Industry News


  • Unilux inspection systems now standard on Rotoflex equipment

    Rotoflex has partnered with Unilux to give label printers and converters the ability to inspect more details at full production speed on high-volume slitter rewinders and diecutting equipment. New Rotoflex VSI and VLI slitter rewinders and DSI and DL…
    10.13.15

  • Nilpeter to install three presses with GEW’s ArcLED hybrid UV curing system

    Nilpeter to install three presses with GEW’s ArcLED hybrid UV curing system

    Nilpeter has announced the installation of GEW’s new ArcLED hybrid UV curing system on three FA-4* UV-flexo presses, which are designed for high productivity of pressure sensitive labels and flexible packaging. Two of the FA-4* orders come…
    10.13.15

  • UPM Raflatac launches Vanish in Europe

    UPM Raflatac’s Vanish range of ultra-thin, clear PET label faces have been introduced to the European market. At 23-microns, these thin and robust materials delivering a no-label look are designed for rendering innovative, seamless and high qua…
    10.13.15

  • Avery Dennison to cut absolute emissions by 26% by 2025

    Avery Dennison Corporation has announced that it plans to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by at least 3 percent  every year between now and 2025. The company announced the goal in its newly released  sustainability report. &ld…
    10.13.15

  • Esko hosts Honors Class with Ryerson University students

    Esko and Ryerson University students participated in a successful edition of this summer’s Honors Class in Flexible Packaging. The Honors Class was organized in cooperation with the Artevelde University College Ghent. The class provides a comp…
    10.13.15

  • Nuova Gidue is now Bobst Firenze

    Italian press manufacturer Nuova Gidue is now known as Bobst Firenze. The name change comes following the recent acquisition by Bobst of the majority shares of Nuova Gidue S.r.l. Erik Bothorel, head of Bobst Web Fed Business Unit, states: “Int…
    10.13.15

  • Davis-Standard acquires Gloucester Engineering

    Davis-Standard, LLC has announced the acquisition of blown film company Gloucester Engineering of Gloucester, MA, USA. The  purchase of Gloucester strengthens Davis-Standard’s blown film offering by adding experienced design and process en…
    10.13.15

  • Exacto improves production efficiency with Colordyne press

    Exacto improves production efficiency with Colordyne press

    Throughout the last several years, Exacto, Inc. has experienced rapid growth that has been placing strains on its labeling and packaging processes. The Sharon, WI, USA-based manufacturer of agrochemical adjuvants for wholesale and private label marke…
    10.13.15

  • GEW creates new SUV division

    GEW (EC) Limited has announced the launch of its new GEW SUV division. The new Specialist UV division will be dedicated to developing and marketing specialist industrial UV curing installations for the coating and converting industry. It is…
    10.13.15

  • Reel Appeal adds new business with Domino

    Reel Appeal, a Lancashire, UK-based business specializing in the printing of self-adhesive labels and the manufacture of leaflet and booklet labels, has successfully increased its sales thanks to the installation of Domino’s N600i digital color…
    10.13.15

  • Label Works earns G7 Master Printer Qualification

    Label Works, a wholesale label printing company based in North Mankato, MN, USA, has announced it has been awarded the G7 Master Printer Qualification following a quality review process through IDEAlliance. The G7 Master Printer Qualification mark m…
    10.13.15

  • Eaglewood Technologies opens Illinois Service Center

    Eaglewood Technologies has announced the opening of its Sanilox Illinois Service Center, which will offer shortened lead times on its anilox roll cleaning service. The new location will focus on cleaning rolls from Wisconsin to the East Coast and int…
    10.13.15

  • Report says global EP printing market poised for growth

    Electrophotography, the dry printing technique invented by Chester Carlson in 1938, is the most popular digital printing technology used in the labeling and packaging industries. A new report from market research firm Technavio forecasts the global e…
    10.13.15

  • Yazoo Mills completes expansion project

    Yazoo Mills completes expansion project

    Yazoo Mills has announced the completion of a 45,000 square foot expansion project at its Manufacturing and Distribution Center, located in Hanover, PA, USA. After only three years in operation, the company doubled the size of this facility to a t…
    10.13.15

  • Belgian converter installs Martin Automatic MBSF unwind/splicers

    Desmedt Labels, a family-owned converter based in Bornem, between Antwerp and Brussels, has installed Martin Automatic MBSF unwind/splicers on its Nilpeter and Gidue flexo presses to improve productivity and reduce waste. The Martin technology has be…
    10.13.15

  • New study predicts increase in wine packaging demand

    A new study states that demand for wine packaging in the US is projected to increase 4.4% annually to $3 billion in 2019. Growth will be supported by continued favorable gains in domestic wine consumption and production. In addition, advances wi…
    10.13.15

  • Industrial labels market to reach $51 billion by 2020

    According to Industrial Labels Market, a new report from MarketsandMarkets, the industry is projected to reach $51 billion by 2020 at an estimated CAGR of 4.42% from 2015 to 2020. The market report defines and segments the global industrial labels ma…
    10.13.15

  • Nilpeter launches digital press

    Nilpeter has announced that the global launch of the new Nilpeter Panorama product line, including the five-color DP-3 UV inkjet unit, is taking place in Brussels at Labelexpo Europe 2015 (Hall 7, Stand No. 7B35). The press combines Nilpeter’s…
    09.07.15

  • Mark Andy extends Performance Series line with new P4 model

    Mark Andy Inc. has released a new model, the Performance Series P4. The P4 is an economical model offering features and value that bring the award-winning benefits of the Performance Series press platform to an even broader range of mid-sized label p…
    09.07.15

  • Tapp Label acquires Metro Label

    David Bowyer, CEO and owner of Tapp Label Company, LLC, has announced the acquisition of Metro Label, a label printing company based in Toronto, Canada. Metro Label specializes in high decoration labels, shrink sleeves and flexible packaging the win…
    09.07.15