Coffee is one of the most widely traded commodities in the world. Its markets and ways of consumption have rapidly changed in the last five to six years – moving away from filter coffee to individual portions and capsule systems. This has been driven by the need for convenience and the growing...

And the near 700 exhibitors, of which some 200 were new, highlight how much the show has and is growing, alongside the buoyant global label and package printing market.

There were some notable...

The first thing to note is the entry of a new machine manufacturer and a new class of curing technology into the narrow web labels field. Uteco has up to now specialized in wide web flexible packaging presses, but at this show launches an exciting new digital press incorporating electron beam...

As an advocate for sustainable living, I strive to optimize the footprint of businesses that I lead. As a key player in the flexible packaging and labeling industry, Jindal Films has the responsibility to influence the drive towards a more sustainable world.

As a starting point, it’s...

A few years ago, the prospect of affordable, practical, ubiquitous NFC technology in smart packaging caused a flurry of excitement. More recently, though, noise surrounding the prospects of this technology has died down somewhat. So, what happened?

There’s no doubt that the demand is...

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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Digital printing has been on the market for a while: more than 15 years ago, I introduced it on a premium personal care range through digitally printed self-adhesive labels. This covered a range of different flavors, several packaging formats and small quantities of each, making it ideal for...

Just as our readers and advertisers are respectively using and producing equipment to expand into new markets, so our coverage reflects the trend. In this issue, you’ll find reports of label converters moving into flexibles and cartons, and wider web specialists moving the other way. Meanwhile,...

This book clearly and intelligently illustrates the requirement for the modern forward thinking label printing company to be in accurate control of all aspects of its day to day sales and manufacturing business. In today’s fast paced global economy sales opportunities are won and lost in the...

Until the 1930s, wet glue was perhaps the only technology for label production and application. In 1936, when Ray Stanton Avery created the self-adhesive label, another process evolved and started to grow so much so that in recent times the usage of self-adhesive or pressure-sensitive labels...

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