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  • Gallus promotes the benefits of a digital

    May 20, 2008
    By Steve Katz Gallus, a label printing equipment manufacturer, welcomed over 100 guests to its headquarters in St. Gallen, Switzerland, for the company’s VIP seminar titled “Industrial Manufacturing: The Benefits of Digital Workflow Solu…

  • Loparex Group to sell some units to Mondi

    May 20, 2008
    Loparex Group to sell some units to Mondi Loparex Group, a manufacturer of release liners, has signed an agreement with Mondi Coating BV (part of Mondi Group) to sell Loparex Oy (Lohja, Finland), Loparex Ltd. (Glossop, England), as well as Loparex&r…

  • SMAG establishes

    May 20, 2008
    SMAG establishes a sales office in USA SMAG, a French manufacturer and distributor of printing and converting equipment for the label and flexible packaging industry, has opened a branch office in the United States to handle sales in the US and Can…

  • Bunting acquires Magnet Applications Group

    May 20, 2008
    Bunting acquires Magnet Applications Group Bunting Magnetics Company, Newton, KS, USA, has acquired Magnet Applications Group Ltd. (MAGL). MAGL was founded in 1955 and currently has manufacturing operations in Berkhamsted, England, and Dubois, PA, U…

  • FINAT launches a club for young managers

    May 20, 2008
    FINAT launches a club for young managers FINAT, the European label association, has launched a Young Managers’ Club to help prepare the next generation of executives for taking control of their companies. The club is welcomed by Isidore Leiser…

  • Korean firm taps Stork for RFID printing

    May 20, 2008
    Korean firm taps Stork for RFID printing EXAX Inc., a South Korean chemical manufacturer, is set to expand into RFID (radio-frequency identification) label production at its Cheonan plant by investing in a dedicated rotary screen printing line from…

  • DuPont, Sun join forces to improve flexography

    May 20, 2008
    DuPont, Sun join forces to improve flexography DuPont Packaging Graphics and Sun Chemical, two suppliers to the flexographic and packaging graphics industries, are collaborating to produce improvements in flexo printing by bringing together Sun&rsqu…

  • Label Traxx adds Indigo parameters to software

    May 20, 2008
    Label Traxx adds Indigo parameters to software Tailored Solutions’ Label Traxx print business management software now fully supports HP Indigo presses in label production. Label Traxx Version 5.2 enables HP Indigo users to automatically apply…

  • Avery Dennison acquires DM Label Group

    May 20, 2008
    Avery Dennison acquires DM Label Group Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) has acquired DM Label Group, a manufacturer of woven labels with manufacturing facilities in six countries. DM Label Group is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. “The a…

  • Cortegra moves HQ

    May 20, 2008
    Cortegra moves HQ in New Jersey Cortegra, a manufacturer of labels and packaging products for the pharmaceutical industry, is moving its headquarters from Fairfield, NJ, USA, to nearby Parsippany. The new 12,000 square foot office will enable Corte…

  • All UPM Raflatac factories in Europe now ISO 14001 certified

    May 14, 2008
    UPM Raflatac has received Europe-wide ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System certification for the design, manufacture, slitting, sheeting and sale of self-adhesive labelstock.

  • Interfilm to build new headquarters

    May 14, 2008
    Interfilm Holdings Inc., Easley, SC, USA, a distributor of industrial films, has begun construction of a new corporate office and Southeast converting facility.

  • Cortegra Groups new website lets customers track orders

    May 14, 2008
    Cortegra Group Inc., Parsippany, NJ, USA, a provider of packaging products for the pharmaceutical and related industries, recently launched its new website at www.cortegra.com.

  • Student-run printing company receives FSC certification

    May 14, 2008
    Cal Polys student operated and managed printing and publishing company, University Graphic Systems, was recently awarded Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

  • Workplace Safety Blogs

    May 13, 2008
    Let's face it, a printing plant can be a dangerous place to work. We work with large and powerful machines that need a high level of training to operate. But it is easy to take plant safety for granted until there is an accident and if you work in…

  • 'Clean' manufacturing is green manufacturing

    May 13, 2008
    Over the past several months we've been discussing Lean as a business model that eschews waste. One of the more common wastes is the obvious waste of physical product – paper, ink, solvents, packaging, etc. It only makes sense, then, that if we…

  • Sweet, juicy and green

    May 13, 2008
    When citrus shippers think green, the labels are part of the solution. W.G. Roe & Sons, one of the country's oldest citrus and juice suppliers, is leading the way into the "green" 21st Century with it…

  • Driving Green

    May 13, 2008
    The president called me and asked, "Are we green?" "Heavens no," I responded. There was a pause and he asked, "Can you help us get green?" I replied, "Sure, I can help you. But at the end of the day it's up to you, you and your team. You have to driv…

  • Desperately seeking relevance

    May 13, 2008
    I was doing some customer research for a sales and marketing plan recently when I came upon a worthwhile piece of advice to those with purchasing power in business. "Salespeople," the purchaser is advised, "always sell what they have in inventory w…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    May 13, 2008
    FINAT: Fighting fit at fifty

  • Label Summit Latin America

    Label Summit Latin America

    Steve Katz || May 13, 2008
    Long considered to be an emerging market for labels, Latin America is proving itself

  • Materials Handling

    Materials Handling

    Steve Katz || May 13, 2008
    Materials are tools of the trade, and must be handled with care and caution, with safety in mind.

  • European Label Markets

    European Label Markets

    John Penhallow || May 13, 2008
    Europe is a grand mixture � an agglomeration, some might say � of cultures and economies. The label scene, still healthy but in flux, mirrors the continent's diversity.

  • Plant Safety

    Plant Safety

    Steve Katz || May 13, 2008
    Clear, organized and detailed safety programs protect the converter's greatest asset: people.

  • Greening the Workplace

    Greening the Workplace

    Jack Kenny || May 13, 2008
    Efforts at environmental improvement range from the simple to the complex,

  • Star Label Products

    Star Label Products

    Jack Kenny || May 13, 2008
    A Pennsylvania converter, focusing on food and cosmetics, has the capacity and speed to meet the swift turnaround needs of its customers.

  • Mark Andy reports global success with the new 2200

    May 7, 2008
    Mark Andy has reported success with its redesigned model 2200 press, which features servo technology.

  • Clemson receives peristaltic ink pumps from Graymills

    May 7, 2008
    Graymills Corporation has donated six of its Quick Change peristaltic ink pumps to Clemson Universitys flexography program.

  • STA Industries implements green manufacturing processes

    May 7, 2008
    Sekisui TA Industries, Brea, CA, USA, a manufacturer of overlamination and acrylic pressure sensitive products, has released information and descriptions of its ongoing activities that have been implemented in order to achieve sustainability.

  • Sun Chemical president to keynote Radius Solutions North America Users Conference

    May 7, 2008
    Radius Solutions announced that Richard Pettifor, president of Sun Chemicals North America Packaging Ink division will keynote at its 2008 North America Users Conference, to be held June 11-13 at Hotel Sax in downtown Chicago, IL, USA.

  • Ashland adhesive science solves latex blushing problem

    May 7, 2008
    Advancements in adhesive technology from Ashland Specialty Polymers and Adhesives led to a discovery that solved a problem called latex blushing.

  • Omets X-Flex wins FTA Technical Innovation Award

    April 29, 2008
    The Italian press maker has captured the FTA's prestigious award for technical innovation for 2008.

  • Rotoworx spins off as separate converting equipment firm

    April 29, 2008
    Rotoworx systems has separated from its former parent company to establish itself as a distinct provider of modular converting equipment.

  • Penmar adds recyclable labels to product line

    April 29, 2008
    Connecticut converter has added a line of recyclable labels to its product mix.

  • Harpers named to technical hall of fame

    April 29, 2008
    Ron and Katherine Harper have been inducted into the National Technical Honor Society Hall of Fame for Educational Excellence.

  • Phoenix Challenge competition crowns 2008 winners

    April 22, 2008
    Two and a half days of competition culminated in victories for the Canadian competitors at the 11th Annual International Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition.

  • Aquaflex adds a 16 web width to its ELS Servo line

    April 22, 2008
    Aquaflex announces the introduction of the new ELS Servo press with a 16 web width.

  • 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.

  • Beta LaserMike launches new MID certification device

    April 22, 2008
    Beta LaserMike, a global manufacturer of precision measurement and control systems, announces the launch of an MID (Measuring Instrument Directive of the European Community) certification device for its LaserSpeed gauges.

  • West Coast seminar to address top flexo issues

    April 17, 2008
    The Western Flexo & Label Association will present four seminars on April 23 focusing on green issues, waste management, press technology, and print management software.

  • Loparex Group to sell some units to Mondi

    April 15, 2008
    Loparex Group intends to sell several of its business units to Mondi Coating.

  • GIDUE enters China market with press sale

    April 15, 2008
    GIDUE has sold a 10-color E-Combat press to a printer in China, marking the Italian press maker's first sale in that country.

  • DuPont, Sun Chemical join forces to improve flexography

    April 15, 2008
    DuPont Packaging Graphics and Sun Chemical are collaborating to produce improvements in flexo printing using the former's Cyrel FAST platemaking technology and the latter's WetFlex printing process.

  • Henkel to acquire adhesives business from National Starch

    April 15, 2008
    Henkel KgaA has announced that it will acquire the adhesives and electronic materials businesses of National Starch and Chemical Company.

  • The Lean Report

    Tom Southworth || April 8, 2008
    Questions and Answers

  • Color Management Blogs

    April 8, 2008
    For every label printer, managing color is a critical part of the operation. If you can't reproduce color accurately and consistently then you will not stay in business very long. Color management is a very broad topic so I have tried to present a cr…

  • Wrap artist

    April 8, 2008
    What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there especially if it's Xbrand Fluids energy drink with custom process color full-wrap sleeves. With a claim to fame as the "smallest minimum order" in the energy drink field a single case of 24 cans a…

  • Crisis and commitment

    April 8, 2008
    There was a great editorial in one of the trade publications that I read that wondered if "concerns for the earth is a passing fad." It caused me to speculate about the pending transfer of the world champion polluter title. Part of my thought was: Wh…

  • 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…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    April 8, 2008
    Return of the non-returnable bottle