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Drum Label Line Expands
FLEXcon Co., Spencer, MA; 508/885-8200;
Expanded DRUMcal line includes several new, lower-cost alternatives for drum labels that do not need to meet the BS 5609 standard. They feature V-224 general-purpose, permanent, acrylic PSA with good adhesion properties and chemical resistance. Adhesive is said to provide an excellent bond to a wide range of surfaces.

Lots of Color with Digital Press
Matan Digital Printers, Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel; +972 3 9039933;
The SpringPro tag, ticket, and label digital press offers an enhanced resolution to 400 x 1,600 dpi at speeds to 274 linear meters/hr. Offers an extensive color gamut for label and tag printing. Features include variable data such as numbering and bar coding and printing on preprinted media from other printing platforms. Offers a choice of four, five, or six-color, one-pass printing.

Two UV Inks are Offered
Encres Dubuit, Mitry-Mory, France; +33 1 64674160;
Line of UV inks includes Labelprint 200, designed for combination presses and said to offer strong color intensity and excellent flow characteristics; and Rotoprint 200 UV ink, developed for topcoated PE and PP, PVC, and coated papers and boards, and suited for all rotary screen units and fast-running flatbed presses.

Labels Permit the Release Of Air and Steam
Avery Dennison, Industrial Products Div. , Strongsville, OH; 440/878-7260;
Air Release active labels feature a proprietary design that permits the controlled release of unwanted air or steam from flexible packages. Pouches or other flexible packaging outfitted with labels can be purged instantaneously of unwanted air simply by compressing the package. One-way valve properties enable the retention of liquids during the air emission process. Labels can be sized and printed to meet most package designs.

RFID Update
RFID Antenna Solution
Precisia, Ann Arbor, MI; 734/205-6600;
FleX Wing is described as a low-cost RFID printed antenna solution utilizing advanced conductive ink technology to deliver performance comparable to similarly sized, traditional copper and aluminum antennae. Available in volume quantities, the product is said to provide optimum performance across all EPCglobal-compliant protocols and adapts readily to virtually all of the industry’s most-used chips. Design provides full universal functionality at all UHF frequencies, eliminating the need for global companies to provide customized antenna designs to meet individual RFID regulations in various regions.

Print RFID Labels and More
Paxar, White Plains, NY; 800/33PAXAR;
The Generation 2 9855 ME RFID label printer reads and encodes transponders of the new standard for the European market. Uses the EPC Class 1 96 bit, UCode, Impinj 0+, and optionally Matrics 0+ protocols. Tests and encodes the transponder in one step and prints adhesive label with integrated chip and antenna. Also can be used as a regular label printer without RFID functions.

Press Has Been Enhanced With RFID Capability
Mark Andy, Chesterfield, MO; 800/700/MARK;
The LP3000 now features RFID-enhanced label production. Key to the integrated process of RFID inlay insertion or RFID label construction is the combination of RFID in-line converting expertise and select printing/converting processes. Press design is said to offer the next generation of productivity, operational ergonomics, and consistent quality. Features a wide-body frame.

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