• Avery Dennison announces LabelNavigator app

    October 10, 2014
    || Avery Dennison launched a new app for iPad digital devices. The free LabelNavigator app offers support for container design and material selection to brand managers, designers, converters and end users in the Home and Personal Care (HPC) segment. &l…

  • Bemis to sell MACtac to private equity firm

    October 10, 2014
    || Bemis Company, Inc. has announced it has reached an agreement to sell its global Pressure Sensitive Materials business (known as MACtac) to Platinum Equity, a California-based private equity firm, for a purchase price of $170 million. This transactio…

  • Mark Andy Print Products now offers DigiFlex

    Mark Andy Print Products now offers DigiFlex

    October 10, 2014
    || Mark Andy Print Products, the supplies and consumables division of Mark Andy Inc., has announced the addition of DigiFlex to its platemaking equipment offering. Mark Andy Print Products specializes in the distribution of value-added platemaking equip…

  • EFI acquires DiMS! organizing print

    October 10, 2014
    || EFI has announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of DiMS! organizing print, a developer of comprehensive MIS/ERP systems for print and packaging companies. Based in Lichtenvoorde, the Netherlands, and founded in 1986, DiMS! offers…

  • Wilson Manufacturing opens new facility in Toronto

    October 10, 2014
    || Wilson Manufacturing has opened a new facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The new facility will initially provide repair and sharpening services for a wide range of converters in the greater Toronto area, as well as customers throughout Detroit and…

  • Global demand for labels to reach $114 billion by 2018

    October 10, 2014
    || World demand for labels is projected to increase 4.9 percent annually to 57.7 billion square meters in 2018, valued at $114 billion.  “Renewed vigor in global manufacturing output will be the primary factor driving growth,” notes ana…

  • Multi-Action Labels adds SPGPrints’ DSI UV-inkjet press

    October 10, 2014
    || Multi-Action Labels, a self-adhesive label converter in Quebec City, Canada, has expanded its short-run printing operation after installing SPGPrints’ DSI UV-inkjet label printing press, which should allow customers to benefit from better…

  • ILS expands flexible packaging portfolio

    October 10, 2014
    || In business for nearly 20 years, Hamilton, Ohio-based ILS (Innovative Labeling Solutions) has evolved from a narrow web flexographic label converter to a full-service label and packaging provider. ILS installed its first HP Indigo digital press in 20…

  • Spartanics and SMAG announce partnership

    October 10, 2014
    || Spartanics and SMAG Graphique have announced a new partnership that will merge core technologies to develop a “best-in-class” digital converting system for the label market. The partnership will combine Spartanics’ laser cutting tec…

  • Epson honored for portable label printer

    October 10, 2014
    || Epson’s LabelWorks LW-600P portable label printer was named a finalist in the Devices & Gadgets category of CTIA’s 2014 Hot for the Holidays Awards competition. This competition recognizes the latest mobile consumer electronics, inclu…

  • AVT introduces Turbo Series

    October 10, 2014
    || AVT (Advanced Vision Technology Ltd), a manufacturer of automatic inspection, process control, quality assurance and color control for the packaging, label, folding carton, metal decoration and commercial print markets, has introduced an enhanced set…

  • Franklin Adhesives & Polymers earns marine use certification

    October 10, 2014
    || Franklin Adhesives & Polymers has announced that its highest-performing water-based PSA – Covinax 383-19 – survived underwater testing for Section 2 of the Standard BS 5609: 1986, “Printed Pressure-Sensitive, Adhesive Coated Lab…

  • Flint Group sale complete

    October 10, 2014
    || Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Koch Equity Development LLC have announced the completion of their acquisition of Flint Group from funds managed by CVC Capital Partners. The transaction will allow Flint Group’s management team to c…

  • DTM Flexo Services to represent Gidue in Canada

    October 10, 2014
    || Italian press manufacturer Nuova Gidue has announced that DTM Flexo Services, a Canadian flexographic printing and converting industries sales and service representative, is Gidue’s exclusive sales agent for Canada, effective September 1, 2014.…

  • Nilpeter USA strengthens sales team

    October 10, 2014
    || Nilpeter USA is expanding its North American sales team to allow for a more direct approach towards providing Nilpeter products to the North American converter base. Robert Wray, a former Gallus employee, joins the Nilpeter team as the West Coast sa…

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