Reporter Clips

Narrow web converting industry news from: Fernqvist Labeling Solutions, Scapa Medical, Western States Envelope, Avery Dennison RFID, and Texas Instruments.

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.

RFID: The Next Generation

In this second of a three-part series, PFFC talks to the RFID industry’s leading players about the myths surrounding the technology, the reality, and how RFID implementation can affect your converting operation.

Mastering RFID, Part 2

This second of a two-part series covers development of an ESD protection program.

AWA Releases New Prospectus

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. has released the first edition of The Global Beer Label Market Products Decoration Market & Technology Study 2005 AWAreness Report, as well as Labeling Markets: Asian Market Study & Sourcebook 2005.

AVT Workflow at Labelexpo Europe 2005

AVT will present workflow solutions running live at its Labelexpo Europe stand, as well as at the stands of several of the company's partners.

More of the 411 on RFID

The buzz around the RFID industry is still moving rapid as many gear up for the EPCglobal Gen 2 standard. Check out the hottest headlines in RFID in the past twelve months as PFFC presents its 2nd annual RFID review.

Reporter Clips

Narrow web news from: Scapa Automotive, Tailored Solutions, MACtac, Xpanded Label Technology, Phoenix Challenge Foundation, ETI Converting Equipment, UPM Rafsec, Pecisia, MPI Label Systems, Avery Dennison, 3M, and Diversified Labeling Solutions.

Labeled for Growth

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2005, Labelexpo Europe will open its doors to a growing world community at Parc des Expositions in Brussels, Belgium, September 21-24.

FINAT Seminars 'Add Value to Labels'

FINAT will present "Emerging Markets--Adding Value to Labels." These five seminar sessions will take place Thursday, September 22, 2005, at Labelexpo Europe.

Brand Security & Authentication, Part 1

Self-adhesive laminates in brand protection: A converter's reference guide to solutions for anti-counterfeiting, tamper-evidence, and anti-theft protection.

Brand Security & Authentication, Part 2

Secure and cost-effective anti-counterfeiting solutions are being developed to foil the fakers.

Narrow Web What's New

Narrow web new products from: Schober USA, Lüscher Flexo, Matan USA, and Sato Corp.

PLGA Request Entries for 2005 Technical Achievement Awards

PLGA announces a request for entries for the 2005 Technical Achievement Awards for Suppliers to the Gravure Industry for Packaging and Labels. Entry forms must be received by September 1, 2005.

Latin Americans Crowd Into Brazil Summit

The second Latin American Label Summit took place in May in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event was well-supported with 580 visitors, 18 speakers, nearly 60 exhibitors, and numerous associations and media in attendance. Delegates came from all across Latin America, including Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.

RFID Primer

Whether it’s the issue of ROI, getting a handle on the still-evolving EPCglobal standards, or trying to understand the mandates from Wal-Mart, Target, and Dept. of Defense, there are a variety of concepts for converters to grasp in the ever-talked-about world of radio frequency identification (RFID).

Labelexpo Asia Set to Double in Size

Labelexpo Asia 2005 is set to be over twice the size of the last event in 2003. This year’s event will attract visitors from Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and India.

Smurfit-Stone Earns Awards from PPC and PLGA

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. has earned a Gold award and four Excellence awards in the PPC’s 2005 National Paperboard Packaging Competition, as well as two packaging awards and an honorable mention from the PLGA.

TLMI and FFTA Conference Themed "Progress Without Limits"

The FFTA and TLMI will present a conference September 7-9, 2005 in Chicago. Presentation topics include lean manufacturing, RFID, decoration, security, inspection and automated flagging, and more.

Under the Hood

To the automotive industry, a label isn’t just a label, it’s a "part," and it can be just as important as a mechanical or electronic component in the vehicles they manufacture.

UV Flexo Press Eliminates Press Adjustments During Changeovers

GIDUE SpA’s six color Combat 370 UV flexo press for labels is designed for speeds up to 150mt/min and features the Flower printing head to facilitate job changes.

3 Tips for Better RFID Label Printing

These three tips can help de-mystify RFID and assist in correct RFID implementation.

RFID: Emerging Policy Issues

In a previous article we outlined some of the issues surrounding the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) and electronic product code (EPC) technology for the converting industry. As we indicated, the primary concern surrounding the use of this technology involves privacy and security when personal information becomes associated with RFID tags. Privacy and security were the major focus of a workshop on RFID sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last summer.

New Anti-Counterfeiting Technology

Document Security Systems introduces AuthentiGuard, a new line of anti-copy and authentication technologies that are geared to combat the escalating costs attributed to counterfeiting of valuable documents and other items of intrinsic value, such as commercial checks, gift certificates, titles of ownership, birth certificates, ID cards, dollar-off coupons, and ticketing, as well as package and label products.

Omet Enders Latin America and China

Omet has installed the first Flexy machine for eight-color stretch and shrink-label production in Brazil in response to the expanding label market there and on account of a cooperation between Omet Iberica and the Brazilan agent Gammerler.

Reporter Clips

Narrow web news from: Videojet Technologies, Freedonia Group, Galliker, Adchem Corp., MPI Label Systems, Nilpeter, and Sato America.

Glossary of RFID-Related Terms

A glossary of terms related to RFID technology.

Waste Trimmed Away!

As a 30-year veteran of the printing and converting industry, Mike Felitti proudly describes Labels & Systems, his four-year-old narrow web label company, as a "lean, mean printin’ machine." And he’s got the numbers to prove it.

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.

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