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What’s New in Label Sustainability?

Gallery-What’s New in Label Sustainability?

Wood labels, thinner substrates, super-efficient metallization, and more options that support recycling are trending.

To know what’s driving innovation in labels, look to the vastly broader packaging market where the overwhelming influencer remains sustainability.

The Labelexpo Americas tradeshow held in mid-September proved a showcase for labels and related products that are likewise centered on sustainable improvements. New products included inks, recycled-content label films, and substrates engineered to optimize rigid container recycling.

Notably, the environmentally minded upgrades do not detract from labels’ mission to engage and inform consumers.

Wood labels? Low-carbon, super-efficient metallized decoration that’s highly sustainable?  These and three more breakthroughs appear in the accompanying slideshow gallery.

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