Recycling was a key topic at this year’s AWA International Sleeve Label Conference

This year’s AWA International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition addressed a number of important issues affecting the market. Taking place in Amsterdam in early April, the event brought together over 120 delegates...

Makito Nakamura, division head of PP & IP Business, in front of the Accurio Label 190 digital press

The company is in the process of expanding its presence in the region, appointing distributors in the developing markets of Indonesia and the Philippines, as well as Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. 

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia runs a customer engagement center in Singapore that...

L-R: Deepak Gupta and Divya Gupta in front of the Multitec press

Shree Lamipack is now in the process of upgrading its facilities and has made a string of investments in the last year, including a Weigang slitter rewinder with 100 percent inspection system from BST for finishing labels, and a high-speed slitting machine for jumbo rolls of thermal transfer...

Ande Norde's factory in Tianjin

Tianjin Ande Nord was founded in 2002 in Tianjin Teda Industry Park in northern China. The company passed its ISO9001 international quality certification as early as 2004, then achieved both its ISO9001:2008 and ISO14001-2004 environment management system certifications in 2012. 

Over the...

Jean Li, executive vice president of the China Label Sub-Association, PEIAC

However, there are plenty of highly skilled women working in China’s label manufacturing industry, and their number is growing. They can be found working in trade associations, as senior managers, or as front-line production workers producing exquisite labels. They are making their own...

Wanjie Europe has a dedicated demonstration area to showcase semi-rotary offset printing

Madrid, Spain-based Wanjie Europe has been created by Grupo Impryma in partnership with Chinese manufacturer Hebei Wanjie Machinery. This partnership has been forged to sell Wanjie’s series of WJPS semi-rotary offset press into the European market.

The founding business within the group...

L-R: Floors Coetzee of Sabre Equipment, Johan Struwig of Namibia Plastics and Sascha Skora of Reifenhäuser

The journey began around a New Year’s Eve barbeque fire in 2010, when Wernich Meyer mentioned to his friend Johan Struwig that his South African company required a packaging film distributor in Namibia. Struwig, looking for a meaningful change from his financial services management job, decided...

Flexo investment leaves letterpress behind in Japan

Today it supplies labels on the leading edge of technology designed to solve problems in a range of fields from food and cosmetics to logistics. With 90 employees, it serves the food, cosmetics, toiletry, medical, automobile and logistics markets.

The company is rather unusual in that it...

Slitting process of BOPP film

Ramneek Jain, CEO at Max Speciality Films, says: ‘We have had a significant improvement in capacity which is reflected in our growth. The new line will bear sweeter fruit as we develop and commercialize more specialty products.’ 

The fifth BOPP manufacturing line has almost doubled the...

An example of a cannabis label provided by Jones Packaging © Jones Packaging Inc, 2019

So what happened? Many experts are pointing to regulatory ambiguity that is slowing down the supply chain, and packaging constraints that are squeezing the market. 

‘It’s become quickly apparent that that $7 billion mark isn’t going to be met,’ says Andrew Wong of Jones Packaging. ‘A lot...

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