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  • WIRE AND CABLE MARKERS

    July 21, 2014
    Polyonics has introduced flame retardant wire and cable markers for the aerospace industry. According to the company, the identification of wire and cable bundles inside an aircraft requires robust materials that will not unwrap or fall off when subj…

  • SELF-ADHESIVE MATERIAL

    SELF-ADHESIVE MATERIAL

    July 21, 2014
    Herma has released a special Inkprint collection. This self-adhesive material allows print shops to produce low- and very low-volume label runs on economical inkjet printers with water-based inks. Whereas conventional self-adhesive materials are g…

  • FILMS

    FILMS

    July 21, 2014
    Jindal Films has introduced three new products for labeling and packaging applications: Bicor 50 SuP 490, Metallyte MM688 OPP, and Label-Lyte 52LLC247. Bicor 50 SuP 490 is the first OPP-based sealant film for stand-up pouch applications.  The…

  • UV LED SHRINK WHITES

    July 21, 2014
    Flint Group Narrow Web has introduced a new range of opaque white inks in the EkoCure series. Designed to providing excellent flexibility, adhesion and printability, EkoCure Shrink Whites provide more than 70% shrink. EkoCure Shrink Opaque Whites hav…

  • SQUARE BAG

    July 21, 2014
    A new, patented flexible packaging product that incorporates advanced packaging films with a variety of spouts, closures and handles is now available from Mondi Americas. The product platform, called the Square Bag, supports diverse consumer goods ap…

  • ENGRAVING SOFTWARE

    July 21, 2014
    GravoTech has introduced GravoStyle 7 Build 4, the latest version of the company’s leading software for laser and rotary engraving machines. According to the company, GravoStyle has become the reference software for multi-technology engraving s…

  • RESEALABLE PACKAGING

    RESEALABLE PACKAGING

    July 21, 2014
    LaserSharp FlexPak Services, a provider of laser converting services for the flexible packaging industry, will has introduced its new patent-pending PrimePeel peel and reseal packaging application. This product uses precision laser scoring technol…

  • HANDHELD PRINTER

    July 21, 2014
    Kores India has announced the launch of the PT-H105 label printer from Japan-based Brother Printers, which manufactures industrial label printers. Lawrence Melit, assistant general manager at Kores India, says, “The PT-H105 is a handheld label…

  • FILM LINERS

    July 21, 2014
    Akronn has added new technically-advanced film liners to its product range, including 30 µm MOPP, 19 µm MPET and 40 and 50 µm BOPP – all of which are available one- and two-sides coated, and offering differential release level…

  • OVERLAMINATING FILM

    OVERLAMINATING FILM

    July 21, 2014
    Herma’s new overlaminating film has been designed to make it possible to manufacture paper labels that can be widely used even in harsh and critical environments. This product from Herma’s Self-Adhesive Materials division comprises of…

  • HIGH SPEED SLEEVE

    July 21, 2014
    Flint Group Flexographic Products has introduced a new rotec High Speed Sleeve developed with a specialized design for high-speed press performance. The exclusive composition of the rotec High Speed Sleeve greatly reduces bounce-induced skipping whil…

  • BLOOD BAG LABELS

    BLOOD BAG LABELS

    July 21, 2014
    Ritrama has released a new blood bag labeling product, the RI-337 White AP970 WG62. It is a matte, white synthetic paper that the company says is ideal for application to a pliable surface, such as a blood or plasma bag. It offers excellent reista…

  • CRAFT BEER PORTFOLIO

    July 21, 2014
    Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has expanded its Craft Beer portfolio with eight new label constructions, including a semi-gloss paper with a wet-strength additive that delivers added protection against peeling and tearing. “The A…

  • FLEXO PRINTING MOBILE APP

    FLEXO PRINTING MOBILE APP

    July 21, 2014
    Flint Group Flexographic Products has introduced its new FlexoToolbox App for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, which is now commercially available on the global market. This interactive collection of tools incorporates many different functions fo…

  • PRIME LABEL SUBSTRATES

    July 21, 2014
    FLEXcon, a provider of adhesive coating and laminating products, has announced the addition of products for prime labeling applications using the company’s new, higher-shear, permanent acrylic adhesive. Available as part of the optiFLEX, optiF…

  • NEW FIERY PLATFORM

    July 21, 2014
    EFI has launched its newest Fiery platform for cut-sheet digital production systems. The EFI Fiery FS150 Pro digital front end (DFE) was designed to offer faster processing, unsurpassed image quality, seamless MIS/ERP integration and easy to use auto…

  • SOLID DIE

    SOLID DIE

    July 21, 2014
    RotoMetrics, a manufacturer of rotary diecutting products, has announced the development and launch of a through-hardened, machine-finished solid die – the RD300 – designed for high quality, tight tolerance converting applications. &ld…

  • Embossing Equipment

    Embossing Equipment

    Steve Katz, Editor || July 21, 2014
    A third dimension to a label adds a touch of elegance, among other things.

  • M&A Report

    M&A Report

    Steve Katz, Editor || July 21, 2014
    Label companies continue to make for attractive acquisitions.

  • Label Design

    Label Design

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || July 21, 2014
    A label’s design, in addition to its construction, is essential to its success.

  • Lean: It’s About Time

    Lean: It’s About Time

    Tom Southworth || July 21, 2014
    Converters must always have a plan, and plan to use their time wisely.

  • Narrow Web Profile: CT Labeling Solutions

    Narrow Web Profile: CT Labeling Solutions

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || July 21, 2014
    After years in the corporate sector, Kevin Peterson broke out on his own – and is enjoying small business success.

  • Shaking up portable packaging

    Shaking up portable packaging

    July 21, 2014
    Perimeter Brand Packaging has announced the launch of BlenderPak, an on-the-go product for consumers who use powder drink mix products. Based on extensive consumer research, BlenderPak is designed to increase new usage occasions and invite more users…

  • Tursso Companies: Meet the ‘Solutionaries’

    Rock LaManna || July 21, 2014
    Much ado is made about the visionaries of our world. We love our Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerburgs, who envision a breakthrough product or service, and then create the means to make it happen. But what are “visionaries” actually doing? …

  • Nutrition Facts: Big changes coming?

    Nutrition Facts: Big changes coming?

    Jack Kenny || July 21, 2014
    The US government and Big Food have their own ideas about nutrient info.

  • Thunder and lignin

    Calvin Frost || July 21, 2014
    I just sent $50 to Friends of the Earth.  I don’t know how they found me but they did.  I suppose I’m on every “green” list in the world and most of the time the request for money falls on deaf ears. The messages are…

  • Expressing shelf appeal

    John Penhallow || July 21, 2014
    One of the lesser revelations at the FINAT Congress in Monaco in June was the difficulty, for the association’s secretariat, of translating this year’s theme – “the battle for shelf appeal” into French. The nation that h…

  • ‘Battling for Shelf Appeal’ in Monaco

    ‘Battling for Shelf Appeal’ in Monaco

    July 21, 2014
    The theme of the 2014 FINAT Congress, held June 5-7 in Monte Carlo, Monaco, was “The Battle for Shelf Appeal.” In introducing the theme, Flint Group’s Niklas Olson, FINAT’s programming committee chair, said, “The competi…

  • Paul Teachout joins Nilpeter USA

    July 21, 2014
    Nilpeter has announced that Paul Teachout has joined the company as its new vice president of sales and marketing for Nilpeter USA Inc. With over 30 years of combined market experience, Teachout brings extensive industry knowledge to the Nilpeter tea…

  • Industry People

    Industry People

    July 21, 2014
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 3M, St. Paul, MN, USA – Michael Roman has been appointed executive vice president of 3M’s Industrial Business Group. Jon Lindekugel has been appointed senior vice president of business deve…

  • Freedonia reports increased global demand for PS tapes

    July 21, 2014
    Market research firm The Freedonia Group reports that world demand for pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes is projected to increase 5.0 percent annually to more than 50 billion square meters in 2018. Market value growth through the same period wi…

  • Trinity Graphic launches new branding initiative

    July 21, 2014
    Trinity Graphic, a commercial printer in North and South America for more than 45 years, has announced the launch of new company branding in conjunction with a series of new Trinity Graphic products and services. According to company spokesman G…

  • Bemis receives DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation

    July 21, 2014
    Bemis Company, Inc. received two DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation at DuPont’s recognition celebration, held recently in Wilmington, DE, USA. Bemis was presented a Silver Award for Technological Advancement for the Hillshire Brands Heat Fr…

  • Suzanne Zaccone to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

    July 21, 2014
    Suzanne Zaccone, executive vice-chairman and formerly president and co-owner of GSI Technologies, has been awarded the 2014 R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award. Zaccone is the first female recipient of the esteemed accolade, which is part of…

  • Martin Automatic attends first Alpha P-7 ‘instant game’ demo

    Martin Automatic attends first Alpha P-7 ‘instant game’ demo

    July 21, 2014
    Representatives from Martin Automatic recently attended the operational debut of Alpha P-7, being touted as the “newest and most advanced manufacturing technology for instant lottery games,” at Scientific Games’ Global Lottery Cente…

  • Thinfilm demonstrates NFC-enabled smart label

    July 21, 2014
    Thin Film Electronics ASA (Thinfilm) has announced that it has successfully demonstrated the industry’s first integrated-system product to combine printed electronics technology, real-time sensing capability, and near-field communication (NFC)…

  • AWA announces first-ever Sleeve Label Awards

    July 21, 2014
    As announced at the 2014 AWA International Sleeve Label Conference & Exhibition, AWA Alexander Watson Associates will launch the 2015 AWA Sleeve Label Awards to recognize this fast-developing industry’s outstanding achievements in stretch a…

  • Color-Logic partners with Domino

    July 21, 2014
    Color-Logic, the developer of the Process Metallic Color System, has announced a technology partnership with Domino Printing, manufacturer of the new N610i inkjet label press.  Commenting on the collaboration, Color-Logic Director of Sales and…

  • Dutch printer first to use Xeikon 3000 series for IML

    July 21, 2014
    Dutch printer aL Printing has become the first printer to implement the recently launched Xeikon In-Mold Label Suite, which consists of the Xeikon 3000 series of digital presses, substrates, software and finishing hardware. The printer specializes in…

  • Reynders joins Avery Dennison’s paper liner recycling program

    July 21, 2014
    Belgian label converter Reynders Label Printing has recently signed up for a new paper liner recycling program, initiated by Avery Dennison and operated by Smurfit Kappa. Through the Avery Dennison paper liner recycling program, Reynders offers a col…

  • Harper Corp. receives North Carolina Excellence Award

    July 21, 2014
    Global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America has announced its selection for the North Carolina Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Trade & Commerce Institute (USTCRI). Each year, the USTCRI conducts bus…

  • Delta Industrial unveils portable laser module

    July 21, 2014
    Delta Industrial unveiled its new portable laser module at its Technology Showcase last month. Held at Delta’s corporate office and manufacturing facility in Minneapolis, MN, USA, the Showcase offered converters “a chance to explore the l…

  • Sun Chemical receives HD plate certification from Esko

    July 21, 2014
    Sun Chemical has received HD plate certification from Esko for its SunGraphics HD plates. In order to obtain HD plate certification from Esko, Sun Chemical had to go through a rigorous approval process which was granted after samples sent to Esko wer…

  • Omet hosts successful Open House in Italy

    July 21, 2014
    Italian press manufacturer Omet recently hosted an Open House at its Lecco, Italy headquarters. The company hosted customers from every continent – including from more than 150 companies – and ran live demonstrations on its entire ra…

  • Cal Poly launches online printed electronics program

    July 21, 2014
    Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA, will launch its online Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging Professional Certificate Program beginning Sept. 22, 2014. Designed for working professionals, the program is comprised of five courses…

  • Great Lakes Label awarded GMI certfication

    July 21, 2014
    Great Lakes Label, a label converter in Comstock Park, MI, USA, has been awarded full certification by Graphic Measurers International (GMI), a leader in print quality management and brand integrity. Certification was awarded following an intensive o…

  • AVT joins the REVO team

    July 21, 2014
    The REVO Team and AVT (Advanced Vision Tecnologies) have announced that AVT has joined the REVO Team for the “Digital Flexo Revolution.” This news comes after 12 months of successful collaboration between AVT and select REVO partners, who…

  • Epson SurePress digital press sales reach 100

    July 21, 2014
    Epson has announced the sale of its one hundredth SurePress inkjet digital label press. The hundredth unit was installed by Kanae Co., Ltd., based in Nagano, Japan. Epson launched the SurePress L-4033A in October 2010, steadily raising the product&r…

  • The Label Printers participates in Sustainable Waste Management Conference

    July 21, 2014
    The Label Printers’ George Tommasi participated as a presenter at the recent Sustainable Waste Management Conference, hosted by the Lake Michigan States Section of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA). Tommasi was invited to p…

  • Yazoo Mills offers lower minimums for covers, liners

    July 21, 2014
    Yazoo Mills now offers significantly lower minimums for printed covers and liners, tailored to small quantity orders. Additionally, to be more beneficial and economical to its consumers, the company says it has also reduced its printing plate costs b…