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  • Companies To Watch: Illochroma Haoneng Europe

    Companies To Watch: Illochroma Haoneng Europe

    John Penhallow || October 10, 2014
    ILLOCHROMA HAONENG EUROPE Woudstraat 6 B-3600 Genk, Belgium www.illochroma.com Very few Western label converters have set up business in China, and even fewer Chinese companies have set up or acquired label converting plants in the West.  That…

  • Companies To Watch: Diversified Labeling Solutions

    Companies To Watch: Diversified Labeling Solutions

    October 10, 2014
    Diversified Labeling Solutions 1285 Hamilton Parkway, Itasca, IL 60143 USA www.teamdls.com Diversified Labeling Solutions, Inc. (DLS) is one of the largest independently owned label companies in North America. Headquartered in Itasca, I…

  • Companies To Watch: Tursso Companies

    Companies To Watch: Tursso Companies

    Rock LaManna || October 10, 2014
    Tursso Companies 223 Plato Boulevard East, St. Paul, MN 55107 USA www.tursso.com Some businesses steer clear of the difficult jobs. For Tursso Companies, it’s those difficult jobs that are the secret to its success. Tursso Companies…

  • Companies To Watch: AWT Labels & Packaging

    Companies To Watch: AWT Labels & Packaging

    Steve Katz, Editor || October 10, 2014
    AWT Labels & Packaging 600 Hoover St NE #500, Minneapolis, MN 55413 USA www.awtlabelpack.com AWT Labels and Packaging, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, USA, has label printing roots that go back to 1976, when the company was founded a…

  • Companies To Watch: Distinct Packabilities

    Companies To Watch: Distinct Packabilities

    Steve Katz, Editor || October 10, 2014
    Disinct Packabilities 100 Frank E. Simon Ave Shepherdsville, KY 40165 USA www.distinctpack.com A great number of printing companies suffered through the recession that hit the global economy in 2008, and Shepherdsville, KY-based Publishers Pr…

  • Elegant paper cups

    Elegant paper cups

    October 10, 2014
    Printed in one color but with an embossed pattern and message, the elegant Invercote cup has a far lower environmental impact than plastic cups. How elegant can a beverage cup made of a paper material be? Paper cups can range from being simple, w…

  • Is a strategic buyer the right buyer for your business?

    Rock LaManna || October 10, 2014
    The pundits are proclaiming this is a great time for owners to sell their business. But even when market conditions look favorable, many companies get stumped by one of the most common questions: Am I choosing the right buyer for my business? In thi…

  • Beverage labels hauled into court

    Jack Kenny || October 10, 2014
    Lawsuits rise in the US against claims made on labels.

  • Keep the change

    Calvin Frost || October 10, 2014
    Thursday at Labelexpo was a bit slower than Tuesday and Wednesday. It gave me a chance to walk the show and look for change, change that would affect our industry and make an impact. While Tuesday and Wednesday were exhilarating, it was a grueling 48…

  • Thank you, Brussels!

    Thank you, Brussels!

    John Penhallow || October 10, 2014
    Many people in Europe do not love the European Union, and still less do they love its administrative wing, the European Commission. But for once the Eurocrats of Brussels have enacted some legislation which seems to meet with general approval and whi…

  • FLAG membership up more than 20%

    FLAG membership up more than 20%

    October 10, 2014
    Flexo Label Advantage Group (FLAG), a buying group for small to mid-sized label converters, has announced that following a successful Labelexpo, its memberhip is up more than 20% in 2014. FLAG founder and president John McKay says that severa…

  • FTA Fall Conference offers 3M Innovation Center tour

    October 10, 2014
    Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) upcoming Fall Conference, “Beyond the Concept: Innovation in Action,” (Oct. 20-22, at DoubleTree by Hilton in Minneapolis, MN), will offer attendees a complimentary tour of the 3M Innovatio…

  • PIA announces 2014 Color Conference

    October 10, 2014
    Printing Industries of America (PIA) has announced its 2014 Color Conference, December 6-9 in Scottsdale, AZ, USA. This event for color production professionals, brand managers, creatives, photographers, and videographers in the printing industr…

  • Mike Ferrari to keynote at IMDA Symposium

    October 10, 2014
    Mike Ferrari, founder and president of Ferrari Innovation Solutions, LLC, will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 IMDA Symposium and Exhibit Hall, October 22-23, 2014, at the DoubleTree Chicago North Shore Hotel & Conference Center in Skokie, IL,…

  • FTA opens 2015 Excellence in Flexography Awards competition

    October 10, 2014
    The Flexographic Technical Assocation (FTA) is sponsoring the flexographic printing industry’s largest awards competition, the Excellence in Flexography Awards. Since 1960, the annual awards program pays tribute to superior printing achievement…

  • H. Russell Smith, former leader of Avery Dennison, dies at 100

    H. Russell Smith, former leader of Avery Dennison, dies at 100

    October 10, 2014
    H. Russell Smith, the former chairman of Avery Dennison Corporation, who played an essential role in the development of the company,   died on Sept. 7 at the age of 100, the company announced. For nearly 40 years, Smith was company founde…

  • Industry People

    Industry People

    October 10, 2014
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 SPINNAKER COATING, Troy, OH, USA – The company has announced the promotion of Braden Glett to the posi…

  • Label Traxx strengthens global sales and service team

    October 10, 2014
    Label Traxx has announced two new appointments to meet the needs of its growing international customer base. To better serve Latin America and Europe, the company has added Debbie Marx and Chris Raby. Marx, who will be based at the company’s M…

  • Avery Dennison RBIS announces joint venture in China

    Avery Dennison RBIS announces joint venture in China

    October 10, 2014
    Avery Dennison RBIS, a leader in apparel industry branding, labeling, packaging, embellishments and RFID systems, and Ningbo Shenzhou Knitting Co., Ltd. (Shenzhou), the largest vertically integrated knitwear manufacturer in China, have announced a jo…

  • EFI names winners of first Jetrion label contest

    October 10, 2014
    During a special reception at Labelexpo Americas, EFI announced the winners of its first label printing contest for EFI Jetrion inkjet narrow web press users. Four companies have been recognized in EFI’s first-ever Jetrion Label Awards contest,…

  • APR partners with Color-Logic

    October 10, 2014
    Color-Logic has named All Printing Resources (APR) the exclusive North American distributor of SpotOn! Flexo. Announcing the partnership, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves says: “With the Color-Logic Process Metallic Colo…

  • Heidelberg completes Gallus acquisition

    October 10, 2014
    The full acquisition of Gallus Holding AG (Gallus) as resolved by the Management Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) in June 2014 has now been completed. As part of the transaction, Ferd. Rüesch AG has been granted 23,000,000 ne…

  • Thinfilm partners with Flextronics

    October 10, 2014
    Thin Film Electronics ASA, (Thinfilm) a developer of printed electronics, has announced a partnership with Flextronics, an end-to-end global supply-chain company. As part of the agreement, Flextronics will further expand its Open Innovation Platform…

  • Anderson & Vreeland reorganizes management

    October 10, 2014
    Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. and its affiliated companies have reorganized management along functional lines of responsibility to position the company for further growth and expansion. The reorganization affects all of the domestic businesses of And…

  • XEIKON LAUNCHES SUPERBLACK TONER

    October 10, 2014
    Xeikon has announced the launch of its SuperBlack toner. Normal black toner produces a density of 1.8, while the new SuperBlack provides a density of 2.2-2.4. SuperBlack is a spot color that can be applied using the fifth color station of a Xeikon di…

  • Abbey Labels installs first MPS press

    Abbey Labels installs first MPS press

    October 10, 2014
    MPS has announced the installation of an EF UV flexo press into Abbey Labels, a new MPS customer based in the UK. The press has been installed successfully last month at Abbey’s factory in Bury St Edmunds, UK. Abbey Labels, one of the UK&rsquo…

  • Nilpeter USA strengthens sales team

    October 10, 2014
    Nilpeter USA is expanding its North American sales team to allow for a more direct approach towards providing Nilpeter products to the North American converter base. Robert Wray, a former Gallus employee, joins the Nilpeter team as the West Coast sa…

  • DTM Flexo Services to represent Gidue in Canada

    October 10, 2014
    Italian press manufacturer Nuova Gidue has announced that DTM Flexo Services, a Canadian flexographic printing and converting industries sales and service representative, is Gidue’s exclusive sales agent for Canada, effective September 1, 2014.…

  • Flint Group sale complete

    October 10, 2014
    Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Koch Equity Development LLC have announced the completion of their acquisition of Flint Group from funds managed by CVC Capital Partners. The transaction will allow Flint Group’s management team to c…

  • Franklin Adhesives & Polymers earns marine use certification

    October 10, 2014
    Franklin Adhesives & Polymers has announced that its highest-performing water-based PSA – Covinax 383-19 – survived underwater testing for Section 2 of the Standard BS 5609: 1986, “Printed Pressure-Sensitive, Adhesive Coated Lab…

  • AVT introduces Turbo Series

    October 10, 2014
    AVT (Advanced Vision Technology Ltd), a manufacturer of automatic inspection, process control, quality assurance and color control for the packaging, label, folding carton, metal decoration and commercial print markets, has introduced an enhanced set…

  • Epson honored for portable label printer

    October 10, 2014
    Epson’s LabelWorks LW-600P portable label printer was named a finalist in the Devices & Gadgets category of CTIA’s 2014 Hot for the Holidays Awards competition. This competition recognizes the latest mobile consumer electronics, inclu…

  • Spartanics and SMAG announce partnership

    October 10, 2014
    Spartanics and SMAG Graphique have announced a new partnership that will merge core technologies to develop a “best-in-class” digital converting system for the label market. The partnership will combine Spartanics’ laser cutting tec…

  • ILS expands flexible packaging portfolio

    October 10, 2014
    In business for nearly 20 years, Hamilton, Ohio-based ILS (Innovative Labeling Solutions) has evolved from a narrow web flexographic label converter to a full-service label and packaging provider. ILS installed its first HP Indigo digital press in 20…

  • Multi-Action Labels adds SPGPrints’ DSI UV-inkjet press

    October 10, 2014
    Multi-Action Labels, a self-adhesive label converter in Quebec City, Canada, has expanded its short-run printing operation after installing SPGPrints’ DSI UV-inkjet label printing press, which should allow customers to benefit from better…

  • Global demand for labels to reach $114 billion by 2018

    October 10, 2014
    World demand for labels is projected to increase 4.9 percent annually to 57.7 billion square meters in 2018, valued at $114 billion.  “Renewed vigor in global manufacturing output will be the primary factor driving growth,” notes ana…

  • Wilson Manufacturing opens new facility in Toronto

    October 10, 2014
    Wilson Manufacturing has opened a new facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The new facility will initially provide repair and sharpening services for a wide range of converters in the greater Toronto area, as well as customers throughout Detroit and…

  • EFI acquires DiMS! organizing print

    October 10, 2014
    EFI has announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of DiMS! organizing print, a developer of comprehensive MIS/ERP systems for print and packaging companies. Based in Lichtenvoorde, the Netherlands, and founded in 1986, DiMS! offers…

  • Mark Andy Print Products now offers DigiFlex

    Mark Andy Print Products now offers DigiFlex

    October 10, 2014
    Mark Andy Print Products, the supplies and consumables division of Mark Andy Inc., has announced the addition of DigiFlex to its platemaking equipment offering. Mark Andy Print Products specializes in the distribution of value-added platemaking equip…

  • Bemis to sell MACtac to private equity firm

    October 10, 2014
    Bemis Company, Inc. has announced it has reached an agreement to sell its global Pressure Sensitive Materials business (known as MACtac) to Platinum Equity, a California-based private equity firm, for a purchase price of $170 million. This transactio…

  • Avery Dennison announces LabelNavigator app

    October 10, 2014
    Avery Dennison launched a new app for iPad digital devices. The free LabelNavigator app offers support for container design and material selection to brand managers, designers, converters and end users in the Home and Personal Care (HPC) segment. &l…

  • HP plays key role in ‘Share a Coke’ campaign

    October 10, 2014
    HP has announced its role in helping The Coca-Cola Company expand its popular “Share a Coke” campaign to the United States, enabling consumers to make meaningful connections with the largest volume of personalized Coca-Cola labels ever pr…

  • Mark Andy sold to current management and former CEO

    October 10, 2014
    Mark Andy has announced that an investment group formed by P.J. Desai, Mark Andy’s former CEO and the current management team, has completed the purchase of Mark Andy, Inc. from American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV (AIP). AIP will conti…

  • Drunk on digital?

    Steve Katz, Editor || October 10, 2014
    During Labelexpo, I had the honor of participating in a panel discussion titled “Bringing the Supply Chain Together.” Joining me on the panel was a handful of editors representing various trade publications covering the labels, flexible p…

  • FTA announces Forum 2015 theme, venue, chairs

    October 9, 2014
    "Hitting the Perfect Harmony" comes to downtown Nashville, May 3-6, at the brand new Omni Hotel.

  • UPM Raflatac introduces spirits labeling product range

    October 9, 2014
    The new portfolio features clear and white films, smooth, rich and even metalized papers.

  • Coca-Cola releases 11th Sustainability Report

    October 8, 2014
    Through June 2014, the company has distributed more than 25 billion fully-recyclable PlantBottleT packages worldwide.

  • Global price increase for DuPont Cyrel products

    October 8, 2014
    Effective Nov. 3, increases will be up to 10 percent, varied by product and product line.

  • Highcon, Xeikon collaborate for folding carton converting

    October 8, 2014
    At Graph Expo, Highcon will be digitally cutting and creasing folding carton packages printed on the Xeikon 3500 digital press.

  • Dscoop celebrates 10th anniversary

    October 8, 2014
    The HP Graphic Arts users group has released its first-ever white paper, providing an in-depth look into the organization’s history, achievements and future.