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The global sustainable packaging market reached $246.01 billion in 2018. Moreover, the market is ex- pected to garner $412.75 billion by the end of 2027 by registering a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 6.23 percent across the globe, according to a new study from Re- search and Markets. Growing Market North America is slated to account for a share of 29.87 percent by 2027 in the Sustainable Packaging market. The growth in the region can be at- tributed to an increase in disposable income of the people over the fore- cast period, which is also expected to impel the growth of Sustainable Packaging market in North America. The United States is the prominent market driving the growth in the re- gion.Additionally, the U.S. sustainable packaging market reached $52.93 bil- lion in 2018 and is expected to reach $77.58 billion by the end of 2027, expanding at a Compound Annual
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T he 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe 2019, the largest show to date,was held last week in Brussels, Belgium. The show welcomed more than 600 exhibitors, 200 of which were new this year.
Reflecting the size of the show, Labelexpo Europe 2019 was the largest of- fering of technologies and live demonstrations seen to date, with an increasing number of product launch- es for the fast growing areas of hybrid printing, flexible packaging and automation.
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TLMI To Hold Landfill Avoidance, Waste Summit TLMI will be holding its first Landfill Avoidance & Waste Summit October 16 at the Double Tree Hotel in Chesterfield, Missouri. This is the first in a series of regional waste summits the association will be holding in different parts of the United States in the coming months. The St. Louis event is open to all converters (TLMI members and non-members),TLMI supplier members and all SGIA members. During the St. Louis summit, converter attendees can learn how to start their own journeys toward land- fill-free sustainability practices. Over the course of the morning and afternoon, attendees will hear from a panel of recyclers and regional waste-hauling com- panies who can help them kickstart their own landfill avoidance programs. FLAG Prepared For 9th Annual Members Meeting FLAG (Flexo Label Advantage Group) will host its an- nual Members Meeting, which now draws more than 100 members and vendors, at theWoodcliff Resort and Spa outside Rochester, NewYork, on October 16-17.
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Label Summit Latin America Sets Records In Colombia Label Summit Latin America, held May 14-15 in Me- dellín, Colombia, attracted 749 attendees. Part of La- belexpo Global Series, the two-day event was aimed at equipping senior label converters in the region with insight into the industry. Held at Plaza Mayor, Label Summit Latin America 2019 was held for only the sec- ond time in the city (previously in 2014), and the third time in Colombia.Attendee numbers were the highest in the country to date,with key suppliers and top label and package printing industry stakeholder delegates from 31 countries attending 15 sessions. The event closed with record-breaking attendance, according to show organizers. Strong Strategy Designed with a strong business and strategy theme, the focus for day one of the conference was on leg- islation and trends in Colombia as well as the wider region, and design and branding. Day two focused on business markets and new opportunities. The accompanying table-top exposition featured 79 companies. Label Summit Latin America returns to Santiago, Chile, in 2020.
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unit; BOBST unveiled its new hybrid flexo press; and OMET launched its new X7, a flexo printing machine for labels and flexible packaging with 26-inch web width and the latest in its XFlex line. “Exhibitor participation this year has been truly in- credible, not only in the number of returning compa- nies, but also the newcomers joining us for the first time,” said Lisa Milburn, Managing Director of Labelex- po Global Series.“It is astonishing to think that at the first show there were just 44 exhibitors —proof of how far the industry has grown in the last four decades.” At the Flexible Packaging Arena, visitors could watch as a BOBST M6 (UV Flexo) press produced indirect food contact flexible packaging to the latest GMP stan- dards, and live demonstrations took place throughout the four days of the show. Spread across nine exhibition halls, more than 600 confirmed exhibitors took part in Labelexpo Europe 2019. Between them, exhibitors demonstrated their latest innovations and technology including: digital and conventional printing presses; high tech label and packaging materials; finishing and converting systems; inspection, overprinting and label application equip- ment; inks and coatings; RFID and security solutions; and software and interactive technology. Labelexpo Europe 2019 was again strongly support- ed and endorsed by the trade bodies FINAT, AIMCAL, EUWID, Febelgra, SPPES, UNFEA and VskE. Label Industry Global Awards Avery Dennison, Esko, and GMG were among the cat- egory winners honored at this year’s Label Industry Global Awards, which took place September 24, the first night of Labelexpo Europe 2019. Now in its 16th edition, the awards recognize the most innovative, influential and successful work from the label and package printing industry across the globe in the last twelve months. It was the largest La- bel Industry Global Awards event yet as it also cele- brated the 40th anniversary of Labelexpo. The Award for Innovation ( for companies with up to 300 employees ), sponsored by Flint Group Narrow Web, was presented to GMG GmbH & Co. KG , for its GMG Calibration CreationWizard.Developed to en- able customers to create color-accurate mock-ups for labels, flexible packaging and cartons, the judges were impressed with how the company had connected GMG Color Management software with an Epson SC- S80600 to achieve such accurate reproducible proofs. The Award for Innovation ( for companies with more than 300 employees ), sponsored by Xeikon, went to Esko for its Esko Print Control Wizard software, devel-
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oped to simplify the implementation of screens and dot gain curves in the reprographics process. Designed to improve the flexo plate making process and flexog- raphic print quality via Crystal Screens, Print Control Wizard is said to offer the sector a simplified, standard- ized approach to take process parameters like ink,print- ing press, substrate and aniloxes into consideration for screen and curve creation.Print ControlWizard outputs a set of Crystal Screens and curves used for plate ex- posing on a CDI Crystal XPS, reportedly resulting in the most optimal flexo print quality. This Label Industry Global Award is the latest acco- lade for the technology, following previously winning the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) and Eu- ropean Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) Tech- nical Innovation awards. Avery Dennison won the Environmental & Sustain- ability Award, sponsored by Labels & Labeling, for its Recycled PET Liners.The launch of the product in Eu- rope has focused on meeting sustainability objectives and the need to support recycling in the packaging industry. The judges were impressed that the sustain- able liners were made with 30 percent recycled PET post-consumer waste from PET bottles, while main- taining the technical qualifications the liner material needs for supply chain labeling success. The Rising Star Award, sponsored by the Label Acad- emy and Avery Dennison, went to Robert Rae of GEW. Rae joined the company in 2014 following an early ca- reer in research with P&G.With a top chemistry degree from Durham University, his skills have enabled him to make an immediate contribution toward developing an LED product introduced in 2016, and now in launching a new LED system at Labelexpo 2019. He has also been heavily involved with the UVFoodSafe Group. The European Converter of the Year Award, spon- sored by Grafisk Maskinfabrik, went to Reynders. Founded in 1956, Reynders today has label plants and Centers of Excellence in Belgium,France,Poland,Spain and India.The judges felt that its recent developments in digitally printed, full-color booklets were especially noteworthy, since after only 18 months, the company’s investment in the production of ‘loyalty stamps’ has re- sulted in over six billion labels printed and supplied to all corners of the world. Reynders also promotes sus- tainable label alternatives, with a planned installation of 800+ solar panels and investments to reduce water, gas and electricity consumption. Its emphasis on ca- reer growth and after work activities for employees also impressed judges. A Special Recognition Award, sponsored by ILS, was also made to Clive Smith, founder of Labelexpo, hon-
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Negotiations with First Impression, a part of the Hirt & Carter Group, started in September 2018 when they reached out to CSM in need of assistance with mov- ing and re-installing both Nilpeter and other auxiliary equipment. Furthermore, these talks also included — and resulted in — the acquisition of a new 17-inch FA- Line press, and planned equipment upgrades of First Impression’s existing Nilpeter presses. Planned upcoming upgrades of First Impression’s existing Nilpeter presses includes turning its 8-color FA-Line press, installed in June 2018, into a 10-color mirror image of the new 17-inch FA-Line press. Still to be completed are software and unit upgrades of First Impression’s older Nilpeter equipment. Electronic, Conductive Inks Conference Heads To Illinois Companies and universities will be discussing the world of conductive inks during the Second Annual Electronic and Conductive Inks Conference, which will be held October 17-18 at The Drake Hotel in Oak- brook, Illinois, near Chicago. The conference will feature experts in the field of electronic and conductive inks, as well as allied fields such as equipment, researchers and end users. The talks will center on the different technologies, including silver and copper to carbon nanotubes and more; how equipment manufacturers are deploying these inks; and what the end-use customer is seeking.
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Nilpeter Introduces New Solutions Under the 100-year anniversary banner, Nilpeter ex- hibited two of its FA-Line flagship flexo presses.The FA- Line presses,which have already exceeded 100 installa- tions worldwide since launching at Labelexpo Europe two years ago, feature a number of new technologies. The first FA-Line press that was on display is a 17-inch-wide press, which features cold foil and lam- ination, as well as Nilpeter’s new high-speed Semi-Ro- tary Die-Cutting unit. Introduced to the market for the first time, this press runs in combination with two new technologies: the High-Build InkJet Varnish and High OpacityWhite InkJet units. Nilpeter demonstrated the press’ versatility and value-adding capabilities within Wine & Beverage applications. The second press on the show floor was the all-new multi-substrate 22-inch FA-Line. It features a new 22- inch Quick-Change Die station, UV-lamination, and UV-LED drying.With this press, Nilpeter demonstrated how to effectively print various Food & Beverage flexi- ble packaging applications throughout the show. BOBST Launches Hybrid Press BOBST launched the MASTER DM5, a hybrid label press said to provide the best possible combination
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oring his creation and ongoing development of the largest label and package printing exhibition in the world and a leading event for 40 years. He entered the exhibition industry in 1968 and started his own company in 1974. In 1979, he launched the first la- beling event in London, England, before the decision was made in 1985 to move it to Brussels. Sister shows were launched in the United States in 1989, and in Sin- gapore in 1991. The company became the founding part of Tarsus Group in 1998, with Smith remaining as Chairman of the Labels Division to this day. The final award of the night, the R. Stanton Avery Global AchievementAward, sponsored byAvery Denni- son,which was previously announced in June,went to Jim DeFife,VP Pressure-Sensitive Materials, Multi-Color Corporation. This award, sponsored by Avery Denni- son, honors the contribution an influential individual has made which has really impacted the growth of the international label industry. DeFife has been a driving force in the global label industry for almost 40 years, with a focus throughout his career on the develop- ment of technical solutions that have revolutionized and grown the pressure-sensitive market – firstly with Avery Dennison and then, for the past 17 years, with Spear and Multi-Color.
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Sustainable Packaging (Cont’d from Page 1) Growth Rate of 4.63 percent over the forecast period; i.e. 2020-2027. The U.S. sustainable packaging market is expected to achieve a year-to-year growth rate of 5.66 percent in 2027 as compared to previous year. Asia-Pacific is expected to account for a share of 23.73 percent by 2027 in the sustainable packaging market.The growth in the region can be attributed to an increase in the food and beverage sector coupled with rising population over the forecast period. China is the prominent market driving the growth in the re- gion. Additionally, the Chinese sustainable packaging market reached $12.05 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $19.72 billion by the end of 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 5.9 percent over the forecast period; i.e. 2020-2027.The Chinese sustainable packaging market is expected to achieve year-to-year growth rate of 6.92 percent in 2027 as compared to previous years. Middle East and Africa (MEA) is anticipated to ac- count for a share of 9.11 percent by 2027 in the sus- tainable packaging market. The growth in the region can be attributed to growing trade activities over the forecast period. The MEA sustainable packaging mar- ket reached $22.27 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $37.60 billion by the end of 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 6.3 percent over the forecast period; i.e. 2020-2027.The Middle East and Africa sustainable packaging market is expected to achieve a year-to-year growth rate of 7.39 percent in 2027 as compared to previous year. The paper and paperboard segment accounts for the largest share of the sustainable packaging market across the globe (24.77 percent share in 2018). Fur- ther, the paper and paperboard sustainable packaging segment is anticipated to reach $106.51 billion by the end of 2027 from $60.92 billion in 2018.Moreover, this segment is anticipated to flourish at a CAGR of 6.72 percent over the forecast period. In addition, the sus- tainable packaging in paper and paperboard segment is expected to achieve a year-to-year growth rate of 7.8 percent in 2027 as compared to previous year. The organizer of the Labelexpo Global Series of trade shows for the label and package printing industry has announced a major new show serving the LatinAmeri- can market. Labelexpo Mexico will take place June 23- 25, 2021, at World Trade Center Mexico City. Labelexpo Mexico 2021 will also include the co-lo- cated 2021 edition of Brand Print Mexico and will be supported by key trade bodies AMETIQ and ACOBAN. Labelexpo Launches New Show In Mexico
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AICC Offers Set-Up Reduction Online Course In Spanish AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has released Reducción de configuración (Set-up Reduc- tion) , a new free online course available in Spanish to AICC members. Down Time Lean manufacturing techniques are explained in this course to help eliminate waste in the change-over time between jobs. The waste reduction tool TIMWOOD is used by all the participants to identify seven types of waste.A vid- eo of a ten-minute set-up shows the operators tracked using a spaghetti diagram, then the process of prioritiz- ing and leveling the work is described. The duties, as well as the time it takes to accomplish them, are analyzed, and the necessary training is com- pleted. Most often this results in a set-up time reduced by half. “Reducing set-up time is the holy grail to convert- ers,” said Michael D’Angelo, AICC President. “This course properly addresses the techniques necessary to become more efficient in your operations. Savings achieved falls right to the bottom-line.”
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People & Places Graymills Bernie Santerre has been named Manager, Outside Sales and Business Development, for Graymills, Broad- view, Illinois. In this role, Santerre will be responsible for domestic and inter- national external sales.
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Santerre joins Graymills from Nidec Motor Corporation in Elk Grove Vil- lage, Illinois where he served as Stra- tegic Account Manager and was re- sponsible for an OEM customer base in multiple global markets. Harper Corporation of America Angel Jackson has joined the Harper Corporation of America, Charlotte, North Carolina, as Marketing and Event Coordinator. Jackson graduated from Clemson University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Graph- Bernie Santerre
ic Communications. Upon graduating, Jackson worked as a Graphic Techni- cal Representative at Cyber Graphics. As Marketing and Event Coordinator at Harper, Jackson will be responsible for coordinating trade show events such as the Harper Road Shows and will update all social media. In ad- dition, she will create marketing materials for Harper anilox rolls, Stora Enso Annica Bresky has been appointed the new President and CEO of Stora Enso, as of December 1. Until then, Stora Enso’s current CEO Karl-Henrik Sundström will continue in his posi- tion. Bresky is currently Head of Stora Enso’s Consumer Board division. Labelink Acquires Labelix
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Labelink, a Montreal,Canada-based label supplier, has acquired Quebec,Canada-based label provider Labelix. Launched in 2002, Labelix now boasts 80 employees. “This acquisition fits perfectly with our vision of trans- forming an industry that is all too often perceived as traditional,” said Stéphen Bouchard, Labelink President.
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