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  • Tapp buys Ben Franklin Press & Label

    March 13, 2013
    Tapp Label Technologies (TLT), a manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels for the wine and spirits industry, has purchased the assets of Ben Franklin Press & Label (BFP&L) of Napa, CA, USA, for an undisclosed amount. Under the transaction, T…

  • Technicote opens expanded facility

    March 13, 2013
    One year after a devastating fire left a large portion of Technicote’s manufacturing plant in smoky ruins, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, January 8, to announce the grand reopening of the newly renovated pressure sensitive adhes…

  • Spear acquired by Constantia Flexibles

    March 13, 2013
    Constantia Flexibles Group, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, has signed a deal to acquire Spear Group, a leading manufacturer of labels globally. Spear has been an innovator in supplying pressure sensitive labels for the beverage industry since 198…

  • Tapp buys Ben Franklin Press and Label

    February 26, 2013
    The purchase allows TLT to expand its offerings, which currently include three distinct printing and packaging platforms.

  • Spear acquired by Constantia Flexibles

    February 19, 2013
    Based in Vienna, Austria, Constantia Flexibles is a leading flexible packaging group supplying customers in the food, pet food, pharmaceutical and beverage industries.

  • acpo appoints new director of sales and marketing

    February 19, 2013
    Jack Mitchell has more than 25 years of industry experience.

  • FLEXcon achieves ISO Class 7 Cleanroom certification

    February 12, 2013
    The certification targets consumer electronics industries.

  • CCL to buy two business units from Avery Dennison

    February 5, 2013
    The businesses had combined revenue of about $910 million in 2012, making it the largest acquisition in CCL's history.

  • CCL and John Watson call off acquisition

    February 5, 2013
    The parties were unable to reach agreement on contractual terms.

  • Avery Dennison announces 2012 results

    February 5, 2013
    The company's pressure sensitive materials sales increased by approximately 6% during Q4.

  • Panprint installs Rotocontrol RSC

    February 5, 2013
    The New Zealand converter specializes in premium labels for the wine, food and beverage industries.

  • Expansion complete at Hammer Packaging

    January 29, 2013
    The project added 13,000 square feet to its existing building in New York.

  • In-mold Labels

    In-mold Labels

    Steve Katz || January 23, 2013
    Durable and recyclable, IML also gives brand owners the coveted no-label look.

  • Security Labeling

    Security Labeling

    Catherine Diamond || January 23, 2013
    In a market with guaranteed growth and ever-evolving technology, converters and suppliers must stay on their toes to thrive.

  • Abbott Label

    Abbott Label

    Steve Katz || January 23, 2013
    A legacy of responsiveness and selling exclusively to resellers has this converter poised for continued growth.

  • Pure, pristine and pressure sensitive

    January 23, 2013
    When a product such as Eternal Water is marketed as pure and pristine, finding a label that reflects these attributes is paramount. In the competitive retail landscape of bottled water, standing out on the shelf is essential to success, and catc…

  • Fearing migration

    Fearing migration

    January 23, 2013
    Many European countries, most notably Germany and Britain, seem to have an almost pathological fear of migration. Not the kind that has boat people landing in quiet creeks (though lots of people are afraid of that too), but the migration of nasty che…

  • Bemis receives 2012 Global Packaging Award

    Bemis receives 2012 Global Packaging Award

    January 23, 2013
    Bemis Performance Packaging, a supplier of flexible packaging, pressure sensitive material and roll-fed labels, has received a special jury innovation design award from the 2012 Beverage World Global Packaging Design competition. The award honors the…

  • New 3 Sigma coating line in operation

    January 23, 2013
    3 Sigma Corporation, a supplier of specialty custom adhesive and top-coated materials for the PS label industry, has completed installation of a wide format specialty coater, providing customers with what it calls a greater array of cost effective, c…

  • Technicote opens expanded facility

    January 15, 2013
    One year after after a devastating fire, a new and larger facility has operations back to near 100%.

  • Franklin Adhesives & Polymers now blogging

    January 15, 2013
    "Sticky Stuff" aims to get customers reading and talking about all things adhesive.

  • WS Packaging acquires Label World

    January 8, 2013
    The acquisition expands the company's label and flexible packaging product portfolio.

  • New INX AquaTech ION ink systems now available

    January 8, 2013
    The systems are designed to offer strong performance with superior press stability.

  • Ahlstrom completes new release paper range

    December 18, 2012
    Ahlstrom Silco Flat Premium has been developed for extremely demanding graphic applications.

  • New 3 Sigma coating line in operation

    December 18, 2012
    The new coater accommodates 80-inch web materials and can apply multiple coatings on the front and back of the web.

  • Bemis receives 2012 Global Packaging Award

    Bemis receives 2012 Global Packaging Award

    December 11, 2012
    The company's Peel N' Tear label was awarded at the 2012 Beverage World Global Packaging Design competition.

  • colored polyimide labels

    November 29, 2012
    Polyonics has developed a series of colored polyimide labels for manufacturers looking to color code production/process lines. These labels survive lead-free wave soldering processes on the top and bottom side of the board. They are coated with an ag…

  • TLMI 2012 Awards

    TLMI 2012 Awards

    November 29, 2012
    When looking for inspiration for their new labels, Le Pich winemakers needed to look no further than their own backyard.

  • AWA’s Release Liner Seminar

    AWA’s Release Liner Seminar

    November 29, 2012
    This year’s seminar featured a full program of presentations, plus a lively Q & A session and tabletop exhibition, which made the day a real forum for information exchange among industry participants, who came from many corners of the world and many levels of the label release liner value chain.

  • Inkjet Printers and Presses

    Inkjet Printers and Presses

    Steve Katz, Editor || November 29, 2012
    Digital adopters of all budgets choosing the inkjet route have a plethora of options.

  • Variable Data Printing

    Variable Data Printing

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || November 29, 2012
    An offshoot of digital printing, variable data printing offers the look and feel of conventional offset, but with the added convenience of digital capabilities.

  • The burden of bioplastics

    Calvin Frost, Contributing Editor || November 29, 2012
    Alexander Watson Associates (AWA) has just completed its first edition of the Pressure Sensitive Label Waste Management Report. It’s a summary of where waste is generated in our supply chain, the complexity of logistics and packaging, and the d…

  • I like it, I’ll take five

    I like it, I’ll take five

    John Penhallow, Contributing Editor || November 29, 2012
    Rako, one of Germany’s top label and packaging converters, is back in the news again. In September of this year they announced that they had bought no less than five of HP Indigo’s latest label press, the WS6600. Roger Gehrke, Rako&rsq…

  • 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)…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Klöckner Pentaplast expands globally

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

  • Ahlstrom, Avery Dennison take on liner recycling

    Ahlstrom, Avery Dennison take on liner recycling

    November 13, 2012
    Release paper materials will be collected in parts of Europe and then recycled into specialty papers.

  • Abbott Label names customer service manager

    November 6, 2012
    Leann BeVelle is focused on forming strong partnerships with Abbott's distributors.

  • UEI Group acquires Falcontec assets

    October 28, 2012
    The combined company will underscore the UEI Group’s commitment to the European hot stamping and embossing market.

  • Self Adhering Products launches new website

    October 23, 2012
    Features of the new website include updated product sections and detailed information on the company's capabilities.

  • Opportunities abound in South America

    October 16, 2012
    A new AWA study points to high growth rates across all label formats.

  • Records set in Rosemont

    Records set in Rosemont

    Steve Katz, Editor || October 16, 2012
    Labelexpo Americas 2012 was charged with energy and excitement for new products and technologies.

  • Lamination Films

    Lamination Films

    Steve Katz, Editor || October 11, 2012
    Tasked with protecting a label’s properties, these products perform an unseen yet crucial role.

  • Linerless Labels

    Linerless Labels

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || October 9, 2012
    Sustainable and efficient, the popularity of linerless labels is expected to grow as quickly as the technology that supports it.

  • Sustainability

    Sustainability

    Steve Katz, Editor || October 9, 2012
    Examining a label’s life cycle is paramount to developing a greener product.

  • Companies to Watch

    Companies to Watch

    October 9, 2012
    Companies to Watch is a special feature of Label & Narrow Web that pays tribute to a select group of converters who are making noteworthy contributions to the health of the industry.

  • Do you believe?

    Calvin Frost || October 9, 2012
    Since I’ve been writing this column I’ve tried to follow a schedule of topics that I believe are important and interesting to our industry. I create the schedule late in the fall and as the year progresses gather information on a topic in…

  • FTA unveils theme, logo for Annual Forum

    October 9, 2012
    More than 1600 flexographic printing professionals are expected to attend the Flexographic Technical Association’s 55th Annual Forum in San Diego, CA, USA, April 28 - May 1, 2013. The conference will be chaired by Bob Mullen of Sun Chemical…