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Packaging Technology by Henry Emblem, Anne Emblem

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17

Labels for packaging

A.R. White,     AWA Consulting, UK

Abstract:

This chapter discusses the importance of the label in the packaging process. The different types of labels are outlined along with trends in types of labels and the substrates used. Basic specification requirements are listed. The market for labels and the opportunities for the future are mentioned.

Key words

self-adhesive

markets

trends in labels

uses of labels

sleeves

17.1 Introduction

Labels are an integral part of the packaging industry and have been for well over 100 years. in the early days they were simple, handwritten and used for identifying bales of cloth by batch and colour. Their use spread quickly and nowadays they are used in a variety of ways and applications. ...

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