The LMAI management team at the association’s fifth bi-annual conference

Giving an overview of the industry, Pankaj Bhardwaj, senior director and general manager, Labels and Graphic Materials, South Asia, Avery Dennison, said that the company sees 30 percent penetration of pressure-sensitive industry at the moment with per capita consumption of 0.5-0.6sqm in India. ‘...

The 2019 R Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award was awarded to Jim DeFife

GMG, Esko, Avery Dennison were honored for innovation and sustainability, while Robert Rae from GEW was named a rising star and Reynders was named European converter of the year. 

The 2019 R Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award was awarded to Jim DeFife, VP of pressure-sensitive...

Labelexpo Europe review: Ancillary launches

Ace Electrostatic showcased the new AR750 Contact, DM1000 Contactless web cleaners, and 24V static elimination systems. The AR750 now features tool-less replacement of both pre-perforated adhesive and rubber rollers. The new version of 24V antistatic bars can now be mounted both...

AB Graphic showed its Digicon Series 3 with the Jetfx digital embellishment module

Finishing and converting equipment manufacturers at Labelexpo Europe 2019 were responding to industry trends, such as a growing need for converting digitally produced labels, a push for production efficiencies, the desire for premium value-added label effects, and new innovations in digital...

RotoMetrics’ Keith Laakko holding the light-weight magnetic cylinder

Applied Laser Engraving introduced nano-second 500-watt harmony laser engraving machine. This technology allows the end user to laser engrave metals, ceramics and polymerics all on a single laser engraving machine. This gives access to a variety of applications including...

Phoseon Technology introduced the FireJet FJ645 UV LED self-contained, air-cooled curing lamp for flexo applications

Inks 
Domino launched UV95, its new 7-color food packaging compliant UV digital ink set available for use within its N610i digital label press. UV95 is for use within non-direct food contact applications and has been formulated for many non-direct food...

Avery Dennison launched a wide range of new products, including its new Surfas adhesive technology,designed to create a stronger hold on rough finishes such as corrugated boxes

Sustainability 

Labelexpo Europe saw material suppliers launching products using post-consumer waste, renewable sources and steering towards waste recycling. Exhibitors and visitors were keen to explore more than just downgauging of materials. There were discussions on...

AVT, co-located with its partner Esko, showed its newest automated inspection equipment supported by next-generation workflow automation

Artificial intelligence – or machine learning – is starting to make an impact, particularly with inspection systems. We are moving from detecting defects to preventing defects. Camera systems are learning what a print error is and how it is caused, and will increasingly make suggestions back to...

FujiFilm demonstrated its Flenex FW water washable plates and flexo processors

Miraclon, the new home of Kodak Flexcel plate systems, launched in the European market its Flexcel Ultra technology. Still based on the core Flexcel technology, Ultra is a solvent-free, VOC-free, water-based processing technology which can produce a press-ready plate in under an...

The 9th edition of Labelexpo Asia will be bigger than ever before

The show will cover three halls this year, up from two in 2017, with 13,000sqm (14,000sqft) of exhibitor space. 

Attracting some of the region’s most exciting brands and many of the industry’s most prominent international players, there are already 300 exhibitors on board. Chinese...

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