FMN | January 9th, 2017

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January 9, 2017

Vol. 19 No. 1

Market News


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2016: A Year In Review by Greg Kishbaugh

Sleeve Labels Market Expands

The sleeve label market is showing annual gains of 5.2 percent from $10.6 billion in 2016, according to a new report from Persistent Market Research (PMR). The growing de- mand for beverage and packaged food will drive advances in the in- dustry, the report said. Emerging Solution Within the new PMR report, the sleeve label category is split into six sections, based on the product type, end-users, material type, printing technology, printing ink type and re- gions. Among product type, shrink labels are more prominent than stretch labels due to its wide appli- cations in consumer goods. Based on end-use, food & beverage seg- ment stand out among all segments owing to the rising demand for packaged foods. Sleeve labels are one of the emerg- ing packaging solutions, widely used for labeling purpose. Sleeve labels are broadly categorized into two types: Stretch sleeves and Shrink

A s the hope of a new year dawns, Flexo Market News com- pletes its exclusive review, begun last issue, of the flexo industry’s expansion in 2016. Consolidation and significant equipment purchases continued in the second half of the year, paving the way for more advancements in the industry. iFLEX Labels , the trade name of Fantasia Printing Ltd., Saint- Laurent, Canada, acquired a 13-inch, 8-color Mark Andy Perfor- mance Series P5 press.


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CC1, Inc. and Mark Andy entered into a partnership agree- ment to offer a camera-based, mark-to-mark automatic registra- tion controller system engineered specifically for Mark Andy presses. Currently offered through the Mark Andy retrofits team, the register control system is compatible with Mark Andy 2200 and 4150 press models. Inland Packaging , based in LaCrosse,Wisconsin, recently in- stalled two new FA-4* presses from Nilpeter. (Cont’d on Page 6)

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