Rod Fisher, managing director of Print-Leeds, in front of the newly installed Screen press

The pandemic presented the global population with a series of challenges. We have been asked to stay safe, adjust our lifestyles, isolate and convert face-to-face relationships with our family and friends into virtual meetings to mitigate potential health risks. 

Many of us have started...

 From left to right, Carlo Stefano Lodi, Enrica Lodi and Mario Lodi

In the production of labels, embellishment is an almost indispensable ingredient. This is particularly true in the alcoholic beverage and luxury goods segments, where labels have always been embellished with selective varnish and metal foils. With the increased importance of packaging as ‘media...

Thomas Schweizer, head of product management,  introduces Gallus Labelfire printing with LM inks
Gallus ran its first ‘virtual’ live showcase in March, with 1,500 people signing up to view multiple press demonstrations at the High Performance Day 2021 event. Over two days Gallus demonstrated a Labelfire hybrid press, a Labelmaster and an RCS430 in addition to three expert breakout...
By bridging digital and physical worlds,Avery Dennison’s atma.io is set tochange the way we look at consumer goods by introducing transparency into supply chains

In March 2020, Avery Dennison acquired Smartrac, a Dutch innovator in the development of RFID inlays with manufacturing sites in Germany, Malaysia, China and the United States. 

Mitch Butier, Avery Dennison’s chairman, president and CEO, made a bold statement at the time: ‘Smartrac’s...

The next step for Labelfire will be both a wider 430mm web and a 250mm 4-color model
Over the last year the label industry has been avidly following the fate of Gallus, an iconic company which was one of the original founders and key innovators of the narrow web converting industry.
 
This story centered on Gallus’ changing relationship with...
A comprehensive survey of TLMI converter members finds that the majority have seen business volumes and employee hires increase over the course of the pandemic

The US label industry has proven itself remarkably resilient in the face of the Covid19 pandemic according to a new report by the consultancy LPC carried out on behalf of TLMI.

The 2020/21 TLMI Market Watch report represents a comprehensive survey of TLMI member converters divided into...

The pandemic has spawned entirely new tasks and challenges for the food label market, topping a long list of factors shaping this segment.

Increasingly, consumers desire information about the health, safety, environmental and socioeconomic characteristics of food products. These traits often cannot be detected by sight, smell, or taste – so consumers must use food labels to select products that meet their needs and preferences. ...

ACM Plastics has moved to 100 percent UV LED curing for its narrow and mid-web flexible packaging operation.

Massimo Raffaele took a bold leap when he founded ACM Plastics without any experience in the packaging market. Within a short time, he had achieved a high level of success and earned the respect of his customers, suppliers and competitors alike with a pioneering vision that quickly positioned...

Lithium-ion batteries are used in most electronic vehicles, with complex requirements placed on their labeling

Electromobility is gaining momentum. There are already over 10 million fully
or partially electric cars on the roads worldwide. Significant growth is forecast for the coming years. With the expansion of range, economy and charging infrastructure, acceptance and demand for e-vehicles...

Dirk den Haese uses his background to assess future of plastic packaging

It all began when my parents gave me a Chemistry Set for Christmas when I was 12 years old – and I was hooked on science from that moment on. I even set up my own laboratory to test chemical reactions – parents would be scared stiff if their children did those experiments these days. But they...

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