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

True Hybrid: Changing the Perception of Digital

Digital printing has been a popular topic of discussion for labels and packaging over the last decade. Historically an industry dominated by offset and flexography, the narrow web label market is realizing a shift toward new production methods, those being digital and digital hybrid workflows. According to a study by LPC Inc, 50 percent of … Continued