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  • Multi-layer ADHESIVE

    Multi-layer ADHESIVE

    September 9, 2014
    Herma is applying its innovative multi-layer adhesive 62Gpt to a transparent film. Forming part of the HERMAperfectTack range, the adhesive is designed to offer outstanding initial tack even in difficult conditions. It is being applied to the Herm…

  • OVERLAMINATE

    September 9, 2014
    FLEXcon, a manufacturer of adhesive coating and laminating, has announced the expansion of its JETbond product line with the introduction of JETbond 42178, a clear gloss overlaminating vinyl, coated with a permanent adhesive which was designed to bon…

  • SECURITY PAPER

    SECURITY PAPER

    September 9, 2014
    Mitsubishi HiTec Paper has introduced a new coated inkjet paper. MH 1484 CCB is equipped at the factory with a distinctive and anti-counterfeit security feature: a colored inlay. By simply tearing the paper, the blue inlay is visible. Thus, an on-…

  • CROSS GRAIN BRUSHED PATTERN

    September 9, 2014
    Metal FX Films has introduced Metallized Cross Grain Brushed. “The dramatic appearance will guarantee brand owners that their package will get the shoppers attention,” the company says. “This new design is the result of input from p…

  • UV LED COATINGS

    September 9, 2014
    Flint Group Narrow Web has introduced a new range of UV LED Coatings under the EkoCure brand name. Flint Group’s EkoCure Coatings are developed using specially selected raw materials that match the narrow and targeted wavelength area that is ty…

  • AUTOMATIC POSITIONING SYSTEM

    AUTOMATIC POSITIONING SYSTEM

    September 9, 2014
    Dienes has developed an automatic positioning system with material web tracking for inline slitting. For this new product, the basic knife holder positioning system was modified so that the knife holders and the bottom knives follow the diminution…

  • CARBONLESS PAPERS

    September 9, 2014
    Lecta has introduced Eurocalco Digital, its new range of carbonless papers in 75 g/m2, especially designed for sheet-fed digital printing. The new range consists of three types of sheets – CB, CFB, CF – in a wide variety of colors as well…

  • LASER MARKABLE MATERIAL

    September 9, 2014
    Polyonics has introduced new black and TrueWhite laser markable label materials (LML), tested to the GMW 14573 and GM 6121M performance requirements for automotive under-the-hood as well as plastics (low surface energy) label applications. These new…

  • ROTARY SCREEN WHITES

    September 9, 2014
    Flint Group Narrow Web North America has commercialized two new UV LED Rotary Screen Whites to compliment its EkoCure brand. This product is being touted by Flint Group as a “first-ever” technology for its ability to be used in combinatio…

  • Plate Mounting Systems

    Plate Mounting Systems

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || September 9, 2014
    High-quality plate mounting systems ensure accuracy from the very beginning of the workflow.

  • Equipment Acquisition

    Equipment Acquisition

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || September 9, 2014
    Label business owners must consider a multitude of factors before deciding to invest in new equipment.

  • Laser Diecutting

    Laser Diecutting

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 9, 2014
    Ideal for the short run, digital print market, the technology is picking up steam.

  • Narrow Web Profile:  Action Packaging Systems, Inc.

    Narrow Web Profile: Action Packaging Systems, Inc.

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 9, 2014
    An unwavering commitment to just-in-time delivery sets apart this multi-faceted company

  • Innovative Ink

    Innovative Ink

    September 9, 2014
    G3’s G Ink provides a color-shifting effect. Responding to research indicating a consumer is more likely to purchase a bottle once they pick it up from a shelf, G3 Enterprises is now offering G Ink, which the company says is revolutionizing…

  • How the Little Dog can sell to the Big Dogs

    Rock LaManna || September 9, 2014
    There’s little doubt: It’s a great time to sell your business. And the big dogs want to buy it. A combination of industry consolidation and steady performance by the label industry has made our sector an objective of the big dogs. The bi…

  • Digital’s steady growth

    Digital’s steady growth

    Jack Kenny || September 9, 2014
    A necessity in today’s label shop, digital print continues its advance.

  • Second chances

    Calvin Frost || September 9, 2014
    I was reading Dr. Seuss before I went to visit my friend Jack in the hospital. He had a terrible strain of pneumonia and nearly died. The staff at the hospital induced a coma for about two weeks. He lived with a respirator and a feeding tube during t…

  • The end of the United Kingdom?

    The end of the United Kingdom?

    John Penhallow || September 9, 2014
    North American readers surely have more important things to worry about than Scotland’s referendum, but just to remind you that on Thursday, September 18 of this year, when Scots go to the polls to vote on independence – a “yes&rdqu…

  • IMDA presents 2014 In-mold award winners

    IMDA presents 2014 In-mold award winners

    September 9, 2014
    Best Injection Molded (IML) Package Gold Award  TrustPack – Uncle Ben’s Submitted by: IPL Inc. Brand Owner: Mars Canada Molder: IPL Inc. Label Supplier: Inland Label Mars Canada approached IPL looking for a container that is reus…

  • Industry People

    Industry People

    September 9, 2014
      ACTION PACKAGING SYSTEMS, Ellington, CT, USA – Julian “Wally” Pocius (1) has been hired as a sales representative. ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH, USA – Stephani…

  • InfoTrends publishes digital label and packaging market forecast

    September 9, 2014
    InfoTrends’ recently published report, Color Digital Label and Packaging Market Forecast: 2013-2018, forecasts the markets for all major color digital printing technologies used to print packaging applications. Previous versions of this annual…

  • Eaglewood Technologies partners with Bingham Flexo Services

    September 9, 2014
    Eaglewood Technologies, makers of the Sanilox Anilox Roll Cleaning Systems, has announced a partnership with Bingham Flexo Services of Batavia, IL, USA. Bingham Flexo is a manufacturers representative of high quality flexographic products with a focu…

  • QuadTech announces partnership with Gallus

    September 9, 2014
    QuadTech, a press control technology company based in Sussex, WI, USA, has announced a new partnership with the Gallus Group to provide QuadTech closed-loop color control and color measurement systems for its offset, flexo and gravure presses. Utlizi…

  • Loparex now ISO 14001-2004 certified

    September 9, 2014
    Loparex, a supplier of release liners, has announced that its US corporate office and global manufacturing plants located in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands; Silvassa, India; and Guangzhou, China, are now ISO 14001-2004 Certified. Loparex&…

  • The Labeltape Group adds Epson SurePress

    The Labeltape Group adds Epson SurePress

    September 9, 2014
    Epson America has announced that The Labeltape Group, Inc. has purchased and installed the Epson SurePress L-4033AW for its label printing services. The Labeltape Group owns and operates two label printing companies – Labeltape in Caledonia, MI…

  • Kopco Graphics receives TLMI LIFE certification

    September 9, 2014
    TLMI has announced that West Chester, OH, USA-based Kopco Graphics has recently become LIFE certified and that the company is the 54th facility to achieve TLMI LIFE certification. The LIFE program was developed in order to assist TLMI members in fin…

  • BST and eltromat merge

    September 9, 2014
    BST International, an inspection system manufacturer headquarterd in Bielefeld, Germany, has announced it has acquired eltromat, a maker of inspection and color/register control equipment for the converting industry. eltromat is based in Leopoldsh&ou…

  • Altana invests in Landa

    September 9, 2014
    Altana, a Germany-based specialty chemicals group, and Landa Corporation, headquartered in Israel, have concluded an equity financing agreement under which Altana will invest €100 million ($135 million) for a minority stake in Landa Digital Prin…

  • Kocher + Beck partners with Lüscher

    September 9, 2014
    Kocher + Beck USA has announced it has recently signed an agreement with Lüscher Technologies to sell the Multi DX UV CTP systems within the USA and Canada. Lüscher, headquartered in Bleienbach, Switzerland, is known for its high quality, p…

  • Topflight goes hybrid with DICEweb inkjet engine

    Topflight goes hybrid with DICEweb inkjet engine

    September 9, 2014
    Topflight Corporation, a label printer and specialty converter, is the latest company to install a DICEweb color inkjet system from Prototype & Production Systems, Inc. (PPSI) of Plymouth, MN. Touted as capable of running at twice the speed of…

  • The Label Printers participates at Brand Protection Summit

    September 9, 2014
    The Label Printers’ was invited to participate at UL’s recent Brand Protection Summit in Los Angeles, CA, USA, as an Interactive Round Table Leader. The Summit included UL clients, key law enforcement partners, invited guests, and a selec…

  • UPM Raflatac expands in Mexico

    September 9, 2014
    UPM Raflatac is planning to open a new slitting and distribution terminal in Guadalajara, Mexico, later this year. The terminal is scheduled to begin operations by the end of 2014, and will supply both paper and film label stocks to customers in Guad…

  • UPM Raflatac expands in Mexico

    September 9, 2014
    UPM Raflatac is planning to open a new slitting and distribution terminal in Guadalajara, Mexico, later this year. The terminal is scheduled to begin operations by the end of 2014, and will supply both paper and film label stocks to customers in Guad…

  • Wilson Manufacturing celebrates 35 years in business

    September 9, 2014
    Wilson Manufacturing, a St. Louis, MO-based supplier to the flexographic industry and leader in machine-sharpened dies, is marking its 35th year in business. From humble beginnings as a small, custom manufacturer, the company has evolved into a full-…

  • Avery Dennison announces second quarter results

    September 9, 2014
    Avery Dennison Corporation has announced preliminary, unaudited results for its second quarter ended June 28, 2014. “Second quarter results were in line with our overall expectations for both sales and earnings,” said Dean Scarborough, A…

  • IPT digital converts first Mark Andy 2200 into digital/flexo hybrid

    IPT digital converts first Mark Andy 2200 into digital/flexo hybrid

    September 9, 2014
    IPT digital recently converted its first Mark Andy 2200 series printing press, turning the standard printing platform into a hybrid digital/flexo machine. The company has already completed multiple installations of its JFlex870 digital conversion…

  • Multi-Plastics celebrates 35 years in business

    September 9, 2014
    Multi-Plastics Inc. has announced it will be celebrating its 35th year in business at Labelexpo Americas 2014. Incorporated in August 1979, John Parsio began with one slitter in one location supplying polystyrene window film to envelope manufact…

  • Erhardt+Leimer announces new NYSCAN Web:Inspector

    September 9, 2014
    Erhardt+Leimer (E+L) has announced the new NYSCAN Web:Inspector, what the company touts as “the premium in 100% Print Inspection.” The new NYSCAN Web:Inspector features a new interface redesigned with the user in mind. “The first t…

  • Peter Lynn upgrades to Xeikon 3300 label press

    September 9, 2014
    UK-based PeterLynn Ltd, Corby, has announced details of an upgrade to its 2012 Xeikon digital color press purchase in order to cope with the increased volume of label production being demanded by its customers. The field upgrade has enhanced the Xeik…

  • CCL acquires Swiss label company

    September 9, 2014
    CCL Industries Inc. has announced that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Bandfix AG, located near Zurich, Switzerland. Bandfix is a privately owned label company increasingly focused on European specialty customers with estimated sales for…

  • AWT Labels & Packaging adds Mark Andy P5 press

    September 9, 2014
    Minneapolis, MN-based AWT Labels & Packaging has announced the installation of a Mark Andy 17" P5 press. The new press, installed July 21, is equipped with two screen units, ten UV units, cold foil, film package, full chill system and a rail…

  • Brady transitions to Fujifilm’s Clarity flexo plates

    September 9, 2014
    Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, has introduced Clarity, a new line of water-washable flexo plates. The new plates are designed for high print quality at fast production times, while lowering cost-in-use compared to therm…

  • Diversified Labeling Solutions expands in Nevada

    September 9, 2014
    Diversified Labeling Solutions, Inc., a converter of pressure sensitive labels sold through distributors in a wide range of industries, including logistics, packaging, medical, consumer goods, industrial and distribution, has moved its office and man…

  • label.co.uk adds third HP Indigo press

    September 9, 2014
    label.co.uk (the label printers limited) is one of the largest online label printing companies in Europe, producing self-adhesive and wet glue labels. The company has announced the successful implementenation of an internet platform and comprehensive…

  • McDowell Label celebrates 10 new ‘Excellence in Printing’ awards

    September 9, 2014
    McDowell Label was recognized on April 27, in Baltimore, Maryland with a total of 10 new Excellence in Printing Awards by the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA). In the Narrow Web category, McDowell Label was awarded two of the seven Gold awar…

  • Omet’s JetPlus hits the market

    September 9, 2014
    Italian press manufacturer Omet has announced the launch of JetPlus, a new digital inkjet printer, designed to offer high-speed, inline printing and diecutting at a speed of 60 meters per minute. After passing a series of field tests, Omet says the n…

  • RotoMetrics shows new innovation, bids farewell to Steve Lee

    RotoMetrics shows new innovation, bids farewell to Steve Lee

    September 9, 2014
    RotoMetrics held an Open House at its world headquarters near St. Louis, MO, USA on June 27. The event was a celebration of the converting industry’s past, present and future. It was also an opportunity for RotoMetrics to show off of its new…

  • South Korea’s Hansol Group acquires Telrol

    September 9, 2014
    Hansol Paper, South Korea’s largest paper manufacturing company with $2 billion in annual sales, has announced the acquisition of the shares in Telrol B.V., a European leader in self-adhesive labels from Telrol Management B.V. One of Telrol&rsq…

  • OKI Data Americas announces new digital label printer

    September 9, 2014
    OKI Data Americas has announced availability of the new C711DW and HS711DLF – a high-quality digital color label printer and finishing system for short-run commercial applications. Together, these devices create full color finished labels on-de…

  • Prairie State installs Brookfield viscosity control system

    September 9, 2014
    Brookfield Engineering Laboratories Inc. has provided a multi-station viscosity control system to Prairie State Group (PSG), a custom printer and laminator of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive labels near Chicago, IL, USA. The new AST-100 Mu…