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March 13, 2014
Labels Unlimited, a label converter in Manitoba, Canada, has purchased and installed a Xeikon 3030 digital color press to support its growing business in pressure sensitive labels, tags, film, laser sheets and other types of packaging. Labels Unlimi…  Read More »
March 13, 2014
Due to evolving knowledge about diet and nutrition, the nutrition facts panel required of food and beverage labels will be changing. Michael Taylor, the FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods, says 20 years ago “there was a big focus on fat,…  Read More »
March 13, 2014
Rodman J. Zilenziger, the founder of Rodman Publishing Corporation (now, Rodman Media Corp., L&NW’s publisher), died on Feb. 2, 2014. He was 85. In 1964, while serving as vice president of sales for Dorland Publishing, Mr. Zilenziger co-lau…  Read More »
January 24, 2014
Bunting’s Mike Wilks (L) and Markus Marfurt of Electro Optic Electro Optic US and Bunting Magnetics Co. have formed a partnership to benefit not only both companies but the entire narrow web printing and converting industry. Henceforth, B…  Read More »
January 24, 2014
American Inks and Coatings (AIC) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Color Resolutions International (CRI) through an asset purchase arrangement. The merger will be consummated on or before Jan. 30, 2014. AIC, founded by Jerry Mosley, is no…  Read More »
January 24, 2014
Colordyne Technologies (CDT) announces that during the first week of November, G-Force Labels & Printing, Inc. added a CDT 1600-PC Rotary Pro digital label and tag printing press, featuring “Digital Flexo-bility,” to its lin…  Read More »
January 24, 2014
UPM Raflatac has announced the renewal of its removable adhesive portfolio with the addition of RR19 and RR12. Labelstocks constructed with these adhesives provide good initial tack and lasting adhesion to a wide array of substrates, yet offer excell…  Read More »
January 24, 2014
ko products throughout Canada as a result of an expanded partnership between the two companies, building upon their relationship in the United States. Anderson & Vreeland will represent the entire Esko product line, including all integrated hardw…  Read More »
January 24, 2014
Label Traxx has launched version 7 of its MIS software to new and existing customers. Version 7 uses the latest database technology from 4D and includes a host of new enhancements. The new version has tighter roll traceability features and an upgrad…  Read More »
January 24, 2014
Styers Equipment has developed a strategic partnership with Colordyne Technologies (CDT) to perform installations for the Digital Flexo-bility upgrade program in North America. This digital conversion program allows converters to turn an existing pr…  Read More »
January 24, 2014
The North American converted flexible packaging market accounts for approaching 30% of global consumption with an annual spend of $20.7 billion in 2013, reveals a new report from PCI Films Consulting.  Approaching 90% of sales in the Region are…  Read More »
January 24, 2014
Sun Chemical has announced the release of a new water-based flexo dispenser program.  “Narrow web tag and label printers that use water-based flexo inks can now decrease their overall bottom-line operating expenses in ink volume and ink c…  Read More »
January 24, 2014
Valéron Strength Films has announced the development and installation of its new film extrusion line. The new blow line was incorporated to improve overall manufacturing efficiencies and produce even better film. “We built the line to p…  Read More »
January 24, 2014
FLEXcon, a manufacturer of adhesive coating and laminating products, has announced it has been selected by Rhode Island-based General Label, Inc. to provide materials for home security system keypad coverings. Utilizing one of FLEXcon’s FLEXm…  Read More »
January 24, 2014
 PC Industries has announced that its Graphic-Vision 500 Series Web Viewers now offer bar code decoding. The digital web viewing systems - which are designed with industrial, high-performance parts - feature long-lasting, high fre…  Read More »

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