TLMI Annual Meeting Shows Strength Of Labels TLMI presented its Virtual Annual Meeting, which took place from November 11-12. AWAAlexanderWat- son Associates and LPC, Inc. reported that one in four TLMI converters has reported that sales for 2020 have been up by more than 15 percent.

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Corey Reardon, President and CEO of AWA, said that the global growth rate for labels is 3.2 percent. In Eu- rope and NorthAmerica, it is just more than 2 percent. Shrink sleeves are the fastest growing application at 4 percent, with pressure sensitive accounting for 3 per- cent growth. Globally, 45 percent of label consump- tion occurs in the Asia Pacific region, which is seeing 4-5 percent annual growth. Reardon added that 66.2 billion square meters of labeling materials are globally printed, converted, or affixed to a container. 2019 AF&PA Sustainability AwardWinners. Back row ( left to right ): Seth Kursman, Resolute Forest Prod- ucts; AF&PA Board Chair Pete Watson; AF&PA Presi- dent & CEO Heidi Brock; Steve Voorhees, WestRock; Pat Lindner, WestRock; Louis Hengen, WestRock. Front row ( left to right ): Ryan Lichwell, Seaman Pa- per Company; Bryan Hollenbach, Green Bay Packag- ing; Lisa Bauer-Lotto, Green Bay Packaging; William Kress, Green Bay Packaging; Tom Howard, Domtar.

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