Industry News


  • Fedopress adds Xeikon 3500 for fiscal duty stamp printing

    Fedopress, the official print supplier to the Belgian Federal Public Service Finance department, has taken previously outsourced services in-house following its investment in a Xeikon digital printing solution. The Xeikon 3500 is a digital five-color…
    04.08.16

  • Danish converter installs Nilpeter digital press

    Danish converter IkonPrint A/S, based in Vordingborg, Denmark, has gone digital and become the first Danish printer to buy and install the new Nilpeter digital UV-inkjet product line, Panorama. The move is a direct result of an increased number of in…
    04.08.16

  • Coveris acquires label manufacturer in Ecuador

    Coveris, a leading global packaging and coatings supplier, has announced the acquisition of Supraplast, a shrink sleeve and adhesive label technologies company based in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Supraplast has a broad product offering that includes shrink…
    04.08.16

  • Schreiner ProTech holds grand opening in Far East

    Schreiner ProTech, a business unit of family-owned Schreiner Group based in Munich, Germany, has announced the grand opening of its new production site in China. More than 100 guests attended the ceremony celebrating the launch of the manufacturing f…
    04.08.16

  • Global laminated label market to reach $94.49 billion by 2020

    Market research firm Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Laminated Labels Market - Forecast to 2020” report to its offering. The market is growing in accordance with the growth trends of the converting and packaging in…
    04.08.16

  • Eurostampa Group adds three HP Indigo digital presses

    Eurostampa Group, a family-owned business in operation for nearly 50 years, has installed two HP Indigo WS6800 digital presses – one in its Cincinnati, OH, USA location and one in its Napa, CA, USA location – along with an HP Indigo WS660…
    03.21.16

  • Kocher + Beck to restructure North American operations

    On completion of its new 24,000 square foot extension at its Lenexa, KS, USA headquarters, Kocher + Beck will combine its North American manufacturing operations under one roof at what will become a 60,000 square foot facility. The expansion of the L…
    03.21.16

  • Study shows UPM Raflatac shrink label film boosts recycling rates

    UPM Raflatac presented the results of a full-body shrink sleeve label recycling study, featuring the company’s new RafShrink PO MDO 40 HS product, at the recent  Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) Technical Forum in New Orleans, LA, US…
    03.21.16

  • AWT and Computype partner for Flexo Tech education program

    Label manufacturers AWT Labels & Packaging and Computype have teamed up to create Flexographic Tech (Flexo Tech), a Minnesota-based nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to educate students that want to become flexographic press operators. This…
    03.21.16

  • I.D. Images opens California facility

    I.D. Images LLC, a leading pressure sensitive label converter with headquarters in Brunswick, OH, USA, has announced its newest location at 9400, 7th St. Unit A2 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 USA. “We are excited to continue to invest in the busi…
    03.21.16

  • Gintzler buys third Gallus ECS 340 press

    Gallus has announced the installation of a new ECS 340 label press at Gintzler International, headquartered in Buffalo, NY, USA. This is the third Gallus ECS 340 press the company has purchased since the model was released in 2009. The last press was…
    03.21.16

  • PC Industries acquires VSL

    PC Industries, an inspection system manufacturer in Gurnee, IL, USA, has announced it will acquire UK-based  Verification Systems Limited (VSL). Both companies are in the process of merging their resources and technologies. According to the comp…
    03.21.16

  • Reflex Labels installing eight Mark Andy Performance Series presses

    UK-based Reflex Labels is in the midst of a “mega installation” of Mark Andy Performance Series presses. “We have now completed the installation of eight Mark Andy Performance Series presses in 12 months, and there will be more to c…
    03.21.16

  • Dion Label Printing installs a second MPS servo press

    Dion Label Printing, a digital and flexo label printer in Westfield, MA, USA, has announced the installation of a second MPS servo converting press to provide greater capacity and diversity in its product offerings. The new press, an MPS EF-430 hybr…
    03.21.16

  • Fort Dearborn introduces ‘floatable’ shrink sleeve label

    Fort Dearborn Company has introduced a shrink sleeve label that meets APR (Association of Plastics Recyclers) recyclable guidelines for PET containers. The company is now able to offer brand owners a solution for their products that combines the shel…
    03.21.16

  • ‘Big Foot’ making big impression with wine labels

    Labeltronix has acquired a new press that will help add customized finishing touches and distinction to its labels, especially in the wine industry. The company is the first in North America to receive the Digicon Series 3 press with the Big Foot Fla…
    03.21.16

  • Sold out EFI Connect highlights new Productivity Suites, inkjet market opportunities

    Sold out EFI Connect highlights new Productivity Suites, inkjet market opportunities

    Electronics For Imaging (EFI) concluded its EFI Connect event – another sold out users’ conference with 10% more pre-registered customer attendees compared to 2015 – at Wynn, Las Vegas. This year’s Connect featured the debut o…
    03.21.16

  • Nilpeter supports growth of Label Impressions

    With the help of Nilpeter, a California converter has experienced significant growth. Label Impressions, a progressive label and flexible packaging printer in Orange, CA, has expanded its operations into a new 30,000 square foot manufacturing space.…
    03.21.16

  • AEA Investors acquires Inovar Packaging Group

    AEA Investors SBF LP (AEA) has announced the acquisition of Inovar Packaging Group, LLC, in partnership with management and John Attayek, the new CEO of Inovar. Headquartered in Arlington, TX, USA, Inovar is a specialty converter of prime labels and…
    03.21.16

  • ITW Label Division expands operations with Bay Area Labels

    The Label Division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. has announced that the ITW operations of Bay Area Labels, located in San Jose, CA, USA, will join ITW Labels in becoming a part of the Label Division. Through the addition of this high-quality ITW busine…
    03.21.16