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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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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.…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
Abbey Labels installs first MPS press
October 10, 2014
MPS has announced the installation of an EF UV flexo press into Abbey Labels, a new MPS customer based in the UK. The press has been installed successfully last month at Abbey’s factory in Bury St Edmunds, UK. Abbey Labels, one of the UK&rsquo…  Read More »
October 10, 2014
Xeikon has announced the launch of its SuperBlack toner. Normal black toner produces a density of 1.8, while the new SuperBlack provides a density of 2.2-2.4. SuperBlack is a spot color that can be applied using the fifth color station of a Xeikon di…  Read More »
October 10, 2014
Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. and its affiliated companies have reorganized management along functional lines of responsibility to position the company for further growth and expansion. The reorganization affects all of the domestic businesses of And…  Read More »
October 10, 2014
Thin Film Electronics ASA, (Thinfilm) a developer of printed electronics, has announced a partnership with Flextronics, an end-to-end global supply-chain company. As part of the agreement, Flextronics will further expand its Open Innovation Platform…  Read More »
October 10, 2014
The full acquisition of Gallus Holding AG (Gallus) as resolved by the Management Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) in June 2014 has now been completed. As part of the transaction, Ferd. Rüesch AG has been granted 23,000,000 ne…  Read More »




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