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  • Why a metallic inks company is sponsoring

    Why a metallic inks company is sponsoring a very fast boat Company sponsorships among print-related suppliers were all the rage in the 1980s when brand building stepped up a gear. Inflationary pressures then kicked in and so the bean counters were…
    04.07.06

  • Clever labels that push pressure sensitive boundaries

    Clever labels that push pressure sensitive boundaries Labels that accurately measure elapsed time or temperatures just keep getting smarter. As an example, Timestrip Plc now offers time-lapse labels for use with ethylene absorption filters that are…
    04.07.06

  • Meeting standards for secure coded labeling system

    Meeting standards for secure coded labeling system Another clever labeling application relates to the arcane world of tracking and tracing pharmaceutical, veterinary and biological products. Prisym Medica, a UK developer of marking and coding softwa…
    04.07.06

  • Smart labels that say Dont eat me

    Smart labels that say ‘Don’t eat me’ There's just room for yet another smart label contender. This one is a patented microbiological freshness indicator named Traceo, developed by Cryolog in France. The transparent label includes…
    04.07.06

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    Narrow Web Europe Norprint takeover strengthens Magnadata’s security label business By Barry Hunt Norprint Labelling Systems of Boston in Lincolnshire, was among those featured in L&NW’s Companies to Watch feature in th…
    04.07.06

  • From cans to labels:

    This year the Skanem group celebrates its century. It began as Stavanger Bliktykkeri, a small Norwegian tin printing firm. Today it is one of the world’s largest independent label producers with 1,100 employees and revenues totaling around &eur…
    03.09.06

  • Heat transfers, labels from Xeikon and DST

    Heat transfers, labels from Xeikon and DST An agreement between Digital Screenprinting Technologies Aps (DST) of Copenhagen and Xeikon allows digital printers to produce heat seal transfers and garment labels. The deal combines DST’s screen pr…
    03.09.06

  • Scandstick opens new

    Scandstick opens new UK label stock coating plant Scandstick recently relocated its UK self-adhesive label stock plant to Sawtry in Cambridgeshire, about 70 miles north of London. Production of roll and sheet label stocks centers on a new 40"…
    03.09.06

  • Raflatac and Rafsec

    Raflatac and Rafsec merge as a single brand Raflatac and UPM Rafsec have merged to form a new business entity, named UPM Raflatac. Its product and service offerings comprise both pressure sensitive label stock and RFID tags and inlays. The move is…
    03.09.06

  • UK label market growth highly selective, says report

    UK label market growth highly selective, says report In its latest UK label industry report, Plimsoll Publishing identifies 167 emerging label converters that have increased sales by a minimum of 3 percent in the last 12 months and expect more growt…
    03.09.06

  • Domino beefs up RFID supply chain capabilities

    Domino beefs up RFID supply chain capabilities Domino Printing Sciences in the UK is the latest coding and marking company to take the RFID and smart tag/label markets more seriously. It has formed an Integrated Solutions Group to increase its share…
    03.09.06

  • Smart labels are developed

    Smart labels are developed for refrigerators Labels that accurately measure elapsed time are one of the industry’s more esoteric products. One of the companies involved in this, Timestrip Plc, will supply Bioconservacion SA, a manufacturer an…
    03.09.06

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    Narrow Web Europe From cans to labels: Skanem marks a century By Barry Hunt This year the Skanem group celebrates its century. It began as Stavanger Bliktykkeri, a small Norwegian tin printing firm. Today it is one of the world’s largest…
    03.03.06

  • New company follows

    To the surprise of some, the American owners of Sherman Treaters decided to close its UK and world headquarters, located some 30 miles north west of London. A corporate decision to consolidate its activities and move administration, sales and service…
    01.16.06

  • German retailer pilots RFID labels with Gen 2 inlays

    German retailer pilots RFID labels with Gen 2 inlays The first application of the latest Gen 2 RFID technology at retail pallet level is being operated by the REWE Group in Germany. It has over 11,500 shops and 195,000 full-time employees, with food…
    01.16.06

  • Recycling initiative keeps valued items out of the trash

    Recycling initiative keeps valued items out of the trash Even the best run label converting businesses accumulate rolls of unused materials or even pieces of equipment. They often retain some degree of value, but are usually trashed. As a rebuttal t…
    01.16.06

  • Stralfors strengthens

    Stralfors strengthens its pharmaceutical presence Stralfors, a major independent Swedish label and forms group, is developing its Pharmakett labeling division by opening a separate factory in Gothenburg. It will operate entirely separately from the…
    01.16.06

  • Trade report urges converters to turn to drink

    Trade report urges converters to turn to drink Self-adhesive labels account for only 7 percent of the European bottled drinks market, but this still represents a huge and growing market in volume terms, with rising consumption offering further produ…
    01.16.06

  • Major UK licensing deal

    Major UK licensing deal for color-change labeling Sherwood Technology Ltd., a UK-based color change specialist, has teamed up with label converter Sessions of York in a worldwide licensing deal. It means Sessions can produce Gamma Sterilization Ind…
    01.16.06

  • The UV Protocol

    The UV Protocol, a European partnership Ultraviolet curing of inks and coatings offers numerous production benefits, but it also helps to reduce the industry’s emissions of harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds). This area is of special co…
    01.16.06