EPac Flexible Packaging hits 20 million impressions record in January 2020

In January this year, production reached a new record of over 20 million B1 impressions at 10 sites where ePac is currently operating HP Indigo presses. 

‘Our customers have discovered the advantages of locally sourced, fast turnaround packaging as a means to drive market expansion of...

Chinese converters have resumed work – but at a cost

The outbreak of coronavirus pneumonia has hit China hard and is now spreading around the world. What are the implications for China’s label printing industry?

Firstly, before any company can resume work they have to demonstrate they have made preparations to...

Satoru Takashima

The board has appointed Satoru Takashima, the current senior executive officer, to serve as the new president and chief operating officer.

Takashima, who entered Toyo Ink SC Holdings in 1984, has held a variety of leadership positions in Japan and overseas. As president of the company’s...

Chris Bodger with Mark Andy's Digital Series HD at Labelexpo Europe 2019

The distributor currently represents Mark Andy in Australia and New Zealand and has been committed to serving its customers across many industry verticals including Graphics Machinery, Labeling, Coding and Marking since 1949.

‘Mark Andy was seeking a company with a strong understanding of...

UPM Raflatac certifies all backing papers in Southeast Asia

With the increasing attention by a number of global brand owners and converters on sustainable packaging products available with forest certification can help them achieve their sustainability targets in an easier way. These products feature a lifecycle approach across the entire forest supply...

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...

Mactac to expand its Lintec range in 2020

Lintec Corporation purchased Mactac in December 2016 to expand and strengthen its label business in North America. After consolidating both businesses, 2019 marked the first full year of combined sales activity for the new Mactac Lintec products, and it was reported as widely successful....

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...

Kinyosha Printing installs first Uteco/Kodak inkjet press

This high production digital inkjet press expands the company’s packaging print capabilities, with a cost-effective and highly flexible digital solution for high-speed, high-quality applications. The Sapphire Evo press was developed by the Uteco Group in partnership with Kodak and is installed...

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