Q&A: Mike Fairley
Labels & Labeling (L&L): You were the first to recognize that the pressure-sensitive label industry was distinct from all other sectors of the print industry. How did you spot that before other analysts?
 
Mike Fairley (MF):...
Michelman opens sustainability center in China

The Michelman (China) Sustainability Center (MSC) is located at the company’s Shanghai offices located in the East Park of the Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao Industrial Zone. The facility features a technology and marketing office, along with a fully equipped development center to develop products and...

Pulse Roll Label Products moves to multi-layer, multi-lingual labels

In cooperation with self-adhesive label producer Skanem Cardiff, the new labels have been designed and printed to incorporate H- (hazard) and P- (precautionary statements) phrases in English as well as 20 other languages.

They have been printed with Pulse’s own PurePeel UV flexo peel and...

Wikoff introduces digital primers

These include three UV primers appropriate for UV inkjet applications—standard adhesion and high adhesion for non-absorbent substrates, plus a paper specific primer; two aqueous primers formulated for use with UV inkjet applications on both paper and film respectively; and one aqueous primer...

Peltolan awarded EGP partnership certificate

EGP technology enables a high-quality, efficient and greener packaging printing with no need for spot colors. The predictable and precise brand colors are implemented with digitally assisted ink blending. The color gamut is enriched with additional OGV (orange, green, violet) process inks, which...

Michelman extends distribution agreement with Safic-Alcan

Safic-Alcan is an independent distributor of specialty chemicals headquartered in Paris-La Défense, France. The company develops and provides wide ranges of polymers, materials and additives for the rubber, coatings, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries. The group is present in all major EU...

Registration opens for Gulf Print & Pack 2019

Taking place on April 15-18 in the Za’abeel Halls of Dubai World Trade Centre, Gulf Print & Pack 2019 is aimed at printers, service providers, brand owners and designers from not only the Middle East, but also continental Africa, South Asia and Europe.

Technologies to be showcased at...

Citing the ‘progressively challenging global trading environment’, Flint Group stated that it has had to implement difficult decisions for the security and sustainability of supply. Furthermore, significant cost headwinds have been witnessed in pigments, solvents, resins and freight, placing...

Siegwerk to increase price of packaging inks and varnishes in EMEA

The company noted how costs for raw material categories, such as photoinitiators, UV monomers, acrylic resins, pigments, isocyanates and specialty additives have continued to rise throughout the year, with further increases experienced in the last quarter of 2018. In addition colored pigments...

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