Labelexpo Global Series has renewed its partnership with TLMI, which will serve as co-sponsor of Labelexpo Americas for another 10 years.
Over the last 25 years, TLMI and Labelexpo Global Series have collaborated on the Labelexpo Americas event, now the region’s largest event of its kind and the second largest in the Labelexpo Global Series portfolio.
“Our longstanding partnership with TLMI since 1992 has proved to be one of our most valuable over the quarter century we’ve been working together, so it felt right to mark this milestone by formalizing our future long-term collaboration,” says Lisa Milburn, managing director for Labelexpo Global Series. “TLMI plays a vital role in steering the labels and package printing industry, and with their support and member insight we have been able to build Labelexpo Americas into the extremely successful event we see today.
TLMI will open the press conference schedule at this year’s Labelexpo Americas, set for Sept. 25-27 in Rosemont, Illinois. Association president Dan Muenzer will speak at 9:45 a.m. on Sept. 25 about industry trends, along with sharing information about TLMI’s proprietary brand owner survey report. He will be joined by LPC, Inc. principals Jennifer Dochstader and David Walsh. TLMI will also coordinate the Ecovillage zone at the show for the first time, which is designed to raise awareness of sustainability in the sector.
“We are delighted to continue as the cfficial co-sponsor of Labelexpo Americas for the next decade,” Muenzer said. “The show is a vital platform for not only showcasing the latest trends in a continually innovating industry, but also raising awareness of the key challenges it faces. We are seeing some truly exciting trends emerging through our members, including developments in automation, digital printing and hybrid presses. However, sustainability is also of increasing concern, and one of our core objectives is leading the way in reducing the volume of matrix and liner becoming waste.”
As well as showcasing the latest sustainable products, the waste matrix collected from live press demonstrations over the course of the show will be brought to the TLMI Ecovillage and baled. Visitors can see live demonstrations of the process. The material will then be sent to Convergen Energy who will make the waste into fuel pellets, which have a lower carbon footprint than fossil fuels.
The TLMI Ecovillage will also host a session each day tackling the big myths surrounding sustainable packaging and what converters should be concerned about. This includes recycling, the new plastics economy and sustainable materials management.