• Recycling initiative keeps valued items out of the trash

    January 16, 2006
    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…

  • Stralfors strengthens

    January 16, 2006
    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…

  • Trade report urges converters to turn to drink

    January 16, 2006
    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…

  • Major UK licensing deal

    January 16, 2006
    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…

  • The UV Protocol

    January 16, 2006
    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…

  • New Jetlaser Duoface

    January 16, 2006
    New Jetlaser Duoface from Raflatac Raflatac has produced a new angle on reducing or even eliminating the backing liner for manually applied labels, such as those used in transport or logistic labeling. Its double-sided Jetlaser Duoface is claimed t…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    January 16, 2006
    Narrow Web Europe New company follows Sherman’s closure of world headquarters By Barry Hunt 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 o…

  • Gallus acquires a stake

    November 28, 2005
    It’s easy to see how producing small folding cartons on reelfed presses, rather than on sheetfed offset presses, can offer real economic advantages. Also, the best of UV flexo will readily match offset quality. Yet, despite the best efforts of…

  • Boost for Scandinavian label stock manufacturing

    November 28, 2005
    Boost for Scandinavian label stock manufacturing Economic pessimism does not seem to be inhibiting certain self-adhesive label stock manufacturers. Raflatac announced that it would double its current filmic label production at the Tampere mill in so…

  • Season for price hikes

    November 28, 2005
    Season for price hikes well under way Take a generous pinch of weak economic conditions, throw in the global aftermath of natural disasters, and mix together with some serious supply problems with oil based raw materials. The result is a predictabl…

  • Booklet Labels

    November 28, 2005
    ooklet labels with smart approach The RFID bandwagon rolls on with several ingenious approaches to integrated production now becoming available. Among the latest is the so called Intelligent Converter, introduced at Labelexpo by the Switzerland ba…

  • GEW’s India hub

    November 28, 2005
    GEW’s India hub serves Asia expansion India’s global influence on manufacturing and service industries will soon include UV curing systems for label presses. GEW (EC) Ltd. has started work on establishing a sales, service and manufactu…

  • Flint-Schmidt divests metal decorating business

    November 28, 2005
    Flint-Schmidt divests metal decorating business Flint-Schmidt, part of the recently combined group of Flint Ink and XSYS Print Solutions, is selling its metal decorating business to the division’s senior management for an undisclosed sum. It i…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    November 28, 2005
    Narrow Web Europe Gallus acquires a stake in folding carton technology By Barry Hunt It’s easy to see how producing small folding cartons on reelfed presses, rather than on sheetfed offset presses, can offer real economic advantages. Als…

  • Esko-Graphics’ parent

    October 18, 2005
    he growing financial activity of private equity companies in the graphics industry was noted in the last column, when we reported the XSYS Print Solutions takeover of Flint Ink. No sooner had CVC Capital Partners been given the green light then we he…

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