Herma’s managing director Dr Thomas Baumgartner looked at liner recycling back in 2011

Before today, it was enough for businesses that wished to convey the image of an ecologically aware and sustainable enterprise to print their brochures on recycled paper and install solar panels – even if their production and development processes were not modified at all. 

In his widely...

The future of narrow web

As the keynote speaker of the TLMI conference, Mike Fairley, the international publishing director of Tarsus Publishing and Exhibitions and a leading consultant to the worldwide label industry, spoke to the delegates about the challenges and opportunities worldwide for the label and converting...

As well as a slew of new product introductions, the show was notable for its feature areas and educational forums

The 16th edition of Labelexpo Americas saw 16,413 label and package printing professionals descend on Rosemont’s Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on September 25-27. There were...

The Mark Andy P7E was a key launch at Labelexpo Americas 2018

It’s a salient point. Show organizers like to quote numbers, and at this year’s Labelexpo Americas there were some good statistics to shout about – impressive increases, for example, in exhibitor numbers, floor space, rebook, and visitors from Latin America. But technological developments are...

Chocolate cake and strawberries screened with Bellissima DMS

Compare the current print process for flexible labels and packaging with ‘The Great Global Bake Off’, where many chefs compete by using their own ‘magic’ ingredients to bake the perfect cake.

Such a scenario is the antithesis of the reality in a factory that produces thousands of cakes...

Pictured (from left): Chris, Sue, Arnie and Charlotte Elison

Labels & Labeling (L&L): How did you first enter the label industry?

Chris Ellison (CE): Probably like many others – by accident. But I have no regrets.

L&L: What are your main memories of those early days?

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José Luis Bezaury Creel has been in charge of LitoPlas for more than 25 years

Label Pack pleasantly surprised me with this recognition. At the moment I received the award, I thought that this prize does not belong to me alone, but to all my staff and to the company that I am fortunate to direct. It is also the result of the principles that govern the group to which I...

One comparison shared in the TLMI webinar evaluated two distinct How2Recycle labels provided to two different brands (Clorox vs International Delight) using full-body sleeve labels

In 1998, Europe opened discussions about using Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) as an approach to evaluating packaging and its impact on the environment. LCA is the comprehensive method for assessing a range of environmental impacts across the full life-cycle of a product system, from raw material...

Labelexpo Americas 2018 takes place 29 years after the show was first staged

It seems hard to believe that this year sees the 16th Labelexpo Americas being held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago. This is some 29 years after the very first Labelexpo event held there, which at that time barely filled just one of the five exhibition halls now used to...

If you haven’t already engaged in M&A, your window of opportunity may be closing

Over the past five years, we’ve seen one of the most lucrative M&A markets ever. Buyers have extended attractive terms and multiples. And sellers have been able to capitalize on their years of hard work. More important, the steady stream of transactions has created an essentially new market...

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