• Self-adhesive labels set record in Europe

    June 12, 2007
    || Self-adhesive label use in Europe has now exceeded five billion square meters (53.8 billion square feet) a year as sales in 2006 soared overall by 7.7 percent, according to Jules Lejeune, managing director of FINAT, the European label association.

  • Gallus Group opens new screen plant in Switzerland

    June 12, 2007
    || The Gallus Groups new production facility for Screeny screen printing plates was officially opened June 7 in a ceremony attended by representatives from politics and business.

  • UPM Raflatac to begin work on Polish plant

    June 12, 2007
    || UPM Raflatac, the Finland based manufacturer of pressure sensitive materials, has received an operations permit to construct its new self-adhesive label materials factory in Kobierzyce, about 10 kilometers from Wroclaw in the southwestern part of Poland.

  • Fort Dearborn acquires Renaissance Mark

    June 6, 2007
    || Fort Dearborn Company, of Elk Grove Village, IL, USA, has acquired Renaissance Mark, a label converter with four North American locations, from Arsenal Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in New York City. Renaissance Mark is headquartered in Bo

  • tesa Bandfix wins FINATs top label prize

    June 5, 2007
    || A label for Nivea hair care shampoo has won the top prize in the 2007 FINAT label competition.

  • Mark Andy visited by Ex-Im Bank chief

    June 5, 2007
    || Mark Andy, a manufacturer of narrow web flexo presses based in St. Louis, MO, USA, last week welcomed Export-Import Bank Chairman and President James H. Lambright to its headquarters.

  • Digitalabel makes its debut in North Carolina

    June 5, 2007
    || Digitalabel, of Durham, NC, USA, has announced its launch as a digital printer specializing in labels for customized, short run and prototype packaging projects.

  • Martin Automatic strengthens its European presence

    June 5, 2007
    || Martin Automatic, of Rockford, IL, USA, has announced moves to further strengthen its European presence.

  • In-house exhibition to be held at Dienes

    June 5, 2007
    || Dienes, a supplier of industrial slitting tools based in Overath, Germany, is opening its doors to customers and visitors through July 31 for an in-house exhibition.

  • MPS and Drent Goebel collaborate on offset presses

    May 29, 2007
    || MPS and Drent Goebel, both of the Netherlands, have announced an agreement whereby Drent Goebel will deliver offset printing stations to MPS for integration into new MPS press lines. MPS manufactures narrow web UV flexo presses. “We noticed…

  • Labeltronix adds Digicon finishing press

    May 29, 2007
    || Labeltronix, of Orange, CA, USA, has incorporated a Digicon finishing press with hot stamping capabilities into its operation. The new press, the fourth of its kind in the United States, produces foil labels with fast turnaround times. "Our D…

  • Esko acquires print software developer Stonecube

    May 29, 2007
    || Esko, a global system integrator for packaging pre-production, has completed the acquisition of Stonecube Ltd., a developer of print visualization software. At the same time the two companies announced Esko Visualizer, the first product resulting fro…

  • CMM Selects Neil Burns as Converter of the Year

    May 29, 2007
    || Neil Burns, managing director, Release Liner Segment for Mondi Packaging in the UK, has been selected as CMM’s Converter of the Year for 2007. Burns is the 10th recipient in a list of honorees who have won this award over the last 20 years. He…

  • Wilcor Canada to distribute CC1 products

    May 29, 2007
    || CC1 Inc. of Portsmouth, NH, USA, a manufacturer of automatic color-to-color register controls and video web inspection systems for web printers, has announced a distribution agreement with Wilcor Canada Ltd. to market, sell, install and support CC1&r…

  • Allen-Bailey hires Jackling as president

    May 22, 2007
    || Glenn G. Jackling has been hired as president and CEO of Allen-Bailey Tag & Label Inc., of Caledonia, NY, USA.