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  • Rose City Label is LIFE certified

    September 16, 2013
    The Portland, OR, USA-based company is the 49th facility to achieve this certification.

  • CTC introduces new spray core glue system

    CTC introduces new spray core glue system

    September 16, 2013
    This system replaces the core glue pot with a traversing nozzle to apply glue to the cores on a rotating spindle.

  • Glenroy

    Glenroy's Arctic Cat Pouch

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 16, 2013
    The stand-up pouch is designed for easy pouring, convenient storage, waste reduction, and superior shelf impact.

  • IPT Digital introduces digital label conversion system

    September 16, 2013
    The Memjet-powered JFlex870 drop-on-demand thermal inkjet system has four print heads printing CMYK with an optional fifth print head for spot color.

  • German converter beta tests Xeikon's ICE toner

    September 16, 2013
    ICE toner can be used without first priming for all label types including heat-sensitive materials.

  • BOPP film demand returns to the West

    BOPP film demand returns to the West

    September 16, 2013
    PCI Films Consulting Ltd, predicts a return to growth for this sector of the European polypropylene (PP) film market.

  • Walmart highlights progress on Sustainability Index

    Walmart highlights progress on Sustainability Index

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 16, 2013
    The retailer outlined key initiatives where it can use its size and scale to help address “hot spots” and accelerate progress in supply chain sustainability.

  • Clondalkin increases flexible packaging capacity in Europe

    September 13, 2013
    The company purchased two new Comexi F2 high-speed printing presses for locations in the Netherlands and Germany.

  • Graphic Products releases Encyclopedia of Labeling

    Graphic Products releases Encyclopedia of Labeling

    September 13, 2013
    Packed with how-to information, tips and advice, the reference will help readers improve their facility's safety culture and eliminate waste from day-to-day operations.

  • Plastic Suppliers adds new slitting capabilities

    Plastic Suppliers adds new slitting capabilities

    September 13, 2013
    Three new high-speed Kampf slitters have been installed to augment the company’s increasing demand in its converting and distribution business.

  • InfoTrends predicts strong digital press growth

    September 13, 2013
    Label and packaging converters worldwide spent $201 million on new color digital label and packaging presses in 2012.

  • Hot melt adhesives market worth $7 billion by 2018

    September 13, 2013
    The industry is witnessing high growth on account of growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Marketing spin gives way to truthtelling

    Mike Lusky || September 13, 2013
    Regardless of your feelings about social media, give it high marks for driving a major shift in the way companies present products and services, and how consumers make buying choices. In essence, social media is the ultimate lie detector. If a compa…

  • POLYIMIDE TAPES

    September 13, 2013
    Polyonics has introduced high opacity black polyimide tapes for high-temperature, antistatic and flame-retardant applications. The single and double coated tapes are designed specifically for masking and bonding applications involving light sensitive…

  • INKS, ADHESIVES

    September 13, 2013
    Toyo Ink Co. and Toyo-Morton have jointly launched a new series of gravure inks and laminating adhesives for the food packaging market. The products include the Lioalpha Series of multipurpose, high-functional lamination gravure inks; the Tomoflex TM…

  • PEEL FIXTURE

    September 13, 2013
    Brookfield Engineering offers the new 90° Peel Fixture for use with the CT3 Tester, designed to measure the adhesion force between two materials. The fixture maintains a 90° angle as the tape is pulled away from the substrate. The CT3 Tester…

  • THERMAL LABEL PRINTER

    THERMAL LABEL PRINTER

    September 13, 2013
      CognitiveTPG calls its new C Series its “most versatile line of thermal label printers.” The size of a small desktop printer but with the capabilities of a big box printers these printers are designed to deliver value and funct…

  • NYLON LABEL MATERIALS

    September 13, 2013
    Polyonics has introduced XF-302, a flexible woven nylon material for electrical and laboratory applications. The XF-302 is a 5 mil woven nylon cloth with a 1 mil aggressive adhesive that will not flag or otherwise detach from a rounded or curved surf…

  • ANILOX ROLL CART

    September 13, 2013
    Eaglewood Technologies/Sani-Blast has upgraded its Anilox Roll Cart used for off-press cleaning. The Anilox Roll Cart option enables the out of press system to clean unattended, traversing the roll twice at a constant speed and then shutting off. Thi…

  • PET LINER

    September 13, 2013
    MACtac Printing Products has expanded its Bloom line of sustainable products with a new, recyclable PET liner. The new PET liner is available on six different facestocks with a hot-melt adhesive. The new offerings are produced on MACtac’s advan…

  • FLAT SURFACE LABEL APPLICATOR

    September 13, 2013
    Primera Technology has announced the release of its new AP550e Flat-Surface Label Applicator. AP550e is a semi-automatic label applicator designed to make it “fast and easy to precisely apply product and identification labels” onto a wide…

  • MINI PRESS

    September 13, 2013
    Digital Label Finishing Systems has introduced the MP850 an 8.5" wide Mini Press designed to laminate, diecut, slit and rewind digitally printed labels. The MP850 is a label finishing system, that can laminate and rotary die cut pre-printed…

  • FILM LAMINATION

    FILM LAMINATION

    September 13, 2013
    Deprosa has developed SoFT TOUcH film lamination. It is a BOPP film with tactile properties and, according to the company, offers excellent adherence for stampings and varnishes. Glues can be applied either hot or cold for making boxes or cases. S…

  • PORTABLE MARKING

    September 13, 2013
    Propen has introduced a new portable marking product, the electro-magnetic M7000, with Touch’n Mark technology.  It is fully mobile, with integrated control unit and belt battery. The M7000 has a 7-inch color touch screen with the ability…

  • DIECUTTING, STACKING MACHINES

    September 13, 2013
    Schobertechnologies introduces the RSM-DIGI.VS, especially designed to convert digitally printed film and foil such as OPP, PE, PS and PET, coated paper laminates and composite materials. The rotary die cutting module has been fully redesigned to cov…

  • GENERAL PEELING JIG

    GENERAL PEELING JIG

    September 13, 2013
    Brookfield Engineering has introduced the TA-GPJ (General Peeling Jig). It was developed to measure the force required to peel the lid off a sealed container. The General Peeling Jig can be adjusted to remove the lid at 0°, 45° or 90°.…

  • IN-LINE INSPECTION SYSTEM

    September 13, 2013
    The LVS 7000 is a vision-based system designed to inspect print quality at line speeds and provides master-to-label comparison (blemish detection); print quality inspection; delta E color process control; 1D and 2D barcode verification and ISO gradin…

  • PROOFING SOFTWARE

    September 13, 2013
    GMG has announced the release of GMG ColorProof 5.5, a major update of its proofing software. GMG ColorProof has undergone an extensive rebuild to improve user interface speed. According to the company, the required time to create a new job from sele…

  • STATIC NEUTRALIZING SYSTEM

    STATIC NEUTRALIZING SYSTEM

    September 13, 2013
    Simco-Ion has introduced the IQ Power, a static neutralizing system. The system is designed for use in rugged industrial applications and includes many patented features. It is fully integrated and modular, with security-enabled, configurable para…

  • OVERLAMINATES

    OVERLAMINATES

    September 13, 2013
    STA has introduced new overlaminate films: the 1132 and the 1332 clear polypropylene Thermal Transfer Printable Overlaminates.   These polypropylene products aim to provide exceptional performance of printability for the thermal printing…

  • BATTERY TAPE

    September 13, 2013
    Polyonics has introduced a new flame retardant battery tape for bonding applications. XT-657 flame retardant bonding tape is designed to help prevent the propagation of fire, provides dielectric separation between electrical circuits and eliminates m…

  • Labelexpo Europe 2013 Workshops

    Labelexpo Europe 2013 Workshops

    September 13, 2013
    The theme of the 2013 Labelexpo Europe revolves around wonderment and magic, and those interested in getting educated on the label industry’s latest trends and technologies can attend the “Workshops of Wonder.” Through these worksho…

  • Paper Substrates

    Paper Substrates

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || September 13, 2013
    Suppliers have expanded their portfolios to meet converters’ need for sustainable, durable papers that are compatible with multiple print technologies.

  • PS Adhesives

    PS Adhesives

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 13, 2013
    A label’s stickiness involves chemistry, and determining just what it’s supposed to do.

  • Asia’s Label Markets

    Asia’s Label Markets

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || September 13, 2013
    This expansive region is finding the balance between economic growth and environmental impact.

  • Narrow Web Profile: All American Label

    Narrow Web Profile: All American Label

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 13, 2013
    A comprehensive product portfolio and exceptional customer service distinguish this California-based converter.

  • Wipes packaging innovation

    Wipes packaging innovation

    September 13, 2013
    Perimeter Brand Packaging has announced the launch of three new forms of packaging that are designed to prevent wipes from drying out, stand out at retail and provide consumers with appealing on-the-go products. “After surveying the current wi…

  • Consolidation is coming

    Rock LaManna, Contributing Editor || September 13, 2013
    What does history teach us? Or, more appropriately, what will we allow history to teach us? In the case of consolidation and the label industry, it entirely depends on one thing: Fear. As I’ve said many times before, fear is a four-letter word…

  • New sticker makes humans invisible (to mosquitos)

    New sticker makes humans invisible (to mosquitos)

    Jack Kenny, Contributing Editor || September 13, 2013
    A California team pits a self-adhesive patch against the disease-bearing insects.

  • Coke gets it

    Coke gets it

    Calvin Frost, Contributing Editor || September 13, 2013
    I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the items that I come across during my readings. Beach reading? Not quite, but I call this “summer” column a potpourri of information. I’ll return to my normal messages and ruminat…

  • Could this be a silver lining?

    John Penhallow, Contributing Editor || September 13, 2013
    It is starting to happen at last. And it’s not just Angela Merkel, François Hollande and José Manuel Barroso trying to pull Europe up by its bootstraps. No lesser authority than The Economist has just gone on record as announcing:…

  • IML award winners announced

    IML award winners announced

    September 13, 2013
    The In-Mold Decorating Association has announced the winners of its Seventh Annual Awards Competition

  • Thomas Moyer, 43, president of Western Shield

    September 13, 2013
    Thomas R. Moyer, 43, of Venice Beach, CA, and formerly of Chicago, IL, passed away on August 2, 2013.  Since 2006, Thomas worked for Western Shield Label Company in Rancho Dominguez, CA, initially serving in a sales and marketing role and event…

  • People in the News

    People in the News

    September 13, 2013
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ACIMGA, Milan, Italy – Marco Calcagni (1), of Omet, will serve as the Italian manufacturers’ association of…

  • RotoMetrics refines flexible die product line

    September 13, 2013
    One of the bigger label industry M&A stories in recent years was the 2011 RotoMetrics acquisition of Gerhardt. Driven by the proliferation of flexible die usage in the label converting industry, the deal brought together two industry leaders and…

  • Leadership change at UPM Raflatac

    September 13, 2013
    Tapio Kolunsarka has been appointed executive vice president of UPM Raflatac and a new member of the UPM Group Executive Team as of September 1, 2013. He will transfer to the new position from his current post as senior vice president of UPM Raflatac…

  • Sun Chemical invests $5M in flexo plate facility

    September 13, 2013
    Sun Chemical reinforced its commitment to printers and brand owners operating in the narrow web tag and label (NWTL), wide web, folding carton, and corrugated markets, with the upcoming opening of its new flexographic printing plate manufacturing fac…

  • UPM Raflatac to reduce labelstock production

    September 13, 2013
    UPM Raflatac is planning to reduce labelstock production capacity in Europe, South Africa and Australia to secure cost competitiveness and profitability in low-growth markets. The planned actions are estimated to result in annual cost savings of abou…

  • Multi-Color acquires Flexo Print in Mexico

    September 13, 2013
    Multi-Color Corporation has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Flexo Print S.A. De C.V., based in Guadalajara, Mexico. The acquisition was officially completed on August 1, 2013. Flexo Print is a leading producer…

  • Schreiner Group making most of combi-press prepress technology

    Schreiner Group making most of combi-press prepress technology

    September 13, 2013
    Founded in 1951, Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG is a growth-oriented family-owned business. More than 800 employees develop, design and manufacture high-tech-products in six production locations to ensure reliable worldwide customer deliveries. Th…