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July 20, 2005
Ink partnership intensifies fight against fakes Overt or covert security related inks play a pivotal role in the constant fight against counterfeit products, including pharmaceuticals. With this in mind, InkSure Technologies has teamed up with Secur…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Herma joins Licon RFID alliance Herma, a Stuttgart-based supplier of smart labels and label applicators, has joined Licon Logistics. The internationally active RFID working group was formed in 2003 by Siemens Business Services and the logistics spe…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Cooperation on R&D expected to boost prepress tools Artwork Systems Group plans to integrate its Enfocus Software subsidiary even further within the group. The respective R&D departments will work together on future prepress workflow develop…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
An increasing number of multinational corporations are ditching unrelated acquisitions and returning to their core businesses. This means more “orphans” becoming management buy-outs, or merging with former competitors to create new busine…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Can offset seriously challenge flexo in package printing? Sometimes a seemingly minor event points to a wider issue, such as the respective positions of print processes in packaging printing. The event in question was the unfortunate closure of Dren…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Pursuing screen/flexo ink compatibility Yet another inky partnership concerns Marabu, which makes screen inks near Stuttgart, Germany, and Paragon Inks, a manufacturer of UV flexo and letterpress inks based in Edinburgh, Scotland. They have formed…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Avery Dennison extends its woven label business Avery Dennison Corporation has acquired the woven label manufacturer Rinke Etiketten, a private company based in Sprockhövel, Germany. Annual sales in 2003 were worth €20 million (nearly $25…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Labelexpo Americas will have come and gone by the time this appears in print, but it’s a sure bet that the industry’s major press manufacturers will have pulled out all the stops to put on a good show. The problem is, the reality of these…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Esko-Graphics makes platemaking tour Digital workflow environments, open systems data management and integrated networks — no wonder prepress technology gets more bewildering every year. This places a special responsibility on systems vendor…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Library supplier activates RFID tagging system An organization that delivers 2.7 million books annually to public libraries in the Netherlands has adopted an RFID tag system. NBD|Biblion places 13.56 MHz item-level tags in all the books it suppli…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
InterLabel cancelled A lack of industry support, especially from the key crowd pullers, has caused the cancellation of InterLabel, a European labeling exhibition. It was due to be held December 7-9 in Stuttgart, Germany, and the debate it aroused wa…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
t’s not hard to see how global buying trends among the larger FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) corporate end users have reshaped the structure of the label industry. Several key consolidations have led to the formation of some really large ent…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Big BOPPer converts from films to drugs After 30 years making specialized films and chemicals, UCB Group is cashing in its chips and investing the money in cutting-edge drugs. The Belgian based organization is selling UCB Surface Specialties (former…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Focus on direct laser engraving for new flexo operation The direct laser engraving of flexo plates and sleeves is no longer restricted to wide web applications. Downsized systems that work within integrated prepress workflows have widened the applic…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Best practices for printing Tyvek tags and labels DuPont Cyrel and DuPont Tyvek Medical Packaging are two quite separate business units, but for the first time they decided there was a commonality of interests to further their business aims. They ac…  Read More »

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