The EcoLeaf applicator machine, set for commercial availability in the US in 2022
From its inception with Landa to its fulfillment with Actega, EcoLeaf is a technology five years in the making. L&L’s Piotr Wnuk covered the start of beta testing for EcoLeaf technology back in June 2020 and now L&L investigates what progress has been made and the initial feedback...
Investment in interactive labels will be crucial to building a regenerative retail economy and meeting retailers’ sustainability goals.

Ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference planned for October and November in the UK, Avery Dennison has teamed up with forecasting consultancy The Future Laboratory to publish a new report: Regenerative Retail Economy. The information was released when the UN Framework...

Opportunities for brand protection providers in China are set to increase rapidly in the coming years

Fundamental changes are taking place. Some had got underway prior to Covid-19, but have been accelerated by recent events. The impact of Covid-19 has resulted in paradigm shifts in the market: lockdowns, travel restrictions and a variety of important knock-on effects; some permanent and...

Steinhauser’s award-winning Braille Ale, created for West Side Brewery

‘Only a handful of beauty brands have invested in packaging that’s accessible for the visually impaired,’ according to Vogue Business. One brand that invested early on is L’Occitane. As Vogue Business detailed, the founder of L’Occitane noticed a blind customer in a store feeling the bottles in...

Disruptions to the global supply chain have left converters and suppliers asking what’s next and battling to stay ahead of the curve
Though it’s easy to hold the Covid-19 pandemic responsible for the global supply chain disruptions of the past 18 months, there are a multitude of issues that have put pressure on an already vulnerable system.
 
‘What’s going on with the supply chain is a confluence...
Shelf appearance is no longer the only priority of the beauty and personal care industry as it pivots to meet customers rising expectations for more sustainable products.

The global beauty and personal care market continues to show strong growth potential. Consultancy Research and Markets valued the sector at USD 422.72 billion in 2020, with a forecast to reach USD 558.12 billion in 2026 – a staggering increase of USD 135.4 billion in just six years, growing with...

Cristian Reyes, general director of Mexican converter Mayapack
L&L: How has the company evolved since its foundation?
 
Cristian Reyes: Mayapack was founded in 2006 by my family and me. We had no experience in label printing but saw that there were opportunities in the market in terms of...
Siblings Arnie and Charlotte Ellison, business development director and commercial director at UK-based converter OPM Group

Arnie: I joined after Charlotte about nine years ago. It started as a summer job; I was a temp to earn some extra pocket money. I did jobs like sweeping the car park, filing, and answering the phones. I was 18 or 19 years old and really enjoyed being around the team and getting...

Previously utilizing a product that was tuned to automate just roughly one percent of the company’s business, Columbine Label was facing pains in its proofing process which was leading to back-ups and causing numerous problems across its departments.

‘The automation system we had before...

Many people across the globe today struggle to find meaning in their work. Global analytics firm Gallup found that ‘70 percent of Americans are disengaged at work’. This disengagement is not only frustrating personally but also has implications at a corporate level. The Brookings Institution, a...

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