The Bold & The Beautiful

TLMI rewards the year's best labels and tags, honoring the craftsmanship required to produce a mix of bold effects and beautiful highlights.

Pilferers Beware

Colbert Packaging adds one more packaging solution—a tamper-resistant security card—to its impressive résumé.

A Global Focus on the Market

Corey M. Reardon, principal of AWA Alexander Watson Assoc., provides an update on the release liner market from a global perspective.

New Market Study on Asia

The Asian release liner market comes—for the first time—under the magnifying glass in a new market study from AWA Alexander Watson Assoc.

Performance: Making Life Better for Converter & End-User

Group leader Kevin Cunningham and senior chemist William Mertz of Loparex's Graphics Team show how it is still possible to improve “traditional” release liner products.

Spotlight on the North American Market

Corey M. Reardon, principal of international consultants AWA Alexander Watson Assoc., takes a closer look at "local" market trends.

A Look at Adhesion Increase in Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

Last month, this column addressed the subject of permanent and removable pressure-sensitive adhesives. A prime consideration in the difference between

Europe: Label's Leader

Despite slowing growth rates, the outlook is positive for the world's largest label market.

Wise Tag & Label and TLMI Making History Together

The year was 1961. John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th president of the US. The Green Bay Packers won the NFL Championship again. And Wise Tag

Let's Talk Trends

It's not uncommon to hear today's label converters speak almost longingly of the “good old days,” when they enjoyed year after year of double-digit growth, invested heavily in new equipment, and even struggled to find qualified employees.

Honoring Innovation

The TLMI Annual Awards Competition is one of the most popular benefits of membership in the organization, with award plaques proudly displayed by winning companies literally around the world.

Tag & Label Industry Timeline

Since being established 70 years ago, the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) has enjoyed growth in membership and programs to become North America's leading association for the tag and label industry.

Permanent & Removable Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

An intriguing aspect of pressure-sensitive adhesives is the wide variety available. They come in different forms for application as solutions in solvent,

The Big Showdown?

Will RFID technology eventually phase out the bar code? Industry experts agree, bar code's days aren't numbered just yet.

Lenticular Labels Emerge

With a new, thinner lenticular lens from National Graphics, Outlook Group Corp. is converting p-s labels that turn heads.

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