Digital Magazine


P-S Tapes | A Converter’s Guide

A newly published global market study and sourcebook assesses the status of one of the world’s faster-growing areas of specialist converting.

Spear Opens Facility in South Africa

Spear has begun operations at its new facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 5,500-sq.-m. facility will produce pressure-sensitive, cut-stack, and OPP wrap labels.

In-Mold Label Event

IMLCON07, the 15th Intl. In-Mold Labeling Conference, organized was held October 10-12 at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort. This year's program focused on the key developments in the industry in terms of new materials, technologies, applications, and market trends, and featured a strong program of international speakers.

PLGA Announces Print Quality Award Competition

The Packaging & Label Gravure Assn. Print Awards program recognizes member printers and converters for outstanding achievement in gravure printing. Eligible companies can submit entries for any category and individual entries can be submitted for more than one category.

Gidue to Take Part in Labelexpo Asia 2007

Global Sleeve Label Market and Technology Review

Alexander Watson Assoc. has released "Global Sleeve Label Market and Technology Review," a 2007 Global AWAreness Report

A Paradise of Print

Gathered in Hawaii for an annual meeting and awards ceremony, TLMI members prove how they excel at the art of creating narrow web tags, labels, and packaging.

Release Liner Special Report, Part 1

In the pressure-sensitive label market, the release liner supply chain faces a number of threats and cost-related issues. Still, there are opportunities.

Release Liner Special Report, Part 3

The market for radiation-curable release coatings is healthy, and the rising cost of energy makes their use even more attractive.

Ahlstrom Raises Prices on Label and Packaging Papers

Ahlstrom will increase prices on all its label and packaging papers, as a consequence of the continuous rise of raw materials and energy costs.

Full House for TLMI Technical Conference

More than 350 attendees gathered for the Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst. (TLMI) Technical Conference, the highest turnout numbers in the event's history.

ExxonMobil Chemical and EskoArtwork Partner to Produce Color Accurate Digital Label Printing Software

ExxonMobil Chemical and EskoArtwork have teamed up to develop a complete solution for assuring color accurate digital label printing, a bundle based on PacVantage software and technology.

Digital Delivery

A new HP Indigo press strengthens Multi-Color's capabilities to provide great labels in smaller quantities.

Mix & Match

Kodak prepress technology lets security label converter blend digital and flexographic printing workflows.

A Smarter Future for Labels

There are untapped opportunities available for converters that adopt smart label technology.

Conversource Releases Flexographic Supplies Catalog

The Spring 2007 catalog of Flexographic supplies now is available from Conversource.

Track & Trace

Continuing dramatic growth for RFID devices is forecast for a number of years, reaching 18+ billion units in 2010 and more than 700 billion units in 2015. Of the 2015 total, some 260 billion will be silicon chip-based RFID inlays mounted on a film substrate and a further 390 billion will be chipless RFID tag labels, while the share of non-label RFID devices will be reduced to 7% of the total.

ITW Acquires M&C

ITW Performance Polymers, an Illinois Tool Works (ITW) company, has acquired M&C Specialties Co., a contract manufacturer of custom-fabricated die-cut adhesive components, tapes, and labels to markets around the world.

AVT Nominated for Label Award

Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) has been nominated for the 2007 Label Industry Award for New Innovation.

Treat 'em Right

Offset printer adds corona treating to its eight-color press and improves print quality on a new product line: in-mold film labels.

Working Undercover

Brand security and authentication are integral features of product design in today’s global economy. Converters have a role to play.

Rogers Highlights FLEXcon Tape

FLEXcon announces the addition of three of its adhesive tapes to Rogers Corp.'s "General Adhesives Applications Guide" and on the Rogers' Web site.

Multi-Color Leads Winners at TLMI

Multi-Color Corp. captured nine awards in the Tag and Label Mfrs. Inst.'s 29th Annual Awards Competition, the highest total of all award-winning participants.

Labeling Markets Sourcebook

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has released "Labeling Markets: European Market Study & Sourcebook 2006," a current, comprehensive labeling study.

EPC Education at RFID Journal LIVE!

RFID Journal is partnering with EPglobal North America to provide special preconference seminars at RFID Journal LIVE! 2007, April 30-May 2, in Orlando, FL, at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.

TLMI Announces 2007 Technical Conference

TLMI will be holding its eighth technical conference, Tech 007: For Your Eyes Only, at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago September 4-6, 2007.

TLMI Publishes North American Label Study 2007

The 2007 edition of the United States Tag and Label Manufacturers Assn.'s (TLMI) North American Label Study provides a timely and up-to-date overview of the pressure-sensitive label and product decoration market, with an in-depth supply-side analysis and demand-side assessment across all the major end-use market segments.

AWA Publishes P-S Outlook

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has published the North American Pressure-Sensitive Graphic Arts Film Market Outlook 2006.

AWA Expands European Labeling Market Sourcebook

Alexander Watson Assoc. (AWA) has published a new, expanded and updated edition of its "Labeling Markets: European Market Study & Sourcebook."

The Digital Difference

Model Graphics explores new selling opportunities with HP Indigo digital web press.

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