Labeling & Narrow Web /rss/2657 en-us Elevate Packaging Announces the First BPI Certified Compostable Adhesive Label BPI Certification proves that a material will safely compost in a composting facility, leaving behind no toxic residue or microplastics.

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/articles/91166 Wed, 07 Apr 2021 11:15:33 -0400 /articles/91166-elevate-packaging-announces-the-first-bpi-certified-compostable-adhesive-label Elevate_web.jpg Compostable stickers and labels can aid in the diversion of food waste away from landfills. Image courtesy of Elevate Packaging
HERMA US Inc. Introduces Continuous Labeling Capabilities for Premium Pharma Wrap-Around Labeler The HERMA 132M HC can be retrofitted for continuous operation and is ideal for expedited, high-volume vial production.

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/articles/91148 Wed, 31 Mar 2021 08:00:00 -0400 /articles/91148-herma-us-inc-introduces-continuous-labeling-capabilities-for-premium-pharma-wrap-around-labeler HERMA_132M-HC_1_web.jpg The HERMA 132M HC Wrap-around Labeler was designed to meet the requirements of round pharmaceutical and healthcare products. Images courtesy of HERMA US Inc. HERMA_132M-HC_5_web.jpg The EasySplicer and EasyCutter modules can change label reels and dispose of the backing paper reels without the machine coming to a standstill. Images courtesy of HERMA US Inc.
Color Label Printers and High-Precision Robots Provide Flexibility /articles/91086 Wed, 24 Mar 2021 08:00:00 -0400 /articles/91086-color-label-printers-and-high-precision-robots-provide-flexibility Inkbrite Develops Cannabis Packaging Platform For one inclusive per-unit price, Inkbrite handles packaging design, sourcing and compliance.

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/articles/91123 Mon, 22 Mar 2021 08:00:00 -0400 /articles/91123-inkbrite-develops-cannabis-packaging-platform Laurie-Wilson-inkbrit_web.jpg Laurie Peterson, CEO and founder at Inkbrite. Image courtesy of Inkbrite
Toshiba Unveils New Desktop Label Printers The BV400D series of direct thermal transfer printers are geared towards logistics, healthcare and retail labeling applications.

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/articles/91118 Thu, 18 Mar 2021 13:57:51 -0400 /articles/91118-toshiba-unveils-new-desktop-label-printers BV-400_Series_web.jpg Toshiba's four-inch label printers include replaceable print heads and sensors — notifying users when to refill media and close the cover. Image courtesy of Toshiba America Business Solutions
Linerless Back Label Application Nets a Big Fish /articles/91079 Tue, 16 Mar 2021 13:00:00 -0400 /articles/91079-linerless-back-label-application-nets-a-big-fish Wash-Off Label Technology Meets the Challenge /articles/91089 Tue, 16 Mar 2021 08:00:00 -0400 /articles/91089-wash-off-label-technology-meets-the-challenge Xeikon America, Inc. Adds Two New Presses The new machines are available for online demonstrations from Xeikon’s Global Innovation Center and commercially worldwide.

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Durable Label Applications Durable labels must be resistant enough to withstand contact with harsh chemicals, extreme temperature changes, transportation and storage conditions.

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/articles/91070 Thu, 04 Mar 2021 07:00:00 -0500 /articles/91070-article-headline label_Applications_blank_Easy-Resizecom.jpg GHS (Globally Harmonized System) labels must follow strict regulations and guidelines to ensure a safe work environment for employees and personnel. Image courtesy of Smith Corona 63A0119_edit-1200x800_Easy-Resizecom.jpg Labels must be exceptionally resistant and printed on materials capable of being weatherproof, endure abrasions and handle contact with chemicals, oils or water. Image courtesy of Smith Corona
Durable Labels 101: Industry Standards, Requirements and Regulations In order to avoid accidents and injuries, hazardous materials containers must have proper labels to display the dangerous chemicals being carried.

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/articles/91062 Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:00:00 -0500 /articles/91062-durable-labels-101-industry-standards-requirements-and-regulations Durable_Labels_Blank_web.jpg Durable labels generally consist of universally understood colors, pictograms or symbols. Image courtesy of Smith Corona chemicalwarning2-1200x1029_web.jpg Labels can identify and classify hazardous products, educate and inform workers, employees and emergency personnel and create a safe environment that prevents injury, illness and fatality. Image courtesy of Smith Corona
S-One Labels & Packaging Announces New Team Members S-OneLP says the new hires will continues to strengthen its sales, customer service and marketing teams.

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/articles/91041 Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:44:00 -0500 /articles/91041-s-one-labels-packaging-announces-new-team-members FP-News-900x550.jpg
New Water-Based Pressure Sensitive Adhesive for Filmic Labels ACRONAL 3727 X has good immediate tack and high peel strength on low surface energy materials allowing, at the same time, for early repositionability.

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/articles/91026 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 16:00:00 -0500 /articles/91026-new-water-based-pressure-sensitive-adhesive-for-filmic-labels Hans Reniers Photo by Hans Reniers on Unsplash
Why and How Brands Should Move Toward More Sustainable Labels As the demand for sustainability picks up steam, some brands might still need to decide what exactly a retailer, investor or consumer observes when they pick up their product.

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/articles/91010 Mon, 22 Feb 2021 17:19:00 -0500 /articles/91010-why-and-how-brands-should-move-toward-more-sustainable-labels Avery Dennison’s CleanFlake technology Avery Dennison’s CleanFlake technology allows for a clean label separation from a PET bottle during plastics recycling. Image courtesy of Avery Dennison
S-One Labels and Packaging Relaunches Website A new streamlined design makes the website easier to navigate and learn about the products.

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Colordyne Technologies Unveils its Second-Generation UV Retrofit The engine was redesigned to deliver enhanced usability, quality and functionality.

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/articles/91005 Fri, 19 Feb 2021 15:01:00 -0500 /articles/91005-colordyne-technologies-unveils-its-second-generation-uv-retrofit open-hood_web.jpg To improve print quality, the 3800 Series UV – Retrofit uses pinning lamps between each color channel, in addition to the previous model’s final cure lamp. Image courtesy of Colordyne Technologies
Global Thermal Transfer Labels Market Poised to Grow The report projects a steady growth forecast for the forthcoming decade, with a CAGR of 5%.

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Henkel Adhesive Technologies Joins Sustainable Label Consortium CELAB The organization brings together companies across the matrix and liner industry value chain to address recycling capability in different markets.

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MacDermid Graphics Solutions Joins HolyGrail 2.0 The initiative aims to demonstrate digital watermarking technologies to accelerate the circular plastic economy.

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/articles/90969 Mon, 08 Feb 2021 10:11:00 -0500 /articles/90969-macdermid-graphics-solutions-joins-holygrail-20 25-HolyGrail-20_web1.jpg When the packaging reaches a waste sorting facility, the digital watermarks can be detected and encoded on the sorting line, then sorted into corresponding streams. Image courtesy of MacDermid.
LabelCraft Products Develops Recyclable Label Release Liner The Recyclable EnviroLiner is made of 100% post-consumer waste that can be recycled in local facilities.

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Schreiner MediPharm Introduces Syringe Label with First-Opening Indication New Syringe-Closure-Wrap features label that surrounds both syringe barrel and cap for integrated first-opening indication that can provide evidence of tampering.

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/articles/90945 Mon, 01 Feb 2021 07:00:00 -0500 /articles/90945-schreiner-medipharm-introduces-syringe-label-with-first-opening-indication SMP_Syringe-Closure-Wrap The Syringe-Closure-Wrap label for prefilled syringes irreversibly indicates any first opening and thus enhances user certainty and patient safety. Image courtesy of Schreiner MediPharm
United Automation Creates Print-and-Apply Label Applicators for Pharmacy Bottle and Bag Labeling The solutions incorporate Epson’s ColorWorks on-demand label printer and industrial robots for a one-to-one automated labeling and verification system.

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/articles/90943 Fri, 29 Jan 2021 11:26:59 -0500 /articles/90943-united-automation-creates-print-and-apply-label-applicators-for-pharmacy-bottle-and-bag-labeling United Automation and Epson United Automation - Epson ColorWorks C7500 pick-and-place desktop label applicator. Image courtesy of United Automation Epson ColorWorks C7500 Epson ColorWorks C7500. Image courtesy of Epson America
Loftware and NiceLabel Combine The combination brings together 60 years of combined expertise in solving labeling challenges for companies of all sizes throughout a wide range of industries across the globe.

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/articles/90872 Tue, 12 Jan 2021 16:10:00 -0500 /articles/90872-loftware-and-nicelabel-combine Loftware and NiceLabel 1 Loftware and NiceLabel announced that they are combining under the Loftware corporate umbrella. Image courtesy of Loftware Loftware and NiceLabel 2 Loftware and NiceLabel announced that they are combining under the Loftware corporate umbrella. Image courtesy of Loftware
5 Product Label Trends to Differentiate Your Brand in 2021 How brands will use labels to differentiate themselves.

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/articles/90792 Mon, 07 Dec 2020 11:13:00 -0500 /articles/90792-5-Product-Label-Trends-to-Differentiate-Your-Brand-in-2021 Product Label Trends Product Label Trends 2 Tactile, paper labels help to portray an image of quality, thereby influencing consumer purchasing behavior. Product Label Trends 3 Creative use of NFC labels now can help give you a leg up on maximizing their future usefulness, leaving slow adopters behind.
Kallik Now Offers Amazon Web Services /articles/90787 Wed, 02 Dec 2020 11:00:00 -0500 /articles/90787-kallik-becomes-first-artwork-and-labeling-company-to-offer-amazon-web-services Tekni-Plex Invests in New Press for Medical Devices /articles/90777 Mon, 30 Nov 2020 08:00:00 -0500 /articles/90777-tekni-plex-invests-in-new-press-for-medical-devices Tekni-Plex die-cut healthcare packaging lid. TLMI Announces Winners of 43rd Annual Awards Competition The TLMI Annual Awards Competition honors best-in-class package printing in a range of print process categories.

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/articles/90766 Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:47:46 -0500 /articles/90766-tlmi-announces-winners-of-43rd-annual-awards-competition TLMI Label Awards The Best in Show Award was presented to Multi-Color Corporation for its “Sixth Sense” prime label.
Polyonics Issued First U.S. Patent The company’s new invention covers new technology for improved ESD topcoats and label materials.

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/articles/90725 Tue, 03 Nov 2020 13:42:34 -0500 /articles/90725-polyonics-issued-first-us-patent Polyonics Patent Polyonics CEO Jim Clemente presents Delilah Adams (lab technician/left) and Robert Guyette (chemist) with their patent awards, the company’s first.
Broad-Based Industry Recycling Initiative Launches in Europe Self-adhesive label companies have come together to create a circular economy for self-adhesive label materials.

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/articles/90715 Thu, 29 Oct 2020 12:56:34 -0400 /articles/90715-broad-based-industry-recycling-initiative-launches-in-europe CELAB logo
Solutions for Static Control on a Pressure-Sensitive Labeling Line /articles/90690 Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400 /articles/90690-solutions-for-static-control-on-a-pressure-sensitive-labeling-line Controlling Static on an Unwinding Roll Figure 1. The web separates from the roll at the unwinding nip. In this example, the inside surface has positive charge and the outside surface has an equal amount of negative charge. A big problem for labeling lines can be field meters showing a balanced charge due to peeling substrates. Source: Controlling Static on an Unwinding Roll Kelly Robinson, PE, PhD, and Owner of Electrostatic Answers Kelly Robinson, PE, PhD, and Owner of Electrostatic Answers Xeikon’s New Fusion Embellishment Unit The new unit is designed to offer complete digital finishing and embellishment capabilities.

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/articles/90660 Thu, 01 Oct 2020 15:27:40 -0400 /articles/90660-xeikons-new-fusion-embellishment-unit Xeikon FEU Xeikon FEU