The packaging industry’s most contentious topic – sustainability – is set to be the focus of the new PlasticFreeLand™ at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019, when it returns to Olympia next week (11 & 12 September).

Momentum is building for the 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe 2019, with just three weeks to go until this landmark show opens its doors in Brussels. With over 600 exhibitors taking part in the biggest label and package printing event in the world between 24-27 September, this edition of the show is set to be its largest to date.

Share & Approve is a new and unique approval tool from Esko. The software runs as a service on Esko cloud architecture and enables users of Automation Engine to upload, share, annotate and approve packaging and labels jobs in 2D and hyper realistic 3D.

Avery Dennison will take visitors to Labelexpo Europe on a journey through the industries being transformed by intelligent labels as they join live RFID and NFC demonstrations and immerse themselves in the next evolution of shopping.

With Labelexpo Europe 2019 now just weeks away, Esko, a global provider of integrated solutions for label professionals, has revealed partnerships with more than 20 other exhibitors at the Brussels event.

Kate Stites, Senior Graphic Designer at Brown-Forman, was charged with elevating the premium shelf presence of a Jack Daniel’s gift box. While contemplating the redesign, Stites had an epiphany and knew she was on the path to taking the boxes to a new level.

Arden Software will be giving die-makers a glimpse into the future of packaging production at the upcoming ESU Technology Forum.

In the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019, UV specialist and system manufacturer IST Metz has won the Red Dot in the category “Packaging Design” with its “X-Press-U” packaging concept, which combines printing technology and culinary delights.

Experts from major brands, such as Coca-Cola, Ella’s Kitchen and REN Clean Skincare, will take to the stage as part of the dedicated industry forums for the beauty, food and drink sectors at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019.

Visitor registration is now open for Labelexpo Asia 2019 – the region’s largest label and package printing technology event. Held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 3 – 6 December 2019, the 9th edition of the biennial show is bigger than ever before, featuring for the very first time an exclusive Flexpack area, dedicated to flexible packaging.

At Fachpack 2019, Mimaki Deutschland will demonstrate how show-stopping technology combined with sustainable choices are key to creating smarter packaging in the future.

To help North American beverage brands maximize the impact of their packaging graphics and expedite product launches, Crown Beverage Packaging North America, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) has opened the doors to a new graphics studio. Located in Ambler, PA, the 14,000-sq.-ft. facility features cutting-edge technologies that shorten product development timelines and allow for design mockups in real time. The facility enables customers to have hands-on involvement alongside on-site experts to produce finished packages that create brand differentiation on the shelf.

With two innovations in store, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper is presenting a wide range of coated specialty papers for the label and packaging market at Labelexpo Europe 2019. The new products: jetscript METAL VPG 1018, a metallic-silver gloss inkjet paper for the water-based inkjet printing of self-adhesive labels, as well as barricote BAG WGOM, a fully recyclable barrier paper for flexible food packaging with multi-barrier against water vapour, grease and oil, oxygen and aroma as well as mineral oil migration.

Phase 1 Prototypes in Dallas, Texas, is a creative workshop and packaging laboratory for brands to create and develop new product designs for maximum consumer shelf impact with advanced printing technologies.

Experts from some of the world’s biggest brands, including Carlsberg, LUSH Cosmetics, and Just Eat, will come together at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019 to debate the industry’s hottest topic – sustainability. With plastic no longer king of the packaging arena, the show’s headline feature will welcome an array of industry experts to discuss the alternatives to traditional plastic and take a critical view of their green credentials.

Labelexpo Europe 2019, in collaboration with HP Indigo, the world leader in digital labels and packaging, today revealed further details of the company’s portfolio of digital presses and solutions to drive new high-value applications for labels and packaging converters that will be seen at the show – Labelexpo’s 40th anniversary edition. This will be complemented by a full partner ecosystem created to support profitable growth and new business opportunities.

Mimaki reimagines the future of labelling and packaging with a greater focus on sustainability at Labelexpo Europe 2019.

Leonhard Kurz will present new stamping foil series for rotary label printing at this year's Labelexpo Europe, and demonstrate the effective interplay of digital web-fed printing and integrated metallization.

In 2019 the total market value of all digital packaging and label printing is $18.9 billion. The digital print market has more than doubled over the past five years in value and print volume, making digital packaging the most dynamic and fastest-growing part of the print market as corrugated, cartons, flexibles and rigid plastics follow the more established digital label production sector.

Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019 will introduce three new show features when it returns to Olympia on 11 & 12 September – an education initiative, a one-of-kind trend showcase and a zone designed to raise the profile of packaging firms in their infancy. These new features will run alongside a series of returning show favourites to deliver valuable guidance to visitors from every part of the packaging supply chain.

The squeeze in retail space—on the shelves or on the Web with consumers buying online or in smaller supermarkets—means that shelf space is at a premium more than ever before. Yet, consumers want choice. This makes packaging an excellent differentiator. More than ever, brands are using packaging to push visibility. For stakeholders in the label production supply chain, the challenge is to determine, in real time, how to produce more SKUs under a faster life cycle by taking into account all the regulatory compliance requirements and traditional and digital printing processes. During Labelexpo Europe 2019, held in Brussels from 24 to 27 September, DALIM SOFTWARE will present the many advantages of its solutions for the production of labels, packaging and marketing materials, on its booth, 8A30. DALIM SOFTWARE technology makes it easy to manage packaging and marketing through a single online platform, while maximizing return on investment.

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