sleeve labeling: an international conference attracts different technologies and market performers.
Five years ago, if it could be two years ago Day meetings and workshops dedicated to the theme of sleeve labels- However, this is what the 26-year-old AWA conference and event did in Amsterdam On June 27, 130 delegates from all over the world attended the meeting. The first international Sleeve Label Conference for end users of materials and equipment suppliers, converters and sleeve labels and decorations has proved to be a forum for reporting considerable technological advances and considerable growth. The shrink-and stretch- The technology has been developing since their inception, and delegates have a recognized expert on the subject, Gary R. Gates of GatesPackaging in the United States led an information seminar before the opening of the conference and provided a taste of current market and technology trends. The formal meeting was opened by Corey M. Riden, President and CEO of AWA Alexander Watson Associates; William Llewellyn, a senior consultant at Awa, continued to detail the situation in the armband market. He defined three armbands ( Does not include wrap sleeves that are considered glueappliedlabels)-- Heat shrink, stretch and roll-on-shrink-on. All of these formats are based on polymer film substrates and provide head-to- Container coverage and 360 [degrees] High quality all Opportunities for color graphics. Llewellyn shows global demand for heat Shrink, stretch and roll-on-shrink- The set sign is 2. 75 billion (29. 6 billion square feet) Materials from 2006- At present, the global demand for labels is still only 7%, but it is still growing. There is no doubt that the heat shrink sleeve is the most popular technology, accounting for more than 72% of the demand; The largest number of users in the Asia-Pacific region is 47. 1% of the market share, and predict that the next three years will surpass Europe as the main consumer area for all types of labels. While sleeve growth is slowing in developed North America, Japan and Europe, it will still grow significantly at 7-10% a year --- In South America, China and India, the real level of growth is still expected --- Especially shrink sleeves. Llewellyn summed up his paper and reviewed including PLA and S- PET of Shrinksleeves and PPs provides improved shrinkage capabilityon-shrink-on. Gary Gates continues to look at the technical aspects and trends in detail. He observed that while Stretch sleeves have been losing power in the Western Hemisphere, they now benefit from improved application machines and new higher versions Movies from Italy. Roll-on-shrink- Labels on labels can be promoted from new high school Now there are fast application devices, from the perspective of higher availability Shrink film quality. The labeling speed of the shrink sleeve has improved, and from the material point of view, the market has benefited from thinner films and higher levels of shrinkage in order to better \"install\" on the container. Ekkehard beer of ekfilms product management company in Germany, in the context of providing the best process and on-, provides an in-depth introduction to the entire platform of sleeve membrane technology and testing methods and related regulatory requirements Package performance from the specified film sleeve. The agenda of the meeting continued to discuss in detail the leading sled technology. Sandra Theilke, sleeve and capsule film sales and marketing manager at Klockner Pentaplast, looks forward to the future of the shrink sleeve, saying that the shrink sleeve \"makes the product look better packaged \". \"While shrink sleeves are still very popular throughout the label market, they show healthy growth. From film to finished product, it takes a series of steps to apply the shrink sleeve, from film production, printing and tube forming to application, and finally shrink. Theilke\'s paper looks at all of these aspects in detail and continues to compare different armband films. Although epvc is still the main choice- The highest cost Effective innovation, he said, is also emerging from other innovations, including high-tech innovation. Shrink PET film, and is expected to further develop, including morelayer films. The topic of Jorg Hellmann\'s paper on behalf, Karlville Development Group, France is a selection of case studies on the conversion and application of shrink sleeves, as well as detailed techniques for the options available today His company was the first to produce machines for the sleeve application business and has been at the forefront of innovation. Christian Mueller from Glaxo nutrition healthcare packaging development group provides an end-user perspective on the company\'s experience with the use of sleeve labels. These operations involve a variety of different package formats- More than 1 billion containers are filled every year. With their lucozade brand, the packaging has grown from paper labels on glass bottles to toPVC sleeves on PET bottles, reflecting both the change in brand positioning and the development of an eco-friendly Responsible for packing plan. Both approaches are key to a successful future, Mueller said. Sunder Rajan, new business development director, performance aggregation department, Rolldennison studies the market and opportunities for rolling supply shrink labels. He confirmed that global economic growth could reach double digits by 2010, and he identified major target market segments around the world. In North America, South America and Europe, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages and health and beauty care products offer the best opportunities. He introduced a kind of production from his company. Fedshrink film with adhesive-- Claim to be the only one complete Body shrink label system compatible with the current plastic recycling process, providing total application cost-effectiveness for end users. Using shrink film finishing products multi-package shrink film is the subject of the paper submitted by Markus Pfeiffer, product manager of German film manufacturer RKW. He studied the world market for shrink films, the performance requirements and properties of single and co-single film Extrusion structure and Multi-Packaging packaging process itself. Although this concept has existed since 1980, it is constantly innovating and growing in today\'s retail environment --- Especially with the strong growth of global mineral water. India and China offer double There are also opportunities for alternative materials in North America, such as cartonboard. Roll-on-shrink- Tarquin Crouch, label segment manager for Exxonchemicals filmsbusiness, discusses \"growth alternatives for shrink sleeves \"---roll-on-shrink-on (ROSO) Heat shrink OPP Film. He discussed in detail the main applications of ROSO, mainly in Amount, long run, and reduce the process itself. Finally, he took a deep look at today\'s news. Shrink ROSO movie- Whether it\'s UV-cured melt glue stitching, or new ultrasonic and laser stitching techniques. Stretch canautobar European sales director of flexible packaging Alexander Petit studied the next generation of stretch sleeves, which is a cost An effective alternative to shrink sleeves in many applications. Since there is no need for a hot tunnel, the recyclable llannan, stretch sleeve film does not require glue and uses less energy. In terms of functionality, they can perform other functions such as cuttingouton- Package promotional coupons, easy- Open function. The role of ink in successful casing ink plays a key role in successful casing, NiklasOlsson, global brand manager of Swedish narrow net ink expert XSYS printing solution, view UV curing Flexo Ink using insleeves-- Special shrink sleeves ( A market where 10 to 15% printing output is achieved today with UV flexo. High opacity and good shrinkage performance are the key to success, and it is true that any label converter today can successfully run the shrink sleeve film on the press, provided that the correct ink is used. Olsson believes that this market segment is a good opportunity for supply chain cooperation and is the basis for future innovation; He pointed out that the development of special effects inks used to shrink the film, such as metals, fluorescent agents and scratches -- Already in research and development. What is the challenge for the converter to make the converter decide to enter the shrink sleeve market? How to balance investment and return on investment is raised by slitting us Lafferty, a specialist in slitting and winding equipment at Stanford products in the United States. If the printer of the converter can run the film, it can run the sleeve material; If there is production capacity, the investment is not very large. Lafferty is encouraging in terms of future market growth --- It is also recommended that the end user\'s requirements for a variety of product decoration solutions may determine the converters they enter the sleeve production market. For Vincent huchett, sales manager for DCM conversion, a French conversion machinery manufacturer, \"The goal must be of high quality --- Because the quality is equal to profit \"In this case, he assessed the challenges posed by shrinking sleevelabels production and suggested that the converter invest in inspection and processing equipment that will create a competitive advantage. Bio-plastics and PLA-based films achieve a realistic balance in PLA film marketing as a commercial choice- In terms of the \"triangle\" of function, affordability and sustainability --- Special film in the thematic discussion by Bart deckese Sidaplax, Belgium. Bio-plastics and PLA-based films are still in the development and upgrading phase, he said, and so far this is an expensive option, although the price is close to the traditional polymer. Shrink sleeves and- Because they\'re breathable films. - Agricultural products and food packaging may be the main market, and their environmental qualifications ( Lower disposal costs than packaged films) De Keyser said that it actively supports the acceptance of the future market. The shrink sleeve is printed in action. At the end of the meeting, at the invitation of the manager and colleagues, visited Didam\'s multi-printing system UV Flexo printing factory, showing the printing of shrink sleeves Owner Eric Hoendervangers. Both delegates and speakers announced that the first AWA International armband meeting was a focused practical forum on what had happened to this dynamic market in terms of technology development and application trends. The formal meeting shows how far this relatively young label technology has come and shows that it still has the potential for innovation.