Four factors shaping today’s cosmetics label market

Beauty and personal care products’ labels perform a difficult task. They must comply with regulations. They must conform to often small packages of varied and tricky shapes and sizes. They have to perform through the entire supply chain, in the store, and in the consumer’s home. Finally, the...

Mike Fairley column: A business review for success

Retail sales in the EU28 countries are up just 0.4 percent – and that includes eastern European countries that are generally doing better. The US has also reported declining retail footfall; international retail sales are said to be down by around 1.6 percent, while the UK recently announced...

Jeevaraj Pillai, joint president, Packaging and New Product Development, UFlex (right) explaining about PET bottles recycling at the plant

This pilot plant in its Noida facility is aimed to mitigate the piling plastic dumps in Delhi–NCR by recycling collected post-consumer waste PET bottles and multi-layer plastic packaging into chips and granules, put into further use to make products with economic value. The plant has the...

Klear Plastic Ventures recognized by APR

The announcement was made at the recent APR Annual Meeting in Nashville.

During the PET bottle recycling process, polyester shrink sleeve labels that remain with the bottle are ground into flake and sink along with the PET bottle flake. FENC TopGreen film creates negligible clumping and...

Baker Labels launches BakPac for digitally printed flexible packaging

BakPac was officially opened on 12 Feb with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by Marian Baker, who founded Baker Labels with her husband Roy in 1973. 

The $3.2M USD investment in BakPac included a factory expansion and renovation plus the installation of three new presses that will allow the...

Avery Dennison launches rPET liners in North America

The rPET liner is available now on an FSC-certified semi-gloss paper facestock. Avery Dennison will continue to expand the portfolio of paper and film products available with this liner to include performance materials that will meet the needs of converters and brand owners.

The rPET...

Bobst hosted an open house at its new Flexo Center of Excellence at Bobst Bielefeld in Germany, giving attendees the opportunity to experience the entire flexo process from start to finish.

This Center has been extended to include a pre-press room, specifically for extended color gamut (ECG) for wide-web CI flexo presses. All of Bobst’s industry partners are present here, ensuring the integration of all the elements that combine to make a flawless end-to-end process.

Mark...

Konica Minolta listed on 2020 Global 100 among most sustainable corporations in the world for the 3rd time

2020 Global 100 was announced by Canada-based Corporate Knights in conjunction with the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum held from January 21 to 24, 2020 in Davos, Switzerland. Konica Minolta’s inclusion on this prestigious list marks the third time and the second year in a row,...

Avery Dennison develops recycled PP film

According to Rob Groen in ‘t Wout, senior marketing manager of film for Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials, said that both brand owners’ requirements and regulatory changes will be addressed by the new, first-ever ...

A group of US converters has diverted 8,000 tons of label waste from landfill

International awareness about plastic pollution and the drive for reduction in single-use plastic has forced governments into action. The European Parliament has approved a law banning single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds by 2021. The products covered by the...

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