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Published July 10, 2012
Taghleef Industries (Ti), a leading global biaxially oriented polypropylene film (BOPP) producer, announced that it has closed the transaction to acquire Applied Extrusion Technologies (AET Films), Wilmington, DE, USA, one of the principal manufactur… Read More »
Published July 10, 2012
Aquaflex PCMC, a designer and manufacturer of in-line presses, has announced the release of a new mid-range inline flexographic press. The company says the ELS MAX has combined the best technologies from both inline and wide web CI presses, resulting… Read More »
Published July 10, 2012
Registration to attend Labelexpo Americas - the largest label, product decoration, web printing and converting tradeshow - is now open. Returning to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL, USA, Labelexpo Americas 2012 is already five… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Drupa roundup
By Dave Savastano, Editor, Ink World
Published July 3, 2012
The label industry showcased a wide range of innovations in Düsseldorf. Read More »
Published June 19, 2012
The ELS MAX offers 24”, 28” and 32” web widths capable of running up to 1000 fpm with up to a 30” maximum repeat. Read More »
Published June 19, 2012
This year's show is already five percent bigger than the 2010 event. Read More »
Published June 12, 2012
Coated with a clear emulsion acrylic adhesive, these polyester films are available in both clear and matte finishes for multiple end use applications. Read More »
Published June 5, 2012
This will expand Taghleef's presence in the Americas and increase its annual global BOPP film production capacity to approximately 360,000 tons. Read More »
Published May 30, 2012
The converter is transitioning from the EFI PSI system and expects to be using the Radius software by the fall. Read More »
Published May 24, 2012
Flint Group Flexographic Products has introduced PamioStar SP, a new series of solvent flexo surface print whites for the North American flexible packaging market. PamioStar SP is designed for applications that do not require high heat resistance (i.… Read More »
Published May 24, 2012
Flint Group Flexographic Products has further developed the high-durometer flexographic printing plates, nyloflex ACE and nyloflex ACE Digital. The nyloflex ACE NEW and nyloflex ACE NEW Digital printing plates provide excellent results in flexible pa… Read More »
Published May 24, 2012
Flint Group Flexographic Products has introduced the OmniLam PT series of lamination whites, its latest generation of lamination whites for the North American flexible packaging market. According to the company, these solvent flexo lamination whites… Read More »
Published May 22, 2012
Taghleef Industries (Ti) and Applied Extrusion Technologies, Inc. (AET Films) have announced the companies have reached an agreement for Taghleef to acquire AET Films. The transaction, which has been approved by the boards of directors of both compan… Read More »
EFI users ‘Connect’ in Vegas
Published May 22, 2012
CEO Guy Gecht delivers his opening address. In April, on the eve of drupa, a thousand printers gathered under one roof to explore new developments in graphic reproduction, and to celebrate the successes that these technological advances have brou… Read More »
Published May 10, 2012
The price increase will affect all Label and Processing products worldwide and will be effective for all shipments made as of June 1. Read More »
Published May 8, 2012
The companies have signed an agreement which will allow them to provide a common database for color consistency. Read More »
Published May 1, 2012
End user sessions, technical talks and exhibitors with new technologies are highlights in Chicago. Read More »
Published April 24, 2012
The growing Indian converter has its sights set on adding more equipment to serve additional markets. Read More »
Published April 24, 2012
The company will survey and interview converters primarily based in North America, and will include a supplement about China. Read More »
Look who
By Steve Katz
Published April 24, 2012
Leading label industry suppliers - some with a focus on packaging - will have a strong presence at the print industry's biggest event. Read More »
Published April 19, 2012
Michem Flex P2300 is a new extrusion coating primer from Michelman that produces strong adhesion between extruded resins, and paper and film substrates. At 0.04 dry gsm, it is designed for paper and film packaging converters and film producers. Water… Read More »
Dscoop7 rocks
Published April 19, 2012
More than 2,000 digital print professionals gathered at Dscoop7, the 2012 Dscoop Annual Conference that ran March 22-24 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This turnout marked a 30 percent increase in core North Am… Read More »
Published April 19, 2012
If you ask Scott Schultz, market development manager at Eckart America and presenter at this year’s FTA, it’s all about the bling. During his presentation, “Evolution of Metallic Pigments,” Schultz focused on the use of metall… Read More »
Published April 19, 2012
HP has unveiled new presses that allow print service providers (PSPs) to apply digital printing’s supply chain, inventory and product marketing advantages to the sizes common in packaging production. The 30-inch/762-millimeter (mm) wide, web-f… Read More »
Inspection Equipment
By Steve Katz
Published April 19, 2012
Print defects are part of the job, but converters have lots of machinery choices that help prevent imperfect labels from leaving their buildings. Read More »
Inspection Evolution
By Catherine Diamond
Published April 19, 2012
The equipment that ensures a label’s perfection is evolving rapidly, and converters are reaping the benefits. Read More »
Published April 12, 2012
The company’s PointTrac TT, a paper-based substrate for RFID labels, has been awarded patents in both the United States and Canada. Read More »
Published April 10, 2012
A core product of the Rotoflex lineup for many years, the VLI has been redesigned from the ground up. Read More »
Published April 10, 2012
The acquisition will expand expand Ti's global films portfolio. Read More »
Published April 3, 2012
The new digital printing category employs water-based NanoInk to print on off-the-shelf coated/uncoated stocks and packaging films. Read More »
Published March 27, 2012
Two topics of note at this year’s Forum include Emerging Trends and New Technologies and Expanded Gamut. Read More »
Published March 20, 2012
Formal unveiling of the award winners came at the gala banquet held at the FTA's 54th Annual Forum and 30th Edition of its INFO*FLEX Exhibition. Read More »
Published March 20, 2012
The Indigo 20000 and Indigo 30000 Digital Presses will be demonstrated in May at drupa. Read More »
Published March 20, 2012
The two-day summit will take place next month in Guadalajara, Mexico. Read More »
Published March 7, 2012
Dscoop will host more than 90 Partners at Dscoop7, its seventh annual conference, taking place March 22-24, 2012 in Washington, D.C. With drupa taking place six weeks after Dscoop7, HP Graphic Arts customers will be able to preview many new product r… Read More »
Published March 7, 2012
With the “Go Green” agenda affecting all aspects of the packaging industry, Tamper Technologies is producing what it says is an easy to apply, environmentally sustainable tamper evident label, reducing packaging waste by up to 50 percent… Read More »
Published February 21, 2012
The labels are used like traditional labels but are manufactured without the need for a release liner. Read More »
Published February 14, 2012
The company's Label and Packaging Materials division saw several best-ever performances in countries around the globe. Read More »
Published February 7, 2012
The Daniel Siegel Memorial Scholarship was funded by the family of Daniel Siegel, founder and chair of MICA Corp. Read More »
Published January 3, 2012
RotoMetrics, Tesa Tape and EskoArtwork are among the confirmed exhibitors. Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
FlexiTech Shrink-U is the next generation of solvent-based packaging inks for the North American flexo shrink sleeve market. Read More »
Published November 29, 2011
Uniflex has acquired Sistrade’s ERP/MIS system to manage business and production processes throughout the operation. Read More »
Published November 21, 2011
Label converter Kopco Graphics has acquired Techpak Inc., Franklin, OH, USA. Techpak is a converter of flexible packaging specializing in midweb flexographic printing, as well as hot melt/heat sealed coatings and laminations. Techpak’s product… Read More »
Published November 18, 2011
The companies have joined forces to demonstrate potential laminate structures that are suitable for end uses in several industries. Read More »
Published November 17, 2011
OMNI Systems’ plants in Cleveland, OH, USA and Mayfield Village, OH, USA will run EFI Radius MIS/ERP software. Read More »
Slitter Rewinders
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published November 17, 2011
The slitter rewinder is an integral part of the converting system, and is capable of performing many critical tasks, including inspection, diecutting, variable information printing, and more. Read More »
Published November 1, 2011
With his father, Dave Bankson founded the company in 1986. John Bankson remains CEO and chairman. Read More »
Published November 1, 2011
Techpak’s midweb capabilities will become Kopco’s new Flexible Packaging Division. Read More »
Published November 1, 2011
The Minneapolis label printer expands its capabilities through the purchase of a wide web flexible packaging converter. Read More »
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