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It was British
wrote: “People are
too complicated to
have simple labels.”
When it comes to
with their intricacies,
preferences, backgrounds—that is
But in the world of packaged products,
it is precisely because their contents are
often so complicated that we need labels.
They give consumers crucial information
as to what’s inside, in what concentrations,
directions for consumption/usage and
many other necessary facts. As upcoming
nutritional label requirements change, brand
owners will be leaning on their printing
partners to update their packaging as
needed. Combined with a growing market
for labels, printers in this narrow web field
will need to pay special attention and even
consider further investment. FLEXO’s
September issue takes a look at all these
factors affecting the label market.
And for those label printers looking
to plunk some capital down on new
equipment or get a sense of where the
market is headed, Labelexpo heads to
Brussels with the latest and greatest.
Plenty of FTA members will be in
attendance; this issue also offers a list
Cover photo courtesy of Klöckner Pentaplast
SEPTEMBER 2015 VOLUME 40, NO. 9
Thanks to its tangential relationship to packaging, the market is seeing demand rise.
36 Pack to
PACK EXPO heads to Las Vegas; FTA will be exhibiting.
The folding carton segment is forecasted to hit a $100 billion valuation by 2020.
The ink market will grow 45 percent by 2020 to
reach a $9.3 billion valuation.
44 Fresh Facts
The impending Nutrition Label update can be a
burden, or it can be a chance to pivot, refresh your brand and gain a leg up on the competition.
64 Bigger & Bolder
Labelexpo Europe delegates will number more than 30,000, crowd a collective show floor
that encompasses 333,700 sq. ft . and examine the lucrative opportunities that package print
production has to offer.
TECHNOLOGIES & TECHNIQUES
48 Finicky Films
Understanding a corona treater, what it does and how its results can vary is key to improving
52 Sizing Up Shrink
Ravi Kalkunte, David Kater & Jason Allen
A Klöckner Pentaplast white paper looks at different polymer roll fed, shrink label substrates.
12 Publisher’s Ink
12 Central Impressions
16 Members & Maneuvers
82 Ad Index
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