FMN | February 17th, 2020

Vol. 22 No. 4 FLEX Serving The Flexographic Printing Industry In Print and Online at www.nvpublications.com ® Linerless Labels Combat Counterfeiting FTA Releases Workforce Study An N.V. Publication Market News

February 17, 2020

An industry-wide workforce study conducted by FTA and Avenue M last year provides insight on the challeng- es of attracting and retaining work- ers in the flexographic industry.With more Millennials and Generation Z workers rising through the ranks, what unique difficulties does the flexographic industry face? The study answered this question and more.The idea was to collect in- dustry employment market data to help attract the next generation with- in the workforce. Collecting Data Avenue M conducted interviews and collected questionnaires. Audi- ence segments included company owners, managers, HR professionals, educators, and young and seasoned flexographers. Avenue M also con- ducted an environmental scan, com- piling publicly available research, data and trends related to the pack- age printing industry, US economy and labor market, demographics in the US, education and mentoring.

reported by Greg Kishbaugh

L inerless labels have started to penetrate the retail market, ac- cording to a recent report from Future Market Insights.The re- port cites rising efforts across the world to reduce the incidence of counterfeiting as a driving force behind linerless label demand. Consistent growth of the logistics sector across all geographies, coupled with high requirement of linerless labels for inventory management, asset tracking, and goods distribution, is steadily driving the linerless labels market.

Linerless labels are designed without a release liner, which reduces the amount of raw material required to manufacture labels, which provides an eco-friendly alternative. Absence of a liner layer saves on extra labor, storage and transportation costs for end users, and reduces industrial waste and carbon emission. These factors are expected to boost the demand for linerless labels substantially during the forecast period (2019-2029). Re- movable linerless labels are estimated to generate an incremen- tal opportunity of $240 million from 2019-2024. Prominent packaging manufacturers are continuously striving

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