Digital watermarks are imperceptible codes, the size of a postage stamp, covering the surface of a consumer goods packaging

‘Effective sorting of waste is a barrier to wider recycling of packaging materials in Europe,’ agrees Silviu Popovici, CEO of PepsiCo Europe. ‘This industry-wide challenge can only be resolved by working together for a system-wide solution.’

The search begins 
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Beverage labels become greener and smarter

The global non-alcoholic beverage industry remains one of the fastest growing of all label segments, expected to grow from USD 378.38bn in 2020 to USD 410bn in 2021 at 8.4 percent CAGR. The Business Research Company estimates it will continue to grow by at least 7 percent CAGR to reach a value...

Workforce woes: hiring and retaining young workers

In the first issue of 2020, L&L reported on the continuous struggle of workforce development; in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is worth investigating what has changed and what has remained the same. Prior to the pandemic, the employment rate was low enough to warrant being called ‘the...

Michael Brice, vice president, sales and business development at INX International Ink, and Keith Goldstein, chief operating officer at VerifyMe, preview their upcoming presentation on covert ink technology at the Label Academy virtual master class on brand protection

Why did you decide to present at the Label Academy virtual master class on brand protection?

Mike Brice (MB): We see it as a unique opportunity to expose the print community to a viable solution to brand protection.

Keith Goldstein (KG): ...

With a new investment of USD 34 million, Avery Dennison is setting up a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh (UP) as part of its strategy to achieve sustainable business growth and serve its key markets more efficiently.

The new facility will enable the manufacturing of new innovative products, improved quality and faster service to customers, according to Pankaj Bhardwaj, vice president and general manager, Avery Dennison India. ‘We are delighted to announce a new manufacturing plant in Uttar Pradesh, a key...

Moisture, temperature or chemical resistance takes priority in industrial labeling

Most applications for industrial labeling require long-term legibility in often challenging physical environments. They can carry a range of messages including warnings about dangers or compatibility, and the label carrying that messaging needs to last as long as the object to which it is...

Xeikon 3020 digital press installed at Yulong Printing

Today Yulong Printing has 70 employees and a factory floorspace of 2,500 sqm. Annual output value in 2019 was up to 25m RMB (3.8m USD).

Labels now account for 35 percent of Yulong’s total business, with the proportion of paper to film labels at 60:40. The main end use markets for label...

Sandeep Juneja, owner of Pinnacle Traxim, with the new Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 digital press

‘The demand for pressure-sensitive labels has been growing rapidly since Covid,’ explains says Sandeep Juneja, owner at Pinnacle Traxim. ‘We saw it as a good time to tap the opportunity and grow with the market. Thus the decision to invest in a digital press. We have been closely following...

Haotian HTS-220-5C inkjet press installed at Shanghai-based Hongyuanqing

Founded in 2001, Hongyuanqing’s business is divided in two parts. One division focuses on developing anti-counterfeiting materials, the other on print production of anti-counterfeit labels, which now account for 80 percent of total business volume.

With support from Tsinghua University’s...

DIC India’s factory in Noida

Since DIC India caters to both the packaging and publishing industries, one of the major challenges it faced was reinventing the raw material mix to continue seamless service to the market. Manish Bhatia, CEO and managing director at DIC India, says: ‘China started going through the Covid crisis...

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