An interview with Mikael Hannus, vice president of the Group R&D Innovation at Stora Enso behind the first products made of lignin
In a white paper recently released by Markem-Imaje, consideration is given to whether GS1-128 barcodes are on track to become the most adopted global standard for retail grocery and foodservice packaging.
By Colleen Bate
The use of plastics goes back to around a century ago but only gained interest after World War One when plastic proved to be a highly economical alternative to metal, wood and glass. Now as environmental concerns (particularly around the perils of plastic) have become prominent, recycling has become more important. And so it should. Virtually every piece of plastic that has ever been made still exists in some shape or form (with the exception of the small amount that has been incinerated).
It seems to me that entering industry awards programs is a task generally undertaken by only some companies whereas the majority of the industry, mostly smaller companies, simply do not recognise the value that an award can make to their business.
Mark Andy say the label market for Craft Beer market is booming. In a recent mail received here at Labels Online, Mark Andy in the US say that Craft movements are sweeping global markets with many consumer product segments following suit of craft brewers. From artisanal salsas to regional beauty products, specialty goods are staples in everyday life.
Mergers, acquisitions, innovative use of technology, strong organizational trade representation and outstanding winning entries in local and international award contests marked yet another round of robust evidence of the importance of Oceania’s place in the global print market.
A tribute to a true "pioneer" of the Australian label industry.
But who was he?
A brief pen-portrait by James Cryer of JDA Print Recruit
By Steve Crowe
The eyes have it.
Attracting attention to a single product in a sea of similar products is about an indefinable pull that drags attention from everything around it. It’s a psychological battle fought on every shelf in every shop.
Prime labels are becoming increasingly complex and non-prime labels are becoming increasingly functional. They are among the key trends dominating the label industry according to the latest FINAT RADAR.
By James Cryer - JDA Print Recruitment
We all know that industries take years - if not centuries - to evolve, they don't just ''pop up'' out of thin air. Well, one did.I don't know how many of you know the fascinating story of how - in an attic in Los Angeles in 1935 - Stan Avery literally invented a whole industry when he pulled a strip of silicone-coated paper, dripping with latex, through a cigar-box.