Jaichandra, director of Veepee Graphic Solutions, at his office in Bengaluru

The first is the importance of having a great team. Jaichandra, popularly known as JC, says: ‘You can invest in the best equipment and infrastructure, but the business can never be efficient if you don’t have the right people. It is the production teams that deliver commitment to quality which...

Jeroen Diderich, vice president and general manager, label and graphic materials, Avery Dennison

‘We are seeing a huge peak in demand for the essential business, like food, e-commerce also for pharmaceutical products and food and beverage,’ Diderich says. ‘Together with our customers we are trying to manage this order intake while still providing exceptional service. During these times with...

Legal cannabis market matures

The value of the legal cannabis market was growing faster than dot-com boom in the early 2000s, we reported; a time that was marked by more US states eyeing legalization and Canada on the cusp of country-wide rollout.

What seemed just two years ago to be a new cash cow for the packaging...

 Vellamo’s bottle is designed to look like a block of ice, reflecting the blue hue of the glacier

A Finnish company, Ice Age Water, seems to be doing just that, by selling its unique natural mineral water from the last Ice Age under Vellamo brand (pronounced ‘vel-emo’, its name originates from the goddess spirit of water in Finnish mythology). The brand is all about nature and sustainability...

L-R: Tim Gordon, L&L; Luca Goldoni, Cartes; Sebastiano Lonardi, Grafical; Ivan Spina, Cartes; and Enrica Lodi, Cartes, in front of the Cartes GT360

The company was founded in 1984 by Andrea Lonardi as a sheet-fed offset printer of business cards and labels, and moved to its current facility in 1998. Twenty percent of production remains sheet-fed today. A 6-color Heidelberg Speedmaster with in-line cold foil and a Komori Lithrone G40 have...

Jordi Quera is vice president of sales and marketing for Zonten Europe

The Sant Quirze del Vallés, Barcelona-headquartered company has installed more than 20 Zonten Multiprint ZTJ 330/520 presses since celebrating the official opening of its offices and demo center – attended by around 200 people – in April 2019. It has also appointed a raft of agents across Europe...

Actega EcoLeaf metallization sample

The innovative metallization method was introduced at drupa 2016 by the Israel-based Landa Labs as Nano Metallography – a process designed to produce zero waste at less than half the cost of foil. In February 2017, Actega Metal Print acquired the technology and rebranded it EcoLeaf. Behind glass...

Matthias Vollherbst, managing owner, Vollherbst Labels

Then, seven years ago, my father suggested I join Vollherbst. I felt it was the right time to make this move and I took a sales director position responsible for marketing and sales, which I studied at university.
When I joined the company, I focused on implementing a modern, youthful...

Editor's note: In praise of label industry essential workers

The phenomenon of people cheering in the evenings began in mid-January in the shut-down Chinese city of Wuhan. It took off in Italy, with people emerging to bang on pots and pans and play accordions. Similar initiatives – including standing ovations and singing – have become commonplace around...

AWA's release liner conference took place in Amsterdam in late February

Indeed, the opening session focused on opportunities and growth in key release liner markets. AWA Alexander Watson Associates’ president and CEO, Corey Reardon, opened the event with an overview of current market status. Still dominated by labelstock, the market segments in which release liner...

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