Label Industry 4.0 – myth or reality?

I was recently asked to develop feature ideas for the Gulf Print & Pack show focusing on ‘Industry 4.0’ automation. It soon became clear that this much-discussed term provokes a wide range of interpretations. So what should we understand by ‘Industry 4.0’, and what are the implications for...

Coronavirus dominates headlines

The impact of the coronavirus on the label and package printing industry will be felt hard, as in all other areas of our lives. As this edition of Labels & Labeling went to press at the end of March, the situation was changing daily. 

Three of our writers report on the crisis: Mike...

Suggested guidelines on the role of labels in the essential supply chain during the Coronavirus pandemic

This week, Finat issued a press statement stressing the role of self-adhesive roll labels and narrow web packaging as essential component of the critical infrastructure for the food and medical sectors. Following this statement Finat received questions from several members indicating that more...

Interview with Germán Calvi director of Etiketten SA who tells us why he’s taking part as panelist in our forthcoming Label Summit Latin America 2020

Can you tell us why you decided to take part in this year’s Label Summit Latin America 2020 in Chile?

First and foremost, I am most grateful for the invite and it is an honor to take part in such an important event in our language and with a perspective that’s closer to...

 Francisco Bardi, senior consultant at Graphic Executive Management

Can you tell us why you decided to present at this year’s Label Summit Latin America 2020 in Chile?

I received an invitation directly from the organizers of the Label Summit, which is an honor for me. I have attended several previous Label Summits and it is a very...

Mariana Soto Urzúa, Cenem general manager explains why she's speaking at Label Summit 2020

Can you tell us why you decided to present at this year’s Label Summit Latin America 2020 in Chile?

Hello, it’s a pleasure talking to you, and thank you for inviting me to be part of this great event. Cenem has wanted greater visibility...

Micro embossing

In this article, we hear from three companies very much involved in helping label converters to achieve that little bit extra when it comes to adding value to the label. We will see that foiling can add that extra sparkle to the label, embossing can give the label depth and micro-embossing can...

A group of US converters has diverted 8,000 tons of label waste from landfill

International awareness about plastic pollution and the drive for reduction in single-use plastic has forced governments into action. The European Parliament has approved a law banning single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds by 2021. The products covered by the...

 2019 has been yet another year of fluctuations in India but the market continues to grow. Aakriti Agarwal reports.

Sharing his insights on industry’s performance in 2019, Harveer Sahni, chairman of Weldon Celloplast, says: ‘The first three quarters saw an increased number of reports on installations because of healthier toplines of smaller businesses that made them opt for high-end label presses. By...

A tough business climate is countered by evidence of ongoing technology investments and a focus on innovation. Gill Loubser reports.

Privileged as your correspondent is to live at Africa’s southernmost tip among the vineyards in Cape Town’s Constantia valley, it’s sometimes difficult to comprehend the gloom that covers much of South Africa – indeed the entire African continent. However, it’s a sad fact that, despite Cape Town...

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