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  • A tale of two converters: in Germany…

    A tale of two converters: in Germany…

    John Penhallow || April 8, 2016
    France is the home of many good wines, but your (Versailles-based) correspondent is not averse to visiting the beer-drinking regions of Europe. Since the last issue of L&NW he has been traveling to Britain and Germany, and in particular visited t…

  • Belgian blues

    Belgian blues

    John Penhallow || January 24, 2014
    Mark Twain’s advice for making money was “Buy shares, wait for them to go up, then sell. If they don’t go up, don’t buy them.” Fund managers with the Bencis Capital Partners might possibly be pondering that piece of home…

  • Always look on the bright side…

    Always look on the bright side…

    John Penhallow, Contributing Editor || April 10, 2013
    If the future looks bleak for you, take comfort in the fact that it could be worse. You might for example be the organizer of Ipex, which used to be billed (unofficially) as Britain’s answer to Dusseldorf-based Interpack. The German packaging s…

  • Fearing migration

    Fearing migration

    January 23, 2013
    Many European countries, most notably Germany and Britain, seem to have an almost pathological fear of migration. Not the kind that has boat people landing in quiet creeks (though lots of people are afraid of that too), but the migration of nasty che…

  • A Paragon of virtue

    October 14, 2008
    A Paragon of virtue In the UK, landfill is still the number one destination for both household garbage and industrial packaging waste. Now Paragon, one of the UK’s major label and packaging converters, has started offering customers and non-cu…

  • Talking turkey

    October 14, 2008
    Talking turkey As already reported in Label & Narrow Web, the 2009 FINAT congress will be held in Turkey, and co-hosted by the Turkish Label Association ESD. Turkey’s population of 73 million places it third biggest in Europe, after Russia…

  • Grayscale inkjet head

    July 19, 2005
    Grayscale inkjet head comes out of the closet For several years we have been hearing how grayscale-quality inkjet will be the next big breakthrough in digital color printing. One of the noisiest vendors in this field has been Xaar, based in Cambrid…

  • SE Labels acquired

    July 18, 2005
    SE Labels acquired by Scandinavian group Skanem Industries, a Norwegian-based packaging company, has its sights on SE Labels. With a turnover of over $170 million, the SE group is arguably Europe’s largest producers of self-adhesive labels: I…

  • Xeikon is now

    July 18, 2005
    Xeikon is now a protected species Digital printing may be a hot topic, but it’s not just users who need deep pockets and strong nerves. Investors in Xeikon, for example, have their own anxious moments. Its subsidiary Xeikon France was the fir…

  • Retrofit print module

    July 18, 2005
    Digital printing is evolving fast and the latest technical options could signal a greater involvement among converters. It is also creating some unlikely partnerships among suppliers. One of the latest brings together Mark Andy and Barco Graphics&rsq…