Fortis employs more than 850 people across 14 sites

Wynne first entered label manufacturing in 2010 with the acquisition of Labels Unlimited after a career in finance. The company made its first acquisition, A&M Label in Wixom, Michigan and Memphis, Tennessee, in 2014. In 2015, the company rebranded as Fortis Solutions Group and, with the...

Naomie Smith, general manager, with members of the enVie team

Founded in 2018, enVie saved 50 tonnes of vegetables from becoming food waste in its first year. After two years, its goal is to save 100 tonnes of vegetables. enVie’s soups are produced by a passionate team of people re-entering the workforce after long-term unemployment. 

A young start-...

Xaar TF recirculation technology

Since that high point Xaar has faced increasing competition from other inkjet head manufacturers in the narrow web sector, while a focus on the ceramic market took the...

Ettichettificio Il Nastro was founded in 1986 in Citta di Castello, Italy

The company’s machine park features numerous printing presses, including the recently acquired Nickel F350 offset label printing machine. The extensive equipment list includes two HP Indigo digital presses (6800 and 4600) featuring many of the latest-generation digital printing technologies,...

L-R: Peter Neudecker of Erhardt+Leimer with Knut Schulzke, head of production, web-fed printing division at Oscar Mahl, and machine operator Ciprian Virca in front of the Omet XFlex X6 equipped with a SmartScan UV inspection

This question occurs when luminescent colors or varnish are applied to the web during the printing process. Whether a classic safety print for pharmaceutical applications or to refine products, UV applications are becoming ever more common. But how can the converter guarantee that the printing...

L-R: Javier Rodríguez, technical director, Miyakoshi Europe; Antonio Lappí, president and CEO of Grupo Lappí; and David López, Miyakoshi Europe sales area manager, in front of the Spanish converter’s Miyakoshi MLP semi-rotary offset press

Founded by current president and CEO Antonio Lappí’s father in 1959, the company moved away from its initial focus on commercial printing and into wet-glue label production in the mid-1970s. In 1990, it added self-adhesive labels to its repertoire. Today, the latter make up 40 percent of...

Digital watermarks are imperceptible codes, the size of a postage stamp, covering the surface of a consumer goods packaging

‘Effective sorting of waste is a barrier to wider recycling of packaging materials in Europe,’ agrees Silviu Popovici, CEO of PepsiCo Europe. ‘This industry-wide challenge can only be resolved by working together for a system-wide solution.’

The search begins 
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Beverage labels become greener and smarter

The global non-alcoholic beverage industry remains one of the fastest growing of all label segments, expected to grow from USD 378.38bn in 2020 to USD 410bn in 2021 at 8.4 percent CAGR. The Business Research Company estimates it will continue to grow by at least 7 percent CAGR to reach a value...

Workforce woes: hiring and retaining young workers

In the first issue of 2020, L&L reported on the continuous struggle of workforce development; in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is worth investigating what has changed and what has remained the same. Prior to the pandemic, the employment rate was low enough to warrant being called ‘the...

Michael Brice, vice president, sales and business development at INX International Ink, and Keith Goldstein, chief operating officer at VerifyMe, preview their upcoming presentation on covert ink technology at the Label Academy virtual master class on brand protection

Why did you decide to present at the Label Academy virtual master class on brand protection?

Mike Brice (MB): We see it as a unique opportunity to expose the print community to a viable solution to brand protection.

Keith Goldstein (KG): ...

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