Narrow Web & Label Reporter

Vodka Label Wins Big

RICHMOND, VA | Chesapeake Corp. recently captured top honors in the labeling category at the UK Packaging Awards sponsored by Packaging News magazine in the UK. The winning entry was for Russian Standard Vodka.

The detailed labels are printed in eight colors using high color control standards along with a roller-coat varnish. They are enhanced with gold foil to produce a deep, reflective sheen. Embossing adds the final touch and further improves shelf appeal.

Chesapeake produces the labels at its plant in Hillington, Scotland.

RFID Agreements

PETAH TIKVA, ISRAEL | PowerID, supplier of battery-assisted, passive RFID technology, has concluded partnership agreements with five value-added reseller and system integrator partners in Europe following the opening of its Netherlands office in May 2008.

New partners include Bluhm Systeme (Germany), Creative Systems (Portugal), Easy Logic (Netherlands), RFID Solutions (Romania), and Saident (Spain).

Gerhardt, Jet Enter Alliance

KASTRUP, DENMARK | Gerhardt, a manufacturer of cutting tools and associated products, partners with Jet Technologies, Sydney, Australia, a supplier of machinery and consumables to the narrow web market.

The agreement is expected to strengthen market presence of both companies, giving existing customers an increase in available technical support from local representation. Gerhardt will continue to support customers for Jet and assist in providing training for Jet personnel.

Reliable Addition in Australia

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA | Pemara Labels, like most printers, is being pressured to reduce prices while maintaining or improving quality. Toward that end, Pemara purchased an MBSF automatic butt splicer and LRD automatic rewind from Martin Automatic. The splicer/rewinder combination will be placed on a Gallus press.

Pemara's operation is very diverse, and its customers require a variety of printing methods including screen, offset, and digital. Says Pemara Labels' Andrew McNamara, “Given Australia is a long way from America, we needed to make sure we have equipment that we can rely on. There are only a few suppliers that manufacture products that suit our presses, and Martin Automatic is a recognized and reputable supplier.”

PU Tape Is Conformable

WINDSOR, CT | Scapa Medical reports 4005-800A is a soft, conformable p-s tape for direct skin applications, including wound care, consumer dressings, and medical device attachment.

The tape comprises thin (0.43-mm) tan PU foam coated on one side with a high-tack, medical-grade acrylic adhesive system. The product, which is supplied with a white kraft release liner, is moisture vapor permeable, allowing optimal natural healing.

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  • Xaar, Cambridge, UK, reports its 1001 printhead is recipient of the PIA/GATF Intertech Technology Award.

  • McCourt Label, Lewis Run, PA, achieves ISO-14001 accreditation for its environmental policies.

  • Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, KS, has created a Flexible Die Mfg. Div., to be located in a new, custom-built facility in Newton.

  • The Fasson Roll North America div. of Avery Dennison Corp., Mentor, OH, receives Forest Stewardship Council certification for a number of North American coating and distribution locations.

  • Kodak's Graphic Communications Group, Rochester, NY, and Epson America, Long Beach, CA, form an alliance that makes the Kodak Prinergy Powerpack workflow system available as a complementary solution for Epson's new digital label press.


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