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  • Rotary Dies

    Rotary Dies

    January 14, 2009
    Whether its solid or flexible, converters are benefitting from improved technology in their choice of cutting tool, with cost considerations in mind.

  • GIDUE, a victim of the economy, shuts down

    January 13, 2009
    The Italian press manufacturer files for voluntary restructuring; a former supplier takes over parts and servicing.

  • 3 Sigma reports strong growth in down economy

    January 13, 2009
    Growth is due to process improvements and new product introductions, officials say.

  • AWA publishes 2008 North American label markets study

    December 22, 2008
    The report details trends in the North American market by label format, material, and technology, with emphasis on change and development.

  • FINAT and Russia

    November 18, 2008
    FINAT and Russia The Europe based label association is also extending a hand to Russian label printers, hoping to enroll them as members and to encourage them to attend the next FINAT congress in Antalya, Turkey. “We provide the means for all…

  • What is packaging?

    November 18, 2008
    The European Union’s latest Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste imposes penalties on converters and end users who fail to reduce or recycle their packaging. However, not everyone agrees on what constitutes packaging, and in particular wh…

  • 3 Sigma introduces water-dissolvable stock

    November 18, 2008
    3 Sigma introduces water-dissolvable stock 3 Sigma, a supplier of pressure sensitive and other materials to the label industry, has announced the availability of a new water-dissolvable labelstock. The product consists of a 40-pound supercalendered…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    November 13, 2008
    What is packaging?

  • GIDUE to unveil new offset/flexo Xpannd 450 press

    November 13, 2008
    The press has a larger print width and is designed for shrink sleeves and self-adhesive labels.

  • Labels in Russia

    Labels in Russia

    John Penhallow || November 12, 2008
    The thirteenth Russian Label exhibition � Etiketka-Labelshow � took place in October. L&NW dispatched its Europe correspondent to Moscow to check the health of the Russian label business.

  • Promotional Labeling

    Promotional Labeling

    Steve Katz || November 12, 2008
    Economic strife has retailers, marketers and converters exploring the impact this diverse niche of products can provide.

  • Digital Printing

    Digital Printing

    November 12, 2008
    Its enthusiastic acceptance by converters of all sizes has helped the large player, the smaller suppliers and the hopefuls meet growing demand and introduce more powerful products.

  • Lederle moves into Asia with Weldon Celloplast

    November 11, 2008
    The manufacturer of rotary dies, cylinders and inspection tables now has representation in India, Pakistan and the Middle East.

  • UPM continues

    October 14, 2008
    UPM continues its restructuring UPM, based in Helsinki, Finland, continues actions to secure its profitability in a business environment of slow growth and rising costs. The paper manufacturing giant announced a major corporate restructuring last w…

  • Linerless Labels

    Linerless Labels

    Steve Katz || October 7, 2008
    Free of release liner, these labels may be limited in shape but are more eco-friendly.

  • TLMI

    TLMI's 75th Anniversary

    Jack Kenny || October 7, 2008
    The Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute receives tributes from some of its most active members.

  • 3 Sigma introduces a water-dissolvable labelstock

    October 7, 2008
    The environmentally benign adhesive is married to a 40-pound paper.

  • China

    China's Label Market

    Steve Katz || October 6, 2008
    China is a huge and potentially profitable market, but there are many obstacles to overcome.

  • UPM continues restructuring measures

    September 17, 2008
    The company plans to reduce paper and pulp capacity in Finland.

  • More from Labelexpo Americas

    September 15, 2008
    The new products keep rolling out.

  • Xeikon rebounds with introduction of a new digital label press

    September 10, 2008
    The company also won the Label Industry Award for New Innovation.

  • Label Industry Award winners are celebrated

    September 10, 2008
    FLEXcons Neil McDonough accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Labelexpo packs in the crowds in Chicago

    September 9, 2008
    At 9 am the doors opened and the highly anticipated event has begun in Rosemont, IL, USA.

  • Codimag brings VIVA 420 Aniflo to North America

    September 9, 2008
    The waterless offset press features keyless anilox technology for the narrow web market.

  • McCourt Label awarded ISO 14001 environmental certification

    September 2, 2008
    The company has committed itself to excellence and leadership in protecting the environment.

  • Dealing with the Curve

    July 22, 2008
    Every industry is myopic to some extent. That is, business people tend to focus exclusively on the trends and challenges of their own company and industry, failing to recognize that their issues are inherently similar to those faced by executives in…

  • 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.

  • FINAT plans to take the lead as world label association

    July 8, 2008
    FINAT, the Europe based self-adhesive label industry trade association, says it plans to become the global authority for the sector and will work to encourage national associations to support that development.

  • FLEXcons McDonough wins Lifetime Achievement Award

    June 27, 2008
    Neil McDonough, president of FLEXcon, is the 2008 winner of the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Wednesday's webinar to focus on economic challenges to label converters

    June 10, 2008
    A discussion of current economic indicators and how they pose specific challenges to the label industry will be the topic of a webinar sponsored by TLMI and produced by L&NW.

  • Les femmes

    May 20, 2008
    Les femmes Gender correctness is maybe less acute in Europe than in North America, but French label magazine Etiq & Pack took the bull and the cow by the horns with an investigation on women in management positions in the French label industry.…

  • Green monsters

    May 20, 2008
    Green monsters Amorphous but vocal anti-packaging movements exist in many European countries, and nowhere more vocal than in the UK. As a result package and label suppliers as well as retailers are falling over each other in the rush to demonstrate…

  • Auto-RFID

    May 20, 2008
    Auto-RFID With an output of nearly 2,000 vehicles per day, the Ford plant in Cologne, Germany, is one of the biggest in the country, and shipping the finished product to dealers by road, rail or canal is a logistical nightmare. Ford went looking for…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    May 13, 2008
    FINAT: Fighting fit at fifty

  • Paris welcomes FINAT for its 50th anniversary conference

    April 22, 2008
    FINAT will hold its annual conference this year in Paris, France, the site of its first conference 50 years ago.

  • Six keys

    April 8, 2008
    Thomas Boswell, the sports columnist for the Washington Post, has long been one of my favorite writers. His columns and books, which include the wonderfully titled Why Time Begins on Opening Day and How Life Imitates the World Series, utilize profess…

  • Release Liners

    Release Liners

    April 8, 2008
    The release liner industry enjoys steady growth, but must address rising

  • 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.

  • Tailored Solutions

    March 25, 2008
    Tailored Solutions Label Traxx™ Software For Flexo Printers Label Traxx™ from Tailored Solutions is the label industry’s most popular narrow web job management software solution. Developed by flexo printers, for flexo printers. La…

  • Label Traxx represented in Australia, NZ, SE Asia

    March 25, 2008
    Label Traxx represented in Australia, NZ, SE Asia Tailored Solutions, the producer of Label Traxx print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, has named Peter Adam its exclusive agent in Australia and…

  • CCL forms joint venture with Russian converter

    March 25, 2008
    CCL forms joint venture with Russian converter CCL Industries has entered a joint venture in Russia to create a new label company, CCL-Kontur, to serve Russia and other CIS countries. CCL-Kontur is jointly owned by CCL Label and Ilgar Mamedov, an en…

  • Gallus reports profitable 2007

    March 18, 2008
    The Gallus Group, a manufacturer of narrow web presses and screen printing equipment based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, reports turnover for 2007 at CHF289 million (US$295 million), up CHF6 million from 2006.

  • Static Control

    Static Control

    March 13, 2008
    A moving web will create static electricity under any conditions.

  • 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.

  • GIDUE Australia & NZ changes name; new agent in UK

    February 27, 2008
    GIDUE Sales Australia & New Zealand changes its name to Universal Print Partners; appoints Global Print Services Ltd. as its new agent in the UK and Ireland.

  • Label Traxx goes Down Under

    February 6, 2008
    Label Traxx has named Peter Adam its exclusive agent in New Zealand and Australia.

  • 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…