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  • 18 Nov 2015

Suppliers highlight waste removal from the label supply chain at roadshow events

The first Working Without Waste conference took place in Heidelberg, Germany on November 5

The first two Working Without Waste conferences have taken place in Heidelberg, Germany, and in Milan, Italy. Working Without Waste brings together AB Graphic, Avery Dennison, AVT, Flint, GEW, GSE and Martin Automatic, with interactive presentations on resolving the main issues of waste in label printing and converting.

'Everybody was extremely happy with the two events in Heidelberg and Milan and we want to continue the success in England and Holland, and later in the year in France and Spain,' said GEW's Martin Kugler. 'We already have requests for a further session in Germany in September next year.'

Venues and dates for the next two Working Without Waste roadshows are: February 10, 2016, at De Vere Venues Staverton Park, Daventry in the UK (chaired by Mike Fairley) and February 17, 2016 at Avery Dennison's European HQ in Oegstgeest, Netherlands (chaired by L&L editor Andy Thomas).

Conference attendance is free of charge for printing and converting professionals, but advance registration is required via

L&L is associated with the events and has started publishing a series of technical articles on waste reduction, and Malcolm Rae, managing director of GEW, explains how waste and downtime can be minimized through advances in UV technology in this feature as published in L&L issue 4, 2015. Bernd Schopferer, European sales manager at Martin Automatic, examines how the company’s automated roll handling systems fit into the wider search for efficiency and waste reduction in this feature as published in L&L issue 5, 2015.


Andy Thomas is strategic director of Labels & Labeling.

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