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July 20, 2005
Eastern expansion for Raflatac Eastern Europe’s double-digit volume growth for self-adhesive labels contrasts with the generally lackluster performance of the more developed European markets. Not surprisingly, most press makers and material su…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
New name in the film business Competition in the fast-growing global market for polypropylene label and packaging films has intensified in the face of some major consolidations. One of the newest names is the Treofan Group, consisting of three separ…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
t its more sophisticated level, converters’ working methods do not differ much from one side of the globe to the other. Even the different patterns in the way individual print processes were once used, at least in the various European countries…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Invisible ink reveals new uses for Indigo presses If the inclusion of ultra niche markets into a technology’s portfolio of “can-do” attributes is anything to go by, then perhaps we should see digital color printing in a more compre…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Narrow web division launched at Sun Chemical UK The narrow web inks market is set to become even more competitive in the UK now that Sun Chemical has belatedly set up a division dedicated to this sector. “We have been a bit of a sleeping gian…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
UV-cured rotary screen printing is synonymous with premium quality self-adhesive labels. For some flexo converters, cost is an inhibiting factor, but NiIpeter thinks it has an affordable answer with its “drop-in” screen unit. The main dra…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Punch acquires front-end expertise In the spirit of the ever-changing and complex saga that makes up the European prepress scene, the Belgian company Punch has acquired Esko Graphics’ Digital Printing Products Department. Punch achieved a so…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Press makers get the three-year itch It is said that not all marriages are made in heaven, least of all among press manufacturers, it would seem. Citing a “diversification of strategic interests,” Mark Andy and MPS mutually agreed to c…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
RFID label to monitor temperature of drugs in transit Holding products within certain temperature ranges is a critical factor in guaranteeing the quality and effectiveness of pharmaceutical products. With this in mind, Schreiner MediPharm, a divis…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Nobody can guess how many billions of prime product labels are produced for private label brands, also known as “own label” or retail brands, but they surely represent a large slice of the labeling market. As in the USA, they represent a…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Giebeler moves in with Drent Goebel Consolidation in the European narrow web world creeps along, usually forced by someone hitting a financial brick wall. The latest casualty is Giebeler of Langenfeld, Germany, whose assets and intellectual proper…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Scitex downgrades Creo shareholding Scitex has sold half of its remaining shares in Creo. These were obtained when Scitex merged its graphic arts business with the Vancouver-based workflow and computer-to-plate specialist three years ago. At that…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
It’s a long trail a-winding to spread the digital gospel This summer and early fall, spare a thought for the operators, organizers and sundry gofers involved in what is probably the graphics industry’s largest ever European road show. T…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Industry-wide surveys from commercial enterprises often make good copy. Some reader caution is necessary, however, when they are as doom-laden as the latest labeling report from Plimsoll Publishing Ltd. “Zero growth, sliding profits and escalat…  Read More »
July 20, 2005
Upbeat Irish packaging group buys Spiralkote After posting “record” results for the year ending December 2002, the Irish-owned Clondalkin Group is now assimilating its first US foil and laminate producer. Spiralkote, based in Orlando, FL…  Read More »

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