• Packaging a novel repro service

    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…

  • Recovery reported

    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…

  • Environment agency

    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…

  • Launch of all-in-one

    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…

  • European press manufacturers

    November 30, -0001
    || 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…

  • Label presses from Brazil

    November 30, -0001
    || 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…

  • Clearance sale?

    November 30, -0001
    || 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…

  • Digital presses

    November 30, -0001
    || 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,…

  • Swiss Converter extends International coverage

    November 30, -0001
    || 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…

  • A challenge to IML

    November 30, -0001
    || 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…

  • Shows and conferences

    November 30, -0001
    || 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…

  • Europes narrow web

    November 30, -0001
    || 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…

  • Gaining currency

    November 30, -0001
    || Gaining currency Britain’s newspapers have been fretting about the “weakness” of the pound. Of course everyone wants to have a “strong” currency, which is seen as a symbol of economic virility. At least – not quit…

  • The French label market

    November 30, -0001
    || The French label market Major automobile manufacturers may shout to the world that they are on the brink of bankruptcy, but bosses of smaller, family run businesses (like the majority of label converters) would rather be thrown naked into a vat of v…

  • Bullish in Belgium

    November 30, -0001
    || Bullish in Belgium Just over the frontier in Belgium are the headquarters of two of Europe’s largest label converters: Bopack and Reynders. Bopack recently wound up its labeling systems division, citing falling sales and “deadly” f…

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