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  • 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…

  • Industry News

    October 4, 2011
    Multi-Color acquires York Label Group

  • Gathering

    Jack Kenny || October 4, 2011
    A crowd of label industry people can offer the equivalent of a college course. Around the world, small groups of converters and suppliers mingle at open house events, product roadshows, educational forums, and regional association meetings. Larger ev…

  • Print Management Systems

    October 4, 2011
    Designed to enhance communication between converter and customer, print management systems have helped converters to streamline their processes, better manage their inventory and track their finances, among other features. What follows is a description of available print management products and the recent developments made by several companies in the industry.

  • Tabletop Printing & Converting Systems

    Tabletop Printing & Converting Systems

    Jack Kenny || October 4, 2011
    Compact and economical, these small machines have found homes in hundreds of label shops around the world.

  • Nilpeter unveils SMED die changer, new flexo ink system

    October 1, 2011
    The award-winning Revolver die changing unit permits effortless die changes on press in a matter of seconds.

  • MPS rolls out new sleeve offset press

    September 29, 2011
    A wider flexo version of the new press is available for packaging printing and converting.

  • EskoArtwork brings design, prepress and workflow improvements

    September 29, 2011
    HD Flexo has a new version, and the company’s Web Center online print approval and lifecycle manager now has 40,000 users.

  • Henkel to show MiraFoil at Labelexpo

    September 13, 2011
    The company’s commercial and technical team will present a variety of pressure-sensitive adhesives, UV coatings and lacquers at this year’s Labelexpo Europe.

  • Beers all round

    September 8, 2011
    Malt beverage growth in Russia, plus reports of label industry movement in Turkey, Egypt and France.

  • Six roofs

    Jack Kenny || September 8, 2011
    The build-up to Labelexpo Europe is always enjoyable, and the show itself is exciting. For anyone who has not been there – and I strongly encourage you to go – it is the ne plus ultra of label industry events. Networking, education, new m…

  • European Label Markets

    European Label Markets

    John Penhallow || September 8, 2011
    Between green and growth, Europe's converters and suppliers face the challenges of change

  • Multi-Color acquires York Label Group

    August 30, 2011
    The $356 million pending transaction makes Multi-Color the largest US converter.

  • Heidelberg acquires CSAT

    August 9, 2011
    The German press giant makes further inroads into digital printing with the acquisition.

  • ETI introduces ultra-thin Miniliner

    July 21, 2011
    The 12-micron clear PET or BOPP liner can be diecut at up to 150 meters per minute.

  • Release Liner

    Release Liner

    July 12, 2011
    Demand for thin, film-based products is changing the face of the release liner market.

  • Novelty Labels

    Novelty Labels

    By Steve Katz || July 12, 2011
    A converter's offerings in this niche can be anything new, unusual or fun.

  • Rising costs, shrinking margins

    Rising costs, shrinking margins

    By Jack Kenny || July 12, 2011
    L&NW's 2011 Mid-Year Economic Report: 'Challenging, frustrating and rewarding'

  • Pulp fiction

    July 12, 2011
    Paper manufacturers might not be making a killing after all. Some are pointing to China’s demand as a top reason for price hikes. It is no news to anyone in the label business that raw material prices are rising. So paper manufacturers must b…

  • FINAT Congress: Adventures in Sicily

    July 12, 2011
    Europe's label association drew strong attendance to a sunny climate for its annual meeting.

  • Helmut Schreiner wins Lifetime Achievement Award

    June 28, 2011
    The German converting giant was cited for major innovations throughout a long career.

  • Multi-Color to acquire Polish converter

    June 27, 2011
    Warszawski Dom Handlowy, a 20 year old label manufacturer, will become Multi-Color WDH (Poland).

  • Kurt Walker takes the FINAT helm

    June 20, 2011
    He shares his views of the industry and the association with his predecessor, Andrea Vimercati.

  • Xeikon sponsors label education forum series

    June 16, 2011
    The next Executive Communication Exchange, set for June 22 in the Los Angeles area, will provide critical insights into today’s dynamic label market.

  • Label Traxx names a new Europe agent

    May 26, 2011
    Hans Poortinga will market the print management software throughout continental Europe.

  • FTA races through Indy

    FTA races through Indy

    May 26, 2011
    Traffic was heavy at the 2011 Info*Flex. The flexo industry converged on America's heartland for the 2011 FTA Forum and Info*Flex, May 1-4, in Indianapolis, IN, USA. With th…