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RFID: Beyond the Mandate

Today’s challenge for the converting executive is to build a business case and strategy around meeting customer requirements for automatic identification of inventory and allied assets using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. This challenge is unique because some suppliers are being required to supply RFID-enabled pallets and cases while others are not.

Film Opens New Markets

Since pressure-sensitive labels and tapes—and other materials such as stamps—have become more sophisticated, the market for these materials has been expanding rapidly. In such product constructions, it has been common practice to apply a release coating, typically a silicone-based material, to the paper liner from which the materials are peeled or dispensed.

Klockner Adds Vinyl and Shrink-Label Films Capacity

Klockner Pentaplast of America has announced two capacity expansions at its Rural Retreat, VA, manufacturing facility. The first expansion is in its core business of rigid vinyl film calendering, expected to come online in July 2005. The second is an expansion of a tentering capacity for full body shrink-label films, expected to start in fall 2005.

Rotary Screen Printings Contribution to RFID

RFID production certainly has come a long way in the last few years—but a number of technological jumps are necessary before RFID tags can be used at product level.

Rotary Screen Printing's Contribution to RFID, Part 2

RFID production certainly has come a long way in the last few years - but a number of technological jumps are necessary before RFID tags can be used at product level. For progress to be made, it is paramount for all in the value chain to work together and show how they can contribute.

Gidue Appoints New Distributor for Italy

With the appointment of Fabrizio Decio, GIDUE has named Outsoucing, Gallarte, Italy, a new distributor for Italy.

Profit for Printers

Full-day seminars sponsored by ANI Printing Inks covered trends in the narrow web market.

Mission: Accomplished

Multilabel takes this confident stance with an impressive portfolio of prime labels from which to choose. Opening its doors in Argentina in 1992, the converter has expanded to provide pressure-sensitive and in-mold labels to a host of markets including food, promotional, and security.

A World Contender

In 1975, Graphics of the Americas debuted as a small tabletop show within a growing industry not fully aware yet of the direction technology would take it. Now celebrating its 30th "pearl" anniversary, GOA has become a staple in the industry, exposing printers and converters to the latest and most innovative technology available.

Coating & Laminating Special Report, Part 3

Dr. William Llewellyn looks at the potentially dynamic marketplace in Asia.

Speaker Line-Up and Agenda for 2005 RFID Journal LiVE! Conference

RFID Journal, the producer of RFID Journal LIVE!, has announced the speakers and agenda for its thrid annual RFID executive converence.

Kugler-Womako and schafer-etiketten Cooperate in the Field of Labeling Technology

Label and packaging materials manufacturer schafer-etiketten and Kugler-Womako, a Korber PaperLink company, plan to cooperate in the field of labeling technology. schafer-etiketten will stop production of Combina labeling machines while Kugler Womako will take over Combina production.

NorthStar Print Group Earns ISO 9001 Certification

NorthStar Print Group, a leading producer of glue-applied, in-mold, and pressure-sensitive labels, have earned ISO 9001:2000 certification for the quality management systems in all three of its production facilities. American Systems Registrar issued the certifications following an extensive review of the company’s quality management program.

AVT Names Pitman as US Ditributor

Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), a provider of process control and quality assurance for the packaging, converting, and label printing industry, has named Pitman Company as the US national distributor of AVT’s automatic inspection solutions for the narrow web market.

Esko-Graphics Highly Commended at Label Industry Global Awards

Esko Graphics was among many companies recognized for contributions to the narrow web label printing and converting industry at Labelexpo Americas 2004 this past September.

Karlville and Martin Automatic Partner to Provide Higher Productivity on 300D Seamer

Karlville Development Group and Martin Automatic say a new alliance between the two companies can help provide higher productivity for converters investing in Karville's 300D high-speed, non-stop seamer.

What's New in Narrow Web

New from: Arjobex America, Arpeco, Avery Dennison (Fasson), Axicon CodeMaster, Better Packages, BST Pro Mark, Comco (Mark Andy), Davis-Standard Corp., Double E Co., ExxonMobil Chemical Co., Flexo Wash LLC, Gidue, Klöckner Pentaplast, MACtac, Research Inc., and Tharo Systems.

A New Habit

Breaking with tradition, Hub Labels brings the flexibility of Gallus presses to its showcase facility.

The Elusive Key to Success

At a time when exhibition companies have experienced a tough go looking all the way back to 2000 when the economy began to weaken organizers at-large

Reporter Clips

News from: Acheson Colloids Co., ANI Printing Inks, Artwork Systems Group, AWA Conferences, Chemsultants, Gallus, G3 Enterprises, FTA, Jetrion, MPI Label Systems, NorthStar Print Group, RBS Technologies, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, SATO America, Seal-It, Sonoco, Spear, TLMI, and Whitlam Label.

Labelexpo Americas 2004 Reported to Be 'Best Yet'

Labelexpo Americas 2004, staged mid-September near Chicago, "has been labeled best yet by the industry," says exposition organizer Tarsus.

Labelexpo Singapore to Benefit from "Booming" Asian Economy

With the fastest period of economic growth since the financial crisis of 1997-98, South East Asia is now anticipating long-term sustainable market expansion, higher manufacturing output and investment opportunities, reports Tarsus, organizer/sponsor of Labelexpo Singapore.

Stanford Launches New Line of Finishing Equipment for Shrink Sleeves

With the launch of its new line of finishing equipment, Stanford Products LLC says it now will be serving the needs of the shrink-sleeve marketplace.

Former Mark Andy VP Dale Bunnell Named R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Mark Andy reports its former VP of business development Dale Bunnell has been recognized by one of the the narrow web converting industry's most prestigious honors; Bunnell recently was named the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

Avery Dennison Creates RFID Division

Avery Dennison Corp., manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labeling materials, says it has formed a new business unit dedicated to the manufacturing and marketing of low-cost radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags.

Whitlam Label Boosts Variable Printing Skills with Jetrion System

Whitlam Label Co., a beta test site for the Jetrion 3025 Inkjet System, has expanded its variable printing capabilities "significantly," reports Jetrion LLC, manufacturer of the label company's new system.

Aquaflex Introduces Gearless Servo Press at Labelexpo Americas

Aquaflex, now part of the F.L. Smithe Machine Co. Inc., introduced its new Servo FPC press to the narrow web market at Labelexpo Americas (September 13 - 16, 2004) in Rosemont, IL, USA.

At Labelexpo Americas: Gallus Debuts New Developments on Best-Selling Machines to American Market

Gallus reports it is showing the North American narrow web industry its latest developments on its best-selling press models this week at Labelexpo Americas.

3M/Emtech Emulsion Technologies Go Digital with New Line of Label Materials

3M/Emtech Emulsion Technologies enters digital marketplace with substrates optimzed for HP Indigo digital printers; mfr. celebrates two-year birthday with 3M; 3M to launch newly designed website for converters in early October 2004.

Reporter Clips

News from: Avery Dennison Printer Systems, Graphic Solutions, and Power Paper.

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