Vicki Strull, brand strategist, packaging designer, and columnist for L&L, discusses braille and tactile labeling and designing for inclusivity. 

Shelf appearance is no longer the only priority of the beauty and personal care industry as it pivots to meet customers rising expectations for more sustainable products.

The global beauty and personal care market continues to show strong growth potential. Consultancy Research and Markets valued the sector at USD 422.72 billion in 2020, with a forecast to reach USD 558.12 billion in 2026 – a staggering increase of USD 135.4 billion in just six years, growing with...

The operational and financial effects of transitioning to a circular plastic chain are also investigated. Details will be established on how this new technique can grow towards market acceptance and commercial applications. The coalition wants to make a tangible contribution to solving the...

Jessica Hung, global marketing manager at Maxcess International, discusses her career in print and the recently announced expansion of RotoMetrics' flexible die production with the opening of a new plant. 

Spending on packaging by consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands has grown over the past two years and will continue to do so over the next two years

Fifty-six percent of CPG brand owners reported an increase in spending on packaging since 2019 and 65 percent said they anticipate growing their spending in 2022 and 2023. And a full 78 percent of brands classified as Tier 1 (those with more than USD 1 billion revenue and a branded international...

AWA Alexander Watson Associates has released a new AWAreness report offering an in-depth study of the global pressure-sensitive adhesives market.

The AWAreness Report Global Pressure-sensitive Adhesives Market 2021 is the latest update on the status in the market, confirming a solid presence in tapes and labelstock with a combined market share of almost 90 percent. The report predicts that globally, segments such as labelstock and medical...

Siblings Arnie and Charlotte Ellison, business development director and commercial director at OPM Group, discuss their work at OPM including their focus on sustainability and workforce development. 

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...

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...

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