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  • UPM Raflatac to acquire Gascogne’s labelstock operations

    July 10, 2012
    UPM Raflatac, a leading global supplier of self-adhesive labelstock, has signed an agreement to acquire the business operations of Gascogne Laminates Switzerland SA. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The closing of the acqui…

  • Bizerba moves into new facility

    Bizerba moves into new facility

    July 10, 2012
    Bizerba North America’s USA Label Solutions Division has announced the move of its Forest Hill office to 1804 Fashion Court, Joppa, MD, USA. According to the company, this new facility will allow ample space to house Bizerba’s custom…

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    July 10, 2012
    The judging panel for the Label Industry Global Awards 2012 met recently to review the nominations and has announced that Steve Lee is the winner of the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award. Lee is the vice president of technology at RotoMetri…

  • Infinity Foils named Nakai distributor

    Infinity Foils named Nakai distributor

    July 10, 2012
    Infinity Foils has been named the exclusive North American distributor for Nakai. The appointment is effective immediately, according to Naoyuki Shigeta, senior executive vice president of Nakai International Corp. &ldquo…

  • WS Packaging acquires Consolidated Products

    July 10, 2012
    WS Packaging Group has acquired Consolidated Products Inc., a label converter located in Knoxville, TN, USA. Consolidated Products produces compliance labels for industrial products; manufactures flexo, digital and domed labels; markets thermal trans…

  • FLEXcon announces post-consumer waste release liner

    July 10, 2012
    FLEXcon has announced the availability of its new post-consumer waste (PCW) 50 lb. kraft roll form release liner, made from 30% post-consumer waste. The new PCW liner gives converters the option to provide a greener product to their customers. To ad…

  • Sign of the times

    Steve Katz, Editor || July 10, 2012
    At the recent FINAT Congress in Athens, a speaker addressing the audience made the requisite request that attendees switch their cell phones and mobile devices to “silent” mode. He didn’t say to turn them off. In fact, as he made th…

  • Flexo plates

    July 10, 2012
    The conventional and digital nyloflex ACE NEW printing plates is being be launched in Western Europe and North America. These high durometer flexographic plates offer premium quality in flexible packaging, corrugated preprint, beverage packaging and…

  • desktop label printer

    July 10, 2012
    Intec Printing Solutions Ltd. has introduced a new desktop digital label printer. An agreement was signed between iSys Label, the Canada-based manufacturer of the Edge 850, and Intec Printing Solutions Ltd. Intec is the sole distributor for the label…

  • Track and trace

    July 10, 2012
    The Atlantic Zeiser Group has introduced PMP, its new software platform for track & trace and anti-counterfeiting solutions.  PMP is able to control the entire production, identification and dispatch process of packages for pharmaceutical pr…

  • Flexo Products

    July 10, 2012
    DuPont Packaging Graphics, one of the world’s leading suppliers of flexographic printing systems in digital and conventional formats, recently launched its next-generation DuPont Cyrel plates, equipment and workflow solutions that optimize qual…

  • stain removing pad

    stain removing pad

    July 10, 2012
    Harper Corporation of America’s HarperScientific division has announced the launch of the X-Cel Pad. Developed to micro-scrub the anilox surface and release the stain from the ceramic, the X-Cel Pad is typically used with water or solvent. T…

  • coating system

    July 10, 2012
    Hadronics, in partnership with Nation Coating Systems, has announced the creation of Hadron SR, a self release coating system carried on the surface and in the pores of a thermal sprayed carried bond to the roll surface. Because it is in the pores as…

  • In-line Primer

    July 10, 2012
    Masterpiece Graphix (MGX) is now a distributor for Michelman in-line primer products for the HP Indigo 6000 and 6600. MGX can now provide end-to-end products for all HP Indigo presses, including those furnished with an in-line priming unit. MGX will…

  • durable film

    July 10, 2012
    MACtac Printing Products has added to its Durable Film product line with FDD6919, a new resilient label optimized for label and impact printing. Ideal for chemical drum labeling, the new FDD6919 offers high strength, tear resistance, dimensional stab…

  • coating capabilities

    July 10, 2012
    Masterpiece Graphix (MGX) has added technologies for coating applications, serving a multitude of industries including aerospace, electronics and the medical field, which allows it to provide an extensive range of coating products like anti-corrosive…

  • Digital web press

    July 10, 2012
    OKI Data Americas anounces a limited time promotion on the purchase of the pro510DW Digital Web Press – part of the OKI proColor series. Through July 2012, those who purchase a pro510DW through an authorized proColor reseller will receive a kit…

  • air nozzles

    air nozzles

    July 10, 2012
    Exair’s family of Air Nozzles – from the tiny new Model 1108SS Atto Super Air Nozzle at 2.0 ounces (56.7 grams) of blowing force to the high power Model 1120 Large Super Air Nozzle at 23 pounds (10.4 kg) of strong blowoff force –…

  • dual tamp label printer

    July 10, 2012
    Tharo Systems’ PA1200DT Dual Tamp Label Printer/Applicator can print and apply labels to two adjacent carton/product surfaces: front and side, front and top, or a simple front apply. The PA1200DT was designed, engineered and built by Tharo Syst…

  • Thermal roller info

    July 10, 2012
    Menges Roller Company has announced the launch of its new Thermal Roller Information Program. This campaign is being spearheaded by the release of new online content which can be seen at the company website, and will be followed by a series of multim…

  • synthetic substrates

    synthetic substrates

    July 10, 2012
    GPA has a new addition to its collection of Ultra Digital Synthetic Substrates: Double Opaque and Near Dead Opaque Styrene for HP Indigo presses. Styrene is a durable substrate that offers added stability and resilience over papers while serving a…

  • bar code verifier

    bar code verifier

    July 10, 2012
    Webscan Inc. has announced the debut of its new handheld bar code verifier, TruCheck Optima. It provides a fully-integrated and portable TruMatrix imaging head that connects to a PC through a USB port. Features include a CCD imager with integrated…

  • workflow connectivity

    July 10, 2012
    EFI has teamed up with Kodak to develop connectivity between Kodak Prinergy Workflow and EFI Fiery Digital Print Servers, providing print service providers with a fully-integrated product that allows them to manage jobs for multiple offset and digita…

  • low migration adhesives

    July 10, 2012
    Henkel is now offering low migration versions of its water-based adhesives under its Adhesin brand. Product variants are available for different application systems, such as rollers and nozzles. In its Adhesin Low Migration series, Henkel says it has…

  • iphone, ipad apps

    iphone, ipad apps

    July 10, 2012
    Pamarco Global Graphics has launched its Flexo Application for the iPhone and iPad. The app is the first of its kind in the industry and allows printers and OEM companies to choose the optimum engraving brand, anilox calculations for line and scre…

  • rotary knife assembly

    rotary knife assembly

    July 10, 2012
    Azco Corp. has introduced the MC-110 minicut rotary knife assembly. It features an extended shaft with a gear, pulley, or direct motor drive. This smaller, shear-cut unit offers clean, precise cuts on film, foil, paper, nonwovens and most flexible…

  • Ultrasonic technology

    July 10, 2012
    Alphasonics has introduced Betasound, a simultaneous application of both high and low ultrasonic frequency pairings, combined with extremely wide frequency sweeps and multiple sweep rates to “deliver a quantum leap in anilox cleaning technology…

  • rotary screen inks

    July 10, 2012
    Flint Group Narrow Web is introducing a series of high-performance flexo and rotary screen inks for UV LED curing under the EkoCure brand.  These inks will be the first commercially available inks designed for combination print formulated specif…

  • film base

    July 10, 2012
    Technicote is has announced the launch of its new Technicote Membership Card polypropylene film base, a pressure sensitive coupon product designed for direct mail packages that require cards to be affixed to continuous forms or cut sheets. It consist…


    July 10, 2012
    MACtac Printing Products has secured Underwriters Laboratories (UL) recognition for Flint Group inks when used with its durable film product line, including 3.4-mil white vinyl, 2.6-mil white polypropylene, 2.0-mil white and clear polyester and 2.0-m…

  • africa, middle east market study

    July 10, 2012
    AWA Alexander Watson Associates has announced that it will publish a report titled Labeling Markets Africa and Middle East Market Study & Sourcebook 2012. This is AWA’s first assessment of this region. The report details the main label tech…

  • diecutting

    July 10, 2012
    The KTI DRR 10 and DRR 13 series of re-register diecutting products for smaller digital label printing presses allows printed webs to be finished quickly and economically. The machine offers the flexibility to produce roll-to-roll or roll-to-sheet la…

  • laser ablative dry film

    laser ablative dry film

    July 10, 2012
    In cooperation with the Swiss Folex AG, Flint Group Flexographic Products has developed a laser ablative dry film. It is designed for imaging on infrared laser systems, such as digital flexo or letterpress imagesetters. The imaged film can be used…

  • Social media measurement

    Social media measurement

    James Lowry and Christy Correll || July 10, 2012
    Marketers have been doing what we now call “social media” for a long time: communicating with people through media and social interactions. The term social media, though, specifically refers to interacting with people on the Internet, whi…

  • Wink announces aligning tool, expands sales team

    July 3, 2012
    In just a few steps, the ProMount provides operator comfort and safety while optimizing diecutting results.

  • TLMI unveils new logo

    TLMI unveils new logo

    July 3, 2012
    The new logo embraces the future while reflecting the association's reverence for its past.

  • Mark Andy UK opens new showroom

    July 3, 2012
    The newly opened showroom currently features two Mark Andy Performance Series machines, as well as a Rotoflex VSI 330.

  • Bunting Magnetics receives business honors

    July 3, 2012
    The company was recognized by three separate organizations for its exporting excellence.

  • Channeled Resources names new director of sustainability

    July 3, 2012
    Dave Robinson will be responsible for providing alternatives to landfills.

  • Drupa roundup

    Drupa roundup

    Dave Savastano, Editor, Ink World || July 3, 2012
    The label industry showcased a wide range of innovations in Düsseldorf.

  • Anti-counterfeiting conference coming to Chicago

    July 3, 2012
    AWA is inviting brand owners to attend free of charge.

  • Repacorp announces management changes

    July 2, 2012
    The growing converter has also broken ground on the expansion of its Ohio headquarters.

  • Matik signs distributor agreement with Melzer

    July 2, 2012
    Based in Germany, Melzer focuses on 'smart' products.

  • Steinhauser featured on Manufacturing Marvels

    June 28, 2012
    The video spot regularly highlights American manufacturers and their products and processes.

  • Indonesia to host Label Summit

    June 28, 2012
    The May 2013 event comes in response to the region's increased demand for self adhesive labels.

  • Meech unveils new website

    June 28, 2012
    The updated site provides user-friendly access and educational new product animations.

  • Mark Andy reports strong Latin America sales

    June 26, 2012
    In two years, more than 15 Performance Series machines have been installed throughout the region.

  • Edale relaunches RFID line with Chinese partner

    June 26, 2012
    G-Sight has a strong background in commercial security applications.

  • Bluestar Silicones opens new SC facility

    June 25, 2012
    The multi-million-dollar investment in York is the centerpiece of Bluestar Silicones’ strategic growth plan.

  • Flint Group names distributor of the year

    June 25, 2012
    Maccingraf SRL has considerably extended its market share in Italy.