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    January 26, 2015
    Cosmo Films is offering direct thermal label films that serve a host of functions, including information labeling, manufacturing tracking and weight and price labeling. The film has a proprietary coating that enables image/impression formation upo…


    January 26, 2015
    Brady has released a GHS Labels app as part of its Brady Workstation label-creation platform. According to the company, this new app makes aligning with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) simpler by featu…



    January 26, 2015
    Badger Plug has released steel H-Clips and U-Clips to secure shipments of roll products suspended with endboards. H-Clips help interlock one endboard atop another, while U-Clips help secure endboards to the pallet. Each clip possesses a tight grip…


    January 26, 2015
    The new DPR Scorpio Plus digital label cutting and finishing system has arrived in Canada. It is an all-in-one finishing system that laminates and digitally cuts labels to a precise size and shape, removes the waste matrix and slits and rewinds label…


    January 26, 2015
    Weber Packaging Solutions has introduced the new Model 114, a labeling system capable of simultaneously applying labels to one or two sides of a product. It is a self-contained unit that features one or two Alpha Compact label applicators mounted on…


    January 26, 2015
    The EDGE 850 “GHS Solution” is a roll-to-roll digital label printer and comes complete with the printer, feeder, rewinder and EDGE2Print software. With easy-to-use drag and drop software and print speeds of 4.33 m/min and 9.13 m…



    January 26, 2015
    Clondalkin Flexible Packaging has released a shrink sleeve that incorporates a new code. With its printing technique, the code is printed on the inner surface of the shrink sleeve and only revealed when the sleeve is peeled back.  Each shrin…


    January 26, 2015
    GEW has launched a revamped version of its LED UV curing lab system. The new “Magic Carpet” system is intended to make the task of developing and testing new UV LED ink formulations easy, accurate and ergonomic. It incorporates the same h…


    January 26, 2015
    MACtac has released its latest adhesive technology that will be featured on its squeezable films and polypropylene products. MP880 adhesive is a clear, permanent acrylic designed for film labeling applications of health, beauty, food, beverage and ho…


    January 26, 2015
    International Imaging Materials (IIMAK) has released NETFlex+, a new near-edge wax-resin ribbon for thermal transfer overprinting. The ribbon has been developed to be an OEM-compatible, drop in replacement for the most common printers in the market i…



    January 26, 2015
    The German adhesive manufacturer Herma has released 62K, a low-migration adhesive for very low temperatures.  It has been unconditionally approved for use – even with fatty foods – without alteration of the adhesion or processing.…


    January 26, 2015
    Brady has made expansions to its BBP33 label printer. There are now 120 new label parts available, and this expansion in label size and material options enhances the capabilities of the printer and brings the total number of available parts to over 5…


    January 26, 2015
    PakSense has announced the availability of a reusable temperature and humidity logger. These small and compact loggers download data via a USB connection to a PC and are fully programmable by the user via the provided software. They can record up to…



    January 26, 2015
    GEW, a UV curing systems manufacturer, has introduced the Rhino electronic power supply to drive its range of energy-efficient UV lampheads. The company designed the power electronics with energy savings in mind. It is 95% efficient with a power…



    January 26, 2015
    Schreiner LogiData has developed the ((rfid))-DistaFerr Slim Label, which combines the advantages of UHF RFID technology with RFID reading on metal. With compact dimensions of 60 mm x 23 mm x 0.5 mm, the label is smaller than standard products and…


    January 26, 2015
    Datamax-O’Neil has announced the launch of H-Class H-8308p Thermal Printer, an adaptive 8-inch/A4 thermal-printing system that features an embedded open-source Linux operating system, standard HP-compatible language (PCL) and expanded Managed P…


    January 26, 2015
    QuickLabel Systems has launched the Kiaro! 50, a narrow format label printer specifically designed for customers with small labeling applications. The digital color label printer is an expansion of the Kiaro! family of in-house color label printers.…



    January 26, 2015
    RFID technology developer Smartrac has released its new On Metal Tag, which is intended for tagging metal objects and surfaces, as well as challenging non-metal objects. The tag’s thin, soft and flexible structure is suited for curved and fl…


    January 26, 2015
    UPM Raflatac has launched a high-clarity deep freeze adhesive for the European market. The 149 DF adhesive is designed for fast conversion and minimal residue on die tools, resulting in higher efficiency. With clear film labels, the water-based acry…


    January 26, 2015
    Adhesive coating and laminating company FLEXcon has announced the newest version in its Durable Product Marking (DPM) series of pressure sensitive films designed for DPM U 150 Silver V-29 150 Poly H-9. The mirror-like finish of DPM U 150 Silver offe…



    January 26, 2015
    Anderson & Vreeland has released OVIT Flexo Matic plate washers designed to automatically clean, rinse and dry flexo plates. This is intended to save money and improve plate quality by automating the maintenance process. The company’s r…



    January 26, 2015
    Based on the new RP Cryo adhesive, UPM Raflatac has launched a range of label materials for cryopreservation conditions down to -196 °C. These products are intended to provide a reliable solution to safeguard research, forensic investigation a…

  • ICE USA 2015 Preview

    ICE USA 2015 Preview

    January 26, 2015
    Converting professionals from more than 50 countries will gather in Orlando, FL, USA, to observe the latest developments and technologies from over 350 suppliers at ICE USA 2015.  The show will take place at the Orange County Convention Cen…

  • Paper Substrates

    Paper Substrates

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || January 26, 2015
    Labelstock suppliers continue to adjust to an evolving industry.

  • Rotary Diecutting

    Rotary Diecutting

    Steve Katz, Editor || January 26, 2015
    Cost savings and technical advancements have flexible dies entrenched as today’s preferred technology.

  • Wine Label Evolution

    Wine Label Evolution

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || January 26, 2015
    Innovative developments are contributing to a booming business.

  • Narrow Web Profile:  G3 Enterprises

    Narrow Web Profile: G3 Enterprises

    Steve Katz, Editor || January 26, 2015
    The wine label specialist offers its customers innovation and comprehensive service, with a deep understanding of a complex market.

  • Glass meets label

    January 26, 2015
    Unlike wet-glue labels, self-adhesive products give global glass packaging manufacturer O-I Peldar the ability to utilize a wider range of materials and finishes, thus providing designers with the limitless possibilities and freedom they need to p…

  • Finding success as a trade-only printer

    Rock LaManna || January 26, 2015
    What’s the multi-billion dollar market that some savvy label printing companies are cashing in on? Trade-only label printing. But while there is certainly money to be made, it’s not without a huge amount of commitment and forward thinking…

  • Twenty years ago: A look back

    Jack Kenny || January 26, 2015
    From art to science, an industry evolves quickly.

  • Talk about choice and change

    Calvin Frost || January 26, 2015
    Wow.  Bill, do you remember John? No, not that John.  John Hall, the guy who started Goose Island Brewery.  You’re not going to believe this, but I ran into John during the holidays. I had stopped to have a beer and a brat at his…

  • The happy pessimists

    John Penhallow || January 26, 2015
    Writing this in France at the start of 2015, your correspondent wonders why the French came bottom in a poll of forty countries for “confidence in the future,” while the same poll shows that over 80% of French people say they are “h…

  • FINAT’s 35th label competition now open for entries

    January 26, 2015
    FINAT has announced that label converters can start selecting their best examples of label print as the 2015 FINAT Labeling competition is now open and will accept entries until March 5, 2015. The annual FINAT competition showcases the best in self-…

  • FTA accepting entries for Sustainability Excellence Awards

    January 26, 2015
    Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) is accepting entries for the 2015 Sustainability Excellence Awards competition. Formerly known as the Environmental Excellence Award, this competition encompasses all three pillars of sustainability – pe…

  • 2015 Technical Innovation Awards

    January 26, 2015
    Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has announced that it is accepting entries for its global awards program. These awards recognize organizations and individuals for innovative technologies, processes and services that are accelerating and tran…

  • IMDA’s In-mold seminar set for May

    January 26, 2015
    The “ABC’s of IML: A Basic Course” will be presented on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center in Chicago North Shore, Skokie, IL, USA. Presented by the In-mold Decorating Association (IMDA), the event…

  • Steve Schulte appointed to TLMI Board of Directors

    January 26, 2015
    Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) has announced that Steve Schulte, vice president, sales & marketing for Mark Andy, has been appointed to the association’s Board of Directors. The TLMI Board of Directors is comprised of nine con…

  • acpo receives LIFE certification

    January 26, 2015
    The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) has granted acpo, a self-wound overlaminates manufacturer, LIFE certification. Project LIFE (Label Initiative for the Environment) provides auditable metrics focusing on the reduction of a company&rsqu…

  • Industry People

    January 26, 2015
    Anderson & Vreeland – Bryan, OH, USA – Anderson & Vreeland has announced that Sean Sawa (1) will supervise sales and customer support in Canada as the new director of Canadian sa…

  • FLXON streamlines customer service program

    January 26, 2015
    FLXON, a supplier of a variety of products to the North American flexographic and rotogravure printing, coating, laminating and converting markets, has announced the creation of its new Customer Priority Service at the company’s operational hea…

  • iSys Label partners with UniNet

    January 26, 2015
    Canadian developer and manufacturer iSys Label has announced a partnership with UniNet as OEM of its label printing technology. The agreement went into effect on September 1 and authorizes UniNet to distribute the line of printers throughout its glob…

  • McDowell Label receives 16 TLMI Awards for Printing Excellence

    January 26, 2015
    McDowell Label was the recipient of 16 TLMI Awards on October 14 in Dana Point, CA, USA. The supplier of shrink sleeves, decorative labels and flexible packaging captured 11 first-place awards and five second-place awards. The Tag and Label Manufact…

  • installs SensoTec automatic registration

    January 26, 2015
    Gallas Label & Decal has installed SensoTec automatic registration technology on its eight-color, all UV Gallus EM280 combination press. By using SensoTec, Gallas intends to achieve reduced setup times and waste reductions. “Clients who co…

  • MonadnOck announces beverage label partnership with Smart Planet

    January 26, 2015
    Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. (MPM) has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Smart Planet Technologies for use of its extruded EarthCoating technology for adhesive beverage labels in North America. “We are pleased to be expanding o…

  • CCL acquires German wine label printer

    January 26, 2015
    CCL Industries Inc., the world’s largest pressure sensitive label converter, has announced it has acquired wine label specialist Druckerei Nilles and its related subsidiaries. Nilles is a private company located in the heart of Germany’s…

  • AWT Labels & Packaging honored with two NJPEC awards

    January 26, 2015
    AWT Labels & Packaging, a label converter headquartered in Minneaplis, MN, USA, was recently honored with two NJPEC (New Jersey Packaging Executive Club) Package of the Year awards. AWT won a Technical Merit Award for its work on the Mrs. Meyer&…

  • Channeled Resources Group again chosen as ‘Green Master’

    January 26, 2015
    For the third consecutive year, Channeled Resources Group has been selected as a Green Master company. The supplier of specialty papers and films was recognized on December 3 at the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Conference. The Green Master…

  • Rotoflex unveils redesigned DSI diecutting platform

    Rotoflex unveils redesigned DSI diecutting platform

    January 26, 2015
    Responding to converter demand for more streamlined finishing workflows and increased productivity, Rotoflex has redesigned its DSI diecutting platform to be a smaller footprint machine, which is faster and more responsive to today’s changin…

  • Xeikon Café earns IBIS Communication Award

    January 26, 2015
    The Xeikon Café, an event hosted by the digital press manufacturer at company headquarters in Belgium, was honored at the third edition of the IBIS Communication Awards. The awards honor the best Belgian communication campaigns and communicato…

  • Avery Dennison upgrades film capabilities in Germany

    January 26, 2015
    Avery Dennison has increased its coating and laminated capabilities for self-adhesive label and packaging films at its plant in Gotha, Germany. The company made the investment to respond to growing market demand for filmic products with hig…