Kuldeep Malhotra, deputy managing director, Sales and Marketing, Konica Minolta India
Kuldeep Malhotra, deputy managing director, Sales and Marketing, Konica Minolta India talks about the impact of the pandemic on Konica Minolta’s business and the company’s strategies to adapt and grow in the changing times.
 
‘Since print is closely associated with...
MLJ Industries’ new plant in Greater Noida, India

MLJ parent company MLM (Mitthan Lal Marketing) is a family-run paper raw material business established by Mitthan Lal Jain in 1933 – before India’s independence. In 1948, he registered the company. In 1996, MLM began importing and supplying paper, paperboard, pulp and newsprint in India.

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Skanem India’s plant in Mumbai

In an exchange with Vinod Vazhapulli, managing director of Skanem India, he speaks about the company’s contribution to Reckitt’s custom label #DettolSalutes campaign in India and lays down the company’s plans for the rest of 2021 and the coming years.

The label business provided custom...

Nicholas Mockett of Moorgate Capital

On day two of Finat’s ELF, Nicholas Mockett of Moorgate Capital looked at M&A in the label industry, while Norman Bremer of IK Investment Partners, the private equity firm behind the Optimum Group, gave an investor perspective.

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IML is seeing growth rates of up to 8 percent as new molding technologies open up short run possibilities and buyers see sustainability and performance advantages

The in-mold label (IML) sector represents around 2-3 percent of total global label production and is growing at a healthy rate as end users recognize the technology’s functional and sustainability benefits.

In-mold labels can be applied to injection molded, blow molded or thermoformed...

UAE-based Hexxa Flexible Packaging plans to invest in a new facility next year, following an expected 25 percent jump in sales in 2021 thanks to the installation of a new rotogravure press

It was in the year 2006 that label and flexible packaging converter Hexxa Flexible Packaging started its operations from a rented warehouse in UAE’s Jebel Ali free zone. In 2010 the company invested in a factory of its own in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in UAE.

Raja Kumar Gandhi,...

Tony Liang, sales director south China at HanGlobal;Yuan Zuwang, plant manager at Winku; Peng Chongji, press operator at Winku

Established in 2000, Winku Printing, located in Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province, produces electrical labels, fruit labels, special nameplates, variable data labels, color page printing and folding cartons. Among these, label products account for about 30 percent of the company's...

One of Finat's six strategic pillars, sustainability, dominated day three of the association's ELF

Maja Desgrées-Du Loȗ, policy officer at the European Commission, began the sustainability day at the Finat ELF with an update on the latest plans for revising the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive in the context of circular economy initiatives. She explained her views on the future role of...

This year’s Finat European Label Forum (ELF) kicked off with a look at Europe-wide trends in the PS labelstock market and wider trends among European converters

Finat managing director Jules Lejeune’s regular annual review of the state of the European self-adhesive label market understandably focused on the all-enveloping Covid pandemic.

Ironically, it is largely as a result of the pandemic that 2020 proved such a bumper year for European

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International expansion, new technology and high-level recruitment – Grafotronic means business

‘At Grafotronic, we strongly believe in and invest in innovation, and that’s reflected in everything we do: from our unique modular and future-proof concept to our new features and market-leading connected services,’ said Morten Toksværd, Grafotronic’s new business development director, opening...

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