Bernhard Grob, former co-owner and MD of Edale

By the end of 1987 I became co-owner and managing director through Butterfly Holding which took over Edale and is still involved in the company today.

Travelling and exhibiting around the world in these early years meant getting orders for flexo presses from the booths, sometimes with...

Taken at Labelexpo Europe 2017, this picture shows 150 years of industry experience: L&L founder Mike Fairley, Denny McGee and Dilip Shah, MPS Systems North America

McGee has 45 years under his belt, making him one of the more well-versed technological experts in the North American label market today. In 2000, he was named salesman of the decade, and at the time told L&L: ‘The greatest challenge facing flexo printers as we look toward the future is the...

L-R: Jeffrey Arippol, chairman of Novelprint, and James Quirk, editor of L&L

To have worked in the Brazilian label industry for five decades is to have seen every example of these fluctuations. When Jeffrey Arippol joined Novelprint, then owned by his father and uncle, in 1967, taking a one-third stake in the business, Brazil was in the early years of a military...

Tan Junqiao, a major force in the development of Chinese label industry in last 40 years

In 1982, he was appointed president and general manager of the Chinese Packaging and Printing Corporation, a part of the Ministry of Light Industry, and was granted the title of senior engineer. 

Thereafter, he held senior positions on numerous printing industry-related boards, including...

Harveer Sahni, chairman of Weldon Celloplast discusses history of Indian label printing

However, it wasn’t the same forty years ago. Harveer Sahni, chairman at Weldon Celloplast, who has been in the label industry since 1978 when his company installed its first siliconizing coater, recalls: ‘A US-based company, Johnson & Johnson, first started manufacturing pressuresensitive...

L&L writers have often been prescient with their predictions.

‘Internationalization of the label industry is going to bring about moves by big print and supplier groups to dominate world markets.’ 
Mike Fairley, L&L issue 6, 1988

Global M&A activity across the supply chain has been prevalent for a number of years, with...

Industry shares its thoughts as the magazine reaches its 40th anniversary

Chris Ellison, managing director, OPM Group (UK); president of Finat 
Only the best, highest quality magazines can stand the test of time. Labels & Labeling has been a trusted contributor to the label community, capturing with honesty the flow of creativity from...

Suppliers and converters predict what will make the headlines in 2019

‘With the aim to improve performance and accelerate sustainability, we anticipate the growth of 2018 to be lower than 2017 in terms of printed square meters,’ says Jakob Landberg, director, sales and marketing, Nilpeter. ‘Converters are focused on replacing obsolete technology with highly...

With the Japan Label Federation in 2005

I had come from the global publisher Emap, where I had edited Packaging News magazine and before that British Printer, so although I knew a lot about the packaging supply chain and the commercial print industry, I had very little knowledge of what looked like a small niche in the wider global...

Q&A: Mike Fairley
Labels & Labeling (L&L): You were the first to recognize that the pressure-sensitive label industry was distinct from all other sectors of the print industry. How did you spot that before other analysts?
 
Mike Fairley (MF):...

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