Labels and packaging play an essential role in combatting counterfeiting

From diversification within labels – smart/interactive, peel and reveal, shrink sleeves – to new packaging formats – flexibles, folding cartons and some lightweight corrugated – there’s an almost endless array of opportunities. 

Next-generation flexo, digital and hybrid (flexo-digital)...

Stora Enso launches unmanned RFID for automated retail

The product, New Retail by Stora Enso, merges in-store and online shopping by using sustainable RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags for wireless authentication and payment. At the core of the system are Intelligent Cabinets by Stora Enso, RFID-enabled e-kiosks designed for on-the-go...

Blockchain important to the future of food and drink packaging

In partnership with Avery Dennison, The Future Laboratory has begun authoring a new monthly column providing insights on global drivers, macro and micro trends, and their impact on consumers, brands, and the label and packaging industry. The first article has now been published, which considers...

Anil Sharma addressing customers

The new Avery Dennison I.Lab, located in Pune, India, is an interactive facility that provides customers and partners with hands-on experiences, live demonstrations and technical support, to help converters and partners explore the opportunities surrounding intelligent label solutions and RFID...

Cosmo Films launches CPP high barrier films

The newly launched heat sealable CPP films offer high hot tack (>600gf/inch over a range of 100 to 140 degree celsius) and low seal initiation temperature; enabling packaging machines to run at higher speeds. Films also offer good moisture, oxygen, light and aroma barrier properties. The high...

PragmatIC reports rapid adoption of FlexICs

This follows the introduction of the first products in its ConnectIC family, PR1101 and PR1102.

PragmatIC CEPO Scott White said: ‘These initial volume orders...

Mark Andy P5 flexo press at Super Labels

Super Labels’ operation has since been expanded to a floor area of 3,000sqm with an annual output exceeding 100 million Yuan (USD $14.7m). Its key customers include major international brands such as BP, Fuchs, Bosch and Bacchus, and leading domestic brands such as Lopal Tech. In addition, the...

Thinfilm restructures to reflect market adoption of NFC

This will see the company focus its resources on developing and building market adoption of its brand protection and consumer engagement technologies. Thinfilm has taken the following steps toward this goal:

  • Paused development of printed dopant polysilicon (PDPS) technology;
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Mondelēz sets challenge for 2019 AIPIA Summit Americas

Mondelēz International is looking to utilize active and intelligent packaging across its portfolio in the following areas:

  • Safety, including: technologies that allow us to demonstrate the authenticity and safety of our products through tamper evidence; packaging features that can
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An MPS EF 530 drew lots of interest at K-Print 2018

The label and package printing industry in South Korea is similarly intriguing. Continuing to be dominated by conventional print processes – namely letterpress and gravure – the market is seen as conservative and considered. ‘Korea is a very different market, with lots of intermittent offset and...

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