Labelexpo Europe reported record breaking results as it posted new visitor, exhibitor and exhibition space figures for its 2015 edition. Held at Brussels Expo from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2, the show enjoyed its largest edition as it marked its 35th anniversary.
Avery Dennison has sponsored a study conducted by Package InSight that tracked how label materials impact purchase decisions in the ever-expanding craft beer industry.
Vogue International, the makers of OGX hair care products, collaborated with WS Packaging Group and Avery Dennison to reduce the environmental impacts of pressure-sensitive labels on packaging.
Competition was stiff among top high school performers from across North America in the Phoenix Challenge High School Flexo Competition. A total of 19 teams participated, a total which has grown every year since the Phoenix Challenge high school program began in 1998.
On June 15, 2015, chemical manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors in the United States must comply with the new Hazard Communication Standard for hazardous chemical labeling. The new standards stem from the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification (GHS). This means that all chemicals considered “hazardous” must have a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and be identifiable with a standardized label that includes product identifiers, explanation of the danger, and a pictogram conveying the danger.
Avery Dennison Corporation has named Anne L. Bramman as senior vice president and CFO. As CFO, Bramman will lead the company’s finance function, including audit, financial reporting, investor relations, planning and analysis, tax and treasury. She will also oversee information technology. Bramman succeeds Mitchell R. Butier, who was recently named Avery Dennison president and COO.
L'Oreal and Avery Dennison have joined forces to create more environmentally friendly labels. The collaboration targets sustainability issues at each point of the label lifecycle.
Standup pouches get the glamour and a lot of shelf space, but stick packs, those long, skinny containers of everything from yogurt to nutraceutical potions to table-top packets of sweeteners are becoming hot properties in flexible packaging.
The bump factor at Labelexpo was high, with more than 16,000 visitors to bump up against while making one’s way around the show floor. The booths were busy and there was a definite vibe of enthusiasm throughout the halls. Here’s a quick look at some of what I saw.
Fabien Bourgies, global director of wine and spirits for Avery Dennison, told FoodProductionDaily bright-white labels can give wineries the stand-out appeal bottles must have in order to compete on the increasingly crowded liquor shelf.
“Retailers know consumers spend more time looking at wines if the area is softly lit, with a ‘cellar-like’ atmosphere, and the performance of a white label material can be pivotal in these conditions,” he said. “The right material choice will make a bottle stand out in minimal light levels.”