• Narrow Web Europe

    January 15, 2008
    || Label materials take a hit as UPM cuts back production

  • Two plants are sold

    November 19, 2007
    || The Macfarlane Group, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of packaging for consumer products, has sold two “non-strategic” and loss-making operations in California and Mexico to Specialized Packaging Group (SPG) for US$7.73 million in…

  • Madico introduces

    November 19, 2007
    || Madico introduces cryogenic labelstocks Cryogenic labeling is one of the industry’s more esoteric applications. It is used by clinical and biomedical research laboratories, and in similar scientific environments, to identify plastic and glas…

  • Multi-ply products boost

    November 19, 2007
    || Multi-ply products boost for German label converter To meet increased sales of multi-ply promotional labels, Rolf Ritter GmbH recently installed its fourth MPS UV flexo press, an EF 410 model. The servo-driven configuration includes 10 flexo units…

  • RFID growth down

    November 19, 2007
    || RFID growth down on the farm? Animals, food and farming will represent the largest RFID market according to a report from IDTechEx, an educational, seminars and consultancy group based in Cambridge, England. Author Peter Harrop says, “RFID w…

  • Sales boost for GIDUE at high-end of press market

    November 19, 2007
    || Sales boost for GIDUE at high-end of press market A sales growth of approximately 22 percent over the previous year helped GIDUE post a turnover of over 28 million euros (about $US40 million) for the year 2006/2007. “Our turnover shows a visib…

  • MIS vendor offers online ordering of labelstocks

    November 19, 2007
    || MIS vendor offers online ordering of labelstocks European users of the Label Traxx management system from Tailored Solutions can now access the UPM Raflatac Raflink Business Line directly from their software. Said to be…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    November 2, 2007
    || Two plants are sold as Macfarlane gets back to basics

  • Revamped Labelsco elevates

    October 15, 2007
    || Labelsco Ltd., a major independent label converter, was recently acquired by the MSO Group. Soon afterward the Belfast based packaging company merged Labelsco with its Hannibal Labels division, acquired only last year. Most of Hannibal’s equipm…

  • British label converters finish last in profitability

    October 15, 2007
    || British label converters finish last in profitability As in other countries, British label converters face strong competition, with overcapacity prevalent throughout the industry. However, it is still surprising to learn that they have the lowest pr…

  • Freeloaders hurt Germanys Green Dot recycling scheme

    October 15, 2007
    || Freeloaders hurt Germany’s Green Dot recycling scheme Germany’s pioneering Green Dot packaging recycling scheme is on the brink of collapse, says recycling firm Interseroh. Unscrupulous firms are apparently counterfeiting labels carrying…

  • Going green can

    October 15, 2007
    || Going green can actually save costs It seems there is no escaping the environmental zeitgeist, especially in cases which show that altruistic concerns and economic expediency are not necessarily mutually exclusive. That is one way of looking at the…

  • Raflatac RFID tags

    October 15, 2007
    || Raflatac RFID tags in healthcare distribution MBA Grupo, a European healthcare distributor headquartered in Spain, has adopted UPM Raflatac’s UHF EPC Generation 2 tags. This type of RFID technology is expected to improve stock management, all…

  • Threefold boost

    October 15, 2007
    || Threefold boost for HP Indigo HP Indigo has notched up some noteworthy orders in the UK for its seven-color ws4500 digital press. Baker Self-Adhesive Labels in London recently installed a ws4500 following a successful move into digital label printi…

  • New linerless labelstock

    October 15, 2007
    || New linerless labelstock from Italy The latest development in linerless labeling technology comes from Gruppo Irplast, an Italian labeling technology firm. Besides cost savings, a major impetus has been the EU Packaging Waste Directive introduced i…

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