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  • Hooven-Dayton wins minority business loan

    July 23, 2008
    Hooven-Dayton wins minority business loan Hooven Dayton Corporation, based in Dayton, OH, USA, has been awarded a $350,000 Minority Business Direct Loan by the Minority Development Financing Advisory Board of the state of Ohio. The loan will enable…

  • 2008 Mid-Year Economic Report

    2008 Mid-Year Economic Report

    Jack Kenny || July 21, 2008
    A year of challenge

  • Waste Recycling

    Waste Recycling

    Steve Katz || July 21, 2008
    As label converters strive for sustainability, it's important to take a look at what can become of the waste.

  • Mid Atlantic Label

    Mid Atlantic Label

    Steve Katz || July 21, 2008
    It's an exciting time for this award winning Maryland converter.

  • SMAG to market Aquaflex equipment in Europe

    July 8, 2008
    After its “velvet divorce” from GIDUE, and having installed 26 of the Italian manufacturer’s presses in France, SMAG has now announced a new partnership with Aquaflex, a manufacturer of flexographic presses for labels and flexible packaging.

  • New FPA brochure focuses on value and sustainability

    June 3, 2008
    The Flexible Packaging Association’s new education and marketing brochure incorporates information and data on the value proposition of flexible packaging, and the sustainable aspects of flexible packaging.

  • Hooven-Dayton wins minority business loan

    May 28, 2008
    Hooven-Dayton is awarded a 3 percent minority business loan by the state of Ohio that will help with the purchase of a new Nilpeter press.

  • Servo press web width addition

    May 20, 2008
    Servo press web width addition Aquaflex Duncansville PA USA Aquaflex announces the introduction of the new ELS Servo press with a 16" web width. Originally available in 10" x 13" web widths, The new 16" ELS Servo offers a great…

  • SMAG establishes

    May 20, 2008
    SMAG establishes a sales office in USA SMAG, a French manufacturer and distributor of printing and converting equipment for the label and flexible packaging industry, has opened a branch office in the United States to handle sales in the US and Can…

  • Flint acquires Siegwerk

    May 20, 2008
    Flint acquires Siegwerk in Australia, New Zealand Flint Group has signed an agreement with Siegwerk Group to acquire Siegwerk’s packaging ink business in Australia and New Zealand. The agreement includes the intangible assets, sales, marketin…

  • Cortegra moves HQ

    May 20, 2008
    Cortegra moves HQ in New Jersey Cortegra, a manufacturer of labels and packaging products for the pharmaceutical industry, is moving its headquarters from Fairfield, NJ, USA, to nearby Parsippany. The new 12,000 square foot office will enable Corte…

  • Cortegra Group’s new website lets customers track orders

    May 14, 2008
    Cortegra Group Inc., Parsippany, NJ, USA, a provider of packaging products for the pharmaceutical and related industries, recently launched its new website at www.cortegra.com.

  • Label Summit Latin America

    Label Summit Latin America

    Steve Katz || May 13, 2008
    Long considered to be an emerging market for labels, Latin America is proving itself

  • European Label Markets

    European Label Markets

    John Penhallow || May 13, 2008
    Europe is a grand mixture � an agglomeration, some might say � of cultures and economies. The label scene, still healthy but in flux, mirrors the continent's diversity.

  • Plant Safety

    Plant Safety

    Steve Katz || May 13, 2008
    Clear, organized and detailed safety programs protect the converter's greatest asset: people.

  • Star Label Products

    Star Label Products

    Jack Kenny || May 13, 2008
    A Pennsylvania converter, focusing on food and cosmetics, has the capacity and speed to meet the swift turnaround needs of its customers.

  • Packaging industry report cites record activities for 2007

    April 29, 2008
    BMO Capital Markets' has released its annual report on M&A activity in the packaging industry.

  • Aquaflex adds a 16” web width to its ELS Servo line

    April 22, 2008
    Aquaflex announces the introduction of the new ELS Servo press with a 16” web width.

  • Midweb Flexo

    Midweb Flexo

    Jack Kenny || April 8, 2008
    It's a big investment that comes with challenges, but a midweb press can open doors to profitable markets.

  • Cortegra moves headquarters to Parsippany, NJ, USA

    April 8, 2008
    Cortegra, a manufacturer of labels and packaging products for the pharmaceutical industry, is moving its headquarters from Fairfield, NJ, USA, to nearby Parsippany.

  • SMAG opens a branch in USA

    April 8, 2008
    SMAG, a French manufacturer and distributor of printing and converting equipment for the label and flexible packaging industry, has announced its intention to open a branch office in the United States to handle sales in the US and Canada.

  • The Control Group

    The Control Group

    Jack Kenny || April 7, 2008
    A New Jersey converter has found a profitable niche

  • Flint Group acquires Siegwerk’s packaging ink business in Australia and New Zealand

    March 26, 2008
    Flint Group has signed an agreement with Siegwerk Group to acquire Siegwerks’s packaging ink business in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Signing off with a look back at European trends

    March 25, 2008
    Signing off with a look back at European trends After nine years or so, this is my final Europe column. Wearing my somewhat battered freelance hat, I will still be scribbling selectively on the labeling scene, but it’s now time to be doing oth…

  • Industry boosters flaunt facets of flexo at Drupa

    March 25, 2008
    Industry boosters flaunt facets of flexo at Drupa Normally flexo plays a walk-on part at the Drupa shows. This time an alliance of 19 graphic arts suppliers intend to raise its profile and “change perceptions about using the process in packagi…

  • Clondalkin Group acquires Accutech Films

    March 25, 2008
    Clondalkin Group acquires Accutech Films Clondalkin Group, an international producer of flexible and specialist packaging products, has acquired Accutech Films Inc., of Coldwater, OH, USA, a producer of customized flexible plastic films for industri…

  • Stork Prints to supply screen units for Omet presses

    March 18, 2008
    Stork Prints, a producer of rotary screen technology, based in Boxmeer, the Netherlands, will supply Italian press manufacturer Omet with dedicated RSI (Rotary Screen Integration) modules for the Varyflex 520mm and 670mm combination presses.

  • Narrow Web Europe

    March 14, 2008
    Drupa is the showcase for the latest inkjet technology

  • The Importance of Maintaining & Managing Anilox Inventory for Flexo Operations

    The Importance of Maintaining & Managing Anilox Inventory for Flexo Operations

    Bill Poulson || March 13, 2008
    The anilox roller is a critical component in flexography operations on a day-to-day basis, and the ceramic laser engraved anilox in particular has lent stability to the flexo process. These two facts alone are reason enough to pay special attention t…

  • Smart Labels

    Smart Labels

    Leah Genuario || March 13, 2008
    Today's smart labels come in many forms and functions, not just RFID.

  • RFID Label Market

    RFID Label Market

    Leah Genuario || March 13, 2008
    A look at the RFID label industry since Wal-Mart's well known mandate.

  • Dion Label Printing

    Dion Label Printing

    Jack Kenny || March 13, 2008
    Market diversity, pursuit of digital printing and a focus on environmental quality are hallmarks of this Massachusetts converter.

  • Clondalkin Group acquires Accutech Films

    January 16, 2008
    Clondalkin Group has acquired Acctech Films, of Ohio, a producer of customized flexible packaging films.

  • Huge pharma order places the accent on the tactile

    January 16, 2008
    Huge pharma order places the accent on the tactile Ditone Labels, part of Clondalkin’s specialist packaging division, has won an order to produce 20 million Braille labels over the next two years for Aspar, a manufacturer of analgesic products…

  • Digital offset product line

    January 16, 2008
    Digital offset product line Avery Dennison Painesville OH USA Avery Dennison’s Graphics & Reflective Products Division has launched the Fasson Digital Offset product line. The line was developed with the HP Indigo Group and can be used i…

  • Laminating system

    January 16, 2008
    Laminating system AB Graphic International East Yorkshire UK AB Graphic International has developed the Digilam 330 film laminating system. The line is capable of laminating on a range of narrow web, flexible packaging materials using aqueous adhe…

  • Struggles of a small converter; Mark Andy makes

    January 16, 2008
    By Greg Grishchenko During my last visit to Kyiv in 2005 to report about the label industry in Ukraine, I was impressed by the obvious progress playing off the rapid growth of domestic food produce. Since gaining independence in 1991, Ukraine has pu…

  • Basics of in-mold labeling to be presented

    January 16, 2008
    Basics of in-mold labeling to be presented The “ABCs of IML: A Basic Course” will be presented Thursday, March 27, 2008, at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center Chicago North Shore, Skokie, IL, USA. Offered annually since 1989,…

  • acpo begins expansion at headquarters plant

    January 16, 2008
    acpo begins expansion at headquarters plant acpo ltd., a manufacturer of self-wound pressure sensitive roll label films based in Oak Harbor, OH, USA, has begun a 20,000 square foot plant expansion to its facility. The expansion is scheduled to be co…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    January 15, 2008
    Label materials take a hit as UPM cuts back production

  • Print Management Systems

    Print Management Systems

    January 15, 2008
    Ever evolving to help printers and converters manage the intricacies of their operations, print management systems continue to improve business and production functions in new and useful ways. Some companies design their own systems, while others employ those designed for label converters. For this feature article we invited six developers of such systems to describe their products and what they offer to the printer.

  • Tabco Inc.

    Tabco Inc.

    Jack Kenny || January 15, 2008
    Specialization in a strong industry and technological savvy are keys to success for this Kansas converter.

  • First film rewinder sale matches new concept in print

    December 11, 2007
    AB Graphic International has announced the sale of its first Omega FSR film rewinder to West Yorkshire based SA Labels Limited.

  • Basics of in-mold labeling to be presented at conference

    December 11, 2007
    The “ABC’s of IML: A Basic Course” will be presented March 27 at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center in Skokie, IL, USA

  • acpo announces plant expansion

    December 4, 2007
    acpo ltd., a manufacturer of self-wound pressure sensitive roll label films based in Oak Harbor, OH, USA, has begun a 20,000 square foot plant expansion to its facility.

  • RADIUS SOLUTIONS, Chicago, IL, USA — The company has announced the addition of two new staff members: Kip Johnson and John Reynolds.

    November 19, 2007
    RADIUS SOLUTIONS, Chicago, IL, USA — The company has announced the addition of two new staff members: Kip Johnson and John Reynolds. Johnson joined the sales team at Radius Solutions and will be primarily responsible for sales in the flexible p…

  • Hammer Packaging wins business ethics award

    November 19, 2007
    Hammer Packaging wins business ethics award Hammer Packaging, of Rochester, NY, USA, has been named a recipient of the 2007 Rochester Business Ethics Award. Hammer won in the large company category for firms with 250 employees or more. Established…

  • Variable Information Printers

    Variable Information Printers

    November 2, 2007
    These pieces of equipment allow converters to offer more options to customers: printing of bar codes, coupons, tickets, and security features.

  • Brand Security Forum

    Brand Security Forum

    Michelle Sartor || November 2, 2007
    AWA Alexander Watson Associates and the Brand Protection Alliance hosted the annual Product Authentication and Brand Security Conference

  • The Top 10 Challenges of Digital Printing

    The Top 10 Challenges of Digital Printing

    Peter Renton || November 2, 2007
    Suggestions from a practitioner