Never one to back down from a challenge, Dan Muenzer's ability to lead TLMI through several challenging transitions is just part of why he has been named packagePRINTING's 2016 TLMI Converter of the Year.
The Annual Meeting of the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) concluded on Tuesday, Oct. 18, with an awards banquet that feted the Converter of the Year, Supplier of the Year, sustainability leaders and the winners of the 2016 TLMI Label Awards.
UPM Raflatac partnered with Labelexpo Americas at this year’s event in Chicago to provide a solution for exhibiting label converters to responsibly dispose of their label, matrix and liner waste and give it a new life in the form of energy.
Colbert Packaging has received a U.S. patent for its MedLock EZ family of patient compliance packages. MedLock EZ provides an alternative to amber pharmacy vials and features a recyclable outer shell housing and an integrated locking mechanism that holds the pill blister card in place.
Curtis Packaging, which has earned a reputation as one of the most environmentally-conscious converters in the industry, is nearing the completion of a $2.5 million project, which includes a variety of sustainability-focused initiatives.
Can you have your packaging and eat it too? Edible packaging may not be too far off, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Dairy and Functional Foods Research Unit recently revealed. Packaging made from dairy could provide several benefits and be eaten by consumers.
Toray Plastics (America) has released its new Lumirror MR20 polyester metal transfer film. The film provides superior brightness and the PET base film can be returned to Toray to be recycled.
UPM Raflatac has collaborated with Baumgarten, a Brazilian converter, on a life-cycle assessment of label material release liners. The results will be shared during Labelexpo Americas in Chicago.
Whether it's recyclability, waste reduction or nutritional implications, shoppers often look to packaging for key buying cues. packagePRINTING spoke with David Luttenberger of Mintel, a market intelligence agency, about some of Mintel's latest findings and how converters can be proactive partners with brands.
Avery Dennison's booth at Labelexpo will help converters discover opportunities for them to spur growth. The booth will feature four zones, including the Productivity Zone, the Shelf Appeal Zone, the Smart Solutions Zone and the Sustainability and Compliance Zone.