FMN | June 26th, 2017

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June 26, 2017

Vol. 19 No.13

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FINAT Bestows Label Awards reported by Greg Kishbaugh W inners in the FINAT Label Competition were recently an- nounced, representing a wide range of ‘labeling’ activi- ties — from RFID and product authentication tags through ‘sparkly’ labels on girls’ cosmetics and whisky labels printed on a wood veneer, to booklet labels on engine coolants.

For exclusive content and breaking news please visit WestRock refinanced MPS debt as part of the transaction.MPS recently ac- quired Part Art Label Company, a label converter with multiple manufacturing facilties in Long Island,NewYork. AWA Reports Liner Market Growth The newly-published tenth edition of AWA Alexander Watson Associates’ AWA Release Liner Annual Review 2017 brings together an assessment of the state of the global release liner market across all its end uses, from la- bels and graphics to envelopes, food and bakery, tapes, medical and hy- giene, and industrial applications. Pressure-sensitive labels remain the largest global market for release liner, and grew in 2016 at 3.9 percent, pres- sure-sensitive tapes and medical appli- cations exhibited the highest growth rates, at 6.8 percent and 6.2 percent respectively. WestRock Acquires Multi Packaging WestRock Company, a provider of differentiated paper and packaging products, has completed the acquisi- tion of Multi Packaging Solutions In- ternational (MPS).

Self-adhesive labelstock consumption grew in Eu- rope overall between 2010 and 2016 at a cumula- tive 22.9 percent. While 72 percent of brand owners surveyed in FINAT’s latest (2016) edition of the European RADAR market analysis stated that they would not be migrating from self-ad- hesive labels as their core technology choice, many label converters have broadened their production repertoire, to include other popu- lar label production options such as sleeve la- bels, flexible packaging, and in-mould labels.

Royston Labels was awarded ‘Best in Show’ for its King’s Cross wine labels.

There were more than 280 entries received for the award, representing

24 countries around the world. Awards are organized in five main groups, with relevant sub-categories, covering marketing and end-uses; printing processes; non-adhesive applications; in- novation and electronic printing; and digital printing. Royston Labels, UK, won ‘Best in Show’ and was the winner in the Marketing/End-uses group category for its labels on King’s Cross wine bottles, which incorporated UV flexo in six colors on a metallic substrate, with a deep black background and varnish. Marzek Etiketten GmbH,Austria, won in the Print- ing Processes Group for Sonnwend Bock beer bottle labels.

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