Premium alcohol producers turn to sustainabilty

GlobalData’s 2019 Q3 consumer survey found that 71 percent of global consumers consider it ‘quite’ or ‘extremely’ important for product packaging to be made from sustainable or renewable sources, while only 25 percent considered it important for packaging to have a luxury appearance.  

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The real meaning of ‘smart labels’

Then along come these upstart intelligent packaging developers who decide to take the name of smart labels (or indeed smart packaging) all for themselves.  Is that fair? Is that terminology correct? And what do they really mean by ‘smart’?

Having been in this world of active and...

Macaran becomes 100 percent employee owned

 Macaran, a North American pressure sensitive label converter, was founded more than 44 years ago and as an employee-owned company will continue to operate under the same business model and management structure for the foreseeable future.

Van Alstine and Sons is an industrial solutions...

ISO PDF Processing Steps backed by major players

PDF Processing Steps (ISO 19593‐1) is designed for labels and packaging workflows and specifies a standard way of encoding processing steps such as die and fold lines or dimensions into a PDF file. It provides an unambiguous way of marking the technical content that’s required for the steps of a...

Kezzler and Arca announces strategic partnership for promotion of brand protection technology across Europe

Under the agreement, Kezzler and Arca Etichette will work together to promote Kezzler’s Authenticate brand protection technology mainly in Italy, but also in other European countries where Arca has customers. 

Kezzler Authenticate is an end-to-end system that enables consumers to verify...

Strategies for success in sustainability

This is the first year of the school strike for climate movement, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, and the movement is mostly planned, organized and driven by youth. Still, as I watch the news, there are hundreds of thousands – perhaps a millions -- of adults of all ages...

Cup-It introduces label-to-pouch cup application unveiled on HP booth at Labelexpo Europe

The process for designing and pre-press for the patent-pending Doy stand-up pouch formatted in a connected label was developed by Cup-It. 

Ideal for digital printing supporting short runs, multiple SKUs, and fast turnaround for seasonal and event printing, the first samples of the...

Paragon ID partners with Air France for RFID luggage tags

The airline industry is preparing to carry more than 7.8 billion passengers per year.

Over the next few years it is expected that, due to the estimated growth in air traffic, the amount of baggage transported annually - which currently stands at 4.6 billion - will double.

As part...

MCC creates sparkle for South African drink company

Multi-Color in Boksburg (Johannesburg), South Africa, worked with Distell’s Bernini range on 275ml before transferring the technology to 440ml. The defining edge on the 440ml range was the neck foil label, manufactured at MCC’s plant in Hann Münden, Germany which is a hallmark of many premium...

Makro launch checkweigher for craft brewers

Richard Portman, managing director of Makro Labelling UK said about this latest addition to his machine portfolio, ‘one of the main issues for the craft brewers using cans is being able to conform to the average weight legislation. Currently the only option that has been available is to employ...

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