Industry Headlines

Landa Metallography Technology Acquired by ALTANA
February 21, 2017 at 8:53 am

ALTANA has acquired Landa's Metallography technology, a sustainable alternative to foil transfer processes, which was first unveiled at drupa 2016. The remaining development and engineering of the technology will be transferred to ALTANA's ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants division.

CNBC Highlights Flexible Packaging Duo in 'Blue Collar Millionaires'
February 16, 2017 at 11:07 am

Dru Riess and Ray Salinas didn't know anything about printing, but now they run a multi-million dollar package printing company, Popular Ink. The company began with a flexographic printing press bought from a friend's stepfather who kept it in a barn.

Busch Packaging Redesign Hits the NASCAR Track
February 21, 2017 at 9:18 am

Instead of waiting until April for its new packaging design to hit store shelves, Busch beer incorporated its new look into the paint job on Kevin Harvick's No. 4 Ford for the first race of the NASCAR season. Will the new look, combined with NASCAR fans' intense loyalty to sponsor brands lead to increased sales for Busch?

A B Graphic to Highlight the Latest Digicon Series 3 Advancements at Xeikon Café
February 17, 2017 at 9:20 am

A B Graphic International will display the latest advancements of the Digicon Series 3 for modular digital converting at Xeikon Café. The advancements include spot and flood coat varnishing, matrix stripping, slitting, non-stop high speed turret rewinding and camera inspection with integrated workflow.

FINAT's European Label Forum to Discuss Challenging Industry Changes
February 17, 2017 at 9:06 am

The annual FINAT European Label Forum, which will be held from June 7-9 in Berlin, will bring the label industry community together to discuss how to best confront challenging industry changes. Keynote speakers include management guru Michael Jackson and Joschka Fischer, former minister of foreign affairs of Germany.

Tap Packaging Solutions Receives 10 PIANKO Print Excellence Awards
February 16, 2017 at 8:48 am

Tap Packaging Solutions received 10 awards in the 2017 Printing Industries of Ohio and Northern Kentucky (PIANKO) Print Excellence Competition. The awards included the "People's Choice" award and Best of Northern Region award for packaging.

Xeikon Reports Record Sales Year in North America
February 16, 2017 at 9:28 am

Xeikon has reported a record sales year in North America with figures over 70% and it is now positioned for even greater success in 2017. In addition to the markets Xeikon is already established, the company is seeking growth in heat transfer, in-mold label and folding carton segments.

Arjowiggins Graphic Announces Full North American Expansion
February 16, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Arjowiggins Graphic has announced a full-scale expansion in the United States and North America for its recycled papers offer. Julie Brannen has been appointed as North American regional sales manager to grow and develop business in North America.