July 8, 2008 After its “velvet divorce” from GIDUE, and having installed 26 of the Italian manufacturer’s presses in France, SMAG has now announced a new partnership with Aquaflex, a manufacturer of flexographic presses for labels and flexible packaging.
July 8, 2008 FINAT, the Europe based self-adhesive label industry trade association, says it plans “to become the global authority for the sector and will work to encourage national associations to support that development.”
July 8, 2008 ETI Converting, Boucherville, QC, Canada, has received a patent covering 27 European countries for its “method and apparatus for manufacturing pressure sensitive adhesive labelstocks with printing under adhesive and product produced thereby.”
June 24, 2008 Schreiner MediPharm, a Germany-based pharmaceutical label converter, recently opened its first US production facility, Schreiner MediPharm, L.P., just outside of New York City, in Blauvelt, NY.
June 24, 2008 Due to a spike in raw material, energy and transportation costs, Sun Chemical Corporation’s Performance Pigments Division will increase global pigment prices on average by 10 to 30 percent effective July 1.
June 24, 2008 With the launch of its IsoCure UV curing system for web offset applications, GEW, Surrey, England, has announced its intention to enter new market sectors of the printing and converting industries.