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40% of all European manufacturers are already printing self-adhesive sleeve labels. Photo: Hexachase

Positive outlook for EU label industry


According to the latest report from FINAT, the International Association of Label Manufacturers, this industrial sector can look forward to an exciting and dynamic future. While the association is expecting 5% growth in all, changing customer demands are requiring the use of new technologies and packaging solutions.
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Packaging market continues to grow


he same picture emerges from a variety of studies and analyses: The packaging market is continuing to grow on a global scale, but will undergo a number of changes over the next few years.
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Save the World: the GPAL Clock aims to promote the ecological image and values of the Gütegemeinschaft Paletten e.V.. Photo: GEPAL

Pallets to Save the World


Every year millions of pallets are produced. This benefits the industry and the environment, too, as the CO2 Savings Clock shows.
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Photo: HOMEmade MAKEOVERS / instructables.

Positive outlook for EPAL pallet industry


Considered the most important cargo carriers for the timber-based packaging industry Euro pallets are made from sturdy timber. As a transport tool they are not only seeing growing demand from industry but also from consumers who now turn these plain pallets into unique design objects.
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Thanks to a new format, the Speedmaster CS 92 allows commercial printing where the average cost of printing plates is reduced by over one fifth. © 2016 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

New machines for packaging printing


Personalised packaging with short print runs, seasonal products and limited editions require flexible printing methods. The market is currently full of solutions for quick and simple changes in size and material as well as innovative machinery with state-of-the-art technology.
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Packaging in the pharmaceutical industry Cameras  are getting smarter, thanks to embedded visual applets. © Messe Düsseldorf

Software and 3D solutions for packaging


New EU directives on food, pharmaceutical and online packaging require flexible and efficient solutions. Whereas until recently manufacturing has focused primarily on machinery and thus on hardware, more and more companies are now attracted by the benefits of software systems.
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Plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers are increasing their exports – their core market being Europe. First and foremost the four biggest markets: Poland, Italy, United Kingdom and France. © scie

Stability for plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers


The manufacturers of plastics and rubber machinery in Germany succeeded in increasing their sales slightly by 5% in total over the sector forecast last year. For the current year the Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association expects turnover to rise again to over Euro 7 billion for the first time ever.
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When the postman rings twice


e-Commerce expects Holiday Season to generate over Euro 11 b Turnover
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Flexible – Individual – On Demand


The packaging industry has discovered the possibilities of digital printing, thereby opening entirely new marketing options for product manufacturers. Thanks to innovative engineering technology the smallest print-runs can be produced without any additional expense.
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'MSC Zoe' at Hamburg harbour © 1996-2015 - MSC S.A.

Global shipping trade increasing


For well over six months, ‚CSCL Globe’ was the largest container ship in the world – its number one position has now been challenged by ‚MSC Zoe’, which commands an additional loading capacity of 144 containers. However, it may not rest on its laurels for long: Even bigger container ships are already being built.
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