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...

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. 

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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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