Metallized flexo printed labels by Sidlaw Packaging UK, as photographed in Labels & Labeling issue 4, 1998

The next time that you pay a visit to a supermarket or department store, take a look at the graphics and packaging being used to display manufacturers’ products. The quality of both design and reproduction is superb, but what is more the majority of it is now printed flexo. Tracing the history...

The Craft Brewers Conference welcomes 14,000 visitors over four days

With those figures in mind, craft beer really becomes a market in which the outside of the can or bottle is just as important as what is on the inside.

By the numbers 
Globally, the craft beer market is dominated by the US and Europe. The US creates more craft beer...

Labelexpo USA 98 was the sixth edition of the show in North America

Two years ago* someone described that year’s Labelexpo USA and related conference as ‘The world’s largest and most exciting event the label industry has ever seen.’ Labelexpo USA 98** is sure to meet this high standard and justify its billing as North America’s premier narrow-web event with yet...

Fox River Fiber Company, based in Wisconsin, USA, collects and repulps paper release liner

The Fox River Fiber Company, located in De Pere outside Green Bay, Wisconsin, collects and repulps paper release liner. Adam Kositzke, fiber procurement manager at Fox River Fiber, says: ‘We love liner because the material is 100 percent cellulose; it’s silicone on paper only. Years ago, we were...

A previous example of PET liner recycling in the UK from Avery Dennison, Viridor and PET UK on behalf of CCEP

Juha Virmavirta, RafCycle Solutions director at UPM Raflatac, identifies 20-plus percent growth each year in the volume of release liner recycled through the company’s RafCycle program. This he attributes to the supply chain pushing such tools alongside the growing appetite of consumers and...

Sathis Abeywickrama, managing director at Flexiprint Sri Lanka

The factory houses eight Gidue and Bobst presses – the latest bought in 2017 – and two Martin Automatic MBS unwind/splicer systems and six LRD rewinders, alongside a highly automated ink kitchen by DIC, inspection systems, DuPont Cyrel Fast 1000 TD flexographic plate making system, anilox...

Brand owners, suppliers and printers attended the second edition of the forum to discuss anti-counterfeiting measures

Attended by around 200 suppliers, printers and brand owners, the forum was sponsored by Holostik, giriraj foils, The Manipal Group, Vinsak, veritech, Monotech Systems and Pays. The two days saw eminent personalities participating in four panel discussions and individual presentations.

The...

A Catholic priest blessed a new Mark Andy press installed at Etipress

Etipress opened its Guadalajara label business in 2006 with Juan Carlos Arroyave and Kenjiro Kobayashi. Arroyave’s father spent four decades in the label industry, so Arroyave knew what he was getting into. 

Arroyave and Kobayashi admit that Etipress initially struggled. The co-owners...

The team at South African shrink sleeve specialist Packology

In his view, self-adhesive label manufacturers can generally place the onus on their customers to know what they want and what will work, but shrink sleeve customers expect suppliers to lead, advise and specify sleeves that are guaranteed to work in a particular environment. 

‘As a result...

James Quirk, Labels & Labeling, Piyapong Wongvorakul, Trisan Printing, Thailand, Peter Woods, QLM Label Makers, Malaysia, Brenton Barrett, Multi-Color Corporation, Asia-Pacific, Adrian Pratiwiharja, PT Interflex Sejahtera Perdana, Indonesia

The participants represented a great mix of local converters, converting groups and global players. They were Piyapong Wongvorakul, Trisan Printing, Thailand: originally a letterpress label converter, the company has diversified into cartons and adopted flexography and sheet-fed; Adrian...

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