Sensory Analytics, supplier of SpecMetrix coating thickness and film layer measurement systems, has promoted Robert (Bobby) Greiner to industry manager for films and flexible packaging.

Greiner was serving as the technical sales manager at the company. In his newly expanded role, he will be responsible for leading domestic and international sales efforts for SpecMetrix Systems in the areas of flexible packaging coatings, tapes and adhesives, blown films, extrusion, and other...

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...

Avery Dennison's Janela technology becomes clothing’s digital ID card

Imagine you find a pair of jeans in your favorite store. Imagine those jeans have a unique serial number given to them at the time of manufacture. They are born in the digital world. You reach for your smartphone, scan the digital ID found on the label, and learn about where the jeans were made...

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...

 2019 has been yet another year of fluctuations in India but the market continues to grow. Aakriti Agarwal reports.

Sharing his insights on industry’s performance in 2019, Harveer Sahni, chairman of Weldon Celloplast, says: ‘The first three quarters saw an increased number of reports on installations because of healthier toplines of smaller businesses that made them opt for high-end label presses. By...

A tough business climate is countered by evidence of ongoing technology investments and a focus on innovation. Gill Loubser reports.

Privileged as your correspondent is to live at Africa’s southernmost tip among the vineyards in Cape Town’s Constantia valley, it’s sometimes difficult to comprehend the gloom that covers much of South Africa – indeed the entire African continent. However, it’s a sad fact that, despite Cape Town...

Online shopping has propelled PS label growth in the logistics sector, while the RFID label market is flourishing, writes Yolanda Wang

The latest data from the Label Printing Branch of the Printing and Printing Equipment Industries Association of China (PEIAC) shows that the gross output value of China’s label printing industry was 46.87 billion RMB in 2018, up 8.5 percent from 2017. Although lower than the industry’s...

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...

Andy Thomas-Emans reports on a slowing market beset by economic and political worries – but looking to bounce back in 2019-20

This slowdown was also reflected in Finat’s Radar converter and end user trends report, which saw converter sales growth fall dramatically from 8.3 percent in 2018 to 4.9 percent in Q1 2019.

Finat’s survey does reveal a remarkable shift from growth in non-prime labels in 2017 to higher...

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