CELAB is the first global consortium dedicated to recycling in the self-adhesive labeling industry

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Four ways to ensure the best opportunities for your company, explains Bob Cronin of Open Approach

Prior to 2020, a company’s M&A valuation was most often determined by a factor of its EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization). Now, businesses are being valued by their ‘EBITDAC’ (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization… and impact from...

Innovation and entrepreneurship have driven consistent growth in the label industry, writes Andy Thomas

I spoke recently with a major finance group looking to invest in the label industry. One of their main questions was how it was possible for the label industry to have kept growing globally while growth and profitability in the wider commercial print industry faltered.

My answer was two...

Connectivity and data flow can revolutionize the whole supply chain, writes Mike Fairley

The organization, administration, production, performance and efficiency of a label plant has improved dramatically over the past 40 years as advances in computerization, hardware, software and electronics have brought significant performance, product and management efficiency opportunities of...

Reasons for optimism

Our annual series of articles looking at developments in various global label markets during the past year is, understandably, dominated by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is the unavoidable thread that binds the pieces together, and as such some recurring themes emerge.

During...

2020 in review: MENA

The MENA label industry reports that the demand for labels was hampered for a time due to labor, operational and supply chain challenges, exacerbated by the travel bans and lockdowns in other countries. But being essential service providers for the food, personal hygiene and pharma industries,...

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...

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