How will the label industry fare with the changing industrial landscape

Even Oxford University researchers are claiming that robots have already stolen more than 66,000 jobs in Britain alone. Separate studies have further predicted that large numbers of workers will be replaced by robots and machine automation. So, how will the label industry fare in the automated...

Food: 'Miel de Sapin', a honey jar label Neo-Color

This issue features Etiq & Pack French digital label award winners.

In the above image carousel are highlights from issue 3, 2018’s Label & Packaging Showcase. Curated by Barry Hunt.

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This issue* of Labels & Labelling** completes ten years of publishing the magazine, initially just in the UK but in recent years to readers in some 55 countries worldwide.
 
Such has been the growth in the label market – especially the pressure-sensitive sector...
Editor’s note: Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018

The Thailand location makes sense in terms of the wider Labelexpo portfolio. Labelexpo Asia has become mainly a ‘local’ show for Chinese visitors and exhibitors – although it has been strongly supported by Bobst and Omet among Western press manufacturers. Likewise the India show. Although...

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...

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