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January 23, 2007
Pago Group joins with sleeve label equipment supplier Turpins Packaging Systems (TPS) and the Swiss-based Pago Group have formed a partnership to exploit the fast-growing film sleeve market. Turpins will provide cobranded sleeve systems — sol…  Read More »
January 23, 2007
Stork Prints acquires AKL Flexo Technik Expectations of a bright future for flexo sleeve technology have prompted Stork Prints Group to acquire AKL Flexo Technik, a leading producer and innovator of in-the-round flexo sleeves. Stork manufactures fl…  Read More »
January 23, 2007
Expansion-minded press manufacturers Two major European narrow web manufacturers have set out their respective stalls as part of their longer term future. First, GIDUE announced a share buyback plan from the Swiss-owned Banque du Gottard, which rep…  Read More »
January 11, 2007
UK roll label converters expect consolidations to rise  Read More »
November 14, 2006
Ongoing shifts in retail patterns naturally affect the way brand managers fulfill their label and packaging needs. One of the more notable of trends concerns the labeling of products manufactured or processed specifically as own label brands (private…  Read More »
November 14, 2006
Assuming it clears the legal hurdles, the purchase of Jetrion from the Flint Group by Electronics For Imaging (EFI) is being keenly watched among European OEM partners and other inkjet vendors. This attention reflects a wider interest in single-pass…  Read More »
November 14, 2006
On-pack promotions that tempt fickle consumers Brand owners like on-pack promotions because they can often tempt many consumers to favor one product brand over another. Of course, they also offer many added value opportunities for label converters.…  Read More »
November 14, 2006
Loparex opens liner facility in Poland Despite the political uncertainty in Poland, vast amounts of development money is currently being poured into the country by global investors and manufacturers. It also appears to be among Europe’s leadi…  Read More »
November 14, 2006
RAKO adds more Nilpeter flexo units RAKO Etiketten has increased the flexo capacity of its Witzhave plant near Hamburg, Germany, by installing two Nilpeter UV flexo presses. Both are the recently-introduced FA-4 models each with a 13" web widt…  Read More »
November 14, 2006
Speeding the supply of Toshiba computers in Europe Toshiba Europe is employing UPM Raflatac to develop one of the largest Gen2 RFID supply chain systems in Europe. The deal includes Toshiba TEC, a supplier of RFID label printers, and ADT Security/Ty…  Read More »
November 1, 2006
Private label brands set for even faster growth  Read More »
October 19, 2006
Copapharm Europe SCRL (Société Cooperative Responsabilité Limitée) has moved from being a loose association of independent packaging and labeling converters to a more formal cooperative grouping. Currently, Copapharm Europ…  Read More »
October 19, 2006
Renowned names in typesetting merge Monotype and Linotype — two of the most illustrious “names” in the printing industry — have merged. Individually they set benchmark standards for mechanical typesetting, using iconic lette…  Read More »
October 19, 2006
AB Graphic to increase UK manufacturing capacity AB Graphic International of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, has built a factory extension comprising 35,000 square feet. It adjoins two existing sites, which it has occupied for the last 30 years. The n…  Read More »
October 19, 2006
Thinking inside the offset dot Everyone agrees that flexo printing technology, especially the UV-cured variety, has seen remarkable improvements in quality in recent years. Nevertheless, offset remains the process to beat and it does not appear to…  Read More »

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