Ahead of her presentation at the Virtual Label Summit 2020, Claudia St. John, president of Affinity HR explains some of the best ways companies can respond to a crisis

Why you decided to present at the Virtual Label Summit 2020?

I was delighted to be asked to present at the Virtual Label Summit 2020. I was very excited to participate in person, but given the current situation, the Virtual Summit is the next best thing. I always love the...

AeroFlexx, a disruptive new packaging form is set to change the face of consumer packaging

Why you decided to present at the Virtual Label Summit 2020?

Ken McGuire (KM): The AeroFlexx technology brings an entirely new approach to decorating liquid packaging forms. Instead of designing a bottle with a ruled surface, which typically limits the...

The UVFoodSafe group was set up to formulate best practice guidelines for converters using UV curing for indirect food contact applications. With the practical testing phase largely complete, Andy Thomas-Emans asked steering group chair Jonathan Sexton about progress to date.

L&L: Can you give us some background about the UVFoodSafe project? Why is such a project necessary?
JS: Historically some industry stakeholders, particularly food industry brand owners, have been fearful of UV technology and even excluded UV inks from...

In the last in a series of three articles analyzing acquisitions, Bob Cronin of The Open Approach looks at product mix and markets, buildings and leases, and geographic locations

In this third installment in our due diligence series, we examine a company’s products, facilities and geographic locations. Having passed the primary considerations (financials and customers) covered in Parts I and II, these elements are the next key determinants in whether an acquisition lines...

Personalized versioning is packaging targeted to an individual consumer

So naturally, I looked at the number of my unopened emails. I have 1,015. 

Your turn. I’ll wait while you check. (When I ask this question in my live presentations – remember those? – the highest number of unopened emails that someone in the audience has ever had is 47,202.)

Why is...

The Mike Fairley column : A catalyst for change

In the early days of the pandemic lockdown there were, often quite baffling, scenes of mass panic buying, particularly of food and pharma products. This, in turn, lead to substrate and ink suppliers, die-makers, as well as label converters, all trying to meet increased demand for labels in the...

The Andy Thomas-Emans column

Less than a decade ago flexible packaging was all about wide web, long run, cost-efficient commodity production. Presses were highly specialized monsters, based either around Central Impression drum (CI) flexo, or unit-type gravure presses. Use of water-based and solvent inks for flexo and...

This issue of Labels & Labeling is the third that has gone to press while the magazine’s team – editorial, sales, production – has been working entirely from home.

For our editors, columnists and correspondents, this is no great change – we have long been accustomed to not being in the office; if not working from home, then frequently from airport lounges and hotel rooms while travelling. But for the wider team to be working from home simultaneously is...

Key packaging trends in the post-Covid supply chain

None of us could have predicted the impact of Covid-19 on our global and local communities at the end of Q1 2020. Many questions linger within the packaging supply chain: Will Covid-19 change the mindset of consumers? Will sustainability continue to be on the forefront of innovation in packaging...

Omron has launched the V/F400 and V/F300 Series smart cameras, the latest additions to its MicroHawk line

Over recent years JIT workflows have been at the forefront of the way in which production and deliveries are planned. However, the current pandemic has thrust even more pressure on getting labels to the product manufacturer, especially in the food and pharmaceutical sectors which have seen vast...

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