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.”
The growth of craft breweries has increased demand for labels that will withstand peeling, tearing and moisture. To help this segment meet its branding needs, Avery Dennison has expanded its Craft Beer portfolio with eight new label constructions. The new labels also provide faster changeovers, reduced waste and easier clean-up.
Round Rock Research has reviewed Avery Dennison's ability to track RFID tags and labels. Avery Dennison's strict end-to-end tracking processes reduce complexity and risk for U.S. apparel retailers and brands.
Drug counterfeiting is a growing problem both for pharmaceutical manufacturers and the patients they serve. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration it is estimated that 1 percent of all pharmaceutical products in first-world countries are counterfeit, along with up to half of drugs in developing nations. The fakes may be linked to thousands of deaths worldwide and the original manufacturers experience damage to their brand image, sales and revenue.