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  • PROGRAMMABLE CORE CUTTER

    July 17, 2013
    Appleton Mfg. Division has announced the general availability of the new P520 Programmable Core Cutter. The P520 is offered as a high-speed option in the company’s P5 line of Advanced Programmable Core Cutters. The P520 includes the following e…

  • HUMIDIFICATION MODULES

    July 17, 2013
    Nortec has introduced a new humidification module design from the Draabe product line, which offers custom products for various industries to create optimum RH levels. This in turn offers low operating costs, reduced cooling costs and minimal mainten…

  • COLOR MANAGEMENT software

    July 17, 2013
    GMG Color has released GMG ColorServer 4.8, an updated version of its popular color management software. GMG ColorServer was designed to provide consistent and repeatable color results to all output processes: offset, gravure, and digital print, as w…

  • VISCOMETER

    VISCOMETER

    July 17, 2013
    Brookfield Engineering Laboratories Inc. has released its AST-100 Viscometer with PH control. According to the company, the AST   provides stable repeatable viscosity, PH and temperature readings. The AST features a no moving parts design in…

  • DOUBLE COATED TAPES

    July 17, 2013
    Polyonics has introduced new ultra thin, double-coated tapes that are ideal for bonding and attaching components and assemblies where high dielectric strengths are also required. These REACH and RoHS tapes address the growing trend of replacing…

  • REREGISTER SYSTEM

    REREGISTER SYSTEM

    July 17, 2013
    Rotary Technologies, Inc. has announced the release of its new Series 3 Servo 3000 Infeed + Reregister System. New features of Series 3 include Smart Machine, an intelligent machine diagnostic tool to spot issues with the material or press; and Se…

  • Slitter Rewinders

    July 17, 2013
    Bar Graphic Machinery has expanded its portfolio to include the 160mpm BGM Elite Digiflex full Servo Flexo Die Cut to re-register slitter rewinder and the BGM Elite 550 Multiflex Full Servo Multiple Substrate Inspection Slitter Rewinder. The BGM Elit…

  • Waterproof Paper

    July 17, 2013
    Relyco has introduced two new labeling products, a new integrated key fob with ID card, and stock sheet sizes to its comprehensive line of Revlar waterproof paper and labels for laser printers and digital presses. The new Revlar label products includ…

  • Packaging DESIGN SOFTWARE

    Packaging DESIGN SOFTWARE

    July 17, 2013
    Esko has announced the worldwide availability of ArtiosCAD Enterprise, the latest release of its structural packaging design software.   ArtiosCAD Enterprise was designed to provide easy to use on-line dashboards with real-time feedback abou…

  • POLYESTER FILMS

    July 17, 2013
    FLEXcon has announced the availability of DPM LSE, a new line of 2 mil polyester films for low surface energy durable labeling applications. DPM LSE utilizes the company’s L-778 adhesive, a high-performance adhesive that permanently adheres to…

  • Beverage Labeling

    Beverage Labeling

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || July 17, 2013
    This highly differentiated market is both competitive and (potentially) lucrative.

  • Shrink Sleeve Converting

    Shrink Sleeve Converting

    Steve Katz, Editor || July 17, 2013
    The format has picked up steam as a packaging option, and is helping converters diversify into new, lucrative markets.

  • Greening the Workplace

    Greening the Workplace

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || July 17, 2013
    Adopting eco-friendly practices can save companies money while attracting new customers.

  • The 2013 Mid-Year Economic Report

    The 2013 Mid-Year Economic Report

    Steve Katz, Editor || July 17, 2013
    Faced with a variety of pressures in a fast-paced market, converters are turning to new technologies, meeting demand with innovation.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Creative Labels Inc.

    Narrow Web Profile: Creative Labels Inc.

    Steve Katz, Editor || July 17, 2013
    The California converter leads the way, embracing new markets and technologies.

  • Secure Cosmetics in China

    Secure Cosmetics in China

    July 17, 2013
    More and more people want to have younger looking skin and trust products that reduce lines and wrinkles. Product counterfeiters, who view this desire as a lucrative business opportunity, sell fake products under the name of the original product.&nbs…

  • Critical Lean Operations

    Critical Lean Operations

    Rock LaManna, Contributing Editor || July 17, 2013
    The good news:  The label business has been a reliable source of growth, even through the recent recession, and things look even better for the future. The bad news: Unless you’re integrating Lean Manufacturing operations into your busines…

  • The little guys

    Jack Kenny, Contributing Editor || July 17, 2013
    Small label shops carry on in an increasingly complex century.

  • Understanding balance

    Calvin Frost, Contributing Editor || July 17, 2013
    I don’t get it. British Petroleum (BP), causing one of the world’s most catastrophic ecological disasters in the Gulf of Mexico, is still trying to take the easy way out at their Whiting, Indiana refinery. This is the company that admitte…

  • Record setting

    Record setting

    John Penhallow, Contributing Editor || July 17, 2013
    It is a fact not widely known (i.e. your correspondent has just found out) that the feast-day of John the Baptist, on June 24, is also the ‘fête des imprimeurs’. The French city of Strasburg this year used the occasion to celebrate…

  • FINAT looks toward the future

    FINAT looks toward the future

    July 17, 2013
    Predictions and positivity took center stage in Munich.

  • People in the News

    People in the News

    July 17, 2013
    1 2 3 4 5         6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Acpo, Oark Harbor, OH, USA – Al Ammerman (1) has joined the company as nation…

  • Digitally printed packaging: HP Indigo branches out

    Digitally printed packaging: HP Indigo branches out

    July 17, 2013
    The country is just 65 years old; the company’s general manager, though considerably younger than that, is well past adolescence. But both the country, Israel, and the company, HP Indigo, have that irreverent, can-do outlook that characteriz…

  • Harper unveils new anilox sleeve feature

    July 17, 2013
    Harper Corporation of America has announced the release of a new feature that is anticipated to provide clients with a wide range of benefits. Instead of metal end rings, Harper has pioneered the use of synthetic rubber to seal and protect the numero…

  • AB Graphic names Nilpeter Italian distributor

    July 17, 2013
    In a move to expand its activities in the region, AB Graphic International has named Nilpeter as its distributor in Italy. Nilpeter will handle sales and technical support for the Vectra range of turret rewinders and the Omega and Flytec slitter…

  • SATO announces investment in Nexgen Packaging

    July 17, 2013
    SATO, a manufacturer of bar code printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID products, has announced its strategic investment in Nexgen Packaging, a global provider of apparel brand identification and packaging products. Founded in 2006, Nexgen Packaging, a pr…

  • Steven Label adds Colordyne digital printing system

    July 17, 2013
    Steven Label and its Gold Coast division has announced its new Colordyne 1600PC digital printing system. The printing process provides new capabilities and lower costs in a wide range of applications. According to Steven Label, the benefits of the n…

  • Multi-Color’s Watertown, WI facility now LIFE certified

    July 17, 2013
    TLMI has announced that Mutli-Color Corporation’s Watertown, WI facility has become LIFE certified. Multi-Color’s Watertown plant is the 46th facility to achieve TLMI LIFE certification. The LIFE program was developed in order to assist…

  • Wausau Coated to expand in Australia

    July 17, 2013
    Wausau Coated Products Inc., a manufacturer of custom-designed pressure sensitive products, label materials and coating technologies, announced the expansion of its international sales program with the planned opening of an Australia-based distributi…

  • Gidue announces strong profits in 2012

    July 17, 2013
    Gidue Financial and Administration Manager Magda Ciapponi has announced that the Italian press manufacturer successfully closed 2012 with a very satisfying profit, compared to the previous fiscal year 2011. Last year’s numbers show a growth of…

  • Celebrating 50 years of Omet

    Celebrating 50 years of Omet

    July 17, 2013
    Italian press manufacturer Omet celebrated its 50th anniversary by taking a heartfelt look back at its accomplishments and gearing up for what it says will be an even more successful 50 years to come. The Lecco-based company invited customers, member…

  • DFI Golf Outing set for August

    July 17, 2013
    DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI) is kicking off the summer by organizing the 10th Annual Scholarship Drive Golf Outing. Organizers of the Golf Outing hope to continue a strong tradition of raising funds at the annual event, to be held Thursday,…

  • Multiple sales for Stork Prints’ DSI UV inkjet systems

    July 17, 2013
    Over the past six months Stork Prints has sold multiple DSI UV inkjet systems to customers in the USA, Canada, Norway, Italy, Spain, Germany and the Gulf States. The diversity of these clients, the company says, companies in various regions of the wo…

  • General Label adds Spartanics L-350 laser cutter

    July 17, 2013
    Laser cutting and converting equipment manufacturer Spartanics has announced the sale of its L-350 Laser Cutting System to General Label & Printing, Inc. in El Paso, TX, USA. The system includes a 400W laser, two-sided lamination, UV varnish, rot…

  • Gallas Label & Decal now ISO 9001:2008 certified

    July 17, 2013
    Gallas Label & Decal recently earned ISO 9001:2008 certification and is now the only label printer in the city of Chicago to do so. In the past few years, Gallas engaged in a new era of progress. Commitments included lean initiatives to hold down…

  • Western Shield invests in HD Flexo technology

    July 17, 2013
    Western Shield Label Company, a label converter in Rancho Dominguez, CA, USA, recently went live with its new investment in HD Flexo. HD Flexo, said to be the next step in high quality flexographic printing, provides for smoother vignettes, sharper d…

  • Creative Labels of VT adds Xeikon ThermoFlexX

    July 17, 2013
    Xeikon has announced that Creative Labels of Vermont, a Winooski, VT-based label printing company, has purchased a Xeikon ThermoFlexX 30 digital imager. The ThermoFlexX 30 is a reliable, high-quality system for flexographic platemaking to serve a wid…

  • Sun Chemical announces price increases

    July 17, 2013
    Due to the continued devaluation of the Brazilian real versus the US dollar and the euro, Sun Chemical will increase prices across all product lines for its Brazilian customers, effective July 1, 2013. The percentage of the increase will vary depend…

  • Xeikon to launch ICE toner, invites converters to ‘See the Proof’

    Xeikon to launch ICE toner, invites converters to ‘See the Proof’

    July 17, 2013
    Digital press manufacturer Xeikon announced that it will launch a new toner, called ICE, at this year’s Labelexpo Europe in Brussels. The announcement was made following a Xeikon Café event, held in conjunction with CS Labels of Midacre,…

  • EskoWorld hosts record number of attendees

    EskoWorld hosts record number of attendees

    July 17, 2013
    A crowd of nearly 600 people attended the 2013 EskoWorld User Conference, held May 19-22, 2013 at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, AZ, USA. In addition to drawing a record crowd, the program, including product overviews, future roa…

  • Flint hosts successful UV LED seminar

    July 17, 2013
    Flint Group Packaging and Narrow Web hosted more than 50 attendees at a technology seminar in its Plymouth, MN, USA, Center for Technical Excellence on May 23, 2013. This seminar, titled “UV LED – The Future Is Today – the Time is N…

  • HP enhances Indigo workflow portfolio, expands into wide web label market

    July 17, 2013
    HP has announced new end-to-end workflow systems and product enhancements that span the HP Indigo portfolio for labels, folding cartons and flexible packaging to help converters improve efficiency and accommodate high-value applications. The announce…

  • Smyth Companies names new president

    July 17, 2013
    Smyth Companies has announced that Scott Fisher has been appointed to the role of president, effective June 17, 2013. He will report to John Hickey, CEO of Smyth Companies. “Scott has over 32 years of experience in the packaging industry and b…

  • AVT to launch hologram inspection system

    AVT to launch hologram inspection system

    July 17, 2013
    Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) Ltd will introduce its new Hologram Inspection System at Labelexpo Europe, Stand 6H60, September 24-27 in Brussels, Belgium.  The 100% automatic inspection system combines traditional print inspection technologie…

  • Fort Dearborn acquires AC Label

    July 17, 2013
    Fort Dearborn Company, a label converter based in Elk Grove, IL, USA, has announced that it has acquired AC Label, which includes St Louis Litho and St Louis Pressure Sensitive. AC Label was a portfolio company of Emigrant Capital Corp., the private…

  • Twenty Years

    Kathleen Scully, Publisher || July 17, 2013
    In October, I will be married to my husband Bill for 20 years, and January 2014 will mark my 20th anniversary here at Rodman Media Corp. For those of you that know my husband, you know this is quite an accomplishment! Meanwhile, staying with one empl…

  • Spear receives Food Safety System Certification

    July 16, 2013
    FSSC 2200 certification ensures that suppliers are following good industry practices from security to hygiene to waste stream control.

  • Harper SMART Roadshow heading to PCMC in Wisconsin

    July 16, 2013
    The free event on August 1 is open to those interested in learning more about the latest products, technologies, and services available in the flexographic field.

  • Punch International may sell Xeikon shares

    July 16, 2013
    The Belgium-based industrial holding company currently holds 65.68% of the shares in Xeikon.

  • The Label Printers participates in anti-counterfeiting conferences

    July 16, 2013
    The Illinois-based converter attended the 2013 UL Brand Protection Conference in Florida and the 2013 Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting Forum in Arizona.