• Avery Dennison extends

    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…

  • Selling narrow web presses

    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…

  • Esko-Graphics makes

    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…

  • Library supplier

    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…

  • nterLabel cancelled

    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…

  • CCL and Steinbeis to merge European and Asian operations

    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…

  • Big BOPPer converts from films to drugs

    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…

  • Focus on direct laser engraving for new flexo operation

    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…

  • Best practices for printing Tyvek tags and labels

    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…

  • Kugler-Womako moves into

    July 20, 2005
    || Kugler-Womako moves into labeling machinery Kugler-Womako of Nürtingen in south Germany has acquired the Combina labeling machine business from Schäfer-etiketten, its near neighbor. The latter now concentrates on its core business of prin…

  • Plate plant follows favorable flexo trends

    July 20, 2005
    || Plate plant follows favorable flexo trends Construction of a new flexo plate manufacturing site is well under way…

  • Paper industry price-fixing probe

    July 20, 2005
    || Allegations of illegal cartel agreements and/or anti-competitive price fixing now appear to be a regular feature of the European paper and board industry. The latest inquiry, which began on May 25 with a series of raids prompted by the European Commi…

  • French label printer gets first RDP sleeve press

    July 20, 2005
    || French label printer gets first RDP sleeve press The top end of the web offset press market is rarefied territory for most label converters, specially when it involves a new type of plate/sleeve technology. Illochroma France is a large producer of c…

  • Small-run UK label printers form self-help organization

    July 20, 2005
    || Small-run UK label printers form self-help organization Continued pressures on small to medium sized self-adhesive label printers in a highly competitive market have prompted some UK label converters to form the British Short Run Label Association (…

  • Stork enters laser engraving flexo plate market

    July 20, 2005
    || Stork enters laser engraving flexo plate market In the fast-moving world of plate imaging, the latest development involves a collaboration between the Dutch-based Stork Prints and BASF’s plate division. Stork offers its patented triple-beam la…

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