Bobst hosted an open house at its new Flexo Center of Excellence at Bobst Bielefeld in Germany, giving attendees the opportunity to experience the entire flexo process from start to finish.

This Center has been extended to include a pre-press room, specifically for extended color gamut (ECG) for wide-web CI flexo presses. All of Bobst’s industry partners are present here, ensuring the integration of all the elements that combine to make a flawless end-to-end process.

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International suppliers are increasing their focus on Southeast Asia’s fast-growing label market. Aakriti Agarwal reports

Brenton Barrett, president Asia-Pacific at Multi-Color Corporation, echoes that there is a wide room to grow with ASEAN’s per capita pressure-sensitive label consumption sitting at 1.6sqm.

2019 saw much activity in the region’s label industry, including multinational companies moving into...

The North American label industry sees investment from private equity, as it grapples with ongoing issues. Chelsea McDougall reports

Much of the mergers and acquisitions activity in 2019 was driven by growing interest from private equity in the labels space. The year started with a blockbuster merger between two of the region’s biggest label suppliers, when Multi-Color Corporation was acquired by Platinum Equity, the PE group...

Andy Thomas-Emans reports on a slowing market beset by economic and political worries – but looking to bounce back in 2019-20

This slowdown was also reflected in Finat’s Radar converter and end user trends report, which saw converter sales growth fall dramatically from 8.3 percent in 2018 to 4.9 percent in Q1 2019.

Finat’s survey does reveal a remarkable shift from growth in non-prime labels in 2017 to higher...

L-R: Wolfgang Ober, technical director of Ritter Haftetiketten, and Denis Westhauser, marketing manager at Spilker. The two companies have worked together for more than 40 years

When technical director Wolfgang Ober arrives, smiling, he confides: ‘I shouldn’t be here, to be honest. I have passed my retirement age and should be at home relaxing, but I love this place and this industry so much that I simply cannot stay home. I must come here each day, see everyone and...

AWT Labels & Packaging has appointed Scott Farkas as senior production engineer.  

Farkas has been in the printing industry for over 20 years, with a focus on flexographic label printing.  He has spent the majority of that time as a design engineer, developing innovative label constructions for unique package applications and operating environments.

Ted Biggs, vice...

NBG Printographic representing Beijing Daheng Image Vision in India has installed the first 100 percent label inspection system and slitter rewinder at Kumar Labels based in Noida.

The label inspection system at Kumar Labels includes 4K camera patented LED lighting system for scanning wide range of substrates. The software supports inspection of print image, text, screens and dots upto a size of 0.05 sqmm and mis-register of 0.1 mm. The software can scan complete range of...

Amberley Labels has appointed Hayley Walker as one of its new external sales account managers.

Walker has managed some of the UK's largest industry accounts in the self-adhesive market. She has key knowledge on applications, print processes and strong account management.

She will work with Rick Andrews and their sales manager, David Beeby.

TSC Auto ID Technology EMEA has appointed Dave Huckle to the position of sales manager for the UK and Nordics.

Victoria Grobushkina, sales director, TSC Auto ID Technology EMEA, said: ‘Huckle has more than 20 years of experience of printing products and application engineering; few people are better placed than him to advise on the best device for customers. He has sound knowledge of both Printronix Auto...

Huhtamaki completes acquisition in South Africa

The annual net sales of the acquired business is approximately EUR 40 million and it employs altogether approximately 460 people.

The business was acquired for an enterprise value of EUR 58 million. The deal was paid partly in cash and partly in shares, as the sellers of Everest entered...

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