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  • New press makes labels

    New press makes labels for hazardous substances Occasionally this column gets to hear about a PR application story that penetrates its stringent “ho-hum, so what” barrier. The installation of a five-color Mark Andy 2200 UV flexo press…
    09.13.06

  • Swiss backing for licensed metallic ink system

    Swiss backing for licensed metallic ink system In order to strengthen its color management services, Ciba Speciality Chemicals of Basel, Switzerland, has acquired a majority share in MetalFX Technology of Guisely, near Leeds, UK. Launched four years…
    09.13.06

  • Skanem on schedule

    Skanem’s plant in Thailand is on schedule for a start-up planned for early 2007. The factory occupies 45,208 square feet of space and is located 35 miles south of Bangkok. The Olso, Norway based labeling group says the plant will serve as its A…
    09.13.06

  • Film packaging prompts switch to direct laser engraving

    Film packaging prompts switch to direct laser engraving Direct laser engraving of flexo sleeves made from elastomer type materials could receive a boost from recent technical advances and trends towards shorter runs of shrink sleeves and film wrapar…
    09.13.06

  • BASF introduces

    BASF introduces new adhesive technologies BASF has developed an adhesive coating technology that allows up to three different layers of adhesive to be applied simultaneously onto a carrier material using a multilayer die. When coating adhesive labe…
    09.13.06

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    Skanem on schedule with Asian labeling house
    08.28.06

  • Trade body is upbeat

    European consumption of self-adhesive labels increased 3.2 percent last year to reach 4.9 billion square meters (52.8 billion square feet) in 2005. This represents 72 percent growth over the last 10 years, FINAT members were told at their annual Cong…
    07.18.06

  • EIS deal strengthens Dominos technology

    EIS deal strengthens Domino’s technology As the integration of track and trace RFID technology slowly makes headway within the supply chain, we can expect more mergers and acquisitions. The latest involves Enterprise Information Systems Inc. (…
    07.18.06

  • Strategy aims to reduce electronic waste

    Strategy aims to reduce electronic waste Electronic waste is now a huge and growing problem in our throwaway society. For example, most of the 183 million computers sold globally each year are junked within three years or so. But we also throw away…
    07.18.06

  • Nipson celebrates

    Nipson celebrates 15 years of VaryPress Long before digital color printing made its mark, several competing non-impact monochrome and spot color technologies were establishing the print-on-demand concept. Loosely termed “laser printing&rdquo…
    07.18.06

  • Funding fuels expansion

    Funding fuels expansion for a global RFID player Here’s another link to Cambridge, this time the one in Massachusetts, and also involving RFID technology. Again, it shows the attraction to high-tech companies in being connected to towns or c…
    07.18.06

  • Fix-a-Form partners with UK label equipment supplier

    Fix-a-Form partners with UK label equipment supplier Fix-a-Form International has formed a partnership with Daco Solutions, a manufacturer of inspection rewinders, rotary diecutting modules, turret rewinders and slitter/rewinders based in Beverley,…
    07.18.06

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    Trade body is upbeat about further label growth
    07.17.06

  • UK printers face slow growth

    The UK printing industry provides products and services to every business sector of the UK and makes a net contribution to the UK balance of payments, according to Research and Markets, based in Dublin, Ireland (www.researchandmarkets.com). Its repor…
    05.12.06

  • Forum unites converters from Europe and India

    Forum unites converters from Europe and India India has a growing consumer-led economy and a strong inflow of foreign capital. Although there are serious problems with India’s infrastructure, both factors have helped to boost the country&rsquo…
    05.12.06

  • Expansion for Ulster labels and packaging group

    Expansion for Ulster labels and packaging group MSO Group, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has taken over Storey Evans, a pharmaceutical labeling and packaging specialist in Bradford, West Yorkshire, for an undisclosed sum. The company was one o…
    05.12.06

  • Artwork forms three-way prepress partnerships

    Artwork forms three-way prepress partnerships Prepress suppliers like to be buddies with everyone. They continually form new partnerships, which makes commercial sense given that today’s open operating systems allow communication between dispa…
    05.12.06

  • Jetrion scores an inkjet first with European label group

    Jetrion scores an inkjet first with European label group Reflecting the growing interest being shown in the latest drop-on-demand ink jet systems, Reynders Etiketten is the first European converter to install Jetrion’s 3025 system. By employin…
    05.12.06

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    Narrow Web Europe UK printers face slow growth and further restructuring By Barry Hunt The UK printing industry provides products and services to every business sector of the UK and makes a net contribution to the UK balance of payment…
    05.11.06

  • Norprint takeover strengthens

    Norprint Labelling Systems of Boston in Lincolnshire, was among those featured in L&NW’s Companies to Watch feature in the October 2005 issue. Things have moved along since then. The UK company is still worth watching, but it is now owned b…
    04.07.06