Not planning to sell your business? You still need to take action, writes Bob Cronin of The Open Approach

While you can cash in on today’s high multiples, you may wish to hold on. But staying in charge doesn’t mean ‘staying put’. Accelerated M&A activity brings new dynamics, offerings and expectations. The reality of today’s fast-paced landscape is that you can’t survive by doing nothing. ...

Deanne Sinclair, Cambridge Label

My family has been in print for more than 35 years, but to be honest, I never envisioned myself working in the print industry at my family business. Growing up, my father always had a strict ‘no family members as employees’ policy, out of respect for his other business partners. It wasn’t until...

How will the label industry fare with the changing industrial landscape

Even Oxford University researchers are claiming that robots have already stolen more than 66,000 jobs in Britain alone. Separate studies have further predicted that large numbers of workers will be replaced by robots and machine automation. So, how will the label industry fare in the automated...

Food: 'Miel de Sapin', a honey jar label Neo-Color

This issue features Etiq & Pack French digital label award winners.

In the above image carousel are highlights from issue 3, 2018’s Label & Packaging Showcase. Curated by Barry Hunt.

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Such has been the growth in the label market – especially the pressure-sensitive sector – that everyone involved in label materials, technology and markets has an increasing need to keep up-to-date with the latest trends and developments.

In the early days it was often difficult to fill...

Editor’s note: Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018

The Thailand location makes sense in terms of the wider Labelexpo portfolio. Labelexpo Asia has become mainly a ‘local’ show for Chinese visitors and exhibitors – although it has been strongly supported by Bobst and Omet among Western press manufacturers. Likewise the India show. Although...

Flexo print on paper – narrow (gold)/Best in Show (silver) for Shackleton Front by MCC Scotland

This issue features EFIA Print Awards winners 2018.

In the above image carousel are highlights from issue 2, 2018’s Label & Packaging Showcase. Curated by David Pittman.

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Yeo Valley yoghurt pot lids printed by Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury

Some of the key driving forces behind this growth include the increase in demand from the food and beverage, healthcare, cosmetics and toiletries, sports goods and agricultural products industries – and it’s not difficult to see why. Products packaged in flexible materials have no defined shape...

What does 'green' mean?

In this issue of L&L, we report on an initiative from leading Italian label and packaging group Nuceria, which worked with two brand owners to build in cradle-to-cradle collection and recycling of liner waste from the very start of the project.

Nuceria put the Italian brands – in the...

In a unique project to promote the latest in narrow web flexible package production, a cross-section of the supply chain united at Danish printer Green Label to showcase the work going on to support growth in this area

There are several aspects to this. Most importantly, the dominant label converting technology – in-line combination presses – is today capable of printing both self-adhesive (supported) substrates and filmic (unsupported) substrates on the same press line. 

Servo drive technology on web...

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