Avery Dennison, Estal and Leonhard Kurz have partnered to launch Make a Mark, a three-year collaboration initiative for designers, printers and materials providers to break new ground in sustainable and innovative wine and spirits packaging

‘Since wine and spirits packaging is more than just a glass bottle and stopper, we thought, why not join forces with the most respected industry leaders in labeling and finishing, Avery Dennison and Leonhard Kurz, to see how much further we can push creative innovation,’ said Gerard Albertí, CEO...

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has been awarded EcoVadis gold rating for the company’s sustainability management and performance for a fifth consecutive year

The new title places Ahlstrom-Munksjö in the top 2 percent of suppliers assessed in the pulp, paper, and paperboard manufacturing industry. Compared with the results from the previous year, progress was made in ethics.

EcoVadis is a globally recognized business sustainability rating...

UPM Raflatac and Mark Andy have renewed their partnership in the Americas pressure-sensitive label markets

‘Mark Andy’s focus on innovation and quality aligns with our commitment to labeling a smarter future beyond fossils. Through our ongoing collaboration, we’re able to deliver the highest-quality film and paper laminate solutions optimized for sustainability and performance,’ said Kirit Naik, Ph.D...

Taghleef Industries has installed a custom Davis-Standard liquid coating line at its facility in Terre Haute, Indiana, to support new markets in coated OPP films

Taghleef is one of the world’s largest suppliers of specialty and high-performance films for packaging, labels, industrial, and graphic arts applications. The Davis-Standard line, installed in the first quarter of 2021, enables Taghleef to bring added value and enhanced performance to OPP films...

CMYUK has opened a major national logistics distribution hub situated at Bloxwich, Walsall, UK

This new 50,000 sqft warehouse is suited for storing and distributing roll-to-roll media up to 5m wide. Capable of holding up to GBP 15m worth of stock, the new facility consolidates CMYUK’s existing warehousing into a single central UK location that will offer an enhanced level of delivery and...

Bobst and its partners have released Generation 2.0 samples of high barrier flexible packaging

After several different samples of mono-material standup pouches (MDO PE, BOPE, BOPP and CPP) were launched at K 2019, the partners involved have continued their investment and research to progress the samples further, to ensure all industry requirements are met in terms of processability,...

DNP Imagingcomm Europe has introduced M295HD 4.0, an extra-long thermal transfer ribbon designed for in-line printing of flexible packaging materials.

The M295HD 4.0 has been developed for use in diverse applications, including food and beverage, healthcare and cosmetics. The product prints especially well on synthetics, such as PP, PE and PET, while it also shows a solid performance on coated papers. 

The ink layer is carried on a...

Brands often recognize the advantages of new label technologies, but find it too disruptive to change production line technology

The news in this issue of L&L of a potential breakthrough in clear-on-clear self-adhesive label technology is an exciting one. Signite is a technology developed by Actega...

Mondi has been recognized at the Austrian Green Packaging Star Awards for its EcoVantage, WalletPack recyclable and functional barrier paper.

The annual Green Packaging Star Awards recognize environmentally friendly packaging and recycling technologies, as well as packaging-related improvements in operational processes in production, logistics, and distribution. The award is presented by Kompack magazine and the Austrian Research...

Li Wen has been appointed senior director and general manager for graphics in Label and Graphic Materials EMENA.

Wen, who relocated in August from Shanghai, China to Oegstgeest, Netherlands, will be reporting to Hassan Rmaile, VP and GM for Label and Graphic Materials EMENA.

‘This appointment reflects both Li’s resilient leadership while managing the Covid crisis, his extensive industry experience...

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