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...

Online shopping has propelled PS label growth in the logistics sector, while the RFID label market is flourishing, writes Yolanda Wang

The latest data from the Label Printing Branch of the Printing and Printing Equipment Industries Association of China (PEIAC) shows that the gross output value of China’s label printing industry was 46.87 billion RMB in 2018, up 8.5 percent from 2017. Although lower than the industry’s...

International suppliers are increasing their focus on Southeast Asia’s fast-growing label market. Aakriti Agarwal reports

Brenton Barrett, president Asia-Pacific at Multi-Color Corporation, echoes that there is a wide room to grow with ASEAN’s per capita pressure-sensitive label consumption sitting at 1.6sqm.

2019 saw much activity in the region’s label industry, including multinational companies moving into...

The North American label industry sees investment from private equity, as it grapples with ongoing issues. Chelsea McDougall reports

Much of the mergers and acquisitions activity in 2019 was driven by growing interest from private equity in the labels space. The year started with a blockbuster merger between two of the region’s biggest label suppliers, when Multi-Color Corporation was acquired by Platinum Equity, the PE group...

Andy Thomas-Emans reports on a slowing market beset by economic and political worries – but looking to bounce back in 2019-20

This slowdown was also reflected in Finat’s Radar converter and end user trends report, which saw converter sales growth fall dramatically from 8.3 percent in 2018 to 4.9 percent in Q1 2019.

Finat’s survey does reveal a remarkable shift from growth in non-prime labels in 2017 to higher...

Keynote speaker at Label Summit Latin America talks about regional trends

Can you tell us why GlobalQuality.space decided to become gold sponsor for this year’s Label Summit Latin America in Chile?

It’s all about automation! [This is what we hear from the market.] Digitalization and automation are still topical issues and the new slogan...

M&A trends in 2019 and what to expect in 2020

The best way to answer this is to review pressing trends. While there are considerations in every segment, there are drivers behind label M&A in general. Here are the top four we saw this year and how they might play out in 2020. Keep in mind that as an election year in the US, new dynamics...

Vicki Strull’s daughter, Eden, reusing an empty furniture box as a canvas

Many brands are getting the message, employing sustainability goals and timelines – Coke, Unilever, Mondelez, Nike, Amazon, L’Oréal and Burger King, to name a few. Still, with the increase in online shopping, we’re seeing an increase in shipping packaging, too. Years ago, we only saw a product’s...

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