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...

Mark Andy Digital Series HD hybrid press

From early beginnings with the retrofitting of CMYK inkjet heads on to existing flexo presses just eight or ten years ago, hybrid printing has advanced rapidly, moving through flexo press manufacturers building digital into entry-level hybrids with flexo options for spot colors and/or cold...

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...

Artist Benjamin Von Wong created art to depict the plastics pollution in our oceans

Post-consumer plastics must be successfully recoverable through a viable infrastructure and have a valuable end-use in order to move to a closed-loop Circular Economy. Also imperative is a steady supply of post-consumer content with a consistent quality grade. 

Current global recycling...

The Automation Arenas in Labelexpo Europe 2017 and Labelexpo Americas 2018 attracted around 2,500 visitors

Whether it is the use of smart phones, smart meters, automated payment systems, travel ticketing, navigation, search engines, online assistants (Alexa and Siri), self-driving cars or lawnmowers, smart lighting, social media apps or just ordering an Uber, all are impacted to some degree by...

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