Tapes

Several Issues Foretell A Tough 2004

At a one-day release liner industry review and update seminar held by AWA at the end of last year, we canvassed the delegates' on the likely trends in

Reporter Clips & What's New in Narrow Web

News from Nipson America, Stanford Products, Texas Instruments, TLMI, and Yun-Ban Co.

BST Pro Mark Says Three-Quarters of Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst. Using Its Inspection Systems

More information about the 2003 TLMI award winners is available at tlmi.com/data/awards/industryawards.html.

Reporter Clips

News from: American Label Co., FLEXcon, Klöckner Pentaplast of America, ROI Technologies, and Seal-It.

What's New in Narrow Web

New from: FLEXcon Co., Gidue International, Media Solutions International, and Nilpeter A/S.

A Wise Investment

Wise Tag & Label takes the guesswork out of its print process with Latran's Prediction proofing system.

UK Label Printer Valco Attracts More Work, Gains Efficiencies, with Mark Andy Scout Press

Valco offers a range of self-adhesive labels printed on a variety of paper and filmic substrates, including direct thermal and thermal transfer materials, as well as laminated metallic foils

What's New in Narrow Web

New products from: A.T.W. World Trade Group, Cham-Tenero Paper Mills, Hanovia, Labelmate, Omet, PCM Image-Tek, Pillar Technologies, and Sprinter Marking.

Reporter Clips

News from: Labelexpo Americas 2004, MACtac, Scapa North America, and Skeist.

6 Sigma Success

Improved production techniques result in reduced scrap and increased yields for one electronic label converter.

CCL Label Expands RFID and Security Labels to Second Facility

CCL Label says it designs and prints a wide range of high-quality paper and film, pressure sensitive, RFID, and security labels.

Labelexpo China 2003 Dubbed 'A Remarkable Success'

Labelexpo China 2003 garnered attendance of 5,176 visitors, most of them visiting from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.

What's New in Narrow Web

New products for the narrow web converting industry from: American Leistritz Extruder Corp., Health Custom Press, and Independent Machine Co.

The Power of Three

Together Mark Andy, Creo, and DuPont create a second "triangle of strength" for one Canadian label converter.

AWA Reports on European Self-Adhesive Industrial Tape Market in 'Groundbreaking' New Study

International market reseachers from AWA Alexander Watson Associates have conducted an independent, in-depth study into the European self-adhesive industrial tape market.

Corona Collaboration

Label Technology provides input to Corotec Corp. to improve its corona treater design and its productivity.

Reporter Clips

News from: HarperScientific.com, Labelexpo Europe 2003, and Packaging & Label Gravure Assn.

What's New in Narrow Web

New from: AVT, BST Intl., Matan Digital Printers Ltd., Nilpeter A/S, RotoMetrics, Sohn Mfg., Unilux Inc., and VIP Color Technologies USA Inc.

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.

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

Reporter Clips

News from: Akzo Nobel Inks, Aquaflex (Chromas), AWA Alexander Watson Assoc., Etiketka, Labelexpo, MACtac, Nilpeter, TLMI, TW Parker Ltd., Seal-It, Vivid Print Innovations Inc., and Xaar.

Europe: Label's Leader

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

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.

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.

A Clear Winner

Thirsty for new business, forms converter BBF Printing Solutions finds success in the private label beverage market with help from material supplier Raflatac.

PSTC 2002-03 Tape Products Directory Available

2002-2003 Tape Products Directory is now available.

People & Places in the Narrow Web Converting Industry

News from: Artcraft Co., Communigraphics/GAC, Enercon, PSTC, Rotometrics, and WS Packaging Group.

Narrow Web New Products

New products from: Avery Dennison, Chestnut Engineering, FLEXcon, RPEL USA, and Telstar Engineering.

What's New in Narrow Web

New from: A.B. Dick, ADI Intl., Conversource, Flexo Concepts, Labelmate LLC, Mark Andy/Comco Intl., Matik North America, Northwest Coatings Corp., Propheteer Intl., Sato America Inc., Sony Chemicals Corp. of America, and Web Techniques.

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