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

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

Positive outlook for EU label industry

Forecast says growth will depend on willingness to change

According to experts, conductive inks will prove indispensable for smart packaging solutions with printed electronics. Photo: ThinFilm

According to experts, conductive inks will prove indispensable for smart packaging solutions with printed electronics. Photo: ThinFilm

Energy labels

European Food Information to Consumers Regulation

The purchase price of a digital label printer is currently extremely low, at only US$ 45,000 for a high-quality 4-colour printer. Photo: printXmedia Süd GmbH

The purchase price of a digital label printer is currently extremely low, at only US$ 45,000 for a high-quality 4-colour printer. Photo: printXmedia Süd GmbH

Labelling of safe medication

Hazardous chemicals

Paper-based products are dominating the segment of peel-off labels at around 85%, while plastic film, the only other option, now reaches only just under 15%. Photo: CCL

Paper-based products are dominating the segment of peel-off labels at around 85%, while plastic film, the only other option, now reaches only just under 15%. Photo: CCL

Smithers Pira: Globaler Anstieg gleicht europäischem Niveau

Seen on a global scale, the biggest label market is Asia with a 40% share, followed by North America with 22.4% and Western Europe in third place at just under 20%. Photo: Foodnavigator-asia.com

Seen on a global scale, the biggest label market is Asia with a 40% share, followed by North America with 22.4% and Western Europe in third place at just under 20%. Photo: Foodnavigator-asia.com

Which labels are dominating the market?

From July 2018 the United States will have even more stringent requirements concerning the information displayed on food labels. Photo: interactive-biology.com

From July 2018 the United States will have even more stringent requirements concerning the information displayed on food labels. This is because one third of all buyers are currently saying that they do not understand today’s nutritional information. Photo: interactive-biology.com

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