure of the Transcontinental printing plant in Borden-Carleton, P.E.I., has left some the Island's publications looking for alternatives.The  number one concern right now is getting things across a bridge when the weather is not good. Currently, the plant prints local publications, including: West Prince Graphic, Eastern Graphic,  Island Farmer, County Line Courier,The Buzz P.E.I., Salty Magazine,   La Voix Acadienne , The Employment Journal,  Penny Saver P.E.I..

11 December 2019

CHICAGO—

 
Paper is recycled more than any other commodity and the benefits include: extending the wood fiber supply; reducing greenhouse gas emissions by avoiding methane emissions (released when paper decomposes in landfills or is incinerated); contributing to carbon sequestration; reducing energy needed for paper production; and saving landfill space. These features, combined with the North American paper industry’s advocacy of responsible forestry practices, certification, the use of renewable biomass and advances in efficient papermaking

11 December 2019

Will still sell coatings under their private brand
Will still sell coatings under their private brand
Heidelberger has sold its Hi-Tech Coatings division for coatings used by the packaging, labeling, and printing industries to Innovative Chemical Products Group’s (ICP Group) Industrial Solutions Group (ISG) division,  based in Itasca, IL, USA. The divestiture is a part of Heidelberg’s initiative to focus on core activities . With the sale, three sites and a total of around 60 employees will be transferred to ICP’s ISG division.

11 December 2019

GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA—

Pressure sensitive manufacturer
Pressure sensitive manufacturer
Smartrac Technology Group, has reached an agreement to sell its RFID Transponder Division to Avery Dennison, which is expanding of its intelligent label business. Smartrac's RFID inlay and tags business will add to  Avery Dennison’s intelligent label business , growing its existing  business , adding to  the company’s R&D, manufacturing and sales capacity and increase its RFID offerings.

4 December 2019

MONTREAL—

Iowa plant part of Transcontinental's Coveris purchase
Iowa plant part of Transcontinental's Coveris purchase
TC Transcontinental has signed a deal to sell its paper and woven polypropylene packaging operations to Hood Packaging Corp. for about $239 million.Under the deal, Hood Packaging will acquire paper packaging operations and buildings in Iowa, Pennsylvania and Georgia.The company will also acquire paper and woven polypropylene packaging operations in Spartanburg, S.C.,

4 December 2019

GEORGETOWN, ONTARIO— 

George Webber
George Webber
Komcan Inc. has announced yet another addition to the service team. George Webber has been hired as a Press Demonstrator - Service Technician. George has spent the last 12 years as a press operator running large 40 inch presses in Toronto.

4 December 2019

TORONTO—

All free Starmetor print publications closing.
All free Starmetor print publications closing.
 Torstar is ceasing publication of the print editions of the Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Halifax StarMetro papers effective December 20.“We are going digital-only outside of Ontario as more and more of our commuter readers are using their smartphones, laptops and tablets to access their news on their way to and from work. This trend, coupled with a corresponding decline in print advertising volumes,

4 December 2019

TORONTO—

Norm beside Brausse 40
Norm beside Brausse 40" Platten
Specialties Graphic Finishers just installed their fourth 40” die cutter…7500 sheets per hour, extra high pile.  This machine can feed an extra high pile of sheets and delivers an extra high pile.  One of the advantages of this machine is that the client might send us 50 normal height skids and we ship them back 30 extra high skids.

4 December 2019

ANN ARBOUR, MICHIGAN—

 
Xitron, an independent developer of Harlequin RIP® and workflow products for commercial, flexo, digital, and high-speed inkjet printing has been acquired by Harlequin RIP manufacturer Global Graphics PLC  . A nearly 30-year Harlequin OEM, Xitron is one of Global Graphics’ longest standing partners.“Xitron is the lead player in prepress RIPs with some 35,000 Harlequin RIP-based installations around the world and an impressive network of dealers and distributors.

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