• ZERO-WASTE METALIZATION

    May 20, 2016
    Landa has announced a new nanotechnology for the graphics metallization market. Described by Landa as a “breakthrough,” Nano-Metallography technology offers zero-waste metallization, reducing costs by more than half compared to foil. Acco…

  • INKJET LABELS FOR TIRES

    INKJET LABELS FOR TIRES

    May 20, 2016
    VPF has developed new self-adhesive materials, enabling a variety of individual finishes. The product portfolio expands the application spectrum for high-quality inkjet labels. The ability to perform color printing in-house with inkjet self-adhesive…

  • SOFT-TOUCH COATINGS

    May 20, 2016
    Polytex Environmental Inks has developed water-based and UV curable flexo-applied, soft-touch coatings for the folding carton and packaging industry. The coatings are designed to provide a rich tactile sensation while offering comparatively durable p…

  • REVERSE PAD PLUG

    May 20, 2016
    Badger Plug has released Reverse Pad Plugs to protect boxed rolls. These special pad plugs maintain box integrity, minimize box length and better protect a company’s rolls. While Reverse Pad Plugs suspend and protect roll product packaged in bo…

  • DIGITAL PAPER

    DIGITAL PAPER

    May 20, 2016
    Zanders, a manufacturer of high-quality specialty papers and boards, has relaunched its Silver digital range. Silver digital is a two-side double-coated paper and board, especially designed for toner-based digital printing. It is available in both gl…

  • TURRET REWINDER

    TURRET REWINDER

    May 20, 2016
    CTC International has introduced its “Spray N Tape” Turret Rewinder Series. Rolls are closed via the tail taping system, which uses ordinary masking tape to precisely close the rolls. The length of the closure tape can be varied with a si…

  • UV COATING

    UV COATING

    May 20, 2016
    Actega, a market leader in specialty coatings and chemicals, has added MotionCoat to its specialty coatings portfolio. MotionCoat is a patent-pending UV coating system that, when used in conjunction with vector based artwork, creates an excellent mot…

  • WEB GUIDING

    May 20, 2016
    Roll-2-Roll Technologies has developed ARIS, a new web guiding technology. It has web guiding and sensor technology that provides solutions to many of the industry’s guiding difficulties such as running multiple materials, changes in speed, ten…

  • PAPER SUBSTRATE

    May 20, 2016
    Americk Packaging’s Enniskillen site has developed a paper reel-fed label for the beverage market, offering an alternative to standard synthetic substrates. In some cases, paper labels are not a practical form of decoration, especially where bo…

  • FLAME RETARDANT LABELS

    May 20, 2016
    Polyonics, a leader in high temperature and harsh environment bar code label materials, has added new polyimide colors to its flame retardant product line; semi-gloss and matte yellow and blue plus semi-gloss green, violet and pink. The new…

  • PLATE TECHNOLOGY

    May 20, 2016
    Esko is launching at drupa the CDI Crystal 5080 XPSm, a technology that integrates and automates flexo plate imaging and exposure. The new UV LED exposure device increases consistency to the existing Esko quality standard, the company says, while the…

  • EXTRA-MATTE LABEL MATERIAL

    EXTRA-MATTE LABEL MATERIAL

    May 20, 2016
    UPM Raflatac has launched an extra-matte label face in Europe that meets demand for reliable bar code scanning on durable goods. PET Extra Matt Silver TC 50 has less than 20% gloss. This minimizes light-scatter and directs more light back to bar code…

  • SPECIALTY FILM

    May 20, 2016
    Acucote has extended its line of specialty films to include 2 mil Clear PET Dry Erase Overlaminate, 3.5 mil White Dry Erase Vinyl and 5 mil Black Chalkboard Vinyl. The dry erase overlaminating film is stocked with OL1, a clear permanent adhesive, on…

  • FSC-CERTIFIED PORTFOLIO

    May 20, 2016
    Avery Dennison is introducing an expanded portfolio of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified products. The product portfolio, which features more than 150 FSC-certified facestocks, will help the company meet its goals for sustainable paper sourc…

  • DIECUTTING SYSTEM

    DIECUTTING SYSTEM

    May 20, 2016
    AB Graphic has launched FAST Track die, a new module for the Digicon Series 3. The FAST Track die can run at speeds of up 150 m/m in semi rotary mode, with a repeat range of 250-508mm. The product is designed for higher speed diecutting, especiall…

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