Tan Junqiao, a major force in the development of Chinese label industry in last 40 years

In 1982, he was appointed president and general manager of the Chinese Packaging and Printing Corporation, a part of the Ministry of Light Industry, and was granted the title of senior engineer. 

Thereafter, he held senior positions on numerous printing industry-related boards, including...

Harveer Sahni, chairman of Weldon Celloplast discusses history of Indian label printing

However, it wasn’t the same forty years ago. Harveer Sahni, chairman at Weldon Celloplast, who has been in the label industry since 1978 when his company installed its first siliconizing coater, recalls: ‘A US-based company, Johnson & Johnson, first started manufacturing pressuresensitive...

L&L writers have often been prescient with their predictions.

‘Internationalization of the label industry is going to bring about moves by big print and supplier groups to dominate world markets.’ 
Mike Fairley, L&L issue 6, 1988

Global M&A activity across the supply chain has been prevalent for a number of years, with...

Industry shares its thoughts as the magazine reaches its 40th anniversary

Chris Ellison, managing director, OPM Group (UK); president of Finat 
Only the best, highest quality magazines can stand the test of time. Labels & Labeling has been a trusted contributor to the label community, capturing with honesty the flow of creativity from...

Suppliers and converters predict what will make the headlines in 2019

‘With the aim to improve performance and accelerate sustainability, we anticipate the growth of 2018 to be lower than 2017 in terms of printed square meters,’ says Jakob Landberg, director, sales and marketing, Nilpeter. ‘Converters are focused on replacing obsolete technology with highly...

With the Japan Label Federation in 2005

I had come from the global publisher Emap, where I had edited Packaging News magazine and before that British Printer, so although I knew a lot about the packaging supply chain and the commercial print industry, I had very little knowledge of what looked like a small niche in the wider global...

Q&A: Mike Fairley
Labels & Labeling (L&L): You were the first to recognize that the pressure-sensitive label industry was distinct from all other sectors of the print industry. How did you spot that before other analysts?
 
Mike Fairley (MF):...
Reflecting on 45 years in the flexo label industry

Asahi Photoproducts is a specialist in flexographic photopolymer plate development. It was founded as a subsidiary of the Asahi Kasei Corporation in 1971, holding its European Headquarters in Belgium.

Photopolymer plate technology first came to market in 1974, based on free radical...

Finat indicated its support and good wishes for L&L from the outset

After months of behind the scenes activity and planning the first edition of Labels and Labelling is finally published. Although originally envisaged as a twelve page journal, response to the initial mailing of promotional material has been so encouraging that the first edition is being...

Help employees embrace change, writes Bob Cronin

In my previous positions as CEO of major print and label companies, change was always one of the most difficult issues to inspire and to manage. While people love to talk about exciting new industry dynamics, few actually go along with them. Most often, they enact barriers that not only defy...

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