Industry News


  • UPM Raflatac achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification in Mexico

    UPM Raflatac has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for the slitting and sales of self-adhesive labelstock distributed from its existing terminal in Tultitlan, Mexico. To achieve this certification, the facility implemented a quality management sys…
    01.26.15

  • New headquarters and corporate brand for MPS

    New headquarters and corporate brand for MPS

    MPS has announced the launch of a new corporate brand strategy, which will be rolled out in stages leading up toward a company move to new headquarters in March. The relocation to modern facilities in Arnhem, the Netherlands, and a comprehensive rebr…
    01.26.15

  • MacDermid announces global price increase for flexo products

    MacDermid Printing Solutions has announced a global price increase of up to 5% on its photopolymer products and associated equipment. The increase went into effect on January 1, 2015. According to MacDermid, the company  is committed to helping…
    01.26.15

  • A&V now offers OVIT Flexo Matic platewashers

    Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. (A&V) now offers OVIT Flexo Matic plate washers designed to automatically clean, rinse and dry flexo plates, saving money and improving plate quality by automating this time-consuming maintenance process. According…
    01.26.15

  • Western Shield acquires Northern Cal Labels

    Western Shield Acquisitions, LLC, a label converter in southern California, has announced that it has acquired Northern Cal Labels, Inc., a regional printer that has been serving the area for over 30 years. Headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA,…
    01.26.15

  • Walle’s flexo facility becomes SGP-certified

    Walle Corporation’s Winchester, KY, USA flexographic label printing facility joins the SGP Community as the most recent SGP-certified facility. Walle is a label supplier to the beverage, food and household products industries. Headquartered in…
    01.26.15

  • Bemis completes sale of MACtac

    Bemis Company has announced it has completed the sale of MACtac, its global pressure sensitive materials business. The buyer is Platinum Equity, a California-based private equity firm. The transaction was completed for a purchase price of $170 millio…
    01.26.15

  • Yazoo Mills enhances production lines

    Yazoo Mills has purchased a new high-speed, multi-knife paper tube recutting line that will assist the company’s focus on the increasing demand for its products such as paper cores for the converting industry, as well as other specialty items.…
    01.26.15

  • Durst places Tau LFS 330 at TLF Graphics

    The digital press manufacturer Durst has announced the first placement of its Tau LFS 300 UV inkjet digital label press in North America at TLF Graphics. TLF Graphics, which is based in Rochester, NY, acquires its first piece of Durst equipment and…
    01.26.15

  • Wilson featured on ‘Manufacturing Marvels’

    Wilson Manufacturing, a full-service supplier of precision rotary dies, has been profiled on the Fox Business Network’s “Manufacturing Marvels” TV show. The episode featured Wilson’s manufacturing facility in St. Louis, MO, U…
    01.26.15

  • UPM Raflatac launches spirits labeling product range

    UPM Raflatac has launched a new product portfolio for spirits labeling in the Americas. Featuring clear and white films, smooth, rich and even metalized papers, these labelstocks are ideal for creative, ink-packed designs that portray an upscale look…
    11.17.14

  • Avery Dennison names new president and COO

    Avery Dennison has elected Mitchell R. Butier as president and chief operating officer. Butier, 43, has been the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer since June 2010 and will continue to serve as CFO until a successor is…
    11.17.14

  • Tapp Label Technologies enters into purchase agreement

    Tapp Label Acquisition Company LLC has signed a definitive and binding agreement for the purchase of Tapp Label Technologies Inc. The deal is expected to close in December.  Tapp Label Acquisition Company LLC, formerly known as Adams Label…
    11.17.14

  • Resource Label Group acquires The Label Company

    Resource Label Group, LLC, a prime label and narrow web film converter with facilities in Franklin and Memphis, TN, USA, has expanded its portfolio with the recent acquisition of  The Label Company, located in Santa Ana, CA, USA. The Label Comp…
    11.17.14

  • Multi-Plastics expands Chicago distribution facility

    Multi-Plastics, an international manufacturer and distributor of thin gauge plastic film to the envelope, carton, printing and packaging markets, has announced the expansion of its Chicago, IL, USA distribution facility.  By November 17, 2014, t…
    11.17.14

  • EFI reports record revenue for third quarter

    Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has announced record earnings for the third quarter, which ended on September 30, 2014. The company has reported revenue of $197.7 million, up 11% compared to the third quarter from a year ago. EFI, which is based in Sil…
    11.17.14

  • First Tape & Label orders second DICEweb inkjet printer

    First Tape & Label orders second DICEweb inkjet printer First Tape & Label (FT&L), a label printer and specialty converter in Texarkana, AR, USA, has ordered its second DICEweb color inkjet system from Prototype & Production Systems,…
    11.17.14

  • Channeled Resources Group partners with PaperTyger

    Channeled Resources Group (CRG) has announced a collaboration with PaperTyger, a division of Chase Corporation, to create a strategic channel partnership within the durable paper products segment of the tag and label industry. PaperTyger manufacture…
    11.17.14

  • FLEXcon and ITW partner for drum label certification

    FLEXcon has announced it has collaborated with ITW Security and Brand Identity Group to qualify a combination of drum label materials and resin thermal transfer ribbons that meet the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) standard, as well as BS5609 Sectio…
    11.17.14

  • Flexo Wash names new rep for Mexican market

    Flexo Wash, a Louisville, KY, USA-based provider of cleaning technology for the flexographic, gravure and offset package printing industries, has announced the addition of Incotécnica, S.A. de C.V. to the company’s growing sales team. In…
    11.17.14