Screen Printing - October/November 2017 - 8
FRUIT OF THE LOOM SUPPORTS
Fruit of the Loom has donated nearly one million
articles of clothing to victims of Hurricane Harvey
in the Houston area. The company announced
plans to send two semi-tractor trailers full of
essential garments including underwear, T-shirts,
sweatshirts, and sweatpants to the thousands of
displaced residents in Texas.
RETAILERS TALK SUSTAINABILITY AT SGIA EXPO
SGIA Expo's Brands Talking Sustainability luncheon, to be held
October 10, 12-2 p.m., will feature speakers from Ann Inc., REI,
and Starbucks. Print buyers from each retailer will discuss how
sustainability figures into their purchasing decisions.
"In a retail setting, marketing materials very often can't be
reused or recycled," says Marci Kinter, SGIA VP of government
and business affairs, in a release. "That matters to a growing
number of brands."
Attendees can sign up for the ticketed event when registering
for the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10-12).
DYNAMESH REBRANDS AS NBC
Dynamesh, the US subsidiary of Japanese NBC Meshtec,
has rebranded its company name as NBC Meshtec Americas
to better reflect the relationship between the two organizations, establish a unified corporate identity, and increase NBC
Meshtec's brand awareness in America.
NBC Meshtec Americas has also announced the appointment
of Mitsuhiro "Mitch" Shinoda as the US company's new president.
Orafol Europe has announced its acquisition of
Rowland Technologies, a Wallingford, Connecticutbased manufacturer of plastics for a wide range of
applications and industries. Previously a key
supplier to Orafol, Rowland's product range will
now be integrated into the Orafol family, including
RowTec polycarbonate film, SolaTurf impactmodified acrylic film, and Rowlux illusion film.
Orafol aims to enhance production capabilities,
expand product offerings, and ensure quality
standards, according to a release.
Rowland will continue operations under the
name "Rowland Technologies, An Orafol Company" at its newly renovated 70,000-square-foot
facility in Connecticut.
PRISM INKS ACQUIRES GRAPHICS ONE
Sunnyvale, California-based Prism Inks has announced its
acquisition of Graphics One, a long-time distributor for the
company based in Sun Valley, California. Graphics One serves as
"the global distribution arm" for Prism Inks' range of digital inks,
according to a release. Graphics One will continue distributing its
current line of products as an operating division of Prism Inks.
Both companies will maintain operations in their current facilities.
LAWSON OFFERS PRINTAVO SOFTWARE
Lawson Screen & Digital Products has announced a partnership with Printavo, a supplier of shop management software.
Lawson now offers Printavo software, designed for shops
specializing in printing, embroidery, DTG, signmaking, and/
or promotional products. The software is said to help shops
manage workflow, approvals, schedules, payments, invoices,
3M VEHICLE WRAPS AT SUMMER X GAMES
3M participated in the 2017 ESPN Summer X Games
July 13-16 in Minneapolis, promoting the company's
"Wrap Your Ride" campaign with live wrap demonstrations. Three local shops - Brand Ink (brandink.com),
Creative Color (creativecolorstudio.com), and FlipSide
Graphics (flipsidegraphics.com) - partnered with 3M
to print and install various wraps using 3M Wrap Film
Series 1080, 3M Opaque Graphic Films, 3M Print Wrap
Film IJ180mC, and 3M Scotchlite Print Wrap Film
780mC-10R. Over 100,000 attendees came to the games
for the live entertainment and extreme sports.