Tapes

Slitter/Rewinder Cuts Production Time

To streamline production, J.R. Labels recently took delivery of an Omega SR 410 slitter/rewinder with rotary die-cutting supplied by A B Graphic Intl. Ltd.

Global Wine & Wine Label Market & Technology Review

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has published the AWAreness report "Global Wine & Wine Label Market & Technology Review 2006," which provides an understanding of the wine label market.

Global Glue Applied Label Market & Technlogy Review

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has published the AWArness Report "Global Glue-Applied Lable Market & Technology Review."

P-S Label Report

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has published a new edition of its market report on the North American pressure-sensitive graphic arts market.

Challengers Press On

The annual label competition hosted by the Tag & Label Mfrs. Institute proves there’s more than one way to produce a winning label.

Medical Adhesive Tape for Direct Skin Applications

Scapa Medical has introduced Bioflex Rx1207P, a tan polyester tricot fabric, single coated with a medical grade acrylic adhesive, ideal for roll form bandages, specialized medical components, and other medical skin applications.

Temperature-Monitoring Label

KSW Mictrotec has released KSW-VarioSens Basic, a semi-active RFID label with temperature-monitoring functionality.

Stora Enso Joins Parelec's Certified Partner Program

The Global Speciality Papers Business Area of Stora Enso has signed an exclusive agreement with Parelec to join Parelec’s Certified RFID Partner Program as a strategic partner for RFID antennae paper substrates.

DataLase Launches Print-and-Apply Labels

DataLase has launched a cost-effective label replacement solution for outer case secondary packaging.

Better Labels Through Chemistry

A few years ago, Inprint (now CCL Label) and DataLase worked together to solve a problem that long has plagued its pharmaceutical and agro-chemical customers, another others: economically and efficiently printing additional variable text, such as lot numbers and expiration, directly on the base polypropylene-laminated label.

Brand Security & Product Authentication Special Report, Part 1

Pressure-sensitive labels offer a growing platform of opportunities to foil pirates of the Caribbean—and everywhere else.

Brand Security & Product Authentication Special Report, Part 2

At a time when sophisticated digital scanning and photography allow for exact replication of any printed label, package, or document, the need for protection from counterfeiters is greater than ever.

Brand Security & Product Authentication Special Report, Part 3

A specialty imaging process enables narrow web flexographic converters to offer customers a cost-effective, overt security solution.

Brand Security & Product Authentication Special Report, Part 4

Help protect your customer's brand integrity with this targeted approach to product security.

AWA Publishes Glue Report

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. will publish a new report on the global glue applied label market.

Product Authentication and Brand Security Conference

PABS 06 North America, the Product Authentication & Brand Security Conference & RFID Forum, will take place September 14-15 in Chicago and is jointly organized by AWA Conferences & Events and the Brand Protection Alliance.

AWA Publishes Global Beer Label Markets Study

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has published the first of its kind Global Beer Label Markets: Product Decoration Market & Technology Study 2005. This report presents a market overview and opportunities for product decoration technologies in the global beer sector.

Eastman Offers Solution for Isoprene Shortage

Eastman Chemical Co. offers a new formulation strategy that can reduce the use of isoprene by more than 50% in hot-melt pressure-sensitive adhesive formulations.

Study Focuses on European Specialty Tape Market

AWA Alexander Watson Associates has published a new study, title "European Specialty Tape Market: Supply Side Analysis and Demand Side Assessment."

Narrow Web Reporter Clips and New Products

Narrow web news and new products from: FLEXcon, RFID World, AirTrim, and Nilpeter USA.

RFID Pioneers

Three converters candidly discuss the challenges—and rewards—of early RFID adoption.

Speakers Announced for TAPPI RFID Symposium

Joseph V. LeBlanc, VP of research and development for Smurfit-Stone Container Enterprises, will deliver the keynote address at the 2006 TAPPI Boot Camp and RFID Symposium on June 7, 2006.

Time-Temp Indicator Monitors Package Freshness

Ciba Specialty Chemicals and FreshPoint present a new time-temperature indicator system that will show accumulated chill-chain history of perishables. The indicators are available as labels or as inks for printing on packaging.

Blue-Chip Printing

Rapid growth for Aztec Labels has prompted the company to install a second Nilpeter FB-3300 narrow web press to increase capacity.

Lutter to Address FDA's Efforts to Accelerate RFID Adoption

Randall Lutter will be the featured keynote speaker during day two of the 4th Annual RFID World.

Reporter Clips

Narrow web industry news from: Lightning Labels, Raflatac, and IDTechEx.

A Perfect Match

Macaran proofs color labels directly on flexo substrates with Latran's Prediction.

Spellbound

TLMI honors spellbinding labels that captivate consumers.

Linerless: The Compromise for VDP Labels?

The difficult-to-match esthetics of self-adhesive labels, coupled with their clean and accurate application characteristics, nevertheless are balanced by slower application speeds, the high cost of the laminate, and finally, by the apparent process/packaging waste—the used release liner. Take away the release liner, it is argued, and you can get up to 50% more labels on each roll, which not only saves money but saves downtime for roll changes on the packaging line.

Avery Dennison Acquires Impressions

Avery Dennison Retail Information Services has acquired Impressions (Pte) Ltd., the Sri Lanka-based producer of of apparel tags and labels.

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