• Design and redesign

    Design and redesign

    Jack Kenny September 7, 2016
    The label converter can be a good resource for packaging improvement.

  • The Pursuit of Security Packaging

    The Pursuit of Security Packaging

    Jack Kenny July 15, 2016
    In 2015, the security printing firm Sekuworks quietly closed its doors. For a decade or so, the company had focused on providing anti-counterfeiting methods, tamper indicating labels and other brand protection devices, though its most prized offering…

  • Words and Labels

    Words and Labels

    Jack Kenny May 20, 2016
    Proofreading, court challenges and … LSD?

  • FDA to scrutinize ‘natural’ labels

    Jack Kenny April 8, 2016
    Those of us in the USA who pay attention to labels and what appears on them are fairly well aware that the word “natural” really doesn’t mean much. The federal government, in the form of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has n…

  • Freshness detection: Ripe for inventors

    Freshness detection: Ripe for inventors

    Jack Kenny March 21, 2016
    This morning I went shopping for groceries. The sell-by date on the milk is five days from now. Both the package of cookies and the container of  V8 juice are stamped October 2016, letting me know that each has enough chemistry to keep them &ldq…

  • Forecasts for 2016

    Jack Kenny January 25, 2016
    Think back to the year 2000. Now ask yourself if you ever in the slightest foresaw the communications leaps that occurred in our society between then and now. Sixteen years, and look where we are now. The changes in telecom and digital technology are…

  • Edible films and other delights

    Jack Kenny November 20, 2015
    Film materials now can be made from shrimp and crab shells.

  • Adhesives without petrochemicals

    Jack Kenny October 13, 2015
    Scientists look for answers in nature, and they’re finding a lot of glue.

  • Qualities of successful sellers and buyers

    Rock LaManna October 13, 2015
    Bringing together two well-matched companies for a successful merger or acquisition is the ultimate satisfaction for a business broker. Over the years, I have found that successful buying and selling companies have subtle attributes that improve the…

  • More beer: Limitless label opportunities

    Jack Kenny September 7, 2015
    The dizzying growth of the beer industry can be a bonanza for converters.

  • A performance in many acts

    Jack Kenny July 21, 2015
    Digital print: self-resurrecting and magical

  • Bobst and Gidue

    Jack Kenny June 3, 2015
    An equipment giant enters the narrow web arena with a modest acquisition.

  • What does BPA-free mean?

    Jack Kenny April 16, 2015
    Research on a consumer labeling program has a peculiar result.

  • Color and branding

    Jack Kenny March 9, 2015
    Can you trademark a packaging color? Maybe, maybe not.

  • Twenty years ago: A look back

    Jack Kenny January 26, 2015
    From art to science, an industry evolves quickly.

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