The news that Smyth Companies has acquired Dow industries, and that Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) has increased its holdings in the European wine market demonstrates the profound impact of...

Certainly there are already well-over 1,000 digital web-fed printing machines installed in label converting plants worldwide. Most of these are currently digital toner presses from HP Indigo or Xeikon, although the first color inkjet systems are now also being installed.

Many label...

Interactive packaging such as QR codes and the SnapTag will continue to help brands and retailers innovate the way they communicate sustainability to consumers. Such systems allow information to be delivered in a completely...

While perhaps not considered as a key investment in the past, laser die-cutting is now starting to become of greater interest for the potential benefits and opportunities it can offer to both converters and their customers. There are also more laser cutting equipment companies entering the...

Materials manufacturers are making deep cuts in their global workforce; press sales, in the words of one manufacturer, have 'fallen off a cliff' and there has been a...

In the lead up to Labelexpo Americas in Chicago in September, I will be highlighting a series of products and initiatives that visitors to the show ought to check out.

Flint Group will...

With the announcement by the Indian government that retail foreign direct investment (FDI) will finally be allowed in the country, the doors might soon open to the last great consumer market in the world still closed to the major...

A particular highlight of the first Label Summit Africa, held in March in Cape Town, was the high number of brand owners and designers in attendance.

Brand owners and designers represented...

The solid waste legislation passed recently by the Brazilian government (see our Brazil Summit review) is one of the most far reaching in the world, and has put release liner...

On recent travels, I have continued to hear more active discussions around sustainability in the label industry. It has been inspiring, fulfilling and pulls the curtain back on what being greener really means. It’s far more than selecting a certified paper facestock that costs more and might not...

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