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Label Leaders Expands Embossing and Offline Hot Foiling with a ROTOCON Ecoline RDF-330

South Africa's Label Leaders has broadened their embossing and offline hot foiling capability for premium wine label embellishment with a ROTOCON Ecoline RDF-330 label converting and finishing system. The sale was led by Pascal Aengenvoort, ROTOCON sales director with commissioning and installation performed by a ROTOCON technician. Kevin Ceasar, Label Leaders machine operator with their new ROTOCON Ecoline RDF-330 Now managing Label Leaders, the 23-year-old family-owned business are Theo Raubenheimer and Rene Koen, son and daughter of founders Ben and Jeannette Raubenheimer. Label Leaders offer printing and finishing of premium labels to the South African wine, food, and beverage industries. "We pride ourselves on providing top quality products and service; and the quality of offline finishing is much better than inline," said Raubenheimer. "The ROTOCON Ecoline can foil up to 24 000 labels/hour (depending on label layout) and also features a servo-driven


Liberty Marking Systems , a pressure sensitive label and tag manufacturer in Ohio, installed the first 2800 Series Mini Laser Pro , Colordyne's newest in-line printing and finishing system. This is the first production level digital press acquisition for the Cincinnati-based company, expanding the applications that can be produced in-house while meeting shorter turnaround times. Liberty Marking has served its customers for 30 years with two- and four-color flexo press production. The company's book of business was built on pressure sensitive labels for industrial markets, such as automotive and electronic components. With the addition of an eight-color flexo press, Liberty Marking expanded into the prime and retail label markets. Prior to installing the 2800 Series Mini Laser Pro, the company used a digital benchtop printer for demo purposes and turned to outsourcing short run jobs requiring digital print capabilities. "Our customer service, industry experience and f

Michelman to Focus on Sustainable Barrier and Functional Coating Technologies at ACCCSA 2018

Michelman, a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, will exhibit at ACCCSA 2018 where the company will introduce visitors to its sustainable barrier and functional coating technologies formulated for corrugated, folding carton, and converted paper applications. With a focus on lifecycle management for circular economy initiatives, Michelman offers water-based solutions that are compostable, recyclable, renewable and repulpable. “We take a collaborative approach in developing truly innovative and sustainable solutions,” said John Hurban, Vice President & Managing Director for Michelman Americas. “By collaborating with a network of key partners up and down the value chain, we’re able to accelerate speed-to-market for all stakeholders. For example, we work closely with paper mills to do paper evaluation and performance testing. We work with converters on new technologies and customized structures. And we work with brand ow

Sidel’s Blended Learning platform enhances skills while contributing to a sustainable business performance

A proactive, inspired work culture and ongoing skill training are key factors in today’s beverage industry. Shifting demographics, growing urbanisation, globalisation, and digitalisation are all driving consumers’ drinking habits towards increased convenience, sustainability factors, and health benefits. To help manufacturers keep up with this highly demanding market, Sidel introduces its new e-learning portal, designed to train the company’s employees and the staff from customers’ side via a highly customised approach. The tool is an integral part of Sidel’s Blended Learning platform, where teaching is partly carried out digitally and partly face-to-face in hands-on training sessions. This results in greatly improving employees’ skills, safety, and productivity as well as contributing to minimise costs in the long term. Manufacturers active in the food, beverage, home and personal care industries are continuously investing in training their teams to


The label industry has continued to face the challenges of producing more labels faster—but in shorter runs. This has resulted in lead-time pressure and the growing complexity of workflows supporting the need for greater efficiencies. At the center is the need for supply chain partners to help brand owners build engaging, omnichannel, go-to-market campaigns, with labeled products at the core of the workflow. It requires Esko’s seamless ‘Packaging Connected’ vision, linking Esko’s broad portfolio of label production technologies with a wide range of industry partners to assure ‘best-in-class’ solutions. This is no better exemplified than Esko’s presence at many booths at Labelexpo Americas 2018. At booth #5202, Esko is on a stand with its Danaher sister companies X-Rite , Pantone and, for the first time, AVT . Esko is working together with them to integrate its automation and collaboration solutions with the X-Rite and Pantone color technology and AVT’s camera inspection solutions. T

Avery Dennison joins the Plasticity Partner Program, LED by Ocean Recovery Alliance

Global materials science and manufacturing company, Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY), and Ocean Recovery Alliance, founders of Plasticity Forum, have entered into a three-year agreement as part of the Plasticity Partner Program. Over the three year period Avery Dennison and Plasticity aim to collaborate across the industry to discover, connect and facilitate solutions to create innovative prevention programs for plastic pollution. “Avery Dennison has eight ambitious sustainability goals that we have committed to meet by 2025, and we know that to achieve them we need to work collaboratively within our industry and beyond. Partnering with Plasticity enables us to work across our value chain to find systemic solutions to convert plastic waste into valuable second-life resources, which is a key priority for us.” Roland Simon, vice president of global procurement and corporate sustainability at Avery Dennison. Doug Woodring, founder and managing director of Ocean Recovery Al


Reflecting The Print Show 2018 theme ‘Energise Your Business’, Xeikon will highlight and demonstrate a wide range of exceptional print production capabilities for commercial print, labels and packaging sectors. The company focus will be on customer engagement to discuss and present the greatest possibilities and synergies of its digital print production solutions that continue to be expanded under Flint Group’s ownership. Filip Weymans, Vice President Marketing at Xeikon states, “As a long-standing leader and innovator of digital, color printing technology, we are attending The Print Show to take the opportunity to meet with dynamic print operations in the UK. Through discussion and demonstration, we will show how our rich heritage of technology research and development continues to innovate and drive the expansion of the Xeikon portfolio to meet and manage many different applications.” Xeikon continues to take the broader view on market developments and its highly skilled and ex