• Stork Group reorganizes

    July 19, 2005
    || Stork Group reorganizes The Stork Group has consolidated several of its Netherlands-based graphics and textile operations to…

  • New data label operation

    July 19, 2005
    || Following a group-wide review, which was completed last year, Avery Dennison Business Media has sold its European label converting plants to a management buy-out team led by Svend Jørgensen, who becomes chairman. The new group, Sentega Holding…

  • Swiss materials company in new hands

    July 19, 2005
    || Swiss materials company in new hands More tidying up in the label stock world. As reported in the last issue, financially-troubled SJP UK becomes a subsidiary of ScandStick, a Swedish manufacturer of self-adhesive materials, and was renamed ScandSti…

  • Inkjet takes on new

    July 19, 2005
    || Inkjet takes on new anti-counterfeiting role Possibly for the first time, inkjet technology plays a key role in an anticounterfeiting feature for packaging and labels. The technology was jointly developed by Dotrix in Belgium and the Swiss securit…

  • UK report recognizes

    July 19, 2005
    || UK report recognizes packaging as an industry The UK’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has commissioned the Packaging Federation and Pira International to carry out a study of competitiveness within the packaging industry. The issues…

  • Color change label

    July 19, 2005
    || Color change label detects damp phones Well known for its innovative non-commodity labels, such as self-test battery sleeves, Schreiner has come up with another ingenious product. This time the German company’s Schreiner Protech division has…

  • Remote reading pack

    July 19, 2005
    || Remote reading pack security gets thinner For several years Flying Null (www.flying-null.com) has been developing “smart” magnetic tags as a chipless alternative to low-cost RFID tags and labels at its Cambridge headquarters. It has no…

  • Xaar finalizes deals

    July 19, 2005
    || Xaar finalizes deals with ink companies Inkjet technology specialist Xaar has extended an ink licensing deal with Avecia, which makes dye-based colorants, as well as UV-curable and oil based inks for inkjet applications. The business connection da…

  • Consolidation continues

    July 19, 2005
    || There’s a touch of unfinished business about this column, in fact as Yogi Berra quipped, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” Readers may remember that the last column led with some observations about the troubled labe…

  • ScandStick acquires Samuel Jones

    July 19, 2005
    || ScandStick acquires Samuel Jones In another label stock development, ScandStick, a Swedish manufacturer of self-adhesive label substrates, has rescued Samuel Jones Group (SJP UK Ltd.) from a form of financial protection named “administration.&…

  • Customized colors

    July 19, 2005
    || Customized colors swing a digital decision The ability to deliver consistent customized colors for labels and packaging at a reasonable speed has always been a weakness of digital color printing. HP Indigo’s answer to this is the new seven-co…

  • Web press agreement

    July 19, 2005
    || Web press agreement unites two heavyweights The decision by Montreal-based RDP Marathon Inc. to market and support Drent Goebel web presses in the US and Canada underscores the fierce competition in the narrow and mid-web offset market. Both compan…

  • Dupont-Brunner deal

    July 19, 2005
    || Dupont-Brunner deal points to flexo standards An agreement between DuPont Imaging Technologies and System Brunner of Switzerland is intended to enhance the accuracy of Eurostandard Cromalin contract proofing for offset printing. However, Paolo Barb…

  • Smaller coaters feel

    July 19, 2005
    || The gloss has gone out of the label stock laminating business. Mergers and business failures have become commonplace. Simultaneously, the larger international end users have forced the pace in encouraging a globalized environment. This has led the le…

  • Flint Ink and Gebrder Schmidt complete merger

    July 19, 2005
    || Flint Ink and Gebrüder Schmidt complete merger The new Flint-Schmidt organization is now one of the largest ink companies in Europe following the completion of the merger between Flint Ink Corporation and German ink manufacturer Gebrüder S…

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