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  • 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…

  • TrendWatch mini-report reveals packaging trends

    April 25, 2006
    TrendWatch Graphic Arts, New York, NY, USA, has released a detailed mini-report on the status of packaging as part of commercial printers’ overall service mixes. “Printers & Packaging 2006” is a 37-page report that looks at who&…

  • Profile: Pago Group

    Profile: Pago Group

    John Penhallow || April 6, 2006
    A Switzerland based industry leader has a global vocus on label systems.

  • Profile: Rako Etiketten

    Profile: Rako Etiketten

    John Penhallow || April 6, 2006
    A sampling of Rako's label products

  • A softer squeeze?

    A softer squeeze?

    Jennifer Dochstader || April 6, 2006
    Pricing trends for label converters, and the outlook for 2006-2007

  • Flexible Packaging

    Flexible Packaging

    Michelle Sartor || April 6, 2006
    While narrow web has made inroads into this lucrative print market, it still has some distance to go to catch up to the wide web converters.

  • RDP Marathon renamed Drent Goebel N. America

    March 9, 2006
    RDP Marathon renamed Drent Goebel N. America RDP Marathon, the Canadian press manufacturer acquired by Drent Goebel in 2005, has officially changed its name to Drent Goebel North America Inc. The company is located in Montreal. “Since t…

  • Painting by numbers

    March 3, 2006
    When we were children we were exposed to visual stimuli of all types. As we grew, we captured much of what we saw in the world around us and committed it to memory. As we developed still further, we found that we could transfer many of these memories…

  • Specialty Converting Equipment

    Specialty Converting Equipment

    Jack Kenny || March 3, 2006
    Whether the task is RFID placement and inspection, lamination, diecutting, adhesive application or any other precision process, post-press converting equipment is custom configured for the job.

  • RFID

    RFID

    Michelle Sartor || March 3, 2006
    Analysts expect RFID to continue to evolve and increase in use, which has many converters wondering to what extent, if any, they should get involved.

  • Siegwerg announces new global organization

    January 16, 2006
    Siegwerg announces new global organization Less than 100 days after closing of the acquisition of SICPA’s packaging ink division, Siegwerk Group International announced the organizational structure for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) op…

  • A look ahead

    January 16, 2006
    One always seems to wax nostalgic at this time of year. Looking back on tradition and history is a productive way to identify the positive events and milestones that serve to define who and what we are in the present. Using the knowledge of the past…

  • Who Knows Best?

    January 16, 2006
    Happy New Year to you all! 2006 is now well under way, and that means that by now we've all worked through our budgets, business planning, personnel reviews, and other end-of-year exercises that either burden us with unreachable expectations or saddl…

  • Michael B. Weir retires

    Michael B. Weir retires

    Michael B. Weir || January 16, 2006
    TLMI's legal expert ends 50 years of service

  • RDP Marathon Renamed Drent Goebel North America

    January 10, 2006
    RDP Marathon, the Canadian press manufacturer acquired by Drent Goebel in 2005, has officially changed its name to Drent Goebel North America Inc. The company is located in Montreal. “Since the acquisition, the integration process of both co…

  • Siegwerk Group International announces new organization

    December 13, 2005
    Less than 100 days after closing of the acquisition of SICPA’s packaging ink division, Siegwerk Group International announced the organizational structure for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) operations in sales, technical service and str…

  • Season for price hikes

    November 28, 2005
    Season for price hikes well under way Take a generous pinch of weak economic conditions, throw in the global aftermath of natural disasters, and mix together with some serious supply problems with oil based raw materials. The result is a predictabl…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    November 28, 2005
    Narrow Web Europe Gallus acquires a stake in folding carton technology By Barry Hunt It’s easy to see how producing small folding cartons on reelfed presses, rather than on sheetfed offset presses, can offer real economic advantages. Als…

  • Stora Enso refocuses

    October 18, 2005
    Stora Enso refocuses labels strategy The sales organization of Stora Enso’s Global Specialty Papers group is being reorganized to combine its Label Papers and Technical Papers businesses into one sales team. “We have identified growing…

  • FTA studies flexible

    October 18, 2005
    The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has announced the availability of the Flexible Packaging Market Research Study: Converter Benchmarking & End-User Perspectives in North America. The study, compiled for the FTA by industry consulting a…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    October 18, 2005
    Esko-Graphics' parent sells its packaging division

  • Canadian manufacturer goes Dutch in web press deal

    September 12, 2005
    Canadian manufacturer goes Dutch in web press deal Another major industry acquisition, this time privately funded and involving two press manufacturers with a lot in common. It is of course the news that Drent Goebel has acquired RDP Marathon. The D…