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  • Spinnaker Coating partners with Screen Americas for substrate testing

    July 22, 2015
    Spinnaker currently has approval on 10 facestocks, which translates to just over 60 constructions – all available Trimless.

  • NPES to sponsor print packaging conference in Brazil

    July 22, 2015
    The August 6 event will bring together Brazilian print leaders representing carton, flexible packaging and label printing.

  • Mark Andy makes new European managerial appointments

    July 22, 2015
    Przemyslaw Polkowski and Lukasz Chruslinski join Mark Andy at its recently opened European facility in Warsaw, Poland.

  • Smartrac extends portfolio with new RFID inlays

    July 22, 2015
    Based on the Impinj Monza R6 chip, DogBone and ShortDipole inlays and tags have operating frequencies of 860 MHz to 960 MHz.

  • Outlook Group adds MPS EF flexo press

    Outlook Group adds MPS EF flexo press

    July 22, 2015
    The Wisconsin converter was excited by the EF’s ability to print extremely thin films while holding a very tight register.

  • Prati reveals new logo and website

    Prati reveals new logo and website

    July 22, 2015
    The English version of the company’s website is now online, and further languages will be available soon.


    July 22, 2015
    GEW has announced ArcLED, what the company calls the “first futureproof hybrid UV curing system.” The system enables an investment in Arc technology now to be upgraded later with LEDs, using the same lamphead casing and the same power sup…


    July 22, 2015
    Dienes has released the Vario-Cut two-piece paper-cutting knife. The patent-pending knife system provides print shops and machine manufacturers a benefit when it comes to efficiency, variability and safety. According to the company, the Vario-Cut can…

  • FLAG launches revamped website

    July 22, 2015
    The new site provides a fresh modern look with updated information, a focus on simple communication and member testimonials.

  • GHS LABEL design tool

    GHS LABEL design tool

    July 22, 2015
    Weber Packaging Solutions has teamed with Matrix Systems & Solutions to deliver a powerful, user-friendly label design tool, combined with an enterprise class database that creates one package to meet a company’s GHS labeling needs. Whet…


    July 22, 2015
    Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., has commercialized five new innovations that answer both the demands of the growing printing and converting industry and the requirements of increasing global regulations for reduced e…



    July 22, 2015
    Innovations in Optics has introduced the Model 5000A-100 LED Driver/Controller for powering its patented and patent-pending High Power LED Light Engines. The 5000A-100 LED Driver provides constant current in continuous, pulsed or pulsed width modu…



    July 22, 2015
    TMI has introduced its new 83-76 Elmendorf Tear Tester, featuring an improved electronic design and a new large touch screen display. The new unit features a 7" touch screen, which provides easy input of test parameters and allows the user to…



    July 22, 2015
    Weber Packaging Solutions has developed its new Alpha Compact top and bottom labeling system, which is suitable for top and/or bottom labeling on clamshells, trays and chipboard cartons. The system is combined with a split conveyor for an accurat…


    July 22, 2015
    Maxson Automatic Machinery is offering a sheeter feature that avoids secondary repositioning of piles on a skid prior to feeding the skids into a printing press. The design allows the operator to offset the tail end of the sheeted stock from the back…



    July 22, 2015
    Exair’s digital ETC (Electronic Temperature Control) is now available for Dual Cabinet Cooler Systems installed on large or high heat load enclosures. An ETC Dual Cabinet Cooler system is designed to keep electrical enclosures cool while min…


    July 22, 2015
    VTT has developed a sensor that detects ethanol, which is formed as a result of food spoilage, in the headspace of a food package. The sensor signal is wirelessly readable, for instance, by a mobile phone. The sensor monitors ethanol emitted from th…

  • Schobertechnologies introduces new IML technology

    July 22, 2015
    The RSM-DIGI/Varicut facilitates the converting of digitally printed flexible packaging materials into IML.


    July 22, 2015
    Polyonics has developed black and white laser markable label materials (LML) for applications involving high temperatures and harsh environments. The new XF-537 (black) and XF-539 (True White) LML materials combine high temperature and dimensionally…



    July 22, 2015
    FFEI has announced that its Graphium hybrid digital inkjet label press now benefits from a host of new features that increase productivity and the number of finished label jobs that can be produced in a shift. According to the company, Graphium L…


    July 22, 2015
    The Avery Dennison Durables portfolio for reliable labeling under extreme conditions has been upgraded in Europe with new service options across many materials. It means smaller inventories and lower costs for European label converters who are workin…


    July 22, 2015
    Spinnaker Coating, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive paper and film products for the printing industry, has added three constructions to its offering that are designed for printing in water-based inkjet digital presses.     Sa…


    July 22, 2015
    To help the nearly $20 billion craft beer industry meet its growing branding needs, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has expanded its Craft Beer portfolio with five new label constructions, including a royal white and matte litho wet-stre…


    July 22, 2015
    Simco-Ion has introduced a new level of static neutralizing with IQ Easy. The IQ Easy system pairs a neutralizing and sensor bar, offering a true closed-loop static control solution based on multiple patented features. The heart of the system is the…



    July 22, 2015
    Domino has launched its first digital cold foil system, based around the company’s K600i digital print module. The solution uses the K600i to print a digital adhesive and create the image area prior to UV-curing and delamination. Unlike som…


    July 22, 2015
    The NeuraLabel 300x is a high-speed, high-resolution printer for in-house, digital on-demand color label printing. Featuring advanced page-wide printhead technology, the NeuraLabel 300x is capable of print speeds up to 20" per second. With print…

  • INSPECTION SYSTEM for sheet coating

    INSPECTION SYSTEM for sheet coating

    July 22, 2015
    AVT, a leader in print inspection, print process control and quality assurance, has partnered with Quality By Vision to develop CoatScan, an inspection system for sheet coating presses.  CoatScan provides coating margin monitoring…


    July 22, 2015
    FLEXcon has introduced an expansion of its sureFLEX product line with sureFLEX W120, a 2 mil white film that works with multiple container types, including squeeze tube applications with crimp, full wrap labels, and front and back panels. It is desi…


    July 22, 2015
    UPM Raflatac has launched a renewed print-on-demand product range for new and existing inkjet, toner and thermal transfer print technologies in the Americas. Featuring high quality paper and film labelstocks, this portfolio is designed for both the c…



    July 22, 2015
    Colordyne Technologies has introduced the 2600 Series Mini Press as part of the new Commercial Class line of products to bridge the gap between its 1600 Series Industrial Class products and the 3600 Series Production Class family of products. The…

  • Toray Plastics (America) celebrates 30 years of US manufacturing

    July 22, 2015
    "Most businesses never achieve this milestone," says Mike Brandmeier, president and CEO.

  • UPM Raflatac to open slitting and distribution terminal in Dallas

    July 22, 2015
    The partnership with Southwest Label Stock improves service to customers in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

  • Label promotions go off the beaten path

    Mark Lusky || July 21, 2015
    Labels are a product’s “front door.” While websites, social media and collateral materials support promotion of a product, its most powerful and up-close marketing tool is the omnipresent label. Of course, it isn’t always use…

  • Industry People

    Industry People

    July 21, 2015
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ACOBAN – Monterrey, Mexico – José Alfonso Rubio has fulfilled his two year term as ACOBAN president and named Gerardo González as the association’s new president. Jorge…

  • Phoenix Challenge annual golf tournament announced

    July 21, 2015
    The Phoenix Challenge Foundation (PCF) has announced the date for its annual golf tournament. The event will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at Stonebridge Golf Club in Monroe, NC, USA. The PCF Golf Tournament is the primary fundraiser supporting…

  • Program announced for TLMI Technical Conference

    July 21, 2015
    TLMI will be holding the association’s 12th Technical Conference at the Swissotel in Chicago, September 1-3, 2015. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Breaking Boundaries: Insight into Business Strategy and Technical Operations&…

  • RafCycle partners win FINAT Recycling Awards

    July 21, 2015
    UPM Raflatac’s RafCycle partners Helf Etiketten and Bel Leerdammer won the 2015 FINAT Recycling Awards for recycling self-adhesive label liners. Austrian label printer Helf Etiketten and Dutch end user Bel Leerdammer, manufacturer of Leerdammer…

  • 35th FINAT Label Award winners announced

    35th FINAT Label Award winners announced

    July 21, 2015
    During the FINAT European Label Forum, the association announced the winners of the 35th FINAT Label Awards Competition. Welcoming several new contestants to the growing portfolio of high quality entrants, the number of participants increased slightl…

  • Awards aplenty in Amsterdam

    July 21, 2015
    FINAT’s former president Kurt Walker has been chosen as the recipient of the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Label Industry Global Awards. Judging for the 12th annual awards program took place during the recent FINAT Eur…

  • Film Substrates

    Film Substrates

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || July 21, 2015
    A look at the films currently being offered by industry suppliers

  • Hybrid Printing

    Hybrid Printing

    Martin Leonhard || July 21, 2015
    Is the future already here?

  • Economic Report

    Steve Katz, Editor || July 21, 2015
    With the help of three industry experts, we take a glance at M&A activity, the job market and the outlook for flexography.

  • UV LED Technology: Getting Started

    UV LED Technology: Getting Started

    Steve Katz, Editor || July 21, 2015
    Phoseon’s narrow web expert addresses some frequently asked questions about the emerging curing technology.

  • Beer Labels

    Beer Labels

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || July 21, 2015
    Beer labels become big business

  • Narrow Web Profile: Computype

    Narrow Web Profile: Computype

    Steve Katz, Editor || July 21, 2015
    The tracking and identification expert celebrates a milestone while looking to the future.

  • Sleek and sustainable

    Sleek and sustainable

    July 21, 2015
    Method Products has expanded its liquid laundry offering, introducing its new 4X Concentrated Detergent product in a 53oz polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle containing 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET resin from Amcor Rigid Plastics, one of…

  • An inside look at an equipment manufacturer’s innovative mindset

    An inside look at an equipment manufacturer’s innovative mindset

    Rock LaManna || July 21, 2015
    “We’re not afraid of initial failures.” It’s a mantra you rarely hear from a company. But at Delta ModTech, these failures are an indication of a much bigger picture: Taking risks. It’s the platform on which this convert…

  • A performance in many acts

    Jack Kenny || July 21, 2015
    Digital print: self-resurrecting and magical

  • Climate change, legal prostitution and the pine beetle

    Calvin Frost || July 21, 2015
    Some of you may know that I live in Chicago. As a Midwestern transplant I read as much as possible about our region – its successes, cleaner Great Lakes, for example. And, its failures, stock piling petcoke, the by-product generated during the…

  • French leave

    French leave

    John Penhallow || July 21, 2015
    In case any readers of L&NW are planning to holiday in France this summer, they should note that the rentrée this year falls on September 1. In case any readers don’t know what the rentrée is, well, it’s the most importa…