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  • Printed Electronics

    Printed Electronics

    Jack Kenny || February 27, 2007
    A new industry, in its embryonic stage today, can shape the future of printing, as well as just about every other industry on the planet.

  • Narrow Web Profile: J.R. Cole Industries

    Narrow Web Profile: J.R. Cole Industries

    Jack Kenny || February 27, 2007
    A full service printing, packaging and prepress company makes inroads into new technologies.

  • RFID Converting Machinery

    RFID Converting Machinery

    February 27, 2007
    The creation of labels containing RFID circuitry requires sophisticated and exacting equipment. Following is an overview of several of the products available in the narrow web marketplace today from some of the industry's top manufacturers.

  • MACtac adds to capabilities with Pennsylvania coater

    February 27, 2007
    MACtac, a supplier of pressure sensitive adhesive materials headquartered in Stow, OH, USA, has purchased a new coater. The investment is part of the company’s growth initiatives affecting all of the commercial areas it serves, and will be inst…

  • RFID Market Update

    RFID Market Update

    Michelle Sartor || February 26, 2007
    RFID growth did not meet expectations in 2006, but those involved believe that adoption will continue as businesses realize the benefits of the technology.

  • 2007 North American Label Study published by TLMI

    February 13, 2007
    The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) has published the 2007 edition of the North American Label Study (NALS), which provides an overview of the pressure sensitive label and product decoration market. The study gives TLMI member companies…

  • Nilpeter pushes offset sales to meet rising interest

    January 23, 2007
    Responding to a greater interest in rotary UV offset printing, especially among high-end converters in the EU countries, Nilpeter plans to boost spending on its UV rotary offset press sales budget by 50 percent in the current trading year. “…

  • Stork Prints acquires

    January 23, 2007
    Stork Prints acquires AKL Flexo Technik Expectations of a bright future for flexo sleeve technology have prompted Stork Prints Group to acquire AKL Flexo Technik, a leading producer and innovator of in-the-round flexo sleeves. Stork manufactures fl…

  • WATER INK TECHNOLOGIES, Lincolnton, NC, USA Neal Bogart

    January 23, 2007
    WATER INK TECHNOLOGIES, Lincolnton, NC, USA — Neal Bogart has joined the company’s technical sales staff with over 18 years of UV and water-based ink and coating experience. He is responsible for the narrow web, wide web and corrugated ma…

  • Aquaflex reports sales nearly doubled in 2006

    January 16, 2007
    Aquaflex, a manufacturer of narrow web presses, reports that the company “significantly exceeded” its 2006 sales projections, nearly doubling its sales over the previous year. Aquaflex is owned by F.L. Smithe Machinery and is located in D…

  • Cheese specialties

    January 11, 2007
    Bel Brands, the US subsidiary of the French cheese company Fromageries Bel, is located some 20 miles southwest of Green Bay, WI, in Little Chute. Bel Brands manufactures a variety of popular cheeses in Wisconsin, from the Connoisseur brand to Kaukaun…

  • Packaging trade shops

    January 11, 2007
    A long, strange trip, or a well executed directional strategy?

  • Narrow Web Europe

    January 11, 2007
    UK roll label converters expect consolidations to rise

  • Narrow Web Profile: G-3 Enterprises

    Narrow Web Profile: G-3 Enterprises

    Jack Kenny || January 11, 2007
    Focusing strictly on wine and spirits labeling, this California converter wants only the challenging work.

  • PS Adhesives

    PS Adhesives

    Jim Duvall & Joe Mausar || January 11, 2007
    Replacing three standard PSA property tests with one new analytical test

  • Narrow Web Offset

    Narrow Web Offset

    Michelle Sartor || January 11, 2007
    Offset offers another printing option for converters and their customers to evaluate. The process differs from flexo, often providing a quality that can be useful in image conscious industries.

  • Opportunities South of the Border

    Opportunities South of the Border

    Jennifer Dochstader || January 11, 2007
    A newfound resilience in Latin America and still a place where regional label printers, and their foreign suppliers, profit.

  • RAKO adds more

    November 14, 2006
    RAKO adds more Nilpeter flexo units RAKO Etiketten has increased the flexo capacity of its Witzhave plant near Hamburg, Germany, by installing two Nilpeter UV flexo presses. Both are the recently-introduced FA-4 models each with a 13" web widt…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    November 1, 2006
    Private label brands set for even faster growth

  • TLMI Awards

    TLMI Awards

    November 1, 2006
    Complete listings of winners in the annual TLMI Label Competition.

  • Small-Format Digital Printers

    Small-Format Digital Printers

    November 1, 2006
    These four-color digital presses have a small footprint and offer converters another avenue for very short runs and variable imaging.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Label World

    Narrow Web Profile: Label World

    Jack Kenny || November 1, 2006
    A successful converting company aims for greater goals and more demanding customers under new ownership

  • TLMI Awards

    TLMI Awards

    October 9, 2006
    G-3 Enterprises, of Modesto, CA, USA, is the Best of Show winner in the 2006 Awards Competition sponsored by the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI). The winning entry, a label for Bridlewood Blue Road Syrah, also won a First Place award a…

  • Nanotechnology comes to film packaging

    October 3, 2006
    A packaging films producer and a nanotechnology products company have joined forces to create and commercialize new packaging products that make use of nanoparticle based inks and coatings to be used in printed electronics. The companies, both in…

  • Labelexpo Americas 2006

    Labelexpo Americas 2006

    September 25, 2006
    The show of the year featured evolutionary technologies for converters eager to expand into new markets.

  • Asian Label Markets

    Asian Label Markets

    Leah Genuario || September 25, 2006
    The fastest growing market for labels commands the attention of the rest of the packaging world.

  • Film packaging prompts switch to direct laser engraving

    September 13, 2006
    Film packaging prompts switch to direct laser engraving Direct laser engraving of flexo sleeves made from elastomer type materials could receive a boost from recent technical advances and trends towards shorter runs of shrink sleeves and film wrapar…

  • Comco Printing Equipment

    September 13, 2006
    Comco Printing Equipment New Comco C2 with I-Drive - Intelligent Drive System Makes its Debut in 2006 The Comco Product Division of Mark Andy is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-end, sophisticated narrow and mid web printing machinery.…

  • UV water-cooled reflector profile

    September 13, 2006
    UV water-cooled reflector profile GEW (EC) Surrey UK GEW has developed the ISO-cure, a new concept in UV curing with water-cooled reflector profile designed for processing a variety of substrates on printing presses in the mid and wide web r…

  • Charging bar

    September 13, 2006
    Charging bar MKS, Ion Industrial Windsor Locks CT USA MKS, Ion Industrial introduces the 7430 Charging Bar specially designed for the demands of converting operations, including surface pinning, temporary bonding, product stacking, flexible packag…

  • Treofan to double capacity at Mexico plant

    September 13, 2006
    Treofan to double capacity at Mexico plant Treofan Group, a manufacturer of specialty BOPP films based in Raunheim, Germany, says it intends to double the capacity of its plant in Zacapu, Mexico. The company plans to invest about US$45 million in ex…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    August 28, 2006
    Skanem on schedule with Asian labeling house

  • Narrow Web Profile: Hub Labels

    Narrow Web Profile: Hub Labels

    Jack Kenny || August 28, 2006
    High end production and Lean Manufacturing drive change at a family owned company.

  • A Seller

    A Seller's Market

    Jennifer Dochstader || August 25, 2006
    Navigating the waters to position your company for sale in a market whose time has come

  • Film Substrates

    Film Substrates

    August 25, 2006
    An overview of new and recently introduced film products for the label and narrow web converting market.

  • Film Label Advancements

    Film Label Advancements

    Michelle Sartor || August 25, 2006
    With a variety of film options, converters are able to meet the challe

  • Atlantic Packaging buys Prestige Label

    August 1, 2006
    Prestige Label, of Burgaw, NC, USA, was sold Tuesday to Atlantic Corporation of Wilmington Inc., of Wilmington, NC. The buyer is known in the industry as Atlantic Packaging. Atlantic Packaging is a family owned company begun in 1946 as a newspaper…

  • Prairie State buys R/evolution press from PCMC

    July 18, 2006
    Prairie State Group, of Franklin Park, IL, USA, has acquired the first R/evolution press from Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), the next generation of its Evolution press. The R/evolution is a 10-color, 26" wide machine, provides an overh…

  • Swedish converter making major equipment upgrade

    July 18, 2006
    Laritryck, a Swedish label and flexible packaging converter, is making a significant equipment upgrade with the purchase of Stork Prints’ Helios plate engraving system and a new Mark Andy XP 5000 press. The company, located in Ödå…

  • AQUAFLEX, Duncansville, PA, USA The company has hired Walter Mesik

    July 18, 2006
    AQUAFLEX, Duncansville, PA, USA — The company has hired Walter Mesik as print manager for its headquarters. His duties will encompass a variety of sales, marketing, training, and merchandising support functions. Aquaflex has also hired industry…

  • Doctor blades

    July 18, 2006
    Doctor blades Flexo Concepts Plymouth MA USA Flexo Concepts introduces its newest doctor blade, TruPoint UltraFlex. The blade is engineered from a thin weave fiberglass composite material, which the company says provides the same level of st…

  • EB flexo inks

    July 18, 2006
    EB flexo inks Sun Chemical Parsippany NJ USA Sun Chemical, maker of inks and pigments, has introduced WetFlex. It is a new printing process designed to improve print quality and efficiency for flexible packaging using a new generation energy…

  • Aquaflex to explain flexible packaging

    July 18, 2006
    Aquaflex to explain flexible packaging F.L. Smithe and Aquaflex will conduct a seminar for small and mid-sized converters at the F.L. Smithe facility in Duncansville, PA, USA. The one-day seminar, to be held on July 26 and again on July 27, is title…

  • Whatever Happened to Mid-Web?

    Whatever Happened to Mid-Web?

    Mac Rosenbaum || July 17, 2006
    A brief look at the short history - and promising future - of an overlooked web format.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Metro Label

    Narrow Web Profile: Metro Label

    Jack Kenny || July 17, 2006
    In Canada, a major converter pursues an aggressive environmental strategy.

  • Narrow Web Profile: The Label Printers

    Narrow Web Profile: The Label Printers

    Michelle Sartor || July 17, 2006
    Quality, customer service and added value are important aspects of how The Label Printers does business.

  • Treofan to double capacity at Mexico plant

    July 5, 2006
    Treofan Group, a manufacturer of specialty BOPP films based in Raunheim, Germany, says it intends to double the capacity of its plant in Zacapu, Mexico. The company plans to invest about US$45 million in expanding production and R&D facilities, i…

  • Aquaflex seminar to explain flexible packaging

    June 13, 2006
    F.L. Smithe and Aquaflex will conduct an informational seminar for small and mid-sized converters at the F.L. Smithe facility in Duncansville, PA, USA. The one-day seminar, to be held on July 26 and again on July 27, is titled “From Labels to F…

  • ASL Group acquires Gallus RCS 330 press

    June 6, 2006
    ASL Group (All Stick Label), of Toronto, ON, Canada, has announced the acquisition of a new Gallus RCS 330 press. President and CEO Charlie MacLean says that the investment is “in response to market trends and more specifically customer demand.…

  • Proofing system

    May 12, 2006
    Proofing system Latran Technologies Bedford MA USA Latran Technologies offers the Prediction Digital Halftone Proofing System. The company says the system incorporates laser ablation transfer technology, produces crisp halftone dots and images rea…