Grafotronic’s Mattias Malmqvist, Håkan Sundqvist and Tomasz Skrobik open the company’s latest factory extension in Poland

At a recent meeting at its facility just outside Warsaw, Poland, Grafotronic gathered its agents from around the world to present the company’s latest developments.

Chief among these was a new extension of the factory where the meeting was being held. This has added 870sqm, taking the...

‘The key to staying competitive in today’s crowded, accelerating label and print industry is to perform with the smooth coordination of a Formula 1 pit crew,’ says Paul Larkin, operations director at Hamilton.

An F1 team’s pit stops are an integral part of any race strategy, with the crew...

The use of solvent plate materials is being phased out now by Creation in favor of more environmentally friendly options, such as Asahi AWP and DuPont Cyrel Fast

The Daventry-based business has developed a program to promote environmentally friendly processes and options for printing, as managing director Matt Francklow explained: ‘We want to clearly show our customers and the industry that we are determined to reduce our environmental impact. As part of...

New apprentices at the Bielefeld site

Among them are eleven paper technologists, six machine and plant operators, two industrial clerks, three industrial mechanics, two electronics technicians and one electronic for automation technology. Fifteen trainees will work at the Bielefeld plant and 10 at the Flensburg site.

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Finat recycling consultant Jacques van Leeuwen chaired the jury, supported by Andreas Faul of INGEDE (Paper deinking industry), Peter Sundt of EPRO (the European organisation of plastics recycling) and Rosalyn Bandy of TLMI (Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute).

‘We were delighted by...

Published twice a year by the international label association Finat, this market monitor report compiles focused research and analysis based on surveys conducted by LPC. Finat Radar also reported that 2017 was a year of growth for the non-prime label sector. 

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Etimark has installed a Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+LM

‘Since installing the press we can concentrate more intensively on the ever-increasing number of customers requiring short runs,’ said Marco Schulz, CFO, CIO of Etimark. ‘We’re seeing more and more variety in print jobs whilst customers also want shorter delivery times. The Truepress Jet L350UV+...

The Nottinghamshire-based company, which employs 700 staff across 18 sites in the UK and has an annual turnover of over GBP £100million,will be using iTrent to streamline and automate its core HR and payroll functions to drive efficiencies, enhance compliance and amplify critical workforce...

Suppliers of the latest in security ink technological developments to governments and security printers in more than 100 countries, Luminescence manufactures security inks suitable for offset, intaglio, flexo, gravure, screen, numbering and inkjet processes and security threads.

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Windmill Tapes and LAbels MD Andrew Southern:  ‘We see this acquisition complimenting the current label production facility and are confident it will enable us to keep our customers satisfied in terms of quicker lead times and overall quality.’

Founded in 1980 as a Kraft gummed paper printer and converter, Windmill Tapes and Labels has grown through filmic adhesive tapes, moving into label production in 2004. Since then, the label business has grown very strongly. The company now employs 55 people at two sites in Stockport  and...

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