The 3.3% growth in the global pressure-sensitive label market that AWA Alexander Watson documented for 2019 will certainly be impacted in 2020 by the COVID-19 virus – but not necessarily negatively in every aspect. All the world’s regions have experienced market changes as they negotiate life in a
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“Low Migration” as a discipline
In order for packaging and labels to meet the requirement of "low migration" or, to put it more accurately, "migration-optimized", much more is required than just proof of compliant ink series and a printing press defined for these jobs by the printing company. For the printer, migration-optimized work is a
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Labels for beverages (wines, spirits and nonalcoholic drinks)
The total world market by volume of all bottled beverages, including waters, wines, beers and spirits is of the order of one thousand billion liters, or 140 liters for every man, woman or child in the world.
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Screen printing brings the premium effect
Typical market segments in which rotary screen printing is used are, above all, labels in the “Personal Care” and “Beverage” application segments, in this case mainly in Wines & Spirits and Premium Water. But other segments such as “Household” and “Food” also have impressive examples. Clear-on-clear applications, especially with drinks,
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Label Academy | Pressure-Sensitive Labels Part 2/3
Considerations when selecting pressure-sensitive adhesives Pressure-sensitives adhesives: considerations for choosing, types of adhesives and material selection This article is part of a new series about the basics of label printing, in cooperation with Label Academy.
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Label Academy | Pressure-Sensitive Labels – Introduction
History of self-adhesive label printing, method of manufacture, types of substrates, adhesives and coating A self-adhesive label is manufactured using a material coated with pressure-sensitive (permanently tacky) adhesive. The adhesive typically has been protected by a covering of silicone coated material which acts as a carrier up to the point of
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FINAT Radar #11 – Signs of a cooling label market
Written by Jules Lejeune, FINAT After last month’s report of slowing demand for self-adhesive label materials in 2018, FINAT’s latest edition of the 6-monthly market monitor, the FINAT RADAR Number 11, released in summer 2019, confirms signs of a cooling label market. Last year’s consumption of self-adhesive label materials in
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Sleeve labels: an all-round picture – Part 2
In the mature and developed label markets of North America and Europe, sleeve label market growth rates – while stabilizing at lower rates of growth than previously – are still outperforming the other product decoration/label formats in terms of growth. Across all the geographical regions, heat shrink sleeves claim the
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Sleeve labels: an all-round picture – Part 1
s a whole, globally, sleeve labeling today represents the third-largest labeling technology, after pressure-sensitive and traditional glue-applied labels. It claims 19% of global label volumes, and AWA research shows that it will continue to grow at around 5.2% p.a to 2021.
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