Shrink sleeve labelling

An opportunity to see at first hand a leading-edge range of shrink sleeve labelling application technologies in an exclusive delegates’ facility tour of Verst Group Logistics was a highlight of this year’s International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition held in Cincinatti, USA in April.

The conference agenda opened with a session on market issues followed by the facility tour and lunch at Verst Group Logistics; the afternoon conference session, devoted to the subject of materials, addressed topics of current interest. These include recyclable high-shrink films for ROSO label applications; hybrid films; advice for the value chain on using PET-G and OPS films for shrink sleeve labels; next-generation roll sleeve label technology; and the challenges of shrink inks. Day two began with a session on printing technologies, briefing delegates on up-to-the-minute options and moved on to look at applications for the different sleeving types. Environmental and sustainability topics were addressed in relation to sleeving technologies. The concurrent exhibition provided an additional opportunity for delegates to familiarise themselves with the products of leading companies in the sleeving industry.

Platinum conference sponsors Accraply and Verst Group Logistics sponsored a cocktail party and the event was also supported by gold sponsors Avery Dennison, Bonset, CCL Label, Eastman, Karlville

Development Group, Klöckner Pentaplast, SACMI, Schober and Sidel.