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Encyclopedia of Labels Coming
CLEVELAND, OH, USA—Labelexpo will launch the first-ever encyclopedia for the label industry in conjunction with Labelexpo Americas 2004, taking place September 13-16 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

The 220-p. Encyclopedia of Labels and Label Technology will include traditional label industry terms, as well as explanations and terms relating to coding, variable printing, digital design and printing, printing processes, UV curing, label application, source tagging and EAS technology, intelligent and security labels, smart labels and RFID, legislation, and computer and Internet terminology.

The encyclopedia will cover all the major label technologies and all the main label printing processes, as well as providing guidelines on global label legislation for food, drugs, cosmetics, aerosol, chemicals, and clothing.

For more information on the encyclopedia or Labelexpo, contact Cordelia Hime at +44 (0) 20 8846 2700 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Adhesive Film Suited for Auto Assembly
WINDSOR, CT, USA—Dublfilm S812A from Scapa North America is a thin polyester film coated on both sides with a high tack, high peel acrylic p-s adhesive. Designed for automotive assembly, bonding to EPDM rubbers, and for fabricating foam parts used in NVH applications, it is said to adhere well to low surface energy plastics, including untreated polyolefins. Adhesive reportedly offers excellent resistance to environmental extremes, and the polyester film carrier provides strength and dimensional stability.

Lab Heads into Future with RFID
DALLAS, TX, USA—In its recently launched RFID Future Lab, Wincor Nixdorf is demonstrating how radio frequency identification technology can improve the management of goods within the retail supply chain while improving customer service by personalizing the shopping experience and streamlining the payment process.

Working with Texas Instruments RFid Systems, Wincor Nixdorf designed the Future Lab to showcase how RFID created efficiencies in key areas within a retail clothing store, including when a shipment is received at the dock door, as items are labeled with prices in the back room, for in-store merchandising, in the fitting rooms, and at the checkout.
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AIM India Is Chartered
WARRENDALE, PA, USA—AIM, the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility, has chartered and licensed AIM India to promote the growth of automatic ID and mobility solutions in one of the fastest growing national markets in the world. The chartering of AIM India represents one element of an ongoing effort by AIM to promote these solutions and services in Asia Pacific.

Graphic Solutions Changes Name
BURR RIDGE, IL, USA—Graphic Solutions Inc. has changed its name to Graphic Solutions Intl. to reflect the company's expanding marketplace.

The ISO-9000-certified custom print house specializes in p-s labels, aluminum nameplates, PC panels, electro-luminescent lamps, RFID antennas, printed circuitry, and thin flexible batteries for microelectronics.

Coming Events
August 23-25: Introduction to PSA Tapes, PSTC Test Methods & Test Training Workshop,
Chemsultants International Network Facility, Mentor, OH, USA (440/352-0218; chemsultants.com).

September 13-16: Labelexpo Americas 2004 & Smart Packaging Conference, Tarsus Exhibitions & Publishing, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL (262/782-1900; labelexpo-americas.com).

Oct. 11-13: RBS/AWA International In-Mold Labeling Conference (IMLCON 2004), RBS Technologies & AWA Conferences, JW Marriott Camelback Inn, Scottsdale, AZ, USA (480/473-0301; rbstechnologies.com).

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