The Gold Standard

Vibrant colors and shimmering foils receive high marks at the Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst. (TLMI) 2004 awards competition. Winners were announced October 26 during TLMI's 2004 annual meeting in LaQuinta, CA. A total of 107 awards were presented, including 47 first place, 22 second place, and 35 honorable mentions. Here are details on just a few of this year's winners.

PFFC Worldwide Special Report on Release Liners, part 1

Reporting on all aspects of release liners, including AWA's roundtable forum held during the 2004 Global Release Liner converence, North American facts and figures, and an end-user market study.

PFFC Worldwide Special Report on Release Liners, part 2

Continued reporting on all aspects of release liners, including rising platinum prices and calibration tape development.

What's New in Narrow Web

New from: Arjobex America, Arpeco, Avery Dennison (Fasson), Axicon CodeMaster, Better Packages, BST Pro Mark, Comco (Mark Andy), Davis-Standard Corp., Double E Co., ExxonMobil Chemical Co., Flexo Wash LLC, Gidue, Klöckner Pentaplast, MACtac, Research Inc., and Tharo Systems.

A New Habit

Breaking with tradition, Hub Labels brings the flexibility of Gallus presses to its showcase facility.

Labelexpo Americas 2004 Reported to Be 'Best Yet'

Labelexpo Americas 2004, staged mid-September near Chicago, "has been labeled best yet by the industry," says exposition organizer Tarsus.

Labelexpo Singapore to Benefit from "Booming" Asian Economy

With the fastest period of economic growth since the financial crisis of 1997-98, South East Asia is now anticipating long-term sustainable market expansion, higher manufacturing output and investment opportunities, reports Tarsus, organizer/sponsor of Labelexpo Singapore.

Avery Dennison Creates RFID Division

Avery Dennison Corp., manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labeling materials, says it has formed a new business unit dedicated to the manufacturing and marketing of low-cost radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags.

Whitlam Label Boosts Variable Printing Skills with Jetrion System

Whitlam Label Co., a beta test site for the Jetrion 3025 Inkjet System, has expanded its variable printing capabilities "significantly," reports Jetrion LLC, manufacturer of the label company's new system.

Aquaflex Introduces Gearless Servo Press at Labelexpo Americas

Aquaflex, now part of the F.L. Smithe Machine Co. Inc., introduced its new Servo FPC press to the narrow web market at Labelexpo Americas (September 13 - 16, 2004) in Rosemont, IL, USA.

At Labelexpo Americas: Gallus Debuts New Developments on Best-Selling Machines to American Market

Gallus reports it is showing the North American narrow web industry its latest developments on its best-selling press models this week at Labelexpo Americas.

The 411 on RFID, Part 1

The 411 on RFID, Part 2

The 411 on RFID, Part 3

A New Definition

Readers of this report will, in all probability, consider themselves to be part of the labeling business either as a supplier or a converter. But I would

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