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James Bevan, director, Vandagraf presents an introduction to the anti-counterfeiting market
Beverage labels become greener and smarter

The global non-alcoholic beverage industry remains one of the fastest growing of all label segments, expected to grow from USD 378.38bn in 2020 to USD 410bn in 2021 at 8.4 percent CAGR. The Business Research Company estimates it will continue to grow by at least 7 percent CAGR to reach a value...

To what extent are label converters looking to diversify their businesses?

But the core product manufactured on these machines – pressure-sensitive labels – remained remarkably constant for most of this time. 

The reason is not hard to find – there was little motivation to change. The two decades from the mid-1970s were a period of sustained growth for PS labels...

Workforce woes: hiring and retaining young workers

In the first issue of 2020, L&L reported on the continuous struggle of workforce development; in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is worth investigating what has changed and what has remained the same. Prior to the pandemic, the employment rate was low enough to warrant being called ‘the...

Young managers – Elizabeth Yerecic, Yerecic Label

There was never any pressure to join the family company. That’s something my parents excelled at, making sure we landed where we were passionate about in our career. I never thought I would be a key account manager for labels, but I really enjoy it. I enjoy the people in the industry, I learn...

One of the greatest assets of the label and packaging industry is its ability to innovate, writes Bob Cronin.

We’ve embraced revolutionary technologies (digital printing, RFID labeling), retooled machinery around novel substrates and environmental mandates, and adopted arising methodologies to respond to emerging markets. Namely, we’ve set new standards, locking in our position as one of the most...

Tarsus Group, the organizer of Gulf Print & Pack 2021, has recently hosted the second of its virtual round table discussions

Topics discussed included: how individual large-format printing businesses had been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic; exploring if digital printers/print service providers in MEA have identified new markets during this time; digital printing and textiles; regional trends in selecting/buying...

Tarsus Group, the organizer of Gulf Print & Pack 2021, has recently hosted the second of its virtual round table discussions with top representatives from the printing industry in the Middle East, focusing on digital print technologies in the region.

While preparing for a speaking engagement at the Printing Industries of America Continuous Improvement conference, I was approached by several leaders on the topic of energizing a continuous improvement initiative inside their companies. I believe the information we discussed is now more...

When the pandemic passes, focus on sustainability will only increase

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