Anti-bacterial innovations reach label industry

As the science community rallies behind a vaccine, the label and packaging industry is funneling its R&D efforts into antibacterial and antimicrobial materials, inks and coatings that minimize the spread of germs or offer resistance to various types of bacteria, spores and viruses. 

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The award-winning labels for Graham Norton Irish Gin were produced by Watershed

The Watershed Group is Ireland’s largest family-owned label converter with five production sites at locations including the UK, Poland and Germany. The company supplies a host of international brands including Nestlé, Reckitt Benckiser, Tesco, Lidl and Asda Walmart, and has built a reputation...

Laboratory testing at Flint Group’s Global Colour Centre

Color plays a vital role in how the consumer recognizes and recalls a brand. For special shades required for a brand’s logos on a label or package, of iconic elements of a graphic design. Spot color printing, based on a special recipe of base colors, is regarded as the most reliable method of...

GSE’s Colorsat Formula Checkweigh System is an ink dispenser for flexo, offset, gravure, screen and letterpress processes

In conventional process printing for labels and packaging, spot-color printers must control ink-related processes with care to deliver quality, limit costs and maintain uptime. Mixing the right shade requires extreme accuracy. Without computerized equipment, the color making process is...

UPM Raflatac’s Forest Film is made entirely from renewable wood-based raw materials

Environmentally friendly packaging has enormous potential to add value to products, shape brand image and develop customer loyalty. Sustainability and environmental responsibility, for brand owners contending for leading market positions, are nowadays a necessity, not merely a luxury or simply a...

To celebrate China’s Women’s Day, and following a similar feature last year, Labels & Labeling reports on more inspirational female leaders in China’s label industry.

Li Yanjun, vice general manager, ZBACP

Li Yanjun joined Zhongbiao Fangyuan in 2008, moving to Zhongbiao Anti-counterfeiting Printing (ZBACP) in 2011 (Zhongbiao Fangyuan and ZBACP belong to the same group), where she now works as vice general manager. 

She has also...

The press was installed remotely with professionals and engineers coordinating each step

The remote installation was necessary due to travel and social distancing measures in place during the coronavirus pandemic. 

On preparing his staff for the first such installation, Fujii-san, general manager at Japanese converter Takara Pac, says: ‘We let our staff train with our 8-color...

QLM Label Makers hosted a virtual event for its new factory opening in Australia

Hosted by marketing manager Jo Forbes-Salmon, the inauguration included a welcome speech from general manager Andrew Siwicki, address by CEO Simon Pugh and messages of support from government officials Hon Karen Andrews MP, federal minister for industry, science and technology, and Hon Jim...

Labelit president Marcello Busetto has steered the company towards high quality work for the food and beverage sectors

Based just outside Venice, Labelit was founded in 1990 under the name Etichettificio Salese. It printed labels for cosmetics products, soaps, shampoos, and sweets – particularly the Perfetti candy brand and Mentos mints – before being bought by current president Marcello Busetto and renamed. ...

Kingfisher Label’s team is a crucial element of its consistent progress

‘We continually talk to our customers. We ask them what they want. We listen to their answers, and then we deliver,’ says Andy Watts, Kingfisher Labels’ sales director. ‘Yes, we are ruthless in our pursuit of quality and innovation, but first we make sure we are moving in the direction that best...

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