Before and after: the new plant in Goa set up by Kumar Labels

The Indian converter had invested in a disused warehouse in early 2020 but the planning phase was interrupted by the lockdown. Undeterred, Anuj Bhargava, CEO of Kumar Labels, decided to press ahead. With the help of a contractor, they drew highly detailed plans of the layout, including specifics...

MacArthur Corporation is based in Grand Blanc, Michigan

Perhaps no one company epitomizes that word better than Michigan-based MacArthur Corporation, which enacted many changes as the Covid-19 pandemic forced the company to examine all the ways it does business.

Early in the pandemic, MacArthur Corporation got its hands on a CDC flu pandemic...

Riber Etichette and Lombardi worked closely together during the Covid-19 lockdown to maintain production

Today, Riber prints a wide range of adhesive labels with up to 12 colors on an extensive list of substrates – paper, special papers and plastic films – for virtually any type of application. Its labels can mainly be found on food products, but also household chemicals, wine bottles and...

Mike Fairley looks at the process of planning jobs and managing their production

The process of planning jobs and managing their production through a label or package printing plant can be quite complex. The process needs to constantly monitor the changing workload of individual machines and printing processes, complete print production orders to schedule, and maintain...

When we consider the purpose of the die-cutting tool, it becomes obvious how accurate the manufacture of the tool has to be. The bottom line regarding the purpose of die-cutting is to ensure that the self-adhesive label not only leaves the liner carrier cleanly and efficiently on the label...

Consumer packaging must be beautiful and smart, writes Jay Sperry, platform evangelist at Digimarc Corporation

Packaging can be smarter and ‘digitally connected’ when combined with distributed computer systems and the web. This change will revolutionize productivity and quality while delivering new capability in a variety of product packaging applications. This capability has led to the fourth Industrial...

MPS EF430 press at fs-Etiketten used for ‘Talk to Me’ trial

Workflow automation increasingly integrates all processes and production stages, be it of management information, pre-press, or the press and other process stages. It is undoubtedly the direction the industry is going in terms of running tomorrow’s printing presses and converting plants. ...

RFID a new opportunity to leverage a sustainable approach, reduce waste and environmental impact

As well as Reynolds itself, many of its customers were also facing increased waste disposal costs and were looking for a more sustainable approach, suggesting a change from cardboard to so-called totes: returnable and reusable plastic crates. Although more sustainable, they cost around ten times...

The label is key to resolving the challenges of modern logistics and the recipe for successful delivery, full transparency and ethical provenance.

Simultaneously, e-commerce is booming. Some companies are struggling to meet demand fueled by the increasing number of customers adopting online buying habits. The shift to virtual shopping and a focus on consumer desire for safety has had a massive impact on the logistics market and the entire...

The global converter panel, moderated by TLMI president Linnea Keen, featured Charlie MacLean, ASL Print FX (Canada); Mark Glendenning, Inland Packaging (USA); Isidore Leiser, Stratus Packaging (France); Sachen Gudka, Skanem Interlabels (Africa); an

The conferences kicked off with day one focusing on an international view of the label industry amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The first session, ‘A look inside the post-Covid pressroom’, featured virtual factory tours of Indian converter Kumar Labels – with company founder Anuj Bhargava...

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