More than 30 exhibitors showcased smart technologies designed specifically for packaging at AIPIA Congress in Amsterdam

‘The focus is on real business development for active and intelligent packaging technologies, not just another series of workshops and panels. We are working with our members to build an industry,’ he added.

AIPIA packed the agenda with more than 50 speakers, including representatives...

Umer Anwar, AA Labels production manager

The company was established in 2006, when a family owned toner cartridge business required labels for product identification and shipment. Due to the high volumes required, the family decided to invest in machinery to produce the labels in-house. 

‘It was actually an add-on,’ explains...

ASPA members including Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and Honourable Justice Manmohan Sarin inaugurating The Authentication Forum

The summit welcomed by 216 attendees including senior delegations from Pfizer, Godfrey Phillips India, Anand and Anand, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India, Indian Oil Corporation, Rusan Pharma, Securikett Ulrich & Horn, Umeeka Packaging, Tesa Scribos, Secura Bangladesh, SICPA India, Vasu...

L-R: Wolfgang Ober, technical director of Ritter Haftetiketten, and Denis Westhauser, marketing manager at Spilker. The two companies have worked together for more than 40 years

When technical director Wolfgang Ober arrives, smiling, he confides: ‘I shouldn’t be here, to be honest. I have passed my retirement age and should be at home relaxing, but I love this place and this industry so much that I simply cannot stay home. I must come here each day, see everyone and...

The Becks artist limited edition bottles launched on the UK market

The company is the world’s largest brewer, with global brands including Becks and hundreds of other beers. 

The direct-to-container project has been running since 2014, and while AB InBev has tested small batches to mark specific occasions, it has now rolled out a 200,000 Becks bottled...

Yolanda Wang interviews one of the most prominent influencers in China’s package printing industry

L&L: Please explain the situation of the Gravure Printing Branch of PTAC. What are your major job responsibilities? What kind of role is the group playing in the industry’s development?
CG: Since its establishment in December 2004, the Gravure Printing...

Guaranteeing that labels are legible and compliant can prove labor-intensive, as German logistics and fulfilment specialist Erdt Group found. However, a device from Printronix Auto ID has revamped its validation process and ultimately improved its productivity. Erdt Group specializes in assembly and contract packaging, particularly of medical devices and pharmaceuticals. It processes more than 60 million items a year from its 14,000sqm logistics space. Given how highly regulated this industry is, Erdt’s cus

Guaranteeing that labels are legible and compliant can prove labor-intensive, as German logistics and fulfilment specialist Erdt Group found. However, a device from Printronix Auto ID has revamped its validation process and ultimately improved its productivity.

Erdt Group specializes in...

Pharma label converters must not only follow the evolving regulatory environment, but also prepare for technological developments emerging in the fight against piracy.

Regulatory pressure placed on the pharmaceutical companies is passed down the supply chain to label converters. At this point, it is then magnified with additional product-specific requirements alongside marketing and communication needs.

According to Agata Kowalska, pharma division...

Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 190 installed at Gurong Printing. From left: Lawrence Zhang; Jean Li, managing vice president of the label printing branch of PEIAC; Jia Yan, vice secretary of the label printing branch of PEIAC

Explains Gurong’s founder and director Lawrence Zhang, ‘Gurong Printing was set up less than four years ago, but our participation in adhesive label printing can be traced back to 1998. Previously, our company was located in Jiading District, Shanghai, as a subordinate branch of the Shanghai...

Chase Lehigh, digital specialist, Jan Lehigh, president, and Bob Peretic, print products manager, with Alpine’s digital press and Scubby, the office mascot

Alpine Packaging was producing ‘scratch and sniff’ labels for a line of car air freshers. It’s not just bubblegum scents that it can produce: cherry, strawberry, citrus and jasmine are just some of the scents Alpine has in stock. While brands producing car fresheners love these products, Alpine...

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