GP Pathak, vice president, operations and new product development, Holography Business at Uflex

L&L: When and how did the holography business of Uflex start? 
GP Pathak: We started doing holograms in the year 2004 with an intent to provide anti-counterfeiting products to the industry across various business verticals. However, it was only in 2010...

Presenting your company to the discerning acquirer is crucial, writes Bob Cronin

Making the most of your management presentation is essential. Stage two in the selling process, it’s your time to shine. What you say, do, omit or imply will determine whether an acquirer moves forward. Take these seven steps to ensure that what’s seen by acquirers represents the company’s true...

Armor has received the Industry of the Future Showcase (label Vitrine Industrie du Futur) award from Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Economy and Finance of France.

This award recognizes companies that have developed innovative projects within their production processes, notably by using digital technology. So far, only a few dozen French manufacturers have received the award. 

Armor has been developing a permanent process of automation and digital...

Each year on September 24, South Africa celebrates Heritage Day. This year saw some stunning packaging reflecting for this special day, reflecting strong design influences.

It’s clear that the stubborn relics of Africa’s post-colonial struggles are finally crumbling – in ways that clichéd narratives and labels such as ‘Africa Rising’ or ‘emerging markets’ could never quite capture. Unlike the past, where foreign intervention was common, Africa is now liberating...

Labelexpo India 2018 was a landmark event in the country in terms of the quality levels of machinery displayed and being sold

According to India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), India’s per capita GDP is expected to reach US$3,273 in 2023, up from US$1,983 in 2012. The main consumer spending rises are likely to occur in food, housing, consumer goods, transport and communication sectors.

IBEF also states that...

Regional growth was reflected in the successful launch of Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018

The strength of the local market was demonstrated at the inaugural Labelexpo Southeast Asia, held in May in Bangkok. With 7,934 attendees from 62 countries flocking to the three-day show, exhibitor rebookings for the next edition in 2020 stood at 42 percent at the end of the show – the highest...

Where Chinese label converters are based

This year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s economic reform program. From the updated data provided by National News Publication Bureau, Chinese printing industry output has risen from less than 5 billion Yuan to 1.21 trillion Yuan in 40 years, meaning today’s output is approximately 250...

A survey of Labelexpo Americas visitors found that 53 percent planned to buy equipment seen on the show floor within the next six to 12 months

TLMI president Dan Muenzer hit it home with his comments about the Americas show in September: ‘You can’t wait two years to innovate. Innovation happens between Labelexpos.’

Indeed, that was the case at Labelexpo Americas 2018, an event where 487 exhibitors showed their latest...

Growth of European PS labels industry by material type (source Finat)

Total consumption of PS label materials in Europe increased by a healthy 4.7 percent in 2017 – the most recent period we have full figures for – representing an average growth of 5.4 percent since 2013.

Filmic rolls continued their growth at the expense of paper, now forming 26 percent of...

Konica Minolta launches app and portal

The launch is aimed at streamlining end user support for Konica Minolta customers by enabling them to remain connected round the clock to the company’s pan-India service network of more than 1,000 engineers, including over 300 direct customer engineers and 700-plus partner customer...

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