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  • AWA publishes annual global review

    May 22, 2012
    Labeling & Product Decoration Markets Global Review 2012 looks at volumes and demand, market structure, characteristics and growth rates.

  • Labeling dispute brews over goods 'Made in Israel'

    May 22, 2012
    South Africa's trade minister says goods produced in the occupied territories may no longer be sold labeled "Made in Israel."

  • Imagine! breaks ground on expansion

    Imagine! breaks ground on expansion

    May 22, 2012
    The expansion will add an additional 300,000 square feet to its existing footprint, increasing its production facility to a total of 700,000 square feet.

  • The Unready

    Jack Kenny, Contributing Editor || May 22, 2012
    Label printers and the digital future: Some get it, some don’t.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Pro Label Inc.

    Narrow Web Profile: Pro Label Inc.

    Steve Katz, Editor || May 22, 2012
    Knowing its markets and leveraging new digital capabilities, this Miami converter is poised for growth.

  • Safety first

    Safety first

    Calvin Frost || May 22, 2012
    Fifty years ago, John F. Kennedy gave a message to Congress about protecting consumer interests:  “The march of technology, affecting, for example, the foods we eat, the medicines we take, and the many appliances we use in our homes, ha…

  • Label materials business booming

    Label materials business booming

    John Penhallow || May 22, 2012
    Between raw material price hikes and stagnant European demand, not many labelstock manufacturers are making really good money at the moment. Meet the exception: Herma, based in Germany, which has just announced record 2011 sales of €237 million.…

  • NELMA Expo a rousing success

    NELMA Expo a rousing success

    May 22, 2012
    The NELMA expo provides a great venue for networking. The North East Label Manufacturers Association (NELMA) held its annual expo and networking reception on May 3 at the Hotel Somerset-Bridgewater in Somerset, NJ, USA. The expo featured an exhib…

  • FLEXcon honors memory of its founder

    FLEXcon honors memory of its founder

    May 22, 2012
    FLEXcon has announced the passing of its beloved founder and Chairman of the Board, Myles J. McDonough, on March 30. A resident of Worcester, MA, USA, and The Carnegie Abbey Club, Portsmouth, RI, USA, McDonough was an innovator and leader in…

  • Ronald ‘Ron’ Lee Harper, 1932-2012

    Ronald ‘Ron’ Lee Harper, 1932-2012

    May 22, 2012
    Ronald “Ron” Lee Harper, founder of Harper Corporation of America, died on April 14, 2012, at the age of 79. Harper, along with his wife Katherine, was a pioneer in the flexographic printing industry. In 1971, they founded their own co…

  • Industry People

    Industry People

    May 22, 2012
    1 2 3 4   5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 10 15 ARJOBE X , Charlotte, NC , USA– Chris Stewart   h as been appointed senior vice president of sales, North America. ATLANTIC ZEISER, Emmin…

  • Durst launches new UV inkjet label press

    Durst launches new UV inkjet label press

    May 22, 2012
    Durst, a manufacturer of industrial digital printing equipment, has announced the launch of the new Tau 330, a new UV inkjet press that features a print width of 330 mm and a printing speed of a maximum 48 linear meters (157 lin. ft) per minute, r…

  • Taghleef to buy AET Films

    May 22, 2012
    Taghleef Industries (Ti) and Applied Extrusion Technologies, Inc. (AET Films) have announced the companies have reached an agreement for Taghleef to acquire AET Films. The transaction, which has been approved by the boards of directors of both compan…

  • ultra thin overlaminate

    May 22, 2012
    STA, a leading provider of overlamination products, has announced the introduction of the 1193 clear polypropylene ultra thin overlaminate. The company says the 1193 represents a breakthrough in its line of overlaminates. “This new, remarkably…

  • Weber purchases six AVT Helios II systems

    May 22, 2012
    Weber Packaging Solutions Inc. (formerly Weber Marking), a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of labels and labeling systems since 1932, has purchased six PrintVision/Helios II 100% Inspection Systems from Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), a manufac…

  • Spartanics introduces new laser cutting system

    May 22, 2012
    Spartanics has introduced the L-500 Laser Cutting System, designed to laser cut rolls or sheets of material for the label, packaging, carton board and abrasive industries. The L-500 is designed specifically for converting material from wide form…

  • FLEXcon announces new UL certifications

    May 22, 2012
    FLEXcon, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive films, has announced the availability of its Underwriters Laboratory (UL) recognized DigiPRO HP Indigo compatible durable labeling products for the HP Indigo 4500 and 6000 presses.  According to the…

  • ETI sells linerless technology to US printer

    May 22, 2012
    ETI Converting Equipment has announced the sale of an ETI Cohesio with linerless technology to American Non Stop Label, based in Cerritos, CA, USA. According to the company, this technology will allow American Non Stop Label to offer its customers l…

  • KTI launches modular converting systems

    May 22, 2012
    Keene Technology Incorporated (KTI), South Beloit, IL, USA, has announced the launch of its new Modular Converting Systems line, which will be showcased at Labelexpo in September. System features include full rotary and semi rotary diecutting, flexog…

  • Stork Prints America announces distributorship

    May 22, 2012
    Stork Prints America Inc., based in Charlotte, NC, USA, has become a distributor of lubricants and greases for manufacturer Kluber Lubrication North America LP. The products are specifically designed for the textile printing and coating and graphics…

  • Flint Group awarded for workplace safety

    May 22, 2012
    Flint Group’s Willstaett, Germany site has received the Employer’s Liability Insurance Association Work-Safety-Health 2012 award for the chemical industry in Germany. This prize has been awarded since 1997 and 9000 people from 4000 compan…

  • Omet focusing on multi-process presses, Lean printing

    Omet focusing on multi-process presses, Lean printing

    May 22, 2012
    The Omet Group’s turnover in 2011 was the highest its ever been – $89 million, of which $64 million came from the company’s machines division, which is responsible for the production of narrow and mid-web printing presses and tissue…

  • Epson announces new digital label press

    May 22, 2012
    Building on the success of the original SurePress L-4033A, Epson America has announced the SurePress L-4033AW – a seven-color inkjet digital label press with white ink that makes high-quality, short-run label printing easier and more efficient,…

  • Manroland and Landa form partnership

    May 22, 2012
    Manroland Sheetfed GmbH of Offenbach, Germany, and Landa Corporation of Rehovot, Israel, have announced a strategic partnership whereby Landa will provide manroland sheetfed with its new Nanographic Printing technology. Raphael Penuela, executive VP…

  • Miles Label celebrates 100 years with a ‘Spark’

    May 22, 2012
    Correct-Touch (CT) Graphic Arts, based out of San Luis Obispo, CA, USA, has announced the installation of an Esko CDI Spark 2530 unit at Miles Label Company in Tucson, AZ, USA. Starting in 1912 out of the garage of Russel Hubert Miles in Des Moines,…

  • UPM Raflatac to expand in Mexico City

    May 22, 2012
    UPM Raflatac has announced the opening of a new labelstock slitting and distribution terminal in Mexico City, Mexico, which will begin operations in the second quarter of 2012. The facility will stock a wide range of paper and film labelstocks, inclu…

  • ILS adds complete inline digital production line

    May 22, 2012
    Innovative Labeling Solutions (ILS) has announced what it says is the world’s first complete inline digital print production line. The inline configuration is the next step in increasing the company’s ability to meet the needs of the evol…

  • Phoenix Challenge announces HS winners

    May 22, 2012
    The Phoenix Challenge Foundation recently celebrated its 15th anniversary during its High School Skills Competition at the Harper National Flexographic Campus of Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, USA.  First-place was aw…

  • MPS opens factory during drupa

    MPS opens factory during drupa

    May 22, 2012
    Only an hour away from the large drupa exhibition in Germany, visitors were picked up twice a day by bus and brought to press manufacturer MPS’s new factory in Didam, the Netherlands. At the factory, which also serves as the MPS demo-center,…

  • California prop would require more food labeling

    May 22, 2012
    A proposal that would require labels on foods containing genetically modified ingredients is on track to go before California voters, and the biotechnology industry is already pushing back. Last week, a group called California Right to Know delivered…

  • EFI users ‘Connect’ in Vegas

    EFI users ‘Connect’ in Vegas

    May 22, 2012
    CEO Guy Gecht delivers his opening address. In April, on the eve of drupa, a thousand printers gathered under one roof to explore new developments in graphic reproduction, and to celebrate the successes that these technological advances have brou…

  • What’s your story?

    Steve Katz, Editor || May 22, 2012
    When I told a friend of mine I was heading to Florida to write an article about a label company, he said, “I guess every company has a story.” While that may be obvious, it sure holds true. Whether a business’s front door is attache…

  • Advancing Sustainability

    Advancing Sustainability

    Jules Lejeune, Managing Director, FINAT || May 21, 2012
    In a complex value chain, solutions and challenges abound for the labeling industry.

  • MacDermid announces LUX certification program

    May 15, 2012
    Over the course of two weeks at drupa, 19 customers have been certified.

  • EFI Jetrion sells 4900 to Czech converter

    May 15, 2012
    KZK tiskárna says it wants to reduce waste and move into the short run market.

  • Bizerba moves in to new facility

    Bizerba moves in to new facility

    May 15, 2012
    The company's North American Label Solutions Division has cut the ribbon and moved from Forest Hill to Joppa, MD, USA.

  • MPS holds open house during drupa

    MPS holds open house during drupa

    May 14, 2012
    The Dutch press maker expects more than 80 companies to visit the factory before May 16.

  • Toray receives environmental award

    Toray receives environmental award

    May 14, 2012
    The company received the Environmental Council of Rhode Island's Sen. John H. Chaffe Conservation Leadership Award for 2012.

  • Iggesund named HP Preferred Media Partner

    May 14, 2012
    The designation was created by HP to recognize its partners who are best positioned to provide tailored substrate products for HP Indigo equipment.

  • Cytec to sell Henkel its PS adhesive line

    May 11, 2012
    An agreement has been reached for Cytec to sell its pressure sensitive adhesive line to Henkel for $105 million in cash.

  • EFI reports record ink sales

    May 11, 2012
    The company has reported a 93% boost in ink volume for the Jetrion segment alone in Q1 2012.

  • Ahlstrom announces price increase

    May 10, 2012
    The price increase will affect all Label and Processing products worldwide and will be effective for all shipments made as of June 1.

  • Spinnaker Coating announces two promotions

    May 9, 2012
    Perry Schiller has been promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Stuart Postle has been promoted to senior vice president, operations.

  • Prati celebrates 40th anniversary

    May 9, 2012
    To celebrate the milestone, a new website and branding has been unveiled.

  • DISC awarded Certified Forest Management Suite

    May 9, 2012
    The packaging company has been certified for FS Chain of Custody since 2007.

  • California prop would require more food labeling

    May 8, 2012
    The biotechnology industry is pushing back against a proposal that would require labels on genetically modified foods.

  • STA introduces new ultra thin overlaminate

    May 8, 2012
    The 1193 overlaminate features a thickness of a mere 0.6 mil.

  • Komori and Landa announce partnership

    May 8, 2012
    Landa will license Komori to manufacture and market presses using Landa's nanographic printing process.

  • Phoenix Challenge announces HS winners

    May 8, 2012
    The Foundation celebrated its 15th anniversary and honored Ron Harper during its annual High School Skills Competition.

  • Dscoop marks membership milestone

    May 8, 2012
    The organization, founded in 2005, now boasts 7,000 members worldwide.