Deciding whether to exit is an age-old question, be it business, situation or relationship. But rather than pondering the lyrics of the 1981 Clash song, your most important consideration should be what’s right for you. Indeed, there will always be ‘trouble’ if you stay or if you go; you just...

Figures show GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP) rankings. A rising green bar shows declining top ten GDP economies: A reducing green bar shows growth top ten GDP economies

So what can the global label industry expect over the next 10, 20 to 30 years? To begin to find the answers it is interesting to look at some of the major world economic and mega trend forecast studies, such as that produced by PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) – The World in 2050 – and other...

Low migration UV flexo from Labelpack Switzerland

In the above image carousel are highlights from issue 1, 2018's Label & Packaging Showcase. Curated by Andy Thomas. 

To feature in future editions of Label & Packaging Showcase, submit product photos and descriptions by emailing ...

Editor's note: Labelexpo Asia shows a new China

The Chinese machine manufacturing sector has responded to this shift. They are buying in top-level components such as Rexroth and Bosch servo drives and control software and responding to requirements for greater mechanical reliability, combination processing and automation. 

This trend...

Airflow is governed by the smallest fan not the largest, and a rigid tube is preferred to flexible because its smooth surface does not reduce the airflow

Like all machines, the corona treater performs at its best if it is correctly and regularly maintained, which is a little-known fact, according to market research carried out by Vetaphone.

‘Because it’s a relatively simple and reliable process, many converters give little thought to their...

In the latest installment of this regular feature, L&L showcases standout examples from the world of label and package printing. This issue, featured examples include 2016 In-Mold

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Shi Jianping is general secretary of the Flexo Printing Branch of the Printing Technology Association of China (PTAC)

L&L: What are the major responsibilities of the Flexo Printing Branch of the Printing Technology Association of China? And what is its role in China’s industrial development? 

Shi Jianping: The Flexo Printing Branch of the Printing Technology...

Editor's note - growth to the sheet-fed offset label market

We are in the midst of what looks like a war on plastics driven by increasingly frenzied publicity over waste plastics clogging up the oceans, as viewers of the BBC’s superb Blue Planet season will know. Even former CEO of Asda/Walmart, Andy Clarke, is openly calling for supermarkets to stop...

Jimit Mittal, vice president, Inkjet Products and Solutions at Monotech Systems

Labels and packaging is the fastest growing segment globally. In India, due to deaccelerated growth in commercial offset printing over the last seven years, and a growth of 17 percent year-on-year in labels and packaging, many commercial printers have diversified or diverted focus to this...

A Vetaphone corona treatment unit

The need for surface treatment to improve the adhesive quality of ink and lacquers on plastic surfaces was established back in the 1950s, and the invention and development of corona treatment, as the process became known, has largely mirrored the requirements of the market in terms of...

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