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Parshav Jain, director at S Anand Packaging, talks about market trends and need for trade shows. 

2020 in review: Africa

Earlier this year, an article published in L&L entitled ‘Their finest hour’ described the sterling efforts of South Africa’s packaging converters to manage demand – particularly for essential food and pharmaceutical packaging – under almost war-like conditions.

But it’s not only...

2020 in review: Southeast Asia

A temporary ‘half-lockdown’ is still underway in Indonesia, according to Henky Wibawa, executive director at the Indonesian Packaging Federation. ‘The necessary FMCG retail business is still moving, though certain product sectors are really down,’ he says. ‘For instance, the ready-to-drink...

2020 in review: India

The Indian label industry reported busy periods in July and August, mainly to flush the dry supply chains in every sector. September reportedly was marginally slow, followed by busy last quarter of the calendar year. 

The pandemic has, however, resulted in evolving buying patterns....

2020 in review: China

The most encouraging statistic is that China’s economic recovery is accelerating. In the first quarter of 2020 when the country was felled by the first outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, GDP fell by 6.8 percent year-on-year, then grew by 3.2 percent in the second quarter. In the third quarter...

2020 in review: Latin America

The world’s most urbanized region, where 80 percent of people live in cities. The most unequal, too, where a third of people live in poverty, often in sprawling slums not conducive to social distancing. A high number of people who rely on informal, cash-in-hand work, and therefore reluctant to...

2020 in review: North America

Market researchers at LPC surveyed nearly 90 North American label converter companies and found that for the majority of participants, 2020 has been a year of growth. Furthermore, LPC says of those label converting companies who reported growth, 23 percent reported high growth.

Many of...

2020 in review: Europe

We are fortunate to have an excellent and detailed snapshot in the Finat Radar report of the first period of the European lockdown in Q1 2020 – trends that will no doubt be reinforced as the continent enters its latest lockdown as this article was written in Q4. 

The survey shows starkly...

L-R: Eric Thibault with IMPSJ owners, Caroline Fournier and Marilène Fournier

Founded In 1975, Imprimerie Ste-Julie remains a family-owned business. Besides linerless, IMPSJ prints pressure-sensitive labels, shrink sleeves, and labels for circular containers, including bottles. It employs a team of 110 staff, all operating out the main head office facility in Quebec. ...

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