High performance lubricants help keep presses running

Web breaks and unscheduled maintenance stoppages – in fact, anything that impedes productivity – can be damaging to a printer’s bottom line performance. In an industry as competitive as label printing, unplanned downtime and repairs are unwelcome and costly disruptions that need to be kept to an...

Stan Avery and his employees stand in front of the Fourth Street location to which the company moved in 1940

Sixty-plus years after their invention, film labels are so ubiquitous that it’s easy to take them for granted. Yet their remarkable history is a story of continual innovation – one that has mirrored evolutions in consumer preferences, plastics and the packaging industry itself. It’s a story that...

SunJet and Durst launched low migration digital inks back at Labelexpo 2013

Added to this potpourri are the concerns raised around migration of ink components through low barrier packaging materials into food, beverage and pharma products and best practice for this class of jobs. 

Label converters are constantly torn between short-term buying based on price – the...

Label converters can help nutraceutical brands stand out on crowded shelves

Globally, consumers are shifting toward alternative therapies and preventative care and are spending hundreds of billions of dollars on products that, by definition, provide nutritional benefits, boost physical performance or prevent diseases. 

Nutraceuticals – a word that derives its...

Amar Chhajed has been promoted to president of Huhtamaki PPL’s labeling businesses in India

After divesting a 51 percent share in Webtech Labels in 2012, Webtech promoters merged their company into Huhtamaki PPL by exchanging their 49 percent stake with a share in Huhtamaki PPL in April 2017. ‘Now Webtech runs as a division of Huhtamaki PPL in India,’ says Amar Chhajed, who has been...

The Theia factory in Jakarta

Danny Lim, sales and marketing director at Theia, says: ‘The new company is dedicated to digital label printing and specializes in short runs and customized printing with quicker turnaround times. Life-cycle, batch-cycle and repeat orders are on a decline so we look at variance in products and...

KS Chan_Asian Pacific area director with Supreecha Muangsaen_managing director at Kurz

Kurz has a manufacturing facility in Malaysia that manufactures and exports hot and cold foils for labels and packaging across the world. The company is currently expanding infrastructure and increasing production capacity in the country. ‘We have bought new land next door for expansion to...

AIPIA executive director Eef de Ferrante opening the association’s latest World Congress

It is evident that active and intelligent packaging technologies have become a much more common occurrence in recent times. They have taken on many forms, been used to deliver different results, and have broadened their reach into new markets and applications. For instance, CCL-Kontur has...

Amica Systems exhibited its latest-generation full color UV label press, Gemini 330

Expanding its feature content and show footprint, Labelexpo Asia 2017 featured 300 exhibiting companies, including 80 first time exhibitors. In addition to the Digital Trail, Labelexpo Asia hosted its first Smart Zone to highlight new technologies and applications for improving customer appeal...

Visitors to the Narrow Web Flexible Packaging Summit saw a demonstration of a Bobst M5 press

In some instances, narrow web converters running flexible packaging are showing annual growth rates of 15 percent. 

‘It’s very robust sector and one that is delivering growth to a lot of label converting companies,’ LPC managing director Jennifer Dochstader said.

LPC was...

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