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Articles by Ann Hirst-Smith

Ann Hirst-Smith, an independent international journalist with long experience in the labeling and packaging arena, has a broad spectrum of interests centered on packaging, printing and graphics, environmental issues, and sustainability.

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AWA’s Annual Market Update: Release Liner For Pressure-Sensitive Labels

Published November 14, 2017

Overview of the annual update on release liner for pressure-sensitive labels by industry market research firm AWA (Alexander Watson Associates).

RadTech Europe Evaluates UV/EB Ink Curing for Food-Safe Packaging

Published November 22, 2016

Radiation-curable inks and coatings represent a world market that is forecast to grow at a healthy CAGR of 4.1% to 2019, with cartons and labels claiming the largest share. But, making sure that curable fluids are safe for food packages remains a prime concern for the entire packaging supply chain.

Highlights: 2016 AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition

Published July 26, 2016

Release liners and specialty tapes may not be the highest-profile segments of labeling, but their applications span a surprisingly wide range of commercial and industrial end-uses. A recent conference in Vienna underscored their role and importance.

Label Seminar in Brussels Reviews the State of the Release Liner Segment

Published October 20, 2015

Pressure-sensitive labels account for half of all release liner applications. Conferees at this event found no shortage of opportunities to discuss technical advances and market challenges.

Conferees Roll Up Sleeves for Close Look at Growth of Sleeve Labeling Market

Published June 30, 2015

Sleeves are coming on strong as labeling options as numerous technological advances make them more attractive to work with. A recent event in Florida covered some of the most important ones.