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Cosmo Films launches metallized velvet lamination films
  Tuesday 30 October 2018, Products and Innovations
  Cosmo Films (New Delhi, India), a leader in speciality films for flexible packaging, lamination and labelling applications as well as synthetic paper, recently launched a metallized velvet lamination film for the luxury packaging segment. The newly developed film has been engineered to offer intense silver colour along with rich velvet touch to the laminated paper/paperboard or package.  read more >>

Erhardt+Leimer devices receive ODVA certification
  Monday 29 October 2018, Products and Innovations
  The Ethernet/IP interfaces for the web tension measuring amplifier PA 62 and the control card RK 4030 from Erhardt+Leimer Group (Stadtbergen, Germany) have recently received ODVA certification.  read more >>

GEW reports record number of systems at Labelexpo Americas 2018
  Friday 19 October 2018, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  GEW (EC) Limited (Crawley, UK) has reported that a record number of its UV Curing Systems were in operation at Labelexpo Americas 2018, with GEW lampheads running on the majority of the leading manufacturers’ presses at the show.  read more >>

Polytec unveils new DIC system for compact measurement fields
  Wednesday 17 October 2018, Products and Innovations
  Polytec GmbH (Waldbronn, Germany), specialist for optical metrology, presents the new StrainMaster Compact strain and deformation measuring system from the German manufacturer LaVision. The measuring head of the digital 3D image correlation system consists of two permanently integrated USB3 cameras and a bright LED light source in a compact housing.  read more >>

H.B. Fuller presents Lunamelt PS 4015 for courier bags and tapes at Labelexpo India 2018
  Tuesday 16 October 2018, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  H. B. Fuller Europe GmbH (Zurich, Switzerland) introduces to the Indian market a versatile, fast bonding and high performance hot melt PSA that can be applied to a variety of substrates.  read more >>

GEW RHINO PSU achieves ETL Listing
  Friday 21 September 2018, Products and Innovations
  GEW, the UK-based manufacturer of UV curing systems, announces that the company’s premium RHINO Power Supply has achieved the prestigious ETL Listing from Intertek, a nationally recognised testing laboratory approved by OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration).  read more >>

Baumer hhs showcases Xfeed central adhesive supply system at Fachpack 2018
  Thursday 20 September 2018, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Baumer hhs GmbH (Krefeld, Germany) has expanded its product range for glue application and quality assurance with the Xfeed, a centralised adhesive supply system for hot melt units that offers a number of unique features.  read more >>

GSE enhances Ink manager software
  Monday 17 September 2018, Products and Innovations
  The Dutch ink logistics provider GSE Dispensing has enhanced its Ink manager software by introducing an optional module that brings improved control of job procedures and costs, as well as better traceability in label and packaging printing.  read more >>

Leonhard Kurz: Hidden authenticity feature applied by thermal transfer printing
  Thursday 13 September 2018, Products and Innovations
  They look totally inconspicuous: barcodes printed by TTR (thermal transfer printing) in the usual black, on machine, automotive and replacement parts, on chemicals and building materials, on printed circuit boards and pharmaceutical packaging. But these barcodes might have secret inner workings. Now they can be equipped with hidden, machine-readable authenticity features.  read more >>

Polytec adds spectral X-ray cameras to its imaging portfolio
  Tuesday 11 September 2018, Products and Innovations
  Polytec GmbH (Waldbronn, Germany) now offers spectral X-ray cameras from the Czech-Finnish manufacturer Advacam. The cameras are directly converting single photon counting pixel detectors and should represent the top of the current radiation image technology. The detector technology was developed in international cooperation under the direction of CERN.  read more >>

SONOTRONIC presents new ultrasonic welding machine at Fakuma 2018
  Monday 10 September 2018, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  With the NC iSONIC, Sonotronic Nagel GmbH (Karlsbad, Germany) is launching its new ultrasonic series welding machine with servo drive and future-oriented automation concept. At the forefront of the development was the modular design of the machine, which, depending on application and component size, makes a very compact and elegant impression.  read more >>

RHEINTACHO enhances product portfolio of Auto-sync stroboscopes
  Friday 7 September 2018, Products and Innovations
  The Auto-sync function of RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH (Freiburg, Germany) uses a laser beam to determine the synchronisation frequency – without manual adjustment or external sensor signals. A reflex mark is simply applied to the object to be measured.  read more >>

Toray Plastics expands Torayfan white films portfolio
  Wednesday 5 September 2018, Products and Innovations
  Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (North Kingstown, Rhode Island) has expanded its portfolio of white films and now offers consumer product goods companies and converters five new Torayfan white-pigmented metallized BOPP films. The new films encompass sealable and non-sealable versions and are available in a variety of heat-seal strengths.  read more >>

Karl Knauer wins German Packaging Award with Black Panther film promotion
  Monday 27 August 2018, Products and Innovations
  Packaging specialist Karl Knauer KG (Biberach, Germany) wins the German Packaging Award 2018 with a particularly exciting promotional packaging for the film launch of the blockbuster "Black Panther" from Marvel Studios, and the spectacular packaging of the iced tea "Brisk" that was developed on behalf of PepsiCo (USA).  read more >>

Leonhard Kurz presents single-step process for complex 3D geometries
  Friday 24 August 2018, Products and Innovations
  Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG (Fürth, Germany) has developed an IMD Varioform process that can be used to manufacture and decorate, in a single step, components for which no efficient decoration solution was previously available due to their particularly three-dimensional geometry.  read more >>

Dow’s SYMBIEX lamination technology obtains global food approval for barrier applications
  Thursday 9 August 2018, Products and Innovations
  The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Michigan) has been granted global food approval for its SYMBIEX solventless adhesives. This ultra-fast curing adhesive solution was first introduced to the market at drupa 2016 together with Nordmeccanica’s Duplex SL One Shot lamination line and it is now approved for use in the production of barrier laminates in Europe, the USA and China.  read more >>

AMUT DOLCI EXTRUSION supplies PA-PE cast-laminating line with three sections
  Thursday 2 August 2018, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The brand new line from AMUT DOLCI EXTRUSION (Novara, Italy), delivered to a European customer, will produce PA-PE film to be converted into vacuum pouches / envelopes or trays for sliced foodstuff. Food applications need multilayer films with barrier properties against gas, fats and flavourings.  read more >>

Label Industry Global Awards 2018 names PCMC finalist for Innovation Award
  Wednesday 1 August 2018, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC; based in Green Bay, Wisconsin), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has been named a finalist for the Award for Innovation, one of the key categories of the Label Industry Global Awards 2018.  read more >>

RHEINTACHO presents innovation in pocket format
  Friday 27 July 2018, Products and Innovations
  RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH (Freiburg, Germany) has for the first time equipped a small portable pocket stroboscope with auto-sync laser function: The new RT STROBE pocketLED laser is reported to set new standards in functionality and operability.  read more >>

Eurolaser: Speed and precision through customised systems
  Thursday 26 July 2018, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  CO2 laser systems from eurolaser GmbH (Lüneburg, Germany) are reported to be ideally suited for cutting and engraving extruded or cast acrylics, films and other plastics. Non-contact laser cutting is fast and precise and instantly produces clear, smooth edges, without chips and post-processing. There is claimed to be no product adhesion when machining adhesive films.  read more >>

Successful BST eltromat product launches at Print4All
  Tuesday 24 July 2018, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany) successfully launched two new products at Print4All 2018 in Milan: the FVG POS 100 sensor positioner and the ekr 500 digital Unit Touch controller, which feature a completely new commander for web guiding. Both are based on existing BST eltromat products that have already proven themselves in the field and are used by customers around the world.  read more >>

Maxcess announces new load cell amplifiers with networking capabilities from MAGPOWR
  Friday 8 June 2018, Products and Innovations
  Maxcess (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), a leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications, announced the release of three tension amplifiers from MAGPOWR with advanced networking capabilities. Announced are the DLCA NET, DLCA NET-Slim and DLCA NET-IP65, with the slim catering to applications where panel space is crucial and the IP65 to applications where tension values can be converted to communications on the machine itself without going back to a control panel.  read more >>

Zeller+Gmelin completes successful Uvaflex colour series
  Tuesday 22 May 2018, Products and Innovations
  Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co. KG recently added new products to its colour series Uvaflex FCM Y81. In addition to its newly developed gloss varnish, these also include five different types of black for various applications. They complete the current FCM generation introduced to the market by the Eislingen-based printing ink manufacturer at Labelexpo 2017. Like the entire series, the new products have typical features such as low migration potential and good printing properties.  read more >>

GEW to showcase major UV technology advances at Gallus Innovation Days 2018
  Thursday 17 May 2018, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  GEW (EC) Limited from Crawley, UK, will provide a glimpse at the future of UV curing technology during the Gallus Innovations Days taking place 26 to 28 June 2018 at the Gallus Print Media Center Label in St Gallen, Switzerland. Over recent years GEW has heavily invested in dedicated resources to accelerate the development of advanced UV curing technologies that will benefit businesses in the printing and converting industries.  read more >>

H.B. Fuller gives green light to UV light fluorescing adhesives
  Tuesday 8 May 2018, Products and Innovations
  H.B. Fuller Europe GmbH (Zurich, Switzerland) confirms it is helping converters achieve zero-defects production with its expanded range of UV light fluorescing adhesives. Designed to perform with some of the most challenging packaging substrates, these innovative adhesive solutions offer the additional reassurance of fulfilling food safety requirements.  read more >>

Treofan develops thermally stable separator foil for e-mobility
  Friday 4 May 2018, Products and Innovations
  The BOPP film specialist Treofan Germany GmbH & Co. KG from Raunheim develops a low-loss, thermally stable and safe separator for lithium-ion battery cells (LIBZ) based on its proven microporous separator film TreoPore. This makes Treofan a partner of the research project "HiT-Cell" (HighTemperature-Cell). The aim is to develop a temperature-stable lithium-ion battery for all mobile and stationary applications.  read more >>

Meech launches the most powerful DC power supply for Hyperion electrostatic systems
  Friday 27 April 2018, Products and Innovations
  Meech International (Witney, UK) has been developing electrostatic systems for the printing, packaging and plastics industries for over 20 years. Now the company announces the latest addition to its successful and innovative Hyperion series – the 233v4 DC power supply. The 233v4 is suitable for use in a wide range of applications and is a compact and powerful device that controls the ionisation power.  read more >>

Sibress unveils innovative precision measuring device for quality control of flexo plates
  Tuesday 10 April 2018, Products and Innovations
  Sibress, manufacturer of measuring and analysis systems for the quality control of flexographic and packaging printing from Starnberg, Germany, brings an innovative plate measuring device on the market with the mobile FlexoControl 3D Plus for the analysis of production parameters during flexographic plate production. The easy to use system can measure grids on flexographic plates as fine as between 30 and 85/cm (80-216 lpi).  read more >>

GEW launches next-generation UV monitor
  Thursday 29 March 2018, Products and Innovations
  GEW (EC) Limited (Crawley, UK), announced a major innovation for UV curing installations: the multi-point UV monitor, or mUVm. Effective ink curing depends upon a guaranteed output from the lamp and reflector system and GEW’s new mUVm is a set of one or up to five UV sensors which give continuous monitoring of UV output on a press.  read more >>

Laufenberg launches pilot production line for individual coatings
  Wednesday 7 March 2018, Products and Innovations
  Laufenberg GmbH (Krefeld, Germany) manufactures release papers and films used in the production of various applications, such as adhesive tape for the automobile industry, self-adhesive products for the health sector and for the aviation industry.  read more >>

A triplet in Eastern Europe for Bandera Extrusion
  Tuesday 6 March 2018, Products and Innovations
  Three rigid film/ sheet extrusion projects are coming up for delivery soon to very important converters operating in the area of Eastern Europe, one confirming time and again their client loyalty, the others selecting Luigi Bandera SpA as their new technological partner.  read more >>

Treofan launches new IML label film EWR50 to the market
  Monday 5 March 2018, Products and Innovations
  The new version of the IML label film EWR from BOPP specialist Treofan Group (Raunheim, Germany) is now even thinner. With a thickness of 50μm, it offers greater efficiency and larger surface yield – with the same product properties. This greatly benefits brand manufacturers and converters in the food and packaging industry.  read more >>

Mondon presents MA-2400 electromagnetic punching equipment
  Thursday 22 February 2018, Products and Innovations
  Mainly used in agriculture and packaging markets, the punching machine MA-2400 from Mondon SAS (Saint-Pal-de-Mons, France) allows continuous perforation from 3-90mm diameter with speeds up to 150m/min.  read more >>

Karl Knauer raises eyebrows with “Black Panther” packaging
  Wednesday 21 February 2018, Products and Innovations
  When the worldwide release of "Black Panther" by Marvel Studios from the USA was celebrated on 15 February, packaging played one of the leading roles: With a spectacular packaging of the iced tea "Brisk", film sponsor PepsiCo (USA) made the event appealing to his opinion leaders.  read more >>

Flint Group Narrow Web introduces UV LED Flexo Ink System for shrink sleeves
  Monday 19 February 2018, Products and Innovations
  The Flint Group (Luxembourg) has globally launched EkoCure XS – a UV LED ink series with good adhesion and post shrink performance on shrink substrates, that is also dual-cure, and provides consistent cure at the highest printing speeds.  read more >>

Feldmuehle completes portfolio with standard label paper EmbaSet
  Monday 12 February 2018, Products and Innovations
  German-based Feldmuehle Uetersen GmbH continues its operations unimpeded during the provisional insolvency proceedings. This is evidenced by the introduction of the new product EmbaSet – a high-quality and high-gloss paper for standard labels. The product development at the paper mill continues to operate at full speed and has announced further innovations for the current business year.  read more >>

Durst and OMET unveil XJET hybrid printing solution
  Thursday 8 February 2018, Products and Innovations
  The Durst Group (Brixen, Italy), manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, together with OMET S.r.l. (Lecco, Italy), manufacturer of printing and converting machines, have strengthened their collaboration with the introduction of the new OMET XJet. The integrated hybrid solution for a wide range of high-performance labels and packaging printing is reported to guarantee flexibility and cost savings.  read more >>

BOBST announces breakthrough in high metal adhesion
  Wednesday 7 February 2018, Products and Innovations
  The AluBond process developed by the Bobst Group (Lausanne, Switzerland) is reported to provide high metal adhesion and surface energy levels through vacuum metallization. Traditional metallization, even with plasma treatment, can result in poor metal to polymer substrate bonding, this produces de-lamination which leads to packaging failure and results in product rejects and loss of reputation.  read more >>

Hönle unveils compact LED-UV flood unit with high intensities
  Wednesday 24 January 2018, Products and Innovations
  The UV specialist Dr. Hönle AG (Gräfelfing/Munich, Germany) develops the LED Spot 40 IC for the curing of smaller areas. The LED Spot 40 IC (Integrated Controller) was designed for applications, where the emitted light of an LED point source is just not enough for a completely uniform cure, but a standard flood unit would be oversized.  read more >>

DSM introduces new feel experience for graphic and packaging design via Skins
  Friday 19 January 2018, Products and Innovations
  DSM Coating Resins (Waalwijk, The Netherlands) announces the latest addition to its coating resins portfolio: Skins by DSM is a special series of resins that enhances a key element for graphic and packaging design; touch.  read more >>

Hop-Syn Blockout Synthetic Paper is claimed to be the market’s most economical, environmentally-friendly substrate
  Monday 15 January 2018, Products and Innovations
  Hop Industries (Lyndhurst, New Jersey), manufacturer of the durable Hop-Syn synthetic paper, announces that its TO synthetic paper grade is the market’s most economical and environmentally friendly blockout substrate available today. Hop-Syn TO, an opaque durable synthetic paper, is used by retailers across the US for vivid point-of-purchase displays, banners, window posters, and more.  read more >>

Techsil introduces new medical grade potting epoxy
  Wednesday 10 January 2018, Products and Innovations
  Techsil Limited (Bidford on Avon, UK) adds the epoxy-based adhesive Structalit 8801 to its portfolio of medical grade adhesives.  read more >>

HAEHNE presents sensors in redundant design
  Friday 5 January 2018, Products and Innovations
  For the risk assessment according to the DIN EN ISO 13849-1 machinery directive, HAEHNE Elektronische Messgeräte GmbH (Erkrath, Germany) enables its customers the calculation of the probability of failure, which corresponds, in the normal case, to performance level d.  read more >>

Reliable counterfeiting protection: Schreiner MediPharm presents digital and analog pharma-security solutions
  Thursday 4 January 2018, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The countdown is on: On 9 February 2019, EU Directive 2011/62/EU will come into effect. It aims at stopping illegal trade in falsified medicines. From then onwards, pharmaceutical manufacturers have to provide secondary packaging of all medicines placed on the market with an individual serial number as well as an anti-tampering device to ensure the integrity of the medicinal packaging: a challenge that should not be underestimated and demands customised and efficient solutions.  read more >>

Karl Knauer KG wins Promotional Gift Award 2018 for illuminated Coca-Cola label
  Tuesday 2 January 2018, Products and Innovations
  A technical revolution for Coca-Cola delighted the expert jury of the Promotional Gift Award 2018 – and incidentally heralded a new era of brand staging at the point of sale (POS). The packaging specialist Karl Knauer KG (Biberach, Germany) and their partner Inuru GmbH were awarded a prize for the illuminated label in the category “Refinement technology”.  read more >>

Comexi’s ML2 combines versatility and high productivity
  Tuesday 5 December 2017, Products and Innovations
  Comexi (Girona, Spain), specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting industry, launches its latest lamination technology: the Comexi ML2. A top-range laminator designed under two key concepts: versatility and the highest productivity.  read more >>

USTER JOSSI VISION SHIELD removes contamination and minimises wastes for spunlace nonwovens
  Friday 24 November 2017, Products and Innovations
  When textile products are intended for critical end-uses, there can be no compromises on quality. Nonwovens manufacturers, for example, must deliver the highest levels of quality when supplying fabrics for medical, personal care and hygiene applications. So, any contamination in these fabrics is a potentially disastrous quality risk, leading to claims and returned rejects.  read more >>

Folding without creasing: Coated fine paper from Feldmuehle now with processing advantage for printing houses
  Monday 20 November 2017, Products and Innovations
  Feldmuehle Uetersen GmbH (Uetersen, Germany) now offers its coated fine papers with improved features for the converting process in printing houses: the paper with a grammage up to 250g/m² can now be folded without prior creasing of the end product.  read more >>

Mark Andy Digital One celebrates one year in market
  Tuesday 7 November 2017, Products and Innovations
  September 2017 was an important milestone for Mark Andy Inc. (Saint Louis, Missouri), marking one year since the Digital One was released into the market. Debuting at Labelexpo Americas 2016, the press has continued to captivate label producers in a variety of industries and segments.  read more >>

VPF presents innovative acrylate security films
  Monday 16 October 2017, Products and Innovations
  Labels made of ultra-destructible security films provide optimal protection from product tampering and the counterfeiting of branded articles. Once attached, they cannot be removed without tearing into tiny pieces. However, there are problems with their production and application.  read more >>

GEW showcases new LED UV system at InPrint 2017 in Munich
  Thursday 12 October 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  At InPrint 2017 in Munich, Germany, the tradeshow for industrial printing technologies, GEW (EC) Limited from Sussex, UK, will display its proven range of arc lamp and LED UV curing systems for printing and coating applications available in widths from 10cm up to 2.5m from a single lamp.  read more >>

Dow to introduce new silicone slip additive for BOPP film
  Monday 9 October 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Dow Performance Silicones, a global business unit of DowDuPont Materials Sciences division (Midland, Michigan), will introduce at Fakuma 2017 (17-21 October in Friedrichshafen, Germany) a unique new technology based on the heritage Dow Corning silicone technology platform, for bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film production, and highlight recent additions to its expanding portfolio of materials.  read more >>

RHEINTACHO unveils innovative “stroboscope plus camera” solution at Labelexpo Europe
  Friday 29 September 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  On 1 April 2017, RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH from Freiburg, Germany, has acquired the activities of ERGECA (RGK Video Systems). The business has been moved over to the newly founded RHEINTACHO Vision Systems. At the recently concluded Labelexpo Europe 2017 in Brussels, the two companies presented themselves for the first time in a joint booth.  read more >>

Labelexpo Europe 2017: COE and BST eltromat extend their cooperation
  Thursday 28 September 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Integration of pre-press, print and spectral inline color measurement: Pre-press specialist Carl Ostermann Erben GmbH (COE; Stuhr, Germany) and BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany) had introduced a joint system at the 2015 LABELEXPO EUROPE exhibition, in which all the necessary data for the spectral inline colour measurement is already prepared in the pre-press for iPQ-Spectral. The quality assurance system is later automatically set up and managed in the production process based on this data. Now this system has been extended with the 100% print inspection with BST eltromat iPQ-Check.  read more >>

Zecher unveils new cleaning agent for rollers
  Friday 22 September 2017, Products and Innovations
  Zecher GmbH (Paderborn, Germany) will from now on also supply cleaning agents to its customers from the print industry. The available products for roller cleaning on the market are diverse and it becomes more and more difficult for users to find the right brand for their applications.  read more >>

Maxcess to Announce Two New Sensors at Labelexpo Europe
  Wednesday 20 September 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, announced plans to unveil two new Fife sensors at Labelexpo Europe.  read more >>

Tesla hot melt application heads from Baumer hhs demonstrate their advantages in practice
  Tuesday 22 August 2017, Products and Innovations
  BayPack GmbH, based in Stetten, southern Germany, became the world’s first packaging manufacturer in February 2016 to put the new tesla-line of electromagnetic hot melt application heads from Baumer hhs (Krefeld, Germany) into operation.  read more >>

Mark Andy Digital One Receives BS 5609 durability certification
  Monday 21 August 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Mark Andy Digital One, a CMYK dry-toner device with inline decorating and converting from the manufacturer based in St. Louis, Missouri, has received a BS 5609 certification on Avery Dennison substrate.  read more >>

Polytec presents new product family for UV curing
  Thursday 10 August 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Polytec GmbH (Waldbronn, Germany), enhances its competences in UV light technology with the OminCure product lines from Excelitas Technologies for applications in industrial UV curing.  read more >>

Cosmo Films to showcase specialty PSA labelling films at Labelexpo Europe
  Tuesday 1 August 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Cosmo Films Limited (Delhi, India), a global leader in films for packaging, labelling and lamination applications, will be showcasing its specialty PSA labelling products at the upcoming Labelexpo Europe tradeshow from 25-28 September 2017 at Brussels Expo, Belgium.  read more >>

Innovative sleeve packaging from Follmann enables scented coatings in the cosmetics industry
  Wednesday 26 July 2017, Products and Innovations
  With the scented coatings from Follmann GmbH & Co. KG (Minden, Germany), it is now possible to trigger olfactory stimuli exactly upon contact with the accordingly coated area of the packaging. The scented coatings release the previously micro-encapsulated scent after being touched.  read more >>

Poligal trusts in new eS2D slitter from Enprom
  Monday 17 July 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Enprom Packaging, a converting, labelling and packaging machinery specialist based in Girona, Spain, has just installed a new double drum central surface slitter in the facilities of Poligal in Portugal that will allow the company to increase the capacity in slitting and rewinding for secondary products.  read more >>

Bandera supplies four silo-stretch and stretch film extrusion lines
  Thursday 13 July 2017, Products and Innovations
  The Italian extrusion machinery expert Costruzioni Meccaniche Luigi Bandera SpA (Busto Arsizio) has received four orders for the supply of plants for the production of silo-stretch and stretch film in the first quarter of 2017.  read more >>

GSE to introduce ink manager software at Labelexpo Europe 2017
  Tuesday 4 July 2017, Products and Innovations
  At Labelexpo Europe 2017, GSE B.V. (Brummen, The Netherlands) will present ink management software, dispensing equipment and proofing solutions that enable label and packaging printers to reduce costs throughout the workflow and achieve repeatable colour on-demand.  read more >>

Maxcess announces innovative tension control solutions from MAGPOWR
  Monday 26 June 2017, Products and Innovations
  Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, announced the release of three advanced tension control products from MAGPOWR.  read more >>

FINAT Award for the ((rfid)) Parking Permit of Schreiner Group
  Wednesday 14 June 2017, Products and Innovations
  Schreiner Group (Oberschleißheim, Germany), manufacturer of innovative functional labels, has won the first prize in the category “Innovation” at the FINAT Label Competition 2017 for its electronic ((rfid)) Parking Permit.  read more >>

Cosmo Films expands its range of Direct Thermal Printable Products
  Monday 12 June 2017, Products and Innovations
  Cosmo Films Limited (Delhi, India), a leader in films for packaging, labelling, and lamination applications, will from now on offer an extended range of direct thermal printable (DTP) products. This will include standard DTP films, top coated DTP films, high temperatures DTP films and DTP paper.  read more >>

Innovia introduces new high speed BOPP film
  Wednesday 31 May 2017, Products and Innovations
  Innovia Films Ltd, a major producer of specialty BOPP films based in Wigton, UK, recognises that today’s competitive market place demands packaging films that perform on a variety of machines, at the highest possible speeds. As overall production costs are scrutinised, achieving high efficiencies is becoming increasingly vital.  read more >>

Enprom presents new line of labelling machines
  Monday 22 May 2017, Products and Innovations
  ENPROM PACKAGING, based in Girona, Spain, a leading supplier of solutions for industrial packaging machinery, has unveiled its new line of machinery for the narrow band sector and specifically for the labelling market.  read more >>

Vink Chemicals offers comprehensive support in the product registration of biocide formulations
  Friday 19 May 2017, Products and Innovations
  Biocides are a crucial auxiliary material in many industrial applications, but their approval and introduction to the markets is connected with complicated legal requirements and expensive approval processes. Vink Chemicals GmbH & Co. KG from Kakenstorf, Germany, therefore offers an economical and complete service for biocide users.  read more >>

Adolf Müller presents new Eco-Slitter
  Thursday 18 May 2017, Products and Innovations
  Adolf Müller GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik, which is based in Scheeßel, Germany, is a leading supplier of automatic winders and rewinders, narrow tape slitting and spooling machines, as well as inspection and doctor machines.  read more >>

Zecher and Heidelberg present SteppedHex engraving for optimised finishings and spot-varnishing
  Tuesday 16 May 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Ever since its founding in 1948, Zecher GmbH (Paderborn, Germany) - a manufacturer of premium quality anilox rollers - has been the driving force behind numerous innovations. These include its SteppedHex technology, developed in-house and thoroughly tried and tested. Based on an application of the parameters of 60° engraving, it offers both an alternative to it and additional benefits.  read more >>

Coherent Rofin to showcase innovative solutions for product packaging at interpack 2017
  Wednesday 3 May 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Coherent Rofin, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, will showcase several innovative solutions for packaging at interpack 2017. The StarPack CW Hybrid system covers the needs of medium size production for cross web and web direction processing.  read more >>

Comexi at interpack 2017: the latest printing and converting solutions in flexible packaging
  Wednesday 26 April 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The flexible packaging specialist Comexi Group (Girona, Spain) will be presenting its wide range of printing and converting solutions at interpack 2017 trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany (4-10 May).  read more >>

Maxcess to introduce Fife D-MAX enhanced triple drive web guide controller at ICE USA
  Monday 24 April 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, will release its D-MAX Enhanced Triple Drive Web Guide Controller at ICE USA 2017.  read more >>

Leonhard Kurz offers foil requirements calculation via mouse click
  Thursday 13 April 2017, Products and Innovations
  LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG (Fürth, Germany), a leading provider of hot stamping and coating technology, will be presenting its Foilconnect programme for calculating foil requirements at this year's Interpack, from 4-10 May in Düsseldorf. The purpose of the programme is to provide print finishers with a particularly fast and easy means of optimising their hot stamping foil usage.  read more >>

New Era Converting Machinery to feature complete coating and laminating line at ICE USA
  Friday 7 April 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  New Era Converting Machinery Inc. (Paterson, New Jersey) will show a complete coating and laminating line in its booth at the upcoming ICE USA show in Orlando, Florida, 25-27 April. The coating line is a purpose-built machine capable of running at 152.4m/min under constant, closed loop tension control.  read more >>

Unilux to introduce new LED strobes at ICE USA
  Tuesday 4 April 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Unilux, a leading designer and manufacturer of inspection strobe lights based in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, will demonstrate new LED strobes for the inspection of surface and print quality at ICE USA (25-27 April) in Orlando, Florida. Visitors to the Unilux booth will be able to demo the new strobes and learn how these inspection tools can be put to use in their application.  read more >>

BST eltromat and Euromac continue their partnership
  Monday 27 March 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  BST eltromat International GmbH from Bielefeld, Germany, a leading producer of quality assurance systems for the web converting industry, and the Italian company Euromac Costruzioni Meccaniche s.r.l., manufacturer of slitting and winding machinery, have announced at ICE Europe that they will continue their partnership.  read more >>

H.B. Fuller to showcase new solutions for the tapes and labels industry at ICE Europe 2017
  Monday 20 March 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The American company H.B. Fuller will present its full range of high cohesion, solvent-based acrylic and rubber-based adhesive solutions for the tapes, labels and protective film markets at ICE Europe 2017 in Munich, Germany.  read more >>

DIENES to highlight new DS 4 knife holder at ICE Europe 2017
  Wednesday 15 March 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  At ICE Europe 2017, which will kick off on 21 March, DIENES Werke für Maschinenteile GmbH & Co. KG, a leading slitting technology supplier based in Overath, Germany, will present a new knife holfer of the DS series.  read more >>

Klöckner Pentaplast highlights new Pentafood Hotfill PET film
  Monday 13 March 2017, Products and Innovations
  The Klöckner Pentaplast Group (Montabaur, Germany) has unveiled its new film solution Pentafood Hotfill PET.  read more >>

TRESU presents new iTape adhesive
  Tuesday 28 February 2017, Products and Innovations
  The TRESU Group, a leading specialist for flexible, customized solutions for flexo printing machines based in Kolding, Denmark, introduces iTape, an adhesive tape specially formulated to optimise stability, print quality and efficiency when used with sleeves on flexo coaters that are integrated with digital folding carton printing lines.  read more >>

Competence centre Schreiner PrinTronics presents itself at LOPEC 2017
  Friday 24 February 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Schreiner Printronics, the German-based Schreiner Group’s competence centre for printed electronics, will be part of the “Innovation Showcase” of LOPEC 2017 in Munich, Germany, on 29 and 30 March. The company will be presenting a world first: a printed RFID sensor platform featuring a complex label with electrical functions.  read more >>

Steinemann introduces new option for digital foil stamping
  Thursday 23 February 2017, Products and Innovations
  Steinemann Technology AG, a supplier of coating systems for finishing print products headquartered in St. Gallen, Switzerland, unveils its dfoil technology, a unique option for its dmax line of digital coating systems that supports digital foil stamping without the use of dies.  read more >>

FKuR presents new Bio-Flex blends for home-compostable films and packaging
  Wednesday 22 February 2017, Products and Innovations
  The bioplastics specialist FKuR Kunststoff GmbH (Willich, Germany) has developed new Bio-Flex blends for the production of low gauge films which will biodegrade completely in garden compost at low, variable temperatures.  read more >>

Monta brings new “low-noise” adhesive tapes on the market
  Thursday 16 February 2017, Products and Innovations
  Monta Klebebandwerk GmbH (Immenstadt, Germany) has launched a series of new BOPP natural rubber adhesive tapes, which are reported to include special low-noise properties.  read more >>

Perstorp launches cationic curing boosters at European Coatings Show
  Tuesday 14 February 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  At the European Coatings Show, which will take place from 4-6 April 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany, the Swedish Perstorp Group will launch Curalite, its range of boosters for cationic UV curing formulations, that can increase reaction speeds up to 15 times.  read more >>

Shrinkflex invests in inspection technology from BST eltromat
  Wednesday 8 February 2017, Products and Innovations
  In the context of investing in a new 10-colour gravure press from Worldly, packaging producer Shrinkflex (Thailand) Co., Ltd. decided to equip it with a high-end register control system and high-performance inspection technology from BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany).  read more >>

Eltex presents new flexion R60 discharge electrode at ICE Europe 2017
  Tuesday 31 January 2017, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Eltex Elektrostatik GmbH (Weil am Rhein, Germany), a leading supplier of solutions for static electricity, focuses its tradeshow appearance at ICE Europe, which takes place from 21 to 23 March in Munich, Germany, on the topics efficiency and increased performance. Under the motto “Experienced at innovation – performance for tomorrow” several novelties will be showcased.  read more >>

Cosmo Films enhances portfolio with ultra-high barrier films
  Tuesday 24 January 2017, Products and Innovations
  Cosmo Films Limited, a leading manufacturer of specialty BOPP films with headquarters in Delhi, India, just introduced several additions to its range of barrier films and now boasts a significant portfolio of transparent as well as metallized varieties.  read more >>

Zecher records 12% rise in sales
  Friday 20 January 2017, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The 2016 fiscal year has been a highly successful period for the anilox-roller manufacturer Zecher GmbH (Paderborn, Germany), with sales of €22M representing a rise of 12% with respect to the previous year’s figure. This has included growth in all segments of the market.  read more >>

Nordson presents new valve assembly for extrusion coating applications
  Friday 6 January 2017, Products and Innovations
  The adhesives and coating technology experts of the Nordson Corporation, which is based in Westlake (OH), USA, have unveiled the new PolyStream assembly – a hands-free system that uses closed-loop control to maintain back pressure within a desired range for coating and laminating.  read more >>

SIEB & MEYER unveils servo amplifier for Industry 4.0
  Tuesday 6 December 2016, Products and Innovations
  The servo amplifier SD3 of the drive experts SIEB & MEYER AG (Lüneburg, Germany) is now available as serial device with different performance classes. By means of the provided development tool, comprehensive function libraries for the general drive and control functions of a modern drive amplifier are available.  read more >>

Zircon Technologies invests in SPGPrints rotaLEN direct laser engraver
  Monday 5 December 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Indian self-adhesive label converter Zircon Technologies has acquired an SPGPrints rotaLEN direct laser engraver to provide a digital, efficient prepress workflow for imaging high volumes of rotary screens at its Dehradun factory.  read more >>

Eisele unveils MULTILINE configurator and novelties at MULTILINE E
  Wednesday 30 November 2016, Products and Innovations
  Eisele Pneumatics GmbH & Co. KG from Waiblingen, Germany, a leading provider of high-quality connectors, is very successful on the market with its multiple and multi-media connectors of the MULTILINE E series – a novel modular system for the unification of compressed air, vacuum, gases, cooling water, liquids, electronics, and electricity in a single coupling body.  read more >>

Contrinex presents UV optosensor for capturing transparent objects
  Tuesday 29 November 2016, Products and Innovations
  Contrinex Sensor GmbH (Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany), an internationally active sensor manufacturer, showcased its latest innovations at the automation tradeshow SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, Germany. For the very first time, the sensor specialist displayed its optosensor TRU-C23 with UV light.  read more >>

Pilz unveils configurable control system with even more connectivity options
  Tuesday 22 November 2016, Products and Innovations
  The basic device of the configurable control system PNOZmulti 2 of the automation specialist Pilz GmbH & Co. KG (Ostfildern, Germany) has been enhanced. Now, up to 12 secure expansion modules can be connected on the right side. Additionally, a new output module with 14 semiconductor outputs for standard applications is available.  read more >>

Windmöller & Hölscher presents new Filmex II and Aquarex lines at open house event
  Wednesday 16 November 2016, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  On 20 and 21 October as well as on 24 and 25 October, the machinery supplier Windmöller & Hölscher KG opened its extrusion technology centre at the company headquarters in Lengerich, Germany, for its open house event “W&H Expo 2016”.  read more >>

Cosmo Films launches universal lidding films for all thermoformed plastic containers
  Monday 14 November 2016, Products and Innovations
  Cosmo Films Limited, a leading manufacturer of specialty BOPP films based in Delhi, India, announced the launch of BOPP-based universal lidding films that are suitable for heat sealing to any of the rigid thermoformed cups/containers made up of PP/HIPS/PET/PVCor, and PE.  read more >>

Algro Design from Sappi makes the Christmas time even sweeter
  Wednesday 9 November 2016, Products and Innovations
  In the highly competitive chocolate sector, extraordinary designs are a must-have: outstanding quality and 100% sustainability are not negotiable. Season offerings with high-quality messages are the icing on the cake. The Christmas calendar by Fabian Rimann fulfills all these requirements with elegance and impresses with clear lines and a choice of the most scenic mountain tops of the Swiss Alps.  read more >>

Plug & Glue concept from Baumer hhs promises tangible advantages in hotmelt application
  Tuesday 8 November 2016, Products and Innovations
  The industrial gluing systems manufacturer Baumer hhs, based in Krefeld, Germany, is attracting considerable attention in the market with its Plug & Glue concept, developed for its Xmelt family of hotmelt systems for the purpose of system optimisation and preventive maintenance.  read more >>

Enprom presents versatile slitting and winding line
  Monday 31 October 2016, Products and Innovations
  Enprom Packaging S.L., a leading manufacturer of slitting and winding machinery based in Girona, Spain, aims at improving the production process in order to enable customers to adapt to new products.  read more >>

BST ProControl presents transmission sensor based on non-ionising technology
  Friday 21 October 2016, Products and Innovations
  With the brand new PC16S-wave transmission sensor, BST ProControl (Wenden, Germany), a subsidiary of BST eltromat International, is expanding its extensive sensor offerings for layer thickness and basis weight measurement with a new highlight for K 2016.  read more >>

Schreiner MediPharm develops multi-functional labels for SHL medical auto injectors
  Monday 17 October 2016, Products and Innovations
  Schreiner MediPharm, a division of the label and marking specialist Schreiner Group (Oberschleißheim, Germany), has developed specialty labels for demo devices of various SHL Medical auto injector models, in which safety and patient ease-of-use are paramount.  read more >>

Winder Works presents a new gneraton of high-tech slitting and winding machines
  Wednesday 12 October 2016, Products and Innovations
  Last week, the preliminary acceptance of the first model of the new slitting and winding series AOS-N (automatic offline system-nonwovens) took place at the production site of Winder Works Maschinenbau GmbH in Senden near Münster, Germany.  read more >>

Innovia extends BOPP portfolio
  Wednesday 5 October 2016, Products and Innovations
  Innovia Films Ltd, a major producer of specialty BOPP films based in Wigton, UK, is expanding its portfolio of peelable BOPP films. Its Propafilm RCP is now available in 52 and 60 microns.  read more >>

Cosmo Films to showcase extended range of barrier films at FachPack 2016
  Friday 23 September 2016, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Cosmo Films Limited, a leading manufacturer of specialty BOPP films based in Delhi, India, will be showcasing its range of specialty packaging films – especially barrier films – at the upcoming FachPack 2016 tradeshow from 27 to 29 September in Nuremberg, Germany.  read more >>

Sun Chemical and SunJet collaborate for industrial applications
  Tuesday 20 September 2016, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  SunChemical Corporation, headquartered in Parsippany (NJ), USA, and its specialist global inkjet division SunJet will be presenting their unique approach to collaborative product development in ink solutions and inkjet chemistry for functional, industrial and specialty print applications at the tradeshow InPrint 2016 from 15-17 November in Milan, Italy.  read more >>

BOBST unveils new K5 Expert metallization line
  Monday 19 September 2016, Products and Innovations
  During the upcoming plastics tradeshow K 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the leading Swiss machinery company Bobst Group (Lausanne) will unveil its K5 Expert metallization line for the first time in public.  read more >>

Henkel emphasises safety and sustainability as factors for success in the packaging industry
  Wednesday 14 September 2016, Products and Innovations
  For Henkel AG, based in Düsseldorf, Germany, safety and sustainability in packaging are a multi-faceted topic, which cannot be treated in isolation from questions of process efficiency.  read more >>

Mark Andy introduces Performance Series for narrow-web flexible packaging
  Tuesday 13 September 2016, Products and Innovations
  Mark Andy Inc., a total solutions partner to the label and packaging industry based in St. Louis (MO), USA, will introduce its latest Performance Series press, supporting the high-speed, narrow-web flexible packaging market, at Labelexpo Americas.  read more >>

Comexi presents solutions to enhance the added value of packaging
  Friday 9 September 2016, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The Comexi Group (Girona, Spain), a specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, will present its most innovative solutions at the next edition of the K tradeshow in Düsseldorf, Germany. In lamination, attending to new trends and market needs, visitors will have the opportunity to discover the different solutions in laminators with and without solvents, like Comexi ML1 and Comexi SL2.  read more >>

Windmöller & Hölscher receives 2016 German Packaging Award
  Thursday 8 September 2016, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The newly developed TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E environmentally friendly inking and ink wash-up system for flexographic printing presses earned Windmöller & Hölscher KG (Lengerich, Germany) the top prize in the Packaging Machinery category at the 2016 German Packaging Awards.  read more >>

Feldmuehle Uetersen presents MediaLiner under new brand name
  Monday 5 September 2016, Products and Innovations
  Since September 2016, the MediaLiner of the specialty paper manufacturer Feldmuehle Uetersen GmbH (Uetersen, Germany) is being produced and sold under the new brand name VivaLiner.  read more >>

Kiefel GmbH presents innovative generator technology
  Wednesday 31 August 2016, Products and Innovations
  The latest generation of high-frequency generators for the processing of medical plastic films makes use of semiconductor technology.  read more >>

Heliatek successfully implements second phase of BIOPV pilot project in Singapore
  Tuesday 30 August 2016, Products and Innovations
  The Heliatek GmbH (Dresden, Germany) has reached an important milestone in its pilot project in Singapore. The organic solar film HeliaFilm is being rigorously tested under the tropical weather conditions of Singapore to provide new urban-fit energy solutions for the ever growing cities of Asia.  read more >>

DELO presents new adhesives for die-coating
  Monday 29 August 2016, Products and Innovations
  The DELO Industrie Klebstoffe GmbH (Windach, Germany) has developed new adhesives for glob tops with optimised flow properties.  read more >>

Nordson aligns all melt delivery systems under one product brand name
  Tuesday 9 August 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The BKG product brand of the Nordson Corporation (Westlake (OH), USA), well known around the world for underwater pelletiser systems, is now also the group brand name for the company’s diverse range of polymer melt delivery equipment, including filtration systems, ovens, gear pumps, and valves.  read more >>

Neschen sells 100th self-produced laminator
  Monday 8 August 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  A real sales success is the new laminator made by NESCHEN AG from Bückeburg, Germany. After the world premiere at FESPA Amsterdam in March, the British machine supplier Atech acquired the 100th unit of the laminator series, which was developed and self-produced by NESCHEN.  read more >>

Maxcess introduces enhanced web guide controller
  Thursday 4 August 2016, Products and Innovations
  Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications headquartered in Oklahoma City (OK), USA, has announced the release of its new D-MAX Enhanced Web Guide Controller.  read more >>

HAEHNE offers complete measuring station from one source
  Tuesday 26 July 2016, Products and Innovations
  The new portable 3-roller measuring system (P3RM) from HAEHNE Elektronische Messgeräte GmbH (Erkrath, Germany) is suitable for the temporary measurement of web tension in an existing machine without major retrofitting.  read more >>

Panacol presents new plastics adhesive with different viscosities
  Tuesday 19 July 2016, Products and Innovations
  The Panacol-Elosol GmbH (Steinbach im Taunus, Germany), part of the Hönle Group, has developed a new UV adhesive, which is especially suited to the bonding of plastics. Vitralit 7311 is available in three different viscosities.  read more >>

Neubronner to showcase new tape dispenser at FachPack
  Friday 15 July 2016, Products and Innovations
  The NEUBRONNER GmbH & Co. KG (Oberursel, Germany), specialised in paper and fibre-reinforced wet adhesive strips, will present the completely new developed tape dispenser “alpha” at this year’s FachPack tradeshow in Nuremberg.  read more >>

GSE Dispensing introduces IECEx-certified solvent dispensing solutions for flexo and gravure inks
  Tuesday 5 July 2016, Products and Innovations
  GSE Dispensing B.V., a leading ink logistics provider based in Brummen, The Netherlands, has introduced grounding solutions that enable safe dispensing of solvent flexo and gravure inks for packaging and labels.  read more >>

Achilles presents new film generation X-treme Matt
  Friday 1 July 2016, Products and Innovations
  The Achilles Group, a leading paper finishing specialist based in Celle, Germany, has introduced X-treme Matt, an innovative, scratch-resistant matte film.  read more >>

Sappi reinforces release liner business
  Tuesday 21 June 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Sappi Europe, the leading European producer of coated fine paper with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, has been successful on the markets with its Algro Sol silicone base papers for the last four decades.  read more >>

VPF presents new portfolio of seawater-resistant inkjet adhesive materials
  Friday 17 June 2016, Products and Innovations
  The VPF GmbH & Co. KG (Sprockhövel, Germany) has managed to bring to market an inkjet PP film that can be printed with water-based inks, which is seawater-resistant according to the internationally recognised norm BS 5609 and suited for all conventional pigment printing systems.  read more >>

Dow and Nordmeccanica announce a revolutionary solvent-less lamination technology
  Friday 3 June 2016, Products and Innovations
  Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (Midland (MI), USA) and the converting machinery supplier Nordmeccanica SpA (Piacenza, Italy) have launched a revolutionary lamination technology, using both adhesive and machinery hardware advancements.  read more >>

BST eltromat presents TubeScan at drupa 2016
  Thursday 2 June 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany), a leading full-service provider for quality assurance and production optimisation in the web-processing industries, showcases its complete offering for 100% print inspection at drupa 2016. One of the highlights at the trade fair booth is the TubeScan eagle view of BST’s cooperation partner Nyquist Systems GmbH, which is based in Landsberg am Lech, Germany.  read more >>

Fraunhofer FEP develops steam sterilisable barrier films for packaging
  Monday 30 May 2016, Products and Innovations
  The Dresden-based Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, one of the leading research and development partners for the development of surface technologies, together with Applied Materials, Inc. is exhibiting innovative technologies for the production of transparent and hot steam sterilisable packaging films at AIMCAL 2016 from 30 May to 2 June 2016 in Dresden, Germany.  read more >>

iFLEX Labels acquires Mark Andy performance series press
  Friday 20 May 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  iFLEX Labels, the trade name of Fantasia Printing Ltd. (Saint-Laurent, Canada), is celebrating 40 years of business success with the acquisition of a 13in, 8-colour Mark Andy Performance Series P5 press.  read more >>

OPM deploys GEW’s hybrid ArcLED UV system
  Wednesday 18 May 2016, Products and Innovations
  The OPM Group, a labels and packaging specialist based in Leeds, UK, has installed an additional Nilpeter printing press with GEW hybrid UV curing to boost energy savings and to extend its commercial offer.  read more >>

Sappi presents new paper with high barrier functionality
  Tuesday 17 May 2016, Products and Innovations
  Sappi Europe, a leading manufacturer of coated paper based in Brussels, Belgium, has unveiled Algro Guard OHG – an innovative, paper-based packaging solution with high barrier functionality.  read more >>

Monta presents thermoformable splice band
  Friday 13 May 2016, Products and Innovations
  The monta Klebebandwerk GmbH, an adhesive tape manufacturer based in Immenstadt, Germany, has unveiled a new product for packaging in the pharmaceutical and food industries.  read more >>

Kalwar Group unveils new narrow-web corona system
  Thursday 12 May 2016, Products and Innovations
  Under the brand name calvasmart, the kalwar group from Halle/Westfalen, Germany, will present its new SD11-series, which will enter into mass production right in time for drupa 2016.  read more >>

Atlas Converting demonstrates the Titan SR800 at drupa
  Wednesday 4 May 2016, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The UK-based slitting and winding machinery manufacturer Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. will present its range of primary and secondary slitter rewinders as well as demonstrating the latest generation of the TITAN SR800 Series slitting and rewinding technology at drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 31 May to 10 June.  read more >>

Winners of Alufoil Trophy 2016 announced
  Monday 25 April 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Once again, the Alufoil Trophy, which is handed out by the European Aluminium Foil Association, has underlined the versatility and practical advantages of aluminium foil to create highly original new developments as well as fresh ideas to enhance existing products.  read more >>

Infiana receives AIMCAL Award
  Thursday 24 March 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) has for the first time given one of its coveted awards to the Infiana Group (Forchheim, Germany), thus singling out the international developer and producer of specialty films for its unique contribution to the industry.  read more >>

Poligal purchases first BOBST AlOx metallizer for European BOPP market
  Monday 21 March 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Poligal, a leading European BOPP film producer based in Narón, Spain, has chosen the Swiss-based machinery company BOBST Group as its partner for a new metallizer to be installed at its site in Portugal.  read more >>

Steinemann Technology presents new digital varnishing machinery
  Wednesday 16 March 2016, Products and Innovations
  In the weeks leading up to drupa 2016,Steinemann Technology AG, a leading producer of varnishing lines for the finishing of print products with headquarters in St. Gallen, Switzerland, has extended its portfolio for UV varnishing.  read more >>

Coveris and Comexi extend their collaboration
  Wednesday 9 March 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Comexi Group, a leading specialist in machine solutions for the flexible packaging industry based in Girona, Spain, will install a Comexi ML1 laminator in the Coveris facilities in Spartanburg (SC), USA.  read more >>

Flint Group Flexographic Products wins 2016 FTA Technical Innovation Award
  Tuesday 8 March 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Luxembourg-based Flint Group Flexographic Products has accepted the 2016 FTA Technical Innovation Award for its nyloflex FTF Digital plate, which is reported to offer printers and trade shops an easy way to achieve flat top dots on flexo printing plates.  read more >>

Infiana and Fraunhofer IFAM present expanded FlexPLAS release film portfolio
  Thursday 25 February 2016, Products and Innovations
  The successful partnership between the specialty film manufacturer Infiana Group (Forchheim, Germany) and the Bremen-based Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) in developing and marketing the FlexPLAS release film is continuing to expand.  read more >>

SCHMID FlexBlue successfully transferred to production
  Thursday 18 February 2016, Products and Innovations
  The SCHMID Vacuum Technology GmbH from Karlstein, Germany, which is specialised in high-vacuum machine manufacturing and part of the SCHMID Group, has successfully completed the final acceptance test of its first high-vacuum web coating system FlexBlue.  read more >>

Innovia launches new high-barrier BOPP label facestock films
  Thursday 11 February 2016, Products and Innovations
  Innovia Films Ltd, a major producer of BOPP and cellulose films based in Wigton, UK, has developed and launched two new high-barrier films for labelling applications – UltraFoil CXFA (clear) and WXFA (white), which both have EU and FDA food contact compliance.  read more >>

LeoMat rebranded as ROTOCONTROL
  Monday 8 February 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The ROTOCONTROL GmbH, a manufacturer of label slitter/rewinder inspection and finishing machines based in Linau, Germany, has announced the LeoMat line of finishing machines are now rebranded as ROTOCONTROL.  read more >>

University of South Australia’s contact lens to bring vision to the small screen
  Friday 5 February 2016, Products and Innovations
  A polymer film coating with the ability to turn contact lenses into computer screens is set to transform the wearable visual aids into the next generation of consumer electronics.  read more >>

TC Transcontinental Packaging expands its fleet of Titan slitter rewinders
  Wednesday 3 February 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  TC Transcontinental based in Vaughan, Ontario, is Canada’s largest printer with operations in print, flexible packaging, publishing and digital media and boasts over 8000 employees.  read more >>

BOBST presents solution for selective vacuum metallization
  Thursday 28 January 2016, Products and Innovations
  The Bobst Group, a leading provider of machinery for flexible packaging based in Lausanne, Switzerland, has unveiled the SelectMet system as a new line concept for vacuum metallization. The technology integrates the traditional BOBST F&K flexo technology in a vacuum metallization machine.  read more >>

Rotoflex redesigns Vericut platform for digital label finishing
  Friday 22 January 2016, Products and Innovations
  Rotoflex, a leading provider of inspection, slitting, rewinding and die-cutting equipment based in St. Louis (MO), USA, has released Vericut3, the next generation of its offline finishing solution for digital and conventional printed web.  read more >>

Xeikon invests in contact-free CyClean web cleaning systems from Meech
  Wednesday 13 January 2016, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Xeikon, a leading manufacturer of roll-based digital printing lines with headquarters in Eede, The Netherlands, has optimised its digital printing systems with contact-free CyClean web cleaning systems from the British provider Meech International.  read more >>

DIENES enhances portfolio with LED knifeholder
  Tuesday 12 January 2016, Products and Innovations
  The DIENES Werke für Maschinenteile GmbH & Co. KG based in Overath, Germany, a leading specialist for industrial knife technologies, has presented its latest knifeholder PSGs-DF 50 LED.  read more >>

ANDRITZ to supply a complete needlepunch line to India
  Tuesday 22 December 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  ANDRITZ Asselin-Thibeau, part of the Austrian-based ANDRITZ Group, has received an order from AUTOTECH Nonwovens, India, to supply a complete needlepunch line for the flexible production of nonwovens for automotive, filtration, and coating substrate applications.  read more >>

Rani Plast to install largest Davis-Standard blown film die in the world
  Thursday 17 December 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Finnish film supplier Rani Plast is adding large-scale blown film capabilities with a new Davis-Standard line equipped with a 2.3m 7-layer Centrex IBC die.  read more >>

NOVEXX Solutions unveils new multifunctional labelling system
  Tuesday 15 December 2015, Products and Innovations
  The Novexx Solutions GmbH, provider of labelling and identification equipment based in Eching, Germany, has presented the new labelling system ALS 209 as solution for extra-wide labels that are mostly used in the chemical, construction and cosmetics industries.  read more >>

Colbert Packaging installs new Mark Andy label press
  Friday 4 December 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Colbert Packaging Corporation, based in Lake Forest (IL), USA, has recently installed a Mark Andy Performance Series P5 for pressure-sensitive roll label applications.  read more >>

Heraeus and ITRI announce ground breaking improvements in touch screen production
  Friday 27 November 2015, Products and Innovations
  Together with the Taiwanese Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), German-based Heraeus has developed a stable process for the mass production of its Clevios-coated films.  read more >>

Pasaban launches new sheeter design for converters and printers
  Thursday 26 November 2015, Products and Innovations
  At the start of 2016, Pasaban, a leading supplier of paper and cardboard converting machinery based in Tolosa, Spain, will introduce to the market a new design for its Compact sheeter series.  read more >>

KAMPF receives order for two BOPP lines in China
  Wednesday 18 November 2015, Products and Innovations
  Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG, a leading provider of slitting and winding machinery based in Wiehl, Germany, will be delivering two Universal slitting lines to the Chinese company Zhejiang Jinrui plastics products Co., Ltd.  read more >>

Innovia develops bio-based packaging laminate
  Tuesday 17 November 2015, Products and Innovations
  A partnership between Innovia Films Ltd, a major BOPP and cellulose film producer with headquarters in Cumbria, UK, and the German company Bio4Pack GmbH, Rheine, has resulted in a bio-based packaging laminate structure.  read more >>

Edelmann presents further development of PEAK technology
  Monday 16 November 2015, Products and Innovations
  The Edelmann Group, system provider for pharma packaging based in Heidenheim, Germany, has cooperated with the Munich-based technology corporation Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, in order to improve the production of the so-called PEAK technology.  read more >>

Sandon launches anilox technology for flexo HD
  Friday 13 November 2015, Products and Innovations
  The anilox roll manufacturer Sandon Global Engraving, based in Cheshire, UK, has announced the development of Fluid, a new anilox roll technology consisting of a semi-channelled engraving which allows an easier and controlled flow of ink between cells.  read more >>

Medical Adhesive Revolution wins Falling Walls Venture science competition
  Thursday 12 November 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The start-up Medical Adhesive Revolution, based in Aachen, Germany, has been elected as “Science Start-up of the Year 2015” in Berlin. With its product, a synthetic and biodegradable wound adhesive for medical purposes, it is possible for the very first time to close big wounds inside the body and simultaneously stop strong bleedings of organs.  read more >>

Avery Dennison presents new Diamond films with gloss effects
  Friday 6 November 2015, Products and Innovations
  Avery Dennison Graphic Solutions, subsidiary of the leading label and packaging material supplier Avery Dennison Corporation (Glendale (CA), USA), has recently announced the market introduction of its new line “Supreme Wrapping Film Diamond”.  read more >>

VPF presents new premium adhesive papers
  Thursday 29 October 2015, Products and Innovations
  Together with the renowned handmade paper factory Gmund, VPF GmbH & Co. KG from Sprockhövel, Germany, has developed a new collection of unique adhesive laminates.  read more >>

Comexi and AVT collaborate on next generation press control
  Friday 23 October 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Comexi Group, a leading company specialising in machinery for flexible packaging with headquarters in Girona, Spain, continues its cooperation with the Israeli company AVT (Advanced Vision Technology), a leading provider of print inspection and quality assurance.  read more >>

Applied Materials ships advanced TopMet system to Jindal Poly Films
  Monday 19 October 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Alzenau-based German subsidiary of Applied Materials, Inc., a leading provider of roll-to-roll metallization systems, has shipped a TopMet system to Indian-based Jindal Poly Films, a global leader in PET and BOPP films for flexible packaging and labelling applications.  read more >>

UPM Raflatac launches ultra-thin VANISH label in Europe
  Friday 18 September 2015, Products and Innovations
  UPM Raflatac, a leading producer of self-adhesive label materials based in Tampere, Finland, has enhanced its product portfolio with the VANISH range of ultra-thin, clear PET label faces.  read more >>

Kalfany extends print capabilities with HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press
  Thursday 10 September 2015, Products and Innovations
  Based in Herbolzheim, Germany, converter Kalfany Süße Werbung GmbH & Co. KG has extended its range of print capabilities with the addition of a narrow web HP Indigo WS6800 digital press to its portfolio.  read more >>

Winder Works delivers first machines
  Wednesday 9 September 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Winder Works GmbH, which is based in Graulinster, Luxembourg, and was founded in July 2014, has recently delivered its first two slitting and winding machines to two renowned nonwovens companies.  read more >>

Macro installs a 9-layer system in Europe
  Thursday 3 September 2015, Products and Innovations
  The film and sheet extrusion machinery supplier Macro Engineering & Technology Inc., which is based in Mississauga (ON), Canada, has recently installed a state-of-the-art 9-layer system at a European customer.  read more >>

IST METZ wins Red Dot Award
  Monday 31 August 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The IST METZ GmbH, a leading manufacturer of UV systems based in Nürtingen, Germany, has won the Red Dot Award 2015 for Communication Design.  read more >>

Kroschke addresses customer needs with HP Indigo digital press
  Wednesday 26 August 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Kroschke Signs International GmbH, one of the largest manufacturers of signs and technical labels in Europe, which is based in Braunschweig, Germany, has purchased a new HP Indigo WS6800 digital press.  read more >>

Alpha Converting unveils new multi-head slit spooler
  Tuesday 25 August 2015, Products and Innovations
  Alpha Converting Equipment Limited, a leading supplier of slitter-rewinders, spoolers and winders based in Bedfordshire, UK, has presented its new ALPHASPOOL-6 modular spooling system.  read more >>

Bimec upgrades narrow web slitter
  Friday 7 August 2015, Products and Innovations
  BIMEC S.r.l, a leading designer and manufacturer of slitter rewinders based in Vanzaghello, Italy, has recently upgraded its TBS model, which is dedicated to narrow web converting.  read more >>

Comexi Group to unveil new water-based laminating machine
  Tuesday 4 August 2015, Products and Innovations
  The Comexi Group, a leading company specialising in machinery solutions for the flexible packaging industry based in Girona, Spain, will present its new NEXUS L20000 laminating machine at the upcoming Labelexpo Europe trade show in Brussels, Belgium. The line is designed for flexible packaging applications and complements the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press.  read more >>

Panacol presents new dual-curing adhesive
  Monday 3 August 2015, Products and Innovations
  The Panacol-Elosol GmbH, producer of industrial and specialty adhesives based in Steinbach, Germany, and part of the Hönle Group, now offers its adhesive Vitralit UD 2018 in a dual-curing version. After the initial UV-curing, the adhesive can now be cured again thermally even in shadow zones.  read more >>

Davis-Standard unveils new dsX flex-film line
  Wednesday 29 July 2015, Products and Innovations
  Davis-Standard, LLC, a leading extrusion and converting equipment supplier based in Pawcatuck (CT), USA, has announced the introduction of its new dsX flex-film line for blown film applications.  read more >>

Windmöller & Hölscher lines receive TÜV-certification
  Tuesday 28 July 2015, Products and Innovations
  TÜV Süd has certified the blown film lines and flexo printing presses of Windmöller & Hölscher Group from Lengerich, Germany, for their energy efficiency. The label will be awarded to all W&H blown film lines of the OPTIMEX and VAREX series with 3-ply to 9-ply versions.  read more >>

New Era pushes into equipment market for flexible glass substrates
  Friday 24 July 2015, Products and Innovations
  What began as a conceptual idea several years ago between a known leader in the glass industry and New Era Converting Machinery, Inc. from Paterson (NJ), USA, has now become a complete, clean-room ready turnkey system for conveying and processing flexible glass substrates.  read more >>

Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating sells Europe’s widest cast sheet line
  Tuesday 21 July 2015, Products and Innovations
  In this summer, Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating, a business unit of the extrusion line manufacturer Reifenhäuser Group from Troisdorf, Germany, will commission a 5300mm wide MIDEX cast sheet line at a Portuguese film manufacturer.  read more >>

SML launches world’s largest stretch film line
  Monday 13 July 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The SML Maschinengesellschaft mbH, a specialist in manufacturing extrusion equipment, has celebrated its 20th anniversary with an in-house exhibition at the company headquarters in Lenzing, Austria.  read more >>

KERSTEN Elektrostatik presents new touch-safe discharging bar
  Monday 15 June 2015, Products and Innovations
  KERSTEN Elektrostatik GmbH from Freiburg, Germany, manufacturer of solutions for the control and elimination of static charges in production processes, has developed a touch-safe discharging bar with new circuit board technology.  read more >>

Plasma Converting Partners launch new surface treatment platform
  Wednesday 10 June 2015, Products and Innovations
  Plasma Converting Partners (PCP), surface treatment specialists with headquarters in Chevigny-Saint-Saveur, France, have announced the launch of a new industrial-scale atmospheric plasma surface treatment platform.  read more >>

Color-Logic provides alternative to hot foil stamping
  Tuesday 9 June 2015, Products and Innovations
  The Process Metallic Color System developed by Color Logic Inc, a leading provider of metallic and decorative effect colour communication systems based in West Chester (OH), USA, is reported to provide a low-cost and time-saving alternative to traditional hot foil stamping.  read more >>

Élan Award for Schreiner PrinTrust
  Thursday 28 May 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Schreiner PrinTrust, a business unit of the marking solutions and specialty labels provider Schreiner Group (Oberschleißheim, Germany), has received the Élan Award of the International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA). In the category of technical innovations, the NFC sticker “Ceska Debit Black” was honoured as best product.  read more >>

Robatech honoured with Green Packaging Star Award
  Tuesday 26 May 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The Robatech AG, a leading provider of adhesive application systems headquartered in Muri, Switzerland, has received the Green Packaging Star Award in the category “company philosophy”.  read more >>

Sibress presents new microscope for rollers and printing plates
  Wednesday 13 May 2015, Products and Innovations
  Sibress from Starnberg, Germany, manufacturer of measuring and analysis systems for quality assurance in flexo and packaging print, has introduced its new SibScope microscope and the matching software SibView to the market. SibScope is reported to examine objects like anilox rollers, gravure and flexo printing plates with highest image qualities.  read more >>

Manroland and News International certify cores from Paul & Co
  Thursday 7 May 2015, Products and Innovations
  The GP Premium 7.50 cores of the hard paper core producer Paul & Co GmbH & Co. KG from Wildflecken, Germany, have been certified successfully by the Augsburg-based printing machinery manufacturer Manroland and the British media corporation News International.  read more >>

New BOPP film with oil migration barrier enhances Innovia’s portfolio
  Monday 4 May 2015, Products and Innovations
  Innovia Films Ltd., a leading BOPP and cellulose film producer based in Wigton, UK, has recently introduced a new product to the market. The Propafilm RCU BOPP film is reported to provide up to 1.5 years of protection against oil migration.  read more >>

Mark Andy wins Technical Innovation Award
  Monday 27 April 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Mark Andy Inc., a total solutions provider to the label and packaging industry based in St. Louis (MO), USA, has been honoured as part of the winning team of suppliers at the coveted Technical Innovation Award. The prize was handed out at the recent European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) event in the UK.  read more >>

CaPlast enhances SmartSkin series
  Friday 24 April 2015, Products and Innovations
  The plastics processing experts at CaPlast GmbH from Nordkirchen, Germany, have added two novelties to their SmartSkin product series. With the variants Smart Skin Décor and Exterieur, the company upgrades the applications of the intelligent interior film with decoration functions and outdoor resilience.  read more >>

Comexi Group unveils new laminating machine at open house event
  Tuesday 21 April 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The Spanish Comexi Group, specialised in manufacturing machinery for flexible packaging, has recently opened its doors for an open house event at the company headquarters in Riudellots de la Selva, which saw the introduction of the new NEXUS L20000 water-based laminating machine.  read more >>

Vetaphone and CPI co-host educational seminar
  Friday 17 April 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The cooperative partnership between the Danish corona treatment pioneers Vetaphone A/S and Coating Plasma Industrie (CPI) was taken a stage further recently with an educational seminar at the French company’s headquarters near Aix-en-Provence, France.  read more >>

Daesung Packing equips new plant with machinery from Comexi
  Tuesday 31 March 2015, Products and Innovations
  The Comexi Group, a leading specialist in machinery solutions for the flexible packaging industry based in Riudellots de la Selva, Spain, has recently reached an agreement to install the Comexi OFFSET CI8 at the Korean-based Daesung Packing company.  read more >>

Bischof + Klein wins renowned flexo printing award
  Monday 30 March 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The film and packaging producers at Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG in Lengerich, Germany, have won the DFTA Award in the category of flexible large packaging. It is the second time in a row that the company has been honoured for its outstanding high-definition flexo print.  read more >>

HAVERKAMP intensifies China business
  Friday 27 March 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The security films specialist HAVERKAMP GmbH from Münster, Germany, enhances its cooperation with the Chinese partner company Beijing Yinjing Glass Co., Ltd. (BYIJ). From now on, BYIJ will not only distribute the PROFILON automotive films, but also the OPALFILM flat glass films and automotive films of the SL product series.  read more >>

SAM North America wins AIMCAL Award
  Wednesday 25 March 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) has honoured SAM North America, subsidiary of the Korean Sung An Machinery Co. Ltd., with its 2015 Technology of the Year Award. The manufacturers of solution coating, extrusion, laminating and gravure printing machinery have received the award for the SDC-Series slot-die coating system.  read more >>

New Era wins C2 American Innovation Award
  Tuesday 24 February 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  At the recent ICE USA 2015 converting trade show in Orlando, a trade jury has announced the winner of this year’s coveted C2 American Innovation Award.  read more >>

ALFA Klebstoffe wins KMU Award of the Zürcher Kantonalbank
  Friday 6 February 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The ALFA Klebstoffe AG, manufacturer of solvent-free dispersion adhesives based in Rafz, Switzerland, has received the KMU Award of the Zürcher Kantonalbank. With the prize, small and medium-sized Swiss companies are rewarded for outstanding efforts for more sustainability.  read more >>

SAM announces construction of new Technical Center in Korea
  Tuesday 3 February 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Sung An Machinery Co., Ltd. (SAM), a leading manufacturer of solution coating, extrusion, laminating and gravure printing machinery based in Hwaesong-si, Korea, has announced the construction of a new Pilot Solution Coating Line. This new state-of-the-art pilot machine will be installed in the company’s new SAMLab 3 Solution Coating Technology Lab at SAM in Korea.  read more >>

TRESU unveils integrated pouch printing solution to enable detergent industry compliance with safety directives
  Tuesday 20 January 2015, Products and Innovations
  The flexo technology provider TRESU Group from Kolding, Denmark, has introduced a customised flexo printing solution for the integration into a water-soluble detergent pouch filling and converting line.  read more >>

Henkel to advertise at the Super Bowl
  Wednesday 14 January 2015, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The consumer goods corporation Henkel, which is based in Düsseldorf, Germany, is planning a spectacular appearance at the final of the US sports league NFL.  read more >>

Algro Design from Sappi wins Pro Carton / ECMA Award
  Tuesday 13 January 2015, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The creative usage of pleated elements on the packaging of the women’s perfume Pleats Please L’Élixier by Issey Miyake has convinced the jury at this year’s Pro Carton / ECMA awards, the leading European prize for carton packaging.  read more >>

Treofan introduces software-based innovation management
  Tuesday 2 December 2014, Products and Innovations
  The BOPP film producer Treofan Germany GmbH & Co. KG from Raunheim will from now on use integrated, software-based innovation management.  read more >>

Follmann introduces new scented coatings for sheet and roll offset applications
  Friday 28 November 2014, Products and Innovations
  Follmann & Co. GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the processing industry with headquarters in Minden, Germany, has developed new oil-based scented coatings suited to sheet and roll offset printing, which do not require additional curing substances.  read more >>

New acceleration world record for electric cars
  Monday 24 November 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Swiss students of ETH Zurich and the University of Luzern have broken the acceleration world record with their electric race car “grimsel”.  read more >>

Kiefel manufactures riveting machines for external airbags
  Thursday 13 November 2014, Products and Innovations
  A leading automotive company has partnered with the Kiefel GmbH, provider of machinery for the processing of plastic films from Freilassing, Germany, in order to produce ASC riveting machines for innovative external airbags.  read more >>

Metsä Group unveils new label paper series
  Tuesday 11 November 2014, Products and Innovations
  Metsä Board Zanders, a leading producer of virgin fibre board, coated White Top kraft liners as well as diverse paper types and subsidiary of the Metsä Group from Helsinki, Finland, has updated its label papers of the Zanlabel series.  read more >>

Reifenhäuser Extrusioneers Summit presents cooling concepts for high blown film output in tropical climates
  Wednesday 29 October 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The challenges and opportunities of the booming Indonesian blown film market were the main topic at the second Extrusioneers Summit of the Reifenhäuser Group in Jakarta.  read more >>

German environmentalists demand legislation for plastic bags without loopholes
  Tuesday 28 October 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Currently, the EU commission and the European Parliament are debating about measures for the reduction of plastic bag consumption in Europe. In this context, the German environmental group “Deutsche Umwelthilfe” (DUH) has underlined its demand to exclude existing exceptions for biodegradable plastic bags from the EU guidelines.  read more >>

Double nomination for Kelheim Fibres at ITMA Future Material Awards
  Friday 17 October 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The Kelheim Fibres GmbH (Kelheim, Germany), a leading producer of viscose specialty fibres, has reached the final of the ITMA Future Material Awards in two categories.  read more >>

Mondi's "BarrierFilm" wins PPI Award
  Thursday 16 October 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The Mondi corporation, a South African supplier of packaging and paper solutions, has been honoured with an award at the annual Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Awards in Boston (MA), USA.  read more >>

Kiefel welcomes industry experts to adhesive application technology day
  Thursday 9 October 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  More than 50 guests seized the opportunity to inform themselves on the new VACFLOW laminating procedure at an event held by the plastic film machinery manufacturer Kiefel GmbH at its site in Freilassing.  read more >>

Davis-Standard unveils new air ring with improved cooling and performance
  Tuesday 7 October 2014, Products and Innovations
  Davis-Standard, LLC, a renowned manufacturer of plastics and rubber processing equipment, extrusion technology and converting systems with headquarters in Pawcatuck (CT), USA, has introduced a new high-performance air ring system for blown film processes.  read more >>

Titan slitter rewinders celebrate 50th anniversary at open house
  Monday 29 September 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd, a leading manufacturer of slitting and rewinding machinery, has celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Titan series of slitter rewinders during an open house event at the company headquarters in Bedford, UK.  read more >>

Plastic bag producers lose lawsuit against German environmental organisation
  Friday 26 September 2014, Products and Innovations
  The plastic bag manufacturers Victor Güthoff & Partner GmbH (Frechen, Germany) and the Ruppiner Papier- und Folienwerke GmbH (Ruppin, Germany), have lost a lawsuit on biodegradable plastic bags.  read more >>

Significant growth for ICE ASIA / Winners of C2 Innovation Awards announced
  Thursday 18 September 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  With a visitor increase by 20% this year’s ICE ASIA, which takes place from 17 to 19 September at Shanghai Mart Exhibition Centre, has made a successful start.  read more >>

SPGPrints presents new, low-migration UV inkjet inks for packaging
  Wednesday 17 September 2014, Products and Innovations
  SPGPrints, a leading provider of digital printing lines and rotary screen printing machines, as well as colours and inks with headquarters in Boxmeer, The Netherlands, has introduced to the market a new line-up of low-migration UV inkjet inks.  read more >>

Felga Etiketten sends plant into space
  Wednesday 10 September 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Philip Grimm, managing director of Felga Etiketten, a manufacturer of weather-resistant labels for gardening and industry with headquarters in Bad Zwischenahn, Germany, has made headlines with an unusual marketing campaign.  read more >>

German energy bars wrapped in metallised compostable packaging film by Innovia
  Thursday 4 September 2014, Products and Innovations
  Innovia Films, a major producer of BOPP and cellulose films with headquarters in Wigton, UK, has been chosen as packaging supplier for the new German energy bar brand “Jäger und Sammler” (“hunters and collectors”).  read more >>

Increased significance of individual solutions in the printing industry
  Wednesday 3 September 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Messe Düsseldorf GmbH has recently published the first results of its “drupa Global Insights” report on “The repercussions of the internet on printing – the digital flood.”  read more >>

IST METZ produces 250 000th UV lamp
  Tuesday 2 September 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The IST METZ GmbH from Nürtingen, Germany, manufacturer of UV systems for the curing of inks, lacquers, silicones and adhesives, has recently produced its 250 000th UV lamp.  read more >>

SOMA strengthens brand presence in the Middle East
  Wednesday 27 August 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  SOMA Engineering, a manufacturer of CI flexographic presses, slitter/rewinders and laminators with headquarters in Lanskroun, Czech Republic, has installed a 1600mm wide Pluto III slitter rewinder at the Printing Training and Exhibition Centre (PTEC) of its agent, Iran Rotative, Tehran.  read more >>

ITW Dynatec named finalist at Label Industry Global Awards
  Tuesday 5 August 2014, Products and Innovations
  For the 11th time the Label Industry Global Awards will recognise innovations that are impacting the label printing industry on 9 September in Chicago (IL), USA.  read more >>

Atlas celebrates 50 years of Titan slitting and winding machines
  Thursday 31 July 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd, a leading producer of slitting and winding lines, will host an Open House at its headquarters in Bedford, UK, in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Titan series.  read more >>

Comexi Group renovates the NEXUS One laminating line
  Friday 25 July 2014, Products and Innovations
  The Comexi Group, a leading specialist in machinery solutions for the flexible packaging industry with headquarters in Riudellots de la Selva, Spain, has redefined its NEXUS One laminating machine to adapt it to new market requirements.  read more >>

Leonhard Kurz develops system for digitally-printed metallic effects
  Friday 18 July 2014, Products and Innovations
  The Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG from Fürth, Germany, a producer of decorative and functional layers for packaging, print products, automotive parts and numerous further applications, has presented its new Digital Metal system for the application of metallic layers in a digital printing process.  read more >>

BOBST to debut new blank separating die-cutter
  Tuesday 8 July 2014, Products and Innovations
  The Swiss-based BOBST Group, a leading supplier of machinery and services to packaging manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible material industries, will premiere a brand new die-cutter for in-line die-cutting with blank separation at the upcoming trade fair ExpoPrint 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil (July 16-22).  read more >>

Delta Industrial unveils new portable laser module
  Monday 30 June 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Delta Industrial Services, manufacturer of web converting, packaging and laser machinery with headquarters in Minneapolis (MN), USA, has welcomed more than 150 guests at its Delta Technology Showcase 2014 event.  read more >>

BST ProControl unveils new system for contact-free thickness measurement
  Tuesday 24 June 2014, Products and Innovations
  The BST ProControl GmbH (Wenden, Germany), supplier of measurement and quality assurance systems for web-type materials, has extended its sensor portfolio.  read more >>

wifag//polytype demonstrates know-how in digital printing at open house
  Monday 23 June 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The wifag//polytype Group, Swiss machinery specialists for printing, coating and finishing processes, has recently welcomed about 50 partners and customers to an open house event at the company headquarters in Fribourg.  read more >>

KROENERT supplies production line for organic photovoltaics to Brazil
  Monday 2 June 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The Hamburg-based KROENERT GmbH & Co. KG, a leading manufacturer of coating and laminating lines for web materials, is about to finish the construction of the biggest production line for printed electronics and organic photovoltaics (OPV) in the Americas.  read more >>

Erhardt + Leimer expands portfolio with acquisition of Theta Print
  Monday 19 May 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  As part of an "asset deal", the Erhardt + Leimer GmbH (Stadtbergen, Germany), a leading supplier of web control, guiding and inspection systems, has acquired the Theta Print product segment from the digital image processing specialist Theta System Elektronik GmbH (Gröbenzell, Germany).  read more >>

ASLAN presents new digital printing film
  Friday 16 May 2014, Products and Innovations
  ASLAN, Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG from Erkrath, Germany, producer of self-adhesive films for commercial and industrial applications, has developed a polymeric digital printing film with especially high adhesive strength on difficult surfaces.  read more >>

Stora Enso introduces new kraft paper on the market
  Wednesday 7 May 2014, Products and Innovations
  The Finnish paper and packaging manufacturer Stora Enso Oyj (Helsinki) has broadened its packaging paper portfolio with the product series LennoKraft.  read more >>

ISORG and Plastic Logic honoured with IDTechEx product development award
  Monday 7 April 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  ISORG, manufacturer and developer of organic photodetectors and large area image sensors with headquarters in Grenoble, France, and Plastic Logic Ltd. (Cambridge, UK), manufacturer of ultra-thin displays, have jointly won the IDTechEx product development award at the Printed Electronics trade show in Berlin.  read more >>

Amcor Flexibles wins two Alufoil Trophies
  Friday 4 April 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas, packaging supplier with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, and subsidiary of the Australian company Amcor Limited, Melbourne, has been recognised with two 2014 Alufoil Trophies.  read more >>

EREMA upgrades technology centres
  Thursday 3 April 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H. with headquarters in Ansfelden, Austria, manufacturer of plastic recycling systems, has equipped its trial centres in Ansfelden, the Middle East and Ipswich (MA), USA, with new technology.  read more >>

Soma wins iF Design Award
  Monday 31 March 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Soma Engineering, printing and converting equipment manufacturers with headquarters in Lanskroun, Czech Republic, has been honoured at the 2014 iF Awards in the category "product design".  read more >>

3F develops new pressure sensitive adhesive
  Friday 28 March 2014, Products and Innovations
  The 3F GmbH, a leading manufacturer of industrial tapes with headquarters in Plüderhausen, Germany, has extended its product portfolio with a new, solvent-free acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive.  read more >>

Menges Roller wins "Technology of the Year" Award
  Wednesday 19 March 2014, Products and Innovations
  Menges Roller Company, designer and manufacturer of industrial rollers for the plastics, paper and steel industries with headquarters in Waucounda (IL), USA, is being recognised with the 2014 "Technology of the Year" Award by AIMCAL (Association of International Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators) for using CFD (computational fluid dynamics) to design better heat transfer rollers.  read more >>

Aging population in Germany influences packaging innovations
  Tuesday 11 February 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  The growing demand for lightweight, protective packaging solutions in the food and personal care sectors by elder people will sustain the growth of the plastics industry in Germany, claims a study by the British market research institute Canadean.  read more >>

Tetra Pak presents new packaging solution
  Thursday 6 February 2014, Products and Innovations
  Tetra Pak AG, cardboard producer from Pully, Switzerland, has developed a beverage packaging, which is said to facilitate recycling.  read more >>

International awards for new sealing clip
  Wednesday 5 February 2014, Products and Innovations
  The packaging innovation 'twixit! Seal & Pour', developed by Split Vision Design AB (Stockholm, Sweden) and produced by Lindén International AB (Motala, Sweden), has won a number of international awards.  read more >>

Polytec unveils new UV flash lamp
  Friday 31 January 2014, Products and Innovations
  Polytec GmbH, supplier of measurement systems and UV solutions from Waldbronn, Germany, has recently presented a new 1.5m long pulsed UV lamp for large-scale industrial UV curing and photonic sintering in roll-to-roll applications.  read more >>

European Bioplastics publishes study on compostable plastics
  Wednesday 29 January 2014, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Up to 10% compostable plastics mixing with conventional plastics in post-consumer recycling streams show no or negligible impact on the mechanical performance of recyclates. This is the key finding of a meta-study published by European Bioplastics, the interest group of the European bioplastics industry.  read more >>

Alufoil products awarded WorldStar 2014
  Wednesday 22 January 2014, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  A few days ago, the winners of the WorldStar 2014 award for packaging excellence were announced.  read more >>

Folex/Regulus present new film for backlit displays
  Monday 20 January 2014, Products and Innovations
  The film coating company Folex AG (Seewen, Switzerland) and its subsidiary Regulus GmbH (Erlangen, Germany) have unveiled a new development in backlit display technology.  read more >>

IST METZ wins Promotional Gift Award
  Thursday 19 December 2013, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  The UV curing specialists at IST METZ GmbH (Nürtingen, Germany) have won the Promotional Gift Award 2014 - handed out by WA Verlag - for an innovative packaging solution.  read more >>

Trützschler and Voith awarded quality certificate for flushable wipes
  Thursday 5 December 2013, Products and Innovations
  Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers GmbH (Egelsbach, Germany) and Voith Paper GmbH (Heidenheim, Germany) have successfully passed the official INDA and EDANA tests for a nonwoven fabric developed in a joint production process.  read more >>

Sappi papers presents calendar for the protection of species
  Wednesday 4 December 2013, Products and Innovations
  The high-white Algro Design Duo cellulose cardboard by the Belgian fine paper specialists of Sappi Europe SA (Brussels) was used once more for the production of the famous Mondberge-Artenschutz-Kalender (Mondberge calendar for the protection of species).  read more >>

Coatema launches Thin Film Coater
  Tuesday 19 November 2013, Products and Innovations
  The COATEMA Coating Machinery GmbH, producer of coating equipment based in Dormagen, Germany, has just launched a new system for printed electronics research and development.  read more >>

B+K commissions new cast film line for label films
  Friday 8 November 2013, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Film and packaging manufacturer Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG has commissioned a new cast film line for the production of label films at its headquarters in Lengerich.  read more >>

Bobst unveils innovations at open house event
  Tuesday 29 October 2013, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  Bobst Group SA, Swiss supplier of machinery for the packaging industry, has welcomed more than 60 visitors from around the world to an open house event in its Manchester, UK, facility.  read more >>

Mark Andy presents new film & flexible packaging press
  Wednesday 23 October 2013, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Mark Andy Inc., manufacturer of narrow web flexo presses with headquarters in Chesterfield, Missouri, USA, has launched a new print platform specifically for film and flexible packaging applications.  read more >>

Thimm wins German Packaging Award 2013
  Friday 11 October 2013, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations
  Thimm Group, packaging specialist from Northeim, Germany, has won the German Packaging Award 2013 ("Deutscher Verpackungspreis") for its innovation "Flip-Pack".  read more >>

Folex and Regulus present common innovations
  Thursday 10 October 2013, Products and Innovations
  Only a few months after the acquisition of Regulus GmbH, coating and converting specialist from Erlangen, Germany, by the Swiss paper and film manufacturer Folex AG, the first common inovations were introduced to the public.  read more >>

Joint open house of Vetaphone and Coating Plasma Industrie
  Tuesday 20 August 2013, Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events
  To introduce the new EASI-Plasma technology that was jointly developed by the Denmark based corona treatment pioneers of Vetaphone A/S and the French Coating Plasma Industrie both companies will stage an open house on 10 September 2013 in Peynier, France, in the headquarters of Coating Plasma Industrie.  read more >>

New coating by Mondi prevents migration of undesirable substances
  Tuesday 18 December 2012, Products and Innovations
  Mondi Extrusion Coatings has developed a barrier coating named Miprotex, which prevents the migration of mineral oil into food. According to the company it also offers extremely good protection against aromatics and grease.  read more >>

Stora Enso broadens MediaSet basis weight offering
  Tuesday 18 December 2012, Products and Innovations
  Due to the increasing demand for fibre based packaging based on renewable materials, Stora Enso Speciality Papers, a division of Stora Enso, which is headquartered in Helsinki and Stockholm, broadens its MediaSet paper basis weight offering. It is now available in basis weights of 80, 90 and 100 gsm.  read more >>

Eltromat launches world’s first digital strobe
  Friday 21 September 2012, Products and Innovations
  The German eltromat GmbH, a producer of optical measurement and control systems for inline printing processes, has launched the world’s first digital strobe for the control of labels called “TubeScan” at this year’s Labelexpo Americas.  read more >>

Robatech wins “red dot award” for SpeedStar Diamond
  Tuesday 5 June 2012, Products and Innovations
  The Swiss Robatech AG was able to convince the international jury of the “red dot awards” and was awarded the “red dot” in the category product design for its hotmelt application heads Speedstar Diamond.  read more >>

Saueressig wins three PLGA Awards
  Wednesday 2 May 2012, Products and Innovations
  Saueressig GmbH + Co. KG, a German producer of printing and embossing forms, has won three awards for its “feh Crystal Limited Edition” packaging at the annual PLGA Awards of the Packaging and Label Gravure Association (PLGA Global). In cooperation with SCA Hygiene Products the company took part in the categories film reverse printed, special effects/novelty and specialty inks and was awarded the first place in all of them.  read more >>

Coatema supplies PrintoCent, Oulu, with a pilot plant for printed electronics
  Friday 23 March 2012, Products and Innovations
  The PintoCent in Oulu (Finland), an innovation centre for product demonstrations and solutions based on printed intelligence technologies, just recently inaugurated a new pilot factory. At that event a new pilot plant that was made by Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH based in Dormagen, Germany, was also presented to the public.  read more >>

CO2 reducing labels
  Wednesday 1 February 2012, Products and Innovations
  The Sato group, a Japanese company specialised in barcode printing, labelling and EPC/RFID solutions, just announced the release of its ECONANO series of labels that is said to absorb and reduce the CO2 emissions when the labels are incinerated.  read more >>

New leaf shaft for narrow web applications
  Friday 27 January 2012, Products and Innovations
  Maxcess International, a global supplier of products and services for the web handling industry based in the USA, has just announced the release of the Tidland G690 Leaf Shaft. The new shaft is said to offer ease of maintenance and affordability.  read more >>

UPM RFID and SimpleNFC launch new service website for NFC tags
  Friday 19 August 2011, Products and Innovations
  The Finnish UPM RFID and the Canadian SimpleNFC companies have teamed up to launch a website offering an extensive selection of near field communication (NFC) tools for building NFC solutions suited for a variety of markets and applications.  read more >>

Montalvo sets out to offer accurate tension control
  Thursday 18 August 2011, Products and Innovations
  The American Montalvo Corporation from Gorham, Maine, which has specialized in the analyzing, upgrading and servicing of customer’s web tension control equipment, has launched its LCR load cell/roll assembly, which is claimed to be an accurate way to measure web tension and improve productivity.  read more >>

New opening solution by Mondi
  Thursday 21 July 2011, Products and Innovations
  The Vienna based Mondi Coatings & Consumer Packaging GmbH presents a new opening solution for foodstuffs, pharmaceutical and hygiene products called SoftpeelCoat.  read more >>

Compostable Confectionery Wrapper
  Wednesday 13 July 2011, Products and Innovations
  The Luxembourg-based FlintGroup, which has specialized in the manufacturing of production materials for the print- and packaging industry, has collaborated with the British InnoviaFilms-company, BASF SE and the German flexo-printing assocation DFTA in the development of a fully compostable confectionery wrapping.  read more >>

Teknek offers adhesive rolls with greater width
  Wednesday 15 June 2011, Products and Innovations
  Teknek Ltd, a Scotland based producer of contact cleaning equipment, has just announced that its Nanocleen Plus adhesive rolls are now available in widths up to 2150mm wide.  read more >>

New range of dryers
  Tuesday 17 May 2011, Products and Innovations
  Spooner Industries, a producer of ovens, dryers and proofers for the converting industry based in Ilkley, United Kingdom, has developed an improved range of air flotation dryers.  read more >>

Label protection
  Wednesday 4 May 2011, Products and Innovations
  UPM Raflatac, a producer of adhesive products based in Finland, has launched a range of PP and PET overlaminating films that are said to make labels more durable, extend their lifetime and protect the print form adhesion.  read more >>

New winder by Davis-Standard
  Thursday 28 April 2011, Products and Innovations
  The North American producer of converting machines Davis-Standard recently expanded its winder product line with a new Black Clawson Converting Machinery “SurfaStart” servo controlled winder.  read more >>

Removable Adhesive
  Wednesday 30 March 2011, Products and Innovations
  Finnish producer of adhesive products UPM Raflatac has developed a removable adhesive, called RR 24, which is said to perform well on-press at high speeds and offer excellent characteristics for die-cutting.  read more >>

Pasteurisable UV-hotmelt for labelling
  Tuesday 8 March 2011, Products and Innovations
  Finnish self-adhesive label materials supplier UPM Raflatac has launched a UV hot melt adhesive, named RC 7B, for use with transparent and opaque films in beverage and food labelling.  read more >>

Just one machine to print and convert
  Monday 28 February 2011, Products and Innovations
  UK based AB Graphic International has developed a standalone printing and converting system, named Flytec F2010, that permits inkjet printing, slitting and rewinding in one operation.  read more >>

Davis-Standard launches the ProCone Multilayer die
  Friday 28 January 2011, Products and Innovations
  Davis-Standard recently introduced the ProCone multilayer die to produce blown film structures from five to nine layers.  read more >>

Avery Dennison ups its street cred
  Thursday 27 January 2011, Products and Innovations
  Avery Dennison’s MPI 6121 street graphics film enables graphics to be applied to roads and pavements.  read more >>

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
  Friday 24 December 2010, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events,Appointments
  We would like to thank all of our readers, customers and partners for a interesting, exciting and successful year throughout 2010 and we wish you all merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  read more >>

Multilayer die for blown film
  Monday 6 December 2010, Products and Innovations
  Davis-Standard has introduced a multilayer die to produce blown film structures from 5-9 layers named ProCone.  read more >>

Sheet extrusion winding systems
  Tuesday 16 November 2010, Products and Innovations
  Illinois based Processing Technologies International has introduced a complete line of sheet extrusion winding systems.  read more >>

Polymer dispersion for paper and packaging
  Wednesday 20 October 2010, Products and Innovations
  The Munich based Wacker chemical group has developed a polymer dispersion specifically designed for the paper and packaging industry.  read more >>

Eco slitter rewinder
  Thursday 14 October 2010, Products and Innovations
  Soma Engineering will launch a slitter rewinder called Pluto eco at the K trade show 2010 in Düsseldorf, Germany.  read more >>

Core recycler comes in three variations
  Tuesday 12 October 2010, Products and Innovations
  Appleton Manufacturing Division's Safe-Slab core recycler is now available in the three variations – light, medium and heavy duty.  read more >>

UV absorber films
  Monday 11 October 2010, Products and Innovations
  Clarifoil has released a line of UV absorber films especially for the window packaging of sensitive products such as seafood or delicate icings.  read more >>

Solventless adhesive for food packaging
  Thursday 7 October 2010, Products and Innovations
  US-based chemicals company Ashland has released a series of solventless adhesives for food packaging called Purelam Fastcure.  read more >>

Upgrades for slitter rewinder
  Tuesday 5 October 2010, Products and Innovations
  Czech machine maker Soma Engineering has upgraded the design specifications of its Pluto II slitter rewinder with the aim of enhancing performance and efficiency while keeping investment costs down.  read more >>

Party time with Elsner
  Tuesday 28 September 2010, Products and Innovations
  Elsner Engineering Works has released a line for producing crepe paper streamer rolls featuring the Model LS-MS-15 fully automatic log roll splitter.  read more >>

Safety markings for emergency vehicles
  Monday 27 September 2010, Products and Innovations
  Avery Dennison has released a range of products for safety markings on emergency vehicles called Avery HV 1302 REV.  read more >>

Bacteria free film
  Thursday 16 September 2010, Products and Innovations
  Exopack Advanced Coatings, maker of coated papers, films and speciality substrates, has developed an antimicrobial film called Reflex Antimicrobial LT to minimise the impact and spread of infections in the workplace.  read more >>

Auto loader for core cutters
  Friday 10 September 2010, Products and Innovations
  US based producer of custom and semi custom material handling solutions, Appleton, has developed the Auto Loading system for core cutting machines.  read more >>

Updated sleeve handling system
  Thursday 9 September 2010, Products and Innovations
  The Italian Simec Group has created a new version of its sleeve handling and storage system called the Revolver Self.  read more >>

Film face for labelling
  Tuesday 7 September 2010, Products and Innovations
  UPM Raflatac has launched a film face, called Synlite TTR, designed to withstand the harsh conditions in logistics and industrial chemical labelling.  read more >>

New static control system
  Monday 6 September 2010, Products and Innovations
  UK based electrostatic control experts Meech International has launched the 977HL pulsed controller for hazardous area ionisers.  read more >>

New coater from Davis-Standard
  Thursday 2 September 2010, Products and Innovations
  Davis-Standard will present a new coater primarily designed for narrow web applications at Labelexpo Americas.  read more >>

New lightweight label face
  Tuesday 31 August 2010, Products and Innovations
  Finnish producer of self-adhesive label materials and radio frequency identification tags UPM Raflatac has developed an economical lightweight paper face for pharmaceutical laboratory use, logistics and branding called Pharmalite.  read more >>

GEW updates power supplies
  Monday 30 August 2010, Products and Innovations
  UK based manufacturer of UV curing systems for printing and coating applications GEW will showcase its latest energy-efficient e-Brick power supplies at Labelexpo Americas 2010.  read more >>

Single pass security inspection
  Thursday 26 August 2010, Products and Innovations
  Rotocontrol will present a new RSP single pass security inspection machine at this year’s Labelexpo Americas and will run live material demonstrations with the AVT Helios II vision system.  read more >>

Mocon launches WVTR testing unit
  Tuesday 17 August 2010, Products and Innovations
  Mocon has launched the Permatran-W model 3/33 Plus water vapour transmission rate line.  read more >>

Fighting counterfeit drugs
  Tuesday 10 August 2010, Products and Innovations
  LGC, a UK based forensic and diagnostic service firm, has developed a new way of identifying counterfeit pharmaceutical packaging using mass spectrometry.  read more >>

‘Green’ pet food packaging
  Monday 9 August 2010, Products and Innovations
  Danish company Faerch Plast has developed a range of ambient polyethylene packaging for pet food products.  read more >>

Increasing shelf appeal
  Tuesday 3 August 2010, Products and Innovations
  American based Mica Corporation has developed a water borne matt coating for films that is said to increase a product’s shelf appeal as well as scruff resistance.  read more >>

Fasson label specification programme launched
  Friday 30 July 2010, Products and Innovations
  To help customers with the specification of its Fasson Durable label stocks, Avery Dennison has created the Fasson Label Specification Programme.  read more >>

Installation of “Dryer-less” Demonstration Line announced
  Thursday 22 July 2010, Products and Innovations
  North American sheet extrusion producer PTi has announced it’s plans to install a full production scale ‘dryer-less’ HVTSE twin screw sheet extrusion system for demonstration purposes.  read more >>

Researchers discover new pressure sensitive adhesive for the label industry
  Wednesday 21 July 2010, Products and Innovations
  While looking for something that could be used in wood-based composite products, researchers at Oregon State University accidently discovered a new environmentally benign adhesive that can be produced from a range of vegetable oils.  read more >>

Innovative roll shipping package earns patent
  Friday 2 July 2010, Products and Innovations
  Greenville, Wisconsin based Badger Plug recently received patent approval for its roll handler system that protects single and multiple rolls in very demanding shipping applications.  read more >>

Core cutter performance tuning and maintenance
  Thursday 1 July 2010, Products and Innovations
  Appleton is now offering performance tuning and maintenance check-ups for its entire core cutting equipment.  read more >>

Liner-less label alternative
  Wednesday 30 June 2010, Products and Innovations
  UK based Pulse Roll Label Products has launched a new adhesive aimed at the liner-less label market. Called UVPSA001, the product is intended to eliminate label backing materials that are often discarded as waste with associated costs and environmental implications.  read more >>

Load cell for small web tension forces
  Thursday 17 June 2010, Products and Innovations
  Following suggestions from Asian customers, Haehne has developed new pillow block sensors for small forces with a lightweight aluminium design.  read more >>

Three at one stroke
  Friday 11 June 2010, Products and Innovations
  British manufacturer of test equipment for the plastics, film, paper and board industries has recently launched three devices.  read more >>

New applicator for coatings
  Thursday 10 June 2010, Products and Innovations
  Valco Melton has launched the FlexCoatTM series, a configurable applicator for continuous or intermittent coatings featuring an anodized aluminium body and a hardened steel nozzle for reliable and precise application.  read more >>

Biodegradable packaging film
  Wednesday 2 June 2010, Products and Innovations
  US based Pregis Protective Packaging has introduced a biodegradable packaging film for use with chemical and industrial products.  read more >>

Core cutter performance tuning and maintenance
  Tuesday 1 June 2010, Products and Innovations
  Appleton is now offering performance tuning and maintenance check-ups for its entire core cutting equipment.  read more >>

Increased cut quality
  Monday 31 May 2010, Products and Innovations
  With its patented Auto Indexing Knife, Appleton Manufacturin Division claims to increase safety and cut quality as well as to extend the life of the core cutter knife.  read more >>

PET film primer
  Friday 28 May 2010, Products and Innovations
  The Mica Corporation has introduced a water-based primer for PET films. I-372-C is said to possess very good weatherability and non-yellowing characteristics and so provides a reliable and durable solution for PET film primer needs.  read more >>

Remote guide point adjustment
  Wednesday 5 May 2010, Products and Innovations
  US-based electronic edge detection and guide system manufacturer, Accuweb, has launched a remote guide point adjust station called RGP 1003-01. It is said to allow users to adjust the position of the guide point on a web guide.  read more >>

Madico extends mounting film range
  Thursday 29 April 2010, Products and Innovations
  UK-based Madico Graphic Films has extended its range of permanent/removable optically clear mounting films for short-term graphic applications by adding film with a permanent adhesive on one side and an ‘easy-peel’ adhesive on the other.  read more >>

Differential rewinding solution
  Tuesday 30 March 2010, Products and Innovations
  With its X-3400 rewind tension controller system the Montalvo Corporation has launched a solution for differential rewinding problems. It is part of the company’s CB-64 family of controllers.  read more >>

Thorntons wrap Melts in NatureFlex NM
  Wednesday 17 March 2010, Products and Innovations
  British confectionery manufacturer Thorntons has chosen Innovia Films’ NatureFlex NM metallized biodegradable material to wrap its new Melts brand.  read more >>

Extended portfolio of PU coatings
  Tuesday 9 March 2010, Products and Innovations
  Specialty chemicals supplier Perstorp has extended its portfolio for PU coatings through a number of key acquisitions of isocyanates, caprolactones and isophthalic acid businesses. The company also plans to double production capacities at its Warrington, UK site.  read more >>

Rewinder for counter roll industry
  Wednesday 3 March 2010, Products and Innovations
  Elsner Engineering Works has developed a fully automatic rewinder for the counter roll industry. The Model RRW-1400 high-speed counter roll rewinder is designed to convert materials such as gift wrap paper, wall paper, metallized PP film, PP and PVC film products.  read more >>

Coatema presents new Minicoater
  Tuesday 2 March 2010, Products and Innovations
  Coatema Coating Machinery will present a new Minicoater for small-scale, cost-efficient and multifunctional R+D roll to roll equipment at the Printed Electronics 2010 exhibition and conference in Dresden from 13-14 April.  read more >>

Mondi presents SwiftUp
  Wednesday 10 February 2010, Products and Innovations
  Mondi Consumer Flexible’s SwiftUp is said to present end users with both a convenient opening solution and a secure pack re-closure in the form of a flap.  read more >>

New dispersion for packaging adhesives
  Tuesday 9 February 2010, Products and Innovations
  Munich-based Wacker Chemie has launched Vinnapas XD 05, a new vinyl acetate/ethylene dispersion for use with adhesives in the paper and packaging industry.  read more >>

Modular hot melt guns
  Monday 8 February 2010, Products and Innovations
  Valco Melton has launched the MS series of hot melt dispensing valves, which are said to feature a rugged, air-operated modular design.  read more >>

Tapes with high final adhesion
  Thursday 28 January 2010, Products and Innovations
  Avery Dennison Specialty Tape Advantage Solutions has launched a new series of high-performance acrylic foam tapes. The Avery Dennison XHA 6600 tapes are said to offer high final adhesion and temperature consistency combined with good flexibility.  read more >>

Proofer storage stand
  Wednesday 27 January 2010, Products and Innovations
  HarperScientific, the anilox and coating supplies division of Harper Corporation, has added a proofer storage stand to its anilox roller toolbox.  read more >>

New dual-position turret rewind
  Thursday 21 January 2010, Products and Innovations
  Elsner Engineering Works has launched a dual-position turret unwind feature for its model AFR series of fully automatic rewinders for the food film industry.  read more >>

A soft kiss from Leonardo
  Monday 18 January 2010, Products and Innovations
  The Simec Group has launched the Leonardo range of engravings, which features the Kiss Touch to facilitate a contact surface between doctor blade and anilox of at least 90-95%. The Kiss Touch is said to guarantee a soft and constant contact.  read more >>

CartMover to improve safety
  Friday 8 January 2010, Products and Innovations
  Appleton Manufacturing Division has launched a compact battery-powered CartMover that is said to ensure worker safety and increase productivity when heavy loads on wheels need to be moved.  read more >>

Anilox and plate sleeves get the brush off
  Wednesday 6 January 2010, Products and Innovations
  A brush for cleaning sleeve bores is the latest innovation from HarperScientific.  read more >>

Anilox storage unit
  Tuesday 22 December 2009, Products and Innovations
  Harper Scientific has launched a line of easy loading protective racks for anilox roller sleeves.  read more >>

Free data sheet on U25-series load cells
  Thursday 17 December 2009, Products and Innovations
  A free data sheet on the new U-25 series load cell is available from industrial web control system specialists Montalvo Corporation (dan@montalvo.com).  read more >>

Energy-saving dryers
  Friday 11 December 2009, Products and Innovations
  Spooner Industries has developed a range of dryers from air impingement to air flotation that is said to offer both energy savings and high performance.  read more >>

Keeping your weight under control
  Friday 4 December 2009, Products and Innovations
  With Zwick's Mflow extrusion plastometer melt index values MFR and MVR can be determined quickly and conveniently says the company. An innovative weight selection unit is said to provide enhanced operator safety and convenience.  read more >>

Safe and productive roll handling
  Thursday 3 December 2009, Products and Innovations
  Appleton Manufacturing Division has launched a battery-powered RollMover that is said to increase productivity and ensure worker safety when heavy loads are being moved.  read more >>

Innovation Awards - Five are crowned kings of Europe
  Monday 30 November 2009, Products and Innovations
  Over two years have now passed since the last ICE Europe. In that time creativity and further innovation have blossomed, culminating in the Innovation Awards 2009.  read more >>

First UK stop for Digicon-Lite is Marsh Labels
  Monday 30 November 2009, Products and Innovations
  The first AB Graphic International Digicon-Lite label converter system to be sold in the UK has gone to West Sussex based Marsh Labels.  read more >>

AB Graphic upgrades SabreXtreme
  Friday 13 November 2009, Products and Innovations
  AB Graphic International has upgraded its SabreXtreme laser label cutting system to enhance the label cutting software and to change jobs without stopping the web.  read more >>

Lightweight carbon fibre shaft
  Thursday 5 November 2009, Products and Innovations
  Jarshire has developed a new lightweight, lug-type carbon fibre airshaft for unwind and rewind applications when using cores.  read more >>

Guns to control static
  Wednesday 4 November 2009, Products and Innovations
  Static Solutions has developed DC an ionising gun system that is said to be ideal for use in printing and converting environments.  read more >>

New dancer controller
  Monday 2 November 2009, Products and Innovations
  The Montalvo Corporation has developed the DTI-3400 dancer controller/tension indicator, featuring integrated load cell feedback and set point control.  read more >>

Digital quality inspection
  Thursday 29 October 2009, Products and Innovations
  Shorewood Packaging, an International Paper businesss, has installed the Bobst Registron iQ 300 quality inspection system on all Bobst Lemanic production lines at its plant in Danville, US.  read more >>

New biodegradable film
  Wednesday 28 October 2009, Products and Innovations
  Automated Packaging Systems has introduced a new biodegradable three-layer co-extruded film (EOF3) for mail order applications.  read more >>

Easy sleeve removal
  Tuesday 27 October 2009, Products and Innovations
  RG Engineering has launched a new cantilever press with direct servo-driven sleeve, anilox rolls and fully automatic registration.  read more >>

Safe roller handling
  Monday 19 October 2009, Products and Innovations
  Italian Simec Group has introduced a new version of the Revolver handling and storage system that is designed for narrow-web cylinder use in the label industry.  read more >>

Walki turns to MWU for sheeter
  Thursday 15 October 2009, Products and Innovations
  Walki has recently ordered sheeting machinery from MarquipWardUnited for its facility in Steinfurt, Germany.  read more >>

Small low-range load cell
  Wednesday 14 October 2009, Products and Innovations
  The Montalvo Corporation has developed a new load cell that is said to be small, sensitive and suitable for harsh environments.  read more >>

High surface flatness
  Friday 9 October 2009, Products and Innovations
  Extrusion Dies Industries has expanded the micro-grinding facility at its US headquarters with new capabilities for flat surfaces required for Ultracoat and Liberty fluid-coating dies.  read more >>

Embossing module for Braille
  Thursday 8 October 2009, Products and Innovations
  Bobst has discovered a new application for its Accubraille module in answer to a request from the French speaking section of the Swiss Federation for blind and partially sighted people.  read more >>

Laser shaft alignment
  Wednesday 7 October 2009, Products and Innovations
  Prüftechnik Alignment Systems has introduced SHAFTALIGN, a new laser shaft alignment system said to combine simplicity of operation with precise measurement.  read more >>

Custom reel handling
  Wednesday 7 October 2009, Products and Innovations
  Flexible packaging specialist Printpack Europe has installed a RaSHCo custom stacker truck to improve the safe workflow when unloading finished reels from high-speed slitter rewinders.  read more >>

A liner with win-win properties
  Friday 2 October 2009, Products and Innovations
  Avery Dennison Roll Materials Europe has introduced a 23μ PET release liner to its Fasson self-adhesive labelstock product range.  read more >>

Programmable core cutting
  Wednesday 23 September 2009, Products and Innovations
  Appleton’s P510 programmable core cutter features a PLC with touchscreen display for more flexibility in optimising core materials and minimising cut waste.  read more >>

New shafted roll stands
  Tuesday 22 September 2009, Products and Innovations
  Double E’s new line of shafted roll stands ranges from simple A-frames with brakes, safety chucks and a shaft to more complex systems with closed or open loop tension control and motorised rewind stands.  read more >>

RFID solution for labels
  Thursday 17 September 2009, Products and Innovations
  Mühlbauer has launched the CL 60000 modular RFID converting solution for the production of wet inlay, self-adhesive labels, tickets, hang tags and baggage tags.  read more >>

NatureFlex wraps nutrition
  Tuesday 8 September 2009, Products and Innovations
  The Canadian company Dr Vie is to wrap its range of nutritional food products in sustainable and compostable NatureFlex from Innovia Films.  read more >>

Chamber eliminates risks at Alcan
  Tuesday 8 September 2009, Products and Innovations
  With eight chamber systems, Nova XL from AkeBoose has been customised to fit a Fischer & Krecke 34DF. Consequently, the problems of leaking chambers and inflammable fumes of solvent at Alcan Packaging Cumbria, UK, are said to be solved.  read more >>

Shrink core cutting labour costs
  Tuesday 1 September 2009, Products and Innovations
  Appleton Manufacturing Division’s AutoLoader is said to offer increased flexibility in automating efficiencies in the core cutting process in combination with, say, the P510 programmable core cutter.  read more >>

Rotating cylindrical magnetron technology
  Friday 28 August 2009, Products and Innovations
  Bekaert Advanced Coatings is going to introduce its new rotating cylindrical magnetron concept at the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Converence 2009, which will take place from 21-25 September in Hamburg, Germany.  read more >>

Radial force sensor
  Wednesday 26 August 2009, Products and Innovations
  Haehne has added two larger-sized cost-effective BZA aluminium-based web tension sensors to its range.  read more >>

Flexible outdoor coatings
  Tuesday 25 August 2009, Products and Innovations
  New from Drytac are two liquid laminate coatings for outdoor applications, said to feature a tough exterior finish.  read more >>

New measurement platform
  Tuesday 25 August 2009, Products and Innovations
  Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched the IPlus!, a new gauging platform designed to accurately measure weight or thickness.  read more >>

Efficient cleaning
  Monday 24 August 2009, Products and Innovations
  With Liofol EcoPower, Henkel has developed a specialty cleaner for laminating machines that is said to be resource-efficient.  read more >>

New load cells from Montalvo
  Tuesday 18 August 2009, Products and Innovations
  The Montalvo Corporation has developed a new load cell for ribbon, wire and filament applications, called the R-Series.  read more >>

Chucks for heavy duty
  Tuesday 11 August 2009, Products and Innovations
  NimCor claims to ease shaftless application with self-centring air mechanical chucks that are said to provide maximum torque with positive, bladderless gripping action.  read more >>

New linear axis
  Friday 7 August 2009, Products and Innovations
  With the LSA 20, automation and drive manufacturer Baumüller has introduced a new linear axis for use in packaging and handling applications.  read more >>

Rotary die cutter offers quick make ready
  Thursday 6 August 2009, Products and Innovations
  Daco Solutions’ PLD250 rotary die cutter with semi-automatic turret rewinder will be spotlighted at Labelexpo.  read more >>

RFID tags save time and costs
  Thursday 6 August 2009, Products and Innovations
  With the implementation of UPM Raflatac’s RFID solution, Siemens Enterprise Communications Manufacturing is said to save both time and costs in their production and logistics chain.  read more >>

Load cells for tight corners
  Tuesday 4 August 2009, Products and Innovations
  The Montalvo Corporation now offers F-series load cells for use where only limited space is available.  read more >>

Solvent probe proves positive
  Tuesday 4 August 2009, Products and Innovations
  Extronics’ iLEL100 solvent monitor probe has proven itself in 2-year trials undertaken by UK-based Raleigh Coatings.  read more >>

Davis-Standard shows extrusion lines
  Monday 3 August 2009, Products and Innovations
  Davis-Standard is going to show its new extrusion coating product line among various other products at the upcoming CPP Expo in Las Vegas.  read more >>

Viscosity measurement
  Thursday 30 July 2009, Products and Innovations
  US viscosity control specialist Norcross Corporation has developed a viscosity sensor with no moving parts that instead sends a sound wave into the liquid, and the response gives the viscosity.  read more >>

Robust fabric labels
  Tuesday 28 July 2009, Products and Innovations
  A robust and printable fabric tape, 4690, has been developed by tesa SE for the production of heat-transfer printed labels.  read more >>

KTEC boosts label printer sales
  Monday 27 July 2009, Products and Innovations
  The KTEC Group claims to have increased UK sales of VIPColor’s VP485e digital on-demand colour printer for short run custom labels.  read more >>

Ream wrapping and case packing
  Friday 24 July 2009, Products and Innovations
  Pemco has introduced the Model 33 ream wrapper and Model 163 case packer/lidder to its family of cut-size ream wrapping and packaging systems for the paper converting industry.  read more >>

Hacked BY FPI CYBER ARMY
  Friday 24 July 2009, Companies/Markets,Products and Innovations,Exhibitions and Events,Appointments
  Hacked BY FPI CYBER ARMY - Ado1337  read more >>

Video viewer spots coating defects
  Friday 24 July 2009, Products and Innovations
  Fresh from Beta Industries is the Micro Dottie 2, a USB, CMYK/spot colour contrasting video microscope with digital micrometer for critical viewing, analysis and PC image capture.  read more >>

Compact layer multiplier
  Thursday 23 July 2009, Products and Innovations
  EDI Engineering has developed an advanced layer multiplier that is said to be simpler, more accurate and more versatile than other microlayer systems.  read more >>

UV central impression press
  Wednesday 22 July 2009, Products and Innovations
  Demand for high quality print and the consistency provided by UV inks has triggered Focus Label Machinery to launch its first full UV central impression press.  read more >>

Getting to the core of it all
  Tuesday 21 July 2009, Products and Innovations
  US-based Appleton says that its automated core cutting system can control parent core handling and cut-to-length core cutting. It is also claimed to cut back core handling activities, enabling operators to perform other tasks while the core cutting system is running.  read more >>

UV hot melt for wet wipe closure labels
  Monday 20 July 2009, Products and Innovations
  Novamelt has launched Novarad RC 24370, a newly developed UV-curable acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive for wet wipe closure labels.  read more >>

Beardow Adams gets hot melts taped
  Wednesday 15 July 2009, Products and Innovations
  An innovative use of hot melt adhesives, advanced by English-based Beardow Adams, is to bind PE strands to form corded polyester strapping tape.  read more >>

Soft solid flexo plate for corrugated postprint
  Monday 13 July 2009, Products and Innovations
  The nyloflex® FSC Digital printing plate, launched by Flint Group Flexographic Products, is intended for use with corrugated postprint, offering low plate hardness of only 26 Shore A.  read more >>

Chucks that self-close
  Friday 10 July 2009, Products and Innovations
  Fresh from NimCor is a range of auto-locking safety chucks that self-close to secure chucked shafts, regardless of rotational direction.  read more >>

Web inspection and guiding systems
  Tuesday 7 July 2009, Products and Innovations
  BST International has added new video web inspection and web guiding systems to its range.  read more >>

Reducing costs substantially
  Friday 3 July 2009, Products and Innovations
  Henkel’s Aerobond system is said to substantially cut process times and improve lamination efficiency in the paper and wood industry.  read more >>

Coating endures harsh chemicals
  Tuesday 30 June 2009, Products and Innovations
  A new DuraCoat coating for flat dies from Extrusion Dies Industries is said to survive most attacks from hydrochloric acid generated when extruding PVC.  read more >>

Portucel plans second 16-pocket line
  Monday 29 June 2009, Products and Innovations
  The Portuguese pulp and paper producer Portucel Soporcel Group will install a second 16-pocket cut-size line from E.C.H. Will and Pemco in its new paper mill in Setúbal, Portugal.  read more >>

Preco combines die cutting and laser expertise
  Friday 26 June 2009, Products and Innovations
  With its new rotary converting platform (RCP) Preco aims to combine its die cutting and laser expertise in a continuous, process step independent servo driven system.  read more >>

Sheeter gifted with automatic splice
  Friday 26 June 2009, Products and Innovations
  Pemco will show its SHM 1650 dual rotary “high-precision” folio-size sheeter with a new automatic splice and a high-speed automatic pallet change system at PRINT 09.  read more >>

Films with see-through clarity
  Friday 26 June 2009, Products and Innovations
  Madico Graphic Films has added “defect-free” over-laminating films and double-sided mounting adhesives to its portfolio of optically clear finishing media.  read more >>

AniCAM gets an in-depth look
  Thursday 25 June 2009, Products and Innovations
  Troika Systems has released an AniCAM in-depth measurement tool for anilox rolls used on narrow and wide web and corrugated flexo presses.  read more >>

New sensor measures thinner films
  Wednesday 24 June 2009, Products and Innovations
  ISIS sentronics has introduced the new StraDex 80 optical inline multi-layer thickness sensor for contactless measurement of films and coatings.  read more >>

Printing paper is able to dissolve
  Wednesday 24 June 2009, Products and Innovations
  Made from water-soluble adhesive and dispersible paper, Baker’s self-adhesive BM1070 dissolvable paper for label printing is said to be bio-degradable.  read more >>

TAPS reduces gravure printing waste
  Wednesday 24 June 2009, Products and Innovations
  Rotomec’s TAPS (Total-Automatic-Pre-Register-Setting) system is said to offer unprecedented waste reduction in gravure printing.  read more >>

Rulers to check stretch
  Monday 22 June 2009, Products and Innovations
  Beta Industries has developed Electronic and Video Rulers to check material and substrate stretch as well as size differences between all stages of the converting process before a run.  read more >>

Core cutter increases productivity
  Friday 19 June 2009, Products and Innovations
  With its P510 programmable core cutter, Appleton claims to offer users automated core feeding and advanced control for enhanced cut-to-length performance and integrated automation options.  read more >>

New actuator offers more efficiency
  Friday 19 June 2009, Products and Innovations
  AccuWeb’s new HFV series linear actuator is said to offer a simplified solution for guiding the web inside a vacuum chamber.  read more >>

Mondi sets world record
  Friday 19 June 2009, Products and Innovations
  Austrian-based Mondi Neusiedler has converted and packed 636.8 tonnes of A4 paper on its 12-pocket cut-size line in 24 hours, said to be a new world record.  read more >>

Cut costs with hotmelt partnerships
  Wednesday 17 June 2009, Products and Innovations
  The use of hotmelt adhesives is becoming increasingly popular in textile lamination, says Henkel, which is showcasing a range of solutions at this year’s Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.  read more >>

Microgel that blows hot and cold
  Tuesday 9 June 2009, Products and Innovations
  Frigel has developed RCM, a microgel for machine side heating and cooling. The compact water-cooled integrated chiller/TCU is incorporated at each process machine as part of an ecodry system.  read more >>

Metering rod beds save energy
  Tuesday 9 June 2009, Products and Innovations
  V. I. T. Papertec is said to be saving more than 32% in energy conservation with its White-Perfect metering rod beds by combining high quality adhesives.  read more >>

Sensor measures target temperature
  Tuesday 9 June 2009, Products and Innovations
  Raytek has introduced the Raytek CM, a compact, integrated IR non-contact temperature measurement sensor for continuous temperature monitoring.  read more >>

Narrow web star from Sun
  Thursday 4 June 2009, Products and Innovations
  Sun Chemical has just launched SolarFlex Nova, said to be a new generation ink that is designed to meet the demands of the narrow web market and is also suitable for various flexo press models.  read more >>

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