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Alcoa Inc: Why The Company Is Entering The 3D Printing Industry - Business Finance News

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Alcoa Inc: Why The Company Is Entering The 3D Printing Industry
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The aluminum giant, Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) has plans to open a manufacturing center in Pennsylvania. The center would be specialized in 3D printing techniques & materials. The company foresees a positive outlook for the 3D industry.

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Konica Minolta Empowers Customers at Graph Expo

September 4, 2015 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. , will be demonstrating its latest innovations and workflow technology at GRAPH EXPO 15 from Sept. 13-16 at the McCormick Convention Center in Chicago.

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Get Ready for Baby Safety Month with Hazard Labels

Lightning Labels Blog - 8 hours 29 min ago
Upgrade Hazard Labels for Baby Safety Month

As September approaches, manufacturers and retailers will likely be updating and checking the hazard labels on products, while consumers should be paying particularly close attention to the warning messages on their purchases. Why? According to Holiday Insights, as well as being a time to become a better person (National Courtesy Month and Self Improvement Month), enjoy favorite foods (Chicken Month, Honey Month) and celebrate passions (Classical Music Month, National Piano Month), September is also Baby Safety Month.

Every Baby Safety Month has a particular theme, and this year, it’s A Room with A Safe View. Even the most eagle-eyed of babyproofers may overlook a household element that seems completely benign to them but could prove dangerous or even fatal to an infant. With this in mind, the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association is working to protect babies against the hidden hazards lurking in the home, according to its Baby Safety Zone website.

Use Safety Labels to Highlight Dangers Hiding in Plain Sight

There are some babyproofing basics that are no-brainers – covering electrical outlets to keep tiny fingers away, padding hard surfaces and sharp edges, moving low-to-the-ground storage receptacles or ornamentation to safer heights and installing locks on ground-level cabinets and other things that can’t be moved. Of course, if you can’t recognize that something poses a danger, you won’t take steps to neutralize it, which is where safety labels and the Baby Safety Month campaign come in.

2 Products That Should Definitely Include Baby Labels

The JPMA listed 10 hazards that can be tricky to identify on your own, including batteries, hot mugs, loose change, magnets and pot handles sticking out from the stove. We took a closer look at two of the risks and detailed how baby labels can help alleviate danger:

  1. Detergent pods: Bright? Check. Packaged in something that resembles plastic? Check. Looks like the contents might taste delicious? Check. Candy? Far from it. Citing a statistic from the American Association of Poison Control Centers, Consumer Reports Magazine reported that poison control centers across the country received more than 6,000 reports pertaining to young children and detergent pods in the first six months of 2015. The detergent contained within the pods can cause harm if it comes in contact with the skin or eyes – and when it’s inhaled or ingested, the consequences can be fatal.
    How can labels help? Laundry product packaging should clearly state the dangers of detergent pods – and given the fact that detergent and water can compromise the legibility of warning messages, using durable, waterproof labels is advised.
  2. Cords and wires: In many ways, cords and wires run our lives. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to charge our laptops and mobile devices, watch TV, play video games, keep food cool and warm it up later. However, if they’re not properly secured, they can also take lives – young lives, at that – as they are a major choking hazard. Yes, even the fabric cords you use to draw your curtains can become a dangerous weapon if left within reach of a baby.
    How can labels help? Many products come with cords and wires, but even if these only compose a small part of the item, the associated dangers still need to be highlighted via packaging. When parents buy a new appliance or install a new set of blinds, the risk that wires and cords pose to their young children may not be top of mind, and it’s up to warning labels to draw their attention to the issue.

September is here, but it’s not too late to prepare for Baby Safety Month. Lightning Labels typically turns around product orders in 48 to 72 hours following proof approval.

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Durst appoints new distributor and service partner in Greece

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - 15 hours 59 min ago
The distribution and service partnership with LinoGroup will also cover Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Israel and Romania.
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X-Rite announces seminar series in color training

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - 15 hours 59 min ago
The Fundamentals of Color Training Series incorporates decades of best-practice color management experience.
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Exacto increases production with Colordyne press

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - 15 hours 59 min ago
The Colordyne 3600 Series Laser Pro provides a digital color printing platform capable of printing at 275 fpm.
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Xitron ships 4,000th Screen PT-R interface kit

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - 15 hours 59 min ago
The kit is used in conjunction with Xitron’s Sierra workflow, Navigator RIP and Raster Blaster TIFF catcher.
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H.B. Fuller Adhesive Academy opens in Germany

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - 15 hours 59 min ago
The center will help customers respond more quickly and effectively to market trends, industry challenges and opportunities.
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Mettler-Toledo adds new Label Serialization Station to portfolio

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - 15 hours 59 min ago
Companies in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry can use the LSS to print 500 track-and-trace labels per minute.
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VariBlend offers new dual-chamber tubes

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - 15 hours 59 min ago
The company has teamed with the global tube-maker Viva Healthcare Packaging for a recyclable, customizable option.
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Zanders launches new product line

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - 15 hours 59 min ago
The Zanlabel range of one-side, double-coated label papers is supplemented with a linen embossing.
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H.B. Fuller opens Adhesive Academy in Germany

Labels and Labeling - 16 hours 59 min ago
H.B. Fuller has officially opened its Adhesive Academy in Lüneburg, Germany, with a ceremony, unveiling and tour for local dignitaries and international media.
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Dscoop names Kathy Popovich as North American director

Labels and Labeling - 16 hours 59 min ago
Dscoop has named Kathy Popovich as its new North American director to lead the organization’s operations and activities in the region.
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Labelexpo Europe 2015 new products preview - conventional presses

Labels and Labeling - 16 hours 59 min ago
As part of L&L's comprehesive preview of new products to be seen at Labelexpo Europe 2015, here the magazine highlights new conventional presses that will be seen at the show.
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Labelexpo Europe 2015 new products preview - MIS and pre-press

Labels and Labeling - 16 hours 59 min ago
As part of L&L's comprehesive preview of new products to be seen at Labelexpo Europe 2015, here the magazine highlights new MIS and pre-press tools that will be seen at the show.
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Labelexpo Europe 2015 new products preview - ancillaries

Labels and Labeling - 16 hours 59 min ago
As part of L&L's comprehesive preview of new products to be seen at Labelexpo Europe 2015, here the magazine highlights new ancillary products, such as dies, doctor blades and web cleaning systems, that will be seen at the show.
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Labelexpo Europe 2015 new products preview - finishing

Labels and Labeling - 16 hours 59 min ago
As part of L&L's comprehesive preview of new products to be seen at Labelexpo Europe 2015, here the magazine highlights new products related to finishing that will be seen at the show.
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Labelexpo Europe 2015 new products preview - inspection

Labels and Labeling - 16 hours 59 min ago
As part of L&L's comprehesive preview of new products to be seen at Labelexpo Europe 2015, here the magazine highlights new products related to finishing that will be seen at the show.
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Michel Hunkeler joins Hunkeler management board as part of family's succession planning

Labels and Labeling - 16 hours 59 min ago
Michel Hunkeler, brother of CEO Stefan Hunkeler, has joined the Hunkeler management board with overall responsibility for sales and marketing as part of the family’s succession planning and work to preserve its status as an independent family-managed business in the long term.
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Labelexpo Europe 2015 new products preview - package printing

Labels and Labeling - 16 hours 59 min ago
As part of L&L's comprehesive preview of new products to be seen at Labelexpo Europe 2015, here the magazine highlights new products and other developments of interest related to package printing that will be seen at the show.
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