The new Bobst 20SEVEN CI flexo press installed at CPI in Indonesia

Bobst 20SEVEN CI delivers stable and controlled printing results and exceptional productivity with both solvent and water-based inks. The press includes a smartGPS system for registration and impression setting, meaning minimum waste of substrate and consumables at start-up and job changes. In...

The new Brady plant in Thailand

Brady Corporation moved into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore in the 1980s and subsequently expanded to other parts of Southeast Asia in the 2000s. The company opened its first manufacturing site in the region in 1991 with a plant in Singapore. ‘We started operations in Malaysia in 2001...

Iganacio Ramos, commercial manager at R&R Impresores, speaking at Label Summit Latin America 2020

R&R Impresores commercial manager Igancio Ramos recently spoke at Label Summit Latin America 2020, held in March in Santiago, Chile, about his company’s decision to turn to the label market.

The company began 30 years ago on a foundation of commercial print, producing 50 to 60...

Javier Ibero, Latam manager for Eadec, a Spanish label converter

L&L: Your father founded the original label printing company Eadec in Spain. Tell us about the history of the business. 
JI: My father, Ildefonso Ibero, was the founder of the company in 1994, along with three partners in a small town in northern Spain...

Mark Andy’s UK and Ireland sales manager Paul MacDonald with Berkshire Labels’ managing director Paul Roscoe and the first P9E to be installed in Europe

Berkshire Labels’ managing director, Paul Roscoe, explained the latest investment program. ‘First of all, we decided that 430mm is the best fit for our work, and once we had fully loaded our P7 it was clear we had urgent need for a second press. The P9E moves the game on though, with its...

Coronavirus dominates headlines

The impact of the coronavirus on the label and package printing industry will be felt hard, as in all other areas of our lives. As this edition of Labels & Labeling went to press at the end of March, the situation was changing daily. 

Three of our writers report on the crisis: Mike...

Indonesian flexible packaging manufacturer, Prima Jaya Eratama, has bought a Comexi F4 press and a Comexi ML1 MC laminator, that have been installed at its facilities in Tangerang.

Tjen Fa Sen, owner of Prima Jaya Eratama, said: ‘Customer satisfaction is very important to us, therefore a machine’s capability in terms of technology and output in a manufacturing company, is vital. Presently, Prima Jaya Eratama relies on Comexi’s competence and will continue to do so. The 24...

Heidelberg India organized a two-day, Label and More, event at the Avery Dennison Innovation and Knowledge Centre (ADIKC) in Pune, with the spotlight on Gallus Labelmaster 440.

The knowledge-sharing sessions and live demonstrations of the Labelmaster 440 were showcased to more than 80 printers across the labels and packaging segment, and ADIKC partners including Esko, Dupont, Flint, Royal Coat, Rotometrics, Univaco, and Tesa.

Ferdinand Rüesch, senior vice...

International suppliers are increasing their focus on Southeast Asia’s fast-growing label market. Aakriti Agarwal reports

Brenton Barrett, president Asia-Pacific at Multi-Color Corporation, echoes that there is a wide room to grow with ASEAN’s per capita pressure-sensitive label consumption sitting at 1.6sqm.

2019 saw much activity in the region’s label industry, including multinational companies moving into...

The North American label industry sees investment from private equity, as it grapples with ongoing issues. Chelsea McDougall reports

Much of the mergers and acquisitions activity in 2019 was driven by growing interest from private equity in the labels space. The year started with a blockbuster merger between two of the region’s biggest label suppliers, when Multi-Color Corporation was acquired by Platinum Equity, the PE group...

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