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July 18, 2005
Simple, yet effective carton cutting The best ideas are the simplest, especially when someone has applied some lateral thinking to a seemingly unchangeable principle. A good example comes from Gerhardt International Group, based in Copenhagen. It…  Read More »
July 18, 2005
Although rumors abounded, Avery Dennison’s proposed acquisition of Jackstädt — its former Germanbased rival — still signals the most surprising event to have hit the pressure sensitive materials industry in recent years. Re…  Read More »
July 18, 2005
Merger mania takes hold One takeover that really came out of the blue was Hewlett-Packard’s decision to acquire Indigo. As a technology partner, it already had a 13.4 percent shareholding of Indigo. Subject to the usual controls, it looks s…  Read More »
July 18, 2005
Packaging a novel repro service The old certainties about label converting, with its relatively good growth and margins, are changing fast. At its most extreme level, globalized trading and communication systems are altering the nature of markets…  Read More »
July 18, 2005
Recovery reported for UK materials consumption The UK is the largest user of self-adhesive labeling material in Europe. After three successive quarters of disappointing growth, the Pressure Sensitive Manufacturers Association was encouraged to s…  Read More »
July 18, 2005
An ability to produce linerless labels could be a timely development for UK label converters if some proposed government legislation is adopted. It all stems from the fact that siliconized release liners in the cradle-tograve waste chain are a bi…  Read More »
July 18, 2005
Launch of all-in-one linerless UV flexo press Perhaps some of these converters should take an interest in the Webmaster 2400. It’s a UV flexo press with a difference: It can produce linerless labels. Introduced at Labelexpo Europe 2001 by…  Read More »
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Reports of my death,” wrote Mark Twain on one occasion, “are greatly exaggerated.” In a similar vein, Netherlands based label press manufacturer MPS, about whose future rumors were circulating, has just issued a statement saying tha…  Read More »
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Label presses from Brazil The Grafitec Group in Northern England buys, refurbishes and sells used label presses, as well as manufacturing several ranges of printing and carton converting machinery. Now Grafitec has signed a partnership to market and…  Read More »
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Clearance sale? News just in from Italy brings encouragement for existing and future customers of failed label press manufacturer GIDUE. The company’s assets were acquired by sister company Nuova Castagnoli and agreement has apparently been re…  Read More »
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Digital presses still finding markets UK’s Hine Labels Ltd. has announced the purchase of another Xeikon digital press, the first UK installation for this new model, the 3000, launched in September of last year. Hine Labels’ customers,…  Read More »
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Swiss Converter extends International coverage Switzerland’s Pago is one of that country’s – and the world’s – leading label converters. From its corporate headquarters in the quaintly named town of Grabs, it has just a…  Read More »
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A challenge to IML FESPA Digital is a trade show for digital printing, focusing on screen printing, industrial packaging and signage applications, and taking place in Amsterdam in May 2009. Digital label press manufacturer Xeikon will use the show…  Read More »
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Shows and conferences Label professionals from all sides of the industry recently congregated in Barcelona, Spain, for a “Digital Label Summit,” and in Milan for the Converflex/Grafitialia show where many label machinery manufacturers we…  Read More »
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A glance at the Labelexpo Europe show guides of 1997 and 2007 is instructive: Labelexpo 1997 was a resolutely European show, with 83 percent of exhibitors from Europe, 12 percent from North America and just 5 percent from the rest of the world (mostl…  Read More »

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