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  • REVO officially unveiled

    REVO officially unveiled

    Steve Katz, Editor || July 21, 2014
    At Gidue’s headquarters in Italy, REVO – a collaborative flexo technology – made its world debut.

  • Pillar Technologies adds SESC to sales network

    July 21, 2014
    SESC will manage Southeastern US sales of Pillar’s surface treatment product lines for both common and specialty applications.

  • Etiquetas Macho chooses Martin Automatic

    July 21, 2014
    The Spanish label converter has ordered an MBSF automatic unwind/splicer and an LRD transfer rewinder.

  • InfoTrends to host track at Graph Expo

    July 21, 2014
    "Using Print to Engage Customers" will focus on print's integration with augmented reality, near-field communications and mobile technology.

  • EFI acquires DirectSmile

    July 21, 2014
    The acquisition broadens EFI's VDP and cross-media capabilities.

  • Polyonics introduces new laser markable label materials

    July 21, 2014
    The new black and TrueWhite LML materials provide flexible, high temperature alternatives to polyester and acrylic.

  • AVT names new president of the Americas

    July 21, 2014
    Windell McGill replaces Amir Dekel, who is leaving AVT after one year in the position.

  • Kocher + Beck partners with Lüscher

    July 21, 2014
    Kocher + Beck USA will sell the Multi DX UV CTP system in North America.

  • Smart labels enhance buying experience

    Mark Lusky || July 21, 2014
    Smart labels are enhancing consumers’ ability to interact with products on store shelves, which translates into smart marketing. Ever-advancing enhancements heralds the ability of would-be buyers to access everything from pricing and special pr…

  • PRODUCT GUIDE

    July 21, 2014
    Brewers Ink, a Division of Kor-Chem Inc., has released a new product guide featuring water-borne inks, coatings, and additives with more than 50 products. The guide contains AquaFlex ink, designed for a wide range of substrates and surfaces. The guid…

  • SPOOL KITS

    SPOOL KITS

    July 21, 2014
    Badger Plug has released an extended line of spool kits, which contain all components for assembling spools on site, or can be ordered pre-assembled. Kit components include spool cores, flanges and spool plugs. Flanges are available in corrugate,…

  • 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…