• Cooperation on R&D expected to boost prepress tools

    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…

  • BASF and ANI: A new force

    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…

  • Can offset seriously challenge flexo in package printing?

    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…

  • Pursuing screen/flexo

    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…

  • 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…

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