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.

Xeikon is set to showcase four live production solutions at Labelexpo Europe 2019 (September 24 to 27) - Hall 5 Stand C28. The company will also introduce its latest advisory tool ‘TRANSFORM’ sharing the company’s deeper understanding, experience, and valued digital printing expertise with the international label community, Xeikon can offer printers and converters insights into different ways of transforming a label printing business into a business for the future.

Since opening its doors just a year ago, Antalis’s Smart Packaging Centre has helped over 50 customers to find solutions to their packaging challenges.

UV inkjet printers deliver high-quality prototypes, samples and short runs for packaging and displays. swissQprint, the Swiss manufacturer of large format printers, will showcase these products at FachPack 2019: Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, Hall 8, Stand 520.

Xeikon is set to showcase its complete portfolio of innovative solutions at PrintEx 2019. Taking place in Australia at Sydney’s Olympic Park, 13 - 16 August, this popular show attracts the wider print community. Xeikon will use this opportunity to highlight the fact that Xeikon technology is much more than a labels platform. The company is set to demonstrate the multiplicity and breadth of solutions they have for a variety of sectors that use both inkjet and dry-toner technology, all driven by Xeikon’s powerful and user-friendly digital front end, the X-800. Xeikon is focused on meeting and supporting businesses looking to diversify and add new revenue streams.

Global labeling and packaging materials manufacturer Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE 100) network as part of the company’s support of a global transition to a circular economy.

The Pentawards, the world’s leading and most prestigious packaging design competition, has announced that its hotly anticipated Gala Ceremony will be held at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London on 12th September.

Leading global provider of integrated hardware and software solutions for label professionals, Esko will showcase its portfolio of innovative products at this year’s Labelexpo Europe.

Narrow web label converters looking to enter the fast-growing flexible packaging market will learn everything they need to know at the Labelexpo Europe 2019 Flexible Packaging Arena, further details of which have been announced today.

 

For the first time ever, the Accelerator Zone will be at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London on 11 & 12 September 2019. Companies with an innovative new product or solution are encouraged to apply and showcase their development. It could be a new material, new pack format or technological application, such as augmented reality.

GMG, the leading developer and provider of high-quality color management software solutions, will demonstrate at Labelexpo Europe, September 24-27, in Brussels its latest color management and workflow tools for the automated use of individual profiles at booth A22 in hall 6. "Our latest developments offer the packaging printing industry a large number of opportunities," says Roger Albert, Director Sales EMEA. "With the connection of GMG ColorServer to GMG OpenColor we pave the way for the automated use of customized profiles in the daily workflow."

Esko, a global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for leading packaging, labels and wide format printers, is pleased to announce that its ArtPro+ 18.1 software is now fully compliant with the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5 after securing a perfect rating in a critical test for determining quality displaying of PDF/X-4 documents.

The packaging and luxury packaging industries will come together at London’s premier industry event at a time when pressure has piqued for the industry to become more sustainable and combat waste.

Experts from Microsoft, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Stranger & Stranger and Design Bridge are just some of the leading packaging designers and innovators speaking as part of the Pentawards Conference at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019.

Nosco, Inc., a subsidiary of Holden Industries, Inc., announced today it is entering the printed flexible packaging space using HP Indigo technologies. As it deepens its digital footprint in the U.S., Nosco will utilize the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press and Pack Ready to deliver on-demand flexible packaging.

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, and Koenig & Bauer, the oldest printing press manufacturer in the world with the broadest product range in the industry, have appointed Robert Stabler as Managing Director of the new joint venture effective August 1st. Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH has been officially established early May following the clearance of antitrust regulations from the relevant authorities.

Esko, the leading global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for customers in the label, packaging and wide format sectors, welcomed a group of special guests to its Ghent headquarters when customers from the other side of the world attended the company’s South American Open House event.

Roland DG Corporation announced today that they are looking forward to joining the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Labelexpo Europe in Brussels, where they will be presenting their latest line of versatile solutions.

Europe's leading paper-based packaging company, Smurfit Kappa, to partner with Wigan Athletic. The sponsorship deal will see the company’s brand appear on the back of Latics’ 2019-20 home and away kits, that will be revealed on Friday 5th July 2019.

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