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  • Release Liner: The AWA 2012 Industry Conference

    Release Liner: The AWA 2012 Industry Conference

    May 23, 2012
    An in-depth look at the release liner market sheds light on the global labeling industry.

  • Label Summit Latin America

    Label Summit Latin America

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || May 23, 2012
    Held in Guadalajara for the first time, the show focused on going green and the region’s rapid growth.

  • MIS in Label Plants:

    MIS in Label Plants:

    Steve Smith || May 23, 2012
    Why it matters and why it’s so challenging to achieve

  • Label materials business booming

    Label materials business booming

    John Penhallow || May 22, 2012
    Between raw material price hikes and stagnant European demand, not many labelstock manufacturers are making really good money at the moment. Meet the exception: Herma, based in Germany, which has just announced record 2011 sales of €237 million.…

  • CCL announces wine label joint venture

    May 22, 2012
    CCL Industries Inc., a provider of specialty packaging products for the consumer products and healthcare industries, has announced that it will make its first investment in Chile. Acrus-CCL, based in Santiago, is a joint venture between CCL and a new…

  • What’s your story?

    Steve Katz, Editor || May 22, 2012
    When I told a friend of mine I was heading to Florida to write an article about a label company, he said, “I guess every company has a story.” While that may be obvious, it sure holds true. Whether a business’s front door is attache…

  • Advancing Sustainability

    Advancing Sustainability

    Jules Lejeune, Managing Director, FINAT || May 21, 2012
    In a complex value chain, solutions and challenges abound for the labeling industry.

  • Deadline looms for Label Industry Global Awards

    May 8, 2012
    The awards will be held on September 11 in Chicago, and the deadline for submissions is May 18.

  • Addressing Sticky Situations

    Addressing Sticky Situations

    May 7, 2012
    Converters are improving their diecutting efficiency with new non-stick coatings.

  • Security Labels Int. announces acquisition

    April 24, 2012
    The company says the acquisition of Geoffrey Waldmeyer Associates will add significantly to their product portfolio.

  • Roland wins silver in Golden Leaf Awards

    April 24, 2012
    The company says this award reflects the outstanding image quality and versatile finishing capabilities of its VersaUV LEC series.

  • Look who

    Look who's coming to drupa

    Steve Katz || 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.

  • Mark Andy distributor expands operations in India

    April 19, 2012
    Mark Andy Inc., a global manufacturer of printing and converting equipment, has announced that its longtime distributor, Flexo Image Graphics (FIG), has expanded its operation. FIG, a provider for Label Print Finishing and Packaging in Delhi, India,…

  • India’s Label Market

    India’s Label Market

    Catherine Diamond || April 19, 2012
    India’s label market is growing every year, and shows no signs of slowing down.

  • Narrow Web Profile: X-label

    Narrow Web Profile: X-label

    Steve Katz || April 19, 2012
    Focusing on innovation, logistics and the supply chain, this global label power has its sights set on further expansion.

  • Label Summit underway in Guadalajara

    April 17, 2012
    Sustainability, innovation, labor and the region's immense growth are among the topics discussed during the opening sessions.

  • CCL announces wine label joint venture

    April 17, 2012
    Acrus-CCL, based in Santiago, was formed in order to meet the needs of a growing Chilean wine market.

  • Label Industry Global Awards call for entries

    April 10, 2012
    Entry is free and submissions need to be received by May 18th.

  • First Label Summit Africa hailed a success

    April 3, 2012
    More than 300 converters, brand owners and label designers attended the Cape Town event.

  • 3 Sigma hosts USDA and Ohio Development officials

    3 Sigma hosts USDA and Ohio Development officials

    March 27, 2012
    The officials were there to view the results from a recent $2.25 million USDA Business & Industry loan guarantee.

  • Wink introduces new non-stick coatings, people

    March 13, 2012
    Four new, versatile die and component coatings have been added to the product line; Steve Burleson has been named president of Wink US.

  • Flexo Presses

    Flexo Presses

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 8, 2012
    Considered the backbone of the industry, flexo presses continue to evolve in order to keep pace with a printer’s wants and needs.

  • Manifest Destiny

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 7, 2012
    My favorite school subject was always history. Mr. Feldstein, my 7th grade teacher, was particularly good, and his lesson on how the United States expanded west of the Mississippi will be one that I’ll never forget. He really hammered home the…

  • Mark Andy distributor expands operations in India

    March 2, 2012
    Flexo Image Graphics' new facility offers excellent transport links, easy accessibility and more modern, up-to-date office space.

  • FINAT announces 2012 Congress program

    FINAT announces 2012 Congress program

    February 28, 2012
    The European label association also revealed the winner of this year's Congress logo contest.

  • Skanem enters India

    Skanem enters India

    February 21, 2012
    The European leader is buying 51% of the shares of Mumbai-based Interlabels.

  • Labels and Logistics

    Labels and Logistics

    Jules Lejeune, Managing Director, FINAT || January 26, 2012
    Self adhesive labels offer distinct functional advantages for transport and logistics applications.

  • FINAT announces technical seminar details

    January 20, 2012
    The event will again take place at the Fira Palace Hotel in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Change

    Steve Katz || January 18, 2012
    As the cliché goes, “change is inevitable.” But it’s also true, and it’s everywhere. Take a look at our industry. In the grand scheme of things, a decade is not a very long period of time, but in the labeling industry i…

  • ‘Man’ the lifeboats

    ‘Man’ the lifeboats

    John Penhallow || January 18, 2012
    “Too big to fail” was what they said about Heidelberg, when Europe’s biggest print machinery manufacturer ran out of cash in 2009. The German government, and the banks, duly dipped into their pockets and the patient recovered (and p…

  • Flexible Dies

    Flexible Dies

    Steve Katz || January 18, 2012
    With flexible dies becoming increasingly more prominent, manufacturers are sharpening their focus to develop products that meet the label industry’s needs.

  • Food Labels

    Food Labels

    Catherine Diamond || January 18, 2012
    It’s rare to find a product that people not only require, but enjoy. For converters in the food label industry, this segment offers steady work, but not without challenges.

  • Diecutting

    Diecutting

    Steve Katz || January 18, 2012
    The label industry’s changing demands have led to a paradigm shift within the sector.

  • Raising the FLAG

    Raising the FLAG

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || January 6, 2012
    John McKay, founder of Flexo Label Advantage Group, helps his members increase business and create relationships, while saving money.

  • AWA opens office in Singapore

    December 15, 2011
    The firm has developed in-depth label industry expertise in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Indian label industry in favor of FDI in retail

    Indian label industry in favor of FDI in retail

    Harveer Sahni, Managing Director, Weldon Celloplast Ltd. || December 14, 2011
    Weldon Celloplast's Harveer Sahni says Indian converters feel the foreign investment will fuel further growth.

  • Labelexpo Asia reaches new heights

    December 13, 2011
    The show in Shanghai exceeded all previous statistics in attendee and exhibitor numbers.

  • GEW achieves milestone with AB Graphic

    December 12, 2011
    The UV curing system supplier celebrated its 10,000th delivery at recipient AB Graphic's plant.

  • CCL appoints two global business presidents

    November 22, 2011
    Guenther Birkner and Ben Rubino will head the Food & Beverage and Home & Personal Care Worldwide sectors, respectively.

  • Web-To-Print labels: reality or fallacy?

    Steve Smith, former President and Co-Owner of Lightning Labels || November 18, 2011
    In recent years, there has been substantial buzz among label converters around the concept of using the internet as a sales tool. This probably should not have surprised anyone. After all, the internet has pervaded our lives in every imaginable way,…

  • Slitter Rewinders

    Slitter Rewinders

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || 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.

  • Digital Printing Market

    Digital Printing Market

    Jack Kenny, Editor || November 17, 2011
    As the digital print market continues to grow, label converters opt for a variety of proven processes.

  • A record year in Brussels

    A record year in Brussels

    November 17, 2011
    Brand owners are using smart labels to ensure product authenticity and value, while improving productivity and the customer experience.

  • Beer and Spirits Labels

    Beer and Spirits Labels

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || November 17, 2011
    Alcohol: people drink it in good times and bad. Luckily for those in the label industry, the world has had its share of both lately. Here’s a look at design, shelf appeal and brand security in the world of beer and spirits labels.

  • Labelexpo Europe 2011: A High Energy Show

    October 10, 2011
    Converters and exhibitors alike were enthusiastic about Labelexpo this year, and interest was high among those seeking new technologies.

  • Labelexpo Europe 2011: A High Energy Show

    October 5, 2011
    Converters and exhibitors alike were enthusiastic about Labelexpo this year, and interest was high among those seeking new technologies.

  • 2011 Label Industry Global Awards

    October 5, 2011
    Shreiner wins lifetime achievement prize; Novelprint receives continuous innovation award, and EskoArtwork wins new innovation prize.

  • Best of show: Exhibitors unveil their best products

    October 5, 2011
    More than 400 industry vendors displayed their products and materials at Labelexpo Europe. Here is a selection of the outstanding offerings.

  • Anyone for for granite?

    October 4, 2011
    The strength of the alpine franc poses challenges for Swiss manufacturers.

  • TLMI Tech 2011 draws record crowd to Chicago

    October 4, 2011
    It was easily the largest group of label industry professionals ever to attend a Technical Conference sponsored by the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute. TLMI Tech 2011, held at the Swissotel in downtown Chicago in early September, attracted 375 pe…