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September 13, 2013
Multi-Color Corporation has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Flexo Print S.A. De C.V., based in Guadalajara, Mexico. The acquisition was officially completed on August 1, 2013. Flexo Print is a leading producer…  Read More »
September 13, 2013
UPM Raflatac is planning to reduce labelstock production capacity in Europe, South Africa and Australia to secure cost competitiveness and profitability in low-growth markets. The planned actions are estimated to result in annual cost savings of abou…  Read More »
September 13, 2013
Sun Chemical reinforced its commitment to printers and brand owners operating in the narrow web tag and label (NWTL), wide web, folding carton, and corrugated markets, with the upcoming opening of its new flexographic printing plate manufacturing fac…  Read More »
September 13, 2013
Tapio Kolunsarka has been appointed executive vice president of UPM Raflatac and a new member of the UPM Group Executive Team as of September 1, 2013. He will transfer to the new position from his current post as senior vice president of UPM Raflatac…  Read More »
September 13, 2013
One of the bigger label industry M&A stories in recent years was the 2011 RotoMetrics acquisition of Gerhardt. Driven by the proliferation of flexible die usage in the label converting industry, the deal brought together two industry leaders and…  Read More »
July 17, 2013
Fort Dearborn Company, a label converter based in Elk Grove, IL, USA, has announced that it has acquired AC Label, which includes St Louis Litho and St Louis Pressure Sensitive. AC Label was a portfolio company of Emigrant Capital Corp., the private…  Read More »
AVT to launch hologram inspection system
July 17, 2013
Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) Ltd will introduce its new Hologram Inspection System at Labelexpo Europe, Stand 6H60, September 24-27 in Brussels, Belgium.  The 100% automatic inspection system combines traditional print inspection technologie…  Read More »
July 17, 2013
Smyth Companies has announced that Scott Fisher has been appointed to the role of president, effective June 17, 2013. He will report to John Hickey, CEO of Smyth Companies. “Scott has over 32 years of experience in the packaging industry and b…  Read More »
July 17, 2013
HP has announced new end-to-end workflow systems and product enhancements that span the HP Indigo portfolio for labels, folding cartons and flexible packaging to help converters improve efficiency and accommodate high-value applications. The announce…  Read More »
July 17, 2013
Flint Group Packaging and Narrow Web hosted more than 50 attendees at a technology seminar in its Plymouth, MN, USA, Center for Technical Excellence on May 23, 2013. This seminar, titled “UV LED – The Future Is Today – the Time is N…  Read More »
EskoWorld hosts record number of attendees
July 17, 2013
A crowd of nearly 600 people attended the 2013 EskoWorld User Conference, held May 19-22, 2013 at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, AZ, USA. In addition to drawing a record crowd, the program, including product overviews, future roa…  Read More »
Xeikon to launch ICE toner, invites converters to ‘See the Proof’
July 17, 2013
Digital press manufacturer Xeikon announced that it will launch a new toner, called ICE, at this year’s Labelexpo Europe in Brussels. The announcement was made following a Xeikon Café event, held in conjunction with CS Labels of Midacre,…  Read More »
July 17, 2013
Due to the continued devaluation of the Brazilian real versus the US dollar and the euro, Sun Chemical will increase prices across all product lines for its Brazilian customers, effective July 1, 2013. The percentage of the increase will vary depend…  Read More »
July 17, 2013
Xeikon has announced that Creative Labels of Vermont, a Winooski, VT-based label printing company, has purchased a Xeikon ThermoFlexX 30 digital imager. The ThermoFlexX 30 is a reliable, high-quality system for flexographic platemaking to serve a wid…  Read More »
July 17, 2013
Western Shield Label Company, a label converter in Rancho Dominguez, CA, USA, recently went live with its new investment in HD Flexo. HD Flexo, said to be the next step in high quality flexographic printing, provides for smoother vignettes, sharper d…  Read More »

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