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...

Mike Fairley is a passionate and qualified sailor, and spent some 20 years running his own sailing association

There are very few readers however, that know his extensive knowledge and expertise related to printing, paper, packaging and labels had its beginnings some 10 years before the magazine was launched in 1979. Indeed, for much of that time he was regarded as one of the world’s leading...

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...

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