• Philips and Checkpoint

    July 20, 2005
    || Philips and Checkpoint form RFID partnership The successful implementation of any low-cost RFID technology within the supply chain clearly depends on sound partnerships between the providers of RF-based product identification systems and the electr…

  • Flint Ink boosts investments

    July 20, 2005
    || Flint Ink boosts investments in Austria and Poland Flint-Schmidt is investing heavily in its label and packaging ink manufacturing facility in Vienna to introduce higher efficiency and improve productivity. The investment forms part of a program of…

  • Rising raw material costs may force label stock price increases

    July 20, 2005
    || In common with other industries, rising raw material costs have become a serious factor for manufacturers of label laminates. Tough international competition may dampen the overall effect, but label converters can expect higher prices for self-adhesi…

  • Comprehensive CTP flexo

    July 20, 2005
    || Comprehensive CTP flexo for Newcastle trade house With increasing pressures to reduce turnaround times, the label and packaging world would seem to be natural targets for prepress vendors. The accent is on highly automated workflows, as typified b…

  • Agfa and Xaar collaborate

    July 20, 2005
    || Agfa and Xaar collaborate on new inkjet technology The high-resolution, UV-cured inkjet printing scene continues to arouse keen interest. Among the latest partnership deals is an agreement between Agfa and Xaar to cooperate in the research, develop…

  • Anglo-Swiss boost for direct imaging of flexo plates

    July 20, 2005
    || Anglo-Swiss boost for direct imaging of flexo plates Is direct imaging of polymer flexo plates set to extend its influence for all applications? Lüscher AG of Switzerland, a manufacturer of electronic prepress equipment, obviously thinks so. It…

  • Milk label specialist installs two more Nilpeter presses

    July 20, 2005
    || Milk label specialist installs two more Nilpeter presses The Europe-wide market for self-adhesive paper or filmic labels for polyethylene milk bottles in various sizes and shapes continues to grow. To meet this expansion, LPS Bridgewater in Somerset…

  • Harper plans to produce

    July 20, 2005
    || Harper plans to produce anilox rolls in Germany Harper Corporation of America, Charlotte, NC, has teamed up with Inometa GmbH of Germany to manufacture and market Harper’s proprietary Platinum anilox rolls throughout the European flexo market…

  • UPM Rafsec doubles

    July 20, 2005
    || UPM Rafsec doubles production capacity UPM Rafsec, a leading RFID tag manufacturer and part of the Finnish UPM Group, is doubling the RFID tag and label production capacity of its plant in Jyväskylä, Finland. The extra capacity it to mee…

  • Supermarkets unfazed

    July 20, 2005
    || It’s official. Britain’s Office of Fair Trading says its Supermarket Code of Practice with suppliers, including printers and packaging companies, is not working. In a published review of the code, introduced in March 2002, the OFT says th…

  • JDF interface expands

    July 20, 2005
    || JDF interface expands in packaging workflows While talking about prepress matters, it’s worth considering that while PDF may be an accepted standard exchange format, JDF (Job Definition Format) is the concept that really brings disparate prod…

  • Artwork Systems unveils

    July 20, 2005
    || Artwork Systems unveils new workflow products It’s not unusual for companies to chart their histories by appearances at major trade shows. For Belgium-based Artwork Systems it is the series of Drupa exhibitions held in Düsseldorf that do…

  • Artwork Systems unveils

    July 20, 2005
    || Artwork Systems unveils new workflow products It’s not unusual for companies to chart their histories by appearances at major trade shows. For Belgium-based Artwork Systems it is the series of Drupa exhibitions held in Düsseldorf that do…

  • KPG introduces

    July 20, 2005
    || KPG introduces digital flexo plate Kodak Polychrome Graphics aims to strengthen its recent move into the European flexo plate market by introducing KPG Flexcel NX CtP. This computer-to-flexo plate is said to deliver “superior” resolutio…

  • DuPont affirms packaging presence with new flexo technology

    July 20, 2005
    || DuPont Imaging Technologies earns around $500 million from selling Cyrel flexo plates, Cromalin proofing systems and associated hardware. Europe accounts for 40 percent of this revenue. Therefore, it was fitting in a Drupa year to tell the European p…

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