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Spanish label printer Etygraf installed a new GIDUE Combat MX

This historical converter is one of the leading company in Labels& packaging overview. It has been present on the labels market since 1981 and it is specialized in the production of self-adhesive labels especially for wine, cosmetic, medical and food label industry.


Its mission is all along focused on high quality print for labels and packaging industry and that’s the reason why they decided to keep on investing on high quality technology which has GIDUE’s brand.
It is in 2004 that it is started the cooperation with GIDUE by investing in GIDUE S-Combat 280. Then, in 2012,  they continued  believing in GIDUE technology and decided to install GIDUE Combat M1.
Now GIDUE is proud to announce that the third GIDUE press, a new Entry Level Combat MX Easy-to-go, has been placed. The Combat MX press has been installed  with  a fixed configuration, 370 mm wide, 8 flexographic print units, 8 UV lamps, 1 die-cutting station, cold foil and full set of printing tools.


Since  its launch in June…

US label demand to reach $19 billion in 2017

Label demand in the US is projected to reach $19 billion in 2017, with growth accelerating from the 2007-2012 performance based on a strengthened economy. The pressure sensitive segment will remain dominant, accounting for more than 75 percent of the total market. Although pressure sensitive labels will expand at a healthy rate, they will continue to face growing competition from alternative labeling methods for primary packaging, such as stretch sleeve and heat-shrink, and in-mold labels. Among these, heatshrink labels will experience the fastest growth through 2017, with gains attributable to their ability to form-fit contoured containers and their strong visual appeal afforded by 360-degree graphics and maximum promotional area.Plastic label stock to continue supplanting paperWhile paper will continue to account for the majority of label stock through 2017, plastics will continue to expand their share at paper’s expense. The growing use of plastic materials is based on the aestheti…

FLEXcon Delivers FDA UDI Compliant Label Substrates to Medical Device Market

FLEXcon® MedFLEX™ Product Line Meets All Performance Criteria of the Proposed Rule for the Unique Identification of FDA Class II and III Medical Devices .FLEXcon, an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, today announced the launch of FLEXcon® MedFLEX™, a line of label substrates that meets all performance criteria required by the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed unique device identifier (UDI) rule. The legislation will require Class II and III medical devices distributed in the U.S. to carry a unique numeric or alphanumeric code with an identifier specific to each device or model as well as an identifier with current production information. The FLEXcon MedFLEX line is UL-certified in accordance with UL/IEC 60601-1 3rd edition marketing durability rub tests and all products are available for immediate UL adoption."The FDA's pending legislation will prompt more than 21,000 medical device manufacturers globally to undergo an analysis of their current practic…

THE NORTH AMERICAN LABEL MARKET. A NEW STUDY FROM AWA

Much has changed in the North American label market since AWA Alexander Watson Associates published their last profile in 2011 – so it is timely that this specialist publishing and market research company has newly provided an update.As market demand recovers following the global economic crisis, North American Label Market Study 2013 records worldwide 2012 growth of 3.8% over 2011 levels, with North America growing by 2.1%, across a number of different labeling formats. Overall, North America now represents just 21% of world label demand – a reflection of the continuing dynamism of the Asia Pacific region, which now commands a 36% share of the global label market.Today and tomorrowThe study goes on to show that, while once again pressure-sensitive labeling leads in North America, with 49% of demand, it was sleeve labels that grew fastest in 2012[A1] . Indeed, in the medium term, the North American Label Market Study 2013 predicts, it will besleeving – shrink and stretch – and in-mold…

KODAK FLEXCEL Direct System Receives Prestigious 2013 InterTech Technology Award

Printing Industries of America has announced that the KODAK FLEXCEL Direct System is among 11 recipients of the 2013 InterTech Technology Awards, signifying its contribution to the advancement of flexographic package printing. This innovative direct laser engraving system uses energy-efficient, high-power imaging technology to produce press-ready elastomer plates and sleeves that enable both superior print quality and increased production throughput.This year’s InterTech Technology Award marks the third time Kodak has received recognition from Printing Industries of America for its flexographic solutions. In 2008, Kodak was recognized for the launch of the groundbreaking KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, and again in 2010, for its launch of KODAK DIGICAP NX Screening.“Historically, direct laser engraving systems have offered very limited throughput capability, and have been primarily used for applications that require low- to mid-level print quality,” notes Kuty Paperny, Kodak’s Worldwide Mark…

FLEXcon’s Jodi Sawyer Promoted to Market Development Specialist to Support Valued Customer Relationships

FLEXcon, an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, today announced Jodi Sawyer’s promotion to Market Development Specialist for the Product Branding Business Team.  Sawyer will expand her collaboration with customers and industry co-suppliers to develop and deliver products that respond to their market needs. In addition, she will increase her direct involvement with brand owners, ad specifiers and OEMs to address the needs and opportunities in the marketplace.  Sawyer previously served as Product Manager at FLEXcon.Sawyer was instrumental in introducing several of FLEXcon’s new Wide-Format Digital product lines  including  FLEXmark® floor art™, WINDOWdeco™, WALLdeco™ and COUNTERdeco™. Using her product branding industry experience, she brought these products to market and expanded FLEXcon’s presence in the product branding industry. Sawyer leveraged her expertise to build brand recognition for FLEXcon and under her leadership the team was recognized for two innovative products…

Spanish label printer Etygraf installed a new GIDUE Combat MX

This historical converter is one of the leading company in Labels& packaging overview. It has been present on the labels market since 1981 and it is specialized in the production of self-adhesive labels especially for wine, cosmetic, medical and food label industry.Its mission is all along focused on high quality print for labels and packaging industry and that’s the reason why they decided to keep on investing on high quality technology which has GIDUE’s brand. It is in 2004 that it is started the cooperation with GIDUE by investing in GIDUE S-Combat 280. Then, in 2012,  they continued  believing in GIDUE technology and decided to install GIDUE Combat M1.Now GIDUE is proud to announce that the third GIDUE press, a new Entry Level Combat MX Easy-to-go, has been placed. The Combat MX press has been installed  with  a fixed configuration, 370 mm wide, 8 flexographic print units, 8 UV lamps, 1 die-cutting station, cold foil and full set of printing tools.Since  its launch in June 201…

Flint Group presents high quality systems for flexo printing at ProFlex

Flint Group will again participate at ProFlex in Stuttgart, which will take place on September 10, and 11, 2013 at the Stuttgart Media University. Visitors of the 68th DFTA symposium can find comprehensive information on Flint Group’s portfolio of innovative products, technologies and sustainable solutions at stand # 22.
The main focus of Flint Group Flexographic Products’ presentation will be the innovative technology for producing flat top dots and surface screening, nyloflex® NExT which offers a range of advantages to the user. In flexible packaging, printing plates exposed with this technology enable excellent ink transfer, particularly in solids. In corrugated printing, fluting will considerably be reduced. nyloflex® NExT provides significantly improved reproduction quality and long-term stability. The exposure technology is applicable for all digital flexographic printing plates and can be easily implemented into the existing digital workflow. In contrast to most of the competiti…

WS Packaging Group Introduces New Lineup of Label Application Equipment

WS Packaging Group, Inc. has introduced a new portfolio of standard and custom label application machines.The product lineup, www.wspackaging.com/automation, includes the Lightning™ 50 and Lighting™ 100 label applicators, Primara™ 750 print-and-apply label applicators, Spectra ™ custom application systems, and HERMA label applicators.“Our new application equipment portfolio is engineered to streamline and enhance any labeling process,” said Bob White, general manager, WSAutomation. “The demands of the production environment dictate the right equipment solution for maximizing productivity, which in turn factors into the overall success of the brand.”The Lightning™ 50 is a versatile labeler engineered for a broad range of product applications. The unit offers the flexibility of rotary and straight roll-on, tamp, tamp/blow, front/back, wrap, and end-of-line applications. The unit easily changes from left- to right-hand label application; measures 61 inches high, 46 inches in length, and …

Royston Labels Adds New Adhesive Technology for Condensation-Coated Bottles

Leading self-adhesive label manufacturer Royston Labels has added a new adhesive to its range of labelling technologies. With it, Royston can deliver solutions which enable wine and champagne brands to avoid the inefficient and costly processes usually required to prevent condensation during labelling.The innovative new adhesive was developed through close work with wine brand owners to understand bottling environments, and therefore presents an effective solution to the challenges they face.Surface condensation forms when beverages are bottled at a low temperature, between 1 and 4 degrees centigrade, which leads to a weakened bond between label and bottle. This can cause labels to slip on the production line, as well as inconsistent label positioning. Both factors result in higher scrap rates.The adhesive technology has been engineered to actively absorb surface water, and removes the need to bring bottles up to room temperature. It supports in-line processing (even the exit of the l…

ImageTek Labels Announces Recent Purchase of LVS7500® Verification System

ImageTek Labels, a Vermont based label systems developer and label converter in Springfield, VT, introduces the newest addition to their group of label converting equipment. ImageTek purchased an LVS7500®, a bar code validation system manufactured by Label Vision Systems in early July.The LVS® 7500 will allow them to validate bar code labels for readability and will then grade each label per international standards. By inspecting any combination of 1D and 2D codes, an inspector can easily detect non-conforming labels, see trends on quality and assure ISO standards are met. The system has the ability to scan hundreds of labels a minute, and notifies the inspector through visible error warning indicators and alarms.ImageTek Labels is pleased to have this technology available. With their continued growth in military and government sectors, this system was a must. Most often, UID and other barcode labels must not only meet ANSI or ISO standards but must also be verified and graded. Often …

MULTI - COLOR acquires mexican label converter

Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL) today announces it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Flexo Print S.A. De C.V., based in Guadalajara, Mexico. The acquisition is expected to be completed on 1st August 2013.Flexo Print is a leading producer of Home & Personal Care, Food & Beverage, Wine & Spirit and Pharmaceutical labels in Latin America with annual revenues of approximately USD 30 million.Multi-Color President and CEO, Nigel Vinecombe says,“We are delighted to have Flexo Print join our Multi-Color group. This acquisition offers us significant growth opportunities in Mexico through our many common customers, technologies and suppliers. Flexo Print’s current President, Fernando Aranguren is staying on to lead the company, along with his experienced management team and staff.We look forward to working with the Flexo Print team to continue to expand the Multi-Color group into Latin America. The business will change its name to Multi-Color Corporation (Mexico…

Fort Dearborn Company Announces New Shrinkable Cut & Stack Labels

Fort Dearborn Company has introduced an innovative Shrinkable Cut & Stack label to its product line. The label combines the application benefits of cut & stack labels with the shelf impact of a shrink sleeve for a winning combination. With an OPP-based film structure, the label offers up to 15% shrink and overcomes the challenges of traditional cut & stackthat are limited to straight wall container applications. Since the label is provided in cut & stack format, existing cut & stack application equipment with hotmelt adhesives can be used to apply the labels along with a dry heat tunnel. Typical applications include beverages such as Nestlé Waters’ Aquapod® bubbled-shaped bottle with colorful graphics that’s designed to be fun for kids. The label has a variety of application possibilities including other slightly contoured containers as well as tapered aluminum cans (inventory reduction over preprinted and pre-decorated). http://www.fortdearborn.com

Mark Andy Announces a New Business Division

Mark Andy Inc. has officially announced the formation of a new division called Mark Andy Print Products that will meet customers’ needs for printing supplies, consumables and small equipment components. This new division of Mark Andy Inc. provides a broad offering of a variety of flexo and offset items including prepress, pressroom and post-press supplies - just about anything a print shop needs to support an efficiently running operation. Merging the acquisitions of flexo-focused Print Products Inc. (December, 2012) and the offset supplies segment of Presstek Inc. (April, 2013) was the primary driver in creating Mark Andy Print Products as a stand-alone business division.Joe Demharter, leading the new division as VP of Mark Andy Print Products, commented, "I am excited to help the team expand the flexo and offset consumables and supplies business with Mark Andy, Inc. The formation of Mark Andy Print Products as a dedicated business entity is an important step of ensuring our cus…

Sacmi Verona goes beyond beverage

Sacmi Verona labelling solutions are also achieving outstanding success in the extra-beverage sector. Confirmation of this comes from two major international orders for two companies that are key international players in their respective fields.The first, an OPERA 200 RF 15 T labeller, was purchased by a famous American brand in the coffee sector. Their chosen solution allows wrap-around oriented polypropylene (OPP) labels to be applied on HDPE containers.Equipped – like all its “cousins” in the OPERA series – with innovative roll fed technology that allows labels to be applied directly from the roll of film, this advanced labeller has also attracted the attention of Philippine company Del Monte. This renowned multinational food business has chosen the OPERA 200 RF 18 Tfor the application of OPP labels on metal cans; heat-shrinking inside a special hot air tunnel shrinks the plastic film by up to 5%. A particularly innovative solution, then, which was tested successfully on the custom…

Schobertechnologies introduces the RSM-DIGI.VS

The development and production of the first Schober rotary die cutting and stacking machines for the production of in mold labels goes back to 1980 and Schober can proudly announce that more than 40 RSM machines have been installed in over 30 countries all around the world and is now recognized as to be the most advanced and efficient machine for the production of IML on the market.In fully modular design the RSM-DIGI.VS has integrated most of the proven stacking technology developed by Schober over the years. The rotary die cutting module has been fully redesigned to cover the maximum image size, embossing and micro perforation modules can be retrofitted at a later stage.The standard configuration of the RSM-DIGI.VS includes an M-Stack delivery system, available as option or for future upgrades are the S-Stack, an adjustable de-nesting station to handle  several products across as well as with a high speed programmable robot automated stacking and counting system ("Spider")…

MARTIN SPLICER IMPROVES EFFICIENCY OF ABG LINE TO BOOST BUSINESS

"The installation of a Martin Automatic splicer has made our prices more competitive by cutting waste and improving accuracy and quality," stated Tom Bulow-Kristiansen, Sales Manager of the Labels Division at Norwegian converter NorStamp. The Martin splicer, an MBSC model, is fitted to an ABG Omega ATR label finishing line at the company's plant in Stokke, about 100 kms south of the country's capital, Oslo. According to Bulow-Kristiansen: "Since we fitted the Martin to the ABG equipment, our blank label throughput has grown from 20 million to 48 million labels per year because we can run non-stop with higher production speeds. And, the quality has improved too because the Martin has given us better tension control on the web."Thor Jorgen Kasbo and Tom Bulow-Kristiansen of NorStamp with Joakim Marcusson of Convertec, who supplied the Martin splicerThe ABG equipment offers label-finishing techniques such as die cutting, and runs mainly reel-to-reel into an Om…

Grafiche Amadeo gets into the self-adhesive market partnering with OMET

With 35 years of experience as typolithography, Grafiche Amadeo of Chiusanico (IM), far from abandoning the core business that has made them famous, embark on a parallel path and choose to enter the self-adhesive label market.
Mr. Roberto Amadeo
Today as never before in the Italian uncertain economic scenario, it is important to diversify the market channels and consequently the range of products offered. The Amadeo family, and in particular Mr. Roberto and his sister Marina with her husband Marco, have felt the need to diversify their product portfolio and have it done by choosing OMET as a partner.
The order signed with Enrico Gandolfi, sales manager of OMET for the Italian territory, is for a XFlex X2 press in width 370 mm in 6 UV colors. The machine is equipped with finishing groups and special applications units running on rails, rotary die-cutting and one output rewinder. The chill drums of XFlex X2 act as counter rollers and, in addition to reducing waste and set-up times, mak…

P.E. USA: EVERYTHING IS READY FOR PACK EXPO LAS VEGAS

P.E. USA, the U.S. branch of the P.E. LABELLERS group, is going to participate in the 2013 Pack Expo edition which will bring together more than 26,000 Packaging & Processing professionals and more than 1,600 exhibitors from September 23 to 25, the three most productive days of the year. The Booth #3327 (Central Hall) will display the latest generation if automatic rotary labeling machines, the MODULAR PLUS model with 4 pressure sensitive non-stop stations to apply body label, back label and neck-around label at a speed of 270 bpm, capable of ensuring maximum operational flexibility. This labeling machine can be really considered truly modular in that it is designed for all future usage requirements and all possible future transformations and implementations. The plate rotation is controlled by servo motors with integrated drive and the machine frame is ergonomically designed to ensure maximum accessibility and complete safety to operators, thanks to patented safety guards system…

PACKLAB LABELLING SYSTEMS FOR DAVINES, THE MOST ETHICAL AND HEALTHIEST BRAND IN THE COSMETICS SECTOR

Founded in Parma, Italy in 1983 by the Bollati Family, today, Davines is one of the most prestigious brands on the international cosmetics market. A company that, throughout its thirty years of business, has remained faithful to its origins as a family business, proving itself on an international level thanks to the highest quality products. A company that currently has five offices in Parma, New York, Paris, London and Mexico City, and hundreds of beauty salons and cosmetics shops in over 75 countries. Specialising in high quality hair products, the Davines brand consists of hair colour products, shampoos, conditioners, treatments to care for the hair and scalp, styling and sun protection hair products, as well as skin products aimed at the top Spa resorts. All Davines products are formulated following the highest sustainability criteria, within a company perspective whereby respect for the environment, health and well-being merge with the intuition to create unique and natural prod…

Xeikon takes cognizance of proposed transaction between Punch International and Bencis

Xeikon NV (“Xeikon”) takes cognizance of the press release of earlier today, in which Punch International (“Punch”) and Bencis Capital Partners Belgium NV (“Bencis”) announce that they have reached conditional agreement on a sale to Bencis of Punch’s 65.68% share interest in Xeikon at a price per share of EUR 5.85. If the above-mentioned sale will become unconditional and the transfer to Bencis of Punch’s share interest in Xeikon will be consummated, Bencis will pursuant to the Act on Financial Supervision (Wet op het financieel toezicht) be obliged to make a mandatory offer for all remaining Xeikon shares (the “Offer”). The conditions precedent as set out in the agreement between Punch and Bencis, inter alia, relate to the completion of certain agreements between Xeikon and Punch -the object of which is to end existing ties between Xeikon and Punch. The Boards will give due and careful consideration to the aforementioned matter and discuss this with Bencis and Punch.Further announcem…

Coding and marking solutions delivering higher customer value

At drinktec 2013 in Munich  (Hall B.100) Domino will present innovations with its latest i-Tech intelligent Technology generation of products.Domino laser codes on beverage bottlesThis includes the reduction and even the elimination of technical intervention, as well as allowing routine functions for operators that are as fast, easy and intuitive as possible. All printing technologies contribute significantly to increasing the effectiveness of the filling and packaging process and ensure full compliance with GS1 standards.•  A420i ink jet printer affords the lowest total cost of ownership on the market
Deploying the i-Techintelligent Technology Ink System, the A420i is the most economical and productive CIJ printing solution.  • D-Series  i-Tech  Laser with new i-Tech 10 scan head and "RT" laser source
The new "Red Tube" laser source generates optimum contrast codes on PP-films for the beverage industry. Due to faster control of the mirror, the new i-Tech scan head 1…

Domino to unveil next generation full colour digital label press at Labelexpo 2013

Latest Domino range offers highest levels of productivity, VDP and print resolution Domino will use Labelexpo Europe 2013 for the worldwide launch of its next generation full colour digital ink jet label press.  The new addition to the N-Series range signifies a further step forward in the evolution of advanced digital ink jet for label production.  This latest offering will deliver maximum productivity benefits, greater variable data printing and colour capabilities and the highest definition output for an even wider range of applications.   Visitors can see this latest technology for the first time in a series of live demonstrations on the stand (9F70) including integration into a working AB Graphics Digicon finishing line as well as a separate stand-alone press.  An integrated AVT quality inspection system will also be on display. Building on the success of its N600i four colour digital ink jet solution, Domino’s new label press, which will be unveiled for the first time at Labelex…

Airlite Plastics Introduces New Square Packaging Options

The J1851 container incorporates a full wrap IML label to maximize graphic area.  The container allows for a film inner seal which enhances shelf life and product freshness.  The LR8 lid, available in a variety of colors, also incorporates IML graphics.  Together, they offer space-saving packaging with exquisite graphics and superior shelf appeal.The J1851 and LR8 are available today.  The product family will expand to include an 8 oz. and 12 oz. container by Fall 2013, and a 2 lb. and 3 lb. container with common lid early in 2014.Source:http://www.airliteplastics.com

RAKO ETIKETTEN Süd once again opts for Gallus

In commissioning a Gallus ECS 340, RAKO ETIKETTEN Süd, a subsidiary of the RAKO GROUP founded in 2004, is further extending its competitive edge.
The Gallus ECS 340, which is equipped with ten flexographic printing stations and a cold foil embossing unit for finishing, is used first and foremost to produce beer crate labels, an area where the company has successfully made a name for itself. As well as these labels, the site in Mitterscheyern also produces adhesive, in-mould and coupon labels, tags, admission tickets, lottery scratchcards, special designs and sheeted stock for the market. Production at the RAKO ETIKETTEN Süd plant has increased continuously since 2011. The company’s portfolio of machinery, which now comprises six presses, enables it to perform all kinds of jobs for its customers expertly and reliably, ranging from long runs to very short, personalised orders and from a low to a high level of finishing. The decision to specialise first and foremost in HD flexographic pri…

New Pressure Sensitive Adhesive – Novamelt® PS 2030

The labeling of food stuffs at refrigerated temperatures presents a challenge for any packager or label printer. Most often, the labeling occurs in the packaging line of cheeses and meats. The label is usually applied on various poly films at 0 to 5°C (32 – 40° F) in damp environments. The label is either rolled on or blown on with leading edge label blowing equipment. A high initial tack from the adhesive is required that in effect “blankets” the label onto the poly substrate. Even when the substrate surface is uneven, the label must adhere to the package so that no edges of the label stick up. Novamelt has successfully developed the new PS 2030 hot melt PSA adhesive, which improves upon the existing “semi-freezer” application adhesives, and has again proven its strong position in this segment. With this adhesive, fast and secure labeling with the newest technology blow labeling equipment is assured. In addition, the penetration of the new PS 2030 into paper face stocks is unusually …

KODAK NEXPRESS Photo 3900 Press Helps Print Express Drive Profitable Growth

— Print Express, the corporate division of the Syncoms group, is building a successful personalised photo gift and photo sharing business at PrinterPix utilising a KODAK NEXPRESS Photo 3900 Press. PrinterPix is the new division of the Syncoms group of companies based on five sites in South Ruislip, U.K. and focuses on the photographic and consumer market.Murtaza Daya, Chief Innovation Officer says, “The photo market is growing exponentially. Personal photography plays a huge part in keeping our memories alive and through the medium of mobile devices and web-based communication channels, we are enabling our customers to upload, store and share their images on a global scale. With the KODAK NEXPRESS 3900 Press, we can also offer them the option to order online and treasure their images by preserving them in high-quality bound photobooks.”Daya continues, “Many more people are becoming aware of what is possible in a fast, mobile world. Today’s technology allows them to create and share im…

Polyonics Announces New Flame Retardant Battery Tape for Bonding Applications

Polyonics new XT-657 flame retardant bonding tape helps prevent the propagation of fire, provides dielectric separation between electrical circuits and eliminates mechanical fasteners in battery assemblies and packs. The halogen free UL94 VTM-0 tested tape provides a thin, conformal bond line and offers an adhesive strength of greater than 32 oz/in (> 35N/100 mm), The tape has been proven effective in bonding Li-ion batteries used in today’s space-constrained consumer electronics devices as well in industrial power and battery applications.Li-ion battery bonded to PCB using Polyonics XT-657 double coated, flame retardant polyimide tapeXT-657 is a high temperature bonding system that is used to attach batteries and components to chassis, boards, other batteries, etc. The REACH and RoHS compliant tape includes a 1 mil (25 µm) polyimide film, two layers of 1 mil acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) and a variety of liners that aid in handling, die cutting and auto application.The…

KODAK FLEXCEL NX System Helps Print Graphica Secure New Business Opportunities

Novosibirsk-based Print Graphica in Russia is attracting work from further afield and enjoying a significant increase in the quality of its plate production after investing in the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System.“We have won new business not only in the Siberian and Far Eastern regions, but also in the Urals, Moscow, St Petersburg, Krasnodar, Volgograd, and in Kazakhstan,” comments R. Vasilyev, General Director for PrintGraphica.The team of Print Graphica company, NovosibirskHistorically, flexographic printing was confined to Russia’s federal centre but many businesses have now become established regionally in Siberia and Novosibirsk. Founded in 2003, Print Graphica spent its early years competing with local repro houses and the major players in Moscow and St. Petersburg, which were using the latest cutting-edge technologies. The company gleaned a competitive edge by focusing on top-quality plate production and streamlining its processes to ensure cost-efficient production. Looking beyond LAM…

hubergroup expands the production of MGA inks in Munich

Brand owners are increasingly demanding for low migration inks for food packaging. The hubergroup responds to this development with an expansion of its production for MGA inks at the company site near Munich. The ink bases, formerly produced at the subsidiary in Ireland, will from now on be ground at Michael Huber München, where they can be finished to form process colour inks as well as spot colour inks. The production of MGA water-based coatings, characterised by a special material composition and by its GMP compliance, has been expanded as well. Fulfilling the requirements of HACCP and operating an all-embracing hygiene management, the mother company Michael Huber München focuses on some more high-quality products from the hubergroup. This shift helps to accelerate production steps, to achieve synergies throughout the supply chain and to bring further improvement on availability and response time for the European market. About the hubergroup: The hubergroup is one of the world’s le…

Labelexpo adds new show in Southeast Asia

The Labelexpo Global Series has announced the addition of a brand new exhibition to its award winning events portfolio. The Indonesia Label Show will take place from 26 - 28 May 2014 at the Jakarta International Expo, Indonesia.
Launched as a direct result of its hugely successful debut Label Summit Indonesia which was held in Bali in May 2013, the new event has been extended to feature heavy machinery demonstrations. The inaugural three-day exhibition will also include a conference program.
Focused on the fast growing Indonesian and Southeast Asian label and packaging printing market, the Indonesia Label Show 2014 will provide an extraordinary opportunity for label converters, package printers, brand owners and manufacturers alike to shape their future strategies and open up even further to international business.
As Southeast Asia’s largest economy and the world’s fourth most populous country with 250 million people, Indonesia is one of the globe’s most important emerging markets. Set …

New Select SolutionsT Reclosure Portfolio Delivers High-Performance Packaging Functionality

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has introduced its Select Solutions™ Reclosure portfolio, designed to help package designers and packaged goods companies meet consumers’ needs for the convenience reclosure technology provides.
“This new portfolio of film facestocks and specially engineered adhesives is ideal for wet and dry home, personal care and food product applications,” explained David Collins, director, prime papers and specialty, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials – North America.  “Pressure-sensitive reclosure products offer consumers excellent convenience, while providing brand owners the ability to create differentiated packaging.”
Select Solutions Reclosure portfolio constructions offer several types of seal strength and levels of tack. In addition, the portfolio offers excellent resistance to moisture, solvents, fats and oils, delivering versatility across market segments and products. For added construction stiffness, the material can be over-laminate…

KODAK NEXPRESS SX3300 Digital Production Color Press brings Gildeprint growth opportunities with digital printing

Dutch print house Gildeprint Drukkerijen has moved into the digital print market after investing in the KODAK NEXPRESS SX3300 Digital Production Color Press. The investment has enabled the company to increase revenue by broadening its portfolio, notably in the personalised print sector.Gildeprint has evolved into a healthy business, employing 14 staff. Before investing in new equipment, the company invariably turns to AtéCé Graphic Products, a leading supplier of graphic arts equipment. Peter Hendriks, owner of Gildeprint, was shown the KODAK NEXPRESS SX3300 Press in action and was immediately convinced by the system’s capabilities – and could envisage the positive impact it would have on his business.Achieving consistent print qualityHendriks says that being able to deliver top-quality print throughout the run is imperative: “I always want the same print quality – even though many customers can’t detect a discrepancy, I can! Of the four samples that I picked out as the best, three we…

The changing world of label printing

With the next edition of Labelexpo Europe around the corner, Mike Fairley looks at how label printing technology has changed over the years and considers some of the press investment decisions that label converters are facing today.It’s now more than 400 years since the first recorded printed labels were being produced. At that time they would have been printed on hand-made paper using relief letterpress type or images cut into wood or metal, with impression pressure applied through a wooden hand press and simple screw mechanism.The ‘Pre-‘ History of LabelsIt was a further two hundred years before much began to change. Yes, the hand presses were now being made of iron with a lever system to apply pressure, but the paper was still made by hand. However, by the early 19th century the industrial revolution was bringing significant changes to the world of printing – the first cylinder printing presses (powered by steam), the offset printing process, continuous papermaking machines.The 180…