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  • Industry People

    November 29, 2012
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ABBOTT LABEL, INC., Dallas, TX, USA – Leann BeVelle (1) has joined the company as customer service manager. ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH, USA – Dale Grabow (2)…

  • CV Labels installs fifth Omega inspection rewinder

    November 29, 2012
    AB Graphic International has supplied a fifth Omega inspection rewinder to Irvine, Scotland-based CV Labels Ltd. Equipped with FleyeVision 100 percent print face inspection, the new Omega HSR and camera will enable CV Labels to handle increased pr…

  • Stork Prints wins gravure award for ecosleeve concept

    November 29, 2012
    The packaging industry came together on September 19-20 for the annual PGLA (Packaging & Label Gravure Association) meeting in Hiltons’ Double Tree in Charlotte, NC, USA. This year’s theme, The Rebirth of Gravure: Value in Process, Pr…

  • Heidelberg opens Detroit manufacturing plant

    November 29, 2012
    Five years after introducing Saphira Aqueous Coatings to the market, Heidelberg has begun manufacturing the coatings locally at its new Hi-Tech Coatings plant, located in the Detroit suburb of Taylor, MI, USA. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the op…

  • Xeikon names new CEO

    November 29, 2012
    Xeikon has announced that Frank Deschuytere is to succeed Wim Maes as CEO, effective January 1, 2013. Wim Maes will join Xeikon’s Supervisory Board; and Wim Deblauwe is retiring as a supervisory director. Frank Deschuytere’s appointment f…

  • First US UV LED curing symposium a success

    November 29, 2012
    A sample survey of attendees at the UV LED Curing Symposium in Chicago in September - hosted by Integration Technology Ltd. (ITL) and IST America - scored the value, content and networking aspects of the show “very good” while the event&r…

  • InfoTrends announces substrate study

    November 29, 2012
    Digital production color is a growing market for print and paper. However, this growth is dependent on application, technology, and media. Paper and other substrates enable the application which drives the print opportunity. InfoTrends has announced…

  • Flint Group to raise prices on plates

    November 29, 2012
    Effective January 1, 2013, Flint Group Flexographic Products will raise prices for photopolymer printing plates by 3% to recover general cost increases. According to the company, energy costs have risen by more than 20% since 2007; additionally, majo…

  • 3M and Avery Dennison nix office products deal

    November 29, 2012
    3M Co. scrapped an agreement to buy  Avery Dennison Corp.’s office products business, a deal the US Justice Department opposed because of antitrust concerns. The $550-million takeover would have given 3M more than 80% of the US market for…

  • Opportunities abound in South America

    November 29, 2012
    AWA Alexander Watson Associates has recently published the third edition of its study of one of the world’s fastest-growing regional label markets: Labeling Markets: South American Market Study & Sourcebook 2012. The study records current t…

  • RaKO wins award for linerless application

    November 29, 2012
    The RAKO Group’s Lean Label Eco has received the Deutsche Verpackungspreis 2012 award for best innovation in the industry. The company presented the results of this collaborative development of a linerless label at Fachpack in September 20…

  • Siegwerk begins expansion

    November 29, 2012
    As Siegwerk Canada and USA (CUSA) plan for the future, further expansion is required in order to allow for forecasted growth, the company has announced. Towards this end, Siegwerk CUSA has begun construction on a new Center for Printing Excellence to…

  • Mac Arthur Corp. announces ISO certification

    November 29, 2012
    Mac Arthur Corporation, an international supplier of custom labels and diecut components, has announced that it has achieved ISO 14001 certification, the environmental management system standard. The International Organization of Standardization…

  • Evonik expands partnership with DKSH

    November 29, 2012
    DKSH, a Swiss market expansion services group with a focus on Asia, and Evonik Industries, have expanded their collaboration. Under a new framework contract, DKSH Performance Materials will distribute Evonik’s coatings products in parts of Sout…

  • Epson introduces GHS compliant technology

    November 29, 2012
    To help chemical manufacturers and transporters comply with Globally Harmonized System (GHS) labeling standards, Epson America, Inc. has introduced its ColorWorks C831 Wide Label Printer. Designed to ensure consistent labeling of chemical products gl…

  • Atlas Converting opens new NC demo center

    November 29, 2012
    Atlas Converting North America, Inc., has reported the successful inauguration of its new Demonstration Center at a recent Open House event held September 20-21 in Charlotte, NC, USA. More than 30 guests over the two-day event were able to see live d…

  • CRI hosts China Packaging Federation members

    November 29, 2012
    Nine delegates from the China Packaging Federation (CPF) visited and toured Color Resolutions International’s (CRI) corporate headquarters and manufacturing plant in Fairfield, OH, during their travels this week to the USA. The group came to t…

  • Color-Logic now offers consulting for brands

    November 29, 2012
    Brand managers now can obtain qualified assistance in effectively using the Process Metallic Color System developed by Color-Logic. Color-Logic ensures that brands can get to market faster, reducing the time often involved in producing decorative eff…

  • UEI Group acquires Falcontec assets

    November 29, 2012
    UEI Group, headquartered in Overland Park, KS, USA, has announced it has acquired the assets of Falcontec Ltd. to strengthen UEI Group’s position in the hot stamping and embossing industry. The combined company will underscore the UEI Group&rsq…

  • Schober adds diecutter to Ohio R&D facility

    November 29, 2012
    Schober USA has recently installed a new rotary diecutting machine in its Fairfield, OH, facility to provide research and development services for North American customers.  This new machine, which is complemented by two similar units at the Sch…

  • Introducing Gallas Label & Decal

    November 29, 2012
    Andrews Decal Company, a printer of a wide variety of custom labels and decals has announced the rebranding of its company to Gallas Label & Decal. The name change reflects the ongoing leadership that helped the Chicago label printer prosper for…

  • The Label Printers sponsors Anti-counterfeiting conference

    November 29, 2012
    The Label Printers’ Chief Executive Bill Kane and Chief of Operations Lori Campbell recently returned from Panama City, Panamá where they attended the 2012 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Conference –…

  • Hammer Packaging announces building expansion

    November 29, 2012
    Hammer Packaging has broken ground on a 13,000 square-foot expansion at its corporate headquarters in Rochester, NY, USA. The addition will be constructed on the south side of the existing building and will house a third variable sleeve offset printi…

  • MGX named Xeikon Aura Partner

    November 29, 2012
    Masterpiece Graphix (MGX) is expanding its involvement with digital printers by providing products to the Xeikon family of presses and press-owners through the Xeikon Aura Partner Network. The new arrangement will give Xeikon press owners access to a…

  • AC Labels claims world record bar code label

    November 29, 2012
    To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the patenting of the bar code, variable bar code labeling specialist AC Labels in Derby, UK, has produced what is believed to be the world’s longest linear bar code self adhesive label. The monster label, m…

  • Ahlstrom, Avery Dennison take on liner recycling in Europe

    November 29, 2012
    Ahlstrom, a global high-performance materials company and producer of release papers, has announced a new initiative for recycling silicone coated paper release liners used by the pressure sensitive adhesive label industry. This sustainabi…

  • Electro Optic opens new US production plant

    November 29, 2012
    Flexible die specialist Electro Optic has opened its new US production plant in Alpharetta, GA, earlier this year. The company’s subsidiary, Electro Optic US, has been a driver for the market acceptance of flexible dies in the US market sinc…

  • UPM Raflatac invests in new hotmelt technology

    November 29, 2012
    UPM Raflatac is investing in new hotmelt adhesive mixing and coating technology at its self-adhesive labelstock factory in Changshu, China. With this in-house hotmelt manufacturing capability, UPM Raflatac says it will be offering label converters cu…

  • Labelexpo India continues to grow

    November 29, 2012
    Labelexpo India 2012, which was held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, between October 29 and November 1, enjoyed its most successful edition in its 10 year history. Underlining the show’s importance in the region’s fast growing label and pac…

  • Benny Landa to keynote EFI Connect

    November 29, 2012
    EFI has announced that Benny Landa, digital printing industry pioneer and chairman and CEO of the Landa Group, will participate in a “fireside chat” Q&A session with EFI CEO Guy Gecht at the company’s 14th annual EFI Connect Use…

  • Spear achieves G7 master printer status

    November 29, 2012
    Spear, a provider of labels to the global beverage industry, announced that it has achieved G7 Master Printer status, which is a benchmark for exceptional print processes from proof-to-print. G7 Master Printer qualifications are granted by IDEAllian…

  • WS Packaging adds offset booklet printer, comes to LIFE

    November 29, 2012
    WS Packaging Group, Inc. has acquired Business Graphics Printing Inc., which specializes in offset printing and production of instructional booklets and inserts. Business Graphics Printing is an offset printer of product literature booklets, which ar…

  • Unthinkable

    Steve Katz, Editor || November 29, 2012
    In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina devastated the US Gulf Coast I sat transfixed by the live images on my television. To me, what I seeing was unimaginable – a major US city was essentially underwater. This was unthinkable. Nearly 2,000 pe…

  • CCL acquires Scottish label converter

    November 27, 2012
    John Watson & Co. Ltd., a whiskey and spirits label specialist, will become part of CCL's global Wine & Spirits network.

  • Channeled Resources recognized as 'Green Master'

    November 27, 2012
    CRG has a long tradition of not only managing its business in a sustainable manner but also helping other businesses do the same.

  • EFI adds Technique to MIS family

    November 27, 2012
    The system will be integrated with EFI's Monarch, Pace and Radius Solutions.

  • Precision AirConvey expands into new facility

    November 27, 2012
    The 26,000 sq. ft. facility is located in Newark, DE, USA.

  • TLMI announces Environmental Award winners

    November 27, 2012
    The Label Printers and Mitsubishi Polyester Film have consistently demonstrated a commitment to progressive environmental practices.

  • Gidue features Master M5 at open house

    November 27, 2012
    Nearly 30 printing companies from several European countries came to see the new Gidue product range.

  • Flint Group announces Print Award winners

    November 27, 2012
    Entries for the eighth annual competition were submitted from several countries, including the US, Italy and China.

  • Rotocontrol expands in Thailand

    November 27, 2012
    Ferrostaal Thailand is one of the biggest suppliers of consumables, equipment and after-sales service for the region's graphic arts and packaging industries.

  • Primera honors creative label designs

    November 27, 2012
    The printer manufacturer held its annual contest during this year's Emballage show in France.

  • World Label Awards restructured

    November 27, 2012
    The new format comprises 22 classes which recognize technical excellence in the different technologies as the main differentiator.

  • Dscoop inaugural EMEA conference a success

    November 27, 2012
    More than 500 delegates attended the three-day event in Barcelona.

  • GreenBlue names new executive director

    November 27, 2012
    Nina Goodrich will also continue in her current role as program director for the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

  • GPA announces new magnet material

    November 27, 2012
    DigiMag Plus flexible magnets are HP Indigo certified.

  • Klöckner Pentaplast expands globally

    November 27, 2012
    The film producer's production capacity will be expanded in Asia, the Americas and Europe.

  • What will it take for label M&As to succeed?

    What will it take for label M&As to succeed?

    Rock LaManna || November 27, 2012
    Follow these tips and avoid being part of the 70-90% failure rate.

  • TLMI announces new board members

    November 20, 2012
    Dave McDowell succeeds Art Yerecic as the association's chairman.

  • Xeikon partners with Canflexographics

    November 20, 2012
    Canflexographics Ltd. will represent Xeikon digital presses and ThermoFlexX digital imagers for flexo and letterpress plates in Canada.