Matthias Vollherbst, managing owner, Vollherbst Labels

Then, seven years ago, my father suggested I join Vollherbst. I felt it was the right time to make this move and I took a sales director position responsible for marketing and sales, which I studied at university.
When I joined the company, I focused on implementing a modern, youthful...

Editor's note: In praise of label industry essential workers

The phenomenon of people cheering in the evenings began in mid-January in the shut-down Chinese city of Wuhan. It took off in Italy, with people emerging to bang on pots and pans and play accordions. Similar initiatives – including standing ovations and singing – have become commonplace around...

AWA's release liner conference took place in Amsterdam in late February

Indeed, the opening session focused on opportunities and growth in key release liner markets. AWA Alexander Watson Associates’ president and CEO, Corey Reardon, opened the event with an overview of current market status. Still dominated by labelstock, the market segments in which release liner...

Clearmark QR code

The consultancy experts at Clearmark provide a more in-depth definition of a ‘smart’ label, describing it as an umbrella term for any labeling or coding system that uses technology to add functionality and data beyond a traditional barcode. This includes data-embedded barcodes, RFID, and QR...

L-R Yolanda Wang, L&L; Andy Thomas-Emans, L&L; Gong Zhen, general manager of Ken Hung Hing; Kevin Liu, Labelexpo

Established in 1999 and located in Longgang District, Shenzhen city, KHH manufactures a wide range of flexible packaging products including bags and packaging films in materials ranging from PE to PP and OPP. The company serves customers both in China and overseas, and covers a wide range of end...

The new plant was inaugurated by Signode president Robert Borque along with members of management committee of Signode Group and Gururaj Ballarwad

The label printing division of the company, Signode India Wintek Flexo unit, witnessed growth of around 9 percent in the last year. 

Lakshminarayanan Parthasarthy, business unit head, Signode India Wintek Flexo Prints, says: ‘Our growth is driven by producing consistently high-quality...

Inks classification and their different performance properties

Inks can be classified by the diluting media used, which creates the ink’s viscosity characteristics. There are four types of diluents: solvents, water, oil and acrylic monomers. The respective ink’s drying mechanism is closely linked to the solubilizing media used. 

Solvent-based inks...

Minimal label waste - overview of current linerless technology and innovation previewed

Today, some 40 plus years on, the industry is still working towards having fully viable, and global, pressure-sensitive solutions that substantially reduce or even eliminate the cost and waste generated by self-adhesive materials, whether through linerless solutions, thinner substrates, minimal...

Modern labeling and printing technologies help to secure and protect brands

Trade in counterfeit and pirated goods has risen steadily in recent years – even as overall trade volumes stagnated – and now stands at 3.3 percent of global trade, according to a new report by the OECD and the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office.

Fake goods, which infringe on...

The new Brady plant in Thailand

Brady Corporation moved into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore in the 1980s and subsequently expanded to other parts of Southeast Asia in the 2000s. The company opened its first manufacturing site in the region in 1991 with a plant in Singapore. ‘We started operations in Malaysia in 2001...

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