Labelexpo Asia a Success

Labelexpo Asia 2005 attracted 9,100 visitors from over 70 different countries, doubling in size from the last event in 2003.

Trends & Technical Solutions

Filmic release liners are used in many pressure-sensitive applications today. The market for filmic release liners is growing at a rate of 10%/yr, fueled in part by the emergence of premium applications that require the level of optical clarity, water resistance, flexibility, or fiber-free performance films can provide.

Narrow Web What's New

Narrow web new products from: Avery Dennison, AB Graphic Intl, and IST Metz.

The Digital Demand

The Label Printers has expanded its manufacturing capabilities into color plateless technology with the purchase of a seven-color HP Indigo ws4050 digital press.

TLMI turns 70 (PDF)

First Glance

Innovative packaging from: Caraustar Industries, Graphic Packaging Intl., and Chesapeake Corp.

The RFID Buzz Gets Louder

In flexible packaging, RFID has the potential to change completely the way suppliers, converters, and consumers use many items. RFID not only uses a small device, it can also transmit much important information.

Narrow Web New Products

Narrow web new products from: Neenah Paper, Avery Dennison, Imaje Group, and Tectonic Intl.

MACtac Supplies Stamp Material

MACtac supplied pressure-sensitive label materials for 200 million of the USPS’ 2005 holiday stamps. (mactac.com)

FVTC Updates Narrow Web Technology

Fox Valley Technical College has replaced its seven-inch Comco Cadet with a six-color, seven-inch Mark Andy 2200. (fvtc.edu)

Spellbound

TLMI honors spellbinding labels that captivate consumers.

Narrow Web New Products

Narrow web new products from: Martin Automatic, Mohawk Paper Mills, Merobel, Jetrion, Imaging Technology Intl., SunJet, UV Process Supply, and Etirama.

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.

Narrow Web New Products

Narrow web new products from: FLEXcon, Matan Digital Printers, Encres Dubuit, Avery Dennison, Precisia, Paxar, and Mark Andy.

Mastering RFID

This article analyzes existing ESD control standards and interprets them for RFID label converting. In addition, available static control methods in RFID converting are examined along with a case study for static control on an RFID tag insertion module for a narrow-web press.

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