While water and solvent-based adhesives appear in almost everything from a product’s packaging to eyelash glue applications, self-adhesive labels are a crucial element of personal care packaging and serve as the legal requirement to provide detailed ingredient info, but increasingly the segment is having to address wider packaging issues, including the impact to the environment.
The inaugural conference and table-top exhibition, held in Bali on the 29-30 May focused on making the move from a conventional to digital workflow whereby a printer panel featuring some of the region’s top suppliers including Prestige Labels from Singapore and Pyramid Labels of Indonesia who both provide self adhesive labels and PE (polyethylene) to the cosmetics industry amongst others.
"The panel were keen to share their advice on embracing new technologies as well giving guidance on overcoming obstacles such as developing workforce skills and how to capitalize on commercial opportunities."
Meanwhile; Brenton Barrett from Multi-Color Corporation whose personal care clients include Colgate, L'Oreal and J&J gave a detailed industry overview and examined some of the current challenges facing label and packaging suppliers in the global marketplace.
"The Asia Pacific region is experiencing massive growth in both label consumption at 7 per cent and will account for 73 per cent of global retail packaging volume growth through to 2016."
Summit gives good insight into market
Attracting delegates from Indonesia, the Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia, the event incorporated an exhibition area of over 30 companies and a programme where industry professionals demystified new technologies and shared best practice whilst also providing an insight into the latest commercial opportunities across the continent.
According to managing director of the event Lisa Milburn, this Summit is unique in the sense that it looks beyond just growth figures but also the truth behind the realities of investing and operating in the packaging sector in the South East region.
While Federico d’Annunzio, MD of Nuova Gidue, a labelling technology specialist who attended the event felt that the "quality of content was high and gave a good insight of the labels and packaging market and of the local culture, with an interesting point of view focused on converters."