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  • [July 22, 2014]
    Dow's Karen Carter Named One of "Forty Women to Watch Over 40"
    Karen Carter, global marketing director for Dow's packaging and specialty plastics business and a 20-year employee of Dow, was recently named to the Forty Women to Watch Over 40 List for 2014. Carter was selected from more than 500 nominations...
  • [July 22, 2014]
    Seeking a Ban on BPA
    Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Reps. Lois Capps (D-CA) and Grace Meng (D-NY) are calling for a ban on Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used to harden plastics and commonly found in food packaging. The BPA Act currently has 21 cosponsors and is...
  • [July 22, 2014]
    Going to the Dogs: Pet Food Packaging Demand Set to Rise
    US demand for pet food packaging will rise close to four percent yearly through 2018. Pet food represents one of the most dynamic segments for packaging due to promising growth potential and the emergence of high value packaging materials and more...
  • [July 22, 2014]
    Best Practices: Clean Labels From a Packaging Facility's Viewpoint
    A brand owner may be surprised to learn how a poorly designed label can slow down a production line. Poor design could potentially be the cause of a line shutdown, delaying the production process for several minutes, possibly even hours. What if...
  • [July 22, 2014]
    Esko to Receive Two PIA InterTech Technology Awards
    GENT, BELGIUM—July 2014—Esko Full HD Flexo platemaking system and Esko Equinox, Esko´s solution for the implementation of extended gamut—or fixed inkset—printing, are both recipients of 2014 Printing Industries of...
  • [July 22, 2014]
    3D Printed Blow Molds for Short Run Production
    Stratasys 3D printed mold was used to produce 100 blow molded package prototypes. Plasel Precision Plastics, a worldwide provider of these types of packages, designs and engineers each type for a variety of industries and customer...
  • [July 22, 2014]
    What Does Your Packaging Taste Like?
    You're in a hot car. You're thirsty as hell and risk a swig from an ancient half-drunk bottle of mineral water. Ugh, it tastes how you would imagine a plastics factory to taste. Dieter Schrenk, professor of toxicology and food technology...
  • [July 22, 2014]
    EFI Acquires DirectSmile
    FREMONT, CA—July 21, 2014—EFI has acquired DirectSmile, an award-winning provider of software solutions for cross media marketing automation.   Based in Berlin, DirectSmile invented image personalization in 2001 and today makes...
  • [July 22, 2014]
    Labelsontime.com Launched for Thermal Labels Nationwide
    COLD SPRING, NY—July 15, 2014—Labels Ontime, a newly launched thermal barcode label division of WorldLabel Holdings based in New York, will manufacture and offer end-users thermal transfer and direct thermal labels on rolls and...
  • [July 22, 2014]
    Flint Group Adds EkoCure UV LED Whites
    PLYMOUTH, MN—July 17, 2014—Flint Group Narrow Web North America has commercialized two new UV LED Rotary Screen Whites to compliment the products included in the EkoCure brand. This product is best known for its exceptional ability to...
  • [July 22, 2014]
    Rolling Out Sustainable Packaging
    TAMPA, FL—July 15, 2014—With environmental awareness and conservation in mind, Versatile Packagers has launched a new line of environmentally and cost efficient product solutions called Sustainable Packaging. With benefits such as...
  • [July 1, 2014]
    Lofton Label's Key to Success is Being Smart, Tough and Nimble
    By Tom Polischuk, Editor-at-Large
    When you're a small guy playing in the big leagues you need to be smart, tough, and nimble. Yo...
  • [July 1, 2014]
    Shorter Runs in a Growing Market
    By Noel Ward, Editor-in-Chief
    The label market continues to be amazingly dynamic and presents an immense range of opportunities for converters no matter which technologies they use. And best of all, it's only going to grow and expand. No one, after all, wants to...
  • [July 1, 2014]
    The 25th Annual TLMI Products and Services Guide
    Many business and operational concerns can be resolved simply by knowing which company to call. That’s the reason behind the 25th Annual TLMI Products and Services Guide. It puts product and service profiles plus converter and supplier contact information all...
  • [July 1, 2014]
    Shelf Space: It's All About Support
    By Noel Ward, Editor-in-Chief
    If you are a member of TLMI, the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, chances are it may have done quite a lot. Standing at the epicenter of the tag and label industry, TLMI is an integral part of the success...
  • [July 1, 2014]
    Product Showcase: Coating and laminating - July 2014
    Featured Products for the flexographic, narrow-web and package printing industries including Acucote, Comexi, FLEXcon, Heidelberg, Davis-Standard, Retroflex, Scodix, Hazen Paper and Thelamco....
  • [July 1, 2014]
    Industry News - July 2014
    Industry News on the package printing industry, including Webex, Mondi Americas, Sonderen, Masterwork Graphic Equipment, Smart Vision Lights, Beta Industries, SoOPak, Menasha Packaging and Tri-Seal....