Narrow Web & Label Reporter

Narrow web converting industry news from: FCI, AVT, Mark Andy, TLMI, EskoArtwork, and Digitalabel.

A Smarter Future for Labels

There are untapped opportunities available for converters that adopt smart label technology.

Labeling Markets South American Market Study & Sourcebook 2007

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has released "Labeling Markets South American Market Study & Sourcebook 2007" market overview and opportunities for labelstock producers, material suppliers, and all companies involved in the product decoration and identification market.

NARROW WEB & LABEL REPORTER

Narrow web converting industry news from: HP, PacSys and PAT Technology Systems, TLMI, and IDTechEx.

Track & Trace

Continuing dramatic growth for RFID devices is forecast for a number of years, reaching 18+ billion units in 2010 and more than 700 billion units in 2015. Of the 2015 total, some 260 billion will be silicon chip-based RFID inlays mounted on a film substrate and a further 390 billion will be chipless RFID tag labels, while the share of non-label RFID devices will be reduced to 7% of the total.

AVT Nominated for Label Award

Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) has been nominated for the 2007 Label Industry Award for New Innovation.

Automated Web Handling Reduces Costs

Germark finds automated web handling equipment from Martin Automatic boosts productivity while offering fast payback.

In-Mold Label Event

IMLCON07, the 15th Intl. In-Mold Labeling Conference, organized by AWA Conferences & Events, will be held this year in Scottsdale, AZ, October 10-12 at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort.

Treat 'em Right

Offset printer adds corona treating to its eight-color press and improves print quality on a new product line: in-mold film labels.

Working Undercover

Brand security and authentication are integral features of product design in today’s global economy. Converters have a role to play.

Rogers Highlights FLEXcon Tape

FLEXcon announces the addition of three of its adhesive tapes to Rogers Corp.'s "General Adhesives Applications Guide" and on the Rogers' Web site.

Critical TRENDS

Last year's April issue featured, for the first time, PFFC's special report on the critical trends affecting the converting industry. This year, we again

Updating Critical Trends

This month, PFFC brings you the results of its annual Critical Trends survey that we published for the first time in April 2006. As with most they tend

World View

The Packaging and Label Gravure Assn. Global held its 10th Annual Operational Conference in Miami at the Radisson Hotel February 21-23. Attendance was

Light Show

There's significance behind the phrase critical edge at Smith & McLaurin. The company's specialty is labels for retailers in Europe, Australia, and New

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