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  • Anchor Printing adds

    November 30, -0001
    Anchor Printing adds 2 Aquaflex ELS presses Anchor Printing, of Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA, has acquired two new Aquaflex ELS servo presses to add capacity for its growing flexible packaging business. The purchases mark the company’s entrance…

  • FTA honors four

    November 30, -0001
    FTA honors four for environmental excellence The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has recognized four companies through the 9th Annual FTA Environmental Excellence Award program. The award winning companies are the Lauterbach Group, Waukesh…

  • Association news

    November 30, -0001
    Association news FINAT, the Europe based label association, is preparing for its 2009 annual congress, to be held in Antalya, Turkey, in June. The Turkish label association, which is co-hosting the event, last year set itself the ambitious target of…

  • Eastern Europe

    November 30, -0001
    Eastern Europe While label consumption in Western Europe has slowed almost right across the board, some small items of good news are coming in from farther east. Giant food concern Nestlé has confirmed its intention to expand operations in Po…

  • Linerless labels

    November 30, -0001
    Linerless labels After so many disappointing developments over several decades, the headline “Breakthrough in linerless labels” must rank as one of the more boring headlines (along with “Small earthquake in South America” and…

  • Digital developments

    November 30, -0001
    Digital developments Back in 2000, Stratus Martin Etiquettes in Limoges, France, was the first PS label converter in France to install a digital press. Since January 2009 the company has been beta testing HP’s new WS6000. If the tests are conc…

  • M&A

    November 30, -0001
    M&A CCL recently acquired German label converter Eltex (specializing in making high-tech PS labels for the automotive and household appliance sectors), but the global downturn has not yet seen many mergers, acquisitions or disappearances among E…

  • Mind your language

    November 30, -0001
    Mind your language The phrase “Any language you like so long as it’s English” may (generally) work in North America, but each of Europe’s 70 or more languages is jealously guarded by some nation or region for whom it is part…

  • RFID tags tap new markets

    November 30, -0001
    RFID tags tap new markets Bathroom and kitchen fittings seem an unlikely new field for RFID tags, but Hansgrohe, the company that puts its products into a substantial part of Europe’s bathrooms, now uses smart tags to control its workflow, and…

  • Silicone Value

    November 30, -0001
    Silicone Value Silicone represents only some 5 percent of the material cost of labelstock, but in these hard times every cost element is coming under scrutiny. Germany’s Wacker Silicones reckons it has come up with a winner. Its latest silico…

  • Press on regardless

    November 30, -0001
    Take a trip round the websites of the principal manufacturers of conventional label presses in continental Europe and you will experience a deafening silence on the subject of new presses sold since the start of 2009. This may be a sign of discretion…

  • WESTERN SHIELD LABEL COMPANY, Rancho Dominguez, CA, USA The company has announced the promotions of Frank Connelly

    November 30, -0001
    WESTERN SHIELD LABEL COMPANY, Rancho Dominguez, CA, USA – The company has announced the promotions of Frank Connelly to CEO and Thomas Moyer to president.…

  • TAPECON, Buffalo, NY, USA Tapecon has announced the promotion of Vincent Allelo

    November 30, -0001
    TAPECON, Buffalo, NY, USA – Tapecon has announced the promotion of Vincent Allelo to the position of director of manufacturing. Jay Ziegler has been promoted to the position of director of sales and marketing.…

  • ROTOMETRICS, St. Louis, MO, USA RotoMetrics has appointed Shaun Pullen

    November 30, -0001
    ROTOMETRICS, St. Louis, MO, USA ­– RotoMetrics has appointed Shaun Pullen as the regional sales director for Asia. He will head the company’s newly opened sales and support facility in Bangkok, Thailand.…

  • GPA, McCook, IL, USA Kevin Cooper

    November 30, -0001
    GPA, McCook, IL, USA – Kevin Cooper has rejoined GPA as territory sales manager.…

  • GMG, Tuebingen, Germany GMG has announced that Paul Willems

    November 30, -0001
    GMG, Tuebingen, Germany – GMG has announced that Paul Willems has been appointed managing director of GMG GmbH & Co. KG.…

  • FLXON, Charlotte, NC, USA Flxon has announced the addition of Ryan Sharkey

    November 30, -0001
    FLXON, Charlotte, NC, USA – Flxon has announced the addition of Ryan Sharkey to its staff. He will assume responsibility for customer services in the newly created position of supply chain manager.…

  • EDALE, Romsey, Hampshire, UK Edale has appointed SO.MA.CA. to be its distributor and agent in Italy. SO.MA.CA is managed and run by its owner, Franco Nascimbeni.

    November 30, -0001
    EDALE, Romsey, Hampshire, UK – Edale has appointed SO.MA.CA. to be its distributor and agent in Italy. SO.MA.CA is managed and run by its owner, Franco Nascimbeni.…

  • ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH, USA The company has appointed David Bat

    November 30, -0001
    ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH, USA – The company has appointed David Batt to be its 3M certified specialist.…

  • Teknek

    November 30, -0001
    Teknek has launched the Nanocleen contact cleaning system. At the core of the system is a specially formulated roller and adhesive roll which Teknek says offers a number of benefits over conventional contact cleaning systems, including the ability to…

  • Schreiner Medipharm

    November 30, -0001
    Schreiner Medipharm’s Needle-Trap system features a safety mechanism that is part of the self-adhesive syringe label. The design allows the needle to be safely and easily secured after it has been used. Needle-Trap can also provide optional det…

  • Schober USA

    November 30, -0001
    Schober USA has introduced the RFID-TI COMBI, a machine designed to insert and apply wet and dry RIFD inlays in registration at high speed onto a continuously driven release liner. A dual reader verifies the transponder or finished RFID labels to ens…

  • R.K.B. Opto-Electronics

    November 30, -0001
    R.K.B. Opto-Electronics has introduced the Sentinel splice detection system. It is a self-calibrating system that is powered by 24VDC and provides an opto-isolated, digital electronic output with a pulse width selectable for 1, 10 or 100 milliseconds…

  • Eltromat

    November 30, -0001
    Eltromat has introduced its new register control system, the regi_star 20. With the regi_star 20, register is achieved quickly, resulting in a considerable reduction in waste and setup time, the company says. The operation is carried out via a touch…

  • CAC

    November 30, -0001
    Converter Accessory Corporation (CAC) has introduced Simplok, its new line of unwind/rewind modules. SimpLok is designed for converters that want to increase capacity, improve web control, ease roll changes for increased production or for adding unwi…

  • Lauterbach doubles size with new green

    November 30, -0001
    A couple of years ago, when the Lauterbach Group was looking to expand into a larger building, the company ran into a series of obstacles. Prices in their Waukesha, WI, USA, neighborhood were at a premium, and the cost of retrofitting an existing bui…

  • Southeastern Printing adds latest technologies

    November 30, -0001
    Southeastern Printing adds latest technologies Southeastern Printing’s new facility in Palm City, FL, USA, provides labels for Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola and Dr Pepper Snapple Group. With its Comco C2 press, an eight station 22" machine, the c…

  • RotoControl now serving the label industry

    November 30, -0001
    RotoControl now serving the label industry RotoControl, a provider of high speed inspection, cutting and rewinding finishing machines for the label industry has officially launched operations at its manufacturing facility in Ahrensburg, Germany. The…

  • Dscoop4 sets record for conference attendance

    November 30, -0001
    Dscoop4 sets record for conference attendance Dscoop4, held in Orlando, FL, USA, in late February, broke records for total attendance as well as international attendance and participation from industry vendors. The event, whose name is a contraction…

  • Fullerton College acquires Mark Andy 2200L press

    November 30, -0001
    Fullerton College acquires Mark Andy 2200L press The printing department at Fullerton College, located in Fullerton, CA, USA, has added a new Mark Andy 2200L, a 10" six-color press with a UV coater and drying system. Anderson & Vreeland has…

  • Flint Group realigns its organizational structure

    November 30, -0001
    Flint Group realigns its organizational structure Flint Group, headquartered in Luxembourg, has announced a new organizational structure aimed at enabling customers to have full access to Flint Group’s broad product portfolio through a single…

  • Security groups plan tougher battle vs. fraud

    November 30, -0001
    Security groups plan tougher battle vs. fraud The International Organization of Standardization (ISO) has approved the creation of a new Technical Committee (TC) on fraud countermeasures and controls to help address development of standards related…

  • TLMI announces 2009 technical conference

    November 30, -0001
    TLMI announces 2009 technical conference The Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) will hold its ninth technical conference at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago September 8-10, 2009. The theme of this year’s technical conference is “…

  • Mark Andy to distribute Harper anilox rolls

    November 30, -0001
    Mark Andy to distribute Harper anilox rolls Anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America has announced that Mark Andy Inc. will carry Harper’s Platinum XLT anilox rolls as its anilox product for MAX, the company’s aftermarket service an…

  • ChemInstruments buys Tantec meter line

    November 30, -0001
    ChemInstruments buys Tantec meter line ChemInstruments has acquired the manufacturing and distribution rights to the CAM-Plus contact angle meters formerly produced by the Tantec Group. The patented CAM-Plus “Half Angle” measurement meth…

  • TLMI says its opposed

    November 30, -0001
    TLMI says it’s opposed to union free choice act The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) has publicly announced its opposition to the pending US Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), better known as “Card Check.” The TLMI board…

  • Hooven-Dayton adds capacity

    November 30, -0001
    Hooven-Dayton adds capacity and employees The Hooven-Dayton Corporation (HDC), a narrow web printer with both flexographic and digital printing capabilities based in Dayton, OH, USA, has purchased a new Nilpeter FB 4200 servo 16" press to expa…

  • Cut, cut and cut again

    November 30, -0001
    Cut, cut and cut again EskoArtwork, based in Ghent (Belgium) and one of the world leaders in prepress technology for the narrow web sector, has also not escaped the chill wind of recession. In February, the company – which employs 900 and had…

  • Is the digital label business recession-proof?

    November 30, -0001
    Is the digital label business recession-proof? The short answer to that is, of course, no. The slightly longer answer is that label converters are still showing a flicker of interest for investing in digital presses. Clever Etiketten in the Hague (N…

  • Plastic? No, whey

    November 30, -0001
    Plastic? No, whey First it was corn, which was suddenly discovered to be the miracle eco-ingredient for everything from gasoline to plastic films. Now it’s whey, the watery stuff that is left over when you make cheese. A group of European prin…

  • Bullish in Belgium

    November 30, -0001
    Bullish in Belgium Just over the frontier in Belgium are the headquarters of two of Europe’s largest label converters: Bopack and Reynders. Bopack recently wound up its labeling systems division, citing falling sales and “deadly” f…

  • The French label market

    November 30, -0001
    The French label market Major automobile manufacturers may shout to the world that they are on the brink of bankruptcy, but bosses of smaller, family run businesses (like the majority of label converters) would rather be thrown naked into a vat of v…

  • Gaining currency

    November 30, -0001
    Gaining currency Britain’s newspapers have been fretting about the “weakness” of the pound. Of course everyone wants to have a “strong” currency, which is seen as a symbol of economic virility. At least – not quit…

  • Europes narrow web

    November 30, -0001
    A glance at the Labelexpo Europe show guides of 1997 and 2007 is instructive: Labelexpo 1997 was a resolutely European show, with 83 percent of exhibitors from Europe, 12 percent from North America and just 5 percent from the rest of the world (mostl…

  • Kocher + Beck

    November 30, -0001
    Kocher + Beck Kocher+Beck pioneered flexible die technology making us the world leader in flexible and solid die cutting. Kocher+Beck uses the highest quality steel and always performs precision machine sharpening on all Universal and 3L Laser Lon…

  • Martin LRH winds, automatically changes and unloads full rolls

    November 30, -0001
    Martin LRH winds, automatically changes and unloads full rolls The Martin LRH Automatic Transfer Rewind is a nonstop roll changer for mid-web printing, laminating and converting processes. The LRH provides continuous, roll-to-roll productivity for…

  • Global Service, Outstanding Products, Lasting Partnerships

    November 30, -0001
    Global Service, Outstanding Products, Lasting Partnerships Ritrama is a family owned international group of companies dedicated to the pressure sensitive roll label market. We manufacture a full line of roll label products used in a variety of end-…

  • Wilson Manufacturing

    November 30, -0001
    Wilson Manufacturing Folding Carton Dies Our high-quality, precision-tooled folding carton sets are available as two-die sets that allow you to cut and male/female crease in a single station. Elimination of multi-station registration reduces wasted…

  • Tailored Solutions

    November 30, -0001
    Tailored Solutions Label Traxx™ Software For Flexo Printers Label Traxx is the worldwide leader in flexographic management software. It includes everything necessary to effectively manage the modern label converting business: estimating, orde…

  • Nilpeter

    November 30, -0001
    Nilpeter Nilpeter is a leading printing press manufacturer with production in Denmark, Brazil, and USA and coverage in 65 countries. With a “People-To-People” approach, and as your global printing partner, Nilpeter offers expertise…