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September 13, 2006
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…  Read More »
September 13, 2006
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…  Read More »
September 13, 2006
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…  Read More »
September 13, 2006
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…  Read More »
September 13, 2006
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…  Read More »
August 28, 2006
Skanem on schedule with Asian labeling house  Read More »
July 18, 2006
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…  Read More »
July 18, 2006
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. (…  Read More »
July 18, 2006
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…  Read More »
July 18, 2006
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…  Read More »
July 18, 2006
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…  Read More »
July 18, 2006
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,…  Read More »
July 17, 2006
Trade body is upbeat about further label growth  Read More »
May 12, 2006
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…  Read More »
May 12, 2006
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…  Read More »

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