FINAT Outlook Capitalizes on Entrepreneurship & Agility, Parallels FTA’s Printer Members

Jules Lejeune, managing director, FINAT—the European Association for the Self-Adhesive Label Industry—sees a lot of commonalities when addressing challenges, priorities and strategic directions documented by his membership, as well as FTA’s own printer contingent. Today, world economies and the political climate impacting them are spelling cause for concern due to outside forces like Brexit, tariffs, … Continued

Royston Labels Adds Fourth Nilpeter Press

CAMBRIDGE, England—Royston Labels, a leading UK supplier of self-adhesive labels located just south of Cambridge, England, has installed a new Nilpeter FA-4* with multilayer capabilities, bringing its Nilpeter press total to four. The new FA-4* will be utilized for the production of high-end, award-winning drinks and personal care labels. “The new machine from Nilpeter joins … Continued

Winners Revealed at 15th Annual Label Industry Global Awards

ROSEMONT, IL—Innovations by Avery Dennison, Hamillroad Software and RotoMetrics were among the category winners honored at this year’s prestigious Label Industry Global Awards, which took place on Sept. 25 at Joe’s Live in Rosemont, IL, as part of Labelexpo Americas 2018. Now in its 15th edition, the awards celebrate innovative, creative and successful work from … Continued

FINAT’s Findings: Sophisticated Substrates Lead Charge in Label Sector Growth

Sophisticated label substrates have experienced exponential growth due to demand for high-end applications, according to FINAT. Since 2010, demand for polypropylene- (PP) based materials has grown 78 percent, direct thermal papers are up 51 percent and white coated papers have enjoyed a 24 percent increase. Figures indicate that while paper-based materials continue to dominate label … Continued

MPS Appoints Marjolein Ekkelboom as Global Marketing Manager

ARNHEM, Netherlands—To further broaden and elevate international marketing communication activities, MPS has appointed Marjolein Ekkelboom as global marketing manager. Ekkelboom officially joined MPS on Oct. 1 and was introduced to the label industry at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels. With more than 25 years of experience in leading B2B marketing departments, including ownership of a public … Continued

Labelexpo Europe 2017: Quality Printing Extends Beyond the Press

Assessments of Labelexpo Europe 2017 are in: “Traffic flow from start to finish was strong. Four days flew by in no time!” Labelexpo Europe 2017’s footprint grew 12 percent from the event two years ago, with 679 exhibitors filling nine halls of the Brussels Expo. The event shattered past records, counting 37,724 visitors, up 5.6 … Continued

FINAT European Label Forum Draws 300 to Discuss Market Changes, Growth

THE HAGUE, Netherlands—Fast paced change in the label production market prompted the creation of the new FINAT European Label Forum, which attracted more than 300 participants from Europe and beyond. Replacing the long established annual FINAT congress and held in Amsterdam from June 11-13, the FINAT European Label Forum represented all stages of the complex … Continued

Flint Group Opens Ninth Annual Narrow Web Print Awards

WILLSTÄTT, Germany—Narrow web label and packaging converters from around the world are encouraged to submit sample labels for evaluation by a panel of industry judges. For the ninth consecutive year, the winners of this prestigious award will be announced during a live event on the Flint Group stand at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels, September 2013. … Continued