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    June 3, 2015
    Ashland Specialty Ingredients has commercialized five new products designed to answer both the demands of the growing printing and converting industry and the requirements of increasing global regulations for reduced energy consumption…


    June 3, 2015
    ID Technology has released its new patent-pending wipe-on module for the Model 250 and Model 252 label printer applicators. The technology previously applied to the Models 450 and 455. The new module has the flexibility to bolt onto the 250 and 252.…


    June 3, 2015
    Checkpoint Systems has released Slim and Whisper RFID labels for the health/beauty/cosmetics categories. The labels are designed to meet the market’s specific inventory management challenges based on their small size, SKU complexity and densely…



    June 3, 2015
    Nazdar has introduced a new 6800 Series narrow web ink. According to the company, a balanced photoinitiator system, combined with a solid production-proven ink set, offers the following: consistent colors, full base line to match any Pantone or cu…


    June 3, 2015
    Innovia Films has developed its first top-coated BOPP label films that are food contact compliant under European Union (EU) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations – UltraFoil CFA (clear) and WFA (white). UltraFoil CFA and WFA compl…


    June 3, 2015
    Michelman has introduced the latest addition to its line of HP-recommended DigiPrime digital press primers. Water-based DigiPrime 680 is formulated for use with the HP Indigo WS6X00 series of digital presses and is effective for flexible packaging pr…



    June 3, 2015
    SATO, a global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, has announced the launch of the new CL6NX, a 6" industrial thermal printer designed for easy integration and industrial strength durability. The p…



    June 3, 2015
    AirTrim has introduced the MITS-AIO-PF portable trim collection unit to chop and to collect up to two trims from a single converting line. This portable “All-In-One” unit is built around the Lundberg Tech cutters, which chop trim mater…


    June 3, 2015
    Loftware has announced additional enhancements to its line of browser based, all-in-one Enterprise Labeling Solution with Spectrum 2.5.3. This release adds to Spectrum’s label design capabilities, on-demand printing and architecture. New featu…



    June 3, 2015
    Officials at tesa tape have announced an expansion to the company’s line of two new splicing tapes designed for on-demand splicing of film webs during high-speed flexo printing applications. Based on the patented tesa EasySplice technology,…



    June 3, 2015
    GMG, a developer and supplier of high-end color management software, has released a new version of its award-winning multichannel profiling software, GMG OpenColor 2.0. Numerous new and optimized features have been embedded into a powerful new int…


    June 3, 2015
    Afinia Label has announced the availability of an optional label slitter rewinder for its L801 Color Label Printer. Afinia Label offers two color label printers. The Afinia L801 Color Label Printer is powered by Memjet technology, which gives it a p…



    June 3, 2015
    AccuWeb has released the EVO 150 web guide controller, which can perform DualEdge centerline guiding with one WideArray edge detector. The EVO 150 web guide controller is designed for web widths that are 18" or less. The web is automatically…


    June 3, 2015
    UPM Raflatac has launched a selection of labelstock products for wet wipes applications in Europe. The RafCare range includes adhesives combined with Clear and White PP label faces in different thicknesses to meet resealable labeling needs in numerou…


    June 3, 2015
    Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has introduced its Select Solutions Removables Portfolio in North America. The portfolio features a variety of paper and film facestocks matched with nine adhesives. This collection of 35 removable label c…

  • FTA finds the ‘Perfect Harmony’ at Annual Forum

    FTA finds the ‘Perfect Harmony’ at Annual Forum

    Steve Katz & Greg Hrinya || June 3, 2015
    Flexo education, accolades and networking took center stage in Nashville.

  • KDV Label calls AAA for Webtron restoration

    KDV Label calls AAA for Webtron restoration

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || June 3, 2015
    The Wisconsin converter takes a trip down Memory Lane with the help of AAA Press.

  • Durst’s Digital Days

    Durst’s Digital Days

    Steve Katz, Editor || June 3, 2015
    The inkjet press manufacturer showcased the Tau 330 during a three-day event in Italy.

  • Sustainability Update: Going green an industry staple

    Sustainability Update: Going green an industry staple

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || June 3, 2015
    Becoming more sustainable and environmentally friendly is now a core practice at most companies in the label industry. In today’s market, it is more of the rule than the exception. In 1987, the United Nations World Commission on Environment…

  • Narrow Web Profile:  The Ink Spot, Inc.

    Narrow Web Profile: The Ink Spot, Inc.

    Steve Katz, Editor || June 3, 2015
    A service-first approach to big-name customers has this California converter growing rapidly.

  • Mondi has it in the bag

    Mondi has it in the bag

    June 3, 2015
    Mondi has released two new bags designed to improve consumer goods packaging. According to the international packaging and paper group, a new highly stable, reclosable bag called the Flat Bottom Bag and the Square Bag are now available. The Flat B…

  • My story of ownership success in the converting industry

    Rock LaManna || June 3, 2015
    Nothing fast-tracks learning like experience. That couldn’t have been more true for me. For 17 years, I built and bought Vomela Company from my father, revamped it and sold it. Now, I’d like to share the industry knowledge I gained throug…

  • Bobst and Gidue

    Jack Kenny || June 3, 2015
    An equipment giant enters the narrow web arena with a modest acquisition.

  • Capitalism combats pollution

    Capitalism combats pollution

    Calvin Front || June 3, 2015
    I didn’t get invited to The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics Conference in Santa Barbara, CA, USA in March and I can’t figure out why. I’m the only voice of reason in the ongoing debate on “Emissons vs. Efficiency”…

  • Balkan business booms

    Balkan business booms

    John Penhallow || June 3, 2015
    Srbija is not the easiest word to pronounce, and even in its more usual spelling of Serbia, it is a country which Narrow Web Europe News has until now overlooked. Not any longer. With its capital, Belgrade, and its population of just over seven milli…

  • AIMCAL to host web coating conference

    June 3, 2015
    AIMCAL will host its Web Coating & Handling Conference 2015 from October 25-28, 2015, at the Naples Grande in Naples, FL, USA. The event will bring the web coating and finishing community together for networking and information exchange. AIMCAL…

  • Leadership change at TLMI

    June 3, 2015
    The TLMI Board of Directors has announced that TLMI President Frank Sablone will be stepping down from his daily activities effective January 1, 2016. The Board of Directors recently approved a succession plan which calls for a smooth transition of e…

  • FINAT announces webinar series, Recycling Awards competition

    FINAT announces webinar series, Recycling Awards competition

    June 3, 2015
    FINAT has announced a series of webinars designed to present the latest independent label industry knowledge and topics relevant to the future of the industry. The webinars are intended to offer a convenient tool at members’ fingertips to br…

  • Chemsultants’ Fish Allure wins AIMCAL award.

    Chemsultants’ Fish Allure wins AIMCAL award.

    June 3, 2015
       Fish Allure Mentor, OH-based Chemsultants International, Inc. has announced that its Fish Allure fishing bait product has been named an AIMCAL award winner. Each year, AIMCAL recognizes the best products and technologies in the indu…

  • Industry People

    Industry People

    June 3, 2015
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Anderson & Vreeland – Bryan, OH, USA – Sean Sawa, director of Canadian sales, has announced that Martin Schofield (1) will take over as the…

  • AVT partners with Global Vision

    AVT partners with Global Vision

    June 3, 2015
      Israel-based AVT, a leader in print inspection, print process control, and quality assurance, is joining forces with proofing systems provider Global Vision to offer advanced offline inspection solutions to the worldwide printing market.&…

  • Epson partners with ReThink Label Systems

    June 3, 2015
    Epson has released an industrial labeling printer with smart PrecisionCore print chip technology. Through a new partnership with ReThink Label Systems, a division of Labeltronix, the companies are trying to change how color labels are shipped and ide…

  • Dion Label Printing installs two HP Indigo WS6800 presses

    June 3, 2015
    Dion Label Printing has installed two new HP Indigo WS6800 digital printing presses. According to the company, it made the upgrade to this model for increased productivity through easy color management and enhanced capabilities. The roll-fed narrow…

  • Inland a winner in 2015 Graphics Excellence Awards

    June 3, 2015
    The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) has announced that Inland was a recipient in the 2015 Graphics Excellence Awards Competition. The judging was concluded on March 17-18, 2015, by a team of independent judges. The company won two Awards of…

  • EFI reports record first quarter revenue

    June 3, 2015
    EFI has announced its results for the first quarter of 2015. For the quarter ending on March 31, 2015, the company is reporting record first quarter revenue of $194.6 million, up 3% compared to first quarter 2014 revenue of $188.7 million. Non-GAAP…

  • Flint Group calls for entries for 11th Narrow Web Print Awards

    June 3, 2015
    Flint Group Narrow Web has officially opened its 11th annual Narrow Web Print Awards competition. Label converters from around the globe are encouraged to submit sample labels of their choosing for evaluation by a panel of industry judges.  The…

  • Uruguay’s Imprimex installs Xeikon 3050 digital label press

    June 3, 2015
    Xeikon has announced that Imprimex, a market leader in the Uruguayan packaging industry, has expanded its printing capacity with a Xeikon 3050 digital color press. The investment in the new press will allow the company to offer its label and folding…

  • Color-Logic certifies Graphium digital UV inkjet press

    June 3, 2015
    Color-Logic, the developer of the Process Metallic Color System, has certified the Graphium Digital UV Inkjet Press for use with Color-Logic files. Announcing the certification, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves comments, &ldqu…

  • Acucote passes British Standard BS5609

    June 3, 2015
    Acucote has achieved BS5609 Section 2 compliance. This certification includes the evaluation of two film products: Inkjet Kimdura with P50 permanent acrylic adhesive and 2.6 mil White Premium Thermal Transfer Polypropylene with P50 permanent acrylic…

  • Henkel acquires Novamelt

    June 3, 2015
    Henkel has signed an agreement to acquire Novamelt GmbH, a privately owned company based in the south of Germany. With this transaction, Henkel, a leading global provider of adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, will further enhance its compet…

  • Constantia Flexibles adopts LED UV technology

    June 3, 2015
    Constantia Flexibles has announced the inception of LED UV technology at its facility in Mason, OH, USA. Flint Group Narrow Web and Phoseon Technology have worked with the company since 2014 to implement the technology in its Spear printing presses.…

  • 21st Century Labels and Packaging to upgrade its HP Indigo WS6600

    June 3, 2015
    21st Century Labels and Packaging, a  Fort Lauderdale, FL-based label converter, has for 20 years operated conventional printing equipment to produce prime pressure sensitive labels, shrink films, folding cartons, pouches and stick packs, with o…

  • Label Traxx premieres short film: ‘Innovating with a Homegrown Label Print MIS’

    June 3, 2015
    Label Traxx has announced the release of its first short film titled: “Innovating with a Homegrown Label Print MIS.” This approximately three minute film documents the creative and somewhat arduous level employees will go to in managing t…

  • Schreiner honors Ritrama with ‘Supplier of the Year’ award

    June 3, 2015
    For the third time, the Schreiner Group has selected a “Supplier of the Year.” This year, the Supplier of the Year Award goes to Ritrama S.p.A. Ritrama supplies self-adhesive films and transfer adhesives to the Schreiner Group. Besides re…

  • Yazoo Mills expands Manufacturing and Distribution Center

    June 3, 2015
    Yazoo Mills, a manufacturer of paper tubes and cores, has announced it has been approved to expand its Manufacturing and Distribution Center, located in Hanover, PA, USA, by an additional 45,000 square feet. After only three years in operation, Yazoo…

  • Multi-Color exploring expansion into SE Asia

    June 3, 2015
    Multi-Color has expressed interest in  Super Enterprise Holdings Bhd, which would allow the company to expand into Southeast Asia. Super Enterprise, a self-adhesive label manufacturer in Malaysia, has received a “non-binding indication of…

  • Gidue expands North American presence

    June 3, 2015
    Gidue has announced the opening and expansion of its North American operations. Lance Shumaker, president of Gidue North America, is working closely with the company’s headquarters in Florence, Italy to expand its reach to new companies and sup…

  • UPM Raflatac labelstocks now FSC and PEFC certified in Mexico and Brazil

    June 3, 2015
    UPM Raflatac has announced it has achieved both FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody certifications for a wide range of labelstocks produced at its manufacturing facility in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and for the slitting and distribution operations in Mexico…

  • AWT Labels & Packaging adds shrink sleeve capability

    June 3, 2015
    Minneapolis, MN-based AWT Labels & Packaging has announced it now has added Karlville sleeving equipment and is now able to produce shrink sleeves for its customers. “Shrink sleeves have become increasingly popular based on the brand owner…

  • DFI announces 12th Annual Scholarship Drive Golf Outing

    June 3, 2015
    DiTrolio Flexographic Institute’s (DFI) 12th Annual Scholarship Drive Golf Outing will take place Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at White Pines Golf Club in Bensenville, IL, USA, with a Modified Shotgun Start at 1:00 PM. The purpose of the event is…